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T-Meter Title | Year
51% Tron Legacy (2010) There's an undeniable appeal at its core - in its sincere approach to ridiculous concepts, in its resistance toward quipping at its own expense. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
3/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Chadwick Boseman's presence shouldn't endure just because it's his final on-screen role, but because of how darn good he is. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
78% Enemies of the State (2020) Kennebeck's timeline of events, the numerous players, and their ideas about the truth of the case are a confusing mess. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
99% MLK/FBI (2021) Pollard's organization of his material is masterful - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
98% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) For all of American Utopia's joy in revisiting these classics, it also has surprising urgency, full of calls to action, specifically around contemporary Black protest. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
3/5 80% Over the Moon (2020) A familiar narrative uplifted by very pretty animation. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
9/10 No Score Yet Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (2020) Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna realizes the full potential of its cast and the power of a definitive ending, driven by an inventive visual sensibility, exciting set-pieces, and heart-wrenching emotional stakes. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
5/5 99% Wolfwalkers (2020) As a whole the revisionist history of Wolkwalkers is rousing, empowering in its belief in the need to fight for the environment, and belief in the capability of the current generation to do so. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 100% Last and First Men (2020) Jóhannsson's images are just as strong as his typically excellent, haunting musical composition. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
4/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Though sometimes messy and freewheeling, Da 5 Bloods is a fascinating, frequently gripping and powerful interrogation of the connection between American imperialism, anti-Black racism, and the widespread trauma of the country's war-making. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
93% Ride Your Wave (2020) Despite the somewhat morbid premise, it's a comforting and serene approach to loss, Yuasa illustrating it with his usual mixture of glee and strangeness. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
84% Just Mercy (2020) It's a story that's been told time and again, yes, but one that keeps needing to be told - and when a film such as this is capable of inspiring passionate anger about injustice, that's worthwhile in itself. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 97% Promare (2019) As delightful as it is demented. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 94% Klaus (2019) Its very construction inspires hope, that there's new life to be found in a dying method. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 90% Luce (2019) While it's a shame that Luce loses sight of the very topics that it brings up in service of cheap thrills, it's a fascinating, entertaining puzzle all the same. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
4/5 92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Half mood-piece, half character study, The Last Black Man In San Francisco is a deeply moving lament on the effect of gentrification on the people on the Bay Area's margins. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 92% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) A gorgeous, glacial exploration of lives permanently changed by war. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) As an experimental cinematic experience, Gemini Man is wholly unique and shouldn't be missed, more than worth seeing for its dynamic, immaculately staged action. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Murphy is surprisingly restrained and steady in the role of Rudy Ray, resisting playing up his eccentricities and insecurities for easy laughs. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
92% Uncut Gems (2019) It's a rich, enthralling and utterly demented experience... - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Mangold does well to maintain a sense of peril as well as make the 24 Hours of Le Mans race something that's visually compelling and exciting, even to those not enthusiastic about the sport. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
84% Waves (2019) While it's lead by a strange, lopsided and unwieldy first act, its intentions fully crystallize in its second, and finds some kind of inner peace, finally ending on a more definitive and hopeful note... - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/5 91% Weathering with You (2020) Grandiose technical flourishes emphasise the film's emotional peaks with a perfect mixture of CG and digital rendering, boasting sweeping vistas in tandem with Hodoka's bleeding-heart narration. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Something new, surprising and extremely entertaining. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2/5 62% Radioactive (2020) Radioactive is disappointingly paint-by-numbers, and often laughably ill-conceived. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) The story of Vogel and Rogers' connection is conventional, but [Director Marielle] Heller imbues it with delightful creative flourishes that set it apart from how a standard biopic might tackle this particular story. - Independent (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) The impressive craft offers up a world that's disconcerting to behold, even if the time spent in it feels a little stretched. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 94% Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019) Inna De Yard, while not always incisive, is soulful and uplifting in its exploration of the hearts behind the music Webber clearly loves - a feeling compounded by its charming subjects. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Despite some jokes falling flat, Hobbs & Shaw is still a thrilling, nitrous-powered charm machine with Johnson and Statham having a hell of a time at the wheel. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
5/5 93% Do the Right Thing (1989) Lee's oft-maligned scattershot style of storytelling works to perfection here, creating irreplaceable parts of a neighbourhood collage that feels truly alive, with all the messiness that entails. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
4/5 82% Oldboy (2005) A lurid, complex, introspective beast, enacting astonishing cruelty on its protagonist like a slow-acting poison. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
2/5 70% Making Noise Quietly (2019) Eventually all does feel like noise, any particularly striking moment lost among the film's various monologues. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 58% Brightburn (2019) What it lacks in any greater meaning, it makes up for with good old B-movie gore. It's a demon child story wearing the mask of a superhero film, twisting an age-old myth into something quite unsettling, even if it isn't all that deep. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/5 82% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) Despite strong performances and a witty script, Sometimes Always Never lays on the homage a little too thick for its own good, shortchanging itself by imitating a particularly idiosyncratic style. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/5 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) We've seen this all before. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 96% Hail Satan? (2019) It's assured and enlightening filmmaking, if not all that surprising, and maybe too cute by half with some of its formal choices. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/5 61% Greta (2019) Despite a familiar, somewhat tedious set-up, Greta truly comes into its own in the final act, a '90s thriller throwback elevated by Isabelle Huppert tearing up the scenery and dancing all over it. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
89% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) If nothing else, Master Z carries on the spirit of the Ip Man franchise as ridiculous, exciting, expertly choreographed comfort food. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) A viscerally terrifying and often hilarious thrill-ride, even if the seams begin to show in the final act. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) The film feels lived-in in a way that not many biopics do, forgoing both the gloss and poverty porn that often comes with Western films about Africa. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
89% The Souvenir (2019) Doubling as a film about love and loss, art and privilege, and about film as a window into the lives of others, The Souvenir is masterful and heartbreaking. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
4/5 88% Divine Love (Divino Amor) (2020) [It] is potent and fascinating in how it depicts its regressive dystopian future, trapping you in the point of view of its true believers. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 41% The Operative (2019) The Operative fails to present either interesting intrigue or emotion, leaving only bland formalities and one or two solid set pieces. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is the first big surprise of 2019, a gorgeous, entertaining cyberpunk spectacle that stands as one of the best live-action adaptations of manga on the big screen. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
93% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Both The Death Of Superman and Reign Of The Supermen are occasionally fun, but inessential entries in the animated DC canon, bringing nothing new to a pretty uninspiring story. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) As far as this decade is concerned, this is the ultimate Spider-Man. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
2/5 83% Creed II (2018) Doesn't punch nearly as hard without Coogler in its corner. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
85% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) Ben Wheatley leaves behind the gore for something even worse. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Worthwhile, but the dialogue lingers in the mind far more than the imagery does. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 86% Diamantino (2019) There's a wonderful method to the madness of Diamantino, which crams an unbelievable amount of commentary into a surreal, entertaining 90 minutes. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018