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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Nick Allen [Aukerman] takes what's made the series so extremely funny and lovingly expands it into a feature film, in a way that would make all those '90s Saturday Night Live movies envious. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz Worth seeing for the incisive witnesses the filmmaker has gathered to recount Cohn's life and speculate on what made him tick. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/4 Always in Season (2014) Odie Henderson An unflinching look at how the racial sins of the past flow through the arteries of the present day. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 Diego Maradona (2019) Nell Minow Director Asif Kapadia, who also made the Ayrton Senna and Amy Winehouse documentaries, lets the familiar story of a gifted kid who follows early success with fame and then tragedy unfold. But he asks us to think about ourselves as well. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 Promare (2019) Glenn Kenny While the overall tone is pitched to a teen demographic, the creative energy and the execution on display is consistently engaging. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
.5/4 Zeroville (2019) Brian Tallerico Franco embraces the zero in his title, producing a film that starts to feel like a middle finger to both Hollywood and anyone who searches for meaning in it. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
2/4 Bloodline (2018) Brian Tallerico A character study descends into a generic crime novel, complete with a final twist that simply isn't believable. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 Britt-Marie var här (2019) Nell Minow [Backman] and director Tuva Novotny keep the characters astringent and his tone wry, so it never gets cuddly or cloying. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 Villains (2019) Tomris Laffly Remains delightfully fresh throughout despite being nothing all that new. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
1.5/4 Corporate Animals (2019) Monica Castillo A miserable time in poor company. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 () Simon Abrams Loro feels like the work of a more mature artist. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/4 Ad Astra (2019) Brian Tallerico This is rare, nuanced storytelling, anchored by one of Brad Pitt's career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It's a special film. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz Every element you expect to see, you see. The movie knows what it is and is on top of its game. Everything is just so. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
() Monica Castillo While not all the notes in this film may work in harmony, it's the love in the story -- between the characters and in the actors' performances -- that holds the movie together. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Ordinary Love (2019) Monica Castillo There's a push and pull between two great actors that keeps the air between them charged. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
() Monica Castillo A sensitive slice-of-life drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
The Whistlers (2019) Brian Tallerico Droll and clever. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
() Brian Tallerico Hoss is engaged and committed throughout, but the movie loses track of its own characters, becoming a horror film that it never really needed to be. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
() Brian Tallerico Seen purely as a character study, this one works. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 Midnight Traveler (2019) Christy Lemire It achieves its mission of putting an intimate, human face on a seemingly overwhelming, faraway subject. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
1/4 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Monica Castillo There's a point at which this joke stops being funny and turns sad, and it's very early in its over two hours runtime. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
2/4 Judy (2020) Monica Castillo Try as she might, Zellweger's Judy never goes beyond an impression of the multi-talented artist; her all-caps version of acting fails to allow the role to feel natural. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/4 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Odie Henderson A typical biopic buoyed by its unrelenting hilarity, its affection for its subject and commitment to the time and place it is set. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
I Was at Home, But (Ich war zuhause, aber) (2019) Vikram Murthi I mostly appreciated I Was at Home, But... for its many formal pleasures. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Vikram Murthi Mostly succeeds because it abstains from reducing its protagonist to a simple psychology. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Vikram Murthi Coasts on the offhanded charm and sincerity of its star Golshifteh Farahani. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Vikram Murthi Handler's comic performance and Veiroj's matter-of-fact style do a good job of setting the film apart from its peers. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Vikram Murthi A portrait of a woman in crisis that manifests itself in low-boil unease. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Vikram Murthi The film feels both rudderless and hollow from the jump. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Brian Tallerico A shallow endeavor. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
() Brian Tallerico Winkler and his cast lean into the familiarity so much that it's easier to look past it and see the character work being done here. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
The Vast of Night (2019) Brian Tallerico A film that announces a talent to watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
First Love (2019) Brian Tallerico A movie I enjoyed reasonably while watching and forgot entirely the second it was over. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
() Brian Tallerico Sadly, director Keith Thomas doesn't trust his own themes or visual sense, swallowing his entire film up in abrasive sound design and a reliance on jump scares. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2/4 The Laundromat (2019) Brian Tallerico Burns and Soderbergh never quite cracked The Laundromat, even if there are individual elements here to admire. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
1.5/4 The Weekend (2018) Matt Fagerholm The Weekend quickly proves to be the mopiest comedy in many a moon. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
1.5/4 Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) Nick Allen Daddario doesn't nearly get the material that can match her abundant energy. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2/4 Freaks (2018) Nick Allen It's just not special enough. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 The Sound of Silence (2019) Glenn Kenny [An] ambitious, tonally intriguing comedic drama... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/4 Depraved (2019) Simon Abrams Depraved may not take you anywhere that you haven't been before, but it might leave you with a renewed appreciation for Shelley's mythic story. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/4 Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements (2019) Matt Zoller Seitz A powerful film about parents and children, though told with enough restraint that its more affecting moments might sneak up on you. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Simon Abrams You have to want to invest in his characters in order for One Cut of the Dead to really take off. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 Monos (2019) Sheila O'Malley Monos is elevated into epic territory by the superb work of cinematographer Jasper Wolf. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 Hustlers (2019) Christy Lemire Scafaria's film is always a blast to watch, resulting in a surprising level of emotional depth. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/4 Chained for Life (2018) Sheila O'Malley A meaningful, moving, and often quite funny interrogation of beauty in the movies. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
2.5/4 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Brian Tallerico Jojo Rabbit doesn't quite come together the way its opening promises and, most shockingly, lacks the punch it needs to really work. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/4 Marriage Story (2019) Brian Tallerico Charlie and Nicole are as fully realized as two people in a domestic drama have been in years. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
1.5/4 The Goldfinch (2019) Brian Tallerico A beautiful but shockingly hollow experience. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/4 Frankie (2019) Tomris Laffly 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019) Brian Tallerico With ace cinematography and sound design, and a truly engaging performance from its female lead, this one surprised me. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019