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Cynthia Fuchs

Cynthia Fuchs

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 94% Whiplash (2014) "A gorgeous ode to drumming, as art, as mastery and invention, as utterly thrilling experience. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 4, 2015
9/10 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "This focus expands the film, so it is not only about one artist, but also about artistic process, its adversities and frustrations as much as its revelations and rewards. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 2, 2015
7/10 83% Monk With a Camera (2014) "Monk With a Camera suggests that this conflict can be more expansive, that art and communication, ego and compassion might shape all kinds of lives. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 22, 2014
9/10 100% Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2014) "Purgatorio comes at the tragedies of borders again and again, finding different angles, reimagining histories and lives. In doing so, it asks you to open your eyes. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 22, 2014
8/10 95% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) "Arrietty is brave and bright, exactly the sort of strange and wonderful being who might change someone's life forever. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2014
6/10 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) "Happily, Toothless, like Stitch, combines affects of cats, dogs, bats, lizards, and other independent-minded creatures, known and unknown. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 8, 2014
7/10 No Score Yet Patrolman P "Patrolman P considers such parsing of stories -- what they can mean, who might be parsing, and what effects both teller and listener might have on them. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 1, 2014
7/10 78% Rosewater (2014) "For all the desperation it reveals, Rosewater is also suffused with hope and even joy. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 17, 2014
8/10 85% John Wick (2014) "Here's something you don't see very often: a movie that knows exactly what it is, and knows you know it too. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 24, 2014
8/10 93% Brand Upon the Brain! (2006) "Of a piece with Maddin's previous, similarly themed and structured films, Brand is also new and surprising. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 17, 2014
8/10 100% The Supreme Price (2014) "[Makes] visible the difficult history of Nigeria. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 3, 2014
6/10 67% Gringo Trails (2014) "While the film includes numerous images showing plastic detritus and tire tracks, it also offers several testimonies by travelers relating specific experiences. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/10 58% Red Band Society: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "It's hard to overstate the overstatement in Red Band Society. While you want to love the mere existence of Octavia Spencer on TV every week, the show works awfully hard to make this hard. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 17, 2014
71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) "Finding and Losing the World's Most Complete T-Rex " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 15, 2014
36% The Giver (2014) "Another day, another YA dystopia. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 15, 2014
9/10 100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) "Brilliant, loving, and as intensely political as any of Mohassess' paintings or sculptures, Fifi Howls from Happiness celebrates connection as much as it reveals isolation, dedication alongside outrage. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 12, 2014
8/10 90% The Kill Team (2014) "Even as Montalvo aptly draws attention to the people who are dead, to the consequences of the soldiers' decisions, the film also points to a wider framework. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/10 7% I Know Who Killed Me (2007) "It's possible the movie seemed to Lohan and/or her handlers a means to transition from her Disney movies into "adult" fare. It's also possible that no one read a script. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jul 18, 2014
8/10 87% The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "While the show focuses on the sorts of scares for which del Toro is famous, gooey and noisy, it also presents such nightmarish experiences in a world that's familiar enough. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jul 14, 2014
7/10 86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2 (TV, 2014) "The Bridge offers brief moments that resonate and sometimes, even chill. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jul 9, 2014
6/10 83% Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "To begin, Molly already looks like an unreliable protagonist. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jul 8, 2014
8/10 69% The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "In ways unlike the aggressively angry GR [Guilty Remnant], these battered faces reveal the trouble with a desire to feel better, however fictional, however impossible. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jun 30, 2014
6% Gigli (2003) "Nothing in Gigli is sustained, from pace to plot points to character functions. It appears to have been chopped up and put back together again more than once. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jun 17, 2014
9/10 90% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) "As the boy alone is surrounded by noise and movement, impressions that are alternately thrilling and frightening, weird and familiar, so too his family sees their environment and each other in new ways. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted May 27, 2014
8/10 100% The American Nurse (2014) "The film's connections between scenes -- within single storylines and also across the experiences of the various nurses -- construct an emotional and moral throughline, beyond particular place or crisis. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted May 14, 2014
7/10 84% 24: Live Another Day (TV, 2014) "In this universe, that so resembles yours, there's no option for being cast out, for remaining out, that choices cannot be made, but are only made for [Chloe] and Jack Bauer and you, too. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted May 5, 2014
8/10 82% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) "It's about a particular mystery concerning tourists, a mystery that remains unsolved and not a little disturbing. It is also, more generally, about what makes tourism inherently disturbing. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Apr 9, 2014
7/10 94% Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Fortunately, the second and third episodes do get going. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Apr 7, 2014
100% Brothers Hypnotic (2014) "Brothers Hypnotic introduces the band as a function of their dad, his progeny, his project even as they have also become devoted artists in their own right. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 26, 2014
5/10 36% Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The set-up is too familiar. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 10, 2014
8/10 91% Kids for Cash (2014) "That the film showcases the students after these experiences indicates the broader stakes of this story, from the judge's self-delusions to the parents' frustrations to the kids' ongoing struggles. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 5, 2014
7/10 90% Cropsey (2010) "Whether they're interviewing so-called experts or casual observers -- or even reading from Rand's letters -- Zeman and Brancaccio confront fear, disappointment, and hope, again and again. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 3, 2014
5/10 29% Those Who Kill: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The show piles on plot and cliché. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 3, 2014
8/10 No Score Yet The New Public (2014) "[A] remarkably engaging and complex documentary. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 31, 2014
8/10 91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) "It's positive, it's inspiring, it's beautiful. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 31, 2014
6/10 76% The Unusuals: Season 1 (TV, 2009) "The show makes clear its premise: it's not new or challenging or even very strange. It is, however, plenty quirky. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 30, 2014
8/10 No Score Yet The State Of Arizona (2014) "Carefully and compellingly, the film builds a case, not so much that only one side is right. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 30, 2014
5/10 81% The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Season 1 "As performed by Scott, she's often complicated, sometimes subtle, and determinedly independent. In this she's a few steps ahead of her series. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 30, 2014
8/10 93% Veronica Mars: Season 3 (TV, 2006-2007) "It's this capacity to be wrong and move on that makes Veronica so special and so like the rest of us. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 23, 2014
100% Veronica Mars: Season 2 (TV, 2005-2006) "ow that Lilly Kane's murder is solved and it's the start of a new school year at Neptune High, things might seem a little too quiet in this second season of Veronica Mars. Not to worry. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 23, 2014
5/10 71% Blood Brother (2013) "For all their carefully performed camera-awareness, the film is also strikingly precious, seemingly utterly unaware of the clichés it's using. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 22, 2014
9/10 80% Lenny Cooke (2013) "It's clear enough that even if his turns into a cautionary tale, his is also the story shared by many more kids than LeBron's. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 30, 2013
10/10 86% At Berkeley (2013) "As much as the film observes its diverse participants, it persistently poses smart questions and provocative metaphors through editing. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 19, 2013
35% The Counselor (2013) "Whatever else happens in this movie, the woman who fucks a car is most audacious, most incomprehensible and the most deeply banal emblem, the limit of men's imaginations. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 17, 2013
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) "That Gloria expresses her own pain and her own desires makes the film's most important point, that history is not a trot through dates and period details, presidents and incidents. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 17, 2013
38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) "At this film's start, young Elise tells young Josh, "I promise, it won't hurt." You know that she knows this can't be so. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 17, 2013
99% Wadjda (2013) "A series of close and long shots follow as Wadjda rides and wobbles, as she grins broadly and gains momentum in this tiny space, as she shares her glee with Abdullah. Even without using their voices, they express so much. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 17, 2013
90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) "Blue is the Warmest Color makes a more mundane case too, that this film, for all its claims to truth and truthful fantasy, is shaped by limits, whether or not it acknowledges them. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 17, 2013
60% Ender's Game (2013) "The film's own dilemma might be best expressed by Ender, who challenges Graff, "What are you going to do? Waste millions on a loser?" It's a dilemma Ender's Game can't resolve. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 17, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) "Captain Phillips repeatedly underlines the Navy's brilliance, and also the contest between Rich and Muse, their exchanged looks in a tight, hot space suggesting they might share a burden. But they can't. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 17, 2013
91% Nebraska (2013) "Bruce Dern's face might be the most resonant effect of Nebraska, a movie that offers any number of beautiful views-wide Western US vistas, horizons stretching forever, trucks and saloons and skies. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 17, 2013
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