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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
25% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Fails to fully develop the stakes at hand, but it features more thoughtful world-building than most faith-based films, as well as a bracing honesty about the difficulty of reconciling idealistic credos with a harsh and unforgiving world.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
50% Tomb Raider (2018) An obligatory setup for a sequel slows down the final moments, but until then, Tomb Raider feels like a perfectly paced trio of espresso shots, with a shot of adrenaline to the heart as a chaser.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
85% Thoroughbreds (2018) If you don't mind your movies nasty, brutish, and slight, you couldn't ask for a more delectable chocolate-covered razor blade.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Writer-director Hirayanagi runs into a few minor pacing miscalculations, but Oh Lucy!, based on her 2014 short of the same name, is a tense, observant, and heartfelt accomplishment.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Destroy the patriarchy, it declares, while ogling this naked body of a woman who's just had her head bashed in.‐ Slate
Posted Feb 28, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) But I spent more time in the theater debating whether I wanted to know more or less about Area X than being invested in what happens to the protagonist. In both the Earthlings and the aliens, there's just too much blankness.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
25% Samson (2018) The movie's most interesting clashes aren't between Samson and the Philistine royals, but between Pure Flix's intent to create "clean" entertainment and the obvious bloodthirstiness of the source material. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
25% La Boda De Valentina (2018) Once Valentina lands in Mexico and reunites with her Arrested Development-style clan of wealthy, dysfunctional, clueless, and highly corruptible screw-ups, La Boda de Valentina finds its groove in satisfying caricature.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) Marina's dehumanization is gradually followed by her reclamation of her dignity. It's a toe-tingling triumph.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
54% 12 Strong (2018) This Chris Hemsworth vehicle is is often hammy, but also wryly funny, breath-stoppingly tense, and uncommonly intelligent. Its January dump is a disservice to a promising debut feature.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
29% Proud Mary (2018) Ostensibly about a hired killer (the Halloween wigs and running-in-stilettos kind) who decides to reclaim her femininity, the picture is sunk by its all-male writing and directing team's narrow conception of womanhood as lipstick and maternal instincts. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) A padded wisp of a drama, the first half's evocative mystery gradually giving way to the second half's surface-level reenactments.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) It's too bad that Chastain's heady, exquisitely subtle performance is dragged down by the laughably vehement male characters that seek to speak for her.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Too sympathetic toward its subject to serve as a satisfying biography of the actress-inventor, but it's a totally serviceable, if disappointingly uncinematic, film about a singular celebrity.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
88% The Problem with Apu (2017) [Problem With Apu] is an extraordinarily thoughtful documentary.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
84% The Square (2017) Lands its bullseyes, over and over, with a faultless precision that grows duller with each strike.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
83% My Friend Dahmer (2017) There is such a chasm between the unreadable character we see and the extraordinary grisliness of Dahmer's crimes that this depiction is as helpful as those inevitable attributions of mass murderers as "quiet, normal-seeming" men from shocked neighbors.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Celebrates the bravery and creativity of Diana Prince's mastermind and his muses, but with a tepidness toward the complications of their lives. The result is a gauzy, sexy ode to unconventionality that feels distinctly and disappointingly conventional.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
75% Una (2017) The film is meant to be a negotiation of what that long-ago relationship was, and it is that. But in our reality of pervasive sexual iniquity, it also feels an awful lot like a litany of self-serving excuses for pedophilic behavior.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) Borrowing a few biographical details from Stanton's life, the virtually plotless drama exudes admiration for its nonagenarian muse, but it's built so sparely that it doesn't have much to offer anyone who doesn't already share its reverence for the actor.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
76% The Tiger Hunter (2017) There's enough good-naturedness and cultural specificity here, alongside a slight deviation from the usual immigrant narratives, to render it a dollop of sweetness and novelty that goes down easy.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Handsome and moving if a bit cautious, Battle is full of smart complexities and sensational acting.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
100% Strong Island (2017) The doc is a demanding, wrenching watch; an important work, if not necessarily one you'd recommend to your friends.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
71% Viceroy's House (2017) And so we're offered, on the 70th anniversary of the Partition (give or take a couple of weeks), another film about how brown suffering makes nice white people sad. The cynicism is well-earned.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
41% Death Note (2017) Cheesy, asinine, convoluted and ludicrous. On the plus side, if your eyeballs need a vigorous workout, this will have them rolling nonstop.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
94% Gook (2017) Chon's dense, ambitious, and observant film is full of impressive craft and insight.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
67% Pilgrimage (2017) As a bloody spectacle, the feature steadily builds in novelty and suspense to a queasily rousing final fight. As a meditation on the possible merits of such brutality, however, it's facile and self-satisfied.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
98% Columbus (2017) A minimalist film like Columbus depends almost entirely on the shading of the characters and the depths of the performances. By that metric, it's a too-delicate creature, tickling and piquing instead of fully thrusting us into the realm of feelings. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
49% Person to Person (2017) Don't expect satisfying answers from this aimless drama, which is chockablock with characters but offers little insight or cohesive storytelling.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
16% Wish Upon (2017) Had director John R. Leonetti the slightest interest in the inner lives of teenage girls (i.e., at least half the film's characters), Wish Upon wouldn't so often mistake "light" for "silly."‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
91% Imperial Dreams (2014) Like the similarly quiet and thrumming Moonlight, Imperial is most affecting as an internal portrait of a young black man's struggle to embrace softness when the world tells him he has to be hard to survive.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
No Score Yet The Insomniac (2013) For most of its run, the film is a tribute to unimaginative competence, confidently venturing where so many movies have ventured before. But in the last few scenes, the script offers a solid twist and a cynical social critique.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
100% Hamilton's America (2016) Even more than the snippets of muscular rhymes and the thunderous dances we see from time to time, [Miranda] convinces us that there's something more to experience here beyond the novelties of rapping Founding Fathers.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
No Score Yet I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2016) Running on empty even at 80 minutes, the film squanders multiple opportunities - to explain what Aoki's work is, to locate his place in the fractured (and infighting) EDM world.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
93% The Little Prince (2016) The Little Prince depends on its viewers' willingness to go along with twee flutterings like "The stars are beautiful because of a flower that cannot be seen." I'm too much of an adult to swallow that saccharine bilge, I guess.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
No Score Yet Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk? (2016) Its brisk pace is appreciated, but Meet the Donors is also startlingly superficial.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
84% Tallulah (2016) With a dramatic chase and a few dreamlike touches, Tallulah manages to balance its tricky tonal shifts.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
88% Looking: The Movie (2016) Looking: The Movie feels exactly as it should: Like a wistful, funny, hopeful weekend with old friends that makes you wish you could stay a few days longer.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Made in America is about O.J., sure, but it's also about progress - how difficult it is to achieve, and how important it is not to confuse symbols for the real thing.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
15% Caught in the Web (2013) Caught in the Web is an unpleasant cudgel of a film -- dour, moralistic and eager to thump.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
88% All the Way (2016) Fast-moving but uninvolving.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
16% Special Correspondents (2016) A shrugging surrender to formula and an irredeemably botched media satire.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
81% Confirmation (2016) Confirmation is a sleek but superficial retelling of the Senate judiciary hearings that gets weighed down by the sheer mass of detail.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
50/100 91% City Of Gold (2016) Filmmaker Laura Gabbert's love letter to the Pulitzer-winning food critic, and the city of Los Angeles, is hyper-palatable yet unconvincing.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
65/100 52% Risen (2016) A fairly ambitious picture tailor-made for that slice of the Christian audience accustomed to the tropes and beats of prestige cable dramas.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
70/100 61% Race (2016) A keen exploration of how to make a political statement without saying a word, and how best to stay true to one's self while making necessary compromises and calculations.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
40/100 55% 4th Man Out (2016) Outdated, unfunny and unappealingly bro-y, this Outfest favorite only works if you're invested in one very specific way of being gay.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
65/100 41% Jane Got a Gun (2016) This scandal-plagued project overcame the odds to deliver an earnestly felt actioner. ... Thankfully, [it] isn't another historically revisionist, grim-dark bleak-a-thon like, say, "The Revenant" and "The Hateful Eight." ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
70/100 28% The Boy (2016) "The Boy" didn't screen for critics, but it's actually a pretty sturdy genre effort. Nearly free of gore... [the film] is careful and clever about revealing what Brahms really is, for he's certainly got a mind and will of his own.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2016
30/100 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "Dirty Grandpa" gets ugly-drunk on its title character's preening smugness: Grandpa Dick is presented as The World's Most Interesting Man, a cigar-chomping hybrid of Sinatra and Statham, but simply comes across as TWMIM's scumbag brother.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016