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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68% The Rapture (1991) The Rapture commits.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
88% Into Great Silence (2007) This is an experience it's hard to say much about.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
100% The Flowers of St Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio) (Francis, God's Jester) (1950) Delightfully ramshackle... ull of humor and unexpected incident...‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
79% The Prince of Egypt (1998) Prince gives great emotional depth to the story...‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
No Score Yet The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) The Wolf House succeeds on every level: as an innovative stop-motion animation film; as a disturbing horror film; as a commentary on Chilean history; and as a meditation on the rationalizations for and trauma of childhood abuse.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
59% Slice (2018) The kind of low-impact, time-stamped pleasure you hit up on a streaming service when you've had a long day and want to curl up with a cup of cocoa and watch some people get slaughtered.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
67% Field Guide to Evil (2018) Off-base and so colored by modern obsessions and prejudices.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
57% You Might Be the Killer (2018) You could have made a movie about the genuine tragedy of a man realizing he's become an abuser (you could have made a comedy about that!), and instead you totally made a movie about how a man's violence is a woman's fault.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
70% The Ranger (2018) This is mostly very fun, silly but satisfying.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
94% The Endless (2018) The brothers have terrific chemistry from the moment their road trip begins.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
80% State of the Union (1948) It's a pleasure to watch because of the talent on display-and, this is me so let's be real, because its climactic scene is about the joys of public self-abasement.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) I would watch a phone book if it were played by Awkwafina. She's a delight.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
71% TRON (1982) A thrilling film to watch just because the visuals are so precisely what they should be: transporting you both into and beyond a very specific time in our culture's videographic history.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
29% C.H.U.D. (Chud) (1984) As seamy and strange as its reputation promises. I loved this weird, sad film.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) The film is depressive without attaining poignancy, and self-serious where it could be shameless.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking) (2008) I truly loved Still Walking-in spite of that music, and in spite of a brief voiceover which I think was literally completely unnecessary.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
72% Creepshow (1982) It is so dumb and so, so fun.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
92% Coriolanus (2011) Fiennes is fantastic, the music is stellar, the modernization is pure pleasure, and since the whole story is about the meanings of self-abasement you know I am there.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
100% Titicut Follies (1967) I was also struck by the way Wiseman weaves singing and music throughout the movie: the traditions of the inmates and staff, and the way they beautify an environment which would seem to resist any attempt at beauty.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
93% L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) (2009) I love films which capture that atmosphere of late summer, lazy and sultry and shadowed by the coming autumn. So I found this very moving.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
80% Another Country (1984) [The] moral would be trite if it didn't go unspoken; it becomes poignant because it's adamantly denied.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
90% Super Dark Times (2017) Becomes an even less revelatory film about an actively predatory teen.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
43% Tusk (2014) Contemporary self-referential sneering.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
79% Born in Flames (1983) I enjoyed this immensely, largely because of the music and the general ramshackle, hipshot attitude of rebellion.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
64% Byzantium (2013) This did not quite do it for me.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
80% Sneakers (1992) This is basically dumb fun with a veneer of smart fun... Fast-paced, utterly enjoyable.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
95% Johnny Guitar (1954) Double-crosses, beautiful losers, gunplay and waterfalls and fire and whiskey, it's all here. ‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
90% Ms. 45 (2013) Honestly, this is brilliant, one hour and twenty minutes of the ecstatic rage and vindication of a Kathleen Hanna howl.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
96% Weiner (2016) Weiner is technically excellent. There are great cuts, usually to the subject's disadvantage but rarely without some nuance or ambivalence.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
91% The Witch (2016) For me The Witch was stunning, a brilliant tale that deserves to be a genre classic-but you should probably know what you're getting into.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
59% High-Rise (2016) This isn't a good enough movie; its plot is tangled, and it's both overstuffed and thinly-sketched. ‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
93% Little Sister (2016) What really makes Little Sister work-what makes it such a refreshing joy-is the script. This is a forgiving film.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
88% Don't Breathe (2016) After I walked out of the theater, every sound seemed louder and scarier; I saw images from this film when I closed my eyes.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) I'm still a little confused about the Ouija board's motivation.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) It feels strangely trivial.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) The Commune is a punishing movie; it's 111 minutes but feels longer. I don't blame the actors.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
97% It Follows (2015) An almost entirely successful chiller.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
96% The Look of Silence (2015) The conversations are sharply-observed; Oppenheimer keeps in a lot of material that less confident directors might have cut.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
98% Inside Out (2015) A charming, vividly-imagined film with terrific comic timing. Its insights are sharp and its message accurate. ‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
95% Amy (2015) Mos Def sums her up as "edgy and sincere." The edginess got her the magazine covers. This movie does a lot to honor the sincerity.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
85% Trainwreck (2015) This movie pulls all its punches.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
81% Mistress America (2015) I loved Kirke and Gerwig's megadramatic line readings. Everything they do is underlined.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
85% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) This is a very effective psychological horror film, with supernatural hints.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
72% Crimson Peak (2015) Once the movie makes its swerve into full Gothic it is phenomenal, the kind of thing you'll rewatch if you like your comfort food red and dripping.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
65% Krampus (2015) Its ideas are fresh-but the execution, so to speak, leaves a few things to be desired.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
25% As Above, So Below (2014) The biggest problem is the movie's shallow portrayal of guilt, penance, and redemption. This is the heart of the film, it's what the quest is leading up to, and it is just a mess.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
68% God Help the Girl (2014) God Help the Girl is a smart, powerful little flick. Sometimes I hated it. But I won't forget it.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
98% The Babadook (2014) Almost everything about Jennifer Kent's film is powerful: the haunting music, the sharp visual sensibility (including phenomenal use of old TV clips), the tightening tension as Amelia's isolation grows.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) This is a Dardennes film, so there's a twist. I was wondering if it would happen, but when it did, I was still blindsided.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Ana Lily Amirpour directed this thing until it shrieked. It's hypnotic, kind of desultory, sexy, and weird.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018