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K. Austin Collins

K. Austin Collins
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) You may want to watch it through your fingers at times-but that would require taking your eyes off of Gyllenhaal. Per usual, she makes that impossible.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
94% The Sentence (2018) The project is as painful as it is straightforward.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
79% 22 July (2018) Overall, 22 July sees the victims as a largely anonymous mass. Their personalities are vague; their individuation is near-absent. Shouldn't that trouble us?‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
93% Private Life (2018) [Director Tamara] Jenkins's talent for everyday doses of acid and irony is here.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
58% American Dharma (2018) What the director cannot seem to do... is get Bannon to reveal anything of himself that the man isn't already willing to tell us.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
78% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Fahrenheit 11/9 consolidates that rage so well that even as it's only occasionally effective, I'm hesitant to write off the film entirely.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
79% Her Smell (2018) What resounds is not merely the sense that Moss is great, but the sense that we've barely scratched the surface of what she can do.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
86% High Life (2018) Sure, it ventures much further beyond Earth's orbit than we ever expected Denis to go-but since when have her films felt grounded?‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) The strength of KiKi Layne's performance is in how wonderfully it toes the line between youth and wisdom, helplessness and self-determination.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The movie turns out, in the end, to have an idealized sense of closure in mind, one you both can and cannot see coming.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
95% Bisbee '17 (2018) [Robert] Greene's film moves in a forward, circular motion, through swift, precise interviews and extraordinarily evocative images of the mines that continue to remind us where we are.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
92% Support the Girls (2018) As much as this is a film about work, it is also, quite frankly, a film about the ways men unknowingly, without even really trying, make women's lives harder.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) In a world full of images...Bing's movie stands out for the complexity of its integrity, and its ability to reveal his own experiences empathically.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) But the pervading problem of the movie is that it takes so much of this for granted-all the fraught, interpersonal weirdness between characters, or between the characters and the people who sent them here.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) What makes The Spy Who Dumped Me stand out, somewhat, is that director Susanna Fogel makes it genuinely funny-which shouldn't be that remarkable for a comedy, but here we are.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
44% Hot Summer Nights (2018) It's all just a setup, really, for a great group of young actors-Chalamet, in particular-to flex their relatability muscles, filling in archetypes with nuance and color.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% McQueen (2018) The film's methods are familiar, but accordingly satisfying.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) As the movie's scope gradually widens, the horrible conspiracy at its center grows so vast that it swallows all the characters up, and leaves discerning viewers as entertained and skeptical as they are shaken.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The movie is a bog; Washington's merely wading through it.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Though the director and his sterling cast seem to get all the biographical details right, the soul is somehow missing.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) In other words, Sorry to Bother You is a surreal ride.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
54% The First Purge (2018) Despite their significant flaws, what the Purge movies have shown us-what many movies with humble budgets, made to thrill rather than to win prestige respect, show us-is that genre fare is a ready-made social mirror.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) Weldon and Sitting Bull deserve better. So do we.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) That's what's so disheartening: the movie dramatizes a peculiarly American, specifically 21st-century form of political violence-and flubs the politics.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
49% Superfly (2018) What's intriguing, and occasionally even thrilling, about Director X's movie is that it's also as unabashedly cheesy as the original.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) That amalgam of talents and curiosities was perfectly manifest by Mister Rogers, a show that treated its kid audience like fully formed human beings rather than television-addled consumers-to-be.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
71% Adrift (2018) An entertaining film.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) Schrader's film is a wise, shocking, intellectually prodigious masterpiece.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It gets off to a slow, muddy, grimly predictable start-but Solo is ultimately, thankfully, one of the good ones.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Unfortunately, two movies in, the Deadpool franchise has not only already run out of jokes-it's become everything it was supposed to hate.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
94% RBG (2018) The movie is never better than when it homes in on Ginsburg as a fierce legal mind, a rhetorical and logical force to be reckoned with.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) The movie is too smart to serve us a traditional happy ending-and too pure a romance to deny us the pleasure of one.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
55% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) Perhaps its greatest lesson isn't within the movie, but rather the fact of it: rather than revise a stale genre, burn it anew.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) I don't believe that the cure for our hashtag-flawless-obsessed culture is easy encouragement. But you don't have to save the world to make a good movie.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
96% Zama (2018) It's a tour de force, and Zama is the rare movie good enough to deserve it.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) The movie is soulful, elegant, filmed as often as not at the magic hour, when the sky is as broad as it is orange-yellow, and every nook of the world seems alight with possibility.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) Krasinski may take it all very seriously, but that doesn't make it serious. I don't think that's the movie's intended takeaway, but as I laughed my way into the aisle after it was over, it was the only one that seemed to stick.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One may be a movie about the future, but it is damningly a product of our present.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Unsane is easy to treat like a parlor trick, a movie more interesting for how Soderbergh is trying to disrupt the Hollywood system than for how entertaining it is. But it's Unsane's allergy to bigness that liberates it. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Wes Anderson's canine love story is a cultural crosscurrent-Japan by way of America by way of Japan-that maximizes the director's impeccable eye for clever curation.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) It's a premise that understands a the key takeaways of the closet, which is that sexuality is a valuable piece of intel. It's also a nice springboard for a few valuable life lessons about friendship and integrity, and a handful of strong performances.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) There's a good movie in here somewhere, but it's beset with too many obligations, and maybe too much in the way of expectations.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
45% 90th Academy Awards (2018) It was...settling back into being its normal, boring, pre-Moonlight self. The ceremony was too long, as always, and there were too many bits and too much huffing and puffing over the magic of movies, as always.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) It's possible to love Black Panther but be conflicted, but still love it, but still be conflicted, all the while sharing in the unmitigated joy of its existence. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It has an epic fail of a screenplay which, in a curiously heavy-handed style, anchors the events in a morass of talk about destiny. It gives off the impression of being about Christian belief but with little sense of what that means for those involved.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Paradox is a dramatically indecisive, tonally convoluted, poorly written mess. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) It's a fun movie, within which lurks a poignant idea-and, yes, an oversimple one-about communities and their outsiders. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
28% Proud Mary (2018) It's too aggressively mediocre for all that, and Henson, for her many merits otherwise, is encouraged to deliver a middling performance in kind. The movie knows what makes her worth watching. It simply doesn't know how to make itself equally worthy.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The Last Key is sufficiently creepy. But it's worthwhile mostly for the chance to see Shaye. It's a great turn for an actress with the prowess of someone who's not only been here before - she's earned her seat at the table of the genre. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
87% The Post (2018) It's your basic Spielberg master class, essentially, which is good enough reason to adore it, even despite the obvious corniness of its most democratically idealistic points.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017