amNewYork

amNewYork is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Edward Douglas, Jordan Hoffman, Robert Levin
Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 The Irishman (2019) Robert Levin It's a return to this familiar milieu that is nonetheless powerfully different, with the energy of youth replaced by the melancholic wisdom of the decades that have passed. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
2/4 The Laundromat (2019) Robert Levin It manages to muddle simple concepts in the process by being too cute with them and to meander when it should entertain, though a couple storylines have an absurdist flair to them when taken in miniature. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/4 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Robert Levin Tom Hanks, perfectly cast, delivers a performance that affects the serene, calming demeanor but complicates it by suggesting that even Mister Rogers struggles inside. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 Judy (2019) Robert Levin There is one urgent reason to see this movie and that is to experience Renée Zellweger's performance as the icon. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/4 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Robert Levin You don't have to know a thing about Rudy Ray Moore, the subject of the rollicking biopic Dolemite Is My Name, to respond to the sheer blast of unfettered joy that emanates from the movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/4 Hustlers (2019) Robert Levin A scathing satire of the fickleness of the American economy. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
2.5/4 The Goldfinch (2019) Robert Levin Fortunately, director John Crowley and screenwriter Peter Straughan know their way around prestige material and the picture never feels like it's blatantly calculated for golden statues. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3.5/4 Honey Boy (2019) Robert Levin LaBeouf's performance as his own father is nothing short of monumental; he's a terrifying force in the way he dominates his son's life, but also deeply, tangibly broken. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019) Robert Levin The movie is alive with the feeling of being heard for the first time, and of how great music can make the world seem smaller and less foreboding. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/4 After the Wedding (2019) Robert Levin ... just not a recipe for a compelling cinematic experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/4 7 Days in Hell (2015) Robert Levin This sort of sports documentary format, with its ridiculous elevation of athletic competition to a place of heightened significance, is ripe for this takedown. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/4 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Robert Levin This is a movie infused with a love for this place and this world, as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of it. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/4 The Farewell (2019) Robert Levin The Farewell is a rare and rewarding gem, a movie that trades in pauses and silences and understands that it's the space in between that so often defines our lives. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
1.5/4 Shaft (2019) Robert Levin It is lazy and a shame. It is Shaft lite. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
1/4 Domino (2019) Robert Levin It is so astonishingly amateurish on so many levels that it's hard to believe it's even real. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
1/4 The Perfection (2018) Robert Levin There are no hard and fast rules dictating what a movie must be, but there are basic standards that this picture fails. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 The Souvenir (2019) Jordan Hoffman To call something "muted" may hardly seem like a compliment, but at a time when most movies are screaming their message, this quiet, observant character study is a much-needed respite. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Aniara (2018) Jordan Hoffman A gripping and unpredictable space ride. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
2/4 The Hustle (2019) Robert Levin ...the actors further struggle because there's simply no consistency in this relationship, which shifts and transforms according to the whims of whatever might be needed at a particular moment. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Jordan Hoffman As welcome as second breakfast. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
2.5/4 Long Shot (2019) Robert Levin The biggest problem with what is otherwise a relatively pleasant and diverting experience is, again, the most basic one. No amount of free-spirited antics and humorous conversations could possibly sell the romance here. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 Meeting Gorbachev (2018) Robert Levin The story of his life is told in the long silences, the heavy pauses, the weary sighs and subtle gestures that Herzog provokes and the movie stands as a necessary and important work because of it. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 Her Smell (2018) Robert Levin Elisabeth Moss proves that she's among the most essential actors of her generation as punk rocker Becky Something. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Robert Levin This isn't a movie about Toby or Javier or anything in its fictional world. It's about Gilliam, and it's worth celebrating, because in a world that's less than friendly to his type, the filmmaker's impossible dream is finally real. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Diane (2018) Jordan Hoffman A meticulously detailed portrait of the type of woman who never gets a movie made about her. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
The Brink (2019) Jordan Hoffman They say victory has a hundred fathers, but Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign seems to have mostly drunk uncles. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 Us (2019) Robert Levin For all the ideas Peele nods toward, and all the moments of genuine suspense in a classical sense, it all comes back to Nyong'o. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 Captive State (2019) Robert Levin Captive State is crisply edited and propulsive, with a minimalist driving score that underlines the urgency and enhances the tension. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Robert Levin If anything, this material is too rich for a single documentary. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 Triple Frontier (2019) Robert Levin From Isaac to Hunnam, [the actors] invest their characters with richer human qualities than the story probably required. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/4 Gloria Bell (2018) Robert Levin Moore is constitutionally incapable of being less than terrific onscreen, but this is some of her finest work, a performance of shattering intelligence and consumate grace. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/4 Greta (2018) Jordan Hoffman Despite a preposterous plot and some of the fakest on-screen New York in a while... it's hard not to love it. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Scott A. Rosenberg The film does not really elevate beyond the space hero tropes it is built on...Captain Marvel offers some fun surprises and twists, but it unfolds in a predictable way. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/4 Apollo 11 (2019) Robert Levin Apollo 11 is nothing short of a miracle, in which the filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller crafts a vast amount of unseen NASA footage surrounding the moon landing into a gripping thriller and tribute to American enterprise. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/4 War and Peace (1956) Jordan Hoffman War and Peace can look intimidating on a library shelf, but this particular version is engaging, fresh and feels nothing like homework. An opportunity to see it in a theater like this doesn't come around often. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
3/4 High Flying Bird (2019) Robert Levin The picture continues Soderbergh's own experimentation with the iPhone as his camera of choice, the fluidity of which gives the movie a loose and naturalistic quality. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/4 Arctic (2018) Robert Levin The instinct to say less is admirable, but the movie is too scarce with exposition, too limited in back story and eventually suffers from a dearth of dramatic payoffs. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/4 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Robert Levin Only smart and talented people could make a movie like Velvet Buzzsaw, an art world satire meshed with a horror movie that trades in big ideas but finds precious little that's new to say about them. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/4 Aquaman (2018) Jordan Hoffman Hollywood has given us the greatest, goofiest holiday gift in a long time. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Jordan Hoffman A late in the game montage is a crafty excuse to re-examine Redford's career. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/4 The Other Side of Hope (2017) Jordan Hoffman The humor in The Other side of Hope doesn't necessarily emerge from jokes - sometimes it's just a well-placed shot of a dog - but it shows how human kindness rarely takes the form of grandiose Hallmark-ready overtures. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Jordan Hoffman Jackson's use of editing is extraordinary. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/4 Notes on an Appearance (2018) Jordan Hoffman We're in deep, art house territory, but not without a sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/4 Burning (2018) Jordan Hoffman It's the type of movie that demands immediate discussion afterward. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3.5/4 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Robert Levin It's an old-fashioned crowd-pleaser in the best possible sense: let's be honest, if you're going to make a traditional Hollywood movie about an underdog fighting an unjust system, it'd be tough to find a more appropriate subject. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
3/4 Vice (2018) Robert Levin It should surprise no one that Christian Bale is so authentic as Dick Cheney in Vice that it's positively creepy. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 Vox Lux (2018) Robert Levin Vox Lux is a discomfiting, trying movie that also has the confidence to establish its particular perspective and see it through to the end. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
2.5/4 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Robert Levin It should be much more gripping than it is. The movie only really enlivens in its portrayals of the most particularly savage and gruesome moments of the story. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/4 Roma (2018) Robert Levin ...the greatest film Alfonso Cuarón has made. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 The Favourite (2018) Robert Levin Lanthimos takes a great deal of pleasure in depicting the scheming involved. The movie has a core of dry, biting wit... EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018