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 Time Out

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
31% 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
92% 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
44% 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
65% 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
93% The Report (2019) The Report is well-made entertainment for political wonks. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
83% 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
91% 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
84% 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
77% 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
100% 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
100% Apollo 11 (2018) 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
91% 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
62% Ophelia (2018) 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
87% 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
64% 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
96% 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
65% 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
65% 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
98% 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
63% 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
94% 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
68% 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
51% 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
82% 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
82% Captain Fantastic (2016) A lot of the script strains credibility or doesn't completely cohere. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
78% Goat (2016) [A] harrowing exploration of masculinity, both its extremes and the fragility that lies beneath it. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2016
84% Results (2015) They're all so screwed up, but Bujalski shows such an affection for the characters and their faults that it also makes them endearing. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
69% The Nightmare (2015) Rather than offer medical experts, psychoanalytic studies, or neurological research, The Nightmare plunges viewers into the spooky depths of its subjects' upsetting bedtime experiences. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2015
97% Brooklyn (2015) An earnest, wholesome and stirring drama, Brooklyn has all the makings of an indie-film darling. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2015
93% Prophet's Prey (2015) As a piece of filmmaking ... the documentary is as drab as the prairie dresses worn by FLDS's female members. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2015
95% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) Lays out a lucid argument against the organization, combining engaging interviews, archival footage and evocative visual illustrations. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2015
85% Experimenter (2015) Almereyda has created an experiment of his own: a kind of cinematic Rorschach test, prodding viewers to consider what they would do if sitting in the same seat as Milgram's subjects. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2015
36% Knock Knock (2015) There may be an inkling of meaning inside Roth's latest hostile venture. But probably not. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2015
90% Mississippi Grind (2015) Though the film takes on the appearances of a road-trip movie or a buddy con-man comedy, it's most successful as a piquant character study of a middle-aged loser, fantastically played by Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2015
91% The End Of The Tour (2015) Stories about writers rarely make for good cinema. But this charming and sensitive film about a five-day encounter between acclaimed late author David Foster Wallace and a Rolling Stone journalist is a transfixing human drama. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2015