Tasha Robinson

Tasha Robinson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Tasha Robinson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Orlando Weekly, The Dissolve

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
21% Self/less (2015) "Deep under the skin of this shrug of a movie is a solid metaphor rooted in an appealing fantasy. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 12, 2015
3.5/5 90% Zarafa (2015) "Zarafa is essential viewing simply because it foregrounds and normalizes black and Arabic characters in a medium that's usually focused on Caucasian protagonists " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/5 100% Stray Dog (2015) "Stray Dog is often powerfully moving, due to Granik's intimate access to Hall and his family, and the overwhelming and openly expressed feelings on display. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/5 81% Batkid Begins (2015) " The footage is simultaneously spectacular and intimate, with plenty of adorable-child moments. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 1, 2015
4/5 86% Gabriel (2015) "Culkin's terrifically effective performance and Howe's pitch-perfect writing and directing make it the kind of insightful, project that makes cineastes feel good about feeling bad. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 18, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out not only evokes that profundity of emotion of Pixar's best films, it does it with emotions capable of examining their own response. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
84% The Wolfpack (2015) "It's a deeply strange success story, but it's self-aware and humorous, and full of frankly amazing revelations. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 8, 2015
3.5/5 100% Der Samurai (2015) "It's so evocative on an instinctive level that its panting excitement overwhelms the sense of questions unanswered, and often unasked. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 8, 2015
3.5/5 93% Charlie's Country (2015) "The whole film feels not like a call to arms against Australian policies, so much as a study of life adjacent to them. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "San Andreas is such a programmatic, by-the-numbers film, genre-savvy viewers could practically recite along with the script. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "It's a quiet film of modest narrative ambitions and simple shifts, but its technical and visual ambitions couldn't be higher. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 21, 2015
2.5/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) " Tomorrowland comes across as sentimental, overthought, overpolished, and artificial in a way that implies Disney Channel thinking at every step. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 20, 2015
4/5 91% Slow West (2015) "It's a shaggy-dog story full of colorful characters and aimless but diverting narrative byways, all delivered with Andersonian solemnity. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 14, 2015
2.5/5 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "The film is a parade of barely connected events, presided over by a barely connected protagonist. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 13, 2015
3.5/5 97% Iris (2015) "Iris isn't groundbreaking doc filmmaking, but it's amiable and jovial in a way rarely seen in the field, which tends more toward drama, trauma, and forwarding big causes. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 28, 2015
3.5/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "It makes up for its linearity with verve, first in the impeccably controlled, intellectually rigorous direction, and then in the performances. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 79% The Sisterhood Of Night (2015) "It's smart about the modern draw of victimization and attention, and how people who live life on a perpetually scrolling online stage can become starved for validation in any form. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 91% Manos Sucias "Wladyka and his co-writer/cinematographer Alan Blanco spin the relationship out with a compelling and surprising tension. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/5 53% Woman in Gold (2015) "There's a human-interest story at the bottom of this bombast, but it's hard to see the actual people through the weight of history, horror, and hagiography being piled atop them. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3.5/5 91% White God (2015) "The screen teems with vitality and energy whenever the dogs return to center stage. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 31% Chappie (2015) " Chappie struggles not to overplay its philosophical questions, but at the expense of never really letting them land. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 81% Watership Down (1978) "It's a work deeply enamored with its source material, and determined to do right by it, even if it means frightening kids, baffling parents, and embracing whatever style works. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 96% Wild Tales (2015) " it's clear that Szifrón is working from a deep well of imagination about how much people are willing to spite themselves in order to take down perceived enemies. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 18, 2015
2.5/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "While Fifty Shades Of Grey is a memorable and society-shifting cultural event, it's in no way a memorable movie. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3.5/5 71% The Voices (2015) "Like Satrapi's other films,The Voices is stylish, striking, and lively. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "It's amiable goofiness, delivered at an emphatic, feverish pitch. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/5 25% The Devil's Violinist (2015) "While his story follows the Amadeus arc along meticulously precise beats, it still lacks a sense of shape, or a sense of stakes, to go with its pounding melodrama. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 90% The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014) "Like Ghibli's features, Kingdom is a friendly, elegiac, approachable movie. But it lacks the studio's well-polished sense of energy and commitment. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 26, 2015
4/5 81% Human Capital (2015) "The moral ends up muddier as a result, but the film's diversity ends up making it more of a muse-worthy thinkpiece than a conventional melodrama might have been. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 13, 2015
4/5 88% Tootsie (1982) "What makes Tootsie a smart, enduring comedy instead of a silly, momentary one is its real sympathy for women. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 12, 2015
2.5/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "The film is simply concerned with what its subject survived, as depicted in brutal, repetitive detail. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "With Five Armies, Jackson again exercises his strengths, and he pares away some of the self-indulgence and silliness that's gotten in the way with this follow-up trilogy. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 17, 2014
3.5/5 91% Time Bandits (1981) "Time Bandits is one of Gilliam's more chaotic films, which is really saying something, but his six time-bandits fill the screen with fractious energy. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 17, 2014
3/5 88% Remote Area Medical (2014) "Reichert and Zaman don't editorialize, which keeps Remote Area Medical from being preachy, forceful, or didactic, but also leaves it feeling shapeless. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 1, 2014
3/5 100% The King and the Mockingbird (2014) " It's recognizably the work of an idiosyncratic artist dealing in bizarre caricature, and exploring weird ideas. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 24, 2014
3.5/5 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "Amirpour is more concerned with creating memorable tableaux, which her characters often drift around like kelp in deep water. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 24, 2014
3.5 28% Miss Meadows (2014) "It's so relentlessly upbeat and deliberately artificial that it admits no cynicism or judgment, and it makes the film daringly weird. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 17, 2014
4/5 77% Rosewater (2014) " Like The Daily Show, Rosewater makes uncomfortable political realities into wry but uproarious jokes. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 12, 2014
80% Firefly: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) "Sometimes, the results are simply twice as clichéd. But at its best, Firefly plants its feet where Whedon's shows have always found solid ground, in creative plotting, experimental storytelling, sharp writing, and a cast that seems to love its work. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3.5/5 85% John Wick (2014) "Stahelski stands a bit back from the fights and keeps them clear and coherent, rather than impressionistic. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) "It moves fast, packs in plenty of goofy side business, and never lets self-contradiction or too much thought get in the way. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 22, 2014
2.5/5 42% Horns (2014) "Aja's version is a blunt, Ghost Rider-esque superhero origin story about a kid and his devil-themed powers, punctuated by moments of weird comedy. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 13, 2014
4/5 95% The Innocents (1961) "Kerr's performance vibrates with complicated tension and vulnerability, as she communicates the internal life of a woman constantly at war with herself. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 6, 2014
4/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "Boxtrolls' world is fantastically detailed and physical, with every frame crammed with complicated machinery, hand-painted textures and handcrafted props, and a sense of vast and focused attention. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) "The Maze Runner's story only really works if viewers live in the moment and react to the characters' immediate and intense fears and trials, rather than analyzing the situation that produced them. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3.5/5 89% The Drop (2014) "The entire film vibrates with understated tension, but almost never raises its voice above a hissed threat or a discomfited mutter. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Sep 17, 2014
4.5/5 99% Starred Up (2014) "The most tremendous thing about Starred Up is exactly how simple it keeps things, and what a richly nuanced story emerges in the process. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Sep 3, 2014
3 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) "Regardless of how Gilliam may have finessed the material, the finished film feels like a heavily edited Gilliam show-reel-not just like a director working in a signature style, but like a crazy-quilt sewn together from well-known fragments. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Aug 26, 2014
1.0/5.0 36% The Giver (2014) "Mostly the problem is that every aspect of The Giver feels both painfully familiar and like an awkward, unsupportable stretch. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/5 89% Calvary (2014) "[Calvary] amounts to a Bible story more spiritually and emotionally accurate than most Bible adaptations actually put on film. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 31, 2014
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