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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68% Extraction (2020) By now, aren't we past something like 'Extraction?' The exemplary action doesn't distract from the utter brainlessness and soullessness of the entire endeavor. ‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
98% Circus of Books (2019) A fascinating look at an important slice of L.A.'s queer history. ‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
79% To the Stars (2020) Initially, you may find 'To the Stars' dealing exclusively in well-worn cliches. But you may eventually find it emotionally disarming you, and then knocking you flat.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
90% The Willoughbys (2020) A twisted little bit of crunchy, chocolate frog, 'The Willoughbys' is a peculiar film for peculiar children.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
33% Rising High (Betonrausch) (2020) Brings nothing new to the rise-of-a-conman genre, but it does it well enough.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
89% Selah and the Spades (2020) The story itself is shabby, but the half-in-half-out R-rated near-fantasy world created by director Tayarisha Poe is more relatable, more soulful, more real, more potent, and more relevant than your usual self-aggrandizing YA fare.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
40% Endings, Beginnings (2020) Mumblecore without the thrills. 'Endings, Beginnings' is staring so intensely at its own navel that its head is embedded in its own abdomen. ‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
44% Sergio (2020) While what Sérgio Vieira de Mello did was undoubtedly important, this film does little to make his life seem dramatic or even interesting. Its out-of-sequence narrative adds nothing.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
31% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) This broad, not-very-funny farce only has one original idea in its head - to restart a film that wasn't working - and it doesn't exploit it to its full potential. What a disappointment.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
79% Tigertail (2020) Tzi Ma's face is etched with sadness, casting a melancholic pall over the film's entire drama. We truly understand a particular immigrant experience and why some particularly strict parents got that way. ‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
85% Sea Fever (2020) To call it another 'Alien' monster movie knockoff is an easy descriptor, but Neasa Hardiman's soulful and quiet direction also evoke the adult tone of 'Alien,' as well as add a unique, wet, chilly sense of place. ‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
67% We Summon the Darkness (2020) The half-baked 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' conversation at the film's beginning do little to erase how boring it becomes when it settles into predictable bloodletting and slashing.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
70% Trolls World Tour (2020) An obnoxious explosion of glitter right into your eyes. 'Trolls World Tour' proves that, even during quarantine, parents can be annoyed by ugly animated films with a lot of screaming in them.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) A stirring portrait of two sisters separated by systemic social injustice in 1950s Brazil. By turns, 'Invisible Life' is horrifying, moving, educational, and bleak. Its hope comes in small bites that we must savor to survive.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
100% Slay the Dragon (2020) A film that needs to be shown in classrooms. An important treatise on gerrymandering, which may be the central injustice of our time.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
72% The Other Lamb (2020) Denotes a recent trend in horror: The feminist wilderness parable. And while 'The Other Lamb' may not have the heft of 'The Witch' or 'Hagazussa,' it evokes similar senses of dread and misogynist injustice.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
93% Uncorked (2020) The story - someone pursues an unusual profession to the chagrin of their family - is familiar. Luckily, the direction is deft and the acting is great (Courtney B. Vance is, as always, a standout), putting 'Uncorked' slightly higher than its peers.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
79% There's Something in the Water (2019) Ellen Page has chosen a fascinating topic - the insidious and pervasive racism involved in Canadian environmental policies - but merely mentioning that it is a problem doesn't instill the passion to make positive change.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) How does going to summer camp create a generation of activists? Like this.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) The actual physics of 'Daniel's' rules become less interesting the more they are explained, but for its bulk, the film is a nightmarish exploration of dark, ultra-masculine influences on the impressionable mind.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
84% Big Time Adolescence (2020) ...Accurately recalls a very certain kind of male friend you had in the 9th grade: The ultra-cool older guy who introduced you to vices like cigarettes and pornography. It also understands that guy was destined to burn out pretty quickly.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
99% Blow the Man Down (2020) A Greek chorus of old salts singing sea shanties instantly dictates the quirky and corrosive mood of this fascinating Coen-like thriller. And to remind us all: Margo Martindale is a national treasure.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
82% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) Its political symbolism and economic commentary may be blunt (to put it mildly), but 'The Platform' is delightfully grim and intense.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
38% Spenser Confidential (2020) Aggressive, predictable, and offensive to the talents of Winston Duke, Peter Berg's bro-friendly action-comedy is a thudding bore.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
96% First Cow (2020) Gentle, evocative, and bearing Reichardt's signature contemplative pacing, "First Cow" is one of the richest, best films of 2020.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
88% Onward (2020) Perhaps a little too clean around the edges - "Onward" is clearly evoking bygone Ralph Bakshi wastoid culture - but still infused with Pixar's usual amount of heart‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
8/10 84% The Way Back (2020) The Way Back is a gratifying sports movie that is made better than the average by some sadness, some realism, and Ben Affleck's performance. ‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
70% Adrift (2018) A film just as much about the freewheeling Kerouac-ian liberation of travel as a romance. The predictable plot machinations are hardly a detriment. ‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
47% In Darkness (2018) Natalie Dormer gives a passionate performance in a thriller with a moody style but not many interesting new ideas. ‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) John Cameron Mitchell's emotionally earnest filmmaking makes this interestingly shaped peculiarity weirdly affecting.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
38% Mary Shelley (2018) A moody, hipster rendition of Mary's story, reduced to a litany of whining.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A murky, useless, pandering mess of bad ideas.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
33% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) In the age of disinformation, one would think a visit to Bradbury's classic would be timely, but this version doesn't offer enough of a fresh take to address anything pertinent. ‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
84% Deadpool 2 (2018) 'Deadpool 2' repeats the same meta-joke as the first 'Deadpool,' but, thankfully, the joke is still funny.‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
88% Cargo (2018) The practical tragedy of the main character and his ultimate sacrifice raises the film above now-standard zombie fare. ‐ Critically Acclaimed Podcast
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
9/10 92% What Did Jack Do? (2020) David Lynch's sense of humor has become slightly more acerbic -- his sense of whimsy has only increased over the years -- so What Did Jack Do? plays partly like a silly prank on Netflix subscribers. This is a great thing.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
8.6/10 90% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) It's not "the scariest film of all time," but Verónica is still plenty scary, and it features some rather well-executed haunted house imagery that will certainly get under your skin.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4.5/10 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) If you've come for thoughtfulness, tragedy, character, wit, and a political statement on the effects of war -- in short, if you've come for anything that was in the original First Blood -- then perhaps you'd find solace in a different theater.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
6.8/10 84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is grand but, rather frustratingly, it's not great. James Gray's film is a most impressive technical achievement, and the first half is exciting and flirts with profundity. The second half, however, slows to a maddeningly sluggish pace.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
8.8/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar is an emotionally harrowing and slowly insidious journey, languidly forcing dread on the viewer, wrapping them in a weird nightmare summer camp of sunlight and cheer.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) "Toy Story 4's" sense of humor has also darkened by a few shades since the last go-round, leading to an overall, and very welcome, oddball sensibility. It's easily the funniest in the series.‐ Critically Acclaimed
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
67% Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) The overall tone of Godzilla vs. Gigan skews a little more childish than usual. It has the same sugar-buzz 9-year-old-boy energy that makes the series so appealing, but it seems a little less focused.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
No Score Yet Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (Gojira tai Mekagojira) (2002) This is the best of the Millennium films, and may be the only one to establish a continuity.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
75% Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (Gojira vs. Mosura) (1992) I like Battle for Earth just fine, although it doesn't possess the fun craziness of the previous film.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
56% Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (Gojira tai Kingu Gidorâ) (1991) Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah is off the hook. This movie has everything your sugar-coated inner child could possibly stand.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
60% Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) By now, the franchise has fully recovered from the American debacle of just two years previous, and feels like a Godzilla film again, no qualifications necessary.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
80% Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2004) Masaaki Tezuka directed this film and the last one, and they are the best in the era.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
7.1/10 57% Brightburn (2019) A wickedly fun little horror flick with enough gore and superhero lore to keep fans of both satisfied.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
100% Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah (2000) The film has a halcyon quality. It's great.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
60% Godzilla Raids Again (1955) Although it's only been four months since the original, all the somberness is already gone. This is not a serious film, not a tragic one, and not a comment on a bomb.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019