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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 62% Suspiria (2018) Over-the-top and a little goofy, but in a good way: this is a film without limits, and you never know what's coming.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Very clearly aimed at younger children, but does not take the hyperactive approach that so many kids' films do. This is instead a very classical, old-school movie, which paradoxically makes it quite refreshing.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
95% Ray & Liz (2018) Billingham's compositions are gorgeous -- some of them are close recreations of his published photographs. Yet there is more than superficial beauty at play.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
74% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) That U - July 22 would attack its audience is one thing; that it would try to get at them by using its characters is on another level of distastefulness.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
79% 22 July (2018) Cinema can -- and even should -- keep showing us how people overcome horror and build themselves up again when faced with hatred and violence, but it should not confuse this project with an ability to ever understand their suffering.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 97% In Fabric (2018) The rather light, sarcastic film feels a little overextended at almost 2 hours, and its visual style less polished than one might hope. But the odd and unique style of In Fabric is worth trying on for size.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
71% The Ranger (2018) The Ranger follows the rules of the slasher film perfectly, but one wishes it had imbued them with more life.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
83% Microhabitat (So-gong-nyeo) (2017) The unpredictable reactions from people that Miso hasn't seen in years allow for both biting humour and poignant moments, and Jeon handles these changes in tone admirably in this light, entertaining, and quietly rebellious feature debut.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
100% Amiko (2018) Amiko's nonlinear association of thoughts and ideas, sign of a lively mind, determine the film's structure and its form... The film itself does not let its low budget stand in the way of visually daring and imaginative shots and sequences.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
93% People's Republic of Desire (2018) The film does give us some insight into why its protagonists' outlook is so bleak, but one could have wished for more, if only to make the viewing experience slightly less maddening.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 20% Nekrotronic (2018) All the jokes land, and for most of its runtime, this is a slick and self-assured romp.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
5/5 43% Jessica Forever (2018) The contrast between their menacingly macho appearance (due to their muscles and military gear) and their tenderness is endlessly endearing, and the film leans into this for our greatest delight. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Roth treats his viewers as smart children, versed in movie logic: they can tell the house is magic, and he doesn't waste their time.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
67% Kursk (2018) Does put a more realist slant on proceedings. But the clunky dialogue, clichéd relationships and characterisation of every character undermine all these efforts. ‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) An interesting experiment but not a successful one.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/5 54% The Wind (2018) The film's complicated narrative structure needlessly interrupts what is at times an engrossing descent into madness and fear, and takes away from the visceral qualities of the setting.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
No Score Yet The Standoff (2016) One might wish for the bolts of this well-oiled machine to pop out once in a while, but Standoff remains a confident, engrossing, and memorable effort.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
71% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018) One might wish for the bolts of this well-oiled machine to pop out once in a while, but Standoff remains a confident, engrossing, and memorable effort.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Green's Halloween isn't a derivative sequel. The new film also brilliantly and earnestly adopts the visual language of Carpenter's creation‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Great Darkened Days (La grande noirceur) (2018) It's a testament to French-Canadian director Maxime Giroux's control over his material that, as seemingly random or absurd as the events and imagery in The Great Darkened Days may appear, they all feel ruled by a genuine and moving emotion at their core. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
2/5 82% Ever After (Endzeit) (2018) As though anxious to bore its viewers, the film's calmer moments are repeatedly interrupted by unimpressive and random zombie attacks. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
95% CAM (2018) Cam is fun but never at the expense of its heroine, a sex worker who just wants to be able to do her job safely.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
93% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2018) Birds of Passage is an epic and wholly original take on the cartel genre, a critique of capitalism that gains in depth and emotion by daring to begin from a place that isn't simply outside of drug violence, but of capitalism itself.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
91% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women is a timely reminder that another kind of womanhood is possible.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
50% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Too intelligent to make this sort of dangerous conflation, Dog Eat Dog brilliantly manages to both delight in the darkly comic absurdity of the brutal murders and to criticise the circumstances that can drive some people to crime.‐ Spark Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Comfortable with tackling both the comedy of clumsiness and heavier sequences of despair, Steinfeld handles the tricky breakdown of Nadine's sham persona - the real existential crisis she is going through - with real generosity and humour.‐ Spark Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
90% Blue Jay (2016) Sarah Paulson's great performance and one or two genuinely funny scenes cannot wash out the sour taste of entitlement and the sentimental contentment with the mediocrity laurels that Blue Jay proudly rests on.‐ Spark Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
2/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) Grim and mean.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
93% Searching (2018) Among all of the films exclusively composed of images from the screens of computers and other such electronic devices, Searching stands out as the most earnest and the least silly - which doesn't mean it isn't also a lot of fun.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
88% Bodied (2018) Bodied is a brilliant deconstruction of liberal hypocrisy and nothing short of a must-see.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) As the film fully aligns with Camille and respects her emotions, her teenage problems feel like much more than superficial drama.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
92% Mandy (2018) Panos Cosmatos' Mandy...featur[es] some of the best Cage-isms in years.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/5 53% The First Purge (2018) This prequel answers many of the questions that such an insane concept raises, but exposition is the best thing the new film has to offer.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 86% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Although My Friend Dahmer does not resolve the impossible question of 'nature vs nurture', it approaches it with a humanity that is too often missing from such stories.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
41% Touch Me Not (2018) This would indeed be admirable, were it not for the shallow, pseudo-intellectual way in which the film approaches its subject, its characters, and by implication, its audience.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Although this story of multiple timelines provides some interesting moments, the cryptic, excessive, often extremely muffled dialogue makes the film excruciatingly hard to follow.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
94% Gimme Danger (2016) As the story unfolds, Jarmusch's reverent approach to his subjects and relaxed sense of drama ends up underselling a band once considered not just groundbreaking but dangerous.‐ FACT Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
No Score Yet Supa Modo (2018) Wainaina's film never cuts narrative corners or cheaply pulls on our heartstrings; rather, it lets the spirit of its lead character permeate it and structure it in every way.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
57% Under the Silver Lake (2019) The film's brazen sexism is matched by the shameless unoriginality of the conspiracy theories and clues that take up most of its runtime.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 92% Mandy (2018) The film never abandons its love of the fantastic.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
80% Sauvage (2018) Sauvage's complex representation of love - from the ephemeral connections with sexual partners, to intense romantic passion - is less conspicuous than its frank portrayal of sex work and gay sexuality, but it is just as nuanced.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018
5/5 92% Revenge (2018) Together with the many grotesquely gruesome moments of body horror, [the] aesthetic signals the film's tangential relation to reality, and turns Revenge into an overwhelming and unshakeable sensory experience.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Though the film provides none of the thrills expected, it is undeniably amusing - if only in an absurd, utterly mind-boggling way.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
3/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Despite...strangely misjudged moments, Love, Simon succeeds in navigating most of the pitfalls of the gay coming-of-age narrative and is ultimately moving and genuine.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
1/5 17% Death Wish (2018) Just watch the original instead.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
75% Lost In London Live (2017) This humour coupled with the film's dazzling technical accomplishments give it lasting value beyond its unique 'live' aspect.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
71% XX (2017) Framed by pretty banal animation, the film as a whole reflects a rather limited vision of womanhood, with three shorts focused solely on mothers. That XX proves patchy is a disappointment, particularly as it is a noble project.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
98% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins' authorial voice is resounding and strong and his determination admirable.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
60% Snowden (2016) Yet although Gordon-Levitt presence helps to keep us invested in the story, you'll be left wondering how this dull, overlong film might have turned out in the hands of a less bombastic filmmaker.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
82% Amanda Knox (2016) Rather, beneath the film's superficial status as a simple, factual summary of events, lies a tongue-in-cheek, cutting and ultimately chilling critique of sensationalism, selfishness and self-delusion.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018