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Kristen Yoonsoo Kim

Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
44% Duck Butter (2018) The frustrations of the characters sadly don't amount to much of a movie.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
74% Kodachrome (2018) Kodachrome is good fall-asleep-with-the-TV-on fare, and I mean you should snooze out immediately unless you want to be subjected to a criminally mediocre family drama.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
12% Aardvark (2018) Meandering in message or plot, the film proves to be not just incoherent but excruciatingly boring ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
75% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2018) Jeannette succeeds in its earnestness, adapting its words from Charles Peguy's works, but countering it with the pure, joyous silliness of its presentation.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) Blockers, on the surface, sticks very much to the formula - even the prom setting is very been there, done that. But it's subversive in these little details, and the resolution is genuinely touching.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
16% All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) (2018) By the time you watch them have their big first kiss, then break up, then get back together again, it plays less like a real movie and instead one of those memory slideshows your iPhone photo album generates for you.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
71% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) Beauty and the Dogs plays like an actual, unending nightmare.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
73% Roxanne Roxanne (2018) In attempting a gritty portrayal of Shanté's little-known private life, Roxanne Roxanne forgets her genius, as so many other people did back in the day.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
No Score Yet No Light and No Land Anywhere (2018) There are some nicely shot moments throughout, but they feel empty - slow montages that mostly just fill out the film's thin plot and already slim runtime.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
100% Keep the Change (2018) Romantic comedies are always looking to reinvent themselves, and Rachel Israel's debut feature, Keep the Change, arrives as a fresh iteration that still calls back to the genre's Nora Ephron-wave classics.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
No Score Yet The Homeless Chorus Speaks (2018) Even when most of the subjects have yet to find their happy ending, it's still an uplifting film, and hearing them sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," you know that they're still holding out for something better, too.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) Coogler and his team have conjured a universe and fleshed out its players, one existing (honestly, thriving) in the even bigger cinematic universe that is Marvel.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Despite its serious subject - the refugee crisis hitting Europe - The Other Side of Hope is also very funny, never losing sight of the droll, comic upside to life, but never making light of tragedy, either.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
55% Elizabeth Blue (2017) Elizabeth inspires empathy, but it often feels like we're being told to feel a certain way by being shown so much rather than being allowed to naturally warm up to her.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
77% Woodpeckers (Carpinteros) (2017) Moments are rousing - especially as Manaury starts to suspect their affair - but we're not given quite enough (particularly from the aloof Julián) for a memorable romance.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
91% Motherland (Bayang ina mo) (2017) Though there's always a sense of chaos, with women giving birth and breastfeeding at every turn, Diaz never loses sight of the truth that these are all individuals, not just statistics.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) A film like this needs its people to underline what it means to be human during times of political strife, but with so many bodies shoved inside the van, it's difficult to keep track of who's who and why they're mad.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
57% Tales Of An Immoral Couple (La Vida Inmoral De La Pareja Ideal) (2017) The film fails to sustain the exhilaration of its initial buildup.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) If there's just one takeaway, it's that Aubrey Plaza should be front and center as often as possible.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
86% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) Sadly, the movie ends up playing out like an unmemorable Law & Order episode.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
35% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) A perfectly enjoyable way to spend 81 minutes.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
49% Person to Person (2017) Person to Person is the kind of movie that asks its viewers to open up that tender spot inside. Once you do, it'll completely charm you.‐ Pitchfork
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
35% Kuso (2017) Maybe Kuso becomes coherent on a second or third viewing, but few would (or should) attempt such torture.‐ Pitchfork
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
88% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Not a whole lot happens in The Midwife, but there's never a dull moment, thanks to the opposing yet equally stellar performances by the two Catherines in the lead.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
No Score Yet The Middle Of The World (Le milieu du monde) (1975) On the surface, is more or less a straightforward romantic drama but reveals itself as a more poignant study of a male-female dynamic.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
67% Footnotes (Sur quel pied danser) (2017) It's a sometimes impressive effort, but the homage often suggests a photocopy of a photocopy; the skeleton of the inspirational source remains, but the details are obscured.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
70% Moscow Never Sleeps (2017) Moscow Never Sleeps is ambitious to a fault.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
No Score Yet Finding Kim (2017) It's a well-meaning portrait, with heartfelt moments - especially as Kim recounts childhood hardships - but it's often muddled, especially in its selection of talking heads.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) James spins a fascinating and complex web involving lies, fraud, a months-long trial with a hung jury, and cultural biases against Abacus and the immigrant Chinese community it serves.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
90% Hounds of Love (2017) Hounds may be predictable in plot, but it succeeds in making a psychological web of this troubled threesome.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
83% Risk (2017) Poitras balances her documentary with a thrilling momentum that's marked by, strangely enough, a sense of humor. A segment where Lady Gaga interviews Julian Assange is not even the weirdest part.‐ Mass Appeal
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
45% The Dinner (2017) Moverman doesn't know what to do with the page-turner source material.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
16% The Circle (2017) I'm still wrapping my head around this film, but I'm not so sure if director James Ponsoldt himself knows what a comedy this is.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
96% Yi Yi (2000) I felt like I had lived it, and not just because of its nearly three-hour runtime.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies chooses to mark Dickinson's life story not so much by specific events, but by her character, and Nixon captures the many facets of it with bite and empathy.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) At times filled with mist and awe, and at other times thrillingly heart-racing (arrows-they shoot right at you!), The Lost City of Z feels like a gem dug out from a time capsule.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
65% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) A French absurdist comedy that feels wholly original, whether it's your cup of tea or not.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Beautifully animated (we're talking Studio Ghibli standards here), Your Name captures that sensation of waking up from a dream you wish lasted longer, or misplacing a name that's still warm on your tongue, but has just departed.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
25% Unforgettable (2017) Is the motion picture Unforgettable trash? Well, yes. But is it the kind of trash you'll have a hell of a time watching at the movie theater? Absolutely.‐ Mass Appeal
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
21% Rupture (2017) A diluted interpretation of Aughts torture-porn with a film-student appreciation for Gaspar Noé's color palette, Rupture is a sci-fi abduction thriller that leaves little to be thrilled about.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
68% Free Fire (2017) It's a mix of over-the-top violence and humor, but the shtick becomes tiring fast, and even Copley's appeal starts to drag, just as everyone literally drags themselves around as limbs go, one by one.‐ Mass Appeal
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Holy motors! Excuse me while I catch my breath. This is perhaps the fastest and, if not, certainly the most furious of the Fast & Furious movies.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) It's certainly an interesting idea, but it's perhaps too ambitious for Vigalondo pull off.‐ Mass Appeal
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
17% Queen of the Desert (2017) Herzog's latest narrative feature is a failure of such a baffling degree that it may leave you wondering whether he suffered sunstroke in the desert heat while filming it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
57% i hate myself :) (2017) It's difficult to label Arnow's cinematic voice, and this particular film, or why anyone would even want to watch something so personal, but i hate myself :) is never not fascinating.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
92% A Woman, A Part (2017) Siff gives a modest but poignant performance that rings true for women of a certain age and career.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
0% The Dark Below (2017) The Dark Below could've easily been half the length - and half the waste of time - if Schulze hadn't used slo-mo in nearly every scene.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
52% The Belko Experiment (2017) The real horror is, is this a more realistic depiction of the workplace than the comedies that have come before it?‐ Mass Appeal
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) There's a lot to love in Personal Shopper, including Assayas's loving lens on Stewart as she tries on expensive clothing, and that certain je ne sais quoi of a French art film that is nothing like any other ghost film you've ever seen before.‐ Mass Appeal
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) You know what they say: go big or go home, and Kong should've gone all out with the thrills in order to, at the very least, make up for the alarming lack of character development or something resembling a decent script.‐ Mass Appeal
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017