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Rating Title/Year Author
C A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Ben Croll A work that feels stodgily anachronistic. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
D Zeroville (2019) David Ehrlich A compelling reminder to spend more time reading. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
D+ Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Eric Kohn In 2019's hypersensitive cultural environment, the depiction of murderous Mexican crime bosses and their cowering sex slaves encountering a literal white savior doesn't go down so easy. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
A- Freaky Friday (2018) Hanh Nguyen In the case of Disney Channel's latest adaptation, dusting off Freaky Friday to reimagine it as a full-blown, Broadway-inflected musical is more than worth the effort thanks to its talented cast, infectious songs, and lively musical numbers. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ Midnight Traveler (2019) David Ehrlich A bracingly intimate look at the trials of modern displacement...It's doing everything that it can. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ Western Stars (2019) Kate Erbland Both an intimate exploration of Springsteen's latest album of the same name and a deeper dive into his most pervasive compulsions. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
B+ () David Ehrlich Rose Glass' taut and trembling Saint Maud transmutes a young woman's spiritual crisis into such a refined story of body horror that genre fans might feel like they're having a religious experience. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C+ () David Ehrlich Its broadside attacks on the ultra-rich are too obvious to draw any blood or raise our hackles. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C- Lucy in the Sky (2019) David Ehrlich The most frustrating thing about Hawley's telling isn't that it sidesteps the dirty truth, but rather that it doesn't create one of its own. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
B () Eric Kohn Even as The Vigil settles into a familiar routine, it tackles that task with a polished, at times even elegant approach to a haunted house formula. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
B () David Ehrlich Red Penguins" is deft and rewarding... EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
B- Harriet (2019) Eric Kohn Lemmons' straightforward narrative style foregrounds its purpose - to translate Tubman's heroism into cinematic terms - and the emotional coda pulls it off. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
B+ Bad Education (2019) David Ehrlich A diabolically smart true-life crime drama that stars Hugh Jackman in his best performance since The Prestige... EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B Downton Abbey (2019) Hanh Nguyen It's a return to form, and its all-encompassing storyline plays much like a shinier, more magnificent Christmas special. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
C+ () David Ehrlich Military Wives is awful light on genuine laughs, and sometimes even strains for a smile... EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B () Eric Kohn Bikram is fairly tame; as a mass-media call to action, it's an essential movie of the moment. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B () Eric Kohn An immersive inquiry into how much truth even matters when parsing the lasting impact of a legend. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B Just Mercy (2019) Eric Kohn As a celebration of what it takes to eke out justice in a broken system, it's a welcome return to formula. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
C The Friend (2019) David Ehrlich A movie that maddeningly realigns itself every five minutes. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B () Kate Erbland Michell, screenwriter Christian Torpe...and a talented cast strike a delicate balance in a domestic drama that ably combines heartbreak and humor. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B How to Build a Girl (2019) Kate Erbland A smart twist on the coming-of-age comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
A- () Eric Kohn Sound of Metal injects visceral, edgy circumstances with remarkable sensitivity. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
A- Knives Out (2019) David Ehrlich A crackling, devious, and hugely satisfying old-school whodunnit with a modern twist... EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B () Kate Erbland It may not stick the landing, but by the time the screen goes black one final time, Delpy has left enough to think about for another three acts. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B- Dolemite Is My Name (2019) David Ehrlich Some things haven't changed, but this movie - from its cast, to its basic concept - is a satisfying illustration of how they do. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
D+ The Goldfinch (2019) David Ehrlich The story The Goldfinch tells feels utterly absurd. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
C+ () Kate Erbland It is ultimately a different kind of love story... EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
C Jojo Rabbit (2019) Eric Kohn Yes, Waititi has made a sugary fantasy in the most unlikely places...But in the process, it buries the awful truth. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B Weathering With You (2019) David Ehrlich From the very first moment of this stunningly beautiful, emotionally diluted metropolitan epic, the clouds are more than just a force of nature. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
C+ () Kate Erbland The melody of "Dirt Music," once off-key, finally finds the right chords, nearly too late. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
C () David Ehrlich Precious few moments of "Mosul" leave the aftertaste of a recruitment film. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B- Abominable (2019) Kate Erbland The winning, warm nature of this China-set family film can't be denied, and for all its predictable elements, "Abominable" is still well worth the trip. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
A- Hustlers (2019) Kate Erbland It's also funny, empowering, sexy, emotional, and a bit scary, with most of those superlatives coming care of a full-force performance from Jennifer Lopez genuinely deserving of awards consideration. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
B+ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Eric Kohn This sweet, unassuming movie has deeper sensibilities lurking beneath its surface, just like Rogers himself. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
C Waiting for the Barbarians (2017) Ben Croll The message is not wrong, but it certainly is a disappointing use of Guerra's talent. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
B- () Eric Kohn It doesn't always work, but at least Satrapi's willingness to experiment captures the radiant spirit of the daring subject at its center. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
C- Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2019) Kate Erbland The dead can't talk, and "Once Were Brothers" would be a very different film if they could. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
B- () Kate Erbland A cut above other genre entries. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
B+ () Eric Kohn There have been many recent documentaries capturing the harrowing destruction of the Syrian civil war, but none that descend to the literal depths of The Cave. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
B- The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Eric Kohn As much as the movie maintains its upbeat and whimsical tone, it falls short of directing that approach to some constructive end. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
C+ () David Ehrlich As elusive and unsatisfying for us as it is for its various characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
B () Eric Kohn A fascinating documentary about the Marcos family's troubled history - and the disturbing ways that it's making a comeback today. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
B+ () David Ehrlich It keeps you on your toes from the moment it starts... EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
C+ Guest of Honor (2019) David Ehrlich Even at its most perversely entertaining - this very unpredictable movie only feels as if it's working in spite of itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C+ Official Secrets (2019) Jude Dry It never rises to the heights of its lofty aspirations. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C- Seberg (2019) David Ehrlich Everything comes to feel inauthentic, to the point where Seberg only comes to life when it commits to full-bore theatricality. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
B+ () David Ehrlich One of the year's most dynamic and electrifying films. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C+ Joker (2019) David Ehrlich It's nothing less (and nothing more) than an agent of unbridled chaos. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
D () David Ehrlich A self-serving call to action that tries to hide its basic incompetence behind a veil of righteous fury. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C () David Ehrlich Who can you really trust in a world full of traitors? "Wasp Network" asks the question, but it's too busy to stick around and find out. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019