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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1/5
Now we should worry that studios will use this movie's probable failure to discourage future female-centric blockbusters. Don't blame the stars, all wonderful in their limited capacity.
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2
3/5
Larry Weinstein's tribute to the saxophone doesn't know when to stop wailing, but there's enough fascinating material here to appeal to the ordinary viewer, not just woodwind aficionados.
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3
4/5
Rossi and his subjects explore that uncomfortable compromise between art and commerce, which, in its own way, can also be something beautiful. Where else would art historians work alongside Wong Kar-wai, Baz Luhrmann and Rihanna?
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4
3/5
Hockney (2016)
t's fine, and Hockney is an engaging screen presence. But it could have been much more than that.
Posted Apr 20, 2016
5
3/5
6
3/5
In its second half, though, Tykwer and Hanks find a tone that works for both of them, and A Hologram For The King becomes an involving, intriguing drama.
Posted Apr 20, 2016
7
3/5
8
2/5
A few moments work very nicely, and Taylor and Scrofano have a zippy chemistry that makes it a pleasure just to watch them sit and talk together. But Sabbagh's script runs out of ideas about an hour in.
Posted Apr 18, 2016
9
3/5
The movie deals tangentially with #BlackLivesMatter but what it's really about is the space: a place where a community can get together to share their anger, pain, faults and joys. That matters too. That's what these movies are.
Posted Apr 15, 2016
10
3/5
Potoni can't trust his own instincts, let alone convince others to trust him with vulnerable kids. Curtis makes you see that internal tension, raising the stakes on what would otherwise be a conventional inspirational drama.
Posted Apr 14, 2016
11
3/5
Tackling the same dehumanizing economy the Dardennes dealt with in Two Days, One Night, director Stéphane Brizé is far more schematic, leaving little room for any emotion -except despair.
Posted Apr 14, 2016
12
1/5
Prisoner X (2015)
The new sci-fi thriller Prisoner X has not learned the lessons of Primer, and that's a shame, because it's treading similar ground. It has a good idea, but no idea how to execute it.
Posted Apr 13, 2016
13
2/5
Miles Ahead (2016)
To quote the man himself, so what?
Posted Apr 13, 2016
14
2/5
Criminal (2016)
The first and third acts are efficient extended chases, but there's an hour in the middle that's just Costner wandering around London grimacing and bleeding from various wounds. Or at least it felt that way.
Posted Apr 13, 2016
15
3/5
Transfixed (2015)
16
2/5
While cartoon panthers, bears and orangutans singing, dancing and fighting is the stuff of pure joy, watching lifelike animals do the same thing isn't nearly as pleasurable.
Posted Apr 13, 2016
17
4/5
Race showed us Stephan James could be a movie star. Across The Line mints him as an actor.
Posted Apr 13, 2016
18
3/5
The Boss (2016)
I kept watching to see what McCarthy was going to do next, and I usually enjoyed whatever it was. In a movie like this, that's really all that matters.
Posted Apr 13, 2016
19
3/5
It's not a failure by any means, but given the power and elegance with which Guzmán usually makes his points, it does seem rather slight.
Posted Apr 6, 2016
20
3/5
Borealis (2015)
The movie's greatest asset is its cast: Chernick and King are very well matched in the leads, and Pollak and Emily Hampshire deliver solid support.
Posted Apr 6, 2016
21
3/5
Francofonia (2016)
22
2/5
23
4/5
Harrington fills the movie with famous fans like Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow and John Prine, among others, but the real power of her film is in its archival performances.
Posted Apr 6, 2016
24
2/5
Takes the obvious jabs at record labels, shows its cards early and spends the rest of the time humming the same tune.
Posted Mar 30, 2016
25
3/5
City Of Gold (2016)
26
1/5
For a movie about limitless potential, Absolutely Anything carries no creative spark of its own.
Posted Mar 30, 2016
27
4/5
28
5/5
Midnight Special's greatest asset is simply Shannon, who undercuts his imposing screen persona with deep veins of vulnerability and fear.
Posted Mar 30, 2016
29
4/5
Structured with a deceptively casual hand, it's charming and smartly observed throughout, and the ensemble cast vanish into their period roles.
Posted Mar 30, 2016
30
3/5
Darling (2016)
It's ultimately too slight to stand out in its chosen sub-genre, but Carter's performance as a woman slowly reduced to one raw nerve will keep you watching all the way through to the end.
Posted Mar 30, 2016
31
1/5
Wow. It's worse than I'd feared.
Posted Mar 24, 2016
32
3/5
It's a hell of a story, but I kept thinking The Clan should land a lot harder than it does.
Posted Mar 23, 2016
33
3/5
34
2/5
35
2/5
The kindness of average mortals is far more comforting than the stuff that involves bright lights. If only the film threw more of its weight behind believing in people.
Posted Mar 17, 2016
36
2/5
It's rambling and unstructured by design, but the self-consciously playful score and the sense of "hey, just shoot whatever" get a little wearying.
Posted Mar 16, 2016
37
2/5
There's no reason this should run almost two hours.
Posted Mar 16, 2016
38
2/5
The films themselves are so bland and monotonous that it's difficult to invest beyond being happy that actors I like are being well-compensated for their work.
Posted Mar 16, 2016
39
1.5
Coconut Hero (2015)
Coconut Hero turns into a film about an oddball kid relieved to find out he has a brain tumour, a new escape hatch from his small Canadian town seemingly populated by Wes Anderson's bastard children.
Posted Mar 16, 2016
40
4/5
I'm not sure Côté has the answers. But he's found a really compelling way to ask the questions.
Posted Mar 16, 2016
41
4/5
Malick captures fleeting moments and ethereal visions and lets them swirl alongside the remnants of a shredded script like confetti in a vacuum.
Posted Mar 16, 2016
42
5/5
Chi-Raq (2015)
43
3/5
The Bronze (2016)
44
2/5
It's only suspenseful if you aren't familiar with the story of Christ -- but if you aren't, there's no reason you'd be watching this.
Posted Mar 16, 2016
45
1/5
It plays like a remake of Crank by someone who didn't realize Crank was a comedy already.
Posted Mar 16, 2016
46
4/5
This movie is about its characters rather than its situation, and the actors are quick to fill the emotional space.
Posted Mar 10, 2016
47
2/5
The novelty of older white folks bouncing to hip-hop is not lost on some of the younger dancers in the film, who point out that this demographic usually calls the cops on them. The film rides that novelty, because really that's all it's got.
Posted Mar 10, 2016
48
4/5
Saint-Exupéry's darker tones and intense emotions are all here, echoing the Little Girl's own self-discovery in a dual narrative that dares to be more evocative and sophisticated than children are accustomed to.
Posted Mar 10, 2016
49
3/5
River (2016)
From moment to moment, it's quite compelling, and Sutherland's totally convincing as a panicked, desperate young man.
Posted Mar 9, 2016
50
3/5
Apichatpong's latest venture into low-key magic realism is pleasurable but familiar.
Posted Mar 9, 2016