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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 68%

Visitors (2014)

"Godfrey Reggio's symphony of pristine 4K images doesn't add up to one grand epiphany, but an intermittent cluster of small ones." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 19, 2014
2.5/4 86%

The Easy Life (Il sorpasso) (1962)

"Dino Risi's well-cast leads can't quite sell his heavy-handed irony as truths about masculine character." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3/4 89%

Tim's Vermeer (2014)

"It chronicles the quest of a self-described "geek," and there are pleasurable frissons of discovery in the detective work." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/4 No Score Yet

Argentynska lekcja (2012)

"This pair of hour-long docs depicts a community of agrarian or hard-laboring citizens without condescension and with a touch of populist poetry." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2013
1/4 44%

Night Train To Lisbon (2013)

"Bille August's film is a protracted, soporific trip into Portuguese history that would like to be a romantic thriller." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2013

Intolerance (1916)

"D.W. Griffith's masterpiece, likely the most influential film ever made, has been given new life with a gold-standard digital cleanup." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2013
2.5/4 63%

Faust (2013)

"Though its ballast of jokes and spectacle are formidable, it often lurches about at a remote, enigmatic distance." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2013
2/4 72%

Go For Sisters (2013)

"LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross persuasively embody modern urban feminine strength, but they're eventually stranded in a recycled road movie." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2013
2/4 73%

In the Name Of... (2013)

"This Polish "gay priest tempted" drama is almost as confused about the moral quandaries of its characters as they are." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2013
2.5/4 35%

The Counselor (2013)

"The film doesn't temper enough of Cormac McCarthy's excesses, but Ridley Scott and his ensemble find enough meat in his scenario to make for diverting, bloody pleasure." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2013
4/5 98%

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (2004)

"Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand's reinvention of the movie musical has tinsel, Technicolor, and a beating, broken heart." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 14, 2013
1.5/4 73%

Zero Charisma (2013)

"It's a pity that it hews to sitcom-like formula rather than using this bank of knowledge and sympathy to create something more original." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2013
3.5/4 98%

Let The Fire Burn (2013)

"An unnerving, all-archival account of Philadelphia citizens suddenly terrorized by the unchecked violence of rogue "law and order."" ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2013
2/4 50%

Parkland (2013)

"The Peter Landesman film's overt politics are minimal, aside from defaulting to the myth of John F. Kennedy as a martyr for...something." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2013
1/4 60%

Hôtel Normandy (2013)

"Another well-upholstered but cheap exercise in luxe pandering that fails as romantic farce." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2013
3/4 75%

Antoine et Antoinette (2013)

"It bubbles with an optimistic portrait of a happily married young couple, and a lively gallery of supporting characters worthy of a Preston Sturges farce. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2013
2/4 75%

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

"An overmatched star and a scarcity of eccentricity sink this hip-lit origin story from director John Krokidas." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2013
2/4 34%

Jayne Mansfield's Car (2013)

"Billy Bob Thornton's ensemble Southern family dramedy fails to subvert its cutesy formula often enough." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2013
2/4 86%

Il Futuro (2013)

"A counterproductively "literary" film with no satisfying payoffs, Rutger Hauer's blind recluse notwithstanding. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 3, 2013
2.5/4 No Score Yet

The Last Christeros (2013)

"The film forsakes most of the underdog sentimentality found in traditional genre treatments of noble sacrifice." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2013
1.5/4 69%

The Happy Sad (2013)

"Ken Urban, adapting his own play, fumbles at injections of urban, and decidedly not urbane, levity, in addition to telegraphing entire subplots." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2013
2/4 50%

Off Label (2013)

"Sincerely angry about the crisis in polypharmacy, this narrative suffers from a documentarian form of A.D.D." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2013
1.5/4 53%

Lovelace (2013)

"Lost in the music, mustaches, and furniture of the early '70s, this docudrama of a porn star's exploitation isn't nearly painful enough." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 26, 2013
3/4 98%

Blackfish (2013)

"The Frankensteinian rebellion of orcas against their corporate captors turns this doc into a sort of showbiz horror film." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2013
2.5/4 94%

Fruitvale Station (2013)

"Sensitively performed and laced with some forceful, quotidian grit, the film evades the larger questions behind a scandalous shooting death." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 4, 2013
3/4 92%

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013)

"A rock-doc that mythologizes the tragicomic flame out of power pop's seminal band, and the fan-made afterlife that brought them long-delayed success." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 1, 2013
2.5/4 94%

Knuckleball! (2012)

"This chronicle of two athletes throwing baseball's funkiest, least respected pitch is given depth by their stranger-than-fiction underdog status and camaraderie with mentors who've had the same struggles." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2012
2.5/4 100%

Radio Unnameable (2012)

"While crediting free-form radio pioneer Bob Fass with changing the culture of broadcasting, this doc remains clear-eyed about the decline of community radio and the New Left." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2012
2/4 60%

Francine (2012)

"In a character study of an ex-con who gives her heart and mind to animals rather than people, Melissa Leo's risky performance is ultimately framed with a disappointing, distanced pity." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2012
1.5/4 58%

The Eye of the Storm (2012)

"This adaptation of a prize-winning Australian novel is a stodgy slog save for some sporadic moments of blunt force supplied by Judy Davis and Charlotte Rampling." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2012
2.5/4 92%

Side by Side (2012)

"A serviceable primer on the digital-celluloid divide in commercial cinema, if a bit unwieldy in scope and in danger of being made obsolete by the next version of the RED camera." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2012
2/4 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"A lumpy spoof of electoral mudslinging that offers some bracing bipartisan contempt amid the lowbrow, labored slapstick." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 9, 2012
1.5/4 71%

Klovn: The Movie (Klown) (2012)

"An ostensible Danish Hangover that more closely resembles Two and a Half Men with nudity and unexpurgated dick jokes." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2012
2.5/4 71%

Sacrifice (2012)

"A historical melodrama that retains an ancient, elemental pull even as it insufficiently charts motivation and the self-denying values of antiquity." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2012
2.5/4 90%

The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012)

"Ultimately comes off as curiously anecdotal, lacking the dramatic dynamism that could give Marcel Pagnol's tale new life." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2012
3/4 76%

Unforgivable (2012)

"The layered, character-driven drama may subvert expectations of a sunny Venetian noir, but observes its five principal characters with a probing, egalitarian eye." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 26, 2012
2/4 91%

Gypsy (2012)

"A Slovakian character study of a boy ambivalently caught between worlds that ultimately squanders its promise." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2012

The Gold Rush (1925)

"Even with its (likely dictated) propaganda on behalf of the now-superfluous 1942 edition, this set restores a high watermark in cinematic comedy to nearly full glory." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2012
1/4 44%

To Rome with Love (2012)

""With age comes exhaustion," according to a rueful line late in the film, and it serves as a fitting diagnosis for Woody Allen's latest fallen souffle set in a European cultural capital." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2012
1.5/4 50%

Americano (2012)

"This odd hybrid of in-search-of-mother quest and lurid border-town pulp shows a humane intimacy mostly in touches borrowed from the filmmaker's estimable parents." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2012
3/4 86%

Tahrir: Liberation Square (2012)

"A direct-cinema document of the Cairo protests that toppled Mubarak, Stefano Savona's film doesn't pretend that Egypt's resolution has yet won a lasting victory." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2012
3/4 88%

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2012)

"A righteously outraged documentary targeting the "warm and fuzzy" iconography of the breast cancer fundraising bureaucracy and its camouflage of corporate priorities." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 29, 2012
2/4 37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

"A mixed bag of Nixon-era pop burlesque and vampire kitsch is ultimately undone by pedestrian gags and bloated genre boilerplate." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 10, 2012
3/4 No Score Yet

The Observers (2012)

"A semi-documentary essay of two female climatologists at work in a mountaintop weather station imbues nature and labor with a poetry of the seemingly eternal." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 8, 2012
1.5/4 89%

Bernie (2012)

"A surprisingly shapeless true-crime farce which never creates a convincing context for the odd relationship between a pious East Texas mortician and his sugar mama." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2012

Payback (2012)

"This doc on the many forms of human debt, though often frustratingly broad, offers a path to balancing civilization's ledger with a hard-nosed brand of altruism. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2012
2.5/4 70%

Keyhole (2012)

"A night of reckoning by a hoodlum in his haunted former home is a more sober and remote Freudian farrago than one expects from Guy Maddin." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2012
2/4 0%

Four Lovers (2012)

"This handsome mate-swapping drama never moves beyond the erotic to become incisive about the barriers built into sexual experimentation for committed couples." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 26, 2012
3/4 79%

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"Its director's romantic sensibilities wed to Terrence Rattigan's 60-year-old play, this period drama is buoyed by Rachel Weisz's poignant embodiment of a bourgeois wife seeking erotic autonomy." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2012
1/4 57%

Detachment (2012)

"Endng in risible bathos, Tony Kaye's urban high school melodrama is all about the cute teacher's crises and the girls who love him." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2012
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