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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93%

Among the Believers (2016)

"The filmmakers skillfully orchestrate the various levels of their exploration, from the intimate details of Talha and Zarina's lives to the workings of the big national picture." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 2, 2016
100%

Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) (2015)

"Working in small, skillfully nuanced, always surprising increments, Kari, enabled by Gunnar Jonsson's extraordinary performance, charts a moving, totally believable flowering of untapped potential as Fusi falls in love." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 29, 2016
71%

Applesauce (2015)

"Applesauce, Onur Tukel's latest and most accomplished microbudget exercise in cynical absurdism, throws dismembered body parts into a couple of amicable marriages and charts the resultant explosions as paranoia runs rampant." ‐Variety
Posted Nov 23, 2015
67%

Le Beau Monde (2014)

"A triumph of minor-key storytelling." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 3, 2015
100%

Song Of Lahore (2015)

"A fascinating study in cross-cultural pollination, Song positively sings." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 31, 2015
92%

Mala Mala (2015)

"Beginning as a colorful documentary about the Puerto Rican transgender community... Mala Mala slowly morphs into a celebration of solidarity and collective activism without ever losing sight of its likable protagonists." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 29, 2015
83%

Gabriel (2015)

"Gabriel's dilemma, though suitably heartbreaking, and goosed along by Patrick Higgins' tension-stringed score, ultimately becomes as wearisome to viewers as it is to his exhausted clan." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 17, 2015
73%

Rubble Kings (2015)

"Cramming a lot of anecdotes, urban lore and frenzied movement into a mere 71 minutes, Nicholson's docu imperceptibly builds to an unexpected, revelatory climax." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 17, 2015
100%

Age of Panic (La Bataille de Solférino) (2013)

"Triet brilliantly orchestrates the intersection of documentary and fiction." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 15, 2015
83%

Tonnerre (2014)

"A career-stalled rock musician, leaving Paris for his small hometown of Tonnerre, falls in love and falls apart in Guillaume Brac's engrossingly nuanced character study." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 4, 2015
64%

Kai Po Che! (2013)

"[The acting] is technically accomplished, but never quite transcends their scripted traits, rendering the film's tonal shifts more matter of fact than emotionally wrenching." ‐Variety
Posted May 17, 2015
100%

One Cut, One Life (2015)

"As exasperating as it is weirdly compelling." ‐Variety
Posted May 17, 2015
83%

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015)

"Schmaltz continually threatens to overcome genius in this super-sentimental account of gifted puppeteer Caroll Spinney." ‐Variety
Posted May 11, 2015
100%

In Transit (2015)

"Sampling snippets and snatches of lives and conversations, Maysles and his fellow filmmakers undertake a folk odyssey through northern landscapes that proves a fitting farewell to an American ethnographer." ‐Variety
Posted May 6, 2015
80%

Talaash (2012)

"This thoroughly engrossing, highly anticipated pic boasts assured direction by sophomore helmer Reema Kagti, a well-constructed script by Kagti and... Zoya Akhtar, and strong thesping by familiar Bollywood luminaries." ‐Variety
Posted May 5, 2015
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A Wonderful Cloud (2015)

"Filmmaker Eugene Kotlyareno and his real-life ex Kate Lyn Sheil play out a dysfunctional L.A. reunion in this raucous, freewheeling comedy." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2015
100%

La creazione di significato (The Creation of Meaning) (2015)

"Throughout the film, the beauty of the landscapes and the totally natural insertion of human, animal and insect movement within the frame lend "The Creation of Meaning" a particular grace." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2015
51%

Live From New York! (2015)

"An amorphous, superficial but sporadically very funny recap of 40 years of 'SNL' and American history in a surprisingly conventional form." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2015
76%

Alex of Venice (2015)

"The pleasures of well-observed characters and small epiphanies are undeniable, and Alex of Venice, actor Chris Messina's directing debut, is amply supplied with both, thanks to Mary Elizabeth Winstead's extraordinary performance." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 13, 2015
57%

Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

"This giant-screen rhapsody on the power of airplanes to revolutionize the world winds up offering little more than an endorsement of the tourism and shopping industries." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 9, 2015
No Score Yet

Around The World In 50 Concerts (2015)

"A magnificent tapestry of sounds and images, this documentary interweaves multiple leitmotifs that flow through the film like familiar old friends, surging to the forefront only to be reabsorbed and casually encountered farther on." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2015
69%

She's Lost Control (2015)

"Ronah's loss of control brings neither catharsis nor liberation, either to the character or to the film." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 18, 2015
86%

Ballet 422 (2015)

"Jody Lee Lipes' delightful ballet documentary delves into the intricacies of the creative process." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2015
85%

Above and Beyond (2015)

"The film veers toward oversimplified selectivity, too intent on its feel-good, back-patting agenda." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2015
97%

1971 (2015)

"The film offers surprisingly cogent, lived-in evocations of a period too often glossed over in impersonal, by-the-book montages." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2015
70%

Take Me To The River (2016)

"Superlatively acted culture-clash indie chillingly evokes primal dread and sexual transgression as a gay Californian teen meets his Nebraskan farm relatives." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2015
No Score Yet

I (2015)

"Vikram delivers a knockout three-pronged performance, but this cinematic bravura is offset by underdeveloped scripting, flatly one-dimensional villains and overdone lone-hero-vs.-swarms-of-murderous-attackers setpieces." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2015
78%

Joy of Man's Desiring (2015)

"Definitely not for the narrative-minded, "Joy of Man's Desiring" will please if not swell the ranks of Cote admirers." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 15, 2015
100%

Every Last Child (2015)

"An affecting look at those battling the Taliban's murderous anti-vaccination campaign in Pakistan." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 2, 2015
No Score Yet

Still Dreaming (2014)

"All this uncertainty and the constant casting changes gift the production with an antic spontaneity and madcap giddiness that belie the age of the performers and intensify the atmosphere of the play." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 2, 2015
85%

The Seven Five (2015)

"Perhaps the most amazing aspect of Dowd's confession -- and Russell's documentary -- is the total ease with which Dowd reconciles his twin careers as all-out gangster and dedicated cop." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 2, 2015
27%

Annie (2014)

"While there are several possible good reasons to remake the Depression-set musical "Annie" in 2014, none of them seem to have informed Will Gluck's overblown yet undernourished treatment." ‐Variety
Posted Dec 14, 2014
93%

An Open Secret (2015)

"The most shocking aspect of Berg's documentary is what it presents as the abusers' utter lack of accountability." ‐Variety
Posted Dec 9, 2014
No Score Yet

Iris (2014)

"A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, "Iris"also offers proof of Albert Maysles' continued vitality as a documentarian." ‐Variety
Posted Nov 5, 2014
No Score Yet

Au fil d'Ariane (Ariane's Thread) (2014)

"The helmer's fans will not be disappointed." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2014
71%

1,000 Times Good Night (2014)

"Deftly sidestepping both melodrama and family-values messaging, Poppe imbues the film with enormous emotional resonance, brilliantly grounded by his leading lady." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 20, 2014
96%

Citizenfour (2014)

"Adapting the cold language of data encryption to recount a dramatic saga of abuse of power and justified paranoia, Poitras brilliantly demonstrates that information is a weapon that cuts both ways." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 11, 2014
63%

Life Partners (2014)

"A well-scripted, intriguingly-acted effort to mine the theme of prolonged adolescent best-buddyism through two women." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2014
86%

Altina (2014)

"This curiously intimate documentary about artist Altina Schinasi, as told through her myriad marriages, engrosses in its own fittingly slapdash way." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 22, 2014
88%

A Fuller Life (2014)

"A loving tribute for those well versed in the Fuller canon, the doc may prove less revelatory than entertaining for neophytes." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 18, 2014
27%

The Maid's Room (2014)

"After a seductively moody intro, Michael Walker's domestic thriller devolves into a cartoonish attack on the filthy rich." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 7, 2014
90%

The Kill Team (2014)

"This chilling war-is-hell expose [is] must-see viewing. " ‐Variety
Posted Jul 21, 2014
100%

The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step (2014)

"Stooped at almost 90 but feisty and humor-filled as ever, Hentoff presides over a film rich in the sounds and occasional sights of legendary cultural figures, from Lenny Bruce and Malcolm X to Bob Dylan and Coleman Hawkins." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 11, 2014
100%

A Picture of You (2014)

"A curiously likable, entertainingly laid-back Asian-American take on all-too-familiar dysfunctional family tropes, this Kickstarter-enabled effort boldly mines farce along with sentiment." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 30, 2014
50%

Five Dances (2013)

"Rather than adapting the pieces to conform to his paper-thin narrative, Brown explores the tensions and contortions of dancers expressing fresh emotion through a pre-existing art form. " ‐Variety
Posted Jun 24, 2014
0%

Humshakals (2014)

"There may be multiple look-alikes, but they don't exactly double the fun in this tedious, witless outing from director Sajid Khan." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 24, 2014
83%

Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington (2014)

"Dual focus on the need to end the ineffective, destructive "war on drugs" and broader questions of political compromise gives director Riley Morton's film particular resonance." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 19, 2014
100%

The Only Real Game (2014)

"[A] clear-eyed snapshot of sports hope struggling against socioeconomic stagnation." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 19, 2014
79%

Before You Know It (2014)

"[An] engrossing documentary." ‐Variety
Posted May 30, 2014
60%

Lila, Lila (2014)

"Alain Gsponer's well-crafted romantic comedy... glides along on the sheer power of rising German star Daniel Bruhl's boyish charm." ‐Variety
Posted May 19, 2014
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