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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 100% Into the Deep (2020) A documentary that is truly hard to shake, it provides an intimate glimpse at true evil living amongst those who only saw the warning signs and red flags after the fact.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
B 97% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) A light, cuddly adventure that's a step below its predecessor in shear (sorry!) inventiveness but still containing a wealth of delightful comedic gags.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
B+ 100% The Truffle Hunters (2020) The Truffle Hunters is primarily about those who make it their life's mission to track down this ever-rare species of food, and this documentary does endearing justice to their respective stories-humans and canines alike.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
C+ 85% Nine Days (2020) This debut film is no doubt a visually striking, well-composed calling card for Edson Oda, but the ideas it plays with are more interesting to discuss over a post-screening meal than to witness how they actually play out.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
B+ 100% On the Record (2020) On the Record is a sobering, clear-eyed account of sexual misconduct and assault by Russell Simmons-who, in damning evidence, moved to Bali where there is no extradition policy with the United States. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
B+ 100% Minari (2020) This is a delicate, small-scale drama told with an immense amount of authenticity by a filmmaker who is clearly attuned to the emotional rhythms of each of his characters.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
A- 94% Boys State (2020) This extraordinary portrait of a democratic process in microcosm is both a testament to how Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country could achieve bipartisanship as well as a look at what has led to such a fractured political system.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
D- 6% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Impossibly dull, gratingly lethargic, and utterly incoherent.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
C+ 53% Falling (2020) With his debut, Viggo Mortensen shows mindful consideration behind the camera telling a story that's not terribly interesting.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
A 89% Time (2020) A formally stunning masterwork of empathy, exhaustion, love, and rage.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
A- 100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) With the brilliant Dick Johnson Is Dead, leave it to the director to create an exploration of death that is fun, bittersweet, and bursting with colorful imagination.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B+ 97% Shirley (2020) Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg are having so much scenery-chewing fun they practically end up swallowing the single location.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B 83% The Nest (2020) An exquisitely mounted drama that revels in letting minute character details slowly become elucidated as Durkin puts trust into his audience to pick up the pieces along the way.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B- 88% Spaceship Earth (2020) A fascinating story full of twists yet one that could've used some more invention and focus in the ways in which this sprawling journey is told.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B 92% Kajillionaire (2020) The ultimate con of sorts is that we may have taken for granted the time we were able to spend with these characters, and it's only in the final moments we realize how much we'll miss them.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B 80% The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me (2020) If a mountain-climbing adventure like Everest or Vertical Limit removed its bombastic thrill-seeking setpieces and was instead directed with the patient, reverent eye of Apichatpong Weerasethakul one may conjure up something like Mountains.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
C 63% Jumbo (2020) The end result is more of a confounded shrug in which the metaphors for romantic freedom and breaking the barriers of a certain path prescribed by society ring true, but the world that's set up is far from fully realized.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B+ 100% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) A tale of profound authenticity and devastating heartbreak.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B 100% Crip Camp (2020) Crip Camp is both an inspiring historical document of a grass-roots movement but also an urgent call to action for those on the sidelines of ongoing political and societal battles.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
A- 100% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) As the moral, ethical, and legal debate of abortion continues amongst higher powers, Hittman as provided an essential, specific look at just one person's struggle to have control over her own body.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
B 88% Zola (2020) Twitter is Shakespeare for the 21st century and, as Zola proves, Janicza Bravo is the director best adept at bringing all the peculiarity, hilarity, and ugliness of social media mayhem to the big screen. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
C- 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) J.J. Abrams' finale doesn't just directly refute many of the ideas of its predecessor-its brand of nostalgia also feels more brazenly pandering than heartfelt.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
C 89% The Two Popes (2019) Directed by Fernando Meirelles with the kind of hyperactivity that worked so well in his kinetic breakthrough City of God, that trait is unfortunately not helped here with Anthony McCarten's script.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
B+ 95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig's imagination to rethink and update a text already so woven into American culture is deserving of substantial praise.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
B 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Linklater seemingly wants to throw as much as he can into the first act before cracking open our characters to see what makes them tick, leading to a more intimate, emotionally rewarding journey.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
B 97% Booksmart (2019) It may begin with a scattered, cartoonish approach, but Booksmart eventually blooms into something entirely and beautifully its own.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) A balletic, radiant, and relentless feat of action filmmaking, captured with the kind of clear-eyed, pleasure-filled elegance reminiscent of Jacques Demy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
B 89% Missing Link (2019) The sweet-natured, grand adventure contained within Missing Link is worth going on, even if the accompanying dialogue from those leading the way is too simple-minded to make a memorable mark.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
C- 44% Captive State (2019) Wyatt peppers intriguing details throughout but gets too tripped up in a deluge of timely messages that he loses sight of his characters in this jumbled, peculiarly-structured narrative.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
C- 59% Them That Follow (2019) Them That Follow could sell itself as a slow-burn drama, but there is no tangible burn to speak of.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
B- 91% Big Time Adolescence (2020) The film's comedic pull rests on Davidson's grimy likability and he more than pulls it off.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
B 91% Clemency (2019) Clemency is a thoroughly draining experience as if we're placed in purgatory with no means of escape, but it's ultimately powerful in the ways it shows how the death penalty has consequences for everyone involved.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
B- 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Stephen Merchant's brand of dry, off-kilter comedy surges through what is an otherwise inspiring, but by-the-numbers tale of childhood aspirations come true.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
A- 96% American Factory (2019) This documentary feels like the beginning of a very different America and that we have such an intimate portrait of the change to come is a remarkable achievement.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
B- 94% Sweetheart (2019) By the finale, it's clear that Dillard may not have sky-high aims, but Sweetheart proves to be a contained, diverting creature feature that will get your heart rate pumping.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
C+ 52% Wounds (2019) If one wants to watch a sweaty, disturbed Armie Hammer wander around New Orleans as he's haunted by a malevolent spiritual force, Wounds satisfies on those pleasurable, if undemanding expectations with its engrossing build-up.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
C+ 81% Little Monsters (2019) Australia's answer to Shaun of the Dead, writer-director Abe Forsythe doesn't quite have the wit or visual inventiveness of Edgar Wright, but the raunchy punches he throws pack an entertaining-enough bite.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B- 75% Judy & Punch (2019) Putting a modern, live-action spin on this fable-esque puppet tale, director Mirrah Foulkes crafts a vibrant, brutal directorial debut, even if the ultimate catharsis leaves something to be desired.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B 74% The Death of Dick Long (2019) It may end up playing as a silly lark, but along with dismantling ideas of masculinity, Daniel Scheinert has also created a singularly entertaining crime comedy built on utter idiocy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
A- 90% The Souvenir (2019) The Souvenir melds two well-trodden subgenres and through Joanna Hogg's refreshingly unique vision makes each feel entirely original. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B+ 93% Light from Light (2019) Those going looking for frights will be rewarded with something more substantial: an experience rich with atmosphere and humanity, and drama ultimately more enlightening than the cheap thrills that pervade the dime-a-dozen ghost stories we've seen before.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
C+ 91% Give Me Liberty (2019) As he explores the resistance of assimilation and how vastly different cultures can have a shared bond, Mikhanovsky has a unique voice, but hopefully it's better honed in his next film.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B 79% Photograph (2019) Despite an unsatisfying culmination to this tale of proscribed romance, it's hard not to feel a warm affectation for his humble approach to filmmaking.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
C+ 65% The Sound of Silence (2019) The directorial debut of Michael Tyburski has a compelling hook as we go on this journey of aural perfection, but the follow-through leaves something to be desired.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B+ 91% To the Stars (2019) To the Stars is quaint in its aims, but this compact focus brings an enveloping level of intimacy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
A- 82% Cold Case Hammarskj√∂ld (2019) If there's any justice, the specifics of the jaw-dropping revelations in this thoroughly engrossing documentary will cause global attention and a demand for some kind of retribution.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B- 92% Monos (2019) As an intense sociopolitical lesson, Monos sheds vivid light on the costs of war in present-day Colombia, particularly when it comes to taking advantage of minds not yet fully formed.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
C 67% Troop Zero (2020) While this by-the-numbers crowd-pleaser goes down fairly easy as any sugary, feel-good film is designed to do, there's also a hollow emptiness at its center, rendering it to be a well-intentioned, yet ultimately forgettable experience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
C+ 74% Adam (2019) While Adam seems almost like a rite of passage before we get more complex trans dramas in mainstream filmmaking, one can't help but feel frustrated by its missed opportunities.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B+ 94% Divine Love (2019) Through his exquisite vision, Mascaro tells a curious tale of spiritual commitment, marital strife, and the blurred separation of church and state, leading to an ultimately surprising, powerful conclusion.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019