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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 95%

Seasons (Les saisons) (2016)

"Perrin and Cluzaud struggle to find a footing in their vast cinematic terrain. We never quite know why we are seeing a particular animal at any given point, and none of the creatures - or the humans, for that matter - has any impact on us." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2/4 47%

The Take (Bastille Day) (2016)

"Director James Watkins keeps things reasonably interesting, but his characters are not well drawn, which hinders the buddy dynamic between Mason and Briar." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/4 50%

Almost Christmas (2016)

"We get too many slapstick set pieces and extraneous subplots that bog down the proceedings." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/4 96%

Aquarius (2016)

"This is a film more about the sacredness of our memories than the evil ways of gentrification, but skilled director Kleber Mendonca Filho is clearly interested in both." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 100%

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)

"Angelou's epic journey - from a mute girl in segregated Arkansas to an icon of civil rights, literature and entertainment - could easily be a 10-part miniseries." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Chess is not the most visual of games, but Nair makes these competitions come alive. She also gets the most out of her mostly nonprofessional African cast, not to mention her two stars, Oyelowo and Nyong'o." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/4 63%

The Vessel (2016)

"We keep waiting for the film to wash over us, and it never quite does." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 14, 2016
3/4 92%

Demon (2016)

"The exquisitely shot "Demon" is not gory or particularly scary, but it has its fair share of chills." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 14, 2016
3/4 81%

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

"Working in the film's favor is that the JT saga remains relevant today, in this age of Internet alter egos, blurred-reality shows and our continued obsession with fame and celebrity." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 7, 2016
88%

Mia Madre (2016)

"This is a movie that doesn't quite come together, on both thematic and tonal levels, even though most individual scenes are competently acted and engaging." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/4 100%

Ixcanul (2016)

""Ixcanul" provides a window into a culture that we rarely see. But it's not just an anthropological study - it has a powerful story to tell, too." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/4 88%

The Kind Words (2016)

"It's mostly engaging, even if the proceedings get a tad burdened with awkward tonal shifts and subplots." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/4 91%

Last Cab To Darwin (2016)

"Takes a tough subject and amiably rides it out into the Outback sunset. It's a wry film that remains upbeat without betraying its rough-around-the-edges cast of characters." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"At the end of the day, "Wiener-Dog" seems to be saying that life is mundane, then you die. It's not the stuff of Hallmark cards, but Solondz has a way of making it palatable." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2/4 56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"It critiques our obsession with models and beauty and style, even as it obsesses about those very same things. There is a lot of flash, but little substance." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/4 82%

Les Cowboys (2016)

"It's John Ford's "The Searchers," French style, but director Thomas Bidegain has given the premise a unique flavor, crafting a fine, timely screenplay that skips over some years of the story but allows us to fill in the blanks." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 22, 2016
2/4 94%

Tikkun (2016)

"It's a testament to Traitel's performance that he makes such a vivid impression, because the script offers the actors little in the way of character development." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/4 97%

The Fits (2016)

"Though the narrative is threadbare, the concept of the story - girls at the rec center are inexplicably suffering from strange seizures - keeps us engaged." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 15, 2016
4/4 86%

Time To Choose (2016)

"The aerial cinematography is breathtaking: We can feel the fragility of the planet, but also its power to heal - if only we give it a chance." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"There's no arguing that there's a clever concept that anchors the "Now You See Me" franchise - expect more sequels - but razzle-dazzle and the art of misdirection can take you only so far." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 40%

Honeyglue (2016)

"All in all, it's a mess, but in some weird way, it keeps you watching." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1/4 22%

Ma ma (2016)

""Ma Ma" clearly wants to be tearjerker, but there's no need to have tissues handy for this one." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/4 85%

The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016)

"Out of the war rubble emerges one of the most irresistible movies of the year." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 85%

Francofonia (2016)

""Francofonia," a powerful cinematic essay on how art and war are irrevocably intertwined, has an ideal canvas and time peg for its philosophical musings: the Louvre Museum during the Nazi occupation of France." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2/4 60%

Dough (2016)

"It sounds like a fun story, with strong culture-clash potential, but the execution gets botched." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 100%

The Winding Stream (2015)

"There is no need to be a country music buff to enjoy this charming slice of Americana, though you may need a scorecard to keep track of all of the relatives who are involved in this story." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 21, 2016
70%

Too Late (2016)

"The puzzle pieces of Hauck's brain-teaser don't always come together perfectly, but there's no denying it's infectious fun." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 23%

The Boss (2016)

""The Boss'' provides the talented Melissa McCarthy plenty of scenery to comically chew on - she is very funny at times - but the story is paper-thin, and the script gives much of the supporting cast the proverbial pink slip." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 70%

Take Me To The River (2016)

"Sobel is clearly trying to hit on something more original than a family-secrets drama, but in doing so, he pulls most of his punches." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 1, 2016
67%

Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist (2016)

"[An] assured, breezy romantic comedy." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/4 88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"Though Hawke and Ejogo both have easygoing screen presences, they are boring together, because Ejogo basically has nothing to do." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 31, 2016
58%

Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016)

"To be sure, Greenaway's sensibilities may not be for everyone, but in the years to come, this is an artist whose work will be studied. It's a pleasure seeing him come out to play." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3/4 100%

Here Come the Videofreex (2016)

"It's like we're seeing a home movie, except this home movie is taking us on a whirlwind tour through the late 1960s and early 1970s." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/4 62%

Creative Control (2016)

"Like Antonioni, Dickinson is less interested in narrative structure and character development, but there's a problem here: He has nothing new to say about technology, alienation and the lost art of romance." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 44%

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"The emotional and spiritual core of this movie doesn't rest solely with the big miracle. The most important theme is rooted in the premise that everyday miracles surround us, if only we pay attention. That's an appealing message to people of all faiths." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 16, 2016
1/4 26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"You've seen everything on the screen before - many, many times. For every bullet, and you will lose count, there is a cliche." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 2, 2016
91%

The Witch (2016)

"It's clear that this beautifully made film wants to root its horror in the less-is-more approach. But in this case, less is often just less." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 18, 2016
1/4 12%

The Choice (2016)

"The only choice is to make sure a barf bag is nearby." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 55%

4th Man Out (2016)

"This briskly edited film never fails to be entertaining, and appealing to all audiences." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/4 85%

Lamb (2016)

"Partridge has a strong screen presence, but the potential power of his storytelling approach is negated when emotions get mushy in the third act. That's when we figure out that this film doesn't know exactly what it wants to say." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/4 95%

In Jackson Heights (2015)

"It may be difficult to fully comprehend all the cacophony, but the vibrant hues and collection of characters still make for an interesting sensory experience." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3/4 98%

Mustang (2015)

"The impressive film not only underscores the clash between traditional and modern values, but also provides inspiration for deciding your own fate, even when the world seemingly doesn't give you a choice." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 24, 2015
2/4 69%

The Danish Girl (2015)

"Hooper's strategy of keeping it safe is bound to bring in folks who might otherwise avoid such material. For the rest of us, we must settle for a film that is solid, but never quite soars." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/4 81%

Chi-Raq (2015)

"Along the way, the execution of the narrative gets muddled, but there's no denying that this risk-taking film has a pulse. A strong pulse." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/4 95%

The Forbidden Room (2015)

"Enjoying this film will depend on your state of mind. Indeed, "The Forbidden Room" is a state of mind unto itself." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2/4 44%

The 33 (2015)

"This material is probably more suited for a TV miniseries. There is a lot of ground to cover here: 33 miners, lots of family members, a host of government officials and the media-sensation disaster itself." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 97%

Theeb (2015)

"A cautionary tale about survival - and keeping one's enemies in their place." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/4 41%

Love (2015)

"Almost all of the action takes place in the bedroom. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, but a little more character dimension would have made these between-the-sheet sessions a lot more charged." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/4 72%

The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015)

"A perplexing but all-too-human psychological drama ..." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/4 96%

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)

"This is a movie that you will admire both for its courage and creativity." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 29, 2015
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