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Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Boseman more or less gives the movie to Jordan and to the many beautiful, brilliant women surrounding him.‐
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
1/5 69% The Misandrists (2018) This sort of japery was done funnier and filthier by John Waters in the pride of his midnight-movie shining, in films like Desperate Living and Female Trouble.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Transformer (2017) This is not, to put it mildly, the kind of conversation one normally hears in films, and is all the more fascinating for that, and all the more to be valued.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) If you don't hold the movie's pompous style against it - if you accept its style as part of the movie's oblique point about creativity - it is Anderson's most satisfying yet about the beasts beneath the politesse of what is amusingly called society.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/5 86% Vazante (2018) There are memes about white people tears, too, though the movie's final scream of horror might actually be funnier than any of them.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi speaks for the strength of a united front against imperial aggression...The final image leaves us with the assurance that young people tired of injustice will pick up the ball their elders dropped.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 92% Journey's End (2018) Period war movies may be the only genre left that can plausibly ignore the modern (and justified) demand for diversity; the least such movies can do is reveal the cracks in the façade of privilege, and Journey's End does so. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/5 95% Tehran Taboo (2018) Amid the repression and pain there are some transcendent moments, some sweet shards of joy and leisure. The thickly lined bodies join together, come apart, fly or fall.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
5/5 73% Final Portrait (2018) James may be Giacometti's final portrait, but I sincerely hope this won't be Tucci's.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 59% They Remain (2018) A slow-burn psychological thriller like They Remain requires patience. It seems to be more about mood and paranoia than about plot or easy scare.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
4/5 52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) 'Roman' is more beautiful for its flaws; it's cantankerous and possibly insufferable and the sort of shot in the dark that grows in memory.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
5/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A Fantastic Woman lets us see grief through a fresh pair of eyes.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Its brushstrokes are light, and it never overextends - or extends, really. Its energies are almost wholly inward-directed.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
1/5 76% Braven (2018) Physical solidity is about all Braven has going for it, but for a low-fat, no-frills sprinter like this, that might be enough if only if weren't so stoically laughable.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/5 100% Signature Move (2017) The movie is a perfectly pleasant bonbon for its target audience.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 87% The Post (2018) Years from now, away from its current relevance, The Post will play like a sedate prequel to All the President's Men.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) It's not quite just a virtuoso exercise, though Nolan here proves himself a master of the technical effects he strives for and achieves.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The thematic masochism is intrinsic to del Toro's art - miserably picking the scab of one's self-esteem. But the architecture here is too cardboard, despite a high level of craft among the cast, to make us feel the pain, too.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) It's difficult to stay engaged in a work that has so little regard for its subjects.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
5/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A good chunk of Three Billboards is about redemption and how people are stubbornly complex, able to be many things at once. A man can be good and noble and still be prideful in ways that deprive children of a father.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 98% Lucky (2017) Stanton elevated any and all material; "Repo Man" is inconceivable without him. "Lucky" doesn't exist without him.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
1/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) ...great-looking but awful.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/5 38% I Love You, Daddy (2017) What if the movie had come from a sexually and personally unimpeachable artist? Then, oddly, it wouldn't seem to have much point.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
3/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Directed with a stiff sense of dignity by Simon Curtis, Goodbye Christopher Robin is about men and boys, fathers and sons, losing and finding themselves.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
5/5 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) ...some kind of grim masterpiece.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 81% Tom of Finland (2017) Once the movie gets to California, its outlook improves.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
4/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Someday on Blu-ray it will be the go-to movie for the attuned to float around in for almost three hours, getting stoned on the bitter and doom-laden toxic mood.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Inhumanwich! (2017) Inhumanwich! is just the brand of inspired nonsense we need at the moment.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
5/5 69% mother! (2017) In a culture that increasingly values only childish power fantasies, movies like this are to be protected and highly regarded. Just not liked.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/5 31% Leatherface (2017) Two decades after co-starring in one of the defining mid-'90s indie films, Lili Taylor and Stephen Dorff ended up in Bulgaria yelling at each other and getting covered in sticky Karo syrup and having more fun, I hope, than I did.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/5 50% England Is Mine (2017) Someone already versed in Morrissey could sit there and check off the influences, but someone who goes in knowing nothing about the man will see only the surface, the occasional photo or song snippet.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant shows, rather dispiritingly, that Scott is not resentful about regressing.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) This Dark Tower is practically guaranteed to vex the books' fans, who will be painfully aware of what's missing and what a wasted opportunity it all is. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/5 80% Colossal (2017) [Colossal] is so bent it fashions its own shelf to sit on.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) [War for the Planet of the Apes] puts such a perfect period on the saga, not an ellipsis.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) 2436 never finds anything ironic or chilling in the notion of fans selling the past to each other.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/5 74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) I'm not sure whether Beatriz at Dinner is, as advertised, "the first great film of the Trump era" (Get Out might beg to differ), but that's a reductive tag anyway. Its concerns go deeper.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 48% Wilson (2017) The least of the Clowes films, but worth it for Dern.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Long Night in a Dead City (2017) Long Night in a Dead City may be the midnight-est movie [Richard Griffin has] directed, and that's saying something.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 63% All The Rage (Saved By Sarno) (2017) The movie succeeds to the extent that it spreads the word, though it's a microbudget documentary unlikely to be seen by many.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 71% Who's Crazy? (2017) Known for its jazz, it's pretty jazzy itself, and ends up being a more potent tribute to that musical form than a certain recent musical that won a few Oscars.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 67% They Call Me Jeeg (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot) (2017) The characters' imaginations have been fed by the same pop culture that feeds ours; everyone acts the roles of the people they would like to be, but we see the cracks in the façades. Those cracks fuel the tensions of the film.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 92% La La Land (2016) For all that, for all the time and effort the movie took, very little passion comes through. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Most of it is masterfully assembled, with great near-wordless performances from Renner ... and especially Adams, who conveys everything we want from a hero without stepping outside the bounds of a fallible human.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins' handling of Chiron's sexuality is as quietly oblique as everything else in the film. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) The Haitian director Raoul Peck stitches the timelines and footage together smoothly - the result is an engaging riff on Baldwin's themes. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 75% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) We Are the Flesh could inspire evenings of fervent disputation and interpretation, but first there needs to be an audience for it, and for this? I'm not so sure. There was once a time, though.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Wishful Drinking (2010) Fisher wasn't angling for pity. She wanted to hear laughs. So much of her writing earns laughs, but they sound hollow now that she's not here to hear them.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) All things considered, Hidden Figures wraps some fairly radical themes - three African-American women entrusted with important NASA jobs at a time (1961-1962) when Jim Crow was still the law of the land - in a largely unradical package.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) The title almost invites a comma - "Camera, Person" - but it's one word, one concept indistinct from the other. The person doesn't stop where the camera starts.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017