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T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 22% H2: Halloween II (2009) This is a slasher film that aches. There is no enjoyment in the bloodshed here. Only sorrow and Zombie's attention to the psychological effects of violence prove masterful. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is bold, and exciting, a fantasia of a dead Hollywood brought to life in rich detail. - Curtsies and Hand Grenades EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The John Wick films are changing the language of action cinema by embracing MMA, first person shooter video games and Judo." - Curtsies and Hand Grenades EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
54% J.T. LeRoy (2019) The scripting problems overshadow what could be a complex examination of identity in an age when identity was set in stone for the most part. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 77% Perfect Blue (1999) Perfect Blue is an apocalyptic slasher, the ultimate crystallization of everything we came to fear about the internet before it became synonymous with living. - Curtsies and Hand Grenades EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Their love was meant to be one for the ages, but sometimes shit happens. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
5/5 96% Ghost in the Shell (1996) Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell will always strike a chord with those directly affected by bodily displacement. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
D 85% Soni (2018) I'm unsure if any version of this script could have lifted the lifeless decision to shoot the film in many, separate tracking long takes, because it is so overwhelmingly distracting that it renders everything going on in the film mute. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Helena Howard is the real deal, and so is Madeline. That this is her first performance is nothing short of revolutionary. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
100% Waru (2017) Beyond its formal ingenuity, Waru is a clarion call for Maori culture (and New Zealand as a whole) to heal itself in the face of a national crisis. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
75% Sheikh Jackson (2018) ... lived-in power comes through in Sheikh Jackson, despite its shortcomings. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
No Score Yet Minotaur (Minotauro) (2015) Although there's a lot to be admired here, like the stunning imagery, [Nicolás] Pereda's feature feels too wayward to leave any distinct imprint. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet 88:88 (2015) 88:88 feels incredibly of the moment, but it will last - not as an activist film exclusively, but as something so much more. Something beautifully human. Something to be looked at years from now as a significant work of experimental cinema. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
86% Fire Song (2015) It's confident, fresh cinema that rarely falters. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017