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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Jellyfish (2018) If British teenager Sarah Taylor's (Liv Hill) life was a movie, its relentless ghastliness might make even a seasoned miserabilist like Ken Loach say, "C'mon, now."‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
No Score Yet Blue Night (2018) Mood indi-so-so.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3.5/4 100% Good Luck (2017) Ben Russell's documentary is a thought-provoking snapshot of humanity reduced to a pale shadow by economic discontent.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
80% Jinn (2018) There are good, admirable intentions, and there's the movie that results from them. Sad to say, Jinn consistently lets down its premise and performers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
No Score Yet Las Sandinistas! (2018) Murray takes a then-this-happened approach that is far from radical, weaving archival footage and modern-day interviews into a straight-chronological telling of the women's experiences.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
No Score Yet The Gospel of Eureka (2018) A miracle indeed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
No Score Yet Number 37 (Nommer 37) (2018) This is derivative if well-executed product, except when it comes to the relationship at the film's center.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
80% Prospect (2018) There's plenty of evident, if nascent talent.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
3/4 96% Black Panther (2018) Michel B. Jordan plays Erik Killmonger with such moving, occasionally gut-wrenching commitment that it nearly mitigates the goofiness of his moniker and the superficiality of the film in toto. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
95% 24 Frames (2018) We know that, once we arrive at "Frame 24," an end will come: the cessation of a movie, the close of a career. How do you sum up a life? Especially when it's your own.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
No Score Yet White Rabbit (2018) Passionless and protracted even at 71 minutes ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
No Score Yet Crime + Punishment (2018) Stephen Maing's documentary about the NYPD's illegal policing quotas and other discriminatory practices gets the blood boiling.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
100% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) This is Ross's method throughout Hale County-to capture and then assemble moments that seem as if they were all witnessed on-the-fly as opposed to contrived for effect, and let the finished product stand as both tapestry and testament.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
33% Same Kind of Different As Me (2017) The very horrible complexities of racism and intolerance are simplified in ways inherent to many a Hollywood and faith-based film, all in the aim of glib uplift that may salve the individual spirit but solves absolutely nothing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
93% Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) There's always another bon mot, and the occasional dud humor in Jerry Before Seinfeld in no way detracts from the larger pleasures of watching this peerless comedian pay tribute to his roots.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) A rare bad performance from Denzel Washington sinks Roman J. Israel, Esq., writer-director Dan Gilroy's follow-up to 2014's Nightcrawler. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Paul McGuigan's few keyed-up aesthetic flourishes actually prove more than apt to the story of a woman whose life frequently resembled the heated movie melodramas that made her name.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
96% First Reformed (2018) Greatness is often intertwined with insanity, and there's no way to describe the finale of First Reformed as anything other than a dual act of extreme devotion and inspired lunacy.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
1.5/4 51% Downsizing (2017) Alexander Payne's defenders might call his often acidic touch Swiftian, though it comes off more toothlessly noncommittal.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 90% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) The effect of Sophie Fiennes's unmoored approach to her subject is to take us out of normal time and put us on Grace Jones time.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
1.5/4 28% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon sees a bunch of candidly left-leaning movie stars doing their best to out-awful each other.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
No Score Yet 55 Steps (2017) Scene by scene you wish 55 Steps made you angrier than it does. Yet August's docile filmmaking acts as an emotional soporific, removing even the potential camp pleasures of Bonham Carter's histrionics.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
48% The Last Movie Star (2018) Whatever pathos is generated comes from Reynolds's commitment to all the self-exploitation. His inimitable charm is still there beneath all the corporeal decrepitude on which Rifkin and company shamelessly linger.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
67% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) The intentions are good, but the problems are legion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
29% Sandy Wexler (2017) As with almost every Sandler vehicle, this is an adoring ode to a lifelong man-baby who mistakes his half-assed excretions for art.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) An incoherent text can offer profound pleasures...and getting lost in the onscreen density of the world of Ghost in the Shell is the prime enjoyment.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
62% Maya Dardel (2017) One awesome performance, one awful movie.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
No Score Yet Divinas Divas (2016) It's a reality television approach to a subject that begs for more nuance and a much stronger historical framework.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
85% Sylvio (2017) One of Sylvio's greatest strengths is the ever-present, though never fully verified sense that Birney and Audley are having a long laugh at their audience's expense.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The result is the strangest yet blandest of brews.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
67% Give Me Future (Give Me Future: Major Lazer in Cuba) (2017) As lazers go, more minor than major.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
30% Passengers (2016) A vacillating pile of contrivances meant to keep the lovers apart until the F/X-heavy finale.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
59% Allied (2016) The pie-eyed adoration of cinema past beautifully complements a tale of two people (characters and performers both) who pretend for a living.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) Gummi and Kiddi's interactions tend toward the comical, but the rock-steady widescreen cinematography by Sturla Brandth Grøvlen lends the proceedings a deadpan aura.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
49% 31 (2016) Horror piles on horror, absurdity on absurdity, all of it treated by Zombie with carnivalesque abstraction.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
60% The Siege of Jadotville (2016) Good intentions only take us so far, of course. Whenever Smyth moves away from the battlefield, the film is on shaky ground, with the near-comical scenes involving Strong's cowardly subordinate a real low point.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) There's a fullness of imagination and artistry here that's become increasingly rare in Burton's work.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
31% The Assignment (2017) The film's dialogue is entertainingly hard-boiled, and the performances knowing without ever being arch.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
92% La La Land (2016) Not once do you feel like you're watching red-blooded characters, so much as you are the good-natured, tirelessly committed actors playing them.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Each Nocturnal Animals story thread is of a tonal piece, all about striking poses as opposed to exploring humanity.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) A Quiet Passion, like all of Terence Davies's films, doesn't lack for density of theme, allusion, and effect.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
71% XOXO (2016) In the moment, the film's simplistic spirit is intoxicating. But take my word for it -- the real-world hangover that follows is fierce.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) To boldly go where no man has gone before is not for a property so culturally and economically exploitable.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
No Score Yet Center Stage: On Pointe (2016) By the time the climactic, Rihanna-scored musical number arrives, your attention will have long since waltzed off.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
81% Cosmos (2016) Feels, like so much of the inimitable Polish director's work, as if it was beamed in from another galaxy.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
95% De Palma (2016) This is a film about a great artist reckoning with a much-debated body of work‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) there's real beauty and devastation in the film's finale, as the harrowing father-daughter relationship reaches its apex‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
74% Holy Hell (2016) Holy Hell is a purgative and an act of atonement. ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) A hostage thriller with barely any tension. A recession-era cri de cur without much fervor. A star vehicle that thumbs its nose at the common man it purports to represent.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) It's just stultifyingly dutiful.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016