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Manohla Dargis

Manohla Dargis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) It was personal and it was political, which "Battle of the Sexes" gets. It was also entertainment, which is where the movie really excels.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
90% The Force (2017) The movie may offer an incriminatory catalog of organizational failure, but it also repeatedly shows people trying to make the system work.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
100% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) One of the greatest movies of Mr. Wiseman's extraordinary career and one of his most thrilling.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
32% Home Again (2017) For her directorial debut, "Home Again," Hallie Meyers-Shyer, Nancy Meyers's daughter, has made a shabby copy of a Nancy Meyers romantic comedy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
93% Spettacolo (2017) It feels wrong, almost insulting, to call "Spettacolo" charming, even if the movie is often delightful.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
100% Free in Deed (2017) The results occasionally feel coy, but each time the movie edges into mannerism Mr. Harewood and Ms. Dickerson pull you close enough to make it hurt.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) About the only thing holding it together is Idris Elba, whose irrepressible magnetism and man-of-stone solidity anchors this mess but can't redeem it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
78% Brigsby Bear (2017) Mostly it's a sweet and sometimes delightful melancholic story of a lonely man saved by imagination and love.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Lorraine punches and is punched, and her body is soon mapped by bruises and abrasions. It's a lot of abuse for such puny returns, even if the fights are the best parts of "Atomic Blonde."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
93% Escapes (2017) Mr. Fancher turns every walk down memory lane into a leisurely, surprise-filled stroll through a labyrinth, taking us right and then left and then down apparent dead ends before guiding us home.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
74% Amnesia (2017) Alas, Mr. Schroeder ... has tethered both his actress and this natural glory to an awkward, unpersuasive story, largely set in the early 1990s, that coalesces around the lingering effects of World War II on the German soul.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) "Dunkirk" is a tour de force of cinematic craft and technique, but one that is unambiguously in the service of a sober, sincere, profoundly moral story that closes the distance between yesterday's fights and today's.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
89% Girls Trip (2017) Consistently manages to rework and even reinvigorate some severely worn-out conceits, setups and character types, mostly by complicating gender roles with class issues.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
19% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) (2017) There is little to recommend here, even for Huppert completists who follow her anywhere.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Mr. Oldroyd boxes Katherine in his attractive visuals, imprisoning her as her male relatives do. Yet his intellectual distance also turns her into a specimen, a pinned butterfly turned taxidermy beast.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
99% City of Ghosts (2017) "City of Ghosts," a blunt instrument of a documentary, is an urgent and heart-heavy account of Syrian resistance from the ground up.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Mr. Holland looks and sounds more like a teen than the actors who've previously suited up for this series, and he has fine support from a cast that includes Jacob Batalon as Peter's best friend.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
88% Pop Aye (2017) A movie that flirts with assorted narrative conventions and fluctuating moods without ever settling into a familiar template.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) There's much to enjoy in "Baby Driver," including the satisfactions of genuine cinematic craft and technique, qualities that moviegoers can no longer take for granted.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) Its explanatory title doesn't begin to convey just how exhilarating or inspiring a documentary this truly is, and how excellent a trip this well-respected French director takes you on.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) A joyous, generous-hearted romantic comedy that, even as it veers into difficult terrain, insists that we just need to keep on laughing.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
22% The Book of Henry (2017) A weepie, a thriller, a tragedy, a sub-Spielbergian pastiche, "The Book of Henry" is mostly a tedious mess.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
89% Maudie (2017) "Maudie" is one of those movies that triumph over their worst instincts (and your well-honed doubts).‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
46% Rough Night (2017) That women can be as deadly or immoral as men isn't new or interesting, and here it also isn't all that entertaining.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Ms. Weisz consistently pushes the movie deeper, but all too often, the story returns to Philip so that he can fret, swig from a bottle and nurture his paranoia.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) A lot of shenanigans, detours and filler, some bad, some good and all of it disposable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
89% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) A sometimes illuminating, often slapdash and frustrating affair ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" certainly has its attractions, but most of them are visual rather than narrative.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
80% Casting JonBenét (2017) This is somewhat interesting for 30 or so minutes but grows grindingly obvious as we're reminded again and again that people have feelings and opinions, some dubious.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki" deepens quietly. This is Mr. Kuosmanen's first feature (he has directed a few shorts), and if he had any rookie jitters you wouldn't know it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) As Fawcett presses on, walking and sailing through dense shadow, streaming light and canopies of variegated green, the natural world comes fantastically alive with strange animal cries, stirring trees, roiling fog and frighteningly violent eddies.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Zoom, crash, repeat with squealing, burning and flaming tires - it's all predictably absurd and self-mocking, and often a giggle when not a total yawn.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
88% Their Finest (2017) Love and laughter flow so naturally in "Their Finest" that it is almost (almost) easy to forget there's a war on.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) It's thoroughly charming and gently comic and, if Mr. Shinkai finally plays it safe about what it means for an adolescent boy and girl to trade bodies and lightly toy with gender, he complicates the story in other ways.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) [A] visually cluttered yet often disappointingly drab movie.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
43% Song to Song (2017) "Song to Song" continually flits - like the butterfly seen in one fleeting shot - from theme to theme, from love (always love) to fidelity, betrayal, identity, art, freedom, captivity, forgiveness and mercy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
36% Brimstone (2017) The carnage pushes you away (and wears you down), even as the genre, industrious cast, beautiful landscapes and stark, often striking visuals pull you in.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) "Skull Island" is adept at goosing you; it deploys action-movie feints and horror-film frights capably amid its clichés and deaths. Every so often it also pauses and allows Kong and Mason to move you.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
37% The Last Word (2017) There's some scathing satirical potential in this setup - the privileged white doyenne exploiting black poverty - but that would require backbone, edge and honesty, none of which this movie finally has.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
93% Logan (2017) "Logan" is good enough that you might forget it's a comic-book movie.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Part of what makes "Get Out" both exciting and genuinely unsettling is how real life keeps asserting itself, scene after scene.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
No Score Yet Les Hautes Solitudes (1974) Few films elicit as many satisfyingly divergent responses as "Les Hautes Solitudes."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
69% American Fable (2017) A movie that spirals into nonsense.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
34% The Great Wall (2017) The whole thing plays out as if it had been thought up by someone who, while watching "Game of Thrones" and smoking a bowl, started riffing on walls, China and production money.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The all-media screening of "Fifty Shades Darker" I attended had scarcely begun before it turned into a live edition of the TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) As far as commercials go, "The Lego Batman Movie" is just swell.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
57% War on Everyone (2017) Mr. McDonagh's palette and spleen remain mostly intact, but here he's neglected to include a story or point.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) Is it too much to want someone to bring the funny in a movie about a comic?‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
100% The Sunshine Makers (2017) Even if you never shake the feeling that there's more to this story, more darkness and scares, there's no question that hanging out with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn on acid has its appeal.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) Ray remains an unanswered, not especially compelling, question, but Mr. Keaton comes close to making you believe there's soul to go with the fries and freneticism.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017