Jesse Paddock

Jesse Paddock

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Biography:
culturevulture.net film reviewer
Publications:
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul , culturevulture.net , House Next Door
Total Reviews:
32

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Showing 1 - 32 of 32
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
77% In A Better World (2011) House Next Door
Posted Apr 30, 2011
—— Gun Fight (1961) House Next Door
Posted Apr 30, 2011
88% If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) " Taken together, If a Tree Falls and Better This World tell a sad story of the marginalization of the activist left in America. " — House Next Door
Posted Apr 27, 2011
76% Tropical Malady (2005) " A weird, gorgeous and disorienting act of exploration" — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 23, 2005
94% Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2005) " Brown weaves together audio footage and taped interviews that show a man whose proximity to death had calcified into a sharp blade of self-deprecating wit." — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 17, 2005
57% Breakfast on Pluto (2005) " So horribly misconceived and shoddily structured that its good intentions are worn out in the first twenty minutes" — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 1, 2005
66% Everything is Illuminated (2005) " Severely hampered by a screenplay that waters down much of the book's power, but the blow isn't lethal" — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 25, 2005
93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) " Wickedly funny, there's still a recognizable warmth, a sense of familiarity, in Baumbach's writing." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 6, 2005
60% Oliver Twist (2005) " 'Oliver Twist' proves what 'The Pianist' only hinted at-that Roman Polanski is the world's most talented paint-by-numbers artist." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 1, 2005
82% Hustle & Flow (2005) " Gets so much of the rhythms and feel of the Dirty South right, it can be forgiven for its occasional missteps." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 21, 2005
75% Wedding Crashers (2005) " Wilson and Vaughn are generous comedians; they love more than anything injecting disarming affection into their comedy." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 14, 2005
74% War of the Worlds (2005) " Spectacle filmmaking of the highest order." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 28, 2005
44% Nabbeun namja (Bad Guy) (2001) " The plotting keeps getting away from Kim as the story progresses." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 22, 2005
—— Dukhovnye golosa. Iz dnevnikov voyny. Povestvovanie v pyati chastyakh (Spiritual Voices) (2005) " Never manages to portray its quotidian aspects as meaningfully as its director intends" — culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 18, 2005
—— Confession (2005) " Intriguing, poetic, minimal and occasionally dull" — culturevulture.net
Posted May 7, 2005
—— Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974 - Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein (2005) " Unfortunately for Dylanologists, Gilbert is more interested in his own story than the man whose photographs he seeks out." — culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 26, 2005
69% In the Realms of the Unreal - The Mystery of Henry Darger (2005) " Director Jessica Yu makes the case that it's tough to know much about Darger with certainty." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 21, 2005
92% Gunga Din (1939) " If PC backlash makes such classics like Gunga Din difficult to revisit, so be it. At this point, there's no getting around it." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 7, 2005
44% The Jacket (2005) " The two actors generate a decent chemistry together and manage to give this cobbled-together stinker whatever tiny shred of credibility it possesses as a romance." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 3, 2005
—— Lenny Bruce: Without Tears " Baker's portrayal reveals a brilliant social critic and waggish storyteller." — culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 17, 2005
86% Bright Leaves (2004) " McElwee's examination of tobacco culture shows concern but not condescension." — City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 14, 2005
83% In Good Company (2004) " Weitz continues to make smart, funny movies that parse out the neuroses of the male species." — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 28, 2004
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) " It's sad to see the filmmaker himself sinking under the weight of his own ambition." — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 14, 2004
68% La Petite Lili (2004) " Centers on a small family of wealthy, prominent celebrities, whose indulgent infighting feels forced and predictable" — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 14, 2004
92% Tarnation (2004) " One of the most powerful examples of film as self-healing, 'Tarnation' astonishes both as art and as testament." — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 9, 2004
92% Vera Drake (2004) " A piercing study...gritty, humane." — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 8, 2004
62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) " Careful, intelligent writing that is formally arresting, provocative and still wickedly funny." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 1, 2004
69% Criminal (2004) " Itself something of a counterfeit, 'Criminal' loses coherence at each new plot twist, eventually becoming silly and contrived." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 25, 2004
96% Festival Express (2003) " Joplin lets loose a version of 'Cry Baby' that should stand as one of the great performances in any concert film." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 23, 2004
71% Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) (2003) " A wild surrealism that brings to mind both the rigorous weirdness of David Lynch and the twisted dark comedy of Luis Bunuel" — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 16, 2004
71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) " While it runs out of steam near the end, it never runs out of charm, thanks to Jon Heder's narcoleptic zeal as the title character." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 13, 2004
86% Garden State (2004) " An often riotous journey of self-discovery." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 5, 2004
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