Diego Costa

Diego Costa

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Diego Costa's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 85% Guidance (2015) "The unapologetic lack of political correctness never goes beyond a one-dimensional and tentative provocation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 17, 2015
2/4 92% Mala Mala (2015) "The filmmakers aren't really interested in the space between what these women say and what they mean. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2015
1.5/4 79% Advantageous (2015) " The dialogue is so disaffected it's as if humans were replicants even before going through the aforementioned twin-making procedure. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
.5/4 0% The 11th Hour (2015) "Writer-director Anders Morgenthaler's film is practically an exercise in over-explication. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2015
2.5/4 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "The film dabbles in the French romantic-comedy tradition and simultaneously spoofs it, committing to neither. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 27, 2015
1/4 41% Preggoland (2015) "Throughout, Sonja Bennett embodies slackness as an affectation, not a raw response to a culture of authenticity-killing productivity. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 6, 2015
2.5/4 43% Gerontophilia (2015) "It chooses the delicateness of a fable instead of the narrative recklessness we've come to expect from Bruce La Bruce. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2015
1.5/4 29% Blackbird (2015) "The film is, like its main character, too naïve to understand or, at least, to deploy the reparative powers of camp. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2015
2.5/4 82% Wolf at the Door (2015) "It finds its strength in painting a portrait of Brazilian heterosexual gender relations as an always-volatile symbiosis between feminine hysteria and ruthless machismo. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet The Great Man (2015) "It exploits the military aesthetics that lend themselves so well to breath-taking sounds and visuals without fetishizing them as in Claire Denis's Beau Travail. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2015
3/4 67% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "The film's denouement is at once shocking and organic because it echoes a well-paced but nasty children's fable. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Varian and Putzi: A 20th Century Tale (2003) "Richard Kaplan's doc interweaves the fascinating stories of two Harvard graduates who affected the course of history in very different ways. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2015
67% Le Beau Monde "While Ozon closes in on Isabelle's singularity-her face, really-to suggest women's predicament, Julie Lopes-Curval goes through Alice to hint at a more macro class critique. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 78% Farewell to Hollywood (2015) "It suggests that a disease isn't a product of one single person's body, but the eruption of an entire family history of unarticulated desire. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/4 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "Desiree Akhavan's tale of queer post-breakup funk shows more nuance, and racial dimension, than its cinematic cousins. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2015
1/4 18% Free the Nipple (2014) "This is kind of didactic topical movie that distributes its rhetoric evenly between characters with clear distinction as to who's playing devil's advocate to the other one's points. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 9, 2014
1.5/4 75% Once Upon a Time Veronica (2014) "The film is simply too conscious of its form and its global-market ambitions to ever feel honestly interested in the themes it purports to cherish. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 26, 2014
3/4 100% The Circle (2014) "The film refuses to tease us with suspense, overwhelm us with sentimentality, or defy us with nuance. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2014
1.5/4 72% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "It's difficult to swallow the premise of yet another tale of a heroic white Westerner with good intentions trying to give hope to Middle-Eastern misery. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2014
1.5/4 0% Days and Nights (2014) "The drama over dinner comes in small analgesic portions, and the secrets feel canned and the dialogue is too pretty to be believable. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3/4 89% Wetlands (2014) "For its general ludic obsession with all things generally thought of as disgusting, the German film Wetlands is stuck in the anal stage. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "The pleasure in watching the film becomes a linguistic one as Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart masterfully sharpen their words and hurl them at each other like projectiles out of a blowpipe. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2014
1/4 0% I Am Happiness on Earth (2014) "If the film defies conventional form, it does so without the gravitas that conceptual cohesion brings, quickly rendering its experimentation into gratuitous aesthetic masturbation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 17, 2014
3.5/4 100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) "Mitra Farahani rescues the doc from becoming a talking-head fest by embracing her creative self as a character and exposing the travails of her own authorship process. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2014
0/4 13% The Moment (2014) "The film is a hybrid of a Lifetime movie focused on a "strong woman," a run-of-the-mill murder mystery, and a yogurt commercial from hell. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/4 88% Elena (2014) "This is a film about the invisible things passed down from generation to generation, that nasty inheritance that cages us into patterns and puzzles we try to solve in someone else's name. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 27, 2014
2.5/4 100% A World Not Ours (2014) "Mahdi Fleifel's usage of a domestic archive of home-video images inherited from his father lends the doc a simultaneous sense of historical gravitas and intimacy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 21, 2014
3.5/4 100% The King of Escape (2014) "Cruising for Alain Guiraudie seems to be the way of nature, a drive that doesn't discriminate. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 10, 2014
0/4 0% 10 Rules For Sleeping Around (2014) "For a film so bent on naturalizing the presumably hilarious incongruity of "the sexes," it sure features lots and lots of that site of horror: a naked male body. And for comedic purposes, of course. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3.5/4 75% Salvation Army (2015) "It's a quiet thud of a film, which embraces, with grace and precision, the nastiness of growing up with desire stuck in one's throat like a muffled scream. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2014
2/4 75% Teenage (2014) "It botches itself out of its own epic ambitions, an aesthetic slickness that seems to contradict, if not betray, its subject matter, and a maddeningly subdued critical spirit. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/4 69% Guilty Of Romance (2013) "Though it begins with the aesthetic and conceptual rigor of Blade Runner, it quickly veers toward the gratuitous outlandishness of a Bruce La Bruce film. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/4 100% Miele (2014) "Driven by a no-nonsense ethos, the film avoids sentimentality the same way its main character avoids sentiment. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/4 85% Two Lives (2014) "The film's educational impetus is to announce to the world that even picture-perfect Norwegians continue to pay a heavy price for the horrors of WWII. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2014
1.5/4 67% Love & Air Sex (2014) "Whatever predictable plot Love & Air Sex tries to unfold never lives up to the excitement of its conceptual gimmick. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/4 58% Jobriath A.D. (2014) "The film never explores the depths and nuances that could actually place Jobriath in conversation with figures who came after him, however reductively. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2014
3/4 83% Papirosen (2014) "Gastón Solnicki's mapping out of his family's narrative from within never feels exploitative or self-absorbed. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2014
2/4 78% All The Light In The Sky (2013) "In Joe Swanberg's disaffected little film, the drama is never explicit, or even fully conscious. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/4 92% Liv & Ingmar (2013) "The documentary not only humanizes Ingmar Bergman as the absent lover-cum-father of everyday life, but works as a priceless oral history of cinema. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 11, 2013
1.5/4 17% Twice Born (2013) "Sergio Castellitto's film quickly turns out to be more interested in reveling in the secrets of its storyline than in its sentiments. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2013
1.5/4 65% Reaching for the Moon (2013) "Bruno Barreto's insistence that this pass for a product that Hollywood might have spawned smoothens a journey built on sharp edges. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3.5/4 91% The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013) "Slavoj iek manages to explain some of Lacanian psychoanalysis's most inscrutable notions with disarming clarity and infectious urgency. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2013
2/4 82% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) "Juliette Binoche's face, as we know, can tell a million stories in a simple and brief rearrangement of her facial muscles. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2013
3/4 No Score Yet Requiem NN (2013) "Filmmaker Juan Manuel Echavarría's hands-off approach hinders us from mocking the believers' naïveté. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2013
2.5/4 50% Five Dances (2013) "It's the moments when the director stops worrying about clarifying plot and character motivation and lets the performances bring those into being that makes this an authentic project. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2/4 75% Out in the Dark (2013) "Instead of looking for depth or verisimilar romance, director Michael Mayer turns his characters into mere cogs in a pseudo-suspenseful thriller. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2013
4/4 93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) "The film portrays cruising as a danger-seeking and astoundingly repetitive affair, intimately linked to death itself. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2013
3/4 50% Mademoiselle C (2013) "It's to Carine Roitfeld's own credit and director Fabien Constant's funky and frenetic pacing that the doc feels neither like a corporate hagiography nor like mere fashionista masturbation material. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2013
1/4 88% Fire In The Blood (2013) "It produces a collection of one-dimensional facts strung together with an utmost respect for chronology and documentary-making's most stale conventions. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2013
3/4 33% Abigail Harm (2013) "Lee Isaac Chung's film exudes a wonderful sense of originality, a daring and organic playfulness rarely found in American indie cinema. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2013
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