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"Spree" has an idea, that's for sure. It just doesn't really know what to do with it.
Posted Aug 12, 2020
Star Light (2020)
"Star Light" arguably shouldn't work, but the throwback vibe to B-movie genre fare ultimately does.
Posted Aug 11, 2020
Despite not having much in the way of a budget, filmmakers Scott Conditt and Jeremy Tremp think outside the box and manage to stretch things as best they can.
Posted Aug 8, 2020
An American Pickle (2020)
"An American Pickle" is charmingly offbeat and just weird enough to stand out. Seth Rogen delivers two really nice performances here, as well.
Posted Aug 7, 2020
Red Penguins (2019)
There's something about this documentary that almost recalls a studio comedy, in a good way.
Posted Aug 7, 2020
The Tax Collector (2020)
Ultimately, despite Shia LaBeouf's performance, it's rather mean-spirited and doesn't really see its premise through. When the body count begins, the interest disappears.
Posted Aug 6, 2020
I Used to Go Here (2020)
Gillian Jacobs headlines a wonderful cast here, though top to bottom, they're all very good. She just happens to be a phenomenal lead for filmmaker Kris Ray.
Posted Aug 5, 2020
Waiting for the Barbarians (2020)
Despite solid performances, great cinematography, and strong themes that should resonate, the emotion of it all is held too much at arm's length.
Posted Aug 5, 2020
"Ballbuster" is one of the worst movies that I've seen in years, deeply unfunny, indifferently made, and downright embarrassing for its cast and crew.
Posted Aug 4, 2020
Made in Italy (2020)
James D'Arcy makes a very solid filmmaking debut here with "Made in Italy."
Posted Aug 3, 2020
Rebuilding Paradise (2020)
Ron Howard really seems to feel for the community, digging in to simply watch them refuse to give in to tragedy.
Posted Aug 2, 2020
The Cuban (2020)
Despite a touching turn from Louis Gossett Jr. and some charming emotions, the final product sadly leaves you wanting more.
Posted Jul 31, 2020
She Dies Tomorrow (2020)
There isn't anything else even close to "She Dies Tomorrow" out there. The film is impossible to shake, that's for sure.
Posted Jul 29, 2020
Rosamund Pike does her best, but she can only do so much here with a film that simply does not work.
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Most Wanted (2020)
"Most Wanted" is a decent film that's mostly undone by a lack of anything truly concrete to grab on to.
Posted Jul 26, 2020
Yes, God, Yes (2020)
Natalia Dyer gives a star-making turn here, delivering some reactions to the propaganda being put before her that are equal parts enraging and hilarious.
Posted Jul 22, 2020
The Rental (2020)
An inspired directorial debut from Dave Franco, "The Rental" does for AirBnB what Alfred Hitchcock and "Psycho" did for showers.
Posted Jul 20, 2020
Born to Play (2020)
"Born to Play" is the kind of documentary that can't help but inspire.
Posted Jul 18, 2020
The Sunlit Night (2019)
Jenny Slate does what she can here, and her reactions to some of the weirder moments on display can be amusing, but her role is just too underwritten to make a difference.
Posted Jul 17, 2020
Guest Artist (2020)
Jeff Daniels is riveting here. Not only is his performance among his very best, the screenplay has echoes of Aaron Sorkin to it.
Posted Jul 15, 2020
The Old Guard (2020)
Between director Gina Prince-Bythewood and star Charlize Theron, there's a nice added touch of classiness to a gory and violent product like this.
Posted Jul 11, 2020
We Are Little Zombies (2020)
From the Nintendo-inspired opening credits to the soundtrack, not to mention entire sequences, it all has the flair of an old-school game.
Posted Jul 10, 2020
The Beach House (2020)
The periodic effectiveness of the concept, as well as the lead performance from Liana Liberato, is drowned in poor pacing and an inability to keep the viewer's attention.
Posted Jul 9, 2020
Palm Springs (2020)
"Palm Springs" is more than just an utterly delightful romantic comedy, it's one of the smartest and most creative films of the year. I smiled from ear to ear for 90 minutes.
Posted Jul 8, 2020
Up until the very end, I was actually a bit on the fence about this one. Then, the full power and range of the emotions in "Relic" take hold.
Posted Jul 7, 2020
Tom Hanks's script and performance are as solid as they are un-flashy. Director Aaron Schneider manages to find some decent tension in naval warfare. Slight but entertaining.
Posted Jul 6, 2020
Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? When it comes to the life of Alexander Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has proven to be an incredible storyteller with "Hamilton."
Posted Jul 2, 2020
The Outpost (2020)
Rod Lurie's war film is exceptional, with deep abiding respect for the men and women in harm's way, but also an incredibly clear-eyed take on the folly of putting them there.
Posted Jun 29, 2020
aTypical Wednesday (2020)
There are moments of smart comedy here, and J. Lee has a solid filmmaker's eye, but the dramatic moments fall flat.
Posted Jun 24, 2020
Funny, smart, subversive, and incredibly timely, "Irresistible" is truly a story only Jon Stewart could have told.
Posted Jun 23, 2020
The series ends on a decidedly strong note.
Posted Jun 20, 2020
"Babyteeth" find heart and quirk in a tragic situation.
Posted Jun 17, 2020
You'll need a shower after watching this, but you'll also be left with a bit to think about. It's a missed opportunity, but one not without some redeeming qualities.
Posted Jun 16, 2020
There's far more of Paul Greengrass in this DNA than anything else, which lends it a gravitas, in addition to strong work from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Posted Jun 15, 2020
Things start out here with a lot of promise, before devolving around the midway point.
Posted Jun 14, 2020
Bill Nighy is great here, although unable to fully carry"Sometimes Always Never" on his own.
Posted Jun 13, 2020
Artemis Fowl (2020)
It's impossible to tell what Kenneth Branagh saw in this material. Disney clearly was hoping for a gigantic tentpole franchise, though that's not going to be the case.
Posted Jun 11, 2020
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Spike Lee is at the height of his powers here, once again expertly mixing anger and entertainment.
Posted Jun 10, 2020
"Aviva" is a dreamy and impressionistic (if occasionally befuddling) dance-filled romance.
Posted Jun 9, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020)
In many ways, "The King of Staten Island" is Judd Apatow's best film yet. Hilarious and heartfelt, as well as with a real New York City spirit. Pete Davidson is fantastic.
Posted Jun 8, 2020
You Don't Nomi (2020)
Fans of "Showgirls" should definitely watch "You Don't Nomi," but those who hate the cult film should also give this documentary a shot.
Posted Jun 7, 2020
Judy & Punch (2020)
The idea here is solid, to be sure, it's just not executed in a manner that generates any real enthusiasm.
Posted Jun 5, 2020
Elisabeth Moss breathes tremendously devilish/holunsettling life into the title role. She shines in a strong cast that includes Logan Lerman, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Odessa Young.
Posted Jun 4, 2020
Kevin James undoubtedly showcases an ability to go to some dark places with this villainous role. Unfortunately, "Becky" is paper thin and mean-spirited.
Posted Jun 4, 2020
"Hammer" is a short film, but it drags its feet getting to the sort of conclusion you see coming from a mile away.
Posted Jun 2, 2020
The Vast of Night (2020)
"The Vast of Night" works best as a hint at what Patterson will one day be able to accomplish behind the camera.
Posted May 30, 2020
End of Sentence (2020)
John Hawkes and Logan Lerman get to do something different here, and that's worth taking note of. The film doesn't nearly make the best use of them possible, sadly.
Posted May 29, 2020
The High Note (2020)
A trio of strong performances, along with some very catchy music, make all the difference here.
Posted May 25, 2020