Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% The Proposal (2019) At once an intellectual exercise and an artistic manifesto of sorts, The Proposal also serves as an archive of Barragán's work. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
No Score Yet The Dominican Dream (2019) Indeed, while the intimate on-screen interviews are wonderfully candid, the real joy of The Dominican Dream is seeing all those grainy, video-taped games that give but a glimpse into how great of a player López was. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
86% Picture Character (2019) In between fascinating interviews with linguists, designers, emoji activists (yes, it's a thing!) and Unicode board members, Picture Character follows the attempts to get three new emoji accepted... - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
No Score Yet Councilwoman (2019) Councilwoman is an inspiring and informational documentary that serves both as record and template for what politics and politicians can look like in 2019. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
75% Los silencios (2018) Los silencios is a quiet marvel. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
100% Miriam Lies (Miriam Miente) (2018) Miriam miente deserves to be seen. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
86% Jose (2018) It makes a fascinating companion to fellow queer Guatemalan film, Temblores. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
88% Tremors (Temblores) (2019) The relentless dour tone of the film is counterbalanced by its gorgeous cinematography, which is aptly shaky and gritty. Equally arresting is the film's art direction, which portrays world that looks trapped in the 1970s. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
95% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Intoxicating for the way it manages to make a narco narrative feel new and visually stunning in how it turns La Guajira into a broad dreamlike canvas, Birds of Passage is a towering achievement. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) One wishes...that Alita's tale were able to rise above muddled storytelling and intermittently great action sequences. It all feels like too much setup, too much exposition, too much world-building. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
94% Monos (2019) Landes keeps the story grounded away from sociopolitical rhetoric. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
100% Midnight Family (2019) [Director Luke] Lorentzen's filmmaking is unfussy and near-surgical in its precision. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
86% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) The sight of Ledger with a camera in hand, often capturing his own reflection in a mirror, becomes the signature pose of the late actor, one that complicates what we know about him and what we should make of a mediated memorial like I Am Heath Ledger. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
42% Gold (2017) It truly is an all-American story for the Trump era. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
71% Swiss Army Man (2016) Reclaiming the stalker-loner figure within a kooky, whimsical farting corpse flick, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's Swiss Army Man may very well be the limit case of the bromantic comedy. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
80% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) Vigas never quite mobilizes the alienating distance evoked by the title to particularly illuminating ends; it all remains too remote, too removed, even when the characters and narrative reach a putatively surprising but sterile climax. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016
74% Take Me To The River (2016) The sense of looming danger, couched in pregnant pauses and furtive looks, explodes in Sobel's third-act reveal. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016