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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 74% Creed II (2018) We know what to expect from these stories, but both "Creed" and its sequel invite us to forget - so we can rediscover the thrill all over again.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
C 76% On the Basis of Sex (2018) With few modifications, "On the Basis of Sex" could have been made 30 years ago, and its rousing portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg would be a cheesy tearjerker with purpose. Today, it's out of touch.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B 92% Hush (2016) Once the premise kicks into high gear, Hush reveals itself as a finely craved one-trick pony.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B 92% Stan & Ollie (2018) If nothing else, this agreeable period piece provides a good case for many retrospectives to come.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
C 80% Apostle (2018) By the time Apostle arrives at its big reveal, the movie has veered off on so many tangled pathways that the ending can't resolve them all. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
B- 61% The Oath (2018) [Barinholtz] manages to derive some amusing observations about toxic masculinity.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
B+ 70% Hold the Dark (2018) Hold the Dark evades the payoff of easy explanations, but the filmmaker crafts such an immersive blend of shocking, violent developments and lyrical imagery that the specifics rarely matter.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
C- 7% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) A spectacular mash of half-baked ideas... Well, that, and a movie that just got lost somewhere in the editing room.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
B 75% Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) While technically a supporting character, Dern often steals the show, relishing the opportunity to shift between a trio of personalities to darkly comic effect. That's appropriate in a movie all about the perils of seeking attention.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B 81% Green Book (2018) A touching and meaningful look at race and class in America, the likes of which studios rarely produce anymore.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B+ 76% Mid90s (2018) The first feature from writer-director Jonah Hill shows some of the best qualities of veteran actors who step behind the camera, with nuanced performances so real the characters practically fall off the screen.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
A- 94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Jenkins' reliance on the original text opens up the filmmaker's style, but he also turns the material into a broader meditation on Baldwin's broader concerns.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
A- 91% Widows (2018) Ultimately, "Widows" works as well as it does due to the way McQueen juggles substance with entertainment value to such eager subversive ends.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B- 79% Halloween (2018) The movie would be a harmless, discardable remix of standard horror notes if not for Curtis, who charges through the movie as if she never stopped running four decades back.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) With lesser performances, it would crumble under the manipulative weight of unearned gravitas, but these two actors transcend the material at every turn.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
B 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) It might not be his best filmmaking, but "Fahrenheit 11/9" is fraught with a critical mindset that syncs with the zeitgeist. It's a messy movie for messy times.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
B+ 90% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Regardless of the movie's elusive agenda, Monrovia, Indiana is an immersive wonder, thanks to Wiseman's masterful ability to assemble images that lead from one painterly visual to the next.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
B+ 58% American Dharma (2018) American Dharma doesn't just recap a dark chapter in the nation's history. It sounds the alarm for the rest of the world.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
A- 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Provides the ideal template for McCarthy to project her talents onto a more sophisticated plane, and - complemented by a top-notch Richard E. Grant as Israel's partner-in-crime - she rises to the occasion.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
B+ 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's the stirring chemistry between Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly as committed siblings that transforms these lively, violent circumstances into a sweet and intimate journey designed to catch acolytes of the genre off-guard.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
C 58% White Boy Rick (2018) "White Boy Rick" attempts to mine drama from circumstances without succeeding at making any of its characters all that sympathetic. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
B+ 85% Destroyer (2018) Kidman's such a furious engine of rage driving the story forward that she almost becomes a caricature... but this unapologetically pulpy drama benefits from her relentless ability to wrestle control of every situation.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
B+ 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) "The Old Man & the Gun" generally feels like the best kind of tribute, one that understands the material so well that it inhabits its very essence.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B- 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Buster Scruggs is a singular illustration of what makes the Coen formula so appealing, and a reminder of so many better examples.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B+ 86% Mountain (2018) The movie is rich with ideas as it fixates on characters roaming empty worlds, searching for impossible ideals. This time, revelation creeps into the picture with heartbreaking results. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B 81% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Messy and meandering, but always in that distinctive Wellesian way that proves his talent was unparalleled even when it fell apart.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
60% The Mountain (2018) This somber and lyrical achievement is the warmest and most inviting work from a director who traffics in an acquired taste.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
A 99% Roma (2018) [Cuarón] tables the showiness of Children of Men and Gravity in favor of ongoing restraint, creating a fresh kind of intimacy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
C- 65% The Little Stranger (2018) It's unfortunate when visionary directors stumble into banal material, but Abrahamson's displayed such flexibility that even this sort of miscalculation speaks to the versatility of his talent.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
B+ 100% Too Late to Die Young (2018) Too Late to Die Young pushes its rhythmic approach to a satisfying climax in a closing sequence.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
C 45% The Meg (2018) Statham remains an appealing summer movie fixture, but sharks deserve better than this.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
B 76% Never Goin' Back (2018) Shot with a crisp visual style loaded with inspired pop music, Never Goin' Back has all the polish of its studio-produced equivalents, but more believable angst than a dozen Seth Rogen joints. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
C- 8% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) The movie delves into a weak exploration of Hunt's private life.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
B- 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) No matter its shortcomings, The Spy Who Dumped Me leaves you hoping that they'll keep at it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
C- 46% Skyscraper (2018) "Skyscraper" plays out like a metaphor for diminishing returns - Johnson keeps climbing, higher and higher, until there's nowhere left to go but down.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
B 53% The First Purge (2018) [Y'lan] Noel has the makings of a genuine blockbuster star - if the studios will have him. In the meantime, "The First Purge" gives him just enough material to flex his muscles.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
B- 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The essence of "Ant-Man" is inherently silly, and that's where the strength of the new movie lies. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
A 94% Sunday's Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) (2018) In its disquieting, deliberate pace and otherworldly imagery, it takes on a ghostly quality even though no actual spirits materialize. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
C- 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The franchise's latest entry takes its cues from the knuckleheaded plotting and CGI overload of Jurassic World, where super-sized dinos face dumb capitalists and bleeding-heart environmentalists toil to save the day. We all know the drill.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
B+ 82% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) Ceylan may not be a filmmaker who compromises his style, but with The Wild Pear Tree, he manages to inject familiar emotions into a movie that's all about wrestling creative ambitions into a relatable whole.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
B- 61% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) It's clear that Gilliam developed a genuine relationship to this material from his own creative yearning. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
A- 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning keeps twisting back on itself, charting the path of a man waking up to the world, only to find that it won't stop messing with him.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
C 58% At War (En guerre) (2018) It's a theme that resonates for millions, but the problem with At War isn't its sincerity so much as the way it takes its central ideas for granted. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
A 89% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2018) The Chinese director's sophomore effort is a fascinating application of filmmaking innovation toward expressionistic ends. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
B+ 57% Under the Silver Lake (2019) It's fascinating to watch Mitchell grasp for a bigger picture with the wild ambition of his scruffy protagonist.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
A- 58% The House That Jack Built (2018) Dillon might have trouble putting this one at the top of his resume if he wants to do a Disney film, but there's no question he delivers an impactful movie monster, with darting eyes and a toothy smile that makes Jack at once seem empathetic and bonkers.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B 94% 3 Faces (2018) Even as Three Faces staggers along, it maintains the unique blend of introspection and intrigue that defines this singular director's talent. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B+ 88% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Rohrwacher's unhurried pace, filled with drifting camerawork and dead air, combines documentary-like aesthetic of Italian neorealism with mysterious circumstances, a steady formula that by now reflects her homegrown style. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B 71% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2018) It's refreshing to see a high-concept movie that doesn't assume every love story has to reach a tidy conclusion, and implies that some happy endings are best left open-ended.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B- 32% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) Barreling forward with fits of strong drama and underwritten characters, Girls of the Sun features just enough good scenes to make one wish they held together as a whole. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018