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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Brexit (2019) Brexit is nicely ambiguous as to whether Cummings is a misguided genius or simply a talented opportunist, and Cumberbatch is excellent at conveying the lonely monomania of a man stubbornly devoted to principles that only he recognizes.‐ New Yorker
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
100% A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) Witnessing the principle in action last night inspired some ready-made nostalgia and some ritualized pleasure. It affirmed the conviction that Charlie Brown is not just a good man, but a beautiful loser.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
83% My Dinner with Hervé (2018) My Dinner with Hervé cannot make a straight-faced claim that Villechaize was an important actor or significant cultural figure, so its own significance depends on the star's charisma, which lends the proceedings a simple poignance.‐ New Yorker
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
96% Persepolis (2007) Adapting her memoir into a starkly beautiful animated feature, comics artist Marjane Satrapi braids personal history and national tragedy. ‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
65% Be Kind Rewind (2008) Gondry connects the guys' toil and glee with a kind of old-time neighborhood hominess that's dying away and a jazzed creative joy that never will.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
39% The Killing of John Lennon (2006) What Killing lacks in celebrity sparkle, it compensates for in raw ambition and rude chills.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
23% How to Rob a Bank (2007) Variously reminiscent of a Harold Pinter play, a Tarantino wannabe, and a deranged cell-phone commercial, the legitimately suspenseful How to Rob a Bank has the courage to embrace the ridiculous.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
76% Paranoid Park (2007) Glum yet gorgeous, Paranoid Park ties together Alex's bleak confusion with his more mundane existential teen traumas.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
68% Snow Angels (2007) Tragedy is juxtaposed, clumsily, with stories from the so-called life of a high school student, as if the plot had sprained something in the course of its transition from Stewart O'Nan's novel to the screen.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
79% The Bank Job (2008) Some great heist films concentrate on the quiet craftsmanship of the big score; and some very good ones, like The Bank Job - wild and willfully shaggy - prefer to revel in the sport of thievery.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
93% Milk (2008) Gus Van Sant's portrait of San Francisco politician Harvey Milk clunks along as the squarest movie he's ever made, a result of the director investing more emotion in the martyred idol than in the bleeding man.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
32% Boarding Gate (2008) Combining elements of a D-grade erotic thriller and a deconstructed international thriller, Boarding Gate proves duly snazzy and sleazy - kinda skanky in a highfalutin' way.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
80% It Might Get Loud (2009) David Guggenheim's delightfully unsnobby symposium of a documentary convenes three masters who share one love: electric guitar.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
68% Shutter Island (2010) Yes, [it's] built on pulp landfill, but purposefully so, with Scorsese using the twist ending to riff on the very power of elaborate fantasy. ‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
69% The Runaways (2010) While the offstage passion between Jett and Currie gives the film its emotional drive, their in-concert erotic aggression is an occasion for elegantly examining the line between self-expression and self-exploitation.‐ Spin
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
87% Grey Gardens (2009) If there is a meaning to this adaptation, it lies in the filmmaker's gentle suggestion of the Beales' martyrdom-though for what cause the ladies suffered remains unclear. ‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
74% Too Big to Fail (2011) The movie is a tense vignette with a nonending. ‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
50% Phil Spector (2013) I'm wondering if it is possible to do something analogous to a citizen's arrest and file a credit dispute on behalf of the viewing public. Nobody produced this film. ‐ Slate
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013
63% Philip Roth: Unmasked (2013) That neither Krauss nor anyone has anything remotely unflattering to say about the subject points to the fundamental dishonesty of the work, which extends from its excessive reverence.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2013
No Score Yet It gets beneath the skin by examining the state of isolation at the bottom of the world.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2013
No Score Yet Bollywood Hero (2009) It must be said that Bollywood Hero is an entirely novel kind of slog.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2013
89% Crossfire Hurricane (2012) It was my pleasure, as an intermediate-level Stones buff, to see that director Brett Morgen has put together something reeking of astringent danger.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2012
67% Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2012) The documentary's camera captures the lensmen from an angle designed to make a tiny swarm of shutterbugs appear like a teeming plague, and you quickly begin to distrust the film's perspective in the most literal sense.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2012
77% Recount (2008) It grovels for the approval of political junkies while flaunting the shallowest interest in politics, and everything flows from there in the most silly fashion.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted May 27, 2008
97% When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006) When the Levees Broke is a monument of oral history. Without fanfare, Lee orchestrates a multivoiced blues for the common man.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2006
80% Brick (2006) Like the best noirs, Brick is a triumph of attitude, and there's no arguing that its brand of deadpan cool is precisely unique.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted May 12, 2006
56% The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) No moral, little plot, a lead character deliberately left unknowable.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2006