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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% The Lovebirds (2020) Issa Rae and Kumail Nunjiani crack, snapple and pop with comedic chemistry, evoking chuckles that almost distract us from the lifeless movie around them. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
B 97% Fourteen (2019) Fourteen generates important insights on mental illness and relationships, proving that friendships deepen over time no matter the circumstance. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3/4 55% Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) Passes the acid test with flying colors. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
C- 44% Body Cam (2020) This supernatural revenge thriller aims to shock-bones are crunched, bodies are flung-but ends up being murky at best, boring at worst.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
4/4 100% Driveways (2019) "I wish I took the time to take a good look at stuff," Del explains... He's talking about relishing what's in front of you before it's gone, a kernel of wisdom for those watching Dennehy's final, deeply moving performance. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
B- 64% Castle in the Ground (2019) It's a testament to the strength of Wolff and Poot's performances that the audience never loses sympathy for the characters, desperately hoping for circumstances to change.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
4/10 42% Capone (2020) Tom Hardy does it all as Capone: growling, drooling, snot, yelling, snotty yelling. If his performance was in service of a better picture, we might even be talking about him during Oscar season. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
B+ 91% Blue Story (2020) Love, loss, family and friendship ferociously collide, without distracting us from either its fun or energy. It's a balancing act only a rapper could pull off. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
C- 48% Arkansas (2020) By the time Kyle and Frog standoff, the battle between artist and influence [Tarantino] has already taken center stage. And for two dreary hours, we're stuck in the middle with Duke. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
B- 73% The Wretched (2020) What The Wretched lacks in originality it makes up for with seriously hairy visuals and well-staged rituals. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
A- 100% Fully Realized Humans (2020) No parent is perfect. But some movies can achieve that greatness, and this 74-minute roller coaster of emotions is about as flawless as microbudget dramedies get. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
B- 68% Extraction (2020) "A rival drug lord. A kidnapped kid. Impossible odds," reads the blurb under Extraction, a violent yet entertaining action flick now streaming on Netflix... a more fitting one would be to compare it to running a marathon without water breaks. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
C- 90% The Willoughbys (2020) The Willoughbys drowns everything out with sentiment and sticky visuals. Color doesn't always make for colorful characters. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
44% Sergio (2020) For a film of such scale--countless years, endless locations--it's remarkably thin, with no insights as to why Sergio put his life on the line to create a better world. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
4/4 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) The ultimate message is revolution can start with the young, which aligns perfectly with the opening song's theme of liberation.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
98% Vitalina Varela (2020) In Vitalina Varela, we venture through the slums of Lisbon, where the locals shower in sewers and the camera bathes in darkness. It's a world where every ray of light grabs your attention; every frame recalls the silhouetted figures of Rembrandt. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) For all its sweet, bloody, bone crunching revenge, there's also a humanity that rises from the dust. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
C 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) Welcome to the candy-colored jungle. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
3/4 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) In this harsh and heartwarming portrait of yet another female fighting for control of her life and body...we are confronted with a bleak style of filmmaking that recalls another feminist triumph, Barbara Loden's first and only feature from 1970, Wanda. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
B- 98% The Garden Left Behind (2019) Alves and Guevara may be making a quiet film about the mistreatment of trans people in America, but their voices are loud and demand to be heard. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
98% Pather Panchali (1955) The cumulative result is a life lived to its fullest, bound by the most touching moments ever caught on film. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
87% Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) (1994) It's as if Kieslowski is playing God: guiding his characters through circumstances entirely out of their control, orchestrating the rhythms of everyday life with the ease of a puppet master... magical. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
98% Before Midnight (2013) Having spent some of the most romantic scenes in all of cinema in their company (a stroll at dawn in Vienna, Delpy singing "A Waltz for a Night"), the thought of their divorce will hit you harder than any of your own breakups. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
100% Open City (1946) Rossellini forever changed the way we look at movies. By shooting just six months after World War II, he was able to film Italy's recovery through actual bombed out buildings, using a mix of professional and non-professional actors for authentic results. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
98% The Godfather (1972) For those who have already witnessed the rise and fall of the Corleone family, which mirrors the trajectory of the American dream, now is as good a time as ever to revisit. For those who haven't seen Coppola's mafia movies: brace yourselves. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953) If everyone in the world took the time to watch Tokyo Story, there would be no more wars, negativity of Twitter. There would only be love, life and lots of sake. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) When Ennio Morricone's score kicks in and Leone's editing picks up, our everyday problems fade away like a cowboy riding off into the sunset. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
C+ 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) Twenty years from now people might look back to this is as 2020's most accurate depiction of teenage problems. Taken on its own terms, however, it gets by with a C+‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
3/4 82% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) A dash of Camus, a sprinkle of Kafka and helpings of Lovecraft, The Platform will leave you both sick and satisfied. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/4 99% Blow the Man Down (2020) Don't go fishing for meaning as to why this neo-noir flips gender roles, with two girls pulling the strings...but it's a refreshing twist. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
6/10 72% Vivarium (2020) Vivarium is a fun little thriller, though it's not without its problems.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
C- 51% I Still Believe (2020) Despite the attractiveness of Apa and Robertson, and their committed performances, they are too often reduced to dialogue preachy enough to be spoofed by Ned Flanders. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2020
3/4 56% The Hunt (2020) Critics panned it. The president hated it. But I found myself elated by The Hunt, a social satire that uses provocation as ammunition, with both sides of the political divide in its crosshairs. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
88% Onward (2020) Pixar specializes in grounding storybook worlds in real-world-problems, and this one does so with a sprinkle of pixie dust and a dash of realism. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
B+ 84% The Way Back (2020) Thanks to Gavin O'Connor's unflinching direction and Affleck's unsparingly honest performance, you will cheer from the bleachers for this high school basketball coach, even if it means biting back the tears. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
7/10 47% My Spy (2020) A feel good movie should make you feel...well, good. And My Spy's arsenal of laughs, smiles and carefree action connects with a sniper's precision. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3/4 86% Emma. (2020) Jane Austen fans, rejoice!‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
D 9% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) The result is messier than a ten year old's bedroom. Complete with tantrums, doll parts and terrifyingly poor parenting. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The Call of the Wild proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Thanks to a cute puppy and charming characters, Jack London's classic novel, which has translated poorly to the big screen thus far, finally comes to life here.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
C 74% The Photograph (2020) No amount of champagne, pretty faces and New York real estate porn can turn dull lovers and a dramatic lack of focus into a pretty picture. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
37% Downhill (2020) Don't blame the actors for the film's failure, though. It isn't their fault that the dialogue is boring, or that things move at a ski lift pace, or that the movie goes on and on and on and on and on, much like this sentence. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/4 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Using light, framing and texture the same way a Rococo painter would in 1770, Sciamma has crafted a world that demands to be seen and felt. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
64% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Atmosphere is to horror what ingredients are to stew. Without it, audiences would have nothing to chew on, so it's a good thing Gretel & Hansel, the latest adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, is a feast for the eyes.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
1/4 12% The Turning (2020) The atmosphere really is incredible. But the rest of this horror flick is as hollow as a mannequin.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentleman marks a return to Ritchie's prima donna days (his literal pre-Madonna days), when his flair and flamboyant style was front and center. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
B 65% Troop Zero (2020) Turning in one of the best child performances in recent years, [McKenna] Grace can light up the screen with a smile. Even if the movie is a little surface and obvious, her bubbling energy is contagious. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
B 48% The Sonata (2020) The movie itself may never catch fire, but Andrew Desmond's incendiary take on the Gothic subgenre is as mystical and melodic as a Schubert sonata. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Newcomers Bilall Fallah and Adil el Arbi have given the duo relatable character traits, an aspect that's been missing in the series, but their outing has horsepower to spare too. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
48% Underwater (2020) By stealing everything from Ridley Scott's 1979 classic [Alien], this watered down rip-off brings nothing new to the table. In the ocean, no one can hear you sigh.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
C- 14% Dolittle (2020) Stephen Gaghan ("Syriana," "Traffic"), usually a smart, prestige-drama writer/director, is the absolutely oddest choice to direct this broad and lame CGI-laden family film.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020