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Rating Title/Year Author
Dragon Quest: Your Story (2019) John Serba An indistinct fantasy saga that might be just fine for a video game in 1992, but makes for a lousy movie in 2020. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
The Farewell (2019) John Serba The Farewell is among 2019's best films. It becomes deeper, funnier and more resonant with repeated viewing, too. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) John Serba The strength is the earnestness of its characters, who don't double down on awkward or comic situations like their counterparts in too many other rom-coms. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
The Coldest Game (2019) John Serba Pullman's characterization of a hopeless boozer is so far over the top, it makes Charles Bukowski look like Ned Flanders. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Horse Girl (2020) John Serba Alison Brie's commitment to this beleaguered Horse Girl is a thing to behold. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
() Sean L. McCarthy She really doesn't have to say much more about how she's standing alone or what she's standing for these days, exactly. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Honey Boy (2019) John Serba Honey Boy is a thoughtful, frequently absorbing drama, substantial not just for LaBeouf, but for its exploration of how trauma shapes who we are. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Oliver & Company (1988) Brett White Oliver & Company is, from start to finish, a joyride that's up there with the best Disney movies of all time. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Silent War (2018) John Serba You can poke holes in this plot with a plastic spoon. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
37 Seconds (2019) John Serba 37 Seconds is overall a winning character study about a woman coming of age way later than she probably should. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
Beatles: How the Beatles Changed the World (2017) Benjamin H. Smith Against all odds, however, the 2017 documentary How The Beatles Changed The World examines the group's place in history and adds something new to the conversation. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis) (2018) John Serba Perfectly fine, and kind of boring. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
() Sean L. McCarthy A comedy superhero. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
() Sean L. McCarthy Pulling off comedy and satire within a history or cultural lesson can be a stretch... But Das pulls it off with aplomb. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
The End of the Tour (2015) Neal Pollack By removing the artifice and mystery surrounding the writer's life, by showing the gritty and semi-depressing details, The End Of The Tour actually ends up celebrating literature in a way that no cheesy Hemingway biopic can. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Crip Camp (2020) Anna Menta Crip Camp is a deeply personal and compelling narrative, and for many, a long-overdue history lesson. It is a must-watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
Airplane Mode (2020) John Serba Airplane Mode is sloppy and formulaic, more feelblah than feelgood, and as deep as a puddle on the arid steppes of Patagonia. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Anna Menta Timmy Failure is 99 minutes of fun for parents and kids alike. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
A Sun (2019) John Serba As earnest and thoughtful as A Sun can be, its sheer length has us parsing the differences between languishing and lingering. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Anna Menta Director Lana Wilson and her team captured moments that felt personal, vulnerable, and deeply authentic, and they did so with a skill and artistry that Instagram Live stories just can't match. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
What Did Jack Do? (2020) John Serba It is comedy. It is drama. It is most definitely noir, rich with delicious Lynchisms, from the squashed-flat line readings to the weird Vaudevillian flourishes to THE COFFEE. But Jack's greatest Lynchian allure is its musty atmosphere. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
NiNoKuni (2019) John Serba Ni no Kuni is not magical, and therefore smells like something we've all smelled before. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty (2020) Sean L. McCarthy Her presence is positively inspirational. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
Rob Delaney: Jackie (2020) Sean L. McCarthy Delaney is an engaging storyteller. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
Troop Zero (2019) John Serba Troop Zero may be cloying, but it has an earnest heart. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace (2020) John Serba Lousy as the movie is, you can't help but admire its entertainment value. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Eye for an Eye (2020) John Serba Uneven but enjoyable, Eye for an Eye is just preposterous enough to be entertaining, but no so preposterous that it fails to suspend our disbelief. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
Leslie Jones: Time Machine (2020) Sean L. McCarthy Giving Jones an hour or more in the spotlight affords her the opportunity to shine in a way she never could on SNL. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Benjamin H. Smith A moving portrait of an artist whose life has been brought to heel against an unbeatable foe. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
Live Twice, Love Once (2020) John Serba It's earnest, well-meaning, entirely watchable and utterly forgettable. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Ilana Glazer: The Planet is Burning (2020) Sean L. McCarthy This hour is her attempt to keep the momentum moving in the right direction. If you're up for that, then you'll be down for this. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
Duran Duran: There's Something You Should Know (2018) Benjamin H. Smith Pleasant enough but doesn't contain any information or insights you couldn't learn by just reading their Wikipedia page. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
() John Serba Amusing, if not uproarious; familiar but well-written; good, but not life-changing. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
Ghost Stories (2020) John Serba Kashyap's short is brilliant, as overtly disturbing as it is suggestive. The others are imminently skippable. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
() John Serba Como Caido Del Cielo is very silly and too long, but its heart is big. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
El Pepe: A Supreme Life (El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema) (2018) John Serba Any documentary exploring the true character of an internationally famous figure is by its very nature fascinating - and rare. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
The App (2017) John Serba Somebody took an M-60 and Rambo'd this plot. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy (2019) John Serba It's two hours long, repetitive, emotionally impenetrable, irritating, written by someone who can't find a synonym for "cute," incomprehensible and edited by Screwy Squirrel with a power chisel. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019) Sean L. McCarthy Mulaney's in total control, and yet completely out of his element. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) Joel Keller A fascinating look at how people who are hearing-impaired relate to the worlds of sound in silence in different ways. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
() John Serba After the Raid is a quietly powerful film, a portrait of a community in flux. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
The Two Popes (2019) John Serba The Two Popes is essentially a flight of fancy, and far more enjoyable than expected. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019) John Serba Accept it for its flaws, and you'll be entertained. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
Finding the Way Home (2019) John Serba Brace yourself for heartbreak, inspiration and tears of melancholy joy. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
() Joel Keller What the second edition of Live In Front Of A Studio Audience proves is that, just like any sitcom, the more chances a cast has to gel, the better a show will be. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Well Groomed (2019) Joel Keller The dedication of the groomers and the surreal work they do on their pets will keep you interested for the entire hour. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
Well Groomed (2019) Lea Palmieri The kind of documentary you're sure to find yourself telling people about, and recommending, because it's both fascinating and fun. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! (2019) Sean L. McCarthy As an immigrant, he's precisely the comedian to remind us why anyone chooses to come here, and why it's folly for so many of us to focus on what we think sucks about America, or whether it needs to be returned to greatness. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? (2019) Benjamin H. Smith Clemons' boundless spirit and lust for life is apparent, creating a fleshed out portrait of a man who touched many during his life. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
6 Underground (2019) John Serba Hate-watch it if you must, but have your air freshener holstered and ready, and prepare yourself for a scalding-hot shower after. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019