Anita Katz

Anita Katz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 91% of the time.

Anita Katz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Francisco Examiner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 99% Phoenix (2015) "Petzold's filmmaking is atmospheric and suspenseful. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/4 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Adapting Phoebe Gloeckner's illustrated novel, Heller makes an impressive big-screen debut with this seriocomic adventure through the life and head of Minnie Goetze (played by British actress Bel Powley). " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/4 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Vikander, who is Swedish, is a vibrant heroine and believable as an English girl with a force of conscience, intelligence and purpose. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Schumer's unwillingness to significantly soften Amy as her path becomes increasingly conventional provides needed counterbalance to Apatow's sentimentality. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3.5/4 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "Like its predecessor, the film succeeds as a document of admissions made by participants in government-sanctioned genocide, and as an indictment of a system that needs to address its history. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
87% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "It is an engaging coming-of-age story, a thoughtful call for dialogue and peace, and a never heavy-handed depiction of everyday indignities. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 88% Dope (2015) "While it can't quite escape the limits of that formula, it is an inspired, entertaining wild ride enriched by engaging characters. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 40% A Little Chaos (2015) "Winslet is radiant, but limited by the fictional character written for her: a flawless woman whose lack of happiness is hampered by grief over a terrible loss. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 58% Felt (2015) "Different and daring but not quite satisfying. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/4 23% In Stereo (2015) "The actors create convincingly unpleasant characters, with Hauptman particularly effective -- but it's a dubious achievement. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Supporting characters are so undeveloped that the baked goods have more personality. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Directed by Ken Loach, who has been making old-fashioned, unashamedly leftist, radiantly humanist cinema since the 1960s, the film is a foot-stompingly enjoyable biopic. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 93% The Gift (2015) "[The Gift] is a solid revenge thriller. It's also a stirring psychodrama about people who intimidate and terrorize others as well as a thoughtful consideration of the consequences of bullying. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Something different and exciting happens on the screen, thanks to an off-kilter story structure, a worthy subject and inspired performances. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jun 5, 2015
2/4 13% Aloft (2015) "Unfortunately, the material isn't stirring, meaningful or graspable, despite the initial intrigue Llosa generates and her ability to make bleakness striking. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 29, 2015
2.5/4 19% Aloha (2015) "As the story progresses, predictability and sappiness increase, and everything adds up to a formulaic Hollywood romcom elevated by good actors and a few inspired scenes created by Crowe. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 29, 2015
3.5/4 97% About Elly (2015) "Farahani, the standout among the cast, has a face Hollywood will soon be touting and can suffer on camera in ways the neorealists would have loved. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 22, 2015
3/4 84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "Mushy at times but likable all over. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 15, 2015
3/4 83% Tangerines (2015) "Leading an impressive cast, Ulfsak, an accoladed Estonian actor, is quietly commanding as the war-weary, heroic Ivo. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 84% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Less ethereal and flirty than Julie Christie's Bathsheba, Mulligan anchors the film and stirs the viewer with her contradiction-filled, flesh-and-blood, dynamic portrait of a norm-busting Hardy heroine. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 1, 2015
3/4 81% Dior and I (2015) "Viewers become so involved in their proficient, collaborative activity that the catwalk spectacle is almost dull in comparison. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 24, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "A shining salute to actresses. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/4 94% Man from Reno (2015) "Fujitani's Aki is a charmingly curious, touchingly sad, consistently smart noir heroine. Serna, a longtime character actor, excels as the small-town sheriff treading an unfamiliarly cruel landscape. He never seems stock. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) "As a female-predicament drama containing art, history, romance and nice scenery, Effie Gray is intelligent, interesting and engrossing. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2/4 77% Danny Collins (2015) "The film remains a basic case of a cliched story undermining strong performances. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/4 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "A positive, enjoyable and inspiring artist portrait. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet The Cult of JT LeRoy "Sturm is an efficient storyteller, and she has assembled a cast of informative, engaging interviewees -- writers, agents, filmmakers -- whose stories convincingly bear out her view of Albert as a con artist who preyed on people's emotions. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 85% Cinderella (2015) "The story is retrograde malarkey, but Branagh infuses it with majesty and delivers a spectacle with flourish. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 13, 2015
98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) "Not just for fanboys, the documentary is both an entertaining portrait of a unique pop-culture endeavor and an ebullient salute to the creative spirit. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/4 89% Buzzard (2015) "Indie filmmaker Joel Potrykus delivers a portrait of a have-not who is at once despicable, funny, sad and inimitable in Buzzard, a dark, deadpan comedy. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2.5/4 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "The actors are again terrific, but the syrup and superficiality of the first film, too, are back in this unnecessary sequel. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3.5/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "The filmmakers impressively indict an egregiously sexist policy that regards women as men's property. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 94% The King's Speech (2010) "Rush is enormously entertaining as the free-spirited Lionel (at one point he plunks himself down on the throne, rendering the king horror-struck). He also makes his character's sadder shades felt. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "The actors are in character and in sync with the mockumentary brand of deadpan. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 97% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "Dore made the movie to counter the lack of films about the women's movement -- a fine idea, nicely realized. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 84% Ballet 422 (2015) "As a performance procedural, the film contains necessary dramatic thrust and abounds with engrossing detail. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2.5/4 82% Black Sea (2015) "[You] could do far worse than this competently steered, claustrophobic adventure. But better fare exists in the subgenre catalog, and implausibility problems make this movie only partially compelling. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "More often than not, as he keeps the action coming and juggles numerous topics, Vaughn delivers a vibrantly entertaining good time. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3.5/4 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Though the movie's chases are top-rate, there's even greater heat from the push-pull energy Abel generates when deciding whether to dip ethically or stand firm. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The film is a gripping thriller, an uplifting female rejuvenation story, and a humanist indictment of a social structure plagued by the loss of community support systems and old-fashioned worker solidarity. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3.5/4 99% Timbuktu (2015) " An emerging star in African and world cinema, [Sissako] is a talent every film lover should note. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3.5/4 97% The Artist (2011) "Bejo and Dujardin give their characters indelible countenances and overall vibrancy. She's bright; he's elegant and funny. Whatever the film lacks in terms of achieving deep impact, they sparkle together. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 17, 2015
3/4 86% Night Moves (2014) "The actors give down-to-earth but emotionally charged performances distinguished by a subsurface simmer that sometimes intensifies into a slow boil. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 12, 2015
70% What If (2014) "The engaging lead performances and wit between the lines make the movie's winning parts outweigh the contrived parts. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 12, 2015
2.5/4 50% Viva la libertà (2014) "In all, this film fares so-so. Sometimes, it's a mildly amusing diversion; sometimes, it's cold spaghetti. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 9, 2015
2.5/4 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Over this 2.5-hour movie's long haul, the nowhere-bound plot strands don't congeal. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 9, 2015
85% The Trip To Italy (2014) "Counterbalancing these shortcomings, however, is the comic chemistry of Coogan and Brydon. Numerous sterling moments result from their brainy, breezy pairing. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 92% Force Majeure (2014) "Acting is excellent, including the children, whose characters say little but radiate anxiety. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 69% Laggies (2014) "While a bit hard to buy as an unmotivated screw-up, Knightley gives Megan an endearing bouncy quality, which jibes with the movie's pleasant tone and helps viewers believe Craig's feelings for Megan. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 9, 2015
92% Frank (2014) "Frank could never carry the this risky movie were he not embodied by a superb actor. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 5, 2015
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