Long-Form Reviews (Inquiry + TFW)

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Below is a list of all long-form reviews on this site arranged by date of publication. For reference: by “long form,” I am referring to essays published on this blog alone or reviews that were originally published on Film Inquiry. Note that italicized reviews are reviews of films that were not playing in theaters at the time of publication. Reviews with an “FI” in their title were originally published on Film Inquiry.

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2019

October
Monos (**)

September
Columbus (re-evaluation) (****)
The Lovers (re-evaluation) (*** ½)
(FI) Tokyo Story (****)
(FI) Yasujiro Ozu: A Beginner’s Guide

August
Luce (* ½)
American Factory (** ½)
(FI) For Sama (****)
(FI) A Very English Scandal (**)
Mildred Pierce (2011) (****)

July
The Farewell (** ½)
(FI) The Wedding Banquet (***)
(FI) Brokeback Mountain (**)
(FI) Hollywood Melodramas: A Beginner’s Guide

June
(FI) New Taiwanese Cinema: A Beginner’s Guide
(FI) The Last Black Man in San Francisco (****)

May
The Souvenir (****)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (****)
(FI) Dogman (*** ½)
(FI) Hail, Satan? (½)

April
Peterloo (***)
(FI) BlacKkKlansman (**)
(FI) Green Book (*)
(FI) Birds of Passage (*** ½)

March
(FI) Lincoln (**)

February
(FI) Zama (****)
(FI) The Mission (* ½)
Roma (** ½)
Green Book (*)

January
Monrovia, Indiana (****)
Vice (* ½)
Shoplifters (*** ½)
The Favourite (**)

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2018

November
A Private War (** 1/2)
Wildlife (** 1/2)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (*** 1/2)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (****)

October
The Sisters Brothers (****)
Colette (** 1/2)
First Man (****)
A Star Is Born (2018) (**)

September
Toni Erdmann (re-evaluation) (****)
Things to Come (re-evaluation) (*** 1/2)
Searching (***)
The Wife (** 1/2)

August
Crazy Rich Asians (* 1/2)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (** 1/2)
BlacKkKlansman (****)
Eighth Grade (****)

July
Leave No Trace (****)
Frozen River (**)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (***)

June
The Guardians (*** 1/2)
The Workshop (*)
First Reformed (** 1/2)
On Chesil Beach (** 1/2)
The Seagull (**)

May
The Guilty (****)
Beirut (*)
RBG (* 1/2)
Disobedience (** 1/2)
The Rider (**)

April
You Were Never Really Here (***)
Lean on Pete (*** 1/2)
1945 (***)
Isle of Dogs (** 1/2)

March
Happy End (*)
The Party (*** 1/2)
The Insult (** 1/2)

February
A Fantastic Woman (** 1/2)
God’s Own Country (***)

January
42 Grams (**)
Molly’s Game (* 1/2)
I, Tonya (** 1/2)
The Post (** 1/2)

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2017

December
The Breadwinner (****)
Coco (**)

November
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (***)
Lady Bird (****)
Last Flag Flying (***)
The Divine Order (***)
The Square (**)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (*** 1/2)
The Meyerowitz Stories (*** 1/2)
Wonderstruck (** 1/2)

October
mother! (**)
Columbus (** 1/2)

September
Carol (re-evaluation) (****)
The Tree of Life (re-evaluation) (**)
The Revenant (re-evaluation) (* 1/2)
Good Time (**)
Wind River (*)
Ingrid Goes West (** 1/2)
The Little Hours (***)

August
Lady Macbeth (****)
Maudie (*** 1/2)
Dunkirk (***)

July
Baby Driver (**)
The Big Sick (** 1/2)
The Beguiled (****)
Beatriz at Dinner (***)

June
My Cousin Rachel (* 1/2)
A Ghost Story (****)
Obit (***)

May
A Quiet Passion (****)
The Lovers (**)
The Salesman (** 1/2)
The Lost City of Z (0)

April
Graduation (*** 1/2)
Their Finest (**)
Your Name (***)
Broken Blossoms (***)

March
Lust, Caution (****)
Beauty and the Beast (2017) (* 1/2)
A United Kingdom (**)
Land of Mine (***)

February
The Red Turtle (*** 1/2)
Toni Erdmann (*)
Julieta (** 1/2)
Things to Come (** 1/2)
Paterson (*** 1/2)

January
Elle (***)
The Founder (***)
Lion (***)
Jackie (** 1/2)
La La Land (***)
Rogue One (*)

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2016

December
Loving (*** 1/2)
Hacksaw Ridge (*)
Moonlight (****)
Manchester by the Sea (*** 1/2)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (**)
Moana (*** 1/2)

November
Nocturnal Animals (*** 1/2)
Arrival (***)
The Prestige (*** 1/2)
Inferno (*)

October
Se7en (**)
(500) Days of Summer (*** 1/2)
The Girl on the Train (* 1/2)
Amores perros (*** 1/2)

September
Yi Yi (****)
Big Hero 6 (**)
Sully (**)
Pride and Prejudice (**)
Kubo and the Two Strings (****)

August
Florence Foster Jenkins (***)
Dead Poets Society (**)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (*** 1/2)
Carol (**)
The Danish Girl (** 1/2)

July
Fight Club (** 1/2)
The Secret Life of Pets (*)
Gone Girl (*** 1/2)
The BFG (***)
Lost in Translation (****)

June
Finding Dory (***)
Room (*** 1/2)
The Martian (***)
The Third Man (****)

May
Brooklyn (*** 1/2)
Atonement (***)
Cinema Paradiso (*** 1/2)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (*** 1/2)

April
Gladiator (* 1/2)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (**)
The Tree of Life (**)
Marvel’s The Avengers (*)

March
The Postman (*** 1/2)
Citizen Kane (****)
Spotlight (*** 1/2)
Rashomon (****)

February
Inglourious Basterds (***)
Hugo (*** 1/2)
The Great Beauty (*** 1/2)

The Revenant (*** 1/2)

January
Casablanca (****)
Chicago (****)
The Good Dinosaur (* 1/2)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (**)

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2015

December
Black Swan (** 1/2)
There Will Be Blood (***)
Les Misérables (***)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (***)
How to Train Your Dragon (***)

November
Buster Keaton Films (****)
Babel (** 1/2)
Bridge of Spies (*** 1/2)
Steve Jobs (***)

October
Good Will Hunting (*)
Gangs of New York (***)
Wild Tales (****)
Sweeney Todd (*** 1/2)

September
Pawn Sacrifice (**)
Up in the Air (***)

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