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T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 89% The Breaker Upperers (2018) A marvelously kooky, occasionally laugh-out-loud funny buddy comedy. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
91% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) This is bound to go down as one of the all-time-great San Francisco films. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 73% Cold Pursuit (2019) Not that Moland is after a realistic, philosophical interrogation of cold-blooded revenge anyway -- and given Neeson's own recent, deeply unfortunate racist remarks, that may be for the best. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
1.5/4 67% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) The uninventive Happy Death Day 2U can neither sustain nor recreate the charms of the first film by recycling its ideas. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Colaizzo successfully walks a fine line between inspiration and caution, never presenting Brittany as a patronizing role model for weight loss, nor a clichéd case of inner beauty. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
89% Animals (2019) Refreshingly frank and unautocratic about sex, drugs and the uniquely female desire to be free of judgment, Animals dares to love the pair of imperfect friends that lead the way. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 77% Late Night (2019) It's telling that The Devil Wears Prada, the closest thematic comparison to Kaling's scenario, feels more fearless and timely, even though it's 13 years old. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 100% Honey Boy (2019) Weaving together two separate timelines, filmmaker Alma Har'el (of the arty documentaries Bombay Beach and LoveTrue) gives LaBeouf's vulnerable exercise a purposely unruly shape, mapping the chaos of addiction with guts and style - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 100% The Farewell (2019) It unearths the universality of complex familial love that defies borders and language barriers. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
100% Queen of Hearts (2019) A challenging sit, especially when Anne's actions shift from ethically bankrupt to outright despicable, making her one of the most complicated female villains of recent memory. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
92% Monos (2019) A monumentally cinematic experience of lush wilderness and raw emotions. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Divine Love (2019) This is a shocking, wonderfully acted and surprisingly erotic film that leaves one with more questions than answers, like any good film that dares to tackle the vastness of faith should. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
83% Dolce Fine Giornata (2019) Borcuch's film asks the right questions about the dangerously escalating xenophobia and leaves a lasting impression with its final metaphoric shot. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
88% The Souvenir (2019) Among other things, a coming-of-age tale for grownups who still keep the essence of their formative years in a cigar box somewhere. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
93% Luce (2019) This cumulatively unnerving psychodrama, where everyone harbors a deep secret, couldn't be more relevant to today's America. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/4 79% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) As inspiring and morally upright as you'd expect from a film with such rousing source material drawn from real life. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
1.5/4 14% An Acceptable Loss (2019) [An Acceptable Loss] feels gripping only if you compare it to a random couple of hours of C-SPAN. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 58% A Dog's Way Home (2019) A good dog movie with its heart in the right place. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 72% On the Basis of Sex (2019) A winning, inspirational crowd-pleaser à la Hidden Figures, Leder's film follows the early accomplishments of the young Ginsburg (an assured Felicity Jones, convincingly slipping into the trailblazer's shoes), beginning in 1956. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/4 93% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) An aching film on such exquisite pains of impossible love, Paweł Pawlikowski's Cold War concurrently swells your heart and breaks it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3.5/4 88% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) These pains somehow don't feel exploitative or gratuitous-there is a nuanced matter-of-factness even in Labaki's empathy that prevents it to ever become pity. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
1.5/4 74% Clara's Ghost (2018) Throughout Clara's Ghost you can't help but think that you're watching a quaint home video that would appeal to the members of the subject family only. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/4 90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Easily among this year's finest films and laced with an unapologetic social message, 'Happy As Lazzaro' dares one to imagine a reality where each individual would task themselves to be as selfless and morally whole as its main protagonist. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/4 94% The Favourite (2018) Lanthimos' most accessible movie to date, 'The Favourite' is simply awe-inspiring in the way it harbors serious themes and anxieties about womanhood underneath a deceptively feather-light surface. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
60% Vox Lux (2018) Brady Corbet's accomplished and timely sophomore feature wrestles with interwoven curiosities around media, pop culture, celebrity and violence. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) An incomplete exercise that lacks crucial emotional brushstrokes despite a rich palette and a piano-heavy score, At Eternity's Gate still offers the thrill of being inside an artistic process, adoringly interpreted. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/4 93% The Last Race (2018) A gallery of vivid, socially conscious photography, The Last Race owes much of its artful strength to the filmmaker's resistance to being prescriptive about his unambiguous socio-economic message. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 62% The New Romantic (2018) A somewhat palatable quasi-rom-com that declares the death of contemporary romance from the get-go, only to try and resurrect it later. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 81% Boy Erased (2018) However imperfect, Edgerton's film aims to intimately speak with parents like them and, who knows, perhaps to even change their hearts for the better. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/4 75% Dovlatov (2018) [An] aimless period drama. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 100% Shirkers (2018) With fascinating bravery, Tan goes backward in time in order to move toward a rectified future, confronting the memory of her complex, near-inappropriate relationship with Cardona, both an enabler and a betrayer. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 91% The Price of Everything (2018) A scrappy documentary on the increasingly currency-focused machinations of the art world. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
81% Boy Erased (2018) An emotionally arresting and an important film (especially for parents of LGBTQ children), carried on the shoulders of memorable performances across the board. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/4 81% Sadie (2018) Sadie shares its protagonist's most defining attribute-a frustratingly manipulative nature. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/4 89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) The thoughtfully assembled story of a young, opinionated and infinitely talented immigrant woman. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
1.5/4 73% Assassination Nation (2018) Levinson's film vaguely shelters a compelling story about today's unforgiving online mob mentality beneath its convoluted layers. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/4 72% The Children Act (2018) As mature as movies get, the elegantly costumed and designed The Children Act is a welcome getaway from the now-fading summer's loud fare. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
100% Skin (2019) Skin leaves a lasting impression as it peels off a shameful past. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
75% Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Kelly's film is largely entertaining, set in a world where everyone is playing someone else. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
68% Maya (2018) This tenderly shot film with an intriguing soundtrack claims a worthy spot in [Hansen-Løve's] catalog. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 43% Where Hands Touch (2018) When the complex, humanizing portrayal of Nazi characters and SS soldiers enter the picture, good intentions do derail fast, leading to disturbing outcomes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) This alcohol-soaked Frontier road trip constantly reinvents itself at every turn in fun, witty and ultimately touching ways. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
58% White Boy Rick (2018) Despite certain structural gaffes, White Boy Rick observantly portrays a family stuck in a cycle of despair. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
87% First Man (2018) Technically marvelous, Damien Chazelle's poetic moon-landing saga intimately portrays the thorny headspace of quiet American hero Neil Armstrong. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) A richly textured masterpiece, Roma is cinema at its purest and most human. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
3/4 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) Pick of the Litter affirms the obvious: the world is a much better place with dogs in it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 65% The Little Stranger (2018) [An] elegant, cold-to-the-touch blend of drama and gothic horror. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/4 50% Down a Dark Hall (2018) Rodrigo Cortés' mild supernatural mystery often feels like an incomplete genre exercise; one that reluctantly tiptoes around its "Suspiria"-for-teens premise. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) This poorly sketched shark flick should have been bolder, cornier, and bloodier. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 73% Christopher Robin (2018) A well-played political message about economic equality responsibly caps off the fable, but Pooh's luxurious yet outdated philosophy about "doing nothing to achieve something" sticks out like a heffalump in the room. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018