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:
1147

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
80% The Empty Hours (2014) " This second feature by the Mexican director Aarón Fernández is a delight." — New York Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
86% 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
70% 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
68% 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22% Radio Free Albemuth (2014) " A quaint labor of love blinkered by fidelity to an outdated text."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
90% 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
95% 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
85% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) " A slow-motion explosion of anti-authoritarian rage." — New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
65% 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
78% 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
83% 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
95% 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
69% No God, No Master (2014) " A film that probably should have been called "No Ambien? No Problem!"" — New York Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
46% Rio 2 (2014) " The cinematic equivalent of attack by kaleidoscope, "Rio 2" sucks you in and whirls you around before spitting you out, exhausted." — New York Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
80% Watermark (2014) " Always arresting and sometimes troubling, "Watermark" - aside from the odd comment here and there - neither lectures nor argues." — New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
91% Being Ginger (2014) " Sweet, funny and ultimately rather touching, this rudimentary record of Mr. Harris's quest to overcome the romantic barrier of his carrot top walks a wavery line between dating odyssey and meditation on the scars of the schoolyard." — New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
27% Alien Abduction (2014) " As on the nose as its title, Matty Beckerman's "Alien Abduction" repackages ancient legend for modern audiences in a found-footage story of streamlined efficiency." — New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
—— Nothing Without You (2014) " By embedding Jennifer's mental issues in a murder mystery of unmitigated tedium, this low-budget drama essentially cuts its own throat." — New York Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " "Mistaken for Strangers" is, like its maker, scruffy, undisciplined and eager to be loved. The big surprise is how easy it is to comply." — New York Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
50% Blumenthal (2014) " Sharp yet overdetermined, "Blumenthal" doesn't breathe naturally - it's a comedy in a box. Just not a box that everyone will want to open." — New York Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
99% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " Cheerfully partial and unapologetically deferential to its subject's operatic self-promotion, "Jodorowsky's Dune" makes you wish that he had scraped together the final $5 million needed, we are told, to realize his dream." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
—— Awakened (2014) " A poorly acted grab bag of shopworn ideas and hyperbolic behaviors that not even Ryan Murphy could translate into entertainment." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
83% Rob the Mob (2014) " Mr. Pitt is a credible lunkhead, and Ms. Arianda is a delight, dressing Rosie's filthy mouth in the sweetest of smiles. If you were Tommy, you'd want to give her everything, too." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
88% It Felt Like Love (2014) " A mood poem to summer loving and sexual awakening, "It Felt Like Love" powerfully evokes a time when flesh is paramount, and peer behavior is the standard by which we judge our own." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
9% Dark House (2014) " Mere minutes into "Dark House," it becomes depressingly clear that the deficit of imagination displayed by the title will not be made up for by the content." — New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
77% Exposed (2014) " While these lubricious entertainers are making political points by pulling American flags from unlikely locations, or dancing a beautiful dark ballet with a severed hand, they're mostly just interested in showing us a really good time." — New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
50% The Anonymous People (2014) " However good the intentions, this sluggish documentary about the stigma of substance abuse and the barriers to recovery never comes close to catching fire." — New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
100% Big Men (2014) " Dropping us into a perfect storm of avarice, this cool and incisive snapshot of global capitalism at work is as remarkable for its access as for its refusal to judge." — New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
38% Haunt (2014) " Making a virtue of unoriginality, this clammy little ghost story, confidently directed by Mac Carter, conjures a whole heap of atmosphere from little more than clever camera angles and bedsheet apparitions." — New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
86% In Fear (2014) " Rarely have so few commonplace ingredients produced so many uncommon chills." — New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
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