Lauren Wissot

Lauren Wissot

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Publications:
House Next Door , Slant Magazine
Total Reviews:
63

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 91% The Green Wave (2012) " Unlike Waltz with Bashir, it only seems to be using animation in an effort to make blog diaries by twentysomethings appear cinematic." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2012
—— Kink Crusaders House Next Door
Posted Jan 24, 2012
86% Khodorkovsky (2011) " By the time the director delves into the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, the doc's gone off the subject and off the rails." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 28, 2011
1.5/4 67% Barbershop Punk (2011) " An impotent exploration of the fight to take the Internet out of the hands of the Man." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2011
2.5/4 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011) " Like their subjects, the directors themselves have attempted an all-over-the-place style--and surprisingly succeeded. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2011
2.5/4 100% Hell and Back Again (2011) " Danfung Dennis's documentary isn't content to merely capture warriors in combat." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2011
3/4 78% The Mill and the Cross (2011) " Lech Majewski succeeds so well in saturating his images with meaning that when the barebones dialogue is heard it seems frustratingly stale and superfluous." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2011
2/4 81% Where Soldiers Come From (2011) " It's not Heather Courtney's fault that PBS dishes out comfort food for the liberal elite." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2011
3.5/4 100% The Interrupters (2011) " A tour de force of editing that's similar in novelistic scale to Steve James's high school basketball epic Hoop Dreams." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2011
89% Familia (2005) House Next Door
Posted Jun 25, 2011
2.5/4 88% If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) " The doc manages to drive home the notion that, however much one might disagree with ELF's tactics, their point of view holds a lot of truth." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2011
91% The Green Wave (2012) House Next Door
Posted Jun 18, 2011
—— Sotalapset (War Children) (2003) " Manages to shed light on the psychological consequences of being ripped from one's biological family while being denied the opportunity for closure." — House Next Door
Posted Jun 7, 2011
—— Reindeerspotting - Escape from Santaland (2010) " Smartly takes a subtle approach to a situation ripe for sensationalism." — House Next Door
Posted Jun 7, 2011
1.5/4 83% !Women Art Revolution (2011) " Lynn Hershman Leeson introduces us only superficially to her dozens of pioneering friends." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2011
—— Pumping Iron II: The Women (1985) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (2009) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Thieves by Law (Ganavim Ba Hok) (2010) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— My Depraved Brothers (2010) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
94% The Woodmans (2011) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
76% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Napoli, Napoli, Napoli House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
85% Two Escobars (2010) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Moloch Tropical House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
83% Klitschko (2011) " Smartly, Dehnhardt's film eschews hype and goes far beyond mere talk." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2011
3/4 100% Cinema Komunisto " Mila Turajlic's Cinema Komunisto is a Serbian documentary that explores a fascinating piece of history little known outside Eastern Europe." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 14, 2011
2/4 91% The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) " Perhaps the greatest irony of all is that such a tumultuous and thrilling time in American history can be so easily reduced to a staid classroom lecture." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2011
3/4 60% The Gift to Stalin (2011) " That rare small story set in a big time (not unlike Malick's Days of Heaven), poetic both in Khasanbek Kydyraliev's cinematography and in Pavel Finn's script." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2011
3/4 92% My Perestroika (2011) " A Glasnost-worthy openness shines through every face in Robin Hessman's doc." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2011
2.5/4 91% Public Speaking (2011) " We catch only glimpses below the surface of this whirlwind of wit as Scorsese steps out of the way and lets Lebowitz herself run the show." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2011
3.5/4 100% Into Eternity (2011) " Watching the film is akin to having a totally immersive, video game-like experience, a journey best described as Lord of the Rings meets 2001: A Space Odyssey." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2011
2/4 65% Freakonomics (2010) " Blame producer Chad Troutwine for bringing together an array of talented documentary filmmakers to try to coax life into material certainly not suited to the medium of film." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2010
2/4 98% Marwencol (2010) " Malmberg's video imagery, captured by point-and-shoot camerawork, and livened up with big band music from time to time, can't hold a candle to outsider artist Mark Hogancamp's work." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2010
3/4 100% The Other City (2010) " A fascinating and damning glimpse inside a parallel universe that exists right in the heart of our nation's capital." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2010
2/4 63% Howl (2010) " Like the counterculture icon that penned the poem that serves as the title to Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's film, Howl is one odd bird." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2010
1.5/4 —— Biker Fox (2010) " Bravely riding full speed ahead, Biker Fox nevertheless ends up in the very same place. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2010
2.5/4 87% Neshoba (2010) " Though the film gets carried away by its black-and-white-together-we-shall-overcome vibe, the raw facts are undeniably where the real emotion lies. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2010
1.5/4 41% The Expendables (2010) " In lieu of a flurry of left hooks and roundhouse kicks, we stay safely in Stallone's comfort zone of shoot 'em ups and s--- getting blown up." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2010
2/4 —— Family Affair (2010) " Hovering safely at the margins, the film's the director seems both fearful and detached." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2010
1.5/4 43% The Extra Man (2010) " Like Kevin Kline's ridiculously pretentious Harrison, the film fancies itself much more interesting than it is." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 27, 2010
3/4 71% Valhalla Rising (2010) " The Bruckheimer-style storyline is merely an excuse to film a Joseph Conrad-worthy existential journey to hell." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2010
3/4 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) " Lisa Cholodenko is one of the more radical visionaries working in American indie cinema today." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 5, 2010
2.5/4 94% 45365 (2009) " An exhaustively detailed, entrancing journey, crafted with love for everything from raindrops on a windshield to a cheesy Elvis impersonator." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2010
2.5/4 100% The Juche Idea (2011) " Jim Finn has managed to spoof not just easy-target Kim, but also the very notion of artists in residence making ever more obscure, inaccessible, and pretentious work." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 25, 2010
2/4 86% After The Cup: Sons Of Sakhnin United (2010) " Centuries-old rivalries die hard...and the very thing that unites can also divide." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 17, 2010
2.5/4 71% Women Without Men (Zanan-e bedun-e mardan) (2010) " There is no dramatic leap to death, but rather only a tentative embrace of "a new form, a new way," much like Iran's short-lived experiment in democracy." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 9, 2010
1.5/4 68% Babies (2010) " An aesthetic exercise that gets at no deeper truth than "babies are basically alike no matter the culture."" — Slant Magazine
Posted May 2, 2010
3/4 90% Fish Tank (2010) " The British director's filmmaking style is precise and concise, as tight and lean as her teenage heroine." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2010
1.5/4 55% The End Of Poverty (2008) " Perhaps most surprising of all are the parallels Diaz accidentally draws between the "evil" First World and the "innocent" Third." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2009
2/4 75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) " What's fascinating about this unfocused diatribe is that Mr. Moore, the liberal face of Middle America, has finally given up on the American audience." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2009
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