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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 41% Arizona (2018) This 85-minute, "Ten Little Indian"-style comedy-horror mash-up is basically a cameo-studded muddle that may have looked good on paper, but movie screens aren't made of paper.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
B 100% McQueen (2018) "McQueen" doesn't even have to try to make the case for McQueen's brilliance. It's all there, right on the screen; this dude was artistically bonkers in all the right ways.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B 42% Hot Summer Nights (2018) You've seen it all before. But you haven't seen, and should, "Hot Summer Nights."‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
B+ 97% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Zooms in on the nature versus nurture question that has entranced, irritated and boggled humans for centuries.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
B+ 94% RBG (2018) One thing's for sure: She's still standing. May she stay strong.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
A 87% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) "In Syria" is a finely made film - brisk, well-acted and filled with tension and mean twists. But it's also a wake-up call and a cry for help.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
A 87% Vazante (2018) An epic of desperation, clotted emotions, racism and innocence destroyed, "Vazante" is chillingly beautiful and thoroughly awful, stuffed with grief and tragedy while wrestling with the dynamics of power.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
A 98% In Between (2018) There are no easy resolutions here, but Hamoud makes clear that these women - troubled though they may be - will stand strong and defiant and together.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
B+ 100% Miss Kiet's Children (2017) In the end "Miss Kiet's Children" offers hope and promise. After all, if these kids can thrive, all kids should be able to.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Mister Rogers: It's You I Like (2018) It's an inspiring and revealing look back at how simultaneously low-fi and high-minded "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" was.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
B+ 100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2018) As a group, these short films sing.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
B+ 100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2018) As a group, these short films sing.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
B+ 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) "I've Gotta Be Me" showcases Davis's vast talents, but it also shines a light on his need for acceptance, his inability to curb indulgences, the groundbreaking aspects of his career and his hunger for applause.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
B 83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) Leuenberger brings a vulnerability and defiance to Nora that elevates the film past dogma or sentimentality.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
B+ 95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) A documentary that follows Lamarr's tumultuous life, tracking a life in which her beauty served to obscure her brains, although her brains persevered.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
A- 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) This coming-of-age love story is all texture, tone and nuance...Luca Guadagnino has made a lovely cinematic feather. And it floats down beautifully, riding a soft breeze of melancholy and grace.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
B- 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Blues musicians in Finland. Who know there was such a thing?‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
A 84% The Square (2017) An examination of social context, elitism, cultural bubbles and more, The Square is - to put it precisely - absolutely bonkers. But purposefully bonkers.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
A 91% Human Flow (2017) It does not browbeat or preach, it simply shows, and what it shows is overwhelming.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
C+ 67% Flint (2017) A righteous exercise. It just could be a better righteous exercise.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
B- 55% Killing Gunther (2017) All anybody's expecting is rapid-fire absurdities and Three Stooges violence, which Killam serves up aplenty.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B- 97% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) It's fascinating, if overlong. "Ex Libris" is the kind of film that makes you realize what wonders we too often take for granted, and how much work and passion go into such wonders.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
B 90% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) It's all very convincing, if a bit repetitious. Still the musical excerpts - especially Wray's - are great, and the history is something of an overdue revelation.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
C- 29% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) None of it is painful, the performances are all solid, but still ...‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B 100% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) Warm, enlightening and inevitably hopeful. Life can be so lovely.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B+ 74% Landline (2017) A lovely success.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
B+ 93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) "Abacus" is probably the only film made in the past decade that could get an audience rooting for a bank, but it does just that.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
B 100% Monterey Pop (1968) Like the time and artists it captures "Monterey Pop" is imperfect, yet vital.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
B+ 92% Obit (2017) "Obit" manages to be both about a specific type of journalism and the larger world it reflects while dropping in all manner of colorful lives and circumstances.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
B 91% Frantz (2017) "Frantz" offers a sympathetic, if dark, look at the awful wake of war, at the cost of institutional violence, as well as the cost of surviving.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
B 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) Unexpectedly rich, "The Wedding Plan" uses the frame of an apparent romantic comedy as a vehicle to study religious faith, loneliness, culture and inner turmoil.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B+ 89% Hounds of Love (2017) This movie grabs you by the throat and squeezes.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
A 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies specializes in period pieces and here he captures Dickinson's miserable isolation and terrible intelligence perfectly.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
B+ 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) For a film filled with broken promises, dead dreams, conniving duplicity and desperation, "After the Storm" has a surprisingly light touch and odd charm.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B 47% The Most Hated Woman In America (2017) She is an enigma and her rise to success a mirror of self-delusional hokum that should make us pause in reflection.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
C- 14% Bitter Harvest (2017) This is a shameful piece of history that deserves a far better film.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B- 85% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) It's all fairly interesting if less than captivating, driven mostly by Nanua's bright performance.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B+ 100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action (2017) Arresting, often impassioned and technically deft proof that a film doesn't have to drone on for an hour and a half to qualify as art.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
B+ 100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary (2017) Arresting, often impassioned and technically deft proof that a film doesn't have to drone on for an hour and a half to qualify as art.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
B+ 100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation (2017) Arresting, often impassioned and technically deft proof that a film doesn't have to drone on for an hour and a half to qualify as art.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
B 96% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) "Seasons" paints a beautiful picture and then takes a somewhat obvious hammer to it, leaving its upbeat afterthought somewhat stranded.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) A fascinating study in contrasts, "Fire at Sea' shows how the normal and painfully abnormal exist side by side - the horrific and the serene, the tragic and the mundane, global crisis and daily humdrum.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B 96% Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016) First-time director Johnny Ma goes for gritty realism in this mostly psychological thriller about a good Samaritan drowning in dark waters.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
B+ 100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) Simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking ...‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
A 96% 13th (2016) It's all very alarming and upsetting and terrifying.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
B- 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) The film's feminist message is hardly subtle, but it's still effective. And the peak into the nomad lifestyle - where an eagle just sits on a perch in the living room - is fascinating.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
D- No Score Yet Chatty Catties (2016) The look of the movie is amateurish beginning to end. It's impossible to tell if any of the actors are any good because the film itself is so thoroughly awful.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
B 81% Don't Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma) (2016) Imagine the shock, imagine the adjustment, imagine not wanting to adjust. "Don't Call Me Son" imagines all that and more while calling into question the nature of bonding, blood and close ties.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
A+ 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Go see it. If you love cinema at all, go see it.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
A- 87% Christine (2016) Something of a tour de force for star Rebecca Hall who, in keeping with the film's approach, does so much while seeming to do so little.‐ Detroit News
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016