Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 No Score Yet 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
68% 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
70% 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 66% 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
100% 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
94% 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
75% 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
92% 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
92% 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
43% 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 79% 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
90% 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
3/4 85% Notes on an Appearance (2018) We're in deep, art house territory, but not without a sense of humor. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) It's the type of movie that demands immediate discussion afterward. - amNewYork EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
63% Outlaw King (2018) I can't say that I really cared about any of the characters, but director David Mackenzie delivers energetic filmmaking. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
69% Bleed For This (2016) Bleed For This is twelve rounds of tedium, a boring boxing movie that draws most of its strength from memories of other, better experiences. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018