Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Sarah Boslaugh's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 33% The Magic Sword (1962) "[Estelle} Winwood provides some campy humor (I kept thinking of Bewitched every time she was on screen)... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 27, 2013
6/10 96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) "...give[s] you some sense of what it must have been like a literary/journalistic star in the 1960s. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 27, 2013
7/10 87% The Silence (2013) "...part police procedural and part psychological study, with more than just genre thrills to offer. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 27, 2013
3/10 No Score Yet Il Raggio infernale (Nest of Spies) (Danger!! Death Ray) (1967) "...worse-than-average spy flick starring muscleman Gordon Scott as Bart Fargo (one for the all-name team, at any rate), who is trying to get back one of those contrary-to-the-laws-of-physics death rays that seemed to pop up frequently in 1960s films. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 27, 2013
7/10 93% Casting By (2013) "... a love letter to the casting industry in general, and to the pioneering casting director Marion Dougherty in particular. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 22, 2013
7/10 100% God Loves Uganda (2013) "...unable to peddle their nonsense in the U.S., the evangelicals have found a ready target in Uganda, an English-speaking and primarily Christian country with a long history of evangelical missionary work... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 22, 2013
8/10 100% The Waiting Room (2012) "If you want to understand how the American system of health care delivery works for people without employer-sponsored health insurance, I can think of no better introduction than watching Peter Nicks' documentary The Waiting Room. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 21, 2013
7/10 94% Lore (2013) "Rosendahl...provides both narrative and emotional continuity to a film whose deliberate pace and fragmented presentation of reality might otherwise prove exasperating. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 14, 2013
6/10 79% Before You Know It (2014) "...a calm and straightforward documentary [that] looks at the lives of three gay men in their sunset years. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 13, 2013
8/10 88% Elena (2014) "...a poetic, impressionistic documentary ... combining new footage with home movies and other archival materials to take you inside Petra's mind ... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 13, 2013
8/10 91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) "Nathan's approach is observational and reminds me of the way Steve James constructed Hoop Dreams, following the emerging story while creating context by including footage of Pug and his mother, Coco, at home... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 12, 2013
5/10 71% Loves Her Gun (2014) "...it takes over an hour to get around to what is most interesting about the plot: Allie's initiation into gun culture, and her psychological response to the power that comes from pulling a trigger. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 12, 2013
7/10 No Score Yet Continental "Malcolm Ingram's documentary Continental celebrates the glory years of the Continental Baths... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 12, 2013
6/10 No Score Yet Mr. Angel (2014) "Mr. Angel is definitely X-rated in terms of the body parts on display, but it's so wholesome that it's impossible to be offended. After all, aren't children's movies always telling us to be who we are? " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 10, 2013
6/10 90% Big Joy (2014) "...directors Stephen Silha and Eric Slade celebrate Broughton's life and work, and in particular his embrace of sexuality " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 10, 2013
6/10 No Score Yet Getting Back To Abnormal "...through a well-chosen collection of interviews, verité footage and factoids displayed on chyrons, as well as a bouncy soundtrack, Alvarez keeps a positive spirit while creating a composite portrait of the city... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 10, 2013
8/10 96% I Am Divine (2013) "Although the story ends sadly (no one should die at age 42), the film itself is not sad, but is instead a celebration of a performer who made the most out of the talents he had. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 10, 2013
7/10 No Score Yet Sake Bomb (2014) "... very funny and very Japanese, particularly in the quiet and somewhat ambiguous way the story is resolved. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 10, 2013
6/10 85% Bestiaire (2012) "Because most people are used to films that tell stories or make arguments, the natural response is to impose meaning on the images in Bestiaire, a response that reduces their immediateness and reality. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 4, 2013
No Score Yet Dust Up (2012) "...an enjoyable little gem that's just too weird to have much of a theatrical run, but is perfect for home viewing. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 28, 2013
6/10 67% Hollywood to Dollywood (2012) "...[the brothers are] charming, personable, and forthright, the kind of people you'd like to have a beer with-or, for that matter, go on a road trip with... " ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Feb 28, 2013
6/10 86% Yossi (2013) "...[Knoller's] portrayal of a person locked in his own grief is both realistic and sympathetic, and Fox brings events to a conclusion that is more than worth the wait. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 21, 2013
7/10 98% 56 Up (2013) "... feels like a retrospective and summation of the whole series, with ample quotation from the previous films, an approach that makes it interesting even for viewers who haven't seen the previous installments. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 15, 2013
6/10 82% Fast Girls (2013) "...watching Fast Girls is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and a particularly welcome contribution to the genre because it focuses on female athletes competing in a non-glamour sport. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 12, 2013
7/10 92% Future Weather (2013) "Haney-Jardine presents a sensitive portrait of a conflicted teenager who's been forced to become self-sufficient before she's really ready... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 12, 2013
7/10 No Score Yet The History of the Universe as Told by Wonder Woman "...a great consciousness-raising tool (how 1970s is that?) and a fun celebration for fans of Wonder Woman and her sisters in spandex. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 12, 2013
7/10 53% The Girl (2013) "It's a tribute to Riker's skill as a writer and director that, even when Ashley is behaving in ways that should make her totally unlikeable, you don't completely write her off. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 12, 2013
8/10 87% Middle of Nowhere (2012) "The title Middle of Nowhere refers to Ruby's state of being as well as the location of the prison where Derek is incarcerated. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 9, 2013
4/10 No Score Yet To Catch A Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks On America (2011) "....if you've already drunk the Kool-Aid, this film will confirm that you made the right decision, but if you haven't, it quickly gets tedious. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 8, 2013
7/10 100% The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013) "My pick among the live action shorts is Shawn Christensen's "Curfew" (19 minutes), mainly because it has all the conventional elements required of a narrative film, and yet is also really out there. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 31, 2013
7/10 95% The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013) "..."Adam and Dog," an 11-minute film written and directed by Minkyu Lee, stands out for sheer beauty and ambition. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 31, 2013
6/10 No Score Yet Hurry Up And Wait "Hurry Up and Wait is not a bad film, just one that doesn't distinguish itself from many similar films. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 25, 2013
6/10 90% Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012) "Judging from this documentary, his character is as exuberant as his work, and he seems to be one of those lucky people who simply can't stop creating... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 25, 2013
6/10 No Score Yet Last Kind Words (2013) "...has some good scares, some intriguing ideas (perhaps a few too many, in fact), great cinematography by Bill Otto, and an above-average cast... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 25, 2013
7/10 No Score Yet Without A Net (2012) "...reveals some of the less savory aspects of the circus operation-the performers go unpaid and are pushed to do dangerous tricks without proper safety precautions... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 25, 2013
8/10 79% Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) (1979) "If ever [the characters in] a film embodied Hannah Arendt's principle of "the banality of evil", it's The Tin Drum... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 23, 2013
7/10 89% A Royal Affair (2012) "...a splendid demonstration of the old adage that political films are really not about the time they are set in, but the time in which they are made. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 19, 2013
9/10 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) "...Bigelow shows great respect for the hard, dangerous, and largely behind-the-scenes work that is necessary before for the big splashy successes that make the news can happen. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 11, 2013
6/10 95% West of Memphis (2012) "The case presented in West of Memphis is damning, most of all for a bungling local police department and ambitious local officials who wanted the case solved and chose to overlook obvious suspects... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 28, 2012
6/10 70% Les Misérables (2012) "Enjoyment requires a determinedly half-full attitude: Take pleasure in what's good and don't worry about the rest. If you can't do that, this may be the longest almost-three-hours of your life. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 24, 2012
6/10 88% The Big Picture (2012) "...the ambiguity of the French title, L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie ("The man who wanted to live his life"), is a much better fit for the film that the rather bland English title... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 6, 2012
5/10 93% The Central Park Five (2012) "... a respectable but often tedious film that adds little to what is already well known about this episode " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 1, 2012
8/10 96% Brooklyn Castle (2012) "...provides a corrective to the popular image of American schools as obsessed with sports and popularity, and it makes the strongest possible case for funding after-school activities. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 22, 2012
7/10 No Score Yet Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) "...there's a lot to enjoy in a good melodrama, if you're willing to accept the conventions of the genre and exercise a little suspension of disbelief. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 9, 2012
7/10 94% The House I Live In (2012) "There's no confusion about Jarecki's point of view in The House I Live In- he's out to make the case that America's drug laws cause far more damage, to individuals and communities, than drug use ever has " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 29, 2012
6/10 100% Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story (2012) "... [Booker Wright's interview] becomes a window into the life not only of one man, but of a whole culture that, one hopes, lies mostly in America's past. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 24, 2012
4/10 80% The Other Son (2012) "The Other Son is set in a realistic modern world, but it feels more like a fable (and, at its worst, like wish fulfillment) than a true exploration of what it would be like to have your world turned upside down in this way. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 24, 2012
7/10 81% Night Catches Us (2010) "...Night Catches Us has a lived-in, almost languid feel, with artistic cinematography by David Tumblety capturing moments that are as perfectly framed as still photographs. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 18, 2012
6/10 No Score Yet The Sari Soldiers "The Sari Soldiers doesn't take sides; there are plenty of atrocities to go around, and it's hard to say who really profited from ten years of violent conflict. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 18, 2012
7/10 No Score Yet War Don Don (2010) "...virtually gives you an insider's seat in the courtroom and lets you experience some of the ambiguities inherent in what at first seems to be an open-and-shut case. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 18, 2012
7/10 88% The Other Dream Team (2012) "...a story that should be heard and remembered, because it reminds you that sometimes a sporting event carries meaning far outside the confines of the sport itself. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 18, 2012
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