Doris Toumarkine

Doris Toumarkine

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International , Hollywood Reporter , Hollywood.com
Total Reviews:
734

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 734
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
88% 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
55% The Company You Keep (2013) " Excellent, well-paced drama boasting Robert Redford as director and lead. Terrific cast and writing fortify this cat-and-mouse chase through a web of revelations." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 4, 2013
69% Renoir (2013) " As gorgeous as it is leisurely and contemplative, this appropriately magnificent and impressionistic portrait of the elderly Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1915 will delight art-house fans." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 28, 2013
94% Blancanieves (2013) " Often amusing silent black-and-white take on the classic "Snow White" tale impresses not much beyond being another visually impactful homage to period silents." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 28, 2013
91% The Sapphires (2013) " This familiar but supremely well-told and produced tale of the unlikely rise of an Aboriginal female pop group in the Vietnam War-era is feel-good entertainment at its best. Performances, solid script and great music all hit the high notes." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 22, 2013
43% The Call (2013) " Terrific craftsmanship and plenty of scares infuse this above-par programmer. Does the job for both general and more demanding audiences looking for some chills." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 15, 2013
81% I Killed My Mother (2013) " Wonderful performances, poignant story, light tone and nifty visuals add up to a smart art-house package. Should hold appeal well beyond the gay crowd." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 14, 2013
83% Genius On Hold (2013) " A provocative side trip into Americana, as fascinating as it is tendentious." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2013
94% Lore (2013) " Brilliant, harrowing period drama about a German teen and her younger siblings struggling to survive after their parents are arrested by the Allies." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 7, 2013
19% Girls Against Boys (2013) " Nasty, stylish take on a gaggle of attractive, young, romance-seeking Manhattanites behaving from bad to grotesquely worse is often shamefully appealing in spite of its giant Bronx cheer to logic and reality." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 4, 2013
28% Broken City (2013) " Broad, splashy pieces of easily digestible narrative, visual and character components, but at least they provide an easy ride into a cheesy, lazily imagined New York political scandal. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 18, 2013
69% A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2013) " Yet another impressive dramatic take on the endless Middle East impasse and attendant violence." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 4, 2013
81% The Impossible (2012) " Spectacular and emotionally riveting re-creation of one family's nightmarish ordeal while vacationing in Thailand during the historic 2004 tsunami is the kind of classy disaster pic that should attract broad audiences." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 17, 2012
93% Amour (2012) " art-house fans who do venture forth into the grim but incredibly poignant Amour will be richly rewarded." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 14, 2012
82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " Prospects for a drama about the relationship between a homeless fighter and legless woman seem dim indeed, but Jacques Audiard shows he can turn seemingly impossible material into full-blown entertainment. Critics and the usual audiences should respond." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 21, 2012
81% Hitler's Children (2012) " As fascinating as it is provocative about aspects of evil, guilt, denial, heredity and repentance, this Israeli/German co-production offers much to think about." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 16, 2012
87% The Law In These Parts (2012) " A must-see documentary about the questionable laws, enforcement and justice at work in Israel's occupied zones, where an apparent double standard are imposed on the densely packed Palestinian occupants." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 15, 2012
100% Burn (2012) " Burn is not just a celebration of these wonderful, involving fighters of fires and so much more that threatens survival. It is also a tribute to the decent working class and firefighters everywhere who impact so many lives. " — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 9, 2012
96% Chasing Ice (2012) " Concerned citizens who also value glossy, high-end, high-minded docs will feel rewarded, if not a bit more frustrated by an epidemic of denial fueled by voices from the right." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 9, 2012
89% A Royal Affair (2012) " Beautifully acted and lush look at a real-life court threesome in Denmark at the end of the 18th century indeed pleases." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 9, 2012
78% Flight (2012) " One of the strongest adult dramas to come out of Hollywood in a long time." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2012
95% Sister (2012) " This assured look at a renegade young brother/trashy older sister duo in a dreary apartment complex on a barren Swiss valley plain dominated by a posh ski resort above underscores the divide between the "have-nots" and the vacationing "haves."" — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2012
88% The Big Picture (2012) " Sprawling crime drama about a high-achieving young Parisian lawyer forced to dump a seemingly picture-perfect life and go on the run is a suspenseful journey with emotional detours." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2012
33% Won't Back Down (2012) " Well-done, well-meaning but predictable, by-the-familiar-numbers drama about two working single mothers who go activist to buck the public-school bureaucracy and create a better learning institution for their own and other urban kids." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 28, 2012
22% Three Stars (2012) " Less a luxurious cinematic meal than a generous spread of snippets and tidbits, this feast for foodies features ten mostly European-based Michelin-awarded chefs. " — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2012
85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " Nice youth pic about an early-'90s high-school freshman misfit benefits from an avalanche of period rock hits and pleasing performances." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2012
33% Snowman's Land (2012) " Fun, often droll crime thriller about a grungy slob of a hit man given an assignment in the remote, snowy Carpathian Mountains provides a nifty ride for both more demanding audiences and the usual suspects looking for raunchiness." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 14, 2012
87% Arbitrage (2012) " Juicy, smart, engrossing financial thriller boasts assets aplenty in its portfolio." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 14, 2012
66% The Good Doctor (2012) " Suspense is anemic in this dark hospital drama about a resident getting too intensive in his care for an attractive patient." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 30, 2012
94% Side by Side (2012) " Must-see documentary teeming with commentary largely from digital-savvy top industry players follows theatrical film's journey from celluloid origins to late 20th-century digital innovations through to the triumphant digital changeover in progress." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 30, 2012
53% Little Birds (2012) " Coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical drama has flashes of adventure and danger, but too much 'So what?'." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 30, 2012
88% Somewhere Between (2012) " Exceptionally well-made and emotionally riveting documentary...A celebration of the very best in human nature and a trove of delightful, thrilling and even suspenseful moments." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 24, 2012
41% Little White Lies (2012) " Handsome package and French spin on the Big Chill concept that convenes a group of friends back to their regular summer vacation spot on a sunny coast visually diverts, but audiences may wish for better company." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 23, 2012
33% Death by China (2012) " Angry, fatally biased but watchable documentary ranting at China for its transgressions and damage done to the U.S. economy cries out for second opinions from other corners besides those damning." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 20, 2012
55% Beloved (2012) " This second-rate Jacques Demy homage crisscrosses multiple continents, nationalities, generations, decades and some key historic events in a helter-skelter romantic musical as odd as it is confusing and corny." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 20, 2012
70% Dreams of a Life (2012) " Disappointing documentary-fiction hybrid on the true story of a woman found dead and alone in an apartment three years after her demise. A pile-up of unanswered questions and unidentified witnesses frustrates more than it intrigues." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 6, 2012
70% Sushi: The Global Catch (2012) " Engaging, informative and mercifully non-frantic documentary about the exploding global appetite for sushi and how such popularity threatens coveted blue fin tuna and the ocean's ecosystem. " — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 2, 2012
97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) " Terrific documentary about the recent headline-grabbing dissident Chinese artist-activist is a provocative portrait of an amusing, even self-deprecating man of wry smiles, much wisdom and not a little mischief." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 26, 2012
85% Easy Money (2012) " Slick crime thriller, with detours into personal dramas, about an aspiring Swedish Master of the Universe whose greed drives him into the bloody thick of a cocaine drug war between international traffickers. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 10, 2012
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