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Isaac Feldberg

Isaac Feldberg
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% She's Allergic to Cats (2016) It's certifiably not for everyone -- but to a very select few, this will be a satisfyingly stranger pedigree of midnight movie.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
80% Tigertail (2020) Touching, gorgeously filmed, and thoughtful about the ways we're formed by all the things we don't say as much as the things we do, it's an impressive first film from the Master of None co-creator.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
31% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) A near-terminally bland serving of romantic-comedy casserole that, in flashes, teases that it might become something marginally more appealing before instead reneging on the offer.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
70% We Summon the Darkness (2020) It's necessary to first acknowledge Daddario, given that her devilishly playful, dagger-darting turn in We Summon the Darkness is both the best she's ever been and the biggest reason to see this otherwise-adequate Satantic Panic midnighter.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
85% Sea Fever (2020) It's difficult not to wonder if Sea Fever was designed in some laboratory for our frightening, germaphobic times. Alas, it's nothing more sinister than good writing.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
37% Downhill (2020) The adaptation carries itself like a tourist, ungainly and ultimately clueless as to the richer meaning of the filmic terrain it was so eager to occupy.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge, from Goodnight Mommy codirectors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, offers Keough one of her most chilling roles yet, in a film fiendishly calibrated to reflect its star's spiritual disquiet at all levels.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
38% Spenser Confidential (2020) Berg's direction is kinetic and eye-popping, even if the criminal conspiracy theory Wahlberg's punch-drunk Spenser uncovers will feel overly familiar to any fans of the genre.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
49% Run This Town (2020) [A]mbition only goes so far, and Run This Town simply lacks the screenwriting smarts to keep up with itself.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
88% Swallow (2020) It's a sharp, tricky metaphor, and one that lodges uncomfortably in your throat for days after.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
98% Blow the Man Down (2020) Cole and Krudy offer their performers a mightily impressive showcase-even if it's the scale of their own alchemic work behind the camera that lingers longest in memory.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) It's an early genre standout in this most weird of years and well worth the price of a virtual ticket-especially at a time when most independent movie houses are badly hurting.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
93% Uncorked (2020) Piquant, precise, and charming from top to bottom, Uncorked instantly enters the pantheon of great wine movies...‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) Crip Camp, with a breezily laconic flow, regales its audiences with inspiring and often humorous tales of what went on at the camp...‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
100% Slay the Dragon (2020) Not simply an exposé, the documentary implores its viewers to take action, shining a light on various grass-roots movements that have sprouted up in opposition to gerrymandering and the political hostage-taking that has resulted from it.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
92% And Then We Danced (2020) In blurring the physical and emotional into a uniquely sensory experience, one in which the head and heart are thrown hopelessly out of alignment, the film is the best of its kind since Call Me By Your Name.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) [H]umor is so damnably absent from this witless, noxious sludge of a comedy... that one suspects those involved may have worn out their rotator cuffs high-fiving over such an innocuous, caffeine-related pun.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Never Rarely Sometimes Always stands out most through its naturalism.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) It's more than meets the eye, in all the best ways.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
96% Blood on Her Name (2020) Thoughtful, precise, and filled with foreboding, Blood on Her Name is a pulp-noir thriller of the highest caliber.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) This is Star Wars broken under the weight of its own importance, eating its own tail for lack of any original voices to better nourish it. It's nothing short of a tragedy.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
98% The Farewell (2019) What The Farewell isolates so incisively is a sense of cultural melancholia specific to the immigrant experience, a mourning for something lost in the process of existing between worlds.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Begins in a state of near-total incoherence and somehow meanders further from there, plunging into almost experimental territory with its choppily edited mess of ridiculous dialogue and hyper-dense plotting.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
93% Ordinary Love (2020) The film's main appeal lies in those two lead performances, both masterclasses in how to isolate notes of beauty and grace within the mundane and minute.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
82% The Report (2019) Timely and thought-provoking.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
83% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) A truly original directorial vision brought to life with visual flair and narrative verve.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) It's hard to be immersive when you're constantly calling attention to yourself, and it's impossible when your camera is more the protagonist of your film than your characters.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
94% Sweetheart (2019) At its heart, it is about abuse and fighting back, about rebelling despite the apparent futility of such attempts when what's threatening you has height, strength, and speed on its side.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
83% Just Mercy (2020) Constructed with such consummate competence and care that the inevitable courtroom theatrics just about avoid veering into melodramatic pulp.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
91% Clemency (2019) Woodard internalizes everything to give one of the great pressurized performances of the year.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
72% Horse Girl (2020) An ambitious, odd project, and one that sticks stubbornly in the mind's eye.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Action-cinema cheesecake that makes one Harley Quinn, played by one Margot Robbie with all the colorfully explosive force of fireworks shoved up an exhaust pipe, the star of her own show.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
100% Michelle Wolf: Joke Show (2019) Wolf's new Netflix special, Joke Show, furthers her brilliant repurposing of vulgarity to land points as frequently as punchlines.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
90% Arctic (2019) There's an existential quality to Arctic, a tremendously moving meditation on how we persevere through near-insurmountable hardships, what it takes to keep the light from going out. ‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
90% Dark Waters (2019) Too dour and visually one-note to rank among the director's best work, but it emotes a moral fury that feels right for this subject. ‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) What it's really is Miracle on 34th Street, with Hanks' Rogers standing in for jolly old Kris Kringle and Rhys' Vogel the nonbeliever who finds his world unexpectedly lightened through their meeting.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
92% Uncut Gems (2019) He's Icarus in a gold chain and a Celtics jersey. But that's the vertiginous, pulse-pounding thrill of Uncut Gems.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) Possibly the best American film of the year.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
91% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) Beanpole flickers with barely believed hope. It may be a lie... but there's nothing false about how these two will their way through their impossible winter with only a dream of spring to sustain them. ‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
10/10 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Its expressions of what art can signify -- how much a look can carry, what power is contained in the making of an image (and who gets to make it) -- don't just resonate. They're revolutionary.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) A yakuza rom-com slash-em-up that positively vibrates with off-the-wall energy.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Banderas' performance is so towering, so finely shaded yet thrillingly unvarnished, that the film feels at many a moment ready to burst with all the raw feeling bottled up inside it. ‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
71% Low Tide (2019) It's a film that doesn't overstay its welcome but never really announces itself either.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
68% Joker (2019) The equal of Phoenix's villain: a nasty, masochistic piece of work possessed by the notion the world must heed its lone-wolf howl, even though it has nothing to say once given the platform.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
52% Wounds (2019) It all leads to one of the most disturbing, icky final sequences of the year, a tour de force of entomological terror that leaves enough unsaid to later linger in the subconscious.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Director [Taika] Waititi takes the easy way out, and his film chugs along as a surprisingly sweet coming-of-age story.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Utimately about nothing more than Norton's vision of himself as a visionary, so unfailingly determined to make this movie that, through sheer force of ego, he has done so, and subsumed it.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
48% American Son (2019) A slightly behind-the-times but nevertheless compelling comment on race relations. ‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) If anyone has good reason to doubt franchise resets, it's Terminator fans. This one, unexpectedly, suggests a bright future.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
28% Rattlesnake (2019) The movie's as parched -- of thrills, chills, and basic narrative momentum -- as its New Mexico setting.‐ Fortune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019