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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) Shot by France in guerrilla documentary style, the scenes where they pass through checkpoints, learn of people disappearing, and deal with blown covers build in suspense like a fictional thriller.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2020
3.5/4 100% Rewind (2020) Throughout it all Neulinger remains undaunted and relentless but also artful, as he shows how cinema can both conceal and reveal, how it can evade the truth, or confront it, and by so doing transcend it.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
100% On the Record (2020) [I]t is difficult but essential viewing.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
No Score Yet The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (2015) The film combines archival footage, TV interviews, and public appearances by Ngor with eloquent, minimalist animated reenactments of Ngor's nightmarish experiences.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
100% Salesman (1968) "Salesman" presents an archetype of America, epitomized by Brennan's face - shot in candid close-up, blank with desperation, wizened with sardonic glee, or twisted with terror and rage, it is as close to reality as cinema can get.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
3/4 87% The Booksellers (2020) Though it opens with a quote from Susan Sontag invoking Jorge Luis Borges's belief... the film is not about the content, but the container - the tactile, redolent artifact essential to book lovers and sought by collectors.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
3/4 100% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2020) How would you respond to a disaster, an oppressive situation, or the memory of a past trauma? These are subjects explored in the five Oscar nominees for documentary...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/4 88% Cunningham (2019) Though the film provides a clear chronology of these formative years, it does so in an inventive, unorthodox manner inspired by Cunningham's own untethered creativity.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
100% To Kid or Not to Kid (2019) It's rare that parents are asked why they have children.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
94% Well Groomed (2019) Though the subject seems to call out for the dry irony of early Errol Morris documentaries or the absurdist parody of Christopher Guest's Best in Show, Stern opts for respectful curiosity and empathy.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
85% Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) Like a well-crafted piece of music, Irene Taylor Brodsky's Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements achieves structural elegance, personal intimacy, and universal significance.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
No Score Yet Finding the Way Home (2019) These are heartbreaking, Dickensian tales about innocents victimized by greed, injustice, indifference, and cruelty.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/4 100% Knock Down the House (2019) Regardless of one's partisan leanings, it's hard to resist the dramatic momentum of these intertwined narratives.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/4 98% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) For those who might regard "Fiddler on the Roof" merely as just another warhorse musical and a favorite of dinner theater and high school drama societies, Max Lewkowicz's rowdy and informative "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles" might change their minds.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/4 98% One Child Nation (2019) Wang hopes her film will serve to bear witness to the suffering of this shameful period, now being purged from the collective memory with "Nineteen Eighty-Four"-like efficiency.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
2/4 87% Pavarotti (2019) To learn more about that Pavarotti, and not the myth, we need a better documentary.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) After counseling thousands, Dr. Ruth faces her own pain, which defies healing.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/4 82% High Life (2019) It ends like most lives, poised before inevitable death, buoyed by love and irrational hope.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/4 60% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Oblique, often beguiling, and portentously cryptic, the film offers no satisfying solution.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 94% The Mustang (2019) It is handsomely shot, affectingly acted, and narratively predictable.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/4 99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) A network of recurring motifs unifies these episodes, such as the gun, the trains, vast, unfinished construction projects, and a volcano which inspires the film's title.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
No Score Yet Turtle Odyssey (2018) Though the images of ocean vistas and sea life are breathtaking, a critic might sniff at the film's anthropomorphism and manipulative, formulaic narrative.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/4 93% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2019) Each film, some more artful than others, offers a taut packet of upsetting emotions: anger, grief, outrage, and horror, with only tentative glimpses of hope. Why watch them? Because you must not look away.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
63% American Dharma (2019) What Morris does do, though, is more cinematic. He intercuts some of his subject's claims with montages of headlines or media clips that contradict him. ‐ Arts Fuse
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/4 86% The Mystery of Picasso (Le mystère Picasso) (2000) [T]his film demonstrates how an artwork made in time and from time can offer a glimpse into eternity.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
1.5/4 74% Destroyer (2018) Neither dense, distracting makeup nor confused, convoluted chronology can disguise the fact that Karyn Kusama's "Destroyer," scripted by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, is a mediocre mash-up of genre clichés.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
3/4 91% Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) (2018) Peripatetic and provocative...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/4 100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) The deeper layers delve into the limitations of irony, and how a jaded, ironic point of view can turn into its opposite, an earnest ingenuousness.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/4 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Dafoe may be the best actor around for expressing an inner life in extremis.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.5/4 72% The Happy Prince (2018) The title of Oscar Wilde's fairy tale "The Happy Prince" was not his subtlest use of irony, but as seen in Rupert Everett's film that bears the same name, it was tragically apt.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
2.5/4 87% Colette (2018) Knightley... not only brings to life a woman discovering new desires and needs and finding the strength to act on them, but conveys the inner toil of the writer's creative process.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) Rodents of Unusual Size is also a look at how human folly can contribute to environmental disaster, but awareness and ingenuity can help bail us out.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
67% Calling All Earthlings (2018) [A] brisk, sometimes glib documentary about Van Tassel and his followers.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/4 83% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) Though he belabors the obvious and sensationalizes the carnage and sadism, Schwentke is dealing with some relevant issues.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
100% Older Than Ireland (2016) Fegan draws on the wealth of Irish beauty: fairyland landscapes, quaint interiors, gaily painted doors and windows and the people who live there. He puts these snapshots together with a puckish wit. ‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
No Score Yet Reunification (2015) A layered documentary that is as much an inquiry into the nature of time and memory as it is an individual's diary.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/4 96% Dark Money (2018) Engrossing, lucid, and unsettling...‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/4 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Legrand in his feature debut shows laudable technical ability and discipline.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
2.5/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) {Soldado] dithers away into subplots, including one that is ludicrously contrived and seems designed to continue the franchise.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/4 91% Eating Animals (2018) Though not as graphically powerful as other documentaries on similar subjects... the emphasis on the disastrous global impact of these practices is more disturbing.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/4 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) In this semi-autobiographical period piece, Simón achieves the rare feat of faithfully recreating the mysterious consciousness of a child.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/4 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The filmmakers, like their subject, remain simple, candid, and guileless in their approach to powerful emotions and difficult truths.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2/4 87% Mountain (2018) The fusion of Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto with an aerial shot of two human specks crossing an infinite blue and white ice sheet might elevate your spirit, but only if Dafoe keeps still.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2.5/4 58% Always at the Carlyle (2018) Though sometimes it seems like a promotional video, the film offers a glimpse into the vagaries of class, culture, celebrity, and social mores since the hotel was first established back in 1930.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1.5/4 36% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) Gino and Bénédicte devolve from characters who determine their own destiny into ciphers who arouse more pity than sympathy.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2.5/4 84% Disobedience (2018) Rachel Weisz's nuanced performance... overcomes the film's indecisive ending.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
1.5/4 53% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) "Godard Mon Amour" is very much like a Woody Allen film, with Godard embodying Allen's negative traits of pretentiousness, neurosis, and misogyny without the redeeming virtue of humor.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/4 97% The Rider (2018) Zhao turns material that might have been treacly and simple-minded into an allegory of male identity...with the quality of myth.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3/4 86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Perhaps Fiennes's intent is to draw the viewer into the solipsistic intensity of what it is to be Grace Jones. It is a bracing experience, because she is hedonistic, exultant, funny, and fierce.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/4 96% November (2018) Sarnet elevates his Rabelaisian folktale into a tragedy illustrated by haunting, metaphorical imagery.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018