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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% The Social Dilemma (2020) [Jeff Orlowski's] alarming look at Silicon Valley's cyber-opiate offerings points towards a future where people are much more hip to their own manipulation.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
94% Boys State (2020) An eye-opening dissection of the two-party political system.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
100% The Painter and the Thief (2020) [Benjamin Ree's] approach, using their interviews as voiceover, filming their worlds with a patient eye for composition, creates a powerful diptych of redemption through compassion.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
100% The Truffle Hunters (2020) [A] delightful, bittersweet look at the dying breed of Italian men who, along with their beloved dogs, know exactly where to find the increasingly rare fungus.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
69% The Nowhere Inn (2020) The Nowhere Inn cleverly unpacks and reassembles music-world celebrity, deconstructing knee-jerk tropes like the rude rock star diva with a voracious sexual appetite before embracing them with self-reflexive gusto.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
100% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets aims for the heart with remarkable accuracy.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) It's a trippy conceit: This is Your Life crossed with Jackass. But the two flavors blend eerily well.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Fantabulous is a bit of an overstatement for the sassy shenanigans in DC Comics' Birds of Prey, but this spunky vehicle for the breakout star of Suicide Squad is remarkably honest about its own limitations.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
84% Nine Days (2020) Nine Days is light on its feet but never trite, and wears its melodrama with remarkable assurance. ‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
92% Kajillionaire (2020) ...miraculous, profound, and refreshingly bizarre...‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
83% The Nest (2020) If the ending doesn't quite satisfy, that's only because everything else about its portrait of curdled domestic life is so forebodingly rich. ‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
97% Shirley (2020) Messy lives definitely fuel the artistic muse in Shirley, an eerie feminist psychodrama from Josephine Decker that examines destructive co-dependency...‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
88% Black Bear (2020) Lawrence Michael Levine's Black Bear is a delicious movie...‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
88% Zola (2020) Bravo's playfully harrowing directing style is the perfect match for the gonzo material, based improbably enough on A'Ziah King's epic real-life 144-tweet rant. ‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
54% Bad Hair (2020) Despite a few hair-raising moments, Bad Hair suffers from saggy pacing and a seriously flat central performance. But the central message of selling out your inherent physiology for white-world success is downright haunting.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
3/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) God bless 'em, Smith and Lawrence still have an endearing chemistry that seems to bring out the best in each other.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
2/5 20% Like a Boss (2020) Like a Boss is more of a loss, a missed opportunity that platforms all the right intentions in all the wrong ways.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) Not only is [Gerwig's] dialogue aptly evocative, but so much of her storytelling comes through the camerawork that it's sometimes startling to remember that the source material was a book.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) This is a sensorial barrage, an overwhelming immersion that only cinema can offer.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
2/5 20% Cats (2019) [Cats] doesn't really work. And, more often than not, it's a grotesque burlesque. But it does have a few warm, furry moments.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Eastwood is a no-nonsense filmmaker, and he directs Jewell in a measured, just-the-facts way. ‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Occasionally charming, relentlessly entertaining and undeniably overstuffed.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Despite what the title suggests, it's more of an impeccably crafted diamond, with a multifaceted brilliance that only comes from a masterwork.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/5 94% In Fabric (2019) In Fabric [is] a fantastically weird immersion into fetishized consumerism.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The whimsical swashbuckling tone and CGI-conjured daredevil thrills are all consistently intact. So, too, is a giddy sense of absurdity and self-awareness that makes the generic action-adventure tropes weirdly forgivable.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Johnson's affection for the all-star murder-mystery movie is evident in every frame...‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) What an amazing declaration. How is this a Hollywood movie? And why can't Hollywood make more? ‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
2/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Yes, the characters are still charming, and yes, the animation is stunning. But you know there's a problem when the movie includes three different sequences that either just describe favorite moments from the previous movie or straight-up re-runs them.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) There's no great reveal, other than the simple and simply profound fact that goodness is real. ‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/5 83% Waves (2019) Shults is a tremendously talented filmmaker taking audacious narrative and stylistic risks.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) It's a flashy, vroom-vroom wild ride with seriously muddled politics.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story measures the mechanics of modern divorce in all its tragic, maddening, beleaguered dimensions. But Baumbach miraculously keeps his sympathies so balanced, which really makes the film soar.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
2/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Only. Kubrick. Can. Make. Kubrick. Films. Can we all just agree on that?‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) The film is confessional, but it's also an exorcism. It's self-flagellation to an extreme. And, in its own way, it's an embrace of the country and culture that tortures him...‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) [Scorcese] He knows how to plumb the depths of human experience because he keeps mining in different places. And in doing so, he gets closer to the truth within us all.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) As history, it's trite, and as a fairy tale about intolerance, it's an evergreen. As a commentary on current events and our balkanized tribalism, it's clearly applicable and more than a little prescient.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/5 61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) A bright idea that delivers more heat than illumination, The Current War: Director's Cut traffics in sensation and sizzle. Insight, not so much. But what a gorgeous ride.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2.5/5 14% Jexi (2019) Buyer beware: smartphones are bad for you. That's the eat-your-veggies premise of the promising but poorly programmed Jexi, a charming, laugh-challenged paranoid comedy about toxic technology and AI sociopathy.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Somewhere under all the action-packed bells and whistles is an underdeveloped drama of identity crisis and dehumanization‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Dolemite is clearly a labor of love, and Murphy's total commitment to the midlife-crisis comedian is what makes the film so endearing.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/5 68% Joker (2019) Joker has two scenes that are absolutely brilliant.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 42% The Laundromat (2019) Think Erin Brokovich, but without the push-up bras and Oscar-thirsty showboating.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
2/5 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Rambo: Last Blood is uncut geriatric xenophobia.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) In space, no one can hear you weep. That's the takeaway from James Gray's magnificently dolorous Ad Astra, a galactic head trip with a title that means "to the stars" but more accurately aims for the heart.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers has a you-go-girl intensity that's downright delicious.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Don't expect a movie. This is franchise fodder at its most automated. It's an item on a menu. It's fast casual.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 88% The Great Hack (2019) Just because something's been said a hundred times doesn't make it any less true. The Great Hack is essential viewing because even if you think you've heard it all, you haven't.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
2/5 86% Luz (2019) Luz shines brightly but also blinds in the process.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
5/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) Multiple rapes. Infanticide. Aboriginal strange fruit. You've been warned. Brutal is too soft a word to describe The Nightingale, a brilliantly harrowing indictment of white male oppression set in British-ruled Australia circa 1825.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) State-of-the-art pablum.‐ Book & Film Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019