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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Logan (2017) The analog pace and elemental story work for it. Each time the violence explodes, it's slashingly satisfying, because it's earned, and also because Mangold knows just how to stage it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
50% Return to Montauk (2017) "Return to Montauk" is Volker Schlöndorff's tasteful, high-minded Euro-literate version of a Lifetime Movie - and I mean that (mostly) as a compliment.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
80% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Tame, competent, mildly touching, and a little dull - except for Catherine Deneuve's fearless turn as a boozing, ailing wreck.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
90% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) "The Other Side of Hope" wants to take you back to a time when quirkiness in cinema felt not cute but bold. Apart from the songs, though, it just feels cute now. If that.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
No Score Yet Mr. Long (Ryu san) (2017) The maverick director Sabu has made a hitman fable that's like Charlie Chaplin meets Takeshi Miike. The weird thing is, it works.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
No Score Yet The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2017) It's dutiful, but it's also superficial and polite, and it commits the genteel sin of the old biopics: It turns its hero into a plaster saint.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
No Score Yet Erase and Forget (2017) "Erase and Forget" is an inadequate documentary.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
67% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) The movie is murky and disjointed, held together not so much by what happens as by a vague atmosphere of obsession.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (2017) A scrappy testament to the true nature of the Vladimir Putin regime.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Final Portrait (2017) In "Final Portrait," Stanley Tucci, directing his first film in 10 years, takes the biopic to an even more exquisitely homespun level of miniature close-up.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
45% The Dinner (2017) Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall make a riveting quartet in Oren Moverman's adaptation of the Herman Koch novel about a dark-hearted dinner gathering.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
100% Chasing Coral (2017) Did you ever think you'd shed a tear for dying coral?‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Your average Pixar comedy thumbs its nose at a great many things, but "The Lego Batman Movie" is a helter-skelter lampoon in the daftly exhilarating spirit of Mad magazine and the "Naked Gun" films.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
100% Strong Island (2017) Ford's intent as a filmmaker isn't just to expose and protest the injustice of his brother's murder. It's to say: Behold what was lost. A life. A human being. A complex soul. A family's equilibrium. Feel what was lost.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
7% Rings (2017) It's now the file-share that kills. I don't know why that's less threatening, but it is, kind of like seeing your favorite album cover reduced to a digital postage stamp.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
100% The Force (2017) The strength, and fascination, of "The Force" is that the movie isn't on anyone's side.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
100% Roxanne Roxanne (2017) A skillful and ironically gripping coming-of-age movie: a hip-hop anti-biopic.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
33% Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time (2017) A sharp, fun, disquieting, and fleetly edited chronicle of the entire campaign year, inside and outside the media bubble, with the focus held obsessively on Donald Trump's rise.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
63% Lemon (2017) It's a watchable curio, because beneath it all the director, the Panamanian-born Janicza Bravo, has a more conventional sensibility than she lets on.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
No Score Yet The Last Word (2017) MacLaine has something that shines through and elevates a film like this one. The movie is prefab indie whimsy, but she gives it an afterglow.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
78% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) A small-scale but elegantly deft squirmfest that features a luminous performance by Salma Hayek.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
100% 78/52 (2017) For a long time now, Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" has been two movies, and the hypnotic film-geek documentary "78/52" is an ingenious and irreverent master class in both of them.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
80% The New Radical (2017) The great strength of "The New Radical" is that it's not on its subjects' side (or totally against them either). It's the rare documentary that lets you decide.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
60% Newness (2017) "Newness" explores the lures - and pitfalls - of an open relationship in the new culture of the digital meat market, but really, it's bringing some very old news.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
42% Wilson (2017) Harrelson brings his wide-awake edge to this performance, yet "Wilson" is a soft-headed comedy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
82% Wind River (2017) Sheridan wants us to know these people, this terrain, to feel the bite of the cold and the lonely sting of their lives.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
31% The Yellow Birds (2017) In almost every crucial way, "The Yellow Birds" is a flat and listless piece of moviemaking, a monotonous indie dirge that will probably end up fighting hard to win even a tiny audience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
95% Oklahoma City (2017) You may wonder what a fresh look at the events could possibly add to our knowledge. The answer turns out to be a great deal.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
75% Landline (2017) Robespierre still needs to fine-tune her skills as a storyteller, but scene for scene she has the right audacity - the honest kind - to explore that kind of experience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
72% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Winning and impassioned, stirring and proudly wonkish ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
57% Worlds Apart (Enas Allos Kosmos) (2017) It can't help but come off as a bit diagrammed. Yet the movie is onto something: what happens to a society when "ordinary" life begins to get stripped away.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2017
19% Sleepless (2017) "Sleepless" is a propulsive thin exercise, "energetic" but tedious, the kind of January movie that Jamie Foxx should have permanently graduated from.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
22% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Even when it seems to be making things up as it goes along, its slapdash hallucinatory quality is a token gesture toward placing you inside the characters' heads.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Should satisfy fans of the "Underworld" movies just enough to live up to the previous films' success ... and to guarantee that Beckinsale, if she so chooses, can ride out this saga some more.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) "Bright Lights" captures the essence of what they had together - not just a bond but a mother-daughter marriage. One that lasted two lifetimes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
83% Dangal (2016) Within that tight-lipped mask, [Khan] finds a hundred ways to communicate emotion. That's more than you can say for Dangal, a one-trick domestic sports drama that drags on for two hours and 40 minutes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
35% Live By Night (2017) It's like seeing the ghost of a terrific movie: All the pieces are in place, yet as you're watching it (or thinking back on it afterwards), there doesn't seem to be quite enough there there.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
18% Assassin's Creed (2016) In "Assassin's Creed," Michael Fassbender is like the ultimate special effect. Just by showing up, he confers respectability on two hours of semi-coherent overly art-directed video-game sludge.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) "Passengers" is the tale of a lonely guy in space, the drama of an ethical conundrum, a love story featuring two of the hottest actors on the planet, and a turbulent sci-fi action-adventure - and for all of that, it manages to be not a very good movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
12% Collateral Beauty (2016) A strenuously uplifting Christmas awards-bait tearjerker.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
39% Why Him? (2016) It's bluntly cheeky, it goes on for too long, but the concept keeps on giving.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
60% The Bounce Back (2016) You watch it thinking: There's a reason why Tracy and Hepburn movies never hinged on therapy, and didn't feature actors whose exteriors looked a lot more exciting than their inner lives.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
66% Frank & Lola (2016) Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots are terrific in a canny little neo-noir that takes an authentic look at the dark side of love.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
81% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) A dutiful and diverting but rather bare-bones documentary portrait ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
93% Fences (2016) As you watch "Fences," there's never a doubt that these lives matter, and that's a good and noble thing, but you're also aware (maybe too aware) of how much the movie itself wants to matter.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
61% Allied (2016) It's a flagrantly movie-ish concoction. But like Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," it's been made with a so-old-it's-new classicism that is executed with enough flair to lure audiences in.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
94% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016) "Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened" illustrates an essential principle of art: You have to risk cataclysmic failure - and, at times, fall into it - if you're planning to scale the heights.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
78% Magnus (2016) The movie assumes that a chronicle of Magnus's rise will be enough to keep the audience hooked. That turns out to be the right call.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
No Score Yet Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016) A fascinating documentary captures the showdown, half a century ago, between the activist Jane Jacobs and the Trumpian urban planner Robert Moses: a fight for the future of New York.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
48% Almost Christmas (2016) A bad Christmas movie can give off all the warmth of a televised yule log, but David E. Talbert, the writer-director of "Almost Christmas," has assembled a gifted cast and given them a chance to stretch out and play with their roles.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016