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Aaron Cutler

Aaron Cutler
Aaron Cutler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% The Academy of Muses (La academia de las musas) (2016) The film's staged explorations of literature's effect on the psyche are ultimately revealing of the force held on the psyche by cinema, a medium with the power to preserve people as we once knew and possibly treasured them. ‐ Cineaste Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2016
100% Gebo et l'ombre (2014) Gebo and the Shadow is a film about concrete, hard, and material things, as well as one about illusions. Its dramatic elements are simple. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 27, 2014
No Score Yet Sakura namiki no mankai no shita ni (Cold Bloom) (2014) Uses sensitive melodrama to convey the emotional weight of a nationwide rebuilding effort. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 13, 2014
92% Othello (The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice) (1955) Othello joins a gallery of ... Welles protagonists such as ... Kane and Macbeth, whose desire to believe themselves masters of their domains lead ... to solitary tragic fates. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted May 12, 2014
No Score Yet La demora (2013) Plá's film captures both people alone and apart at night in the city, each lost without the other. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 6, 2014
80% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (1994) Though Queen Margot's sound, sets, costumes, and camerawork collectively stun, Chéreau prioritized his actors, and he gave his ensemble ample freedom to perform. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 6, 2014
96% Ida (2014) Rendered compellingly in black-and-white. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 29, 2014
91% Big Joy (2014) Even at its most on-the-nose, Big Joy serves the greater good of introducing viewers to its subject, whose voice rings clear throughout. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 18, 2014
100% Brothers Hypnotic (2014) We see Phil's sons honoring him while going their own ways in a years-long effort to find the right pitch. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 18, 2014
No Score Yet Die Stadt ohne Juden (The City Without Jews) (2014) The friction between the fantasy [the film] presents and the reality of the fate of Vienna's Jewish citizens is what potentially gives the work its greatest interest today. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2014
83% Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime (1968) It is a tragedy of human existence to be helplessly aware of time's passing, and to lose time during the act of longing for it. Something in this is also funny. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 11, 2014
57% The Tightrope (2014) Brook offers himself as a teacher whose goal is to help his students discover brief, ephemeral moments of bliss. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 28, 2014
87% The New Rijksmuseum (Parts 1 and 2) (2013) The artworks appear in quick glimpses, mainly in storage, with many on the way toward their own restoration. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 17, 2013
93% Night Across the Street (2013) Past, present, and future, and illusion and reality, dissolve as the film's scenes line up like marbles, all of equal weight and value. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2013
75% Antoine et Antoinette (2013) Becker valued what he called "dead time," the little moments in life when nothing seems to be happening and in which people reveal themselves most fully. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 24, 2013
No Score Yet Price Of Gold (2013) The still photos often catch in-process workers regarding the camera, their faces filled with haunting poetry, as though existing both within a specific moment and somehow outside of time. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2013
92% Le Joli Mai (1963) Documents on-the-street talks with a wide variety of Paris residents. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 10, 2013
89% Russian Ark (2002) The movie's smooth voyage comes to seem like a dream play, suspended painlessly in time. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2013
No Score Yet The Last Christeros (2013) A war film consumed with waiting. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 27, 2013
No Score Yet El estudiante (The Student) (2013) The film's great force initially disguises how an electoral movement's cries for liberty are called to win followers. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 20, 2013
No Score Yet Jajouka, quelque chose de bon vient vers toi (2012) The artists prove a motif rather than a resting point, with the film circling around them, then breaking away for further visions. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 7, 2013
88% The Gardener (2013) Delicately works to see how beautiful the world can look when people embrace each other's differences. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 7, 2013
64% The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (2013) A film less regional than universal in its presentation of the human urge to reshape oneself with others' help. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 7, 2013
97% Intolerance (1916) Intolerance looks both backward and forward. The strong exploit the weak, it cries, and all governments throughout history are evil. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 30, 2013
83% The Shine of Day (2013) Overflows with communion between friends and family members, of both sexes and all ages, ranging from comfortable to joyful. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 10, 2013
70% Student (2013) Darezhan Omirbaev's sixth feature-whose unnamed, largely quiet protagonist lives in a poor area of Almaty, Kazakhstan-is a pedagogical film. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 28, 2013
80% Out-Takes From The Life Of A Happy Man (2013) Though they capture the past, these preserved images exist to please whoever receives them in the present. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 23, 2013
60% I Am Not A Hipster (2013) The title accurately reflects Brook's constant self-involved, self-protective pose, but both he and the film tightly focused on him would have so much more fun if they just pulled back a little, looked around, and reached out. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 9, 2013
90% Historias que so existem quando lembradas (Found Memories) (2012) Júlia Murat's debut feature unfolds in a small fictional town in the Brazilian forest region of Paraiba, and uses the wide screen to show as much nature as possible. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 1, 2011
100% The Leopard (1963) The past is being borne ceaselessly into the future in this movie. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 1, 2011
78% Tales of the Night (2012) You sense that the film could stop and start at any point, but though the repeated act of storytelling grows tiresome, the film's images never bore. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 1, 2011
92% Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2012) You can probably guess that Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is schematic, but it's also stunning. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Oct 29, 2011
No Score Yet V subbotu (Innocent Saturday) (2011) A mainly outdoors movie whose calm, pleasant color tones helps one to focus on the characters. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Oct 29, 2011
No Score Yet This Is Not a Film (2003) Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb's meta-documentary calls attention to its making from its very beginning. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Oct 29, 2011
No Score Yet Hanezu no tsuki (2011) My initial impression of Hanezu was of a glimpse of the life of a region, in which humans appear and disappear over time while the rest of nature moves on. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Oct 29, 2011
96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) Throughout the whirlwind of motion that adds up to a young boy's journey, each detail and gesture still resonates. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Oct 25, 2011
94% The Day He Arrives (2012) Hong shows people at their loneliest; they're pathetic, but also sweet. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Oct 25, 2011
2/4 77% The Robber (2011) The Robber's race to mediocrity ends with a dying phone call, which among other things is the death of inspiration. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 9, 2011
No Score Yet Roads of Kiarostami (2006) The lone words on the soundtrack are the director's occasionally asking why roads fascinate him, and answering that they may remind him of his childhood. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
No Score Yet Land of Madness (2009) Essai's gags unfold without a semblance of structure, but they're also inventive, and really funny. Land of Madness's, while pleasant enough (a strange thing to write about a comedy of murders), aren't. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
89% Over the Edge (1979) Simultaneously gut-churning, heart-wrenching, and head-thunking, a smorgasbord of alienation and detonation. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
No Score Yet The Victors (1963) The movie's script thuds and clunks (Schiaffino: "You love wife. You love me. I love husband. I love you."), and so does its cast. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
73% Soul Kitchen (2010) The women exist to support the men; the movie doesn't have much to say politically, and what it does say isn't interesting. But Soul Kitchen is still a lot of fun. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
88% Oki's Movie (2012) It's surprising what a pleasure the entire film is. Oki's Movie is a story about juvenile people that never once feels juvenile. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
No Score Yet Visionaries (2010) A disgusting lovefest and a piece of amorphous fluff. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
No Score Yet Orion (2009) The plight of Iranian women has been shown on film before, and better, but it also can't be shown enough. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
No Score Yet The Night of Counting the Years (1969) It's appropriate to discuss The Mummy's production and restoration circumstances, since the movie's great theme is Egypt's struggle to reclaim itself. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
73% Tuesday, After Christmas (2011) Director Radu Muntean, like Bergman, keeps the camera close, and follows them. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
63% Secretariat (2010) An oddly disjointed piece where people declare "Amen" over a horse that dominates races to the tune of gospel music. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
100% The Aviator's Wife (La femme de l'aviateur) (1981) Valuable for being perhaps the most stifled movie that Rohmer ever made, by which I mean the one where characters' eyes meet the least. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011