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Martha K. Baker
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% My Darling Vivian (2020) For the ordinary film goer, My Darling Vivian never transcends the appeal of a home movie, a defense of Mother.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
75% Military Wives (2020) If nothing else, it's a good, free cry, but it's more than that, partially because "Military Wives" balances pathos with humor.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
69% The High Note (2020) The High Note satisfies that need for something pretty well done though redundant.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
90% Working Man (2020) Working Man is not neon. It is a 60-watt bulb but it provides just enough light to see.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
93% Becoming (2020) Becoming is educational, encouraging -- and becoming in every sense of the word.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
87% Vanilla (2020) It's not a film with intriguing camera angles or special effects, yet it appeals far more than one might think just reading the blurbs.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
31% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) You hope for a version of Love, Actually or Four Weddings and a Funeral from this British comedy. However, you get mush.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) The truly remarkable performance in True History is that of Russell Crowe as Harry Power.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
37% Wendy (2020) Yes, it's possible to pooh-pooh Wendy as way too much, but it's also possible to connect deeply and profoundly with the film.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
63% Hope Gap (2020) One of the main reasons to watch "Hope Gap" is to see a trio of fine actors working its way through equally fine direction.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
48% Burden (2020) The actor to applaud in "Burden" is Garrett Hedlund, also seen in "Tron" and "Mudbound."‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
48% Greed (2020) Greed saws with a serrated knife throughout and then stabs in the end.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
34% Seberg (2020) Seberg could have, should have been so much more. Instead, it's just a pallid introduction.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
93% Ordinary Love (2020) What would entice someone to see a film that's good and solid but not exemplary about a disease that's just horrid? Ordinary Love does not have that pull.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
87% Emma. (2020) Just don't look for depth or incision in this movie version of Emma.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
91% The Assistant (2020) Subtle, dark, and horrifying - and all too real. Kudoses to Kitty Green and Julia Garner.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
95% Citizen K (2019) [An] upstanding documentary.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
60% A Patient Man (2020) It is a little intriguing, a little unsettling. After all, revenge is involved, negotiations are held, connections are made, dot to dot. But there's really nothing new here.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) Aren't we very weary of seeing mobsters playing in the weeds? Enough.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) Julia Stockler and Carol Duarte bring the pining sisters to life in nearly every frame.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
39% The Song of Names (2019) [François] Girard knows music, he knows grief, and he names names in The Song of Names.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
88% Cunningham (2019) Although the documentary breaks no new ground in that genre, [Alla] does tickle with letters seemingly typed on screen as letters are read aloud, and she poses old pictures with new interpretations of Cunningham's dances.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) This story would be just one more war story if not for the way it's told.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
94% Little Women (2019) Gerwig plays fast and confusingly loose with the time line, so attention must be paid. Her interpretation of this classic is not perfect, but it certainly is worthy of being in the field with the other versions of Alcott's classic.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
70% Bombshell (2019) "Bombshell" lands directly on its targets, men with power and immorality to squander. ‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet Path of the Past (2018) For all the commemorations this year of the 75th anniversary of America's engagement in World War II, the intimate and moving documentary, Paths of the Past, brings the battles close to home.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Queen & Slim is going to be lost in the melee that is December film openings, but it deserves so much more. It deserves to be found.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) It's funny. It's scary. It's murderous. It's clichés blown apart, and it's ensemble acting to a farethewell.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) A gorgeous film.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) The formula works, in part, because it retains strands of the original story, pounded out by writer Tom Junod.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) The Good Liar is not the best thriller or romantic comedy or mystery ever made, but with Mirren and McKellen it moves well within its reins -- like an old plug horse who knows the way home.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman stuns with its attention to detail - except for that one thing: the basic truth.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
58% Frankie (2019) What there isn't is substance. What there is is pretension.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) The film is so good that it's hard to tell whether it's a documentary or a feature film. By the Grace of God matters - no matter what.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) Cynthia Erivo becomes mighty in the role, singing and speechifying as she rises in glory.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) The truly winning aspect of this film is Chung Hoon-Chung's cinematography.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
87% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) An effective, dispiriting documentary.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
98% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Even if you don't like musicals but like documentaries, Fiddler has something to show you.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton Abbey, the movie, proves satisfying and enjoyable, especially for Anglophiles upstairs or down.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Really, all Janice Engel had to do was run as many old videos of the great Molly Ivins, journalist and iconoclast, to entertain her worshippers... But Engel does more than that in this classic biopic.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
92% Jim Allison: Breakthrough (2019) What a pleasure it is to meet Jim Allison in Bill Haney's excellent documentary.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
83% Before You Know It (2019) Some films need to be seen, not for their polish but for their practice. Before You Know It is one of those films that had promise and that delivers on some of that promise.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) Aisling Franciosi from Game of Thrones impresses as Clare.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
24% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen provides, if nothing else, a lesson in dismemberment.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) David Crosby: Remember My Name records a life as rich as the music Crosby recorded. It's well worth remembering.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
93% Sword of Trust (2019) Sword of Trust demands a little patient appreciation for improvisation over plot or characterization or camera angles, but with word play and sword play, Sword of Trust is filled with funny.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
95% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Here Is Mike Wallace is a sharp and admirable film on many levels even if you never tuned in to 60 Minutes.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
61% Brian Banks (2019) Brian Banks tells but one story of our broken system of justice, and it tells it very well.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
59% Them That Follow (2019) Don't expect anything as deep as Daniel Woodrell wrote in Winter's Bone, or any of his Ozark noir, but do expect to be illuminated about a part of American culture caught in Christian cul-de-sacs of cruelty toward women.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell began as a entry in This American Life, and it might have fit pretty well there, in a tight space with words as the prevailing medium. It just does not stretch well to an hour and 40 minutes on a big screen.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019