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Rating Title/Year Author
I Can't Breathe (2017) Beandrea July There are few surprising moments in While I Hope, I Breathe, and many familiar platitudes. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Echo (2018) Boyd van Hoeij A multipart portrait of contemporary Iceland emerges that feels necessarily somewhat incomplete, given time constraints, but always deeply human. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Hearts and Bones (2019) Harry Windsor The untangling of each man's past lets the film explore ideas about trust and blinkered assumptions, and Lawrence proves himself a very able director of actors. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
() Harry Windsor Before the fadeout it serves as an illuminating, passionately argued tribute to the beauty of martial-arts cinema and its continuing evolution. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Olivia (1951) John DeFore Feuillere holds the screen in all kinds of ways, conveying the psychology of a woman who understands the effect she has on impressionable girls and wants to wield it for their betterment. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
() Neil Young Even if audiences find themselves adrift in the convolutions of the screenplay's non-linear narrative, there are near-incessant compensations in the form of Leonardo Simoes' cinematography. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
() Elizabeth Kerr It would all be treacly, weepy nonsense were Mak not to maintain a light touch, and, especially, if the three leads weren't so engaging. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
() Boyd van Hoeij [A] modest but lovely movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Already Gone (2019) John DeFore Sensitive and protective of its protagonist... the picture is not always convincing, but always respects his inchoate ambition, a sense that just about any ending will be preferable to where the boy is now. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Divine Fury (2019) John DeFore A leaden good-vs-evil tale that takes issues of faith very, very seriously but fails to make K.O.-ing the Devil look the least bit fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Todd McCarthy Becomes compelling in its final act, but before that too often appears tonally addled and dramatically dawdling. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Creating Woodstock (2019) Justin Lowe Although clearly a labor of love, Creating Woodstock only incrementally augments the event's already considerable legacy, suggesting that lifelong fans, but perhaps few others, will uncover occasional revelations. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) John DeFore Ready has a fine time with its setting... and Weaving is sharp enough to play things straight as the ensemble around her goes for the occasional laugh. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) John DeFore Set disbelief aside, and primal phobias may well suffice to get you happily to the other side of this adventure. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
() Boyd van Hoeij It's an ambitious and auspicious debut, even though not all of its frayed edges seem to be intentional. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
One Last Night (2018) Frank Scheck One Last Night starts out promisingly enough, but eventually sinks under the weight of its implausibilities. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
The Second Sun (2018) Frank Scheck Well-meaning but hopelessly contrived. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
Scared of Revolution (2018) Frank Scheck A moving tale of personal redemption. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
() Jordan Mintzer What Demoustier has done here, and done quite successfully, is taken a basic mystery plot, like something out of a TV movie, and used it to ponder how each one of us could react to a ghastly crime, and how we expect others to react in turn. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
() Keith Uhlich Delpero shows a sure hand with her performers, especially Malale, a nonprofessional quite evidently drawing on her own experiences in a real-life hogar... EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
ECCO (2019) John DeFore A surfeit of bad-ass mystery-man posturing and dearth of either convincing emotion or visceral kicks makes this pastiche unmoving, an assemblage of tropes few will enjoy wading through. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
() Boyd van Hoeij Intended as a 90-minute nail-biter, the film starts off strong but loses steam about halfway through and never quite recovers. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
Kingdom (2019) John DeFore More than colorful enough to excite genre fans who like a dash of history with their swordplay. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Ode to Joy (2019) Frank Scheck Ode to Joy fails to live up to its title by attempting to wring comic mileage from a medical condition that sufferers probably don't find very funny. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Circus: Down the Road (2019) John DeFore Personal perspective brings something to this rudimentary documentary, but not nearly enough to help it compete with more polished portraits of big-top razzle-dazzle. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Every Time I Die (2019) Frank Scheck The film bodes well for its talented director/co-screenwriter who might well achieve bigger things with a more generous budget. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
() Sheri Linden Warm, vibrant and intimately observed. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Keith Uhlich Terrifyingly mediocre. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Fugitive (1993) Duane Byrge Call something a "real train wreck" and it's considered a put-down. Not in this fast-track, no-stops chase movie with a massive train-wreck scene that's going to have audiences scrambling for cover. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) David Rooney An exhaustive, emotional testament to the musical's staying power as popular entertainment and its extraordinary thematic reach. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Sheri Linden The ingredients are all there, awaiting an animating fire. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
Sócrates (2018) Frank Scheck Striking in its gritty, powerful authenticity. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
7 Days in Hell (2015) John DeFore Funny in its broader-than-the-net way and packed with attention-getting "interviewees," it should play quite well when it premieres. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Caryn James Watchable but flat, with only occasional flashes of wit and feeling. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
Chris Tucker Live (2015) Keith Uhlich It's a glimpse of unguarded genius from a performer who too often treads cautiously. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
() Beandrea July Olmos balances a grim tale of corporate exploitation, environmental degradation and the plight of the American farmer with delightful buddy-comedy pairings. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
A Score to Settle (2019) Justin Lowe Eminently forgettable. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic (2007) Ray Richmond Hughley is deceptively astute in the subtle way he attaches thought-provoking observation to his punch lines, which are anything but restrained. May he tour long and prosper. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
() Allison Keene While Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time might not be a watershed hour of stand-up -- one that doesn't challenge audiences, break taboos or illuminate ordinary things in a new light -- "Dad" Patton is a decent guy to spend an hour with. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Ladyworld (2018) Frank Scheck Ladyworld proves as much of an endurance test for viewers as the central characters. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
States (2019) John DeFore An unlovable pileup of quirky contrivances. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Otherhood (2019) Caryn James A banal, by-the-numbers waste of three first-rate actresses. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Is That You? (2018) John DeFore [Sanchez] is deeply committed to the seriousness of his tale, but seems to feel a leaden pace is the only way to do it justice. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
MOOP (2019) John DeFore At some point, these ingredients were supposed to be food; now, you'll be brave to make it to the end of the meal. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Jeanne La Pucelle: Les Prisons (2005) Keith Uhlich Trying to describe the profound effect of [the film] is akin to concretely clarifying the potency and the impact of Henry James' prose. It can't be done; you just know when you're in it and when you're with it. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Joan the Maid: The Battles (1993) Keith Uhlich Joan the Maid, like many Rivette films, can be intimidating. Get past the length, and you may still need to acclimate to the movie's vision of a thoroughly mortal Joan, in addition to an aesthetic that is wholly presentational. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Joan the Maid: The Prisons (1993) Keith Uhlich Divine. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Coyote Lake (2019) Frank Scheck The film is carried along by the strength of Mendes' emotionally complex, restrained performance that makes clear that Ester is as much victim as accomplice. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Bob Saget - That Ain't Right (2007) Ray Richmond The material just sort of meanders from random thought to random thought by design, structured like a single run-on non sequitur. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo (2015) Keith Uhlich [Schumer] quickly segues into the clueless-gal-of-privilege mode that's earned her both praise and scorn. It's an interesting, frequently very funny line to watch her walk. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019