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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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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Settlers (2017) A competently made and mostly compelling chronicle.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
83% Marjorie Prime (2016) Marjorie Prime is both a sophisticated chamber drama and a captivating contemplation of time, memory and mortality.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
78% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
56% L.A. Times (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
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
64% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
67% Golden Exits (2017) There's jealousy, sadness, unfulfilled loves and lives, all of it relayed in quiet conversations and glances, rather than big dramatic scenes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
96% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
100% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
67% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
72% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
93% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
70% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
47% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
20% Yoga Hosers (2016) Yoga Hosers is a movie that feels like it was more fun to make than to watch.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
80% Unlocking the Cage (2016) [A] surprisingly suspenseful and compelling courtroom thriller.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
92% Certain Women (2016) With Certain Women, Kelly Reichardt confirms her status as cinema's foremost poet of the American Northwest.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2016
98% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
83% Captain Fantastic (2016) A lot of the script strains credibility or doesn't completely cohere.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
77% Goat (2016) [A] harrowing exploration of masculinity, both its extremes and the fragility that lies beneath it.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2016
83% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
71% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2015
92% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2015
94% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2015
88% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2015
34% Knock Knock (2015) There may be an inkling of meaning inside Roth's latest hostile venture. But probably not.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2015
89% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2015
100% Valley Of Saints (2015) Political, ecological and romantic awakening intermingle in Musa Syeed's lyrical neorealist feature debut Valley Of Saints.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2015
62% One Chance (2014) A sweet and sentimental by-the-numbers chronicle of a young man's unlikely rise to fame, the movie hits all the right notes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2014
96% Ida (2014) Director Pawel Pawlikowski returns to his roots, both geographically and cinematically, with this exquisitely photographed and precisely told story.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2014
95% Love Is Strange (2014) It's a mature and subtle piece of storytelling, and as delicate and lovely as the classical compositions by Frėdėric Chopin that play on the film's soundtrack.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2014
98% Boyhood (2014) Not just a coming-of-age movie, but the definitive coming-of-age movie ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2014
57% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) An intermittently intriguing and haunting affair.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) Life Itself is not just an overview of the life and times of famous film critic Roger Ebert, but it's also, and more poignantly, an examination of death and how both its victims and survivors grapple with it.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2014
69% Fishing Without Nets (2014) An ambitious yet unsatisfying Somali-language dramatic thriller.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2014
87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) Like the best works of le Carré, it takes you on a sly and acerbic trip, full of both triumph and failure.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2014
79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) Much like its protagonist, Infinitely Polar Bear wavers between joyous hijinks and disturbing breakdowns, and the more you spend time with it, the more it grows on you.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2014
93% Frances Ha (2013) [Frances Ha] may feel tossed-off, but like the early French New Wave films that inspired it, this affectionate portrait of wayward young folks trying to survive, emotionally and professionally, in the big city is both touching and meaningful.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2013
74% Concussion (2013) A sharp-edged drama about a lesbian housewife turned high-end hooker, Concussion marks an accomplished feature debut from commercial producer-director Stacie Passon.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2013
75% Enemy (2014) A slow-burning metaphysical thriller that stays one step ahead of its audience. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2013
41% Horns (2014) For the most part, Horns can't decide what it wants to be, whether genuine story of innocence lost, crude comedy or gory horror flick.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2013
96% The Act Of Killing (2013) A surreal, chilling and unprecedented examination of atrocity and accountability, it's difficult to think of another documentary -- or piece of media -- that so thoroughly captures a mass murderer's conscience -- as well as charting its evolution.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2013
84% Dirty Wars (2013) Gritty and gripping, playing out like a paranoid geopolitical thriller ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2013
80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) Cianfrance shows a continuing maturity in his filmmaking style, and once again shows a talent for narrative complexity.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2013
92% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) We Steal Secrets is impressively researched, including interviews with nearly everyone involved.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2013
72% Blood Brother (2013) Blood Brother misses its mark, emphasising the struggles of a wandering Westerner, as seen by his filmmaker best-friend, rather than giving a fuller understanding of the painfully tragic lives of those he wants to help.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2013
85% Upstream Color (2013) As visionary and beautiful as it may be, Upstream Color wears its pretensions a little too proudly.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
93% The Spectacular Now (2013) Written by the screenwriters of (500) Days of Summer, the film injects some hard-won poignancy into the tale of a young man wavering on the precipice of adulthood.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
87% Computer Chess (2013) The film is likely to confound viewers, but it's also a bizarre and fascinating retrograde portrait of an eccentric people and a faraway time.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013