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Robert Levin

Robert Levin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 90% I, Tonya (2017) It's a true balancing act, a tragic comedy in every sense of the term, and it only works as well as it does because Robbie seems possessed with the sort of deep, emphatic connection with the real-life Harding that allows actors to disappear into a role.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/4 94% The Shape of Water (2017) Hawkins sells it without a single line of spoken dialogue to rely upon, capturing the scope of Elisa's epic journey within from lonely despair to hope and purpose, and filling every scene she's in with the joy of loving, of feeling, for the first time.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/4 96% Call Me by Your Name (2017) There's an ethereal quality to Guadagnino's work that shapes its every moment. The story unfolds as if in a dream, a memory of a sun-swept time when the promise of love emerged and brought with it all that's terrible and wonderful in the world.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/4 84% Darkest Hour (2017) The movie has sweeping cinematic texture, expressed in Wright's affinity for long takes.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/4 50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Even though he's one of the best-known and most honored actors in the history of the movie business, Denzel Washington finds an entirely new register in Roman J. Israel, Esq.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The filmmaker and his cast masterfully capture... the unspoken thoughts and feelings that complicate our understanding of why they carry themselves the way that they do.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2/4 73% Last Flag Flying (2017) The haphazard nature of the production undercuts any major dramatic thrust to the point where it muddles whatever it is Linklater's trying to achieve.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2.5/4 54% LBJ (2017) ... the movie's too conventional and too scattered to add anything of substance or interest to the Johnson story.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) Greta Gerwig, the accomplished actress and writer, crafts a suburban coming-of-age story in "Lady Bird," her directorial debut... ‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3.5/4 81% The Square (2017) ... the movie effectively eviscerates the recognizably high-minded aloofness that defines them.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2.5/4 71% Wonderstruck (2017) It's the work of a filmmaker who understands how to convey the magical possibilities of this art form - the rich interplay of light and shadows, the metaphysical nature of the world of dreams and cosmic connections.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Sandler, in particular, is a revelation.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/4 95% The Florida Project (2017) Few movies about children capture the very essence of youth, the precious intersection of innocence and wonder that so often co-exists along the margins of a darker reality.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Anglophiles will find a lot to love in Victoria & Abdul, a pleasant time that stands out thanks to Judi Dench in a return as Queen Victoria and a screenplay that delves into royal parlor games with glee.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/4 94% Stronger (2017) Gyllenhaal offers further evidence that he's one of the finest actors working today... ‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/4 34% American Assassin (2017) American Assassin jarringly interposes scenes of hyper-realistic violence with the sort of half-hearted storytelling one expects out of a movie of the genre with minimal ambitions.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 82% Brad's Status (2017) With Brad's Status, writer-director Mike White finds a smart way to evoke a central feature of contemporary life, in a movie best understood as an extended riff on the way social media has exacerbated one of the more confounding aspects of human nature.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
.5/4 11% 9/11 (2017) Spectacularly misconceived, in which the optics of a substandard disaster movie are discomfortingly applied to this unfathomable tragedy.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
3/4 84% Beach Rats (2017) [Harris] Dickinson, in his debut, achieves an almost unfathomably rich reservoir of feeling.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) This is a perfect part for [Aubrey] Plaza's particular brand of intensity and the star, along with director/co-writer Matt Spicer, navigates difficult terrain in crafting a tone that's both comic and deeply unsettling.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
1.5/4 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Here is yet another movie about an angst-ridden, 20-something scion of a notable Manhattan family who just can't get out of his own head long enough to realize that things are, on balance, going pretty well.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/4 87% Wind River (2017) Wind River is a gritty murder mystery layered with a social conscience.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/4 97% Menashe (2017) Small, naturalistic moments like a scene of father and son scrambling to quickly eat breakfast and leave the apartment collectively give the Yiddish-language movie its quiet but unmistakable power.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2/4 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) From the endless and endlessly obvious music cues to the painstakingly rendered neon settings and punk rock accouterments decorating the Communist underground -- this is a movie about nothing beyond that setting.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) [Dunkirk] captures this struggle for survival with visceral intensity. It offers an immersion into this harrowing moment that is vast in its ambition and comprehensive in the degree to which it fulfills it.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3.5/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) It's painstakingly authentic in its evocation of what sometimes feels like the entire conceivable range of emotions. That's because Nanjiani... and Gordon are sharp writers with a knack for underpinning deadpan dialogue with understated emotions.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) It's consistently engaging, and it's assembled with an expert hand, even if it's a more serious approach than the story deserves.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) It's a genre picture bathed in overwhelming darkness and torment.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2/4 16% The Mummy (2017) It doesn't really know what it is. In trying to offer a little bit of everything, it instead amounts to a lot of nothing.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1.5/4 64% Dean (2017) It all plays out in painstakingly milquetoast fashion.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) An engaging movie that expands its highly specific setting into a universal moral inquiry.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/4 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) The film resonates not because of its scares or effects, but thanks to the simple fact that the filmmaker wholly commits to building an atmosphere of sadness and dread around it.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
0.5/4 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Every moment is surrounded by so much busy nonsense that virtually every plot detail is obscured.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
1.5/4 47% The Dinner (2017) The actors don't have time to develop focused characterizations because they're constantly being yanked around.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2.5/4 80% Chuck (2017) The story's just not as interesting as the filmmakers think it is; it spends too much time on Chuck's downward spiral, and when it comes to this sort of life in this sort of place at this particular time, we've seen it all before.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3.5/4 84% The Lovers (2017) The Lovers finds levels of tension that rival the best thrillers and depths of dark comedy that compare favorably with past classics of marital despair.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
1/4 16% The Circle (2017) A ham-fisted slog through sanitized doldrums, packed with platitudes and speechifying about technology and privacy.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/4 48% Going in Style (2017) There's precious little actual drama, few laughs, and almost no reason to see this movie except, again, for the undeniable pleasure of watching these three men.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2.5/4 80% Colossal (2017) It's a study in contrasts, a B-movie on one hand and an earnest drama with a mean streak on the other, and neither mode is fleshed out enough to really matter. But the ambition is inspiring.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2.5/4 48% Wilson (2017) It succeeds in fits and starts, but not enough to justify such a prolonged investment in this character.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1/4 52% The Belko Experiment (2017) There needs to be something more than the sheer spectacle of fine character actors like Tony Goldwyn, John C. McGinley and others butchering their colleagues in every conceivable way.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2.5/4 75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) A story that's ultimately too abstract and slight to sustain itself.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Personal Shopper, a new film from writer-director Olivier Assayas, a native of the city, that stars Kristen Stewart in a performance that further confirms her status as one of the most adventurous and compelling actors working in movies today.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 69% Contemporary Color (2017) The filmmakers, Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross, add depth to the spectacle by creatively interweaving the arduous rehearsal process and stressing the fleeting nature of this unforgettably beautiful evening.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2.5/4 63% Before I Fall (2017) It all comes down to the fact that this landscape's too well-tread and the central conceit should have remained retired.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
2/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) What the movie offers in scale it lacks in substance, and it is so much, so relentlessly, that the initial escapist thrills become increasingly deadened.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) One shouldn't underestimate the sheer pleasure of encountering a project that's willing to deviate from the typical obsession with plot and hitting storytelling beats in an attempt at something grander.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/4 90% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) The loneliness and regret permeating the movie illustrate eternal truths about the lingering consequences of such massive destruction on the everyday individuals tasked with carrying it out.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/4 83% The Founder (2017) A story worth reflecting upon, perhaps now more than ever.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017