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T-Meter Title | Year
8.85/10 83% The Village Detective: A Song Cycle (2021) Fascinating and well-edited. An essential documentary for film buffs. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2021
5.2423/10 54% Cry Macho (2021) Underwhelming, anemic and undercooked. The rooster steals the show with an Oscar-worthy performance. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2021
5.842/10 76% Blue Bayou (2021) Poetic, but overwrought, contrived and clunky with uneven pacing. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
8.352/10 100% Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are) (2021) An alarming and vital stepping stone toward truth and, above all, democracy. The more we face the harsh truths about history or the present without any sugar coating, the closer we'll be to democracy. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
9.26/10 90% Wife of a Spy (Supai no tsuma) (2021) One of the most spellbinding, taut and intelligent thrillers since The Lives of Others. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
8.82438/10 79% Small Engine Repair (2021) Gripping, heartfelt and wickedly funny. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
7.849201/10 100% Azor (2021) An understated, intriguing psychological horror film. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2021
6.28253531/10 100% Fire Music (2018) Illuminating, but just mildly engaging without transcending its subject matter like more powerful and moving music docs manage to do. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2021
7.82745/10 93% Mogul Mowgli (2021) Slightly uneven and clunky, but it's saved by Riz Ahmed's captivating, moving, bravura performance. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
7.912492/10 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) A thrilling, fun and exhilarating slice of mindless entertainment. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
6.2428/10 80% Memory House (Casa de antiguidades) (2021) Poetic and unflinching with shades of Ken Loach and Carlos Reygadas, but emotionally cold without enough left to the audience's imagination. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
9.18463/10 100% Dramarama (2021) Witty, wise, heartfelt and refreshingly un-Hollywood. Nick Pugliese gives a breakthrough performance. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
6.0001/10 93% Lily Topples the World (2021) Mildly engaging, but often unfocused and underwhelming. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
2.84/10 20% Crime Story (2021) Dull, clunky and contrived. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
8.84723/10 71% Together (2021) Wickedly funny! Witty, heartfelt and refreshingly honest. James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan are terrific! - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
7.8661/10 84% Candyman (2021) What makes Candyman stand out is the cinematography and set design which add plenty of atmosphere. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
8.91822/10 88% Final Set (2021) Genuinely poignant, captivating and profound. Like many great sports films, it's not really about the sport. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
9/10 93% Wildland (Kød & Blod) (2021) Unflinchingly dark, emotionally devastating and haunting. It's just as powerful as Gomorrah and Animal Kingdom. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2021
9/10 No Score Yet Moments Like This Never Last (2021) A well-edited, illuminating and thoroughly captivating documentary that captures Dash Snow as an artist and human being. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
8.2/10 77% PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021) Funny, delightful and heartfelt. Kids will love it! - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
8.849/10 43% Flag Day (2021) A triumph! Powerful, gripping and heartfelt. Sean Penn and Dylan Penn give deeply moving performances - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
8.56/10 66% Respect (2021) Captivating and heartfelt. Jennifer Hudson deserves an Oscar. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
9/10 85% The Meaning of Hitler (2021) Vital and haunting. A brave, provocative and alarming documentary. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2021
8.7437/10 80% Free Guy (2021) Wildly entertaining, clever and refreshingly witty with a warm, beating heart. It's destined to become a cult classic. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2021
8.65/10 95% Escape from Mogadishu (2021) An exhilarating, rousing and engrossing thriller for adults. It's the kind of movie that Hollywood doesn't make anymore these days. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2021
5.85/10 71% Materna (2021) A well-acted amalgam of four compelling stories, but it's ultimately too undercooked and underwhelming. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2021
3.665/10 90% The Suicide Squad (2021) Yet another mindless, overproduced B-movie that's neither funny, exciting nor campy enough to be a guilty pleasure. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2021
5.75/10 73% The Viewing Booth (2020) Initially intriguing, but incomplete, not insightful or revelatory enough, and bites off more than it could chew. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
8.063/10 78% 6:45 (2021) A gripping, suspenseful and chilling psychological thriller. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
8.585/10 100% The Macaluso Sisters (Le sorelle Macaluso) (2021) Genuinely moving, captivating and, most importantly, grounded in pure, unadulterated humanism. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
8.89/10 58% John and the Hole (2021) One of the most provocative and haunting psychological thrillers since We Need to Talk About Kevin. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
8.5/10 100% Sabaya (2021) An eye-opening, terrifying and suspenseful documentary with intense footage. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
7/10 93% Never Gonna Snow Again (2021) Well-shot, enigmatic and lyrical with an undercurrent of melancholy, but it's emotionally cold and occasionally tedious. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
5.78438/10 78% Ride the Eagle (2021) Too undercooked, contrived and shallow to make an emotional impact or to be inspirational. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
9.28134/10 88% Nine Days (2021) Mesmerizing! A poignant, haunting, and profoundly human story with shades of Ozu and Kore-eda. One of the best films of the year. Winston Duke deserves an Oscar. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
7.24239/10 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) A pleasant and fun diversion for the whole family that remains afloat with its wit and charm. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
8.6824/10 75% The Evening Hour (2021) Genuinely moving, captivating and nuanced with strong performances. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
9.14258/10 88% The Green Knight (2021) A breathtaking, cerebral and exhilarating experience brimming with visual poetry. Like all truly great films, it transcends words. Dev Patel gives the best performance of his career. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
4.81/10 30% Here After (2021) Clunky, contrived and uneven despite an intriguing premise. It's not nearly as poignant or haunting as the upcoming Nine Days nor as imaginative, bold or breathtaking as What Dreams May Come. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
5.45/10 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) A poorly-shot, anemic, overlong bore that can't be saved by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson's moving performances. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2021
4.25/10 26% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Despite the charisma of Don Cheadle, it's a dumb, exhausting, poorly acted and silly sequel - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2021
5.895128/10 54% Settlers (2021) Breathtaking and visually stylish with decent, moving performances, but unimaginative, underwhelming and, ultimately, forgettable. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2021
9.0024/10 100% Eyimofe (This is My Desire) (2021) An engrossing and unflinchingly honest slice-of-life that's just as powerful as a Ken Loach film - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
3.86274/10 37% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) A shallow, bland and underwhelming B-movie with tedious, nauseating action and stylish production design. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
5.4282345/10 50% Old (2021) Old is like Jaws without the horror and suspense or like The Exterminating Angel without the intellectual depth and imagination. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
5.522249/10 91% Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) Mildly engaging and stylishly, but unsurprising, overlong, incomplete and occasionally exploitative. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
8.96/10 100% Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters (2021) Captivating, illuminating and emotionally resonating. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
6.00001/10 47% Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) A dumb, but fun B-movie. It's a lean and slick white-knuckle thriller. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
6.00000420/10 78% Mama Weed (La Daronne) (2021) An uneven, silly and overstuffed mess that's saved by its charming and talented cast. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
8.75/10 92% The Witches of the Orient (2021) Captivating, stylishly edited and ultimately rousing. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2021