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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
94% 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
58% 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
77% 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
80% 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
No Score Yet 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
99% Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson draws our attention not just to what we're seeing, but to how we're seeing it. It encourages us to wonder how a camera operator negotiates personal space in tense, intimate, emotionally fraught situations.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
95% Paterson (2016) With each step, the film gains depth. Small variations in routine start to feel monumental, and the briefest encounter can seem like a sign of something great.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
34% Live By Night (2017) You can sense the contours of an absorbing story as writer/director/star Ben Affleck's slapdash and fragmented assemblage limps along. Most of the pieces are there, but they remain pieces.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) What, exactly, is this movie trying to be?‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) For all its vivid visual imagination, the film left me almost totally cold. And I say that as a man who has cried actual tears at more than one Star Wars movie.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) A sick, simmering nightmare of a movie.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
61% Allied (2016) It's the kind of film you can send your parents or grandparents to the next time they complain that they don't make 'em like they used to.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
96% Moana (2016) It's funny, joyful, and sweet, and yet down below, running beneath everything, is a sad counter-narrative about how the world always throws obstacles in your way, and how you could just turn your back and retreat.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) While the spectacle is certainly there, and with it a hint of the grandeur of those earlier films, there's something empty at this movie's heart.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Nocturnal Animals, for all the refinement of its storytelling, its elegantly framed settings, feels at times like the work of a wounded teenager. But that, I think, is also partly the point.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) For most of its running time, Arrival is entrancing, intimate, and moving - a sci-fi movie that looks not up at the stars but rather deep within.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Often beautiful, occasionally infuriating and always fascinating.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) You know you've made some poor cinematic choices when you have to make Dan Brown characters less complex.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) The feel for the epic that once gave this director's films a pop grandeur is also gone. He's made a totally anonymous movie, devoid of personality or interest.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
93% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) How do you reconcile trauma like this with the easy rhythms of ordinary life? You don't, Rosi's film tells us, and to do so would be obscene.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Even those of us with a soft spot for dumb, high-concept Hollywood comedies might be outraged by the limp, unfunny nothingburger that is Keeping Up with the Joneses.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016