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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
72% The King of Staten Island (2020) It offers a good story rooted in character and human interaction, sprinkled with some truly unexpected humor.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
77% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) What's appealing about the documentary is that it's about Wood's life, not her death.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
88% The Trip to Greece (2020) If envisioning the Ottoman Empire as a discount furniture store or Laurel and Hardy as Stan Laurel and Tom Hardy in his villainous Batman incarnation, well, this trip may be the one for you. And since we can't go anywhere anyway....‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
34% Seberg (2020) [Stewart is] reduced to a supporting player in her own movie, as used in her way as Seberg was in hers. And it's a shame. And, almost as bad, a bore.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
93% Becoming (2020) The movie works efficiently as biography. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
21% Cats (2019) Here we get a deadening and earthbound Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots, a comic turn that, nonetheless, calls for movement. And Mr. Mistoffelees' magic becomes a matter of special effects, not sublime dance moves.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) It blows up our notions of what makes a female superhero picture. It's antic and sure-of-itself and fabulously frenetic. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
87% Emma. (2020) Despite competition from two excellent predecessors (the 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow version and "Clueless," the ever-so-clever Alicia Silverstone update), this "Emma" couldn't be more delightful.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) But "The Invisible Man," alas, comes off as underpopulated, unpersuasive and cheap. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
38% Wendy (2020) The only version I can think of that is worse than "Wendy" is Spielberg's "Hook." And even then, it might be a toss-up.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Though an unabashedly gorgeous movie, "Portrait" is not an easy film. It is deliberately slow and hypnotic, demanding you adjust to its rhythms and mood.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
48% Greed (2020) "Greed," much as it bounces merrily about, also has bite. And you have to have a certain respect for a film that tries so hard to do the work for you.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
83% The Traitor (2020) It's unlike anything you've seen - or could've made up. And the picture captures it perfectly, with just the right mix of humor and horror.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
38% Downhill (2020) It's not especially funny, but it's not bitingly satiric either. And the supporting characters are wincingly insufferable... Their scenes are excruciatingly off-key, and they drive the picture further into the ground.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
29% The Rhythm Section (2020) It's difficult to feel much connection with our protagonist or her movie. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) "The Gentlemen" may not be everyone's cuppa' tea, but in the midst of a dull, wintry January, its devilish spark can be most welcome.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
83% Just Mercy (2020) Somehow that message never gains the power it should have, and we're left with a film that's easy to respect, but hard to admire. Emotionally, "Just Mercy" just sort of lies there. Maybe a chifforobe would've helped after all.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) War remains hell, and "1917" shows us that inferno to devastating effect. Not an easy movie, but certainly a memorable one.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
94% Little Women (2019) The ensemble cast is superb, with Ronan, Pugh, Chalomet and Dern as, perhaps, first among equals. Movies like 'little Women" aren't just great. They are a gift.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
70% Bombshell (2019) "Bombshell" is not only one of the best movies of the year. It's also one of the most important.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) The picture is an appealing, often exhilarating experience.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) The cast overall is fine, but you can't help but be drawn to Hanks. It's essentially a supporting role, but he does it with the same precision and emotional intelligence he brought to "Sully" or "Bridge of Spies." This is a deceptively major performance.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) "The Irishman," which I'd hoped would be his piece de resistance, his final say on what he had to say about the gangster genre that, with few exceptions, he pretty much owns, didn't do it for me.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The picture doesn't feel like an absolute failure or even a cheat. It's more like a movie with too many ideas that hasn't quite figured out how to pull them all together.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) 'The Current War: Director's Cut" is impressive in so many ways. Sadly, it's not the movie it could've been. But I've seen much worse. And so have you.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Perhaps the greatest compliment one can pay "Parasite" is you're never sure what's going to happen next.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) There are some funny lines and a smattering of semi-clever plot twists. But mostly, the movie is stale and sloppy. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Overall, "Gemini Man" is oddly cold ad mechanical.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Overall, it's an unexpectedly safe film. Still, you should see it for no other reason than Zellweger's powerhouse performance. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) "Ad Astra" isn't superficial. Pitt won't allow it to be. And it's not a yawn. Sutherland, Jones and Negga won't allow it to be. But once you take a step back, you realize that, despite its impressive trappings, it just doesn't add up to very much.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) No matter how many A-Listers director John Crowley ("Brooklyn") brings in, "The Goldfinch" remains inert and dull. One wonders if the material would've been better served as a limited mini-series. It certainly doesn't work as a two-and-a-half hour movie.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
98% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Max Lewkowicz's film, "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles" demonstrates, with great affection and sometimes exhaustive detail, just how this tale of a poor milkman named Tevye and his relationship with God, became a world-wide hit.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
42% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) While it's easy to go along with the sometimes strained concept, there are also moments when you just throw up your hands and wish the movie truly knew what it was doing.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) The premise is utterly preposterous, but somehow filmmakers Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin manage to hold it together. And they've been blessed with a leading lady who knows how to wear a blood-smeared wedding gown with grace and style.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) By the end, we may not care where Bernadette has gone, but we know Blanchett has taken us for a hell of a ride.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
24% The Kitchen (2019) That's the essential problem with "The Kitchen." It's all over the place. Sometimes it's a black comedy, sometimes, it's a hard-edged gangster flick, sometimes it's a feminist tract. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) Director Lulu Wang based "The Farewell" on her own history and at the very end, she gives us an unexpected and upbeat coda. And like everything else in this unexpected and appealing film, it works. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" is one of Tarantino's shaggy-dog wish-fulfillment tales. But it's a far kinder, gentler, more optimistic movie. And it's pretty terrific.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
98% Maiden (2019) While the women's feat is impressive, the documentary itself is a bit less so. It's the usual mix of archival footage and talking heads (Not that what they say isn't interesting).‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) "Midsommar" is a deeply unsettling and, ultimately, truly terrifying piece. The pace is intentionally slow, which only helps the horror build. Plus, Aster isn't without a wicked sense of humor. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
60% The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain) (2019) "The Fall of the American Empire" does only one thing well: fall apart. Gracelessly. Stupidly. And without a shred of self-awareness.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Perhaps the most persuasive argument one can make for seeing "Yesterday" - aside from it being charmingly nostalgic, family-friendly and full of great music - is pretty simple: there's truly nothing else out there like it right now.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) There's an excruciating emptiness here, as if Jarmusch is trying to reconfigure his tone and talent for, well, you know, the kids.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) If it had been released in, say, the late '80s/early '90s, "Late Night" might've had more heft. But while its social insights are certainly appreciated and occasionally sharp, mostly this is old news. "Broadcast News," released in 1987, had more bite.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
90% The Souvenir (2019) Their one-sided relationship is painful to watch - intentionally so. ‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) At its sequined core, "Rocketman" seems little more than a jukebox musical (a la "Jersey Boys"), dropping by the movie theaters en-route to its true home on Broadway.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
72% All Is True (2019) (All is True) is like a grad-school thesis written by a gob-smacked drama student. You admire the kid's passion, but you're still embarrassed for him (or her).‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
27% The Aftermath (2019) Though it's decked out impeccably - Knightley, as ever, makes a fabulous clotheshorse - "The Aftermath" is all dressed up with no place to go.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
67% The White Crow (2019) "The White Crow" is one of those films that may not entirely work, but also one you'd rather have seen than not.‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
50% Tolkien (2019) Pretty to look at and pretty predictable. But then, I'm not sure what anyone could do with a script as dutiful and dull as this...‐ Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019