Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Las Vegas Mercury , New York Times , NPR , Reverse Shot
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1178

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
39% Tusk (2014) " You can imagine Mr. Smith and his collaborators rolling in the aisles at their own preposterousness. If you can find your inner 16-year-old, you might just join them." — New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
93% The Guest (2014) " Together with the writer Simon Barrett, whose canny scripts flip and swerve at unexpected moments, Mr. Wingard is building a résumé that pays at least as much attention to character and story as it does to scares and body count." — New York Times
Posted Sep 16, 2014
60% Archaeology Of A Woman (2014) " Ms. Kirkland - a headstrong veteran performer who is nothing if not game - has proved that she can play this kind of role in her sleep. If only the movie around it were worthy of her efforts." — New York Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
77% Honeymoon (2014) " A lean, low-budget debut that taps into newlywed anxiety with subtle wit and no small amount of style." — New York Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
100% Born To Fly (2014) " A singularly focused and avant-garde talent, Ms. Streb bends the messy rush of risk to her indomitable will." — New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2014
92% Wetlands (2014) " With her dirty-blond curls and angelic smile, Helen is fully alive in a way that's all too rare on our movie screens. She's not out to shock or sicken; that's your problem, not hers." — New York Times
Posted Sep 4, 2014
71% God Help the Girl (2014) " Belle and Sebastian fans will be fully sated; everyone else might feel as if they'd consumed a meal consisting entirely of meringue." — New York Times
Posted Sep 4, 2014
69% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " Marrying American voices to Belgian animation, this candy-colored adventure has a harum-scarum energy that rarely flags." — New York Times
Posted Sep 4, 2014
14% Innocence (2014) " Moves to the formulaic beats of the second-rate TV movie, albeit one cloaked in an ultra-glossy sheen." — New York Times
Posted Sep 4, 2014
27% As Above/So Below (2014) " The movie's signature signage - "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" - is the only instruction we really need." — New York Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
62% Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014) " Temperate in tone but screaming with subtext, "Jamie Marks Is Dead" climbs above the current glut of supernaturally inclined entertainment by dint of a hushed unease that permeates almost every frame." — New York Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
83% Patema Inverted (2014) " An orphaned girl and a fatherless boy bridge opposing societies in "Patema Inverted," a delightful animated fable from Yasuhiro Yoshiura." — New York Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
11% The Damned (2014) " A tepid horror movie that runs out of ideas long before it runs out of victims." — New York Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
40% 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
46% 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
60% 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
58% Coldwater (2014) " A punishing, predictable drama that's almost rescued by strong acting and good intentions." — New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
40% 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
69% 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
67% 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
77% 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
59% 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
44% 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
92% 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
91% 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
47% 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
95% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) " A slow-motion explosion of anti-authoritarian rage." — New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
59% 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
88% 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
55% 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
49% 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
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