Bill White

Bill White

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
C- 68% CSNY Déjà Vu (2008) " Rather than keeping the camera aimed at the stage, Young collaborates with television journalist Mile Cerre to fashion several 60 Minutes-styled episodes on things he wishes to either promote or expose. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 24, 2008
B- 91% Operation Filmmaker (2008) " The antagonism between filmmaker and subject reminds us that reality is never a passive still life, but a volatile entity with its own ideas on how it is to be represented. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 24, 2008
B 77% Water Lilies (2008) " Water Lilies is that rare film about female sexuality that is made for females to relate to, not for males to fantasize about. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 24, 2008
B 84% Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2008) " Although rich in family scrapbooks and anecdotes, Scott Hicks' documentary on composer Philip Glass is a portrait of the artist in the present tense. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 18, 2008
A 89% Alexandra (2007) " Every woman with a child in the military dreams about the mysterious environs of war into which her child has disappeared. Such a dream is the subject of Alexander Sokurov's astonishing Alexandra. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 18, 2008
B 79% Love and Honor (2007) " The film is void of action until a final duel that is staged with a believability that makes the supernatural skill displayed in most blind swordsman films seem preposterous. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 11, 2008
C- 81% Yella (2008) " This German rip-off of Herk Harvey's 1962 Carnival of Souls replaces the junky eeriness of the original with a disassociated pretentiousness that is more irritating than creepy. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 11, 2008
B No Score Yet The Wizard Rockumentary (2008) " This is indeed the nerdiest rock documentary on record. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 27, 2008
B 82% Frownland (2007) " Frownland is at first revolting, then addictively fascinating, and in the end leaves you wondering whether you have discovered an entirely new cinematic universe or have simply suffered through a horribly incompetent mess. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 26, 2008
C- 63% Passing Poston (2008) " ... might have made a fascinating story were it researched more thoroughly and presented with clarity. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 20, 2008
B 34% The Tracey Fragments (2008) " The split screen has never been used so purposefully or with such aesthetic care, capturing the multiple perspectives of a character who cannot separate reality from illusion because the whole world is inside her head. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 13, 2008
C 30% War, Inc. (2008) " Its comedy too often blunders into meaningless slapstick, with bombs and bloodshed replacing pratfalls and pies in the face. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 13, 2008
C+ 53% The Promotion (2008) " Screenwriter Steve Conrad's (The Pursuit of Happyness) directorial debut is too strait-laced for the Knocked Up set and too offensive for the Will Smith crowd. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 13, 2008
B 72% Stuck (2008) " Unlike the worthless torture porn that is destroying the genre, Stuck is a horror movie with a reason for being. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 6, 2008
B 98% Surfwise (2007) " [Filmmaker Doug Pray] does an admirable job of allowing his subjects to represent themselves. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 29, 2008
C- 21% Meet Bill (2008) " For those whose idea of hilarity is an adult and a kid throwing fireworks at each other, then getting stoned and playing piggyback in the mall, this movie should be a refreshing tonic. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 23, 2008
C 30% Young Yakuza (2008) " Plays more like a bad feature than a documentary. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 23, 2008
B 80% Daughters of Wisdom (2007) " Although little more than an hour long, it succeeds in telling us why some people choose the monastic life over the worldly, and what spiritual gains they hope to make in submitting to its rituals. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 15, 2008
B 75% Alice Neel (2007) " Alice Neel offers a relatively objective view of a person who, seeing life as a sentence to be served, spent it doing the thing she loved. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 15, 2008
C 83% The Dhamma Brothers (2008) " The film does a poor job of explaining the discipline or how it works, and naively takes the convicts' testimonials at face value. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 8, 2008
a 91% Shotgun Stories (2007) " An allegory of our times, Shotgun Stories is a tragedy of biblical scale and an intimate family drama. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 8, 2008
C No Score Yet Maiko haaaan!!! (2007) " Imagine Moe Howard of the Three Stooges as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and you might get an inkling of the monotone slapstick filling two long hours of Maiko Haaaan!!! " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 1, 2008
B- 83% Planet B-Boy (2007) " Regardless of its shortcomings, there is a variety of break dancing on display here that will bring the viewer up to speed on the state of the art. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 24, 2008
C 24% The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) " Too many of the scenes, however, are the standard fodder of which mediocre movies are made. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 24, 2008
D 80% The Hammer (2007) " Like a television show, The Hammer wields that mysterious power to keep you watching even though you know it isn't any good. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 21, 2008
B 68% Irina Palm (2008) " The camera is discrete, the characters humane and the mood introspective in director Sam Garbarski's character study of a lonely woman who finds dignity where others might see only degradation. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 11, 2008
B- 98% Blindsight (2006) " A moving and touching documentary. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 11, 2008
A- 83% The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias) (2006) " Most political films involving children are vicious or sentimental. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, set in 1970 when Brazil was under the military dictatorship of General Emilio Medici, is neither. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 11, 2008
B 68% Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman (2007) " Over the six hours spent with Fox as she jets around the globe, a picture emerges, not only of a modern woman contemplating herself, but of Western society boasting of its freedom to a world struggling for mere survival. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 3, 2008
B 87% Bomb It (2008) " Bomb It offers a new way of looking at the world's cities, courtesy of the art world's fleeting phantoms, who often have to choose between buying food or a can of spray paint. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 3, 2008
A- 84% The Singing Revolution (2007) " The Singing Revolution becomes a tense political thriller that culminates in one of the most significant events of past century: The collapse of the Soviet Union. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 3, 2008
C 30% Boarding Gate (2008) " Writer-director Olivier Assayas must have been working out some personal demons to make something as embarrassing as Boarding Gate, the most trite and trivial piece of sleaze since Abel Ferrara's Snake Eyes. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 27, 2008
B 85% Va, Vis et Deviens (Live and Become) (Go, See, and Become) (2005) " The first part of Radu Mihaileanu's tale of an Ethiopian refugee's life in Israel promises more than the often trivial soap opera that follows. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 27, 2008
B 50% Ping Guo (Lost in Beijing) (2008) " Lost in Beijing tells the story of a man who, when his wife becomes pregnant after being raped by her employer, enters into a series of financial negotiations with him. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 27, 2008
B 55% Flawless (2008) " Moore redeems herself from the mediocrity of her Brat Pack years and the career-killing mistakes of early adulthood. Having matured into a convincing middle-age actor, she comes across as intelligent, sophisticated and driven. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 27, 2008
C+ 87% Times and Winds (Bes vakit) (2007) " Times and Winds is a mixed metaphor of a movie that structures its episodes about the random escapades of three children around the five daily Islamic prayers. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 13, 2008
C 82% Meeting Resistance (2007) " While there are some points of interest along the way -- such as a dissertation on the recruitment and training of resistance fighters -- we emerge from this patchwork of viewpoints with no real picture. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 13, 2008
B 80% Chicago 10 (2008) " Chicago 10 is a timely reminder that dissident youth once were viewed by the government as enemies of the state. Morgan's collection of these images forces us to keep watching, and recognize this as part of our very recent history. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 13, 2008
B 88% Helvetica (2007) " Director Gary Hustwit opens our eyes to the visual culture of typography in much the same way as Andy Warhol once freed us from the tyranny of advertising, by inviting reflection upon that which is intended as a subliminal encounter. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 7, 2008
B 81% The Business of Being Born (2008) " Interviews with the mothers and footage of the birth process combine to offer intimate portraits of women preparing for and experiencing this natural phenomenon that has become increasingly mechanized. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 28, 2008
B- 98% The Band's Visit (2007) " It is a small message, but a sincere one, about the solitude that separates us, and how the expression of this solitude can bring the unlikeliest of people together. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 28, 2008
B 76% Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) (2007) " When movies venture into the ghetto, it is usually from an outsider's point of view. City of Men, set in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, is different. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 28, 2008
B 92% The Cool School (2008) " It is a fascinating journey through a piece of art history, the full impact of which may be yet to come. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 22, 2008
B 70% Eden (2006) " Like Beauty and the Beast, Eden is a fairy tale about impossible love, but this beast, instead of a noble soul, has an insatiable appetite. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 22, 2008
B 68% Honeydripper (2007) " With each turn of events being telegraphed well in advance, there are no surprises in Sayles' script. The cast, however, headed by Glover's complex portrait of a man plagued by his past, is fresh enough to cover the stale plot mechanics. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 22, 2008
B 90% Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (2007) " Note by Note is a reminder of the deep working class roots of high culture. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 22, 2008
B 91% Alice's House (2008) " In her first leading role, Carla Ribas joins the fast-growing ranks of middle-aged Latina actresses whose performances resonate with a beguiling mixture of emotional complexity and sexual maturity. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 22, 2008
D 24% Shrooms (2008) " From the distorting lens used randomly to suggest unreality, to the twist ending lifted verbatim from the superior High Tension, it's about as imaginative as a portobello steak with onions. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 7, 2008
B 100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) " Taxi to the Darkside journeys into a new heart of darkness, the destination of which lies outside the frontiers of humanity. It is a must-see for anybody concerned with the potential shift in the American character as a result of its war on terror. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Feb 7, 2008
C 83% The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (2006) " A dull and dreary film that derives its entertainment value from exploiting the sociopathology of its central character. " ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jan 31, 2008
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