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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
29% Venom (2018) I would like to watch more of Eddie and Venom bantering about their common character defects and possibly eating people.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
63% Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) Like the greatest camp, Auntie Roo is unafraid to strike a frankly tragic note.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
72% The Last Exorcism (2010) The movie has sympathy for its characters, exactly the right number of twists (not too many!), a terrific final image, and-maybe most importantly-a sense that life is baffling and desperate, but not meaningless.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
20% Cats (2019) Cats absolutely does commit to every choice it made. I would like to respect it for that, but the choices were bad.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
32% Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) The whole look of it has now become haunting, it's so exquisitely evocative of an early '80s childhood. The toyshop scenes are perfect, a fantasia of Smurfs.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
64% Little Joe (2019) Man, this movie disappoints.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
95% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) He's too violent to be a Christ figure-but, in a movie about the priesthood of all believers, he's also too helpless to be anything else.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
81% A Hidden Life (2019) As the couple's situation worsens, the film improves. The contrast between the couple's internal life of prayer and their external abandonment emerges.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) The story of what really happened to Harlan Thrombey the night of his 85th birthday comes open like a safe whose dial is spun by an expert cracksman, every detail falling into place.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) This is a movie about messages, codes and plans, subterranean communications and misperceptions. Parasite may even be a "message movie," though it has an artistry that term conceals.‐ The American Conservative
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
74% The Ritual (2017) This is a well-done horror film, with authentic notes of grief and guilt, gorgeous trackless woods smoking with mist, and creature design which offers real pleasurable terror.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
No Score Yet Dead Broke (1999) I have to say this failed, because it squanders all the rich oddity of its premise, but that doesn't mean you'll regret watching it.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) Awkwafina is a joy, as always. The script is smart, and the wedding hijinks give it an obvious structure.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
75% The Trouble With Angels (1966) An essentially charming confection.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) ... the film's greatest failing, which made this sugary confection leave a bad taste in my mouth, is that it utterly lacks the books' ill intentions.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
75% Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) (1979) Salò offers a lesson in how to depict cruelty without re-enacting it -- a lesson few filmmakers even want to learn. ‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) It's something awesome. It's all hot orange and brown, the glamour of the punishing desert wind, it is completely OTT and it can't go five minutes without an explosion and I loved it.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) This is a movie about the search for a home -- the inability to find it where you thought you'd left it; maybe the inability to find it at all.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
82% Barbershop (2002) Barbershop is a perfectly-executed example of a simple formula. ‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
78% Friday (1995) Crapping jokes and cussing jokes and look at that lady in her skimpy clothes jokes. I enjoyed this badly, stupidly, as it was meant to be enjoyed.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
74% Torch Song Trilogy (1988) Real people ascend to melodrama and descend to harangue in exactly these circumstances; more importantly, the film knows that melodrama and harangue don't deserve respect and yet they compel it here...‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
51% Summer of Sam (1999) ...it was such an unexpected, marginal tale. ‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
39% But I'm a Cheerleader (2000) I liked it well enough when I first saw it but remembered the actual humor as being predictable and insufficiently incisive. I thought more highly of it this time around.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) Horror flicks that try to evoke disgust at normal human weaknesses will never be all right with me. But with that built-in exception, so much of this movie is what I wanted it to be. ‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
78% The Devil's Doorway (2018) In spite of its flaws, the film is startlingly successful both at frightening audiences and at honoring the experiences of women held in Magdalene laundries.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
93% Us (2019) Us is skillful and strange, opening up subterranean levels in the psyche and letting the creatures within come out to play.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
93% Us (2019) Even elements that could become problems in less-sure hands, like the explanatory speeches toward the end, become part of the film's mythos and mystery.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
85% Billy Elliot (2000) Billy Elliot almost always makes the wrong choice, for the saccharine over the convincing.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
87% To Sleep With Anger (1990) A strange film which I think would reward rewatching.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
100% Citizens Band (1977) The movie did end up feeling as noteworthy for what it excludes or doesn't examine as for the startlingly contemporary things it includes.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
96% The Court Jester (1956) I was of course struck by the light touch with which the romance is handled.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
83% Four Lions (2010) I laughed out loud a lot, and by the time the plot catches up to the plotters and people start dying, there's genuine poignancy amid the ridicule.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) It's definitely working that Babadook territory... Its final images are quite haunting.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
58% School Daze (1988) In practice Lee doesn't quite handle this vertiginous tone switch.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
77% Crooklyn (1994) In spite of the flaws of the Virginia interlude I really enjoyed this.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
75% Primal Fear (1996) The part of the script that's dialogue instead of plot is quite snappy. So I believed in this sordid story... for a while.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
85% The Conjuring (2013) The back half of the movie is also more formulaic and less interesting in every other way. The characters no longer offer surprises, and the scares are more predictable.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
94% Fateless (2006) It conveys a feeling of exhaustion. Mist drifts through the camp, lending a beauty which does not point to any meaning or goodness, a kind of drained beauty.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
100% General della Rovere (Il generale Della Rovere) (1959) [Giovanna Ralli's] actressy in a way that really works for this story of the mask sinking into the skin.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
73% Green for Danger (1947) Its final twists came a little too fast and twisty for me.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
88% The Jewish Cardinal (2014) The way he finds to live and to die as a Catholic Jew may not satisfy any of the film's characters, but I'll say that I found it really touching.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) What makes Forgive such a joy to watch is the attention and love given to Lee, her frenemy Jack Hock... and her world. ‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
49% Cruising (1980) There is so much talent in this film, from its very first moments with the unsettling strings by Jack Nitzsche.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
93% A Woman Under the Influence (1975) I liked that the film never reduces what's going on in that shaken family to one thing.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
100% Days of Wine and Roses (1962) Days is a tract, my friend, a folded brochure of a film, rescued by Jack Lemmon's charm and some good dark camerawork.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
83% Smashed (2012) Smashed is wall-to-wall good intentions from the moment Kate decides to go to a meeting.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
89% A Christmas Story (1983) Just a tour de force of holiday agony, outrageous and hilarious.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
100% Planet of Snail (2012) This is a great movie, memorable and subtle.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
86% The Song of Bernadette (1943) The theology in The Song of Bernadette is subtle; it satirizes Catholic worship of suffering...‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) Lanthimos walks right up to the edge of mocking his characters for having feelings, and us for having feelings about them.‐ Patheos
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018