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Title Year Rating Rank Review
Drive My Car2021951(full review) - Ryûsuke Hamaguchi turns a seemingly simple premise – a visiting theater director begrudgingly accepts a chauffeur from festival organizers – into a sprawling study of the human soul.
Flee2021951(full review) - What’s left is a hope that giving voice to his burdens may finally set him free, and lead to a greater understanding of the many voices yet unheard.
Moonage Daydream2022951(full review) - It’s a risky, daring and defiant experience, which is exactly the kind of film David Bowie deserves.
TÁR2022951(full review) - It’s in moments when Lydia dismisses ideas of gender inequality or coyly celebrates the history of patriarchy in her own profession that Field and Blanchett best expose the insidious nature of power.
Air2023905(full review) - And much like his success with the Oscar-winning Argo, Affleck proves adept at a pace and structure that wrings tension from an outcome we already know.
All That Breathes2022905(full review) - Sen weaves these themes together with grace and restraint, letting the focus at work in this basement mission of mercy speak in universal terms.
Black Widow2019905(full review) - Performances blossom and surprise, their chemistry buoying the familial longing required of every superhero backstory while anchoring action in characters you can care about.
Close2022905(full review) - And as heartbreaking as the film can be, it’s careful to retain a sense of tenderness.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande2022905(full review) - Leo Grande is a simply wonderful look at embracing who you are and what you want. It’s funny and empowering, warm and touching, even heartbreaking at times.
Last Night in Soho2021905(full review) - Last Night in Soho is an often glorious mashup of settings and genres, and though you’ll recognize all of them, the package still carries a postmark that’s uniquely Wright’s.
Mass2021905(full review) - With insightful writing, superb performances and unassuming direction, it’s a cathartic film that deconstructs an all too common tragedy with overdue honesty.
Mr. SOUL!2018905(full review) - This is Black history coming thrillingly, vibrantly alive
No Bears2022905(full review) - No Bears is a brave and bold blurring of fact and fiction, with Panahi embracing the gritty authenticity of the most urgent first person documentary and the layered storylines of a political page-turner.
Shiva Baby2021905(full review) - Seligman flashes an insight that disarms you with sex and humor.
Spencer2021905(full review) - Larraín’s committed vision and an achingly poetic turn from Stewart make Spencer a completely fascinating two hours of story time.
The Lost Leonardo2021905(full review) - But don’t be scared off by the whiff of stuffy art house pretension, this is also a damn fine piece of entertainment.
The Power of the Dog2021905(full review) - The Power of the Dog finds its own power in what it shows but never truly tells.
A Quiet Place Part II20208518(full review) - AQPII is lean, moves at a quick clip, thrills with impressive outdoor carnage sequences and yet commands that same level of tension in its nerve- janglingly quiet moments.
Alice, Darling20228518(full review) - Kendrick has us believing from the start, as Alice, Darling becomes a healing journey back to self, and an intimate reflection on what love is not.
All the Old Knives20228518(full review) - There’s plenty of blame to go around in the often nasty business of global politics, and All the Old Knives makes that history lesson personal.
Armageddon Time20228518(full review) - Armageddon Time doesn’t deliver any easy answers, just more opportunities to question. That’s why it works.
Best Summer Ever20208518(full review) - If Best Summer Ever doesn’t turn your frown upside down, I’ll eat a bug.
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road 8518(full review) - Jason and Brian take to the road for some engaging carpool conversation.
Compartment No. 620218518(full review) - Compartment No. 6 has a warm fuzzy feeling at the last stop.
Creed III20238518(full review) - Creed III is more proof that this is Donny’s time to fly now. And Jordan’s.
Devotion20228518(full review) -
Don't Look Up20218518(full review) - McKay is able to nicely cop the disinformation industry’s circular strategy of reframing evidence against it as evidence supporting it.
Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down20228518(full review) - Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down isn’t simply a greatest hits mixtape made by fans for more fans. It’s a gritty story of survival, and of making a commitment to making a difference.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife20218518(full review) - But is it fun? Oh yeah, with some slick CGI and high points that are zuuler than the other side of the pillow.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery20228518(full review) - His script is funny, smart and intricate, always staying one step ahead of your questions while he builds the layers of whos and dunnits, only to tear them down and build anew.
Golden Arm20218518(full review) - Call it “stupid funny” if you want, but it’s still funny, with some underlying themes about gender stereotypes, personal growth and female friendships that are far from dumb.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 320238518(full review) - Volume 3 is a fitting, emotional, madcap swan song.
Gully20218518(full review) - This film is messy, angry, brutal and defiant, a primal scream that doesn’t much care if you think it’s nihilistic.
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song20228518(full review) - Straddling the line between biopic and expose, the film gives the uninitiated an overview of Cohen’s background while indulging veteran admirers with a deeper dive into his most acclaimed composition.
Hellraiser20228518(full review) - The kinks may be gone, but the chains are still chilling, in a darkly beautiful world full of sensual, bloody delights to show you.
Hustle20228518(full review) - It’s also another example of Sandler’s versatility, and the good that comes from surrounding himself with unique voices. When Sandler cares, he shines.
Imagining the Indian20218518(full review) - But with the Washington football team finally ditching “Redskins” (a name singled out as the most blatantly offensive of all), progress is being made, which is why it may be the most opportune time for Imaging the Indian to get this wider release.
In The Heights20218518(full review) - In the Heights has been saving that magic for the big screen experience, and now that it’s here it is indeed worthy of celebrating – in a theater, with a crowd.
Influencer20238518(full review) - With sharp dialogue, skillful plotting and simmering dread, Influencer is plenty worthy of that “Like” button.
Joyland20228518(full review) - Joyland is a smart and deeply human drama, a treat for both the eye and the heart.
Kaepernick & America20228518(full review) - But the film reminds us that protest is “the work of hope,” and ultimately looks toward a future of redemption for Kaepernick, and healing for a nation.
My Best Friend's Exorcism20228518(full review) - From 80s music to religion to possession movie staples, the barbs keep coming, delivered with an alternating mix of sarcasm, satire, raunch and projectile vomiting.
Nine Days20218518(full review) - He’s taking some big swings at mighty heavy concepts here, with an originality of voice and attention to craft that is welcome any day.
No Time to Die20218518(full review) - Five films in 15 years have changed the character and the franchise for the better, and No Time to Die closes this chapter with requisite spectacle and fitting emotion.
Nope20228518(full review) - Nope is a tense, gorgeous, funny, insightful and ambitious thrill ride, which updates the filmmaker’s scorecard to three for three.
Official Competition20228518(full review) - Subtle it ain’t, but funny it is.
Return to Seoul20228518(full review) - Freddie begins to embody the typhoon that pushed her toward this journey of self, and Return to Seoul becomes an always defiant, sometimes bristling march to emotional release.
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It20218518(full review) - It’s just a damn good story, from someone worthy of celebrating while she’s still here.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings20218518(full review) - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings soars highest when it follows its groundbreaking hero’s lead and vows to build its own world.
Sharper20238518(full review) -
Sisu20238518(full review) - Clocking in at just 91 minutes, Sisu is perfectly lean, relentlessly mean, and consistently satisfying at every blood-soaked turn.
Spirited20228518(full review) - Ferrell and Reynolds share a likable chemistry only old Scrooge himself would dismiss.
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie20238518(full review) - Fox has no use for pity. And he makes sure that time your spent with A Michael J. Fox Movie will only be inspiring and uplifting.
The Batman20228518(full review) - But ultimately, what makes this film most interesting is the way Bruce Wayne struggles to justify the consequences that The Batman has had on Gotham, and the surprising side of hero worship.
The French Dispatch20218518(full review) - Anderson delivers a fascinating and meticulous exercise boasting impeccable craftsmanship and scattershot moments of wry humor.
The Harder They Fall20218518(full review) - This crew ain’t shootin’ blanks, and they rarely miss.
The Last Duel20218518(full review) - The Last Duel aims for more than just a gripping history lesson.
The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 5220218518(full review) - It is earnest, ambitious and respectful, which seems fitting for a story anchored in a love of science and nature.
The Many Saints of Newark20218518(full review) - The Many Saints of Newark impresses most by the balance it finds between fan service and fresh character arcs.
The Outfit20228518(full review) - it’s artful and engaging enough to rope in anyone who loves untangling a well-fitted suit of clues.
The Retreat20218518(full review) - A nifty little coup de grace proves The Retreat has seen you coming all along.
The Wheel20218518(full review) - But even at its most familiar, the film carries a freshness that comes from never losing empathy for the type of characters generally used as convenient fodder.
tick, tick...BOOM!20218518(full review) - Miranda, Garfield and company are going big here, and end up reaching the balcony with crowd-pleasing panache.
Till20228518(full review) - That loss is the soul of Till, a film that paints history with intelligence and anger as it honors one mother’s grief-stricken journey of commitment.
Together Together20218518(full review) - Together Together is never less than warm, insightful and lovely.
Undine20208518(full review) - Christian Petzold is a filmmaker with an almost casual mastery of storytelling.
Vengeance20228518(full review) - It’s also a funny and entertaining mystery caper, self-effacing but not afraid to wander into some dark places, with a social conscience that Novak reveals in organic and endearing ways.
Watcher20228518(full review) - Okuno envelopes Julia in male gazes that carry threats of varying degrees, all building to a bloody and damn satisfying crescendo.
An Unquiet Grave20208069(full review) - With the hushed tones of the folk song that inspired its title, An Unquiet Grave reminds us that peace is a necessity for both the living and the dead.
Barbarian20228069(full review) - What could start to feel disjointed and episodic instead congeals into a bizarre and brutal minefield of surprises.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever20228069(full review) - Wakanda Forever does it with respect, love and reverence, in a worthy second effort that’s anchored by loss, grief and perseverance.
Bodies Bodies Bodies20228069(full review) - The fun comes from just riding out the storm, and the film’s deliciously deadpan final line reveals that was the plan all along.
Carmen20238069(full review) - This Carmen tells us “dancing will you heal you.” Indeed, it’s one of the cures for what ails a less than passionate romance.
Death on the Nile20208069(full review) - Death on the Nile proves that a trusty return to glamour and intrigue can still overcome some excess baggage.
Deep Water20228069(full review) - And though Lyne has made his name on the steamy sexual politics of 9 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction and Unfaithful, there’s more smoke here than fire.
Dream Horse20218069(full review) - The best sports movies are almost always about more than the sport. Dream Horse doesn’t forget that. You can bet on it.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves20238069(full review) - But the tone it embraces feels just right, and Honor Among Thieves fulfills its quest to deliver likable characters, infectious humor, and escapist fun.
Elvis20228069(full review) - Elvis is stylistic, well-performed and often highly entertaining. But with an overlong running time of 2 1/2 hours plus, you’d think there would be at least a little room left to go full Luhrmann.
Godzilla vs. Kong20218069(full review) - Pristine cinematography, detailed CGI effects and a wonderfully layered sound design elevate the thrills early and often.
House of Gucci20218069(full review) - And if your Thanksgiving ends up going completely off the rails, House of Gucci is a star-powered and entertaining way to feel a whole lot better about your own family.
Infinite Storm20228069(full review) - Watts pushes Infinite Storm past some by-the-numbers moments for a worthy reflection on struggle and healing.
Jungle Cruise20218069(full review) - But even at its most formulaic, there’s enough humor, heart and genuine movie star appeal here to make Jungle Cruise an excursion full of rollicking good fun.
Juniper20218069(full review) - And kudos to the young Mr. Ferrier. He doesn’t let Rampling’s shadow block him out, and the two share a natural chemistry that fuels the organic melting of the ice between their two characters.
Kandisha20208069(full review) - Kandisha adds a fresh cultural and female-specific lens to a bloody, take-no-prisoners approach that does much to overcome the tale’s familiar building blocks.
King Richard20218069(full review) - Smith makes the mix of crazy-like-a-fox determination, gentle humor and hidden scars one that -like Smith himself – is hard to dislike.
Lightyear20228069(full review) - But just make sure you sit tight for the final half hour.
Old20218069(full review) - There is something waiting beyond the clearly defined metaphor about appreciating every day.
One Day as a Lion20238069(full review) - the whole adventure starts to feel like the remote intersection of Taylor Sheridan and a Jimmy Johns commercial.
Our Towns20218069(full review) - For 97 minutes, Our Towns shows you that underneath all of our ugliness, there are success stories we can look to for examples of hope and possibility.
Percy20218069(full review) - Led by the sympathetic Walken, the ensemble cast is uniformly effective, but caught in a scattershot narrative.
Ride the Eagle20218069(full review) - It’s funny and it’s fuzzy and it goes a long way toward making sure these ruminations on forgiveness and regret actually resonate.
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams20218069(full review) - Shoemaker of Dreams is a fitting tribute to the fascinating life of a man ahead of his time.
Skinamarink20238069(full review) - More than just nightmarish, this is a literal nightmare onscreen.
Something in the Dirt20228069(full review) - The mix of paranoia, nervous excitement and deadpan silliness is the vibe these guys revel in
Strange World20228069(full review) - there’s a kindness and a sense of forgiveness throughout the movie that does make you yearn for a world like this one.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye20218069(full review) - If the goal here was to spotlight an award-worthy lead performance in an entertaining hat tip to Tammy Faye, well then mission accomplished.
The Forgiven20218069(full review) - McDonagh (Calvary, The Guard) is such an insighftul writer, and he’s able to turn shallow first impressions into complexities as skillfully as he brings authentic depth to what easily could have been the magic brown people.
The Good Boss20218069(full review) - Bardem, no surprise, is a wonder.
The Little Mermaid20238069(full review) - Marshall and his terrific ensemble manage to navigate the spotty squalls and bring this one home.
The Night House20218069(full review) - There’s enough in The Night House to satisfy horror fans today, and plenty here to get us hopeful about the future.
Titane20218069(full review)
Top Gun: Maverick20228069(full review) - From manufactured rivalries to shirtless team building to the entrance of a surprise Top Gun instructor from last night at the bar, Maverick sells us back what we first bought back in 1986.
White Noise20228069(full review) - It’s a film that might leave you giggling, scratching your head, or convinced that we’re all doomed, but you’ll be damned near helpless against the strange beauty of synchronized shopping.
Wolf20218069(full review) - But like many of her characters, writer/director Nathalie Biancheri is committed to her own different animal.
Avatar: The Way of Water202275105(full review) - Cameron (who also co-wrote the script) shows us so many wonderful delights, but precious few of them advance any investment in character, theme or narrative.
Black as Night202175105(full review) - And though it often feels like Black As Night is content to just jump on a crowded ride, it consistently finds small moments to call its own.
Bullet Train202275105(full review)
Confess, Fletch202275105(full review) - But the hour and a half you spend with this breezy whodunit isn’t a waste, and might leave you feeling like you just met the real I.M. Fletcher.
Dear Evan Hansen202175105(full review) - Much like its flawed main character, it’s a mess of awkward and misplaced intentions, as likely to generate facepalms as it is a loving embrace.
Empire of Light202275105(full review) - This film can offer the exquisite Colman and a stellar ensemble, and that’s just enough.
Father Stu202275105(full review) - It’s a sturdy and proficient testament to faith, but short of truly rousing.
France202175105(full review) - Dumont is clearly speaking to his homeland first, though the message will be instantly relatable to U.S. audiences.
I Want You Back202275105(full review) - It’s the irresistible chemistry of Slate and Day that keeps this madcap setup consistently engaging.
Jackass Forever202275105(full review) - The hits and the misses keep coming, equally likely to leave you laughing, wincing, or checking your watch.
Let the Wrong One In202175105(full review) - But it does end up delivering on the promise of that title, with just enough zany bite to make the lifeless stretches easier to bury.
Pinocchio202275105(full review) - But if true magic is what your heart desires, keep wishing.
The 355202275105(full review) - Kinberg does deliver one nicely orchestrated set-piece that truly grabs your attention with tension and bloodshed.
V/H/S/94202175105(full review) - A step up from Viral for sure, but with too many false starts for a rewind-able experience.
Amsterdam202270119(full review) - There are valid points to be made about history repeating itself, but Russell doesn’t trust us to figure them out for ourselves.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania202370119(full review) - There are some big ideas here, and the attempts at world building are ambitiously borrowed, but much the same as its unlikely Avenger, Quantumania comes up small.
Gasoline Alley202265121(full review) - Is it ridiculous, overwrought and amateurish in spots? Sure, but this one is actually watchable.
Morbius202265121(full review) - Abrupt editing does Espinosa no favors, either, and the pace that initially feels nicely brisk leads to a narrative that just seems impatient.
Uncharted202265121(full review) - Give in to the brazen ridiculousness of the latest Indiana Jones knockoff, there’s some fun to be discovered.
Bloodthirsty202160124(full review) - Bloodthirsty is a werewolf film that never really feels like one, which has both up and down sides.
Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World202350125(full review) - George’s rise to gold medals, heavyweight belts and best-selling grills has indeed been extraordinary. It deserves better than the ordinary treatment that comes from Big George Foreman.
Confession202250125(full review) - Much like a troubled mark facing dwindling options and a ticking clock, Confession just ends up saying too much.
F9202150125(full review) - And as the running time keeps running, it all starts to feel pretty tedious.
High Heat202250125(full review) - High Heat struggles to find enough padding for even an 84 minute running time, and will probably fade from the menu pretty quickly.
The Boogeyman202350125(full review) - And for horror fans wanting another PG-13 gem like The Ring, or a grief metaphor as deeply felt as The Babadook, the long wait just gets longer.
The Gateway202150125(full review) - The Gateway becomes an overwrought and overwritten mess leading to little that is satisfying.
Where the Crawdads Sing202250125(full review) - Where the Crawdads Sing does Southern Gothic like Justin Beiber doing Delta blues. You’ll recognize the words and music, but any true feeling is bogged down by all the polish.
American Siege202245132(full review) - Even the shoot-em-up payoff is lackluster, while the film’s prevailing worldview is simplistic and pandering.
Cheaper by the Dozen202245132(full review) - it’s pretty insufferable.
Here Today202145132(full review) - an overlong, self-indulgent, misguided and unfunny misfire.
Sonic the Hedgehog202045132(full review) - So after its rough start with the fanboys, you might say Sonic avoids becoming a real…..CATS-tastrophy.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2202245132(full review) - But like the first film, the storytelling here is so exaggerated that even Carrey’s cartoonish mugging doesn’t seem that much over the top.
Blonde202240137(full review) - Dominik’s film, which he adapted himself from the source novel, does little more than fetishize Monroe’s suffering.
Red Notice202140137(full review) - Thurber ends up navigating an awkward space that teeters on spoof.
The Amusement Park202140137(full review) - And armed with the proper context, you should probably see it anyway.
Paradise City202225140(full review) - Paradise City lands as another cookie cutter production from Edward Drake, Corey Large and Chuck Russell, surrounding solid work by the three leads with a litany of dreadful supporting performances and careless construction.
The Whale20225141(full review) - Every time The Whale needs saving, fear not, Fraser will keep it afloat.