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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
35% The King of Thieves (2018) Torn between jaunty genre hijinks and a bleaker streak of realism, it's a strangely stiff, lethargic account of a cracking tale.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
62% Bel Canto (2018) A Europudding of American provenance, essentially.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
86% Driven (2018) Pace gives it something like a heart, albeit a closed, melancholic one: that's some acting, and it's maybe more than these agreeably derivative proceedings deserve.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
No Score Yet Capri-Revolution (2018) By the time the growingly disenchanted Lucia suggests that everyone "go back to dancing in the woods," it's hard not to agree.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
71% The Nightingale (2017) Kent's elemental revenge tale attains a near-mythic grandeur over the course of its arduous, ravishing trek.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
84% 22 July (2018) It's intelligently stern, storm-gray filmmaking, as we've come to expect from Greengrass; if it feels a bit mechanical as well, perhaps this is a near-impossible story to film with both tact and soul.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
100% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Pleasurably low-key if not among his most invaluable recent works, Frederick Wiseman's latest American opus takes a long, slow look at a rural red-state town.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
91% Vox Lux (2018) "Vox Lux" paints a sharp, shellacked portrait of a ghost in the celebrity machine.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
75% Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Zahler is less concerned with knotty complications and double- or triple-crossings than he is with simply getting a firm grip on the people involved.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
No Score Yet Aquarela (2018) A feast of HD imagery so crisp as to be almost disorienting, this is immersive experiential cinema with no firm storytelling trajectory, though viewers can read what environmental warnings they may into its rushing spectacle.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
No Score Yet Keep Going (Continuer) (2018) This is a two-hander as unadorned and straight-ahead as the bare Kyrgyzstan steppes on which it takes place, acted with doughty fixity of purpose by Virginie Efira and Kacey Mottet-Klein.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
100% Amanda (2018) It tells a familiar story furrowed by quiet emotional conviction, much of it in Lacoste's unhurried, unaffected turn.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
64% Peterloo (2018) It's a stately, explicitly rhetorical paean to the people - setting the past in stone while also lashing out at a present-day political order.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
60% The Mountain (2018) Alverson's serene affectations serve a stern, stark thesis about our evolving understanding of mental health, as well as America's dubious romanticization of its heartland.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
62% The Little Stranger (2018) "The Little Stranger" may be elegantly fashioned as a haunted-house thriller, but the relationships at its core are spooked by sadness well before things start to go bump in the night.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
100% Graves Without a Name (2018) Gradually, the film's various impassioned perspectives coalesce into a unified national cri de coeur.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
No Score Yet All Good (Alles gut) (2018) Trobisch paints an unstinting portrait of unreleased trauma - one marked by deep compassion for its scarred female protagonist, but a complex amoral stance on the spiralling, self-harming irrationality of her behavior.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Clunky, over-processed cement-mixer cinema, given some consistency by Washington's screen presence...‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
3/5 94% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) A pleasing Sunday-afternoon wallow - but not a transcendent one.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
No Score Yet I Feel Good (2018) That "I Feel Good" finally hands Dujardin a role he can wrap his arms around is perhaps the greatest of its many offbeat pleasures...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
No Score Yet The Charmer (Charmoren) (2017) What seems a premise for an earnest social-issue drama is darkened and complicated, however, by a progressively noir-ish strain of morally elusive mystery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
89% Hotel by the River (2018) As a forlorn kind of hangout movie, then, "Hotel by the Sea" proceeds at a pleasing shuffle, spiked with bittersweet humor and even a gentle, surprising hint of sentimentality.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
No Score Yet Genèse (2018) A yearning, bruising vision of unpracticed adolescent desire.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
100% Ray & Liz (2018) "Ray & Liz" is formally arresting and rigorous, though not at the expense of its direct emotional force.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
No Score Yet Suburban Birds (Jiao qu de niao) (2018) Viewers... may feel at once cast adrift in the film's amorphous quests, and languidly seduced by its disorder.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
98% The Cakemaker (2018) A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
80% Snapshots (2018) "Snapshots" wallows a little too readily in cliché to be quite as stirring as its story - one drawn from Corran's own family history - sounds on paper.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
No Score Yet Miriam Lies (Miriam Miente) (2018) Cabral and Estrada's screenplay unpacks these tricky personal politics with an assuredly light touch, never forcing their flawed, finely drawn characters into overt rhetoric.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
83% Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina) (2018) [A] riveting, incensed documentary...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
88% White Fang (Croc-Blanc) (2018) The pace is considerably more deliberate than that to which viewers raised on U.S. studio animation will be accustomed, though it does arguably honor the episodic origins of its literary source.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
No Score Yet Florianópolis Dream (Sueño Florianópolis) (2018) Largely consistent with Katz's oeuvre thus far in its gentle, thoughtful probing of everyday events and their more revealing implications.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
71% The Lighthouse (2018) Crow and his two fine, Welsh-burred leads commit fully to the anguished, nerve-fraying cause, but their efforts can't conceal a certain thinness to the dramatic material...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
No Score Yet Brothers (Kardesler) (2018) Atay's film combines familiar beats from sundry coming-of-age and life-on-the-outside dramas, though it does so with sensitivity and crisp sensory detail.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
No Score Yet Our Struggles (Nos batailles) (2018) Senez's unassuming but deeply humane film finds no sentimental solutions or homilies to guide its characters through - merely the assurance that even one bad day isn't quite like the next.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
100% Crystal Swan (2018) While some nuances may go over the heads of international audiences, its core social and economic frustrations are universal ones, driven by Velya's fundamentally sympathetic wanderlust.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
No Score Yet The Devil Outside (2018) Intelligent and emotionally full-blooded, Hulme's sophomore feature makes no claims for even-handedness. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
No Score Yet Old Boys (2018) Nobody quite grows up in the course of "Old Boys," at least they take charge of their stories: Whether it's prosaic or poetic, this agreeably gawky film ultimately concludes, your life is best put in your own words.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
93% Calibre (2018) Ben Baird's sound design, meanwhile, is a thing of fretful beauty, seamlessly meshing a barrage of natural effects with Anne Nikitin's creaking, squeaking, screeching score.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
No Score Yet The Parting Glass (2017) It's the kind of film that unfolds with the warm, deliberate intimacy of a good play.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
52% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) It's uneven practically by design, with a tone that slides all the way from kooky farce to anguished psychological study, just about held together by Mackenzie Davis's lively, spiky turn in the lead.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
89% Set It Up (2018) It's the stars who have to work hardest to sell this kind of egg-white confection, and so they do.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
No Score Yet Kapgang (2014) Aided by Oplev's commendably gentle direction of his excellent young leads, Speed Walking is most notable for its delicately candid depiction of the earliest, most malleable stage of teen sexuality.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/5 86% Alex Strangelove (2018) Alex Strangelove is most credible and affecting when the kids at its centre speak out, act out and make out with the insecurity and inconsistency of, well, kids.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
40% Buy Me a Gun (Cómprame un revolver) (2018) Would that "Buy Me a Gun" had been more firmly inspired by its picaresque structure.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
No Score Yet Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) (2018) As harmless as it is silly, but dampened by idle gags, empty characterization and an inordinate two-hour runtime.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
No Score Yet The State Against Mandela and the Others (2018) The film brings emotive, enlightening perspective to a case that may be most famous for putting Mandela in prison for 27 years, but ruptured many other lives besides.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
73% In My Room (2018) "In My Room" presents and accepts its partial apocalypse with unquestioning calm - an extreme contrivance that merely enables an elegant, exacting character study.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
80% Los silencios (2018) A sensitively observed, patience-rewarding sophomore feature from Brazilian writer-director Beatriz Seigner.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 88% Whitney (2018) Many of us missed Whitney even before she left; this imperfect documentary preys calmly and effectively on that longing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
71% Fugue (Fuga) (2018) Its controlled expansiveness of tone, psychology and camera mark its helmer - invaluably aided by writer-star Gabriela Muskała - as a stylist of considerable, unpredictable finesse.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018