Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/4 94% The Souvenir (2019) With the combined efforts of Hogg, Swinton Byrne and Burke, The Souvenir recreates the sensation of riding an emotional roller coaster with an unstable partner. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
50% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) There's enough of a tenderhearted first-romance fantasy to like, but not to fully love. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
32% Poms (2019) It's uneven at times and hits a few too many clichés for my taste, but if my preview audience was any indication, the movie's still pretty effective. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2/4 52% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Even though I wasn't familiar with what happens in the book while watching Tell It to the Bees, I could feel something was emotionally out of place. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/4 67% Bolden (2019) Sometimes dizzying, enchanting or confounding, but it is certainly never boring. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
35% El Chicano (2019) Like in this year's remake of Miss Bala, the Mexicans in this movie are the bad guys, the drug-running cartel members ruining it for the rest of us in the United States. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
100% The Kill Team (2019) Both a tense moral thriller and a disheartening account of our country's actions abroad. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
No Score Yet Cachada: The Opportunity (2019) For a documentary about so much heartbreak, there is a surprising amount of joy and catharsis. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
76% Guava Island (2019) Stripping away the island's identity inadvertently taps into the idea that the Caribbean islands - and Latin America or African countries, in general - are all just the same. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
83% Someone Great (2019) A fluffy romp with a sobering truth: relationships and your twenties may end, but neither signals the end of the world. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
100% Vai (2019) It isn't just gorgeous, it feels spiritually poignant, a reaffirmation of cultural identity and a showcase of the strength of women's stories. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
57% Stuber (2019) The team does not have the screenplay to match what the cast is giving to it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
100% Well Groomed (2019) A straightforward, feel-good documentary about passionate people, their unusual creative hobby and their adorable dogs. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
100% Building the American Dream (2019) A scrappy film that's been long-in-the-works, but that work has paid off into a journalistic investigation of the business arguments against better working conditions for day laborers. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
100% Running with Beto (2019) It's not always a flattering portrait of the rising political star, but it's a deeply fascinating look at O'Rourke's persistence and perfectionism. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
80% Fast Color (2019) When all the puzzle-like pieces come together, the movie's characters, story, score and emotions soar. The pace of that progress may feel slow, but things never get too quiet. It's a movie with a racing pulse, and you can feel its heart in every frame. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 81% Dogman (2019) Despite its hard message, Dogman comes across as sympathetic for any gentle soul trying to make a deal with the devil. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/4 63% Native Son (2019) The movie is at once struggling with what it wants to say, what it needs to say and what history has said before it, and its message becomes muddled in the process. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/4 100% Slut in a Good Way (Charlotte a du fun) (2019) An absorbing dramedy about friends, gossip, feelings, and sex. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
80% The Day Shall Come (2019) In Christopher Morris' new satire, "The Day Shall Come," the stories of many people in the United States are condensed into one bitterly funny but dark comedy about the shortcomings of our justice system. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/4 97% Working Woman (2019) It is a story we've likely heard of or seen before, yet under Michal Aviad's sympathetic lens, it's one that stands out with a sense of urgency. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
No Score Yet We Are The Radical Monarchs (2019) Goldstein Knowlton takes her time to introduce several of the girls in the Radical Monarchs to the audience, and we become just as invested as Martinez and Hollinquest are in seeing them grow into proud, strong women... - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 84% Ramen Shop (Ramen teh) (2019) Ramen Shop believes that the healing power of food can satisfy our hunger for comfort in difficult times, and that should be filling enough for now. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
67% Red 11 (2019) On its own, Red 11 is a functioning B-movie, outfitted with strange characters, inexperienced actors, a busy plot and a DIY aesthetic that makes certain aspects look charmingly makeshift. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) There's undeniable emotional resonance in Annabelle Attanasio's Mickey and the Bear. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
2/4 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The loosely tied latest entry into The Conjuring universe suffers from an anemic script with too little scares and an underappreciation for who would likely be its core audience. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) Its terrifying story about death still leaves audiences with much to think about long after the credits roll, and the twists that lead to a new ending are fun to follow. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
78% Good Boys (2019) A snappy comedy that pokes fun at those painful pubescent years and, by the credits, grows up into a somewhat mature comedy about friendship. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/4 94% Us (2019) [A] thrilling exploration of the past and oppression this country is still too afraid to bring up. Peele wants us to talk, and he's given audiences the material to think, to feel our way through some of the darker sides of the human condition. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
1.5/4 79% Juanita (2019) The only thing keeping this movie from completely driving off the road is Alfre Woodard. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/4 42% The Wedding Guest (2019) Patel, who also served as a producer on the film, may be looking into graduating from playing stock supporting characters and into more challenging lead roles. The Wedding Guest makes a very compelling case for a promotion. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
58% Saint Judy (2019) Is at its strongest when focusing on the experiences of Judy's clients, and watching the emotional weight on their shoulders slide off as they open up to her. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
98% Apollo 11 (2019) This documentary has the ability to freshly surprise us with 50-year-old footage, turning us back into kids staring in wonder, wide-eyed, as we watched a rocket take off for the very first time. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
80% We Are the Heat (2019) Somos Calentura's strength lies in its ability to capture the raw frustrations and unleashed energy in its characters' dance moves. The men's performances develop as the drama in their lives escalate. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
95% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Since the movie is set in the decades before Escobar's prime, it lacks the kind of narco sheen western audiences have flocked to, but it's very much an analogy for that era, the lives it took and the shame it's left behind for the survivors. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/4 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The visual bonanza cooked up by Rodriguez, cinematographer Bill Pope and editors Stephen E. Rivkin and Ian Silverstein is enough to power through any narrative bumps with quickly paced action and bleak, yet colorful, imagery. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% Pahokee (2019) The pair filmed and worked in the community making shorts for years before entrenching themselves for this massive feat, and the casual acceptance of their presence helps Pahokee feel like something special. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
90% Sea of Shadows (2019) Sea of Shadows may still raise awareness about the plight of other sea creatures still under threat from illegal nets sweeping the bottom of the ocean, killing everything unfortunate enough to swim in its wake. - Remezcla EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
100% Knock Down the House (2019) Deeply personal and moving. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
100% This is not Berlin (2019) A sexy misadventure through self-discovery and art. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
80% We Are Little Zombies (2019) A visual funhouse, full of surrealistic images, lurid colors and lead by four cartoonishly very stoic leads. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Jenkins's tender filmmaking style accentuates the emotional undertones in Baldwin's words. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/4 22% Miss Bala (2019) Although the new Miss Bala gives its lead character the agency to fight back and outsmart her captors, the film overdoses on its own message of pop feminist empowerment. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/4 92% Paddleton (2019) An appreciation of friendship for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
33% King of Thieves (2019) The script (by Joe Penhall, based on a magazine article by Mark Seal) runs in fits and starts, but the camerawork from Danny Cohen keeps the mood lively during any lulls. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
2.5/4 73% Adult Life Skills (2019) Jodie Whittaker's performance humanizes the film's troubled protagonist better than the story. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) A charming story of fantasy, pop-culture references and myth-making. It's a movie with the playful camaraderie of "Goonies" and a few elements from '80s sagas where young people go on character-building adventures. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
2.5/4 83% Perfectos Desconocidos (2019) After a few reveals, Perfect Strangers settles into a rhythm, and the suspense fades into expectation. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
38% Glass (2019) It's so heavily indebted to its predecessors that much of the emotional impact will be lost on anyone who hasn't watched the other films. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
1.5/4 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) An odd knockoff that will work for some audiences and leave others craving a rewatch of an old favorite. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018