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Kyle Kizu

Kyle Kizu
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A+ 88% First Man (2018) It's odd for such a film, one of a momentous historical moment, to end up as an artful poem with the spirit of Dylan Thomas. But death permeates First Man because it had to.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
A+ 92% Dunkirk (2017) There's a method here more polished than in any of Nolan's previous work.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
A- 97% Columbus (2017) The story centers heavily around architecture, and Kogonada and cinematographer Elisha Christian, craft still-frames ... that feel like pieces of architecture themselves.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
A 96% The Florida Project (2017) The film never exploits its characters' lives, but simply understands them and, in turn, portrays them both sensitively and candidly.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
C 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It's tough to hate Thor: Ragnarok, as the film is beautiful to look at and one of the funnier entries in the MCU. But it's more difficult to love it.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
D+ 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League, seemingly a continuation of Batman v Superman, a third film in this trilogy, is jarringly hollow in comparison.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B 84% Darkest Hour (2017) Delbonnel's cinematography is particularly striking ... there's a persistent haze that's as equally eerie as it is strangely invigorating.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B+ 97% Coco (2017) The intricacies of its culture are deeply felt on a visual, auditory and thematic level.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B 91% Good Time (2017) Good Time represents a shift for [Pattinson], who turns in his best and most singular performance in this gritty underbelly thriller from the Safdie brothers.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
C+ 50% The Glass Castle (2017) The story is about imperfection, in person and in family, so if the film is imperfect, it can be forgiven.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B- 90% Gerald's Game (2017) Despite being set almost entirely in one room, Gerald's Game turns out to be a deeply visual and physical film.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
C+ 86% American Made (2017) Cruise, sporting a Southern accent, is magnetic, a presence with gravity, one that drives the energy of each scene.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B+ 90% Our Souls at Night (2017) Neustadter and Weber's dialogue is simultaneously a showcase of naturalism and of calculated specificity. Nothing is over-explained or overstated. Nothing seems written.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Emma Stone and Steve Carell are both absolutely dynamic as King and Riggs.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
F 38% Death Note (2017) [Death Note] shamefully uses Japan and Japanese people at its convenience.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
A- 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi breathes urgent purpose into the new trilogy, purpose it had yet to prove.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B 88% The Post (2018) The Post wants to make sure viewers confront its themes directly and explicitly rather than allow the subtlety of the progressing narrative to seep into them.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
A- 71% Hostiles (2018) So much of Hostiles works, and sticks with us long after we've left the theater, because of how quiet and subtle it all is.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B+ 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The visuals are stunning ... but those visuals are even more memorable because of the tone of empathy that del Toro injects into it all.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
C- 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The music never really plants itself in viewers' minds as each piece feels overdone and jarringly anachronistic.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B+ 82% Molly's Game (2018) Chastain manages the tricky balancing act of channeling the spark of Sorkin's dialogue while also shaping a character that feels naturally lived in.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) [Phantom Thread] is deliciously hilarious in its nastiness, especially when blurted with full pompous force by Daniel Day-Lewis. ‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B+ 95% A Quiet Place (2018) While Krasinski is undoubtedly rather strong, with his performance's emotion sitting right under the surface, his most assured role on this film is as the director‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B 81% Chappaquiddick (2018) [Chappaquiddick] undoubtedly rests on the shoulders of Jason Clarke, and Clarke turns in one of his finest performances.‐ MovieMinis
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) Minding the Gap is a harrowing portrait of trauma and abuse, and a hypnotic rumination on what it means to film, be filmed, and see yourself in film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
93% Calibre (2018) While the first two acts are, more or less, standard yet entertaining fare in the genre, they also do subtle work so that the film can end as it does.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
68% On Chesil Beach (2018) The structure crafts a view of class and sex that's inquisitive and thorough, but its ambitious reach exceeds its grasp, and it certainly makes it clear that it was helmed and written by men.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) That's what's so beautiful about the film - that it's not only so empathetic to both of their situations, but that it reaches deep into those mental states as well. And what it pulls out, the music that they share, is often mesmerizing.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018