Jeffrey Gantz

Jeffrey Gantz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Phoenix
Total Reviews:
50

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 50
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
92% The Little Mermaid (1989) " The animators deliver where it counts, in the expressions of Ariel and Prince Eric, whose love-at-first-sight is sweet but not saccharine." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 81% Becoming Traviata (2013) " You can follow the story even if you're unfamiliar with the opera - though a five-minute brush-up on the plot wouldn't hurt." — Boston Globe
Posted May 30, 2013
2/4 50% Mahler on the Couch (2011) " It's a decent addition to the modest list of films about the composer, but no substitute for Mahler, Ken Russell's 1974 comic-strip classic." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 29, 2012
2/4 8% Battlefield America (2012) " If you're looking for a tough, streetwise film about urban kids who get together to enter a national hip-hop dance competition, "Battlefield America" is not your movie." — Boston Globe
Posted May 31, 2012
2.5/4 61% Jig (2011) " There's no voiceover, just kids and parents and coaches talking about their passion." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 16, 2011
77% When We Leave (2011) " What elevates When We Leave is the three-dimensional acting and the larger context." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 31, 2011
4/4 84% Jane Eyre (2011) " Fukunaga does more than most to flesh out her days with Rivers and his sisters. He keeps Brontë's theme of religious repression ever present, and he still finds time to watch Jane quietly as she cuts flowers and thinks." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 18, 2011
4/4 84% Nenette (2010) " This documentary from Nicolas Philibert (To Be and To Have) opens in close-up of a pair of orangutan eyes." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 20, 2011
2.5/4 81% Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (2010) " For the most part, Vision offers conventional wisdom -- just what Hildegard didn't." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 6, 2010
3/4 66% Tamara Drewe (2010) " Hews closely to its immediate source while lightening the tone and adding sly, Hardy-esque detail." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 13, 2010
2.5/4 64% Secretariat (2010) " Secretariat isn't as gritty as it should have been, but it sure is happy." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 6, 2010
2/4 68% Videocracy (2009) " Italian-born director Erik Gandini's damning mess of a documentary purports to reveal that Italy is TV- and celebrity-besotted -- which is true but not new." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 10, 2010
3/4 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) " For a franchise that was supposed to be adventurous about sex, this film is about as cutting-edge as The Love Boat. But if you're a fan, you'll get your money's worth." — Boston Phoenix
Posted May 26, 2010
3/4 59% Dancing Across Borders (2010) " Twyla Tharp calls him "remarkable," and watching him do Harlequin in Balanchine's La Sonnambula, you can see why: he might not be a born ballet dancer, but he's a born performer." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 21, 2010
3.5/4 91% The Secret of Kells (2010) " It's the way the visuals tap into medieval Celtic art that elevates this Oscar-nominated animation from Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 17, 2010
3.5/4 95% Star Trek (2009) " This Star Trek will be exploring the cinematic universe for many years to come." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 15, 2009
3.5/4 88% La Danse -- Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris (2009) " Wiseman's camera wanders upstairs, downstairs, backstage, and even to the Garnier's rooftop apiary." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 9, 2009
2/4 32% Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2009) " More or less what you'd have if Ingmar Bergman had shot The Blair Witch Project..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 5, 2009
2.5/4 83% Bright Star (2009) " Fanny deserved more than just a generic place in the heavens as a Great Lover Thwarted by Fate. Bright Star is only second-magnitude." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 24, 2009
81% Prima Ballerina (2009) Boston Phoenix
Posted May 1, 2009
35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
—— Napoleon and Me (N Io e Napoleone) (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
83% The Gates (2008) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
4/4 84% Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) (1969) " Pierrot is a mess, no matter how many times you see it, but it's a brilliant mess. Death of love, (re)birth of cinema." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
50% Nancy Drew (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
89% Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
65% Zidane, un Portrait du 21e Siècle (Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait) (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
63% Brideshead Revisited (2008) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
33% War and Peace (1956) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
65% The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
—— Building the Gherkin (2005) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/4 81% In Search of Mozart (2007) " There's nothing particularly innovative about the film, but it does what a two-hour documentary can." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
86% Paris Je T'aime (2007) Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 23, 2009
32% Tristan & Isolde (2006) Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 14, 2006
0/4 4% Modigliani (2004) " Just another artistic sacrifice to life's ironies, cruelties, and bad filmmakers." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 29, 2005
100% The Leopard (1963) " [Lancaster] and Delon and Cardinale and Visconti and Tomasi di Lampedusa make this the shortest 185-minute movie you'll ever see." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 5, 2005
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) (2002) " You may not be edified by this lightweight effort, but only Scrooge or the Grinch wouldn't be entertained." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 5, 2002
5/5 99% Metropolis (1927) " For all that it was eviscerated soon after its January 1927 Berlin premiere, Fritz Lang's masterpiece has been the matrix of movies over the past 83 years..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 24, 2002
95% Amadeus (1984) " The triumph of mediocrity over genius. It's the Salieri of movies." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 11, 2002
92% Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) " For me, too, Mitchell is more affecting as a Dietrich-like chanteuse looking for love; as a rocker he's just one more shouter. But his presence carries this film." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002
86% Mulan (1998) " Everything is more tentative, more generic." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002
50% Love's Labour's Lost (2000) " A masterpiece that merges the Bard's bittersweet wisdom with the wit, style, and idealism of '30s Hollywood musicals." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002
89% From Here to Eternity (1953) " This year's Best Picture Oscar nominees will be lucky to last 50 years." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002
87% Metropolis (Metoroporisu) (2002) " The film is a dizzying riff on the original Metropolis and numerous other movies." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002
86% Anastasia (1997) " In a fall season that's already given us its share of turkeys, there should be room for any film as handsome and touching as this one." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002
88% Tarzan (1999) " Disney hews closer to Burroughs, both in concept and in details, than most of the versions that followed." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002
54% Enemy at the Gates (2001) " It's the Battle of Stalingrad as staged by Masterpiece Theatre." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 24, 2002
84% Hercules (1997) " In a movie summer that seems like a lost world, it sure is good news." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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