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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
65% Happy End (2017) Haneke has delivered the Haneke film that Haneke-haters see in their heads when they think of a Haneke film: a series of disjointed, narratively oblique episodes showing people being inhumane to each other.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
87% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Baumbach perfectly captures the passive-aggressive and sometimes genuinely aggressive-aggressive back-and-forth between siblings and parents and children, plus the unstated hierarchies of the New York intelligentsia.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
76% The Beguiled (2017) The character dynamics transfix ... but I was most taken with the way Coppola uses style to create meaning.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
72% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) I started to wonder if the director had merely written himself into a corner and was doubling down on weirdness to get himself out. And yet the film never quite loses its mythic drive.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
77% Berlin Syndrome (2017) We start to feel like we're drowning in atmosphere, and it gets harder and harder to stay interested in what happens next.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
79% Okja (2017) There's a lot to chew on here, but in the end, I wish Okja simply worked better as a movie.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
61% The Square (2017) Through its somewhat loosely connected, often hilarious vignettes, The Square questions our understanding of honesty, trust, and fellowship.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
96% BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) (120 battements par minute) (2017) It's the kind of story that could easily have lent itself to a shallow, made-for-cable social history, but director Robin Campillo achieves a touching and pointed mixture of styles.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
90% The Rider (2017) Movies that blend real life and fiction usually foreground the docu-style realism, using the poetry as grace notes or punctuation. Zhao privileges both, and in so doing creates a work of heartbreaking beauty.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
93% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2017) Suffice it to say that the movie's mostly enjoyable, but its ending is immortal.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
72% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) The connections - the stuff that will turn these individual moments into something resembling a unified cinematic experience - just aren't there.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur is neither Guy Ritchie's worst film nor his best, but it might well be his most frustrating.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant seethes with self-importance yet is never boring or portentous. It can't come close to matching the greatness of the first two films in the series, but at least Scott seems to understand that these movies thrive on ambition.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) Even though Last Men in Aleppo is mostly a ground-level, you-are-there experience, the eyes of history, and maybe even of something greater, are never far.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
15% The Circle (2017) Ponsoldt's film is caught between comedy and paranoid thriller. I fear he half-asses the latter.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
100% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) For an hour and a half, this charming little movie, with its chatty talking heads and its sweet-natured subjects, offers a glimpse into the lives of two fascinating people ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray, even as he pushes at the edges of what is filmable, never loses his capacity for creating moments of rapturous beauty. See this thing on the biggest screen you can find.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Graduation is about relatively mundane occurrences, but as Romeo is pulled further and further from his moral certainty, the film becomes incredibly gripping and unsettling.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
45% Song to Song (2017) You could build a first-world economy using the critics and viewers Malick has estranged over the years. But connect with the kineticism of Song to Song, and it might just leave you breathless.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
95% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) I walked out of After the Storm wanting to be a better person - and further convinced that Hirokazu Kore-eda isn't just one of the world's best filmmakers, but one of its most indispensable artists.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
74% Suntan (2017) Suntan pulls you into this strange man's world before slyly and slowly turning the tables. You won't like the darkness you find there.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) A charming, insistent trifle, a monster movie that's unafraid to be cruel while also mining the genre's inherent silliness.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
100% Lola (1961) Demy is best known stateside for his wondrous musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, but some consider this, his debut feature, to be his best work.‐ Citysearch
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
73% Catfight (2017) Catfight never gets silly enough to edge entirely into satire -- or grounded enough to pay off our emotional engagement. Still, it works a kind of dark magic.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) As pure spectacle, The Great Wall is absolutely dazzling.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
27% Fist Fight (2017) Fist Fight isn't there to make you think, but to make you laugh, and it mostly does.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
97% Kedi (2017) Kedi stands as a subtle, gentle rebuke to such politico-architectural folly.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 is a somewhat more distanced affair. But it's still an impressively dizzying symphony of carnage.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The LEGO Batman Movie is funnier than you might think it has any right to be. But those of us who were expecting something more can't help but feel a twinge of disappointment.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
No Score Yet S is for Stanley (2017) It's a subtle but important strength of S Is for Stanley that D'Alessandro's reminiscences reflect on both the bad and the good; the movie is neither hagiography nor exposé.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
100% The Force (2017) Hypnotic and eye-opening.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
58% Crown Heights (2017) Stanfield is exceptional, his visage a mixture of bewilderment, humiliation, and simmering rage. His performance grounds the film, and keeps it going through its less confident patches.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
100% Strong Island (2017) Truly special, especially as it moves towards its final act, in which Yance begins to wonder about his own actions before William Jr.'s death, and how they might have contributed to the situation.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
95% Oklahoma City (2017) Goodman offers a ground-level, you-are-there account of the bombing and its aftermath, but he also jumps back to chart the rise of the forces that directly led to this tragedy.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
100% 78/52 (2017) The results are hypnotic.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
82% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) This might be the best performance Salma Hayek has ever given, her quiet, observant reserve eventually giving way to bewilderment and resolve.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
75% Where Is Kyra? (2017) Rarely on film has the sheer debilitating exhaustion of poverty been so clearly conveyed.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
100% Novitiate (2017) There's a lot of great filmmaking in Novitiate, but there's also quite a bit still missing.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
100% Trophy (2017) The camera moves with purpose and grace, and the lighting is always just right. By making the horror beautiful, they dare us to watch.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
94% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) Maybe it's because Jessica Williams did variations on this part as a correspondent on The Daily Show, but there's an authenticity to her that keeps everything light, honest, easygoing.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
90% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) Lynskey's shivering rage and Wood's Zen incompetence play off beautifully against each other, and Blair deftly juggles the suspense, humor and social overtones of his script.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
72% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) At rare moments ... An Inconvenient Sequel gains shape and suspense. The rest of the time, it feels like a rushed journey through a vital, many-pronged debate.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
No Score Yet Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017) It's hard not to experience Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? and not get shivers up your spine - from fear, from anger, and from the beauty of Wilkerson's filmmaking.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) I found A Ghost Story mostly alienating, at times even annoying.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) Its vision of a world where class, cowardice, and extremism circumscribe our common humanity is devastating.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The Salesman works well on a ground level, but everything resting atop the foundational drama slowly crumbles.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
100% My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) (2017) It's likely to be one of the best films of the year.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
100% Panique (Panic) (1947) Duvivier's film kicks off in a realist register, then gradually transforms into a noirish romance of deception until finally settling into a tragic allegory of wartime collaborationism and the cruel madness of rumor, fear and and spite.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) You leave the movie wanting so much more of [Fisher], it hurts. ‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
52% The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017) Pront plays a lot of familiar notes, but with just enough verve and variation to keep things interesting.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017