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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
54% 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
54% War Machine (2017) Pitt's ridiculous, wildly over-the-top performance somehow keeps it all together.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2017
94% 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
94% 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
No Score Yet The Boom (Il boom) (1963) Vibrant, funny, and disturbing.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
15% 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
42% 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
69% 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
88% 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
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
76% 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
85% 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
96% 120 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
92% 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% 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
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
87% 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
96% 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
43% 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
96% 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
76% 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
98% Kedi (2017) Kedi stands as a subtle, gentle rebuke to such politico-architectural folly.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
89% 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
62% 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
77% 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