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Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 85% Boy Erased (2018) Joel Edgerton has crafted a compassionate family drama with extraordinary performances from Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Barry Jenkins follows up his Oscar-winning Moonlight with another masterpiece; a lush, visual love story and the first ever film adaptation of James Baldwin's work‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/4 95% Widows (2018) Debicki's Alice gets the most to do after Davis (who utterly dominates this film, in the best and Viola Davis-y way) and I hope this is her big breakthrough. ‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/4 95% Green Book (2018) The success of these moments, of the entire film, is the chemistry between Mortensen and Ali and whether it's high comedy or serious drama, theirs is as perfect as can be. ‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/4 64% Beautiful Boy (2018) Timothée Chalamet doesn't miss a beat... with another astonishing performance, navigating emotional highs and lows like a seasoned veteran. It never feels like a calculation or a manipulation.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5/4 84% Destroyer (2018) Even if the structure doesn't always sync up and the script tends to overcomplicate itself, it's Kidman's go for broke performance, Kusama's fearless direction and a superbly thrilling third act that make this high-octane neo-noir impossible to ignore.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) This may be the fourth version of this film and story but it forges its own path, on its own terms and is vibrant, personal and raw in its examination of celebrity, romance and the cost of fame, love and, addiction.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/4 85% The Wife (2018) Glenn Close has one of cinema's greatest faces. With one look she can tell you everything while revealing nothing.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/4 88% Whitney (2018) As one interviewee says early in the film, "When you don't deal with secrets, they never go away."‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A vital piece of Americana, an incendiary work and [Lee's] best film in over a decade.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/4 89% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) With Lazzaro Felice, [Rohrwacher] has raised her own bar to create her best work to date and one of the fest's very best films.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
No Score Yet Alabama Bound (2017) The harrowing story of three lesbian couples and their adoption fights in Alabama shows just how far we've come as a country in terms of equal rights and how far we have to go state by state to really get there.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
100% Girl (2018) Touching and humane...‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
95% Border (Gräns) (2018) Ali Abbasi creates the grimmest of faerie tales as two outcasts find love in a hopeless place in this wild, wonderful, surprisingly emotional drama.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/4 96% Wildlife (2018) This is a deeply humane story without heroes or villains that resonates with its honesty and top-notch performances.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/4 88% Rafiki (2018) Kahiu, in just her second feature, imbues the material with such richness of color and mood, music and location, that the minor contrivances never outweigh the breakthrough of the film's very existence.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
2/4 61% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) This, throughout, never feels like true Farhadi.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/4 86% Tully (2018) It's a story that will speak loudly, and volumes, to many women.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
90% We the Animals (2018) It's one of the most emotionally satisfying and visually breathtaking films of the year.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
94% RBG (2018) This is an absorbing and thoughtful film of a woman of interminable strength and perseverance and a must-see.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) It's a credit to writer/director Desiree Akhavan that she is able to navigate the horror of her film's subject with the natural playfulness and reality of being a teenager.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
89% American Animals (2018) The visual flair and smart casting shows a lot of potential and I look forward to what Layton brings us next.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) Newcomer Brooklynn Prince is pure magic; a firecracker of intensity and confidence, this girl is a star.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/4 92% Stronger (2017) The film is constantly taking risks where most other 'inspired by' true stories take easy routes.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
91% The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017) A must-see... for those who have been fans of Maupin but might not have known as much about him as they thought.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) A crucial look at not just the violence against transgender people but the long-fought struggle that trans people have had (and still have) within their own community.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
100% The Fabulous Allan Carr (2017) Director Jeffrey Schwarz (Tab Hunter Confidential, I Am Divine) takes us deep inside a story full of tragedy, comedy and extra pulpy gayness.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/4 87% Jackie (2016) At a very brisk 95 minutes, Larraín's Jackie is stripped of any fluff or distractions and is streamlined for maximum focus on a moment in American history so steeped in controversy and conspiracy by focusing on the most human element of it.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is an important and vital piece of black cinema, especially now. It's only through visibility that compassion can be nurtured and fostered, transforming solitude and confusion into hope and understanding.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/4 91% La La Land (2016) Chazelle has crafted a true modern day classic that reminds us of the power of possibility and of dreams, the belief in love and being in love. It's one of the very best films of the year.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
No Score Yet Heartland (2016) Velinda Godfrey, who plays Lauren, co-wrote the script that is full of warmth and honesty and is fantastic in her feature film debut.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
80% The Intervention (2016) The Intervention may not break new ground but manages a humor and pathos in a wonderfully observant female-driven dramedy (both in front of and behind the camera) with something for everyone.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
95% Strike a Pose (2017) A superb look at the meteoric rise to fame and the eventual plummet that can often follow.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
64% Lazy Eye (2016) Assured and mature.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
78% Closet Monster (2016) [An] absolutely stunning queer coming-of-age story.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) Rebecca Miller's film feels a lot like a Woody Allen film; great, jazzy score, deeply felt New York inhabitants and a quick wit from a smart and funny script.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
2/4 18% I Saw the Light (2016) For all of the great performances, Abraham chooses to focus on the fussin' and fightin' between Hank and Audrey like a walking talking country song instead of the grit and determination that got Williams to the Grand Ole Opry.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/4 88% The Big Short (2015) At times the film plays out like a disaster movie. You know it's coming and there's nothing you can do to stop it.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/4 59% Joy (2015) The screwball comedy nature of this setup harks back to Russell's best film, Flirting with Disaster. After a trio of Oscar-friendly and decidedly more mainstream efforts, this is a welcome return to form.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/4 79% The Revenant (2015) It's powerful and compassionate right to the very last shot.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/4 95% Creed (2015) I don't watch boxing but I was fascinated by every moment of the film because it pulled me in. It made me care.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/4 94% Room (2015) Abrahamson's direction finds the right balance of thriller, drama and even comedy, managing an extraordinary difficult tone that allows the full depth of the film's emotional landscape.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/4 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) This is a powerhouse of a film about a subject matter most people might not even realize exists to the extent that it does. It's assured and confident with a deeply sympathetic center that carries you to the end.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
95% Carol (2015) A luscious and profound piece on relationships, sexuality and repression.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
97% 45 Years (2015) Tom Courtenay's modulated and fine-line balance of regression and fear is brilliant. Charlotte Rampling is quietly devastating.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
97% Spotlight (2015) Spotlight is a film that serves the story. It's unfettered filmmaking that is direct and honest and amazingly refreshing in its focus and one of the best films of the year.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/4 92% Grandma (2015) At a brisk 80 minutes, Grandma doesn't waste a moment in devotion to Tomlin's bravura performance.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/4 46% Irrational Man (2015) Allen's writing is often best when his character's morality is in play and here it definitely is.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/4 59% Southpaw (2015) It's a knockout performance full of blood, sweat and tears and quite possibly the best of [Gyllenhaal's] career.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) There is heart in this comedy and some real drama and pathos too.‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018