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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.3/4 82% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) It might be the highest compliment to say that the film version does not at all feel compromised in the transfer to screen; it tones nothing down.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
2.5/4 40% Mary Shelley (2018) The author has the spotlight all to herself in the latest film retelling of the origins of Frankenstein. ‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
4/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The filmmakers structure this profile straightforwardly, but it inevitably becomes a tearjerker, producing a strong emotional response as it becomes apparent that Rogers's messages bear repeating-and relearning-now more than ever.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
2.5/4 55% Yomeddine (2018) The movie proves the adage that success is 90 percent casting.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
2.5/4 50% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2018) The audience will easily be on the not-so secret that the entire town knows. The real question is: Who doesn't?‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
71% Sauvage (2018) No one will fall asleep during the sex scenes, but as much as the film realistically acts out the tricks of the trade, Léo remains an idea, a blank slate.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
2/4 44% At War (En guerre) (2018) The overall directorial style is by the numbers ... Though some scenes build in tension, they take a while to get there. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3.5/4 100% Ash Is Purest White (2018) The best performance seen in eight days at Cannes was by Zhao Tao in Jia Zhang-ke's Ash Is Purest White, a too-rare subgenre of the crime drama: the life of a gangster moll. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3/5 94% Dark Money (2018) Reed's investigation becomes an inadvertent sequel to Merchants of Doubt, which emphasizes how corporate big money has influenced politics through lobbying groups.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3.5/5 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Penetrating, poignant, and often painful to watch, Eighth Grade is one of the smarter American coming-of-age films of late. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3/5 90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Those who loved the blind items in Michael Musto's Village Voice columns will finally get relief, as Bowers and Tyrnauer don't hold back. Fact checkers, though, may need the smelling salts.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Truly a political film, Darkest Hour aims to fulfill the needs of its constituents. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 57% Naples '44 (2017) The time-traveling visuals are gracefully propelled by Benedict Cumberbatch's narration of Lewis's eloquent and precise prose, with its sotto voce observations intact.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/4 84% Wonder (2017) The movie fulfills a need for smart tween/middle grade drama at the multiplex, where it has had little competition this year.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The film offers one of the most indelible performances of the year: Sandy Martin, playing the frog-throated and chain-smoking Mama Dixon as a beer-swillin' coach potato Machiavelli.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2.5/4 67% Wonderstruck (2017) Fans of the book will have little to complain about. ‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/4 98% Jane (2017) The call for conservation has rarely looked so captivating. ‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
3/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) A movie mash-up of lump-in-your-throat romance, espionage thrillers, and then some, The Shape of Water will be catnip for unapologetic movie musicals fans.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2/4 94% The Breadwinner (2017) The film's strongest appeal is for readers of the series and animation fans.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/4 100% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) Spry and light-on-its feet ... with madcap, slapstick humor that will appeal to kids and adults.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/4 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Revenge is served with gleeful laughter.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (2017) A must-have for American studies collections in high schools and colleges, and for PBS viewers, it's one to look out for. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
2/4 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) But in fleshing out the characters and expanding his storyline, [McEwan] raises more than a few questions that contradict his own source material.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) [It jumps] to the head of the class of teen comedies ... This movie has moxie.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
3.5/4 94% First Reformed (2018) A stealthily engrossing work that should appeal to viewers who haven't seen, say, Affliction. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
3/4 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) BPM thrives on political (and hormonal) energy. The bickering among the group's members turns wonky, vicious, and lively.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017) This mostly good-humored movie offers a loopy and wild ride, making it the sort of curio that fits well within a larger festival.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 92% Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo) (2017) Viewers are left at a distance, as though they are, in fact, watching home videos of strangers. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/4 71% Cardinals (2017) [Sheila] McCarthy's performance makes the viewer feel as though anything could happen. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 69% mother! (2017) This is more a film to admire for its audacity in throwing everything into the proverbial kitchen sink.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 96% Step (2017) You may come to the film for the teens' story, but you'll stay for the grown-ups.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) Bring Advil. You'll need it.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
3/4 86% Okja (2017) Boon gives the audience a show. His film is the cinematic answer to the eye-popping, Looney Tunes-exaggerated world of a graphic novel. Boon throws a lot of ideas and schtick onto the screen, and they stick. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3/4 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) This is the college film course you wish you had taken.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2017
3/4 96% The Rider (2018) For beautiful, intimate moments, few films at Cannes this year were in the same league as The Rider. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 77% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2018) Besides a portrait of contradictions, the movie also doubles as a wonderful piece of armchair traveling.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/4 100% Plot 35 (Carré 35) (2017) At 67 minutes, it's the most succinct film at the festival, and one of the most empathetic.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2/4 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) The film moves along at a methodical, by-the-numbers pace. It doesn't exactly plod along, but nor does it propel forward. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola has corseted the simmering sexual tension ... The movie feels like an abridgement of a highly pulpy game of cat and mouse(s).‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 54% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) The most carefree and playful of the 12 French films I saw at Cannes, and it's a return of the nimble trickster Hazanavicius from The Artist.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Melancholic and whimsical, the film takes in the world at large. While a personal work, it embraces its surroundings. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2.5/4 47% Everything, Everything (2017) Director Stella Meghie's retelling aims for the heart, along with humor, tears, agita, and more. For the most part, the film succeeds.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2/4 19% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) More than a little tiresome and less of a joyride.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2/4 76% Manifesto (2017) A must-see for Blanchett die-hard fans, though the nonstop lecture will exclude others. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3.5/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Without a doubt, the script offers Lane her most well-rounded role since Unfaithful. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/4 85% The Lovers (2017) If it wasn't set in anywhere-suburban Southern California, you would have sworn this was a French film by Patrice Leconte.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2.5/4 45% The Dinner (2017) It's only during the last 40 minutes that the gloves come off and the foursome gets down to the nitty-gritty, at which point Linney and Hall grab hold of the focus. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2.5/4 53% The Boss Baby (2017) The filmmakers know what its core audience likes, taking [the book]'s 32-page premise and tossing it around like a rubber ball and plowing through a checklist of giggle-inducing gags.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1.5/4 13% The Summoning (Planetarium) (2017) Though handsomely produced and rich in subject matter, the scattered focus-with none of the plot strands even half-way developed-comes across as one long expositional setup.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/4 33% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) The ending pulls the rug out from under this tepid-to-medium hothouse drama.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017