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Amir Soltani

Amir Soltani
Amir Soltani's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 90% Arabian Nights: Volume 3, the Enchanted One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado) (2015) Gomes has made what will quite possibly be regarded as the definitive film about the global economic crisis.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2016
4/4 100% Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado) (2015) In comparison [to Vol. 1], the second volume, The Desolate One, is relatively straightforward. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
4/4 97% Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto) (2015) Gomes's wildest, most auspicious and gloriously messy film to date borrows the structure of the eponymous Middle Eastern collection of folkloric tales, but appropriated to modern Portugal under the government's extreme austerity measures.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/4 98% Mustang (2015) Ergüven's intimate treatment of the material and the complexity with which she portrays the young girls' growth and liberation make this one of the most compelling feminist films of recent years.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/4 92% Queen of Earth (2015) ...the result is an earth-shattering performance in a film that solidifies Perry's place among the most exciting filmmakers working in American cinema today.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
1.5/4 78% The Suicide Theory (2015) Although The Suicide Theory is rarely dull, it lacks the emotional precision required to elevate it above merely an amusing concept. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
0/4 No Score Yet The Algerian (2015) It is hard to encounter a film that lacks even a single redeeming quality; that The Algerian achieves that is probably its biggest accomplishment.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
1.5/4 38% The Face Of An Angel (2015) ...the film is contrived, confusing, and, despite dense plotting, severely lacking in emotional or thematic depth.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2015
2/4 73% Alex of Venice (2015) Despite the film's best efforts in amplifying this emotional connection with audience with generic narrative devices, Winstead makes a mark that is virtually the only memorable element of Alex of Venice after the curtain closes.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/4 89% Amour Fou (2015) In Hausner's deft hands, the comedy makes the existential exercise even more challenging, forcing the audience to ponder awkward truths beneath the chilly humor.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2015
3.5/4 86% Wild Canaries (2015) The stars of the show are Levine and Takal, whose performances not only perfect the film's comic tempo, but also suggest that their real-life relationship has influenced every frustrated argument and passionate kiss seen in the film.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2015
.5/4 36% Lovesick (2014) It's not love that is sick-it's the fact that Matheny ended a four-year wait to return to filmmaking with such a disposable, banal project.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/4 99% Timbuktu (2015) Through the filmmaker's poetic vision and rich grasp of the milieu, Timbuktu becomes politically perceptive and emotionally authentic, depicting visceral trauma without hysterics and eye-opening truths without didacticism.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2015
A- 87% Winter Sleep (2014) In a career trajectory that has continually taken him in the direction of more expansive, audacious cinema, this is the filmmaker's most daring and aesthetically ambitious project yet.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2014
C 46% The Sleepwalker (2014) In attempting to subvert our expectations of the genre, The Sleepwalker concerns itself with formal details and momentary pleasures that cannot mask the film's regrettable lack of thematic depth.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2014
B- 75% Camp X-Ray (2014) Camp X-Ray's portrayal of its Middle Eastern hero is such a breath of fresh air that one can almost forgive its abundance of flaws.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
B 85% Watchers of the Sky (2015) In Watchers of the Sky, Belzberg offers a sharp reminder of how primitive our coexistence as a global community remains.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
B 80% Stop The Pounding Heart (2014) Stop the Pounding Heart is at once restrained and tactile, the work of a silently observant filmmaker who is as compassionate as he is critical. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2014
B 76% Canopy (2014) Canopy is a work of minimal, expressionistic storytelling whose unconventional dramatic beats inject fresh blood in a tired genre.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2014
C 70% Jealousy (2014) Jealousy is completely occupied with gorgeously packaged, chic Parisian archetypes that remain utterly impenetrable for those looking from the outside into this self-contained, clichéd universe.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2014
C 91% The Dog (2014) As entertaining as The Dog is, it never quite convinces that its bullet-point review of Wojtowicz's sexual exploits is necessary or that its subject merits the level of attention afforded to him. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2014
B+ 100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) From the allegorical opening to the film's shocking, painful, but expected end, Farahani exposes as much of herself as she does of him; she's no less fascinating a subject.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
B- 89% Venus in Fur (2014) Venus in Fur is a rather amusing delight, but its pleasures rarely transcend those of a surface-level, kinky pas de deux between two superb performers.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2014
C- 64% Filth (2014) The hodgepodge of genre elements, loose narrative threads and ungainly tonal shifts keep the audience at a distance, a point from which everything appears increasingly bizarre and meaningless.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2014
B+ 83% The Double (2014) With this film, Ayoade establishes himself as a vibrant and unique voice in cinema, one whose take on familiar thematic and formal tropes yields excitingly fresh results.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2014
B- 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) Maloof's vibrancy and wide-eyed curiosity for Vivian's work is incredibly affecting and pierces through the screen.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2014
A- 99% The Missing Picture (2014) In Panh's deft hands, the film becomes not just a recreation of a reality long gone, but an indication of ever-present melancholia for an entire people.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2014
B+ 90% Omar (2014) What makes Omar a remarkable accomplishment is that it also works brilliantly as a genre piece, keeping its audience at the edge of their seats for most of the running time.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
D 8% Girl On A Bicycle (2014) From the opening scene, Girl on a Bicycle falls into an unfortunate trap it can never quite escape from: its humor feels entirely forced and predominantly based on national stereotypes.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2014