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Bisbee '17 (2018)
Beyond the rote talking heads, the film's something of a dreamy cinematic wonder.
Posted Sep 21, 2018
It's a glum and gorgeous composition.
Posted Sep 20, 2018
Madeline's Madeline (2018)
There's also a splash of Mother! wildness in there, but it's fresh and new; my comparisons may be spot on and are irrelevant just the same.
Posted Sep 17, 2018
White Boy Rick (2018)
Somehow White Boy Rick doesn't know how to deliver, or maybe it's just that hard to make a true-life criminal be sympathetic or compelling onscreen.
Posted Sep 13, 2018
The amiable Jennifer Garner spreading her wings as an avenging angel has a lot less to work with in terms of nuance and character, though the film far exceeds "Taken" in brutality and head count.
Posted Sep 7, 2018
Support the Girls (2018)
Bujalski has created something beautiful with bare-bones humility, humor and humanism.
Posted Aug 27, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Revels smartly in the excess of its subjects without being trite, superficial or dismissive.
Posted Aug 15, 2018
One of Lee's most thoroughly entertaining works. The cast and the crisp dialogue fire with purpose.
Posted Aug 13, 2018
Dark Money (2018)
Eventually we get where Reed is going.
Posted Aug 3, 2018
McQuarrie, an obvious cinephile, layers in a slew of subtle, tongue-in-cheek film references for the enlightened.
Posted Jul 30, 2018
Eighth Grade (2018)
Where Burnham surprises is in his directing. He possesses a keen eye for how young teens see the world, everything bigger and broader or smaller and suffocating, and nothing in between.
Posted Jul 20, 2018
The most telling and frightening aspect of Don't Worry, however, is its raw and honest depiction of addiction and the grip it has on the ensnared.
Posted Jul 20, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
The action sequences are seamless, funny and, with their use of big-small toggles, ever surprising and fresh.
Posted Jul 9, 2018
Leave No Trace (2018)
The film's so tight and intimate and quiet you feel as if you're at the campfire sipping pine needle tea with Tom and Will.
Posted Jun 29, 2018
Never quite achieves the amusement ride thrill that made its ancestors such scary good fun.
Posted Jun 25, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018)
It's imperfect but delightful, troubling yet winsome, and an absolute blast to watch in a theater no matter the implications of an industry so incapable of creating original content or opportunities for its female talent.
Posted Jun 11, 2018
Hotel Artemis (2018)
It doesn't help that in an era of grand set designs, the glimmers of the outer-scape feel cheap, plastic and uninspired - not in the cheesy, good way.
Posted Jun 8, 2018
It's not nearly as sharp or socially biting, but does have a fresh, whimsical take on tomorrow.
Posted Jun 1, 2018
First Reformed (2018)
First Reformed is something of a resurrection for the 71-year-old filmmaker, and an apt one.
Posted May 24, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
The film is at its thriving best when the screen is filled by the potpourri of personality that orbits the pivotal pilot of the title.
Posted May 24, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Where the original was... fresher than a boatload of day scallops, the part deux follow-up feels more like daily gruel.
Posted May 18, 2018
Eerie, foreboding and profoundly disorienting.
Posted May 18, 2018
Little Pink House (2018)
The reedy true-life saga never quite finds its pulse and purpose.
Posted May 4, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
The [Russo] brothers clearly know what clicks and to keep things moving.
Posted Apr 26, 2018
Beneath the hideously feigned southern charm of "Krystal" is a picture so averse to any sense of sincerity or meaningful character development that the end product is nothing more than a naval-gazing attempt at madcap humor and aw-shucks romance.
Posted Apr 18, 2018
You Were Never Really Here (2018)
The film's a brutal, cerebral exposé that's bone-bruising in execution.
Posted Apr 12, 2018
A Quiet Place (2018)
If this were simply a thespian throw-down, the wordless women would crush the berserker aliens in no time.
Posted Apr 6, 2018
Not enough can be said about Clarke... who slides seamlessly into the countenance of Teddy Kennedy, from the cagey arrogance and compassionate, somber reflectiveness to the vacant eyes of a man coming to terms with his own lethal folly.
Posted Apr 5, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
Ready Player One feels long played out.
Posted Mar 30, 2018
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Isle of Dogs is all Anderson, and proudly so. It walks like a dog, talks like a human and travels in the ennui of the disenfranchised.
Posted Mar 28, 2018
Despite all those curiosity-piquing tags, the result's a muddled mix of great performances, edgy atmosphere and infuriating "is this really happening" plot twists.
Posted Mar 22, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Luckily, DuVernay is in charge and able to add a spark to the proceedings, enlivening every frame with a refreshing gusto.
Posted Mar 13, 2018
First-time director Cory Finley orchestrates the cloistered black comedy with veteran aplomb, and while that's a testament to the filmmaker's skill, the success of Thoroughbreds hangs entirely on the deft performances by Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke.
Posted Mar 7, 2018
"Annihilation" holds you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Posted Feb 22, 2018
Black Panther (2018)
In short, it's a game go, with some nicely layered-in barbs about the state of race relations, and there's a mound of Oscar gold to be found among the impressive (mostly African-American) cast.
Posted Feb 16, 2018
The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
[Clint] Eastwood, a capable and competent filmmaker, seems to have trusted the script and his non-actors more than his instincts.
Posted Feb 9, 2018
It's an amazing feat of filmmaking, but where Cuarón should have applied similar elbow grease was on the script.
Posted Feb 1, 2018
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
It's far too long, too haphazardly scotch-taped together and full of gaping plot holes, but it's also exciting, emotional at times and mindless fun that's worth seeing on the big screen.
Posted Jan 31, 2018
A Woman, A Part (2017)
It's the dynamics between these characters and their feelings of discontent that elevates "A Woman, a Part" from an intelligent character study to a film that unveils emotional introspection at every given turn, making for something evocative and timely.
Posted Jan 24, 2018
[Joachim] Trier weaves a weird tapestry that ensnares its heroine and the audience alike.
Posted Jan 19, 2018
Phantom Thread (2018)
The synergy between the three is so uncanny and genuine that you wonder if they weren't brainwashed and shoehorned into their roles - forever to be Reynolds, Alma and Cyril in the waking world of 2018 and onward.
Posted Jan 12, 2018
The Post (2018)
The subtle jockeying by all three becomes a most civil parlor game, telling of an era when media were far too cozy with their subjects to justifiably claim objectivity.
Posted Jan 11, 2018
It's just too bad in its rush to get small and cheeky, it didn't take stock more globally.
Posted Dec 27, 2017
The Greatest Showman (2017)
Despite the fleeting moments of joy granted us by the 11 wonderful music videos found in this film, The Greatest Showman remains a mess.
Posted Dec 27, 2017
I, Tonya (2018)
Like its plucky anti-heroine, I, Tonya is full of grit and determination, enough to make it where pedigree, decorum and odds are stacked in opposition.
Posted Dec 22, 2017
Call Me by Your Name (2018)
It's a striking reminder of the power of memory and the idea that love lost isn't love wasted, a message that rings beautifully clear and universal no matter how singular and lasting the story of Elio and Oliver is.
Posted Dec 20, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
... plenty of twists, turns and pleasant surprises to hold an audience rapt over the two-and-a-half-hour running time.
Posted Dec 14, 2017
Wonder Wheel (2017)
The problem with Wonder Wheel ultimately becomes its endless rotation of self-loathing, self-interested and shortsighted characters, wanting without doing.
Posted Dec 12, 2017
The Shape of Water (2017)
Guillermo del Toro returns to fine form with this fairy tale-cum-horror story that effectively echoes the texture, mood and style of his 2006 gem, "Pan's Labyrinth."
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Roman J. Israel, Esq. has positively no idea what type of film it wants to be.
Posted Nov 28, 2017