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Alessandra Stanley

Alessandra Stanley
Alessandra Stanley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Nightingale (2015) Mr. Oyelowo gives a riveting, disorienting and suspenseful tour of an unraveling mind. The music and cinematography are artful, but the props are mundane: a coffee maker, a mirror, a laptop. Everything is in Mr. Oyelowo's voice, face and body. ‐ New York Times
Posted May 28, 2015
No Score Yet Turks & Caicos (2014) This spy parable is too preachy and heavy-handed. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 8, 2014
59% Peter Pan Live! (2014) Ms. Williams convincingly pulled off a British accent and was, all in all, a confident, lively and suitably impudent Peter Pan. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 5, 2014
100% Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014) This is a smart, informative and compassionate look at the artist known as the Godfather of Soul, whose music changed America. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2014
50% Big Driver (2014) Big Driver is slimmer in content, as well as form, than Misery, but it is nonetheless gripping. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
81% Mitt (2014) Mitt is a remarkable political artifact, an intimate look at the man who was the 2012 Republican candidate for president and first major-party Mormon nominee. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 24, 2014
100% Burton And Taylor (2013) Burton and Taylor distills the special pleasure those aging movie stars could still take in each other's company long after their passion was spent. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
90% Scott Turow's Innocent (2011) Not all the films on Mystery Movie Night are equally good, but Innocent is one of the better choices. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2013
No Score Yet Ricochet (2011) It's a dead bore, weighed down by bad writing and a plodding performance by Mr. Corbett, who is to film noir what saltpeter is to sexual attraction. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 14, 2013
92% Our Nixon (2013) After two hours, Nixon remains a riveting enigma. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 1, 2013
49% Phil Spector (2013) Even with a Mamet screenplay and actors like Mr. Pacino and Ms. Mirren there is not much anyone can do to make the audience care. ‐ New York Times
Posted May 22, 2013
3/5 80% The World According to Dick Cheney (2013) The World According to Dick Cheney has interesting insights and revealing moments, but for critics who long to confront Mr. Cheney it may prove dissatisfying, because it allows him to make astonishing assertions without direct contradiction. ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 15, 2013
4/5 100% 24: Redemption (2008) Redemption is at its best when it focuses on action, not the after-action reports, and its best is awfully good. ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2013
100% The Loving Story (2012) The tone of the film is solemn and pious, which seems almost inevitable when the topic is segregation and racial intolerance. But there are other reasons to watch this film besides feel-good expediency. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 25, 2013
No Score Yet The trouble with The Girl is that it tries to psychoanalyze Hitchcock but fails by trying to know the man too much. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 19, 2012
65% Game Change (2012) This is a sharp-edged but not unsympathetic portrait of a flawed heroine. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 3, 2012
92% Page Eight (2011) It's the right cast in the right setting but with a wrongfully righteous script. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 3, 2012
2.5/5 50% Mildred Pierce (2011) [Haynes'] painstaking effort to restore every brushstroke of the author's original story paints over the ambiguities of class and social ambition that play out within the Pierce family dynamic. ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 25, 2011
4/5 76% Recount (2008) An astute and deliciously engrossing film. ‐ New York Times
Posted May 27, 2008