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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The Sisters Brothers is a Western with all its cliches, but the film also presents the unpredictable.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
97% The Hate U Give (2018) Based on Angie Thomas' novel for young adults, the film asks the viewer to be alert, thoughtful, and considerate.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
99% Blaze (2018) Hawke's feature film about the life of musician Blaze Foley is sweet and slow, downbeat and deliberate.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
71% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The bloody result is more Grand Guignol than good. Bad times, indeed.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
87% Love, Gilda (2018) Love, Gilda is impressive, holding attention not just for nostalgia but for a life full and funny and fitful.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
86% Colette (2018) However, for all the period precision in the film, Colette is off kilter.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) But the best thing about the cast of "The House" is Owen Vaccaro, who brings to Lewis smiles and tears, fears and persistence. He makes the movie.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
98% Science Fair (2018) Science Fair is a documentary that produces smiles and sighs and requires tissues.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
82% Juliet, Naked (2018) [Nick Hornby] has imagination, which is why filmmakers like him. They take his novels, wrestle a script out of them, cast good actors, and tickety-boo, create a darling, funny, creative little film - like "Juliet, Naked."‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
59% Operation Finale (2018) "Operation Finale" moves deliberately and darkly.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
75% Never Goin' Back (2018) That you have no trouble believing the characters' actions may say something about the actresses' abilities. Neither, however, do you care.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
82% Puzzle (2018) "Puzzle," although slow, is a beautiful and significant puzzle of its own.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) This attention to the wealth of the 1% is just conspicuous consumption of another sort, and it ain't pretty or funny.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
22% The Happytime Murders (2018) Just make sure, before you go, that you're in the right mood; otherwise, you might think "The Happytime Murders" is just gross.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) Chloë Sevigny does excellent work as Lizzie, whether bold or abashed. Kristen Stewart balances her as Bridget.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) The music is what matters, of course and ABBA does not disappoint nor does the choreography of cartwheels through orchards.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
93% Blindspotting (2018) The stars, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, engineer their roles toward complexity, never settling for the simple.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
45% Generation Wealth (2018) In fact, interviewing her subjects after their bubbles burst says the most in Greenfield's taut documentary about Generation Wealth. It is painful and unsparing and very revealing.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) The script is leaden.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
84% The Gospel According to André (2018) She does not make clear exactly what he does, but in "The Gospel According to André," [director Kate] Novack does clarify that André Leon Talley is a force to be reckoned with and to admire.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
57% Hotel Artemis (2018) "Hotel Artemis" is witty and scary and demanding and loud. Blessedly, it's barely 90 minutes long so the fitting violence is tolerable.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) "I Gotta Be Me" pays homage to a consummate entertainer, who suffered greatly for being black and who chose to be Jewish to suffer more.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
40% Shelter (2018) Neta Riskin and Golshifteh Farahani play the two women in a wide range of emotions as they speak the words of Eran Riklis' compassionate and realistic screenplay.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
No Score Yet Let Yourself Go (Lasciati andare) (2018) It purports to be a comedy, but it's a comedy of the sitcom strain with the emphasis on "strain."‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
68% On Chesil Beach (2018) "On Chesil Beach" appeals to the psychoanalytical perhaps more than to the sexual or musical, but they're all there for the taking.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
85% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Eufemia, an aged nun in Argentina, says that Pope Francis' life is a sermon. So is this good film.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
85% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience does not have the flair or flaunts of Lelio's recent films about women, but it should offer discussion aplenty - kind of like Frank Stockton's short story, "The Lady or the Tiger," always did in high school English classes.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
86% Tully (2018) It is difficult to describe, for who wants to see a film about postpartum depression? Of course, Tully is much more, so much more than that.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) This film is predictable and derivative, and its message is so old and hoary. To wit: Beauty comes from the confidence generated from inside us women and not from a mascara wand or concealer stick.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
91% Lean on Pete (2018) [Charlie] Plummer is good as Thompson, but not good enough to hold attention for this too-long film, directed by Andrew Haigh.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
89% Itzhak (2018) Fine and joyful documentary.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
97% 1945 (2017) 1945, sobering and strangely uplifting, records horrid history, a comeuppance, a stand, and a retreat, while embracing a memorial.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) Filmmaker Samuel Moaz keeps his film at a tilt, with flashbacks and forwards playing havoc with the timeline, keeping the audience alert and wondering.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
48% Flower (2018) The cast exploits the story so well.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
39% Madame (2018) It is painful to watch.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
81% Tom of Finland (2017) "Tom of Finland," a fantastic film in more ways than one, peers into another world with honesty and ferocity as well as admiration.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) "Loveless" is hard to watch, but it does encourage hugging every child you see afterwards.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
37% Nostalgia (2018) It is a truthful, heart-breaking movie that never veers far from the reality of life's tragic demands.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
83% Game Night (2018) "Game Night" is a hot mess, but there are those laughs, and they're surely worth something, right?‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) ... horribly violent, horribly sexualized exploitation version of Mad Magazine's "Spy v. Spy."‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
80% The Party (2018) [Director Sall]Potter, who also directed "Tango Lesson," "Orlando," and "Ginger and Rosa," puts so much into the excellence of "The Party" that it's hard to tease apart.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2018) Excellent animated, Oscar-nominated shorts...‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2018) Perhaps the most stunning short is the 22-minute "Watu Wote: All of Us" from Germany.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) Along with Susan Rice, this team manifests President Obama's exhortation that we must give diplomacy a chance to succeed.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Good news! This sequel is very nearly as good as the first version of the story of a bear in London.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
78% All the Money in the World (2017) "All the Money in the World" moves swiftly and ironically to tell a story of benighted values meeting headfirst against maternal loyalty.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Michael Gracy's direction of Jenny Bicks' and Bill Condon's script is spectacular, warm, and grand. "The Greatest Showman" proves that Gracy understands both film and musical as genres of show business.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
84% Darkest Hour (2017) Everything about the film is exemplary and would fit well on a double bill of history with Dunkirk.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) It refuses to find a focus, almost as if it's been on its own Ferris wheel and is dizzy with misdirection and indecision.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
92% Thelma (2017) Elie Harboe portrays multi-layered Thelma with precision, and she's paired well with Kaya Wilkins as Anja.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017