Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% Go Fish (1995) It pushed social boundaries back then and remains poignant today. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
92% Pulp Fiction (1994) There's not much to add about Tarantino's magnum opus, so popular over the years and buoyed by dialogue so sharp and witty it'll be quoted with glee by the grandchildren of millennials. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
95% The Wild Bunch (1969) My favorite western because of the staunch code of loyalty and ethics employed by men outside the law, and for the amazing mingling of eras - the Mexican civil war, Germans and early airplanes are all factors in small but haunting ways. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 98% Booksmart (2019) The rough edges are small and easily forgotten with the infectious and palpable chemistry between Dever and Feldstein. Not enough can be said about their value to the film's success. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/4 89% Non-Fiction (2019) ... copious crumbs of provocative dialogue falling from the lips of a few not so discreet but very charming members of the bourgeoisie. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
63% ANIARA (2019) It's a piquant setup and something of an existential exercise, pitting hope against the torturous throes of not knowing. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
61% Trial by Fire (2019) Its points about the weaknesses of the justice system are provocative and real considerations to deliberate. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 93% Rafiki (2019) For Westerners, her portrait affords a look inside a culture and a country we're not normally exposed to. To all, it's a potent reminder that such practices of open oppression still exist. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 81% Long Shot (2019) The script by Liz Hannah and Dan Sterling has the uproarious irreverence of Something About Mary and some sharp political spoofs too... - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 83% High Life (2019) Overall, the unthinkable mix is a jumbled delight. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/4 93% Diane (2019) It's impossible to sit through Diane and not get pulled by the strong emotional current or bold performances. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/4 54% The Beach Bum (2019) This is a sheer shambles of cinematic poetry that's all McConaughey. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 94% The Mustang (2019) Thankfully nothing about The Mustang is heavy handed. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) The grim reenactment works primarily because of the vast and credible ensemble, with restrained and subtly affecting performances by Patel and Kher standing out. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/4 94% Us (2019) Us is best seen as a straight-up chiller that's well crafted and fantastically acted. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
88% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) It's a building wave of emotion and social commentary that Godard has very carefully assembled. The patient will be consumed. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 71% Climax (2019) The soundtrack and the red-infused camerawork by Noé's longtime collaborator, Benoît Debie, are paramount to the film's success, which hangs mostly on atmosphere. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) The film, unlike many in the genre, actually builds in intrigue as it powers on. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
2.5/4 59% Greta (2019) The real revelation here is Monroe... as the compassionate can-do roomie she exudes a tang of Sharon Stone moxie, but the real win is the sisterly bond she and Moretz form on screen. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2.5/4 76% Never Look Away (2019) The cast has ardor, especially Beer and Koch, but the script by von Donnersmarck can't match it. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/4 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The animation is just as visually stunning, but in the end it's just pieces of its former self. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/4 73% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) The Man Who Shot Hitler is a high-quality spectacle. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/4 71% Piercing (2019) The blood-soaked cat-and-mouse between the two mains lacks motive, and doesn't quite resonate. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/4 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) This is about as far from Hollywood as one can get and still be in love in every frame. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
1.5/4 38% Glass (2019) Makes about as much sense as the whispering trees in "The Happening." - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/4 91% Mandy (2018) Between Red's acumen for bloodletting and Cosmatos' pushing of boundaries in glamour gore, "Mandy" is poised for near-instant cult classic status. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/4 73% Destroyer (2018) The film's not so much a drama about a rogue cop as a showcase for Kidman's range. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
3.5/4 66% Suspiria (2018) Swinton, as usual, is all in. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2.5/4 67% Vice (2018) Adam McKay takes a stumble into the pool of smug self-indulgence. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) The film is at once intimate and universal. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2/4 65% Aquaman (2018) The wow factor is gone - it's a bubbly undersea yawn. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/4 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It'll win over the cynical and charm the faithful. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
3/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The directing trio and writer Phil Lord... do a deft job deconstructing both the film franchise and the comic series with wit and verve - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 61% Vox Lux (2018) "Vox Lux" is a haunting mashup you can't avert your eyes from. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
82% Ben is Back (2018) Addiction's no doubt nasty and impactful beyond the veins of the person using, but bleak tales close to the edge don't necessarily need to go over it. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/4 96% Roma (2018) The key to "Roma" is the patiently quiet and soulful performance by Aparicio. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/4 90% Prospect (2018) Prospect also moves in bends and inflections that are largely - and pleasantly - unpredictable. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2.5/4 78% Green Book (2018) [Farrelly's] actors, though, do a great job... and forge a genuine chemistry, despite such overwrought handling. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/4 91% Widows (2018) An embarrassment of riches in the casting. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) An eye-popping wonderment steeped in incredible circumstance. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2/4 81% Overlord (2018) Something of a missed opportunity for all. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2.5/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) It's sleek but overloaded. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/4 36% Viper Club (2018) For the most part, we sit with Helen, tortured as she is and wishing something more would happen. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Ito Sisters (2017) The film too is never vehement - it doesn't need to be. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 65% Stella's Last Weekend (2018) Thankfully, the script - written and directed by ubiquitous TV actress Polly Draper... imbues the boys with vulnerabilities and injects moments of doubt and reflection. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The camp mostly works, while Bridges and Johnson hold the fort, Spaeny and Pullman add flourishes of manic quirk and Erivo adds soul, social context and glorious chops. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/4 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Not only has [Cooper] made something old new again, he's reinvented it and improved upon it. It's a passion project that shoots for the stars and is likely to strike Oscar gold. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/4 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It's impossible to justify their misdeeds, but so charmed you're okay giving your morality a two-hour vacation. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 86% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's quite a violent film, but also one with great emotional depth - a rare accomplishment that makes it the best American western to hit the screen since The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 94% Bisbee '17 (2018) Beyond the rote talking heads, the film's something of a dreamy cinematic wonder. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018