Anita Katz Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Anita Katz

Anita Katz
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
1.5/4 43%

Ovation! (2016)

"[Ovation] is passable fare that might suffice for a rainy-day matinee. But it can't complete with superior films playing around town now." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"Lonergan doesn't write dialogue that spells out details of the harrowing event. He leaves it to outstanding actors to convey the effect of the experience via facial expression and body language." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/4 72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Adams, slightly hampered by the busy plot, carries the film as a woman realizing distressing truths about herself. Gyllenhaal, especially as Tony, powerfully portrays anger and desperation." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Even when the plot has you shaking your head, expect to be moved." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/4 100%

Tower (2016)

"This is gripping nonfiction cinema containing thrills and a point." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"Directing, screenwriting, acting, cinematography and music combine superbly in the movie, which is based on a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney and has been compared to Richard Linklater's Boyhood and Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 84%

Christine (2016)

"Hall's quietly extraordinary performance as a woman disconnected from the world she so desperately wants to glow in makes the movie worth seeing." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/4 81%

Denial (2016)

"The problem is that the story is set up with Lipstadt as its passionate heroine and driving moral force. Yet she's been buttoned up, which limits the emotional impact of a film that should be stirring." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 100%

Cameraperson (2016)

"Small and experimental, but engrossing and enlightening, it's truly a one-of-a-kind documentary." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/4 53%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"In the end, the characters are all dressed up with nowhere funny or interesting to go." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 92%

Demon (2016)

"Classy and contained and, at the same time, wickedly crazed." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Sep 16, 2016
2.5/4 81%

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

"The film makes for a compelling cinematic memoir but, as a documentary portrait, is weighted and unenlightening." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/4 43%

The Hollars (2016)

"Although the cast keeps things engaging, in an apparent attempt to offset the serious with the sunny, director John Krasinski sinks a potentially radiant thing by replacing true emotion with artificial sunshine." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 100%

Ixcanul (2016)

"As an indictment of how people of privilege continue to exploit and abuse life's have-nots, the movie is devastating." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 92%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"Herzog provides no shockers. The film is less penetrating, fascinating and affecting than his movies Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Still, he's incapable of being shallow or uninteresting." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3.5/4 100%

Paths of the Soul (Kang rinpoche) (2016)

"Sights of stones tumbling down a mountain, or of pilgrims dancing by a river, look spontaneous and extraordinary. Long takes and widescreen vistas poetically show a minute human presence traversing a vast natural landscape." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 82%

Indignation (2016)

"Though it could use more dramatic juice, Indignation succeeds as absorbing, intelligent, grown-up cinema." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3.5/4 90%

The Witness (2016)

"As Bill starts focusing on Kitty's life, rather than death, the film becomes even better; it's one of the most satisfying documentaries released this year." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 70%

Café Society (2016)

"The two perfrmers also nicely capture the regrets people have over roads and risks not taken. Allen, in the final scenes, handles this theme with grace and depth, ending the film on a unexpectedly moving and satisfying note." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 93%

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016)

"The performances are solid throughout, and young Hirose's Suzu is an unassuming delight." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 79%

From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016)

"This is small film that aims nobly and impresses." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/4 56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"Spectacle works for only so long. As its surface allure wanes, the movie becomes as tiresomely superficial as its subjects." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 97%

The Fits (2016)

"The trials of adolescence come to life in fresh and mesmerizing ways in The Fits, a low-budget, mood-rich tale about a tomboy, an all-girl dance team, the need to belong, and a baffling sickness." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 89%

Dheepan (2016)

"Dheepan is a memorable and relevant refugee-condition drama, a non-preachy indictment of France's immigrant policies, an engrossing personal journey, and an inspiring testament to the hope and change human connection can spark." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 96%

Weiner (2016)

"Should this guy decide to attempt another comeback, he likely won't be hiring Kriegman and Steinberg to film it, but you kind of wish he would." San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"Farrell makes a convincing sad sack regaining his romantic pulse. Weisz is radiant as, depending on how you see her character, a triumphant or a tragic heroine. Take a chance and go with this one." San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 20, 2016
3/4 82%

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016)

"Set in a world that looks like old Italy but where ogres marry princesses and fleas grow as large as dogs, Tale of Tales is a sprawling fantasy that is too ambitious and imaginative to be sunk by an inability to fully transport viewers." San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 13, 2016
3/4 81%

Viva (2016)

"The movie scores points for freshness with its Havana setting, and the emotional connections it depicts are undeniably moving." San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 6, 2016
2.5/4 74%

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 76%

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 48%

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 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"Advice for future Greek Wedding couples: Elope." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/4 82%

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 68%

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 80%

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 (Hrútar) (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 81%

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 98%

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 80%

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
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