Annie Wagner Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Annie Wagner

Annie Wagner
Annie Wagner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Children of Men (2006) [Children of Men] is terribly exciting.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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99% The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1967) This movie is packed with so much glamour and carnage you won't believe it's a documentary about one man.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
89% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) 3:10 to Yuma isn't a necessary film. But it sure is tasty.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
73% Lust, Caution (2007) Lust, Caution is so ambitious and detailed that you'll never be bored.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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83% Parting Glances (1986) Tender and resolutely unsentimental, Parting Glances avoided future AIDS movie clichés not because the example had yet to be set, but because its interests lay elsewhere.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
86% L' Avocat de la Terreur (Terror's Advocate) (2007) This movie is packed with so much glamour and carnage you won't believe it's a documentary about one man.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
96% King Corn (2007) This smart, amiable documentary is about corn: how it's grown, subsidized, processed, and how it sneaks its way into virtually every food on grocery-store shelves.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Julian Schnabel's first film since Before Night Falls is a gorgeous, canny, and sensual adaptation of a most unlikely story.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
83% Atonement (2007) Impeccable design, perfect casting, sound that takes the clack of a typewriter and embeds it into all sorts of furious onscreen rhythms... I was swooning even before the love story kicked in. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
100% Red River (1948) The best westerns always undercut their own myths, and few are more gorgeously conflicted than Red River. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
82% Charlie Wilson's War (2007) It's a timely reminder: Ending a war is all very nice, but watch out for what comes next.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
83% Billy the Kid (2007) Billy the Kid lets you see the character first and his autism second. It's a terrific documentary.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
79% Teeth (2007) Teeth isn't perfect, but it's definitely one of a kind-and the abstinence-only parody is priceless.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
96% Persepolis (2007) Drawn in big swaths of black and white and embellished with thin curls of cigarette smoke and cascades of jasmine flowers, Persepolis is a gorgeous film. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
96% 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, which was unjustly denied an Academy Award nomination for best foreign-language film, is grueling and unsentimental. The excellent acting is what keeps it humane.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
71% Girls Rock! (2007) Come for the fleeting shots of camp counselors Carrie Brownstein and Beth Ditto, stay for the wicked banshee screams of 7-year-old Palace and her song about how much San Francisco sucks.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
98% The Band's Visit (2007) It's not going to solve any problems in the Middle East, and it doesn't attempt to, either. It's just a quiet story about the uncomfortable charm of coerced hospitality.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
69% Snow Angels (2007) [Snow Angels] is aching with cross-purposes and shimmering with flirty jokes.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
89% The Unforeseen (2008) This enviro documentary has its pretensions (I could've done without Wendell Berry intoning poetry), but the 30-year drama it describes couldn't be more timely.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
96% Chop Shop (2008) Chop Shop is the best American indie so far this year.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
23% The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) Every retouched color and dramatic visual effect serves to pollute the movie's already sloppy metaphysics with an unpleasant strain of hysteria.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
50% Smart People (2008) Smart People is just a funny, sturdy, touching movie about the way grief keeps on rippling.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
14% Made of Honor (2008) You know how it ends, but you cannot fathom how many pratfalls it takes to get there.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
89% Shotgun Stories (2007) Slowness drags the score into repetitive motifs that never seem to speed or slow and locks the dialogue into an occasionally artificial-sounding gravity.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
79% Standard Operating Procedure (2008) Standard Operating Procedure seeks answers to questions that are usually purely rhetorical: Who would do such a thing to another human being? And why would you want to photograph it? ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
20% Meet Bill (2008) [Meet Bill] is artless and abrupt, and once you lay eyes on it, you feel totally cheated.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
92% La Graine et le Mulet (The Secret of the Grain) (Couscous) (2007) Almost certainly the best movie in SIFF 2008, Abdellatif Kechiche's follow-up to Games of Love & Chance burrows into a tight-knit Tunisian immigrant community in a small port town in the south of France.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
13% The Love Guru (2008) For the first half hour of this badly misconceived Mike Myers movie, I did not laugh.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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84% Frownland (2007) Frownland is nothing like a conventional comedy.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
72% When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008) When Did You Last See Your Father? isn't so much a film by a director as a fantasy sprung straight from the mind of its narcissistic writer and subject.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
68% Fugitive Pieces (2008) Fugitive Pieces is all about glorifying a state of humorless suspension, where you dwell stoically in the past until, suddenly, you are rescued by a demure, unchallenging version of romantic love. It's depressing.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
94% My Winnipeg (2007) Guy Maddin has never tipped quite so far in the direction of autobiography as he has with My Winnipeg, and the effect is unexpectedly charming. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
79% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) Set in a well-scrubbed Depression-era Cincinnati, Kit Kittredge is surprisingly effective at addressing economic hardship in terms kids can understand.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
96% WALL-E (2008) Yeah, Pixar movies are usually good, but this one's unimaginably great.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
74% Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008) Gunnin' for That #1 Spot might intrigue hardcore basketball fans-several of these young players are newly minted NBA draft picks-but even then, you'll have to contend with the shockingly unimaginative soundtrack.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Vicky Cristina Barcelona is everything it tries, halfheartedly, to criticize about the character of Vicky: It's determined to be ordinary and likeable no matter what the emotional cost.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
93% Transsiberian (2008) Transsiberian is an entertaining film. Just don't expect finesse-and suffer the xenophobia in silence.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
92% Tuya's Marriage (2006) The arid landscape, seen with a patriotic affection, is a stirring sight. More wonderful, though, is the story: unusual, understated, and sincere.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
63% Brideshead Revisited (2008) Unfortunately, the film doesn't linger at Oxford for long, and the remaining point on the love triangle-Sebastian's sister, Julia-is always present, but only fleetingly interesting.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
38% Henry Poole Is Here (2008) Henry Poole Is Here is so stupid it makes you itch. I half expected to exit the theater with gushing stigmata.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
70% American Teen (2008) American Teen succeeds in being exactly as crisp, entertaining, and useless as a romantic comedy.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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43% The Stone Angel (2007) Watching The Stone Angel is not a chore. And the ending is pure, classy melodrama-it's totally overblown, and nothing less than satisfying.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
39% Swing Vote (2008) It's impossible to resist such a massive onslaught of resources, music, and transparent narrative shortcuts meant to persuade you to exercise your right to vote.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008) The movie-a big fat episode, essentially, with a noticeably constrained budget-is a satisfying thriller, with romantic and religious angst substituting for explosions and chase scenes.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
67% Brick Lane (2008) What [Brick Lane] lacks in ambition, it makes up in intimacy.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
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86% In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2008) In Search of a Midnight Kiss oozes charm.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
100% Man on Wire (2008) Man on Wire is 80 minutes of white-knuckled suspense followed by a surprisingly emotional climax.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
65% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) The plot of this movie remains a fantasy whipped up for the sole and express pleasure of 16-year-old girls.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
48% Bottle Shock (2008) Bottle Shock is a shameless grab at the yuppie audience that flocked to the similarly themed Sideways.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
74% Elegy (2008) Between the ugly digital photography, the repellent characters, and the free-floating misogyny, Elegy is an unpleasant film.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017