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Vikram Murthi

Vikram Murthi
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The film dutifully takes the elements from Dragon Tattoo that audiences will likely remember and places them in a blander, action-forward context. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
A- 100% Shirkers (2018) With Shirkers, Tan doesn't indulge in nostalgia, but rather evokes an un-calculated, offbeat sensibility that feels distant from our current algorithmic-driven culture.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
B- 88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The Kindergarten Teacher broaches the most interesting ground whenever it contrasts Lisa's concern for Jimmy's creativity with every other adult's shrugging, "gee whiz, that's cool" attitude about it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 29% Venom (2018) To describe Venom as "tonally confused" doesn't really convey the fractured, directionless feeling the film embodies. Every actor plays their part as if they're in a different film than everyone else on screen.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
B 99% Free Solo (2018) While the psychological analysis fails to captivate, Free Solo gets interesting when actively interrogating the ethics of filming Honnold on his climbs.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
C+ 86% Colette (2018) Part of the problem lies with Colette's respectable period-biopic veneer, which belies the film's racy substance.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
85% Non-Fiction (2018) [Assayas] is genuinely interested in all sides of the debate and isn't looking for answers so much as constantly asking questions. At the same time, Non-Fiction still feels dry and didactic even if it resists a thesis.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
44% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2018) Besides a few funny jokes, A Faithful Man is a non-entity with little formal interest whatsoever.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
81% Her Smell (2018) A turned-up-to-11 emotional hurricane.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
76% Mid90s (2018) The best thing I can say about Mid90s is that Hill gets what it means to want to be cool. It's ironic that this is his debut's greatest liability.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
C 63% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Morano's film wants to examine the emotional consequences of immersing oneself in trauma, but Makowsky's script merely paws at the edges of the idea rather than diving into the knottiness of it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
79% 22 July (2018) Greengrass puts his audience through the ringer for little reason other than to prove he can effectively dramatize such a horrible event.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
55% Donnybrook (2018) If Sutton's aim is to give these people a voice, he has not only failed, but he has gone further and reduced them to inchoate caricatures.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
93% Transit (2019) Petzold commits to the premise's melodrama without relying upon high-key emotion.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
56% Outlaw King (2018) A forgettable, middling exercise in violent dress-up.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
B 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The Sisters Brothers exhibits emotional depth, but can't figure out how to translate it, as if a crucial element has been missing all along.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
B+ 100% Minding the Gap (2018) Director Bing Liu intimately understands how skateboarding represents a community and an escape.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
C 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) How To Talk To Girls At Parties mostly scratches at one mildly clever idea, trying, and ultimately failing, to draw blood.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
B 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) On Chesil Beach is a minor story by design, one that uses a lovers' quarrel to interrogate evolving social values, but sometimes it's the most minor stories that contain some of the most overlooked ideas.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
C 65% Come Sunday (2018) Come Sunday can't shake its middling script and perfunctory direction, both of which iron out the myriad complications brought forth by Pearson's change of heart.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B 75% Roxanne Roxanne (2018) By shaping Roxanne Roxanne as a character profile, Larnell accentuates his actors' performances and crafts a nuanced community portrait ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2/4 71% West of the Jordan River (2018) A film that has a lot to say but lacking the appropriate way to say it.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/4 88% The Road Movie (2018) A tapestry of the absurd.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
1.5/4 57% Crooked House (2017) Crooked House feels as lifeless as the corpse at its center.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
90% Rat Film (2017) Though Theo Anthony's eclectic documentary Rat Film has the urban-dwelling rodent on its mind, it treats rats not as a subject but as a microcosm for systemic injustice.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
C 71% Ferdinand (2017) Faced with familiar story tropes and lowest-common-denominator bids for attention, anyone over the target demographic might ask themselves a multitude of questions as the mind inevitably wanders.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/4 95% Félicité (2017) Félicité has a lyrical spirit that worms its way to the surface even at its most directionless.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/4 100% The Work (2017) By simply watching the participants talk about their feelings, sometimes in the vaguest of terms, McLeary illustrates how men build strong façades to conceal their pain from others and themselves.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2.5/4 60% Jungle (2017) Despite its many obvious flaws ... Yossi's story has enough weight on its own to render Jungle a moderately compelling survival flick.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/4 77% Thirst Street (2017) The result is a slow-motion car crash that you intimately experience from both in and outside the car. There's just enough distance to allow for wisdom but not enough so as not to feel the impact.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
95% Outside In (2018) A breezy, earnest film about powerful connections and lost time, but it never quite gets off the ground like it should.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) The frequent pleasures of Molly's Game more than make up for the occasional lapse into Sorkin indulgence.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) An occasionally funny, often straight-faced film about a cruel leader's cronies and how self-interest doesn't stall for death.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 96% Spettacolo (2017) Spettacolo stands as a testament to making art in the face of general indifference and worldly decline, and the belief that a can-do spirit and deep-seated cynicism are not mutually exclusive ideas.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2.5/4 65% Shot Caller (2017) But despite its unabashed fondness for clichés and tired tropes, Shot Caller mostly succeeds in its aims because of Waugh's sober, matter-of-fact approach to the material.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2.5/4 89% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) Though undoubtedly a flawed enterprise, After Love is a formal wonder, due to the efforts of Lafosse, photographer Jean-François Hensgens, and production designer Olivier Radot.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/4 89% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) While there's plenty of wisdom about living in the moment and enjoying life, Provost and the Catherines dole it out subtly and without any mawkish aftertaste.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2.5/4 90% Pop Aye (2017) I don't mean to damn Pop Aye with faint praise when I say that a silent elephant outshines most of his human co-stars, just that his mysterious, yet calming nature elevates the film's occasionally humdrum substance.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2/4 18% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Once Upon a Time in Venice frequently sags underneath its own general lethargy, and not even the snarkiest John McClane can fix that.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/4 83% Letters From Baghdad (2017) A disorganized onslaught of primary source material that doesn't so much shed light as it does simply exist.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
1/4 42% Black Butterfly (2017) A charmless, nonsensical thriller that doubles as a hack screenwriter's wet dream, filled to the brim with faux-insights that wouldn't impress even the most inattentive college freshmen.‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
1.5/4 77% Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017) A rambling road trip story with no real point to it.‐
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/4 97% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) An unflinching depiction of life in a vulnerable city, a place where innocents are constantly under attack, and the few people doing their best to protect it.‐
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
2.5/4 84% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) It's not like a trope-laden story registers as a high crime or anything, but there's little to recommend beyond the intermittent delights of the animation and the impassioned voice work.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
92% From Nowhere (2017) Even at its bluntest, most didactic, and sorely predictable, From Nowhere will likely move and outrage even the stoniest of the individuals.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
59% War on Everyone (2017) Someone could easily take McDonagh and his film to task for its flippant approach to police brutality, but the film simply isn't good or bad enough to expend the energy. It's just a duck that eventually stops quacking.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
83% Silence (2017) It's an awe-inspiring masterwork from a 74-year-old filmmaker with no indication of slowing down.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
41% Office Christmas Party (2016) As far as by-the-numbers, big-budget major studio comedies go, Office Christmas Party is perfectly adequate.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge of Seventeen captures unadulterated self-loathing and its chaotic manifestations better than almost any film this year, rendering it the most compelling teen film this decade, if only by default.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
94% Little Sister (2016) [Little Sister] contains multitudes about religious investigation and personal growth without ever underlining the ideas too much, but Clark injects enough genuine warmth and grace notes to make the journey feel as fleet as possible.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016