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Rating Title/Year Author
Tenet (2020) Kelley Dong The scale of its spectacle suggests innovation; but Nolan's combination of the reverse motion with the cross cut, which he's dressed with trivial exposition, has all been done before. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
Come and See (1985) Jeremy Carr "...Come and See is a grueling masterwork..." EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2020
Sorry We Missed You (2019) Leonardo Goi "In its plea for compassion and outrage, Sorry We Missed You is anything but apologetic: it's fierce, relentless, and devastating..." EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2020
Made in Hong Kong (1997) Sean Gilman Its ultra-cheap production and effortless blending of genre film tropes with art house sensibilities mark[s] it as a successor to the classics of the Hong Kong New Wave... EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2020
Princess Cyd (2017) Elissa Suh The undervalued director confers a frank grace, letting each of these ideas collide and tangle, and rest among themselves-an exemplary feat of cinema, and one that ought to extend to the world. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
The Strange Ones (2017) Elissa Suh ...a metaphysical horror that never quite comes to a head. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
I Am Another You (2017) Elissa Suh Over-narrating and explicating his charisma in lieu of showing it, Wang's undertaking of roughing it in Florida proves unpalatable, difficult, and a bit problematic-though the film's third act will soon reveal why. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Most Beautiful Island (2017) Elissa Suh Asensio sequesters us to loitering long-takes in this slowburn thriller that becomes a riveting fable of immigrant struggles. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
() Elissa Suh James N. Kienitz Wilkins' kaleidoscopic documentary Common Carrier is comprised entirely of superimpositions that roughly sketch the struggle of a handful of modern artists in this technology-riddled world. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Gemini (2017) Elissa Suh Gemini's utilization of professional (and in this case, underrated) actresses works to his advantage; the talented pair achieve an affinity sweet and enigmatic, cresting with the arch of an eyebrow or a longing gaze. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Thirst Street (2017) Elissa Suh The film bestows us the opportunity for dialogue, as the best of cinema and many titles often do. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Flames (2017) Elissa Suh With high potential to ruffle with its solipsism, Flames turns out to be cathartic and timely piece of performance art that might be the most representative of our society. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Buster's Mal Heart (2016) Elissa Suh Sarah Adina Smith teasingly dips to sci-fi, only to haphazardly scatter it all for the sake of philosophy. In lieu of a rule-bound universe, we get a smattering of quantum mechanics, apocalypse myths and a shaking fist at God and the Bible. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
A Suitable Girl (2017) Elissa Suh [It] doesn't upbraid or rail against the practice of arranged marriage that is its central subject, but rather employs it as the context...it questions not, instead offering a clear-eyed and empathetic look into the process. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Abundant Acreage Available (2017) Elissa Suh MacLachlan has a way of reducing his characters and, by his extension, viewers to children, as a way to keenly elicit our empathies, but at the risk of having his film feel too rudimentary. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Flower (2017) Elissa Suh ...it is a shame that Max Winkler's debut, with its muddy gender politics, isn't a better film. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
The Lovers (2017) Elissa Suh It serves as tender comedic fodder that proves the greater biting point the film makes about infidelity and monogamy. The film eviscerates the Hollywood sheen of middle-aged marrieds... EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
The Circle (2017) Elissa Suh James Ponsoldt's film is an egregious adaptation neutered of all the chilling entertainment of the Dave Eggers novel on which the film is based. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Shadowman (2017) Elissa Suh A more traditional documentary, no less riveting... EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
City of Ghosts (2017) Elissa Suh City of Ghosts works urgently...the grainy and grisly images contrast deeply with the Islamic State's own slick filmic efforts that ironically and blatantly mimic the language of Hollywood movies with unsettling efficiency. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
For Ahkeem (2017) Elissa Suh For Ahkeem poignantly unfolds with all the accouterments of a narrative film. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Boundaries (2018) Elissa Suh Writer-director Chloé Robichaud films in purposefully icy grays, but the film falls victim to its own drabness. Her characters are barely more than archetypes. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Pendular (2017) Elissa Suh Visual motifs and avant-garde fixtures pretend to obscure a digestible storyline concerning two artists in relation to their craft, success, and each other. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Sexy Durga (2017) Elissa Suh Sasidharan, though a skilled craftsman, exploits these unknown variables for the sake of mood and tension. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Menashe (2017) Elissa Suh Spoken entirely in Yiddish, Menashe is a sort of Kramer vs. Kramer of the Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Played by Menashe Lustig, the titular character proves immediately lovable, if not a mensch. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
4 Days in France (2016) Elissa Suh Reybaud's expertly ordered world is predicated on a genteel kindness, of strangers and Pierre alike, and starts to crack ever so slightly the further north he travels and the colder it gets. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
The Challenge (2016) Elissa Suh A mystifying series of coy and curious impressions, The Challenge is also undeniably playful in its observation of collective and unseen preening. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Wùlu (2016) Elissa Suh Ladji exercises restraint and carries something like wisdom, setting him apart from most gangsters... EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Autumn, Autumn (2016) Elissa Suh At least for this viewer, there's something darkly lonesome about Autumn, Autumn EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Happy Times Will Come Soon (2016) Elissa Suh Comodin's film burns itself to your brain, just as a pair of sapphire-glazed eyes blaze deeply against the viridian dark. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Tikkun (2015) Elissa Suh Tikkun is the more spiritual kind. The film's austere and provocative look contrasts with the dramatic excitement absent from the film's story-Tikkun's conflict concerns the soul-and compensates at times for its ponderous pacing. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Donald Cried (2016) Elissa Suh Avedisian maintains an even hand in depicting this oddball friendship and skirts sentimentalism in what turns out to be an amusing film. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
The Fits (2015) Elissa Suh The Fits exhibits a rhythm all its own as unique and spirited as the girls' dancing. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Kill Me Please (2015) Elissa Suh Mate-me por favor becomes muddled as Rocha da Silveira's bold direction takes on too many elements, including a not-so-fully formed allusion to an underbelly caused by rapid modernization in the wealthy neighborhood... EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Peter and the Farm (2016) Elissa Suh Garrulous and cranky, roughened and wizened, farmer Peter Dunning wears a snowy Santa Claus beard and bears not only physical resemblance to Robin Williams, but also exhibits the actor-comedian's self-effacing humor... EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Behemoth (2015) Elissa Suh The obvious beauty of these images is bittersweet; we are gazing after all at what is now scorched earth, tilled by machinery and toiled over by humans, impoverished and exploited... EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Private Life (2018) Elissa Suh With the masterful Private Life, Tamara Jenkins excavates without puncture, but small cuts can cause the most acute pain. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Ham on Rye (2019) Linda Kersnerová To be completely direct, Ham on Rye is in fact wildly enjoyable. A little over two weeks' worth of time and a limited budget are rarely the elements for a movie as well put-together as this film. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
Earth (Erde) (2019) Daniel Kasman No mere glorification of nature's ambiance, it is instead a distressing dispatch of violent upheaval, capturing the magnitude of the displacement of earth on a massive scale... EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
I Wish I Knew (2010) Sean Gilman Weaving a beautiful, dreamlike path through history, I Wish I Knew is less documentary as essay film than documentary as prose poem, its meandering reinforced by Lim Giong's delicate, melancholy score and Zhao Tao's presence... EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3.5/5 Black Christmas (2019) Willow Maclay The #MeToo movement was a primal scream that rose up from the throats of women. Black Christmas is an echo of that initial feeling. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
Atlantics (2019) Kelli Weston [Diop] blends social realism with fantasy and horror into a boldly atmospheric production, a lyrical elegy equal parts mythic and phantasmagoric. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Forrest Cardamenis It...forces us to reconsider a body of work that is far more expansive than it is often given credit for by changing the template of his previous mob films and foregrounding questions of aging both in its text and its production. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
5/5 Halloween II (2009) Willow Maclay This is a slasher film that aches. There is no enjoyment in the bloodshed here. Only sorrow and Zombie's attention to the psychological effects of violence prove masterful. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Leonardo Goi It is a relentless, intoxicating fight of two men fumbling after the light and receding deeper into darkness. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Starless Dreams (2016) Tanner Tafelski ...Oskouei's finest work yet. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
() Tanner Tafelski ...a crushing look at oppressive patriarchal society in which Oskouei offers a portrait of women and the different ways they're restricted financially, physically, mentally, and ethically. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Chained for Life (2018) Caden Mark Gardner Often funny, consistently bizarre, surprisingly sweet, and resolutely provocative, there is perhaps no other American film released this year that meditates this intensely on what it means to feel seen in film. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Pain and Glory (2019) Leonardo Goi Pain and Glory, Almodóvar's superb new film, scintillates with the same empathy and auto-fictional flair of earlier works, but opens up a new chapter where the two can come together. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Joker (2019) Forrest Cardamenis Joker is replete with the signifiers of great cinema, all dialed up so heavily that they could denote parody if the film were not so serious. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019