Wendy Weinstein

Wendy Weinstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International
Total Reviews:
47

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Showing 1 - 47 of 47
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
92% Philomena (2013) " Philomena is an amazing story, movingly told, which skirts sentimentality and rings true." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 20, 2013
70% Les Misérables (2012) " British director Tom Hooper could be heading back to the Oscars, along with his stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, with this remarkably affecting and resourceful screen adaptation of the popular pop opera." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 21, 2012
95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) " This innovative documentary tells a stranger-than-fiction tale about a remarkable Phil Ochs-like singer/songwriter from the Motor City who metaphorically rises from the dead, to the delight of his South African fans and now us." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2012
79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " Both a serious and playful foray into the forest of romantic love and literary invention by the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and the actress and writer Zoe Kazan." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2012
97% Monsieur Lazhar (2012) " This surprising, humanist Canadian film about an Algerian immigrant seeking solace for his young students and himself is a winner." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 10, 2012
88% In Darkness (2012) " Agnieszka Holland's epic true-life drama about a Catholic sewer worker who hid Jews in the tunnels beneath a small Polish town during the Nazi occupation is unsparing, unsentimental and unforgettable." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 9, 2011
64% Young Goethe In Love (2011) " Though far from the rollicking success of Shakespeare in Love or as moving as Goethe's original tale, this visually lush, well-acted German-language biopic is a worthy take on a formative period in the great writer's life." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 2, 2011
77% The Debt (2011) " Perfectly cast and stylishly shot, this smart period thriller concerning three Mossad agents and a Dr. Mengele-like Nazi war criminal falters near the end, but is generally unnervingly good." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 29, 2011
75% Everything Must Go (2011) " This slow-paced indie about a suburban alcoholic is surprisingly gentle considering its subject matter, but that's not entirely a good thing. " — Film Journal International
Posted May 10, 2011
38% Casino Jack (2010) " The Abramoff affair reads like a Hollywood screenplay, but this feature rarely fulfills its promise. Kevin Spacey is fun to watch playing a man by turns cunning, corny and crazy." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 16, 2010
38% The City of Your Final Destination (2010) " The new film from James Ivory is leisurely paced, lacking in narrative drive perhaps, but rich in nuance, dialogue and atmosphere. Marvelous performances by Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney and Charlotte Gainsbourg." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 15, 2010
56% The Soloist (2009) " A sensitive but surprisingly unmoving portrayal of the friendship (based on a true story) between a Los Angeles Times writer and a troubled street musician living on the streets of Skid Row. Jamie Foxx gives a standout performance." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 22, 2009
78% Doubt (2008) " John Patrick Shanley opens up his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play,diluting some of its dramatic alchemy, but with its considerable strengths intact. He's assembled a veritable screen dream team to rival the brilliant stage ensemble." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 11, 2008
96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) " This provocative, poetic, searing exploration by the Israeli director Ari Folman into his forgotten past as a member of the Israeli mission in the first Lebanon War is only stronger for being drawn. As a friend tells him, "Memory is dynamic; it's alive,"" — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 4, 2008
62% Hamlet 2 (2008) " While not all the jokes in Hamlet 2 work, even the failures earn a smile." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 16, 2008
14% Made of Honor (2008) " Another wedding-themed romantic comedy that fizzles when it should fizz." — Film Journal International
Posted May 2, 2008
55% Married Life (2008) " Cooper gives another indelible performance as a suffering innocent with devilish intent." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 11, 2008
93% Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) (2007) " The film, aided by Amalric's pitch-perfect performance, reveals the range of Jean-Do's emotional life, his anger, joy and wry humor." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 19, 2007
81% Lars and the Real Girl (2007) " What could have been cloying or absurd is instead endearing, even if the film is somewhat too long for its conceit." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 4, 2007
67% The 11th Hour (2007) " Less imaginatively structured than An Inconvenient Truth and therefore less likely to reach the unconverted, it is still a treasure trove of fascinating facts and ideas." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 13, 2007
64% The Shape Of Things (2002) " LaBute's observations about our self-destructive obsession with appearances may not be original, but his ability to create articulate, provocative characters is." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 10, 2007
75% My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami) (2007) " My Best Friend proves that even the most artificial premise can yield a heartfelt result." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 12, 2007
91% Knocked Up (2007) " Finds humor and pathos in sex, friendship, relationships and the relentless process of growing up." — Film Journal International
Posted May 31, 2007
53% Spanglish (2004) " [Brooks] once again delivers flesh-and-blood characters with minds, unexpected dialogue, and a lovely, emotional payoff." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 19, 2004
68% La Petite Lili (2004) " The film explores the conflict between idealistic youth and pragmatic maturity, respecting each in turn, but succeeds best in underscoring the power of youthful sexuality." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 8, 2004
48% De-Lovely (2004) " Winkler's musical valentine to Cole Porter and his genius sets just the right tone, a harmonious blend of intelligence and sentiment, intensified by a song score to sigh for and the best film performance of Kevin Kline's estimable career." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
74% Les égarés (Strayed) (2003) " A psychologically acute study of individuals in extreme circumstances. It is not easily forgotten." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
96% Festival Express (2003) " Often shot in extreme close-up, Janis, radiant with no makeup, despite a bad skin week, literally takes over the screen. She digs so deeply into her songs, with such cathartic passion, you feel transformed, certainly transfixed." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
89% In America (2003) " No one has ever told an immigrant story quite like this." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 1, 2003
96% The Pianist (2002) " It is hard not to be especially grateful for freedom after a film like this." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 24, 2002
87% The Quiet American (2003) " It is a timely film and a transporting one." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 23, 2002
54% The Cherry Orchard (2000) " ... wise and elegiac ..." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 24, 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) " Though the pace slackens here and there, it is always gorgeous to look at and intelligently acted." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 29, 2001
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001) " Lacks the magic of Disney's most successful animated predecessors." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 19, 2001
75% All Access. Front Row. Backstage. Live! (2001) " If only this technology had been around for Woodstock!" — Film Journal International
Posted May 30, 2001
81% The House of Mirth (2000) " Deepens our appreciation of Wharton's genius for observing the intricacies of social life and the greater intricacies of the human heart." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 7, 2001
75% The Wind in the Willows (Mr. Toad's Wild Ride) (1997) " Creates a make-believe world that is hard to leave." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% Mulan (1998) " Mulan sets new standards in animation. But it is in the subtlety of its characters' 'acting' that Mulan excels." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
98% All About My Mother (1999) " Rich in compassion, humor and complexity, All About My Mother not only brings its central characters from darkness to light, it suggests a brighter future for the bedraggled art of cinema." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
42% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) " Creaks along with some highs but many more lows." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% Antz (1998) " This fully computer-animated feature with a phenomenal voice cast delivers a pleasurable 83 minutes of fantasy." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Tango (1998) " Allows the tango, in its myriad expressive forms, to take center stage, telling the story and igniting the senses with its sinuous, elegant moves." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38% Mystery, Alaska (1999) " The cast...applies itself with such conviction, that one wishes the result had been worth the effort." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% Anastasia (1997) " A rousing, romantic adventure film." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
53% How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) " While Carrey and the audience would be better served by a less cluttered, hyperkinetic production, the star's animated intensity keeps The Grinch moving." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
59% Twilight (1998) " Robert Benton's noir thriller could use a shot of adrenaline." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Mansfield Park (1999) " Romantic, thoughtful and beautifully filmed." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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