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Rating Title/Year Author
Nureyev (2018) Frank Scheck Instantly essential. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
() Jordan Mintzer The problem with White as Snow isn't that it proposes a fresh - or is that hot - take on the famous 19th century story, but that it does so in such a clumsy and corny way. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Someone Great (2019) Beandrea July It's very funny and offers up plenty of heartwarming fodder for the sentimental among us. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise (2017) John DeFore If nothing else, it's a reminder that this movie remains very much worth talking about. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Instant Dreams (2017) Frank Scheck Any viewers actually interested in the topic would be well advised to search elsewhere for information. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Breaking Habits (2018) Frank Scheck The story is a potentially interesting one, but it's told here in such scattershot, disjointed fashion that one can barely follow it. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Stuck (2017) Frank Scheck The proceedings have the stilted, stagey quality of bad theater. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Birthday (2017) Elizabeth Kerr Birthday is precisely the kind of warts-and-all examination of human nature that defines Lee's career, and is composed entirely of the difficult moments that are often glossed over for more palatable, unchallenging observations. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Tanguy, le retour (2019) Jordan Mintzer The equivalent of digging up a rotting corpse, forcing it back to life and then prancing it in front of the camera for 90 agonizing minutes. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) Robyn Bahr While Beyonce never formally earned a degree, Homecoming stands as her graduate dissertation, a grandiose masterwork that dissects, hallows and archives the arts of the African diaspora. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
() Jordan Mintzer A lively and compassionate look at the yellow vest protests. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
() Caryn James Savvy, appealing and meticulously made. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
() Caryn James Earnest, pretentious and pointless. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
() Stephen Farber Although the film is frustratingly incomplete at times, it convincingly and sometimes frighteningly explores the big-business connections to fundamentalist religion. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
() Stephen Farber Although Colewell could have benefited from pruning away some of its eccentricities, it pays eloquent tribute to a woman who fights against a life erased. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Knives and Skin (2019) Stephen Dalton An agreeably offbeat coming-of-age thriller steeped in macabre humour and queer feminist attitude. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Guava Island (2019) John DeFore Manages to wrap salty-air good vibes around a parable of capitalism's fatal impact on artistry; it's the opposite of an origin story, but it smiles through its fatalism. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2019
After (2019) Frank Scheck Come back, Twilight, all is forgiven. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Thriller (2018) John DeFore Is the title supposed to be ironic? EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Penguin Highway (2018) Michael Rechtshaffen A coming-of-age story outfitted with an engaging anthropomorphic overlay that can make you forget you're watching an intimately filmed documentary instead of an animated adventure. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Mine 9 (2019) John DeFore A claustrophobic look at dangers some workers face every day. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
William (2019) Frank Scheck Deadly earnest in its highbrow seriousness, William would seem ripe for parody, except that Encino Man got there first. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Mia and the White Lion (2018) John DeFore Cuddly vibes quickly give way to something more questionable here, and while many kids will find the fantasy appealing, any parent buying a ticket should be legally required to show his child Grizzly Man immediately after... EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
The Most Dangerous Year (2018) Frank Scheck Inspiring and infuriating at the same time. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
The Godfathers of Hardcore (2017) Stephen Dalton McFarland's doc is clearly a labor of love, and much of the vintage concert footage it contains is undeniably exciting. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Hellboy (2019) John DeFore Who, exactly, was clamoring for a Hellboy reboot? EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Satan & Adam (2018) Frank Scheck Even as the film captivates, it sparks instant theorizing as to who will play the lead roles in the inevitable Hollywood feel-good dramatization. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
A Dark Place (2018) Frank Scheck Scott's strong, startling performance is the most effective element of Simon Fellows' offbeat crime thriller. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Little (2019) Beandrea July What really works about Little easily surpasses what doesn't. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Bad Boys (1995) Michael Rechtshaffen ... the pairing of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith generates a winning comic chemistry. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
Paris When It Sizzles (1964) James Powers The trouble is that Paris When It Sizzles seems constantly on the verge of hilarity but it never gets entirely into it. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) Kirk Ellis An attractive, energetic young cast and some witty, off-center visual humor make the resultant laughs more than worth the wait. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) Ron Pennington Frank Beascoechea's Technicolor photography is perfectly slick and glossy, and the film has been edited to an ideal 89 minutes by John J. Dumas. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
Riptide (1934) THR Staff Riptide traces with meticulous care the path traced in a human being by the slow, poisonous growth of a terrific jealousy. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
Champion (1949) THR Staff Frank Planer's photography has much drama as the script as it begins to tell the story right under the titles and continues compelling on its course through the grim, relentless narrative. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
The Sandlot (1993) Duane Byrge A scruffy underdog yarn that will appeal not only to kids but also to their thirty- or fortysomething parents. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) David Hunter [Stiles] is quite successful in the role and well-matched with Ledger. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Back Fork (2019) Frank Scheck While the film doesn't break any new ground either in terms of substance or style, it packs a quiet punch. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
() Jordan Mintzer [A]s a warm character study in a very cold place, Invisibles works on its own terms, offering up genuine glimpses of hope in the mere fact that it exists at all. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Love at Second Sight (1998) Jordan Mintzer A clever and occasionally funny ride backed by a strong cast. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
The Fate of Lee Khan (1974) John DeFore Though its historic specifics may be unfamiliar to most American viewers, the template of a secret resistance to empire is easily grasped, and here it's more fun than usual... EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Storm Boy (2019) Frank Scheck Even those unfamiliar with the tale will find it charming and moving, and, as is so often the case with Australian films, the scenery can't be beat. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Berserk (2019) John DeFore [A] grating, sometimes insufferable pic. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) Frank Scheck The Haunting of Sharon Tate deserves the instant obscurity for which it is certainly destined. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
The Best of Enemies (2019) Caryn James [W]hile it lacks the ambition to turn its obvious plot into a film that feels new, it also avoids the pitfalls of moral smugness and stereotyping. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Missing Link (2019) Michael Rechtshaffen A globe-trotting Victorian-era adventure that, while often a magnificent sight to behold, never goes the distance in terms of engaging characters and involving plotting. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
Sibel (2018) Jordan Mintzer A potent real-world feminist fable. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
Fin de siglo (2019) Keith Uhlich A fine debut about a fleeting romance... EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Long Lost (2018) Frank Scheck Unfortunately, while Long Lost has its moments, it ultimately fails to capitalize on its intriguing premise. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Reinventing Rosalee (2018) Frank Scheck Rosalee, in short, is the sort of mother or grandmother we all wish to have. But this cinematic tribute is too insular and self-indulgent to be of interest to anyone other than family members and friends. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019