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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 94% The Wife (2018) Although it's a resonant narrative without much excitement, the film provides Glenn Close with the kind of rich and meaty role she deserves.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
2/4 42% Hot Summer Nights (2018) There's plenty to look at, but nothing really works here.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/4 83% Puzzle (2018) Puzzle touched me profoundly.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission : Impossible-Fallout knocks itself out to keep you awake and entertained. The result is a film that won't make a dent in cinema history but, with an ebullient gusto, it is impossible to resist.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
0/4 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Call this embarrassing dog's dinner Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again or just call 911. Either way, it is nearly two hours of relentless, plotless, artless junk.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 83% Path of Blood (2018) Regardless of your politics, this is a film that cannot fail to move your sense of humanity. It is hair-raising.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2/4 38% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) The film has beautiful cinematography and occasional peaks of high drama, but lacks the kind of significant tempo necessary to sustain enough interest for nearly two hours to keep a viewer focused.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
1/4 6% Siberia (2018) Formless and meandering, Siberia is a film without much purpose or promise.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
1/4 51% Boundaries (2018) Farmiga is too imaginative and keen for the material, and watching the elegant Plummer prattle away about his adult diapers grows wincingly weary too fast for comfort.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
3/4 35% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) The result is a juicy true story told blandly, but The Catcher Was a Spy is still a movie worth seeing.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
2/4 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) As brainless summer-escapism movies go, this one can't go fast enough.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3/4 45% The Yellow Birds (2018) As "war is hell" movies go, this one is better than usual.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
1/4 89% Hereditary (2018) As alleged horror films go, this one is about as scary as the Bowery Boys in Spooks Run Wild.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/4 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Like Ocean's Thirteen, the last and least successful Clooney-Pitt frolic 10 years ago, this one is comprised of pretty much the same plot and the same gimmicks, but the big difference is the perpetrators are easier on the eye.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
4/4 73% Adrift (2018) Every element is so perfect that it left me shaking and devastated.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
0/4 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) Moronic drivel that truly qualifies as the worst movie of the year, it sinks amateurish moviemaking aimed at audiences with no taste to an alarming new low.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/4 86% American Animals (2018) American Animals is one fact-based heist frolic with a youthful slant that works in spite of itself.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/4 74% Breath (2018) I found Breath too long to sit through without dozing, which may be a good thing since it is a film with an inestimably slow tempo, offering numerous opportunities for naps.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/4 40% Mary Shelley (2018) Respectable, but dull and tedious.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2/4 86% Sollers Point (2018) The screenplay is naturalistic and the lead actor holds attention, but the film is too long and inconsequential to make much of a lasting impact as Keith meanders through his daily routines.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
1/4 0% Dark Crimes (2018) The screenplay teeters between depraved and confusing ("Truth is what you make it. Reality is perception.") Say what?‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) You watch the movie like you read a book, which leads to eventual tedium. You can't put a bookmark in a movie, come back later, and pick up where you left off.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 53% Book Club (2018) You can like Book Club or hate it, but you can't argue with the fact that Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen have real marquee value.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 59% Always at the Carlyle (2018) Nostalgia can be fun when it allows you to revisit the good old days when life had more style, quality, elegance, and what Kay Thompson, the queen of sophistication, called "bazazz."‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
0/4 21% Terminal (2018) Assuming for a second that anyone will ever pay real money to see it, what they'll get is a turgid, pretentious, and incomprehensible existential joke.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/4 60% Anything (2018) It's sensitively written, humorously human, warmly acted, and admirably resistant to most of the obvious drag-queen cliches.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2.5/4 86% Tully (2018) Tully fails on every level except one: Charlize Theron wakes it from its lethargy, takes it by the jugular, and squeezes until it yells.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
3/4 52% Bad Samaritan (2018) Bad Samaritan is a well-directed thriller with knuckle-chewing suspense.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
2/4 43% Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) It involves so much internecine crime that it would be hard to understand under any circumstances, but this film is a drier head-scratcher than it needs to be.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/4 71% 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 74% 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 80% 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 74% 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 93% 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 89% 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 64% 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 37% 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 88% 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 24% 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 75% 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 65% 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 36% 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