Jay Weissberg

Jay Weissberg

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Variety
Total Reviews:
468

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% 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
89% 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
55% 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
95% 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
50% L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears) " 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
50% 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
—— Viudas Variety
Posted May 31, 2012
88% Journal de France " A tribute to a masterful eye, a humanistic heart and a wondrous life, "Journal" is a natural for docu fests and Euro satcasts." — Variety
Posted May 30, 2012
55% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) " The title, signifying "light after darkness," derives from the Latin translation of the Book of Job, an appropriate source given that a considerable amount of the prophet's proverbial patience is required." — Variety
Posted May 24, 2012
—— Peddlers Variety
Posted May 24, 2012
100% White Elephant (2013) Variety
Posted May 24, 2012
—— Elephant White (2011) Variety
Posted May 23, 2012
40% Clandestine Childhood (2013) " The pic has strong moments, but is bogged down by a script that regurgitates standard-issue ideas without finding anything interesting to say." — Variety
Posted May 22, 2012
78% La pirogue (2013) Variety
Posted May 22, 2012
—— God's Horses (2014) Variety
Posted May 22, 2012
94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) " Pacing moves at a great clip but doesn't overwhelm the subject; nothing really could." — Variety
Posted May 18, 2012
23% Baad el Mawkeaa (After the Battle) " Working on multiple levels, helmer Yousry Nasrallah mines popular cinema and artier forms through a seemingly simple story of two worlds, exposing hypocrisies in each." — Variety
Posted May 17, 2012
90% Historias que so existem quando lembradas (Found Memories) (2012) " A pic immersed in the passage of time. " — Variety
Posted May 1, 2012
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