SERIES | MOVIES
Adjusted Score: 92430%
Critics Consensus: Nobody Speaks: The Trials of the Free Press persuasively -- and entertainingly -- outlines the troubling tensions threatening journalism in the internet era.
This examination of the duties of the press in an age of inequality delves into the trial between Hulk Hogan... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86852%
Critics Consensus: Win It All finds writer-director Joe Swanberg working in a comparatively mainstream vein -- and striking another collaborative spark with leading man Jake Johnson.
A small-time gambler (Jake Johnson) agrees to stash a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89039%
Critics Consensus: Click once for truth, double-click for lies: The Amina Profile blurs the virtual line between fact and fiction and extends a much-needed warning for the internet's catfish-infested waters.
Amina Arraf, a Syrian-American revolutionary, launches a blog as the Syrian uprising gains momentum. After she is abducted in broad... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91982%
Critics Consensus: What Happened, Miss Simone? is a compelling -- albeit necessarily incomplete -- overview of its complex subject's singular artistic legacy and fascinating life.
Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93286%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to director Zak Hilditch's patient storytelling and strong work from lead Thomas Jane, 1922 ranks among the more satisfying Stephen King adaptations.
A rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and convinces his teenage son to participate.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92345%
Critics Consensus: The Incredible Jessica James makes its standard storyline feel new, almost purely on the strength of a captivating, potentially star-making performance from Jessica Williams.
Jessica, an aspiring playwright in New York City, is trying to get over a recent break-up when she meets Boone,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88884%
Critics Consensus: Burning Sands covers familiar territory, but Trevor Jackson's layered performance and director/co-writer Gerard McMurray's empathetic approach help set it apart.
Zurich Condoll (Trevor Jackson) is a student at Frederick Douglass University and is proud to be a pledge at a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102182%
Critics Consensus: Okja sees Bong Joon-ho continuing to create defiantly eclectic entertainment -- and still hitting more than enough of his narrative targets in the midst of a tricky tonal juggling act.
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87216%
Critics Consensus: Tallulah's narrative insight, thoughtfully written characters, and talented cast add up to an absorbing family drama that transcends genre tropes and capably overcomes its flirtations with melodrama.
A dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife tired of caring for her toddler hires a stranger to baby-sit.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85704%
Critics Consensus: Amanda Knox honors its subject with an absorbing -- if slightly incomplete -- look at the details and troubling implications of her arrest and subsequent fight for freedom.
The trial, conviction and acquittal of Amanda Knox for the murder of an exchange student in Italy.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82277%
Critics Consensus: Barry opens a speculative window into a future president's formative college years, offering a flawed yet compelling glimpse of American history in the making.
Barack Obama arrives in New York in the fall of 1981 for his junior year at Columbia University. He struggles... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82288%
Critics Consensus: The simple story is a little short on laughs, but there's plenty of sweet wackiness for Pee-Wee Herman fans to enjoy.
A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee (Paul Reubens) to take his first-ever holiday.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85070%
Critics Consensus: Casting JonBenét's unorthodox approach to its genre sets it apart in a crowded field, making for a uniquely thought-provoking true crime documentary hybrid.
After two decades of media speculation and public fascination, filmmakers explore the macabre legacy of the world's most famous child-murder... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77593%
Critics Consensus: Hard-hitting and ambitious to a fault, The Ivory Game serves as a fittingly urgent call to action against a looming threat against vulnerable wildlife and a fragile ecosystem.
Ivory is a prized status symbol for middle-class Chinese, and poachers in pursuit of white gold are slaughtering African elephants... [More]
Adjusted Score: 80073%
Critics Consensus: Absorbing, unpredictable, and overall compelling, Voyeur is a singularly unusual -- and utterly memorable -- documentary experience.
Gay Talese investigates Gerald Foos, a Colorado motel owner who spies on his guests. Using a carefully constructed platform in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78502%
Critics Consensus: The Fundamentals of Caring gets maximum mileage out of the chemistry between its well-matched leads as it follows a fairly well-worn coming-of-age road trip route.
A writer (Paul Rudd) retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen's caregiver. When the two embark on... [More]
Adjusted Score: 74929%
Critics Consensus: Gaga: Five Foot Two offers an absorbing glimpse of its superstar subject's backstage life, albeit one weakened by inconsistent focus and a dearth of performance footage.
Filmmaker Chris Moukarbel introduces the woman behind the performer, the costumes, the glitz and the glamour.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77846%
Critics Consensus: Director David Bruckner makes evocative use of the Scandinavian setting and a dedicated cast to deliver a handsome -- if familiar -- horror story.
Reuniting after the tragic death of their friend, four college pals set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. A... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73718%
Critics Consensus: To the Bone offers an insightful, empathetic look at a widespread issue, led by exemplary work from Lily Collins in the central role.
Ellen is an unruly 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various... [More]
Adjusted Score: 59880%
Critics Consensus: This high-concept sci-fi action thriller will make you stress-eat all the popcorn while Noomi Rapace (times seven) goes on a murderous spree to find out What Happened to Monday, but it may still leave you hungry in the end.
In a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, resourceful identical septuplets must avoid governmental execution... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62640%
Critics Consensus: David Brent: Life on the Road has its moments, but this further exploration of an established character suffers in comparison to what came before.
The film catches up with Brent 12 years after the airing of the BBC mockumentary "The Office" to find he... [More]
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