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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 I Blame Society (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ...a kind of homegrown, audacious production that's the product of an ambitious creative soul. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
5/10 Silk Road (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman The Silk Road story deserves a better movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
8/10 The Mauritanian (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman ...a film about competing ideas and not a stirring courtroom drama. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
6/10 Land (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman Consistent with its protagonist, "Land" presents a guarded, ambiguous, and naive narrative. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
6/10 Malcolm & Marie (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman ...a therapy session with questionable results. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
7/10 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman Shaka King's feature debut is rousing but frustrating. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
8/10 The Wanting Mare (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman A triumph of form and substance, "The Wanting Mare" is a beautifully constructed film worth revisiting for its narrative meaning in the coming years. A single viewing is not enough. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
6/10 Bliss (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman "Bliss," a film that captures Cahill's indie-film sensibilities, isn't nearly as emotionally engaging as previous efforts. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
7/10 The Dig (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman ...a subtle movie that doesn't let sensationalized elements overshadow historical import. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
7/10 The Little Things (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman ...a well-made crime procedural. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
9/10 Nomadland (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman A sublime combination of reality and fiction, "Nomadland" is a perfect continuation of director Chloé Zhao's naturalistic story-telling approach. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
8/10 The White Tiger (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman It's oddly inspiring stuff, if also uncomfortably grim. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
6/10 Don't Tell a Soul (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman Writer/director Alex McAulay's mean-spirited, mud-caked, scungy thriller, "Don't Tell a Soul," gets a boost from an uncharacteristically scary Rainn Wilson. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
4/10 The Marksman (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman Googling things to see along Route 66 is more entertaining than "The Marksman." EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
7/10 The Racer (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman It's a compelling story and one that left me intrigued. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
Busman's Holiday (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman The kind of subtle movie that sneaks up on you. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
10/10 Collective (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Many movies have fictionalized the journalistic process, but, in using the documentary form, "Collective" uniquely shows its truth. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2021
8/10 Martin Eden (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman It's an ambitious movie that takes the writing of one of America's most well-known authors and transcribes it into something approaching Italian art. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2021
8/10 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "Pieces of a Woman" is an almost unbearably personal film. The intimacy on screen is authentic and often uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2021
8/10 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman Because "Shadow in the Cloud" is such a thrilling escape, Liang manages to insert some subtle and not so subtle comments about what it is to be a woman in a patriarchal society. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
9/10 One Night in Miami (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ...an entertaining and provocative fictional narrative. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
8/10 The Midnight Sky (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman Despite its depressing end-of-the-world premise, the film is entertaining and, at times, gripping. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
8/10 Soul (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "Soul" challenges us to consider its heartfelt themes. We're reminded that the process of self-discovery always provides a solid foundation for great story-telling. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
7/10 News of the World (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ... a good film masking a more important one. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
7/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman Instead of making a sophisticated point, "Wonder Woman 1984" devolves into a typical action-driven superhero yarn. But those elements are mighty well presented. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
6/10 The Ringmaster (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Finding the through point was nothing less than a Herculean task, and they mostly succeed. The film will play well for future documentarians. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
9/10 Promising Young Woman (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "Promising Young Woman" is a lightning rod, a film that should find many awards nominations. It's also the provocation that 2020 needs. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
5/10 Greenland (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ...despite the more restrained disaster elements, there's enough of the familiar world-in-peril tension to interest fans of the genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
4/10 Songbird (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman The process of making "Songbird" had to be more entertaining than the film itself. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
7/10 Let Them All Talk (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman Soderbergh's light touch with the material is fresh and entertaining. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/10 The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman Perhaps the saddest thing about "The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee" is that Paul Hogan has still got it even in his 80s. His deadpan, nothing phases me attitude almost makes this ludicrous project work. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
7/10 Paradise City (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Paradise City" is an ambitious, epic crime drama that punches way above its indie label. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
5/10 The Prom (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman There's plenty wrong with Ryan Murphy's mirthful, insignificant film, but it's hard to deny that most viewers will have fun with it. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
8/10 Another Round (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "Another Round" celebrates the power of drink while also reminding us of the dark side. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
5/10 Half Brothers (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "Half Brothers" is an awkward and sporadically humorous attempt to explore immigration issues. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
10/10 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ...flawless. "Ma Rainey" is, on the one hand, a movie about the blues, and music is laced throughout. On the other hand, the way the players speak gives the film a rich harmony that is unparalleled. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2020
9/10 Mank (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "Mank" is a dense but never tiring movie. Film buffs will geek on it, but others will still be drawn in. And the central message is of particular import. Credit matters most when the work is the most personal. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2020
8/10 Sound of Metal (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Sound of Metal" isn't a movie about wallowing in pity and self-destructive behavior. It's a mature depiction of a tender soul forced to find a way forward. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2020
7/10 The Last Vermeer (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Covering a compelling WWII footnote, "The Last Vermeer" is an absorbing narrative told with skill and purpose. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2020
5/10 Vanguard (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ... fans of martial arts films do get some amusing set-pieces. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2020
7/10 IRL (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman While "IRL" was made before the shutdown, the narrative seems timely today more than ever before. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2020
6/10 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ... a weak effort only of interest for a terrific supporting performance. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2020
9/10 The Climb (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman I was caught by the skill of the production and the impactful story. It's a film to be contemplated on many levels. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
7/10 Fatman (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman A broad satire, "Fatman" is a solidly entertaining R-rated action-comedy. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
5/10 Come Away (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ...an attractive production let down by a story-line that's awfully hard to penetrate. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
5/10 Cup of Cheer (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman This gleefully profane, throwback spoof might feel dated and overwrought, but for some viewers, "Cup of Cheer's" constant quirky energy will be worth a few holiday chuckles. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
8/10 Let Him Go (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman While the film's marketing pushes the violence, it's the quiet moments that make "Let Him Go" special. And when tenderness is on display, against the backdrop of inhumanity, everything about this production shines brightly. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
7/10 Come Play (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ...a masterful combination of expert sound design and skilled practical effects. It's pretty darned scary too. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
7/10 Synchronic (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Compelling and entertaining, "Synchronic" is a worthy expansion of the emerging Moorhead/Benson filmmaking brand. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
6/10 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman The youthful hero mice and their efforts to combat the witches will enchant younger viewers. However, parents might grow restless as the appreciable risk to the youngsters never seems to be emergent. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020