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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 69% Finding Your Feet (2018) A formulaic outline, but a pleasant mood.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2.5/4 16% Submergence (2018) I did like the Germanic sobriety Wenders applies to the material-you never doubt something is at stake, even if the storytelling pieces don't always pay off.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% The Troubles We've Seen: A History of Journalism in Wartime (1994) Ophuls's scattershot approach is consistently engrossing, though I had a difficult time pinpointing the garrulous movie's focus (maybe you're not intended to pinpoint anything with 226 minutes to work with).‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
98% Hoop Dreams (1994) Utterly, heartbreakingly lucid.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
71% Ladybird Ladybird (1994) This excruciating story is absorbing for much of its running time, even if the sheer hideousness of the situation takes its toll‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
77% Amateur (1995) I liked it, though it is the first Hartley movie that has seemed more mechanical than organic. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
97% Exotica (1994) Atom Egoyan makes his most conventionally-satisfying film in Exotica. I don't mean that as a putdown: it's his best movie, too, though some of his early academic-theory fans may be put off at its accessibility.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
86% To Live (Huo zhe) (1994) It's a film of handsome backdrops and often complexly comic scenes, but also of stultifying pointlessness.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
81% Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate) (1994) Truth be told, I sat there and chuckled warmly in all the right spots, and felt delight in the stubbornly stylish central character.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
No Score Yet Silences of the Palace (Saimt el Qusur) (1994) Moufida Tlatli strikes another set of cultural rhythms entirely in her debut film, The Silences of the Palace, a mostly artless but evocative look at a woman.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
88% Chungking Express (1996) What Chungking Express has are a couple of interesting situations, which don't quite justify a feature-length movie.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
92% Ed Wood (1994) Just daft enough and just deft enough to satisfy high-culture and low-culture aficionados alike.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
58% Dear Diary (Caro diario) (1994) The scene in which he berates the pro-Henry critic is a funny, irresistible idea, but I'll bet Pasolini would have appreciated Henry.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
100% Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) (1994) Kieślowski functions as a sardonic god who plucks his characters from harm at the last moment, having already bestowed saving grace on them. There's something desperate and beautiful about the crossed paths and accidental meetings.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
94% Pulp Fiction (1994) I haven't seen many people use the word "exquisite" to describe Tarantino's movies. But they should. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3/4 74% Ready Player One (2018) While Spielberg revels in this stuff, he's also playing the role of concerned elder, cajoling these crazy kids to go outside and get some fresh air. Maybe that's why the movie's relentless fun feels just a little conflicted.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 91% Isle of Dogs (2018) Anderson's style becomes overbearing when deployed in a precious world populated by animated talking animals.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) After its enjoyable first hour, Uprising descends into a series of giant robot fights, which are as numbing here as they are in most Transformers movies.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/4 92% Love, Simon (2018) As bland as vanilla pudding. But unless you're completely vanilla-phobic, the movie's unforced good feelings are easy to enjoy.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3.5/4 95% The Death of Stalin (2018) Comes close to perfectly balancing comedy and savagery.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander holds it together. She's too good an actress for a film this inane, but Tomb Raider definitely benefits from her presence.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2/4 40% Gringo (2018) It's got cynical zingers that presumably attracted the cool cast, but overall the many moving parts don't quite mesh.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3/4 51% Submission (2018) Acting is a precise craft but also a mysterious alchemy, and when you've gotten as good as Tucci has, a seamless performance like this can transform a so-so movie into a pleasure.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3.5/4 83% The Party (2018) A nasty little gem.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
4/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) Every contradiction furthers the movie's argument that what we have here is a densely complicated human being.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
2/4 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Though entirely sympathetic toward Grahame, it fails to animate whatever was unique about her.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/4 82% Early Man (2018) Having found much to laugh at in the first half-hour of Early Man, it is with regret that I have to report that the movie falls off after that.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/4 96% Black Panther (2018) This is serious superhero business. That gravity is the movie's strength and weakness.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/4 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Deals very directly-at times extremely bluntly-with the subject of political discord.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/4 14% Winchester (2018) If you can buy a vacation home by appearing in a terrible horror movie after a lifetime of working hard, I say go for it.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3/4 74% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Compelling not because of its somewhat familiar plot, but because of the fierceness with which it shows Katja's point of view.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3/4 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Surprise, surprise: This is a competent and sometimes gripping movie.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (2017) Dirtbag goes a long way to confirm his legacy. It also paints a compelling picture of mania and its contradictions.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/4 84% The Final Year (2018) It's one of those films, like From Here to Eternity or Titanic, where you know a giant historical event is going to happen at the end and overturn all the plans made by the characters.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
2/4 21% Forever My Girl (2018) Oatmeal-bland.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Supplies a happy ration of kid-friendly slapstick, grown-up jokes, and a batch of the most recognizable actors in Britain.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) I found its 130 minutes spellbinding and mind-bending.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
2/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) This is not complexity; this is trying to have it both ways.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) One of the ways this film is refreshing is that it's about process, not romance. Sorkin is concerned with how systems operate, so we learn the intricacies of a floating poker game - but we don't waste any of the film's 140 minutes on Bloom in love.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
2.5/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Johnson is in his usual self-parodying mode, and he banters well with the perpetually adrenalized Hart.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1.5/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Aside from Oldman's frisky pleasure in hamming it up, Darkest Hour collapses in a great pile of hogwash. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/4 51% Downsizing (2017) Its saving grace is the loopiness of its basic idea.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Although the material occasionally steers in the vicinity of a 1980s teen romance directed by Randall Kleiser (Summer Lovers fans, you know who you are), there's enough torment and joy generated to cast a real spell. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/4 94% On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017) This is movie-making as a kind of extended confessional, from a filmmaker to an actress, and it's compelling on that score.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3/4 71% Ferdinand (2017) The pacifist bovine remains a lovable character, the movie's running time indicates the difficulty of bringing such a simple story to life: There's a certain amount of hormone-fed expansion involved in making a feature out of all this.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
4/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) In practically every frame, writer-director Rian Johnson conveys how much fun it is to do this stuff.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2/4 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) If Allen seemed half as engaged with the material as Storaro obviously is, we might have something here.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/4 93% Thelma (2017) Cold and calculated, but some of its scenes are potent.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3.5/4 98% Jane (2017) A fascinating treat.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2.5/4 94% The Breadwinner (2017) The longer this kind of thing goes on the more I start wishing the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote would make an appearance.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017