Movie Nation

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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 The White Tiger (2021) Roger Moore Far from Bahrani's most graceful film (but) a bluntly insightful melodrama about India beyond Bollywood EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
3/4 Saint Maud (2019) Roger Moore More "cerebral" than it is horrific. But "Saint Maud" is just creepy enough to come off. And you'll never look at unpopped popcorn kernels the same way again. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
3.5/4 The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020) Roger Moore This Tunisian satire has the cleverest movie plot of 2020... political and playful, romantic and ironic. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
2.5/4 Open Up to Me (2013) Roger Moore Maarit is not bellwether transgender character, and not necessarily that likeable...She's just selfish and reckless, something everybody else is to a greater or lesser degree. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
2.5/4 PG: Psycho Goreman (2020) Roger Moore Those who like this sort of thing...will find this the sort of thing they like. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
2/4 Show Me What You Got (2019) Roger Moore It's all lovely to look at, as you'd expect from a movie directed by a camera operator/DP...But in the harsh light of day, this hothouse flower wilts. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
1.4/5 Sightless (2020) Roger Moore Somebody's been watching Christopher Nolan pictures and not taking away the right lessons in plot twist tricks from them. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
3/4 Identifying Features (2020) Roger Moore Lyrical...beautiful...it lets us see the rippling trauma of this place and this time through the eyes of mothers. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
2.5/4 Tribhanga: Tedhi Medhi Crazy (2021) Roger Moore Kajol takes this star vehicle as far as her temper, her chastened rage and her skill in applying that Old English word that starts with an F can take it. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
3/4 Babenco: Tell Me When I Die (2019) Roger Moore How many a filmmaker of an artistic bent would love to go out and hope to be remembered - with a little philosophy, a little sadness and a smile of reminiscence. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
3/4 Baby Done (2020) Roger Moore Light as a feather, and just as ticklish. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
2/4 Furtive (2019) Roger Moore It has a certain quality, but I found it as unpleasant as any account of callous people mistreating animals, whatever angle they're furtively working. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
1.5/4 100% Halal (2020) Roger Moore Soap operatic and silly, patriarchal and patriarchy-bashing, (this) plays like a commentary on living a rigidly "Islamic Law" life in 2021. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
1.5/4 Brothers by Blood (2020) Roger Moore I like everybody on the screen here, just not in this movie - not in this cut of it anyway. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
2/4 No Man's Land (2021) Roger Moore Plays like a buffet diner who has overfilled his plate. There's too much thrown in here to do justice to anybody's story. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
2.5/4 Breaking Fast (2020) Roger Moore A West Hollywood rom-com so cute it flirts with "cutesy," almost cloying when it isn't being cute, but always damned adorable in the bargain. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
1.5/4 Double Dad (2020) Roger Moore As "Who's your Daddy?" comedies go, this one is a lot more "My Two Dads" than "Mamma Mia!" - sitcom lame. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
1.5/4 Tapeworm (2019) Roger Moore The misery depicted here - rarely interrupted - is contagious. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2021
1.5/4 The Marksman (2021) Roger Moore Of all the steadily slower-moving action pictures Liam Neeson has stumbled into the sunset with in the latter stages of his action hero career, "The Marksman" stands out as the stupidest. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2021
3/4 Some Kind of Heaven (2020) Roger Moore For all the promise of a "New York Times Presents" documentary, "Heaven" isn't exactly an infomercial, but it's not much deeper than that. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
1.5/4 Outside the Wire (2021) Roger Moore A generic and draggy thriller built on firefights, digital effects and bad robot jokes. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
2/4 Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business (2020) Roger Moore There are thousands and thousands of McConnells. Luck, talent, skill, pluck or originality, they all lack something that kept them from realizing their dream. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
2/4 The Mauritanian (2021) Roger Moore The screenplay needed more work and the film in the can a lot more editing to make "The Mauritanian" worthy of the talent on the set. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
2.5/4 One Night in Miami (2020) Roger Moore A somewhat stagebound movie that works and yet only comes close to thrilling just once or twice. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
2/4 Locked Down (2021) Roger Moore In the end, we're left with a gimmick movie that doesn't come off, an accurate-enough artifact of the global lockdown of last spring that will be remembered for that, and little else. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
3/4 The Dig (2021) Roger Moore Touching and richly rewarding, as entertaining as any movie about archeology could be without a bullwhip. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
1.5/4 Notes for My Son (2020) Roger Moore A dry-eyed weeper that's not nearly as sad as you might expect. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
1/4 The Rope Curse 2 (2020) Roger Moore Starts out making little sense, and makes none at all by the time the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
2/4 Hunted (2020) Roger Moore The half-hearted lean into "jokey" means that "Hunted" never gets under your skin and transitions into a visceral experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
2/4 The Wake of Light (2019) Roger Moore If you're into musing about the ethereal with an immaculately put-together but uninteresting character as she sits in the sun, runs her fingers over tree bark or walks in the surf, have at it. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
3/4 MLK/FBI (2020) Roger Moore Sturdy PBS-friendly documentary that summarizes the conflict without scandalizing the historical icon Hoover so fervently wanted to take down. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
1/4 Rock Camp: The Movie (2021) Roger Moore One never shakes the feeling that this whole enterprise is seriously tone deaf. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
1.5/4 Black Box (2020) Roger Moore Oh the horrors of a horror movie that's not the least bit horrifying. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
3/4 Acasa, My Home (2020) Roger Moore Ciorniciuc may get his camera close, but you really do get the feeling that he's taking in all this and looking it over at arm's length. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
1/4 The Stand at Paxton County (2020) Roger Moore "True story?" Not exactly. Not even close. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
2/4 Go/Don't Go (2020) Roger Moore How you take "Go/Don't Go" depends on your tolerance for minimalism, existentialism and cinema that's almost devoid of incident. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
1.5/4 Skyfire (2019) Roger Moore Whatever else comes from The New Chinese Century, their take on popcorn movie making is seriously People's Republic of Rubbish. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
2.5/4 Rams (2018) Roger Moore A bit all over the place, introducing characters and possible story threads that it abandons...But the leads and the lovely scenery make up for some of that EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
3/4 Togo (2019) Roger Moore In setting out to get it right...Disney's made a kid-friendly/dog-loving epic that harks back to some children's classics of the genre. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2021
2/4 Alaska Is a Drag (2017) Roger Moore We have hope that all the "cute" touches, quirky characters and "local color" will amount to more than it does. Sadly, it doesn't. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2021
3/4 Herself (2020) Roger Moore Gentle, proud but pleading for help, hiding her awful history as she does, we root for Sandra "Herself" so hard it hurts. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
1.5/4 Stuck Apart (2021) Roger Moore A promising but deathly slow, stumble-footed farce that can't get out of its own way EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
2.5/4 The Road to Mandalay (2016) Roger Moore As "real" as this is, a heroine proactive and assertive enough to take these risks would certainly be more interesting than the passive way Ke-Xi plays her EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
2.5/4 Wade in the Water (2019) Roger Moore A darkly comic mystery-thriller...more disquieting than fun, but more amusing than troubling. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
1/4 Stars Fell on Alabama (2021) Roger Moore A charmless little nothing riff on "Sweet Home Alabama" starring nobody you ever heard of and filmed in everybody's second-favorite Beaufort, the one in South Carolina. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
2/4 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Roger Moore It's Kirby who makes this worth watching, and even that performance is nothing anyone would call "warm..." But it's all the "pieces" around her that let down this "woman." EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
3/4 M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity (2018) Roger Moore Delightful...a playful but serious look at the life and work of a wildly popular woodcut printer, lithographer, painter and mezzotint print-maker Maurits Cornelius Escher. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2021
1.5/4 Cicada Song (2019) Roger Moore What this 77 minute indie lacks is anything like a remotely satisfying, or even comprehensible solution to the mystery, and an ending that doesn't look like "Let's wrap it up in post (production) because we're out of money." EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2021
2/4 Gunned Down (2016) Roger Moore In sticking to formula but dispensing with a lot of details common to the genre, it's not nearly as satisfying a heist picture as you'd hope. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2021
1.5/4 Torbaaz (2020) Roger Moore A mash-up that doesn't come off...a picture with hints of cute and a taste of heartache, and a heaping helping of grim, bloody violence. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2021