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Claudia Puig

Claudia Puig
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) Works powerfully as a rallying cry for tolerance, love and understanding.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
88% Chavela (2017) Mesmerizes with its impressionistic blend of archival photos, musical performances, concert footage and candid interviews with the legendary singer herself, as well with her ardent friends like Pedro Almodóvar and former lovers.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
3.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) As befitting the genre, Wonder Woman is heroic and spirited. The fighting sequences are spectacular, and the story is engrossing, uplifting and fun. There's even a bit of romance and humor amid all the action. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
100% Dolores (2017) With any luck, Dolores will move the needle, enlightening viewers about the formidable Huerta and raising awareness of her rightful place in civil rights history.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
93% All Saints (2017) As directed by Steven Gomer, the film is hampered by uneven and sometimes awkward pacing. A few emotional scenes are overly telegraphed. When a sad event occurs, the violins literally kick in.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
91% Marjorie Prime (2017) Good as the ensemble cast is, however, Marjorie Prime is Smith's film. Watching her inspires the kind of awe one feels when looking at the brushstrokes of an artistic masterpiece.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
49% The Glass Castle (2017) It's based on a woman's complicated personal recollections of her traumatic childhood, and yet it feels like a cloying, one-note Hollywood tale, the beastly trauma all tied up with a pretty bow and de-fanged.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) The mood is tense, the characters are well-drawn and director-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has crafted some of the best dialogue of any movie this year.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 89% Loving (2016) The film shines a light on how far the U.S. has come in its views of equality, but also how far it has still to go. A true story that is still very relevant, Loving is understated, compelling and deeply affecting.‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2/4 70% Café Society (2016) Café Society aims to be light and frothy, but feels more like a stale cream puff. It looks enticing, but lacks anything fresh or substantial. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) An offbeat and sometimes off-putting German farce/drama hybrid that features a father-daughter pair that are two of the most fully realized characters in recent memory. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
5% The Last Face (2017) Rarely has a movie felt so simultaneously inane, stultifying and offensive.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
82% Detroit (2017) A work of consummate skill which kicks into high gear when the focus turns from widespread civil unrest to the very specific.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Katherine grows less plausible, and her motivations seem murkier as her cruelty escalates. She stars out as an avenging angel and then devolves into almost campy serial-killer criminality, the mixed tones leaving us insufficiently moved.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) While not as powerful as the brilliant Downfall, which chronicled Hitler's final days, 13 Minutes is definitely a story worth telling, and intriguingly timed.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
77% The Little Hours (2017) While the lunacy of nuns who swear like sailors makes a comically boisterous impression, it's also about women in the Middle Ages forced into religious life for various reasons and how they cope, viewed through a decidedly humorous lens.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
45% Everything, Everything (2017) Gets several things wrong, but it's admirable in the way it easily embraces diversity and rings true in its depiction of the first blush of love.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) The pointless story of a pair of privileged white people enjoying a series of lavish meals and pricey hotels is cringe-worthy in its casual and tone-deaf elitism.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
96% Menashe (2017) The film winds up compelling both from a cultural and sociological angle and as a universal story of a parent yearning to be with his son.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
38% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) Derbez brings warmth and intermittent goofy humor to this too-broad and uneven comedy. The best moments are between him and co-stars Salma Hayek and young Raphael Alejandro, who both have an easy chemistry with Derbez.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
66% Free Fire (2017) We cease to care about who lives, dies and what body parts are shot off. It doesn't help that, at certain points in the chaos, it's hard to tell who's whom.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) It's an unalloyed pleasure to admire Gere, the former heartthrob now 66, in the finest role of his career.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
100% Roxanne Roxanne (2017) While there are some plot holes, the story we see on screen of a young girl's fierce determination is riveting, and the performances are deeply memorable.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Zandvliet's bleak compositions are particularly striking - soldiers lying facedown on the sand, inching along and fixedly disarming mines, their youthful skin almost one with the pale beach in contrast with dark warning flags dotting the landscape.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2.5/4 84% Silence (2017) While the craftsmanship is undeniable and the themes of spiritual belief, betrayal and redemption are laudable, the film feels flat and not as emotional or moving as it should be.‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2.5/4 68% Afternoon Delight (2013) As a first film, Afternoon Delight is worth exploring -- perhaps mostly to see what film Soloway does next.‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
91% Walking Out (2017) It's a brutal, blood-drenched story, but also a captivating and poignant generational saga that will stay with the viewer long afterward.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
85% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) A comedy centered around a multi-dimensional African-American woman who is smart, funny, vulnerable, sensual, charming, flawed, resilient, well-educated, an inspiring teacher and a loving friend feels almost like the cinematic equivalent of a unicorn.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
57% Claire in Motion (2017) Robinson and Howell know how to create an atmosphere of expectation; they succeed in outlining an elliptical and murky story and establishing a sense of vague unease. Perhaps their next film will give us more to go on.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
2.5/4 67% Altman (2014) Unfortunately, the straightforward film doesn't probe deeply enough to reveal the creative psyche of the remarkable filmmaker Robert Altman, whose films didn't look or sound like those of any other director. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
2/4 51% Unbroken (2014) Unbroken is an odyssey detailing a harrowing ordeal and insurmountable odds. But this polished story feels conventional, overly long and not sufficiently involving. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Director Steven Spielberg gives audiences a meticulously composed espionage thriller, which establishes a tense atmosphere from the start and keeps the viewer engaged throughout. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/4 96% Brooklyn (2015) Brooklyn is one of the best films ever made about leaving one's homeland in search of a better life, and forging a new path. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) It's the very rare remake that's actually better than the original. The Jungle Book is that rarity. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 99% Leviathan (2014) A palpable and melancholy aura of resignation fills the masterful Leviathan the fourth feature from Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
1.5/4 40% She's Funny That Way (2015) She's Funny That Way is trying very hard to be a sexy screwball comedy. It tries so hard, with such a contrived and silly story, that it only succeeds in wearing the audience down. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/4 75% Chronic (2016) The daily care of the terminally ill is portrayed powerfully in the low-key and clear-eyed Chronic. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
2.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) The Hateful Eight often feels more like a sadistic stage play than a movie. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 100% Ixcanul (2016) Ixcanul is a mesmerizing, intimate and meditative coming-of- age tale that explores a culture rarely seen in films. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Gift (2015) The Gift is a tense, unsettling and expertly crafted psychological thriller that keeps the audience consistently on edge. [Full review in Japanese]‐ The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
94% Neruda (2016) The poetic narration, while lyrical, has a distancing effect, but that's not necessarily a negative in this context: What results is a highly artistic, atmospheric and deftly-written cat-and-mouse game.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
88% Jackie (2016) He offers glimmers of what lies beneath the near-mythic, elegant exterior, but Larrain's take is more impressionistic than revelatory, more presumptuous than knowing. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
69% Bleed For This (2016) The tale's powerful dramatic arc is undeniable. But Pazienza's saga as depicted here feels overly simplified and lacking in heft.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) This tale of a late 19th Century Russian teen on an Arctic quest is undeniably dazzling to behold, but as an epic action-adventure saga it must, by definition, be exciting and brisk. It is instead stately and a bit bland.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
54% The Dressmaker (2016) There are giggles to be had -- especially given the talents of cast members like Winslet, Davis, Hemsworth and Weaving -- but the laughs are not quite plentiful enough to make up for its awkward contrivances.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
92% Queen of Katwe (2016) This humanistic tale, helmed by a masterful filmmaker, offers a potent -- and yes, inspirational -- story of triumph against huge odds.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
82% Denial (2016) The film is talky and well-mannered, which are not usually the highest of compliments. But it works.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
15% The Wild Life (2016) A dull, uninspired and frantically tedious animated re-telling of the Robinson Crusoe story, complete with a menagerie of ditzy, caterwauling beasts. Consequently, this cacophonous misfire feels a good deal longer than its 91-minute running time.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
13% Ithaca (2016) Dsjointed, dreary and oddly structured. Seemingly pointless scenes drag. The characters feel like cardboard cutouts, and the story is so deliberately paced as to feel tedious.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
65% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) Feels like a movie that left critical portions of its essential backstories on the cutting room floor, with only somberness to fill in the gaps.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016