Anthony Kaufman

Anthony Kaufman
Anthony Kaufman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWire Village Voice Citysearch Independent (UK) Screen International

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T-Meter Title | Year
43% Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia (2020) With the filmmakers presumably given free rein to tackle their speedboat stories in whatever ways they choose, the overall film doesn't cohere. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
94% Boys State (2020) A striking microcosm of American society and its politics, and how belief systems can be both so easily warped and corrupted, and yet also, in some rare instances, still remain surprisingly faithful and true. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
81% Charm City Kings (2020) Using Baltimore's famous dirt-bike riding scene as an evocative backdrop, Charm City Kings is a by turns a poignant and clichéd coming-of-age tale about growing up poor and black in an American city. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
86% Nine Days (2020) [An] original, thought-provoking and ambitious debut feature, which concerns no less profound questions as what makes a life worth living and who deserves to live a life. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
100% Minari (2020) Named for a Korean herb that grows naturally in the wild, Minari is a loving, delicately crafted portrait of a Korean American family struggling to sustain itself. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
90% Promising Young Woman (2020) It's a clever and unexpected turn in a film full of surprises. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
65% Worth (2020) Made with the respect and reverence that its subject deserves, Worth nevertheless remains a bit too stolid and too on-the-nose. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
100% The Dissident (2020) The Dissident holds few new revelations but presents its case with enough infuriating evidence and storytelling power to make it worthwhile. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
89% Zola (2020) While the film has flashes of originality and vision, it's ultimately unsatisfying-more style than substance. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
91% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets feels like a relic of the New American Cinema, resembling a real-life Midnight Cowboy or an Altman-esque fable. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
64% Bad Hair (2020) Though it's all a bit ridiculous-and Simien, in certain instances, acknowledges the humour in his horror-the film is anchored by Elle Lorraine's breakout performance. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
25% Corporate Animals (2019) Corporate Animals feels like a Saturday Night Live skit that's been stretched out over 90 minutes. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
80% Little Monsters (2019) Doesn't exactly reanimate the popular subgenre in novel ways, but there's enough humorous gags, suspenseful scares, fleshy gore, and quite surprisingly, a dash of heartfelt sentiment, to make for an amusing thrill-ride. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
42% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) As Jack, Oyelowo offers a troubling portrait of incessant distress and grief, while Reid's teary-eyed, angst-ridden young face is impossible not to sympathise with. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
62% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) While most of the film falls flat, there are a few clever art-world visual gags and astute strokes of parodic wit. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
82% The Report (2019) The Report is well-made entertainment for political wonks. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
96% American Factory (2019) American Factory may not have the character-driven allure or celebrity factor of most successful theatrical docs, but it should be widely embraced by film festivals and TV buyers around the world... - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) This ambitious debut features flashes of imaginative visuals, quirky dialogue, and well-meaning messages about gentrification and disenfranchisement. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
91% I Am Mother (2019) Am Mother mostly satisfies as another example of smart and slick indie sci-fi. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) With impeccable timing, both in its humor and topicality, writer-star Mindy Kaling and director Nisha Ganatra have crafted a polished, accessible, and earnest mainstream comedy about the travails of women in the entertainment industry and the workplace. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) Wang is a filmmaker to watch, whose serio-comic and delicate sense of the human condition will take her far with audiences. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
99% Apollo 11 (2019) This meticulously conceived documentary is both a definitive account of the voyage as well as a creative, cinematic you-are-there unfolding of the events that transpired. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
92% We the Animals (2018) Immersive, impressionistic and told through a series of loosely-connected vignettes, mostly revolving around Jonah's coming of age within his dysfunctional household. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
60% Ophelia (2019) This may be all well-and-good for a teenage fantasy, but devotees of Shakespeare's Ophelia should hope for a more distinguished retelling someday. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Among this year's coming-of-age films, it's got to be one of the most original. But it's also one of the more perplexing. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
60% Tyrel (2018) A smart, subtle and well-acted film that could get a boost from critical praise and a cast of extremely talented young actors. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
52% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Hosking's latest tests the audience's patience with frustratingly unfunny scenarios and an array of nasty, angry characters doing unpleasant things. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You is ambitious and outrageous, but as much as Stanfield is a likeably hapless hero (like an African American version of Brazil's Sam Lowry), the film struggles to give its central characters authentic wants and desires. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
94% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) Williams' stardom and the wonderful array of carefully edited hilarious excerpts won't disappoint fans. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
66% Lizzie (2018) Sevigny has never been more bare and bold; her icy stares could freeze a bonfire; in moments of simmering rage, it looks like she could literally explode. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) It might be easy to laugh at Kayla, but Burnham and Fisher endow her with so much pathos that audiences are more likely to feel sympathy. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
100% A Gray State (2017) A tantalising and fascinating real-life story. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
No Score Yet When God Sleeps (2017) [An] intimate and compelling documentary ... - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
95% The Settlers (2017) A competently made and mostly compelling chronicle. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
90% Marjorie Prime (2017) Marjorie Prime is both a sophisticated chamber drama and a captivating contemplation of time, memory and mortality. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
75% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) What begins as a sharply funny comedy of class conflict turns more political, and even poetic, in this latest film by the creative team of Miguel Arteta and Mike White. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
69% It Happened in L.A. (2017) L.A. Times overstays its unwelcome. The laughs dwindle; the characters' hang-ups grow tiresome; and the story meanders along to its inevitable conclusion. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
66% The Polka King (2017) Black does his best to make Jan a vulnerable and sympathetic character, but neither the script nor the direction allows him to become fully dimensional. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
67% Golden Exits (2018) There's jealousy, sadness, unfulfilled loves and lives, all of it relayed in quiet conversations and glances, rather than big dramatic scenes. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound is full of strong performances, singular moments, and a heavy heart, but it's an over-ambitious affair that struggles to find the right balance between its many characters. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
96% Trophy (2017) [A] sprawling, complex and beautifully lensed documentary about the tensions that exist between wild-life conservation and the global hunting industry. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
65% Before I Fall (2017) A serious and sincere teenage fantasy about fate and goodwill, which should satisfy its built-in young audience and others looking for wholesome entertainment with a positive message. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
79% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Preaches effectively to its choir, with a decade of fresh data and increasing cataclysms-from harrowing typhoons and "rain bombs" to heat-waves and flooding coastlines-to persuasively make its case. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
95% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) This satisfying melodrama follows a French female doctor who finds herself entangled in the lives of several traumatised nuns who are concealing a dark and disturbing secret. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
69% Operation Avalanche (2016) Toronto writer-director-actor Matt Johnson's movie-within-a-movie record of the young agents' Cold War conspiracy adventures comes across more as a rambling lark than a tightly conceived film. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
52% Complete Unknown (2016) A smart and skillfully conceived look at the fluidity of identity and the challenges and rewards of reconfiguring one's life. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
23% Yoga Hosers (2016) Yoga Hosers is a movie that feels like it was more fun to make than to watch. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
83% Unlocking the Cage (2016) [A] surprisingly suspenseful and compelling courtroom thriller. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
91% Certain Women (2016) With Certain Women, Kelly Reichardt confirms her status as cinema's foremost poet of the American Northwest. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2016
97% Love & Friendship (2016) Whether debutants in New York City or landed gentry in England, Stillman is perfectly at home, delivering the same dry humor and tender observations about the affairs of the highest echelons of society. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016