Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
69% 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
43% 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
53% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Approach as you would an impressionist painting. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
45% Captive State (2019) A sly jigsaw puzzle. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
73% Triple Frontier (2019) Crime doesn't pay! - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
77% Juanita (2019) Alfre Woodard is a gem, even if the movie isn't. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/4 55% Greta (2019) Despite a preposterous plot and some of the fakest on-screen New York in a while... it's hard not to love it. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 41% The Upside (2019) This is not much more than a light crowdpleaser, but when you've got two powerhouse performers like this it is very difficult not to find oneself at least temporarily charmed. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/4 43% War and Peace (1956) War and Peace can look intimidating on a library shelf, but this particular version is engaging, fresh and feels nothing like homework. An opportunity to see it in a theater like this doesn't come around often. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
56% Yucatán (2018) Like the limitless buffet and late show with dancing girls, it's a simple pleasure. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
50% The Tree of Blood (El árbol de la sangre) (2018) A movie so categorically awful that I actually recommend you watch it, if only so someone could confirm that I didn't hallucinate this thing. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
38% Untogether (2019) Untogether is a very poorly made film with no real conclusion, and does nothing to dispel the notion that sometimes wealthy people make movies just because they can, not because they should. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
64% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) This is a movie for people who get the joke. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
93% High Flying Bird (2019) This is a notable curiosity of a film; it is not a slam dunk. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
93% Monos (2019) Monos has the best and weirdest gag about gummy bears I've ever seen in a feature film. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
55% After the Wedding (2019) The surprises are among the few pleasures in this ultimately forgettable, small film. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4 76% Late Night (2019) Late Night's issues aren't just old jokes, it's old scenarios. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
75% The Invisibles (2019) Levi is still with us at age 94, and living in Germany. So for her, at least, hope and luck somehow were enough. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
89% Who Will Write Our History (2019) It's not easy to thread this type of formalist needle, but Grossman maintains a level of urgency that is (and I hate describing movies about the Holocaust this way) quite entertaining. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3.5/4 65% Aquaman (2018) Hollywood has given us the greatest, goofiest holiday gift in a long time. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A late in the game montage is a crafty excuse to re-examine Redford's career. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/4 92% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) The humor in The Other side of Hope doesn't necessarily emerge from jokes - sometimes it's just a well-placed shot of a dog - but it shows how human kindness rarely takes the form of grandiose Hallmark-ready overtures. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) Jackson's use of editing is extraordinary. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/4 83% Notes on an Appearance (2018) We're in deep, art house territory, but not without a sense of humor. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) It's the type of movie that demands immediate discussion afterward. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
62% Outlaw King (2018) I can't say that I really cared about any of the characters, but director David Mackenzie delivers energetic filmmaking. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
69% Bleed For This (2016) Bleed For This is twelve rounds of tedium, a boring boxing movie that draws most of its strength from memories of other, better experiences. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
89% Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018) [Cements] the fact that Adam Sandler, whether you find him to be one of the comic greats or an immature idiot, is a mensch of the highest order. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2/5 78% Mid90s (2018) Offers zero insight - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
62% American Dharma (2018) If anything, we should be thanking Errol Morris, who sat across from Stephen Bannon for days on end listening to his stories - so we didn't have to. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Fans of the Coen Brothers' work will be thrilled with "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs," as it offers so many varieties on what they do well. It regularly jumps between moments of loquacious absurdity to dusty existentialism. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) The meat of this franchise seems more in line with Edward Bernays than any fantasy or sci-fi author. This latest edition takes public relations to its bloodiest extreme. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
88% The Lobster (2016) Like all good satire, it takes what's already obvious about the world around us and just transforms it into something new. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
77% 306 Hollywood (2018) For every moment that feels overdone there are three moments that are genuinely touching. Then comes the coup-de-grâce. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 91% Mandy (2018) Either you are one of the devoted or you're not. You won't know what camp you're in until you see it. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3/4 52% Papillon (2018) Papillon isn't a particularly original film, but it far from a prison sentence. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
61% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) A punch to the gut - but also remarkable for its specificity. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
79% Cielo (2017) Somewhere between a Discovery Channel special and a Koyaanisqatsi-esque head trip, you'll find Alison McAlpine's exquisite portrait film Cielo. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
75% Songwriter (2018) Don't Look Back it isn't, but Songwriter - a documentary about Ed Sheeran co-produced by Apple Music and featuring a boatload of Apple products - is an interesting window into the creation of a modern pop behemoth all the same. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
93% 93Queen (2018) '93Queen' joins the long and expanding list of bad documentaries covering a fantastic subject. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Ethan Hunt will not only save the world, he'll do it in the most ridiculously dangerous and flamboyant way possible, with a lot of glass flying all over the place. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
82% Milford Graves Full Mantis (2018) Milford Graves Full Mantis is a jazz movie in every sense of the word. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Paul Rudd is neither an aunt nor a WASP but he's fantastic in "Ant-Man and the Wasp." - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
4/4 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) I've got bad news. Once "Three Identical Strangers" comes out, it will add fertilizer to the soil of every nut case's conspiracy theory. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Did I mention this movie isn't for the weakhearted? - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
33% Spiral (2018) I doubt I'll have stronger mixed feelings about a movie this year than Laura Fairrie's documentary "Spiral" - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
58% The House That Jack Built (2018) If you clutch your pearls and get offended, then you've lost the game. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
98% The Cakemaker (2018) The Cakemaker is more of a petit four than a belly bomb, but it's striking in its particularity. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
100% Rock Rubber 45s (2018) Bobbito's storytelling is infectious, and the scenes of community outreach are heartwarming. May all such vanity projects have such a friendly beat. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The movie is stupid, but it is a success. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018