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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) It's a sick, dumb joke that you can't help but laugh at. And as soon as you do, you feel bad about falling for the gag.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
100% Dead Souls (2018) Even the modest settings - a floral cushion here, a scattered piece of clothing or unmade bed there - give us a sense of the texture of these lives.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
71% Clara's Ghost (2018) A twisted, slippery little whisper of a thing that refuses to let itself be easily defined.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
79% Dumplin' (2018) On its surface, Dumplin' is a slight, charming comedy about beauty pageants and learning to be yourself, but watch closely enough and you might see some of the new moves it brings to an otherwise predictable routine.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
64% Tyrel (2018) The ecosystem of behaviors and attitudes on display is so unnervingly sharp that some of us may well find ourselves wincing in recognition.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) The film reminds you that the jungle is a terrifying place, that nature is cruel, and humans even crueler.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
No Score Yet Head Full of Honey (2018) To go with its bizarre plotting and shrill performances, the film seems to have been edited in a Cuisinart. But those are the least of its crimes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
91% Mirai (2018) In the best possible way, "Mirai" feels like the dream of a very wise child.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
74% The Mercy (2018) I walked away from this picture both moved and confused.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Kore-eda eases us into this loving arrangement on the margins of society and then slowly, subtly undoes every assumption we might have made about these people.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
94% The Favourite (2018) Any concern that an elegantly mounted, star-studded period piece set during the War of Spanish Succession might have diluted Greek surrealist Yorgos Lanthimos' particular brand of sadism turns out to be entirely unwarranted.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) A melancholy look at how we imagine ourselves in the world, and all the ways that class, family and desire can come to complicate that.‐ Denver Westword
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) "Ralph Breaks the Internet" might look like just another adorable, funny animated family film, but it also connects to our current reality in ways that are downright bone-chilling.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
83% Creed II (2018) Go in expecting greatness, and you're likely to be disappointed. Go in expecting a Rocky sequel, and you'll get a surprisingly effective one.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
81% Instant Family (2018) When it works, it's genuinely funny and moving. But when it doesn't, hoo boy, it's atrocious. But it mostly works. I think. Maybe.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The Crimes of Grindelwald is a tiresome slog - but it ends well.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
58% Mobile Homes (2018) If only Vladimir de Fontenay's film could match the sheer expressive power of its actress.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
65% Jonathan (2018) Unfortunately, the film's structure works against our emotional involvement. The problem is that we see the story almost entirely from Jonathan's perspective.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
87% The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) (2018) It's all a bit too ludicrous to be sensuous or unsettling, or ultimately all that insightful.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
95% Amazing Grace (2018) It is a transcendent film.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
75% The Long Dumb Road (2018) Mantzoukas brilliantly juggles all the different forces of Richard's personality so that we never quite know what to make of this guy, which in turn means that we never quite know what will happen next with him and Nat.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
81% Overlord (2018) Avery deftly orchestrates some grisly, intense set pieces. He delivers on the thrills, even if the story leaves something to be desired.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
50% Postcards From London (2018) [It] may not make for a particularly involving narrative experience. But it sure is nice to look at.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
91% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) With this documentary, Morgan Neville has made a movie about Orson Welles that would have transfixed the great master himself.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
58% The Front Runner (2018) The Front Runner is at its best when showing the inner workings of the Hart campaign as it attempts to handle the revelations.‐ Denver Westword
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
22% Nobody's Fool (2018) It's something like five movies in one. Or maybe it's five movies in two. Or six movies in three. It's a mess, whatever it is, but it's not without its charms.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
88% Bodied (2018) Bodied is uneven, but it has the fire where it counts.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) By and large, this latest entry in Lisbeth's adventures... offers a drab genre piece that's more like an attempt to establish a James Bond-like franchise for Lisbeth than a compelling exploration of the character.‐ Miami New Times
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
0% Marfa Girl 2 (2018) Clark likes to linger on close-ups of intertwined naked bodies, and he seems to admire these characters' freedom. But ultimately, it all feels whisper thin...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
100% The Grief of Others (2018) It's an artful portrait of a world that refuses the order we try to impose on it when we close ourselves off to heartache, doubt and pain.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
37% Hunter Killer (2018) It's nice to spend a couple of hours in a fictional world where we don't have to worry about the American president doing something ruinously idiotic and evil. It plays like a nostalgic fairy tale.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
34% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) The film doesn't offer many huge belly laughs - Atkinson has never been one for big comic climaxes - but it does deliver a fairly steady stream of pleasant chuckles, many of them mixed with generous doses of humiliation comedy.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
100% A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While (2018) "A Bread Factory" has an immense cast, a deliberate pace and thematic ambition to spare - but it also has a ground-level, plain-spoken modesty that renders it hypnotic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
100% A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold (2018) "A Bread Factory" has an immense cast, a deliberate pace and thematic ambition to spare - but it also has a ground-level, plain-spoken modesty that renders it hypnotic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
97% Border (Gräns) (2018) While the film does take some twists and turns - some fairly contrived - it mostly drills down and explores her emotional conundrum without drawing symbolic conclusions about the world we live in.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
76% Mid90s (2018) Mid90s doesn't entirely work, but it shows some promise, and even some guts.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The Guilty beautifully demonstrates how people can act with absolute conviction even when they don't have the full picture of a situation, and the monstrousness this can in turn lead to.‐ Denver Westword
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
100% The Waldheim Waltz (2018) The film may end in 1986, but the darkness it reveals still looms.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
71% Galveston (2018) There are some late, minor twists in Galveston that suggest the movie has more on its mind than it lets on - but they ultimately don't amount to much.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
79% Apostle (2018) Apostle is ultimately an absorbing, horrifying movie that's maybe not as smart as it wants to be. But it is a lot stranger, and more disturbing, than you might expect.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It replicates the template and the atmosphere of the original, but it lacks invention and emotional investment.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
90% Hal (2018) In making the case for Hal Ashby as a major director due for reassessment, Amy Scott's documentary exemplifies the notion of cinema as a powerful, complex tool of personal expression.‐ Denver Westword
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Venom could have brought a certain amount of sitcom silliness to a grimmer, grittier part of this world. But in the end, what might have been a bold and bracing new thing winds up being more of the same.‐ Denver Westword
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
88% First Man (2018) In the end, what shines through First Man is the toughness and resilience of the men whose no-nonsense efforts allowed the rest of us to dream.‐ Denver Westword
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2.5/5 26% The Nun (2018) Once everyone gets to the abbey, the film simply gives up the ghost and cynically indulges every horror trick in the book.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
72% Assassination Nation (2018) Watching Assassination Nation's arch portrait of today's currents and countercurrents, one senses just how utterly irreconcilable our many differences are.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
96% Bisbee '17 (2018) The director purposefully pulls us this way and that, weaving cinematic spells and then yanking us out of them; as viewers, we are both inside and outside the story.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
65% The Little Stranger (2018) The Little Stranger captures a sense of gathering, inchoate dread that is all the more unsettling because it doesn't fit into any easy genre categories.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
52% Papillon (2018) This new version, directed by Danish filmmaker Michael Noer, brings to the story a refreshing intensity and sweep, and even a sense of adventure.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
94% Andrei Rublev (1973) Tarkovsky's version of an indifferent world is inflected with the spirituality that is ever-present in his work, a sense that while we may be on our own, we are never quite alone.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018