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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 76% Split (2017) The latest written-directed Shyamalan film, Split, largely shatters expectations, becoming the most straight-forward thriller in his oeuvre and a showcase for all of the actors involved.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3.5/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) While not as emotionally centered, narratively focused, or consistently engaging as the original, there's still plenty to love about the continued story of the maligned John Wick ...‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 91% Don't Come Back from the Moon (2019) ... Moon is an unexpected meditation on the complicated nature of family & how our grief can lead to depression, causing ourselves to come up with a myriad of reasons to leave ...‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
5/5 100% Who Will Write Our History (2019) ... [Who Will Write Our] History becomes a chilling watch as the safe separation between audience and actor melts away and as the words from the past feel absolutely present and tangible.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet When Jeff Tried to Save the World (2018) [Kendall] Goldberg's direction, the cinematography, and the sound design channel nostalgia by capturing the feel of gaming ... and how the same lessons we learn from any game can assist us in life.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4.5/5 67% Swing Kids (2018) Combining the harshness of war with the exuberance of dance seems like mixing oil and water, yet ... [Swing Kids] is all at once powerfully evocative, undeniably charming, and completely heartbreaking.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
4/5 39% State Like Sleep (2019) [Writer/director Meredith] Danluck's tale is one of grief and recovery, so the best way to process State Like Sleep is with your eyes wide open.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
4.5/5 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Put simply: Drew Goddard's Bad Times at the El Royale is the kind of film you want to rewatch as soon as you're done. ‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Lightest Darkness (2017) There's something truly delicious about a film which toys with your expectations; a film possessing the temerity to state its own vision, even as it identifies the areas in which it knows the audience is looking.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
4/5 94% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) ... Cold War is not a typical love story in which its leads are wonderful people triumphing against all odds to prove their love is real. Rather ... Cold War feels more real in its depiction of a hard love set in hard times. ‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
2.5/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice suffers from being both highly derivative and uninspired at the same time‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 93% Wonder Woman (2017) Like Zeus breathing life into the world creating man, so does [director Patty] Jenkins breathe life into the DCEU. ‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3.5/5 64% Aquaman (2018) Superhero stories aren't just about fighting, but the examination of self. When Aquaman remembers this, it's a sight to behold.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3/5 52% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Frankly, if Once Upon A Deadpool had just gone all in ... instead of just fast cuts and terrible ADR, OUAD could've been something truly special.‐ CLTure
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
4/5 56% Maine (2018) The fact that the audience is thrown into Maine with little set-up or exposition is somehow gripping, making the audience grateful for any small nugget of dialogue ...‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 66% Tyrel (2018) What Silva's created in Tyrel is far less hyperreal, which makes it far more terrifying as the open-ended nature of the film raises far more questions than answers.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4.5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Now in their nineteenth endeavor, the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios demonstrates, not with a bang but with a whisper, that they are mighty.‐ CLTure
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) For the first time in cinema history, a film brilliantly, dare I say spectacularly, captures the spirit of the medium from which these characters emerge.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3.5/5 55% Asher (2018) [director Michael] Caton-Jones's ASHER is as much a contemplative look at being aged out of life as it is recognizing that sometimes we must break out of our ruts to get more.‐ Pretty Vacant One
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4.5/5 92% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Sweet without being saccharine, loving without being profane, pure without being naive, Hearts Beat Loud successfully navigates the land mines of love, family, and moving on ...‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
3.5/5 72% Clara's Ghost (2018) [Elliott's] script and direction ... create a tale that's deeply unsettling both for its lack of clarity and its characters' bent toward self-inflicting wounds.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
4/5 100% Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018) Meow Wolf: Origin Story is a hyperkinetic documentary providing an unflinching look at the madcap minds - past and present - behind the wondrous creations ...‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
4/5 67% Jet Trash (2018) Possessing a wonderful balance of grit and giddiness, Jet Trash makes for an unlikely addition in your holiday film rotation ...‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
4.5/5 83% Creed II (2018) From the ding of the first bell to the echo of the last, Creed II is ... a stirring drama that utilizes every inch of emotional real estate to enormous effect. ‐ CLTure
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) If nothing else, Disney's given audiences a live-action version of characters that isn't just a carbon-copy of something old dressed as something new.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 88% Pete's Dragon (2016) Director David Lowery shoves off the seafaring locale, the songs, and the majority of the original story and successfully modernizes it while staying true to its heart.‐ CLTure
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
4/5 58% Mobile Homes (2018) [writer/director Valdimir] de Fontenay's Mobile Homes is a deeply profound story whose characters offer no real answers and are given no true conclusions.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) [Justice League] fails to coalesce into a strong, fully-engaging story worthy of this decades-old [comic] series.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4.5/5 94% Jinn (2018) Jinn requires ... a willingness to observe not just the physical representation of the world, but the emotions emanating from every piece of the frame.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet [Cargo] (2018) Plagued by inconsistent narrative rules, unengaging performances, and characters that are the literal worst people, [Cargo] gives the audience little reason to invest ... ‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/5 100% CinemAbility (2018) Representation matters. Period. Full stop. This isn't an issue of "woke" or not, it's a truth that's been in front of audiences since the early days of moving pictures.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is whimsical, fantastical, hilarious, melancholic, and often brutally violent ... ‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Morning, Noon & Night (2018) ... Morning, Noon & Night makes no judgments & casts no aspersions as it asks the audience to consider their own sliding scale of appropriateness.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/5 20% Poor Boy (2018) Poor Boy may not be destined for greatness, but that doesn't stop it from swinging for the fences the whole way.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
7/10 81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) ... the whole is a somewhat confusing, thoroughly over-reaching, animated moral tale that spends more time posing ephemera than constructing a substantial, provocative story.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 92% The Peacemaker (2018) While an uplifting story to be sure, there's also a great deal of pain; pain that [subject] O'Malley, and his closest confidantes, don't shy away from discussing.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 20% Mute (2018) For as debased and violent as Mute is, it's also incredibly cerebral and Netflix encourages the kind of online social engagement that cultivates discussion.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 95% The Endless (2018) The Endless is a supernatural-infused thriller with a tight story, masterful cinematography, & nubilous dialogue that'll have you questioning everything from start to finish.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 50% Flower (2018) Encapsulated within the set-up of a dark comedy, Flower finds delicate moments of connection and healing in the strangest of places - extortion and kidnapping.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 86% Mountain (2018) Mountain is an experience for the senses and one that shouldn't be missed in the grandest theater possible.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Ghost Stories knows [you know the tropes] & it relishes in taking those expectations & dangling them before you until you're snug in how you think [the film] will play out.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
7/10 68% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) What they created ... is a frequently touching, often amusing, non-traditional coming-of-age story that will surprise a lot of folks.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
7/10 79% The Forest of the Lost Souls (A Floresta das Almas Perdidas) (2018) Forest is awash in moody atmospherics that constantly maintain discomfort, whether in the form of tonally adverse natural ambience against the frequently shrill score ...‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 91% We the Animals (2018) Amid the camerawork and imaginative depiction of [character] Jonah's inner-workings are some truly spectacularly heartbreaking performances. ‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 86% A Whale of a Tale (2018) What's likely to frustrate audiences is that [dir. Megumi] Sasaki doesn't take sides, yet that's the very thing that makes A Whale of a Tale so interesting to watch.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 64% The New Romantic (2018) ... an absolutely refreshing take on a rom-com/coming-of-age story ...‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3.5/5 100% Mail Order Monster (2018) ... writer/director Paulina Lagudi's Mail Order Monster [is] a story about grief, bullying, and the need for healing, told through the lens of a child's imaginative eye.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4.5/5 88% First Man (2018) [D]irector Damien Chazelle sheds all pretense as he reteams with Ryan Gosling to explore Neil Armstrong, the man, not the legend, who took the infamous first step on the moon.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/5 85% Knuckleball (2018) Knuckleball finds interesting and clever ways to raise the stakes at near every turn while managing to keep things grounded in reality. There are no great saves or any supernatural creatures, just old-fashioned human monsters on the prowl.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 33% Ride (2018) ...Ride is a good time. The characters are smart, the script is tight, and nothing about either is dumbed down for the audience.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018