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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 47% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) A film that, despite scattered amusements and insights, is fundamentally unsatisfying.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/4 97% The Rider (2018) What really distinguishes [Zhao's] work here is something beyond great filmmaking chops: a vision that is deeply humanistic, founded on a compassionate realism that honors the heartfelt struggles of all the creatures it encounters.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/4 89% Hitler's Hollywood (2018) A cavalcade of images, icons and ideas that, while less innovative, are every bit as eye-popping in their own way as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, and Metropolis are in theirs.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 88% The Workshop (L'atelier) (2018) The film keeps you guessing, not only as to where the story's going but what kind of film it will turn out to be.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/4 78% Maineland (2018) A documentary that offers some fascinating if glancing insights into a rich and timely subject but ends up being more frustrating than enlightening.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/4 92% Journey's End (2018) An intelligent, meticulously crafted drama about British soldiers in the trenches of World War I.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
1.5/4 87% Hannah (2018) There is a real seed of dramatic possibility in Hannah, but Pallaoro smothers it beneath the lacquer of the film's fastidiously mannered minimalism.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/4 95% Tehran Taboo (2018) Using skillful, involving storytelling and beautifully executed rotoscoped photography, director Ali Soozandeh creates a world of intersecting urban miseries and challenges.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3/4 69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) One of the saddest moments I've ever seen in a film comes more than halfway into Lili Fini Zanuck's Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
4/4 95% 24 Frames (2018) How fitting that this lovely final film is one that could be enjoyed by fourth-graders as easily as the most knowledgeable of Kiarostami's admirers.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/4 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The year is not even two weeks old but it already has one electrifyingly brilliant film to its credit.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/4 77% In the Land of Pomegranates (2018) Informative and thought-provoking.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/4 73% Hostiles (2018) A film that's beautifully shot and acted, but also meandering, overlong and only sporadically focused on its central issues.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
1/4 80% Sundowners (2017) It's for folks who fetishize indie-style ineptitude and amateurishness.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3.5/4 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) [Zvyagintsev] continues to solidify his place as one of the most important and original voices in world cinema.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) While Gary Oldman's phenomenal work as Winston Churchill had been heralded in advance, it is astonishingly equaled by the film's achievements in direction, screenwriting, score and cinematography. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/4 100% A Gray State (2017) A real-life tale that's as unsettling as it is precisely of-the-moment.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/4 54% LBJ (2017) Captures a tumultuous political era and one of its most profanely colorful leaders with a good deal of insight and emotional torque.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3.5/4 88% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) A fond and appreciative portrait of one of American journalism's superstars.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/4 94% Tempestad (2016) In showing the emotional impact of Mexico's ongoing political crisis, Heuzo has provided a valuable reminder of why broad systemic change is needed.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
31% Wonder Wheel (2017) I'm not sure why we need a Coney Island that looks like Bertolucci's The Conformist, but somehow it works, providing a level of visual interest that fascinates even when the dramatic interest lags.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
3/4 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) In providing a detailed analysis of the shower scene in Hitchcock's horror milestone, makes a persuasive case for Psycho as the film that jump-started modern cinema.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/4 100% I Am Another You (2017) So absorbing because it plays like a lyrical road odyssey that's also a detective story.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/4 84% The King's Choice (2017) One of the most handsomely realized and viscerally compelling of recent period dramas.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/4 29% The Wilde Wedding (2017) The Wilde Wedding seems to promise to promise a wildness that's nowhere here.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) A movie that leaves viewers with so much to ponder.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2/4 92% Machines (2016) A film so obedient to current academic fashions in both politics and cinema aesthetics that it ends up feeling both contrived and a bit dishonest.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/4 85% Santoalla (2017) A concise and well-executed example of smart documentary storytelling.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
4/4 100% Chasing Coral (2017) The film makes a powerful case less through argument than by using cinema's most basic tool: visual proof.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/4 50% The Confessions (2017) The film's strongest suit is its elegant photography and confident mounting, but these virtues do little to offset the script's pervasive weaknesses.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/4 77% The Reagan Show (2017) At a time when sharp ideological stances are annoyingly ubiquitous, this film's lack of one is refreshing.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) Not just a niche film but a film for a niche of a niche.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3.5/4 100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) A film that offers an abundance of celluloid and historical riches.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 95% Sami Blood (2017) The film's success comes from how Kernell's skills as a director match the ambitions of her script.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
.5/4 49% Churchill (2017) A load of utter rubbish from first frame to last.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 85% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) Afterimage is mounted in a classical, beautifully understated style that throughout conveys the assurance of a true master.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3.5/4 90% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) As for examining the pathologies on the right side of the spectrum, it's hard to imagine any film this year will surpass the astonishing Netflix production Get Me Roger Stone.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/4 83% Risk (2017) Another fascinating piece of cinema-as-history that reminds us that Laura Poitras remains one of our most original, courageous and valuable filmmakers.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/4 92% Obit (2017) Readers of the New York Times are bound to enjoy an inside look at one of the paper's most dependably enthralling sections. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3.5/4 88% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) A serious, sharply mounted drama that gets more engrossing as it moves along.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2.5/4 67% Tommy's Honour (2017) With its rugged landscapes, handsome production design and, especially, the very appealing work of leads Peter Mullen and Jack Lowden, Tommy's Honour is an ingratiating production all-round.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
4/4 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) A thoroughgoing masterpiece which offers proof that Romania's cinematic upsurge remains the most vital and important national film movement of the current century.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2.5/4 75% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) We're left feeling that Olga herself might find the film expertly mounted but still missing a more visceral, pissed-off tone.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/4 88% My Scientology Movie (2017) While My Scientology Movie provides a very entertaining tour of some of the questions that swirl around Scientology, viewers who've followed the story through the years will find little that's new or unexpected.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 95% The Settlers (2017) The Settlers provides a vivid primer on a situation that looks inherently tragic.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/4 12% Bitter Harvest (2017) Almost inevitably, approaching the Holodomor via a standard-length dramatic feature risks reducing the cataclysm's enormity to a trivializing size and emotional impact.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/4 100% Keep Quiet (2017) This expertly made, highly dramatic film achieves must-see status for the inevitable light it sheds on the persistence of toxic racial hatreds not just in Hungary but worldwide.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) With its muted colors and naturalistic lighting, the film aptly captures the beauty of seaside locales that frame the human struggle at the story's heart.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2.5/4 95% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) Paris 05:59 conjures a world and a moment in time, and it does so with an understated skill throughout.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/4 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The film finds Farhadi now inhabiting a strangely transnational place in cinema, one where bridging Gholem-Hossein Sa'edi and Arthur Miller is more a playful, aspirational gesture than a purposeful strategy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017