Reviews by Kiko


Roma

Roma

“What ‘Roma’ lacks in standard narrative substance, it makes up for in Cuarón’s skill as a visual storyteller.”

December 17, 2018
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Grade: A-
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The Favourite

The Favourite

“An acerbic and abrasively funny period piece featuring three of the best female performances of the year.”

December 17, 2018
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Grade: A-
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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

“Overlook the sluggish narrative, and it has a lot to say about the rise of women in a male-dominated world.”

December 17, 2018
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Grade: B-
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Vox Lux

Vox Lux

“Director Brady Corbet means to say something contentious about the culture of celebrity.”

December 17, 2018
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Grade: B+
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At Eternity’s Gate

At Eternity’s Gate

“Confronts van Gogh’s mental instability with inventive style and philosophical reflection.”

December 17, 2018
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Grade: A-
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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

“The decision to stray away from a kid-friendly movie poses problems.”

December 17, 2018
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Grade: C
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Creed II

Creed II

“Can’t recapture the distinctive voice of director Ryan Coogler. The sequel suffers because of it.”

November 30, 2018
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Grade: C+
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The Front Runner

The Front Runner

“Like all politicians, the film is flawed. As Gary Hart, Hugh Jackman is genuinely believable.”

November 30, 2018
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Grade: B-
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Green Book

Green Book

“Director Peter Farrelly hit an appropriately inspirational and life-affirming theme and tone with ease.”

November 30, 2018
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Grade: B+
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

“A unique and unpredictably screwy ride…made significant by the Coens’ clever screenplay.”

November 30, 2018
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Grade: B+
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A Private War

A Private War

“Captures the fearlessness…that shaped who Marie Colvin was when she was embedded on the battlefield.”

November 30, 2018
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Grade: B
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Widows

Widows

“Regrettably, ‘Widows’ forgets that it is – first and foremost – supposed to be a believable heist flick.”

November 30, 2018
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Grade: C
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