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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Tabula Rasa: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Think of it as a female elaboration of Memento, and you won't be far off. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 9, 2018
59% Crooked House (2017) "It's not great, but it's a fun, old-fashioned mystery. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 6, 2018
100% Fleabag: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Very rude and very funny, Fleabag winds up at an unexpectedly moving place by the end. It's abetted by the glorious Olivia Colman as the heroine's witheringly passive-aggressive godmother. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 6, 2018
71% The Dangerous Book for Boys: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The show is sweet, aimed for a younger crowd, and perfectly inoffensive. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 6, 2018
100% A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "I've only watched the first of the 10 episodes, but this season is composed with the same loving attention as the first. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 6, 2018
81% Requiem: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "As for another Netflix original, the six-episode Requiem, it may be better not to approach at all. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 6, 2018
77% Seven Seconds: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The setup is fine, and the potential for the show to explore some of the fault-lines that run through racial and social divisions is promising. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 6, 2018
74% Collateral: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "Collateral isn't perfect and has some uneven bits, but it never wastes your time. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 6, 2018
94% 1945 (2017) "It's a fine addition to post-war films, just not one of the great ones. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 6, 2018
92% Journey's End (2018) "It's like a handsomely constructed, old-fashioned item of furniture, the sort of well-crafted drama that's fallen out of favor but still captures your admiration. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Apr 6, 2018
100% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) "By the documentary's end, the artist and the filmmaker have drawn you into their own meditative rhythms and philosophy. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 27, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) "It's a rigorous, fascinating deep dive into the immediate, numbed aftermath of sudden loss, injected with very dry comedy as the military reps try to be helpful. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 27, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) "Death is the liveliest movie about brutal oppression I've seen in a while (since 1995's Underground, anyway); it's funny as hell - then suddenly chilling - and it's more audacious than just about anything else playing now. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 27, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) "But despite director Zvyagintsev's reliably sinuous, controlled filmmaking, Loveless too often comes off as just a relentless bummer. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 16, 2018
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) "I can't honesty explain why the movie works. Seen in broad outline, it shouldn't. But director Hirayanagi manages to steer a middle ground between silliness and depth. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 16, 2018
51% Submission (2018) "[Addison] Timlin, to her credit, is very good in a role that requires her to range from dithering insecurity to steely opportunist. Likewise, Sedgwick is forced to play an implausibly twinkly, loving spouse, only to turn gorgon in her last scene. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 9, 2018
63% The Cured (2018) "It can't quite decide which of those two it wants to be. Still, it's smart and ambitious and pursues ideas in a way that other brain-eating flicks (with the exception of Romero's original Dawn of the Dead) rarely attempt. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 9, 2018
36% Nostalgia (2018) "As terribly earnest as it is terribly written and directed, Nostalgia at least features some really good actors - though their talents are wasted, just like a family heirloom tossed in the trash. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 5, 2018
50% Absentia: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It had the joyless, self-serious texture of too many network shows about serial killers. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 2, 2018
98% The End of the F***ing World: Series 1 (TV, 2018) "While the two protagonists pretend to care about nothing, it's remarkable the ways we start to care about them. For all its attitude, F***ing World is ultimately very sweet. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 2, 2018
71% Britannia: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's all a lot of campy, weird fun. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 2, 2018
65% Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Make no mistake: Altered Carbon is lurid trash - but it's often entertainingly lurid trash. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 2, 2018
100% Babylon Berlin: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Babylon Berlin displays its big budget not only in its visuals, but in the skill of the filmmaking, with multiple sequences propelled by excellent intercutting and editing. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Mar 2, 2018
67% Happy End (2017) "Still, overall Happy End plays like a Haneke homage, made by a filmmaker without Haneke's chilly mastery. It feels off-brand. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 16, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) "A Fantastic Woman ultimately succeeds on the strength of [Daniela] Vega's sympathetic performance. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 16, 2018
100% Garden Party "Garden Party is a gorgeous, morbid piece of photo-realistic CG animation. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
78% Lou (2017) "The short film is a bright, forgettable throwaway, even though its anti-bullying message is timely. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
100% Negative Space (2018) "In barely more than five minutes, Space beautifully delineates a father-son relationship, and ends with a perfect, smile-through-tears final line. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
91% Revolting Rhymes "Revolting Rhymes Part One (UK) is based on a Roald Dahl book, and has plenty of the subversive, wry humor you'd expect from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
91% DeKalb Elementary "A filmmaking lesson in knowing how to get the utmost dramatic power by keeping things simple. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The core of the show is the bond between Midge and Susie, who becomes Midge's manager and tough-love sounding board. It's a friendship that ventures, in its intensity, on a love story. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
64% The Kettering Incident: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Mostly it feels like a wannabe Twin Peaks, only without much plot, dialogue or characterization. Debicki is forced to mope through the episodes like a sleep walker. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
No Score Yet The Frozen Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In addition to the gorgeous, wintry scenery, what distinguishes Dead is a handful of supporting female characters who turn out to be far more interesting/complicated than usual in these sorts of thrillers. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
67% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Electric Dreams comes off as a sort of modern-day Twilight Zone, with not-so-very-special effects. I did like "The Hood Maker," "Safe and Sound" and "Human Is." But even these have twists too easy to predict. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
93% Black Mirror: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Creator Charlie Brooker's series continues to be a smart, cynical and unnervingly plausible look at our wired lives and the dark paths digital technology might lead us. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) "Unfortunately, The Final Year never really coheres or finds focus. It meanders and can feel self-congratulatory. It's probably best seen by political wonks, or by anyone who wants to wallow in a bad kind of nostalgia. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 24, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) "Regardless how shaky the movie around her is, Bening is always worth watching. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 24, 2018
88% The Post (2018) "... the leanest, swiftest film in years from director Steven Spielberg, and one of the best recent performances by Meryl Streep. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 17, 2018
91% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Foy's laser-focused performance - a master class of what an actor can do with stillness - is remarkable. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
88% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Scott Frank's western, focused on an 1880s town populated mainly by women, is a great pleasure. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
86% Dark: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Dark is compellingly moody with some interesting sci-fi ideas and questions about fate. But you may be hitting "pause" a lot, trying to clarify who is doing what, and when. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "It's good, and worth watching; it just doesn't feel as essential as Handmaid's does. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
96% Mindhunter: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "What makes Mindhunter so gripping is the way it takes its time getting under your skin. Many scenes are just a lot of talk. But boy, it can get to you. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) "In its split focus, the movie sometimes feels uncertain whose story it's telling. But the acting is strong. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
100% One Mississippi: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "The second season of deadpan comic Tig Notaro's semi-autobiographical comedy is scary in unexpected ways. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
91% The Witch (2016) "Robert Eggers's thriller about the supernatural in Puritan New England will get under your skin. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
65% Lore: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The idea behind this anthology series is so good, it's a shame the result is this dull. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) "There's emotional heft here, too. And the movie is a reminder that Adam Sandler, as he was in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love back in 2002, is a really compelling dramatic actor. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
91% Gerald's Game (2017) "Nimbly directed by Mike Flanagan, Gerald's Game is notable for a tight screenplay and a watch-it-through-your-fingers scene of Jessie figuring out a bloody way to get out of those handcuffs. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
94% Donald Cried (2017) "The movie constantly makes us shift perspectives as it lurches from comedy to psychodrama. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
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