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Rating Title/Year Author
() Elisabeth Vincentelli America's mood has changed, and many viewers might not feel much empathy for the small-minded grievances of wealthy teens who drive to school in S.U.V.s. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Drifting (1923) NYT Staff Although the story has a somewhat abrupt termination, it is nevertheless interesting and in spots quite thrilling. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006) Virginia Heffernan There's no other word for this movie but cute. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
() Ben Kenigsberg That there is already a tradition of reappropriation in experimental film, by artists as great as Ken Jacobs and Bruce Conner, is outside either Price's knowledge or the faintly arbitrary parameters he has set. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Freaks (2018) Jeannette Catsoulis Its most effective trick, though, is to trap us all inside Chloe's head, presenting a child's-eye view of a world gone incomprehensibly mad. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
The Sound of Silence (2019) Aisha Harris "The Sound of Silence" wants to be heard, but, in the end, doesn't have much to say. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Depraved (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis The movie has an unexpected poignancy: At the end of the day, it seems, all a monster really wants is a girl of his own. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Monos (2019) Glenn Kenny It's frustrating to see such a sophisticated cinematic apparatus used in the service of such muddled half-ideas. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Another Day of Life (2018) Ben Kenigsberg An engrossing film in which form and function can be intriguingly opposed. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Ms. Purple (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis A moody, downbeat drama soaked in color and saturated with sadness. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
American Dreamer (2018) Glenn Kenny "American Dreamer" turns over several repellent plot points before settling on a cheap ironic ending. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
América (2018) Glenn Kenny This is an exemplary, moving, show-don't-tell record of family tenacity. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements (2019) Teo Bugbee The film's deaf subjects feel creatively and philosophically shortchanged. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Cracked Up (2018) Jason Zinoman This isn't your typical show business documentary. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Hallelujah (1929) Mordaunt Hall A most impressive audible film. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) A.O. Scott It looks and sounds like a movie without quite being one. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Camp Rock (2008) Neil Genzlinger The movie has some bright spots, but so much of it revolves around the resident diva of the title camp that it's hard to focus on the good stuff; you're too annoyed at having this lazily imagined character shoved down your throat for the zillionth time. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Hustlers (2019) A.O. Scott The movie seems to view any examination of its characters' motives, their working conditions or the consequences of their actions as a kind of betrayal. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Tru Confessions (2002) Neil Genzlinger [H]idden among the dross are beautifully accurate glimpses of life in a family with a disabled child, made possible by a remarkable performance from a young actor named Shia LaBeouf. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Plácido (1961) Stephen Holden The film offers a scabrously mocking portrait of officialdom putting on a display that is as grotesque as it is hypocritical. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1953) Stephen Holden The perfectly controlled tone of the performances is one of subdued farce with the faintest undercurrent of bittersweetness. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Chained for Life (2018) Ben Kenigsberg Schimberg's film is odd, darkly funny and - when it means to be - a little frightening. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
High School Musical (2006) Anita Gates It would be unfair not to salute the movie's message about broadening one's horizons and not being limited by stereotypes or peer pressure. But when an admirable message is packaged in such treacle, it just makes the message seem treacly, too. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Zapped (2014) Jon Caramanica "Zapped," though, is a footnote, an old model in need of an upgrade. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Chhichhore (2019) Rachel Saltz Strains to be an inspirational comedy tear-jerker (Bollywood-wise, a reasonable genre) but mostly seems programmatic and timid. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970) Vincent Canby Its camera swings and there is a lot of rock music on the soundtrack. However, like so many other places of expensive, modish, retail merchandise, it remains calculatingly bland. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Numbered Men (1930) Mordaunt Hall Numbered Men is a strange affair with odd lots of dialogue and prison scenes that call to mind a club of the free. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Manohla Dargis Engel gives "Raise Hell" such momentum - it's a whoosh of a movie - that you are quickly swept up in its sights and sounds. There's a lot to take in. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Satanic Panic (2019) Teo Bugbee The movie stands out from contemporary horror for its lack of pretension and its simple commitment to inventing ways for pretty people to get slaughtered. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Jinn (2018) Aisha Harris Mu'min, who based "Jinn" in part on her own upbringing, approaches her protagonist's journey of self-discovery with a delicate sense of wonder and a striking lack of moral judgment. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017) Glenn Kenny The movie is at its most engaging when examining the near-monopolies controlling chicken farmers in the United States. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Strange but True (2019) Glenn Kenny The tale is a jolting one, and the superb players do justice to the emotional distress of its characters. But a surer directorial hand might have yielded a more resonant experience. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Nomis (2018) Jeannette Catsoulis Mysteries abound in David Raymond's "Night Hunter," perhaps none so pressing as how Stanley Tucci and Ben Kingsley were prevailed upon to join its flailing cast. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Edie (2017) Jeannette Catsoulis Hancock is wasted here, as are the meaty dramatic threads that Elizabeth O'Halloran's formulaic screenplay never bothers to pull. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Blink of an Eye (2019) Glenn Kenny Taublieb's approach is straightforward, but also a little pedestrian. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (2018) Ben Kenigsberg It roots, roots, roots for its home team - and does little more. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Promise at Dawn (2017) Ben Kenigsberg The movie looks and sounds great, but greatness and depth elude it. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) A.O. Scott She shows herself to be one of its indispensable interpreters, as a vocalist and also as a thinker - covering a sprawling landscape with elegance, passion and insight. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Ága (2018) Manohla Dargis [The final stretch] shifts this textbook exercise in art cinema... into kitsch. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) A.O. Scott This 2-hour-49-minute movie drags more than it jumps, wearing out its premise and possibly also your patience as it lumbers toward the final showdown. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Untouchable (2019) Helen T. Verongos A respectable and all-too-real introduction to a chilling chapter of a Hollywood horror story. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
Saaho (2019) Rachel Saltz The movie is crisply, sometimes stylishly shot, but it's too muddled to be slick and too lacking in charm to establish any emotional stakes. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
Don't Let Go (2019) Manohla Dargis [Estes] has a fine cast and a good sense of place, including a feel for the spookiness of emptied-out spaces, and he makes his conspicuously low budget work for the near-claustrophobic intimacy. More important, he has Oyelowo. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Falling Inn Love (2019) Helen T. Verongos "Falling Inn Love" keeps its promise warmly, but without the least pretense of sophistication. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
The Load (2018) Glenn Kenny [An] atmospheric, gripping film... EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Before You Know It (2019) Glenn Kenny Seekers of Manhattan stories that don't occur in skyscrapers and corridors of power could do worse. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Ne Zha (2019) Ben Kenigsberg A computer-animated feature of bright hues, hectic action and only occasional charm... EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Killerman (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis Thanks to Bader's clever plotting and fruity dialogue - as well as strong supporting players - this grimy picture climaxes more satisfyingly than expected. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Angel of Mine (2019) Jeannette Catsoulis Wearily predictable and consistently doleful... EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
The Fanatic (2019) Glenn Kenny As it lumbers to its climax, the movie delineates the border that separates the merely stale from the genuinely rancid. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019