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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Woman on the Beach (2020) Perhaps enhanced by today's need for more person-to-person interaction, [director Sang-soo] Hong's stylistic approach strikes me as perfect for these trying times.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
98% The Garden Left Behind (2019) A few scenes feel a bit staged, some dialogue is too wooden, and the ending feels forced and telegraphed. Nevertheless, the depiction of the transgender world for these women of color captures profound, lived-in experiences.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
100% Runner (2020) We should be so fortunate as to learn from such a noble man.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
100% Queen of Lapa (2020) Everyone will have to hunt high and low to outdo directors Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat's "Queen of Lapa.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Magnificent performances power the film's two and a half hours.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
87% Hill of Freedom (Jayuui Eondeok) (2020) A charming, lovely experience.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
100% Queen of Lapa (2020) What emerges is an informative portrayal of transgender life, its risks and its rewards.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
53% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) relying on agonizing close-ups of Maria Falconetti as Joan, [director Carl Theodor] Dreyer mined the trial records of Jeanne d'Arc to present a moving tribute.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
93% Yourself and Yours (2020) I found myself engaged and entertained watching these individuals explore and embrace important realizations that will serve them well and that offer vital reminders for all of us.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
92% The Vast of Night (2020) This satisfying little film zips through its 89 minutes with confidence and style.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
100% The Grey Fox (2020) Director Phillip Borsos has a fascinating, true story to tell and a creative way to present it.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
86% José (2020) José's familiar dilemma invites empathy through newcomer Enrique Salanic's complex, subtle performance.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
91% Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991) As Lalu, Rosalind Chao brings an emotional intensity to the role, while the always superb Chris Cooper complements Chao with a calm, thoughtful presence.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
100% Sátántangó (Satan's Tango) (1994) Sátántangó presents an astonishing, microscopic look at the raw human condition.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
89% Selah and the Spades (2020) The flow into and out of these party/drug/alcohol interludes lacks smooth transitions, a familiar debut film weakness. Nevertheless, [Writer/director Tayarisha] Poe offers some insights into teenage distress, even when self-initiated.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
88% Earth (Erde) (2019) This brilliant documentary is haunting, beautiful, and unnerving.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
85% The Hottest August (2019) Derek Howard's cinematography highlights the mundane beauty... Troy Herion's score adds an atmospheric but unobtrusive element.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
No Score Yet From Baghdad to The Bay (2018) Above all, a character study such as this depends on the choice of subject. In that regard, [Ghazwan] Alsharif is an immensely engaging individual, openly emotional and appealingly honest.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
96% Human Nature (2020) It is so gratifying and exciting when a documentary filmmaker takes a complex scientific subject and transforms it into an accessible and engaging presentation. That's exactly what director Adam Bolt does.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
96% First Cow (2020) Feeling both exquisitely believable and unnervingly real, the action builds from a restrained tension to outright confrontation.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
62% Hope Gap (2020) Here Annette Bening and Bill Nighy as husband and wife, and Josh O'Connor as their son Jamie, give solid, even superb, performances.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
77% The Banker (2020) The Banker comes sensationally alive through the interplay of Anthony Mackie as Garrett and Samuel L. Jackson as Morris.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
85% I Was at Home, But... (Ich war zuhause, aber...) (2020) It's fair to wonder what this film has in store. The answer in writer/director Angela Schanetec's tenth feature is an imaginative, disjointed story of love and loss.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
98% Vitalina Varela (2020) A mesmerizing, profoundly moving film.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
82% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) A profile of the Band as heartwarming as it is heartbreaking.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
No Score Yet Waiting for the Carnival (2019) [A] sobering, astute documentary.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
83% The Traitor (2020) The performances and music are superb.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
87% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) What is missing from this undigested, too familiar information is a discerning, analytical assessment of Kael's guiding principles as opposed to descriptions of her often acerbic, caustic dismissal of any opinion but her own.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
96% Incitement (2020) [Presents] an informative depiction of the many factions and debates then and continuing to today.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
38% Downhill (2020) A heavy-handed, boring exercise, tone-deaf to human behavior. Seek out the spellbinding Force Majeure for perceptive understanding of personal and interpersonal conflict.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) A haunting examination of love and the restrictions imposed on women by eighteenth-century French society.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
100% Everybody's Everything (2019) Avoiding formulaic biopic pitfalls, directors Sebastian Jones and Ramez Silyan find a fresh approach: an appealing, clear-headed entree to the heart and mind of Gustav (Gus) Åhr, aka Lil Peep.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
100% Rou qing shi: Girls Always Happy (2018) [A] rich profile of life in an economically challenged China.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
96% I Lost My Body (2019) The animation here is not, in and of itself, extraordinary. The story, however, is as unusual as it sounds and just as riotously inventive.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) Writer/director Annabelle Attanasio... in her debut feature, shows a mature handling of interpersonal dynamics.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
85% Les Misérables (2020) French cinema has produced gripping police procedurals. To that group must now be added writer/director Ladj Ly's Les Misérables.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
99% Midnight Family (2019) Midnight Family offers a moving portrait of a complex, unfortunate situation for all concerned.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
98% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) This film is indescribable and amazing.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
91% Clemency (2019) This is a film of advocacy that makes its case intelligently and poignantly.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) As always, the flawless editing flashes through the breathtaking action sequences with zing and flair, animating skirmishes while enjoyably increasing most fans' blood pressure. ‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
80% A Hidden Life (2019) As Franz, August Diehl wordlessly telegraphs the soul searching and emotional agony of his dilemma, a poignant embodiment of moral courage.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) Anthony McCarten provides a remarkable, immensely pleasurable script that cares about language.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
76% Richard Jewell (2019) Joel Cox's editing moves this story along with emotional closeups, and cinematographer Yves Bélanger's strong compositions deliver strong content without distractions.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) Some breathtaking events seem absolutely perfect for film, and that is certainly true for The Aeronauts.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) As the boy Otis, Noah Jupe gives an extraordinarily mature performance, his eyes communicating wells of sadness and pain.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story is a powerful, heartbreaking character study.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
83% Waves (2019) Great acting heightens the impact.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
63% American Dharma (2019) As always, Morris burrows deep into his subjects. Here his laser focus gives Bannon free rein to reveal his guiding principles and strategies, admirable and otherwise, and Bannon serves up some stunning commentary.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
90% Dark Waters (2019) This is a compelling, frightening, and important film. And after Dark Waters, Teflon will forever lose its luster, and should.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
82% The Report (2019) Anette Bening gives her best chameleon-like performance, verbally and nonverbally channeling Senator Feinstein.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019