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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% P.S. Burn This Letter Please (2020) P.S. Burn This Letter Please's strength lies in allowing its subjects to use their personal experiences to give the audience a deeper understanding of the time.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
57% Valley Girl (2020) ...an '80s pastiche that not only goes full musical, but adds surprising depth to the story.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
96% The Half of It (2020) Wu's script grapples with race, gender, sexuality, even family obligation with such gentle honesty that the small notes that ring false just don't matter in the long run.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
89% Selah and the Spades (2020) If the CW's Riverdale were good, it might look a little something like writer-director Tayarisha Poe's début film, Selah and the Spades.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) The Turners may be inordinately unlucky, but what happens to them only serves to emphasizes how tenuous the gig economy leaves its workers' finances.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
85% The Booksellers (2020) The world The Booksellers explores is niche, but it seems vibrant, fascinating and maybe even vital here.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
66% All the Bright Places (2020) Though the plot could easily feel overwrought, Fanning and Smith keep the material grounded even when their...characters can feel too sophisticated for real teenagers.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
100% Softness of Bodies (2018) And while it would be easy to read the film as an indictment of image-obsessed, selfish millennials, it's also equally possible that in this case, a cigar really is just a cigar.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
86% Emma. (2020) In the end, all of Emma.'s flaws feel somehow summed up by the extraneous punctuation at the title's end.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
No Score Yet Film About a Father Who (2020) Both Lynne and we are perhaps no closer to understanding Ira Sr. by film's end, but we at least know him as his children do and...that's nothing short of miraculous.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
45% Quezon's Game (2020) ...by examining World War II through the lens of a country that America colonized, the film reframes and questions America's self-mythologizing.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) ...perhaps Ritchie's most cogent display yet that for him, style is substance.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
85% Les Misérables (2020) ...so much of what happens feels so predictable and cliché that its ideas can ultimately feel a bit shallow.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) ...a barely coherent series of nostalgia-inducing but ultimately meaningless references that even a bad fan fiction writer would find indulgent.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
86% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) ...offers an informative and compelling view of Kael's career that nonetheless feels like it's missing something.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
68% Little Joe (2019) ...whether Hausner's thought experiment works depends on how willing viewers are theoretically open to the idea that sacrificing free will is worth easier contentment.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
99% For Sama (2019) ...an unbelievably powerful record of history as it happened that feels like an entirely new type of documentary filmmaking.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
33% A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019) More than any previous Netflix Christmas film, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby is pure escapism.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
73% Shooting the Mafia (2019) ...while the film gives a decent overview of her career and the way it's intertwined with Italy's history of organized crime, it doesn't dig deep enough.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
68% The Knight Before Christmas (2019) Indeed, those looking to dismiss Knight as just another corny holiday movie likely won't be converted, but for connoisseurs of the genre, it's far better than most.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
96% Queen of Hearts (2019) While some could view [its] refusal to condemn or defend Anne outright as a weakness, the way it explores her moral relativism is what actually makes the film so hard to shake.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
83% Waves (2019) Its character arcs are often over-the-top and occasionally border on misery porn, but its heady depiction of love in all forms is equally potent.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
100% Philophobia: Or the Fear of Falling in Love (2019) ...Philophobia is a strange mix of comedy and horror that's, unfortunately, only intermittently effective.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
75% Sunday Girl (2019) Still, while elements of Sunday Girl don't always mesh, it's hard to fault Ambrosio when his film is largely so surprising and sharp.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) [LaBeouf's]...commitment to the awful truth of his upbringing is part of what makes Honey Boy so impressive.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) ...the picture it paints about the shameful truth of America's deep-seated racism is a rebuke to any glorification of the south on film or otherwise.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Mitnick's script is as focused on moving the plot forward as the inevitable march of progress Edison and Westinghouse's competition represents.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
97% Tell Me Who I Am (2019) A Tough but Cathartic Documentary about Childhood Trauma‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
80% Little Monsters (2019) As strong as Little Monsters' final scenes may be, they still can't make up for how weak the rest of the movie is.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
100% Emanuel (2019) Ivie's film may be about the grief caused by one heinous act, but watching it feels like a divine lesson in what faith really means.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
61% The Riot Act (2018) What ultimately keeps The Riot Act from working isn't its villains but its hero.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
61% Dilili in Paris (Dilili à Paris) (2019) Ocelot's intentions may be pure, but his handling of the serious social issues he tackles is so lacking in nuance that it borders on embarrassing.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
68% Joker (2019) For all the handwringing over Joker's release to call it dangerous simply imbues it with more coherence and power than it actually has.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) [Director Noah Hawley's] experiment may not work, but maybe a failed experiment is more exciting than seeing the same old stories in new packaging.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
82% Judy (2019) [Zellweger gives] a full-bodied performance and one that (along with the film itself) is perhaps best approached...as an elaborate drag performance.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) ...for many viewers, that twist will be a bomb so devastating that no amount of thoughtful acting or impressive cinematography will be able to put it back together.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Granted, particularly in the beginning, the film's slick tone works in large part because Lopez's performance is so charismatic.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
96% Jawline (2019) It's easy to dismiss social media as superficial, but the brilliance of Jawline is in its willingness to admit that it wouldn't be so dangerous if it weren't also so appealing.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
95% End of the Century (2019) With its confident storytelling, beautiful cinematography and effortlessly real central performances, it's the mark of a stunning new voice in cinema.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
87% What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2019) The footage we see may be from two years prior, but what it says about blackness in America feels timeless.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
54% The VelociPastor (2019) Still, considering how fun and clever The VelociPastor is...it's hard to argue that a few bad choices ruin what's an otherwise enjoyable send-up of cheap genre films.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
98% The Garden Left Behind (2019) And while that seeming lack of focus would be a far more serious flaw in most films, here, that gentle pacing also serves to make the film's climax that much more shocking.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
94% Jay Myself (2019) ...[director Stephen] Wilkes paints such a potent picture of this New York City oddity that it's hard not to share that nostalgia by the end.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
91% Luce (2019) Luce may hold up a distorted mirror to society, but the image reflected back is totally clear.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Though Wallace is no longer around to be interviewed, Belkin nearly does it anyway.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
100% Honeyland (2019) ...a gorgeous, moving film that will leave viewers longing to spend just a little more time in [its] Promised Land.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
59% Trespassers (2019) ...despite a promising start and some genuine surprises, Trespassers never manages to feel fresh or exciting.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) ...a funny, moving story about the secrets families keep to protect each other.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
92% The Cat Rescuers (2019) ...succeeds thanks not to the admittedly adorable series of felines the audience meet throughout, but because of how compelling its human subjects are.‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
44% Back to the Fatherland (2019) ...the question becomes not how can Israel and the younger generations of Jews move on from the trauma of the Holocaust, but is moving on even possible?‐ The Pop Break
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019