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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 No Score Yet Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President (2020) There are fun stories, likely to be enjoyed by anyone who's interested in the music or the politics of the late 1970s,‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/5 74% Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019) While a worthwhile examination of Cohn's life, Bully. Coward. Victim is less compelling than the earlier Cohn doc,‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Women in Blue (2020) Plays like a spiritual prequel to everything we've seen in the past four weeks, and contains some early clues that there was something dreadfully wrong going on in the Minneapolis Police Department.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet White Noise (2020) The film's notable for its lack of didacticism-it just allows its subjects to speak‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Outpost (2020) A reasonably strong war film, probably the best feature film made to date about the war in Afghanistan (Living Life Fearless) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
1/5 40% Irresistible (2020) It's not clear why this particular plot is the focus of a feature-length political satire, especially at a time when there are much bigger fish to fry in terms of mockery.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/5 92% Dads (2020) Tells some compelling real-life stories about fatherhood, intercut with celebrity fluff.‐ Appleinsider
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
4/5 69% 7500 (2020) A taut, engaging action thriller that never feels like a gimmick, even though it sort of is one.‐ The National Interest
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
4/5 92% Be Water (2020) Represents a unique way in to the Bruce Lee mythos, both for longtime fans or those new to Lee's work. ‐ Goomba Stomp
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
3/5 40% Wasp Network (2019) An enjoyable effort that combines a fascinating story with a strong cast, even if its approach is somewhat scattershot‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
3/5 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) While the cast is quite good, the script isn't especially funny, nor does the film allow Davidson to do most of what he's good at.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
0/5 0% The Last Days of American Crime (2020) It's ludicrously long, at nearly two and a half hours, and wades into extremely relevant issues of crime, policing and street violence without having much to say about any of it‐ The National Interest
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4.5/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) While not everything holds together, there are a lot of special things in Da 5 Bloods, and needless to say, it's landing at the perfect time. ‐ Goomba Stomp
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
3.5/5 88% You Don't Nomi (2019) The numerous elements add up to provide a complete picture of Showgirls and its cultural legacy. It's scattershot, but entertaining.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
3/5 70% The High Note (2020) More charming than most movies about music fans in and out of love‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
4.5/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) It's hard to remember the last time a micro-budgeted indie movie by a first-time director made as much of an impression‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
1/5 27% Inheritance (2020) A lackluster, ridiculous and poorly-acted thriller plagued by numerous red herrings‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
3.5/5 90% Blood Quantum (2019) It isn't a classic of the genre, but Blood Quantum certainly has something to say-and also gets creative in the delivery of splatter.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3.5/5 49% Arkansas (2020) An atmospheric and at times darkly hilarious Southern crime picture, and one of the better films to arrive in the quarantine era. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
2.5/5 67% Clementine (2019) If you enjoyed Portrait of a Lady on Fire but wish it had been set in the present day and tacked on half-hearted mystery and thriller subplots, this movie is for you‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
4/5 88% Spaceship Earth (2020) An eye-opening look at an ambitious project that may have fallen short, but still provided illuminating lessons about the earth, the environment, human relations, and the limits of utopian dreams.‐ Goomba Stomp
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
4/5 94% Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) A breezy treatment of the issues raised in Piketty's book, although the pop culture references are a bit too cute. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet Sweet Thing (2020) "A sad, beautiful, family affair" ‐ Goomba Stomp
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
2.5/5 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) Throws an unsuccessful camp-cum-punk spin on an oft-told stor‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
3.5/5 42% Endings, Beginnings (2020) Considerably superior to Like Crazy, even if it does make many of the same mistakes.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
3/5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) Trolls World Tour isn't as bad as Troll 2, but it's not going to be nearly as memorable‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
3.5/5 79% Code 8 (2019) It isn't groundbreaking, but it does skillfully combine several genres, including sci-fi, superheroes, and even heist movies, while getting quite creative at certain points ‐ The National Interest
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
2.5/5 70% We Summon the Darkness (2020) It's done everything right when it comes to period detail-and it's also got some surprises.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
4.5/5 98% Vitalina Varela (2020) Combines fiction and nonfiction to deliver a heartbreaking story that looks unlike anything you've ever seen.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
2.5/5 71% Vivarium (2020) An intensely creepy sci-fi thriller that approximates the worst real estate nightmare imaginable‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
4/5 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) A nifty thriller that explores the many secret underbellies of a small coastal town in Maine‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
4/5 83% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) With its dystopian bearing and intricate world-building, it's not hard to see why the film has caught on during a pandemic (The National Interest) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
4/5 77% The Banker (2020) A fine dramatic effort that combines elements of the fact-based civil rights genre with the feel of a heist movie‐ Appleinsider
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
4.5/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) An original, thought-provoking character study that also provides an original look at what's probably America's most fraught subject.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
2/5 49% Run This Town (2020) For some reason, the film approaches the Rob Ford episode from the oddest, most inexplicable angle imaginable.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
3/5 56% The Hunt (2020) While there's a lot that works in the film, its main conceit doesn't hold together.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
3/5 84% The Way Back (2020) One of those tests to see if the positive elements of a film can overcome clichés.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
2/5 49% Burden (2020) a flawed effort that, despite some significant virtues, can't sell the redemption story at its heart.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
5/5 88% Onward (2020) An original and emotional effort that succeeds equally at storytelling and world-building‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
1/5 22% The Jesus Rolls (2020) Takes a very West Coast character and puts him in the East, while also transporting an extremely French story to America. And those are just the least of the things that don't add up.‐ Goomba Stomp
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
3/5 75% The Misogynists (2020) The sort of film that we're going to start to see a lot of in the coming years, it doesn't land all of its punches, but it has its moments.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
4/5 91% The Assistant (2020) A hard-to-watch but well-rendered tale that's meant to evoke the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but is also about the overall indignities of the American workplace‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
1/5 38% Downhill (2020) It's shocking how many talented elements combined together to make a film so terrible‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
4.5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) A slow-burn, humane and ultimately tragic telling of its story of forbidden love.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
3/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) An improvement over Suicide Squad in every respect, and this time the ending is the best part and not the worst‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
4/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) A delight. And If Crazy Cage is what you're looking for, that's what you'll get as the film goes on.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) The movie's a mess, but it's an entertaining mess. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The biggest reason to see Bad Boys For Life is the two stars. But I never thought I'd miss the steady filmmaking hand of Michael Bay‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
2/5 21% Like a Boss (2020) Has a lot of things on its mind, but ultimately doesn't hang together ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
2/5 80% A Hidden Life (2019) Much more ambitious and laden with gravitas than Malick's recent work, but it's also boring, if well-intentioned‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020