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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Experimental City (2017) "The Experimental City" educates us to an important, relevant chapter in imaginative design.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
85% Mountain (2018) While not in-depth on any one element, this overall meditative, fairly solemn consideration delivers a moving tribute to nature and a provocative examination of individuals confronting our highest peaks.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
83% Strangers on the Earth (2018) On-camera observations offer few surprising insights, though the exploration is certainly admirable.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
85% American Animals (2018) "American Animals" twists and turns conventional heist movie formulas into a riotous blend, thereby delivering a wildly creative, tragicomic remix.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
100% The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) (1968) Make no mistake, the ugliness of violence and greed comes through a dark, savage story with an incredibly brutal conclusion.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It is wonderfully uplifting in those increasingly rare instances when we learn that a dear television star is, in fact, the persona he projects.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The problems extend from characterization to plot.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
68% The Seagull (2018) Good actors love sinking their teeth into the vortex of intertwined, colliding lives with irreconcilable priorities and/or personalities. All of this is on display in director Michael Mayer's new cinematic adaptation of "The Seagull."‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
94% Becks (2018) Amidst often awkward reintroductions to her former high school pals, Becks is hanging on, finding herself in this honest, appealing profile that respects the daily struggles of a resilient, but adrift woman.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
94% Beast (2018) The pas-de-deux between Moll and Pascal has a rare emotional register due primarily to Jessie Buckley's astonishing and frightening performance as Moll.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) Juliette Binoche convincingly steers Isabelle through her many moods and lovers, as accessible an actress as can be found. The men deliver solid self-effacing performances without a hint of vanity.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
94% RBG (2018) Already on my list as one of the year's best documentaries...‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
85% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) With a tantalizing title, "The Third Murder" is one of the best films of the year.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
30% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) An episodic, superficial presentation of two intersecting characters, the plot zig zags through scenes of Gino and Bibi talking, having unappealing sex, driving and talking, stealing and repeating the pattern.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) In tune with the majestic sweep of the Badlands landscape, director [Chloe] Zhao casts a spell.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) This glorious call to our senses comes courtesy of co-writer/director John Krasinski's technical achievements, including dazzling camera angles and striking compositions, plus superb performances.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
80% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Watching Michelle Pfeiffer's enactment of this woman as a hyperaware and yet disempowered character urges me to more carefully observe this world of so many virtually invisible and needy individuals.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
92% Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story (2018) As heartbreaking as the elephants' shocking situation is, it is equally heartwarming to watch the joy of the compassionate humans and of the animals as they learn they're free and thrive.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
74% Final Portrait (2018) Writer/director Stanley Tucci has patience beyond mine for what Lord, one of Giacometti's biographers, conveys as a painfully slow process, escaped in precious few scenes. ‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
78% Beirut (2018) No, this isn't a documentary, but it would benefit from delving deeper into issues.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Reservations noted, all dog lovers will applaud these resourceful canines and the affirmation of their importance in our lives.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
50% Submission (2018) ... a dim-witted film that reinforces insulting male and female stereotypes as it follows a veteran college writing professor, naïvely malleable and easily seduced by an attractive, ambitious, duplicitous female student.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
86% Thoroughbreds (2018) "Thoroughbreds" is technically well made, with a camera occasionally moving almost imperceptibly in on characters and tableaus or striking an effective low angle perspective. However, style is not substance, and it suffers from its origins as a play.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Minimalist in its focus on Marina, this engrossing, character-driven film reveals a tender and strong love that sustains Marina, literally anchoring every scene, often in the center of the frame.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) ... director/writer [Alexandra] Dean describes Lamarr's contributions to cinema and science with equal emphasis on both, a rare acknowledgement of Hedy's imaginative, insightful analysis of technological challenges.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
78% The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) Channeling the reluctant hero persona, The Ballad of Lefty Brown doesn't so much break new ground as try to push the tropes.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Above all, the chemistry between the marvelous Annette Bening as Grahame and the likable Jamie Bell as Turner makes the intimacy believable and touching.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Extraordinary, nuanced acting and exceptional camerawork give every scene palpable tension.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
69% Happy End (2017) As events accumulate and tension builds, the impact is powerful, so much so that these self-absorbed, myopic individuals quite literally gave me chills.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) ... "The Phantom Thread" sublimely dramatizes a pas-de-deux of obsession and passion.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
57% Django (2018) The low-key, languorous pace suits the subject matter if viewers can settle in to a fictionalized story, but one that reminds us of the Romani massacres.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) ... an apt and insightful skewering of the world of greed and gambling.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
89% I, Tonya (2018) ... reveals a complex, remarkable athlete who, through her experiences, indicts unfairness in personal and public arenas.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
93% Shadowman (2017) Director Jacoby doesn't pull his punches in this honest, painful profile.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Above all, del Toro convincingly pulls us into his world with water defining every scene, the most powerful element that like love, "takes the shape of the recipient," hence the title. Love has no single defined shape or restrictive dimension. ‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Some familiarity with "The Room" certainly enhances the humor here, but "The Disaster Artist" delivers its own inspired, often hysterical comedy.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The perfect actress to express Mildred's distress is Frances McDormand.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
84% The Square (2017) Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Terry Notary bring their A games to complex roles.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) ... an astute, clever, often funny, and poignant portrait of the teenage transition to adulthood.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
98% Jane (2017) Goodall's life, by any standards, is extraordinary and we're fortunate that she has shared it so generously in the documentary Jane.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
67% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck is an atypical cinematic experience, a refreshingly engaging one.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
84% Loving Vincent (2017) Loving Vincent features the beauty of Van Gogh's art and the monumental achievement of the artists bringing it to life.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
96% The Florida Project (2017) Superb acting by the children, Bria Vinatie as Halley, and a terrific Willem Dafoe as Bobby makes a difficult film engaging. It takes courage to present this tragic struggle with poverty -- and some fortitude for the audience to confront it.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
76% Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017) All of the descriptive commentary is overshadowed by truly dazzling, awe-inspiring cinematography, some of it shown in a 60-Minutes profile of Hamilton but some of it new.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
91% Human Flow (2017) As tragically serious as this is, the kindness of aid workers and the spirit of the displaced persons are inspirational in this calm, haunting documentary.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) ... Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House resonates today.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Several actors in supporting roles give superb performances... ‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The Mountain Between Us squanders a promising opportunity.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
100% Dolores (2017) This splendid film recognizes the legions of men and women who stood with Dolores in challenging the slave wages, inhumane working conditions and sexism.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Steve Carell is a marvelous chameleon who shape shifts through Bobby's moods.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017