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amNewYork is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Edward Douglas, Jordan Hoffman, Robert Levin
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Us (2019) Robert Levin For all the ideas Peele nods toward, and all the moments of genuine suspense in a classical sense, it all comes back to Nyong'o. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 Captive State (2019) Robert Levin Captive State is crisply edited and propulsive, with a minimalist driving score that underlines the urgency and enhances the tension. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Robert Levin If anything, this material is too rich for a single documentary. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 Triple Frontier (2019) Robert Levin From Isaac to Hunnam, [the actors] invest their characters with richer human qualities than the story probably required. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/4 Gloria Bell (2018) Robert Levin Moore is constitutionally incapable of being less than terrific onscreen, but this is some of her finest work, a performance of shattering intelligence and consumate grace. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/4 Greta (2018) Jordan Hoffman Despite a preposterous plot and some of the fakest on-screen New York in a while... it's hard not to love it. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Scott A. Rosenberg The film does not really elevate beyond the space hero tropes it is built on...Captain Marvel offers some fun surprises and twists, but it unfolds in a predictable way. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/4 Apollo 11 (2019) Robert Levin Apollo 11 is nothing short of a miracle, in which the filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller crafts a vast amount of unseen NASA footage surrounding the moon landing into a gripping thriller and tribute to American enterprise. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/4 War and Peace (1956) Jordan Hoffman War and Peace can look intimidating on a library shelf, but this particular version is engaging, fresh and feels nothing like homework. An opportunity to see it in a theater like this doesn't come around often. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
3/4 High Flying Bird (2019) Robert Levin The picture continues Soderbergh's own experimentation with the iPhone as his camera of choice, the fluidity of which gives the movie a loose and naturalistic quality. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/4 Arctic (2018) Robert Levin The instinct to say less is admirable, but the movie is too scarce with exposition, too limited in back story and eventually suffers from a dearth of dramatic payoffs. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/4 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Robert Levin Only smart and talented people could make a movie like Velvet Buzzsaw, an art world satire meshed with a horror movie that trades in big ideas but finds precious little that's new to say about them. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/4 Aquaman (2018) Jordan Hoffman Hollywood has given us the greatest, goofiest holiday gift in a long time. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Jordan Hoffman A late in the game montage is a crafty excuse to re-examine Redford's career. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/4 The Other Side of Hope (2017) Jordan Hoffman The humor in The Other side of Hope doesn't necessarily emerge from jokes - sometimes it's just a well-placed shot of a dog - but it shows how human kindness rarely takes the form of grandiose Hallmark-ready overtures. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Jordan Hoffman Jackson's use of editing is extraordinary. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/4 Notes on an Appearance (2018) Jordan Hoffman We're in deep, art house territory, but not without a sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 Burning (2018) Jordan Hoffman It's the type of movie that demands immediate discussion afterward. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3.5/4 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Robert Levin It's an old-fashioned crowd-pleaser in the best possible sense: let's be honest, if you're going to make a traditional Hollywood movie about an underdog fighting an unjust system, it'd be tough to find a more appropriate subject. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
3/4 Vice (2018) Robert Levin It should surprise no one that Christian Bale is so authentic as Dick Cheney in Vice that it's positively creepy. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 Vox Lux (2018) Robert Levin Vox Lux is a discomfiting, trying movie that also has the confidence to establish its particular perspective and see it through to the end. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
2.5/4 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Robert Levin It should be much more gripping than it is. The movie only really enlivens in its portrayals of the most particularly savage and gruesome moments of the story. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/4 Roma (2018) Robert Levin ...the greatest film Alfonso Cuarón has made. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 The Favourite (2018) Robert Levin Lanthimos takes a great deal of pleasure in depicting the scheming involved. The movie has a core of dry, biting wit... EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 Outlaw King (2018) Robert Levin Even if you've seen all of this before, the film offers plenty of authentic Scottish atmosphere: The sweeping landscape shots highlight the diverse beauty of the land and you can practically feel the cold, gray chill pouring out from the screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
2.5/4 The Front Runner (2018) Robert Levin ...a propagandistic cop-out and simply too wrong for this moment to ignore. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
2.5/4 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Robert Levin It's the sort of impressionistic pastiche, the tweaking of iconic Americana, that defines so much of the Coens' best work. The other chapters have their moments EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Suspiria (2018) Robert Levin It is primarily a visceral, unsettling experience, one that remains somewhere out of total grasp but nonetheless clear in the notion that a strange, terrifying and altogether meaningful awakening is occurring inside Susie within the Markos walls. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/4 What They Had (2018) Robert Levin These actors convey every inch of this layered emotional terrain. Swank puts her aptitude for externalizing inner desperation to great use, while Shannon's wild-card sensibility intriguingly congeals with his regular guy bar owner character. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Robert Levin This is a true vintage New York writer's movie in the best sense. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
2.5/4 Mid90s (2018) Robert Levin An authentically naturalistic depiction of rebellious youth culture on the city's gritty, wayward streets. But other impulses lessen the dramatic impact and suggest that Hill could have used some more time with his screenplay. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/4 First Man (2018) Robert Levin Chazelle brings the movie a keen eye for immersive action, including a multitude of point-of-view shots and other techniques that aim to put the audience squarely into Armstrong's perspective. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/4 A Star Is Born (2018) Robert Levin "A Star is Born" never sacrifices the conviction of its earliest moments, which so smartly connect these characters as artists and humans while also upholding the sanctity of their individual journeys. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 Free Solo (2018) Robert Levin It is an amazing cinematographic achievement, filled with breathtakingly intricate camerawork that gives such a tangible sense of the extraordinary dangers facing this man. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/4 The Sisters Brothers (2018) Robert Levin Reilly carries the movie with a performance rife with melancholy and weariness. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/4 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Robert Levin The Flint scenes are the movie's best and most affecting. Moore frames his hometown as a representation of America as a whole: exploited, stricken by chaos and despair and on the brink of collapse, but filled with people who simply won't stop trying... EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
2.5/4 Lizzie (2018) Robert Levin Straightforwardness, really driven home by the romance, robs these events of their most haunting, opaque quality. There should be a degree of ambiguity here in terms of the character that's missing. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
3/4 Mandy (2018) Robert Levin Mandy is the real deal. It's a disturbing, expressionist horror picture. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/4 Papillon (2017) Jordan Hoffman Papillon isn't a particularly original film, but it far from a prison sentence. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 Support the Girls (2018) Robert Levin It's an experience that's relatable in some fashion to anyone who has worked for minimal wages at a service job, and the film derives its sly and unexpected power in the naturalistic way its presented. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
0.5/4 The Happytime Murders (2018) Robert Levin It sinks to depths far below even the most liberal and relaxed of expectations. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2018
2.5/4 Juliet, Naked (2018) Robert Levin It remains relentlessly soft around the edges, committed to a glossy romantic comedy aesthetic that underplays the inherent weirdness of this cosmically unlikely scenario. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/4 We the Animals (2018) Robert Levin We the Animals is a coming-of-age movie in which the formative experiences at hand are defined by intense primal sensations rather than specific waypoints in a predetermined narrative. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018
3.5/4 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Robert Levin Finds Lee in that vintage mode; it's a period piece, infused with anger and sarcasm, that tells a stranger-than-fiction true story, but one that is animated by the tumultuous American present. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/4 The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Robert Levin A gleefully dopey action-comedy with a nonsense plot and the expected high jinks that nonetheless consistently entertains. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
2.5/4 The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Robert Levin Akhavan takes a restrained approach to chronicling Cameron's journey and Moretz is never up to the task of conveying any sense of inner struggle. The character is too static and feels too sure of herself for the movie to deliver the gut punch it should. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/4 Blindspotting (2018) Robert Levin That it feels as authentic and well-honed as it does is a testament to its creative talent's innate familiarity and love for this city, and deeper understanding of the degree to which the Oakland experience is the American one. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/4 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Scott A. Rosenberg "Ant-Man and The Wasp" is the perfect respite from those massive movies - a smaller movie, you could say, if you like bad puns. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2018
2/4 Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Robert Levin It's simply not what we need right now, or ever. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/4 Three Identical Strangers (2018) Jordan Hoffman I've got bad news. Once "Three Identical Strangers" comes out, it will add fertilizer to the soil of every nut case's conspiracy theory. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018