Lisa Nesselson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Biography:
In her capacity as a reviewer for Variety (Variety.com), a columnist for The Paris Free Voice (parisvoice.com) and a contributor to FilmScouts (filmscouts.com) and Eurocinema (eurocinema.com), Paris-based Chicagoan Lisa Nesselson sees 400+ films a year and has contingency plans to make her living by reciting the plots to the good ones if the Millennium Bug makes it impossible to ever watch a movie again.
Publications:
Film Scouts , sbs.com.au , Screen International , Variety
Total Reviews:
513
Location:
Paris, France

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 96% Whiplash (2014) " Chazelle finds the cinematic equivalent of the white hat/black hat showdown in a classic Western but imbues it with equal parts physicality and intellectual grit. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/5 55% Saint Laurent " It's said that one must suffer to be beautiful. Thrilling in places, self-indulgent in others, Saint Laurent strongly suggests that one must suffer to make others beautiful. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/5 87% The Immigrant (2014) " Just about everybody in The Immigrant may have misplaced their copy of the Declaration of Human Rights, but a perfectly sung operatic note needs no administrative documents to work its magic. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 11, 2014
44% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " Yves Saint Laurent does an effective job of condensing two decades in the life of the justly celebrated clothing designer into a series of pithy vignettes carried along by genuine emotion and a superb central performance. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 23, 2014
4.5/5 92% Nebraska (2013) " If you see only one black and white film disguised as a road movie this year or next, make it Nebraska. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 28, 2014
No Score Yet Minuscule - La vallée des fourmis perdues (Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants) " A dialogue-free bug saga carried along by brilliant sound effects, an epic score and delightful animation in the service of an incredibly basic yet endlessly inventive story. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 4, 2014
62% Mood Indigo (2014) " This over-eager approach will grow tiresome for many viewers but, in its defense, an overload of hand-made creativity feels a lot healthier than watching endless CGI or CGI + 3D assault one's retinas. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 23, 2013
3/4 83% You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (2013) " It's, like, totally, like, "meta." Metaphorical, metaphysical. It's also pretty amusing. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 17, 2013
No Score Yet Liberation (1994) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
5/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " A loving homage to everything from Frankenstein to Godzilla by way of cosy American suburbia circa the analogue era, Frankenweenie makes superb use of black-and-white and shades of grey, thoughtful lighting and an equally thoughtful musical score. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3/5 75% The Intouchables (2012) " Is The Intouchables an enjoyable movie if you overlook a few potentially queasy-making scenes? Absolutely. Is it great filmmaking in the neighbourhood of art? Nope. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 25, 2012
5/5 91% Holy Motors (2012) " After having seen thousands of films in my life, Holy Motors surprised me. I could not have guessed what might happen next at countless junctures and I consider that a very good sign. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 23, 2012
97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " A delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 25, 2012
71% Le magasin des suicides (The Suicide Shop) Screen International
Posted May 25, 2012
2.5/5 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " The theme of reconciliation - between man and woman, father and son, brother and sister, man and animal - feels kind of perfunctory and over-reaching. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted May 22, 2012
3.5/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " This jaunty romp, written by Anderson with Roman Coppola, is a delightful succession of sombre pronouncements and sight gags in the service of a tale with a bittersweet emotional core. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted May 18, 2012
No Score Yet Bye Bye Blondie Screen International
Posted May 15, 2012
33% The Players (2014) Screen International
Posted Mar 9, 2012
No Score Yet La Vérité si je Mens! 2 (Would I Lie to You? 2) (2001) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear (Drengen der ville gøre det umulige) (2003) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Lisa (2000) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Akoibon (2005) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
68% Dancer in the Dark (2000) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet All the Love You Cannes! (2002) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Purely Coincidental (Une Pure Coincidence) (2001) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Justinien Trouvé, ou le bâtard de Dieu (Justinien Trouve, or God's Bastard) (1993) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet The Plague (La Peste) (1992) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Lost Killers (2000) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet J'ai Faim!!! Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Mortel transfert (Mortal Transfer) (2001) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Adán y Eva (Todavía) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Take 2 (1999) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Les Blessures assassines (Murderous Maids) (2003) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Augustin, Roi du Kung-Fu (Augustin, King of Kung-Fu) (1999) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Au suivant! (2005) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Je reste! (I'm Staying!) (2003) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Un Titán en el ring (A Titan in the Ring) (2004) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Wimbledon Stage (Le Stade de Wimbledon) (2002) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (IP5: The Island of Pachyderms) (2001) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet 7 ans de mariage (Seven Years of Marriage) (2003) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Les Bronzés 3: Amis pour la Vie (Friends Forever) (2006) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (Se til venstre, der er en Svensker) (2004) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Arisan! (The Gathering) (2003) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Rachida (2002) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Je préfère qu'on reste amis (2005) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet À la petite semaine (Nickel and Dime) (2004) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet 3 Blind Mice (2003) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Daddy Blue (Du Pappa) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Chouchou (2003) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Le Cactus (L'Hypercondriaque) (2005) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
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