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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Memoir of Pain (La douleur) (2017) If, at over two hours, it is an undeniably onerous watch, that is by design: Finkiel's film certainly understands the taxing nature of sorrow.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet La familia (2017) Córdova's film brings little that's new to its stylistic school of observational realism - but hits the Caracas sidewalks hard and purposefully enough to compensate.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet This Is Congo (2017) There's a lot of ravaged ground to cover here, and editor Alyse Ardell Spiegel does well to compress these differing, sometimes opposing, perspectives into an efficient encapsulation that won't bewilder viewers unfamiliar with the Congolese crisis.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
67% Thirst Street (2017) Lindsay Burdge's intrepid performance as a woman unable to let go of a one-night stand galvanizes Nathan Silver's sharply stylized character study.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
80% Caniba (2017) Makes a proud point of its unpleasantness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
No Score Yet Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2017) What the film occasionally lacks in human finesse, it makes up for in sheer anything-goes resolve.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
83% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) [A] thoughtful, lyrical, slightly over-deliberate tour of a beautiful teenage wasteland.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
71% Breathe (2017) Keeps its eyes moist and its upper lip stiff to the last - but its sweeping inspirational gestures rarely reach all the way to the heart.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
80% Dark River (2017) There's scarcely room here for improvement at the level of craft or performance; in particular, it's gratifying to see leading lady Ruth Wilson headlining a big-screen vehicle worthy of her flinty brilliance.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
No Score Yet The Escape (2017) Gemma Arterton's strong but shattered performance as a disconnected housewife bolsters Dominic Savage's thoughtful marital drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
86% Beast (2017) Upgrading a sleeping-with-the-enemy premise familiar from countless B-thrillers with a faintly mythic aura and cool psychosexual shading, "Beast" also sustains a fresh, frank feminine perspective through Jessie Buckley's remarkable lead performance.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
No Score Yet Hannah (2017) This is an impressively rigorous exercise, in which the director's sober formalism finds a kindred spirit in his leading lady's studied, secretive restraint.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
100% Sweet Country (2017) The spare, classical chase drama that ensues is seeded with barbed observations on colonialism, cultural erasure and rough justice, kept poetically succinct by Thornton's lithe, soaring visual storytelling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
No Score Yet Invisible (2017) It's as a modest but dedicated showcase for [Mora] Arenillas, her face alive with fear, exasperation and questioning even when her character feels most depleted, that "Invisible" sticks most stubbornly in the mind.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
29% Loving Pablo (2017) Long, loud and lurid, with a distinct whiff of week-old quesito colombiano. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
100% Free in Deed (2017) Superb, skin-prickling performances by the three principals contribute invaluably to the pic's stern believability.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
68% Downsizing (2017) Goes soft and strangely condescending on us, coming within perilous distance of white-savior tradition as Damon becomes the change he'd like to see in the new world.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
42% Suburbicon (2017) I laughed in many of the places where Suburbicon wants us to laugh, yet something feels ill-balanced from the get-go-like a carelessly mixed gin and tonic that you drink anyway, wincing at the bitter follow-through. ‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
97% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) No film since Fargo has made so much use of [Frances McDormand's] potent talents.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
68% mother! (2017) There's a small, or perhaps not so small, part of this beautiful, spectacular attack of a movie that wants to be booed, but that doesn't mean we should be swift to do so.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
14% Woodshock (2017) The vicarious intrigue of watching someone else's increasingly distant drug trips burns out pretty fast, leaving viewers with an abstruse fusion of stoner cinema and slow cinema that plays to no obvious audience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
No Score Yet Reinventing Marvin (Marvin) (2017) [An] unsteady, overlong but rewardingly compassionate character study ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
No Score Yet Endangered Species (Espéces menacées) (2017) Thanks to cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing's indelible image-making, the material gains a tactility distinct from what the written word can achieve.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
83% Our Souls at Night (2017) Fonda and Redford play this potentially sleepy material with spry, generous adroitness, genuinely listening and subtly playing off each other's reactions and body language.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
90% Zama (2017) The frustrating nine-year wait for new material from Martel has done nothing to blunt her exquisite, inventive command of sound and image, nor her knack for subtly violent exposure of social and racial prejudice on the upper rungs of the class ladder.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
96% The Shape of Water (2017) A ravishing, eccentric auteur's imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
No Score Yet Eye on Juliet (2017) This well-meaning film winds up seeming more than a little obtuse in its flat avoidance of geopolitical detail, not helped by disproportionately faint sketching of its non-western characters ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
60% The Butterfly Tree (2017) The heart-in-hand sincerity of its worldview is what makes the film endearing and aggravating by turns.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2017
71% Jungle (2017) McLean has picked an opportune moment to demonstrate his skills outside the bloodiest horror wheelhouse. Job done.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Bless Al Gore and everything he stands for, but not every picture is worth a thousand words.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/5 78% Final Portrait (2017) Far from a complete painting, this is a sketch, an outline, done in casual, quick strokes and left both intriguingly and frustratingly rough ...‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
88% American Made (2017) A sweat-slicked, exhausting but glibly entertaining escapade on its own terms, "American Made" is more interesting as a showcase for the dateless elasticity of Cruise's star power.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
59% 6 Days (2017) Shot and styled in contemporary, ticking-clock action fashion, it compresses the complex Theatcher-era politics of its fractious standoff into a simplified West-versus-Middle-East conflict that registers as broadly topical.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
88% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) A sly, sexy and strangely disarming cruise along the queerer backroads of rural France that marks an intriguing debut for writer-director Jérôme Reybaud.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
85% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) A 27-year-old comedian and Daily Show correspondent given ample room to breathe, riff and roar by director Jim Strouse's script, Williams bounds into the proceedings with unfiltered comic peculiarity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) The spare, humanist influence of Ozu is plain to see here, but Fukada's tone is all his own, simultaneously shot through with violence and compassion.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
71% Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2017) "Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge" doesn't have to clear a very high bar to be more entertaining than it sounds - and so it does, albeit none too smoothly.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
22% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Bruce Willis barks up a number of wrong trees in this scattered, only sparsely amusing shaggy-dog mystery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
43% Hampstead (2017) Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson aren't an obvious match; despite their combined lovability, this slender romcom doesn't prove otherwise.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
73% Ballerina (2016) Even if it never quite takes the risks implied by its exclamatory title ... "Leap!" follows the established steps with general grace and good humor.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
80% You Were Never Really Here (2017) Ramsay has made more sensually rapturous films, but this may be her most formally exacting: No shot or cut here is idle or extraneous.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
50% The Dinner (2017) As focus lurches distractingly from the heated dinner-table debate to a zigzagging network of flashbacks, momentum fatally stalls, while the illustrious ensemble of actors at the film's center never quite gets cooking.‐ Newsweek
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
70% Alien: Covenant (2017) As redesigns go, Alien: Covenant is not ambitious, but it's roaringly, repulsively effective.‐ Newsweek
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
89% Good Time (2017) Merges the Safdies' signature gutter realism with tight genre mechanics to discomfiting but exhilarating effect.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
85% Hermia & Helena (2017) There's a reason why petits fours are a patisserie staple, and grands fours are not: what's puffily perfect at bite size can turn cloying in a larger slice. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
89% The Workshop (L'atelier) (2017) Laurent Cantet makes an enthralling return to form with this topical fusion of political debate session and socially conscious thriller.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
56% Radiance (Hikari) (2017) A gentle-hearted, quintessentially new-age but fatally cloying new outing from Japan's premier cinematic naturalist Naomi Kawase.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
71% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2017) Lacking the emotional and structural complexity of some recent Hong outings, it's minor even by his minor-key standards.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
97% BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Robin Campillo's outstanding AIDS activist drama melds the personal, the political and the erotic to heart-bursting effect.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
67% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2017) A trifle compared to such recent Hong highs as "Right Now, Wrong Then" and "On the Beach at Night Alone," but a complete work on its own light terms.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017