Calum Marsh Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Calum Marsh

Calum Marsh

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Calum Marsh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Film.com, Globe and Mail, Little White Lies, National Post, Paste Magazine, Sight and Sound, Slant Magazine, Village Voice

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 219
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Conformist (1970) "Bertolucci's boldest and most expressive film ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 26, 2014
100% Boy Meets Girl (1984) (1984) "A debut feature of extraordinary passion and vigor. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 5, 2014
74% Starry Eyes (2014) " The film, in the end, doesn't have much to say about the nature of fame and ambition, other than a bit of facile posturing and shopworn wisdom, and frankly, Widmyer and Kolsch seem more interested in exploitation than reflection. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jul 30, 2014
44% Beneath (2014) "Beneath exhausts the appeal of its thinly sketched characters almost as soon as they're trapped together in the mine's emergency bunker ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 22, 2014
53% I Origins (2014) "Even in high school, thinking of plots as puzzles is a pretty facile way to think about films, and as such the pleasures of I Origins remain strictly superficial. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 15, 2014
63% Jackpot (2014) "Certainly, a lot of blood is spilled in the name of laughs. There's only one problem with its broad attempts at grotesque comedy: Jackpot simply isn't funny. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 24, 2014
68% Me and You (2014) "Bertolucci, despite his obvious affection for Lorenzo, can't help but seem out of touch, and his hero looks and sounds less like a modern-day teen than an old man's wistful idea of one. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 24, 2014
94% The Heart Machine (2014) "Its concerns are deeper, and more richly psychological, than merely trendy probings of the zeitgeist. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
100% Approaching the Elephant "Freedom curdles into chaos, and it's from this turbulence that the film derives much of its visceral power. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
85% Wild Canaries (2015) "If this were the 1930s, the world would soon be clamoring for these two to star together in another picture. The least we can hope for is a sequel. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
90% Norte, the End of History (2014) "For all its specificity to the Philippines, its thematic breadth is universal. Diaz is a patient, perceptive observer of life. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
76% The Last Sentence (2014) "We know what Segerstedt did, and Troell tries to ask why. What he ignores are the implications. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
86% See You Next Tuesday (2014) "One of the most refreshing things about See You Next Tuesday is its refusal to regard Mona as a tragic subject to be lamented from a dramatic remove. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2014
No Score Yet Nan Goldin: I Remember Your Face "On the subject of her cultural significance the film remains oddly quiet. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2014
96% The Wind Will Carry Us (2014) "This is a deeply, patiently observational film, and the details Kiarostami emphasizes ... seem somehow profound in their banality, a mystery of ineffable beauty. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 30, 2014
2/5 61% Heli (2014) "This relentless torrent of Mexican miserabilism makes for alienatingly grim and violent viewing. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 22, 2014
86% Accident (1967) "Losey and Pinter locate the pain that lurks deep within complacency, and the film positively throbs with it. It's an old idea, perhaps. But in their hands it hurts anew. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 20, 2014
40% Grand départ (2014) "The director, Nicolas Mercier, has failed to grasp how repellent his own protagonist seems to us. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 20, 2014
10% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) "It seems life is still unendurable for those who feel entitled to absolute comfort from it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 20, 2014
100% Warum Lauft Herr R. Amok? (Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?) (1977) "Fassbinder and Fengler opt to impress upon us a sense of almost unbearable tedium, a strategy so effective that, when drama arrives in the film's closing minutes, the eruption of violence feels like a kind of relief. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 13, 2014
7% Don Peyote (2014) "You feel as if, at any moment, anything could happen. The problem is, seemingly everything does. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 13, 2014
100% Speak The Music: Robert Mann And The Mysteries Of Chamber Music (2014) "Watching Mann teach is a delight for the same reason it is to watch him perform: It's because here, you sense, we are in the company of genius. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 8, 2014
No Score Yet Rumstick Road (2014) "This is not merely a document of something extraordinary. It is something extraordinary all on its own. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 29, 2014
36% Friended To Death (2014) "You can sense the director, Sarah Smick, gearing up to make a point. It proves rather obvious: Real connections are meaningful and too much Facebook is bad. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 29, 2014
86% Desert Riders (2014) "None of the reliably irritating qualities of the social issue documentary gall quite so acutely as the tendency to venerate mere awareness. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 22, 2014
4/5 68% Magic Magic (2013) "Juno Temple is sensational in this assured psychological thriller from Sebastián Silva. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 17, 2014
95% Manakamana (2014) "I've never seen anything like it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 16, 2014
7% Authors Anonymous (2014) "You get the sense that Kanner would benefit from attending a few workshops of her own. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 16, 2014
83% Soft In The Head (2014) "Surprising, challenging, and never less than thrilling. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 16, 2014
89% The King of Comedy (1983) "Hilarious, sad, electrifying. " ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Mar 26, 2014
No Score Yet Nothing Without You (2014) "What remains seems in some ways closer to a parody of bad thrillers than an earnest example of one - the only difference is that Nothing Without You doesn't know that it's funny. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 25, 2014
38% Just a Sigh (2014) "The interiors of our likeable lovers have not been furnished substantially enough to suggest real lives beyond the hotel walls. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 18, 2014
90% Buzzard (2015) "A vigorous and strangely compelling character study, a sustained burst of punk-rock ferocity, and one of the most original American films to emerge in some time. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 18, 2014
82% Story of My Death (2014) "It is a singular achievement and, perhaps, something of an esoteric masterpiece. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 18, 2014
No Score Yet Jewel Robbery (1932) "Today, its potency persists undiminished: The film delights as more than mere escapism. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 12, 2014
80% The Island Of St. Matthews (2014) "At its best, the film does the job of the albums lost to the floods: It captures a town's history. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 4, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) "For the most part a wrong-man mystery in the style of early Hitchcock, enriched by moments of inspired lunacy. " ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2014
8% Chlorine (2014) "Jay Alaimo's tiresome dramatic comedy often seems as if it were assembled using the cut-up technique favored by Burroughs and his beat contemporaries, in which clichés are thrown together and arbitrarily rearranged. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 25, 2014
No Score Yet Hard to be a God (Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein) (1990) "What's striking in Hard to Be a God isn't the horror but the ubiquity of it - something terrible is happening everywhere all the time. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 25, 2014
35% The Counselor (2013) "While it operates in a heightened register, it nevertheless grounds its squalor in the reality of the world. " ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2014
29% Angels in Stardust (2014) "From broaching (and ultimately shrugging off) domestic abuse to murdering a pet cat for emotional effect, Stardust is a catalog of bad ideas. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 18, 2014
33% A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2014) "For all its comic panache, A Fantastic Fear of Everything too often feels forced rather than funny - the strain evident in the setup is rarely worth the payoff, and the result simply proves exhausting. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 11, 2014
56% Swim Little Fish Swim (2014) "Such a concise expression of theme ought to be appreciated -- it betrays an elegance of construction scarcely seen in likeminded indie comedies. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Feb 5, 2014
88% Återträffen (The Reunion) "Odell is a perceptive director, a magnetic star, and a fascinating subject. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Feb 1, 2014
57% Ping Pong Summer (2014) "Ninety minutes of vapid 80s fetishism packaged to resemble a proper feature film, a memory-baiting time-sink for twenty-somethings eager to mainline nostalgia at length. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 28, 2014
86% The Lady From Shanghai (1948) "For all the violations it suffered, The Lady From Shanghai seems strangely coherent in its extant form -- or rather, coherently incoherent, and in a way that seems quite deliberate. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 28, 2014
69% Visitors (2014) "Watching a Godfrey Reggio movie is like hearing somebody brag about not owning a TV -- it's insufferable as much for being sanctimonious as for being utterly clichéd. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2014
4/4 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "12 Years a Slave proves McQueen's formal prowess and, more significantly, his utter seriousness as a dramatist. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Jan 10, 2014
0/4 25% The Grounded (2014) "That The Grounded lies is regrettable. That someone may believe it is scary. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2014
3/4 94% In Bloom (2014) "The site of the action, the pummeled landscape of revolution and war, isn't incidental -- it's what their generation has inherited, alongside disorder and dissent. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2014
53% Interior. Leather Bar. (2014) "A particularly risible nothing whose premise alone betrays the paucity of Franco's imagination and wit. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 2, 2014
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