Caroline Tsai

Caroline Tsai
Caroline Tsai's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist Birth.Movies.Death.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 56% Nina Wu (Zhuo Ren Mi Mi) (2019) Clearly, the director takes great risks off-screen. If only they were as great on the screen. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
C 64% Frankie (2019) An overstuffed family drama that somehow stifles the great Isabelle Huppert. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
B+ 51% Matthias and Maxime (2019) "Matthias and Maxime" ticks almost every checkbox of a Xavier Dolan movie. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
F 10% Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019) After about 30 minutes of twerking and its controversial sex scene, "Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo" begins to feel like a human rights violation. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
B 75% A Brother's Love (La femme de mon frère) (2019) A Brother's Love boasts an impressive aesthetic palette, from visuals to sound, and a showstopping lead performance, which salvages its subpar latter half. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
B+ 73% Les Misérables (2019) Ladj Ly's Les Misérables gives audiences a beautiful, tense modern-day revolution that takes root in the banlieues of Paris. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
A 100% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) Sciamma has a magnificent capability for elegant prose that wouldn't feel out of place in a classic novel, the kind of dialogue that simmers long after it is spoken. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
B- 60% Lux Æterna (2019) There's something frustrating about Noé's approach in Lux Æterna, but also an undefinably admirable quality to the extremity of his showmanship. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
B- 68% Little Joe (2019) Barring a few short-sighted misfires, Little Joe remains an arresting film with a novel imagination of a presently relevant issue. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
D 47% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) Watching "Jeanne" becomes a test of attrition: Exactly how much can you take? - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
B 90% Rocketman (2019) "Rocketman" does not purport to be much more than an elaborate work of spectacle, jam-packing 20 excerpted musical numbers into its two-hour runtime. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
C No Score Yet The Staggering Girl (2019) Sadly, it's about as close to pure commercialism as cinema can get without fitting into the MCU. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
A- 100% The Climb (2019) A relentlessly funny, affecting comedy. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
B+ 89% Bull (2019) But "Bull" is no fairy tale. It's a hardscrabble tale of one singular bond amidst a landscape of socio-economic struggle. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
B+ 89% Atlantics (Atlantique) (2019) A haunting migration narrative of female adolescence. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
C 43% Paris Is Us (2019) In the multiverse of its alternate iterations, Paris Is Us could have been a sci-fi take on parallel universes, a fatalistic romance, or even a thoughtful interrogation of life in Paris in 2015. Too bad it never made up its mind. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
88% Dear Ex (2018) The directors display a unique knack for rendering human subjectivity with the most basic tools in the toolbox. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019