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Rex Reed

Rex Reed
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 77% Kodachrome (2018) Well-considered and sincerely acted, Kodachrome is a character-driven drama that has been wrongly labeled a comedy.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/4 85% Little Pink House (2018) The cast works diligently, and Keener is scrappy but calm throughout, with a convincing naturalism as a woman with tremendous strength and a powerful belief in civil rights.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3.5/4 77% Chappaquiddick (2018) A film of integrity and disclosure, a controversial chapter in American history that substitutes clinical accuracy for Hollywood embellishment, with an impressive attention to detail and an admirable respect for suspenseful narrative.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
2/4 42% Spinning Man (2018) Devoid of suspense and purpose, Spinning Man doesn't spin. It doesn't even move. Another case of the right actors in the wrong picture.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/4 72% Final Portrait (2018) This movie is a meticulous dossier of the artistic process by one man who created it and another man who lived through it. Not your usual bill of fare at the movies, but well worth the patience to make it pay off.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
2.5/4 92% Journey's End (2018) Nothing happens and everybody talks incessantly.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/4 51% Submission (2018) A seriously considered film brimming with ideas worth examining.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2.5/4 87% Hannah (2018) [Rampling is] so mesmerizing you can't take your eyes off her. This is good, because there's nothing else to watch or care about in the entire film anyway.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/4 92% Love, Simon (2018) It's hard for find fault with any film that addresses a changing teenage world with such compassion and decency. An unexpected delight in more ways than one.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
2/4 63% The Cured (2018) Debut director David Freyne has obviously seen entirely too many George Romero movies for his own good.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) There isn't much chemistry between the leads, and their sex scenes don't sizzle, but the fault lies with the dopey, confusing script by Justin Haythe that fails to develop their characters with any depth or purpose.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/4 36% Nostalgia (2018) A well-meaning, expertly acted film, it unfortunately drowns in its own sorrow, making its commercial prospects dim.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
1/4 87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is a demented science-fiction comic book of a movie that makes less sense than a butterfly mating with a buffalo.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
1/4 27% The Female Brain (2018) The Female Brain is without evidence of critical thinking from anyone involved.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
1/4 8% Basmati Blues (2018) Basmati Blues is the kind of easily forgiven early career move that is best released on home video and forgotten.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
1/4 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) This lumbering trilogy of trash based on the books by E. L. James has so run out of blood and oxygen that it has varicose veins.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2/4 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Despite good intentions, the movie never lives up to the breathless excitement the real-life story promises.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
3/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) The film's great triumph is Daniela Vega, a transgender actress and singer, who makes an indelible impression in the leading role.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
0/4 73% Mom and Dad (2018) With an agonizing rupture of craft and common sense, it showcases a performance of screaming, over-the-top hysteria by Nicolas Cage that must be seen to be fully believed, but that is not a recommendation.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3/4 58% Please Stand By (2018) Touches the viewer with the subtle emotional wallop of a feather brushing against the heart.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
2/4 34% The Leisure Seeker (2018) There are occasional flashes of sweetness and charm, but the parts don't add up to anything substantial.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/4 58% Freak Show (2018) It is never boring, and its plea for inclusion, acceptance and tolerance over bullying in the confusing fabric of a changing society is laudable.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
3/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Anderson's movies are never coherent enough to appeal to the mainstream, but this one is so ravishing and meticulous and exquisite that you have no difficulty ignoring its inherent lack of logic.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
3/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) [A] valid, fact-filled and invigorating movie ...‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/4 73% Hostiles (2018) Hostiles breathes fresh oxygen into a genre as old as a Confederate cough.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2/4 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) To make room for all the boring songs, historic facts are all but eliminated, leaving only the bare bones of Barnum's life.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The more I try to find some kind of justifiable meaning and relevance, the more I find The Shape of Water a loopy, lunkheaded load of drivel.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) This remarkable movie-factual and funny, always surprising and unconventionally written, directed and acted-sets the record straight with an adrenalin rush that overwhelms the senses.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
0/4 56% Bullet Head (2017) Malkovich has built a career mumbling his way through one disastrous movie after another, but this time he's got company.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
3/4 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) I've often written that even on a bad day, Woody Allen is better than everybody else on Sunday. This is true again of Wonder Wheel.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
4/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The direction by Luca Guadagnino is reminiscent of Bertolucci's sensitivity at its best, the fabulous cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom rapturously captures the rich work of art that is Italy in summer, and the actors are to die for.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
3/4 96% Mudbound (2017) Rees has a firm hand and a clear vision that gives Mudbound a balanced coherence that keeps you involved.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
2.5/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) It is always Gary Oldman's phenomenal performance that keeps the film airborne.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
0/4 52% Porto (2017) It's a typical example of the kind of empty, lunk-headed movies that are made these days by directors who think it's interesting to watch two people walking down the street carrying boxes.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
2.5/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) I didn't like Three Billboards, but I respect McDonagh for taking his lewd, vulgar screwballs in directions without a compass and leaving viewers wondering where in the world the film will go next.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) While Branagh's revised version retains the basic elements, the mistakes he makes are numerous.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/4 76% Last Flag Flying (2017) The best thing about Last Flag Flying is that Ethan Hawke is not in it. Otherwise, it's business as usual, and the business is excruciating to get through.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3/4 97% The Light of the Moon (2017) The movie is about choices, alternatives, and how one woman regains control and balance through patience, trust and courage.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3/4 54% LBJ (2017) Woody Harrelson in the title role has enough spice to keep the viewer alert and attentive.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) It hit me unexpectedly-like a snowball between the eyes.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/4 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) The sober, nuanced, and deeply affecting Thank You For Your Service covers old ground with a fresh take and finds something new to say about it at the same time.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/4 88% Novitiate (2017) You can call Novitiate divinely inspired and mean it.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2/4 28% Suburbicon (2017) It's A Raisin in the Sun Meets The Donna Reed Show.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
0/4 8% The Snowman (2017) Not a single scene works as anything more than a total waste of good film.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
2/4 33% Same Kind of Different As Me (2017) It's so sincere and admirable that it seems churlish to voice objections, but the fact remains that it isn't very good.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/4 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) It's quite a story and a cinematic task writer-director Angela Robinson is not always up to. But I wasn't bored, and in this anemic year that's saying a mouthful.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/4 66% Breathe (2017) Given the limitations of his role, I can't praise Andrew Garfield enough.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/4 93% Walking Out (2017) You won't walk out of Walking Out.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
3/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) The impression is a disturbing film of energy and compassion that left me with an inescapable sadness, from which director Baker offers no way out.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
1.5/4 40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Labored and boring, The Mountain Between Us is a soap opera in the snow that fritters away the time and talents of Kate Winslet and Idris Elba for all the wrong reasons.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017