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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C No Score Yet Blue Night (2018) "I'm not done yet," Vivienne declares. But we never even see her get started.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
B- 100% Nico, 1988 (2018) There's something beautiful and vaguely redemptive to the way Nicchiarelli's film gives the singer one last chance to change her ways.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
C+ 48% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) The resulting testimony is inconclusive, many of the talking heads looking at the legend sitting across from them as though he's lost the plot.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B- 35% I Feel Pretty (2018) It never slackens in its conviction that the world reflects how you feel about yourself, or in how empowering that can be if you come at it from the right angle.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B- 61% Come Sunday (2018) The movie that's happening in Ejiofor's eyes is far more wracked and compelling than the one that Marston shows us through his own.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B- No Score Yet The Rescue List (2017) Saving defenseless kids from the cruelty of Lake Volta must be some of the most challenging work imaginable, but The Rescue List ultimately resonates because of how little it can take to show them their own strength.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
D 51% Rampage (2018) No satisfying action beats, no memorable images, and so little to say that it's virtually impossible to say anything about it in return. It's not a movie for critics, that much is clear. The problem is that it's not for anyone else, either.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
C 86% 6 Balloons (2018) Much like its frazzled protagonist, 6 Balloons has a strong sense of direction, but the film is too constricted to let go, embrace the detours, and allow life to takes it course.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
B- 86% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) Chun's life is literally spent on other people, but the beauty her actions create for the film and inspire from its characters is often powerful enough to make sense of a story that never bothers to make sense of itself.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
C+ 71% Acorn and the Firestorm (2018) The organization's past is remarkable and worth celebrating, but it's impossible to appreciate the full sweep of ACORN's legacy without seeing it in the context of the corruption that now stands in its place.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
C 18% The Titan (2018) A clever but unformed hunk of speculative science-fiction. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
D 13% God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018) These movies are fundamentalist propaganda aimed at people who are convinced their religion is under attack in this country just because it doesn't exempt them from the Constitution.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
A- 95% Love After Love (2018) In its way, this small, handcrafted, and immaculately well-realized feature challenges the limited way that movies tend to depict loss.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
C 9% Game Over, Man! (2018) The downside to generating original content for Netflix is that there isn't any oversight whatsoever; no one to point out how many of the jokes aren't working.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
C- 70% I Can Only Imagine (2018) Art can be affirmation, but affirmation cannot be art.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
C- 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Depressingly, "Uprising" is never better than when it's setting up another sequel. By the time that movie crashes into theaters, our expectations for it might actually be low enough for it to surpass them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
C+ 50% Touch Me Not (2018) Touch Me Not points towards all manner of holistic truths, but leaves them all frustratingly out of reach.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
B No Score Yet Chi-Town (2018) Fortunately (and appropriately) the 78-minute Chi-Town compensates for its size by making every shot count. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
C+ 63% The New Romantic (2018) In a sense, The New Romantic succumbs to the same nervous uncertainty that gnaws at its heroine, so anxious about how it compares to pre-existing stories that it misses a few golden opportunities to tell one of its own. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B+ No Score Yet People's Republic of Desire (2018) Wu's fascinating, deeply alarming film ushers us into a bold new world where our pleasure is simulated, but our pain is real.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B 82% First Match (2018) First Match is such a powerful coming-of-age story because Monique makes us feel like she's the first person to ever set foot there.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
C- 67% Take Your Pills (2018) [Klayman's] movie is so preoccupied with the idea of competitive advantages that its "Harrison Bergeron" analysis spares little thought for the people who just need some help to be themselves.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
C+ 78% Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018) It's impossible to reason with hateful young American History X wannabes, and seeing Lough edit them into conversation with people on the other side of the spectrum only reinforces that fact.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
C+ 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Perhaps this movie is so striking because it's such a wonky and self-possessed experience, too much of its own thing to feel like it was tailor-made for anyone but the people who need it most. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
D 20% The Outsider (2018) Can a gaijin ever be trusted like family, or will his motives ultimately be self-serving? It's an interesting question in a story that's otherwise completely devoid of interesting questions, but The Outsider is too enamored with its foreign star.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B- 52% Flower (2018) Even when the movie ends, we feel like we're only scratching the surface. Still, how refreshing to see a coming-of-age story that's less concerned about a teen losing her innocence than it is in how she might earn some of it back.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B 97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) Even at its most self-conflicted, this is a fascinating reminder that some art wasn't made to be owned.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
C+ 51% Submission (2018) Submission is so desperate not to become a cliché that it ultimately wastes a golden opportunity to become something more.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
B- 88% Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2018) "Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?" is at its sharpest and most necessary when Wilkerson interrogates his personal connection to the past.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
C 17% Death Wish (2018) It's very obvious that Roth doesn't really care about the film's political baggage - he just wants an excuse to have Bruce Willis shoot battery acid into a guy's sciatic nerve and watch the blood.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
B+ 87% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) Still, there's an undeniable genius at work here, strong enough to survive the psychedelic sleaze that's been baked into every frame. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
B- 100% Grass (2018) Much less consistently enjoyable than many Hong films twice its length, Grass compensates for its dramatic slackness and deviant sobriety by honing in on the ideas that its director's work often skirts around.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
C 22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) We're left right where we started, and with nothing to show for it but a fleeting reminder that peace is impossible without negotiation. It's a lesson that history has failed to teach us, filtered through a movie that doesn't understand why.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
B+ 88% U: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Fortunately, the gimmick pays off more often than not.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
D+ 39% When We First Met (2018) It'll take you roughly five minutes to realize that Noah is going about things the wrong way; it'll take him more than 90. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
C+ 36% Nostalgia (2018) The more you see, the more you miss; 'twas ever thus. The poor director doesn't know what to do about that, but then again, who does?‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
B 80% Transit (2018) The film's main gimmick - more successful than not - compounds the extent to which these characters were slippery constructs to begin with. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
B 50% Profile (2018) The answers to these mysteries are mighty predictable (a fact that Bekmambetov tries to obscure by reaching them through a string of silly plot twists), but Profile nevertheless sells us on how seductive these interactions can be.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
C+ 0% Eva (2018) Eva boasts little style beyond what its biggest star is able to bring to the table. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
B+ 100% Daughter of Mine (Figlia mia) (2018) The film renders each of Vittoria's mothers with such riveting and unvarnished empathy that you hardly even notice how their daughter is growing up before your eyes, stronger than the both of them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
C+ 50% Black 47 (2018) By the time it ends on a note of intimate ambiguity, it's hard not to wish that Black 47 had expressed more shades of gray.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 91% Isle of Dogs (2018) Ultimately ... the most striking thing about Anderson's fastidiousness is that it's all in done in the service of chaos.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
B+ 96% Black Panther (2018) You believe in T'Challa, you believe in Wakanda, and you believe - maybe for the first time - that the MCU actually matters.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
D 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) It's worth remembering that the Cloverfield movies were only able to successfully disrupt conventional distribution methods because they're good. The best thing you can say about this one is that it's free with your Netflix subscription.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
B+ 92% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) While Gyllenhaal's work should be enough to satisfy anyone wondering why this movie needed to be made twice, Colangelo makes fine use of the story's new American context. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
D+ 29% Yardie (2018) As it stands, Yardie seldom amounts to anything more than a collection of vaguely related scenes, simultaneously both too muddled and too straightforward to have any resonance beyond the moment at hand. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B- 100% Blaze (2018) The film isn't a jigsaw puzzle, where every piece neatly fits into a greater whole; it's more like a drunken night of people sitting around and remembering their old friend, warts and all. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B 93% Tully (2018) [Charlize] Theron and [Mackenzie] Davis are dynamite together, the actresses playing off each other like two sides of the same coin. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
B- No Score Yet A Kid Like Jake (2018) This might be the start of a long and winding path, but it's no small thing for A Kid Like Jake to so clearly illustrate how love is always going to be the path of least resistance.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C 61% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) Maybe this is exactly the biopic that Kenney would want, silly and bittersweet and laced with regret. Unfortunately, the film is just good enough to convince us that he deserved better.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018