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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 83% Blockers (2018) A picture in the spirit of the early Farrelly brothers comedies, where a premise usually functioned as the glue holding together a mass of gross-outs.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
0.5/4 18% Father Figures (2017) A movie entirely without consequence, about people we don't care much for, a plot of impossible silliness, and situations that seem hauled through the grinder of exhausted mid-tempo farce.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
0.5/4 33% La casa sperduta nel parco (House on the Edge of the Park) (1985) What we are left with is a bunch of clueless faces standing around, submitting to the cause of a mistaken screenplay, and a director who has studied nothing of mood or context.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
1/4 No Score Yet The Initiation (1984) 107 minutes of witless nonsense, populated by performers who would look more at home in after-school specials, and filmmakers who ought to have been left stranded on the unemployment line.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
0/4 40% Maniac (1980) A loathsome exertion in perverse voyeurism.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/4 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The dinosaurs have ceased being sources of excitement and are now superficial showpieces in a plot that piles one ludicrous moment on top of another, without providing us much time to react or contemplate them.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/4 89% Hereditary (2018) The movie throbs with a relentless underlying terror that is frequently mystifying, sometimes aggravating, and almost always poised to keep the mind engaged in disquieting wonder.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3.5/4 81% Scream 2 (1997) A sharp collection of observations strung across two hours of bloodshed, intricate motives, pointed cultural references and nearly flawless examples of well-modulated tension.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/4 88% Annihilation (2018) Here is a movie so thoroughly realized, so utterly entrenched in the harrowing ordeals of its characters, that their struggles touch on the very nervous system of our need to endure.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
100% Die Brücke (The Bridge) (1959) One of the most confrontational war movies of its time. An act of profound audacity.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
92% Nashville (1975) To ponder Robert Altman's Nashville is not merely to examine a profoundly important movie, but to deal with the very birth of a filmic ideal.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
No Score Yet Voskhozhdeniye (The Ascent) (1978) A revelation. It calls to us from an unmitigated stasis that sees the act of war as the consequence of dangerous movements colliding inwards on each other.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
4/4 96% Vertigo (1958) Hitchcock's film is distinctive, above all else, because it is the only one in his long catalogue without a scornful mask separating the obsessions from the vulnerabilities, and into the frames he pours the living essence of his timeless panache.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
3.5/4 100% Images (1972) An experiment that embodied the bold risk of an emerging method of cinema, where a garden of new filmmakers was being driven by themes more than characters or story.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
3.5/4 57% Last Days (2005) A tremendously sad and unsettling film.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A marvelous film that is genuinely frightening, without the zeal or polish of a routine studio picture where all the scares are conducted to convention.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3/4 76% The Witches of Eastwick (1987) Miller modulates the film from such a meticulous place that his fantasy develops with sincerity and humor, great underlying chemistry, and performances that inhabit the material rather than overplay it.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/4 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) The film works above standard because there is a powerful sadness motivating the characters.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
0.5/4 14% Geostorm (2017) A movie so bankrupt of ideas that it has the gall to masquerade as something more meaningful.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/4 43% Demon House (2018) Fashioned from a scorching creative eagerness that seems held back unnecessarily by a fear of visual or thematic excess.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
1.5/4 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) It's not a movie at all, but a sex toy with dialogue.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/4 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Yorgos Lanthimos has distanced himself from the mere notion of promising filmmakers and made "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," a movie so strikingly perceptive that it moves him into the company of greater, more assured voices in the medium.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3.5/4 87% The Post (2018) Here is a movie that is important for all the reasons you've undoubtedly heard about but is also something few of us could have expected: genuinely exciting.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3.5/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) At a deeper level it is a testament to the audacious power of pure elemental filmmaking.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) The sweet, charming "Lady Bird" is a love letter to the cinema of ambitious adolescents.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/4 99% Get Out (2017) Peele's parting thought is not to insist that we are destined to be slaves to the narrow thinking of others, but that we have a responsibility to remain cautious and vocal until such ideas have been destroyed. Get Out is an urgent call to that necessity.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The movie leaves behind a profound afterthought, a feeling that we have just been roused by an idea that has not yet been spoken or discovered.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
3.5/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A sweet and loving film where the characters are less mindful of an outside response and more consumed by the amorous temptations they possess.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
2/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) A droll, listless experience of a movie, an exercise that functions only because it is made in the service of its actor, who is more than up to the challenge of conveying a seamless portrayal.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) Baker has made a movie that cuts out the melodrama of after-school specials and found the profound contemplation lurking underneath.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Here is one of the more pointed and thoughtful discoveries of the year.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
3.5/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) A rather perceptive little film about the creation - and eventual destruction - of an Olympic athlete.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
3.5/4 92% La La Land (2016) Ambitious, hopeful and loving... a celebration of musical culture.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
2/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Nearly every detail is lifted verbatim from the earlier picture, minus the finesse or joy. This is not a movie at all, it's an overzealous dress rehearsal.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) A splendid entertainment, well-modulated by a steady directorial hand, and sincere in its depiction of individuals whose physical limits are meant to propel them towards wondrous - if suspenseful - adventures.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2018
2.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) There is simply no joy in The Last Jedi. But all great legacies, I guess, are destined to fade.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2018
4/4 69% mother! (2017) In a climate where we are quick to diminish and disown artists for forcing their brutal honesty on audiences, "Mother!" is a challenge worth facing.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3.5/4 94% The Breadwinner (2017) The movie throbs with a confidence that is as alarming as it is heart-wrenching.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) A thoughtful, deeply humorous portrait of a man who wanted to make a movie in spite of the cynicism of others, and did so entirely on his terms - in this case, for far worse results than most.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3/4 76% Copycat (1995) The movie creates an atmosphere that is tense and rousing without descending into caustic nihilism.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
4/4 97% Coco (2017) Coco embodies the hope and promise of what animated films can be.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
0/4 26% The Room (2003) We sit there in the dark, our eyes move over flutters of passive motion, and eventually the screen goes black. That's it.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
3.5/4 53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) What gives Zombie the nerve, the sheer audacity, to keep moviegoers interested in material that ought to be sneered at with contempt? Rarely has our need to dismiss an idea been replaced so thoroughly with a morbid desire to watch on in fascination.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
4/4 78% Shame (2011) Not since Eyes Wide Shut has any movie been so audacious to take the clothes off its characters for an interest outside of mere sexual curiosity.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
1.5/4 52% The Belko Experiment (2017) What goes on in the frames of this film plays like an understanding of procedure but nothing of soul.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
3.5/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) The film's taut, insightful arc is a reminder of the lost power of restraint.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
57% Irréversible (2002) It is telling that Noé, a filmmaker ordinarily enamored by the grueling underbelly of human behavior, can effectively contrast the nihilism of the climactic events with an almost hopeful tone overlaying the story's origins. ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
1.5/4 80% Sleepaway Camp (1983) A slog through teenage nightmares that has the gall to assume anyone is interested in social commentary, especially when it is all formulated by ideas carbon-copied from more talented filmmakers.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
2/4 29% Annabelle (2014) An outline of a horror film rather than the full embodiment, guided by general exercises instead of ambitiously-choreographed routines.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
3.5 85% It (2017) Somewhere in all of this we almost forget that we are even watching a movie and find ourselves living the experience right along with the characters - a rare and precious opportunity in times that have undermined our ability to be scared.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017