Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997) (2021) All the Streets Are Silent is at its best when showing the people - the punks and the rebels - doing their thing, and their thing was creating beautifully gritty and straight-up real landscapes and memories through danger. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2021
5/5 95% The Amusement Park (2019) It lives both as testament to talent and a landmark of punk before punk. It's confrontational and great. It's George A. Romero to a satisfactory conclusion. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
5/5 94% All Light, Everywhere (2021) "All Light, Everywhere" captures with grand humility the troubling nature of perception and storytelling, not to mention the weaponization of both. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
2.5/5 92% Paint (2020) "Paint" may lose its flame one time too many, but it does know when to light the candle, and who to do it with. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
4/5 98% Drunk Bus (2021) Never to drag and never to lose itself in too much style, "Drunk Bus" is near tour de force if not fully fulfilled in that sense. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
3.5/5 No Score Yet Royalty Free: The Music of Kevin MacLeod (2020) /it's a film of such great heights of positivity and idealism, giving gravity to not just one such bleeding heart, but to all. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
3.5/5 82% RK/RKAY (2021) "RK/RKAY" is certainly lovely, certainly kind, and certainly that's that. And... that's ok. Maybe deflating, but ok. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
1.5/5 36% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) It's borderline offensive to senses and sensibilities, it's a poor passing of problematic progression, and yet it makes for a decent watch. One decent watch, but still. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2021
4/5 94% Best Summer Ever (2020) For being so bold alone, the film deserves recognition. For being a blast, it should be watched by as many people as possible, near and far. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
5/5 92% The Outside Story (2020) An overall dose of vitamin c, this movie is. You feel happier and better than before viewing. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
5/5 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) A film of fireworks and razzle dazzle, that pushes the action of loving support for one another to such great heights. I loved it, absolutely. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
3/5 79% Beast Beast (2021) If "Beast Beast" is grand at anything, it's in pulling truth out of these connected individuals, and in making all of us empathize honestly with them, no matter what they do. It's wonderfully magical in this way, without any trick attached. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
3.5/5 79% In The Earth (2021) "In the Earth" is a play set, and the kid at the helm is a step ahead of his parents and doctors. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
3.5/5 40% The Dinner Party (2020) This is a movie of such devilish and devious delights, more of a satire for the duration than a straight horror, making for a viewing that's fun and ghastly. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
4/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) For those seeking a 'Rocky'-style catharsis in these troubled times (ain't they all troubled?), few blockbusters this year will be more cathartic. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
4/5 89% I Blame Society (2020) A stellar independent standout and a creative exercise in making a point with the edge of a knife. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
5/5 76% Bad Trip (2020) It's loud, it's louder, it's loudest. It's brave, it's horrific, and it's stunning in every way. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2021
3.5/5 50% Donny's Bar Mitzvah (2021) Flat out awesome, flat out terrifying, flat out uncontrollable and untamed - though maybe it should be at times. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2021
2.5/5 64% The Mimic (2020) It's a feat inside a nesting doll of arrogance, with enough color to make it attractive. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
4/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) This is Zack Snyder's magnum opus - a testament to the new gods of pop culture in the best and worst ways. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
2/5 49% Coming 2 America (2021) It doesn't entirely work, and it does become grating too many times, but 'Coming 2 America' is not without its charms, and not without some genuine bright spots. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
3.5/5 100% Somewhere with No Bridges (2021) It's not just a eulogy or a meditation, but a living ghost tale. A place without bridges indeed. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
5/5 71% Crestone (2020) Crestone is absolutely engrossing and undeniably unclassifiable, and it may be the first purest play of and on cinema to kick off the 2020s. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
5/5 67% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) 'A Glitch in the Matrix' goes for the head by way of the heart, or maybe vice versa. Superb and startling, breathtaking and compassionate. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
5/5 85% We're All Going to the World's Fair (2021) This is a film of great and grand expression, transforming and challenging our own ideas and beliefs of art, of ourselves, and of others. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
5/5 91% PG: Psycho Goreman (2021) The young at heart will fall before Psycho Goreman, adoring its sense of humor and playful horror all the way through. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
4/5 91% Minor Premise (2020) Tricks are at play with resourceful direction and powerful performance. Deserves much merit. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
3.5/5 95% The Ringmaster (2020) A consistently resonant mishap madcap of mistakes and moments, all for the glory of film. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
5/5 95% Soul (2020) There's richness all around, as it makes the intangible tangible. An important year-end flick for 2020. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
2/5 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) There are literal fireworks, but not much wonder. A stunning disappointment, despite clear effort to be different. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
4/5 68% The Last Blockbuster (2020) A massive feel good flick, and a truly happy surprise. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 71% The Sounding (2020) Where it flails with its meaning, it impresses with its direction and command. Catherine Eaton stuns. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
4/5 100% The Other (L'Autre) (2020) A tension-riddled haunted house film that's surprising and very rewarding. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
2.5/5 100% Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad (2020) Wears thin and feels stuck in place, despite its sweet history. But, if you can choose where to get stuck, let it be at Rom. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
3.5/5 82% Mank (2020) Wins a thousand times over, though at the expense of important historic details. Still... It's terrific! - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 85% Insert Coin (2020) Heartening and enlightening. A joyful act of creation, exploration, and treasure hunting. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
5/5 93% The Twentieth Century (2020) A wonder for sure. Bends time and collective history in a way only a madman could. It's everything. This movie is everything. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 100% Chasing Einstein (2019) Typical with the details of science, but wonderful with the trials of discovery. - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
5/5 92% A Ghost Waits (2020) Pretty perfect. Makes you want to give it all of your heart. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
3.5/5 100% Wolfman's Got Nards (2018) Rides a massive wave of fan love that borders on self-congratulatory, but ultimately settles into total humility. A sweet film. - The Moviegoing Bill EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
4/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Incendiary and righteous. Shockingly grander than the original in some ways, and just plain shocking in general. - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
5/5 98% Time (2020) A revelatory tale of America through the lens of one family. An astonishing feat of cinema. - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
5/5 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) A grotesque vision for sure. It's scary, period. Scary for the violence, scary for the ideas, and scary for what's coming. - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
3/5 93% Northwood Pie (2020) It'd be tacky to call this a "slice of life" movie, but.. here we are, with a slice of life. And... it's ok. - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/5 89% Love & Debt (2019) Adorable but very true, 'Love & Debt' doesn't go for shady punches to earn easy points; it achieves above its pay grade through strong performances and confident leadership. - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Buckjumping (2020) The crux of Buckjumping is in how a community communicates with the world and expresses their very souls to the universe. There should be something deeply personal in all of us about that. - Big Easy Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
5/5 100% Man in Camo (2020) Vibrant and vivid. It's an inspiring feat, really. - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
5/5 70% Tenet (2020) 'Tenet' is pure escapism, in the tradition of greats like 'King Kong' and 'Bowfinger' (that's right, a comedy). - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
3/5 100% Unprescribed (2020) I don't doubt the genuineness of Unprescribed's lyrics, but its music is a little off. - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2020
5/5 93% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Constructs of a construct, controlling controls of control, the futility of the fragile. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets hits on many a heavy theme, even if hyperbolic in my nature of description. I can't help it; I love this. - The Zero Effect EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020