Beverly Berning

Beverly Berning

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Beverly Berning's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

The We and the I (2013)

"French director Michel Gondry takes a select group of Bronx teenagers, puts them on a bus, and lets them loose. For some of us, it's a scary ride." ‐
Posted Mar 29, 2013

Elles (2012)

"The shock factor may put off some, especially men who might feel uncomfortable having their sex portrayed with such cruel strokes (including male film critics-this film has been panned by so many of them) ..." ‐
Posted May 28, 2012

Summer (Le rayon vert) (1986)

"I've seen "Le rayon vert" at least five times, and when I saw it again a few days ago, the beauty of its complex structure struck me once again, combining as it does the rationalism of moral convictions with the almost superstitious belief in fate." ‐
Posted May 19, 2012

Seducing Charlie Barker (2011)

"Seducing Charlie Barker may have been made on a skimpy budget, but it's got everything a studio would pay big money for." ‐
Posted Dec 3, 2011

The Artist (2011)

"The Artist is a crowd-pleaser in the most modern "old-fashioned" sense of the word. " ‐
Posted Dec 3, 2011

Nenette (2010)

"Nicholas Philibert's film is a heartfelt and wondrously respectful homage to this magnificent species." ‐
Posted Jan 28, 2011

Somewhere (2010)

"Sofia Coppola is here to remind us that film is an art form, and "Somewhere" is yet another work of art of her own design." ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2010

Tiny Furniture (2010)

"With nothing more than a teensy camera and a big talent, Miss Dunham has made a great little movie. This young filmmaker is the real thing." ‐
Posted Dec 12, 2010

Inside Job (2010)

" ... an excoriating indictment of the investment banking industry." ‐
Posted Oct 26, 2010

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

"I was so depressed after leaving the theater, I had to crawl to the nearest video store and rent a Marx Brothers movie in order to revive myself." ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2010

Mademoiselle Chambon (2010)

"...a nearly perfect film."" ‐
Posted Sep 14, 2010

Mesrine: Part 1 (Killer Instinct) and Part 2 (Public Enemy #1) (2010)

"French actor Vincent Cassel, as Mesrine, delivers in spades." ‐
Posted Aug 29, 2010

Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (2010)

"A painfully incisive portrait of a young German couple whose seemingly passionate union gets sorely tested while on holiday in Sardinia." ‐
Posted Jul 3, 2010

Fish Tank (2010)

"Fish Tank could easily have turned into a maudlin and overly heart-wrenching tale, but it's gritty and tough instead, just like its heroine." ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2010

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

"Just as The Twilight Saga: New Moon taps into to the sexual yearnings and psychic disturbances of pubescent girls, so does The Private Lives of Pippa Lee for the perimenopausal crowd." ‐
Posted Dec 12, 2009

Everything Strange and New (2011)

"Frazer Bradshaw's debut feature reeks of a need to do something grand, and its attempt to reach high art makes its failure that much more obvious." ‐
Posted Dec 6, 2009

Antichrist (2009)

"Antichrist is a kind of exorcism for von Trier, an exorcism that involves no less than the destruction of the genitals of both sexes." ‐
Posted Oct 26, 2009

Bright Star (2009)

"If John Keats is the catalyst who inspired Miss Campion to make this film, and us to go see it, it is Fanny Brawne, the bright star of the film's title, who makes it worthwhile." ‐
Posted Oct 17, 2009

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008)

" ... an exhaustive account of how a gang of self-appointed urban guerrillas traumatized Germany during the decade following the global paroxysms of 1968." ‐
Posted Sep 8, 2009

La Belle Personne (The Beautiful Person) (2008)

"Mr. Honoré rejuvenates the age-old love triangle story on the surface, but underneath, it's still the same heavy-handed morality at play." ‐
Posted Sep 4, 2009

Julie & Julia (2009)

"Meryl Streep's performance brings Julia Child to vivid life ... As Nora Ephron herself has said: "She plays all of us better than we play ourselves."" ‐
Posted Sep 1, 2009

Séraphine (2009)

"We are ... made privy to the very reverie, that state of almost beatific hypnosis, where artists find sanctuary and are compelled to create." ‐
Posted Jul 19, 2009

Julia (2009)

"I recommend going to see it, but don't blame me when you feel like you've downed a fifth of vodka afterwards." ‐
Posted Jul 10, 2009

Whatever Works (2009)

"I am a huge Woody Allen fan, but I had a hard time with Whatever Works." ‐
Posted Jun 26, 2009

The Proposal (2009)

"Sandra Bullock is the paragon of a romantic comedy heroine ... So why does she find herself the star power behind so many romcom stinkers?" ‐
Posted Jun 20, 2009

Away We Go (2009)

"With Away We Go, Mendes has fallen through the rabbit hole and discovered connubial bliss." ‐
Posted Jun 6, 2009

L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) (2009)

"Assayas has made a masterpiece with the restrained strokes of a contemplative and intelligent artist." ‐
Posted May 29, 2009

Adoration (2008)

"Adoration's ending may feel a little too artificial, a little too idealistic, but there is still something lovely about where these people end up." ‐
Posted May 22, 2009

O' Horten (2007)

"I like a wry, deadpan social comedy as much as the next person, but I need a little more than O'Horten's minimalist palette to get me going." ‐
Posted May 22, 2009

Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009)

"In this time of economic distress, watching the twilight of Valentino's enormous success, and the extravagant lifestyle it funded, doesn't feel like it's worth a lot of tears." ‐
Posted Apr 11, 2009

Hunger (2009)

"Hunger is an intense movie-going experience, one that will leave you both drained and uplifted." ‐
Posted Apr 6, 2009

Prima Ballerina (2009)

" ... in its simplistic, by-the-book delivery, Ballerina does give an inkling of the blood and sweat hidden underneath the ethereal beauty of classical dance." ‐
Posted Mar 27, 2009

Delirious (2007)

"Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt are easily the best odd couple the movies have seen since Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon." ‐
Posted Mar 14, 2009

Phoebe in Wonderland (2009)

"Elle Fanning, the ten-year-old sister of Dakota, can act like nobody's business, and it is her remarkable ability that carries an otherwise artistic mess of a movie." ‐
Posted Mar 9, 2009

Of Time and the City (2009)

" ... a filmic ode to Liverpool that is both elegiac and cantankerous in the way of all old men looking back." ‐
Posted Feb 24, 2009

The Class (2008)

"At the heart of The Class is an exciting rapport between a teacher and his students, one in which language and ideas are constantly being tossed about and questioned." ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2009

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

"For all its arthouse starkness, it packs a wallop. Michelle Williams' performance is incandescent." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2009

Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009)

" ... a revelation, an enlightening analysis of a man whose devotion to a political movement defined his life." ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

" ... a melancholic reminder of the transience of life, and the mutability of this mortal flesh." ‐
Posted Dec 29, 2008

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

"If you want a film that is big and true and tough, go see Synecdoche. And then go see it again, because it's so rich with ideas that you can't possibly get them all the first time around." ‐
Posted Nov 7, 2008

I've Loved You So Long (2008)

"... a powerful performance by Kristin Scott Thomas ... a performance of great honesty and craftsmanship." ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2008
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Two Lives...Plus One (2008)

" ... a very funny and often quite poignant story of a middle-aged woman who decides to change her life, much to her family's surprise and chagrin." ‐
Posted Oct 17, 2008

La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two) (2008)

" ... a deeply cynical film that makes no pretense about the status of women in society." ‐
Posted Sep 18, 2008

Le fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son) (2008)

"Despite its rather well worn premise of a prodigal son returning to his family home, this charming French film actually feels quite fresh and original." ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2008

Persepolis (2007)

"You will laugh, you will be moved to tears, and you may even come away thinking the human race might actually survive without killing each other off, because there are stories like [this] to remind us that, deep down, we're all pretty much the same." ‐
Posted Sep 7, 2008

Elegy (2008)

" ... another Hollywood-delivered message declaring the ultimate rightness of romantic love between a 65-year-old man and a woman who is decades younger." ‐
Posted Sep 5, 2008

Trumbo (2007)

" ... a beautifully directed and passionate homage to the dignity of one man against the indignity of the times." ‐
Posted Aug 19, 2008

Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006)

"It feels like an American movie, dubbed in French ... Or perhaps, better put, it feels like a bunch of French people trying to act like Americans." ‐
Posted Jul 26, 2008

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

"This is Werner Herzog at his best -- a cynic with a big heart, and a nasty wit." ‐
Posted Jul 12, 2008

Savage Grace (2007)

"[Savage Grace] is like a Vanity Fair article; it's eye candy, with ... a creepy dysfunctional family drama thrown in to give it added value." ‐
Posted Jul 3, 2008
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