Jessica Winter

Jessica Winter

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul , L.A. Weekly , Slate , Time Out , Time Out New York , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
317

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3% Deuces Wild (2002) " A flashback to a heroin casualty on a rain-soaked playground is a crucial visual aid, but any punch-drunk victim of Deuces Wild might prefer the needle to the damage done." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 3, 2013
76% Transamerica (2006) Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
86% The Namesake (2006) Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
89% Paradise Now (2005) Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
93% Drive (2011) " To invest oneself emotionally in the central relationship, or the movie itself, would be akin to investing oneself emotionally in one's car. But when the car looks this good and drives this fast, why not?" — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2011
57% Breakfast on Pluto (2005) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted May 20, 2011
72% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) " The multilayered picture tends to have a gently immersive effect, akin to a stroll through the world's most expensive diorama." — Slate
Posted Mar 26, 2009
3/6 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " Flawed but impressive." — Time Out
Posted Jun 5, 2008
3/6 65% Stop-Loss (2008) " It's the film equivalent of a weary shrug - capturing the national mood at a moment when we'd all prefer some mood enhancers." — Time Out
Posted Apr 25, 2008
83% The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994) " Chan has always seemed like a silent-screen virtuoso self-catapulted into modern times." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 15, 2008
38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
—— You See Me Laughin (2002) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
66% O Homem Que Copiava (The Man Who Copied) (2005) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
93% Home of the Brave (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
79% Daughter from Danang (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
60% Voices of Iraq (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
43% Qui a tué Bambi? (Who Killed Bambi?) (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
29% Noel (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
76% Brother to Brother (2004) Time Out New York
Posted Aug 16, 2007
76% The Puffy Chair (2005) " When everyone finally shuts up, the silence is startling." — Time Out
Posted Apr 27, 2007
4/6 85% Old Joy (2006) " Such watchful reticence takes a bold, confident filmmaker." — Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2007
87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) " Bill Nighy is stunning in the small but pivotal role of Sheba's devastated husband, and Dench locates the desperate pathos in Barbara's malevolence." — Time Out
Posted Jan 25, 2007
29% Tideland (2006) " Gilliam's brash disregard for conventional narrative rhythms and structures is one of the many thrills of his best work, but here his freewheeling navigations veer so far off-road that the passenger is left exhausted and bewildered." — Time Out
Posted Sep 23, 2006
—— The Broken Giant (2006) Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2006
84% Akeelah and the Bee (2006) " Its clichés seem bigger and its characterisations broader than they would on the more forgiving telly." — Time Out
Posted Aug 17, 2006
88% Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) " Paine is preaching to the choir, but the sermon should be heard nonetheless." — Time Out
Posted Aug 3, 2006
17% Fanfan La Tulipe Village Voice
Posted Jul 19, 2006
78% Fanfan La Tulipe (Fan-Fan the Tulip) (1953) " Cahiers-savvy cinephiles will recognize Fanfan as the type of handsome prestige production that the French New Wave overthrew in the early '60s, but this example of the 'cinéma de qualité' is hardly a musty artifact." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 18, 2006
89% Metropolitan (1990) " None of Stillman's endearing characters quite fits their prescribed social context, and in its exhilarated final movement, Metropolitan finds an exit out of the stifling UHB salon." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
83% Mean Girls (2004) " Happily, Fey and Waters gently tweak the studios' usual high-gloss caricature of adolescence and aim for acutely hilarious and surprisingly empathic sociology." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
87% Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2006) " The film holds few surprises, though it builds a remarkable level of suspense during the fait-accompli interrogation scenes, and is a well-intended commemoration of a courageous young woman." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
21% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) " The title alone betrays an entire Hollywood mindset of rehash, reheat, recombine. Re-please." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
74% War of the Worlds (2005) " The film succeeds as pure sensation, an exacting distillation of fear." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
100% Anatomy of a Murder (1959) " Coolly absorbing, nonchalantly cynical." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
86% Thank You For Smoking (2006) " Aiming at all targets and hitting none of them, the movie is as harmless and inconsequential as a candy cigarette." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
54% Troy (2004) " A numbingly reliable tick-tock of expository set pieces alternating with vast CGI-aided battle scenes." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
7% Surviving Christmas (2004) " The moral is that money can indeed buy happiness." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
—— Animals and More Animals (1994) " Philibert is most enamored of the museum's vast collection of unheimlich mammalian heads and grants them many a haunting close-up." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 6, 2006
—— Ice/Sea " Fun and free-associative, the movie ventures to Rio, Miami, Montpellier, the Dead and Black seas, and elsewhere, keeping a visual diary of lumpy beach bods, boardwalk architecture, and celebrity sightings..." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 6, 2006
72% Friends With Money (2006) " As a creator of characters, Holofcener has strong instincts for emblematic situations and telling habits, yet she takes a reticent approach to development -- she observes her subjects closely, but doesn't necessarily interpret." — Time Out
Posted May 25, 2006
92% Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005) " Albeit a tad repetitive, Shakespeare Behind Bars succeeds in humanizing men we might too easily label as monsters, and provides a solid argument in favor of prisons that place rehabilitation above retribution." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 11, 2006
26% Free Zone (2006) " Per usual, Gitai largely eschews exposition, but his reticence sits awkwardly beside his penchant for saddling his deliberately stereotyped figures with trite, unwieldy speeches and symbolic-ironic biographical data." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 4, 2006
89% The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) " The documentary holds no illusions about insanity as a career move; there's a whiff of the freak show in Johnston's latter-day concerts but never in Feuerzeig's approach." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 28, 2006
87% The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2006) " The movie carefully obscures its attitude toward these stunning Samaritans, or so it would seem." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 21, 2006
68% Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005) " This sly, engrossing doc is an expert riposte to smug proponents of the fetterless free market." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 21, 2006
15% Stoned (2005) " The rock hero starts out dead and so does the movie." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 21, 2006
90% Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Mar 18, 2006
76% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006) " Carion is no Jean Renoir, but he does strike an appealingly low key of tender, faintly goofy affinity between the combatants." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 28, 2006
82% Tsotsi (Thug) (2006) " That the story can be so easily transposed to the post-apartheid present day is one of the movie's saddest inferences." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 21, 2006
40% Winter Passing (2006) " The film is so grindingly predictable that I was writing out a full plot synopsis in my notebook before it was half over, though the thick grains of Terry Stacey's photography and Deschanel's understated performance add a little kick." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 14, 2006
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