Caitlin Quinlan

Caitlin Quinlan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Freelance film critic with previous work published online and in print for Little White Lies, CineVue, and tmrw.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 94% Uncut Gems (2019) Directors Josh and Benny Safdie guide us down a glittering rabbit hole into the heart of a precious opal to begin this masterful work of filmmaking, and leave us there stunned by its brilliance. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
No Score Yet Three Summers (Três Verões) (2019) Kogut's script allows gentle comedy to seep into her observations of the resilience of those working in the service of others. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
4/5 77% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika Waititi has a knack for getting genuinely funny performances from child actors and with his latest film, Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit, he succeeds once again - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
No Score Yet August (Agosto) (2019) This debut feature is indicative of a director with a skillful eye for composition and framing, and there is an added affection for these landscapes here, the sights of the director's own hometown. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A fundamentally nice film that is well-structured and confidently executed ... but it still lacks a lasting vigour to elevate it. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 88% Diego Maradona (2019) The footage Kapadia slices together makes it clear to see why Maradona's flaws were all too easy to overlook. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Feldstein and Dever have an honest chemistry and charm that keeps the narrative focused and cherishable. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 76% Never Goin' Back (2018) The comedy in the film is oftentimes predictable, but it mostly works for such a short and sweet production. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 30% Red Joan (2019) Dench delivers some fine speeches in defence of her character's younger days, but her role is exceedingly limited. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Ronan and Robbie give equally bold and sensitive performances in a valiant film hampered by issues with structure and pacing. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
68% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 10 Things I Hate About You can and should be viewed as the ultimate teen movie, bursting through the hellish decade to say a little more about the empowering potential of those defining years. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
73% Teen Spirit (2019) Notwithstanding this less than original narrative, Minghella's keen eye for detail enriches the film with a warm familiarity. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
4/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) A very enjoyable sequel, perhaps just shy of being an all-round triumph, but an admirably heartwarming effort at continuing the legacy of everyone's favorite magical nanny. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
4/5 99% The Tale (2018) The Tale is distressing and compelling, a film for the #MeToo movement that reckons with personal relationships and inflicted trauma. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
2/5 65% Suspiria (2018) Languorous and muted, with muddled plot lines and a very open approach to the coven of horror that the original film kept a little more secretive. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The first and second narratives are blisteringly fun and energetic, but onwards from there the pace slackens enormously. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 59% White Boy Rick (2018) Mostly good fun with some bold performances. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 100% Two for Joy (2018) There are some moments when the script feels somewhat insincere. Strong performances, however, especially from the kids, elevate the muted atmosphere and add a richness to the story. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
1/5 37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Vapid characters and very few laughs. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux's concerns with façade are interesting but it leaves the film itself to only scratch at the surface with weak dialogue and unconvincing performances. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) David Mackenzie delivers an entertaining film, but with a lengthy runtime and some choreographed battle scenes that lack originality. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 83% High Life (2019) A chaotic whirlwind of cinematic bizarrity that has to be seen to be believed. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Widows is hugely impressive, engaging and slick in a way that maintains McQueen's signature mature style without getting caught up in a tired, crime caper tradition. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/5 35% King of Thieves (2019) Misses its opportunities to say more about men in crisis. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Gaga is truly immense throughout, delivering a wonderfully grounded and subtle performance with bursts of that electricity that has so invigoratingly defined her pop career. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Beautiful Boy is an affecting drama with impressive lead performances, guided by a sensitive directorial hand. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 98% In Between (2018) Beautifully shot with a great soundtrack and three characters you'll want to remain friends with. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 75% Berlin Syndrome (2017) An intelligent tale with unusual undertones and a necessary fear factor. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
2/5 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) Once Koler's charm begins to wear thin it's easy to become frustrated by a story that has the potential to be so much more than a light romantic frolic. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016