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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 93% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) As with the Ross brothers' previous work, it hovers somewhere between drama and documentary, form-wise. Also like their previous work, it's a triumph.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/4 79% Greyhound (2020) With precious little character development, it almost feels like it's actually only part of a larger film. Fortunately, it's the best part.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
1/4 41% Capone (2020) It's no more insightful than Geraldo Rivera's 1986 opening of "Al Capone's Vault" on live TV: It's built on promise, but in the end, there's nothing to see here.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
2/4 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Nanjiani and Rae are the undisputed MVP's of this film, with their charm and humor rescuing it from utter mediocrity. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
3/4 93% Moonstruck (1987) Hinging on the lead performance of Cher - who won one of the three Oscars awarded to the film - it benefits from its very specific New York setting, its consistent sense of humor and its deep sense of romantic realism.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
4/4 99% Apollo 11 (2019) Built entirely of eye-popping archival footage, it faithfully recreates the 1969 moonshot and successfully recaptures the awe of it all. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
2/4 77% The Banker (2020) Banking isn't exactly the sort of subject matter that makes people's ears perk up. Despite its assets, The Banker doesn't do anything to change that.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
2/4 66% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) It's got its irreverent laughs, but it's also slightly embarrassing, the sort of lazily written exercise in self-worship only a fan could truly love.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
3/4 37% Wendy (2020) Blending artistry, emotion and adventure, Zeitlin and company conjure an irresistible wondrousness that, with just enough narrative freshness, feels like its own unique thing.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3/4 100% Eat, Brains, Love (2019) Playing like an anti-Twilight, this low-budget teen zombie rom-com is irreverent, goofy and gleefully gross. But it's also endearing in its own surprisingly sweet way. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
4/4 100% Cane River (2020) Cane River isn't just a film. It's a cultural treasure - and, given its unlikely, nearly 40-year journey to the screen - a minor miracle. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/4 89% 1917 (2020) The tension is only accentuated by the single-shot conceit, thrusting viewers into the fight - and doing for World War I what Saving Private Ryan did for D-Day.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/4 89% Jezebel (2019) A simple story about the women behind the sex-trade industry - women who are often scared, often desperate, but, although often lost amid our tut-tutting, still human beings.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
4/4 94% Marriage Story (2019) Built around award-worthy performances from Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and a crackerjack supporting cast, it's among Baumbach's most enjoyable films to date.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) This isn't some storybook, timeworn Tubman. This is a portrait of the woman as a real-life action hero - the gun-wielding, butt-kicking sort.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
3/4 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) It's laden with Almodóvar's typical penchant for soapy melodrama, but it remains grounded thanks largely to the finely tuned work of lead actor Antonio Banderas.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Between its action sequences, its period flourishes, its use of music and its finely tuned sense of humor, it is - from green to checkers - one of the most highly entertaining Oscar hopefuls you're bound to see this year.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
3/4 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Both smart and entertaining, it expertly balances elements of drama, romance and well-timed humor, while folding in satisfying nuggets of philosophy and existential musings.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4/4 84% Waves (2019) It's the kind of movie that will break your heart, and then break it again, but only after it wins you over for its display of sheer artistry and earnestness.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet The True Don Quixote (2019) A deftly directed, emotionally resonant update of Cervantes' tale. Most importantly, it never loses grip of the comedy and humanity that makes it all so magical to begin with.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/4 91% Burning Cane (2019) A vision this distinctive would be impressive coming from a filmmaker of any age. That Youmans was 17 upon shooting it makes it that much more extraordinary. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Much more than some filler doc destined to be a bonus feature on a future home-video release, it digs satisfyingly deeply into the film's genesis and its lasting impact on us.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/4 87% Aquarela (2019) A display of singular cinematography, with long, entrancing shots that lend it a mesmerizing quality - and help make it one of the most beautifully shot films of the year.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3/4 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) The secret sauce here is Crosby himself, who is at turns cantankerous and charismatic, surly and sentimental -- but always willing to answer even the most personal questions.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/4 59% Them That Follow (2019) It's a film that slithers forward slowly, but those who stick with it will be rewarded, thanks largely to a raft of strong performances and a powerful third act.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/4 90% Luce (2019) This is not a warm movie. It is not a fun movie. It is not a comfortable movie. It is a smart, thought-provoking movie, though. That ultimately makes it a rewarding one, too.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
No Score Yet Bill Maher: But I'm Not Wrong (2010) Unfortunately, it's light on laughs, as it all feels just plain tired. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) An amusingly meta B-movie send-up that manages to offer an entertaining riff on the zombie comedy, even if it doesn't particularly contribute anything ground-breaking to it.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 71% All Is True (2019) Its largely fabricated, hit-or-miss story leaves something to be desired, but there's so much else to recommend the film that its narrative flaws don't really matter.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/4 44% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) But even spectacles have their limits. Eventually there has to be substance to go with all that style, and that's where "At World's End" falls short.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 30, 2019
3/5 55% Ma (2019) It shouldn't work nearly as well as it does, except for one reason: Octavia Spencer, who shows what a real pro can do with a juicy role, even if it is 'just' in a horror film.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 29, 2019
5/5 95% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) One of Green's masterstrokes is the way she structures her film like a great filmic treasure hunt. The truth, though, is that it itself is the treasure.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 25, 2019
3/5 89% Mine 9 (2019) A satisfyingly intense and efficiently filmed bit of counterprogramming for those suffering from superhero fatigue.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) It's pure formula stuff, but it fills in the formula blanks nicely enough to make for a reasonably enjoyable cinematic jolt.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/5 46% Little (2019) There's no denying Little is derivative and sloppy. But it's got a secret weapon. She's 14 years old, and her name is Marsai Martin -- and she's a force of nature.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 38% The Dirt (2019) A guilty-pleasure rock biopic, it won't do for Mötley Crüe what Bohemian Rhapsody did for Queen, mostly because it's less about the music than the bad behavior. ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Moore's performance is undeniably exquisite, but any character study must bring us on a full journey. That's where Gloria Bell, for all of its assets and acclaim, stumbles.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 20, 2019
1/5 69% Climax (2019) It's an abjectly cruel film -- to its characters and audiences alike. Some might excuse it a arthouse cinema. Really, it's frighthouse cinema. And that's not a compliment.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 60% Greta (2019) It can fairly be described as little more than a B-movie in a ballgown. But it must be said: It's a pretty fetching ballgown.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 90% Paddleton (2019) A sweet, funny, sometimes meandering exploration of the relationship between two friends. It's also, ultimately, a heartbreaking journey, but in the most lovely way possible.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Even with its storytelling flaws, it is a grand visual spectacle that makes a compelling argument for going to see movies in a theater in the first place.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 92% Stan & Ollie (2019) Coogan and Reilly don't merely impersonate the iconic screen comics. They become them, in what ends up as an insightful and enjoyable delight.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jan 23, 2019
2/5 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Unlike Ginsberg, Leder's film -- a by-the-numbers exercise rife with cinematic clichés -- doesn't do much to distinguish itself.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jan 11, 2019
2/5 53% The Last Laugh (2019) A good-hearted but largely uninspired, by-the-numbers bit of Netflix filler.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It's all pretty familiar, but a spoonful of sugar is still sweet, even if you know it's coming. Consequently, Mary Poppins Returns is still a jolly holiday, indeed.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Dec 18, 2018
5/5 95% Roma (2018) A textbook example of Roger Ebert's description of cinema as an empathy machine, opening a window onto a world most of us would never otherwise know even existed.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) A wickedly funny and giddily lurid tale of palace intrigue that has its middle finger extended defiantly at established convention from its very first frame.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 77% Green Book (2018) A seamless blend of humor and thoughtfulness, Farrelly's film effortlessly sweeps you along for its journey, becoming a pure pleasant-surprise crowd pleaser in the process.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 80% Boy Erased (2018) It easily could have become a preachy, shouty melodrama. Instead, it becomes something uplifting, something hopeful, something moving and something important.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 14, 2018
2/5 60% The Grinch (2018) It accomplishes nothing more than what the 1966 adaptation accomplished, despite taking more than three times longer to do it. In short: You're an unnecessary one, Mr. Grinch.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 7, 2018