Miriam Bale

Miriam Bale

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Miriam Bale's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, New York Times, Paste Magazine, Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 75% Breastmilk (2014) "Images of newborns fumbling to feed bear witness to its importance. But the film's myopic style limits its impact. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 8, 2014
1/5 44% Walking With The Enemy (2014) "Unfortunately, the nuances of these intense scenarios are lost in favor of action beats and a bombastic orchestral score. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 24, 2014
No Score Yet Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide Of Silence (2014) "Though the film proposes to be about silence, it is packed with incessant talking heads, voice-over narration and music. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
67% Flex Is Kings (2014) "Worth watching because of the strong cinematography and the glimpses of strange beauty in the dance moves. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
75% Jews Of Egypt (2014) "The movie is rich in romanticism and complex political relationships. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 28, 2014
76% Anita (2014) "It conveys Ms. Hill's journey from an accuser alone to an activist who shares with, and listens to, others. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
No Score Yet From Both Sides Of The Aegean: Expulsion And Exchange Of Populations, Tukey-greece 1922-1924 (2014) "The film is packed with details and tells an important and interesting history. Yet is a movie the best format for this content? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
69% Guilty Of Romance (2013) "[A] sickening, lush mystery about two female corpses, each partly a severed human and partly a mannequin. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
94% Himizu (2013) "[Mr. Sono] gives the film a harrowing cacophony and a sense of trauma with sound effects, including subtle echoes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
9.5/10 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "With this film, Anderson has proven he is one of the greatest American directors working today. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2014
25% Awful Nice (2014) "In general, the film feels like all setup and no punch line. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
24% HairBrained (2014) "Unfortunately, the movie lacks strong enough players to fill in subtext to Mr. Kent's formulaic setups, and the story flounders once Ms. Posey is out of the picture. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
28% Pompeii (2014) "In "Pompeii," Mr. Anderson's latest 3-D extravaganza, and his first film without Ms. Jovovich since 2008, he seems to be without visual focus. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
70% Love Is In The Air (2014) "For the most part, Julie and Antoine's six-hour trip feels as tedious as if it had been rerouted and taken days instead. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
80% Miss Granny (2014) "This weird comedy meanders into heartfelt, complex areas about the regrets, attachments and abandonment of the aged. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
60% Life is Strange (2012) "[A] useful, if slightly redundant, oral history ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
60% Towheads (2013) "The movie is a watchable collection of images that never comes together. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 22, 2014
38% Life of a King (2014) "The furious energy with which Mr. Gooding stifles his own intensity becomes a fascinating subtext in what is otherwise a forgettable film. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 16, 2014
10% The Nut Job (2014) ""The Nut Job" features muddy-colored and often ugly animation, a plot that feels too stretched out and loaded with details to hold the attention of most children, and more flatulence jokes than anyone deserves. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 16, 2014
25% The Grounded (2014) "The filmmaker's maniacal enthusiasm is distracting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
40% Friend 2: The Legacy (2013) "The subtle anguish of performances by Mr. Yoo and Mr. Kim is a welcome addition to the gangster flick family. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
No Score Yet Implanted (2013) "Mr. Verrette shows talent in conveying complex emotions, yet he's handicapped by his grand ambition and an inability to do simple scenes well. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 5, 2013
44% Khumba (2013) "Real-life nature is presented as more exotic, detailed and deeply felt than any fantasy world. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 5, 2013
75% The End Of Time (2013) "It's easy to mock some of these platitudes, and it's to Mr. Mettler's credit that he never does. His questions are answered with more questions, because words seem ultimately useless in his query. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 28, 2013
No Score Yet Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013) "Instead of one satisfyingly complex film, it's two or three films in one, a turducken of comedies. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 25, 2013
88% Home (2013) "With awkward slow-motion effects, clunky transitions and pregnant zooms that seem conspicuously in the wrong speed or otherwise a little off, Mr. Oliver's film aims for a glossy mainstream aesthetic without the budget or skills to match. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
No Score Yet The Great Fallacy (2013) "Watching it feels like packing a semester-long history course with a very cool, left-leaning teacher into less than 90 minutes. The aim is wide-reaching and abstract, yet cohesive and invigorating. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 14, 2013
74% 36 vues du Pic Saint Loup (Around a Small Mountain) (2010) "elegant, simple structure ( ... ) Rivette provides a male lead, finally, to rival his decades of devotion to actresses from Juliet Berto and Jane Birkin to Geraldine Chaplin and Bulle Ogier " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2013
No Score Yet Billy & Buddy (2013) "Very young children fluent in French may enjoy the film for its jokes, but anyone old enough to read the subtitles is likely to be unamused. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 7, 2013
No Score Yet It's Me, It's Me (2013) "A brilliant depiction of living in a vortex of curated selves in a gadget-and password-filled culture. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 7, 2013
75% Caucus (2013) "While not quite apolitical, Mr. Schnack's wry film takes no partisan stance and is instead more focused on personalities than on the process. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 7, 2013
18% Free Birds (2013) "The concept is inane, and the execution is manic and unoriginal. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 31, 2013
100% Sweet Dreams (2013) "It is rare to see a movie present such weighty problems and offer nonsimplistic, practical solutions in story form. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/5 83% Go Grandriders (2013) "It's like a cheap, dry cake covered with a thick layer of frosting. But even bad cake can be enjoyable ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 24, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet The Pin (2013) "Ms. Jaye uses sound, composition and careful patience to create a contemplative mood of memory, loss and magic. With limited resources and the power of storytelling, she has created a small film that feels mainstream and epic. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3/5 29% Hellbenders (2013) "It seems like a charming throwback to 1980s films, like "Ghostbusters" and "Police Academy," that featured motley, sloppy brigades of justice.3 " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
1/5 6% I'm In Love With A Church Girl (2013) "A message film with the narrative sophistication of a recruiting pamphlet. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3.5/5 50% Design Is One: The Vignellis (2013) "This smart documentary is occasionally clunky technically, but the directors, Roberto Guerra and Kathy Brew, include perceptive visual details ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 11, 2013
2.5/5 10% Cassadaga (2013) "This eager film piles on common fears: evil puppetry, haunted homes and overly generous hosts. So despite a sloppy and humorless execution, it is scary by association. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Walter: Lessons from the World's Oldest People (2013) "The filmmakers are constantly on camera, eating tacos or commenting on the interviews with insight like this: "She's just such a sweet lady. She smiles all of the time." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2/5 43% Vikingdom (2013) "At least in a video game, you have some control over the plot. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Spy "It's amusing, and a refreshing change from the usual C.G.I.-heavy blockbusters. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 26, 2013
3/5 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) "Sometimes so strange, colorful and wildly cute that it may end up becoming a "Yellow Submarine" for a new generation. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/5 42% Men at Lunch (2013) "The film feels meandering. Not only does it offer a jumble of ideas that aren't followed through, but it's also structured oddly. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2.5/5 53% The Muslims Are Coming (2013) "This well-intentioned "docu-comedy" (as the filmmakers label it in publicity notes) is not very funny. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 19, 2013
1/5 6% Battle of the Year (2013) "The miracle of the new 3-D dance film "Battle of the Year" is how it can be so relentlessly boring while there is so much frenetic activity on screen. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2.5/5 67% Herb & Dorothy 50x50 (2013) "Interesting ideas can be gleaned, higgledy-piggledy, but without much cooperation from the director. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3/5 50% Mademoiselle C (2013) "Instead of giving the viewer the satisfaction of watching a movie, this charming collection of incidents feels like flipping through a magazine with amusing Franglais quotations pulled. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 10, 2013
4/5 100% Best Kept Secret (2013) "It spotlights an important issue yet never seeks to squeeze the truth into an easily digestible narrative frame. Instead it expands its storytelling to the boundaries of messy, joyful and painful reality. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
2/5 58% Bounty Killer (2013) "Watching this movie feels like viewing a very long, expensive car commercial and waiting for the real film to begin. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
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