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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet Beirut (2018) Like any good spy tale, there's the wounded man in the center, and [Jon] Hamm (mostly bouncing off his CIA handler Rosamund Pike) has got the hollow hero thing down after seven seasons of Mad Men. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The wheels are always turning, but the performance is subtle. It is far and away the best thing [Chloe Grace Moretz has] done.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
4/5 73% Lizzie (2018) Sevigny has been ripe for a juicy role like this for some time.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
2/5 63% Ophelia (2018) This film looks absolutely gorgeous, but apart from its production design it is basically a disaster.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Yardie (2018) It's never quite clear what is driving D, or if he has some sort of master plan. Despite copious amount of voiceover narration, it's unclear what his intentions are.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
57% Clara's Ghost (2018) ... pitch black to the point that many will find it unbearable. I say stick with it; if nothing else, the film is a work of great daring.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
57% Tyrel (2018) This is a fast and lean film, an absolute workout for its outstanding cast and a devilish roller coaster ride for audiences.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
5/5 100% The Tale (2018) I want more people to see The Tale because it's such an innovative, honest and important film. It is a landmark, and Laura Dern is absolutely extraordinary. But I know for certain I'll never watch it again.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
5/5 89% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) That's a level of daring we don't often see, particularly in a film about children. The Kindergarten Teacher is probably the only movie about poetry with an ending as tense as any thriller.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Come Sunday (2018) The good news is that [Chiwetel] Ejiofor is great even in the scenes that don't go anywhere. Those who find heaven here on earth in the form of strong film performances ought to commune with Come Sunday. The rest can sleep in.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
3/5 100% Wildlife (2017) There are no shortage of laughs in Wildlife, but this is a fundamentally melancholy picture. It's also an assured first film from an actor who will hopefully continue to direct.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
2/5 30% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Tiresome.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
90% Obvious Child (2014) Beyond the identity politics and humor, Obvious Child goes the extra mile to represent a seldom voiced, moderate position about a hot button topic.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
No Score Yet A German Life (2017) If we are to Never Forget, we must also try, as difficult as it is, to understand.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
26% Bright (2017) This movie is an absolute wreck-which is unfortunate, as it is also something of a big debut for Netflix's original-films shingle.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 54% The Greatest Showman (2017) Hugh Jackman has proven himself as one of Hollywood's - and Broadway's - greatest showmen.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson, writer and director of this film, took my Star Wars reveries and served them back to me with vast improvements.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) 'The Last Jedi' walks a fine line for fans, creating a solid standalone film that shines within the franchise canon.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
91% Phantom Thread (2018) For Daniel Day-Lewis, I dare call it a perfect fit.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
88% The Post (2018) There could not be a more timely film.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 86% Darkest Hour (2017) Few actors put their blood, toil, sweat and tears into a role like Gary Oldman. ‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) ... in gorgeous visual ways, unimaginable depth of human feeling.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) The whole world loves these characters, and so much time, effort and money has been hurled at this property. But the story in Justice League is practically non-existent -- and, even more insulting, the big Hollywood special effects look like garbage.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
92% Thelma (2017) Thelma is an example of a wonderful type of fantasy/sci-fi film, the sort of movie that both clearly deals in allegory and is still effective on its surface.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/5 74% Last Flag Flying (2017) [It] may sound comedy-resistant, but when run up the flagpole you may find yourself saluting.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
4/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Blade of the Immortal is Takashi Miike's 100th film. Perhaps he, too, feels like an ageless warrior who can't possibly be harmed each time he gets behind the camera. And while this new effort may lack for originality, it certainly has its share of pluck.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
88% Mansfield 66/67 (2017) Strange and unbelievable as it may be, this one deserves a little shelf space in the memorabilia shop inside your mind.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) A terrific, dark look at nostalgia.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 88% Only the Brave (2017) Only The Brave leaves a mark‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 80% Only the Brave (2006) Only The Brave leaves a mark‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
78% Thy Father's Chair (2017) Immersive [and] richly detailed.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
78% Voyeur (2017) ... packed beyond vacancy with discussions of weighty topics like authorial intent, truth in journalism, and media manipulation.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) One of the best movies of the year.‐ Popular Mechanics
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
100% My Days of Mercy (2017) Despite the peculiarity of mixing and issue-oriented political film with an LGBT coming-of-age story, it is ultimately a very powerful, emotional, and universal story.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
87% American Made (2017) American Made sure makes zipping around in planes loaded with ill-gotten jewels seem like a lot of fun.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
80% No Place On Earth (2013) This film, while hardly being a masterpiece of cinema, has more than its share of gripping moments and emotional revelations.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
88% Hannah Arendt (2013) This all may sound all very heavy, but it is important to also point out that Hannah Arendt is also a good movie. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
64% Israel: A Home Movie (2013) From a purely aesthetic point of view, Israel: A Home Movie is a cinematic essay.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
47% Zaytoun (2013) Spoken plainly, the olives of Zaytoun are bland to the taste.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet Goldberg & Eisenberg (2013) A low budget film that ably mixes genres is exciting enough, but it is doubly exciting to get an Israeli film that ignores (or, at least, is subtle about) the pervasive security or religious issues that are so common with other cinematic exports.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
78% The Green Prince (2014) I suppose the basic truth of this film - that support of terrorism negates all shred of political virtue - is too powerful to ignore.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
61% Generation War (2014) While Generation War is propulsive and determined to stay juicy (there's plenty of shooting and schtupping) it offers some surprising restraint when it comes to telling you how exactly to feel.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
30% The Monuments Men (2014) My main takeaway from Monuments Men is that sometimes not every nifty true oddity from history needs to be made into a movie.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
98% In Between (2018) In Between is a charming jab at the patriarchy.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Amid stunning visuals, well-crafted action sequences and a decent plot, Gal Gadot's nuanced performance speaks volumes.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet The Memory Of Justice (1976) [Memory of Justice] is a bold and philosophical project.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) These are movies about gorillas who ride horses that feel, at first blush, like kiddie fare. And yet, once you take the step to suspend your disbelief, this is one of the sharpest franchises about the human condition. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
94% Spielberg (2017) There are enough "ah, would you look at that" moments to keep things interesting.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 64% Chappaquiddick (2018) The push and pull of this movie is really between the lead character and the audience. One moment we feel compassionate: he wants to do the right thing. The next moment he's gone down the cover-up rabbit hole and is an irredeemable swine.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carey & Andy Kaufman With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is an extremely watchable movie. It isn't nearly as deep as it thinks it is, but it is marvellously entertaining.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017