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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% A Summer's Tale (2014) The sheer beat of the words keeps the actors moving in time, moving in circles, moving toward or away from each other...‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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100% The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step (2014) Hentoff is also an American original, a consequence of his faith in the music made by some of the most oppressed members of this society.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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91% There Will Be Blood (2007) [PTA] had way too much confidence in his own talent. But after watching the movie, I failed to forget its images, to stop thinking about its plot, to silence its soundtrack. It's possible that the director has a correct assessment of his artistic worth.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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57% Finding Fela! (2014) You have to learn to love his music, but once you do, it will take you to the deepest places of your soul. This film, which is built around the production of the musical, is for those who want to learn how to love Kuti.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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81% Land Ho! (2014) Amazing that they made so much out of so little. Nelson relentlessly pumps out the comedy, and Eenhoorn convincingly counters this bombardment and brings a much-needed splash of sunlight to the film's end.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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97% No No: A Dockumentary (2014) What all of this shows is that the universe has no god, and that good and evil have nothing to do with its structure. Morality is human. Greatness is immoral.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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35% Flashdance (1983) The working-class ambitions in Flashdance are not about grace but fame.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) It goes on and on and nothing much happens but this going on and on. And you can easily imagine the amazement that filled my face when I learned that it could actually have gone on and on for much longer than I saw it going.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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11% No Good Deed (2014) No Good Deed is a box-office hit. It's also a very good thriller with a deep and important message.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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No Score Yet Chat (2014) The main and even mesmerizing achievement in Greg Lundgren's film is that he matched the depthlessness of pornographic webcam interactions with the depthless beauty of the leading subject's face‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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39% The Liberator (2014) Despite the super-fast pace of The Liberator, which is about the rise and fall of the 19th-century South American warrior and anti-colonist Simón Bolívar, Ramirez always finds a way to give his words and moments weight.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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29% Autómata (2014) If robots are doing all of the hard work, where are the profits coming from in this slave economy? Who is this corporation exploiting? It only has one market. This makes no sense.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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100% Stations of the Elevated (2014) All that we see in this beautiful, poetic documentary is nothing less than the birthplace of hip-hop.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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65% Fishing Without Nets (2014) What's the problem? There are so many. For example: The film doesn't at all explain how or why the fish population was depleted or where all of the machine guns are coming from...‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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No Score Yet Fandry (2013) Nagraj Manjule's film is expertly paced, elegantly scored (no sitars but mandolins and violins), and packed with convincing details of village life.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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100% Hiroshima Mon Amour (1960) It was one of the few movies in the world to express with near perfection the truth about the soul-destroying effects a city has on lovers, the pain it can cause them, the monsters that it turns them into.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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91% Norte, the End of History (2014) It's a monumental achievement: a four-hour film you wish could be longer.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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95% National Gallery (2014) There is no explanation for this documentary, no obvious goals, nor a narrator to guide us. We just watch and listen. Also, National Gallery is Wiseman's most beautiful documentary since La Danse,‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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52% Low Down (2014) Certainly one of the best biopics of an artist I have seen in a long time.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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86% Top Five (2014) Though Rock is funny throughout the film, the story would have collapsed in the absence of the cameos.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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98% Hoop Dreams (1994) It is impossible to watch this story of kids who have dreams of becoming rich and famous by way of professional basketball without a sense of nostalgia and even sadness.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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87% Winter Sleep (2014) Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Winter Sleep is in fact two films. It is more than fair to judge one of these films as great and the other as a bit boring.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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89% A Most Violent Year (2015) The direction is strong, the acting solid, and the cinematography crisp.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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76% Amira & Sam (2015) This film, oddly enough, manages not only to draw convincing performances from the leads, but also to connect, with very light hands, American militarism with finance capital.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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90% Concerning Violence (2014) As for Hill, she has a voice that expresses all of her strengths and weaknesses, her beauty and her outrage. Few are as bold and as vulnerable as her.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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98% Leviathan (2014) Leviathan is a beautiful but bleak film.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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78% Queen and Country (2015) In the end, you may even like Queen and Country more than Hope and Glory, which is saying a lot.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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32% Chappie (2015) Sadly, Neill Blomkamp appears to have run out of steam and has no problem directing a two-hour music video for a second-rate rap group.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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83% Yakona (2014) The documentary is very impressive and enchants the eye with its stream of poetic images. It also has almost no narration; it simply wants us to watch in wonder.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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95% Man from Reno (2015) The leading reason to recommend Man from Reno, an altogether solid work, is Fujitani's performance, which is flawless.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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99% About Elly (2015) Simple, elegant, and yet incredibly complicated and tense. The action, the bombs, and the drama are all in the details. If you do not catch every word, change of tone, and glance, you'll miss a huge psychological, political, cultural explosion.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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100% Losing Ground (1982) [It] comes as a relief to see a film by a black director that's devoted to the higher question of the existential condition of humans.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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87% La Sapienza (2015) If architecture aspires to the condition of music, the acting in La Sapienza aspires to the condition of architecture. You will love the ending of this very original and elegant and arty work.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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90% Fresh Dressed (2015) I had to admit that [the] manner of blending, mixing, and reappropriating high-end brands was indeed consistent with my hip-hop innovation criteria. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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24% 7 Minutes (2015) 7 Minutes is the movie that gets that city right. The ugliness of its downtown, the blandness of its raised freeways, and the abruptness of its transitions from rural to urban and urban to rural.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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26% Terminator Genisys (2015) We also get the impression from Schwarzenegger's performance, the best thing about this reboot, that he really wants to retire but can't. He must keep on fighting and engaging with the increasing number of loops in time. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
61% Felt (2015) You really do not want to make the mistake of seeing a minute more of this movie, which is so compelling up to this point. The rest of it, which runs for a very long and tedious 20 minutes, is a right and confused mess.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
84% Eden (2015) I just want to watch, listen, and get down to Eden, which, thankfully, is long and meanders like a cloud. And in the way you do not ask where a cloud is going or where it is coming from-a cloud is just a cloud-you must not ask where Eden is going.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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52% Gemma Bovery (2015) Thanks largely to Fabrice Luchini's comic performance, it's reasonably entertaining, particularly if you're the kind of person who likes Flaubert references in your romantic comedies.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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82% 1001 Grams (2015) The pleasures of the film are entirely visual.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) Hsiao, like everyone else of his generation, can't move forward in this twilight, which is soon to enter a night that will be terminated by the dawn of new political arrangements in the region and a bright new class of consumer technologies.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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79% A Hard Day (2015) When the film works, it's great; when it doesn't work, it's a bit corny.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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76% Jimmy's Hall (2015) This is Loach at his best.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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69% The Wanted 18 (2015) Worrying about a bunch of cows is only silly if this economic logic is absent. Anyway, the documentary has its moments and is informative; however, I did not get into the talking cows‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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79% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2015) The result of this unforgiving artificializing of a culture that's pretty artificial to begin with is what the future will recognize as one of Jeunet's masterpieces.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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79% Counting (2015) [A] long, poetic, political essay about the human condition, the human habituate, neoliberal capitalism, and urban geography.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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88% The Iron Ministry (2015) Some of these trains are very old and rickety. Others are very new, fast, and flashy. All are linked into one movement through the film's 82 minutes. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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92% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) Vanguard, sadly, spends much of its time describing the boring and irrelevant power struggles between the biggest egos in the organization.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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98% Welcome To Leith (2015) In the end, this documentary, which has the mood of a Hollywood thriller, is about a plan that failed...Nothing hurts like failure.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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92% Breathe (2015) ...about the surface of faces, the magic of motion, the qualities of light, and the possibilities of color. A film should always strive to be as wonderful as Breathe.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018