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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) A detonation of pure acting firepower is what's on offer in this movie version of August Wilson's 1982 stage play.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
4/5 100% Finding Jack Charlton (2020) An unexpectedly touching documentary.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
2/5 86% You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) I can't help thinking that a real documentary could be made about David Arquette's midlife crisis and this isn't it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/5 100% Asia (2020) There is intelligence, intimacy and delicacy in the way the drama is presented, which takes it above the level of TV movie of the week.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
5/5 100% Collective (Colectiv) (2020) The cynicism and indifference to suffering is truly horrible, and a kind of insidious evil rises from the screen like carbon monoxide, and also a terrible sadness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/5 91% Patrick (2019) [An] enjoyable if self-consciously quirky black comedy...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
1/5 32% Death of Me (2020) It starts out with a weird echo of the Hangover movies, then morphs into a variation on classic horrors such as The Wicker Man and even Rosemary's Baby - but with none of the dark impish wit that you'd hope for with borrowings like those.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
2/5 83% Concrete Plans (2020) However much I wanted to like it, this film never quite gelled: the dialogue and the confrontations seemed forced; some characters looked and sounded like caricatures; and the moment of escalation from tension into open violence was unconvincing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/5 100% Billie (2020) The film leaves us with the untied plot-strand of Kuehl's life, but with a great deal of valuable material about Holiday herself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
4/5 94% Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020) The film ranges far afield and interviews an engaging and eclectic mix of people.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
3/5 94% The Life Ahead (2020) Loren has an undiminished screen presence and it's great to see her with a substantial role.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
4/5 94% To the Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari Sekai no Hajimari) (2020) I'm not sure what exactly this intriguing film adds up to, but it is strangely, unexpectedly involving and touching.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
2/5 27% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) This is a well-meant story of someone pulling himself up by his bootstraps, with some help from his grandma. But it feels contrived and self-conscious.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
5/5 89% Mank (2020) What an addictive romantic drama it is, mixing sentimentality with pure rapture.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Nuclear (2019) A quirky, eccentric film in some ways, but one that achieves its own kind of internal consistency, with very strong performances from Jones and Guillory as the haunted mother and daughter.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
5/5 95% About Endlessness (Om det Oändliga) (2020) Striking images and poses happen under the camera's nose, but the audience's eye is led, as if on a rail track, out into the distance, to eerily mesmeric background scenes...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
4/5 95% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) This documentary shows Stokes to have the fanatical energy of a hoarder, the zeal of an evangelist and the intensity of a visionary.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
4/5 97% Queen of Hearts (2019) The film genuinely has something tragic in it, and Dyrholm is outstanding.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Young Observant (L'apprendistato) (2019) This film is avowedly a docu-fictional hybrid...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away (2020) A diverting trip down a sweet, sad stretch of memory lane.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 67% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) It's an entertaining and eventful melodrama with some thoughts on art that might put you in mind of Yasmina Reza's stage-play named after the subject.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 88% Shirley (2020) Together, Moss and Stuhlbarg epitomise a very horrible masculine and feminine mystique.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
4/5 97% Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre) (2020) This is a very tough watch, all but unbearable, but it has tragic force.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3/5 78% Summer of 85 (Été 85) (2020) Watchable if not especially profound...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
5/5 100% The Ladykillers (1955) A superbly elegant comedy...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
2/5 66% The Secret Garden (2020) This garden is pretty but lifeless.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/5 77% One Man and His Shoes (2020) This is a documentary that only seems to wake up to its own tragic significance once it is nearly all over.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 49% The Witches (2020) The spell does not get cast.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) There are still some real laughs and pointed political moments on the subject of antisemitism and online Holocaust denial.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 80% Cordelia (2019) Perhaps this film doesn't entirely work all the way through, but it is a shard of malevolence that jabs into your skin.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 99% Time (2020) [A] viscerally emotional documentary...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/5 92% Body of Water (2020) I'm still not sure what I think about this film's overall narrative direction, or how other people affected by the issues are going to take it - but it certainly functions as an unflinchingly forthright examination of what is at stake.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/5 39% Blood and Money (2020) The title lets you know that what you've got on the label is what you've got in the can.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
2/5 41% Rebecca (2020) This Rebecca leaves us with a secondary mystery - why precisely Wheatley wanted to do it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 100% Being a Human Person (2020) A valuable introduction to the movies and to the man.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
5/5 100% Soul (2020) It's a deeply sweet, happy, gentle film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
2/5 64% I Am Woman (2020) Each scene needed a jolt of music or energy that just wasn't there.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/5 89% Kajillionaire (2020) Kajillionaire has a harder edge than July's earlier pictures, with something bleaker and more ironic in the surrealism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
5/5 97% Saint Maud (2020) It's a scary movie that is also a satirical nightmare about the physical and erotic intimacy of nursing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet Yield to the Night (1956) There is a terrible power in its descent of darkness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
4/5 90% Akira (2020) Akira's strangeness is very startling and sometimes bewildering. But there is a thanatonic rapture to its vision of a whole world ending and being reborn as something else.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
4/5 78% Eternal Beauty (2019) This is substantial and rewarding.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
3/5 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) This is a very unhurried film (I wondered if it might have been better to lose 20 or so minutes) but it has a distinctive language of its own, and a feel for the city.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
4/5 100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) This is both an exploratory personal project and a thought-experiment of a film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
1/5 79% My Zoe (2019) Delpy sells it hard with her performance but the supporting cast are unconvincing, and the whole thing is a waste of everyone's time.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 82% The Boys in the Band (2020) It's hammy and stagey and campy, but The Boys in the Band turns out to have a fiercely watchable soap-operatic intensity, a sustained attack of telenovela craziness, culminating in a full-on anxiety attack from its leading character.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
2/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) [A]gain and again, scenes and lines land with a solemn clunk.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/5 93% Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) Piketty's picture is no less dismaying for being so lavishly detailed.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
4/5 88% Monsoon (2020) A thoughtful, deeply felt movie of great sweetness, unfolding at an unhurried pace.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
2/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) The movie isn't on the rocks; it just timidly hugs the shore.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020