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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
60% Kaboom (2011) Mixing the sexual curiosity of "Doom Generation" with the kooky style of "Smiley Face," this admittedly uneven, undeniably wild and trippy comedy-fantasy-romance-thriller has a lot going on.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
B- 54% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) Poor Joan has been suffering through the cinema ever since Carl Theodore Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc in 1928, and Prudhomme's stern, battle-ready glare gives it fresh power.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
77% Essential Killing (2010) At times engrossing and not without palpable suspense, it nonetheless amounts to a provocative doodle.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
B+ 69% Liberté (2020) Serra, a cinematic character himself who parades around the festival circuit in dark shades making deadpan declarations, makes movies that dare you to operate on his wavelength - and then works overtime to make that investment worthwhile.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
B 74% The Wretched (2020) "The Wretched" doesn't reinvent the rules, but it has a timeliness to it that's hard to shake.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
B+ 100% Asia (2020) Pribar's subtle movie eschews sentimentalism for a patient and inquisitive character study, mining familiar territory and rejuvenating it with emotional impact that worms its way into the material from unexpected places.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
B No Score Yet Sublet (2020) "Sublet" has little in the way of cinematic ambition... but Fox has enough of a grasp on the central dynamic to keep the emotion in play.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
B 100% Kubrick by Kubrick (Kubrick par Kubrick) (2020) "Kubrick by Kubrick" lingers in the restless ingenuity at the heart of the filmmaker's work - a palpable desire to find new storytelling possibilities each time out.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
B+ 94% Beastie Boys Story (2020) The Beastie Boys were genuine artists who transcended the limits of any specific musical genre and invented one of their own. "Beastie Boys Story" provides a charming and poignant explanation for how they pulled it off.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
B- 70% Butt Boy (2020) With that much ambition on display, the movie leaves an impression reminiscent of the high-minded "Key & Peele" sketches that paved the way for Jordan Peele to become a master filmmaker.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
B+ 80% Tigertail (2020) Yang's drama taps into the personal connotations of the immigrant experience by burrowing inside it, evoking the excitement of new opportunities in tandem with the cold reality that bubbles up in their wake.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
B- 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) It's a stupid movie with deep ambitions, energized by that trippy neon palette, and the occasional hot beat.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
B 100% Slay the Dragon (2020) While it doesn't exactly bring new information to the table, the movie provides a welcome breakdown of the dramatic impact that gerrymandering has across American society whenever election season comes around.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
C+ 67% The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) (2019) If nothing else, the movie makes a strong case for Cox's astounding resilience, an ability to take even the most routine gig and deepen its potential. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
A- 100% Mayor (2020) "Mayor" offers a striking new perspective on that struggle, with a personal on-the-ground quality matched by grand tonal ambitions that makes it the best of its subgenre.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
B+ 82% DAU. Natasha (2020) That degree of emotional depth makes DAU. Natasha compelling enough, but it also leaves viewers blindsided by what comes next.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
B+ 100% The Woman Who Ran (2020) Just because you think you've seen this story before - or think you've got it all figured out - doesn't mean it lacks additional wisdom to impart.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
A- 100% There Is No Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad) (2020) The movie provokes the wonder and terror of what it means to live in a world where every resolution brings new questions, and the prospects that a happy ending might carry the greatest risk of all.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
A- 100% Last and First Men (2020) It's all so entrancing that one can't help but experience overwhelming sadness in witnessing the last work from an artist so in control of his mission. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
A- 100% Gunda (2020) "Gunda" may be a meditational slow-burn, but as it unfurls its immersive audiovisual tapestry it hovers between non-fiction observation and lyrical insight, and to that end feels like an advancement of the nature documentary form.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
B 75% Pinocchio (2019) Above all, "Pinocchio" imbues its circumstances with a surprising degree of naturalism, thanks to the filmmaker's careful handling of practical effects that suit the unusual tone. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
B- 82% Undine (2020) The narrative begins to strain from this focused scenario as the character follows her new boyfriend into the water... Still, there's much to appreciate about the textures of his perceptive screenplay in small doses.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
B 64% The Salt of Tears (Le sel des larmes) (2020) While "The Salt of Tears" threatens to devolve into a sympathetic male gaze with each new turn, Garrel actually manages to burrow within those boundaries and deconstruct their flaws from the inside out.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
C- 61% Minamata (2020) "Minamata" tells a bracing story of corporate malfeasance and bracing advocacy for the underclass, but even the occasional poignant observation can't salvage a movie trying this hard to tug every heartstring at its disposal.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
B+ 73% The Intruder (El prófugo) (2020) "The Intruder" generates so much intrigue to maintain a breathless pace and unsettling atmosphere at every turn, with Rives' layered performance fusing the strange trip together.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
B 88% Onward (2020) "Onward" doesn't reinvent the wheel, but spins it so well that it conjures a spell of its own as a new decade dawns with the Pixar touch intact.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
C+ 59% My Salinger Year (2020) "My Salinger Year" often trips on the self-serious nature of its premise, and struggles with an antiquated quality out of sync with its timeline...‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
C 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) The result is one big whiff - or is that woof? - that proves London's storytelling talents were ahead of his time, and quite possibly this one as well.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
B 88% Charm City Kings (2020) Guided by Angel Manuel Soto's slick direction and a breakthrough performance from Jahi Di'Allo Winston, the movie works overtime to energize real-world struggles with the thrill of street life.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
B- 86% Nine Days (2020) Oda's script struggles to make this dynamic as compelling as the ethereal world he establishes upfront... Nevertheless, the movie provides a remarkable showcase for Duke's range. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
B 100% On the Record (2020) To that end, it's a smart and sturdy behind-the-scenes look at a high-profile #MeToo drama, and succeeds at scrutinizing the conundrum facing countless women still afraid of speaking out.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
B+ 75% The Nowhere Inn (2020) It's amusing enough to get lost in this labyrinthine plotting for a breezy 91 minutes, even if the twisty existential finale doesn't quite justify the journey.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
B- 83% The Nest (2020) Law and Coon have thrown themselves into this material with rich, measured turns that come alive in Durkin's elegant frames.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
B+ 38% Wendy (2020) Zeitlin's roving narrative techniques may have their limitations, but this spellbinding followup proves they still have juice.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
B+ 92% Kajillionaire (2020) Ever since her letter-based performance work "Joanie 4 Jackie," July has explored the emotional currency of communication, and those themes remain potent here.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
A- 100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) A touching and funny meditation on embracing life and fearing death at the same time.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
B 95% The 40-Year-Old Version (2020) "The 40-Year-Old Version" has a fascinating meta quality lurking just beneath its playful surface, as it documents a creative crisis on the brink of a solution - and, with this charming first feature, finds that solution with its very existence.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
A 90% The Mole Agent (2020) "The Mole Agent" may not look like a documentary, but it builds to a poetic finale enmeshed in emotional authenticity.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
B 94% Boys State (2020) "Boys State" diagnoses the essence of that divide by showing the extent that political biases inform the status quo, and how that can lead to campaign strategies devoid of any agenda aside from maintaining power.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
B+ 89% Zola (2020) Social-media feeds can embolden subjective observations that don't tell the whole truth, but that's exactly what makes this particular example such a perfect fit for its adventurous director.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
B 100% The Dissident (2020) Fogel assembles a sturdy compendium of talking heads to explain how Khashoggi managed to speak truth to power for so long, and why his fate reverberates for other Saudis who share his sentiments.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
A- 94% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) "Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets" may not be the straight-faced documentary it looks like, but it's a sober-eyed document of our times nonetheless.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
C 54% Bad Hair (2020) "Bad Hair" has plenty to say - about the plight of black women in particular and blackness in popular culture in general - but his movie can't settle on laughing off the conflict or regarding it with dread.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
B 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) "Crip Camp" proves some success stories only grow more powerful with age, and their ability to inspire action is timeless.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
C 17% Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace (2020) Slithering into the potential for a lo-fi Blumhouse shockfest, "A Fall From Grace" eschews logic for one jarring reveal after another, so that even Hitchcock would admire Perry's gall.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
B+ 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Yet even as Birds of Passage fetishizes its dreary mood, it excels at tracking the gradual impact of crime across generations less invested in playing by ancient rules.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
C+ 21% Cats (2019) This visually dense adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber hit is at once too crazy for this world, and not quite crazy enough.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
C+ 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) "Rise of Skywalker" operates as if the only cinematic tradition at its disposal hails from a galaxy far, far away.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B- 70% Bombshell (2019) "Bombshell" is a lurid, cartoonish romp, marred by rough and sometimes overbearing flourishes, but not without a tragicomic soul. That alone makes it a genuine movie of the moment.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
B 82% Queen & Slim (2019) "Queen & Slim" embodies a troubling historical moment not in spite of its puzzling twists and messy circumstances, but because of them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019