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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% Wonderstruck (2017) There are few directors better than Haynes at adopting varied voices and vernaculars and then blending them to create something intoxicating and new.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
90% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave is a visually splendid, spellbinding, and surreal movie that also happens to be an emotionally shattering, over-the-top ugly-cry for the ages.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
91% Walking Out (2017) It's a beautiful movie about unthinkable things.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
76% Una (2017) Una isn't ultimately a strong enough film to do justice to its incredibly disturbing subject matter.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Careful, dutiful, and beautiful, Blade Runner 2049 cannot achieve the sublime slipperiness of Scott's masterpiece. Whether it even needs to is up to you.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
87% American Made (2017) Doug Liman's electric film is clear-eyed about the cynicism and corruption beneath its hero's anxious grin. It voraciously breaks down both the star and the country he has symbolized for so much of his career.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016) Over the course of its simple, unadorned 82 minutes, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's Hissein Habré: A Chadian Tragedy wrecks you in ways you might not have known were possible.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The garish violence is still there, as is the profanity. Gone, however, is much of the creativity, the unpredictable, see-what-sticks depravity.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) Brad's Status remains grounded in reality - it's gentle, human and unresolved. I loved it, but I don't think I'll ever be able to watch it again.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
93% Rat Film (2017) What exactly does it all mean? I'm not sure, but it does make for a disturbing and occasionally absorbing watch.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
88% First They Killed My Father (2017) It unspools with admirable discipline and verve. This is Jolie's most accomplished work yet.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
95% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) Wiseman loves to let his sequences go on and on. But he also knows better than anybody just how long he can keep us engaged, and as a simple viewing experience, Ex Libris is spellbinding.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
84% It (2017) Even those unfamiliar with the book might wonder why this kids-only manifestation of IT feels strangely toothless on the horror front.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
93% Spettacolo (2017) We sense the pride these people take in this work. One of the film's most beautiful passages is a montage of different townsfolk - a teacher, a woman hanging laundry, a clerk behind a desk - practicing their lines as they go about their day.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
86% Heat and Dust (1983) There's a whole lot of cathartic pain in Heat and Dust, if you know where to look for it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
83% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) The Villainess is entertaining enough, but it's hard to shake the feeling that we should be caring more for this character as the film goes on, not less.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) The movie's true power stems from [Cameron's] ability to tap into fears not just of mechanization and dehumanization (notions that Schwarzenegger embodies in his very persona) but also of human obsession and transformation.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
89% Memories of Murder (2003) How the hell does a film this tonally out there, with characters this lunkheaded and at times even cruel and hateful, manage to be so indescribably moving?‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
91% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) Most films about relationships on the rocks center on things like betrayal and guilt and lust. Rare is the work that tackles one of the most common and corrosive sources of conflict among couples: financial instability.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) It is entertaining, and often touching, even if it pulls back right when it should be going totally nuts.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
34% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) The boy is but a shell; it's the men and women around him who truly come to life in this chaotic, awkward, and sporadically moving film.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) Satisfying, though ultimately forgettable.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
97% Columbus (2017) An outwardly chilly, resolutely static film that nevertheless finds poignancy in the most surprising places, Kogonada's directorial debut does a couple of important things so well that I can't help but forgive the things it doesn't.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
82% Detroit (2017) This unreconciled and incomplete film does an unusually good job of terrifying and unsettling us, before sending us back out into a world that's more like 1967 than we'd care to admit.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
10% The Emoji Movie (2017) The film is boldly bad, yes, but also boldly boring.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
86% La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo (The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man)(Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man) (1982) The profound disillusionment that runs through Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man, made just a few years after the visionary, flag-waving fury of 1900, is striking.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) The nerve-racking war thriller Dunkirk is the movie Christopher Nolan's entire career has been building up to, in ways that even he may not have realized.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian is at times so mind-meltingly beautiful and strange that I'm still not sure I didn't just dream it all.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
53% War Machine (2017) Pitt's ridiculous, wildly over-the-top performance somehow keeps it all together.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) Wright's movie delivers action that's convincing and concrete - the cars seem real, even when the people don't.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
100% The Hole (Le Trou) (1964) If you ever wind up in a French prison, don't smuggle in a file - just bring a DVD of this movie. It's practically a guide to breaking out.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The effects are incredible, the action is exciting, the music is great, and Andy Serkis, once again embodying a non-human character through motion-capture technology, remains terrific.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
86% bwoy (2017) I can't say I wasn't absorbed and troubled by much of this film.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) fiiigjhkwetwnwwwjsahafajhwfohofoehaoowofoeoicioeciaqidjFaerlaeaffjgjlje XGRSXSsfdsmfjjjsomuchrandomstuffsomuchegjwogpjwd‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
94% To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) It feels like a transmission from a different planet.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
100% The Boom (Il boom) (1963) Vibrant, funny, and disturbing.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) This Mummy plays like a wan assemblage of underdeveloped concepts.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
80% You Were Never Really Here (2017) A film for the ages.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
50% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) The more I think about it, the more I believe it might actually be one of Akin's best.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
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
94% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) We've got Sandler plus Stiller plus Hoffman, and somehow the result is not a comic ham salad; Baumbach and his actors deserve all the credit in the world for keeping the shtickiness to a minimum.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
78% 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
74% 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
72% 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
86% 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
71% 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
98% 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
95% 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
95% Bright 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
71% 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