NYC Movie Guru

NYC Movie Guru is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Avi Offer
Rating Title/Year Author
9/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Avi Offer A Bergmanesque trip down the rabbit hole of psychological horror with mesmerizing cinematography. It's bold, bizarre and brilliant. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
9/10 Tell Me Who I Am (2019) Avi Offer A powerful, brave and heartbreaking documentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
7.9434/10 Edmond (2018) Avi Offer A whimsical, charming and amusing antidote for all of the heavy, downbeat awards films. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
8.5/10 Grâce à Dieu (2018) Avi Offer A captivating, provocative and unflinching procedural in the vein of All the President's Men. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4.423886 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Avi Offer An overproduced, shallow and often dull experience that fails to be funny, thrilling nor heartfelt despite its talented cast. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
9.73889/10 Parasite (2019) Avi Offer A triumph of directing, writing, cinematography and acting. It's destined to become an all-time classic that will be discussed and analyzed for many years to come. Believe the hype. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
5.623433899/10 Semper Fi (2019) Avi Offer Contrived, undercooked and increasingly implausible despite solid performances by Jai Courtney and Nat Wolff. It's not nearly as gripping, powerful nor genuinely heartfelt as Conviction and Trial By Fire . EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
9/10 Dolor y gloria (2019) Avi Offer Warm, tender and profound. It's one of the best films of Almodóvar's career. Antonio Banderas gives an Oscar-worthy performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
8/10 The Bestowal (2018) Avi Offer Wise, honest and heartfelt albeit somewhat preachy. It's a perfect antidote to Hollywood's loud, vapid and mindless blockbusters. Fans of cerebral sci-fi films like The Man From Earth will love it. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
5.45/10 Sink or Swim (0000) Avi Offer Contrived, heavy-handed and underwhelming in spite of its charismatic cast. The filmmakers try too hard to please the audience without trusting their intelligence nor their emotions enough. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
9/10 Judy (2019) Avi Offer Exhilarating, tender and genuinely heartfelt. Renée Zellweger gives the performance of a lifetime. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
6.5/10 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Avi Offer Searing, enraging and electrifying documentary, although not surprising. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
5.8/10 Always in Season (2014) Avi Offer A heartbreaking and horrifying exposé of modern racism, but unfocused and poorly edited. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
1.5242228/10 Corporate Animals (2019) Avi Offer Sophomoric, asinine, and painfully unfunny. You would have to be a dumb and shallow masochist to enjoy it. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
7.96/10 Ad Astra (2019) Avi Offer Mesmerizing visuals and a convincingly moving performance by Brad Pitt compensate for the screenplay's shortcomings. It's not as powerful as Contact and Interstellar, though. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
9.1/10 The Friend (2019) Avi Offer A wise, honest and tender story about the importance and meaning of friendship, compassion and empathy. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
8.75/10 Strange but True (2019) Avi Offer A taut, provocative and moving psychological thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
4.93823/10 Promise at Dawn (2017) Avi Offer Overwrought, undercooked and underwhelming with too much narration and over-explaining. Could Charlotte Gainsbourg use some cheese to go with all that ham? EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
9.2/10 Tod@s Caen (2019) Avi Offer A delightful, smart and funny screwball comedy. It's the best romantic comedy since Love Actually. Omar Chaparro and Martha Higareda have as much chemistry together as Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant do in Bringing Up Baby. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
5.5542/10 Gwen (2018) Avi Offer A monotonous and underwhelming psychological thriller with stylish cinematography and a foreboding atmosphere, but it never rises above mediocrity. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
7.5/10 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Avi Offer A rousing white-knuckle thriller that's a rush of pure adrenaline. It's a funny, action-packed and ultimately satisfying slice of mindless entertainment. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
6.35832/10 Before You Know It (2019) Avi Offer Well-acted and sporadically witty with refreshingly complex roles for women, but it ultimately bites off more than it could chew and doesn't explore its many tragic elements deeply enough. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
9/10 Los Reyes (2018) Avi Offer Dog lovers, rejoice! Los Reyes>/i> is an unflinching, beautifully shot and engrossing documentary about man's best friend. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
8.5/10 Adam (2019) Avi Offer Tender, funny and refreshingly un-Hollywood. Nicholas Alexander gives a breakthrough performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2019
3.25/10 Good Boys (2019) Avi Offer A painfully unfunny, lazy and tedious screwball sex comedy. It's a new low for comedy and humanity. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2019
8.56/10 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Avi Offer A heartwarming, tender and funny adventure grounded in humanism. Refreshingly witty and unconventional. It's one of the summer's best surprises. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
4/10 Light of My Life (2019) Avi Offer A slow-burning, atmospheric post-apocalyptic tale that's often lethargic, forgettable and underwhelming. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
5/10 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Avi Offer Undercooked, overstuffed and anemic with a contrived, clunky screenplay that will neither make you laugh nor cry. Kathy Baker, one of the most underrated actresses of our time, gives a radiant performance, though. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
5.75/10 This Changes Everything (2018) Avi Offer Tackles an important human rights issue, but it's too shallow and naive to be thorough and insightful. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
8.88/10 Luce (2019) Avi Offer An intelligent, suspenseful, well-acted psychological thriller with an intrusive and overbearing musical score. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
9.6/10 Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) Avi Offer Smart, tender and refreshingly witty. It's the most funny, heartfelt and crowd-pleasing movie about an unlikely friendship since Green Book. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
1.9/10 Luz (2018) Avi Offer A mindf*ck that's bold, unique and visually stylish, but often dull, repetitive. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
6/10 Missbehavior (Gong XI Ba Po) (2019) Avi Offer Mildy engaging, amusing and forgettable. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
1/10 Head Full of Honey (2018) Avi Offer One of the worst films of 2018. Maudlin, clunky, contrived and painfully unfunny. A total misfire. The actors deserve better. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
3.7822391/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Avi Offer Shallow, meandering and tedious with only sporadic jolts of guilty pleasure fun and wit. Star power and charisma are not enough to keep the film afloat. Did its editor fall asleep in the editing room? EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
3.9/10 Summer Night (2019) Avi Offer Overstuffed, undercooked and lethargic. It quickly fades from memory. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
8.485/10 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Avi Offer The Karate Kid on acid. Wickedly funny, provocative and refreshingly subversive. It's destined to join Office Space, American Psycho and Heathers as an American cult classic. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2019
6.75/10 Lying and Stealing (2019) Avi Offer A sexy, stylish crime caper that's mildly diverting and harmless, but ultimately shallow, slight and forgettable. Theo James' charisma and palpable chemistry with Emily Ratajkowski keeps the film afloat. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
9.2/10 The Lion King (2019) Avi Offer A breathtaking, enormously entertaining adventure with the heart, humor and soul of the original classic intact. It's a triumph! EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.4/10 Phil (2019) Avi Offer A clunky an contrived misfire. Even the charismatic Greg Kinnear can't rise above its inane screenplay. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
5.88/10 The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo) (2018) Avi Offer Well-acted, but mostly disjointed and insipid. Its achronological style gets in the way of its substance. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
2.0 Stuber (2019) Avi Offer Tedious, shallow, asinine and painfully unfunny. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
9.8/10 The Farewell (2019) Avi Offer Funny, melancholic, warm, sweet and poignant all at the same time. In other words, it's like life itself. Awkwafina should be nominated for Best Actress. It deserves to become a sleeper hit. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
6/10 The Cat Rescuers (2018) Avi Offer Limited in scope, occasionally repetitive and fails to delve deep, but it's nonetheless an eye-opening introduction to an important animal rights issue EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
8.453895/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Avi Offer An exciting, funny and refreshingly witty spectacle that effectively serves its purpose as a mindless diversion and pure escapist fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
5/10 Midsommar (2019) Avi Offer An underwhelming, insipid and pretentious bore. It doesn't work as a horror film, comedy, drama, romance, psychological character study nor as a satire. What's the deal with the random Austin Powers reference? EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
8.9/10 The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith (2019) Avi Offer An exhilarating, thrilling and genuinely heartfelt epic for the entire family. It will make you stand up and cheer! EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
9.98/10 The Movie of My Life (2017) Avi Offer As moving and powerful as Cinema Paradiso. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
8.45/10 La chute de l'empire Américain (2018) Avi Offer A provocative, witty and captivating crime thriller for adults. It's a great antidote to all of the loud, dumb and shallow blockbuster films. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
9/10 Drei Zinnen (2017) Avi Offer Refreshingly un-Hollywood, poetic and understated with breathtaking cinematography and scenery worth seeing on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019