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T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 72% The King (2019) With weighty things to say about contemporary and corrupt institutions of power and even dangers of male hegemony, Michôd's non-preachy The King comes with philosophical heft and visual authority to match. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
1/5 24% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Co-screenwriters Hawley, Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi offensively pin Lucy's breakdown and consequent ill-fated road trip on NASA's ingrained sexism, bypassing an empathetic assessment of her unraveling cognitive state. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
100% The Irishman (2019) An epic both soaring and intimate, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman is a majestic elegy on mortality, where the truth-seeking wisdom of Silence catches up with the director's aging wise guys. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
2.5/4 68% The Day Shall Come (2019) Even when [Morris'] political souffle collapses (especially in its directionless and underwhelming last act), the performers keep the whole affair watchable. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
40% Black and Blue (2019) "Black and Blue" feels imbalanced and overlong, favoring fast and repetitive chase scenes over well-calibrated tension. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
No Score Yet Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies (2019) Burns finds glimmers of hope and humor in the bleak with what feels like his most mature work to date. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Place of No Words (2019) Like the bittersweet memory of a departed loved one, "The Place of No Words" is the kind of beast you'll instinctively remember even if you try to move on from it. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
3/4 84% Villains (2019) Remains delightfully fresh throughout despite being nothing all that new. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
67% The Antenna (Bina) (2019) A handsomely designed but perishable dystopian horror-thriller that impresses through imagery and audio cues... but doesn't scar the soul like it should. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ 83% Judy (2019) Zellweger's poise and presence make the entire affair more than worthwhile. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
86% Coming Home Again (2019) While this is not exactly a premise with mass appeal, Wang's movie is still an unassuming exercise, defiantly in contrast to Hollywood's typically over-sentimental terminal illness fare. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/4 61% Frankie (2019) What a thorough pleasure to be in the company of Frankie, a film that feels like a sumptuous beach read on a lazy sunny afternoon. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
83% Cunningham (2019) Here's a dance documentary that splendidly flaunts its artistic point of view, and fittingly so. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
No Score Yet Dads (2019) [Howard] eases into a lovely fête of fathers everywhere in 87 economic, often very funny minutes. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
100% The Cave (2019) It's a dizzying, disquieting film that overflows with... extreme examples of desperation and a defiantly countering sense of hope. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
No Score Yet Coup 53 (2019) It's hard to blame Amirani for the excess when he has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal after a decade of meticulous research and logistical setbacks, both financial and personal. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
88% The Aeronauts (2019) Something worth watching on the biggest possible screen, even if it operates on a handful of clichés with little character-based substance to speak of. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
99% Marriage Story (2019) The joys, grace notes and riches of Baumbach's latest are endless. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
94% Uncut Gems (2019) It wouldn't be inappropriate to call this thoroughly on-steroids film an edge-of-your-seat experience. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
88% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A '60s-set adrenaline rusher with top-shelf technical craftsmanship. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet Verdict (2019) A female domestic abuse victim seeks justice through the nightmarish labyrinth of Filipino bureaucracy in Raymund Ribay Gutierrez's sure-handed debut. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2.5/4 87% What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2019) A rightfully fuming and attentive cinematic meditation that follows the delicate lives of a number of mostly black men and women in the American South. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/4 80% This is not Berlin (2019) A gutsy collection of 1986 specificities, Berlin might not have an obvious narrative punchline in the end, but it remains one hell of a nostalgic revolt throughout. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/4 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) While it doesn't break any new ground, there is plenty of vintage fun to be had with kids who feel their way through life's impending fears and live to tell the tale. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
46% Ode to Joy (2019) Humorless to a paralyzing extent, this joyless effort illustrates how a bad-on-paper idea can turn into something cringe-inducing onscreen. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
100% Changing the Game (2019) Barnett gives the viewer a clear overview of just how tough transgender athletes have it in gender-segregated sports. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/4 100% For Sama (2019) The most harrowingly intimate and arguably, the best documentary to date on the Syrian conflict. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
59% Astronaut (2019) In the end, only a fraction of McLeod's ambitions sticks a landing. But "Astronaut" stays afloat with sweetness, thanks to a measured performance from Dreyfuss. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 87% The Great Hack (2019) Pondering individual data rights and the sinister side of widespread connectivity, co-directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer diligently inspect how our innocent likes and shares became the building blocks of Brexit and Trump. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
2.5/4 95% Firecrackers (2019) [Firecrackers] sizzles with the promise of a confident voice behind the camera. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2.5/4 82% Crawl (2019) Crawl offers up an adequately engaging disaster package with storm and gator effects of gripping believability, - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/4 83% Midsommar (2019) A terrifically juicy, apocalyptic cinematic sacrament that dances around a fruitless relationship in dizzying circles. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
2.5/4 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) If only the half-baked story could also meet our expectations, or at least match the logic of the previous two Annabelle films. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
2.5/4 62% Burn Your Maps (2019) Likable yet tonally untidy. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
100% Emanuel (2019) "Emanuel" demonstrates forgiveness is hard work that requires a divine-level of fortitude. Especially when it comes at direct odds with the ones you hold dear. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/4 88% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) There is a gentle, fable-like aura in Thomas Stuber's In The Aisles, which finds beauty and glimmers of hope in the drab and mind-numbingly symmetrical corridors of a German wholesale supermarket. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 87% American Woman (2019) Miller owns the material and single-handedly elevates it to something you can't look away from. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Striking notes of sacrifice and the need to pivot at life's crucial moments, the new film brings Woody's journey full circle. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
71% This One's for the Ladies (2019) It's easy to excuse the filmmaker's clumsiness; the dots don't always connect, but every larger-than-life character holds your attention with confidence. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
No Score Yet The Poison Rose (2019) An astonishingly listless neo-noir wannabe... - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
3.5/4 75% Halston (2019) A thoroughly researched rise and fall story with artistic flair and a noir-esque cinematic mystique. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 50% A Dog's Journey (2019) Is A Dog's Journey one of the sweetest canine films out there, or one of the meanest? - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
62% XY Chelsea (2019) A bold yet mostly fruitless attempt to tell the infamous whistleblower Chelsea Manning's remarkable story. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
95% Good Posture (2019) There is an upright backbone somewhere in "Good Posture" that holds it all together, while a once-hopeless woman-child grows in Brooklyn against the odds. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
100% House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) (2018) "House of Hummingbird" doesn't leave the most powerful emotional mark. Still, it lands on a poignant aftertaste through Kim's serene attentiveness to the rhythms and details of everyday life... - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
94% Come to Daddy (2019) While "Come To Daddy" dials up its gruesomeness to maximum noise, even the collectively therapeutic "ewws" and stress-release claps wear thin, as the onscreen gore starts feeling like a bore. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
100% Knock Down the House (2019) Not unlike the candidates it portrays, Knock Down The House puts in the necessary work towards a payoff that earns both cheers and tears. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
2/4 76% Family (2019) Steiner's dull comedy lacks the crucial feelings that could have made the suburban aunt-niece tale at its center more memorable. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 30% Red Joan (2019) Uneven it may be, Red Joan still emanates a memorable essence, one that's refreshingly and believably feminine. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) What do we do with all this filmmaking dexterity when it serves an effort that feels exploitative and too soon? - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019