Alex Leininger

Alex Leininger
Alex Leininger's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters
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T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 93% Gloria Bell (2019) Sebastián Lelio's fascination with womanhood and desire have culminated in Gloria Bell, with actor Julianne Moore tailor-made to its particular kind of searching melancholy. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
6/10 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't It Romantic is just as silly and cliché as the rom-coms it claims to satirize, and yet in execution it's fully, inoffensively enjoyable. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
6/10 88% Arctic (2019) Joe Penna's debut, survival film Arctic, is yet another showcase for the formidable Mads Mikkelsen, who continues to carve out a space in modern moviemaking that few other actors could occupy. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
5/10 37% Glass (2019) James McAvoy's impressive acting and fleeting moments of powerful imagery dazzle in M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, but that can't make up for the film's shattered second half. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
8/10 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Cold War, like Ida before it, harkens back to midcentury world cinema, resuscitating its distinctly philosophical outlook while remaining current today and likely for decades to come. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
6/10 73% Destroyer (2018) The most revolutionary thing Kusama's Destroyer isn't the antiheroism, but its genuine search for the goodness of a woman who's made objectively bad decisions. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
58% The House That Jack Built (2018) It's almost a relief when, surrounded by the fiery pits, Jack falls. So too, it seems, has von Trier. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
7/10 59% Vox Lux (2018) ox Lux, has a chaotic relationship with celebrity and carries a heavy - some might say overloaded - symbolic heft. How is it that it's still so fun? - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
7/10 90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Happy as Lazzaro is well-attuned to exploitation and misery, but it doesn't beckon audiences to shed tears. The real vision is a more cynical one. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning is more interested in exploring ennui and desperation in the abstract than offering distinct answers about its characters, and it's all the more riveting because of it. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) [M.I.A's] overarching story of art, politics and disenchantment, so common to the music documentary, is satisfying as an argument against artifice. M.I.A., the artist, activist and person, is everything you've heard and more. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
91% Widows (2018) McQueen's latest may not be as singular a success as his previous efforts, but what it manages to do with its tremendously ambitious vision is to create a brilliantly imperfect heist drama. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
7/10 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Can You Ever Forgive Me?'s turn of events have a flair of tragedy, but the specificity with which Israel's misery is wrought speaks to the true nature of the story. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
8/10 88% Colette (2018) By imbuing the ornate decoration of a period piece with a uniquely modern sense of righteousness, it breathes new life into the genre. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018