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Ronnie Scheib

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% In Transit " Sampling snippets and snatches of lives and conversations, Maysles and his fellow filmmakers undertake a folk odyssey through northern landscapes that proves a fitting farewell to an American ethnographer. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 6, 2015
77% Talaash (2012) " This thoroughly engrossing, highly anticipated pic boasts assured direction by sophomore helmer Reema Kagti, a well-constructed script by Kagti and... Zoya Akhtar, and strong thesping by familiar Bollywood luminaries. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 5, 2015
No Score Yet A Wonderful Cloud " Filmmaker Eugene Kotlyareno and his real-life ex Kate Lyn Sheil play out a dysfunctional L.A. reunion in this raucous, freewheeling comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2015
No Score Yet La creazione di significato (The Creation of Meaning) " Throughout the film, the beauty of the landscapes and the totally natural insertion of human, animal and insect movement within the frame lend "The Creation of Meaning" a particular grace. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2015
No Score Yet Live From New York! (2015) " An amorphous, superficial but sporadically very funny recap of 40 years of 'SNL' and American history in a surprisingly conventional form. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2015
77% Alex of Venice (2015) " The pleasures of well-observed characters and small epiphanies are undeniable, and Alex of Venice, actor Chris Messina's directing debut, is amply supplied with both, thanks to Mary Elizabeth Winstead's extraordinary performance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 13, 2015
No Score Yet Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015) " This giant-screen rhapsody on the power of airplanes to revolutionize the world winds up offering little more than an endorsement of the tourism and shopping industries. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 9, 2015
No Score Yet Around The World In 50 Concerts " A magnificent tapestry of sounds and images, this documentary interweaves multiple leitmotifs that flow through the film like familiar old friends, surging to the forefront only to be reabsorbed and casually encountered farther on. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2015
64% She's Lost Control (2015) " Ronah's loss of control brings neither catharsis nor liberation, either to the character or to the film. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 18, 2015
86% Ballet 422 (2015) " Jody Lee Lipes' delightful ballet documentary delves into the intricacies of the creative process. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2015
82% Above and Beyond (2015) " The film veers toward oversimplified selectivity, too intent on its feel-good, back-patting agenda. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2015
96% 1971 (2015) " The film offers surprisingly cogent, lived-in evocations of a period too often glossed over in impersonal, by-the-book montages. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2015
No Score Yet Take Me To The River " Superlatively acted culture-clash indie chillingly evokes primal dread and sexual transgression as a gay Californian teen meets his Nebraskan farm relatives. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2015
No Score Yet I (2015) " Vikram delivers a knockout three-pronged performance, but this cinematic bravura is offset by underdeveloped scripting, flatly one-dimensional villains and overdone lone-hero-vs.-swarms-of-murderous-attackers setpieces. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2015
78% Joy of Man's Desiring (2015) " Definitely not for the narrative-minded, "Joy of Man's Desiring" will please if not swell the ranks of Cote admirers. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 15, 2015
No Score Yet Every Last Child " An affecting look at those battling the Taliban's murderous anti-vaccination campaign in Pakistan. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 2, 2015
No Score Yet Still Dreaming " All this uncertainty and the constant casting changes gift the production with an antic spontaneity and madcap giddiness that belie the age of the performers and intensify the atmosphere of the play. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 2, 2015
80% The Seven Five (2015) " Perhaps the most amazing aspect of Dowd's confession -- and Russell's documentary -- is the total ease with which Dowd reconciles his twin careers as all-out gangster and dedicated cop. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 2, 2015
27% Annie (2014) " While there are several possible good reasons to remake the Depression-set musical "Annie" in 2014, none of them seem to have informed Will Gluck's overblown yet undernourished treatment. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 14, 2014
No Score Yet An Open Secret (2015) " The most shocking aspect of Berg's documentary is what it presents as the abusers' utter lack of accountability. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 9, 2014
No Score Yet Iris " A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, "Iris"also offers proof of Albert Maysles' continued vitality as a documentarian. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 5, 2014
No Score Yet Au fil d'Ariane (Ariane's Thread) " The helmer's fans will not be disappointed. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2014
74% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) " Deftly sidestepping both melodrama and family-values messaging, Poppe imbues the film with enormous emotional resonance, brilliantly grounded by his leading lady. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 20, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) " Adapting the cold language of data encryption to recount a dramatic saga of abuse of power and justified paranoia, Poitras brilliantly demonstrates that information is a weapon that cuts both ways. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 11, 2014
62% Life Partners (2014) " A well-scripted, intriguingly-acted effort to mine the theme of prolonged adolescent best-buddyism through two women. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2014
86% Altina (2014) " This curiously intimate documentary about artist Altina Schinasi, as told through her myriad marriages, engrosses in its own fittingly slapdash way. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 22, 2014
No Score Yet A Fuller Life " A loving tribute for those well versed in the Fuller canon, the doc may prove less revelatory than entertaining for neophytes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 18, 2014
27% The Maid's Room (2014) " After a seductively moody intro, Michael Walker's domestic thriller devolves into a cartoonish attack on the filthy rich. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 7, 2014
90% The Kill Team (2014) " This chilling war-is-hell expose [is] must-see viewing. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 21, 2014
100% The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step (2014) " Stooped at almost 90 but feisty and humor-filled as ever, Hentoff presides over a film rich in the sounds and occasional sights of legendary cultural figures, from Lenny Bruce and Malcolm X to Bob Dylan and Coleman Hawkins. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 11, 2014
100% A Picture of You (2014) " A curiously likable, entertainingly laid-back Asian-American take on all-too-familiar dysfunctional family tropes, this Kickstarter-enabled effort boldly mines farce along with sentiment. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 30, 2014
50% Five Dances (2013) " Rather than adapting the pieces to conform to his paper-thin narrative, Brown explores the tensions and contortions of dancers expressing fresh emotion through a pre-existing art form. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 24, 2014
No Score Yet Humshakals (2014) " There may be multiple look-alikes, but they don't exactly double the fun in this tedious, witless outing from director Sajid Khan. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 24, 2014
83% Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington (2014) " Dual focus on the need to end the ineffective, destructive "war on drugs" and broader questions of political compromise gives director Riley Morton's film particular resonance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 19, 2014
100% The Only Real Game (2014) " [A] clear-eyed snapshot of sports hope struggling against socioeconomic stagnation. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 19, 2014
79% Before You Know It (2014) " [An] engrossing documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 30, 2014
60% Lila, Lila (2014) " Alain Gsponer's well-crafted romantic comedy... glides along on the sheer power of rising German star Daniel Bruhl's boyish charm. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 19, 2014
93% Journey To The West (2014) " Another exquisite, snail-paced cinematic perambulation from Tsai Ming-liang and Lee Kang-sheng. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 14, 2014
88% The Discoverers (2014) " Schwarz lacks the writing chops to adequately embed the character's predictable learning curve into a richer narrative fabric, but Dunne's perf is pitch-perfect. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 12, 2014
31% The Girl and Death (2014) " The film's emotional center rings coldly hollow, its star-crossed lovers coming off more like projected figures than flesh-and-blood players. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 30, 2014
76% Cupcakes (2015) " Israeli helmer Eytan Fox's candy-colored musical is an endearingly goofy celebration of the right to be yourself. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 28, 2014
90% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) " Terrifically conceived and executed. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 23, 2014
84% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " A surprising, well-crafted look at a ballroom-dancing program aimed at bridging gaps between Jewish and Palestinian children in Israel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 14, 2014
89% Amélie (2001) " Jeunet has succeeded at drawing us inside his head; the question is, do we want to be there? " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 9, 2014
100% The Vanquishing Of The Witch Baba Yaga (2014) " A poetic, mesmerizing fusion of fairy tale and cultural commentary from director Jessica Oreck. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 8, 2014
88% La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage) " Alves ultimately unites his large cast in festive unity, with comic reversals redeeming the seemingly irredeemable in farcical fashion, and with large doses of ethnic warming. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 2, 2014
91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " With its wry humor and fantastic mix of music and images, this seemingly odd choice for Tribeca's opening-nighter could carve out a solid theatrical niche. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 24, 2014
89% Buzzard (2015) " As fascinating as it is off-putting. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 13, 2014
90% A Birder's Guide To Everything (2014) " Meyer and lenser Tom Richmond capture an intersection of high-school and natural spheres that highlights New England's serenity and beauty without undue pictorial fussiness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 11, 2014
No Score Yet La Chair De Ma Chair " Though the gruesome plot fills the bill, genre-wise, "Flesh" often seems like an empty stylistic exercise instead of a horror film. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2014
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