Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 89% Mank (2020) [Mank] has no "Rosebud." - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
97% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) American Utopia is an outstanding collaboration between two essential artists. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
3.5/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Enola Holmes could be a one-off, but it would be a shame if that were the case. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
60% Project Power (2020) It's hard to connect to any of this nonsense, because the action scenes are so bland and the story feels so phoned-in. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
81% The Old Guard (2020) Crackles with action, but it is also poignant - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
90% Dave Chappelle: 8:46 (2020) This is theater at its most powerful. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
93% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Nothing with this much Marvin Gaye on the soundtrack can be all bad. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
74% The King of Staten Island (2020) Despite "looking like an anorexic panda," [Pete Davidson] is a tidal wave of charisma and clever quips. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
85/100 65% The Lovebirds (2020) The yuks come in every flavor. There are clever-as-hell gags and then there are moments where, basically, it's just Nanjiani and Rae making dopey faces and using a silly voice. High and low, everybody wins! - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
40/100 67% Extraction (2020) The only thing on its mind is finding as many ways to bash skulls, slice arteries, and crunch bones. Athletic though it may be, when this picture isn't grotesque, it's an absolute bore. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
95/100 85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) There's something magical about goony Pete Davidson in a grocery store asking, "Yo, bro, you have any pea shoots?" I can't explain why it's funny. And that's exactly what makes it so funny. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
100/100 100% Into the Deep (2020) I left Into the Deep in a daze, not knowing how to apply its lessons to everyday life. I suppose that if I ever meet someone who makes multiple jokes about beheading people, I'm getting the hell out of there. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
10/90 5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) The Last Thing He Wanted is disorienting, phony, and impossible to follow, and makes for two very uncomfortable hours. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
90/100 70% Horse Girl (2020) I'm here to remind you to never judge a book or a streaming platform's next big title by its cover; Horse Girl is absolutely terrific. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
2/5 38% Wendy (2020) Wendy is undoubtedly self-assured and in-your-face, and the gorgeous location photography certainly has an impact. But it's wrecked by chapters so lengthy they become simply excruciating. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/5 79% Uncle Frank (2020) It is a frustrating filmgoing experience, but still one worthy of your time for the acting alone. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
3/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) While Bad Boys for Life has a completely asinine story, generic action, predictable plot beats, moronic dialogue and truly reprehensible politics, I still had a good time. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) This isn't just a jokey comedy vehicle for Eddie Murphy, this is truly one of the year's best films. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The movie snaps together like a jigsaw puzzle, a series of concluding beats that seem inevitable and perfect, and designed to please all parties, so long as you don't dwell on the logic too much. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4.5/5 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) It is a great marriage of artist(s) and repertoire, and might slip past some people as just another talking head music doc. It's actually far more sly than that. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 99% Knock Down the House (2019) Everyone likes an underdog story, and when the underdog is as eloquent, passionate and righteous as these four women are, the final reels of this film feel like a Rocky movie. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
100/100 94% Marriage Story (2019) The movie is 136 minutes, but the recovery period is, well, at least the rest of the night. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 71% He Dreams of Giants (2019) This is one of those curious examples of the movie about the movie is more dramatic and more gripping than the movie itself. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
5/5 73% The Cotton Club Encore (2019) This is a gift to cinephiles everywhere from deep in the cellar and we're all lucky to get a sip. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Bleak and juvenile - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel Has Fallen isn't high art, but it's a crowdpleaser. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
100% Anima (2019) [T]his is undeniably great filmmaking. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 91% I Am Mother (2019) A smart, low-budget science fiction head-scratcher that doesn't exactly jump out and thrill you, but offers interesting twists beneath its stillness. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
70/100 44% Murder Mystery (2019) For something that's top of the landing page, thus doesn't even require thumb movement, Murder Mystery is surprisingly entertaining. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 89% The Souvenir (2019) To call something "muted" may hardly seem like a compliment, but at a time when most movies are screaming their message, this quiet, observant character study is a much-needed respite. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
23% Rim of the World (2019) The clockwork storyline is brazen in its adherence to formula, as if a Learning Annex seminar somehow came to life. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
100% Ken Burns: The Civil War (2015) Film-maker Ken Burns's nine-night masterpiece managed to engage and enrich everyone. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
70% ANIARA (2019) A gripping and unpredictable space ride. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
85/100 95% See You Yesterday (2019) Is this really an appropriate movie for serious topics like excessive policing, shooting bias, and institutional racism? The answer is... sure, why not? - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) As welcome as second breakfast. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
83/100 65% Wine Country (2019) By slyly acknowledging the clichés of "this type of movie," it distances itself from them before diving in. More importantly, it clears space for its mega-talented performers to pour on the laughs. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
95% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) Recorder is a fitting tribute. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The 3-hour culmination of 22 chapters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is worth going back in time and watching again. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
92% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Most of "Ask Dr. Ruth" is nonstop fun. No one else could look their interviewer in the eye and say "this is a stupid question!" in such a friendly, lovable way. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
82% High Life (2019) You may not love the ride, but you should at least take it and see. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
33/100 82% Someone Great (2019) Rodriguez squeezes humor out of the bland writing regularly, but there aren't too many actual jokes. It's all hyperactive situational stuff. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
64% Unicorn Store (2019) A 90-minute full-body cringe. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
93% Diane (2019) A meticulously detailed portrait of the type of woman who never gets a movie made about her. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
84% The Brink (2019) They say victory has a hundred fathers, but Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign seems to have mostly drunk uncles. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
42% Unplanned (2019) Abortion is a serious topic. This movie is ridiculous. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
78% The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018) The Closest We've Gotten to Florida Man: The Movie - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Hotel Mumbai shatters the shell of decency with its undoubtedly well-meaning attempt to find protein-rich sustenance. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
38% The Dirt (2019) The Dirt is a bad movie but it isn't without its pleasures. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
61% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Approach as you would an impressionist painting. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
44% Captive State (2019) A sly jigsaw puzzle. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019