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Bob Strauss

Bob Strauss

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) "You may think recovering addict movies are all pretty much the same. But there's something in the latest from Denmark, Applause, that makes a real difference. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Apr 8, 2016
97% The Dark Horse (2016) "Curtis truly does find unique strains of tenderness, eccentricity and strength in the role. The actor's work, if not the entire movie, is all about game. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Apr 1, 2016
69% Too Late (2016) "By the time we get to its convoluted end we know we've seen a work of substance and personal style to burn. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Mar 14, 2016
80% The Last Survivors (The Well) (2014) "There's nothing really new on the thematic front here, but production designer-turned-director Tom Hammock does wonders with desert vistas and, along with Richardson, has created a sci-fi heroine as real as the girl next door. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "While The Force Awakens belongs to the younger generation, Ford dominates its throwback element like a true, ahem, force of nature. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 16, 2015
No Score Yet Out Of My Hand "Blay's performance grows more conflicted and complex from that point and Out of My Hand gets quite intriguing, marred only by a deus ex machina plot turn near the end. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 18, 2015
96% Son of Saul (2015) "There have been many movies about the Holocaust, made in a wide array of approaches, styles and tones. I don't believe I've ever seen one that immerses viewers in the darkest horrors of history's greatest crime like Laszlo Nemes' Son of Saul does. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2.5/4 33% By The Sea (2015) "Angelina Jolie Pitt does something remarkable with the third feature film she's directed... She turns a really bad, unintentional parody of a 1960s European art film into something intriguing, an act of both physical and emotional personal revelation. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 13, 2015
97% 45 Years (2015) "At its best, Andrew Haigh's feature unearths longings and resentments quite specific to its central couple, the Mercers, yet emotionally familiar to anyone who's been with anyone else for four decades or more. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 12, 2015
62% Concussion (2015) "For all of its Hollywood hokum, though, Concussion is still a valuable indictment of cultural complacency. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 12, 2015
94% Carol (2015) "Exquisite from first frame to last, Carol indulges in every classic moviemaking virtue while infusing a modern sensibility. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 12, 2015
79% Macbeth (2015) "This version of Shakespeare's tragedy never really feels grandly tragic. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 12, 2015
96% Mustang (2015) "Ergüven's insistence that girls just want to have fun makes for grand entertainment, yet somehow lends the film's darker moments more credibility and impact as well. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 12, 2015
71% Uncertain Terms (2015) "Kudos to Silver for taking big risks, and for the most part making them work. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jul 20, 2015
56% The Young Kieslowski (2015) "Richardson lends a kaleidoscopic sense of human reality to what is occasionally a sitcom-glib attempt to make an R-rated afterschool special. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jul 20, 2015
71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) "There are lots of really funny, elaborate and subversive bits of humor. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 24, 2015
No Score Yet Weepah Way for Now (2015) "Writer-director Stephen Pierce Ringer maintains proper emotional temperature throughout the film's tonal shifts. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
No Score Yet El elefante desaparecido (The Vanished Elephant) "This puzzling whodunnit gets steadily more intriguing as it morphs into a mind-bending who-am-I. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
100% Dark Horse (2016) "If you're charged by underdog scenarios, touched by poor foreign kid stories and uplifted by true life tales of overcoming personal demons, "The Dark Horse" is the trifecta for you. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
No Score Yet The Babushkas Of Chernobyl (2015) "It's those great grandmas' faces, and their slow but still farming and fishing forms, that will stick with you for a long time. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3.5/4 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "The result is a smart and occasionally mirthful spit in the face of Catholic repression, with dancing, fighting and just enough political tragedy to make it extra-strength Irish. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
No Score Yet Whatever Lola Wants (2007) "Writer/director Rupert Glasson has come up with a swell, unavoidably Tarantinoesque twist on the outlaw-journey-as-aphrodisiac recipe. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
No Score Yet French Dirty "It's a film as fresh and weird as a day without a plan that takes you places you never imagined were there. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
No Score Yet How He Fell in Love (2015) "It's the type of mature drama that's rarely seen in American movies -- even the indie ones. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 19, 2015
92% Grandma (2015) "It gives a national treasure who never asked to become one, Lily Tomlin, a showcase to display everything she's got as a performer, especially the offhand courage to not play at being likable. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 18, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "While undeniably creepy at first and generally alarming throughout, the movie maintains a refreshing judgmental minimalism toward both its often reckless title heroine and the irresponsible adults she loves and betrays. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 18, 2015
85% Victoria (2015) "[The filmmakers'] great feat of technical artistry is all in service to the marvelous humanity that fills every pulsing minute of Victoria. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 82% The Overnight (2015) "It leaves us with an illogical, yet still nagging sense of been there, done that. The fun, nevertheless, is fun while it lasts. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/4 79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Expert performances and a wealth of convincing details put Polar Bear across. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "I don't think there's ever been a movie this wise and open-minded about what we choose to call negative emotions. There certainly hasn't been one so open-hearted. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 18, 2015
83% Runoff (2015) "Country life goes from bad to worse in Runoff, an American indie that could have made some interesting moral points about agribusiness practices, but gets plowed under by a series of melodramatic events. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 10, 2015
83% Nightingale (2015) "Everything about Nightingale is richly expressive and chillingly effective. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted May 29, 2015
3/4 31% Cut Bank (2015) "Once blood starts spurting and the old pros take control of the show, Patino's clever plotting wins viewers over. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Apr 17, 2015
63% Haemoo (Sea Fog) "Though naturally dramatic, [it] gets a bit tedious after awhile. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
84% Alleluia (2015) "Du Welz was determined to bring us uncomfortably intimate to this twisted relationship and leave us, like Michel, unable or maybe unwilling to escape Gloria's breath-stealing embrace. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
83% The Midnight Swim (2015) "Those seeking scares will be disappointed, but if a lovely little story beside a beautiful lake is enough for you, you won't leave unsatisfied. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
81% A Hard Day (2015) "[It's an] amusingly sick South Korean thriller that gets a little too clever, and then too dumb, for its own good. But it's generally wicked fun. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
92% Durak (2015) "Drably shot and sometimes laughably on-the-nose. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "[Assayas] comes up with three fascinating and richly detailed women here. As a bonus, he frames them in a setting of breathtaking beauty and stimulating intelligence. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
88% The Tribe (2015) "You've seen juvenile delinquent movies. You may also have seen films about bleak conditions in the former Soviet Union (there are a lot of them). But you've never seen anything like The Tribe -- nor heard anything like it. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
89% Jauja (2015) "Shot in an almost square ratio by Finland's minimalist cinematography master Timo Salminen, Jauja is a harsh, gorgeous dream that defies resolution. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
100% The Vanquishing Of The Witch Baba Yaga (2014) "You'll leave both enlightened and scratching your head, but you'll really have seen something. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
94% Bai ri yan huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) (2015) "Moments of shocking violence, a passive/aggressive femme fatale and hints of psychological depth don't do much to goose the TV cop show plot. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
69% Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014) "Decker's Thou Wast Mild & Lovely is certainly unique, if a kinda sorta sex thriller made in a nature-lovin', oddly edited, narratively dithering Terrence Malick manner counts as unusual. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
89% Happy Valley (2014) "Bar-Lev's cameras prowl the streets of State College, Penn. to not only expose the details of the crimes, but uncover a hero-worshiping, sometimes ferociously self-justifying, culture. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Cotillard's every subtle, perfectly judged move is exhilarating. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) "While Grim Sleeper may fit comfortably in the director's tabloid subject wheelhouse, this time he's stitched together an especially incisive American tapestry out of the sordid material. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
85% Heaven Knows What (2015) "Heaven Knows has itchy energy and big city flavor to burn. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "What We Do in the Shadows breathes new life into both the mock doc and horror spoof genres, two formats that have long been thought -- creatively anyway -- dead. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
99% Timbuktu (2015) "Timbuktu is an essential film for these medieval, 21st Century times. " ‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2015
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