Leslie Stonebraker

Leslie Stonebraker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Publications:
New York Press
Total Reviews:
52

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
74% The Whistleblower (2011) " The film is not good or bad, but utterly affecting and incredibly timely." — New York Press
Posted Aug 5, 2011
98% Project Nim (2011) " Project Nim provides the much needed backstory to modern scientific achievement unavoidably earned on the backs of innocent apes." — New York Press
Posted Jul 26, 2011
87% Fire in Babylon (2011) " Rather than explore the nuanced reality of playing a white man's game with white teammates, Riley simply plays the race card and tells the tale in monochrome." — New York Press
Posted Jul 26, 2011
50% Love Etc. (2011) " Each of the six protagonists in Love Etc. are sweet and hopeful in a genuinely human way that fictional films simply cannot touch. " — New York Press
Posted Jul 4, 2011
55% General Orders No. 9 (2011) " It's as exhausting as those never-ending camp songs about branches on trees in holes with green grass growing all around." — New York Press
Posted Jun 24, 2011
41% The Catechism Cataclysm (2011) " rather than use this premise as a set up for bible satire, the film relies on diarrhea jokes and uninspired buddy-bonding to carry us through an ill-plotted tale of damnation and redemption" — New York Press
Posted Jun 20, 2011
—— Steam of Life (Miesten vuoro) (2010) " In breathtaking, open country, men straddling all kinds of pot-bellies toss water on hot rocks as steam and sweat and tears intermingle because "sometimes it's good to talk."" — New York Press
Posted Jun 9, 2011
65% The Wave (2011) " The Wave forces a confrontation with the seductive potential in all of us to abuse and be abused by the exercise of singular power in the name of good. " — New York Press
Posted May 27, 2011
89% The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011) " I dare you to leave without the title song firmly stuck in your head. " — New York Press
Posted May 26, 2011
—— Megamall " Despite its amateurish execution, Megamall is a documentary about an issue that deserves serious consideration. " — New York Press
Posted May 26, 2011
—— Dirty Old Town " If Rent was the MTV generation's musical then Dirty Old Town is the death rattle of the underbelly." — New York Press
Posted May 26, 2011
77% Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2011) " It plays like a bad made-for-TV movie, complete with abrupt fade-outs for commercial breaks and repetitive information for viewers just tuning into the broadcast." — New York Press
Posted May 11, 2011
85% Make Believe (2011) " Make Believe is so irresistible because Tweel combines the kids-making-good plot line with the sheer joy of the magic show." — New York Press
Posted May 11, 2011
73% Black Butterflies (2012) " Black Butterflies is the sad human poetry of the lost souls who slip beneath the waves to echo in our collective consciousness." — New York Press
Posted May 4, 2011
79% The Last Rites of Joe May (2011) " While Last Rites is not revolutionary, it is solid entertainment." — New York Press
Posted May 4, 2011
81% Higher Ground (2011) " Farmiga transcends the petty religious debate to deal with the richer subject matter of how to really engage in life." — New York Press
Posted May 4, 2011
57% Detachment (2012) " In a wonderfully soupy timeline, Brody tries to provide some semblance of hope to kids who'd rather be angry and the world and each other than risk failure by genuinely caring." — New York Press
Posted May 4, 2011
72% Roadie (2012) " Unable to outrun expectations for even 24 hours, Jimmy bounces around the awkward reality of his unchanged small town, seeking a way out of the trap." — New York Press
Posted May 4, 2011
60% Water for Elephants (2011) " the rest of the movie feels a lot like a 15-year-old taking the car out for their first spin." — New York Press
Posted Apr 21, 2011
83% The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2011) " But for all it's faults in title, plotting and editing, The Imperialists Are Still Alive! contains the promise of a distinct female voice in independent cinema. " — New York Press
Posted Apr 15, 2011
85% Meek's Cutoff (2011) " While I would love to fully appreciate this circular, feminist, counter-cinema perspective, no payoff makes for an audience that feels cheated." — New York Press
Posted Apr 11, 2011
79% Blank City (2011) " Blank City is a scattered collage of facts and name-dropping that tries too hard to hold hands with the aficionados and the ignorants." — New York Press
Posted Apr 11, 2011
86% Circumstance (2011) " With much of the content already distant culturally, the lack of clarity in dialogue and staging causes all subtlety to be lost in translation. " — New York Press
Posted Apr 1, 2011
49% Super (2011) " What could have been an interesting, soulful and sadly funny film becomes borderline offensive and distinctly disturbing." — New York Press
Posted Mar 30, 2011
45% Some Days Are Better Than Others (2011) " McCormick has translated song into cinema, where tone and feeling supersede plot and arc." — New York Press
Posted Mar 29, 2011
94% Pariah (2011) " Ultimately, Pariah chronicles pain and beauty in the birth of an artist. The film's only real pariahs are those who reject her." — New York Press
Posted Mar 25, 2011
23% Sucker Punch (2011) " Like his porcelain heroine, anyone who willingly spends $13 for a ticket to this smut is willfully lobotomizing themselves." — New York Press
Posted Mar 24, 2011
92% My Perestroika (2011) " My Perestroika is educational without being preachy, and offers Americans an alternate narrative to our own ideologically based history of the communist experiment." — New York Press
Posted Mar 22, 2011
37% I Am (2011) " For all its faults as a film, I Am is an utterly inspiring call to action. With an open mind and a ready heart, its viewers could very well change the world." — New York Press
Posted Mar 18, 2011
89% Buck (2011) " For those who dreamed of the west as a child, Buck is a lovely little slice of Americana: as filling and heartwarming as a slice of cheddar apple pie. " — New York Press
Posted Mar 17, 2011
46% Monogamy (2011) " A bit dirty and scattered, the film fails to offer any payoff for its crawling plot and salacious promises." — New York Press
Posted Mar 16, 2011
99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011) " Lacking the cinematic bells and whistles that so often distract from a really good story, the film is stunning entirely because it is so simple." — New York Press
Posted Mar 15, 2011
88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) " Certified Copy is not a film viewers will like, but one to be watched and re-watched, sipped like bitter wine and mulled over in the solitary moments of a single, Tuscan afternoon. " — New York Press
Posted Mar 11, 2011
66% The Women on the 6th Floor (2011) " the three word review of Service Entrace is this: it is charming." — New York Press
Posted Mar 8, 2011
83% Potiche (2011) " the film is too distant and too shiny to thoughtfully reflect on contemporary French cultural issues" — New York Press
Posted Mar 4, 2011
34% Hall Pass (2011) " The film is scripted as if aging frat boys sat with a pack of beers and tried to figure out which would be funnier, if a drunk girl vomited, or sneezed and shat at the same time." — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
86% Orgasm, Inc. (2011) " The film may not be orgasmic, but it is an education, a call to action, and a celebration of just how very normal female sexuality can be." — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
76% Our City Dreams (2008) " Our City Dreams is not just an art documentary; it is a piece of art itself ..." — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
100% Strongman (2011) " Though the execution is nearly flawless, the film is difficult to sit through in its entirety. " — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
89% Rabbit a la Berlin (Kr√≥lik po berlinsku) (2010) " Rabbit A La Berlin drags on in slow, nature documentary fashion, while its mildly allegorical plot only serves to belittle the real pain caused by the erection of the wall." — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
—— Todd P Goes to Austin " The camera work is amateur, the sound is off, and, still, the film is pretty damn irresistible. " — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
64% You Won't Miss Me (2010) " Russo-Young has elevated style so far above content that she has lost the plot" — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
—— Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2011) " Edie and Thea are the elderly lesbian aunts you never had." — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
87% Kawasakiho ruze (Kawasaki's Rose) (2010) " As an exercise in cultural memory, Kawasaki's Rose is cathartic." — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
87% William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010) " Yony Leyser is unduly proud of being kicked out of film school, especially because his first feature film displays so many of the amateur mistakes that might have been solved by a couple more years in the classroom" — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
91% Tabloid (2011) " Tabloid becomes an elaborate game of he-said-she-said that winks at the viewer with enough self-consciousness to share the joke. " — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
—— I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009) " The film is as bright and largely superficial as the DVD's Oscilloscope packaging. " — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
100% Puppet " We need films like Puppet and artists like Hurlin to remind us that puppeteering is a magical act that can reflect honestly upon the human condition." — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
83% Rachel (2010) " The film tries so hard to emulate cold court testimony that it misses a crucial fact. A girl died. " — New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2011
74% Heartbeats (2011) " The story feels tired, and the cyclical ending is about as surprising as the calorie count of a Cinnabon." — New York Press
Posted Feb 23, 2011
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