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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 80% My Psychedelic Love Story (2020) "My Psychedelic Love Story" crystallizes its appeal in Harcourt-Smith's gentle face, as she argues with the filmmaker and herself while talking through her drama until she's only left with fragments of possibilities.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
B 93% Belushi (2020) It's always fun to sit through a clip reel when the talent quotient is this high, but "Belushi" doesn't sugarcoat the sadness at the core of the actor's legacy. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
B- 80% White Noise (2020) "White Noise" culminates by letting its subjects share their delusions of grandeur, but can't sort out if they're pathetic or practical in these uncertain times.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
B+ 88% I'm Your Woman (2020) It's almost too easy to recall the Jean-Luc Godard quote that every movie needs a girl and gun, but "I'm Your Woman" takes that truism and it endows it with fresh purpose.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
B+ 100% City Hall (2020) By the time "City Hall" arrives at its breathtaking final shots, Wiseman has crafted such an advanced case for understanding every aspect of local governance that it leads to the impression that America would be a better place if everyone experienced it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
B 92% Limbo (2020) The movie could easily fall into a bland sentimental routine from there, but Sharrock's irreverent tone turns Farhad's journey into a strange and involving one.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
B 91% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) A look back at rabble-rousers from another era won't change the world, but "Chicago 7" is a solid tribute to a few men who realized they could, even when the system they fought for came up short.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
B- 76% Concrete Cowboy (2020) [A] sentimental father-son drama that doesn't break new ground, but milks the fascinating backdrop for all its formulaic potential and winds up compelling enough.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2020
B+ 89% Another Round (Druk) (2020) There's a fundamental thrill to watching Vinterberg and Mikkelsen find their groove again.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2020
A- 97% Nomadland (2020) The movie churns through a familiar saga of a woman who grows tired of her surroundings, but casts aside the pressure to conform to the traditional beats of that plight.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
B+ 80% Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams (2020) The filmmaker, often glimpsed on the edges of the frame, clearly harbors the same giddiness for Ferragamo's talent as many of his interviews. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
B No Score Yet Dear Comrade (2020) The pace is so swift that it's impossible to take into account the full picture until Lyudmila gets a moment to breathe and think it through. Konchalovsky doesn't linger on the violence, but endows it with symbolic intensity. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
B- 93% Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President (2020) "Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President" is more of a side-dish to his legacy than the feature-length format can sustain.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
B 88% Hopper/Welles (2020) Less of a standalone movie than one of the greatest bonus features ever made. But anyone invested in the careers of these two monolithic figures will never tire of hearing them babble on.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
B- 81% Enemies of the State (2020) "Enemies of the State" makes for an arresting window into the way dueling stories can obscure fact-based analysis, but stumbles when it feels compelled to overemphasize this point. ‐ indieWire
Posted Sep 11, 2020
B+ 86% Topside (2020) The whole concept of a lo-fi New York movie shot on the streets has been done and redone so many times that it risks cliché, but "Topside" works as well it does because it never tries to reinvent that playbook.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
B 91% Dear Comrades (2020) National soul-searching never really ends, but "Dear Comrades!" makes the case that the quest is always worthwhile.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
B 100% The Furnace (2020) There's enough depth to the central conflict to make "The Furnace" worthy of the cinematic traditions that inspired it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
A- 95% The Disciple (2020) "The Disciple" is more about the journey than the destination, with a conclusion that suggests the student never really becomes the teacher when the subject is his own life.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
B No Score Yet Dear Mr. Brody (2020) With the riveting selection of stories from the people who reached out to him, "Dear Mr. Brody" makes the poignant case that this story is far from over.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
B 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) A little stupid idealism can go a long way, and "Face the Music" makes the case that morons can come together to set the world right. Talk about movie magic.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
B+ No Score Yet Coronation (2020) Watching "Coronation" is akin to sitting inside that shadow and watching its inhabitants scramble for some semblance of light.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
C+ 88% Sputnik (2020) "Sputnik" is a reminder of the mixed-bag experience that so many of them offer: It's an efficient, effects-driven ride with snippets of real ideas, but never quite willing to take them out of this world.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
A- 100% Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia) (1982) This movie unfolds like artwork etched into a cave wall and brought to restless life by an unclassifiable spell that only cinema can muster‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
B 75% Psychomagic, a Healing Art (Psychomagie, un art pour guérir) (2019) Set to an ominous score by Jodorowsky's son Adan, the movie drifts into jarring new territory every few minutes. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
D+ 19% The Tax Collector (2020) David's a family man who never asked to play a central role in this story. By the end of "The Tax Collector," it's hard to blame him.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
B- 73% An American Pickle (2020) "An American Pickle" represents an attempt to give that impulse more accessible form, and Rogen takes it there.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
B+ 89% The Wolves (Los Lobos) (2019) "Los Lobos" thrives as an intimate window into what it means to confront immigrant life in piecemeal. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
B- 63% Skyman (2020) Before its messy climax, "Skyman" works well as a tragicomic look at the nature of extraterrestrial obsessives.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
B+ 100% Sweat (2020) Kolesnik is such a magnetic screen presence it's a wonder that this movie marks her first leading role.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
B 100% Gagarine (2020) It crafts a sweet and sentimental story about one inhabitant for whose entire existence has been beholden to that drama.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
B 81% Nobody Knows I'm Here (Nadie Sabe que estoy Aquí) (2020) It all comes down to a mournful gaze, and the simmering rage visible just beneath it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
B 95% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2020) In the grand tradition of "Jodoworsky's Dune" and "Lost in La Mancha," the lighthearted behind-the-scenes documentary recounts a tortuous production and the fascinating ways in which it went awry from every possible direction.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
B 96% John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) Despite its timeliness, "Good Trouble" could have used a final chapter to make it clear that even this dogged legend can't escape the boundaries of mortal life.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
B+ 70% 7500 (2020) "7500" is an exhilarating achievement that digs into the utter dread at its core, while reveling in the thrill of sitting through it and hoping that this time, it might yield a happier ending.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
B 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) "Da 5 Bloods" wrestles with the specter of the past through the lens of a very confusing present, and settles into a fascinated jumble as messy and complicated as the world surrounding its release.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
60% Kaboom (2011) Mixing the sexual curiosity of "Doom Generation" with the kooky style of "Smiley Face," this admittedly uneven, undeniably wild and trippy comedy-fantasy-romance-thriller has a lot going on.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
B- 53% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) Poor Joan has been suffering through the cinema ever since Carl Theodore Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc in 1928, and Prudhomme's stern, battle-ready glare gives it fresh power.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
77% Essential Killing (2010) At times engrossing and not without palpable suspense, it nonetheless amounts to a provocative doodle.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
B+ 68% Liberté (2020) Serra, a cinematic character himself who parades around the festival circuit in dark shades making deadpan declarations, makes movies that dare you to operate on his wavelength - and then works overtime to make that investment worthwhile.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
B 74% The Wretched (2020) "The Wretched" doesn't reinvent the rules, but it has a timeliness to it that's hard to shake.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
B+ 100% Asia (2020) Pribar's subtle movie eschews sentimentalism for a patient and inquisitive character study, mining familiar territory and rejuvenating it with emotional impact that worms its way into the material from unexpected places.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
B No Score Yet Sublet (2020) "Sublet" has little in the way of cinematic ambition... but Fox has enough of a grasp on the central dynamic to keep the emotion in play.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
B 78% Kubrick by Kubrick (Kubrick par Kubrick) (2020) "Kubrick by Kubrick" lingers in the restless ingenuity at the heart of the filmmaker's work - a palpable desire to find new storytelling possibilities each time out.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
B+ 94% Beastie Boys Story (2020) The Beastie Boys were genuine artists who transcended the limits of any specific musical genre and invented one of their own. "Beastie Boys Story" provides a charming and poignant explanation for how they pulled it off.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
B- 70% Butt Boy (2020) With that much ambition on display, the movie leaves an impression reminiscent of the high-minded "Key & Peele" sketches that paved the way for Jordan Peele to become a master filmmaker.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
B+ 81% Tigertail (2020) Yang's drama taps into the personal connotations of the immigrant experience by burrowing inside it, evoking the excitement of new opportunities in tandem with the cold reality that bubbles up in their wake.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
B- 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) It's a stupid movie with deep ambitions, energized by that trippy neon palette, and the occasional hot beat.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
B 100% Slay the Dragon (2020) While it doesn't exactly bring new information to the table, the movie provides a welcome breakdown of the dramatic impact that gerrymandering has across American society whenever election season comes around.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
C+ 70% The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) (2019) If nothing else, the movie makes a strong case for Cox's astounding resilience, an ability to take even the most routine gig and deepen its potential. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020