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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88%

Bessie (2015)

"Bessie Smith, who earned the title "Empress of the Blues" back in the 1920s, remains a voice that should be heard today." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Dec 3, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet

The Unauthorized Full House Story (2015)

"Not long after you start watching The Unauthorized Full House Story, you might think , "Well, at least the dialogue can't get any worse." You'd be wrong. It can and it does." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Sep 8, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church (2015)

"Hendrix performances aren't exactly rare. There must be a hundred albums of concerts and studio outtakes. That doesn't make this set any less powerful, and it has the added poignance of being his last major show before his death just 10 weeks later." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Katrina 10 Years Later: Through Hell in High Water (2015)

"It has an unnecessarily and distractingly melodramatic narration, but as a study of nature's destruction and man's challenge in responding, it's not to be missed." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Aug 26, 2015
4/5 91%

Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2013)

"A new documentary on the late trash-talking TV host Morton Downey Jr. suggests he might have been putting one over on both the world and himself." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 71%

Web Junkie (2014)

"The campers, of course, hate it, and many seem to suggest it becomes basically another game to them. Figure it out, get released, go back to the computer." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jul 12, 2015
3/5 100%

Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014)

"Set against our current flurry of stories on police/community tension, The Grim Sleeper suggests we could use a wakeup call." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Apr 27, 2015
3/5 62%

Whitney (2015)

"So "Whitney" is an odd mix. The love feels real, and you begrudge them none of it. Yet the problems are just as real, and it's hard to see what could have averted them." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jan 15, 2015
4/5 89%

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)

"Every little once in a while, a television special reminds us that the Christmas spirit can make the impossible come true. In Elf, for example, the goofiest guy on the planet gets kissed by a beautiful blond. Now that's what I'm talking about." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Dec 16, 2014
2/5 59%

Peter Pan Live! (2014)

"If a new generation of young folks stuck around to get enchanted Thursday, that's great. Too often, we just weren't feeling the pixie dust." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Dec 5, 2014
3/5 100%

Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)

"The spirit remains true, and this is a nice add-on to the movies, with the familiar subtext that the cool effects in video games are no substitute for a kid's own imagination." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Dec 1, 2014
3/5 50%

Big Driver (2014)

"A few horror-story cliches seep in, but with Bello playing a character who is strikingly unglamorous and at times not even sympathetic, Big Driver should deliver for its audience." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 50%

Deliverance Creek (2014)

"Let's hope it gets less murky." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Sep 16, 2014
2/5 11%

The Longest Week (2014)

"Writer-director Peter Glanz seems determined to make a subpar Wes Anderson knockoff. And in that sense, he has achieved undeniable success." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Sep 3, 2014
4/5 94%

The Normal Heart (2014)

"This reincarnation of The Normal Heart raises all the right disturbing questions." ‐New York Daily News
Posted May 20, 2014
3/5 96%

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013)

"There's nothing unlikable about the Plimpton we meet here, and his self-deprecation about his experiences feels endearing. It just leaves us wondering whether he also had some ambivalence of his own." ‐New York Daily News
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 96%

Muscle Shoals (2013)

"Hall's backstory, riddled with tragedy, gets the proper attention and respect here. But it's the music that won't let you stop watching." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Apr 21, 2014
1.5/4 85%

Bottle Rocket (1996)

"Bottle Rocket was conceived as a low-budget family affair -- it has more Wilsons than the Beach Boys -- and outside of a few cult-intensive pockets of fandom, that's where it's likely to end up." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Mar 4, 2014
3/5 100%

The Whole Gritty City (2013)

"For every 11-year-old who decides he's going to take the band route and does, another kid who seems to have beaten the odds has not. The good news is that the band directors here aren't giving up - and that in music they have a potent weapon." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Feb 18, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet

Spies of Mississippi (2013)

"Spies speaks in a calm voice and acknowledges that the anti-civil rights movement in Mississippi ran far deeper than one government agency. Still, it's a somber reminder of how much the movement had to overcome." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet

Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth (2013)

"Out of all this, she emerges as a woman who speaks eloquently and plainly, whether describing her lifelong activism or recalling how the Color Purple characters lived in her head for a full year, talking all the while." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet

Finding The Funk (2014)

"George calls funk the bridge between soul music and hip hop, and he builds a strong case. Funk refused to be put in any box. Wherever it came from, and wherever it's still doing, it gets your motor moving." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Feb 4, 2014
4/5 71%

Barrymore (2012)

"Plummer commands the stage as easily and firmly as Barrymore must have. He makes us believe that Barrymore would indeed, as he tries to reach deep into his past and revive Richard, keep recalling his wives or breaking in to sing a pop song of the day." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jan 31, 2014
4/5 85%

Hawking (2013)

"He talks a lot about his two wives. This makes Hawking unusually revealing, because his life has almost always been framed in terms of his mental brilliance. " ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jan 29, 2014
4/5 92%

Herblock: The Black & the White (2013)

"He returned continuously to themes of economic and social justice. Starting his career at the beginning of the Great Depression cemented those instincts and gave him material to develop a distinctive style for portraying haves and have-nots." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jan 27, 2014
2/5 43%

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014)

"The movie itself apparently isn't sure the murders themselves are lurid enough. So it adds a few things that didn't happen, plus some 21st-century music." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jan 27, 2014
2/5 81%

Mitt (2014)

"In a scene where Romney explains that within five years the country could fall into utter fiscal chaos, he exudes no more passion than in another scene where he picks up stray trash from a balcony." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2/5 52%

Flowers in the Attic (2014)

"V.C. Andrews' popular and creepy 1979 novel Flowers in the Attic gets no favors from the scriptwriters in this latest adaptation." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jan 21, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet

The Battle Of Amfar (2013)

"Because the fight isn't over, this isn't a story of victory. It is a story of triumph, and an essential reminder of how we need to define it." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Dec 29, 2013
3/5 100%

Six By Sondheim (2013)

"Six is tour of his past, with special emphasis on a half-dozen tunes. " ‐New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2013
4/5 92%

The Challenger Disaster (2013)

"It's not just a good story, it's a good story well told. " ‐New York Daily News
Posted Nov 18, 2013
2/5 56%

Killing Kennedy (2013)

"There's nothing terribly wrong with Killing Kennedy. We just don't need the splashes of Hollywood in a story we already know way too well." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Nov 12, 2013
4/5 100%

American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' (2013)

"This new American Masters documentary on Jimi Hendrix confirms much of what we already knew well and gives some tantalizing hints of what we still hardly know at all." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet

JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013)

"He comes off as a detective building a case. But then, so do others. And only one can be right. " ‐New York Daily News
Posted Nov 4, 2013
2/5 85%

Seduced And Abandoned (2013)

"Ironically, the failure of the financing mission gives [it] a sharper edge. But in the end, that edge will probably be of more interest to Baldwin, Toback and the film biz than to a civilian, who mostly wants to know why she can't find a decent rom-com." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 28, 2013
3/5 88%

Springsteen And I (2013)

"Non-Bruce fans or casual fans may want to check this film out, but it's really for true believers. If it never explains why they're true believers, the real truth is that it doesn't matter." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/5 98%

Blackfish (2013)

"In the wild, orcas live between 50 and a hundred years. In captivity, it's half that. It's simply a strong argument to free all the Willies." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 23, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet

Schooled: The Price of College Sports (2013)

"Sobering and true." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 100%

Gideon's Army (2013)

"Gideon's Army does what the best documentaries have always done: It makes us think about something we'd rather not." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 96%

Brooklyn Castle (2012)

"Brooklyn Castle does a superb job of celebrating the triumph while reinforcing the relentless vigilance it requires from everyone involved." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 7, 2013
3/5 91%

Valentine Road (2012)

"For viewers, Brandon's action feels tragic and inexcusable. The hard part is how to respond to it, and Valentine Road, like much of "the system," doesn't suggest any easy answer." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 7, 2013
4/5 38%

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)

"Whether the film gets all the nuances right is hard for civilians to say. But round for round, the fight is surprisingly lively." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/5 33%

Ring of Fire (2013)

"June Carter Cash is the kind of performer you just naturally tend to like, and you'll like her even more after seeing this new biopic." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Sep 13, 2013
1/5 No Score Yet

The 12 Disasters of Christmas (2012)

"Some bad movies just bore you, while others create a perverse fascination, an aura that keeps you watching in the hope they will never get better. "The Twelve Disasters of Christmas" does not. " ‐New York Daily News
Posted Aug 14, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet

Picture Paris (2011)

"You won't see anything else quite like it." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Aug 14, 2013
3/5 92%

Our Nixon (2013)

"It just feels redundant. Perhaps little or nothing on the home movies lent itself to a richer portrait. " ‐New York Daily News
Posted Aug 1, 2013
4/5 82%

Sharknado (2013)

"Sharknado is an hour and a half of your life that you'll never get back. And you won't want to. " ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jul 26, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet

Gasland Part II (2013)

"Gasland Part II couches its anger in the measured tones of someone who is trying to suppress that anger long enough to explain to outsiders why the situation is so outrageous." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jul 8, 2013
3/5 95%

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

"There's never a sense Douglas or director Steven Soderbergh is after a caricature, but there's still the sense that we sometimes get one." ‐New York Daily News
Posted May 24, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet

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"Elisabeth Moss anchors the film as Detective Robin Griffin, a tough cop and restless woman whose curt manner suggests she has secrets." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Mar 18, 2013
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