The Progressive

The Progressive is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Michael Atkinson
Rating Title/Year Author
I'm Leaving Now (2018) Michael Atkinson ... the film does what films like this are supposed to do: bring us close, and open our eyes. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Skin (2018) Michael Atkinson Perhaps this is the most we can expect for now -- films about racism that tell us, over and over again, how very bad it is. We still wait for the film that cuts deeper. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Michael Atkinson If only Leder's film didn't over-project every narrative stroke into a sugary, overscored splat of emphasis. The only starch in the mix, and what any conscious filmgoer will respond to, is RBG herself... EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Vice (2018) Michael Atkinson Vice establishes a boisterous vision for popular political cinema we can only hope McKay continues to pursue. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Burning (2018) Michael Atkinson Burning endlessly suggests questions without determining answers, and no film this year has so potently evoked the spirit of our slippery, maddening modern moment. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
Zama (2017) Michael Atkinson It's already one of 2018's best and most haunting films, and a lashing indictment of colonialist hubris. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
Foxtrot (2017) Michael Atkinson Samuel Maoz's moody movie, his third, leaves you guessing its intentions scene by scene, but by the end you're faced with a carefully etched portrayal of an absurd society eating itself alive. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2018
Happy End (2017) Michael Atkinson You have to assemble this portrait on your own; Haneke's style is cool and elliptical, and he conscientiously leaves out a lot of connective narrative tissue and exposition, making you lean in, searching for secrets. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2018
Rat Film (2016) Michael Atkinson Anthony's film is another brand of thing altogether, a weird and idiosyncratic tour through neighborhoods, actual and metaphoric, we thought we knew well. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2018
Marjorie Prime (2017) Michael Atkinson Instead, it is one of those prize indies that spools out and grows in your head for days afterwards. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2018