Leah Churner

Leah Churner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 57% of the time.

Publications:
Austin Chronicle , Film Comment Magazine
Total Reviews:
21

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 21 of 21
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1.5/5 48% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013) " What's it like to try on clothes at one of the most expensive stores in the world? You won't find out in Matthew Miele's documentary." — Austin Chronicle
Posted May 24, 2013
1.5/5 51% At Any Price (2013) " Though well-researched and competently acted, At Any Price doesn't risk much, having neither a thesis nor a resolution. Like an awkward hug between estranged relations, there's a lack of confidence in the execution." — Austin Chronicle
Posted May 17, 2013
2.5/5 79% No Place On Earth (2013) " None of my formal quibbles is meant to make light of this heroic story. Indeed, some chronicle is better than no chronicle, but the past exists only in the retelling; how history is written is as important as the story itself." — Austin Chronicle
Posted May 3, 2013
2/5 88% The Angels' Share (2013) " The title, by the way, refers to the distillation process: the 2% of whisky that evaporates in the barrel is known as "the angel's share." I'm afraid there's more than 2% evaporation going on in Loach's latest." — Austin Chronicle
Posted May 3, 2013
1.5/5 68% Disconnect (2013) " Come on, guys: There's nothing cinematic about Googling." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 26, 2013
2.5/5 85% Graceland (2013) " This is not a movie to see on a first date or with your family, but please do go see it, because Morales has pulled off something remarkable -- a fast-paced, tough, and twisty film that confronts real social problems." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 26, 2013
4/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " The film is so velvety textured and dreamy, I would've stuck around for more. That is Cianfrance's special talent." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 12, 2013
4/5 68% Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013) " Somebody is nihilistic, misanthropic, and weirdly relaxing. I've never seen anything like it." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 5, 2013
2.5/5 68% Wrong (2013) " Have you ever been stuck at a party talking to a guy who thinks he's a comic genius?" — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 29, 2013
3/5 43% The Call (2013) " Claustrophobes beware of The Call, Brad Anderson's emotionally rending thriller that transpires almost entirely on the telephone." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 22, 2013
4/5 95% West of Memphis (2012) " Moving and gruesome, West of Memphis is an eloquent disquisition on the banality of evil." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 15, 2013
4/5 81% Like Someone in Love (2013) " Like Someone in Love won't break your heart while you're watching it. That will happen two or three days later, while you're sitting at a stoplight or in the checkout line at the grocery store." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 15, 2013
2/5 69% Greedy Lying Bastards (2013) " Rosebraugh's arguments are sound and his heart is in the right place, but his execution is self-defeating." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 8, 2013
1.5/5 61% John Dies at the End (2013) " A confusing plot to begin with, the adaptation of the novel is a certified mess, attempting to provide blow-by-blow illustrations of scenes from the source book, and lifting most of the narration and dialogue verbatim." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 22, 2013
3.5/5 100% The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013) " This year's Live Action lineup honors a group of directors who've had successful careers in advertising, acting, recording, and arts activism." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 7, 2013
1/5 37% Stand Up Guys (2013) " Guys has the lax, sleep-deprived vibe of one of those end-of-the-show "experimental" sketches on Saturday Night Live." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/5 28% Broken City (2013) " Hughes manages to accomplish a feat I would have never thought cinematically possible: He creates a white-knuckle scene from a mayoral debate about zoning policy." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 17, 2013
2/5 18% Parental Guidance (2012) " Poor Crystal. There remains a scintilla of dignity in his sad clown. He may beatbox while wearing wraparound sunglasses, but, thankfully for you and yours, he does not dance the robot." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 4, 2013
3/5 50% In Our Nature (2012) " It's like an average weekend: nice enough, but tepid." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 14, 2012
1/5 44% Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012) " The real mystery of BKGTH isn't who's doing the killing, but where the passion went in this independently produced screenplay-turned-comic-book-turned-movie." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 7, 2012
2/5 47% The Comedy (2012) " All this is credible enough until Swanson exits the airtight bubble of his peers to bully New York City at large." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 30, 2012
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