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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Notes From The Field (2018) Amid her riveting performances are many of the still indelible images from recent incidents.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
No Score Yet Trouble No More (2017) ... with some driving performances from Toronto interspersed with brief sermon interlude, written by Luc Sante and delivered by Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, of all people.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
No Score Yet Word Is Bond (2017) ... a thoughtful exploration of hip hop...‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
70% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) It's quite a portrait, with a terrific soundtrack.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
88% May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (2017) ... a strong music biography...‐
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) It's an imaginative look not only at the intellectual powerhouse of writer James Baldwin, as seen on TV interviews and in speeches, but also his own words from an unpublished manuscripts...‐
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
90% David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) It's a thoughtful look back at a formidable artist.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
No Score Yet The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) If this poor stab at Indiana Jones is the best material [Noah Wyle] can find, he's better off at the hospital.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
No Score Yet A Very Married Christmas (2004) A dour film about divorce at the holidays that can't be dressed up by music or misleading promotion as "a lighthearted holiday story.'' ‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
No Score Yet Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' (2004) But as its ponderous, simplistic tales play out, you find yourself counting down how many more people he'll still have to meet in heaven before the three hours are over.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
75% The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers'' is the rare celebrity bio that rises above its limitations to approach the magic of its subject matter.‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
No Score Yet America: The Story of Us (2010) Still, the most troubling part comes when the first talking head heard is that of Donald Trump. Are we comfortable learning our American history from the likes of Trump, Michael Douglas and Diddy?‐ Hartford Courant
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
No Score Yet Panama's Animal Highway (2017) There's enough activity on Panama to supply a whole series on Panama's Animal Highway. For now, enjoy what they've packed into an hour.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
88% The Problem with Apu (2017) The film is an interesting door to a useful discussion about portrayals of people on TV...‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
100% Baltimore Rising (2017) ... the documentary by Sonja Sohn and Mark Levin that covers the event in a manner nobody has quite done before.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
91% Gerald's Game (2017) There's no paranormal activity at work in this Stephen King-inspired film, but Gerald's Game is just as nightmarish.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
84% My Love, Don't Cross That River (2016) My Love, Don't Cross That River is a simple and profoundly moving examination of a couple that's been together 75 years.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
No Score Yet Year of the Scab (2017) "Year of the Scab" benefits from a wealth of period sports news footage on news conferences and games... ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
84% My Love, Don't Cross That River (2016) My Love, Don't Cross That River is a simple and profoundly moving examination of a couple that's been together 75 years.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) What makes filmmaker Richard Linklater stand out as a subject is his own ambivalence to anything approaching being called a "Master."‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
90% Raising Bertie (2017) By keeping talking heads - and most authority figures outside of moms, Saunders and other teachers - out of the film and letting the young men speak and dream of their future show glimmers of hope and an indomitable spirit, even in the bleakest prospects.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
86% Tour De Pharmacy (2017) The piece has a roaring sophomoric quality and quite a fixation on penises, but generally gets to the comic finish line.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
100% Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017) Questions are raised in Erin Lee Carr's creepily fascinating Mommy Dead and Dearest.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
80% Casting JonBenét (2017) Fascinating.‐
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
93% Tickled (2016) It's a fascinating tale, that is followed by the shorter addendum, The Tickle King, about what happened when the principals showed up to disrupt festival screenings.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
100% Tower (2016) It gains impact when it begins to show many of the eyewitnesses and victims in some case, who in some cases are reuniting 50 years after that hot afternoon to recollect the story.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
100% Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) (2017) If you didn't know much about the band before, you'll be a fan soon enough. That's before the horror of the attack is recalled.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
80% By Sidney Lumet (2016) It's a great body of work and a satisfying biography.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
100% Every Brilliant Thing (2016) There's no denying the generosity and depth of empathy found in audiences such as the ones filmed for this remarkable film.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
90% Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (2016) Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing is both a comprehensive look at the reprehensible act of terrorism at the worldwide event, but a deeply human one, that follows a trio of families... even as they try to move past it.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
63% Killing Reagan (2016) Director Rod Lurie plays it down the middle, though he has a tough time replicating Washington in Atlanta, where the whole thing was shot. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
50% Mascots (2016) It's awfully funny.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
100% Class Divide (2016) Marc Levin talks to people on both sides [the rich and the poor] in Class Divide and gets his most poignant responses from children.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
73% How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (2016) The culmination of disaster footage and shocking talk from scientists make this compulsive viewing.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) Janis: Little Girl Blue, a sensitive portrait by Amy Berg... shows how thoughtful the entertainer, sometimes dismissed as a party girl, really was.‐
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016
96% Heart of a Dog (2015) It's a remarkable art project posing as a personal documentary, the third consecutive night of striking premieres on the network.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
68% Purple Rain (1984) A viewer's response to the movie will probably relate directly to how much the viewer likes Prince to begin with.‐ Omaha World-Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
81% Confirmation (2016) The TV film, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, succeeds, as most HBO films do, on the casting alone.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
100% Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma (2016) What makes [it] interesting is when the family members of a victim at Ft. Hood meets with the cousin of the terrorist there; or when the family of a young scholar meets with the FBI analyst who put him away, who asks finally, "What would you have done?"‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
No Score Yet Heroin: Cape Cod, USA (2015) "Christmas morning every morning, who doesn't want that?" says one of the sad young people in the chilling new documentary Heroin: Cape Cod, USA where seemingly well adjusted suburban kids are lured into heroin through painkillers.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2016
92% Prophet's Prey (2015) What's shocking about the film, which is as effective in its way as HBO's Scientology expose, Going Clear is how widespread his ugly cult still is.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
89% Back on Board: Greg Louganis (2014) Louganis' sunny personality... and quite a lot of spectacular footage of his winning run make the film compelling.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
81% Nightingale (2015) David Oyelowo the sole actor, but by most accounts pulls if off.‐
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
86% Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (2015) The film by the daughter of the recently deceased journalist David Carr provides plenty to consider as law enforcement has unprecedented access to thoughts through our every keystroke or random search engine inquiry.‐
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
43% Killing Jesus (2015) Once more [Jesus'] persecution leads to a kind of torture porn, as it has in previous recent films on the subject. And there isn't even the payoff for Christians of depicting any resurrection in the three hour movie. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2015
94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) It's hard to believe that the big, paranoid, litigious cult started by L. Ron Hubbard will survive Alex Gibney's clear-eyed, eye-opening and damning documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2015
71% Hello Ladies: The Movie (2014) There are some nice cameos, from everyone from Nicole Kidman to Allison Tolman.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2014
100% Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014) There's a lot see here, including the birth of funk and some candor from the band.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2014
75% Captivated (2014) Overall the case continues to intrigue - now for whether we missed the point all along‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2014
No Score Yet Toxic Hot Seat (2013) Toxic Hot Seat by James Redford and Kirby Walker, relies quite a bit on the reporters, but will nonetheless open your dies to a danger few consider.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2013