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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 73%

Pieta (2013)

"After being subjected to disturbing scenes of abject cruelty, rape and torture, my reactions shifted from squeamish revulsion to a reluctant yet growing appreciation for Kim's thematic ambition." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jun 13, 2013
1.5/4 15%

3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

"3 Ninjas was a surprising box-office hit with the Saturday matinee family crowd, earning the highest cost-to-profit ratio of that year and instantly mandating this all-too-unnecessary sequel." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jun 4, 2013
1.5/4 12%

Surf Ninjas (1993)

"Oh, gee, have I given too much away? Is there something in this lyrical narrative that can't be detected in the first five minutes?" ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jun 3, 2013
2.5/4 15%

Super Mario Bros. (1993)

"Unfortunately, the highlights are sporadic." ‐Seattle Times
Posted May 30, 2013
2.5/4 71%

Greetings From Tim Buckley (2013)

"Algrant's desire to reunite father and son through music is admirable, but "Greetings from Tim Buckley" is too meandering and ethereal to have any lasting impact." ‐Seattle Times
Posted May 23, 2013
1.5/4 5%

A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

"It is numbingly bland, homogenized and deflated by an utter lack of original wit or charm. Worst of all, it is subtly but conspicuously condescending to its target audience." ‐Seattle Times
Posted May 22, 2013
1.5/4 0%

Wagons East! (1994)

"With credits that include such garbage as Hot Dog... The Movie, director and former hockey player Peter Markle displays an utter lack of comic sensibility." ‐Seattle Times
Posted May 22, 2013
1.5/4 6%

In the Army Now (1994)

"Being an appealing, shallow goof-off can wear thin, and Shore seems incapable of carrying a movie, even when it's a 90-minute knock-off like this." ‐Seattle Times
Posted May 22, 2013
2.5/4 8%

Milk Money (1994)

"This pleasant, unassuming little comedy manages to overcome its many potential shortcomings." ‐Seattle Times
Posted May 22, 2013
3/4 82%

Eden (2013)

"Cruelty, bloodletting and death are evident throughout (frequently occurring just outside the frame), and Griffith's laudable discretion actually intensifies their impact." ‐Seattle Times
Posted May 2, 2013
3/4 85%

Upstream Color (2013)

"Visually and sonically hypnotic, it's an intensely sensory blend of internal monologue and unsettling mystery, draped over a thin skeleton of plot approached so obliquely that it seems almost inconsequential." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Apr 11, 2013
3/4 91%

The Sapphires (2013)

""The Sapphires" feels like a movie you've already seen, but it's nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable, like a pop song that's no less infectious when you know every word." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Apr 4, 2013
3/4 94%

Room 237 (2013)

""Room 237" is an act of uncommon devotion to cinema, embracing the notion that movies are best defined by what happens to us as we watch them - how our own beliefs and experiences dictate our interpretation of what we've seen and heard." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Apr 4, 2013
2/4 No Score Yet

The Men Of Dodge City (2012)

"Plenty of Northwest indie cred doesn't stop "The Men of Dodge City" from being an endurance test." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 21, 2013
3/4 82%

Like Someone in Love (2013)

"A Rorschach test of our own responses to the intimate drama unfolding before us." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 14, 2013
2.5/4 35%

The ABCs of Death (2013)

"It's a feast for fans of the genre and a guaranteed ordeal for everyone else." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2.5/4 83%

In Another Country (2013)

"By the time its third story kicked in, "In Another Country" lost me." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/4 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"Hoult and Palmer carry "Warm Bodies" with a delightful conviction their characters' forbidden, "Romeo and Juliet"-like bond can be played like other movie romances, albeit with an obvious twist." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jan 31, 2013
100%

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013)

"They may be short on humor, but they compassionately illuminate the state of our world, our frailties and foibles, and our capacity to survive the challenges that life throws at our feet." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jan 31, 2013
95%

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013)

"Each in its own way, these shorts are masterworks that will stand the test of time." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jan 31, 2013
2/4 31%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"By the time it fades to black, "Gangster Squad" has squandered most of its early promise." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jan 10, 2013
2.5/4 67%

Mekong Hotel (2016)

"Compared with Weerasethakul's acclaimed features, it feels cobbled together and improvised, which for the most part it was." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2.5/4 63%

Café de Flore (2012)

"A forgettable film." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Nov 22, 2012
3/4 78%

Tales of the Night (2012)

"Six mostly engaging fairy tales are digitally rendered with silhouetted characters performing in front of vivid, colorful backgrounds." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/4 80%

The Other Son (2012)

"A thoughtful bridging of a cultural divide." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 25, 2012
2.5/4 36%

Least Among Saints (2012)

"This quietly affecting indie film, about a Middle East war vet and the 10-year-old boy he takes under his wing, gently pulls the heartstrings while making dramatic missteps along the way." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2.5/4 54%

Vulgaria (2012)

""Vulgaria" is certainly crude, but most of its amusing vulgarity is discreetly held off screen." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 4, 2012
2.5/4 66%

Solomon Kane (2012)

"It's hardly original (and Max von Sydow is wasted in brief scenes as Kane's father), but "Solomon Kane" is worthy of big-screen appreciation." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2.5/4 66%

For Ellen (2012)

"Its anemic plot is almost nonexistent, and there's not enough substance to support Kim's languid style, resulting in a too-relaxed, 93-minute feature ..." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Sep 13, 2012
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film (2014)

"There's some boldly unconventional creativity happening here, but it's coming from the subject, not the filmmaker." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Sep 6, 2012
3/4 68%

The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2012)

"IMAX 3D turns a slightly above-average "wuxia" ("martial hero" action thriller) into an epic extravaganza." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 30, 2012
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Milos Forman: Co te nezabije... (Milos Forman: What doesn't kill you...) (2011)

"An affectionate but somewhat haphazard documentary about Forman's life and work." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 23, 2012
2/4 36%

Iron Sky (2012)

"Great idea, lousy execution: "Iron Sky" boasts one of the zaniest premises in recent memory, and somehow manages to squander most of its potential." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/4 96%

Sleepless Night (2012)

"The plot is clever yet breathtakingly simple, the action is relentless but logical, and the lead role is tailor-made for Hollywood's A-list action stars." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Aug 16, 2012
3/4 76%

The Color Wheel (2012)

""The Color Wheel" partially recalls the scathing audacity of "The Graduate" some 45 years ago." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jul 5, 2012
2.5/4 69%

Extraterrestrial (2012)

"As comedies go, it's as dry as bleached bones in the desert, but you can't blame Vigalondo for taking another shot at cleverness." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jun 14, 2012
3/4 98%

Oslo, August 31st (2012)

"With his angular features and intense gaze, Lie is utterly convincing as an intellectual in the process of repairing his damaged life." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jun 7, 2012
2.5/4 13%

Ultrasonic (2012)

""Ultrasonic" recalls better indie films like "Pi" and "Primer," but there's just not enough story to stretch over 90 minutes, resulting in several scenes that feel like filler, propelled by Rao's good but occasionally too-intrusive electronica score." ‐Seattle Times
Posted May 31, 2012
3/4 No Score Yet

Murder Capital of the World (2012)

"As Mexican drug cartels continue their deadly campaigns of narco-terrorism, it quickly becomes clear why Charlie Minn's film is titled "Murder Capital of the World."" ‐Seattle Times
Posted Apr 26, 2012
1.5/4 No Score Yet

Overnight (2012)

"Formulaic to a fault and painfully unfunny..." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2.5/4 No Score Yet

The Christening (2010)

"Despite its amped-up energy, the film never quite lives up to the promise of its earlier scenes." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 29, 2012
2.5/4 17%

People V. The State of Illusion (2012)

"If you can overlook its shortcomings and focus on the information it provides, you may find it enlightening." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Mar 15, 2012
2/4 64%

Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012)

"You know the drill: A small group of unsuspecting adventurers wanders into danger, and not all of them will get out alive." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Feb 23, 2012
3/4 86%

2012 Oscar Shorts: Live Action & Animated (2012)

"All of these Oscar-worthy shorts are intended for big-screen viewing, where the feast of creativity can fully be appreciated." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Feb 9, 2012
3/4 No Score Yet

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (2011)

"Ellis has broken every rule and emerged triumphant, creating a dark, cynical vision of problematic futures made bearable by an undying glimmer of hope for humankind." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jan 26, 2012
2.5/4 85%

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2012)

"At some point you have to ask: When are fantasy fans going to tire of heroes and villains throwing bolts of energy at each other? Give it a rest already!" ‐Seattle Times
Posted Jan 19, 2012
3.5/4 81%

Hipsters (2011)

"Todorovsky cleverly indicates how every generation holds bragging rights to its own unique brand of youthful defiance." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Dec 1, 2011
3.5/4 69%

Curling (2010)

""Curling" is, in part, a film about secrets. Maybe we know what's going on, maybe we don't. That subtly unsettling ambiguity is yet another thing that makes this beguiling film so enticingly different." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Nov 10, 2011
3/4 55%

General Orders No. 9 (2011)

"An intimate, meticulously crafted meditation on the impact of civilization on the natural and spiritual landscape of the American South." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Nov 10, 2011
2/4 71%

The Woman (2011)

""The Woman" is an affront to human decency that no self-respecting critic (even this tolerant horror fan) would enthusiastically endorse." ‐Seattle Times
Posted Oct 13, 2011
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