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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 88% Under the Wire (2018) The illuminating Under the Wire is factual and provides much-needed background regarding Colvin's career while zeroing in on her last assignment in Homs, Syria.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 87% A Private War (2018) In addition to its armchair analysis, A Private War offers a lead performance that calls attention to itself. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 76% At Eternity's Gate (2018) The radiant visuals provide the beating heart for what otherwise would have been a distant, thoroughly reverent series of sketches.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 80% Green Book (2018) If the film works at all, it's because of Ali's layered, unforced acting.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me by Now (2018) The film benefits greatly from the participation of the singer's mother, Ida, who is now 100-years-old, and his former dancers, backup singers, and colleagues.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Story (2018) One of the more insightful films about acting in some time, an observational tribute to acting teacher Moni Yakim. It's almost like auditing a class. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Dennis and Lois (2018) This is an unusually sincere and wholesome rock 'n' roll documentary, with scant anecdotes about bad or substance-fueled behavior.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018) A no-brainer for film buffs.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
3/4 85% Boy Erased (2018) Lucas Hedges ... confirms that he is one of the most insightful, understated, yet go-for-broke young actors around. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
2.5/4 62% Suspiria (2018) Guadagnino has made less a riddle and more of a performance art piece, with a touch of louche elegance.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 76% Mid90s (2018) One of the most exuberant and observational films of the year. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/4 96% The Hate U Give (2018) Thomas's story is more involving because it places individuals front and center. Because Starr is less enmeshed in her various relationships, the movie ultimately becomes more about the slogans.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/4 79% 22 July (2018) It's fast-paced, intimate, and the subject matter is intrinsically riveting, no matter where [the film] is streamed.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
2/4 90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) It's as though the scriptwriters already knew the ending ... The result: elliptical and underwritten storytelling.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 99% Roma (2018) What is the best way to see writer/director Alfonso Cuarón's reportedly semi-autobiographical ROMA? Definitely on the big screen, for which this gleamingly beautiful-looking film was exclusively designed. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper has borrowed [from the 1976 Barbra Streisand verson] the rock 'n' roll backdrop and pedestrian dialogue and, in some ways, its 1970s setting.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 71% Mademoiselle de Joncquières (2018) Based loosely on a short story by Denis Diderot, this is decadently delicious and was among the top three films seen at the festival.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 29% The Innocent (Der Unschuldige) (2018) The wildest film seen at Toronto, Swiss director Simon Jaquemet's dreamy and bewildering film is purposely enigmatic and consistently compelling.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/4 67% The Day I Lost My Shadow (Yom Adaatou Zouli) (2018) Set in 2012 Damascus, [Kaadan's] debut centers on a single mother's nightmare-in-daylight trek through the countryside, with a tone that is a cross between documentary and magic realism.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet aKasha (2018) This may be the first Sudanese stoner comedy ever.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 88% First Man (2018) While it depicts the eight-year lead up to the 1969 moon landing, it's equally about a certain type of American male: the strong and silent type, the reluctant hero. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3/5 100% Before the Frost (Før frosten) (2018) With its emphasis on nature and its mudbound farmers, this beautifully crafted film recalls other earthly European historical dramas set in an isolated countryside.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3.5/4 87% Colette (2018) All around, a class act.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
3/4 97% Maria By Callas (2018) The film luxuriates in her voice, and star power. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
2/4 100% Angels Are Made of Light (2018) It provides a needed perspective that provides a broader view outside of the war zone.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
3/4 99% Free Solo (2018) This is an amazing feat in filmmaking ... See it and believe it.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
2.5/4 71% Heartbound (2018) The narrative will hold viewers' interest as they find out what has happened to these couples and individuals over the years ... Otherwise, the film may be frustratingly evasive.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
2/4 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Nowadays, Moore has a lot of competition. The best time to see this film is before the news cycle changes, which could be any minute now.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/4 100% Minding the Gap (2018) It's startlingly reflective, not only because it contradicts the first impression of bro bonhomie but for the onscreen vulnerability.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.3/4 86% 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 58% 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 62% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) 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
80% 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 58% 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 (2019) 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 95% 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 99% 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 88% 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 84% 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 63% 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 91% 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 66% 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 91% 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 95% 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 96% 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