Benjamin Sutton

Benjamin Sutton
Benjamin Sutton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Press

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Prototype (2018) The stereoscope pictures are incredibly sharp, the 3D granting the post-apocalyptic landscapes a frightening immediacy. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
86% Brillo Box (3 cents off) (2016) It feels slightly superficial, not delving especially deeply into any of its subjects and presenting a version of the (art) world scrubbed clean as if with a Brillo soap pad. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
97% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) A sweet film that, like an unshaken Polaroid, feels slightly underdeveloped. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
84% Tom of Finland (2017) Karukoski's sensitive direction, which only occasionally gives way to cloying melodrama, offers a perfect platform for actor Pekka Strang to showcase his impressive range in the lead role. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
86% Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back (2017) Here, the bait-and-switch keeps the informed viewer on high alert and adds a shade of suspicion to every legitimately insightful comment Gioni-as-Cattelan makes. It must also be noted that Gioni's performance is superb. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
91% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) This film... with its vivid biographical details, characteristically offbeat humor, and ponderous sequences of studio activity, seems destined to become an essential piece of Lynchelia. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
98% Kedi (2017) It doesn't seem unjustly catty to expect that a film so much about a city recently rocked by protests, mass demonstrations, systemic crackdowns on basic human rights... should reflect rather than ignore those realities. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
80% Eva Hesse (2016) The documentary immerses us in Hesse's inner monologue, lending great emotional depth and complexity to someone who was both very sensitive and very thoughtful. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
29% Jellyfish Eyes (2015) The fantastical creatures Murakami designed for the film are its real stars. And in spite of the superflat format, he manages to address some deep-seated fears and traumas in what might otherwise feel like a by-the-numbers kids' movie. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
72% Big Eyes (2014) Big Eyes remains watchable thanks to Adams and Waltz, its few moments of Burtonesque flair, and the fascinating story it tells about art in the last half-century. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
62% Viva (2007) Better for an art gallery than a movie theater, Viva restores honest sexual politics to a genre that frequently masqueraded misogynist blackmailing as sexual liberation. - The L Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2008
71% Ezra (2008) A taut film detailing the psychological warfare used to control child soldiers who fill the ranks of rebel armies in Africa. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2008
89% Woman on the Beach (2020) Korean director Hong Sang-soo's Woman on the Beach offers flavors of quarterlife angst and romantic insecurity for which American audiences clearly have an insatiable appetite. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2008
100% Summer With Monika (Sommaren med Monika) (1953) A fully realized Bergman psychodrama, rather than an early model for his later work. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2007
96% Diva (1981) It flows between its romance, drama and thriller plots more smoothly than today's best genre-blenders. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2007