TheIndependentCritic.com

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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4.0 Dune (2021) Richard Propes Villeneuve tries hard with Dune to create a remarkable universe but fails to make it a place we'd want to be and to create characters with whom we'd want to engage. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2021
B Crucify (2020) Richard Propes Sometimes, a film is less about cohesive narrative and more about atmosphere and experience. Crucify is definitely one of those times, a unique and inspired motion picture... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2021
3.0/4.0 30 Bikes: The Story of Homestead Bicycles (2020) Richard Propes A nostalgia-tinged story as much about community as it is one man's dream finally coming back to life. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2021
3.0/4.0 The Legend of Tayos (2021) Richard Propes A well-researched, engaging, and thought-provoking feature documentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2021
3.5/4.0 See You Next Christmas (2021) Richard Propes Soars on the strength of its truly fine ensemble cast. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2021
4.0/4.0 Procession (2021) Richard Propes Procession is, quite simply, one of the very best documentaries of 2021. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2021
3.5/4.0 Peace by Chocolate (2021) Richard Propes A wonderfully made, beautifully acted, and completely engaging film. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2021
3.5/4.0 Fireboys (2021) Richard Propes An engaging and meaningful film. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2021
3.5/4.0 Women is Losers (2021) Richard Propes A powerful yet remarkably entertaining film about what it means to be a woman in a society that devalues a woman's worth, contributions, and potential. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2021
4.0/4.0 C'mon C'mon (2021) Richard Propes C'Mon C'Mon is without question one of my favorite films of 2021. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2021
3.5/4.0 Ludi (2021) Richard Propes Much of the reason that Ludi soars is the intuitive, full-bodied performance of Shein Mompremier. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2021
3.5/4.0 Julia (2021) Richard Propes It's the inspired work of Cohen and West that frames this story in such a way that it's an absolute joy from beginning to end. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2021
3.5/4.0 Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (2021) Richard Propes An unforgettable moviegoing experience that deserves to be seen far and wide. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2021
3.5/4.0 Americanish (2021) Richard Propes Watch out, America. Iman K. Zawahry is talented. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2021
3.5/4.0 A Million Colours (2011) Richard Propes Layered in cultural complexity as it brings to light the struggle of a nation and its peoples for freedom, friendship, love, and redemption. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2021
3.5/4.0 Dear Evan Hansen (2021) Richard Propes Dear Evan Hansen takes imperfect people and never makes them be perfect in order to be loved. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2021
3.5/4.0 The Mayberry Effect (2020) Richard Propes The Mayberry Effect is a must-see for fans of The Andy Griffith Show. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2021
2.5/4.0 Hot Water (2021) Richard Propes A solid directing debut for veteran stuntman Rippenkroeger. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2021
2.0/4.0 Candyman (2021) Richard Propes A modestly satisfying horror film with a whole lot to say and nary a clue how to say it all. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2021
3.0/4.0 Searching for Mr. Rugoff (2019) Richard Propes For devotees of indie film history, Searching for Mr. Rugoff is an absolute must-see. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2021
3.0/4.0 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Richard Propes Shang-Chi is at its best when it's not trying to fit so nicely within the MCU and when it's content to be a more modest, engaging origin story. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2021
3.0/4.0 Charming the Hearts of Men (2021) Richard Propes An enjoyable, engaging romantic drama. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2021
3.5/4.0 CODA (2021) Richard Propes Easily one of the best moviegoing experiences of 2021, CODA is an absolute joy. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2021
3.5/4.0 Free Guy (2021) Richard Propes Free Guy is easily one of 2021's funniest and most engaging films. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
3.5/4.0 Faith (2019) Richard Propes A must-see film for anyone who's struggled with the intangible, little moments of grief and who's struggled with a faith that is more functional than essential. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2021
3.5/4.0 Annette (2021) Richard Propes I was exhausted by the time the closing credits were scrolling by. Yet, there I was desperately wanting to watch it all over again. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2021
3.0/4.0 Jungle Cruise (2021) Richard Propes A lightweight, lightly entertaining Disney flick for the entire family. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2021
2.0/4.0 Old (2021) Richard Propes The truth is there's a truly visionary film bubbling underneath the cinematic surface of M. Night's latest. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
2.5/4.0 Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) Richard Propes The cinematic highlight is an alien/bovine encounter that's not to be missed. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2021
3.5/4.0 Scenes from an Empty Church (2021) Richard Propes Tukel has always been a master at assembling just the right ensemble for his films. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2021
3.5/4.0 A Father's Legacy (2020) Richard Propes A unique and inspired film centered around faith, redemption, family, and how the decisions that we make ripple forward again and again. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
3.0/4.0 The Penny Black (2020) Richard Propes There is a great mystery in The Penny Black, though you're never quite sure if it's a genuine mystery or a mighty manufactured one. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2021
3.5/4.0 The Awakening of Lilith (2021) Richard Propes Renée is completely in touch with Renkovish's vision for the film and has an almost jarring understanding of the internal and external workings of Lilith. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2021
1.5/4.0 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Richard Propes You've seen practically everything that unfolds in F9 before, well, with the possible exception of a Pontiac Fiero that actually runs. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
3.0/4.0 12 Mighty Orphans (2021) Richard Propes 12 Mighty Orphans is entertaining from beginning to end. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2021
2.0/4.0 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Richard Propes The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It ultimately falls short. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2021
3.5/4.0 Spirit Untamed (2021) Richard Propes It has been a long time since I've enjoyed an animated feature as much as I enjoyed Spirit Untamed. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
3.5/4.0 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Richard Propes A Quiet Place II is Millicent Simmonds' motion picture as it should be. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2021
3.5/4.0 Cruella (2021) Richard Propes I had rather modest expectations for Cruella. They were far surpassed. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2021
3/4 Drought (2020) Richard Propes The film's real revelation is Owen Scheid, a young actor with autism making his feature film debut. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2021
3.5/4.0 The Runner (2021) Richard Propes The Runner is without question Danner's best film yet. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
3.0/4.0 Walking with Herb (2021) Richard Propes As Herb, George Lopez has one of his best roles in quite some time. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2021
1.5/4.0 Silo (2019) Richard Propes Silo is a rare Oscilloscope miss. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2021
3.0/4.0 Here Today (2021) Richard Propes Despite all its flaws, Here Today is an entertaining motion picture. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2021
3.5/4.0 Best Summer Ever (2020) Richard Propes An absolute delight from beginning to end. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2021
3.5/4.0 Apocalypse '45 (2020) Richard Propes To call Erik Nelson's Apocalypse '45 a jarring film is, quite honestly, an understatement. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2021
3.5/4.0 Kitty Mammas (2020) Richard Propes An engaging and meaningful film that is both incredibly funny and incredibly heartfelt. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2021
3.5/4.0 Chasing Childhood (2020) Richard Propes A consistently engaging and emotionally resonant film. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
3.0/4.0 Bad Impulse (2020) Richard Propes The kind of film that warrants multiple views to catch all of Danner's instinctive touches. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2021
3.5/4.0 Through the Night (2020) Richard Propes A remarkable film because Limbal so beautifully captures the political and cultural and social factors at work here while, simultaneously, giving us a film we enjoy. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2021