Bill White

Bill White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Total Reviews:
292

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C 52% Shuttle (2009) " Instead of suspense, we get frustration at the stupidity of the characters." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 12, 2009
A- 91% Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) (2009) " Troell's profound insistence that life -- even in its most miserable chapters -- is an occasion for rejoicing, goes beyond gender politics to a place of transcendent sublimity." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 12, 2009
B- 68% Were the World Mine (2008) " Were the World Mine is an independent film that succeeds through the excellent work of a cast and crew whose imagination compensates for budgetary constraints." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jan 29, 2009
C+ 43% Chandni Chowk To China (2009) " Children and undiscriminating adults may enjoy the flurry of eye-catching activities that storm incessantly across the screen for its 2 1/2 hours, but the reigning stupidity of the enterprise is liable to tire anyone else in attendance." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jan 16, 2009
C- 50% The Feature (2008) " In a rare moment of personal illumination, he admits that "sometimes there are artists who are just no good." If nothing else, The Feature proves this statement." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jan 5, 2009
B- —— 20 Seconds of Joy " Jens Hoffmann's perceptive portrait of Norwegian base jumper Karina Hollekim." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jan 5, 2009
C 66% Save Me (1993) " As a movie, it doesn't amount to much more than an after school-special with sex and profanity." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Dec 19, 2008
C+ 11% Lake City (2008) " When Hill and Moore leave story and characters behind to veer off into suspenseless chases through cornfields, one wonders if the era of earnest American drama may be coming to a close." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Dec 12, 2008
B 78% Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008) " Contrary to its title, Virtual JFK is less a counter-history of the Vietnam years than a tribute to John F. Kennedy's stubborn resistance to a military that pressured him to go to war on six occasions during his short presidency." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Dec 12, 2008
D 26% Nobel Son (2008) " That the ending makes no sense doesn't matter nearly as much as the fact that we wouldn't care even if it did." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Dec 4, 2008
B 92% Obscene (2008) " Rosset is a lively subject, and his interviews (over many years) provide an oral history of his life and times." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Nov 21, 2008
B- 79% Flow: For Love of Water (2008) " Flow might be alarmist propaganda, but with an estimated 20 years left before California's water supply is used up, it might be time to respond to the alarm." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Nov 6, 2008
B 89% Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback (2006) " Brings home the tragedy of being ahead of one's time in popular culture." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Nov 6, 2008
B 73% Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007) " These six tales only scratch the surface of our phobic subconscious." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Oct 31, 2008
B 96% Trouble the Water (2008) " Directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal make jarring cuts from Roberts' personal footage to the mainstream news reports, emphasizing the unreal tone of the professional media." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Oct 17, 2008
B 95% Hofshat Kaits (My Father My Lord) (2008) " David Volach's understated condemnation of religious extremism makes its points in lethally solemn tones, with neither caricature nor ridicule." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Oct 2, 2008
C 55% Sukiyaki Western Django (2008) " Director Takashi Miike's dish of sukiyaki spaghetti ala Sergio Corbucci is badly seasoned with scraps of reservoir dogs." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Oct 2, 2008
C+ 86% I.O.U.S.A. (2008) " Loaded with graphs, facts and statistics, it is too weighty a lesson in economics to be digested in 90 minutes." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Oct 2, 2008
C+ 36% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) " An initially hilarious picture that grows perplexingly trite as screenwriter Peter Straughan transforms Young's sly observations into assembly-line pap." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Oct 2, 2008
B+ 43% Blindness (2008) " The cast does excellent ensemble work, with each of its members contributing to the overall effect rather than seeking opportunities for star turns." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Oct 2, 2008
b —— Corporal's Diary (2008) " A heartfelt tribute to a human being by those who loved him." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 29, 2008
C- 60% Humboldt County (2008) " For an idea of how Humboldt County plays, imagine a Lifetime original movie about a loveable but pathetic couple who passed their druggy lifestyle on to the next generation." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 26, 2008
B+ 90% Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) (2006) " Director Jia Zhang-ke sees the urbanization of China through the eyes of the relocated laborers." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 26, 2008
B- 58% Year of the Fish (2007) " Year of the Fish is an eye-opener for those unfamiliar with the tribulations many immigrants endure on their road to American citizenship." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 26, 2008
B- 82% XXY (2007) " Despite its sometimes creepy tentativeness, XXY succeeds as a meditation on gender and sexuality, one that refuses an easy answer to the question, 'Is it a boy or a girl?'" — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 26, 2008
C+ 80% Ten Nights of Dreams (Yume jû-ya) (2006) " Followers of the new Japanese cinema will enjoy getting an early look at new styles by emerging talents, but these are essentially student films that are not likely to be embraced by the casual moviegoer." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 18, 2008
C+ 79% A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008) " Wang fails to integrate the philosophy of Li's fiction into the action of the story." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 18, 2008
C+ 65% The Universe of Keith Haring (2008) " Although first-time director Christina Clausen presents this era of bad art, bad music and boring celebrities without judging it, we can't help but feel we are witnessing the last party in the mansion of pop art before its imminent collapse." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 18, 2008
B 72% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007) " [Director David] Mackenzie has reined in the strangeness to deliver a conventional, if better than average, mystery." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 18, 2008
C 56% Stealing America: Vote by Vote (2008) " more likely to depress voters than to galvanize them." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 18, 2008
B 85% In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2008) " A naturalistic mix of vulgarity and romanticism gives this independent effort a mainstream appeal." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 11, 2008
F 62% Cthulhu (2008) " H.P. Lovecraft has a history of mistreatment in the cinema, but nothing comes near the abomination of Cthulhu, which not only desecrates Lovecraft, but film craft." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 11, 2008
B- 22% Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008) " Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild is trash filmmaking at its best, which is still too low for those whose idea of slumming is a weekend with the Desperate Housewives box set." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 11, 2008
B 66% Ping Pong Playa (2007) " Asian-American cinema breaks out of its identity crisis with a comedy that is competitive with the American standard while addressing social and cultural issues particular to minority audiences." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 11, 2008
B 93% La France (2008) " Serge Bozon's quietly disturbing fable takes place in northern France in the middle of Word War I." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 5, 2008
C 76% A Jihad for Love (2008) " It is presented as an inside view of the issue, but bears the judgmental stamp of the outsider, almost to the point of cultural exploitation." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 5, 2008
B 81% I Served the King of England (2008) " A young man's plans to become a hotel magnate are thwarted by the fickle finger of history in this comical eulogy for Czechoslovakia." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 5, 2008
A 90% Ningen no joken I (The Human Condition I) (No Greater Love) (1959) " A masterpiece on all fronts." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 5, 2008
B- 87% The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki wo kakeru shojo) (2007) " While the animation is only so-so, Mamoru is a good storyteller with a firm grasp on both the story and characters." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 29, 2008
B- 84% Constantine's Sword (2007) " Less a history lesson than Carroll's personal odyssey through the opposing powers of church and state." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 29, 2008
C- —— Church on Dauphine Street: One Katrina Story (2008) " The stories told here deserve their place in the oral history of the Katrina disaster, but are too insubstantial to necessitate feature-length documentation." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 22, 2008
B- 89% Tuya de hun shi (Tuya's Marriage) (2006) " Tuya is majestically played by Beijing actress Yu Nan." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 22, 2008
C 57% Monster Camp (2008) " The film provides a voyeuristic peek into the fantasy lives of nerds but becomes repetitive and tiresome in the second half." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 8, 2008
B- 74% Full Battle Rattle (2008) " It is an enlightening lesson in modern warfare." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 8, 2008
B- 68% America The Beautiful (2008) " Unlike other documentarians who put themselves in front of the camera, Roberts is an affable screen presence." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 8, 2008
B 72% A Man Named Pearl (2008) " Unlike so many documentaries that exploit stereotypes of Southern ignorance, the people of Bishopville come off as intelligent and articulate, with an acute awareness of their shortcomings in the evolution toward more equitable race relations." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 1, 2008
B 100% Kenny (2008) " The film's strongest asset is Shane Clayton, whose Kenny is the funniest thing to come out of Australia since Crocodile Dundee." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 1, 2008
D 82% The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) (2007) " A dog watches its blind master tune a piano. It's only 10 minutes into The Silence Before Bach and already I am bored as that dog." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 1, 2008
B+ 55% Elsa y Fred (2008) " Who would have guessed that, in this age of excess and one-upmanship, when bigger is always better, the year's most romantic screen kiss would last a mere two seconds." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 1, 2008
C 88% Reprise (2006) " Reprise is an ordinary tale of post-adolescent angst that would benefit from a cleaner plot line, clearer characterizations and more intriguing situations." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 28, 2008
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