Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 99% MLK/FBI (2021) Myth and legend are pushed aside, creating a human portrait of a great leader, warts and all. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
3.5/4 98% One Night in Miami (2020) This is a very good film, full of memorable performances and thought-provoking speeches and arguments. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
2/4 79% Uncle Frank (2020) The farther we get from the central relationship, the more clichéd Uncle Frank becomes, and these clichés are outdated and trite. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
3.5/4 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Boseman never gave less than 100% to his often demanding roles. His work here as the trumpet player, Levee, is no exception. It's no stretch to say his last performance may be his finest. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/4 95% Between the World and Me (2020) When it fires on all cylinders, this is a very effective, powerful companion piece to its source. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
.5/4 29% Come Away (2020) I don't know what Come Away is supposed to be, what lessons it's imparting, or for whom it was even made. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
1/4 53% Mortal (Torden) (2020) Yet another dreary entry in the overly serious superhero genre, where brooding and brown cinematography add a false veneer of importance to the proceedings. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
3.5/4 100% His House (2020) The intensity level is impressive in the haunting scenes, so much so that, at one point, I caught myself watching through my fingers. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
2.5/4 64% Bad Hair (2020) By playing coy with what the notion of good and bad hair means to its owners, Bad Hair fails at the kind of Black experience-related relevance Jordan Peele wrung out of Get Out. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
1.5/4 85% Martin Eden (2020) It's a slog at over two hours, much of it spent with Marinelli screaming or acting coarse. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
73% French Exit (2021) It features garbage characters we're supposed to love because they're 'quirky.' The entire affair is played as a whimsical symphony. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
96% The Human Voice (La Voz Humana) (2020) A very tasty slice of high melodrama courtesy of Pedro Almodóvar, Jean Cocteau, and Tilda Swinton. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
3/4 99% Totally Under Control (2020) Totally Under Control will become a useful document for the study of this pandemic in its eventual aftermath. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
3.5/4 98% Time (2020) This beautiful and haunting documentary reminds us that there's a human being behind those prison identification numbers, someone who is loved and is missed. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
2.5/4 82% The Boys in the Band (2020) I prefer, and recommend, the original, but I'm on the fence about this one. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
2/4 94% Alone (2020) Alone gives us little reason to care if our hero makes it out alive. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 93% Residue (2020) Even when I found the stylistic choices irritating, I couldn't deny that they were intentionally deployed by a confident filmmaker in full control of his craft. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3.5/4 100% All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) A valuable public service wrapped in an educational, informative, and engaging documentary. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3/4 94% Critical Thinking (2020) If nothing else, Critical Thinking reminds you what a chess player can look like. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
1/4 52% The Bay of Silence (2020) Being jerked around by a thriller can be fun, but there are more red herrings in this movie than there are fish in the sea. They all stink. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
3.5/4 94% Boys State (2020) Boys State is one of those movies that will play differently based on both your political affiliation and whether you see the glass as half-empty or half-full. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
3.5/4 95% Black Is King (2020) If nothing else, Black Is King is a jaw-dropping visual achievement. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2020
.5/4 30% Dirt Music (2019) Since nobody in Dirt Music is written as anything but a conduit for its tonal twists and turns, there's no weight to what its main characters do for love. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
3.5/4 80% The Old Guard (2020) An excellent example of what this type of film can be, one I hope will be studied by the much bigger-budgeted tentpoles you know and love. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3.5/4 88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) Binoche is very good here, but this is definitely Deneuve's show. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/4 98% Hamilton (2020) It's said that live theater is like catching lightning in a bottle in that every night is different and can never be repeated. It's nice to have a bit of that lightning at your disposal courtesy of this movie. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
2/4 81% Nobody Knows I'm Here (Nadie Sabe que estoy Aquí) (2020) One of those films where your satisfaction will be measured in terms of whether you found its hero fully realized as a character. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
1.5/4 50% Mope (2020) Mope is so disgusted by its characters that it never sees their humanity. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
4/4 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Lee has crafted an exciting, violent film that can be enjoyed as strictly that, but what elevates it to greatness is what it says and what it shows about the perception of Blackness, whether in heroic situations or human ones. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
2.5/4 93% Be Water (2020) An introduction to Lee that cherishes him and provides enough clips to satiate those who love his films. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
49% Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) Philip Kaufman's epic HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn is old-fashioned, corny as hell and not above using cliché. None of these characteristics is necessarily a bad thing, especially if the filmmakers know they are employing them. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
2.5/4 39% Blood and Money (2020) The film has just enough wasted potential to be a near-miss. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
2.5/4 81% Porno (2020) For a film unafraid of occasional full frontal nudity, this is surprisingly puritanical, especially when you consider the plot. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
1.5/4 57% All Day and a Night (2020) This film has been done too many times before and done better. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
2.5/4 67% Extraction (2020) Sam Hargrove frames the carnage in well-edited, easy-to-follow chunks. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
3/4 43% Sergio (2020) It's an acting dream part and Moura's more than up to the challenge. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
1.5/4 29% Bloodshot (2020) The action sequences look like they were edited by a Cuisinart. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
2/4 96% Blood on Her Name (2020) Allowing the viewer to piece things together on their own is always welcome, but the film's desire to surprise and outwit makes it contrived. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/4 92% Premature (2020) A romantic and richly drawn conversation-starter. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 59% The Last Full Measure (2020) Writer/director Todd Robinson spins this tale of heroism with a lot of purple sentiment but surprisingly little of the jingoism expected from a film like this. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2.5/4 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The best of the three films, offering in some odd ways a corrective to the prior installments. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
2.5/4 84% Just Mercy (2020) The majority of films about African-American suffering have always been calibrated the way Just Mercy is, with an eye to not offending White viewers with anything remotely resembling Black anger. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/4 89% The Two Popes (2019) The film is superbly acted and a lot of fun to watch. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 88% Feast of the Seven Fishes (2019) As far as Christmas romance movies go, Feast of the Seven Fishes is quite watchable, funny in several spots and sweetly poignant in others. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2/4 41% Midway (2019) The overabundance of CGI is one of the bigger problems with Midway because, far too often, it feels like you're watching a video game or an F/X highlight reel. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/4 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) Ozon's tone is more sobering than angry, and it makes the film hit the viewer much harder as a result. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) [Lee's] recent desire to be at the forefront of frame-based technology, however, is resulting in hollow, empty experiences that are literally hard to watch. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/4 73% The Cotton Club Encore (2019) Though it's still not entirely successful, I'm glad this version exists. Coppola's restoration has turned a hot mess into a noble failure. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
3.5/4 85% Always in Season (2019) An unflinching look at how the racial sins of the past flow through the arteries of the present day. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) A typical biopic buoyed by its unrelenting hilarity, its affection for its subject and commitment to the time and place it is set. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019