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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40% Coda (2020) I wish it was better than it was... It sounds like a great premise, but it's just not executed very skillfully. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
100% The Wonderland (2020) Very charming. Not exactly Miyazaki-charming, but it certainly aspires to it.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
29% Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words (2020) It's very competent and primarily consists of a lengthy interview with Clarence Thomas... It's worth seeing. It doesn't give any time to opposing viewpoints, but it's not designed to. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
80% The Traitor (2020) From just a narrative standpoint, it's very tight and quite interesting, but I didn't find myself emotionally drawn to anyone in particular. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
89% The Assistant (2020) I love Julia Garner as an actress... and this is a great part for her. I just wish the movie were more substantial. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
62% Gretel & Hansel (2020) The movie is 87 minutes, but it feels long... Most of this is just visual weirdness.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
27% The Rhythm Section (2020) It wants to be pulpy on the one hand, but it also to feel very grounded in the other, and that results in a very strange matrix of tones throughout... It can't decide what kind of film it wants to be. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) It is an enormous tragedy and they get everyone here on the record... It is such a sad story and it is a really good doc. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
64% She's Missing (2019) I liked it a lot more than I thought I would... Lucy Fry is an amazing actress. She brings so much to a very minimalist role. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
84% The Europeans (2019) It's a little turgid compared to [Merchant and Ivory's] later work... But it's quite an interesting film in the overall body of work. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
88% Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019) The action here is tremendous. Donnie Yen is at his level best. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
39% The Song of Names (2019) You're juggling the different time periods in an incredibly intelligent and artful way. It's almost a ballet in time. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
83% Just Mercy (2020) I quite liked it. It's a little too formulaic for its own good in some respects... Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson is just phenomenal. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) I did quite like it. I enjoyed it. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
89% 1917 (2020) Despite all the gimmickry and the cameos, there's some real heart here. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) This has been done more than a dozen times... And [Greta Gerwig] goes to great lengths to write a script that somehow digs into the aspects of the book that never translated well into the movies. But there's a reason for that. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
20% Cats (2019) Showgirls with fur. ‐ CineGods.com
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) I don't mean to say that this is a garbage film, but it's not a good film. It's a lazy, sloppy, presumptuous movie that shows no respect whatsoever for fans.‐ CineGods.com
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
100% The Black String (2019) Really cool, intelligent psychological horror film.‐ DigiGods
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
No Score Yet Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary (2019) It's a lot of fun... Very loving and insightful. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
100% Retablo (2017) It's beautifully made... I thought it was excellent and very worth seeing. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
93% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) It could have been tighter and made its points more saliently, but it is very skillful in its immersion. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
94% Citizen K (2019) It tells you how the [Russian] oligarchs became oligarchs... Quite fascinating. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
51% 21 Bridges (2019) This exact story has been made a hundred times [before]... The only thing distinguishing this is the cast. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
89% Dark Waters (2019) It is one of the best of its genre. It is extraordinary because it doesn't get dogmatic or preach to you.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) I like it, but I don't love it. It wants to be an Agatha Christie film and it's setup is pretty spot on, but it's payoff is pretty clumsy. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) It is a tremendous job of cinematography because it captures so much nuance... To make a television studio cinematic is rather extraordinary. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) I think it's a dreadful movie. A complete and total betrayal of the first film. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
79% Cyrano, My Love (Edmond) (2019) It is just an absolute joy to watch. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
96% Tell Me Who I Am (2019) It doesn't try to influence your perception of what [the subjects] are saying, and it's really beautiful filmmaking. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
97% The Cave (2019) If you don't completely crumple down and cry, you don't have a heart. It's a devastating film. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) An absolutely extraordinary achievement on every conceivable level, even though I think it's a bit of a cheat. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It goes from the absurd to the poignant in a very acute way... It is so unique, so original, and such a refreshing breath of incredibly fresh air. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) I admire it, but I don't particularly love it... Technically, it is an extraordinary achievement, but it's still kind of a mini-Twilight Zone experiment. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) It doesn't feel fresh anymore. However, I do appreciate that the cast is still having fun.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) This [sequel] is not only unnecessary, it's a betrayal of the entire lore. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
78% Collisions (2019) What's really good about this is that even though it is very timely... It doesn't wear it on its sleeve. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) There's no Sigourney Weaver and there's no Ridley Scott... Given that caveat, it's really comprehensive and very impressive. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) I like it... [But] I did feel like there was some pulled punches here. Perhaps because [the film] is too personal. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) What an unfortunate mess this is. This is probably what happens when you have a famous newspaper incident that is narratively threadbare and then you wind up with filmmakers who think there's more poetry to the story than is really there.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
68% Joker (2019) A rather extraordinary movie... Ultimately, it is a study of the instability in the mind, the outer instability in the world, and what happens when those two things lay over each other in an extremely volatile way. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
53% American Dreamer (2019) It takes some turns that feel very contributed, but you're watching this basically to watch Jim Gaffigan work and do something we haven't seen him do before. And in that regard, it's very rewarding. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
80% Auggie (2019) This is quite a smart, little independent film... It's sad, touching, and provocative. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
76% Britt-Marie Was Here (2019) It's formula, but it's charming. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) There's a lot [about Roy Cohn] to unpack psychologically. I don't think the film unpacks all of it, but it doesn't need to... It restores him back into the middle of a cultural conversation when we need to talk to him. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) I think this is James [Gray's] best film... Every performance here, every nuance, and every detail is just pitch-perfect. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
69% Three Peaks (2019) It is incredibly effective... [director Jan Zabeil] really sets you up. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
62% Lying and Stealing (2019) It's like they made Ocean's 11, but made it Ocean's 2 and didn't care. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
75% Armstrong (2019) It's not remarkable in terms of craft... but they do get some amazing interviews. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
96% Firecrackers (2019) It does tread familiar territory, but it manages to freshen it in a really exhilarating way. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019