Barbara D. Phillips

Barbara D. Phillips
Barbara D. Phillips's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Wall Street Journal
Publications: Wall Street Journal

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
54% M.Y.O.B.: Season 1 (TV, 2000) I didn't think I would like any show that told me to Mind Your Own Business, but halfway through this premiere episode, I found myself warming to its cold, calculating charms. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
80% The Count of Monte Cristo: Season 1 (TV, 1999) Mr. Depardieu, director Josee Dayan and screenwriter Didier Decoin imbue the hero with both a masculine, earthy energy and emotional nuance that raise this costume drama above the rest. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
31% Battery Park: Season 1 (TV, 2000) It's supposed to be funny. The evidence? An insistent laugh track and trace amounts of humor. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
50% God, the Devil and Bob: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2011) [A] wickedly witty new animated sitcom. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
93% Wonderland: Season 1 (TV, 0-2000) The jumpy, documentary-style camera work does more than call attention to itself. It works brilliantly to serve the lurid subject matter and the noisy and often claustrophobic settings. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
11% The Geena Davis Show: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2001) Another ABC misfire is this misbegotten sitcom, which stars Geena Davis as a self-absorbed -- and supremely unsympathetic -- career gal thrust into the role of suburban mommy. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
No Score Yet Call of the Wild: Season 1 (TV, 0-2000) Kavic, as Buck, the brave dog whom Miles loves, is all you'd expect from the four-legged star of an Animal Planet series. This handsome Malamute/timber wolf mix is unquestionably leader of the pack. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
82% Soul Food: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2004) This is one of those rare cases -- a TV adaptation that's an improvement on the original. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
82% EZ Streets: Season 1 (TV, 0-1997) While the large cast is filled with eminently watchable characters, and some individual scenes have a searing clarity, the overall plot is as murky as the port city's perpetually gloomy weather. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
83% Good vs. Evil (G vs. E): Season 1 (TV, 1999-2000) Chandler and Henry may work for the Man Upstairs, but it all makes for devilish fun. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
14% House Rules: Season 1 (TV, 1998) This series is a turkey. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
44% Love & Money: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2000) Even such normally top-drawer talents as Swoosie Kurtz and David Ogden Stiers as Allison's parents can't overcome the feeling that while this is a brand-new sitcom, we've been there, seen all that before. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
No Score Yet Arli$$: Season 6 (TV, 1996-2002) Once again, Mr. Wuhl and the rest of his team prove themselves comedic pros. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
69% Arli$$: Season 1 (TV, 1996-2002) A wickedly funny look at the greedy world of big-money sports. - Wall Street Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019