Jordan Chodorow reviews movies on a scale of zero to four stars. Find reviews of all the latest releases here, along with a searchable database of all reviews from January 2012 to today.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
The Ten Best Films of 2016: #10
Of the handful of three-star movies I could visualize in this spot, I'm giving it to the black-and-white, mumblecore two-hander "Blue Jay," a Netflix original in which Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass give a master class in acting. It's like a great short story that builds to a shattering climax.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Julieta, I, Daniel Blake, Passengers, Patriots Day, A Monster Calls, Live by Night, Toni Erdmann, Why Him?, Hidden Figures, Paterson, 20th Century Women
|I, Daniel Blake|
|A Monster Calls|
|Live by Night|
I judge the December releases a bit more strictly. Put a film out now, you’re telling the world you think it’s award material. Accordingly, close calls tend to get rounded down to the next lower star rating rather than rounded up to the next higher. Quick capsules on eleven Christmas offerings, none of which came close to penetrating my best list.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Founder, Office Christmas Party, La La Land, Land of Mine, Frank & Lola, Collateral Beauty, Neruda, Fences
|Office Christmas Party|
|La La Land|
|Land of Mine|
|Frank & Lola|
Quick capsules from a mediocre to poor December to date:
Monday, December 5, 2016
Jackie, The Comedian, Things to Come
|Things to Come (L'Avenir)|
Capsules on a light but truly terrible December week of movies:
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