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Rating Title/Year Author
Fantasy Island (2020) Glenn Kenny This, really, is what happens when you take all the wrong lessons out of film school. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
The Innocent (1976) Vincent Canby Visconti's last film (completed in 1976 shortly before his death) and among the most beautiful and severely disciplined films he has ever made. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
The Photograph (2020) Manohla Dargis There's so little genuine, starry eyed you-had-me-at-hello romance in American movies today that when a new love story pops up, it's hard not to root for it. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
Downhill (2020) A.O. Scott "Downhill" is a vacation-gone-wrong comedy that lives up to its ill-advised title. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Jason Bailey It's a very funny movie - and an endlessly, refreshingly cheerful one, which is just as rare. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
The Times of Bill Cunningham (2018) Kristen Yoonsoo Kim A less than illuminating documentary. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
Olympic Dreams (2019) Teo Bugbee What if instead of the drama of athletes risking life, limb and loss for their countries, the Olympic Games set the scene for a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy? Such is the premise of "Olympic Dreams." EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
You Go to My Head (2020) Jeannette Catsoulis The movie is clamoring to erupt into melodrama, but de Clercq, content to wallow in teasingly luscious and enigmatically staged images, happily isn't listening. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
VFW (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis "VFW" is riotously scuzzy and warmly partial to its rusty heroes. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
Come as You Are (2019) Devika Girish The candor with which Erik Linthorst's script regards the characters' sexual desires - coupled with the winning performances of the actors - leavens any sentimentalism. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Glenn Kenny The big problem with the movie isn't the muddle, but the strain. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
Buffaloed (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis Simultaneously rowdy and slick, "Buffaloed" is exuberantly paced and entirely dependent on Deutch's moxie and pell-mell performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Ben Kenigsberg Sonic now resembles a cartoon hedgehog instead of a spray-painted marmot. But if anything was done to de-genericize the script, it hasn't helped. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
I Was at Home, But (Ich war zuhause, aber) (2019) Manohla Dargis In most mainstream cinema, the story tugs you along - or prods you into its mazelike corridors and toward dead ends - encouraging you to wonder what happens next. Schanelec offers next to no such prompts, trusting that you'll keep watching anyway. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
Ordinary Love (2019) A.O. Scott As persuasive as the performers can be, Tom and Joan seem less real the more time you spend with them. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
Waiting for Giraffes (2016) Ben Kenigsberg "Waiting for Giraffes" doesn't lean hard into its occupation-as-a-zoo theme. It is largely devoted to earnestly celebrating Khader's mission. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
() Ben Kenigsberg A gentle, observational movie for animal-lovers... EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
The Hoodlum Priest (1961) A.H. Weiler Despite its faults, however, The Hoodlum Priest makes its plea, dedication and story strongly felt. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Amy Nicholson To the director Michael Fimognari's credit, "P.S. I Still Love You" doesn't condescend to Lara Jean's dilemma even as her choices deserve popcorn pelted at the screen. Yet, he's content with a product that seems beamed in from a staticky old channel. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
The Cordillera of Dreams (2019) Glenn Kenny "The Cordillera of Dreams" is a beautiful film about nightmares that have yet to end. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
The Four Days of Naples (1962) Bosley Crowther It was certainly designed by [Loy] to make the older people of Italy feel again the fire of courage they felt in those dark moments, and to make the younger people know what it was.There isn't the slightest question that it accomplishes this intent. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Favourites of the Moon (1984) Vincent Canby You can laugh with it, if you're willing to believe that the film makers are as witty as they keep announcing without demonstrating, or you can be awestruck by the amount of care, money and talent that appear to have been spent for so little effect. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Hell to Eternity (1960) Howard Thompson [It's] no great, soaring World War II drama. But as a sturdy anti-war sermon, trimly told and performed with realistic compassion, this medium-sized picture is tough, thoughtful and, especially in one extended battle sequence, tingling. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Cane River (1982) A.O. Scott "Cane River" invites a rethinking of American film history, and also, in its disarmingly offhand, uniquely charming manner - of other aspects of American history as well. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) A.O. Scott The mood of antic, playful obnoxiousness feels forced rather than liberated, the result of careful note-taking during repeated viewings of "Deadpool." EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Horse Girl (2020) Natalia Winkelman "Horse Girl" delves into a troubled mind only to get lost among its oddities, forgetting the sensitivity that drew it there in the first place. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
And Then We Danced (2019) Glenn Kenny The whole movie is attractively, solidly put together. But its dramatic components, fraught as they are, are tepidly delivered. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Come to Daddy (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis Enjoyable performances... hold the film to its redemptive goals, even as it descends into what can only be described as bloody bedlam. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Kyle Turner There isn't enough in the way of good jokes or clever references... to make the film appealing, and the flatness of Timmy's delivery, which is supposed to scan as deadpan, doesn't contain enough nuances to make much of the humor land. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Waiting for Anya (2020) Ben Kenigsberg As harrowing as Jo's ordeal may be, the movie doesn't fail to provide the obligatory uplift. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
The Lodge (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis More unsettling than terrifying, the story (by the directors and Sergio Casci) builds to a leisurely, irresolute and unsatisfying climax. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Wesley Morris "Miss Americana" is 85 minutes of translucence with Taylor Swift. There's more in it - and more to it - than you usually get with these pop superstar portraits. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Assistant (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis In its muted, minutiae-obsessed way, "The Assistant" is saying to these men, We see you. We have always seen you. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Rhythm Section (2020) Glenn Kenny One fight scene pitting Lively against the wiry, insistent Richard Brake is so severely brutal it feels like Soderbergh's "Haywire" remade by Lars von Trier. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Incitement (2020) Ben Kenigsberg "Incitement" grabs a third rail and holds on tight. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words (2020) Jennifer Szalai About as revelatory as a campaign ad. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
José (2018) Kristen Yoonsoo Kim The film delicately depicts the hardship of being gay in a Catholic culture and the pressure for machismo in a crime-ridden country. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Gretel & Hansel (2020) Jeannette Catsoulis Essentially the story of a young woman coming into her power, "Gretel & Hansel" is quietly sinister, yet too underdeveloped to truly scare. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Traitor (2019) A.O. Scott Masino dwells in an ethical gray zone, and his biography is a chiaroscuro of compromise and partial vindication. But "The Traitor" has the glow of truth. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
() John Hofsess Felix The Cat is so funny no one could clock the laughs. As for its alleged offense to morals - who ever heard of anyone being corrupted by a cartoon? EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
The Fog (1980) Vincent Canby Unlike Halloween, which was a model of straight-forward terror and carefully controlled suspense, The Fog is constructed of random diversions. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
Beanpole (2019) Manohla Dargis This movie tells a tough, unsparing story about war trauma, which seeps into souls and bodies and inevitably becomes - Balagov suggests - a generational bequest. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
Panga (2020) Rachel Saltz Ranaut's Jaya... elevates the movie, putting the story across better than the script can. Ranaut makes Jaya credible and specific; she's not an every woman or every mom or every athlete. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
John Henry (2020) Jeannette Catsoulis A thug-life thriller so frequently preposterous that it almost resembles a parody. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
I Wish I Knew (2010) Manohla Dargis Jia is building not just a portrait of a city, but of a fragmented people - one story and memory at a time. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
The Turning (2020) Ben Kenigsberg It's the movie's open-endedness and literary vestiges that sit uneasily with its repetitive goosings, which manifest in exceedingly familiar ways. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
Quezon's Game (2020) Devika Girish This political back-and-forth is... cheapened by the broad, near-hagiographic strokes with which Rosen paints his leading characters, who spend most of the run-time speechifying between stagy puffs of cigars. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
Zombi Child (2019) Glenn Kenny The movie's inconclusiveness is the source of its appeal; "Zombi Child" is fueled by insinuation and fascination. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
The Last Full Measure (2020) Glenn Kenny While its story mechanics are creaky, the valor of Pitsenbarger is evoked cogently, in well-executed battle sequences. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
Color Out of Space (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis If I tell you that Nicolas Cage's eyeballs will turn into ultraviolet high-beams, then you'll know immediately if you're in or out. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020