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Deborah Krieger

Deborah Krieger
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
47% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) Despite the beauty of the imagery, The Song of Sway Lake is a film that conflates that artsy, impressionistic cinematography with profoundly deep and emotional storytelling, as if one can turn the correlation into a kind of causation.‐ Moviejawn
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
71% Paper Year (2018) Jogia and Hewson are entirely believable in capturing and portraying deep affection and adoration for one another, which makes it all the more affecting when their relationship breaks down.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet Hinda and her Sisterrrz (2018) Who wouldn't want to be a part of Avery's coterie of smiling, brightly-dressed army of (often elderly) Jewish ladies standing against Nazis and winning?‐ Jewish Currents
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
86% Colette (2018) A more conventional biopic would try to tell the whole story of the life of the writer born Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, rushing through her exciting and scandalous life until we get Knightley slathered in old-age makeup, Going For That Oscar.‐ Moviejawn
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
49% Now You See Me (2013) However, the film sacrifices true depth of characterization of its leads in its quest to be purely entertaining, and the film suffers as a result. We are left rooting for-and against-a series of charming façades.‐ I on the Arts
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
85% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Joss Whedon's stab at the material is absolutely worthy, featuring some stellar performances and providing satisfying levels of depth through its direction that the dialogue alone does not convey.‐ I on the Arts
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
28% Jobs (2013) This dichotomy between what the film insists is Jobs at his best, and what we the audience see as Jobs at his arguable worst undermines the overall message and what we are supposed to take away from the movie.‐ I on the Arts
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
55% The Conspirator (2011) Although the "guilty" verdict is already a foregone conclusion, under the sure, steady direction of Robert Redford[...]the film builds suspense and allows the watcher to hope against hope that somehow the verdict will return as "not guilty".‐ I on the Arts
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) Clearly having fun with the low expectations garnered by the idea of a full-length film devoted to schilling for a toy, the film's directors have nonetheless created a solidly enjoyable and often hilarious 100 minutes of entertainment.‐ I on the Arts
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
100% Thin (2006) What I found interesting while watching the film is that no attention is paid to aspects of aspects of society, especially in the United States, that could very well have played a part in these women and girl developing such severe eating disorders.‐ I on the Arts
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
42% Divergent (2014) Divergent is one of the few film adaptations that improves upon its source material. That's not to say that Divergent is a great film, but it's definitely a solid, often thrilling adaptation of a weakly written book. ‐ I on the Arts
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Needless to say-much to my surprise-I found myself truly enjoying Star Trek Beyond, despite its faults, even more than the original 2009 reboot.‐ I on the Arts
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/10 85% The Wife (2018) Yet despite the confoundingly warm reception and exaggerated Oscar buzz for Close's performance as an archetype that many women can undoubtedly relate to, The Wife fails on nearly every level as a movie.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
91% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women belongs to the four women at its core.‐ Bitch Flicks
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
66% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Despite an honest, tender lead performance from Shannon Purser, too many elements of Sierra Burgess leave such an unpleasant taste in the mouth.‐ Moviejawn
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
54% The Bookshop (2018) And so I have to wonder: in a world with basically unlimited entertainment options, with multiple projects in every conceivable genre, who is The Bookshop even for?‐ Moviejawn
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) The energetic, game cast and smart writing that makes To All the Boys I've Loved Before one of the best romantic comedies in years, and the strongest outing in the genre released by Netflix thus far.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
69% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018) What Mott's A Midsummer Night's Dream does best is flesh out certain elements of the story in purely visual terms, using the specificity of the medium of film to do what can't really be done on stage.‐ Moviejawn
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
No Score Yet The Bloom of Yesterday (Die Blumen von gestern) (2016) Adèle Haenel's performance as Zazie is a tour de force... Zazie is complex and, at times, opaque enough that following her rather than Toto would have provided an overall richer experience.‐ The Forward
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) While the performances in Custody are all strong, relative newcomer Thomas Gioria runs away with the movie.‐ Moviejawn
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
79% Love, Cecil (2018) There are hints of brilliance in how the documentary is constructed... It's unfortunate that the way Love, Cecil is paced, then, means that it's easy for your mind to wander. ‐ Moviejawn
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Hotel Artemis is incredibly assured and aware of what it wants to do. The atmosphere of suspense and intrigue it creates... is vivid and rich in detail,‐ Moviejawn
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
84% Loving Vincent (2017) Loving Vincent is no mere aesthetic experience; instead, it is a poignant journey into the lives that Vincent Van Gogh touched...‐ Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
84% The Square (2017) The Square uses both comedic and dramatic elements to illustrate the ways we, and our various creations and institutions, fail one another. ‐ Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) This documentary of actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr is engaging and poignant, expanding the view (and our understanding) of the famously beautiful Hollywood star.‐ The Forward
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
71% Humor Me (2018) Ultimately, the lightness and sincerity brought to Humor Me makes it worth catching.‐ The Forward
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
No Score Yet The Testament (2017) The success of the The Testament rests on Ori's performance as Yoel, and in many cases, it works splendidly.‐ The Forward
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
No Score Yet Cloudy Sunday (Ouzeri Tsitsanis) (2015) A powerful, melancholy text that has important implications for contemporary struggles.‐ The Forward
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
97% 1971 (2015) The film is entertaining; there are many small moments of humor to be found in the tense situations, and audiences are satisfied to see the FBI's activities exposed for what they were.‐ The Stake (Minnesota)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
86% Steve Jobs (2015) You will be delighted by the first act, as I was, and then have to sigh gently as you are let down by the weaknesses of the following two segments of the film.‐ The Stake (Minnesota)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
87% The Lobster (2016) Yorgos Lanthimos, who directed as well as co-wrote the script with Efthymis Filippou, wisely has chosen to really make the film hit home in a way that seems all too possible by setting it in a world virtually indistinguishable... from the one we live in.‐ The Stake (Minnesota)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
33% Zoe (2018) Details are drowned in the tortured love story, which does McGregor, a normally incredibly appealing and captivating actor, precisely zero favors.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Offerman is strong in his role, and Kiersey Clemons is a star in the making, if not already.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
100% Seeing Allred (2018) The most striking parts of the movie depict Allred's impeccable, downright admirable composure in every combative situation in which she finds herself-and, as Seeing Allred makes clear, there have been many.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
100% My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) (2017) Ia Shughliashvili's performance as Manana is wonderfully understated - the kind of performance that doesn't feel like active performing at all.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
62% Maya Dardel (2017) Perhaps it's not the most exciting or invigorating film, but as a thesis statement, it's certainly worthwhile.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project is ultimately a beautiful, rough portrait of childhood set against the backdrop of the remains of the dreams of adults, which, like so many Florida oranges, have become overripe and rotten.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) If anything, Professor Marston demonstrates the need for more portrayals of a diverse range of relationships and romances, because then the stories we tell will be as unconventional and original as each relationship we tell them about.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
97% Columbus (2017) Aside from Wes Anderson movies (most notably The Grand Budapest Hotel), I'd never seen a movie that took such care in composing each and every shot... ‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
No Score Yet Almost Adults (2016) Almost Adults is a clear labor of love and prompts some genuine laugh-out-loud moments, even if the momentum disappears in the second half of the narrative. ‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5.1/10 29% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) Tonally, the movie can never quite find its footing. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
No Score Yet Feed (2017) Beyond the brutal depiction of the toll of eating disorders, though, Feed is a powerful examination of grief, and what it means to love someone and lose them without losing oneself in the process.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
62% This Beautiful Fantastic (2017) This Beautiful Fantastic wants to have it both ways: the odd-duck, pretty girl who changes the lives of the men around her for the better, but who is also the main character in her own story, and the effect is murky and downright unsettling.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4.5/10 49% Mascots (2016) The jokes land for the most part, but nothing in Mascots provokes the same actual humor of Guest's other works.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
61% Carrie Pilby (2017) Watching Carrie Pilby try to navigate her life is often cringeworthy for me in particular, but that desire to cringe and cover my face with embarrassment attests to the strength of the character and of Powley's performance.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
6.3/10 91% Mindhorn (2016) Mindhorn, on the whole, isn't much of a humorous story. Indeed, it functions almost as a warning against the dangers of unchecked nostalgia, disguising a rather sad story with the veneer of broad comedy.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3.5/5 82% Embers (2015) A beautifully shot film (shot on an Alexa camera), combining a heavy emphasis on close-ups of the actors' faces with wide, textured visuals of the utter chaos and destruction surrounding the survivors.‐ The Mary Sue
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
95% Tramps (2016) Tramps is overall a winning film, proving once again that some of the best romantic comedies can be light on plot: all we need is an excuse for beautiful people to fall in love.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
47% The Most Hated Woman In America (2017) Essentially, The Most Hated Woman in America does far more harm than good in how it presents the story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
88% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) The disjointedness that characterizes the earlier parts of the film and makes Ruth's misanthropy seem so grounded and relatable shifts into more banal and predictable material by the end.‐ Bust Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017