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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 98% Science Fair (2018) The discreet charm of the nerdoisie.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 79% 22 July (2018) Greengrass reveals his recurrent theme: the community banding against an oppressor or aggressor. "22 July" is no exception to the lineage of "Bloody Sunday," "Captain Phillips" and "United 93."‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
10/10 89% First Man (2018) Mourning, grief, solitude... Gosling goes deeper into his incarnation of the charismatic mask: the Gary Cooper face that is still, sometimes stock-still, yet always a fraction of a hair from bleakest melancholy. Gosling's expression in a word: bereft. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) Good movie. Here you go. Good movie!‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
10/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Germanotta is not Falconetti, but oh, that face in close-up, it is canvas, flesh, odalisque: Matthew Libatique's nimble camera rightfully worships Lady Gaga. She is nothing less than a marvel.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
9/10 97% Blaze (2018) Ethan Hawke doesn't come right out and say what he's up to in Blaze, but it's snaky goodness: time and space, all in mind and out of whack. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
10/10 96% The Atomic Cafe (1982) Compilation essay film of the propaganda celebration of the nuclear age, both in cartoonish and apocalyptic form... So long as there are unstable madmen with nuclear codes clutched in their fists, fear rightfully abides. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
7/10 64% Lizzie (2018) Gentility, be gone.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
0/10 19% A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2018) Cue tonal misfires and a wealth of bumptious music. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
9/10 84% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) Nicole Holofcener's moodstruck, slow-burn, Chekhov-to-Cheever sixth feature... is a quiet marvel.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
5/10 59% Slice (2018) Brash color, bold compositions, and outrageous bursts of horror pop.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
10/10 93% Mandy (2018) A revenge movie of demolishing beauty and sustained rapture that I cannot help but love... Easily the most sustained mosaic of visceral action and consummate world-building I've seen since Mad Max: Fury Road.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
9/10 93% Searching (2018) A stinging thriller, with a residue of paranoia about one's own footsteps caught in digital amber. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
8/10 90% We the Animals (2018) "Both familiar and strange, a newly-dreamt vision of archetypal passage... gentle fugue [of] pain and joy.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
6/10 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) A modest but pleasing slice of whimsy and contrivance, glides on the charm of its actors-Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd-but feels caught in a tangle of eras.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
10/10 92% Support the Girls (2018) What a great movie! AUDIENCE, WHERE ARE YOU? Andrew Bujalski's masterly comedy "Support the Girls," told across a single day, teems with empathy, wry humor and an uncommon awareness of the lives much of America lead despite jobs they hate.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
8/10 85% The Wife (2018) As a Swedish film, there is a calm in settings and décor you would expect, and Close and Pryce take care not to destroy the scenery in their compelling exertions.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
10/10 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) A kaleidoscopic, bite-sized variation on the acreage of theater-company rehearsals in Rivette's Out 1...The hall of mirrors refracts; the world turns, the world burns, and the results are obtuse, open-faced, freeing, thrilling, so damnably lovely. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
100% Night Comes On (2018) Coursing through the aftereffects of juvenile detention, family trauma and even the possibility of murder, Spiro paces her story and its emotions with great control and deliberation. There's not a wasted breath, a less-than-freighted glance. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
10/10 100% Minding the Gap (2018) This is not a puzzle made plain, but a narrative carved from passing instants: refracted, shaped, revealed, reflecting... Issues of class, race and masculinity disperse across the landscape... coolly observed in footage that can appear deceptively raw.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
8/10 84% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) Each hostile gesture, each harsh act suggests not just timelessness but cruel timeliness. The cold precision of Schwentke's filmmaking is augmented by the brute malice of Martin Todsharow's score. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
9/10 84% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) Themes bristle; ambiguity is a form of play; understated visual notions accrue in nourishing widescreen compositions; behavior is inexplicable; lyricism lies in a serene command of detail. This is a loving, lovely work by a master filmmaker.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
9/10 100% McQueen (2018) The filmmakers see the art, the hand that made the art, the joker, the trickster, the savant of beauty, sage of shock.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
8/10 82% Puzzle (2018) Think Jill Clayburgh in An Unmarried Woman; think Kelly Macdonald in Puzzle.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
8/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie's masterful rush of action is built upon a gargantuan budget, yet beauty lies in the smallest details, such as the precision and coordination of the baroque action scenes that is is spatially coherent to a fault. The eye is jolted and soothed.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
8/10 97% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Schible allows Sakamoto, a charismatic, charming presence, to gently thrill as he quests for, then discovers a sound, living eternally, entirely in the instant we are witnessing. The keyboard lives. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
8/10 94% Dark Money (2018) The admirable clarity... allows maximum insight as well as maximum outrage. Culprits are named; schemes are floodlit. Only the dullest viewer could fail to engage with Reed's superb nonfiction thriller. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
7/10 77% The King (2018) A fitting film to have Errol Morris, Steven Soderbergh and Roseanne Cash as executive producers: a slippery discourse about music, meaning and moment seen through the figure of one of the great tricksters of "strange old America."‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
7/10 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Wholeheartedly malicious, with imagery that invokes the 1970s legend of "snuff" films in a contemporary setting, and bears a certain "Salo" tang about death coming for those who give up control to others in society who demand it of you.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
10/10 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Burnham delivers shivery small quiet images like a splinter of a smacked, cracked phone screen drawing a flawless pinprick of blood from Kayla's thumb.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
8/10 53% The First Purge (2018) An assertive, aggressive, restless horror movie of sustained sensation about being "Other" in America. Moments that allude to other movies are less homage than highly-efficient employment of the action movie toolkit. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
10/10 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Best two-word review I've heard this year: "The ----?" the woman walking from a packed Friday opening night show of Boots Riley's rich fever scream of an activist workplace comedy... prompted her companion. "The ----," he replied,‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
10/10 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Tim Wardle's [doc] is a shock of a nonfiction narrative that I just want to talk about with someone who (like me) didn't anticipate the storm to come. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
6/10 79% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Less comprehensive biography than grumpy, captivating depth charge. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
10/10 95% Liquid Sky (1983) A monstrous, grandiose, often-glorious disco-cum-punk neon gender---- science-fiction singularity.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
6/10 70% Damsel (2018) Cussed larkiness suffuses a fit of fancy sprayed across the American Western to intermittently inspired comic effect and a few sardonic stripes of surrealism.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
10/10 100% Quai des Orfèvres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour) (1948) The exquisite noir lighting and location work suggest a kind of realism, which Clouzot constantly subverts with near-deranged expressionist elements. To watch Blier staggering down an alley in this film is to recognize the limits of color film. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
7/10 60% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2018) Peck's focus is on how the ideas [are] not mere airy abstraction. Diehl and Konarske are game, their performances rippling with the physical thrill of sharing the pursuit of knowledge amid an atmosphere of censorship, police raids and concerted opposition‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
8/10 97% The Rider (2018) Chloé Zhao's elegant documentary-flavored vision... is an exemplar in how movies can look and feel in this still-early part of the second century of cinema. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
7/10 89% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) Sara Driver's delicious, detailed but restlessly suggestive [documentary] reaches back three decades to the first days of young Basquiat on the streets of New York City and its art scene. It's a punchy lozenge.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3/10 85% Mountain (2018) Mountains, mute, are visions always, ecstatic or not... Awe is not an option, just a willingness to submit to a vigorous beating about the eyes and ears.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
8/10 87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) A distillation of iconography that is a dance between artist and filmmaker. It's punchy and pointillist and doesn't trouble itself with predictable rhythms. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
8/10 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Intimacy rushes into the story with cool command: Haley is increasingly masterful with domestic tempos.... Haley hails toward its greatest virtues: the human face, the human voice, elemental longings.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
10/10 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Simple mortal uplift. Children matter, every single one. Children are owed attention, education and protection. Each time Fred Rogers began a show by pulling on his cardigan, he shouldered on that mantel. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
8/10 94% RBG (2018) an imperfect but audience-enthralling portrait of now-85-year-old Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg... Her determination at her age inspires as much as the intricate stories of her path to our moment. So many tears in that theater.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
7/10 89% American Animals (2018) Layton takes cues from the most grandiloquent visual devices of cinematic masters-monsters like Michael Mann, Oliver Stone and Tony Scott and just gets on with it in his tonally insolent thriller.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
10/10 100% L'eau froide (Cold Water) (1994) At first blush, this compact, thrilling burst of romantic lyricism is at the very least a minor masterpiece, of a piece with themes, philosophy and formal accomplishment of Assayas' formidable body of work since 1994.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
7/10 72% Bernard and Huey (2018) Dark twinkle.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
10/10 100% Jonah Who Will be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976) Arriving at one's failure and accepting it. Not embracing it, not ennobling it, but recognizing battles transform over lived time. The world is good. Food and ----ing are good. The rich are terrible... prophetic and post-apocalyptic, even in June 2018.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
6/10 96% Filmworker (2018) What did it mean to be Cleopatra and what did it mean to be her slave? What did it mean to be Stanley ----ing Kubrick and what does it mean to be the now-69-year-old Leon "Who?" Vitali?‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018