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Ryan Silberstein

Ryan Silberstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) One of the most masterful things about Da 5 Bloods is how deftly Lee tells a sprawling story that actively engages with history and cultural legacies while remaining focused on its core characters.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
72% The King of Staten Island (2020) The King of Staten Island is a fun feel-good movie that doesn't shy away from honest emotion. It's rougher than it ought to be, but the longer length feels suited to watching this one at home.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
69% The High Note (2020) Both entirely disposable and frustrating because of how much potential there is in these ideas. But better developed characters and a few less twists could have made this for a more resonant experience.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
50% Scoob! (2020) . As a creative endeavor, Scoob! almost feels pointless. But it might prove most useful as a way to entertain kids in order to stave off cabin fever for another 90 minutes. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
88% Spaceship Earth (2020) Recently, documentaries have become interested with the strange people that populate our planet, and Spaceship Earth is no exception. But it feels extremely empathetic to these "explorers."‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) With sharp dialogue and honest emotions at every turn, it is a solid film, both as a coming of age movie and as a 'teens and rock 'n' roll movie.' ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
100% Queen of Paradis (2020) Regardless of how you feel about Reine's art, Lindstrom puts together an engaging documentary about her process.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
98% Blow the Man Down (2020) There is a real freshness to seeing women put in a situation where it is their choices-both pragmatic and moral-that we are following instead of men. But as with any crime story, the sins of the past come home to roost.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
87% Emma. (2020) Spending this time in a fairy-tale version of Regency England provides as much escape and emotional catharsis as any other film genre. And this deliciously pretty incarnation is a great reminder of Austen's timelessness.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The parts of Birds of Prey that work are extremely fun, but there's too long of a wait to get there...a disappointment for staying too close to the template.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
65% Gretel & Hansel (2020) The movie starts with a feeling of unease that doesn't let up until after you leave the theater.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
85% The Hottest August (2019) ...far from An Inconvenient Truth, and other activism or information-centric documentaries of its ilk...the subjects in the film are offering their own perspective in words, not in facts and figures.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
85% Les Misérables (2020) Les Misérables is a credible French procedural that manages to surprise with both scale and feeling, worthy of Hugo's title.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
88% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) Meeting Gorbachev is neither shocking nor provocative, but it certainly provides a window into the former world leader, as well as Herzog himself.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) If you're the kind of person who can cheer when a knife toss is expertly executed, Chapter 3 should not be missed. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
70% ANIARA (2019) Aniara mostly feels like a dramatization of facts rather than telling a story. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin shows superior technical craftsmanship in so many aspects of the film, but its failure to reckon with a change of medium, bungling of story, and underwhelming characters, means that it is ultimately unsatisfying.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) But the dour, lifeless tone of the film is so pervasive that it undercuts all sense of joy.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
80% Late Night (2019) Late Night is the kind of wish fulfillment comedy that makes for a pleasant viewing experience with relatively low stakes and a charming cast.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
22% Men in Black International (2019) A failure on almost every creative level and utterly dead on arrival. And outside of Nanjiani's character, it isn't all that funny either. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday has the right amount of clever ideas, humor, and musical moments to dance along from beat to beat.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Rare is a character who has both a one-note comedy beat (executed beautifully) and an extreme amount of emotional depth. What makes Forky so compelling is not his existential crisis, but his deep empathy for others...‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
53% The Lion King (2019) The impressive visuals and the mix of reverence and playfulness to the original make this a movie worth seeing on the big screen. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) As a technical exercise, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood is wonderfully realized...it would be fun to be able to explore the world of 1969 Los Angeles that Tarantino has reconstructed. If only there was anything else redeeming in this film. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
98% The Farewell (2019) Not only well-written, but superbly directed with wonderful (and often understated performances).‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
95% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) At its most successful, the film draws a line from his childhood insecurities, to the bouts of crippling depression Wallace experienced at the height of his success. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Crosby isn't shy talking about his wrongs...he reflects on the ways his anger and ego damaged his relationships with former lifelong friends. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Blinded by the Light is exceedingly earnest; it doesn't wear its heart on its sleeve so much as shouts its feelings from the rooftops.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) ...lacks enough empathy for Moses and his family to create discomfort rather than laughter...The Day Shall Come feels shallow and misguided, without being funny enough to overcome that lack of understanding. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
44% The Addams Family (2019) This origin casts the Addams family as an immigrant story, and the film leans so hard into the theme of accepting those different from us and valuing diversity over conformity, ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man is a great reminder that occasionally a throwback can feel like a breath of fresh air.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Charlie's Angels is a total blast to watch, like the breeziest film possible from the Mission: Impossible mold with a great blend of comedy and action.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Genre-wise, Ford v Ferrari is really a space picture like The Martian or Apollo 13, having more in common with those team-based efforts at an engineering goal than it does a true racing movie like Rush.‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
82% The Report (2019) The Report is a call for America to be better than it has been, and ends on a hopeful note that raises more questions rather than delivering an ending. But the good guys will never win by doing nothing. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen II is the exact kind of sequel that more film series need: it takes chances (within the framework of a Disney animated feature)...‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
94% Honey Boy (2019) The film feels equally like a beginning and ending of this story between Shia and his father. The ghosts of our pasts are always with us, especially when they're in our blood. All we can do is try to process that history and not pass it on. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) But in between all of the galaxy-hopping and doodad-hunting, there's some great Star Wars here. This trilogy has been at its most effective when exploring the Skywalker legacy, and Rise of Skywalker continues that trend. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
48% Underwater (2020) While it's not breaking the mold, Underwater is a pure creature feature with one of our finest actors in the lead role, making it well worth it for genre fans. By the end I was ready to accept it, even at its silliest. ‐ Cinema76
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020