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Keith Uhlich

Keith Uhlich
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) The film is, in large part, a story of an artist rediscovering his muse. ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 89% Amour Fou (2015) One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same. ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 17, 2015
A- 31% Cymbeline (2015) Almereyda tackles one of the Bard's lesser-regarded later works, the plot-heavy tragicomedy Cymbeline, and again unearths untold depths. ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 12, 2015
D+ 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) Much like the lager that gives the film its name, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is bland on the palate and best pissed away. ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 5, 2015
56% Focus (2015) Swindler cinema is only as good as its architecture; once the big picture is revealed, viewers should be thrilled at having had one pulled over on them. Focus, sadly, leaves you feeling bilked. ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2015
79% Queen and Country (2015) Once more unto the breach for writer-director John Boorman, who revisits the semiautobiographical characters from his superb WWII dramedy Hope and Glory in the beautifully bittersweet Queen and Country. ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2015
A- 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) This all might be laughable if it wasn't based on the very real facts of the Israeli court system, which as portrayed here is like Kafka without the surrealist trappings. ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 12, 2015
A- 86% Ballet 422 (2015) It's rare that movies capture the cumulative toil of the creative process as profoundly as Ballet 422, and the lack of any end-result elation forces some tough, resonant questions with no easy answers. ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 5, 2015
D+ 21% Alien Outpost (2015) [It] sounds, as so many things do on the level of 25-words-or-less ephemera, incredible. In execution, it's a real slog. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 29, 2015
D No Score Yet Veronika Decides to Die (2015) There's never a moment when Young seems in control of her material, while the performers flail and flounder, trying to unearth some measure of truth in the hoariest plot twist. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 20, 2015
4/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) Sissako, with a few blunt-force exceptions, usually refrains from showing violence, preferring to juxtapose cruel acts with poetic images. ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 16, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) What keeps the mélange compelling is the sense of transience that Mann has been nurturing in his recent work. His fascination with characters who have no nation beyond their own immediate selves reaches a kind of emblematic apotheosis. ‐ Reverse Shot
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 72% American Sniper (2015) Impressive in the particulars, weaker on the whole.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 15, 2015
C 53% Little Accidents (2015) All of these characters are in pain, and Colangelo never lets the audience forget it, since she's directed everyone to wear similar brooding expressions and walk around as if this screwed-up world and its many adversities are a constant weight. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 15, 2015
60% Futatsume no mado (Still the Water) (2014) It's clear that Japanese director Naomi Kawase has poured her heart and soul into every frame of this wishy-washy drama... That makes it all the more depressing that the end results are so resoundingly uninvolving and off-putting. ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 9, 2015
C 51% Unbroken (2014) Though Jolie is shooting for Christ-like passion and redemption, she only ends up slathering one man's very real, very morbid struggles in the usual reductive "greatest generation" sentiment. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 23, 2014
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Jackson's at once digressive and bombastic style clearly grates for some. But there's a singular earnestness and enthusiasm to these movies that sets them apart from their many soulless imitators. ‐ Reverse Shot
Posted Dec 19, 2014
A- 72% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) To a Welles aficionado the doc may seem like well-trod ground. But there's real power in the way Workman (also the sole credited editor) cuts all the material fleetly and acutely together. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 9, 2014
A- 89% Concerning Violence (2014) Its exploration of an entrenched system that breeds generations of oppression and violence is extremely upsetting yet still highly rewarding. ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 4, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) The converted will be satisfied, or at least show up to the theater in obeisant force. Money will be made and anticipation stoked for next year's blowout finale. It's a circle-vicious to some, a religion to others-with no end in sight. ‐ Baltimore City Paper
Posted Nov 25, 2014
C+ 70% The Immortalists (2014) Would that the film encouraged some deeper thought on the matter instead of inviting viewers to gawk at the subjects as if they were freak-show attractions. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 25, 2014
B 63% The Homestretch (2014) Whenever Roque, Kasey, and Anthony are center stage ... The Homestretch is heartrending. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 20, 2014
95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) There's a sense that Amirpour is too in thrall to her influences and not fully in control of her effects (too many pregnant pauses between characters that don't suggest unspoken depths of feeling so much as actors uncertainly stranded). ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2014
B+ 82% Beyond the Lights (2014) A star-crossed love story is only as good as its Romeo and Juliet. Both Parker and Mbatha-Raw have a sweet, smoldering chemistry that's a joy to witness ... ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 13, 2014
53% Champs (2015) Former fighters Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins hold court in Bert Marcus's fascinating doc, investigating America's continuing obsession with boxing ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 6, 2014
B- 91% The Way He Looks (2014) The movie's overarching compassion does count for a lot. ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 6, 2014
B- 74% Point and Shoot (2014) VanDyke refers to the Libyan conflict as "the most filmed war in history," yet that claim doesn't cheapen his footage, the extraordinary access of which is marred only by its shooter's limited perspective. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B 77% ABCs of Death 2 (2014) Not one of the works in this anthology movie sequel cracks 10 minutes, so they barely have time to overstay their welcome. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 30, 2014
4/5 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) The innovation raises the spirits, but gives you a splitting headache. That's how it is with Godard, who revels in his dreams so willfully that the results are frequently frustrating and opaque. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 27, 2014
41% Horns (2014) Would that Aja approached the material with more Beelzebub-ian fire. ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2014
C 33% Exists (2014) It's fun to be scared, but it'd be nice if the human meat were more interesting. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 23, 2014
B- 43% Young Ones (2014) Would that there were more beneath the surface of this strange brew, but it's certainly compelling while it lasts. ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 16, 2014
1/5 62% Rudderless (2014) A kind of unholy mash-up of Lynne Ramsay's sobering school-massacre melodrama We Need to Talk About Kevin with John Carney's bogus feel-good musical Begin Again. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 14, 2014
3/5 93% Diplomacy (2014) Diplomacy's origins as a play (written by Cyril Gely and starring the same actors) are always evident. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 14, 2014
4/5 93% Theater of Blood (Theatre of Blood) (Much Ado About Murder) (1973) For anyone who's ever wished ill on a pundit (we know you're out there), Price's merciless antics should strike a gleeful chord. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 59% I Am Ali (2014) Ultimately, this feels like a hagiographic official portrait that takes the sting out of the proverbial bee. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 7, 2014
3/5 61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) An overall sense of slightness ... prevents this from being a family-film classic. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 7, 2014
3/5 28% Autómata (2014) The effort to make thinking man's sci-fi is admirable, but it requires a steadier, surer hand. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 7, 2014
3/5 88% The Blue Room (2014) It's a phenomenally executed exercise that, like its protagonist's memory, is too wispy for its own good. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 30, 2014
3/5 70% The Decent One (2014) Apart from the devastating material itself, some of Lapa's aesthetic choices are extremely off-putting. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 30, 2014
3/5 67% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) A monotonously grim portrait that's more rewarding in theory than execution. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 23, 2014
4/5 90% Stray Dogs (2014) Stray Dogs really starts to come alive in its second half, when... the family-of-outcasts narrative tips completely into the slippery realm of the avant-garde. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 91% Art and Craft (2014) Compelling but dubious ... ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1/5 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) There's something especially irritating about the way the director, helming Jonathan Tropper's adaptation of his own novel, manages to waste such a talented cast. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 78% The Green Prince (2014) Mostly it's the two men speaking at us, and our interest ebbs and flows depending on which parts of the tale they're telling. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/5 71% Take Me to the River (2014) You can't help but feel all the palpable joy is eliding some darker realities that would lend the copious musical performances a deeper resonance. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2014
4/5 73% The Congress (2014) It's like Folman took several different genres-Hollywood satire, speculative dystopian fiction, family melodrama-and fused them into something amorphous and nebulous. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 2, 2014
3/5 52% Frontera (2014) Middling if still very watchable ... ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 2, 2014
2/5 72% Memphis (2014) An exasperating experience. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 2, 2014
3/5 61% Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) It's essential info presented with little imagination. ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 20, 2014