Tricia Olszewski

Tricia Olszewski

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Film Threat , Let's Not Listen , Washington City Paper
Total Reviews:
458

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Von Trier lets Joe offer more varied conversation than, to quote Reservoir Dogs, 'Dick dick dick dick dick dick dick.'" — Washington City Paper
Posted Apr 4, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " It's forced, and you'll laugh. Whether von Trier wants you to find these exchanges intentionally absurd or just plain moronic will be fodder for viewers to debate as ferociously as the artistic merit of Antichrist's talking fox." — Washington City Paper
Posted Mar 21, 2014
91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) " For a first-time filmmaker, Nathan achieves a remarkable balance, presenting each side with very little bias." — Washington City Paper
Posted Feb 10, 2014
81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " Didier and Elise perform often, and the actors imbue their moments on stage with the ecstasy and passion of June and Johnny." — Washington City Paper
Posted Nov 15, 2013
70% Dark Horse (2012) " Solondz seems to be making a statement about arrested development and the harsh realities of loneliness and age, but it's so clumsily and irritatingly executed that his arguments remain difficult to see. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
64% 2 Days in New York (2012) " Like Woody Allen on speed, only with neuroses flipped into cocksureness and everyone bickering, bickering, bickering until you want to reach into the screen and punch them all in the face. It's nails on a chalkboard. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) " Birbiglia is boyish, a calm talker, and just meek enough to keep his punch lines surprising but not so meek that he's unlikable. (If anything, Birbiglia is extremely likable.)" — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
41% Little White Lies (2012) " You go from sympathizing with [the characters] to wishing their time together would just end already." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
55% Beloved (2012) " The film as a whole is a lugubrious French-pop disaster. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
70% Liberal Arts (2012) " Radnor sure has a lot of ideas for his gently diverting romantic comedy, but he hops from one to another without much depth or staying power, leaving you with a big "So what?" at the end." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
93% Looper (2012) " Has more depth, smarts, and heart than the usual sci-fi bluster." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " A very funny and at times joyous ode to college a cappella groups." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
81% Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012) " It's enough to raise one's blood pressure, if it weren't elevated already. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
43% The Paperboy (2012) " Pick a subplot, any subplot -- at various times, they're all given equal weight, and the result is a meandering, dull disaster instead of anything resembling a narrative." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 5, 2012
95% The Imposter (2012) " Keeps you unsettled, haunted, enthralled." — Washington City Paper
Posted Aug 14, 2012
70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) " Hits a dull patch and becomes an expected tale of regret." — Washington City Paper
Posted Aug 14, 2012
82% Nobody Else But You (2012) " It wants to put a spell on us-but what we get feels less like magic than a fistful of Ambien." — Washington City Paper
Posted Aug 14, 2012
30% Total Recall (2012) " Along with polish, we also get pedestrianism." — Washington City Paper
Posted Aug 14, 2012
88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " Nolan exits the trilogy triumphant; it's just that, in some ways, he pales in comparison to himself." — Washington City Paper
Posted Jul 17, 2012
73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " Peter Parker is Peter Parker, and here he swings and misses. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Jul 6, 2012
—— On Coal River " You'll cheer at the tenacity of the fighters, particularly Ed Wiley, who organizes a march to D.C. to talk with Sen. Robert Byrd while West Virginia's governor sits on his hands." — Washington City Paper
Posted Jul 5, 2012
37% Dark Shadows (2012) " Burton deploys the kind of winking, sly humor he knows his leading man can pull off. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Jun 1, 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " It's the humor that's The Avengers' strength." — Washington City Paper
Posted Jun 1, 2012
74% Sound of My Voice (2012) " It's quiet. Eerie. Transfixing." — Washington City Paper
Posted Jun 1, 2012
21% Elles (2012) " Beneath its sophisticated Frenchness and Juliette Binoche-led cast, Elles is gratuitous garbage." — Washington City Paper
Posted Jun 1, 2012
90% Bernie (2012) " Linklater's film may remind you of the work of others, but it's one of his most entertaining yet. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Jun 1, 2012
58% Hysteria (2012) " A featherweight and swiftly paced comedy." — Washington City Paper
Posted Jun 1, 2012
75% Damsels in Distress (2012) " Its characters are unrecognizable to those of us inhabiting the real world, and despite its mounds and mounds of dialogue, it ultimately doesn't have a sticking thought in its pretty head." — Washington City Paper
Posted Jun 1, 2012
93% Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012) " There isn't much to [Alma's] story, but at 76 minutes, it breezes by as quickly as the changing of a teenager's moods." — Washington City Paper
Posted Jun 1, 2012
94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " This is a Wes Anderson film. It's gonna be quaint. It's gonna be wry. It's gonna look just like Anderson's other features. But is that such a bad thing? " — Washington City Paper
Posted Jun 1, 2012
69% Thin Ice (2012) " The only things differentiating Thin Ice from Fargo? A lack of Midwestern accents and entertainment value. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Apr 6, 2012
63% Delicacy (2012) " You never buy the relationship." — Washington City Paper
Posted Mar 26, 2012
86% Declaration of War (2012) " The hippest kid-with-cancer movie you'll ever see. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Mar 26, 2012
67% Friends With Kids (2012) " Westfeldt does have a gift for navel-gazing gab, and the scenes of her friends and their offspring are as funny as they are horrific. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Mar 9, 2012
76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) " Works as a family drama, an American horror story, and a strong argument for birth control. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Mar 5, 2012
96% Undefeated (2012) " Just like a well-fought playoff win, it'll leave you a little misty-eyed. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Mar 5, 2012
99% A Separation (2011) " Feels like a peek through a neighbor's window." — Washington City Paper
Posted Jan 20, 2012
89% The Descendants (2011) " Its pace is as leisurely as a day in its Hawaiian setting, which makes the lovely parts lovelier but its angsty moments even more torturous and uncomfortable." — Washington City Paper
Posted Nov 18, 2011
78% Melancholia (2011) " Don't hold Lars von Trier's past transgressions against him." — Washington City Paper
Posted Nov 10, 2011
73% Like Crazy (2011) " Gooeyness aside, Doremus believably captures the twinkle and inadvertent stupidity of young love. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Nov 3, 2011
52% Janie Jones (2011) " You'll get in touch with your softer side and want to punch it. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Nov 3, 2011
50% The Rum Diary (2011) " Perhaps they needed more rum while filming The Rum Diary." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 28, 2011
90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " A hushed, mesmerizing story." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 28, 2011
81% The Skin I Live In (2011) " A near-masterful tale of macabre goings-on behind closed doors." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 21, 2011
75% Blackthorn (2011) " Watching the world-weary can get wearisome." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 19, 2011
61% Toast (2011) " Enjoyment of this amiable nostalgia trip mostly hinges on one question: Do you care when the Observer scribe made his first pie? " — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 19, 2011
92% Take Shelter (2011) " A dread-inducing and sometimes downright creepy exercise in Hitchcockian paranoia." — Washington City Paper
Posted Oct 19, 2011
36% Restless (2011) " You'll forget you're watching a Van Sant production and not the Lifetime channel." — Washington City Paper
Posted Sep 30, 2011
94% Moneyball (2011) " A winner. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Sep 30, 2011
93% 50/50 (2011) " Has humorous moments and heavy ones, and neither half feels forced. " — Washington City Paper
Posted Sep 30, 2011
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