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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% Boys State (2020) As revealing and interesting are informal interactions and candid comments away from the assigned groups.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
93% The Weight of Gold (2020) To his credit, Phelps, who narrates the film, denounces and deplores the still pervasive, harmful stigma of mental health struggles when asking for help is the constructive choice.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
100% Sunless Shadows (2020) With unobtrusive direction and restrained judgment (though the inhumane inequities are clear), Sunless Shadows offers unparalleled, poignant insight into Iranian society.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
95% Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre) (2019) Never hurried, the story unfolds at a measured pace with maximum impact devoid of sensationalism.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
65% Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (2020) Only Susan Sontag, in the sole critical analysis, notes that Newton shows women in a humiliating way, that the executioner loves the victim... I'm with Sontag.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
61% Radioactive (2020) Director Marjane Satrapi's "Radioactive" is a film equal to her subject: creative, insightful, and thrilling.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
100% Days of the Whale (Los días de la ballena) (2020) In her debut film, [riter/director Catalina] Arroyave shows a strong control of character, mood, and style. She's a talent to watch.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
91% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) A tough, accomplished film.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
100% Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) Right now, this is the upbeat and energetic dose of happiness we need.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
41% Wasp Network (2019) Wasp Network requires acceptance of disparate threads that do, by film's end, weave together in an illuminating historical depiction.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
No Score Yet Bungalow (2002) It's certainly difficult to make an engaging film about aimless, shallow people, and German director Ulrich Köhler hasn't.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) Crisis coordinator David Isteev anchors the film, carefully strategizing through breathtaking moments equal to any Hollywood thriller, though here lives are literally at stake.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
100% House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) (2020) [Ji-hu Park's] a wonder on screen.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
88% Woman on the Beach (2020) Perhaps enhanced by today's need for more person-to-person interaction, [director Sang-soo] Hong's stylistic approach strikes me as perfect for these trying times.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
96% The Garden Left Behind (2020) A few scenes feel a bit staged, some dialogue is too wooden, and the ending feels forced and telegraphed. Nevertheless, the depiction of the transgender world for these women of color captures profound, lived-in experiences.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
100% Runner (2020) We should be so fortunate as to learn from such a noble man.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
100% Queen of Lapa (2020) Everyone will have to hunt high and low to outdo directors Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat's "Queen of Lapa.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Magnificent performances power the film's two and a half hours.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
81% Hill of Freedom (Jayuui Eondeok) (2020) A charming, lovely experience.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
100% Queen of Lapa (2020) What emerges is an informative portrayal of transgender life, its risks and its rewards.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
53% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) relying on agonizing close-ups of Maria Falconetti as Joan, [director Carl Theodor] Dreyer mined the trial records of Jeanne d'Arc to present a moving tribute.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
93% Yourself and Yours (2020) I found myself engaged and entertained watching these individuals explore and embrace important realizations that will serve them well and that offer vital reminders for all of us.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
92% The Vast of Night (2020) This satisfying little film zips through its 89 minutes with confidence and style.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
100% The Grey Fox (1982) Director Phillip Borsos has a fascinating, true story to tell and a creative way to present it.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
86% José (2020) José's familiar dilemma invites empathy through newcomer Enrique Salanic's complex, subtle performance.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
91% Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991) As Lalu, Rosalind Chao brings an emotional intensity to the role, while the always superb Chris Cooper complements Chao with a calm, thoughtful presence.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
100% Sátántangó (Satan's Tango) (1994) Sátántangó presents an astonishing, microscopic look at the raw human condition.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
88% Selah and the Spades (2020) The flow into and out of these party/drug/alcohol interludes lacks smooth transitions, a familiar debut film weakness. Nevertheless, [Writer/director Tayarisha] Poe offers some insights into teenage distress, even when self-initiated.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
88% Earth (Erde) (2019) This brilliant documentary is haunting, beautiful, and unnerving.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
85% The Hottest August (2019) Derek Howard's cinematography highlights the mundane beauty... Troy Herion's score adds an atmospheric but unobtrusive element.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
No Score Yet From Baghdad to The Bay (2018) Above all, a character study such as this depends on the choice of subject. In that regard, [Ghazwan] Alsharif is an immensely engaging individual, openly emotional and appealingly honest.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
96% Human Nature (2020) It is so gratifying and exciting when a documentary filmmaker takes a complex scientific subject and transforms it into an accessible and engaging presentation. That's exactly what director Adam Bolt does.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
95% First Cow (2020) Feeling both exquisitely believable and unnervingly real, the action builds from a restrained tension to outright confrontation.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
63% Hope Gap (2020) Here Annette Bening and Bill Nighy as husband and wife, and Josh O'Connor as their son Jamie, give solid, even superb, performances.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
77% The Banker (2020) The Banker comes sensationally alive through the interplay of Anthony Mackie as Garrett and Samuel L. Jackson as Morris.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
85% I Was at Home, But... (Ich war zuhause, aber...) (2020) It's fair to wonder what this film has in store. The answer in writer/director Angela Schanetec's tenth feature is an imaginative, disjointed story of love and loss.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
98% Vitalina Varela (2020) A mesmerizing, profoundly moving film.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
82% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) A profile of the Band as heartwarming as it is heartbreaking.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
No Score Yet Waiting for the Carnival (2019) [A] sobering, astute documentary.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
84% The Traitor (2020) The performances and music are superb.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
88% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) What is missing from this undigested, too familiar information is a discerning, analytical assessment of Kael's guiding principles as opposed to descriptions of her often acerbic, caustic dismissal of any opinion but her own.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
96% Incitement (2020) [Presents] an informative depiction of the many factions and debates then and continuing to today.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
38% Downhill (2020) A heavy-handed, boring exercise, tone-deaf to human behavior. Seek out the spellbinding Force Majeure for perceptive understanding of personal and interpersonal conflict.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) A haunting examination of love and the restrictions imposed on women by eighteenth-century French society.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
100% Everybody's Everything (2019) Avoiding formulaic biopic pitfalls, directors Sebastian Jones and Ramez Silyan find a fresh approach: an appealing, clear-headed entree to the heart and mind of Gustav (Gus) Åhr, aka Lil Peep.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
100% Rou qing shi: Girls Always Happy (2018) [A] rich profile of life in an economically challenged China.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
96% I Lost My Body (2019) The animation here is not, in and of itself, extraordinary. The story, however, is as unusual as it sounds and just as riotously inventive.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) Writer/director Annabelle Attanasio... in her debut feature, shows a mature handling of interpersonal dynamics.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
86% Les Misérables (2020) French cinema has produced gripping police procedurals. To that group must now be added writer/director Ladj Ly's Les Misérables.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
97% Midnight Family (2019) Midnight Family offers a moving portrait of a complex, unfortunate situation for all concerned.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020