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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% 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
71% Christopher Robin (2018) The modesty, the unfussy simplicity, of Christopher Robin feels different, and somewhat refreshing.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
47% The Last Movie (1971) The representational fissures of cinema - the tension between the real and the imaginary, between imitation and inspiration - have been woven into its very fabric.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
95% The Atomic Cafe (1982) The Atomic Café at times feels like an essay film, but its points come across cumulatively, subtly.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) A cinematic centrifuge of acrobatic stunt work, breakneck chases and immersive action, Mission: Impossible - Fallout is a perfectly calibrated piece of filmmaking that plays the viewer like a drum right from the start.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
100% Maboroshi no hikari (Maborosi) (Illusion) (1995) Each character moves and speaks differently, shining with the complex inner life of a real person with real needs, real memories, real thoughts.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
85% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) For Kore-eda, an essential truth about life lies in the accumulation of unexplainable incidents and facts.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) If it all amounts to little more than a lively trifle, is that such a bad thing?‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
54% The First Purge (2018) Yes, it's a sick idea, but with each passing year we seem to inch ever closer to feeling like we might one day have one of these things for real.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
97% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Schible started making his film in 2012, and Coda skips deftly across the years, incorporating intimate footage of the composer at work as well as archival footage from his earlier years.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
97% Three Identical Strangers (2018) The best way to experience Tim Wardle's documentary Three Identical Strangers is to do so without knowing a single thing about it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It's disjointed, and cluttered, but it's also entertaining in spurts. Is that enough? Just about, and not quite.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
38% Ludwig (1973) Built mostly around medium close-ups and dark interiors, the film creates a sense of isolation that matches the lead character's own state of mind.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
75% Les Carabiniers (1967) Godard leaves us to wonder about our own gullibility, our own unquestioning patriotism and loyalty, our own capacity for violence in the name of political figures with whom we might imagine we share some kind of cosmic relationship.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
55% Tag (2018) I found plenty to enjoy in much of Tomsic's comedy. The film gets a lot of mileage from bouncing its otherwise disparate characters off one another.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) While Incredibles 2 rarely treads new stylistic or thematic ground, what it lacks in cohesion or originality it makes up for with a remorseless willingness to entertain.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
83% Nancy (2018) Through it all, Riseborough remains the film's great engine. Her eyes speak both of possibility and trepidation - of someone at once taking in the world and deeply fearful of what might be next.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
49% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) It all just hangs there like so much else in this movie, undeveloped concepts that could one day be turned into a genuinely exciting, surprising film. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is, sadly, not it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
76% The Workers Cup (2018) If we choose to pursue these ideas further, we may find ourselves questioning how our allegiance to the adrenal thrills of sports can help hide darker truths about the companies, countries, and organizations we throw our allegiance behind.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
68% Dementia 13 (1963) Despite the rough edges, you feel you're in the hands of someone who enjoys telling a story, and knows how to do it - even when the story's a disposable one such as this.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
61% Summer (Leto) (2018) An ode to a world without boundaries.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
68% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Despite an awkwardly didactic climax, the results are grueling and powerful.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
83% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2018) Beneath the playful surfaces - musical interludes, quirky neighbors, happy smiley eco-terrorists, Rube Goldbergian sabotage attempts - lie some uncomfortable truths about citizenship, family, and privilege.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
100% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Kore-eda's gentle drama about a made-up "family" of thieves living on the margins of society is shot through with the director's trademark generosity and attention to behavior.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
96% 3 Faces (2018) As fascinating as it may be, the mystery is something of a red herring: Panahi is interested more in exploring the subtle dynamic between himself and Jafari...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
100% Ash Is Purest White (2019) There's a timeless quality to Qiao and Bin's relationship, to its elemental cycles of loyalty, power, and humiliation.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
76% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) For all my initial bafflement, The Image Book continued to haunt me. Maybe that's all Godard wanted.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
88% 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
93% 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
62% 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
68% 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
93% 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
60% 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
94% 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
53% 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
82% 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
93% 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
90% 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
78% 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
96% Filmworker (2018) [An] entertaining and informative documentary...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
94% 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
86% 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
82% 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
76% 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
75% 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