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Jay Stone

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 74% The Happy Prince (2018) A passion project that is also, in a sense, an attempt to reclaim Everett himself.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
3.5/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) It feels heavy-handed at times, but there's no denying its power. Spike Lee is telling us something we need to hear.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
3/5 85% Disobedience (2018) The unresolved shambles of their story is appropriate.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
4/5 97% The Rider (2018) Part Western, part meditation on what it means to be a man, part elegy for a way of life.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3.5/5 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) This is an amazing movie that's not for everyone. ‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
4/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) They sit around kibitzing and laughing, with one eye on Stalin to ensure that they haven't crossed some line that will have them and their families shot at dawn.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) A fitting exit for one of the greatest screen actors in history.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/5 70% Happy End (2017) There are many ways to talk about the louche comforts of the ruling classes, but at 75, Haneke appears to have exhausted the ones that interested him.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
4/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) It's a heartbreaking world, and a hard one, set in a place that charges by the day because that's how life is lived.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2/5 69% mother! (2017) It feels like two hours of community service. ‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) The "story" of the movie is barely there, but the feelings it evokes are as haunting as its parade of lost spirits. ‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Hero (2017) There aren't too many surprises here, but oh that voice.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
3/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) It's not as if the Despicable franchise has run out of steam; indeed, steam is all it has. ‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2017
2.5/5 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) A road trip with three-course meals in rich sauces; pleasant to watch, but not as easy to digest.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2017
3/5 85% The Lovers (2017) A random collection of observations about marriage, betrayal and whatever it is that allows couples to maintain a collegial interest in one another after everything else is gone.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3.5/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) It's an unusual boxing movie, and it comes without the many clichés of the genre.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Much like Davies himself, she is making art to save her life.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
3/5 88% Hounds of Love (2017) Women are held prisoner and other women must free them. And sometimes, it's impossible to watch.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted May 13, 2017
3.5/5 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) The message, which we learn several times, is that it's a jungle out there.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
3.5/5 89% Maudie (2017) I Hawkins . . . twists herself into a wry, mousy character who shuffles through a world of unforgiving 1930s morality, when a woman with physical afflictions could be viewed as a mental incompetent. ‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) A galvanizing film, 93 minutes of calm outrage and measured pessimism.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3.5/5 76% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) An exceedingly dense film for all its quotidian concerns.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent (2016) More workmanlike than inspired.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) (Paterson) sees poetry everywhere, just by watching the world. Jarmusch invites us to do the same.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3.5/5 87% Jackie (2016) It feels both random but suddenly relevant today, when the American presidency has become something other than Camelot.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2.5/5 76% Split (2017) It's all too much, despite a bravura performance by McAvoy, who sinks his teeth into the rich and unusual opportunity to portray so many unhinged villains‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Mills tells his story with a glancing quirkiness, both affectionate and meandering. ‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2017
4.5/5 91% La La Land (2016) Here's to the fools who dream.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 76% Miss Sloane (2016) If you don't think too much about it - a hell of a thing to have to do in a movie that is asking you to think about it - it's an engaging story.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
2.5/5 91% Elle (2016) It's not a movie about a troubled woman. It's a movie about troubled filmmakers.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Love conquers all in this beautiful movie, but it's not pretty.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
2.5/5 54% The Dressmaker (2016) Imagine Amelie, but starring Clint Eastwood in drag.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
2.5/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Essentially less of the same. ‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 55% Unless (2016) "Unless" is one of the most tangled conjunctions in English, and how can a movie show that?‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 77% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) A documentary that can't quite live up to its outlandish premise although, to be fair, what could? ‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
4/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) "Pass With Care," reads a road sign, perforated with bullet holes. That's Texas; that's America.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
3/5 85% In Order of Disappearance (2016) Sort of like what might happen if the Coen Brothers moved to the outskirts of Oslo.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
4/5 96% Weiner (2016) An unblinking look at a political fiasco told as it happens.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Both intriguing and beside the point.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
3.5/5 70% Café Society (2016) His career is pretty well one long kvetch set to Gershwin.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/5 54% Jason Bourne (2016) He remembers everything except when to stop.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
2.5/5 74% Ghostbusters (2016) This is not Ghostbustiers, although the temptation to make that joke must have been overwhelming.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2016
3/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Captain Fantastic, alas, turns out to be Captain Conventional.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2016
3/5 72% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Come back, George Smiley, wherever you are.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) A sort of hipster romantic comedy that looks like something Woody Allen might have cobbled together in one of his slower years.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2016
80% Sunset Song (2016) Tthe shades that creep across the rooms and faces in Sunset Song are likely to break your heart with their beauty and sense of lost possibility.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted May 29, 2016
3/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Something of a hip, sexy, violent homage to the comedy stylings of Abbott and Costello, with the roles reversed.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
3/5 73% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) It's about an imperiled family and the damaged man who's protecting them from something (the darkness of the modern world, perhaps), but that's just on the surface. Really, it's about whatever you think it's about.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
3.5/5 87% Sleeping Giant (2015) You suspect something is going to go wrong, and of course it will; after all, the best that can happen is that they will grow up to become us.‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
3.5/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) If Davis can embellish Rodgers and Hart's It Never Entered My Mind, for instance, then who can complain about a gunfight that didn't take place, but could have?‐ Ex-Press.com
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2016