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Rating Title/Year Author
() Boyd van Hoeij This is a deliciously entertaining and perceptive take on Cardin's life and how he shaped both the silhouette of fashion and branding in the fashion world and beyond. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
Beware of Children (1961) Boyd van Hoeij It's the kind of unassuming-looking drama that slowly seeps into your bones. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
() Jordan Mintzer You get the feeling Nicloux simply decided to toss his two favorite stars into a crazy location and then tried to create magic out of it, but he strains to make things interesting and his film doesn't really go anywhere. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
() Leslie Felperin Mildly amusing froth, kept all the more buoyant by Farahani's deadpan reactions and immensely watchable face and fine comic timing from the rest of the ensemble... EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Robyn Bahr By giving the protagonist a pitiable background here, the film's producers are actually weakening the structure of their entire raison d'etre. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
() Deborah Young It's a dreamy, unexpectedly rigorous debut that starts frustratingly slowly but ends with an emotional bang... EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
() Leslie Felperin That tension between old and new, good and bad is pleasingly kept taut throughout by Bergroth's confident direction, and twanged with precision by a fine cast... EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
GoodFellas (1990) Kirk Honeycutt Complex, volatile, ironic and disquieting, Scorsese's Goodfellas is a masterly achievement in intense observation. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Don't Be Nice (2019) Frank Scheck The art of the spoken word, at its most powerful. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
() John DeFore As they build to the main event, the filmmakers offer enough small surprises to engage us. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
() John DeFore Those looking for an introduction to the loved/hated figure should find this one useful and engaging, despite some structural issues that keep it from feeling truly comprehensive. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Tutto il mio folle amore (2019) Stephen Dalton At times, it is almost indigestible in its sugary sentimentality and facile life-is-sweet message. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
() Jordan Mintzer A raw and troubling account of immigration in France. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Auggie (2019) Frank Scheck Auggie is purposefully grim in style and execution, moving at a snail's pace and seemingly photographed in drab shades of grey. Although its running time is a mere 81 minutes, the film seems to last forever. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Trauma Is a Time Machine (2018) Frank Scheck The film's relentless artiness ultimately proves more off-putting than involving, distancing us from what should be a harrowing tale. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Frank Scheck Dirty Harry got a more dignified farewell in The Dead Pool, and that movie featured a chase involving a toy car. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Zeroville (2019) Sheri Linden Not entirely satisfying, but Franco's direction is assured, and he builds a compellingly noirish mood of faded glamour and churning trouble. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
() John DeFore A colorful rejection of soullessness in modern Nigerian culture. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
() Boyd van Hoeij At the end of the day, this Barefoot Emperor might get cold feet, though some fun can still be had on the way there. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Running With the Devil (2019) John DeFore Plays like a flowchart in search of a pulse, a drama whose Traffic-like ambitions aren't matched by narrative inspiration. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
() Stephen Dalton An artful, lyrical treatment of gritty subject matter. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
() Boyd van Hoeij A treasure trove of titles of post-war works from Italy that beg to be discovered or rediscovered. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
() Deborah Young One of the saddest stories to come out of recent Iranian cinema, and that's saying a lot. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Akik maradtak (2019) Todd McCarthy A finely tuned post-Holocaust tale. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Deborah Young A refreshingly unbiased look at a real heroine. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Adventures in Babysitting (2016) Amy Amatangelo A part of me loves Adventures in Babysitting because it celebrates young women being supportive of each other, and the idea that friendship can blossom between polar opposites. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Stephen Dalton A haunting, humane twist on thriller conventions. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Todd McCarthy On a minute-to-minute basis it's mundane and cinematically ordinary. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Boyd van Hoeij Something that gradually gets under your skin. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Beandrea July An optimistic yet affecting exploration of how fatherhood has evolved over the years and how far it still needs to go. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Boyd van Hoeij Favors a sense of you-are-there authenticity over any kind of deeper characterization or geopolitical context. The result is generically gripping but ultimately not something that lingers. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Deborah Young Shot in stark contrasts and laced with sudden, jarring plot turns, this feature debut abounds in psychological horror... EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Deborah Young A sensitive, harrowing tale about an emotionally fragile young wife and mother who has to face the trials of Job when her husband is arrested. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Boyd van Hoeij While the three stories are modest and largely familiar, they are also topical and performed with grace and humanity... EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Jordan Mintzer Evocative and grueling. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Jordan Mintzer A film that can sometimes feel more laudatory than necessary, but provides a comprehensive portrait of a man who has become essential reading. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Boyd van Hoeij A handsomely made misfire. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
() Deborah Young An engrossing tale of growing tension that explodes into violence. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
Weathering With You (2019) Deborah Young Once again, Shinkai takes sure aim at the teenage market and its taste for romance and magical realism. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
The Sky Is Pink (2012) Deborah Young For those who like head-on, immersive emotional experiences at the movies, The Sky Is Pink may be a direct hit. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
() Deborah Young Though modestly made, this drama is both fleet - at just 82 minutes - and very precise, steadily working its way toward a payoff that is understated yet packs a punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Haunt (2019) Justin Lowe With a simultaneous theatrical and digital release, Haunt's pedigree, underlined by Eli Roth's participation as producer, should prove a draw for both devoted horror fans and the simply curious. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
() Deborah Young Shot in a light-filled San Francisco apartment, it's a far cry from dreary or depressing, but it also doesn't offer any easy way to enter its emotional territory. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
() Jordan Mintzer The result is a film that can be somewhat conventional in form, including a score that overdoes it on the pathos, but one that still provides a fascinating deep dive into organized failure. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
() Leslie Felperin [T]he corny, eventually rather contrived result doesn't end up doing justice to either its cast's talents or the quality of Winton's acclaimed prose. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Tattoo Uprising (2019) John DeFore Hodgepodgey in its storytelling, the film introduces enough appealing characters to hold the interest of a casual viewer; presumably, tattoo-diehards know much of this stuff already. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Depraved (2019) John DeFore [A] film that is serious but not pretentious, working best when it stays in the laboratory. It will be welcomed by the director's fans, and may expand that number somewhat in its limited theatrical release. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
() Keith Uhlich Yet the images, and the actions within them, lack the acerbic edge that would really drive the knife in. Much like Brause himself, the film tends toward the handsome, yet hollow. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Western Stars (2019) Michael Rechtshaffen The result, at once intimate and sweeping, should please both Springsteen completists and more recent fans when Western Stars rides into theaters October 25 - ideally those with sound systems worthy of the lush orchestral arrangements. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
() Frank Scheck The high-wire tonal balancing act proves a little wobbly at times, resulting in a film that feels less than the sum of its parts. But some of those parts work very well, providing moments of uncomfortable hilarity and genuine poignancy. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019