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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% Her Smell (2018) Once you're in there, you go with it. Elisabeth Moss's commitment, and the burnished bravura of her talent, pull you through.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
86% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) No matter how much you want to like the film, something is missing: a spark, a shimmer, a thrust of discovery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Wild Rose (2018) A happy-sad drama of starstruck fever that lifts you up and sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
33% A Million Little Pieces (2018) It's full of showpiece scenes of nihilistic acting out, but it's not full of scenes that reveal human character in an interesting way.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
95% Mid90s (2018) A slice of street life made up of skittery moments that achieve a bone-deep reality.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
93% Widows (2018) It presents an enjoyably dark and sleazy vision of ordinary lives intertwining with the hurly-burly of street thuggery, local machine politics, and half a dozen other forms of daily corruption.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
75% Teen Spirit (2018) A movie that's formulaic in every detail but that passes off its particular cute brand of British Isles whimsy as a vaguely high-toned signifier of "authenticity."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
74% Beautiful Boy (2018) Every last thing the movie shows us about addiction, and the effect it can have upon those who are trying to save an addict from himself, is entirely authentic.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
90% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) The movie, in its way, summons something ominous and powerful. It's not a screed - it's a warning. It says, quite wisely: Take action now, or you may no longer have the opportunity to do so.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
73% American Dharma (2018) On the rare occasions when Morris gets around to challenging Bannon (once every 20 minutes or so), Bannon ducks the question, and that's that.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) The film's vision of van Gogh is honest and incisive and, at the same time, unabashedly romantic. You might call it a portrait of the artist as the world's first flower child.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's serving a reheated version of worn-to-the-bone male obsessions. And it made me wish, frankly, that I was seeing something bolder and newer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
55% Suspiria (2018) By the time it drags itself to the finish line, you may think, "Okay, now we know what 'Suspiria' looks like as an art film. Can we please go back to when it was just a garishly flamboyant piece of bat-house trash?"‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
94% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a pop fantasia that's interested in the meaning of what a brutal place the Old West really was.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
95% A Star Is Born (2018) "A Star Is Born" is that thing we always yearn for but so rarely get to see: a transcendent Hollywood movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
87% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) An eccentric, rather choppy, but highly watchable movie, and Orson Welles is quite alive in it. You can feel the intensity of his DNA in its sinister atmosphere of garish noir depravity.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
96% The Favourite (2018) It's a perfectly cut diamond of a movie - a finely executed, coldly entertaining entry in the genre of savage misanthropic baroque costume drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
98% Roma (2018) "Roma" is gorgeously done, yet you may feel gently absorbed in it more than than you're deeply moved by it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
86% First Man (2018) A movie so revelatory in its realism, so gritty in its physicality, that it becomes a drama of thrillingly hellbent danger and obsession.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
83% Active Measures (2018) "Active Measures" names the names and fills in the flowchart of Trump's corruption with gripping authority.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
58% Operation Finale (2018) The film is hobbled by a vision of Adolf Eichmann that doesn't find a way to touch his interior life so much as it preserves his mystique as an office manager in evil wolf's clothing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
22% Mile 22 (2018) It's a spiky propulsive thriller, at once exciting and numbing, packed with weaponry - rocket launchers and chunky black machine guns - as well as hand-to-hand combat that's marked by its quick-time viciousness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
82% Alpha (2018) An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
7% Slender Man (2018) Apart from its occasionally spooky images, "Slender Man" is a fundamentally derivative and empty-headed horror film.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) Comes on like it wants to be the mother of all deep-sea attack movies. But it's really just the mother of all generically pandering, totally unsurprising Jaws ripoffs.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
No Score Yet Revengeance (2018) "Revengeance" has a winkingly old-fashioned texture, yet I wish that its sense of comedy didn't seem a little out of date too.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
81% Cocote (2018) It's not a problem that "Cocote" is a fevered art film, but the movie is slipshod arty - a lurching, fragmentary tone poem that relies on too much patching together in the editing room.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
0% Death of a Nation (2018) In "Death of a Nation," Dinesh D'Souza is no longer preaching to the choir; he's preaching to the mentally unsound.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) "The Bleeding Edge" needs to be seen, so that it can change hearts and minds.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) With the right vehicle, Kate McKinnon could rule in the movies. But "The Spy Who Dumped Me" isn't that vehicle.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
42% Hot Summer Nights (2018) Feels like a "Miami Vice" episode ripped out of some sensitive and nostalgic teen dude's diary.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
90% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) A brash and blithe-spirited animated comedy adventure for kids.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
83% Path of Blood (2018) For 90 random and often bloody minutes, we're dunked into the raw life of Al Qaeda. A little of this can go a long way, yet "Path of Blood" does have a verité "thriller" element.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) It's as if you were watching the CliffsNotes to an old studio weeper that happened to be carried along by some of the most luscious pop songs ever recorded. Yet the feeling comes through, especially at the end...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
67% Constructing Albert (2017) The movie is 82 minutes of Albert nattering on about wanting to be better, but he talks about food only in the abstract.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
No Score Yet Sharp Edges (2018) "Sharp Edges" is desultory at moments, but it's also inquiring.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
54% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge is a slipshod B-movie comic book rooted in gangbanger clichés. It's a threadbare Boyz N the Hood meets Lord of the Flies.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
82% Love, Cecil (2018) "Love, Cecil" demonstrates how a documentary can be a magical experience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp has a pleasingly breakneck, now-you-see-it-now-you-don't surreal glee. It's a cunningly swift and delightful comedy of scale.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
66% Ideal Home (2018) A comedy of flamboyant banality.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
25% Spiral (2018) "Spiral" is an informative documentary, but I wish it were a more meticulously crafted one.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
90% Eating Animals (2018) A movie like "Eating Animals," by making you think twice about what you're taking a bite of, has stood its ground and done its job.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
49% Superfly (2018) A competent yet glossy and hermetic street-hustle drug thriller, less a new urban myth than a lavishly concocted episode. It holds your attention yet leaves you with nothing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) What was organic, and even obsessive, in the first outing comes off as pat and elaborate formula here.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) "Ocean's 8" is a casually winning heist movie, no more and no less, but like countless films devoted to the exploits of cool male criminals, it lingers most...as a proudly scurrilous gallery of role models.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
49% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The first "Jurassic World" was, quite simply, not a good ride. "Fallen Kingdom" is an improvement, but it's the first "Jurassic" film to come close to pretending it isn't a ride at all, and as a result it ends up being just a passable ride.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
87% Upgrade (2018) "Upgrade" is a compact sci-fi action B-movie that wants to be a hip little genre exercise but doesn't have the chops (or maybe it's just the imagination) to entirely pull it off.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
72% Adrift (2018) [Woodley] knows how to play an ordinary woman who's wild at heart, and she keeps you captivated, even when the film itself is watchable in a perfectly competent, touching, and standard way.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) The film's pace never deviates from its hushed, deliberate, anticipatory gaze - it's stuck in thriller-foreplay mode.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
74% Dogman (2018) I might have bought what he's doing in a different film, but the one that Garrone has made strains too hard to have it both ways.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018