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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% A Bump Along the Way (2019) [Petticrew's] flinty chemistry with reliable pro Gallagher keeps things on track even when proceedings veer into more predictable hugging and learning.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
No Score Yet House of Cardin (2019) Lively as an overview of Cardin's creative and commercial achievements, "House of Cardin" is considerably vaguer when it comes to his personal life and legacy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
0% The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson (2020) It's a cheap, unloving death march of a movie - scarcely made more intriguing by the half-cooked theory it posits as to who (or how many) did the deed.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
54% The Informer (2020) For all "The Informer" lacks in surface style - shot and scored as it is in functional, straight-to-VOD fashion - it remains a surprisingly well-oiled genre machine.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
100% Advocate (2020) [A] tough-minded, clear-eyed film...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
76% The Gentlemen (2020) A knockabout all-star return to the underworld that feigns to remind us who its director really is, but feels, in most respects, like a hedging of bets.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
No Score Yet Chez Jolie Coiffure (2018) [A] stark, straightforward but subtly potent documentary...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
4/5 93% High Flying Bird (2019) Soderbergh's liveliest, most big-thinking work since Magic Mike, this is a quick, zingy, all-business sports drama that plays like Jerry Maguire with twin degrees in economics and sociology.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
No Score Yet In a Whisper (A media voz) (2019) The epistolary format, tricky to pull off without seeming precious or affected, works beautifully here as a way to knit together two narrating voices... whose contrasting creative sensibilities reflect their different trajectories away from home.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
69% My Friend the Polish Girl (2019) From its cramped, off-the-cuff shooting style (mostly in washed-out monochrome) to its persuasive ensemble, "My Friend the Polish Girl" mostly pulls off the documentary pretense with wily skill.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
100% Love Child (2019) Documentaries can be as narratively driven as any fiction feature, as "Love Child" proves in entirely engrossing fashion.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
No Score Yet I Love You I Miss You I Hope I See You Before I Die (2019) It examines the socioeconomic environment of middle-American poverty with a gaze both critical and impressionistic, without passing judgment on the individuals tangled up in it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
No Score Yet La Mami (2019) "La Mami" is rife with sharp, tacit socioeconomic criticism of an unequal, patriarchal society in which making joyless business out of pleasure is the best hope many women have.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Letter (2019) An effective, emotionally immediate debut feature...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
No Score Yet Faith (2019) "Faith" is as disciplined and intriguingly opaque as the men and women it studies, attempting to unlock the nature of the group through mesmeric observation of routine and ritual.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
No Score Yet Sunless Shadows (2019) "Sunless Shadows" never gives off the impression of extracting feelings from its subjects: Rather, it receptively gives them a platform they've hitherto been denied.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
91% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) Jon Kasbe's diamond-hard but humane documentary is most impressive in its equally divided sympathies between hunter, hunted and guardian.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
88% Feast of the Seven Fishes (2019) Surprises are in short supply here, but Tinnell's film is more concerned with cultivating a general, slightly tipsy air of good feeling. In this it largely succeeds...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
50% Angelfish (2019) Destiny Frasqueri (better known to her Generation Z fans as Nuyorican rapper Princess Nokia) makes a winning, delicate screen debut in "Angelfish," a low-key Bronx romance that proves a surprisingly muted vehicle for her outsize performing charisma.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) Suffice it to say that even on a smaller screen, attributing anthropomorphic qualities to photoreal fauna remains a Disney stumbling block.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
59% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) Both Spall and Redgrave feel stifled and stiff-jointed, hemmed in by a thin, shallow-focus script that betrays its origins as a radio play all too easily.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
75% Serendipity (2019) Per its title, "Serendipity" may allude to the ultimate casting vote of fate, but it also shows the young artist taking what control she can in directing her life, and her potential earthly afterlife too.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
98% Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) The great pleasure of these films' bright, largely wordless slapstick is that it plays universally whilst accommodating all manner of obsessive, idiosyncratic detailing at the edges.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
100% Leap of Faith (2019) These are not astonishing anecdotes, but they are, by and large, entertaining ones: Friedkin is as deft a storyteller on camera as he is behind it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
60% Some Beasts (Algunas Bestias) (2019) [A] queasily accomplished film.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
No Score Yet Lynn + Lucy (2019) It accrues real mouth-drying power as its narrative keeps twisting the knife, thanks in no small part to a superbly matched pair of lead performances by Nichola Burley and newcomer Roxanne Scrimshaw.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
80% The Audition (Das vorspiel) (2019) Weisse's gripping, cool-blooded drama upends all manner of inspirational-educator clichés.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
No Score Yet 45 Seconds of Laughter (2019) It's hard not to feel gladdened by the sight of men who have spent their lives cornered into hard, unyielding modes of masculinity give in to the sheer, sprightly silliness of performance.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
100% La Llorona (2019) A nervy alternative horror film in which political ghosts of the past mingle with more uncanny phantoms, it ought to be the filmmaker's most widely distributed work to date.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
85% The Weekend (2019) Notwithstanding any comparisons, there's more assured personality here than there was in her last feature, the bright, proficient but somewhat synthetic big-studio teen romance "Everything, Everything."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
91% Saint Maud (2020) Maud is like Carrie White and her mother Margaret rolled into one unholy holy terror; as played with brilliant, blood-freezing intensity by Morfydd Clark, she's a genre anti-heroine to cherish, protect and recoil from, sometimes all at once.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
50% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) Halfway through... the air goes out of the shaggy-dog plotting: a climactic pileup of unfortunate events is both rushed and unsurprising, leaving the actors with little room to dart and play.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
57% Strange But True (2019) Can't quite decide what kind of weird it wants to be: a loopy B-movie corkscrew ride, or an American Beauty-style suburban burlesque with Something To Say.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
53% Waiting for the Barbarians (2019) "Waiting for the Barbarians" steadily accrues a grave, violent anger over encroaching systems of oppression that proves infectiously troubling and enraging, as Guerra's filmmaking gets wiser to tacit details.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
76% True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) Lithe and volatile and recklessly stylized to the hilt, "True History of the Kelly Gang" has moves like Jagger, but a head still teeming with language and history.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
100% Moffie (2019) Both a shiver-delicate exploration of unspoken desire and a scarringly brilliant anatomy of white South African masculinity.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
94% Babyteeth (2019) A wickedly perverse and, in time, intensely moving variation on familiar coming-of-age themes that marks an arresting feature debut for both director Shannon Murphy and screenwriter Rita Kalnejais.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
47% Guest of Honour (2019) [A] hopelessly muddled, murky blend of family melodrama and investigative thriller...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
95% About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) (2019) If we've been here before, the immaculate, somehow tender-hearted execution of "About Endlessness" ensures this is not a complaint.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
89% The Painted Bird (2019) "The Painted Bird" is inarguably effective and immersive, its hard, unyielding gaze backed up by the muscularity of its craft.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
80% No.7 Cherry Lane (Ji Yuan Tai Qi Hao) (2019) Accustomed Yon-fans and patient adventurers will fall madly for its madness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
100% Mother (Madre) (2019) Rodrigo Sorogoyen expands his Oscar-nominated white-knuckler of a short in a most unexpected way: slower, calmer and imbued with metaphysical mystery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
94% Citizen K (2019) [A] chewy, engrossing documentary...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
83% Judy (2019) It's gutsy, can't-look-away work, yet it might not enthrall those who evaluate biopic turns as Olympian feats of technical mimicry.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
37% Seberg (2020) That "Seberg," for all its false notes and missed opportunities, remains pretty compulsive viewing is almost entirely down to the peculiar star magnetism of Stewart...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
100% Sole (2019) Sironi's film effectively blends the warm-blooded emotional stakes of classic Italian melodrama with the cooler, more rigorous language of new Eastern European cinema.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
78% Bombay Rose (2019) Even by the standards of artisan arthouse animation - a realm as far removed from Disney as mumblecore is from Marvel - it's quite a vision.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
67% Pelican Blood (Pelikanblut) (2019) Hoss's teeth-gritted commitment to the role keeps us on side through more questionable stages of maternal meltdown than many a talented thesp would manage.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
No Score Yet Technoboss (2019) At 112 minutes, "Technoboss" is probably too much of a weird thing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
No Score Yet Rounds (2019) "Rounds" isn't afraid to play quite broadly with its social messaging and emotional manipulations. There's enough political conflict and character complication here to keep things interesting, however...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019