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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
78% Out Stealing Horses (Ut og Stjæle Hester) (2020) When the title of a film is more vibrant than anything you'll see on the screen, it's an issue.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
60% Radioactive (2020) Pike diligently and sensitively portrays the inner turmoil that churns inside Curie and erupts as a steely determination.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
18% Fatal Affair (2020) Fatal Affair never builds to the dramatic desperation its genre requires. Never becomes more than the sum of its parts. That's a crime. More of a crime than any felony in the movie.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
98% Hamilton (2020) If history classes were this entertaining, there would be lines around the block to get in.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
95% John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) Lewis is as much a hero as he is a shaman. If activists and concerned citizens listen to his life story and sage advice they may find new ways to navigate through these turbulent times when hope and strategy is more vital than ever before.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
98% The Last Tree (2020) Culture shock, abandonment issues and inner-city turmoil produce a PTSD that is rarely acknowledged in film in this way. For that, The Last Tree is a triumph.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
84% Mr. Jones (2020) There are moments in the blistering cold when Jones's quest for truth looks like it will end. This is where Holland and the script turn the drama up so high that you're riveted to his plight, lost in his agony, shivering in the frosty climate.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) Methodically, [director Channing Godfrey] Peoples, with a touch of John Cassavetes' stark realism, pulls you into a very evocative time and place.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) If audiences can get past the script's weak points and unsubtle approach there are aspects about black life revealed in this parable that should resonate.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
73% The King of Staten Island (2020) The King of Staten Island could have been better. But for those looking for a laugh and an urban movie with heart, it's more than good enough. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
82% The Collini Case (2020) Unyielding suspense, a noteworthy theme about justice and unjust laws, very professional production elements and a history lesson make The Collini Case thoughtfully absorbing cinema.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
69% The High Note (2020) Based on the writing, direction, acting and tech elements, the careers for everyone involved in this film should go up a notch.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
65% The Lovebirds (2020) The Lovebirds had potential. Nanjiani and Rae were up to the challenge. Stilted direction, an endlessly talky script and imprecise editing left them performing without a net. Regardless, this talented duo should have a bright future.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
91% Blue Story (2020) A natural and spontaneous feel is accentuated by the foot-thumping musical score by Jonathon Deering. Also, characters sing or rap in-between dramatic scenes with lyrics that augment feelings and plot points. Call it "rap narration."‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
56% All Day and a Night (2020) Unfortunately, that guarded sense is not enough to make this cliché narrative, about a troubled young man headed down the wrong path, more than just another sad song.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
88% Selah and the Spades (2020) Using her very edgy script as a blueprint, and with the aid of a very talented cast, she weaves her tale of greed and power through characters that make depravity and rebellion everyday behavior. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
79% There's Something in the Water (2019) It's good when grassroots documentary filmmaking makes you want to get off your couch and do something worthwhile. Ellen Page sounds an alarm. Time to get active. Time to rise up.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
30% Hooking Up (2020) For a comedy that brushes up against serious social problems-sexual addiction and cancer battles-the film makes unthoughtful misstep after unthoughtful misstep.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
38% The Roads Not Taken (2020) Audiences may find it a struggle to like Leo. A struggle to like the film. That's unfortunate, since so many adults are becoming caregivers to parents with dementia.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
77% The Banker (2020) With a fairly sterile story by Brad Kane and a pretty superficial script by writers Niceole R. Levy, Stan Younger and David Lewis Smith, most of the stilted dialogue is bland and cliché. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
87% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Each of the four main characters are perfectly developed by talented actors who delve deep into their psyches. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) If the weakest part of a suspense/sci-fi/thriller is the science fiction elements, we're all in a world of trouble. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
82% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) In some ways you want to be grateful that Robertson told his side of the story, through nostalgia, archival footage, photographs, interviews and concert performances. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
92% Premature (2020) Though the script is dialogue-heavy, in a good way, Green also finds ways to deliver pivotal plot pieces visually.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
74% The Photograph (2020) Superbly crafted and acted. Romantic on every level. Never overly dramatic, but always captivating. A refreshing and evocative love story that reflects the times we live in.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) puts all the characters into play and gives them some fun things to say.‐ Cinema Papers
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) If they continue to develop the characters, advance their storylines and skim off the best parts of this film as they create the sequel, their future looks bright. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
33% Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words (2020) A two-hour unperceptive documentary leaves the quietest man on the Supreme Court no less an enigma than before the opening credits rolled. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Thrillers tend to be more about actions and mindboggling incidents. If Morano can make that adjustment, with her strong sense of design and affinity for drama, her future films in this genre would be more fun to watch. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
91% Bull (2020) You get so wrapped up in rural Texas you'll get the munchies for a corndog. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) Come for the fun of it, sit through the cumbersome storytelling, find a way to enjoy the puzzling antics and you may experience the heady joy of this gangsta caper. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) It's fun. There's a strong verve that is completely contagious and will likely help this sequel achieve record-breaking box-office success. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
48% Underwater (2020) Without visual flair, mindboggling effects, astonishing creatures and an extraordinary climax, it feels underdeveloped. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
86% Les Misérables (2020) Someday, when you look up the definition of "cinema-verité" you'll likely see a photo of Ladj Ly and his film Les Misérables among the better examples of this ever-evolving filmmaking style.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Queen & Slim is on its own path. Groundbreaking for its rich, layered storytelling, stylish direction, provocative contemplations on race and police abuse and two performances that will redefine how black men and women are portrayed on screen. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
91% In Fabric (2019) The director brushes on the macabre like an artist choosing the right colors, shapes and textures for a Salvador Dali painting. Tasteful. Sick. Weird. More like an art film gone askew. Not at all like a tacky B-movie.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
41% Midway (2019) Roland Emmerich's latest work, though still a popcorn action film, has some girth. Not enough to smother war film fans in history. Just enough to keep them engaged. Just enough.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) Sit through the barrage of conversations, themes about xenophobia, family dynamics, friendships and acceptance. All these distractions become part of a much bigger picture that will warm viewers' hearts. It's worth the wait. It's a gift. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
51% Black and Blue (2019) Black and Blue is taut and tense in a way that will give it a long life on cable TV and streaming services. Meanwhile, any imperfections that are obvious on the big screen will likely be forgiven by its target urban audience.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/5 85% Zombi Child (2020) If you're not scared enough to crap your pants, it's a limp zombie movie. This film never takes you or your psyche to a place that would make you worry. Pity. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/4 84% The Traitor (2020) A brilliant, revealing and enlightening piece of filmmaking. Riveting in every way.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2.5/4 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) [Antonio] Banderas saves the day and is a revelation as his mentor's alter-ego. His nuanced performance fills in the cracks of this moderately engaging and slightly indulgent self-portrait. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2.5/4 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) This very iffy and frustrating experience is nearly saved by the enlightening bits of New York history.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/4 96% The Irishman (2019) Some will herald this as a fitting crown for the end of a master director's career. But, smart cinephiles will recognize that this gifted and highly skilled auteur has only climbed to another summit, and there will be more. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/4 73% The Cotton Club Encore (2019) Gorgeously shot, art directed and costumed, the visuals were strong but the storytelling was not clear. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has released a 139-minute director's cut, and his revisions finally do justice to the script. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3.5/4 63% American Trial: The Eric Garner Story (2020) Producer/writer/director Roee Messinger has created an astonishing film, a video that contemplates what if. It tackles themes of race, police brutality, stop and frisk and the plusses and minuses of our judicial system. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
80% Little Monsters (2019) Prepare to be seduced, appalled and humored by this eccentric horror movie. Get awed by an accomplished actress who shines bright like a diamond on a battlefield of human-munching monsters.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/4 80% A Hidden Life (2019) A masterpiece of storytelling becomes a fitting tribute to those who remain principled and defiant. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) With a hilarious bio/script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Eddie Murphy makes a splashing film comeback as the outrageously bold and determined artist who became an integral part of the 1970s Blaxploitation era.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/4 89% The Two Popes (2019) Directed deftly by the brilliant Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, the dignity, humanity and humor of the two characters is quite appealing.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019