Eleanor Ringel Gillespie

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Film Scouts
Total Reviews:
856
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 856
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B+ 89% Venus (2006) " The ruined beauty of Peter O'Toole permeates every frame of Venus, a movie that exists for almost no other reason than to allow us to worship at the altar of this incomparable actor." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 25, 2007
B- 88% The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Die Hohle des gelben Hundes) (2005) " The movie is very beautiful and also very slow, mostly due to the relatively primitive setting." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 25, 2007
D 29% Smokin' Aces (2007) " It's all a mad, mad, mad, mad whirl of bullets, bloodshed, the occasional breast and agonizingly lame jokes aimed at males who don't get out much." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 25, 2007
C+ 85% Sweet Land (2006) " Sweet and low-key, Sweet Land is a movie that likely will leave you wishing you liked it more." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 18, 2007
A- 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) " While Glenn Close played her Fatal Attraction character's 'I will not be ignored' psycho-obsession out front and out loud, Dench does it as subtext, making it all the more insidious, frightening ... and fascinating." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 11, 2007
B+ 66% Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) " Basically, the movie is soap opera done on a grand opera scale -- more Dynasty than Later Tang Dynasty. The immensity of Zhang's vision is eyepopping. Imagine several football fields worth of shimmering golden chrysanthemums." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 11, 2007
B- 55% Alpha Dog (2007) " Nick Cassavetes' new film, Alpha Dog, has a compelling, ripped-from-the-headlines vibe." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 11, 2007
C 58% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) " Jack the Ripper meets Scent of a Woman in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, an example of why certain books are deemed unfilmable, no matter how talented those involved are." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 4, 2007
B- 66% Miss Potter (2007) " Ultimately, we're won over by Beatrix's story. Hers was, as Richard Griffiths says of Thomas Hardy in The History Boys, 'a saddish life, but not an unappreciated one.' Even more appreciated now, thanks to this honest, unassuming little film." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 4, 2007
B 69% Freedom Writers (2007) " [Swank] makes Erin a very specific person, a woman who risks everything else in her life for these kids, whether it's taking two extra jobs or charming the school superintendent with her wide smile and boundless energy." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 4, 2007
B+ 78% Dreamgirls (2006) " Dreamgirls is like a really fabulous party. The next morning, you don't remember anything special that happened, but you know you had a blast." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 29, 2006
B+ 74% The Painted Veil (2006) " It's a grim, demanding movie, but the acting is marvelous and the scenery breathtaking. If you're looking for a film to match the post-holiday blues, here it is. And it's very good." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 28, 2006
B- 65% The History Boys (2006) " Full of energy, ideas and fine acting." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 21, 2006
B 92% Volver (2006) " A movie with more in its heart than on its mind, Pedro Almodóvar's Volver doesn't approach the brilliance of his recent films Talk to Her and Bad Education." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 21, 2006
B- 33% The Good German (2007) " Soderbergh wants us to see post-War Berlin as, in its way, another Chinatown a la Roman Polanski." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 21, 2006
A- 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) " [Robert De Niro has] made one of the best pictures of the year." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 21, 2006
B 49% We Are Marshall (2006) " Strathairn brings a sense of integrity that makes even the film's most clichéd moments forgivable." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 21, 2006
C+ 16% Eragon (2006) " Even fools for fantasy movies (like me) may find the foolishness of Eragon tough going." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 14, 2006
B- 67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) " While he doesn't stint on the warm 'n' fuzzies, Italian director Gabriele Muccino doesn't mind showing us what sleeping in a homeless shelter or, worse yet, in the men's room at a BART station, looks like." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 14, 2006
B- 62% Blood Diamond (2006) " Edward Zwick has made a fast-moving, well-crafted film that, like most melodramas, is far too predictable, but, unlike most melodramas, somehow doesn't completely embarrass itself." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 7, 2006
F 32% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) " Not a single frame of Fur conveys Arbus's distinctive vision ..." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 30, 2006
B- 75% Happy Feet (2006) " Happy Feet is colorful, energetic, fast-moving, visually eyepopping and slightly soulless." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 16, 2006
A- 95% Casino Royale (2006) " Die-hard fans may miss Q and Miss Moneypenny or the boys-and-their-toys gadgets or even the smirky tone. But in their stead is a riveting picture that, for all its globetrotting glamour and eyepopping action, demands we take this new Bond seriously." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 16, 2006
C- 25% A Good Year (2006) " This seemingly unassailable trifecta of director, actor and setting is as stale as a week-old baguette." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 9, 2006
C 69% Babel (2006) " Good intentions don't always make good movies. And this one simply wasn't worth their effort." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 9, 2006
B 72% Flushed Away (2006) " Has more invention and laughs in its first 15 minutes than in Cars and Monster House put together." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 2, 2006
B 37% Death of a President (2006) " (Director Gabriel) Range does a pretty good and sometimes very good job of laying out a disturbing narrative that's certain to provoke a lot of after-the-movie discussion." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 26, 2006
D+ 31% Running With Scissors (2006) " A blunt-edged, disappointing adaptation of Augusten Burroughs' best-selling (albeit embellished) memoir about growing up among mad people in the 1970s." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 26, 2006
B 97% The Queen (2006) " That's Mirren's magic: She makes us care, no matter how shallow our curtsies." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 26, 2006
C 75% Catch a Fire (2006) " The movie is poorly made -- both too simple and too opaque." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 26, 2006
C+ 54% Flicka (2006) " Not to beat, well, a dead horse, but, despite its lovely scenery, likable cast and pro-mustang message, this Flicka seems superfluous and manipulative." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 19, 2006
B 55% Marie Antoinette (2006) " The prettiest movie of the year so far, Marie Antoinette is also one of the most thrillingly original." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 19, 2006
C+ 73% Infamous (2006) " Once he gets to the Midwest, the movie's arch tone becomes tiresome and, more importantly, out of place." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 12, 2006
B+ 87% The Last King of Scotland (2006) " This is the sort of movie worth seeing for the performances alone." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 12, 2006
B 80% Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006) " Relatively speaking, minor Yimou, yet it retains that extraordinary cinematic sensibility and superbly observed humanity that characterizes all his work." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 12, 2006
C 21% Man of the Year (2006) " The new Robin Williams comedy Man of the Year is the sort of thing you almost feel sorry for." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 12, 2006
B+ 92% The Departed (2006) " Dazzlingly done, with a welcome gloss of comic panache, it's the sort of thing Scorsese does better than any other major director in Hollywood." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 5, 2006
B- 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) " An exceedingly fanciful film that's both more provocative and less successful than the Carrey piece." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 28, 2006
C 25% School for Scoundrels (2006) " Phillips' theory of comedy mainly consists of: When in doubt, make someone strip down to his underwear." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 28, 2006
A- 97% L'Armée des ombres (Army in the Shadows) (1969) " This memorable movie movingly pays tribute to those who chose not to remain silent, to those ordinary men and women who chose to do extraordinary things... from the shadows." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
B- 57% Confetti (2006) " Confetti has an innate sweetness -- especially when it comes to Archibald and Gregory, the most endearing of all the twosomes." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
F 11% All The King's Men (2006) " It's appalling. Mostly because Penn is appalling." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
C+ 46% The Last Kiss (2006) " What probably seemed natural and even amusing in the original comes off here like Barry Levinson's Diner done wrong." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 14, 2006
D 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) " As the plot becomes more convoluted, the tone more overripe and the performances heedlessly over-the-top, the picture digs its own film noir grave -- all look and no substance." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 14, 2006
B- 43% Reinas (Queens) (2006) " We may be deep in Telemundo territory, but that doesn't diminish the glow-in-the-dark charisma of these impressive ladies." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 7, 2006
C- 5% Broken Bridges (2006) " Broken Bridges feels scrapped-together, like something that might have premiered on the old Turner South network." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 7, 2006
B 76% Factotum (2006) " At times, the picture recalls Jim Jarmusch at his very best, with all the self-indulgent parts cut out." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B 98% The War Tapes (2006) " A remarkable film, a you-are-there document that allows us to worry about the soldier who's risking his life even as we ponder the rights and wrongs of this military engagement." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B+ 93% Lassie (2006) " Here's what a classic family film should be -- intelligent without being smart-alecky, heart-warming without being smarmy and exciting without relying entirely on CGI." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B 75% Gabrielle (2006) " Explosive and intense, melancholy yet sometimes mordantly funny, Gabrielle is the sort of picture that takes no prisoners. And offers no definitive answers." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 24, 2006
B 74% The Illusionist (2006) " The Illusionist has several tricks up its sleeve, not the least of which is Edward Norton's impeccable performance as a master magician in turn-of-the-century Vienna." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 24, 2006
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