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Rating Title/Year Author
Easy Living (1949) Howard Thompson But perhaps the most persuasive thing about "Easy Living" is the forthright depiction of professional football as a stimulating, cash-on-the-line business, one Mr. Schnee seems to understand from locker room to goalpost. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
() Jason Bailey If there is a solid laugh to be found in "Sextuplets," this viewer missed it. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019) Glenn Kenny These songs have the power to move, inspire, make you dance. For the first time in my experience of Springsteen, they made me want to hide under my seat. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Wesley Morris Watching Berman persist is fascinating, embarrassing and undignified, like a politician on "Dancing With the Stars." Why, I wondered, is he doing this? EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Aquarela (2018) Jeannette Catsoulis The movie, like the elemental forces we continue to exacerbate, never explains itself. Surrender to it, though, and a narrative - of spectacle, conflict and retaliation - will eventually become clear. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Kingdom (2019) Ben Kenigsberg The film acquits itself honorably, even if its ultimate message is disquieting. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Fin de siglo (2019) Glenn Kenny The measured ordinariness of its first section [is] a sly setup for a poetic film that handles narrative as a kind of scarf dance. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? (2018) Ben Kenigsberg The movie unfolds impressionistically. To call it a portrait of collective resilience is accurate, but that description shortchanges its richness on both human and historical scales. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas (2018) Glenn Kenny The animation is handsome, the graphic settings understated but intelligently detailed. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Ben Kenigsberg "Cold Case Hammarskjold" is finally poised unsatisfyingly between an explosive exposé and a self-conscious put-on. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Sócrates (2018) Jeannette Catsoulis This passionate first feature crams a lot of drama into its brief 71 minutes. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Driven (2018) Jeannette Catsoulis "Driven" is a good-natured, divertingly jolly mess. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Bilge Ebiri The action is unclear and the menace unconvincing. The tin-eared dialogue - of which there is a shocking amount, for a movie set largely underwater - doesn't help either. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Manohla Dargis It banks on your cruelty, which might be interesting if the movie acknowledged its meanness and didn't smother it in the requisite late-act sentimental blather about friendship, family and so on. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Manohla Dargis Linklater's visuals are... unfussy, direct; as always, he creates felt intimacy among people. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Los Reyes (2018) Bilge Ebiri The directors avoid symbolism or didacticism, and instead immerse us in a sense of life lived at the languid pace of an afternoon daydream. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
Adam (2019) Teo Bugbee "Adam" is a movie that tackles big ideas about queerness and comes out looking confused - making it an experience that frustrates even as it tries to endear. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Bilge Ebiri "Angry Birds 2"... tosses story, character and sense aside, and opts for a go-for-broke style of humor. The hoops our heroes jump through become increasingly surreal and hilarious. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
One Child Nation (2019) Manohla Dargis Soul-baring and furious, the documentary "One Child Nation" takes a powerful, unflinching look at China's present through its past. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Ode to Joy (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis Freeman, never the most animated of performers, gives his specific brand of passive British miserabilism free rein. But it's Melissa Rauch, as Charlie's safely dull, place-holder girlfriend, who steals the show. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Bilge Ebiri Even as it strikes a gently irreverent tone, the film also embodies its heroine's positive energy: We understand that the world would be a better place if the rest of us were more like Dora, not the other way around. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Vision Portraits (2019) Ben Kenigsberg Despite its focus on as fluid and mysterious a subject as art, "Vision Portraits" addresses blindness in concrete, comprehensible terms. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
This Changes Everything (2018) Aisha Harris Once it finally begins to focus on the mission... "This Changes Everything" not only becomes engrossing but reveals itself as a crucial cri de coeur. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Glenn Kenny Gottsagen is a disarming performer who creates a sweet and funny character. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
After the Wedding (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis A supreme example of classed-up mediocrity, "After the Wedding," a pointless remake of Susanne Bier's 2007 melodrama of the same name, offers little that's new and a lot that's predictable, even to first-time viewers. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Love, Antosha (2019) Glenn Kenny [An] affectionate, heartbreaking documentary... EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Esto no es Berlín (2019) Ben Kenigsberg The movie celebrates the thrill of performance art, the rush of drug trips and the melancholic cacophony of Joy Division. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Brian Banks (2018) Jeannette Catsoulis "Brian Banks" isn't a great movie, but it is a worthwhile one. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Manohla Dargis An offense against feminism, narrative logic and Fleetwood Mac, "The Kitchen" is a terrible, witless mess. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Ben Kenigsberg If Alvin Schwartz's popular "Scary Stories" children's books condensed folklore into an accessible anthology form, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," an agreeable bit of fan service, performs a similar gateway function for movies. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Light of My Life (2019) Bilge Ebiri It's not original, but it is enlivened by some artful touches and two excellent performances. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Teo Bugbee Enzo is a bad dog, and his antics play worse for the film's lack of discipline. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
() Jason Zinoman ... a giddy rush of escapist nonsense from Reggie Watts. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
() Jason Zinoman "Hitler's Dog" starts in the middle of a joke and it ends abruptly. In bookending his show this way, Mr. Macdonald not only toys with the meaning of a joke, but he also drives home the point that the part can be funnier than the whole. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
You're in the Navy Now (1951) Bosley Crowther It seems only fair to warn you that this farce about Navy men is the most explosively funny service picture that has come along since the nickelodeon versions of the sinking of the battleship Maine. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
() Jason Zinoman The alt-comedy godfather Patton Oswalt has mellowed since the days when he imagined going back in time before George Lucas made the "Star Wars" prequels and killing him with a shovel. On his new special, he still rants, but sparingly. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
John Oliver: Terrifying Times (2008) Mike Hale Watching Mr. Oliver pose clueless questions to serious people on "The Daily Show" can be painfully funny. Watching him onstage for an hour is more like anesthesia. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro (2015) Mike Hale Clearly it would have been great to be sitting with your friends in that living room or that backyard a few feet away from the comedian (and her film crew). Watching others have that experience isn't quite the same thing. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Wesley Morris The filmmakers so want to maintain the joshing between Johnson and Statham that the movie's ostensible action label and the lust Shaw fears Hobbs has for his sister feel like pretexts for the romantic comedy "Hobbs & Shaw" virtually is. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
The Flower (La flor) (2016) A.O. Scott Centuries from now, you could imagine a collector digging it out of obscurity, dusting it off and setting out to solve its puzzles. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
The Son (2019) Scott Tobias [An] elegantly structured tease... EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) A.O. Scott [A] sharp-eyed, good-natured film... EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
The Nightingale (2018) A.O. Scott The punishment is the point. This is a difficult movie because the questions it raises are not easy. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
The Operative (2019) Ben Kenigsberg A serviceable but not stylish filmmaker, Adler shoots office spaces and restaurants in a blandly shadowy style redolent of peak TV. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Piranhas (2019) Glenn Kenny Despite Di Napoli's high cheekbones and natural appeal, Nicola isn't much of a character, toggling between baby-faced innocence and callow ruthlessness, but not much else. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Luce (2019) Ben Kenigsberg To say that it unfolds like a play is both accurate and undersells how gorgeously it has been rendered for the screen. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Ladyworld (2018) Teo Bugbee What at first seems a predictable story becomes surprising - lively with the energy of fresh talent and a prickly modern style. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
A Score to Settle (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis Ku... struggles to match his star's surrender to a story that seems to have little idea where it's going. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Them That Follow (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis We learn so little about these characters or the forces that shaped them that we're never drawn into their drearily blinkered world. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
() NYT Staff Mme. Nazimova's power of vivid impersonation and ability to put meaning into looks and action find full expression. The result is a genuine character... The Red Lantern is rich in detail and ensemble. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019