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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 75% Military Wives (2020) While Military Wives may not be edgy, it has plenty of pathos. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3.5/5 74% The Lodge (2020) I recognize The Lodge is an odd recommendation when a good chunk of the population is battling cabin fever. But you can approach it as a cautionary tale. A little personal space goes a long way.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 91% The Assistant (2020) The Assistant unfolds in a deliberate manner. Yet the dense, hopeless atmosphere never dissipates. It's not an easy movie to watch, but it's so laser-focused on making an important point, it earns our attention.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) The film is also an effective indictment of the anti-abortion movement and a society that will not protect children and teenagers from predatorial adults.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
1.5/5 0% The Cave (2019) One could venture the absence of checks and balances allowed this to happen. Tom Waller directed, produced and co-wrote Cave Rescue. It has "passion project" written all over.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
2/5 56% Resistance (2020) Even though the events on which the film is based are compelling, director Jonathan Jakubowicz botches the execution by failing to provide the main character with a development arc.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
3.5/5 72% Vivarium (2020) Vivarium is a rare surrealistic horror. More structured than a David Lynch film and darker than something by Terry Gilliam, it takes petite bourgeois goals (own a house, have a kid, become your own boss) and reveals them as nightmares.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
6/10 88% Dogs Don't Wear Pants (Koirat eivät käytä housuja) (2019) Dogs Don't Wear Pants couldn't be any more Finnish if it were directed by Aki Kaurismaki; bone dry humor, laissez-faire attitudes, and free-range teenagers fill every frame. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
3.5/5 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) That said, the real anchor of the film is Rhys, who makes bitterness and mistrust strangely compelling.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
4.5/5 88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) [A]n accurate and devastating depiction of the gig economy.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/5 86% Emma. (2020) Credit to Jane Austen's writing that despite the director's aesthetic fixations, the film still succeeds at reaching a stirring climax... to quickly return to inconsequentially pleasant.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 100% Because We Are Girls (2019) In the end, Because We Are Girls is about overcoming trauma with others' help and ending traditions that enable predators. All messages worth your attention.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds Of Prey feels like posturing - woke for woke sake. It's cynical and insincere as well as weak filmmaking.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2.5/5 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) It's not like Sonic is now a masterpiece. But as mid-budget, video-game inspired kids movies go, it's amusing, at times very funny, certainly less full of itself than Detective Pikachu.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/5 76% Halston (2019) Particularly thrilling is the testimony of Halston's later-days handler, a Brooklynite with little patience for absurd expense accounts...‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
2.5/5 89% The Third Wife (2019) The Third Wife can be effective if you have never seen a movie about arranged marriages and women treated as trade goods before. Otherwise, it has little to add to the conversation. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 98% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell reminds us that callous statements of the "go back to wherever you came from" nature are not only racist but demonstrate a pernicious lack of empathy. Nobody leaves home without a good reason.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 80% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) Before We Vanish doesn't take a pro-alien or human stance (both sides deserve to lose at any point in time), but stands by karma as the ultimate universal law.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) As the first movie of a would-be franchise, the film does a good job sticking to the story at hand and not overloading in mythology, so often the kiss of death of origin stories. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
2/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) For brief moments, the film becomes tactile, relatable. Makes you wonder what could it have been... with a better script. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
4/5 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Overall, this is a profoundly satisfying episode without apparent weak spots (it's a notch disjointed, but nothing unbearable): You'll laugh, cry and be in awe...‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
2/5 57% Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017) Olaf's Frozen Adventure feels like an excuse to cram four more tunes into the Frozen songbook, none of them nearly as good as the original ones. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Road Forward (2017) The score is strong and the tune "Indian Man" is rousing enough to transcend the film. Unfortunately, The Road Forward as a whole is far from cohesive.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 97% Coco (2017) Coco may be run-of-the-mill Pixar, but any movie that sticks it to certain notorious anti-Mexican deserves my respect.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Burton hasn't lost his touch and Dumbo is an amiable family flick. Just be aware they both can do better.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 96% Hail Satan? (2019) Hail Satan? has plenty of good points to make, like comparing the 80's and 90's witch hunts that got metalheads and goth kids disenfranchised and sent the West Memphis three to jail...‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The first coda is a beauty.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
2.5/5 45% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2019) While an undoubtedly compelling story, the film is broad and relies heavily in sentimentality, coming short more often than not.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
2/5 87% Belmonte (2018) The resolution is thoroughly unearned (the cinematic equivalent of "sleeping on it"), which at 75 minutes-length feels straight-up lazy.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
2.5/5 83% Ever After (Endzeit) (2019) ...not entirely successful, but doesn't feel out of place either.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/5 56% Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin (2018) There is a lot to like about the film: Bold ideas about monogamy, a protagonist whose capacity to compartmentalize and drive combine into some kind of pathos...‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) While the dissection of family values in Chinese culture goes beyond the stereotypes, Crazy Rich Asians is not a film willing to sacrifice a good time for depth. Go for the luxury, stay for the killer one-liners.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
1.5/5 45% Kingsway (2018) Midway through, Kingsway changes directions from aimless comedy to psychological drama, and I'm still enduring the whiplash. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/5 83% The Most Beautiful Couple (2018) The denouement feels chaotic and bit far-fetched for such an expertly calibrated drama, but the pluses outweigh the minuses.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
90% A Star Is Born (2018) More like A Star Is Bored. Am I right? No? I'm the only one who isn't gaga for Gaga? Fine, then.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Michael Moore returns to the self-mythologizing and fact fudging.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Much attention with this one: A fierce, almost unbearably intense recreation of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2018. The characters don't get much development, but the story is as compelling as it gets.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
83% Dogman (2019) Italians do social realism like no one else. The story of a put-upon dog groomer standing up to his bully gets more tracking than anybody could imagine. A must.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
40% Nekrotronic (2019) Monica Bellucci turns the internet a portal for demons. Goofy and inventive. Unfortunately gets lost in the minutia.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
74% Destroyer (2018) Nicole Kidman goes through the procedural motions in a bad wig. Gritty, well executed, but nothing else there.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot believes in a community's ability to choose its destiny, as opposed to be kept in the dark for its own good. Good on you, movie.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 80% My Generation (2017) ...this is a movie you can listen, as well as watch.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 gets an easy pass on character strength alone.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
2/5 7% The Snowman (2017) Deeply idiosyncratic characters and potent images can be found here and there, but The Snowman never seems under his control...‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3.5/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Far and away the best movie about the God of Thunder and the funniest comedy of the year not involving Stalin, the third Thor movie benefits greatly from having Taika Waititi at the helm.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/5 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Overall, Thank You for Your Service is a healthier take on the costs of war, which reverberate long after the conflict has ended. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3.5/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) If you like your romantic dramas with a side of social critique, look no further. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
2/5 86% Novitiate (2017) One wishes Novitiate had tackled the matter head on as opposed to through low-impact drama...‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) Overdoing it with CGI is not the right approach, let alone using the proverbial death ray in the sky.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
2.5/5 85% Loving Vincent (2017) One can certainly appreciate the effort put into the making of Loving Vincent, but film is a different medium and requires a more holistic approach than just pretty pictures.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020