Seven Days

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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 To the Ends of the Earth (2019) Margot Harrison A mesmerizing movie about isolation, real or perceived, and how it can warp our perceptions. When it finally connects with the audience, it does so in a big way. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
4.5/5 Minari (2020) Margot Harrison This story sinks into viewers and takes hold. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
4/5 Farewell Amor (2020) Margot Harrison Farewell Amor offers a graceful reminder that there are two sides to every story - or, in this case, three sides. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
4/5 The Dig (2021) Margot Harrison In a world where everybody constantly jockeys for attention, it's hard not to respect a movie that chooses substance over showmanship at every turn. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
4.5/5 Another Round (2020) Margot Harrison A comedy with a dark Scandinavian core. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4/5 Silence & Darkness (2020) Margot Harrison While Silence & Darkness doesn't quite click as a story, it's a unique and powerful experience because of [director Barak] Barkan's commitment to the formal minimalism implied by the title. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
3.5/5 Breaking Surface (2020) Margot Harrison Writer-director Joachim Hedén has created a pared-down, efficient thriller that evokes all the frustration of those days when not one damn thing goes right for us - only with life-or-death stakes. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
4.5/5 Wolfwalkers (2020) Margot Harrison For younger viewers, this could be one of the early animation experiences they never forget. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
4.5/5 The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Margot Harrison The Forty-Year-Old Version is like a semi-inebriated brunch with your funniest, least inhibited friend. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
3/5 Mank (2020) Margot Harrison for the most part, it's entertaining. But the elder Fincher's screenplay runs into trouble when it attempts to turn Mankiewicz into a sympathetic - nay, heroic - figure who stood up against fascism and the Man. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4.5/5 Collective (2019) Margot Harrison For an illustration of how private grifting eats away at public institutions and trust, you couldn't do much better than Collective. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
2/5 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Margot Harrison The rest of the film serves as a tasteful frame for these over-the-top performances - including the whole character of J.D. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
The Social Dilemma (2020) Margot Harrison For all its topicality, The Social Dilemma doesn't break any big news... But it's still powerful and persuasive to see all the arguments summed up in one place. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 His House (2020) Margot Harrison When it comes to horror cinema, I'm a sucker for deep-focus shots where a monster appears subtly in the background, visible only to the audience, and the first half of His House offers some masterful examples of this tactic. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
2.5/5 The Oath (2018) Margot Harrison Writer-director Barinholtz does a good job of spinning a disturbingly plausible premise into a nightmare, but he somehow manages to map our national divisions without shedding useful light on them. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
3.5/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Margot Harrison While Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is no earth-shaking satire, it features some inspired comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
4.5/5 A Thousand Cuts (2020) Margot Harrison [Ramona S.] Diaz's doc offers a sobering reminder that a free and independent press can never be taken for granted. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
4.5/5 The Lodge (2019) Margot Harrison The most bone-chilling developments come not from the supernatural but from the human psyche, and the bleak ironies may stick with you long after watching. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
4.5/5 Major Arcana (2018) Margot Harrison Tokarski, an actual carpenter who had never acted before Major Arcana, has a natural, unforced presence. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
3.5/5 The Devil All the Time (2020) Margot Harrison What makes The Devil All the Time worthwhile anyway, besides the parade of star turns, is Campos' grubby evocation of midcentury small-town life, aided by Lol Crawley's cinematography. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 Sun Don't Shine (2012) Margot Harrison This is a movie that resolutely limits its focus to one small, grubby, all-too-mundane tragedy, but it sticks with you. And it certainly makes me excited to see [Amy] Seimetz's sophomore effort. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
2.5/5 Tenet (2020) Margot Harrison Watching Tenet is like watching somebody else play a video game whose maddeningly complex rules you haven't had a chance to learn. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
5/5 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Margot Harrison The movie takes its place among the best things that Kaufman has done. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (1999) Rick Kisonak It just goes on and on, without generating suspense or building excitement. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
4.5/5 Big Time Adolescence (2019) Rick Kisonak Enormously entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2020
4/5 The Mustang (2019) Margot Harrison The film's ending is more bittersweet than feel-good. But Roland is left with a germ of hope that feels earned. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2020
The Hunt (2020) Rick Kisonak Given what's going on in the world, who isn't up for an hour and a half of absorbingly inventive, distractingly deranged film fun? The big surprise when it comes to The Hunt is just that. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2020
3/5 Horse Girl (2020) Margot Harrison By the end, viewers have whiplash and a distinct sensation that the script needed several more drafts, but they aren't bored. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2020
2/5 The Way Back (2020) Rick Kisonak In addition to being dull, derivative and undistinguished by contributions either in front of or behind the camera, the film is insufferably pandering and disingenuous. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
4.5/5 EMMA. (2020) Margot Harrison Music-video director Autumn de Wilde has made the perfect version of Jane Austen's Emma for the Instagram era. If that sounds like a slam, it's not. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
4/5 The Assistant (2019) Margot Harrison No, movies like this aren't fun, but they might just be worth our careful attention. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
5/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Rick Kisonak The movie has so much going for it. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
1/5 Buffaloed (2019) Rick Kisonak The blame for this exercise in pointlessness can be allotted fairly equally, I think, between [director Tanya] Wexler and screenwriter/cast member Brian Sacca. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
5/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Margot Harrison Sciamma's film is the very definition of slow burn, but when it catches, it sets the audience on fire, too. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
3.5/5 Downhill (2020) Rick Kisonak The tone shifts adroitly between existential horror and culture-clash comedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
3.5/5 The Photograph (2020) Margot Harrison A movie that embraces the old model of romance while giving it a modern arty sheen. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
5/5 Les misérables (2019) Rick Kisonak Les Misérables. Watch it once and forget all about Russell Crowe's singing forever. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
4/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Margot Harrison It's kind of a blast, and its themes of solidarity feel surprisingly genuine. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3.5/5 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Margot Harrison Gretel & Hansel is a trippy twist on Grimm that might have been more effective as a short than a feature, given its relative paucity of plot and world building. But it's bracing to see such an odd film on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
1.5/5 The Rhythm Section (2020) Rick Kisonak The Rhythm Section is a stunningly dumb, incompetently prepared embarrassment even by February standards. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
2/5 The Turning (2020) Margot Harrison James showed that the uncertainties of well-crafted psychological horror can be the stuff of a classic. The Turning, by contrast, has no screws to turn. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
2.5/5 Clemency (2019) Rick Kisonak Unfortunately, the director defaults with dispiriting frequency to stilted melodrama. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
1.5/5 Dolittle (2020) Margot Harrison Was the surreal cockroach chorus line in Cats the highlight of your holiday moviegoing? Are you unafraid of walking through the Uncanny Valley where disturbingly realistic CG critters reside? You're in luck. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
2.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Rick Kisonak There's a reason the movie's award-season kudos have largely been limited to nods for hair and makeup... There's not much question about how everything else in Bombshell was done, though. It's all been done so many times before. And so much better. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Rick Kisonak It's not always the most comfortable experience. It is, however, a virtually unprecedented one. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 Just Mercy (2019) Margot Harrison Superlative performances across the board - particularly those of Foxx, Nelson and Rob Morgan as another inmate - give the story an authentic weight. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
3.5/5 A Hidden Life (2019) Margot Harrison Malick creates a rapturous, devastating film about the price of conscience. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
5/5 Little Women (2019) Rick Kisonak Little Women is simply a first-rate film. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
2.5/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Margot Harrison Once again, the characters must complete a generic quest in a series of generic settings enlivened by ferocious digital beasts. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/5 Waves (2019) Rick Kisonak While the movie includes a few interesting performances and the occasional memorable moment, its director indulges an impulse to go all kitchen sink. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019