Jay Weissberg

Jay Weissberg

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Labor of Love " Evocative images are meant to make it poetic, yet watching water evaporate in a hot pan really doesn't add much." — Variety
Posted Sep 8, 2014
40% Hungry Hearts " Starts off with a delightful opening but turns increasingly exasperating." — Variety
Posted Sep 8, 2014
100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) " Though shy on background info, the docu offers a fascinating portrait of Iranian artist Bahman Mohassess." — Variety
Posted Aug 6, 2014
90% Closed Curtain (2014) " Less satisfying than his previous pic, yet still a bold, melancholy statement." — Variety
Posted Jul 18, 2014
100% Master of the Universe (2014) " Former investment banker Rainer Voss gets his closeup in Marc Bauder's riveting documentary." — Variety
Posted Jun 6, 2014
83% Dormant Beauty (2014) " Itself the object of political wrangling, Beauty has numerous scenes of enormous power, though removing one unnecessary plot strand would allow deeper probing elsewhere." — Variety
Posted Jun 2, 2014
—— Next Year Jerusalem (2014) " Sure, some of these dames and geezers are fun, and it's heartening to see them pushing themselves for what's likely their last expedition, yet Gaynes forgets that even schmaltz needs salt and pepper." — Variety
Posted Jun 2, 2014
60% The Grand Seduction (2014) " This is middlebrow comedy at its blandest." — Variety
Posted May 27, 2014
100% The Salt of the Earth " Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado." — Variety
Posted May 22, 2014
100% National Gallery (2014) " Turning his camera on works of art and the people who steer the distinguished London complex, the grand old man of hands-off documentaries studies paintings and bears witness to staff meetings, curatorial discussions and gallery talks." — Variety
Posted May 19, 2014
81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " Though formulaic and cartoonish, this feel-good comedy... is the sort of harmless entertainment that fuels inactive evenings in front of the tube and helps pass the time on long flights." — Variety
Posted May 1, 2014
100% Bad Hair (2014) " Mariana Rondon's impressively multilayered drama brings a powerful specificity to the story of a boy and his embittered single mother." — Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2014
95% Gabrielle (2014) " Archambault's handling of Gabrielle and Martin's sexuality is one of the pic's strong suits, presenting their desire with a refreshing, straightforward honesty." — Variety
Posted Apr 14, 2014
—— Helium (2014) " Janga's spare, evocative study of a hoodlum unexpectedly in touch with the natural world offers numerous rewards." — Variety
Posted Mar 18, 2014
—— Jacky In Women's Kingdom " Over-sensitive Islamists will cry ridicule, yet the Syrian-born Sattouf skewers all sexist and absolutist notions." — Variety
Posted Mar 7, 2014
48% Stalingrad (2014) " [Stalingrad] is big, loud and full of explosions. It's also awash in stereotypes, and lacks any characterization more than a millimeter thick." — Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2014
—— Il sud è niente (South Is Nothing) " An intimate, visually striking peek at the destructive nature of the Italian South's stifling Mafia-derived atmosphere of fear." — Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2014
—— Bulg-eun gajog (Red Family) " Juxtaposes mildly overcharged scenes with oddly placed sentimentality and unexpectedly meaningful moments that carry emotional weight." — Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2014
56% Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2014) " An enjoyable if standard bio-docu that gives equal weight to Mercedes Sosa's voice, life and politics." — Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2014
—— The Mice Room (Odet el feran) " Not a portmanteau but a single work with six distinct storylines, all set in Alexandria and sharing only one minor overlap, the film aims to capture the spirit of the city." — Variety
Posted Jan 21, 2014
91% Omar (2014) " All the actors have an easy confidence that's vital for their frequent closeups, underscoring their humanity rather than their function as illustrations of a well-known conflict." — Variety
Posted Jan 16, 2014
56% The Best Offer (2014) " The pic uses the polish of faux-sophistication and the cliched old-man/nubile-woman fantasy to distract viewers from dissecting the plot." — Variety
Posted Jan 2, 2014
93% Child's Pose (2014) " A razor-sharp jibe at Romania's nouveau riche (the type is hardly confined to one country), a class adept at massaging truths and ensuring that the world steps aside when conflict arises." — Variety
Posted Dec 12, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) " Rome in all its splendor and superficiality, artifice and significance, becomes an enormous banquet too rich to digest in one sitting in Paolo Sorrentino's densely packed, often astonishing The Great Beauty." — Variety
Posted Nov 11, 2013
100% The Square (2013) " The Square understands that the Revolution itself is a work in progress, and while its immediacy means it, too, will soon be superseded, it stands as a vigorous, useful account." — Variety
Posted Nov 5, 2013
100% Approved for Adoption (2013) " It's impossible not to be charmed on some level by Jung Henin and Laurent Boileau's Approved for Adoption, though it's best not to ask for too much." — Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2013
47% The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014) " This blood-spattered pseudo-Freudian nonsense is suitable only for the most avid giallo groupies." — Variety
Posted Sep 13, 2013
99% Wadjda (2013) " A winning, handsomely crafted story with a charismatic lead guaranteed to charm international auds." — Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2013
63% Sacro GRA " The idea remains more absorbing than the final product." — Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2013
—— Anija (La nave) Variety
Posted Jul 11, 2013
100% More Than Honey (2013) " Most striking in "Honey" are closeups of the bees in their hives, symbiotically working together in creating their new queen: Imhoof rightfully spends time detailing the extraordinary nature of bee social structure." — Variety
Posted Jun 18, 2013
—— Bombay Talkies Variety
Posted May 30, 2013
—— Ship Of Theseus " Indie Indian cinema has finally come of age on the international fest scene, and no film better demonstrates this than "Ship of Theseus."" — Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2013
50% Penumbra (2012) " There's talent here, but Villanueva, like a young artist still influenced by his elders, needs to find his own style or he'll become a skilled yet unexciting copyist." — Variety
Posted Feb 5, 2013
—— Meanwhile In Mamelodi (2012) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
—— Oma & Bella Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
—— Romanzo di una strage (Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
—— Le Passager (The Passenger) (2005) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
78% Aurora (2011) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
—— April Showers (2009) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
—— Eastern Plays (2009) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
81% De jueves a domingo (Thursday Till Sunday) " Says and conveys more substance with a seemingly casual glance than most action-packed vehicles." — Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
44% Habibi Rasak Kharban (Habibi) (2012) " A low-budget romancer with more heart than style." — Variety
Posted Dec 5, 2012
87% Tabu (2012) " Miguel Gomes begins Tabu in a seemingly ridiculous vein and unexpectedly shifts to something surprisingly enriching and poetic." — Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2012
40% Back to 1942 (2012) " Shifting between individual suffering (performed, not felt) and extended political and business deliberations, the pic displays its budget but not its heart." — Variety
Posted Nov 29, 2012
46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " To claim the dialogue is written to comfort the narratively challenged would be mere quibbling, as the pic's chief pleasure lies in its store of funny lines, which Stallone tosses off with genuine brio." — Variety
Posted Nov 14, 2012
—— El taaib (Le repenti) Variety
Posted Jun 22, 2012
—— Normal! Variety
Posted Jun 16, 2012
—— Inukshuk Variety
Posted Jun 6, 2012
—— Le serment de Tobrouk (The Oath of Tobruk) Variety
Posted Jun 1, 2012
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