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T-Meter Title | Year
B- 73% The Boy from Medellín (2020) An enjoyable experience that's full of catchy music, candid moments with the guarded performer, and one seriously fun show at the end of it all. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
3.5/4 100% Softie (2020) Despite the dangers and drama the Mwangi family faces, it's hard to walk away from Softie without feeling at least a little bit more optimistic for progress. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
100% Shiva Baby (2020) Seligman packs so many awkward interactions into Shiva Baby that it never feels like it runs out of comic potential. Sennott's performance is equally impressive. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
95% The Disciple (2020) Director Chaitanya Tamhane immerses his viewers into Sharad's all-consuming world. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
4/4 87% Cuties (Mignonnes) (2020) With Cuties, Doucouré announces herself as a director with a keen visual style who's unafraid to explore these cultural and social tensions. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
2/4 33% Measure for Measure (2020) There's a lot going on in the movie without ever really exploring those topics beyond a cursory mention. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
1/4 92% The Garden Left Behind (2020) There's a secondary plot in The Garden Left Behind that's dizzyingly misguided. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
1/4 75% Driven to Abstraction (2020) This straight-faced documentary recounts one of the art world's most notorious scandals in the most anemic way possible. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2/4 57% Stage Mother (2020) A sweet but ineffective comedy that cashes in on drag culture's new mainstream fame. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/4 100% Represent (2020) Heading into the homestretch of this year's election, Represent feels like a balm. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
2.5/4 85% Work It (2020) As a dance movie, Work It moves just fine. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3/4 97% La Llorona (2020) It's not just a creepy story, but a painful reflection of injustice. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
2.5/4 73% The Cuban (2020) Aside from a few technical quibbles, The Cuban is a fairly pleasant cross-generational, cross-cultural drama. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
1.5/4 29% The Kissing Booth 2 (2020) You can soak in the movie's basic premise and overacting just as long as you know this pool's shallow. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
2/4 11% A Nice Girl Like You (2020) Andrea Marcellus' screen adaptation whitewashes the main character and moves the narrative into a more conventional territory, one centered on love over lust, tame over the risque. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
81% The Old Guard (2020) Prince-Bythewood and Rucka inject much-needed energy to the action genre with the movie's diverse cast, its voluminous story, and its clear-cut fight scenes. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2.5/4 71% Archive (2020) Yet somehow, Rothery turns this all around in the last few minutes into something that left me genuinely stunned. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3.5/4 100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) Welcome to Chechnya is both astonishingly groundbreaking in its use of technology, and difficult to watch. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
2.5/4 89% Madagasikara (2020) Documentaries like Madagasikara remind us that the world is far bigger than our own backyard. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
2/4 78% The Audition (Das Vorspiel) (2020) Eventually, these feelings spin the film's main character out-of-control into a truly baffling conclusion that feels neither right nor earned. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/4 91% The Short History of the Long Road (2020) Between Simon-Kennedy's writing and Carpenter's performance, Nola makes for a compelling character, gently pushing the story along at her own steady pace. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
0/4 50% The Departure (2020) It's as if we were watching an abusive relationship from the point-of-view of the manipulative partner. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
1/4 48% Dreamland (2020) Not bad enough to even have a good laugh, Dreamland exists on a plane of exhaustion, one that's too tired to be much of anything. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night sells its mystery as a package deal, firing on all sight-and-sound cylinders to immerse its viewers in its story. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
2.5/4 70% The High Note (2020) A movie with its heart in the right place and appeal to spare, but it doesn't quite transcend its story's predictable course. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3.5/4 100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) A much-needed perspective. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3/4 90% Alice (2019) Piponnier is phenomenal, putting in a meticulously reserved performance in what could very well have been a melodramatic role. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
100% Kokoloko (2020) Set in a picturesque coastal town in Mexico, the trio meets a series of terrible events through an almost experimental, unpolished style in this stunning colorful 16mm film. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
78% Pacified (Pacificado) (2019) It's an isolating feeling shared by nearly all of the other characters trying to survive this latest government intervention. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
60% 499 (2020) Although the stories are undoubtedly powerful and the cinematography of rural and urban Mexico looks beguiling, Reyes never clearly connects the ramifications of colonialism to the violence and loss his bemused explorer experiences. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
100% Through the Night (2020) Without making it too obvious, Limbal's documentary shines a light on the unspoken backbone of our economy. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
2.5/4 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) It's charming and sweet, and even in its more serious moments, the movie never loses its sense of humor. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
1/4 79% Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (2020) Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story is what happens when a crime documentary loses sight of its focus. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
3/4 90% The Willoughbys (2020) For all its candy-colored silliness, The Willoughbys is a surprisingly sweet story about chosen families. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
3/4 88% Selah and the Spades (2020) With its creative approach to a familiar story about power struggles, Selah and the Spades takes these girls and their problems seriously with all the respect their characters crave. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
1/4 32% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) A very lazy movie filled with cliches and middle school-level humor. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/4 75% The Other Lamb (2020) As wonderful as The Other Lamb appears on screen and its cast embodies the story's tension, it feels as if there is missing something from the final picture. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
2.5/4 79% There's Something in the Water (2019) While the documentary has the feel of a scrappy passion project, the message itself remains powerful. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
2.5/4 97% Human Nature (2020) I wish there were more of the human element in Human Nature. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
1.5/4 57% The Hunt (2020) The movie is both disposable in its inability to say something -- anything! -- about the current political climate beyond 'Oh, it's dicey out there,' and as a strange cultural artifact of the times. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
2.5/4 78% The Banker (2020) A relatively unknown story told in a very familiar way. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/4 91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) Bacurau never wastes a chance to leave a mark on its audience. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
66% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) Even if the tale feels a little stale, a little dated, the electric performances between the three main leads -- Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland -- restores its sense of mystery. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
89% Zola (2020) Notes both sour and sweet keep the film emotionally charged through the lurid events, while Mica Levi's synth score accentuates the story's bittersweet tone. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
43% Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia (2020) Watching Omniboat feels like tuning in to Adult Swim with a Florida makeover. An anarchic spirit melts together the bizarre, the tacky, misfit characters, and the purely nonsensical. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
100% Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) There are plenty of documentaries that profile famous people, but few ever feel like a celebration. Mucho Mucho Amor captures that joyful nostalgic rush his fans may feel when someone mentions his name or shares a memory of when they used to watch him. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
92% Epicentro (2020) Epicentro may not have an imperialist lens, but it still feels like a colonizing one. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
No Score Yet My Boyfriend's Meds (Las píldoras de mI novio) (2020) Camil runs the gamut of frenzied and despondent emotions, selling each moment or gag, no matter how crass, with all his charisma. It would be interesting to see that energy channeled into a script that's less painful to watch. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3.5/4 98% Vitalina Varela (2020) A breathtakingly gorgeous movie about love, death, and immigration. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
100% The Grand Bizarre (2018) Mack's The Grand Bizarre must be seen to be properly experienced, preferably on a big screen, where one can wander through her images. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020