• Ema

    Ema

    ★★★★

    Mariana di Girolamo is on absolute fire in the mesmerizingly idiosyncratic mood piece that is Ema.

  • The Lovebirds

    The Lovebirds

    ★★★

    Just about everything that works about The Lovebirds is a direct result of the on-screen chemistry its lead pair shares.

  • Brian Banks

    Brian Banks

    ★★

    Aldis Hodge’s performance deserves bettter than this all too generic biopic.

  • The High Note

    The High Note

    ★★★

    The High Note is equal parts enjoyable and forgettable, Tracee Ellis Ross' pitch-perfect performance excepted.

  • Ask Dr. Ruth

    Ask Dr. Ruth

    ★★★

    It is the irrepressible energy of Dr. Ruth that breathes much-needed life into this otherwise somewhat tepid documentary.

  • Tales from Earthsea

    Tales from Earthsea

    ★★

    When even its visuals do very little for me, watching Tales from Earthsea becomes something of a chore.

  • The Crew

    The Crew

    ★★★

    Braqueurs does exactly what it says on the tin, and it does so rather well.

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    ★★★

    Hitchcock’s atmospheric silent film is heavy on style, but surprisingly light on proper suspense.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★

    Spike Lee foregoes all subtlety with Da 5 Bloods, and the end result is overly long, all too messy yet somehow still quite good.

  • The Edge of Democracy

    The Edge of Democracy

    ★★★★

    Petra Costa manages to blend the personal and the political into an insightful, heartfelt documentary.

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★½

    It has a lot of style and substance, and the latter simply does not resonate with me at any point.

  • In the Shadow of Iris

    In the Shadow of Iris

    ★★

    There is only so much its talented cast can do with this all too twisty plot.