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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
39% Downhill (2020) Though still set in Europe, this American version suffers from one of the worst things that can happen to a film: indecision about what it wants to be.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
94% Citizen K (2019) Convoluted and full of intrigue, director Alex Gibney's documentary Citizen K opens a window into post-Soviet Russia.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
97% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) Clips from Stokes' collection are seen throughout, turning this weird but rewarding movie into a kind of review of 30 years of history.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
89% The Assistant (2020) The Assistant isn't a story of great transformation; it's a story about the ways in which a powerful man can create an environment in which everyone understands the unwritten rules.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
100% Incitement (2020) In a masterful performance, Yehuda Nahari Halevi shows us a sincere believer who aligned himself with radical extremists. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) [T]he point here is ass-kicking sisterhood with comic flourishes that land with varying degrees of success. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
27% The Rhythm Section (2020) The movie plays as if it consists of little more than story beats cobbled together without much concern for either credibility or involvement.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
73% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen derives a fair measure of entertainment from a spot-on cast.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
85% Color Out of Space (2020) Color Out of Space makes for one of those irresistibly strange movies that leave your head buzzing.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
84% Les Misérables (2020) American audiences familiar with gritty street-level drama may find the movie a bit familiar, but there's no escaping Ly's conclusion: Those relegated to France's banlieues are living in pressure cookers. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
67% Troop Zero (2020) [A]n over-commitment to quirkiness can make Troop Zero feel like a song played out of tune.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) If... you're up for a well-oiled big-screen machine that gives Smith a chance to mix dead-pan seriousness with a bit of charm and eventually makes room for Lawrence to find his way to some real laughs, you could do worse.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) In all, Invisible Life makes for a moving look at a bond that endures despite out-dated rules and a father's uncompromising rigidity.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
99% Varda by Agnès (2019) Her final movie can be taken as an act of generosity. She had things to tell us.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
86% Cunningham (2019) Cunningham displays as much visual imagination as the choreographer brought to dance.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
39% The Song of Names (2019) The Song of Names aims for high seriousness but fades from the screen without making the expected impact.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
43% Three Christs (2020) Although Three Christs derives from a true story, the movie winds up feeling contrived and unconvincing. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
20% Like a Boss (2020) Like a Boss sank me into a New Year's funk. Here is a movie in which neither cast nor audience is being asked to go anyplace worth going, a waste.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
47% Underwater (2020) The end result for me: a glub and a half.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
83% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy may not brim with groundbreaking insights about racism but it makes us feel the sting of injustice with performances that embody so much determination, pain and emotional truth that the movie rises above anything that might be deemed routine.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) 1917 qualifies as an impressive piece of immersive cinema.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
92% Uncut Gems (2019) The Sadies virtually dare us to keep pace.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
20% Cats (2019) So, in conclusion, I say to Old Deut, you have not convinced me. I remain resistant to conversion. I am now and forever, a dog person. Hiss if you will, but to you I say, arf or maybe arf and one half.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) Eventually, the story begins to cohere, thanks in no small part to the fine cast that Gerwig has assembled.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It's enough to say that Abrams has finished the Skywalker series in ways that mostly satisfy, providing some epic sights as he goes. Case closed. Box office open.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
70% Bombshell (2019) [Jay] Roach's often breezy approach can work against the material. Big Short screenwriter Charles Randolph's screenplay can have a scattered, lightweight feel that takes the edge off what we're seeing.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
80% A Hidden Life (2019) A Hidden Life is no scream of outrage at the world's madness, only a hushed refusal to go along with it when there's no certainty about the outcome.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) Watching Hopkins and Pryce proves irresistible.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
76% Richard Jewell (2019) It's possible to take issue with some of the ways Eastwood treats the story and still believe that Jewell was badly wronged, thanks in no small part to Hauser's performance as a guy who flounders as he loses control of his life.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
98% 63 Up (2019) There's never been anything quite like it and we're lucky to have it.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
67% Knives and Skin (2019) For me, mood trumped meaning and Knives and Skin wore thin.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
64% Little Joe (2019) Put another way, you might want to see Little Joe as an example of what can be achieved on screen with lab coats, a serviceable premise, and a director who allows her movie to sneak up on you.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
94% In Fabric (2019) I'd be lying if I told you I knew exactly what Strickland was getting at (something about rampant, greedy consumerism, I suppose), but say this: It's unlikely that you'll see anything like In Fabric this year.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) There isn't much else to say about the Aeronauts. One might summarize this way: Balloon footage (good); the rest (meh). ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) Baumbach works hard to turn Marriage Story into an equal opportunity movie for each side.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
83% Waves (2019) When you step back from it and consider the story, Waves looks an awful lot like a conventional melodrama. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
89% Dark Waters (2019) Dark Waters gradually insinuates itself into consciousness in ways that make you shudder; it presents a clear case of a company that put its own interests ahead of the general good.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) [Rian] Johnson delivers what Knives Out promises: wry amusement, a mystery resolved at the last moment, and enough snide observation to justify the appropriately caustic treatment these characters so richly deserve.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) [T]he movie goes beyond cliche to address topics that seem charmingly out-of-touch with the current national mood: Sincerity and concern for others.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) For me, the best part of Frozen II involved fanciful animated sequences. The movie also hits the now-requisite female empowerment themes. I thought the original had a little more kick, but as franchise sequels go, audiences could do worse.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) But in this wild and eruptive movie, contradictions aren't resolved; they're splayed across the screen in a vibrant, provocative fashion. Their absurdities taunt us.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) Whatever its objectives, LaBeouf's Honey Boy... is one of those aggressively emotional movies that almost dares you to look away from the screen.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari seems to know exactly what kind of movie it wants to be; that makes it an entertainment that should deliver for both racing and non-racing fans.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) We deserve some fulfilling adult entertainment. The Good Liar contains enough promise to keep us from suspending all hope that such mature pleasures someday may arrive - even if, for now, they must be deferred.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
81% The Report (2019) The Report sometimes lacks the pulse-pounding excitement we expect from political thrillers, but it's a serious effort and it offers a rare view of the kind of person who can't be sidetracked. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) I loved that sense of fading time about The Irishman, which also has plenty of the expected ingredients: violence, bloodshed, and the gangster grit that Scorsese's moving cameras have been spreading across screens for years.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) By the Grace of God winds up being about more than child abuse. It's also about the complex group dynamics that develop when victims seek justice and about the lasting impact of one of the most severe of all imaginable betrayals.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
100% Gift (2019) [Robin] McKenna's documentary can seem like a bit of a stunt, but for the 90 minutes it takes to watch Gift, it's possible to surrender to its spirit. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) More muddled than the usual King offering, Doctor Sleep can at times seem ridiculous as it groans under the weight of having to connect with its predecessor.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) Part action hero and part American icon, the Harriet that emerges on screen kicks butt and, yes, that's satisfying, given the people whose butt she's kicking.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019