Anthony Kaufman

Anthony Kaufman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul , Citysearch , Independent , indieWIRE , Time Out New York , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
56

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
95% Ida (2014) " Director Pawel Pawlikowski returns to his roots, both geographically and cinematically, with this exquisitely photographed and precisely told story." — Screen International
Posted Apr 28, 2014
98% Love Is Strange (2014) " It's a mature and subtle piece of storytelling, and as delicate and lovely as the classical compositions by Frėdėric Chopin that play on the film's soundtrack." — Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2014
99% Boyhood (2014) " Not just a coming-of-age movie, but the definitive coming-of-age movie ..." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014
71% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) " An intermittently intriguing and haunting affair." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) " Life Itself is not just an overview of the life and times of famous film critic Roger Ebert, but it's also, and more poignantly, an examination of death and how both its victims and survivors grapple with it." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2014
—— Fishing Without Nets (2014) " An ambitious yet unsatisfying Somali-language dramatic thriller." — Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2014
91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Like the best works of le Carré, it takes you on a sly and acerbic trip, full of both triumph and failure." — Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2014
73% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) " Much like its protagonist, Infinitely Polar Bear wavers between joyous hijinks and disturbing breakdowns, and the more you spend time with it, the more it grows on you." — Screen International
Posted Jan 19, 2014
93% Frances Ha (2013) " [Frances Ha] may feel tossed-off, but like the early French New Wave films that inspired it, this affectionate portrait of wayward young folks trying to survive, emotionally and professionally, in the big city is both touching and meaningful." — Screen International
Posted Dec 11, 2013
76% Concussion (2013) " A sharp-edged drama about a lesbian housewife turned high-end hooker, Concussion marks an accomplished feature debut from commercial producer-director Stacie Passon." — Screen International
Posted Sep 18, 2013
73% Enemy (2014) " A slow-burning metaphysical thriller that stays one step ahead of its audience. " — Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2013
50% Horns (2014) " For the most part, Horns can't decide what it wants to be, whether genuine story of innocence lost, crude comedy or gory horror flick." — Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2013
95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " A surreal, chilling and unprecedented examination of atrocity and accountability, it's difficult to think of another documentary -- or piece of media -- that so thoroughly captures a mass murderer's conscience -- as well as charting its evolution." — Screen International
Posted Jul 16, 2013
85% Dirty Wars (2013) " Gritty and gripping, playing out like a paranoid geopolitical thriller ..." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 4, 2013
80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " Cianfrance shows a continuing maturity in his filmmaking style, and once again shows a talent for narrative complexity." — Screen International
Posted Mar 25, 2013
93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) " We Steal Secrets is impressively researched, including interviews with nearly everyone involved." — Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2013
71% Blood Brother (2013) " Blood Brother misses its mark, emphasising the struggles of a wandering Westerner, as seen by his filmmaker best-friend, rather than giving a fuller understanding of the painfully tragic lives of those he wants to help." — Screen International
Posted Jan 23, 2013
84% Upstream Color (2013) " As visionary and beautiful as it may be, Upstream Color wears its pretensions a little too proudly." — Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2013
93% The Spectacular Now (2013) " Written by the screenwriters of (500) Days of Summer, the film injects some hard-won poignancy into the tale of a young man wavering on the precipice of adulthood." — Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2013
87% Computer Chess (2013) " The film is likely to confound viewers, but it's also a bizarre and fascinating retrograde portrait of an eccentric people and a faraway time." — Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2013
98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) " A well-constructed and poignant argument, full of outrage and ample evidence, about the heinous crimes and cover-ups that have taken place in the Catholic Church." — Screen International
Posted Oct 12, 2012
4/5 94% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) " Beneath the heart-racing action, Ultimatum strains to show how aggressive Bush-era tactics lead to our moral ruin." — Time Out Chicago
Posted Aug 7, 2012
94% The Sessions (2012) " A genuinely touching, if slight drama, the movie remains a sympathetic portrait of the plight of a handicapped person without ever growing too serious or saccharine." — Screen International
Posted Jan 25, 2012
64% 2 Days in New York (2012) " When the movie goes off the rails, there's little [Rock] can do to bring the movie back to its supposed romantic core." — Screen International
Posted Jan 25, 2012
73% Simon Killer (2013) " A disturbing, complicated portrait of a young sociopath lost in Paris." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2012
86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " Zeitlin has created an imaginative and bold vision, filling his movie with plenty of memorable images." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2012
3/5 67% Ezra (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
2/5 70% The Price of Sugar (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 72% Darfur Now (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
93% 50/50 (2011) " That leaves it to Gordon-Levitt to take on the emotional weight of the film. And while he's always convincing, the surrounding story elements make for a less than resonant experience." — Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2011
90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " What stands out most in Martha Marcy May Marlene is the supremely assured quality of the filmmaking." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
86% Terri (2011) " A beautifully subtle and wholly original take on the high-school-set coming-of-age film." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
52% Perfect Sense (2012) Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
52% The Devil's Double (2011) " Diabolical fun." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
21% Salvation Boulevard (2011) " Ultimately, Salvation Boulevard doesn't have quite enough spirit." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
58% Red State (2011) " Red State is so off-the-map that it doesn't cohere as a whole." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
85% Cedar Rapids (2011) " No more and no less than its premise suggests, the film delivers the laughs." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
98% Project Nim (2011) " The film takes pleasure in revealing the dysfunctional nature of its human characters, who are shown to be hugely fallible, much to the detriment of Nim's well being." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
73% Like Crazy (2011) " Like Crazy moves in fits and starts, hitting a few grace notes along the way, but ending up unfulfilling." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
80% Higher Ground (2011) " Given that the subject matter could easily descend into flat-out satire, Farmiga employs an approach that is just short of miraculous, never condescending to her flock of "believers," and yet still poking some innocent fun at the proceedings." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
—— Minor Details (2009) Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
—— Vampire (2013) Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
4/5 67% Conviction (2010) " In the hands of Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell and a strong supporting cast, this earnest film manages to tug a few heartstrings and say something important in the process." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 22, 2010
74% Unmade Beds (2009) " Despite some missteps (a parachute metaphor is particularly belabored), the film has an intoxicating quality." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 1, 2009
100% Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking) (2008) " A delicate, deceptively simple film." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 25, 2009
43% Blindness (2008) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Aug 19, 2009
74% Cold Souls (2009) " Giamatti works the comedy like a pro, from deadpan to slapstick, but he also delivers pathos." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 4, 2009
2/5 70% La Habitación de Fermat (Fermat's Room) (2009) " There's something dreadfully pedantic about this locked-room mystery." — Independent
Posted May 29, 2009
49% Antichrist (2009) " While there's no doubt that the place he goes is off a precipitous edge, one can't deny the film's continuing primal power." — indieWIRE
Posted May 18, 2009
97% A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010) " Successfully balancing art-film portraiture with a gangster picture's plot, the film may be one of the more conventional movies in this year's Cannes competition, it's also been one of the more satisfying." — indieWIRE
Posted May 16, 2009
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