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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 80%

Lion (2016)

"See it and I promise your own heart will skip a beat with happiness and joy." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/4 61%

Allied (2016)

"If you love classic movies and their potential to sweep you up into a world outside of your own experience, this one will rock your world." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"An exemplary film of such exceptional wisdom, beauty, clarity, sensitivity and emotional depth that I had to rub my eyes to believe it." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Ford never finds the proper way to blend the complex narratives into a coherent and cohesive structure." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 16, 2016
0/4 0%

Shut In (2016)

"There isn't one genuine thrill in the whole thing. I've had bigger scares from my goldfish bowl." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 16, 2016
1/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Arrival is a weird flick, slow and tedious, too metaphysical for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and most likely to appeal to people who like to play video games and solve puzzles." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/4 88%

Elle (2016)

"It's too twisted and implausible to be everybody's cup of tea, but it keeps you glued to the screen from beginning to end." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/4 9%

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

"As a dramatic postscript to the factors that led to Japanese surrender, its power and importance are undeniable." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 9, 2016
1/4 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"None of it makes any sense, but logic is the last thing any of the minds attracted to this kind of junk want or expect." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/4 86%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"It is violent, harrowing, heartbreaking and unforgettable. And yes, it was directed by Mel Gibson. He deserves a medal, too." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/4 70%

Bleed For This (2016)

"It's so well made that Bleed for This won me over despite my aversion to timeworn sports pictures that tell basically the same story." ‐New York Observer
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/4 73%

By Sidney Lumet (2016)

"A fascinating exploration of how a great mind worked by allowing the quality of his scripts to determine the style of each film-including not only the inner life but the camera, the clothes, the entire visual approach." ‐New York Observer
Posted Oct 27, 2016
0/4 30%

The Whole Truth (2016)

"A total disaster that's been hanging around the editing room gathering dust for more than a year, you can't call it deadly because that would imply it's still alive. This one is already dead on arrival." ‐New York Observer
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 43%

King Cobra (2016)

"King Cobra is a cut above most homoerotic masturbatory screen fantasies, but not by much." ‐New York Observer
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2.5/4 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"American Pastoral tries to be loyal in its adaptation, but the material is film-resistant and flat as cardboard." ‐New York Observer
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 74%

Coming Through The Rye (2016)

"I don't think it can fail to evoke a smile or a sigh from anyone with a heart." ‐New York Observer
Posted Oct 12, 2016
1/4 90%

Certain Women (2016)

"The only reason to see Certain Women is the cast. These are interesting actresses who go out of their way to avoid mainstream movies, but whatever attracted them to this dismal yawn is anybody's guess." ‐New York Observer
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 59%

Desierto (2016)

"It's a nail-biter that exposes the hazards of immigration from the side of the victims, and the victims are not you and me." ‐New York Observer
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"A conventional Hollywood biopic, punctuated by a fury that sprays raspberry juice all over the camera with enough graphic slash and flash to turn your stomach." ‐New York Observer
Posted Oct 5, 2016
2/4 65%

The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016)

"The Great Gilly Hopkins passes the time in its own way-slowly, painlessly and forgettably." ‐New York Observer
Posted Oct 5, 2016
4/4 81%

Denial (2016)

"Another illuminating performance by Rachel Weisz and a brilliant screenplay by the distinguished British playwright David Hare make Denial one of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made." ‐New York Observer
Posted Sep 28, 2016
2.5/4 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Noisy and tense-though familiar and unimaginative ..." ‐New York Observer
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/4 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"The story is true, and the message it delivers-with care and help, the disenfranchised can become role models and inspire others-is unabashedly sentimental, but in a good way." ‐New York Observer
Posted Sep 28, 2016
2/4 53%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"Whatever were they smoking?" ‐New York Observer
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/4 85%

Sully (2016)

"Hanks does an admirable job of showing Sully's humiliating stress while his reputation was being challenged, with the first-rate support of a cast that includes Laura Linney as his wife, and Jamey Sheridan and Anna Gunn as his surly inquisitors." ‐New York Observer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 38%

Come What May (2016)

"A beautiful, poignant and illuminating French film that manages to make a familiar history lesson seem freshly observed." ‐New York Observer
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/4 48%

Complete Unknown (2016)

"Slick and wonderful to look at but too slight to hold its own weight and too inconsequential to generate much suspense." ‐New York Observer
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/4 33%

Max Rose (2016)

"A tender showcase for a different kind of Jerry Lewis that utilizes the strengths and frailties of a 90-year-old show business survivor as few films have ever done." ‐New York Observer
Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/4 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"A mesmerizing, engrossing and beautifully made cinematic experience, rare as a pink unicorn, that enchants for more than two hours and makes you wish for at least one hour more." ‐New York Observer
Posted Aug 31, 2016
2.5/4 26%

Five Nights in Maine (2016)

"The effect is a series of vignettes that fail to hold attention even though the movie clocks in at a merciful 83 minutes." ‐New York Observer
Posted Aug 3, 2016
3/4 98%

Little Men (2016)

"It doesn't eventually add up to much, but the acting is deeply sincere, and I was touched in unexpected places." ‐New York Observer
Posted Aug 3, 2016
2.5/4 89%

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

"The Childhood of a Leader is a dark and creepy work, flawed but ambitious and well worth seeing." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jul 28, 2016
1/4 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"The fun wears out fast and so does the "gotcha" factor." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/4 44%

Quitters (2016)

"Quitters has more style than substance, but it's a cut above most, mainly because first-time director and co-writer Noah Pritzker has a lot of sensitivity toward a familiar subject that renders it real and touching if not exactly original." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jul 28, 2016
0/4 31%

Outlaws and Angels (2016)

"A vile, nauseating and incomprehensible pile of saddles-and-spurs gibberish sane audiences will undoubtedly avoid at all costs." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/4 32%

Equals (2016)

"All told, Equals is a feast for the eye that leaves you with a troubling contemplation of the future." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jul 13, 2016
4/4 70%

Café Society (2016)

"Romantic, bittersweet and funny as hell, Café Society turns Hollywood inside out, rooting through the superficial tinsel to find the real tinsel. You go away gobsmacked, beaming and happy to be both." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3.5/4 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Despite a frustrating fizzle of a finale, it's a movie that enthralls the senses and engages the mind for two hours, proving no movie is too long when you're having fun." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jul 6, 2016
1/4 28%

Fathers And Daughters (2016)

"The word for Fathers and Daughters is anguish-for everyone on the screen and in the audience, too." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3/4 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"You have to admire the sheer physical scope of this epic, even if there are no animals in it." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/4 71%

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"The premise is not without purpose, but clichés abound, the film lacks narrative thrust and the camerawork looks like one of those slick British Cadbury commercials for after-dinner mints." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/4 19%

The Duel (2016)

"Situations are not always convincing, and motivations are so weak that whole sections of explanation seem to be missing." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/4 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"I guess Solondz wants to show the pain and detritus of human experience but with satirical pokes at American life in particular. The results are more unnerving than humorous." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 23, 2016
0/4 55%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"I'd like to tell you how dumbfoundingly awful The Neon Demon is, but I know when to give up." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 66%

Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016)

"Worth seeing as another entry in the rise of Léa Seydoux, a star of Gallic charisma if ever I've seen one." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 15, 2016
2/4 64%

Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016)

"It aims to be laugh-out-loud hilarious but never rises above a few wan chuckles." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 15, 2016
2/4 17%

Careful What You Wish For (2016)

"Recycles the plots of a long list of movies as diverse as Body Heat and the Jennifer Lopez flop The Boy Next Door, with just a pinch of The Postman Always Rings Twice." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3.5/4 49%

Genius (2016)

"I was spellbound." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"Me Before You is not without punishment, but it's so well made that it survives every drawback." ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/4 72%

The Ones Below (2016)

"There are elements of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle here, but Mr. Farr and an excellent cast of four give it fluidity and balance without the familiar "gotcha."" ‐New York Observer
Posted Jun 2, 2016
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