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
3/4 89% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A dramatically feathery but irresistibly likable dramedy.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/4 86% American Animals (2018) Crucially, there's humanity in this picture of four young men self-destructing, and the cast sizzles. ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 91% Angels Wear White (2018) The film offers a thoughtful, textured and quietly furious criticism of a sexist Chinese system and society.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/4 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) The movie's focus and storytelling methods prove problematic.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/5 93% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) Beauvois absorbs viewers in the rhythms and routines of the characters' world so vividly and completely that, if you go with his unhurried flow, you won't want the movie to end.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/4 76% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) The storytelling is messy, but the spirit is exuberantly winning in this all-ages adventure.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3/4 93% RBG (2018) Filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen combine archival footage and interviews... in this appreciative blend of a Ginsburg 101 course and an intimate portrait dotted with fun facts.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Packed with jump scares, cryptic clues, eerie beings, references to other horror fare and stand-alone, head-shaking weirdness... the movie is an entertainingly creepy little chill ride laced with psychodrama.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3.5/4 96% 1945 (2017) The cast excels. Rudolf's Istvan powerfully personifies the moral collapse that so many Europeans displayed during the Nazi era.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
80% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Without much to work with, [Michelle] Pfeiffer, who subtly expresses inner turmoil on her face, gives the movie a credible, sympathetic, charismatic protagonist.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 92% Journey's End (2018) Playing young men facing possible, even probable, doom, the actors are magnificent.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/4 73% Final Portrait (2018) Tucci impresses in depicting Giacometti's creative process.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3/4 100% Keep the Change (2018) [Director Rachel Israel] nicely avoids rom-com contrivances - even the fish-out-of-water dynamics have a natural quality - and the actors give credible performances.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) The actors give top-rate, impressively in-character performances.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2/4 35% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Missing are the detours and oddball characters that give road tales quirk appeal. The trip is predictable from the beginning.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3/4 95% Tehran Taboo (2018) Some of the more dramatic developments feel heavy-handed. But the movie, which touches on everything from divorce to porn to abortion to illegal satellite dishes, is socially substantial and highly enjoyable female-focused...‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
2.5/4 81% The Party (2018) Compactly edited, "The Party" isn't the worst way to spend 71 minutes of viewing time.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 98% In Between (2018) ... the film proves captivating as well as timely.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/4 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) ... an audaciously carnal and outrageous wild ride that may wind up a cult classic someday. For now, though, it is simply grade-A trash whose ability to dazzle the senses as its ludicrous story progresses, isn't quite enough to satisfy.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) ... this compelling Chilean drama condemns hate and ignorance though a gracefully presented story about a grieving trans woman rejected by her deceased lover's family.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2.5/4 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) We don't get many animated adventures with Islamic heroes and historical Arabian settings, and while it may be too intense for younger kids, the film merits note for bringing these elements to Western family audiences.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3.5/4 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Viewers seeking a solid political or courtroom drama, or simply something with depth, should give "The Insult" a look.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/4 84% The Final Year (2018) ... this documentary serves as a contagiously appreciative salute to an administration that appeared genuinely dedicated to making the world more humane.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/4 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Together these characters generate so much chemistry that - for awhile at least - we can ignore the movie's shortcomings.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3.5/4 98% Quest (2017) It may be impossible not to be moved by the goodness, grace and dignity displayed by the Raineys as they weather challenges.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) ... Sorkin's trademark pervasive intelligence and Jessica Chastain's sharp lead performance make this movie, which profiles poker maven Molly Bloom, an enjoyable wild ride.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) Robbie gives a commanding comic performance, playing Tonya as a force of talent, determination, spunk and rotten choices. Janney is caustic gold as the swearing, chain-smoking, horrid LaVona.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3/4 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) ... the movie succeeds as a non-preachy comment on how governments fail to provide refugees with needed assistance and it embraces human goodness and common humanity in a world where anybody could become a refugee.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/4 94% The Breadwinner (2017) The story could be tighter, but the heroine is as intrepid as any Disney princess, and the animation is gorgeous...‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2.5/4 86% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) Written and directed by Petra Volpe ("Dreamland"), this Swiss import is enjoyable if you don't expect much.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3.5/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, and superbly acted by Frances McDormand and a handful of costars, the film is a splendidly mixed tonal cocktail and holiday-season highlight.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) It's funny, sad, witty, observant and captivating.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2.5/4 55% LBJ (2017) ... Harrelson delivers an earnest portrait of a flawed but decent man... He keeps the movie vital. Unfortunately, he can't erase the problems of jumpy and frustratingly safe storytelling.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3.5/4 98% Jane (2017) ... a captivating profile of an extraordinary woman and of a career distinguished by intelligence and an undying sense of wonder.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2.5/4 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Competently directed, capably acted and visually shimmering... But overall, the movie is a slightly above-par attempted trophy contender.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/4 96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) "Ex Libris" is a quietly powerful film about how libraries, by giving individuals and communities access to information, are crucial to a democracy's ability to survive.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
84% Loving Vincent (2017) The beautiful, novel movie takes viewers into the paintings and, with them, the life of the postimpressionist Dutch artist.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 100% California Typewriter (2017) ... a retro-fun salute to the analog age and a thoughtful consideration of how digital technology affects our lives.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 100% Unrest (2017) As often happens with video diaries, the film is limited in scope. But it is still an engrossing and important documentary that convincingly demonstrates that ME is real and gives voice to people whose homebound condition makes them largely invisible.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 82% Brad's Status (2017) [Mike] White has a distinctive way of venturing into creepy places while at the same time treating the characters compassionately; we care even as we wince.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 93% The Force (2017) The documentary is stimulating viewing.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 85% Beach Rats (2017) [Writer/Director Eliza] Hittman supplies impressive emotional and atmospheric realities all her own.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/4 91% The Teacher (Ucitelka) (2017) A monstrous machinator who, herself, is a victim of a crooked system, Maria Drazdechova is nuanced as well as shameless, and rather fascinating.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
90% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Less academically, it's a blast of energy and a stirring musician showcase.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
80% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Watterson, assisted by in-sync acting (Urbaniak, a Hal Hartley alum, is especially amusing), efficient editing, innovative gags and dazzling DIY production design, has delivered a rush of loony fun.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
3/4 85% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) Adeptly directed by Finnish filmmaker Klaus Haro, who emphasizes the hope and pride his protagonist inspires in his young students, this is a smooth sail of a movie too enjoyable to be doomed by its formulaic presentation of deserving material.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 89% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) "After Love," directed and cowritten by Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse, is an insightful and involving drama centering on the collapse of a marriage.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) This semi-indie is a satire, a psycho-comedy and cautionary tale. Though it's not as wicked as some may hope for, it's worthy and occasionally stellar.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/4 80% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Had this movie run longer than 80 minutes, its novelty would likely have faded, and the thinness of the plot would have become problematically evident.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) The only truly worthy lines come from Bob Dylan, whose "Visions of Johanna" is on the soundtrack.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017