Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/5 62% Malcolm & Marie (2020) Why would anyone want themselves to be seen like this? - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
A- 94% The Twentieth Century (2020) Rankin has given a rare, precious gift to fringe-trawlers starved for the next worthy cult film, its sick salaciousness supported by substance. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
4/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Borat's journey to wokeness is a fraught one. Jagshemash! - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
72% French Exit (2021) Every third attempt at some flourishing witticism or poetic profundity lands with a thunk, though that does leave a goodly proportion of hits to misses. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/5 99% Totally Under Control (2020) Gibney and Co posit the president's vain mismanagement as the differentiating factor, hardly a revelation even when presented with more infuriating immediacy than newsprint can manage. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/5 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Somehow, the gross miscarriage of justice against innocent men has been made into a cracking good time. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 98% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) This film knows its purpose as a fleeting salve for the soul, and serves it generously. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
C 65% The Devil All the Time (2020) Like so many characters in this glum, shaggy ramble of a film, director Antonio Campos gets lost in the woods. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
1/5 55% Coastal Elites (2020) By the basic functioning of art, Rudnick and Roach have failed. As activists, doubly so. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) A winningly silly jam sesh with two lovable lunkheads. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
C+ 96% Class Action Park (2020) For all its attempts to build itself into something more substantive, it's still a day at the theme park. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
4/5 100% Coronation (2020) Alternating between a disarming urban beauty and a grim techno-surrealism of hoverboards and thermometer guns, Ai memorializes a moment of far-reaching consequence. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
2/5 60% Chemical Hearts (2020) Like reflecting on one's own teen years, it's mostly embarrassing. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
D 75% Psychomagic, a Healing Art (Psychomagie, un art pour guérir) (2019) There's little to be learned from its two nudity-replete yet tedious hours. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
2/5 91% Father Soldier Son (2020) The summation of Eisch's experiences feels glaringly incomplete, even as it faithfully conveys the interiority of his struggle. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
C+ 98% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) Time Is Illmatic is well-informed but inessential, a making-of featurette barely expanded to feature length at a trim 74 minutes. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
2/5 55% Back Roads (2018) Pettyfer's tastes, shortcomings and unflagging belief in himself leave a radioactive glow that comes only from the most reliably engrossing strain of failure... - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
1/5 70% 7500 (2020) Slightly more compelling than actual air travel. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
C 58% Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) Like listening to someone recount a dream, these anecdotes primarily give the impression that you had to be there (and in that state of mind) to get it. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
2/5 40% Capone (2020) If it's not dazzling its audience with over-the-top madness, the film looks as wormed-over as the decomposing lump of man at its centre. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
5/5 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) The central metaphor gets richer the longer you think about it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
87% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Loach's film does the work of putting their theories into practice, showing how policy decisions made in isolation ripple out into tragedy once they're enacted. - Vox EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
82% Forbidden Zone (1980) Forbidden Zone's sheer gleeful-strangeness quotient still humbles that of any big-screen musical that's come since. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
57% The Hunt (2020) In rejecting everything, it risks nothing. - Inside Hook EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
21% The Grudge (2020) ...we're suffering from a dearth of true boogeymen, the figures that loom in our shared pop-cultural nightmares. It's the faces that stay with us. - Inside Hook EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
2/5 29% Bloodshot (2020) It's a stack of wormed-over action tropes, and to make matters worse, the movie knows it - and yet does not know enough to spare us its missteps in the first place. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
1/5 57% The Hunt (2020) All this hubbub, and for what. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) The MTV-style editing feels passé, its humor smug and fratty. - Inside Hook EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
B+ 83% The Way Back (2020) It's a reminder that the most trite material-in this case, getting a second chance at making good-can be powerful when handled honestly. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
1/5 7% Fantasy Island (2020) What's left is a generic exercise in studio horror with little to distinguish it beyond the proper nouns in which it wraps itself. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
90% The Raft (2019) By constructing an alternative to this narrative and giving a voice to the wounded yet resilient people left in its wake, Lindeen brings empathy and perhaps something like justice to what would otherwise be nothing more than a sex raft. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
10% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) It's a grim sign that this clunky title turns out to be the most distinctive, memorable element of the film. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
64% Gretel & Hansel (2020) If Gretel & Hansel doesn't turn out to be one of the year's genre highlights, 2020 will be a very good year at the movies indeed. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
1/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Morano's lack of facility as a storyteller leaves the handful of bravura action set-pieces with nothing to connect them. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
1/5 13% Dolittle (2020) In a sense, this qualifies as animal cruelty. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Theological knots that refuse to untangle. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
1/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) If we've got to have mediocre studio blockbusters, might as well bring a little diversity to the roster of people making them. But we'd all be much better off if feminism just got a new talent agent and started taking more worthy jobs. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Flanagan chose to make Doctor Sleep utterly banal. Through means straightforward and blunt, he's turned a surreal simulation of succumbing to insanity into a plainly stated reminder to always be true to yourself. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
B- 47% Last Christmas (2019) It's a guilty pleasure nobody has to feel guilty about indulging in. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
C+ 67% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) The film doesn't know how to get out of its own way and foreground what's working, namely the dynamo of screen presence placed more prominently in the advertising than the feature itself. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
26% Countdown (2019) Those in search of more incisive techno-horror that cuts to the core of everything frightening about phone ownership and usage will have to continue waiting. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) For a film fine-tuned in pursuit of audiovisual perfection, this thing is full of narrative glitches, story elements that half work and half don't. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
44% Cuck (2019) Lambert's film makes its point by delving deeper into toxicity and committing to the most unattractive parts of itself. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
95% The Irishman (2019) There's no conclusion to his filmography's cycle of transgression and penance, because none of us can know the higher truth for which his films grasp. He leaves just enough doubt to require the next movie. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
C 87% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) What could possibly fill a person with so much denial and self-loathing? But Tyrnauer's approach errs more on the side of book report than character study. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 48% Greed (2020) McCreadie learns the hard way that some things can't be bought; the catharsis of that particular lesson amounts to its own kind of entertainment, less outright uproarious than satisfying. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
68% Joker (2019) When he finally does, Phillips builds to a climax of chaotic evil that certainly ranks among the most technically accomplished sequences of his career. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ 94% Bad Education (2019) Jackman shines and this is precisely the sort of grown-up mid-budget entertainment that moviegoers spend the summer months clamoring for. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Murphy summons the live-wire energy that once made him the biggest name in stand-up and guaranteed money in the bank for studio comedy vehicles. It's good to have him back. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
D+ 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) "Jojo Rabbit" exists in service of a single idea, a notion so desperately idealistic that it lands somewhere between naïveté and disingenuousness. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019