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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 44%

True Story (2015)

"Lightweight script doesn't help a grandiose premise." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 78%

Danny Collins (2015)

"Pacino's exuberance rescues Dan Fogelman's directing debut from the schematic snares in Fogelman's script." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/4 72%

5 to 7 (2015)

"Levin, in an effort to appease an American sensibility, has taken sophisticated subject matter and made a movie for children." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 9, 2015

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"The ostensibly inanimate objects are far more animated than most movie stars." ‐America Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2015
3/4 43%

Effie Gray (2015)

"Visually voluptuous, though the pacing occasionally suggests watching a Pre-Raphaelite dry." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 94%

The Wrecking Crew (2015)

"Good-natured look at the virtuoso workhorses of classic rock and pop." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 2, 2015

'71 (2015)

"Everyone has a least favorite bad dream, and Hook's may be yours: the nightmare of being hopelessly lost in a place where time has stopped and hope has vanished." ‐America Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2015

Wild Tales (2015)

"There are plot twists, to be sure, and some very polished filmmaking." ‐America Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/4 89%

Amour Fou (2015)

"Less than propulsive as a narrative, but provocative, instructive, consistently surprising and a kind of slow-motion thriller." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 26, 2015

Seymour: An Introduction (2015)

"Unusual, intelligent documentary whose subject is a pleasure to spend time with." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 81%

3 Hearts (3 coeurs) (2015)

"A chance encounter, a missed rendezvous, a marriage and a torrid affair make for an intoxicating mix." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/4 97%

Red Army (2015)

"Fascinating, funny, heroic, moving and may even make hockey fans out of nonbelievers." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 19, 2015

Merchants Of Doubt (2015)

"That money is the root of all evil is hardly news, but Kenner's documentary is more than just a plaint against corruption. He is, for one thing, a first-rate filmmaker." ‐America Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2015
4/4 100%

GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015)

"Suspenseful, wonderfully acted, emotionally jarring." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 95%

Wild Tales (2015)

"Entertaining, over-the-top and more than a little anxiety-inducing." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 12, 2015
A 91%

Sunshine Superman (2015)

"As a movie about a guy who lived life the way he wanted, it will win certainly fans. It should win some for its execution as well." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/4 96%

'71 (2015)

"Gripping, mournful, suspenseful." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/4 79%

Queen and Country (2015)

"Sturdy, moving, nostalgic in a good way." ‐Newsday
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/4 61%

Maps to the Stars (2015)

"Disturbingly excessive, but perversely funny and emotionally roiling." ‐Newsday
Posted Feb 26, 2015

Handsome Harry (2010)

"While Bette Gordon may be a filmmaker of daring and a painterly hand, the eternal truths of Handsome Harry are finally what hold us." ‐America Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2015

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (2010)

"It is a memorable, beautiful film." ‐America Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/4 99%

Timbuktu (2015)

"Elegantly artful, maddeningly truthful." ‐Newsday
Posted Feb 12, 2015

American Hustle (2013)

"Few are the films that can be described as profoundly artistic and deliriously entertaining, substantial and soufflĂ©-like. Noble, and screwy." ‐America Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2015

Selma (2015)

"It is an invigorating movie, this Selma, with the characters and rhetoric providing much of the power." ‐America Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/4 48%

Cake (2015)

"Solid performance by Aniston, but her character's trip from point A to B plots a well-trod course." ‐Newsday
Posted Jan 21, 2015
B+ 80%

Human Capital (2015)

"Human Capital works quite well as a conventional, if unconventionally structured, narrative, which may be why it's done so well in Europe." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jan 12, 2015
4/4 97%

Two Days, One Night (2014)

"A rare thing, a socio-economic thriller, with a moving performance by Cotillard." ‐Newsday
Posted Jan 8, 2015

Foxcatcher (2014)

"An exhilaratingly breathless experience." ‐America Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2015

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

"[A] disarming documentary about the fall of Saigon, a movie that is as much about human decency as diplomatic incompetence." ‐America Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2015
3.5/4 98%

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)

"Chiemi Karasawa deserves all the credit in the world for the intimate and hilarious portrait that is Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a sparkling cocktail of music and memoir. On the other hand, she didn't exactly have to drag her subject out of her shell." ‐Newsday
Posted Jan 5, 2015

Wild (2014)

"An engrossing, moving and/or well-structured movie, made in a manner that evokes every ounce of sympathy for its heroine in her passion and her thirst for absolution." ‐America Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015

Love Is Strange (2014)

"Sachs is a profoundly visual artist with a musical soul. It's the basic storytelling that gets in his way." ‐America Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2015

Snowpiercer (2014)

"Once Mr. Bong sets his monorail in motion the movie assumes an irresistible momentum, accelerated by nonstop mayhem, gallows humor and an immersive visual style that possesses a heady sense of the steam-punk Apocalypse." ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 2, 2015

Boyhood (2014)

"Boyhood is as immersive as it is observational, and at the same time inescapably self-reflective. In terms of manipulating the relationship between viewer and screen, there is nothing quite like it." ‐America Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2015

In Bruges (2008)

"Those who know McDonagh's work know a vein of darkness will run deeply through the comedy. It has seldom been darker. Or funnier." ‐Washington Post
Posted Dec 14, 2014
2/4 81%

The Homesman (2014)

"Wanders along the lonesome trail, then heads off into the underbrush." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 20, 2014

National Gallery (2014)

"An immersion in art and humanity." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 20, 2014
2.5/4 77%

Rosewater (2014)

"Earnest, well-acted, less than urgent, but more than a vanity project." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 13, 2014
1.5/4 41%

Horns (2014)

"Will drive one to distraction with its histrionic acting, multipronged approach to storytelling and infernal attempts at social commentary." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 30, 2014

Listen Up Philip (2014)

"A very entertaining black comedy for very mysterious reasons." ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014

Force Majeure (2014)

"The resolution to a such an argument is impossible, the speculation impossible to resist. Audiences will feel the same about Mr. Ostlund's movie, and the ticklish points it pursues." ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

""White Bird in a Blizzard" is an alibi for Mr. Araki to flex his considerable muscle as a visual artist, using a palette that ranges from the blissful to the grotesque ..." ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014

Citizenfour (2014)

"There are not a lot of moments in documentary cinema that equal "Citizenfour."" ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3/4 88%

Advanced Style (2014)

""Advanced Style" is appropriately fun, frivolous and baroquely ornamented by its subjects who sing, perform, model and occasionally sound like teenagers, while dressing a lot better." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/4 95%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"Singular exercise in self-indulgence, introspection and tongue-in-cheekiness by the solemn and magnetic Cave." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 16, 2014

Fury (2014)

"Does charisma trump psychosis? That will be one of the questions raised by director David Ayer's volatile, defiantly iconoclastic Fury." ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 16, 2014

Camp X-Ray (2014)

"An obvious but strongly humanist drama from first-time feature maker Peter Sattler." ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 16, 2014

Kill the Messenger (2014)

"If the screenplay to "Kill the Messenger" were a news story, any capable copydesk would have kicked it back to the reporter-not for a shortage of facts, but a lack of dramatic soul." ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2014

St. Vincent (2014)

"Naturally, Mr. Murray is a joy to watch. And he has brought so much joy to so many grumpy people he deserves whatever accolades he can accrue, even for a career-assessment comedy like "St. Vincent."" ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2014

Whiplash (2014)

""Whiplash" will instill not just respect but awe. It also happens to feature a pair of performances that eclipse all else around them." ‐Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2014
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