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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
66% Ideal Home (2018) This is a slight film, but it is a low-key delight.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
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67% Calling All Earthlings (2018) Combines indigenous, tribal mythology and spirituality, with beautiful visuals and then the actual story of this guy... A really fun documentary.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) The cliché "stranger than fiction" is probably used a little too freely, but this really is that. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
100% Leave No Trace (2018) [Director Debra Granik] focuses on the humanity of the characters without ever judging them. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
77% The King (2018) I liked this film. This is kind of a rare documentary ride along. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
64% Little Joe (2019) It feels a little too muted to be truly frightening or creepy... But the aesthetic is interesting. I was disappointed, but not uninterested. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
71% Most Likely to Succeed (2019) I kind of wish [the filmmakers] followed a few more people, because [the subjects] are not all that different.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
98% 63 Up (2019) Heartwarming... It's quite poignant. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) It's a visual masterpiece... The cinematography by Claire Mathon is stunning [and] the acting is wonderful.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) Dull, plodding, and formulaic. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
84% Villains (2019) A fairly funny black comedy. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
0% Imprisoned (2019) It's both flat and overheated. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
44% The Wedding Year (2019) A slight romantic comedy... It does feel like we've seen this before, but the [the stars] do have nice romantic chemistry. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
85% Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) I love this documentary... Up close and intimate. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Racist in addition to being offensive in its sadism. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
89% Diego Maradona (2019) I think [Asif Kapadia] can make anyone interesting... This is almost like the third part of [his] trilogy about what can happen to you with early fame. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
100% Paris Is Burning (1991) The way that [director Jennie Livingstone] looks at the subculture and just lets them tell their own stories is just so wonderful. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
100% The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre) (1982) It's so superbly acted and it's kind of about acting.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
21% Phil (2019) I kind of appreciate that it was trying to take a different take on suicide... Unfortunately, Stephen Mazur's script just doesn't work. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) This is a very quiet and understated observational drama. It's not just quiet, but patient... It's also very compassionate. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
64% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2019) You feel like you've walked into someone's couples therapy session. You're locked in there with them and you're desperately looking for a way out. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
95% Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) Fascinating, even if you're not a rabid jazz fan. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) It felt like like a made-for-TV, disposable [film]... It's not anything special. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) There was too much Richard Curtis and not enough Danny Boyle in this case. I didn't feel like it was a melding of their voices that went particularly well. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) I was never, even for one second, feeling the length... I found it so unsettling and sinister. At moments it was a little uneven, but it's so watchable and gets under your skin in a really creepy way. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
94% Rafiki (2019) I really like this film and I think [director] Wanuri Kahiu is definitely someone to watch. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
38% El Chicano (2019) It does have some riveting moments and some very strong acting.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
34% Poms (2019) These women deserve so much better... It feels forced and problematic. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
14% The Hustle (2019) A generally unfunny and regressive remake. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) It definitely piques your interest about her work. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
96% Little Woods (2019) A taut and affecting thriller.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
83% Her Smell (2019) There's a claustrophobic, almost airless feeling to this -- it's almost suffocating, but it's always compelling.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) A very witty, smart, eye-opening and entertaining documentary. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) It's so evocative and impressionistic... Hypnotically watchable. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) It's fitfully entertaining. I will say that Jonathan Pryce is perfect in [this] role.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The performances are good, but I wanted more complexity for the original folk tale of La Llorona. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
38% I'm Not Here (2019) It's an interesting story... [But] I don't think it holds together well as a coherent story. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
81% The Gospel of Eureka (2019) A fairly enjoyable documentary. Cheerful and intriguing.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
94% Transit (2019) It's beguiling and kind of a labyrinth of a movie... Very timely. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) A really well-acted character study. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
91% Gloria Bell (2019) [Julianne Moore] is always terrific, but she gives an especially terrific, well-rounded performance here. It's nuanced, vulnerable, strong, funny, emotionally rich and textured. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
42% The Prodigy (2019) There are a couple moments when it works... [but] I would say go back and watch The Omen or The Bad Seed [instead]. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
11% Berlin, I Love You (2019) It has multiple stories and none of them are interesting. Berlin deserves better!‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
36% Untogether (2019) Follows several screwed up, trendy, aging hipster Angelenos who you really don't care about... It's awkwardly paced [and] the stories are wan. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Atmospheric and evocative... It's not the best of Farhadi, but even a lesser Farhadi is better than most films. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
93% High Flying Bird (2019) I think the paring of [Steven Soderbergh] and Tarell Alvin McCraney is inspired. It's such a beautiful, sharp, layered script. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
43% What Men Want (2019) Felt like it might have had some sharpness and some bite, but ended up being defanged. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
54% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) It's cute and funny. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
27% Mortal Engines (2018) It's got an interesting look, but it's a bloated story. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) It's a very harrowing portrait... Zain Al Rafeea is amazing. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019