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Rating Title/Year Author
() Roger Catlin [Salt-N-Pepa] is buoyed by the music from the hip hop team, the spirited performances from GG Townson and Lalia Odom as Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandra "Pepa" Denton respectively. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
Tulsa (2020) Roger Catlin Unless Tulsa becomes a cult item in the category of sub-Norris attempts, it may be time for Pryor to return his full focus to personal injury law. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Donna Stronger Than Pretty (2021) Roger Catlin Amundsen is an appealing actress with some flashes of Ali McGraw here and there, but we have to question her character's judgment from the start by going with such an obvious disaster. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
Ice Cream in the Cupboard (2020) Roger Catlin In a laudable adherence to reality, the film doesn't reach for any magic resolution at its end. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Minor Premise (2020) Roger Catlin A nifty puzzle, a scientific thriller that doesn't insult the intelligence with any superfluous corn. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
The Ringmaster (2019) Roger Catlin Like a few other films about failed film projectss, this one has a lot to offer. It's an enjoyable watch that would only be made better with a fresh basket of just the right onion rings. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
Elizabeth is Missing (2019) Roger Catlin Glenda Jackson turns in a brilliant performance as a woman descending into dementia. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
Effigy: Poison and the City (2019) Roger Catlin A transformative and artful portrait of an era just before science and criminology could get a hold of this specific kind of deviation. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
My Psychedelic Love Story (2020) Roger Catlin Engrossing. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Roger Catlin [David Byrne's American Utopia] may be all you need to lift you up above the dire world all around you. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Feels Good Man (2020) Roger Catlin Most interesting is a look in how the 4Chan malcontents grew into a group so antisocial it viewed the rise of Trump as its own victory. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Boys State (2020) Roger Catlin It's an engrossing and thought-provoking documentary. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
The Swamp (2020) Roger Catlin An interesting look inside anyway. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2020
After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News (2020) Roger Catlin The insidious networks of misinformation who snake their conspiracy theories into mainstream news media are deftly explored. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2020
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Roger Catlin Mostly, there is well-crafted tension that will make you miss the series more. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Roger Catlin Here's Zach Galifianakis at his best. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Ramy Youssef: Feelings (2019) Roger Catlin Recommended. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Roger Catlin It's a warming, welcoming and well made farewell. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Running With Beto (2019) Roger Catlin His enthusiasm is infectious, even as his family gets wary of his relentless campaigning. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
Native Son (2019) Roger Catlin Ashton Sanders gives a strong performance as Bigger. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
306 Hollywood (2018) Roger Catlin Visually striking. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
() Roger Catlin [Tyler Perry] keeps things moving in a special that keeps its focus on the music, which was marvelous. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Free Solo (2018) Roger Catlin Breathtaking photography. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
United Skates (2018) Roger Catlin Amid it all are the joyful expressions on wheels, reflective of different cities and regions. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) Roger Catlin A complete look at [Sammy Davis, Jr's] many sides, from the pint-sized tap whiz to adult crooner and foundry-breaker. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Roger Catlin The great, untold story of Native American pioneers of rock 'n' roll should be shown to every misguided MAGA-hat wearing student at Covington Catholic High School. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018) Roger Catlin The strong documentary "Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists"...makes a strong case that Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill...each offered some of the best journalism of the late 20th century with work that championed the poor and voiceless. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Brexit (2019) Roger Catlin Benjamin Cumberbatch is very good as usual as a single minded organizer who wants to break from the staid conservative politicians who have failed on the issue for years. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Momentum Generation (2018) Roger Catlin The film by Michael and Jeff Zimbalist is full of awesome surf footage on huge waves, but also a lot of emotional reminiscing among its stars, which include Taylor Steele, Kelly Slater, Rob Machado and about a dozen more. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (2018) Roger Catlin A documentary on the case Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland... puts a face on the Black Lives Matter struggles and is enhanced by her many encouraging (and not necessarily anti-cop) messages on her video blog. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2018
Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (2018) Roger Catlin Now a little greying, they are typically deadpan in their patter, which is as amusing as the songs. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018
The Oslo Diaries (2017) Roger Catlin An enlightening documentary that goes behind the secret, even illegal, negotiations that came the closest to finding peace in the Middle East. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) Roger Catlin What once was camp is now just atrocious. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Believer (2018) Roger Catlin Dan Reynolds, frontman of the group Imagine Dragons, acts like he deserves a big pat on the back for not adhering to the discriminatory policies of the Mormon Church in which he was raised. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2018
The Tale (2018) Roger Catlin Most of all it plays like an off-putting Lifetime movie, but with a better cast (Ellen Burstyn, Common, John Heard, Frances Conroy and Elisabeth Debicki). EDIT
Posted May 29, 2018
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (2018) Roger Catlin Lucky thing that somebody put to film the agreeable tour of the Dos Amigos, in "Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life"... But there are a lot of grins in the banter, songs, bits and dances. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Roger Catlin Some of Ramin Bahrani's film is so dull, though, it may leave you wanting to read a book instead. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish! (2018) Roger Catlin If you're going to wade into the royal wedding at all, my preference hands down is "The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish"... EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie (2018) Roger Catlin The documentary... takes an awful long time telling the story of Mattel doing something they should have done a long time ago: ditch the preposterous body type of its Barbie doll for different sizes and shapes. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) Roger Catlin Director Tom Zimny keeps the focus either on vintage clips or newly filmed, lovingly shots crawling over every inch of Graceland. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2018
Andre the Giant (2018) Roger Catlin Mostly we marvel at him the same way we would by paying 50 cents at the side show. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2018
Paterno (2018) Roger Catlin Al Pacino has specialized in playing actual people for HBO films, from Roy Cohen to Phil Spector, Jack Kavorkian and now Joe Paterno, in an understated and effective portrayal of the beloved Penn State coach... EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2018
Arthur Miller: Writer (2017) Roger Catlin ... the comprehensive documentary "Arthur Miller: Writer" (HBO, 8 p.m.) the author of "Death of a Salesman" and so many other works is warm, thoughtful and expansive, probably because he's talking to his daughter [director Rebecca Miller]. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2018
Notes From The Field (2018) Roger Catlin Amid her riveting performances are many of the still indelible images from recent incidents. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2018
() Roger Catlin ... with some driving performances from Toronto interspersed with brief sermon interlude, written by Luc Sante and delivered by Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, of all people. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2018
Word Is Bond (2017) Roger Catlin ... a thoughtful exploration of hip hop... EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2018
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017) Roger Catlin It's quite a portrait, with a terrific soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2018
May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (2017) Roger Catlin ... a strong music biography... EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2018
I Am Not Your Negro (2016) Roger Catlin It's an imaginative look not only at the intellectual powerhouse of writer James Baldwin, as seen on TV interviews and in speeches, but also his own words from an unpublished manuscripts... EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2018
David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) Roger Catlin It's a thoughtful look back at a formidable artist. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2018