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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Chained for Life (2018) Although a little shapeless, with the narrative lagging at times, thereby softening its impact, Chained for Life is a fine sophomore feature.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is a numbing experience. It attempts to unsettle, shock and terrify - and it does so mildly well. And yet that seems like the only goal. ‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
48% Porto (2017) Its dramaturgy is a bit blunt, although, in a similar vein as Boyhood (2014), as viewers are just seeing the highlights, those of a short romance. The film feels all the more sketch-like with its 76-minute runtime. ‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
100% On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) (2018) Despite its naturalistic trappings, McKay's new film (his first in 13 years), with its simplicity, transpires like a fairytale, one that concerns an undocumented deliveryman.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet The Passion of JL (A Paixão de JL) (2015) A work of great love at a moment when that value is not to be taken for granted.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
No Score Yet Sol Alegria (2018) Part of the pleasure of the movie is not knowing where it will go next.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
No Score Yet Doce Amianto (2013) Sweet Amianto indulges in the flights of fancy that infect a person in love, one who has caught a love sickness.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
82% Milford Graves Full Mantis (2018) Meginsky and Young refreshingly rely on sound and visuals rather than exposition and explanation.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
43% I Had Nowhere to Go (2018) I Had Nowhere to Go might prove more effective as an installation piece, where people can drift in and out at intervals, but as a 100-minute film, it's just tedious.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
100% Diane (2018) A strong work and one of the peaks of this year's Tribeca slate.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
100% Charm City (2018) It all adds up to an even-handed issue film featuring those who are working to change the face of one of the U.S.'s most violent cities.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
97% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) By showing the different sides of Sakamoto, Schible enables the viewer to see how they influence this personal album.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
93% Nico, 1988 (2018) It seems awfully ironic that an artist as canonically underground as Nico should receive so conventional a treatment in a biopic. But as traditional narratives about creators go, this one is not half bad.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
90% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) Aside from a slightly skewed timeline in the plotting, the film has a freeform, instinctual, and organic structure. Breezy and casual, Claire's Camera comes off as something of a lark but a resplendent one.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
95% Western (2018) The allegorical, mythical, and iconographic elements could've come off baldly, but Grisebach executes Western with such ease and subtly that its generic quality is organic.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/5 91% Raw (2017) And yet, abetting Raw's piecemeal feel is Jim Williams' scattershot score that is, at times, classical, vaguely industrial, and at one moment, pop. It even gooses you with blaring volume concurrent with crucial moments of sex and violence. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
64% Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1) (2001) Miike layers a blood-stained commentary on a toxic world in which men offer protection to men but really end up dooming them to exist within a spasmodic, shambolic, and hypermasculine sphere of violence.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
77% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) I, Olga Hepnarová is a stoic and sobering character study of a lonely young lesbian murderess shunned by those around her.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
71% 11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016) winking, nudging, puckish‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016