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M. Faust

M. Faust
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman shows that entertainment and education do not have to part company in the hands of a skilled filmmaker.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It's great that commercial films are being made to appeal directly to groups that have previously been relegated to Hollywood's sidelines, but I can't get excited that they're being marketed the same generic crap as the rest of us.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
100% McQueen (2018) The nexus between [McQueen's] work and the personal demons that led him to commit suicide at the age of 40 aren't always clear, but they make for consistently vivid cinema.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
100% The Cakemaker (2018) The Cakemaker is a movie of subtle, melancholy pleasures.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) This is clearly one of van Sant's mainstream projects, though not without a certain amount of directorial flair.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) With an eye on what brings audiences in to see a documentary these days, director Tim Wardle has carefully fashioned his material with the structure of a thriller-at least, as best he could.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) The movie's steady pacing and first-rate acting keep us interested through a running time of close to two hours...‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
97% Yellow Submarine (1968) It's hard not to overstate the role of Yellow Submarine in the growth of animated film, even if it took many of those whom it influenced a few decades to start producing their own work.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Nick Offerman brings his bearish charm to a leading role...It's not a great film, but it's pretty irresistible.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
86% American Animals (2018) Most poignant for me was the fact that what troubles them the most is an incident of violence that would barely even be noticed in a fictional movie about such a "heist." ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) [It] includes both concert footage and an examination of the private woman behind the flamboyant stage performer.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
73% Adrift (2018) The way the story plays out is not inaccurate, but it is misleading, and hampers the effect you would think a story like this would most want to provide.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
67% On Chesil Beach (2018) That this likeable young couple won't be able to get past their problem will not come as a surprise to fans of McEwan, though the way that he and director Dominic Cooke present it evokes our empathy.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is undeniably scary and unusually well-crafted, but eventually less than the sum of its parts.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
94% Beast (2018) [Jessie Buckley's] increasingly unhinged performance is reason enough to see the film, as is the assured direction of newcomer Michael Pearce, even if his skills as a writer are less obvious.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) It so often seems that filmmakers who were not born in this country have produced some of the most discerning portraits of that region. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) Binoche gives the character her considerable all, and she's a delight to watch, but that doesn't stop us from growing frustrated with this woman.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) [Pope Francis: A Man of His Word] is genuinely inspirational, and these days that counts for something.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
No Score Yet Goodland (2018) If the Coen brothers classic of rural noir and jet black humor set a high bar for those who follow it, debuting writer-director Josh Doke acquits himself admirably.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
86% A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) (2018) Lacks dramatic impact.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) Surreal, mysterious, and emotionally gripping, Foxtrot is a masterful piece of cinema.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
96% 1945 (2017) 1945 benefits from its leanness. [...] The film's 90 minutes are unhurried but inexorable.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) It doesn't have too many big laughs, but I chuckled pretty consistently form beginning to end.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) I Feel Pretty is the apparent result of someone advising Amy Schumer to tone down her edginess in order to win a wider audience.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
88% Love After Love (2018) Maybe the most damaging factor is that [director Russ] Harbaugh does nothing to establish that the paterfamilias, first seen in reasonably good health at a family gathering, is such an emotional touchstone to his wife and sons. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) It seems to me that Ramsey's achievement here is to take an unpleasant genre exercise and make it into one that is merely frustrating.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
74% Final Portrait (2018) It's a most unstodgy movie about that dullest of dramatic premises, the Artistic Process.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Even if the motivations and events aren't always clear, the performances are often hilarious.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
88% The Road Movie (2018) If you only have time for one film this week, by all means get to the jaw-dropping The Road Movie.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) It's a particular pleasure to see Sutherland in a leading role, as he's so seldom ever in his long career been given the opportunity to carry a film.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
75% The Last Suit (El último traje) (2018) [Pablo] Solarz may be able to claim that it is based on a true story, but drama requires more than that.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
80% The Party (2018) It could and probably should have been longer, and the ending feels like the punchline to a sketch-but it is a corker.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
83% Game Night (2018) Game Night takes a long time to get rolling. At least the first third is nothing but drab exposition and characterization...but it has enough well-executed bits to make you hope that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein keep honing their craft.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) The movie may be cerebral, but it also packs a gut punch.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
37% Nostalgia (2018) While most everyone will be able to identify with at least some of the arguments on hand, the ideas are on the whole less compelling than the skill with which the cast delivers them‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
69% Happy End (2017) Haneke has a firm enough grip on the traditional tools of making movies that you remain involved through two hours of this even if you're never quite sure what it is that you're watching. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
54% The Lodgers (2018) Director Brian O'Malley (Let Us Prey) matches his setting with suitable sound effects and a properly creepy finale. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
72% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Double Lover starts out sedately enough, but don't let that fool you. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) The two [actors] have enough chemistry to get you past any queasiness about the age difference.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
100% This Giant Paper-Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy (2018) [Writer-director Christian Nicolson] cheerfully turns his shortcomings into an advantage, or at least a joke, and if it gets tiresome along the way rouses itself for a likeable ending.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
56% The Commuter (2018) The proceedings have just enough action to keep you awake without making you feel bludgeoned, if not quite enough plot to make you feel that it was worth all the build up.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Best of all is Hugh Grant as a villainous ham actor who gets to dress up in any number of ridiculous costumes before ending the film with a production number that only Mel Brooks has ever matched.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Enjoyable as it is, The Post may not meet the measure of success that Spielberg probably wants...‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
89% I, Tonya (2018) Margot Robbie doesn't much resemble the real Harding but plays the role with gutsy brio.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
50% Downsizing (2017) I think Payne and Taylor got carried away with their vehicle. I can't say that I blame them, but I wish they hadn't used it to take us on a 135 minute ride to someplace that is less interesting instead of exploring their starting point more thoroughly.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) I can't fault Franco and his collaborators for feeling affection for Wiseau, who after all has given so much joy to so many people, if only by accident.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The Man Who Invented Christmas is unlikely to become a classic that families will revisit every December, but it serves its purpose as a pleasant adjunct for those years when you need to take a break from Alastair Sim.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) The good news is that the film doesn't fall off from the standard it sets in opening.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
77% Last Flag Flying (2017) As you might suspect with this cast and director Richard Linklater, Last Flag Flying is an actor's showcase.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) I suppose the best thing to be said for The Killing of a Sacred Deer is that it would be even worse if we cared about any of the people in it.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017