Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Las Vegas Mercury , New York Times , NPR , Reverse Shot
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1165

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
44% The Possession of Michael King (2014) " Dim in wits and lighting, "The Possession of Michael King" strains our eyes, spits on our intelligence and saps our generosity of spirit." — New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
86% Kink (2014) " The director, Christina Voros, adopts an educational approach that embraces the pleasure within the pain." — New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
41% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Punishingly stylized, this marriage of comic-book panels and hard-boiled dialogue has a heaviness that can't be explained solely by its cynicism or lack of wit. It's a blunt instrument whose visual shadings far surpass the kill-or-be-killed storytelling." — New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
56% Winter In The Blood (2014) " The journey from page to screen may have battered Mr. Welch's novel, but its lamenting heart beats loud and clear." — New York Times
Posted Aug 20, 2014
50% Coldwater (2014) " A punishing, predictable drama that's almost rescued by strong acting and good intentions." — New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
43% Life After Beth (2014) " Seasoned actors are left to yell pointlessly at one another, while Beth and the zombie angle slowly decompose." — New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) " "Dinosaur 13" may not be the best documentary, but as a scientific soap opera, it's a doozy." — New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
86% We Are Mari Pepa (2014) " For all its enthusiastic vulgarity and truly terrible punk rock, "We Are Mari Pepa" is a gently endearing portrait of four amiable Mexican teenagers feeling their way toward adulthood." — New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
71% What If (2014) " A balloon of cuteness that makes you yearn for a pin, "What If" is Saturday night comfort food for those who need to believe that even the most curdled among us can find a mate." — New York Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
—— What Now? Remind Me (2014) " An extraordinary, almost indescribably personal reflection on life, love, suffering and impermanence." — New York Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
60% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) " James Cameron upstages the ocean in "Deepsea Challenge 3D," a shallow vanity project that invites us to join him in marveling at his own daring." — New York Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
67% The Almost Man (2014) " "The Almost Man" may be slight, but how many films can pack equal amounts of emotional nuance and inappropriately sprayed urine into just 75 minutes?" — New York Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
47% War Story (2014) " It's all quite trying, like watching a depressed duck paddle around a muddy pond." — New York Times
Posted Jul 29, 2014
40% Beneath (2014) " A below-ground but slightly above average horror movie ..." — New York Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
73% A Letter to Momo (2014) " As Momo conquers her fears, averts a tragedy and finally sees the beauty of her surroundings, the movie grabs your heart with the softest of hands." — New York Times
Posted Jul 22, 2014
18% Video Games: The Movie (2014) " Unfocused and repetitive, this feature-length commercial by Jeremy Snead uses a muddled timeline and bargain basement graphics to produce a horn-tooting, "Aren't games awesome?" tone." — New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
63% A Five Star Life (2014) " Narratively and emotionally, this weirdly becalmed trifle by Maria Sole Tognazzi ends up almost exactly where it started." — New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
40% Aftermath (2014) " Essentially, we're watching dead people refuse to lie down, yet the acting isn't terrible, and Scott Winig's photography is satisfyingly bleak and grimy." — New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
83% The Empty Hours (2014) " This second feature by the Mexican director Aarón Fernández is a delight." — New York Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
80% As It Is In Heaven (2014) " This low-budget debut by Joshua Overbay cooks a surprising amount of tension from the barest minimum of ingredients." — New York Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
54% Road to Paloma (2014) " None of this is riveting, but the film's loose naturalism and strong acting - Chris Browning, as a liaison between the F.B.I. and the reservation, is especially enjoyable - are slyly seductive." — New York Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
43% Honour (2014) " Mr. Khan displays a strong visual sense that makes pivotal scenes pop." — New York Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
96% Wrinkles (2014) " Unfolding in simple yet wonderfully expressive hand-drawn frames, the film's unsparingly observant plot depicts the slide into senility with empathy and imagination." — New York Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
70% Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014) " Pitting good against evil with striking intelligence and a near-operatic commitment to extreme suffering, Ms. Gebbe neither mocks nor celebrates Tore's love for his God." — New York Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
—— Han Gong-ju " Avoiding intimacy with something close to terror, Gong-ju idles on the fringes of events as though reluctant to take up space. She knows that invisibility is probably her only friend." — New York Times
Posted Jun 30, 2014
22% Radio Free Albemuth (2014) " A quaint labor of love blinkered by fidelity to an outdated text." — New York Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
91% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) " A devastating meditation on what can happen when a prescient thinker challenges corporate interests and the power of the state." — New York Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
97% CODE BLACK (2014) " A vigorous companion piece to Peter Nicks's revealing 2012 documentary, "The Waiting Room," "Code Black" (the title describes the emergency room's saturation point) is a keening cri de coeur." — New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
83% Northern Light (2014) " A sneakily compelling, endlessly patient observation of three working-class families in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan." — New York Times
Posted Jun 15, 2014
48% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " Shot with a camera as excited as a squirrel-chasing dog, "Cheerleaders" has a girls-gone-wild energy and a twisted sense of humor." — New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
93% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) " A slow-motion explosion of anti-authoritarian rage." — New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
60% Hellion (2014) " The whole film seems to be running in place." — New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
—— Nan Goldin: I Remember Your Face " Charmingly slight and casually confessional, this fond, fly-on-the-wall portrait by Sabine Lidl tags along with Ms. Goldin on a sentimental journey from Paris to Berlin, where longtime friends and lovers wait to supplement her candid reminiscences." — New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
—— Where is Where? " Anyone looking for some idiosyncratic, visually stimulating entertainment this week could do worse than Where Is Where?" — New York Times
Posted Jun 6, 2014
89% Willow Creek (2014) " Mr. Goldthwait gives us lovely, buttery daylight scenes, nicely relaxed leads and dialogue that pays attention to fluctuating gender dynamics." — New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
54% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " This gentle comedy, while entirely unmemorable, releases a genuine warmth that deflects harsh judgment." — New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
48% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) " Mick has been reimagined as a chortling, xenophobic butcher who enjoys a singalong of "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" and dismembers his victims with the help of Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces."" — New York Times
Posted May 15, 2014
27% Farmland (2014) " A film that plays more like a feature-length advertisement than like a documentary. You keep expecting the camera to zoom in on a packet of bacon or a box of cereal." — New York Times
Posted May 8, 2014
73% Breastmilk (2014) " Variously confronting sexual and financial worries, lack of maternity leave and performance anxiety, the women transform a seemingly simple act of mothering into a complex diary of daily challenges." — New York Times
Posted May 6, 2014
—— Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film (2014) " There are no dredged-up traumas or midnight confessions. Just a tantalizing glimpse of a determinedly outsider talent." — New York Times
Posted May 1, 2014
60% Unclaimed (2014) " The film's many dangling threads... are obscured by a crescendo of sentiment that's hard to resist." — New York Times
Posted May 1, 2014
38% The M Word (2014) " As cavalier with structure as ever, Mr. Jaglom surrounds himself with familiars who embrace his cheery, disorderly style. (His films feel like gatherings of old friends because they are.)" — New York Times
Posted Apr 29, 2014
86% Desert Riders (2014) " Amid a cacophony of accusations and justifications, it's the children's broken limbs, ladderlike scars and disfigured, emaciated bodies that paradoxically hold the film together." — New York Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
100% Ape (2014) " A biting, sometimes droll look at the allure of humiliation, "Ape" appears simple, but its underlying machinery is joltingly clever." — New York Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
84% Last Passenger (2014) " Mr. Nooshin stirs a mystery that's light on special effects and bravely uncomplicated." — New York Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Mocking vigilante violence while slapping it on in gorgeous splatters, "Blue Ruin" is little more than an archipelago of attacks and retaliations that pay off only in blood spilled and vendetta advanced." — New York Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
57% Proxy (2014) " When almost everyone on screen is nursing a pathology, interest in their fates is far from guaranteed." — New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
59% 13 Sins (2014) " An empty, efficient thriller that leaves you as cold as most of its characters." — New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
91% The Final Member (2014) " A little slow and a whole heap surreal, "The Final Member" documents the search for that last specimen with a twinkle in its eye and warmth in its tone." — New York Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " Preachy and pretty, "Heaven" is a classy-looking product with a vanilla flavor and a pastel palette." — New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2014
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