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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 60% Red Sparrow (2018) The movie resonates with a precise topicality for an audience reeling from the exhumed shadow of the Soviet threat.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
C+ 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) 15:17 ends with good vibes you can't trust, and the lingering sense that their real story has only just begun.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
A- 80% Holiday (2018) Sascha is a complex character whose actions don't adhere to traditional story beats. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
B+ 100% Minding the Gap (2018) Lieu ends his story at a natural point in the young character's lives, but the outcome also begs for a sequel.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 77% Assassination Nation (2018) It's a messy conclusion, but one of the most timely in current cinema. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B 33% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn adheres to a logic of total absurdity, but it's just everyday life for the characters struggling through it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B+ 80% Damsel (2018) Throughout its twisty path, Damsel unfolds against a polished backdrop of the lush outdoors. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B+ 100% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Above all else, The Guilty is an acting showcase for Cedergren, whose has a considerable presence in European film and television but has yet to gain visibility in the English-language world.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B+ 100% Skate Kitchen (2018) Skate Kitchen turns its subjects into a fascinating microcosm of American youth.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B+ 100% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary excels at permeating a convincing environment of despair with first-rate horror. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 75% Tyrel (2018) Tyrel is one of Silva's] less-adventurous offerings, but it still fits neatly into a career steeped in innovative explorations of human behavior‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 100% Shirkers (2018) Shirkers has the handmade delicacy of a scrapbook come to life, blending ample footage from the original production with candid modern-day interviews and photography.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 69% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The movie falls short of deep insights, but its most prominent qualities - scrappy, ephemeral, a little bit lewd - mirror the chief attributes of Callahan's endearing work.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 84% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You is already a whip-smart satire of racial dynamics in the workplace when it's about a black telemarketer who uses a white voice to improve his business. Then the naked human-horse mutants show up.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A- 100% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) For the many generations that grew up with Rogers' friendly face as their guide, Won't You Be My Neighbor is like peering into the past with renewed clarity and wishing his civility had caught on. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 78% Piercing (2018) In a movie where everyone's crazy, Piercing makes their malady infectious.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A- No Score Yet We the Animals (2018) In every scene, We the Animals evokes not only the specificity of that world but the deep-seated challenges of escaping it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C+ 57% The Happy Prince (2018) He's a strikingly tragic creature, but "The Happy Prince" struggles to say much more about that conundrum, leaving one to contemplate the potential had [Oscar] Wilde emerged from retirement to fill in the blanks.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 100% Mandy (2018) For years, [Nicholas Cage] has swung wildly in search of gonzo material; at long last, he's found a movie willing to match his crazed intentions.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 92% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Three Identical Strangers does a solid job laying out a story that's both remarkable and repulsive in equal measures, a window into the peculiar bonding of twins that holds appeal for the same reasons that inspired the medical research in the first place‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
B- 91% Blindspotting (2018) The ultimate success of Blindspotting comes down to the intensity of emotion percolating beneath each scene, with Diggs' face exuding fury for an unjust world that has no use for his goodwill.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
C+ 33% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Yet "The Last Key" can't shake the ghosts of inevitability, and as Wan continues to flesh out his other horror universe, "The Conjuring," it's no surprise that his less substantial series is winding down.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
98% Lucky (2017) John Carroll Lynch, who's worked with everyone from Martin Scorsese to Albert Brooks, doesn't explicitly borrow from any of his directors, though it's clear from his careful precision that he learned a little something from all of them. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
73% Infinity Baby (2017) If any of that sounds appealing to you, trust us: "Infinity Baby" hits its modern targets with plenty of bite, not unlike the way Mike Judge's "Idiocracy" did a decade ago. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) After brief stints on "SNL" and "Master of None," Noël Wells has found her true calling - as a filmmaker. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
B- 77% All the Money in the World (2017) [Ridley Scott's] a master showman, and there's plenty to enjoy about the movie's twisted saga, but it has a cookie-cutter appeal on par with Getty's superficial standards.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
A- 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [Rian] Johnson's ability to deliver a fresh and engaging riff on this beast of an enterprise suggests that not every free-spirited storyteller can be corrupted by Hollywood's dark side, and some may even give it a new hope.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The director's most outwardly accessible movie in ages, "Phantom Thread" is at once an evocative period drama and a magical fable about lonely, solipsistic people finding solace in their mutual sense of alienation.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
B 77% Scarred Hearts (2016) "Scarred Hearts" strikes a warmer note by resurrecting an unsung hero of its literary canon.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
No Score Yet Bad Lucky Goat (2017) The first feature from Colombian director Samir Oliveros is one of the best debuts of the year -- and a great indication of things to come.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
86% Wet Woman in the Wind (Kaze ni nureta onna) (2017) If Nikkatsu keeps this up, the studio may have its hands on the most exciting new franchise out there: art porn with an emphasis on the art.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
C 40% Justice League (2017) Whedon's Avengers was an endearing accumulation of characters whose stories assembled over the course of 10 years and several movies; Justice League attempts to speed the process and blurs its appeal.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B+ No Score Yet I Had Nowhere to Go (2016) Though not always the sum of its compelling ingredients, "I Had Nowhere to Go" applies an appropriate degree of cinematic innovation to one of the medium's greatest advocates.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
B+ 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) Say what you want about the storyteller, but the stories speak for themselves, and Wonder Wheel proves they still have a lot to say.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B- 88% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave breaks no fresh ground, but it's a quaint elegy almost exclusively designed to resurrect lives lost, to make the case for why they were worth living. At least on that level, it succeeds.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
A- 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) The brilliance of Blade Runner 2049 is that it makes the questions worth asking, positioning them in a menacing universe that's nevertheless a joy to revisit.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
B+ 75% Last Flag Flying (2017) Gloomy proposition finds a fresh tone in Richard Linklater's hands, where angry, disillusioned people still manage to find room to laugh.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
A- 92% Rat Film (2017) [Theo] Anthony's feature-length debut careens from scientific observation and historical overview to spiritual inquiry with a freewheeling approach that never ceases to surprise, even as it maintains a cogent thesis.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ 86% 1922 (2017) It doesn't take any shocking new twists, but musters just enough fresh polish to a classic scenario to make it worth one more ride.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ 91% Gerald's Game (2017) When the movie arrives at a phenomenal, breakneck climax, and then keeps going with a totally implausible twist, it's adhering to the unwritten rule: No matter who's driving, everyone must bow to the King.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ 75% Outside In (2018) Jay Duplass and Edie Falco anchor the movie with some of the very best performances in both of their careers.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
B- 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) At two hours and 15 minutes, the movie doesn't exactly justify its heft, but it maintains a fascinating air of morbidity as it builds toward a twisted climax.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
B+ 95% Bodied (2017) "Bodied" doesn't come to any hard conclusions, but suggests that the ultimate cathartic power of rap comes from its ability to be an equal-opportunity offender.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
C 55% The Upside (2018) No surprises here, folks; just half-hearted punchlines and unadventurous sentimentality readymade for marketplace consumption.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
B 38% I Love You, Daddy (2017) It's an absorbing and intelligent accomplishment, but never too keen on answering the hardest questions that it poses from the start.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
c+ 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) But the movie comes up short of generating the same passion that keeps Roman going - and when he starts losing faith in his mission, the movie follows suit.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
B 66% Breathe (2017) [Andy] Serkis' movie inhabits that jovial mood throughout, squeezing its narrative with such a life-affirming embrace that it's almost afraid to let the darkness in.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
A- 97% The Death of Stalin (2018) The Death of Stalin marks the first instance in which Iannucci has applied his style to real-life figures, and it's as though he has crafted a historical foundation for the rest of his work.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B+ 82% Brad's Status (2017) Writer-director Mike White's screenplay juggles warmth with a caustic edge that doesn't only put Brad in his place; it sums up the essence of Stiller's performances, giving a slew of solipsistic characters the medicine they deserve.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C 40% The Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017) Racer and the Jailbird speeds along at an engaging clip, but never overcomes the fundamental simplicity of its plot. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017