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Anita Katz

Anita Katz

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Anita Katz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Francisco Examiner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 72% Valley Of Love (2016) "While intriguing, the movie simply isn't penetrating or profound. The psychological drama needs to go deeper, and the paranormal scenes prove merely teasing. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/4 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "When Shannon and Spacey finally get their scenes together, the movie demonstrates what good actors, and a director who sets the tone and lets them do their job, can make possible. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 56% Sold (2016) "The film has a worthy message, but doesn't present its brave young heroine's story compellingly. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 46% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) "In a performance that will highlight many a Christopher Walken film festival someday, he combines a willingness to be a caricature of his distinctive self with a dramatic depth and range to create a terrific character. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/4 95% Marguerite (2016) "A funny, thoughtful, moving story about art, love, passion, delusion and the sad reality that dreams and personal talents don't always jibe. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 1, 2016
1.5/4 28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Advice for future Greek Wedding couples: Elope. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/4 81% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "A likable actress, Field bravely makes Doris a challenge to like. And against all likelihood, we're captivated. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2.5/4 50% Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) (2016) "By failing to provide an adequate picture of the humanity at stake, the movie shapes up as a superficial affair. While consistently intriguing, it appeals foremost to perverse curiosity and leaves us, deeper down, unmoved. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2.5/4 65% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Overall, the movie skims the surface of a potentially sharp satire or a compelling self-discovery journey with an underserved Tina Fey. It's not enough. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/4 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) "The memories and observations add up to a vivid and satisfying personal portrait, history lesson, nostalgic ride and glimpse of the astronaut psyche. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 26, 2016
2/4 79% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "The story, partly inspired by the bobsled comedy Cool Runnings, goes nowhere imaginative or risky, and the characters don't transcend their initial cartoonishness. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 26, 2016
2.5/4 61% Race (2016) "It's a terrific story, and by simply telling it competently, the film is worth taking your kids to. At the same itme, it's not a satisfying portrayal of an extraordinary individual or sterling historical event. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/4 96% Rams (HrĂștar) (2016) "This Icelandic dramedy is droll and truthful. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/4 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Overall, both the Austen and the zombie elements are only superficially engaging. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 5, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) "Often with no dialogue, Rampling, who has been nominated for an Oscar for the role, subtly registers a gold mine of emotion on her character's severe but vulnerable face. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 2, 2016
3.5/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) "A challenging but captivating protagonist, Saul is wisely presented not as a hero but as a casualty of Nazi evil. We cannot embrace his mission, but there is something deeply moving in his quest to make his life meaningful. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 2, 2016
3/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "Covered in animal fur, a long beard, and snow, and uttering desperate grunts in lieu of words, he gives the film a crucial dramatic trust and the mythic tinge that the title - a French word for a person who reappears after a long absences - suggests. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 2, 2016
3.5/4 96% Mustang (2015) "Drawing convincing performances from a mostly nonprofessional cast, Erguven has created heroines who are not mere imprisoned Disney princesses. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 29, 2015
95% In Jackson Heights (2015) "The comprehensiveness and intelligence of his material give it tension and sweep. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 18, 2015
4/4 94% Carol (2015) "It's a flawlessly crafted, stirringly intelligent, resonantly emotional story about two women daring to follow their hearts. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/4 79% Macbeth (2015) "The visual merits might have eclipsed the human story, but Fassbender and Cotillard supply the necessary emotion. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/4 95% The Wonders (2015) "Rohrwacher also captures the odd but meaningful nature of families, and how people feel a primal need to belong. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Mockingjay should have ended last year instead of being split in half for reasons involving only the box office. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/4 97% Theeb (2015) "Dramatically gripping, the movie offers stunning scenery, believable characters played largely by nonprofessionals, and a valuable picture of the consequences of colonialism. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/4 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn is a conventionally structured but uncommonly affecting film that demonstrates the dramatic power of simplicity, honesty and decency in cinema. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/4 64% Spectre (2015) "While this movie doesn't equal that 2012 film or Craig's Bond debut Casino Royale for its suspense or emotional impact, it's fine escapist entertainment, with plenty of references to all things Bond to delight enthusiasts. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3.5/4 95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "While one hopes the Iranian government will release Panahi soon, it's good to see him at the wheel in any form. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/4 93% Room (2015) "Most of all, the movie is a life-embracing story of a mother-child bond and the strength and beauty of a mother's love, made stirring by its lead performers. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3.5/4 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Fassbender is amusing, sad, and spellbinding. He even, in his turtleneck phase, looks like Jobs. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/4 47% Freeheld (2015) "Overall, it's a superficial, didactic, big-screen movie of the week with situations that, even if true, come off as artificial. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/4 98% Finders Keepers (2015) "All totaled, the documentary about inequality, entitlement, male success, and the struggle to feel significant in America is entertaining and insightful. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2.5/4 85% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Goodnight Mommy is a stylishly creepy, courageously grisly genre picture. But as a psycho-chiller, it lacks depth and substance. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Sep 25, 2015
2.5/4 71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "Maguire does the maniacal, wild-eyed material quite well, and is credible throughout as a chess whiz. Schreiber is terrific as Spassky, whom Zwick presents as a bit of a character in his own right. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2.5/4 78% Time Out Of Mind (2015) "A humanist filmmaker whose credits include The Messenger, Moverman has made an urban survival story in a highly watchable semi-documentary style. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "The entire cast is first-rate, but the movie is Case's. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/4 98% Phoenix (2015) "Petzold's filmmaking is atmospheric and suspenseful. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/4 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Adapting Phoebe Gloeckner's illustrated novel, Heller makes an impressive big-screen debut with this seriocomic adventure through the life and head of Minnie Goetze (played by British actress Bel Powley). " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/4 82% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Vikander, who is Swedish, is a vibrant heroine and believable as an English girl with a force of conscience, intelligence and purpose. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Schumer's unwillingness to significantly soften Amy as her path becomes increasingly conventional provides needed counterbalance to Apatow's sentimentality. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3.5/4 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "Like its predecessor, the film succeeds as a document of admissions made by participants in government-sanctioned genocide, and as an indictment of a system that needs to address its history. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
89% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "It is an engaging coming-of-age story, a thoughtful call for dialogue and peace, and a never heavy-handed depiction of everyday indignities. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 88% Dope (2015) "While it can't quite escape the limits of that formula, it is an inspired, entertaining wild ride enriched by engaging characters. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 43% A Little Chaos (2015) "Winslet is radiant, but limited by the fictional character written for her: a flawless woman whose lack of happiness is hampered by grief over a terrible loss. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 61% Felt (2015) "Different and daring but not quite satisfying. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/4 21% In Stereo (2015) "The actors create convincingly unpleasant characters, with Hauptman particularly effective -- but it's a dubious achievement. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 51% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Supporting characters are so undeveloped that the baked goods have more personality. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Directed by Ken Loach, who has been making old-fashioned, unashamedly leftist, radiantly humanist cinema since the 1960s, the film is a foot-stompingly enjoyable biopic. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 93% The Gift (2015) "[The Gift] is a solid revenge thriller. It's also a stirring psychodrama about people who intimidate and terrorize others as well as a thoughtful consideration of the consequences of bullying. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 91% Love & Mercy (2015) "Something different and exciting happens on the screen, thanks to an off-kilter story structure, a worthy subject and inspired performances. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jun 5, 2015
2/4 16% Aloft (2015) "Unfortunately, the material isn't stirring, meaningful or graspable, despite the initial intrigue Llosa generates and her ability to make bleakness striking. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 29, 2015
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