Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) It is a great marriage of artist(s) and repertoire, and might slip past some people as just another talking head music doc. It's actually far more sly than that. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 100% Knock Down the House (2019) Everyone likes an underdog story, and when the underdog is as eloquent, passionate and righteous as these four women are, the final reels of this film feel like a Rocky movie. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
100/100 96% Marriage Story (2019) The movie is 136 minutes, but the recovery period is, well, at least the rest of the night. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 60% He Dreams of Giants (2019) This is one of those curious examples of the movie about the movie is more dramatic and more gripping than the movie itself. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
5/5 70% The Cotton Club Encore (2019) This is a gift to cinephiles everywhere from deep in the cellar and we're all lucky to get a sip. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Bleak and juvenile - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel Has Fallen isn't high art, but it's a crowdpleaser. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
100% Anima (2019) [T]his is undeniably great filmmaking. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 90% I Am Mother (2019) A smart, low-budget science fiction head-scratcher that doesn't exactly jump out and thrill you, but offers interesting twists beneath its stillness. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
70/100 45% Murder Mystery (2019) For something that's top of the landing page, thus doesn't even require thumb movement, Murder Mystery is surprisingly entertaining. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 90% The Souvenir (2019) To call something "muted" may hardly seem like a compliment, but at a time when most movies are screaming their message, this quiet, observant character study is a much-needed respite. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
25% Rim of the World (2019) The clockwork storyline is brazen in its adherence to formula, as if a Learning Annex seminar somehow came to life. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
100% Ken Burns: The Civil War (2015) Film-maker Ken Burns's nine-night masterpiece managed to engage and enrich everyone. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
71% ANIARA (2019) A gripping and unpredictable space ride. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
85/100 95% See You Yesterday (2019) Is this really an appropriate movie for serious topics like excessive policing, shooting bias, and institutional racism? The answer is... sure, why not? - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) As welcome as second breakfast. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
83/100 67% Wine Country (2019) By slyly acknowledging the clichés of "this type of movie," it distances itself from them before diving in. More importantly, it clears space for its mega-talented performers to pour on the laughs. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
96% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) Recorder is a fitting tribute. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The 3-hour culmination of 22 chapters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is worth going back in time and watching again. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
93% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Most of "Ask Dr. Ruth" is nonstop fun. No one else could look their interviewer in the eye and say "this is a stupid question!" in such a friendly, lovable way. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
83% High Life (2019) You may not love the ride, but you should at least take it and see. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
33/100 82% Someone Great (2019) Rodriguez squeezes humor out of the bland writing regularly, but there aren't too many actual jokes. It's all hyperactive situational stuff. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
63% Unicorn Store (2019) A 90-minute full-body cringe. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
93% Diane (2019) A meticulously detailed portrait of the type of woman who never gets a movie made about her. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
84% The Brink (2019) They say victory has a hundred fathers, but Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign seems to have mostly drunk uncles. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
40% Unplanned (2019) Abortion is a serious topic. This movie is ridiculous. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
78% The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018) The Closest We've Gotten to Florida Man: The Movie - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Hotel Mumbai shatters the shell of decency with its undoubtedly well-meaning attempt to find protein-rich sustenance. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
39% The Dirt (2019) The Dirt is a bad movie but it isn't without its pleasures. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
60% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Approach as you would an impressionist painting. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
44% Captive State (2019) A sly jigsaw puzzle. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
72% Triple Frontier (2019) Crime doesn't pay! - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
80% Juanita (2019) Alfre Woodard is a gem, even if the movie isn't. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/4 60% Greta (2019) Despite a preposterous plot and some of the fakest on-screen New York in a while... it's hard not to love it. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 41% The Upside (2019) This is not much more than a light crowdpleaser, but when you've got two powerhouse performers like this it is very difficult not to find oneself at least temporarily charmed. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/4 43% War and Peace (1956) War and Peace can look intimidating on a library shelf, but this particular version is engaging, fresh and feels nothing like homework. An opportunity to see it in a theater like this doesn't come around often. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
60% Yucatán (2018) Like the limitless buffet and late show with dancing girls, it's a simple pleasure. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
55% The Tree of Blood (El árbol de la sangre) (2018) A movie so categorically awful that I actually recommend you watch it, if only so someone could confirm that I didn't hallucinate this thing. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
36% Untogether (2019) Untogether is a very poorly made film with no real conclusion, and does nothing to dispel the notion that sometimes wealthy people make movies just because they can, not because they should. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) This is a movie for people who get the joke. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
93% High Flying Bird (2019) This is a notable curiosity of a film; it is not a slam dunk. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
93% Monos (2019) Monos has the best and weirdest gag about gummy bears I've ever seen in a feature film. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
44% After the Wedding (2019) The surprises are among the few pleasures in this ultimately forgettable, small film. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4 80% Late Night (2019) Late Night's issues aren't just old jokes, it's old scenarios. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
71% The Invisibles (2019) Levi is still with us at age 94, and living in Germany. So for her, at least, hope and luck somehow were enough. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
91% Who Will Write Our History (2019) It's not easy to thread this type of formalist needle, but Grossman maintains a level of urgency that is (and I hate describing movies about the Holocaust this way) quite entertaining. - Times of Israel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3.5/4 65% Aquaman (2018) Hollywood has given us the greatest, goofiest holiday gift in a long time. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A late in the game montage is a crafty excuse to re-examine Redford's career. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/4 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) The humor in The Other side of Hope doesn't necessarily emerge from jokes - sometimes it's just a well-placed shot of a dog - but it shows how human kindness rarely takes the form of grandiose Hallmark-ready overtures. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) Jackson's use of editing is extraordinary. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019