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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 78% Patriots Day (2017) Balancing the perspectives of perpetrators, policemen and victims with wiry tension and tender human interest, it's not entirely the rah-rah flag-waving exercise the title promises. ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 20, 2016
No Score Yet Tonio (2016) A moving, stylishly crafted grief memoir that falls a little short on personal detail. ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 15, 2016
100% The C Word (2016) An impassioned advocation of preventative cancer treatment that brazenly counters the methods of Big Pharma. ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 40% Why Him? (2016) The title isn't the only "why" question viewers should be asking themselves. ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 14, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) In a film that sporadically attempts to progressively satirize PC workplace culture, the sour smell of misogyny pervades the mulled-wine aroma. ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 8, 2016
82% The Founder (2017) It's the dash of pickle in Robert Siegel's script - a streak of sour, cheek-puckering cynicism amid its warmer, blander conventions - that gives "The Founder" its mojo. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 21, 2016
79% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2016) Writer-directors Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda construct a still-topical case study of extreme trauma yielded by adolescent bullying and parental neglect, fronted with committed intensity by rising Polish star Michalina Olszanska. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 17, 2016
41% 100 Streets (2017) "A Hundred Streets" seems oddly unequal to the status of its charismatic name cast, headlined by Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 16, 2016
75% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) It's not the best film you'll see this holiday season, but this soft, agreeable adaptation of the man-and-his-cat bestseller has its charms. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Efficient, unfussy, and doesn't try to think any faster than it can run. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 19, 2016
No Score Yet 13 Million Voices (2015) Weaves a number of preceding and subsequent social narratives into its arms-aloft, future-minded celebration. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2016
No Score Yet Mirzya (2016) An essentially simple tale of love across the class divide grows too diffuse and distracted to stir the heart, while its two parallel stories ... never coalesce into a satisfactory mythic dialogue. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 13, 2016
100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2016) A lyrical sense of bittersweet acceptance permeates freshman director Juho Kuosmanen's marvelous sports biopic from its very first, perfectly composed frame. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2016
90% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) No one behaves quite like a human being in Eugene Green's Le Fils de Joseph, yet a soulful sense of humanity emerges from their heightened declamations anyway. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 11, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Fundamentally silly the film may be, but it never graduates to spryness. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 9, 2016
60% Porto (2016) In artfully deconstructing a one-night stand with one wistful eye on what was and another on what could have been, Gabe Klinger's first narrative feature winds up feeling appropriately elegiac in a multitude of ways. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 21, 2016
No Score Yet Austerlitz (2016) The present-day worth of preserved Holocaust death camps is tacitly addressed in Sergei Loznitsa's brilliant observational doc. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2016
36% Blair Witch (2016) A significantly more accomplished and entertaining sequel than 2000's woeful cash-in Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, [this] nonetheless reps something of a missed opportunity. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2016
No Score Yet Home (2016) There's no light on the teenage wasteland in Belgian helmer Fien Troch's tough-minded, suitably rough-edged fourth feature. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 11, 2016
No Score Yet Never Ever (À jamais) (2016) Spiritual manifestations of grief come out to play in Benoit Jacquot and Julia Roy's slight but slinky adaptation of Don DeLillo's 'The Body Artist.' ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 11, 2016
83% Lady Macbeth (2017) Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch in William Oldroyd's impressively tough-minded Victorian tragedy. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2016
100% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2016) The latest supersized opus from Filipino maximalist Lav Diaz is a powerful and, by his standards, refreshingly contained moral study. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2016
87% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) Abetted by impressive lo-fi effects work, the musical numbers alone come to resemble the wildest dreams of every Eurovision show producer. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2016
No Score Yet Paradise (Ray) (2016) Russian veteran Andrei Konchalovsky is on robust form in this richly monochrome, perspective-rotating Holocaust drama. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2016
91% I Called Him Morgan (2016) A sleek, sorrowful elegy for the prodigiously gifted, tragically slain bop trumpeter Lee Morgan, is as much a visual and textural triumph as it is a gripping feat of reportage. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) Chilean helmer Pablo Larraín makes an extraordinary English-lingo debut with this daring, many-leveled portrait of history's favorite First Lady. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2016
3/5 62% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) Somehow we're never truly surprised by any of its wonders. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 7, 2016
46% The Bad Batch (2016) Though there's much to savor in the pic's lavishly distressed visuals and soundscape, its narrative feels increasingly stretched and desultory. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 6, 2016
82% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2016) While shot through with pointed jabs at chauvinism and mainstream homophobia in Mexican society, "The Untamed" never quite exceeds the sum of its intriguingly opposed parts. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 5, 2016
No Score Yet Heal the Living (Reparer les vivants) (2016) Katell Quillévéré's superb third feature is a wrenching medical drama that blends dazzling formal polish with rawest emotion. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 4, 2016
83% The Bleeder (2016) Liev Schreiber and Elisabeth Moss add the necessary punch to director Philippe Falardeau's familiar but affecting boxing biopic. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 2, 2016
0% The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016) Wim Wenders is gone with the windbags in a dully verbose 3D talkfest that says very little of substance. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 1, 2016
No Score Yet Sami Blood (2016) Swedish helmer Amanda Kernell makes a stirring debut with a coming-of-age tale that pointedly addresses a bygone era of Scandi colonialism. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 1, 2016
92% Prevenge (2016) While not every tonal downshift here is entirely fluid, this remains a smart, risky one-off, unconcerned with those (and there will be many) who can't acquire its taste. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 1, 2016
9% Endless Night (Nadie quiere la noche) (2015) Though it hardly wants for sincerity or ambition, Coixet's portrait of an arduous mid-career expedition by American explorer Josephine Peary is dramatically as pallid and lifeless as the frozen tundra on which it takes place. ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 26, 2016
2/5 60% War Dogs (2016) By bantering with the lads and slapping their wrists at the same, War Dogs is left with countless rounds of illicit ammo and no clear satirical target. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Aug 26, 2016
95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Taken on [its own] limited terms, "Eight Days a Week" plays nicely enough: the mostly uptempo Side A of a well-stocked greatest hits album, as it were. ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 16, 2016
85% Christine (2016) Films this exhaustively constructed don't always factor their actors into the design, but here's a gratifying exception. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 11, 2016
33% Kids in Love (2016) While the film's balmy good vibes are occasionally infectious, the narrowness of its worldview does begin to grate. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 2, 2016
60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) It's not great cinema, or even peak "Fabulous," but for a post-Brexit Britain in dire need of some cheering up, it more than does the job. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 29, 2016
95% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) (2016) Though its disquieting premise never quite combusts into a full-scale psychological thriller, Cogitore's accomplished, arresting debut should reverberate widely on the festival circuit; select distributors may proceed with caution. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 29, 2016
No Score Yet A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016) May rep a sincere spillage of its creator's soul, but it's also a work of stony, audience-opposed self-indulgence ... A major disappointment from a major filmmaker." ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 28, 2016
31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "Independence Day: Resurgence" delivers swiftly and generously when it comes to the goods most viewers will have come for - the time-honored joys of blowing stuff up, in set pieces that escalate dizzyingly in size and context. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 21, 2016
89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) Corbet should leave this exhaustingly auspicious freshman effort with plenty of notes; one suspects, with some intrigue, that he'll return with far more for us. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 20, 2016
100% Golden Kingdom (2016) An impressively disciplined, occasionally transporting debut feature from globe-trotting American helmer Brian Perkins. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 13, 2016
67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) Jacquot and Helene Zimmer's loose adaptation of the novel acidly critiques the social rigidities of turn-of-the-century Europe, but actually mollifies the acrid irony of Mirbeau's own conclusion. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 8, 2016
70% Len and Company (2016) [Offers] a less-than-convincing glimpse into the modern-day pop factory. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 8, 2016
78% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) Lorenzo Vigas' impressive debut charts an unlikely May-December romance with grace, subtlety and tension. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 6, 2016
88% Elle (2016) High-risk material yields unexpected rewards in this remarkable rape-revenge drama, a possible career high for Paul Verhoeven. ‐ Variety
Posted May 22, 2016
No Score Yet Happy Times Will Come Soon (I tempi felici verranno presto) (2016) Alessandro Comodin's first narrative feature is a sun-dappled concoction of earthy folklore and artsy esoterica. ‐ Variety
Posted May 19, 2016