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Cynthia Fuchs

Cynthia Fuchs
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 82% Detroit (2017) This is no one's neighborhood. Detroit doesn't help anyone to feel at home, least of all viewers.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/10 85% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Béatrice serves as Claire's "magical" figure, her model for better "understanding", for a more fulfilled, less confined life, that role is in itself clichéd and constricting.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
8/10 93% Dunkirk (2017) The effects are less realistic than they are thrilling and entrancing, a set of sensory adventures alluding to World War II movie tropes... But the movie also turns these tropes inside out to articulate a broader theme.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Romeo Is Bleeding (2017) Romeo is Bleeding makes clear that life in Richmond is dire, that options are limited. However, life here also produces poetry.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
8/10 92% A Ghost Story (2017) Cinematographer Andrew Droz PalermoIt's camera immerses you in extended minutes of muted color and light, the space between objects in any given frame more resonant than any action.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
6/10 78% The Beguiled (2017) However much filmmakers try to sustain orders, movies become meaningful in their engagements with viewers, whose experiences can be messy and, as they live in various times and places, evolving.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
7/10 89% Maudie (2017) All this good work is a heavy load for Maud the movie character. Hawkins carries it with a graceful energy, helped by Maudie's visual approach, sometimes delicately impressionistic and sometimes more artisanal.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
6/10 84% Megan Leavey (2017) As its title indicates, Megan Leavey is not interested in the war as such. What it offers instead is the story of her journey, heartfelt and well acted, but never surprising.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
6/10 89% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) Such fragmentation of time offers little insight into the character named Simon.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
8/10 80% Colossal (2017) Gloria's evolution, made visible first in Hathaway's body choreography, part spastic and part aching, and then mapped onto the monster's gyrations, is a bracing sort of spectacle, thoughtful, funny, and not a little weird.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
9/10 95% I Called Him Morgan (2017) Layering experiences and impressions, music and image, Kasper Collin's remarkable film is less concerned with history than with effects, influences that stretch across time, ideas that shape art.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
9/10 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Personal Shopper features ghosts, murder, mysteries, and Maureen's iPhone, but for all these familiar story bits, it's a film that makes the most of, even expands, film as such.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
8/10 74% Headshot (2017) It's a cliché to call these fights balletic or the camerawork athletic. But the combination of these movements -- of bodies and frames, in harmony and in evocative tension -- is mesmerizing.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
7/10 100% Tickling Giants (2017) Media are their own giant, they shape beliefs and create community, instill hope and fear. Perhaps it's a lesson that will be taken seriously by viewers in the US.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/10 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Unpersuasive fiction about a young man who's just about as smart as you and just about as good or bad a reader as you.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
7/10 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Dorothea's swirling mix of worry and resilience forms the film's center. It also makes 20th Century Women, a movie detailing history, an oddly perfect movie for the present. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/10 24% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Most everything about The Bye Bye Man is familiar. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet The Crossing (2015) The film shows this challenging transition in different locations and for different individuals.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
10/10 100% Starless Dreams (Royahaye dame sobh) (2017) Brilliant.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
3/10 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The movie spirals into the elaborate illogic of the videogame on which it's based.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
7/10 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Smart and sweet, the movie doesn't so much press viewers to examine their own potential prejudices as it assumes the persuasive power of its own vision.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/10 80% Patriots Day (2017) Tommy's movie-magical appearances in so many places are less an emotional through-line than a mechanical contrivance, as you wonder, more than once, how does he happen to be on that street in his cruiser, right at that moment?‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
5/10 75% Miss Sloane (2016) You might have prepared for a gaudy twist of a finalé, but no, the finalé you get is the one you might have expected from another movie, a movie that doesn't begin with the promise of something different.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
5/10 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) [While] Kelly Fremon Craig's first feature updates some old plot points by wrapping them up in current references -- a text message precipitates Nadine's first scene crisis -- it tends to be pretty much what you expect.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
10/10 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) The jarring, seemingly inevitable transition from Baldwin to today makes clear that for all the progress anyone imagines has been made, "What's going to happen in this country" remains exactly the real question.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
7/10 94% Arrival (2016) The movie insists on conversation, on communication, on sharing experience.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/10 21% Inferno (2016) That Langdon likes to issue such explanations and annotations while on the run, sometimes reading text as you see it on screen, with highlighting to guide your eye, can't help but slow down the action.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/10 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Such focus on Nat Turner's experience at the expense of others creates a set of common representational problems, not least being the use of women's bodies to drive yet another man's plot.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
7/10 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) If that story here sometimes lapses into formula, the dazzling color (oranges and yellows and magentas) and thrilling energy and sheer art of each scene help to make that formula less burdensome, to make these places vibrant and marvelous.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/10 62% Snowden (2016) As much as Snowden is overstated and underwhelming, it can't undercut the crucial importance of Snowden's ongoing story.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
9/10 93% Under The Sun (2016) These layers are visible especially because the film is so intently focused on Zin-mi, her fascinating face, her restrained gestures, her openness and also her caution, her obvious effort to please and her occasional and barely discernible frustration.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
4/10 65% Nerve (2016) The movie never makes your choices difficult or challenges your role as a consumer, indicting consumers of violence in a way that's simultaneously obvious and pleasurable, and not at all your problem.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
5/10 56% Jason Bourne (2016) This is the Bourne repetition.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/10 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Predictable and sensationalistic, the story in The Neon Demon is delivered with exclamation points.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/10 47% Free State of Jones (2016) Whatever principles Newton Knight once pursued, and however noble Gary Ross' revisionist history might be, Free State of Jones leaves unresolved-and worse, unasked-a series of vital questions.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
8/10 91% Zero Days (2016) [Gibney] takes up the strategies he's used so skillfully in Taxi to the Dark Side... These back-and-forths are fun and energetic, the stories they reveal at once transfixing, preposterous, and melodramatic.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
8/10 93% Tickled (2016) On its surface, Tickled is about Farrier and Reeve's search for a truth about who's behind these tickle cells... But it's also, at another level, about how such a search becomes a truth of its own, documented and disseminated.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/10 69% Central Intelligence (2016) The relentlessness here is daunting, its returns diminishing.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
9/10 100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Juxtaposing images and interviews, revelations and old news, the film makes clear repeatedly that people base their beliefs on what they see, but what they see is inevitably framed by experiences and expectations.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
5/10 79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Then the movie kicks back into gear, a series of regular horror movie mechanics, with people walking into rooms they shouldn't and doors banging and figures slamming into walls.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
6/10 89% The World's End (2013) [The World's End] soon turns from this not-quite-nostalgic focus to one more like Pegg and Edgar Wright's first two Cornetto movies, which is to say, a melding of well-known genres in order to spoof them.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
9/10 98% The Fits (2016) In Toni, a girl who comes of age, who comes into herself, the movie offers a brilliant, new, and sensory experience.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
4/10 57% Me Before You (2016) This question of who comes "before" is likely unanswerable. In another movie, that might be a grand, provocative notion... But this movie does answer it, makes clear whose before matters.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
9/10 100% Of Men And War (2015) For all the individual horrors it documents, Of Men and War... is organized as a collective experience, following multiple, mostly unnamed veterans as they share in group or in pairs, expressing rage and fear, frustration, and small pleasures.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
8/10 95% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) [Documentaries] impose order on chaotic experience, structure narratives, conjure viewing pleasures. Presenting Princess Shaw simultaneously exposes and obscures this process.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/10 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Watching the same origins, the same conflicts, the same struggles, you could describe it as more, but you also call it the same.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
9/10 97% Weiner (2016) You can't look away.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
8/10 98% The Babadook (2014) This isn't to say it's only about how disturbing it can be to be a mom; it's also not only about how difficult it can be to be a mom to a child who reminds you each day of your most dire trauma... The film is also about institutions that fail to serve.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
5/10 76% Last Days In The Desert (2016) Yet another meditation on the Jesus story.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
4/10 57% Money Monster (2016) The movie is stuck between indictments, making cases against the makers and the consumers, the cheaters and the cheated.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016