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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2018) A philosophical journey through the mind of an aspiring artist trying to figure out who he is and where he belongs.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
92% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) The film is a journey through outer space, but it is also a journey through cinematic space. It conjures the future by making you sit through its vision of the future, spending time just being in it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) It's as if Gilliam is pulling us into his madness, into a world where things are both better and more dangerous.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
66% On Chesil Beach (2018) While Dominic Cooke's film succeeds at much of what it attempts, I can't shake the feeling that there's a dimension missing.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Lee Chang-dong's dexterity with the telling minutiae of human interactions ensures that Burning makes for an emotionally gripping film.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
61% Under the Silver Lake (2018) Mitchell has interesting ideas, and his actors seem to be having fun, but that's not enough when the film itself lacks atmosphere, or tension, or emotional engagement.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
92% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) An escalating parable, a film that starts in a somewhat realist vein and then gradually becomes more unreal, gathering symbolic force along the way.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
52% The House That Jack Built (2018) As a longtime admirer of the director's work, I can't quite believe I'm saying this, but the most shocking thing I found about The House That Jack Built is how tedious it is.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) I don't know that I've ever seen a movie exploit its tonal mismatches so voraciously and purposefully.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
81% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2018) This uneasy stylistic blend lends a disjointed quality to the film that prevents it from fully coming alive as we lurch from incident to incident.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
100% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) The more we see this relationship, the more its mystery grows. That is the profound, beguiling truth with which Cold War ultimately leaves us.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
83% Climax (2018) Climax isn't so much about the inevitability of chaos, but about the sadness of watching something beautiful fall apart. And it is never less than electrifying.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
77% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2018) The Day After may not be a particularly great film, but it does feel like a necessary one.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
95% Filmworker (2018) [An] entertaining and informative documentary...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
93% RBG (2018) Stands as a film that informs, and sometimes even delights with its portrait of one of the more remarkable lawyers, judges, and feminist icons of our time.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
83% The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018) Though it runs a mere 78 minutes, The Desert Bride is strikingly languorous and open-ended, its graceful silences and unhurried rhythms speaking to the intriguing identity crisis of its protagonist.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
86% In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) (2018) An immersive visual experience with a wisp of a story and a wellspring of ideas.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
68% The House of Tomorrow (2018) When it's not busy hitting the usual notes, Peter Livolsi's film, which is based on a novel by Peter Bognanni, manages to be a touching exploration of what "tomorrow" actually means.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
33% I Feel Pretty (2018) Schumer remains likable, and the film has its moments, but there are so many excellent opportunities here for poignant cringe comedy that more often than not I Feel Pretty feels like a missed opportunity -- and a slow, ponderous one at that.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
70% This Is Our Land (Chez nous) (2018) This Is Our Land may occasionally try to do too much, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't want someone to make an American version of this film and blast it into every multiplex in the country.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is entertaining enough, and it's certainly well-made, but what truly stands out is the filmmaker's prevailing-present sense of bemused disgust at the way his offspring are spending their time.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
44% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Largely devoid of sensationalism, a film that delves quietly into substantive issues of belief and forgiveness.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) A splendid jewel box of a movie about rather grisly matters, the filmmaker's latest represents another example of the clash between his playfully self-aware aesthetic and his growing obsession with our inhumanity.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) [It] is a fast movie. Too fast. I remember being confused by the plot, but I didn't really care - so long as the robots fought.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
45% The Hurricane Heist (2018) It's like the filmmakers went into the Die Hard Store, stretched out their arms, rolled their eyes back, and bellowed, "Give me eeevvveeeerryything!"‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
88% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) For all its airy lightness and apparent simplicity, it's hard not to watch Claire's Camera and sense beneath its placid surfaces the fretful voice of a filmmaker who longs to return to the elements of his art.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) As Stanley Kubrick did with Dr. Strangelove, Iannucci has built a satire not by twisting the truth but by nudging reality just a few inches further in the direction it was already going.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
59% They Remain (2018) The whole story, such as it is, seems to exist on the level of metaphor, but even metaphors need some definition and weight to keep us interested.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
89% Werewolf (2018) Its story may be thin, its characters not particularly original, but McKenzie's use of cinematic language is savvy and novel, finding complexity where others might find only emptiness.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
88% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) For most of its running time, The Student is immensely compelling, a terrifying ride between hothouse realism and dreamy metaphor.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
62% Peter Rabbit (2018) They've managed to bring just enough anarchy and wise-assery to this beloved character to infuse him with fresh life, but without draining the material of the generosity and softness that have allowed it to endure in the first place.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
93% Madeline's Madeline (2018) The narrative might be shattered, but the film's slipstream of emotion is powerful and inescapable.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
82% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) Have a Nice Day has the rough contours of an early Quentin Tarantino film with the particulars of a more arty, meditative mood piece.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
100% On Her Shoulders (2018) Festivals like Sundance offer many films about activism and politics and human rights, but Alexandria Bombach's documentary On Her Shoulders feels decidedly different.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
96% Mandy (2018) Mandy is heartbreaking: There's one lengthy close-up right around the middle when we see the light literally go out from Cage's eyes.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
100% Eighth Grade (2018) It keeps threatening to become a cringe-fest, but pulls back, as Burnham opts instead for something more human and realistic. There's a lived-in wisdom in the film.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
100% The Tale (2018) It takes a remarkably assured artist to make all this work, and Fox is savvy about how she eases us into her complicated narrative.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) The film is filled with lengthy, sensuous skateboarding scenes, which feel meditative, therapeutic; we sense that these kids skated not because it was fun, but because it helped them to survive.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) It's not every day that you witness a new cinematic language being born, but watching RaMell Ross's evocatively titled documentary Hale County, This Morning, This Evening qualifies.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) A claustrophobic thriller that finds fascinating ways to transcend, spiritually, its confines.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
64% Our New President (2018) Our New President merely scratches the surface, and in its own weird way, comes to embody the plague of shallow spectacle it purports to fight against.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) It might not have the genre elements that helped make Winter's Bone something of a breakout, but Leave No Trace rivets and terrifies in its own way.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) What Mary and the Witch's Flower lacks in dimensionality, it makes up for in wonderment.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
89% Memories of Underdevelopment (1973) Alternating between immediacy and reflection, fantasy and honesty, lyricism and horror, Memories of Underdevelopment feels like it's being created before our very eyes.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Aside from being a disarming, refreshing wallow in kindness, Paddington 2 also has the benefit of being well-constructed and exceedingly well-performed.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
98% In Between (2018) That lived-in quality to the performances and milieu serve the film well. That combined with Hamoud's unhurried, restrained visual style allows for tension, emotion, and meaning to build together.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
94% The Green Fog (2018) The Green Fog fairly closely follows the structure of Hitchcock's film; achieving that in itself is some sort of accomplishment. However, it's not so much an assemblage as it is a conjuring.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread unfolds so quietly that the questions it's asking about the nature of desire and attraction, and its delicately confrontational back and forth between Alma and Reynolds, may not register immediately.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Writer-director Rian Johnson has certainly made the busiest Star Wars film of them all, but he keeps it from becoming a slog by infusing it with humor, verve, and visual charm.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
87% The Post (2018) It makes for a supremely gripping story - filled with government secrets, meetings in dark rooms, late-night shouting matches and a race against the clock, all framed against a group of dogged professionals doing their job ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017