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Michelle Orange

Michelle Orange
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Night Across the Street (2013) These are the dreams of a man stepping out of this world, perhaps never more lucid and full of life. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 5, 2013
93% The Gatekeepers (2013) [A] searching, engrossing, and stylish inquiry ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 29, 2013
47% Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (2013) An obstructive, agitprop style detracts from the important, singularly American story buried in Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 29, 2013
83% Uprising (2013) Heavy on smartphone and news footage, Uprising offers but a few slivers of new light on its subject ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 9, 2013
83% Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012) Jesse Vile's expertly measured, emotional look at the life of a guitar prodigy cut down by ALS ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 11, 2012
87% Trashed (2012) The form is straightforward, if a little meandering, as is the message: We have to fix this. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 11, 2012
100% The Loving Story (2012) A thoughtful, terrifically intimate account of the case that dismantled this country's anti-miscegenation laws 100 years after the abolition of slavery. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 4, 2012
67% Parked (2012) [An] elegant, engaging meditation on displacement and the modern man. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 27, 2012
No Score Yet Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed (2012) The sublime beauty of her subject cannot fail to move; less steady is this presentation of their plight.‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 20, 2012
81% Hitler's Children (2012) Hitler's Children is a powerful and well-judged presentation of the stories and their impossibilities. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 13, 2012
86% Who Bombed Judi Bari? (2012) Mary Liz Thomson's tough and intriguingly well-told account of the fight between environmentalists and corporate raiders ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 13, 2012
87% The Law In These Parts (2012) The Law in These Parts applies a cold anger to one of the geopolitical world's most passionate discords. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 13, 2012
No Score Yet Here I Learned to Love (2012) A slight but powerful entry in the family-history-as-world-history archives ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 1, 2012
94% Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012) A finely sketched portrait of the artist's unlikely pursuit of perfection. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 26, 2012
73% We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012) Former Frontline producer Brian Knappenberger's fascinating, incisive social history of the online network known as Anonymous ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 16, 2012
96% Brooklyn Castle (2012) We ... gain a keen sense of how chess in particular helps otherwise academically challenged kids find a way into their own brains. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 16, 2012
No Score Yet Unmasked Judeophobia (2012) Greenfield works against her own interests with absurdly selective arguments and sloppy filmmaking. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 16, 2012
100% A Whisper To A Roar (2012) An expertly drawn primer on the soft dictatorships that constrained five different countries and the peaceful revolutions that sought to expunge them ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 9, 2012
No Score Yet Primum Non Nocere -- First Do No Harm (2012) Clearly designed to wake up the whole red-blooded world, Primum Non Nocere plays like an underground video for radical med students. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 25, 2012
No Score Yet Dear Mandela (2012) Triumph follows tragedy as the case unfolds and history is caught repeating, but the larger, more complicated story underlying this brief but bracing missive still feels untold. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 18, 2012
No Score Yet Blinky & Me (2012) Tomasz Magierski's lovely and lovingly made portrait of Gross's life and career ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 18, 2012
50% Switch (2012) A methodical, occasionally remedial survey of the energy crisis and its possible solutions, Switch fits a subject often treated polemically into a more benign, continuing education mold. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 18, 2012
93% Girl Model (2012) The radiant sadness of its two subjects-one a soulfully impassive stripling, one a symmetrical husk-forms the center of Girl Model, and that is enough. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 4, 2012
92% Side by Side (2012) Even disinterested viewers will have complicated feelings about the aesthetic, practical, and philosophical questions director Chris Kenneally poses about his subject. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 28, 2012
93% Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2012) We get some sense of the horses' range of personalities; clearer is the nature of each trainer's attachment. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 21, 2012
92% O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) (2012) Writer-director Kleber Mendonça Filho's arresting, energetically oblique debut. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 21, 2012
88% Once I Was (The Matchmaker) (2012) The Matchmaker combines the tender tone of a film like Cinema Paradiso with a clear-eyed, street-level vantage on Israel's summer of the Six-Day War. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 14, 2012
17% This Time (2012) Director Victor Mignatti's engaging but near fatally bifurcated dispatch from the fringes of the floundering music industry. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 8, 2012
7.5/10 94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Sugar Man is most interesting when it touches on the conditions that combined to draw a cult hero out of some decent music and a generously enabled, imagination-firing mystique. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 27, 2012
5.5/10 17% The Watch (2012) It's one of those smoke bomb comedies that seems to disappear even while you're watching, leaving no trace of itself behind. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 26, 2012
6.5/10 78% Killer Joe (2012) To its own detriment, William Friedkin's splattery, southern gothic return to the screen seeks to amuse as well as shake and stir. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 26, 2012
7.5/10 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) A frequently, unnervingly glorious triumph of brawn over brains. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 19, 2012
8/10 76% Alps (Alpeis) (2012) The tone is one of deadpan discombobulation, a world turned 45 degrees to the left but presented with a clear, dry perspective. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 13, 2012
7/10 63% Union Square (2012) With its small cast and focus on performance, Union Square promises to be a welcome showcase for Sorvino, and the early rhymes with Miss Linda are intriguingly open-ended. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 12, 2012
8/10 75% Collaborator (2012) What takes shape is a character piece that makes a literary job of deconstructing the hostage thriller. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 6, 2012
7/10 75% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) Perry is no dancer and not much of a mover; she's a more mannequin-ish presence, but an energizer mannequin, expressive and ever connecting. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 5, 2012
5.5/10 74% The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012) The latest from brothers Mark and Jay Duplass (who co-wrote and directed) seems to expose the limits of a certain kind of realism by stretching them one man-child too far. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 5, 2012
7.5/10 88% Neil Young Journeys (2012) At 65, as Demme emphasizes with his clamp-like focus on the performer, Young can still smash it up. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 29, 2012
8.5/10 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) At times it feels like not much holds this world together; at others it seems nothing could possibly tear it apart. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 28, 2012
No Score Yet Busong (Palawan Fate) (2012) Director Auraeus Solito generates too little of the magic that holds a story as tenuous as this one together.‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 26, 2012
91% Gypsy (2012) You might call it an old story with higher stakes, but a keen sensitivity to its moral difficulties and enlivening details sets Gypsy urgently apart. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 26, 2012
No Score Yet UFO in Her Eyes (2012) A mixture of droll political satire, lyrical visuals, and dolorous mood make for an uneven but lingering sketch of a China that feels increasingly present yet still rarely seen. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 18, 2012
89% Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012) Rap confirms the art of the form from the inside. Only time can sort out the rest. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 18, 2012
8/10 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) Finally, the writer-director has become known for effacing a high concept plotline with naturalistic performances and shooting styles. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 14, 2012
8/10 95% Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012) The picture gives a sense of life's fragments aligning, finally, to form a coherent story. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 14, 2012
7.5/10 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) The result is almost exactly as good as it needs to be - no better and no worse. Where the norm is grimly assembled factory line products, that counts as a success. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 8, 2012
6.5/10 28% Bel Ami (2012) On the whole Bel Ami is highly watchable. ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 7, 2012
86% Tahrir: Liberation Square (2012) The variations are many, but the theme is as consistent as the crowd that grows and strengthens throughout Savona's inside, traditional, vérité portrait of the uprising... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 5, 2012
5/10 18% For Greater Glory (2012) Ultimately the movie has too much going on to be primarily a campy pleasure. ‐ Movieline
Posted May 31, 2012
90% Historias que so existem quando lembradas (Found Memories) (2012) Initially treated like the parasite she appears to be, over the course of this crisp, gracefully inflected meditation on time's passage, Rita develops the interest in her subjects that turns an image into more than stolen light. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 29, 2012