Courtney Duckworth

Courtney Duckworth
Courtney Duckworth's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine Time Out Screen Slate

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Nobadi (2019) While it at first feels welcome that the film doesn't slide into the easy grooves of a "common-ground" story that doesn't reflect lived realities, Makovics has only replaced that rote narrative with a litany of empty hatred. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) "As in the films of Lucrecia Martel, it is hard to pin down who belongs to who, but the muddled relationships only heighten the sense of a sprawling utopia." - Screen Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 82% High Life (2019) Denis sidesteps the genre's blood-curdling tensions (Alien) and atmospheric grandeur (2001: A Space Odyssey), instead focusing on beautifully hypnotic sequences that owe a clear debt to Andrei Tarkovsky's dreamlike Solaris. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
96% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2019) Traces of Béla Tarr (2011's The Turin Horse), who mentored [director] Hu Bo, imbue some of these camera movements too, but Hu's is ultimately a singular vision: less pendular and severe than kinetic, curious. - Artforum EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
93% The Favourite (2018) Often accused of ham-fisted endings, Lanthimos triumphs here. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) At Eternity's Gate is more tactile and spare. Schnabel seeks his elusive subject, by proxy, through the lucid textures around him: monumental stalks of dried sunflowers, wheat blue in the dusk, pink petals unfurling from a vase... - Reverse Shot EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
95% Hotel by the River (2019) Hotel by the River... finds Hong in a melancholy mood. He avoids the puckish pirouettes in time and the structural games of last year's films for something more subtle and spare. - Reverse Shot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
96% Grass (2019) Hong at his trickster best. - Reverse Shot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
57% Some Girl(s) (2013) The weight of dull clichés only makes the stilted dialogue harder to stomach. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2013
53% Lovelace (2013) By aiming for the audience's sympathy, Lovelace tidies and ultimately silences the star it tries to redeem. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2013