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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) "They're fiery, they're pretty, they're madcap, they're awfully annoying. Lelouch for the twenty-first century, for all the good and bad that it suggests, way up close and always in your face, just call it "A Man And A Woman And Maïwenn." " ‐ Newcity
Posted Aug 17, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) "Moment to moment, frame for frame, David Mackenzie's Hell Or High Water is the best American movie released so far this year. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Aug 12, 2016
75% Lace Crater (2016) "Atkins' modest means bely ambitious notions about the haunted self, drawing not only from the lo-fi snapshots of early comedies by Bujalski and Swanberg but, yes, even the psychological horror of Polanski. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Aug 12, 2016
56% For the Plasma "[For the Plasma] mixes verdant landscape with shimmery surveillance and passages of solitude with the simmer of paranoia in a fashion not often played through in narrative filmmaking. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Aug 10, 2016
26% Suicide Squad (2016) "A PG-13 jab at grimy, scuzzy, post-punk, post-Michael Mann, nearly-post-Zack Snyder bubblegum antihero action. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Aug 3, 2016
90% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) "The heartfelt, personal Microbe & Gasoline may be Gondry's best work since the still incredible Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jul 25, 2016
94% Black Girl (La noire de...) (1966) "Historical importance aside, it's startling how elementally lyrical, how starkly political, the watchful, heightened naturalism of this essential masterpiece is. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jul 25, 2016
78% The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016) "It's like Larry Clark with stakes, with a beating heart, or Harmony Korine with candor instead of vaudeville. Whatever the mix of truth to fiction, a sense of authenticity pervades each gesture. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jul 21, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) "Allen's best-looking movie since the heyday of his seminal collaborations with Gordon Willis. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jul 19, 2016
No Score Yet Director's Cut (2016) "Director's Cut is a spoof within a spoof within a spoof... or as Woody Allen once said in another context, "a mockery of a travesty of a sham." " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jul 7, 2016
95% A Touch of Zen (1969) "A vigorous heroine, ghosts, balletic battles, political friction, the greenest of green bamboo and a mystical ending that satisfies without resolution. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 29, 2016
65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "References to Jurassic Park, E. T. and Superman don't elevate the conceit of life after death after death to resonant cultural myth, or deliver on its incessant nattering about masculine insecurity. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 28, 2016
90% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) "A succession of voluptuary visuals in its sketched-in scenes and dabs of poetic fancy, with humans, with animals and with humans who dance wearing a mask of a horse's head. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 28, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) "Small, smart girls may justifiably love The BFG. And boys? There's always the Rube Goldberg-esque scene in the Palace where fizzy farts burst free from all assembled, from giants to Queens, to the strains of a squad of bagpipers. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 27, 2016
100% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) "Neighborly distrust, profane banter and insults, dark omens, bedeviled dreams, overt Biblical portent and doomed police investigation " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 23, 2016
91% Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016) "To mixes the best of digital innovation with tangible human figures in motion in a demolishing four-minute sustained take. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 23, 2016
51% The Neon Demon (2016) "Minimalism and maximalism, a languorous rush of images and wall of music hangered onto a fairytale of an underage girl who arrives in LA in hope of becoming a model and then falls in with a perverse raft of archetypes atop waves of deep crimson imagery. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 22, 2016
66% The Wait (L'attesa) (2016) "for those who study its surfaces, there is breath and wind and wonder in its Sicilian settings and its human shape atop its blunt Christian symbolism. And across Binoche's features, there is life and time itself. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 22, 2016
95% Tickled (2016) "Creepy... Piquant picaresque. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 20, 2016
94% Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016) "Dance partners, a couple, rivals, lovers, a team, a dream, former lovers, tethered by passion driven by dance. Tango leads to lifelong melodrama? Si! " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 15, 2016
95% De Palma (2016) "Pungent retellings project-by-project across the decades of De Palma's career " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 12, 2016
86% Eva Hesse (2016) "Moving, incisive... chronicles the short life and decade-long career of the German-American sculptor and denizen of the 1960s art world with impressive command of both the scene Hesse found herself in, as well as the methods that led to [her] artwork. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 7, 2016
94% Blue Velvet (1986) "Gestures: ears; hands; bared necks; eyes, held still and fearful. Just within his grasp. Not clutching, not crushing, not brushing, not bruising. Just imminent. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 6, 2016
89% Dheepan (2016) "Audiard's dense yet flinty new thriller suggests the scope of the contemporary European migrant crisis in a muscular but intimate fashion. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Jun 1, 2016
73% How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (2016) " A film with moments as exuberant as in How To Let Go is so much finer than all the ones that make you want to reach for the nearest serrated knife and nearest soft wrist. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 30, 2016
82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "Filth alternates with finery and the attractions are not limited to sea monsters, albino twins, bloody hearts, dragons, ogres, lechers, necromancers and monstrous, steak-eating fleas. It's an eyeful, but not a mind full. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 26, 2016
70% Take Me To The River (2016) "All-too-familiar familial battleground, well-known from decades of low-budget indie drama. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 25, 2016
96% Weiner (2016) "One of the most appalling, fascinating, even compelling portraits of a modern politician. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 25, 2016
50% Lolo (2016) "Delpy offers full and troubling rein with the complications of her light-to-dark comedy, with a son who can turn from sunshine to sonofab----on a centime. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 25, 2016
80% Sunset Song (2016) "Davies' spare, uncluttered frames and decors command the eye, and then we are overcome by the rhapsodies of his inspired setpieces which are, as in all his films, bravura moments where his camera finds its own way into the world. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 25, 2016
98% Aferim! (2016) "Jude keeps his camera at judicious distance, but its grit sets it apart from the stern minimalism of most contemporary Romanian filmmaking. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 25, 2016
83% Hockney (2016) "Pleasingly colorful assay, made with permission but pretty much free of puffery, of the lengthy career of seventy-eight-year-old English creative force David Hockney, son of Bradford, man of Los Angeles, purveyor of Polaroids, brusher of iPads. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 19, 2016
100% A Brighter Summer Day (2011) "Politics and movies and fathers and sons and mothers and daughters and first love and scorching, insensate first jealousy... almost hallucinatory violence that feels like Greek tragedy and Proust and Shakespeare and electric shadows. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 18, 2016
99% Love & Friendship (2016) "An onrushing delight, captured in bright and creamy light... a vessel for Kate Beckinsale's liquid lashings of the tongue, but Lady Susan is of no time, and of this time, and the most modern of characters, as in [Stillman's] earlier near-period pieces. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 17, 2016
90% The Lobster (2016) "Deadpan allegory without a single straight answer... Lanthimos remains one of world cinema's prime proponents of The Weird... The moments of tenderness and weirdness are the movie's highest, most Buñuelesque highs. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 16, 2016
84% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) "Ewing and Grady's brisk, modest [doc] escapes by a whisker the whiff of hagiography in its portrait of the 94-year-old television writer and political activist: in the case of such a loquacious while opaque character, we can take the good with the good. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 15, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) " Verbally snappy, ticking-clock, balls-in-the-air near-real-time hostage thriller-media satire... compact and expansive, breezy and bitter... a head-rush of twists and turns, behavioral asides. explicit, angry political exchanges and deeply dark passages. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 12, 2016
76% Viktoria (2016) "A girl is a woman is a country in the bold thunderclap of Bulgarian filmmaker Maya Vitkova's magical mixed-genre widescreen debut feature... History and family and faith and delicious delirium. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 12, 2016
62% High-Rise (2016) "Ripe with sordid beauty even in its tumults of violence... firmly demarcated by the 1970s, the time [of Ballard's novel], not our world, and yet wholly ours, a place of privilege and brutality where idle hands form fists or readily take up weaponry. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 10, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "It's a far cry from the grim, feigned gravitas of the Snyderverse. For those who relish the sprawl of the Marvel Comics universe, "Civil War" should be a delight. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 5, 2016
88% Francofonia (2016) ""Who would we be without museums?" ... more drenching than daunting, a fluent, warming bath of worthy ponderings. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 4, 2016
88% My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016) "Surely the Spanish audience got more from local pop culture references and in-jokes, but the headlong pace and bumptious good cheer is infectious. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 4, 2016
98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "Smart, clever, ceaselessly dazzling steampunk, drawn entirely from French visual sources, about a family of scientists obsessed with longevity from the pen of artist Jacques Tardi, set in an alternate Paris, where the Industrial Revolution never happened. " ‐ Newcity
Posted May 4, 2016
76% Damsels in Distress (2012) "[I]ts daffy, otherworldly story, rehearsing but not rehashing Stillman's frankly reactionary instincts, resounds less for its charming gaggle of collegiate women than for its dramatization of self-deception and the despair of depression. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Apr 29, 2016
87% The Club (El Club) (2016) "Larraín's not in the game to flinch. Spotlight approached a similar subject from cool distance. Larraín embraces extremes, draws pain to the verge of absurdity. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Apr 28, 2016
76% Keanu (2016) "There's a 1990s New Line Cinema feel and that's the label the film was produced under.| " ‐ Newcity
Posted Apr 28, 2016
72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "Trier's style, allusive as literature, elusive as lyrical cinema, accomplished with a regular crew of collaborators [is] virtuosic but intentionally, intrinsically ragged . " ‐ Newcity
Posted Apr 27, 2016
9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016) "A third metropolis gets the "city of love" coochy-coo... It's not much of a calling card for whichever city the producers hope to descend onto next. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Apr 27, 2016
No Score Yet Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club "Champions regional taste and strong communities, as well as insular values, in a fairly pleasing way, even if fried perch and relish trays likely won't be sweeping the land anytime soon. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Apr 26, 2016
100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) "A sure sense of suspense, which often simmers when the most commonplace of gestures is mistaken for the deepest betrayal... may well be another Farhadi masterpiece. " ‐ Newcity
Posted Apr 25, 2016
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