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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Serendipity (2019) Matt Fagerholm Nourry has provided attentive audiences with nothing less than a spiritual experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/4 Miss Virginia (2019) Nell Minow The movie's effort to separate a feel-good story from its political foundation does not earn it a passing grade. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/4 Wounds (2019) Brian Tallerico A film with two halves that often seem at odds with each other. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
1.5/4 Trick (2019) Brian Tallerico Sure, I was never bored, but this movie makes zero sense. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 Edmond (2018) Glenn Kenny As backstage movies go, this isn't as profound as Topsy Turvy but it's almost as much fun as Shakespeare in Love. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/4 Eli (2019) Brian Tallerico We have no real idea what's going on through most of Eli, which results in a film that is more often confusing than frightening. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 Grâce à Dieu (2018) Odie Henderson Ozon's tone is more sobering than angry, and it makes the film hit the viewer much harder as a result. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 The Elephant Queen (2019) Brian Tallerico A love letter to a gorgeous species that is increasingly in danger. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 Greener Grass (2019) Sheila O'Malley Like all good satires, Greener Grass trucks in exaggeration. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/4 () Monica Castillo A beautifully shot documentary that's as stunning as the images are harrowing. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/4 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Christy Lemire But while individual moments and action sequences might be amusing, the endeavor as a whole feels like a tepid retread. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/4 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz It all feels rushed-through and improperly considered, like a fairy tale told to a child by a grownup who's tired and bored and just wants to go to bed. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
1.5/4 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Simon Abrams The most uninspired and unfocused load of fan service that Smith has yet unleashed on his remaining hardcore audience. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/4 Emanuel (2019) Brian Tallerico A deeply religious film. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 The Forest of Love (2019) Brian Tallerico There's something mesmerizing about the excess. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 () Matt Zoller Seitz Often glorious. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 In My Room (2018) Simon Abrams One of the main pleasures of watching In My Room comes from feeling your way around, enjoying the ambient sound design, and making your own thematic connections. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
1/4 () Brian Tallerico What's most startling is how little energy Anderson and company bring to it visually. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2.5/4 The Dead Center (2018) Matt Fagerholm For pleasing pre-Halloween viewing, you could do a whole lot worse than The Dead Center. Just don't expect too many nightmares afterward. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
1.5/4 Mary (2019) Sheila O'Malley Mary's concept -- and it's a good one! -- doesn't blossom into the truly spooky, the truly eerie, even though it's given countless chances to do so. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 Fantastic Fungi (2019) Matt Fagerholm One of the year's most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 The Addams Family (2019) Nell Minow Even children will understand that the theme of encouraging individual expression would be more compelling if the storyline wasn't so resolutely dull. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 The King (2019) Tomris Laffly With weighty things to say about contemporary and corrupt institutions of power and even dangers of male hegemony, Michôd's non-preachy The King comes with philosophical heft and visual authority to match. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2.5/4 Jexi (2019) Monica Castillo Unfortunately, the phone can't fix all of the movie's problems. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Brian Tallerico A well-crafted epilogue for a beloved character who vividly understands the concept of consequences. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 Gemini Man (2019) Odie Henderson [Lee's] recent desire to be at the forefront of frame-based technology, however, is resulting in hollow, empty experiences that are literally hard to watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/4 Mister America (2019) Nick Allen Mister America ambles through two overlapped realities (On Cinema's and our own) and reveals a pathos that makes its dry political comedy accessible beyond an ingrained fanbase, if not poignant. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
2/4 Little Monsters (2019) Nick Allen Its self-amusement is far more obvious than it is infectious. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
2.5/4 () Odie Henderson Though it's still not entirely successful, I'm glad this version exists. Coppola's restoration has turned a hot mess into a noble failure. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/4 Semper Fi (2019) Sheila O'Malley The interesting characters and all of their conflicts are all right there onscreen -- the cast is excellent -- but the 'prison break' is such a far-fetched idea it's difficult to invest in it. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/4 War (2019) Simon Abrams A star vehicle that's too weird to be dismissed, and too plodding to completely work. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 Dilili à Paris (2018) Matt Fagerholm Nothing about Dilili in Paris feels natural or organic. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/4 Low Tide (2019) Brian Tallerico A confident debut. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/4 In the Tall Grass (2019) Brian Tallerico As it gets less relatable, it gets less interesting, but there's still Wilson's all-in performance and Natali's craftsmanship to keep us engaged, stuck in the grass, praying for a way out. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/4 The Parts You Lose (2019) Nell Minow Every frame is filled with significant, illuminating details. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/4 Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz It has a complex and rigorously argued set of theses that all come together at the end. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/4 The Irishman (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz The Irishman confirms [Scorsese] as one of the greatest living, though still largely unsung, comedy directors, and De Niro as one of the great scene-stealing straight men in movies. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/4 First Love (2019) Nick Allen Though it has a tight course of events and is spiked with a few surprises, First Love is far more impressive for how it collides its many characters than what it ever feels for them. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
1.5/4 Bliss (2019) Christy Lemire There's a relentless shrillness at work here that makes the movie more grating than exciting. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2/4 The Golden Glove (2019) Brian Tallerico A bleak, depressing attempt to remove all glorification or justification from the serial killer subgenre. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2/4 In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) Brian Tallerico In the Shadow of the Moon isn't effective as sci-fi, action, noir, mystery, or even social commentary, even though it has elements of all of the above. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/4 The Day Shall Come (2019) Tomris Laffly Even when [Morris'] political souffle collapses (especially in its directionless and underwhelming last act), the performers keep the whole affair watchable. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
() Robert Daniels The breathtaking risk [Malta] takes makes her feature debut an incredible opening statement. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Hope Gap (2019) Robert Daniels Unfortunately for Nicholson, Bening and Nighy aren't enough to fill what's missing. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
() Robert Daniels Chung's performance here is incredible. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Harriet (2019) Robert Daniels Lemmons' film isn't more than a star vehicle for Erivo. Which isn't a failure, but it flies far beneath the heights of what could have been. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
() Robert Daniels By the time all of the identities are revealed, they're inconsequential, making Wasp Network as devoid of believability as the real-life events, and as exciting as reading the encyclopedia. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Guns Akimbo (2019) Robert Daniels A spectacularly fun and exciting time whenever the needle drops and Weaving owns her badass, gun-wielding image. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
3.5/4 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Nick Allen [Aukerman] takes what's made the series so extremely funny and lovingly expands it into a feature film, in a way that would make all those '90s Saturday Night Live movies envious. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz Worth seeing for the incisive witnesses the filmmaker has gathered to recount Cohn's life and speculate on what made him tick. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019