Elbert Ventura

Elbert Ventura

Agrees with the Tomatometer 93% of the time.

Publications:
Flak Magazine , PopMatters , Reverse Shot , Slate
Total Reviews:
32

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Showing 1 - 32 of 32
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
85% Meek's Cutoff (2011) " It is an American independent in the true sense of the word, and it may well be the best homegrown movie we'll see this year." — Slate
Posted Apr 7, 2011
81% Taxidermia (2006) Reverse Shot
Posted Aug 14, 2009
99% La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) (1967) Flak Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2004
90% Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003) " Meirelles plays to the crowd, plays everything for effect, which wouldn't necessarily be a problem if the subject didn't deserve greater intellectual seriousness." — PopMatters
Posted Jan 6, 2004
94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) " Finding a delicate balance between dystopia and nostalgia, this diaphanous, baroque vision isn't just a disarming trifle: it's genuinely transporting." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 5, 2003
92% School of Rock (2003) " A welcome reminder that studio comedies need not be shoddy, dumbed down, vulgar, and impersonal." — PopMatters
Posted Nov 1, 2003
78% Carnage (2002) PopMatters
Posted Oct 24, 2003
89% In This World (2003) " The film fits neatly into Winterbottom's eclectic canon." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 17, 2003
96% Raising Victor Vargas (2003) PopMatters
Posted Aug 30, 2003
96% Little Big Man (1970) " This outraged reconfiguration of an all-American genre may be set in the Wild West, but it's also very much a bulletin of its time." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 30, 2003
85% The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003) PopMatters
Posted Aug 15, 2003
63% Camp (2003) PopMatters
Posted Aug 8, 2003
87% Ten (2003) PopMatters
Posted May 23, 2003
87% Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2003) " Far from gimmicky, it's as personal and unreserved as filmmaking gets." — PopMatters
Posted May 16, 2003
91% The Awful Truth (1937) " As pleasurable as anything a Hollywood studio and the star system ever produced." — PopMatters
Posted Apr 4, 2003
81% Yadon Ilaheyya (Divine Intervention) (Chronicle of Love and Pain) (2003) PopMatters
Posted Feb 21, 2003
81% Tully (2002) PopMatters
Posted Feb 7, 2003
88% The Son (2003) PopMatters
Posted Jan 18, 2003
27% Analyze That (2002) PopMatters
Posted Dec 6, 2002
100% Two Friends (1996) PopMatters
Posted Nov 3, 2002
68% The Grey Zone (2002) PopMatters
Posted Nov 2, 2002
77% Quitting (2002) PopMatters
Posted Oct 27, 2002
95% The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002) " A fast-moving, fluidly told tale, Eugene Jarecki's documentary certainly will likely inflame Kissinger's ardent cronies. And yet, as one-sided as its story is, the movie also manages a measured disposition." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 11, 2002
88% Vanya on 42nd Street (1995) " It's more than a worthy capper to Malle's brilliant career." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 4, 2002
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) (2002) " Drop-dead pretty and confidently assembled, it's a shameless, extravagant charmer -- at first. As the movie goes on, it goes deeper, too, until the bleak melancholia that lurks beneath the surface violently breaks through." — PopMatters
Posted Sep 20, 2002
71% Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (Bowie '73 with the Spiders from Mars) (1973) PopMatters
Posted Sep 9, 2002
61% Les Destinées (2002) " Death awaits us all, but Assayas, with a humanist's generosity, offers his characters the greatest gift art can give: immortality." — PopMatters
Posted Sep 9, 2002
82% Secret Ballot (2002) PopMatters
Posted Sep 9, 2002
96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001) " Paced like a Chabrol film and just as riveting." — PopMatters
Posted Sep 9, 2002
88% I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - A Film About Wilco (2002) " The movie may suffer from creative anemia, but it has sense enough of its raison d'être, and the performance sequences carry the day." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 23, 2002
90% Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2002) PopMatters
Posted Jun 21, 2002
92% Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) " Peralta's product may have the whiff of sell-out, but you may find that you're too busy buying it to care." — PopMatters
Posted May 11, 2002
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