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Keith Uhlich

Keith Uhlich
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) It's a movie studio on wheels (all 82 minutes of Taxi, save for the provocative closing moments, take place within the vehicle), with the entire populace of Tehran as potential stars. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
80% The Assassin (2015) One of Hou's constant themes (one that recurs in the work of many of the notable Taiwanese directors) is alienation, not just of a personal, but of a national sort.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
D 13% Sinister 2 (2015) Not a moment of Sinister 2 is convincing or frightening, mostly due to the uber-stilted child acting and the flat, overlit visual palette, which pales in comparison to what Derrickson and cinematographer Chris Norr achieved on the shadow-laden first film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
D+ 61% Samba (2015) This is a movie that thinks the deepest way to engage with the race and class issues it raises is by showing an enlightened white woman ... quoting and then dancing to Bob Marley.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
B 84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) It seems, for a horrible moment, that this is just going to be a straightforward and solipsistic self-help narrative. But Thorpe quickly widens his view to tackle the role of the voice in the gay community at large ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
D+ 21% In Stereo (2015) This is a tedious modern romance that thinks it's spouting universal truths when it's actually as myopically narcissistic as the two leads.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
B 81% Batkid Begins (2015) Tears will be shed, many of them surely genuine. Yet there's still something about this oversize spectacle, and Miles' ultimate place in it, that gives nagging pause.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
20% A Deadly Adoption (2015) Beyond Ferrell, Wiig and company's superficial assurance at keeping the one-joke premise going (right up to a climactic musical number that elicits a chuckle or two), the film feels disconnected and utterly disposable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2015
C- 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) There's a good movie in Brittain's story, but you wouldn't know it from this lethargic, BBC-produced bore.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
D 9% Survivor (2015) Bunk of the very lowest level.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) Corny, childish gibberish writ large.‐ The L Magazine
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Masters of Horror (2005) The climactic mass uprising of veterans is an unfortunate wash, falling far short of the transcendent call-to-arms it so clearly aims to be.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
C 91% Sunshine Superman (2015) The subjects themselves may soar, but the film that contains them remains frustratingly earthbound.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
B- 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) Elliott and Danner fare best together, mainly because of their swoon-worthy chemistry; it's surprising that they've never worked together before this.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
B- 85% The Seven Five (2015) An engrossing, if never entirely fulfilling, viewing experience.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
C- 33% The Reconstruction Of William Zero (2015) There's a good movie lurking in here somewhere.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
A- 83% Dior and I (2015) For all the seductive imagery of billowing apparel and impossibly angled high heels, Tcheng never loses sight of the people overseeing every stitch.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
C 57% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) The story has plenty of possibilities, though Onah rarely manages to put his own stamp on things.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
B 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) The film is, in large part, a story of an artist rediscovering his muse.‐ AV Club
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
A- 32% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2015
78% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
33% 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
Read More | 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 55% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2014
60% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2014
A- 90% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
66% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014
B 63% The Homestretch (2014) Whenever Roque, Kasey, and Anthony are center stage ... The Homestretch is heartrending.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
96% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2014
B+ 83% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2014
B- 92% The Way He Looks (2014) The movie's overarching compassion does count for a lot.‐ AV Club
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2014
4/5 88% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2014
40% Horns (2014) Would that Aja approached the material with more Beelzebub-ian fire.‐ The L Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2014
C 32% Exists (2014) It's fun to be scared, but it'd be nice if the human meat were more interesting.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2014
B- 48% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014