Cynthia Fuchs

Cynthia Fuchs

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Common Sense Media , Nitrate Online , NPR.org , Philadelphia City Paper , PopMatters , PopPolitics.com , Time to Play Magazine
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society, Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
2522
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 2522
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
94% Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012) " Gregory Crewdson drives through the towns in Western Massachusetts that serve as settings for so many photos in Beneath the Roses, towns where the streets are empty and the buildings are low." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
78% Flight (2012) " Whip (Denzel Washington) is a familiar alcoholic type; not believing he is one and believing that he is in control even when he's hammering himself into stupors each night. " — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
92% Skyfall (2012) " James Bond looks broken and weary, an embodiment of a traditional model of international spydom, the one premised on national borders, white-Western-wealthy entitlements, and excessive consumptions of alcohol, cars, and women." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
90% Lincoln (2012) " The film presents Abraham Lincoln's deliberations as a function of his innate morality, as well as an emotional rightness." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " Pat's rhyming relationship with Pat Senior makes the son (played by Bradley Cooper) different from the many other movie manboys you've seen in the past couple of years. " — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
63% Anna Karenina (2012) " Again and again, Anna is bereft, isolated, frightened. That this is more a function of her world than her is a point left to fester: she believes it's them, and then she believes them, that it's her." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
93% The Central Park Five (2012) " The Central Park Five provides background drawn from contemporary media images, including crime scene footage accompanied by a detective's grisly description, as well as reflections by those involved." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " The villain begins by kidnapping Tooth's worker fairies: it's never clear how she's so human-sized and they're all fairy-sized and have no voices, or how they're the workers and she's management." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
62% Hitchcock (2012) " Hitchcock borrows from Hitchcock, not so much challenging the mythology as reframing it" — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
87% The Law In These Parts (2012) " The Law in These Parts offers a series of historical anecdotes, memories that may or may not be wholly precise, framed by the filmmaker's commentary on the definitions of law, citizenship, and their effects on so-called realities." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012) " Ginger Baker's perpetual enigma makes for a documentary subject both beguiling and inaccessible, receding and aggressing." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
51% Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) " Day of Reckoning is an action movie that's as much about each frame as it is about each punch and thwack and gunshot, not to mention that devastating black and white makeup job on Jean-Claude Van Damme's bald head." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) understands his fate in a way that the other smart guys don't quite, an understanding that makes him seem somehow smarter. " — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
100% Burn (2012) " As powerful as Burn's images can be, the Detroit firefighters tell their own stories about what's important to them, their neighborhood connections, their family legacies, their pride in their fellows and in their community." — PopPolitics.com
Posted Dec 8, 2012
36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " Granted, it's not Eleanor Roosevelt's movie, but the focus on F.D.R.'s secret friend, Daisy, and her efforts to comprehend what she takes for greatness, soon looks more quaint than persuasive." — PopPolitics.com
Posted Dec 8, 2012
4% Playing for Keeps (2012) " George is desperate, a point hammered home when, as he's recording a sportscasting demo, his concentration is broken by a phone call from a debt collector." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " Taylor Lautner's abs." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2012
9/10 81% Only The Young (2012) " Only the Young appreciates what it means to be young, to be na├»ve and also skeptical, to have expectations and to resist them." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 7, 2012
9/10 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) " The past persists, and in Mea Maxima Culpa, it finds powerful expression." — PopMatters
Posted Nov 26, 2012
6/10 87% Life of Pi (2012) " Richard Parker is something else, a technological trick and an enduring figment, an idea that can't exist and must exist." — PopMatters
Posted Nov 21, 2012
8/10 96% Brooklyn Castle (2012) " As the film offers glimpses of the kids' inner lives and external experiences, it helps you see how expansive both can be." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 23, 2012
7/10 88% Ethel (2012) " The film offers images for the rest of us to parse, public performances that may or may not reveal what we want to see." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 18, 2012
7/10 86% The House of the Devil (2009) " Sam's end is disturbing but also banal, even silly, but the end is not the point. The point is your anticipation." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 10, 2012
6/10 86% Arrow: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) " It's the sort of logic that drives and defines superheroes, compounded by the whole secret identity business. " — PopMatters
Posted Oct 10, 2012
8/10 88% Head Games (2012) " Players risk their health and their very lives, in futures hard to imagine when they're eight or 12 or 24. Head Games means to change those futures, for players and sports alike." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 4, 2012
10/10 100% The Waiting Room (2012) " As impossible as each day must seem, for doctors, nurses, and patients, the waiting room is an ongoing process." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 3, 2012
8/10 88% Weight of the Nation " Makes an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of obesity in America." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 31, 2012
5/10 65% Game Change (2013) " Game Change is not one-sided, exactly. It is, instead, uneven and episodic." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 6, 2012
8/10 78% Brave (2012) " When Elinor is gesturing the great story of her daughter's history and legacy and wonderfulness, literally over the heads of men, Brave represents an experience that so many mothers and daughters have shared, but rarely see in a movie." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 19, 2012
2/10 68% Ted (2012) " Tami-Lyn, the little boy's dream girl who is so easy to mock, despise, and dismiss, is Ted's least imaginative take on magic." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 19, 2012
5/10 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " Bane comes at Batman with a prodigious force and bloody fury, premised on the fact that he is built to deliver the hero's punishment and thus his motivation for rising." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 19, 2012
9/10 88% Tchoupitoulas (2012) " Tchoupitoulas posits time and space as internal experience, embracing subjectivity and uncertainty, not so much recording what happens as helping you to imagine possibilities." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 18, 2012
3/10 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " Illogic has always been a point of odd pride for the Ice Ages." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 18, 2012
9/10 —— On Coal River " On Coal River underlines the stunning disjunction between what residents live with and what authorities acknowledge." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 5, 2012
8/10 90% Portrait of Wally (2012) " Whatever might happen in future, however, the film underlines that the Wally case made this much very clear: rich people look out for themselves and bully others." — PopMatters
Posted May 29, 2012
80% Waking Life (2001) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
88% Boys Don't Cry (1999) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
54% The Golden Bowl (2000) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
38% Light It Up (1999) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
51% Waking the Dead (2000) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
43% Two Can Play That Game (2001) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
11% Chill Factor (1999) " Cuba Gooding Jr. delivers another Pepsi One performance." — Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
28% The Bone Collector (1999) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
85% Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat) (1999) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
28% The Story of Us (1999) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
83% L.I.E. (2001) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
81% Bandslam (2009) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
36% Blue Streak (1999) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
76% The Virgin Suicides (2000) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
—— Wildfire (1992) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
58% Serendipity (2001) Philadelphia City Paper
Posted May 3, 2012
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