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Two Thumbs Up (2023-2024)

The latest critically acclaimed, eclectic, arthouse, and award winning movies, shows and documentaries reviewed and rated 3+ on rogerebert dot com. updated mar 9 2024

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Movie: Steve! (Martin) a Documentary in 2 Pieces ( 2024 )
Follows the life and career of actor Steve Martin.
TV Show: Ripley ( 2024 )
Ripley follows Tom Ripley, a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, who is hired by a wealthy man to try to convince his vagabond son, Dickie Greenleaf, who is living a comfortable, trust-funded ex-pat life in Italy, to return home. Tom's acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder.
Movie: Madu ( 2024 )
Follows Anthony Madu, the Nigerian boy who became a viral sensation after a video showed him dancing ballet barefoot on a rainy street outside Lagos.
Movie: Wicked Little Letters ( 2024 )
When people in Littlehampton--including conservative local Edith--begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish migrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting that something is amiss, the town's women investigate.
Movie: On the Adamant ( 2023 )
Follows patients and caregivers at a psychiatric centre with a unique floating structure located in the middle of the Seine river in central Paris.
Movie: La Chimera ( 2024 )
A group of archaeologists and the black market of historical artifacts.
Movie: The Listener ( 2022 )
Follows a helpline volunteer who is part of the small army that gets on the phone every night, fielding calls from all kinds of people feeling lonely, broken, etc.
Movie: The Beast ( 2024 )
The plot is set partly in a near future in which artificial intelligence is in control of everyone's lives and human emotions are perceived as a threat.
Movie: The First Omen ( 2024 )
A young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, but encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.
Movie: Yannick ( 2024 )
In the middle of a performance of the play "Le Cocu", a very bad boulevard comedy, Yannick gets up and interrupts the show to take the evening back in hand.
Movie: Scoop ( 2024 )
How the BBC obtained the bombshell interview with Prince Andrew about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Movie: The People's Joker ( 2023 )
An aspiring clown grappling with her gender identity combats a fascistic caped crusader.
Movie: Girls State ( 2024 )
Follows 500 adolescent girls from all across Missouri as they come together for a week-long immersion in a sophisticated democratic laboratory, where they organize a Supreme Court to consider the most contentious issues of the day.
Movie: The Old Oak ( 2023 )
The future for the last remaining pub, The Old Oak, in a village of Northeast England, where people are leaving the land as the mines are closed. Houses are cheap and available, thus making it an ideal location for Syrian refugees.
TV Show: The Sympathizer ( 2024 )
An espionage thriller and cross-culture satire about the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the final days of the Vietnam War and his resulting exile in the United States.A blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping spy novel and a powerful story of love and friendship.
TV Show: Franklin ( 2024 )
On a secret mission to France, Benjamin Franklin plays a sophisticated game of intrigue and seduction—with the fate of American independence hanging in the balance.
Movie: Food, Inc. 2 ( 2023 )
Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo team up with authors Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser to examine the modern food industry's efficiency and vulnerabilities.
Movie: The Long Game ( 2024 )
In 1955, five young Mexican-American caddies, out of the love for the game, were determined to learn how to play, so they created their own golf course in the middle of the South Texas desert.
Movie: LaRoy, Texas ( 2024 )
When Ray discovers that his wife is cheating on him, he decides he's going to kill himself. His plans suddenly change when a stranger mistakes him for a low-rent hitman.
Movie: Desaparecer Por Completo ( 2022 )
After visiting a crime scene, an ambitious and insensitive tabloid crime photographer falls victim to a mysterious illness.
Movie: Irena's Vow ( 2024 )
Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable story of Irena Gut, and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy, as she risked her life to save a generation of Jews from the atrocities of the Holocaust.
TV Show: Under the Bridge ( 2024 )
Limited series based on Rebecca Godfrey's book about the 1997 true story of a fourteen-year-old who went to join friends at a party and never returned home14-year-old Reena Virk joined friends at a party and never returned home. Through the eyes of Godfrey and a local police officer, the series takes us into the hidden world of the young girls accused of the murder — revealing startling truths about the unlikely killer.
Movie: Hard Miles ( 2024 )
A prison social worker assembles a cycling team of teenage convicts and takes them on a transformative 1,000-mile ride. Inspired by the life of Greg Townsend and the Ridgeview Academy cycling team.
Movie: We Grown Now ( 2023 )
Two young boys, best friends Malik and Eric, discover the joys and hardships of growing up in the sprawling Cabrini-Green public housing complex in 1992 Chicago.
Movie: Nowhere Special ( 2021 )
When John, a thirty-five-year-old window cleaner, is given only a few months to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for his three-year-old son, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation.
Movie: School Town
Lao Wang is a middle-aged man. He works in a security department of a college which is located at a big school town. He lives a calm life. Xiao Wang is a freshman. He has a conflict with his roommate and is taken to the security department by his counselor. In a room of this foggy winter day, Lao Wang and Xiao Li are tasting the life of their own, and something unexpected is just about to happen... The school town is waiting quietly for the next day as it always be.
Movie: Omen ( 2023 )
After spending years in Belgium, a young Congolese man returns to his birthplace of Kinshasa to confront the intricacies of his family and culture.
Movie: Terrestrial Verses ( 2023 )
Ordinary people navigate societal constraints in a series of vignettes.
Movie: The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed ( 2023 )
A mosaic-style comedy following the life of a woman as time passes in her long-term casual BDSM relationship, low-level corporate job, and quarrelsome Jewish family.
Movie: Infested ( 2024 )
Residents of a rundown French apartment building battle against an army of deadly, rapidly reproducing spiders.
Movie: Challengers ( 2024 )
Tashi, a former tennis prodigy turned coach, turned her husband into a champion. But to overcome a losing streak, he needs to face his ex-best friend and Tashi's ex-boyfriend.