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T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 86% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) There is a gentle, fable-like aura in Thomas Stuber's In The Aisles, which finds beauty and glimmers of hope in the drab and mind-numbingly symmetrical corridors of a German wholesale supermarket. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 80% American Woman (2019) Miller owns the material and single-handedly elevates it to something you can't look away from. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 100% Toy Story 4 (2019) Striking notes of sacrifice and the need to pivot at life's crucial moments, the new film brings Woody's journey full circle. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
67% This One's for the Ladies (2019) It's easy to excuse the filmmaker's clumsiness; the dots don't always connect, but every larger-than-life character holds your attention with confidence. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
No Score Yet The Poison Rose (2019) An astonishingly listless neo-noir wannabe... - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
3.5/4 77% Halston (2019) A thoroughly researched rise and fall story with artistic flair and a noir-esque cinematic mystique. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) Is A Dog's Journey one of the sweetest canine films out there, or one of the meanest? - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
60% XY Chelsea (2019) A bold yet mostly fruitless attempt to tell the infamous whistleblower Chelsea Manning's remarkable story. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
100% Good Posture (2019) There is an upright backbone somewhere in "Good Posture" that holds it all together, while a once-hopeless woman-child grows in Brooklyn against the odds. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
100% House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) (2018) "House of Hummingbird" doesn't leave the most powerful emotional mark. Still, it lands on a poignant aftertaste through Kim's serene attentiveness to the rhythms and details of everyday life... - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
91% Come to Daddy (2019) While "Come To Daddy" dials up its gruesomeness to maximum noise, even the collectively therapeutic "ewws" and stress-release claps wear thin, as the onscreen gore starts feeling like a bore. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
100% Knock Down the House (2019) Not unlike the candidates it portrays, Knock Down The House puts in the necessary work towards a payoff that earns both cheers and tears. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
2/4 76% Family (2019) Steiner's dull comedy lacks the crucial feelings that could have made the suburban aunt-niece tale at its center more memorable. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 31% Red Joan (2019) Uneven it may be, Red Joan still emanates a memorable essence, one that's refreshingly and believably feminine. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) What do we do with all this filmmaking dexterity when it serves an effort that feels exploitative and too soon? - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2.5/4 84% Her Smell (2019) Despite all the claustrophobic airlessness of Her Smell, you won't be able to quit it if you stay with its jumbled dialogues and dizzying pace long enough. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 89% Missing Link (2019) With its fifth and fluffiest film -- a jovial but tame comedy on identity and acceptance -- the grown-up animation studio Laika dials down its sophistication in favor of accessible Disney-esque conventions. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 46% Little (2019) While truly inspired laughs are in short supply here, Little avoids feeling too secondhand thanks to its central black characters, women who freshen up a tired formula. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
1.5/4 64% Unicorn Store (2019) Quirky to an extreme with not much to say about the millennial resistance to maturity. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
80% The Wind (2019) Begging for a straightforward chronological assembly for the most part, Tammi's splintered film loses track of its feminist thematic build-up amid unnecessary back-and-forth shifts in its timeline. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
89% Non-Fiction (2019) Non-Fiction is pure, straight-faced French witticism from start to finish. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
90% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) It has the power to give birth to a new generation of inspired farmers, determined to invest in the future of the planet. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/4 94% The Mustang (2019) A testament to the worthy stories yet to be told about the healing, unbreakable bonds between tormented people and the misunderstood animals that come to their rescue. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 100% Black Mother (2019) Allah-who shot, directed, edited and sound designed his film-manages to paint a complex portrait of the island, making his visually unconventional depiction of the land come into sharp focus one provocative shot at a time. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/4 98% 3 Faces (2019) With 3 Faces, writer/director Panahi solidifies his artistic handle on his unjust situation by inventing new ways to work around it and remains, more than ever, an effortless blender of documentary and fiction through mystifying methods. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/4 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) Cinematically and philosophically rewarding from start to finish. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/4 90% The Breaker Upperers (2018) A marvelously kooky, occasionally laugh-out-loud funny buddy comedy. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
95% 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 69% 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 69% 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 92% 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
93% 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 80% 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
95% 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
89% 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
94% 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 85% 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 62% 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 73% 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 92% 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 90% 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 89% 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 93% 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