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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Buffaloed (2019) Sheila O'Malley Buffaloed churns with barely-controlled chaos in its best sequences. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
1/4 Fantasy Island (2020) Peter Sobczynski The whole thing is completely nonsensical, even by the standards of what one might reasonably expect from a Fantasy Island movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 Come as You Are (2019) Tomris Laffly You might be genuinely moved, and even in tears by the end of Richard Wong's imperfect yet gradually disarming dramedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 The Times of Bill Cunningham (2018) Glenn Kenny Far-reaching but concise. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
2/4 Olympic Dreams (2019) Christy Lemire The story of how Olympic Dreams got made is more compelling than the movie itself. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 I Was at Home, But (Ich war zuhause, aber) (2019) Sheila O'Malley Every element -- camera placement, music, blocking, sound design -- is so deliberate that it pulls you into its vortex, and it makes you submit to its severe rhythms. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 Ordinary Love (2019) Nell Minow Manville has to go through a kaleidoscope of moods and emotions, and every one of them is precise, fearless, and searingly real. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
1.5/4 The Kindness of Strangers (2019) Tomris Laffly A syrupy brew thick with twee and an abundance of cringe-inducing moments pulling at heartstrings. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 The Photograph (2020) Monica Castillo The Photograph is an enjoyable enough love story, and sweet enough to indulge in during a holiday dedicated to candy hearts. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Brian Tallerico If you like anything Aardman, or anything funny really, you should make an effort to find it. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
1/4 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Simon Abrams It's too inoffensive to be hated and too wretched to be enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
2.5/4 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Nick Allen It's hard to get past the hope that Lara Jean will someday soon get something better -- a better boyfriend, and a better movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/4 Cane River (1982) Nick Allen Cane River offers American indie cinema a hero worth remembering, and a romantic with a vision beyond his years. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/4 And Then We Danced (2019) Tomris Laffly The director's greatest asset here is surely Gelbakhiani. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/4 Come to Daddy (2019) Mark Dujsik A film that's as clever as it is strange. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
2/4 Waiting for Anya (2020) Nell Minow Despite the obvious sincerity of the filmmakers, the best efforts of Jean Reno and Anjelica Huston, and some lovely scenery, it remains overly didactic. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/4 The Lodge (2019) Monica Castillo The Lodge is more disturbing than scary, with its eerie ambiance and chilling plot handling most of the scares. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3.5/4 José (2018) Godfrey Cheshire The satisfactions of "José" as a whole offers are considerable, and they begin with the human element. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Christy Lemire By detailing the character's origin story and establishing her own franchise, director Cathy Yan pulls off the tricky feat of blending elaborate action sequences with compelling character development. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Promising Young Woman (2020) Tomris Laffly When [Emerald] Fennell finally arrives at her inevitable conclusion, you will be caught off-guard by her narrative dexterity as well as just how much badly-behaved white boys can all resemble versions of a young Brett Kavanaugh. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
() Tomris Laffly A graceful and immensely tasteful tale of amour fou that brings to mind the old-fashioned pleasures of "Brooklyn" and "Carol," "Sylvie's Love" will immediately feel alive and major to those who don't falsely dismiss romances as slight. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Tomris Laffly An insightful observer and patient portrayer of contemporary American youth, the astonishing filmmaker [Eliza] Hittman gives her young cast the time and space to flex their visceral muscles, with long takes, close-ups and a deliberately empathetic lens. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
() Nick Allen The questions and concerns that The Social Dilemma raises ensure that it's never boring, even if the filmmaking's way of communicating only works roughly half the time. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
() Nick Allen A Thousand Cuts provides an expansive, revealing look at the current Filipino political situation, and it doesn't feel like it's warning viewers about what will happen in America, so much as telling us what's coming next. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
() Nick Allen Boys State constantly and vividly shows the blurred lines of decorum that come with age and power, and that's certainly the case when masculinity takes the forefront. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
() Monica Castillo You can see and feel Ewing's love for her characters in beautifully natural ways. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
() Monica Castillo A conflicted work, but not without its merits, especially when it comes to Chen's performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
La leyenda negra (2020) Monica Castillo There's a shaggy energy throughout that gives the movie a sense of urgency. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia (2020) Monica Castillo Omniboat delivers on its colorful and strange vision of Florida. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Tesla (2020) Nick Allen Tesla proves to be a completely liberated biopic, so much so that it's out of reach. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Dream Horse (2020) Nick Allen The kind of unabashed crowd-pleaser that was made with care. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
The Last Shift (2020) Nick Allen Richard Jenkins gives one of his most soulful performances in years. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
Run Sweetheart Run (2020) Nick Allen Run Sweetheart Run is broadly successful in trying to have genre thrills with a feminist premise that becomes more and more obvious. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
The Nowhere Inn (2020) Nick Allen St. Vincent and Brownstein prove to be an incredible pair to study at the center of this movie's kaleidoscope, and the film is befitting their boundless and generous creativity. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
() Nick Allen Thompson and Asomugha do strong work in filling the emotional core in Sylvie's Love a film that's best taken as a welcome corrective, with the kind of grandiose emotional scenes that will always make for movie magic. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
Farewell Meu Amor (2016) Nick Allen Msangi's film casts a spell with her lived-in script. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
The 40-Year-Old Version (2020) Nick Allen Blank proves throughout that she's a multi-talented storyteller, and that you can't imagine her vision would be any better with drastic compromise. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
() Brian Tallerico The final scenes of Time are incredibly moving as Bradley's film comes together as not so much a look at the pain of the Rich story but their overwhelming endurance. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
() Brian Tallerico Reaches for something just as truthful as either pure doc or pure fiction, finding a hybrid place in the middle that makes it no less powerful. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
Blast Beat (2015) Nick Allen The film wants to talk about so many topics, and yet it ends up shortchanging all of them so that it can make for one massive emotional scene after the next. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
Save Yourselves! (2020) Nick Allen Mani and Reynolds are an excellent on-screen couple that you want to spend time with. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
Charm City Kings (2020) Nick Allen Charm City Kings is an incredible triumph from a slew of fresh talent, including director Soto and his leads. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
() Tomris Laffly Four Good Days doesn't have much to offer to the audience, except for an occasionally effective Glenn Close. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
() Tomris Laffly With her elegant, restrained and quietly devastating performance as a headstrong yet financially struggling single-mother of two young girls, Clare Dunne is a revelation [in Herself]. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
The Glorias (2020) Tomris Laffly The Glorias manages to hit a timely nerve, even though it doesn't always work. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
The Father (2020) Brian Tallerico It's a tough watch but a structurally powerful piece of storytelling with a powerhouse performance at its center, matched by a supporting ensemble that doesn't have a weak link. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
The Nest (2019) Brian Tallerico Durkin's script gives Coon and Law two of the best characters of their careers and both actors completely deliver. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
The Evening Hour (2020) Brian Tallerico This is one of those films in which people on the edge of poverty and battling addiction still look like they walked off a Hollywood set. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
Minari (2020) Brian Tallerico This gentle, personal story works because of its specificity, bringing forth the kind of detailed storytelling that is much harder to pull off than it looks. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
Nine Days (2020) Brian Tallerico One of the most unexpected experiences I've had in almost a decade of going to Sundance. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020