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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/10 84% 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 86% 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 88% 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 93% 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 86% 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 76% 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 95% 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
2/10 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Imagine you have all the money in the world. You can tell any story you want! Nobody to stop you. No one. And what you give a hypothetically eager audience is Ron Howard's Solo.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
7/10 93% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) The light of the countryside in Beauvois' effortless depiction, natural light captured digitally, draws on the skill that comes from collaborators like cinematographer Caroline Champetier with their own tradition.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
8/10 44% The Brown Bunny (2004) Singular focus on failure, and a male rage so constrained, so constipated, you can't help but admire its concentration... Its powerful study of pathology is hardly cathartic. There's cumulative languor... sure to aggravate whatever following it finds.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
6/10 60% Anything (2018) John Carroll Lynch: his every role is a reward, which should also reward of one American film's greatest assets with greater and greater roles. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/10 56% Always at the Carlyle (2018) There's a lot of glass for a nose to press up against in Matthew Miele's documentary.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
94% Beast (2018) Don't prepare for twists: the story's progression is surpassingly gratifying in unexpected fashion. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
10/10 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) Isabelle is never blasé, in each gesture ablaze. Plainspoken yet transcendent, it's also the rare romantic comedy to earn the tears of an audience. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
7/10 82% Ghost Stories (2018) That simplicity transfers well to screen: the elemental character of each of the three tales requires only the swaddle of shadow and sinister sounds to flood the screen.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) How does art land in the world? Genre filmmaking at its best provides topical spark, often beyond the will of its creators.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
10/10 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) How does one see, how does one listen, but mostly: why must one remember? Crunchy, galvanic, volatile, tactile and brutally, weirdly funny... The world is terrible beauty. Nearly every image is lapidary confection but without preciousness.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
1/10 18% Submergence (2018) Seventy-two-year-old Wim Wenders has no apologies to make to cinema, nor does any longtime follower of his alternately soaring and crashing career for no longer being a Wenders completist.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
7/10 71% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) Three siblings in their thirties... return after the death of their father to the family vineyard where they grew up. It's a modest yet charming legacy: quel domaine! ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
8/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) "No noise, but silence and eternal sleep." "Titus Andronicus," William Shakespeare.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
96% 1945 (2017) The uneasiness is heightened by the ever-present sound design and score by Tibor Szemzö, elevating delirious precision to devious nightmare.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
7/10 79% Unsane (2018) Confident and creepy and agreeably sleazy, Steven Soderbergh's businesswoman-in-peril Unsane is his "Schlock Corridor," getting feisty and trashy and brazen...‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
10/10 96% Foxtrot (2018) And the performances! Watch the world crumble and emotions ripple and rumble across Ashkenazi's features. To live is to suffer. To love is to suffer. Grief transforms: Foxtrot electrifies. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
9/10 73% Final Portrait (2018) Tucci transforms an artist's world into a flurry of process... In the movies that Tucci has managed to get made as a writer-director, each finds process central... It's a sweet signature, as transfixing as the features of his fellow actors.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
9/10 95% 12 Days (12 Jours) (2018) Depardon attends. Depardon observes... gentle, yet impressively textured. Such simplicity, such directness, such compassion, such rapt attention to questions of power and class and the abrupt loss of agency in contemporary society. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
9/10 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) A world gone mad, shaped from fear, chaos, cronyism,toadyism and limitless corruption. It's not the present day.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
4/10 73% Ready Player One (2018) The anti-Matrix, celebrating obeisance to random yet tethering nostalgia within a river of brands and platforms and delusions from the 1980s, critiquing lightly but eventually embracing the machine: any machine.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
6/10 80% Complices (Accomplices) (1998) While stylishly directed, "Accomplices" is a very French film, far from "CSI: Paris": details of character and behavior accrue in gratifying turns and actors are cast for innate charm... poppy and contemporary without turning trashy. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
8/10 100% Keep the Change (2018) Romantic complications roll between this pair of self-described "weirdos"...with setbacks and misunderstandings, frank outbursts and blunt remarks, but there's a sweetness, even tenderness even at outré moments. Together, they comprise a new "normal."‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
9/10 97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) Those that are modest of scale are still grand. ... The modest man finds awe before him and humbly embellishes it. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
10/10 59% Crash (1996) Wreckage, physical scarring, sexual encounters heightened by the proximity to danger-these are all esteemed. [Cronenberg made] a stunningly beautiful film, one of perversely satisfying passion... keenly imaginative and darkly satisfying.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/10 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) I don't know your mom, but she might like this. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
9/10 82% The Big Lebowski (1998) A return to form... where large men scream very loudly and jokes are pounded into the ground with vigor and brio. Goodman's Walter is a bullet-headed, barely contained titan of rage, running on the fumes of cracked beliefs and fierce garble-gabble. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
10/10 92% In the Intense Now (No Intenso Agora) (2018) Fire, fury, frenzy, fraternity. Salles' narration remains deeply personal even as the kaleidoscopic imagery bursts forth in grandiloquent poetry. Cataclysm awaits. So much history ahead. Such dense, ordered beauty behind. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
7/10 89% Werewolf (2018) Werewolf is a wowser.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
10/10 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Zvyagintsev's decors and locations and low gray skies and selfish faces and clinically precise framings and lightly lyrical camera movements are...his most profound: he's an adept of shifting mood via elemental, geometric means.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
8/10 87% Annihilation (2018) Very much about trust within a marriage between equals as outside forces of alienation weigh on them. It's two pictures, but best big and loud, strange and now. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
6/10 35% Nostalgia (2018) Pellington cannily drew on Perry's moments of greatest unabashed emotion, as well as his fascination with representation and projection by his family-torn characters. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
8/10 81% The Party (2018) Thrives on the terrifying splendor of the darkest reaches of the characters' hearts... Champagne and red wine and name-calling and backbiting and multiple bombshells and a conspicuous Chekhov-worthy gun move toward pleasing farcical complication‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
10/10 97% Bob le Flambeur (1955) Melville and his characters were wont to mutter sour-sweet epigrams about trust and loyalty, like "If there are two of you, one will betray." ... Nobody's perfect; this curtain line is. The lasting beauty is plain to see. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) See me for myself; see me as I see myself. See me as I shall become. (The bold, bright flights of fancy are splendid and necessary.)‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
8/10 75% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Katja meets obstacle after obstacle, which forces the story onto her leather-clad shoulders, her wrought features. Blood and tears and ink and unspoken, perhaps unspeakable fear and anger: this is a fantastically physicalized performance. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
7/10 86% Vazante (2018) Every composition, each image of her epic endeavor, especially in close-ups, comprise sensual, atmospheric marvels.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
9/10 82% Underground (1995) Furiously inventive, overlong, overwrought, battering, mesmerizing, magical. From an outsider's perspective, the massive project of Kusturica's convulsive carnivalesque celebrates the vivacity of the survivor. (His countrymen may know better.) ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
10/10 95% 24 Frames (2018) Kiarostami's elemental evanescence is a precise but also aleatory stroll through the field of his vision, and all twenty-four of these fragments. The final shot is a glorious, frame-filled eternity.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
9/10 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Politically incendiary, emotionally incandescent.‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
52% Porto (2017) The coruscating critique of the pathetic male is thick with predecessors... Jake possesses not a shred of discernible talent, poetry, wit or virtue. Simply, it's an apt, savage take on the fugly American. ‐ Newcity
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018