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Elise Nakhnikian

Elise Nakhnikian

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Elise Nakhnikian's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Applesauce "Applesauce mixes genres (here, a revenge fantasy meets a relationship drama) to create a brightly amusing catalogue of stupid human tricks that doesn't fit neatly into any niche. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2015
89% Frame by Frame (2015) "It's so easy to take images for granted in our media-saturated, selfie-happy culture, but that's a luxury the subjects of Frame by Frame can't indulge in. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2015
1.5/4 42% The 33 (2015) "The film doles out a shock or hits a (usually hollow) emotional note every few minutes with mechanical precision. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 10, 2015
3/4 100% Jag är Ingrid (Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words) (2015) "It highlights the potent dichotomies that, combined with Bergman's relatively unmediated beauty, made the actress luminescent both on and off screen. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2015
3/4 93% Sand Dollars (Dolares de Arena) (2015) "It respects and plumbs the feelings of all three main characters while surfacing the economic, ethnic, cultural, and gender power imbalances in their relationships. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2015
1/4 27% Burnt (2015) "Everything in this by-the-numbers script signals that our hero must transform himself into the head of a loving and fully functional family. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/4 72% Suffragette (2015) "The film's episodes and attitudes register with searing immediacy while feeling true to their time period. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Less a character study than an impressionistic portrait of a troubled artist's internal chaos, it supplies just enough Miles Davis to leave us jonesing for more. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/4 96% Room (2015) "The film, never sensational or saccharine, is a tough but tender tribute to the creative power of maternal love. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 11, 2015
2.5/4 99% Brooklyn (2015) "The allure of the road not taken and the power of Saoirse Ronan's performance exert a powerful pull. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 92% Dukhtar (2015) "Writer-director Afia Nathaniel's Dukhtar is an unsentimental tribute to the transformative power of maternal love. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2015
3/4 100% black-ish: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The series is funny, endearing, and studded with little truths about family life and race relations. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2015
3/4 90% Gotham: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "A faithful yet imaginative comic-book adaptation with the good sense not to take itself too seriously. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 96% The Wonders (2015) "Like a rural Fellini, Rohrwacher mixes the mundane with the absurd to create a sometimes fabulous tale that always feels palpably real. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2015
3/4 84% Meet The Patels (2015) "In this picaresque documentary, the lightly comic musings of a likeable, somewhat nerdy Indian-American actor go surprisingly deep. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 7, 2015
1.5/4 85% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "The film focuses on Nathan's emotions and backstage dramas in ways that generally feel forced or inauthentic. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 7, 2015
2/4 78% The Falling (2015) "The film all leads to a melodramatic climax that wraps up the main character's explosive acting out in a too-neat package. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 23, 2015
3.5/4 44% American Ultra (2015) "A Bourne movie turned just askew enough to be funny, American Ultra trains a bemused eye on a trope ripe for a ribbing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2015
3/4 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "It has generous lashings of Aardman Animations' trademark warmth, visual inventiveness, and satisfying Claymation tactility. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2015
.5/4 42% Staten Island Summer "Breaking the laws of human nature is an ancient comic convention, but it only works when it leads to a laugh. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 27, 2015
3/4 100% Stray Dog (2015) "Ron "Stray Dog" Hall proves to be a welcome antidote to stereotypes about burly, bearded red-state RV dwellers. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2/4 81% Batkid Begins (2015) "Any hope of meaningful reflection or insight is doused by a steady drip of often redundant and banal observations. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2015
1.5/4 17% Wild Horses (2015) "Robert Duvall's evident admiration for his wife are typical of this film, in which so much seems touchingly sincere but clumsily expressed. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3/4 94% The Farewell Party (2015) "A neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 18, 2015
2.5/4 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Highly polished yet never quite slick, it devolves now and then into cartoonish cutesiness with its broadly drawn minor characters. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 11, 2015
No Score Yet The Driftless Area "A self-consciously quirky, slightly otherworldly tale whose eagerness to win audiences over with whimsy only succeeds at keeping us at arm's length. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2015
100% Meadowland (2015) "The film is a credible and sensitive portrayal of crippling grief. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2015
No Score Yet The Wannabe (2015) "Thomas and Rose ricochet from one boneheaded, depressing escapade to another, and by the end you may start to feel as eager as the mobsters they're tormenting to get rid already of these babbos. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2015
59% The Cut (2015) "The film is suffused with feeling and studded with memorable moments, but it sometimes feels frustratingly overlong or episodic. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2015
81% Man Up (2015) "This strenuous romantic comedy has the sweaty desperation of a slack sitcom. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2015
82% The Overnight (2015) "An unsettling uncertainty gives emotional texture and depth to what could have been just another wish-fulfillment fantasy for frustrated thirtysomethings. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2015
3/4 94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "The cumulative effect is cheerily life-affirming, a bracing infusion of macaque-style joie de vivre. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2015
92% The Goob "A wordless montage of the Goob's night-long first date with one of the migrant pickers who harvest the crops is transcendent. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2015
82% Results (2015) "A neatly structured story with a thoroughly satisfying happy ending, yet it feels unpredictable and full of possibility. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2015
93% Spy (2015) "The girl-power angle is enough of a twist to make the spy spoof feel newish. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2015
2.5/4 78% Danny Collins (2015) "The chemistry between Pacino and his cast mates gives this lightly amusing contrivance surprising emotional resonance. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2015
49% Manglehorn (2015) "Mangelhorn is too talky by half, especially when two or even three scenes are superimposed on one another, their soundtracks running simultaneously to create a largely incomprehensible wall of sound. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2015
3.5/4 94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "True to its title, Marielle Heller's adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner's semi-autobiographical novel has the loosely structured, unfiltered feel of a young person's diary. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2015
3.5/4 85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "An issues documentary that scores its points through a seductive combination of clearly stated arguments and pithy humor. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2015
2.5/4 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Like its predecessor, the film is a charming example of what great actors can do with mediocre material. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2015
No Score Yet La voz en off "The film has a tamped-down tastefulness that makes it feel a bit sedated. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3.5/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "The courtroom's cramped, near-featureless air of bureaucratic stagnation becomes oppressive even for the audience, making it easy to identify with Viviane's growing hunger for freedom. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2015
1/4 12% Seventh Son (2015) "As is often the case in films like this, Seventh Son is at its weakest when it tries to leaven its brink-of-disaster gravity with a little nerdy humor. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2015
2/4 49% Cake (2015) "Cake is a study of grief that drowns in a cold bath of grim self-pity. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2015
80% Play (2011) "It concerns how our compulsion to construct and comply with an acceptable public face can make us act against our own instincts and self-interest. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2015
80% Involuntary (De Ofrivilliga) (2008) "It concerns how our compulsion to construct and comply with an acceptable public face can make us act against our own instincts and self-interest. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2015
.5/4 9% Taken 3 (2015) "Empowerment porn for those who long for the Cold War's clarity of purpose and American dominance in this murky age of terror. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 75% Episodes (US): Season 4 (TV, 2015) "Episodes is staged more like a drama than a standard sitcom, but its deft dissection of American network TV makes it one of the funniest shows on television. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2015
2/4 6% The Color of Time (2014) "If The Tree of Life was a contemplation of the universal mysteries and verities of life, The Color of Time is an hour spent scrolling through a stranger's family album. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2014
2.5/4 90% The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014) "The documentary is hesitant to show the great work that resulted from Hayao Miyazaki's "grand hobby," never including clips from the classics referred to throughout. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 24, 2014
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