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Rating Title/Year Author
The Dirt (2019) Jason Bailey [A] tepid, incompetent biopic. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Triple Threat (2019) Ben Kenigsberg Your scorecard will be full, which is the point. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Maze (2017) Jeannette Catsoulis Aside from one early skirmish and the rather chaotic escape itself, Burke's thoughtful script mostly unfolds without the usual prison-movie tumult. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Out of Blue (2018) Glenn Kenny "Out of Blue" doesn't strike out only as an adaptation. What it offers on its own is tepid and predictable. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Roll Red Roll (2018) Jeannette Catsoulis A tough but essential watch, "Roll Red Roll" documents how a sexual assault in a declining Appalachian town became an international cause célèbre. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Napszállta (2018) Glenn Kenny While Nemes's near-subjective technique can generate genuine tension, it more often yields anxious tedium. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Ramen Shop (2018) Ben Kenigsberg Demonstrates the power of Instagrammable cuisine to spice up an otherwise straightforward, sentimental film. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Ben Kenigsberg The more involving "Hotel Mumbai" plays in the moment, the queasier it seems in retrospect. It reduces the randomness of real-life bloodshed to the slick thrills of a popcorn movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Us (2019) Manohla Dargis In "Us," Peele uses the metaphor of the divided self to explore what lies beneath contemporary America, its double consciousness, its identity, sins and terrors. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Manohla Dargis The movie is generally watchable, even at its slowest and ugliest, simply because the actors are solid even when their characters are repellent. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Buddy (2019) Wesley Morris The movie is warm, observant, mildly philosophical and deeply curious about the daily and inner lives of both the people and their four-legged assistants. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Frank S. Nugent A tense, melodramatic atmosphere -- something between Limehouse Nights and I Cover the Waterfront -- is successfully maintained in Daughter of Shanghai. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
King of Chinatown (1939) Frank S. Nugent Paramount should have spared us and its cast (Akim Tamiroff, Anna May Wong, Sidney Toler and J. Carrol Naish principally) the necessity of being bothered with such folderol. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
Girl (2018) Chris Vognar An immersive, empathetic film that speaks the language of tolerance without getting preachy. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
The Highwaymen (2019) A.O. Scott This isn't an especially good movie... but it is a coherent one, with the courage of its vengeful, murderous, politically terrifying convictions. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Mustang (2019) Manohla Dargis It shouldn't work - none of it - not the metaphor, not the wild horse, not what it all means for the wild man at the center. It does. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Five Feet Apart (2019) Ben Kenigsberg The last act is a supernova of shamelessness. But even then, this weepie is tough to resist entirely. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Wonder Park (2019) Teo Bugbee In the amiable animated feature "Wonder Park," a child's imagination can power an amusement park. Unfortunately, the movie falls shy of providing the same sensory thrill ride. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Hummingbird Project (2018) Ben Kenigsberg "The Hummingbird Project" may be too committed to its popcorn mechanics to double as a truly brainy exposé, but it pays other dividends. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Aftermath (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis An old-fashioned wartime romance whose plot highlights are recognizable from outer space, this gleaming dollop of prestige comfort food is neither logically coherent nor emotionally satisfying. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Combat Obscura (2018) Ben Kenigsberg Leaning in to the style its patchwork of source material requires, "Combat Obscura" is an eye-opening dispatch from a conflict mired in confusion. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Knife + Heart (2018) Glenn Kenny Gonzalez contains his love of screen excess with a deliberation that never feels contrived or cheap. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Juniper Tree (1991) Glenn Kenny The movie has a style that doesn't partake of the anticipated influences - you might expect resonances of Ingmar Bergman or Carl Dreyer, but "The Juniper Tree," which was shot in English, has a voice all its own. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Yardie (2018) Jeannette Catsoulis Elba grew up in Hackney, and also worked as a D.J., and his familiarity with the community is visible in the movie's evocation of a tumultuous world suffused with lowlife scheming and thumping tunes. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Iceman (2017) Jeannette Catsoulis We can... easily follow the unsubtitled narrative. Less clear is why the German filmmaker Felix Randau would have the imaginative idea of reconstructing the possible final days of Europe's best-preserved mummy, only to give him such a basic plot. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) Glenn Kenny The movie intersperses observations and speculations on Welles's life and work with long looks at his graphic pieces. These are fascinating. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Ash Is Purest White (2018) A.O. Scott The film as a whole is too rich with incident and surprise to be bleak. Jia has always had a sly sense of comedy, and an appreciation of spectacle. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Rezo (2018) Ben Kenigsberg Although this Russian-language feature covers a tumultuous period in history, primarily from World War II until Rezo's unexpected, career-starting introduction to the power of art, it never once resembles a checklist of sweeping events. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Mademoiselle de Joncquières (2018) Helen T. Verongos Mouret manipulates our sympathies effortlessly as the story zigzags its way... to its ultimately surprising and quite satisfying resolution. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
() Candice Frederick Although "Juanita" teeters off track a bit with the chef's half-baked back story, it soars when it allows its lead to explore the complexities of love and unbridled joy. And Woodard completely owns it. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Gloria Bell (2018) Manohla Dargis As a performer, Moore can go big, and a terrible yowl here pierces the heart. But she's a virtuoso of restraint. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Babylon (1980) Wesley Morris The movie is more interested in what feels real than what seems right. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Se rokh (2018) Manohla Dargis The story is streamlined, simple and elegant, but the plot is thickly layered. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
I'm Not Here (2017) Ben Kenigsberg While the film aspires to a clipped complexity, it comes across as gimmicky and amateurish - a chain of miseries passed off as tough truths. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
The Kid (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis "The Kid" feels less like an actual movie than a table-napkin idea for one. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) Jeannette Catsoulis The result is at once acutely distressing and quite lovely, transforming the island into something primitive and inscrutable. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Two Plains & a Fancy (2018) Glenn Kenny The mode of humor is close to cliquish anticomedy, and viewers not attuned to it may feel like there's a joke they're missing. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Ferrante Fever (2017) Jennifer Szalai It quickly becomes clear that the time it takes to sit through this padded mash note would be better spent immersed in Ferrante's mesmerizing work instead. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Black Mother (2018) Glenn Kenny In its poetic, elliptical, concise way, this film makes a grand statement: The black mother is the mother of life itself. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Da xiang xi di er zuo (2018) A.O. Scott An act of solemn, disciplined and passionate protest. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Triple Frontier (2019) Manohla Dargis [Chandor] maintains the kind of accelerated pace that gives your eyes a workout, and pads the story with an inviting camaraderie that brings you into the group. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) A.O. Scott It's not too long, not too self-important, and benefits from the craft and talent of a cast that includes Annette Bening, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Into the Forest (2015) Manohla Dargis The movie lacks urgency. The world may be burning; here, it barely simmers. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
Everybody Knows (2018) A.O. Scott Farhadi is an excellent screenwriter and an impressive handler of actors, but the film nonetheless adds up to less than the sum of its parts. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) A.O. Scott What Perry lacks in filmmaking rigor - like its predecessors, "Family Funeral" is a bit of a mess, formally and technically - he makes up for in generosity. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
El fotógrafo de Mauthausen (2018) Jason Bailey Vivid, involving and frequently terrifying. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Transit (2018) Manohla Dargis By turns intimate and expansive, "Transit" is a thrilling, at times harrowing labyrinth of a movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
Climax (2018) A.O. Scott Noé may be a better technician than a thinker. And like most parties that go on too long and spin out of control, this one gets boring after a while. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
Giant Little Ones (2018) Teo Bugbee Where many coming-of-age films build their stories around the discovery of a fixed selfhood, "Giant Little Ones" succeeds when it chooses to treat youthful identity as open to shift with accumulated experience. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
The Hole in the Ground (2019) Teo Bugbee "The Hole in the Ground" has memorable images... But the visuals serve an emotional world that feels false. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019