Doris Toumarkine

Doris Toumarkine

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International , Hollywood Reporter , Hollywood.com
Total Reviews:
722

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
88% 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
55% 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
77% 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
79% 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
21% 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
63% 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
49% 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
36% 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
94% 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
57% 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
90% 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
59% 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
72% 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
41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " For kids, Percy and pals are good company and the special effects are often fresh and eye-popping. There are further benefits for the few older fans on hand who love mythology. " — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2013
92% In a World... (2013) " In a World... is mild entertainment that provides a credible look inside the trailer voice world and its actor populace that makes do on the fringe of Hollywood and the big time. " — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 6, 2013
54% Lovelace (2013) " Perfectly cast, acutely rendered drama based on the true story of accidental porn sensation Linda Lovelace and her abusive manager/husband delivers big-time as it captures recognizable characters from the seedy '70s." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 6, 2013
23% The Canyons (2013) " All performances register high, including Lohan and her husky voice, but Deen, even inhabiting a must-hate character, truly impresses as an actor who "gets" the craft and its nuances." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 1, 2013
40% First Comes Love (2013) " But the family drama that simmers beneath is really what intrigues: the questionable quality of her parents' marriage and the disturbing truths that hint at her father's harsh, unloving behavior towards her. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2013
68% Terraferma (2013) " Also a poignant consideration of traditional ways and so-called "progress" touted to improve things, Terraferma is a nostalgic type of high-quality foreign drama that, in the old days, would have "stuck" on screens or become classic in some sense." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2013
91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " Once again, Allen corrals an impeccable cast and often delicious scenery to ease this uneven journey for filmgoers. Loyal Allen fans, also lured by the plot's Madoff angle, will be onboard. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 23, 2013
80% Crystal Fairy (2013) " Very sloppy drama about a young American drug tourist in Chile determined to find a mescaline-rich cactus in the country's remote north offers nothing beyond beach and desert scenery and plenty of totally gratuitous Gaby Hoffmann nudity." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 12, 2013
93% The Hunt (2013) " The Hunt is beautifully shot and performed. But gritty, immersive Dogme it is not. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 11, 2013
77% Somm (2013) " Four wine-obsessed guys prepare for the grueling Master Sommelier Exam in this highly entertaining doc, which gives a taste not just of that grape profession, but also of male bonding and the obsessive drive for perfection and success." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 21, 2013
89% Hannah Arendt (2013) " Veteran German director Margarethe von Trotta has perhaps her strongest film to date with Hannah Arendt, yet another of her works about historically important women. Also notable is the superb cast led by Barbara Sukowa." — Film Journal International
Posted May 31, 2013
88% Fill the Void (2013) " Israel's official submission for Oscar's 2012 Best Foreign Language Film is a stunning melodrama centered on an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and prospects for a tragedy-fueled arranged marriage between a teen and older man. " — Film Journal International
Posted May 22, 2013
67% State 194 (2013) " State 194 delivers hope, frustration and more evidence that politics should not be left just to politicians." — Film Journal International
Posted May 17, 2013
48% Black Rock (2013) " Nifty little genre gem with its share of surprises has three damsel campers in distress on an isolated island they didn't know they'd be sharing with three hunters back from overseas battle and with too much fight left in them." — Film Journal International
Posted May 16, 2013
70% Greetings From Tim Buckley (2013) " Music-filled drama amounts to several promises unfulfilled except for some solid performances and a terrific soundtrack of Buckley songs, both actual and skillfully recreated." — Film Journal International
Posted May 3, 2013
87% What Maisie Knew (2013) " Directing partners Scott McGehee and David Siegel go more mainstream and downstream with this modern-day, loose riff on Henry James' late-19th-century novel." — Film Journal International
Posted May 3, 2013
63% Unmade In China (2013) " Ugly Americans and not so pretty Chinese dominate this cheesy doc about a cheesy group of L.A. filmmakers trying to make a cheesy film in China with Chinese backing." — Film Journal International
Posted May 2, 2013
54% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) " Dense, ambitious, consistently interesting but sometimes murky cross-cultural, cross-continental exploration of the roots of extremism, prejudice and revenge. " — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 24, 2013
89% In the House (2013) " Delicious, intriguing and addictive exposé of the creative-writing process and middle-class dysfunction. Wry humor and mystery also bring alive what might be acclaimed filmmaker François Ozon's most accomplished and unpredictable work to date." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 16, 2013
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