Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
72% Felix & Meira (2015) "This tenderly observed love story (by the director, Maxime Giroux) isn't about religion - or its lack - but about the attraction of difference and the undeniable need to feel alive. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
No Score Yet In The Courtyard (2015) "Falling back repeatedly on in-your-face symbolism - especially with regard to the specter of decline - Mr. Salvadori seems content to idle in neutral. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
62% The Harvest "There may be little to give you the collywobbles, but there's quite a lot to enjoy, with Ms. Morton heading the list. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
89% Manos Sucias "The light is menacing, the mood watchful and the action scenes have a crude, desperate energy that gets the job done. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
57% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) "Onah - whose movie began life as his thesis project at New York University - seems more keen on showing how the tensions of immigration and gentrification have shaped the Lower East Side than on fashioning a credible thriller. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
78% 52 Tuesdays (2015) "A frustratingly fragmented yet warmly intimate portrait of an evolving bond that frays but doesn't sever. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
22% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) "A movie singularly lacking in rock-doc unpredictability and verve. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2015
No Score Yet Please Be Normal (2015) "A tiny, piercing study of dawning desperation that's all the more remarkable for being virtually silent. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
40% Allure (2015) "These drifting, unresolved stories may lack dramatic punch, but Mr. Nikolic, who teaches film at the New School, draws lovely performances from his cosmopolitan cast and oodles of atmosphere from a spare piano-and-strings soundtrack. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2015
44% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate "The swings from goofy to gory and jokey to tragic cancel one another out, and Mr. Diliberto's near-constant voice-over is irksome. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
97% An Honest Liar (2015) "Documenting a lifetime spent gulling audiences and pursuing con men, the directors Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom have produced a jaunty, jovial portrait with a surprising sting in its tail. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
29% Out Of The Dark (2015) "The sweat of three writers and the acting chops of Stephen Rea still don't come close to earning "Out of the Dark" a passing grade. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
67% Futuro Beach (2015) "Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), "Futuro Beach" explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
68% All The Wilderness (2015) "Affected and slow, and more concerned with mood than plot, this moony first feature from Michael Johnson uses its Portland, Ore., setting as a canvas for mapping a course from isolation to companionship. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 19, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "At heart a dotty look at oldsters struggling to adapt to an unwelcoming modernity, "Shadows" has the bones of an anarchic sitcom. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
80% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) "Ambulant corpses may be tramping all over our movie and television screens these days, but "Wyrmwood" has enough novelty - and more than enough energy - to best its minuscule budget. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
83% Boy Meets Girl (2015) "The film's potentially most affecting moments are too often smothered by the hackneyed characters and setups that surround them. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2015
50% The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid (2015) "None of this is particularly cinematic ... but it is engaging, mainly because the stakes were so high and the statesmanship so delicate. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2015
6% Outcast (2015) "The barnacle-encrusted plot, which pits little Prince Zhao (Bill Su Jiahang), the rightful heir to the emperor's throne, against his murderous older brother, Shing (Andy On), is dumbed down to the studs. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2015
40% Lovesick (2014) "With the reek of straight-to-video wafting from every frame, "Lovesick" astonishes most by its appearance in an actual theater. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
13% Supremacy (2015) "Feeding over-the-top language to underdeveloped characters, Deon Taylor's "Supremacy" dramatizes racism with an unvarying intensity that quickly becomes wearing. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
18% Alien Outpost (2015) "Plagued by a rickety premise, generic sets and invaders who recall Doctor Who's Cybermen, "Alien Outpost" jabs its finger at the Iraq War with repetitive obviousness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
27% The Devil's Violinist (2015) "Even if, like me, you're a sucker for men with tossable hair and precision eyeliner, you can't help noticing that "The Devil's Violinist" is hysterical - and possibly historical - hooey. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
74% Amira & Sam (2015) "The script is thoughtful, but its anger is diffuse, with laissez-faire capitalism and the problems of illegal immigrants and returning soldiers jostling for attention. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
36% Song One (2015) "Commendably, Ms. Barker-Froyland resists the urge to tidy up loose ends. And if her leads remain locked in a romance-novel connection ... at least it's one in which the smart girl gets the boy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
86% Killers (2015) "Though hardly immune to cliché ... this squirmy tale of dueling addictions gets points for skillful spikes of humor. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
63% Against The Sun (2015) "A groaningly tedious survival story that will at least leave you with a renewed commitment to wearing sunscreen. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
54% Spare Parts (2015) "[The] screenplay ... plays down intellect in favor of corn and cliché. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
4% Vice (2015) "Evidencing more bullets than brains, "Vice" - a bit of ephemeral science-fiction twaddle directed by Brian A. Miller - has absolutely nothing to recommend it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
75% Medeas (2014) "A slow, mesmeric slide into heartbreak and horror, "Medeas," the ravishing first feature from the Italian director Andrea Pallaoro, effortlessly conveys a family's disintegration with few words and even fewer miscalculations. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) "Despite the kid-gloves sensibility, "Paddington" delivers a knockout blend of fluid animation and live action. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
90% Something, Anything "Modestly presented but emotionally ambitious - and with a lovely, low-key performance from Ms. Shelton - this immersive first feature gently reveals the void of an adulthood on autopilot. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
60% Ode to my Father (2014) ""Ode to My Father" may have slain them in South Korea, but its packaged pain and bullet-point structure are likely to leave Western audiences cold. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
91% Farewell, Herr Schwarz (2015) "Interweaving multiple perspectives and three generations of family memories, Yael Reuveny's "Farewell Herr Schwarz" traces a Holocaust mystery with stumbling curiosity and endearing sincerity. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
32% Dark Summer (2015) "There is something profoundly draining and suffocatingly incestuous about watching a film that's dedicated to watching a computer screen. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
98% Song Of The Sea (2014) ""Song of the Sea" moves delicately but purposefully from pain to contentment and from anger to love. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 18, 2014
26% The Captive (2014) "The infuriatingly vague and downright strange story banishes the haunting delicacy of mood that Mr. Egoyan has conjured so successfully in the past. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 11, 2014
75% Little Feet (2014) "Rising above a minuscule budget with ladles of charm and a tender poignancy, "Little Feet" is a quixotic poem to youthful resourcefulness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 11, 2014
73% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "Like one of those machines that can inhale a car and spit out a tidy cube of squashed components, "Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles" is a near-indigestible lump of clips and quips and snipped opinions. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 9, 2014
100% Uzumasa Limelight (2014) "Directing with an old-fashioned tenderness toward his unassuming star, Ken Ochiai conjures a swan song to a waning art form and those who practice it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
90% Food Chains (2014) "How miserable does your day have to be to transform the breeze from a pesticide spray into a blessing? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
64% Late Phases (2014) "A sprightly horror movie about finding new purpose for old bones. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
84% Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) "These random encounters, as well as brief interviews with band members ... effortlessly capture the bond between this former steel town's spirit and the ineluctable tug of Mr. Cocker's lyrics. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 18, 2014
64% Beside Still Waters (2014) "Scenes flirt with cliché, yet the writing has spark (one very funny sequence cuts among radically different interpretations of the previous night's revelries), and Tim Naylor's photography is pretty. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
No Score Yet Occupy The Farm (2014) "The director, Todd Darling, is so busy fist-pumping for urban farming - and so dazzled by his granola heroes - that naysayers must be demeaned and denigrated. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
25% Wolves (2014) "As unoriginal as its title, David Hayter's "Wolves" is yet another hoary, hairy transformation narrative featuring lycanthropy as a metaphor for coming of age. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
100% Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture (2014) "Sneakily compelling ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
33% Open Windows (2014) "A thriller with so many viewpoints, feints and fake-outs that it swiftly disappears up its own URL. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 6, 2014
14% Hangar 10 "We can't blame the actors. According to the publicity notes, Mr. Simpson sent them into the woods with limited information, then amused himself by scaring the bejesus out of them. If only he had done the same for the audience. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 6, 2014
70% Sex Ed (2014) "Filthy conversations abound, mostly with a handful of trash-talking students and a series of female characters apparently conjured from a frat-boy wish list. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 6, 2014
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