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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 I Am Mother (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz Frustrating but engrossing, and impossible to critique in-depth without spoilers because it's driven by regular plot twists. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 In the Aisles (2018) Tomris Laffly 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/4 Hampstead (2017) Glenn Kenny More often, though, Hopkins and writer Robert Festinger pile up the commonplaces hoping they'll result in actual characters. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 Plus One (2019) Nell Minow Chan and Rhymer understand the essential weirdness of being an observer of someone else's emotional, life-changing event that happens to also be a big party. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/4 Our Time (2018) Simon Abrams The rare spiritual drama that not only feels genuinely mysterious, but also appears to have been made by people who are aware of and interested in their human characters' flaws. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 You Can Choose Your Family (2018) Sheila O'Malley The setup (script by Glen Lakin) is full of wacko screwball potential, some of which is mined, some of which misses the boat. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/4 Murder Mystery (2019) Brian Tallerico Just entertaining enough to make you wish it was actually good. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 American Woman (2018) Tomris Laffly Miller owns the material and single-handedly elevates it to something you can't look away from. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz The Dead Don't Die is far from Jarmusch's best, but there's something to be said for its zonked-out acceptance of extinction. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
.5/4 Shaft (2019) Odie Henderson This movie is 'ruin your childhood' bad, right down to the hideous auto-tuned end credits song they chose to use instead of the original 'Theme From Shaft.' EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Monica Castillo Even for an action movie about aliens, it's too heartless. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/4 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz One of the most frustrating Martin Scorsese films as well as one of the most out-of-character. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/4 Tarde para morir joven (2018) Monica Castillo "Too Late to Die Young" almost has a timeless quality to it, a period unencumbered by outdated tech and dusty cultural references. But this dreamy world would not exist without the outside forces that go unmentioned. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
2.5/4 Bharat (2019) Simon Abrams A corny drama about the title character's quest to support and do right by his family in post-partition India. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/4 This One's for the Ladies (2018) Nick Allen It doesn't have a rich enough storytelling vision to pull off something that feels good for both the soul and the you-know-what. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3.5/4 The Lavender Scare (2017) Godfrey Cheshire A stirring depiction of gay travails during [the Cold War] that's as shocking as it is illuminating. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
1.5/4 Papi chulo (2018) Nick Allen Oh no, Hollywood did it again. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/4 Leto (2018) Monica Castillo If these bands aren't your jam, you're in for a bit of a slog. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 Funan (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz Those who go into the picture with clear eyes and focused minds will appreciate the singularity of what Do has achieved here. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/4 The Raft (2018) Simon Abrams In The Raft, less authorial control doesn't necessarily make for a better story. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 Framing John DeLorean (2019) Nell Minow It is true that no movie can tell the full story of a man's life. But movies like this one can tell us something important about our own. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3.5/4 Late Night (2019) Sheila O'Malley An earnest and funny comedy, with very sharp teeth. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 Pavarotti (2019) Glenn Kenny Ron Howard's documentary doesn't just make you miss the singer. It makes you miss, of all things, a robust music industry. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/4 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Odie Henderson Jimmie's story is a slow ballad, a tragic ode, a dirty limerick, a wistful lament and a heartbreaking elegy. It's a tribute to the notion of home that we all carry. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
1.5/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Brian Tallerico It is a joyless, lifeless, boring affair that repeats ideas from better X-films and feels more like an obligatory reunion cash grab than a deeply considered goodbye to iconic characters. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/4 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Monica Castillo A vital effort to right past wrongs and fix the messes made by (mostly) men. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/4 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Christy Lemire Your kids will be sufficiently entertained, but they also deserve a dog that's willing to learn a few new tricks. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
1/4 La chute de l'empire Américain (2018) Simon Abrams An unbearably preachy post-financial-crisis civics lesson in heist movie drag. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz Its errors fall mainly under the heading of failing to get out of its own way, and its imperfections are compensated by magnificence. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2/4 Ma (2019) Nick Allen The thrills come extra cheap and late in Tate Taylor's Ma, a horror movie torn between campiness and compassion. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/4 Domino (2019) Peter Sobczynski This is not a great Brian De Palma film in the end, but its best moments will remind you of just how great he can be. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
2.5/4 Rocketman (2019) Christy Lemire Egerton gives a performance with such thrills and vulnerability, such charisma and pathos, that it's hard not to be wowed. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
3/4 Running With Beto (2019) Christy Lemire Running With Beto is an intimate, thorough look at a candidate on the rise and on the go. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
4/4 Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Brian Tallerico A rich 110 minutes of filmmaking that rewards fans without pandering to them. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
2/4 The Perfection (2018) Sheila O'Malley Your tolerance for this sort of thing may vary. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Matt Fagerholm A film like this is catnip for the analytical hemisphere of my brain, as it details precisely how The Beatles led to The Byrds, and then in turn how The Beach Boys' landmark album, 'Pet Sounds,' inspired 'Sgt. Pepper.' EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 The Proposal (2018) Nick Allen Magid's very passion to free Barragán's work fuels this often compelling saga through a twisty, international and years-spanning real-life mystery, and past a few disagreeable editorial choices. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 Diamantino (2018) Peter Sobczynski The whole enterprise has a charm to it and it certainly is never boring. Bewildering, maybe, but never boring. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 Funny Story (2018) Nell Minow Your appreciation for this film will depend in large part on where this all falls on your personal continuum from 'funny' to 'funny-ish,' to 'eww.' EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 Halston (2019) Tomris Laffly A thoroughly researched rise and fall story with artistic flair and a noir-esque cinematic mystique. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
1/4 Brightburn (2019) Simon Abrams A machine to deliver gore and violence, Brightburn also features some of the most improbably and even hatefully dumb salt-of-the-Earth type characters in a recent American horror movie. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
1/4 Rim of the World (2019) Nick Allen Its greatest value is probably in how it could educate budding movie-lovers on cheesy and predictable storytelling, but even that seems like a lesson Rim of the World cynically teaches at an elementary level. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/4 Booksmart (2019) Monica Castillo It's incredibly fun to watch again and again. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 Aladdin (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz It's a dancing elephant of a movie. It has a few decent moves, but you'd never call it light on its feet. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
2.5/4 The Tomorrow Man (2019) Nell Minow The actors bring a great deal of humanity to keep a wobbly script from going too far off balance. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
For Sama (2019) Ben Kenigsberg For Sama captures the details of daily life under the Syria conflict better than any documentary I've yet seen. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
() Ben Kenigsberg "Beanpole" confirms him [Balagov] as a major talent. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
2/4 Richard Says Goodbye (2018) Nick Allen [The Professor] is more subservient to feel-good cliches than its too-cool-for-school veneer indicates. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
2/4 Walking on Water (2018) Glenn Kenny Art isn't easy, we all know that. But does it also have to be this crazy? EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 See You Yesterday (2019) Brian Tallerico An ambitious, striking debut that takes unexpected creative risks and heralds the arrival of an exciting new filmmaker. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019