Doris Toumarkine

Doris Toumarkine

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International , Hollywood Reporter , Hollywood.com
Total Reviews:
741

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
60% Archaeology Of A Woman (2014) " Plot holes aside, Archaeology offers powerful performances from the female leads, who also happen to be incredibly convincing as mother and daughter." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
53% Bird People (2014) " Fanciful, original and unexpected airport-set drama that captures the frenzy and pressures of modern life contrasted with lives led by creatures free as a bird. But quirkiness and length may delay takeoff." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2014
76% The Congress (2014) " ...The Congress falls victim to heavy-handed flip-flopping as it struggles to incorporate themes like family values and true love into a tacky Hollywood fable full of explosive action and signifying little." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 28, 2014
7% Are You Here (2014) " "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner conjures empty men for his feature debut, the story of two loser pals who win a chance to upgrade their lives when one happens upon an unexpected inheritance. Surprising failure on multiple counts." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 20, 2014
98% Love Is Strange (2014) " Ira Sachs' sublimely told and beautifully acted contemporary romantic drama about an aging gay Manhattan couple hitting some unexpected choppy waters is the flip side of his dark, raw and daring Keep the Lights on but every bit as engaging." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 18, 2014
71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) " ...no treat for kids enthralled by dinosaurs or Jurassic Park adventures, but another wake-up call about injustices that slip through a porous legal system and sock the powerless." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2014
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " Ultimately, the lack of surprises becomes moot because this Helen Mirren-starrer delivers a feel-good/looks-great experience that might even seduce a good portion of upscale audiences happier when feasting on edginess and intellectual challenge." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 6, 2014
91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Stylish, dense contemporary spy drama about a suspected terrorist on the loose in 2008 Hamburg has the late Philip Seymour Hoffman again delivering an exceptional performance, here as a rogue German agent determined to stamp out terrorism. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 15, 2014
21% Affluenza (2014) " Handsome-looking but all-too-familiar drama about wealthy Long Island teens with too much money and time on their hands makes no inroads into the adolescent angst that afflicts the silver-spoon set." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 10, 2014
82% Begin Again (2014) " Familiar contemporary spin on the "Let's make it in the music biz" sub-genre benefits from an adoring abundance of downtown New York locations and another committed performance from Mark Ruffalo as a seriously distressed former label big shot." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 25, 2014
98% A Summer's Tale (2014) " The seasons, summer especially, are so atmospheric and weighted with many good associations and memories, all of which makes A Summer's Tale a nice cinematic diversion for any season." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 19, 2014
75% The Last Sentence (2014) " Intimate and handsomely designed portrait of a real-life crusading anti-Hitler journalist in Sweden during the war years engages on several levels even as it sacrifices a better defined political and historic backdrop." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 19, 2014
48% Le Chef (2014) " It's a familiar, light-as-soufflĂ© tale that is feel-good cinema to the max and as traditional as the food it touts." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 19, 2014
62% The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne (2014) " Colorful if somewhat suspect portrait of African-American international jewel thief and fearless scammer Doris Payne is an amusing reminder that crime doesn't just belong to the usual suspects." — Film Journal International
Posted May 28, 2014
75% Cyber-Seniors (2014) " Cyber-Seniors isn't just a window on an unlikely alliance of polar generations but also a celebration of discovery." — Film Journal International
Posted May 19, 2014
75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " Chinese Puzzle delivers a sparkling French present in its colorful portrait of a New York off the sightseers' beaten path." — Film Journal International
Posted May 15, 2014
52% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014) " A gift not just for Kevin Spacey and theatre fans but for viewers who thrill to travel, live performance, and insights into "the process."" — Film Journal International
Posted May 1, 2014
73% The German Doctor (2014) " This intriguing drama benefits from the monstrous anti-hero at its center and the spectacular on-location scenery where he finds refuge." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 24, 2014
54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " The result translates to questionable taste in its confrontations with matters of money, lust, love, men and women. Uneasy, even queasy feelings linger." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 18, 2014
85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Indie trailblazer Jim Jarmusch delivers yet another highly original take on a familiar genre, with vampire blood, moody sounds and mesmerizing visuals the infusion here. Fans won't be disappointed..." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 10, 2014
59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Enough sex, twists and Law on all cylinders to maintain a satisfying, if hardly original, entertainment altitude." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 31, 2014
76% Anita (2014) " Hill's enduring strength and character is the emotional center, but the scandal's residual trashiness, enduring mystery and elusive justice up the entertainment quotient." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 20, 2014
83% On My Way (2014) " Obvious, sensitive and feel-good, On My Way, with Deneuve in top form and clearly loving it, gives audiences as good a time as it obviously gave cast and filmmakers." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 13, 2014
20% Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) " With more than stick figures and witless humor, the film might have delivered better viewing through cinematic chemistry." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 13, 2014
85% Two Lives (2014) " Two Lives adds up to the kind of immersive, intelligent entertainment many audiences crave and too rarely get." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 28, 2014
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " Delicious, hilarious, brutally honest up-close and riveting portrait of octogenarian Broadway/film/TV legend and still alive-wire Elaine Stritch will thrill her many fans and win her plenty of new ones." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 21, 2014
97% The Last of the Unjust (2014) " A rich, provocative and sometimes startling journey into Holocaust history and the mysteries of human nature." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 5, 2014
57% Demi-soeur (2014) " Demi-Soeur has so clean and clear an arc that it takes no imagination to see where it's all going. But so what? Nice is nice for a change." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 5, 2014
61% Generation War (2014) " Both a must-see primer for Germany's younger generation and a compelling, if sometimes familiar, drama for a more seasoned art-house crowd." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 15, 2014
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Splashy, effects-laden remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye romantic comedy classic...gives director/star Ben Stiller plenty to do. Results should square solidly with easy-to-please audiences, especially the Stiller fans among them." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 30, 2013
64% August: Osage County (2013) " Tracy Letts' screen adaptation of his acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name is juicy melodrama of the highest order, and puts him in a class with Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee and the like." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 30, 2013
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Unlike its slimy characters, The Wolf of Wall Street favorably impresses on every level. " — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 23, 2013
9% Caught in the Web (2013) " Knotty plot, slick production, attractive cast and abrupt tone shift impress for better and worse." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 26, 2013
100% Cousin Jules (2013) " The viewing experience is immersive and magical as the late filmmaker Dominique Benicheti, a film academic who had taught at Harvard and had a deep interest in technical advances for cinema, insisted upon his work being seen under maximum conditions." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 26, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Many of the key cast and crew from the smash first installment are back to ensure that this visually thrilling, rapid-fire sequel will match or even surpass the original's near $700 million b.o. take worldwide. " — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 19, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) " Many will call this Fellini's Rome revisited for the 21st century, but Paolo Sorrentino's visually dazzling tour de force serves more significantly as a sprawling canvas for another stunning performance from Toni Servillo" — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 14, 2013
46% The Book Thief (2013) " The Book Thief goes lighter, maybe too light for more demanding fans of art-house fare. But the film benefits from Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson delivering fine performances. " — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 7, 2013
30% Last Love (2013) " Conventional drama about an ex-pat retired American professor mourning his beloved wife's passing benefits from always watchable star Michael Caine. But widespread web availability and familiar treatment of material...will spell mild box office. " — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 1, 2013
93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " McConaughey's performance should win him a slew of awards (if not the ultimate) and plenty of fans that this down and gritty film might not otherwise attract." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 28, 2013
85% Spinning Plates (2013) " Spinning Plates is rich indeed, but it's Levy's human subjects that are at the film's considerable heart." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2013
55% Capital (2013) " The film may not be as elegant as previous financial procedurals...Maybe the complex plot is the message here, illustrating the opacity that allows these guys to get away with so much." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Captain Phillips functions most as a handsomely, elaborately produced "hardware" movie that satisfies in both its details and the sustained suspense of its action elements. And by having Hanks in the starring role." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 9, 2013
60% GMO OMG (2013) " In this unsatisfying home movie meets documentary hybrid, filmmaker and father Jeremy Seifert seeks to convey the potential danger of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our foods and the need for legislation requiring accurate labeling of such." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 12, 2013
35% Touchy Feely (2013) " Touchy Feely is in a familiar Shelton comfort zone peopled by mellow, relatable types that many viewers will appreciate. But, ultimately, this pre-fab world does not engage. " — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 6, 2013
86% Red Obsession (2013) " This exceptional, visually and informationally rich doc reveals much beyond its ostensible theme." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 6, 2013
31% Adore (2013) " Two lifelong female friends take up with each other's sons, in a movie long on looks and short of substance." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 6, 2013
58% The Frozen Ground (2013) " Impressive debut from New Zealand-born Scott Walker is told with style and panache. Strong performances, fevered pacing and immersive location lensing are big pluses pushing this from "B" pic to A-." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 26, 2013
27% Jobs (2013) " Terrific dramatization of Apple founder Steve Jobs' rise from inspired, art-inclined hippie to corporate mogul and King of Cool delivers "Mac"-nificently and should gratify everyone from die-hard geeks to gawkers curious about entrepreneurial success." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 16, 2013
89% You Will Be My Son (2013) " Legrand pays homage to this talent by packaging him with a fine script, a strong supporting cast and a rich production that make this fraught wine world both thrilling and chilling. " — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2013
73% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " Here, empowered by Danny Strong's smart, encyclopedic screenplay, Daniels tackles both a bigger canvas and cast and manages the challenge with consummate skill." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2013
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