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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 23%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"The fact that these gags and one-liners are meant to offend isn't even half as criminal as the fact that the humor in 'Bad Santa 2' is repetitious, poorly timed, and devoid of any real feeling." ‐Collider
Posted Nov 16, 2016
5/5 87%

The Lost City of Z (2017)

"A masterpiece. Gray turns what could have been an easy-bake nostalgia trip to Hollywood classicism-a la the original 'Mutiny on the Bounty'-into something whole contemplative, resonantly melancholic, wise, and cuttingly personal." ‐Collider
Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/5 77%

The Alchemist Cookbook (2016)

"Though The Alchemist Cookbook could easily be labeled a work of psychological horror, it transcends the familiar trappings of that genre to evoke something more human and empathetic than simply conveying the terrors of the human mind." ‐Collider
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/5 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Of course, this is first and foremost a movie about Iggy Pop and The Stooges, and under that rubric, Gimme Danger cannot be considered anything less than a heartfelt, viscerally entertaining, and entirely successful feat. " ‐Collider
Posted Oct 4, 2016
5/5 96%

13th (2016)

"A damning, nuanced case against mass incarceration. Ava DuVernay has gone beyond crafting a call for a rebellion. With this masterpiece, she's calling for a revolution." ‐Collider
Posted Oct 3, 2016
4/5 91%

Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016)

"Microbe & Gasoline can be more seen as a reflection of Gondry's life as an artist that is often asked to engage separate parts of his personality, as well as work with people who are very different yet strangely like-minded." ‐Collider
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 94%

Blood Simple (1984)

"There's a simple magnetism inherent in this kind of filmmaking, and the Coens know how to orchestrate it." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2016
2/5 87%

All the Way (2016)

" The writing only takes the time to make LBJ into a fully fleshed-out, complex creature, while everyone else is judged simply by Roach and Schenkken's bland conception of moral codes." ‐Collider
Posted Jun 1, 2016
93%

All the President's Men (1976)

"Pakula was clearly talented from the moment he lensed his first feature, but like so many other New Hollywood icons, nationwide recognition didn't come until he took on the story of one of the great con jobs on the American people, the Watergate scandal." ‐Collider
Posted Apr 13, 2016
66%

The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

"Despite the rampant symbolism that Soderbergh conjures and indulges, The Girlfriend Experience is not a cold or clinical film at all. " ‐Collider
Posted Apr 8, 2016
97%

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)

"The fight scenes are utterly sublime, often shot to make great use of the width of the screen, and speak to the tremendous wonder and visceral passions that these kinds of stories aroused in artistic souls like Ang Lee. " ‐Collider
Posted Feb 24, 2016
4/4 94%

Rififi (Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) (1956)

"Jules Dassin doesn't waste much time in expressing exactly what he thinks of the criminals and gangster culture that rule his underworld." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2015
1.5/4 88%

Mr. Holmes (2015)

"Bill Condon ignores the delights and hardships of becoming an artist in lieu of simply presenting the long-touted liberating effects of art. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2015
1.5/4 72%

What We Did on Our Holiday (2015)

"The underlying, redundant, and underwhelming theme of the film is the pursuit of family unity at all costs." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2015
2.5/4 95%

Amy (2015)

"For the most part, the documentary succeeds in conveying a galvanizing sense of what made Winehouse so immediately engaging." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2015
1.5/4 46%

Ted 2 (2015)

"The film is a redundant showcase for Seth MacFarlane's racy, ****-centric sense of humor. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
1/4 No Score Yet

The Brink (2003)

"The Brink will likely appeal to college and high school kids who just got their first taste of Chomsky and Zinn." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2015
2/4 19%

Aloha (2015)

"After a while, the film's sing-a-song-for-the-world vibe, so buoyantly optimistic at first, becomes grating and smug. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/4 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"The film struggles against the rigid formula that typifies the Marvel universe, but only does so up to a point." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2015
No Score Yet

Maraviglioso Boccaccio (Wondrous Boccaccio) (2015)

"This isn't the Taviani brothers' strongest film to date, but it's one that feels uniquely at peace with the limitations of art and depiction in the face of oblivion." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2015
No Score Yet

Toto si surorile lui (Toto and His Sisters) (2014)

"It conjures up risky, relevant, and quite personal ideas about drug prohibition and conveys experiences in recovery that are rattling. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2015
85%

The Wolfpack (2015)

"The Wolfpack is a great scoop, a high-caliber personal-interest story with designs on the humanistic power of mainstream cinema." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2015
2.5/4 44%

True Story (2015)

"If the film's copycat visual artistry illuminates nothing, at least its script is sincerely devoted to probing Finkel and Longo's odd partnership." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 14, 2015
2.5/4 86%

Goodnight Mommy (2015)

"Fialo and Franz only finally subvert the viewer's perspective at the very end of the film, which speaks to a goal of crafting a formidable, atmospheric, and surprising work of genre, rather than attempting to transcend such molds." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2015
1.5/4 17%

The Gunman (2015)

"The lack of any visual ingenuity, reflexivity, or awareness of genre tropes diminishes the intermittent pleasures of the action's slightly involving kineticism." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2015
3.5/4 80%

Entertainment (2015)

"It conjures a menacing perspective on how the titular occupation hulls out empathy and cultivates a particularly unsettling strain of cynicism." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2015
3/4 81%

3 Hearts (3 coeurs) (2015)

"Throughout, Benoît Jacquot never loses sight of the primordial compulsions that drive feelings and expressions of great love and beauty." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/4 83%

Cinderella (2015)

"The filmmakers cut the film to emphasize the story's familiar plot points, rather than highlight any instances of personal visual artistry." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2015
1/4 32%

Chappie (2015)

"The film's exasperating atonality washes out any legitimate idea about identity, education, nature versus nurture, or artificial intelligence that Neill Blomkamp hoped to evince." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2015
1.5/4 56%

Focus (2015)

"Focus turns out to be a strained trumpeting of the return of the proverbial king of the box office." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/4 100%

Kes (1969)

"The politics of the schoolyard are more important than the politics of London in Kes, and though he finds himself continuously ridiculed, Billy can always come back to his beloved kestrel. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2015
1/4 14%

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

"Josh Heald's script takes the easy way out, ending the film with a torrent of slapdash sentimentality." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/4 80%

McFarland USA (2015)

"If there's a general air of emotional authenticity woven throughout all this garden-variety, faith-in-family hokum, it's in the racing scenes. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2015
1/4 74%

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

"It's structured in familiar, safe terms, plays for very low stakes, and appeals to no one so much as white, male teenagers with chips on their shoulders." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2015
1.5/4 26%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"For a story that's made up almost entirely of hogwash, Jupiter Ascending never feels as fun as it should. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1/4 35%

Project Almanac (2015)

"The film delivers the same misogynistic, faux-modernistic jolts of trashy humor and labored plotting that typify the work of co-producer Michael Bay." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2015
2.5/4 89%

Mommy (2015)

"When Xavier Dolan's tremendous empathy for the abandoned, medicated, and economically stressed is given full visual flight, it's easy to get lost in the rush." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2015
2.5/4 80%

Black Sea (2015)

"As much as the film is primarily a genre workout for director Kevin Macdonald, the script makes room for a tough-minded, psychologically corrosive depiction of vengeance. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2015
1.5/4 51%

The Interview (2014)

"It essentially uses a major global issue to cheaply dress up what is two hours of hit-and-miss erection jokes." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 15, 2014
2.5/4 90%

Wild (2014)

"Director Jean-Marc Vallée has created a film out of Cheryl Strayed's beloved 2012 memoir that never quite matches the blunt audacity of its simple title." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 2, 2014
2.5/4 73%

Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

"It does well to put more focus on delivering a plethora of jokes, imitations, zippy repartee, and sight gags than its plot's familiar machinations." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 24, 2014
2.5/4 69%

Late Phases (2014)

"Adrián García Bogliano ends up merely toying with the death-steeped concerns of his characters, and taking the furious and bitter perspective that powers the narrative's ponderous dramatic core for granted. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2014
2.5/4 82%

Beyond the Lights (2014)

"By rooting Noni's self-image issues in a controlling mother, the script provides the film with a tame, melodramatic structure that dulls the thorny matters of identity and expression at its center." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 10, 2014
2.5/4 89%

Big Hero 6 (2014)

"The film quickly becomes a study of grief and retribution, and the question of how exactly technology can and should be utilized in the treatment of these emotions." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2014
2/4 71%

Interstellar (2014)

"Much like his hero, Christopher Nolan's goal seems to be to take the humor and wildness out of imagination, to see invention in rigidly practical and scientific terms." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2014
2.5/4 95%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"Dan Gilroy's directorial debut only offers a familiar vision of today's newsman and producers as misery peddlers, and callow ratings slaves bordering on the monstrous." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3.5/4 100%

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

"Mr. Dynamite is a strikingly varied and substantial portrait of an intensely complex artist. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 26, 2014
2.5/4 85%

John Wick (2014)

"The film is thematically thin, and it has a tendency to embrace the action genre's more obnoxious elements, but there's a proudly no-nonsense air to its nonsensicality." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2014
.5/4 48%

The Judge (2014)

"One long trial of moral duty, and one that excuses repugnant behavior and psychological warfare in lieu of a repetitive, condescending sermon on honoring thy father." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2014
78%

Kill the Messenger (2014)

"The film devolves quickly into a pedestrian character study that basks in Gary Webb's public shaming and victimization, losing sight of the bravery and probing talent that characterized his writing." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2014
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