Diane Pershing Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It is a masterful performance but, for me, not enough to make me a fan of the film.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) [Aaron] Sorkin is blessed to have Jessica Chastain playing Molly: She can handle the pacing of his dialog and her face and body are magic on film.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) It is not only lovely to look at (the exquisite northern Italian countryside made me want to hop on a plane that moment), but is made even better by the subtle performance of Timothée Chalamet. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) I came away from seeing it feeling both unmoved and dissatisfied. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
86% Darkest Hour (2017) The script is crisp, the acting topnotch all around.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) This is a gorgeous, sensual film, a tale filled with kindness and evil and the battle between the two. Be sure to suspend disbelief at the door.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) An unexpected pleasure. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
88% The Post (2018) [Meryl] Streep shines. But then, she always does.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) It's also funny, very real and fast-moving.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) We thoroughly enjoy Cate Blanchett vamping it up as an evil villainess, glaring at us through smoky eye makeup and spitting out nasty dialogue. Like I said: Fun.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
99% Jane (2017) We are so lucky to have had Jane Goodall in our lives; what a treasure she is. And what a treasure is "Jane." ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) It's a fascinating tale and the cast-Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote-is uniformly excellent,‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Both [Adam] Sandler and [Ben] Stiller are so very good, showing us much more depth and range than we've seen before.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
86% American Made (2017) All in all, it's a pretty diverting afternoon at the cinema.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
56% Bobbi Jene (2017) The dancer Bobbi Jene is a gift to us all; the film, alas, not much of a gift at all.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Denis Villeneuve has created a modern work of art.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) By the way, Battle of the Sexes is also quite a funny film too. It has it all.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
71% Viceroy's House (2017) Viceroy's House has some less-than-graceful scenes and a romance thread that eventually becomes formulaic, but they do not take away from the stunning, moving story that is on screen.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Need escape? Logan Lucky is for you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
86% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) [Jessica] Williams is a very strong presence with energy and personality to spare--she will go far.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is pure escapism--two hours of an adrenaline rush, nonstop good guys vs. bad guys. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) Even with my reservations, I was glued to the screen and don't think I took a breath for the entire nearly two hours of running time.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) Ramano's character adores his daughter and his wife but tends to ramble on and on about this, that and the other, often to hysterical effect. Hunter's character's intensity is fierce and funny.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
85% Okja (2017) It needs to be on your list of do-not-miss films.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) The film is gorgeous to look at, with a fine supporting cast of British actors etching indelible portraits, no matter how small the role. But it is Weisz's picture; she glows from within, only we're not sure if it's womanly warmth or hell-fire.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017) This HBO documentary, conceived and narrated by Carl Reiner and featuring him, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear and Dick Van Dyke -- all of them well into their 90s -- celebrates humor and long life.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
49% Churchill (2017) Churchill wants to be a great film, but it's only a decent one.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) In short, Wonder Woman is a wonder.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
72% The Wizard of Lies (2017) If you want a thorough history lesson about this horrendous scandal, The Wizard of Lies is for you. If you want to see Robert DeNiro at the top of his craft... this is for you. If you rejoice in a fine script, brilliant direction... this is for you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
86% The Wedding Plan (2017) While I enjoyed The Wedding Plan, some of the dialog-heavy scenes went on too long... Even so, this one is highly recommended to a discerning audience for independent films.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) I wish I could say A Quiet Passion is a great film, but it is not. It's overly long and often static.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
49% Going in Style (2017) Stay away. I wish I had.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
90% Their Finest (2017) If you enjoy dry British wit and broad satire, understated but deeply felt emotions, and Bill Nighy at his quirky best as a narcissistic, aging leading man, this one's for you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) I loved Beauty and the Beast, had a smile on my face the entire time. Don't miss it.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) The gifted cast and script bring much warm humor to this story of the people of modern Israel: The deeply observant, the thoroughly secular and everything in between.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) A complex, compelling film from Iran - modern day Iran as we Americans never get to see it - it well deserved its win.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
62% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) If you love art, history, France, meticulous camera work and some fine acting, Cezanne and I is for you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Logan is one of the best of the entire X-Men franchise.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) I found Personal Shopper a mesmerizing experience. This film, written and directed by Olivier Assayas, is part ghost story, part travelogue, part fashion show, and part mystery/thriller, and the various elements somehow blend into one cohesive whole.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
92% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) Fine acting, gorgeous camerawork - I recommend it, especially if you like your worldview expanded.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Nope, not going to ruin the movie. Suffice it to say there is creeping unease, heart-stopping tension, people who are not as they seem to be and a finale that is violent but which will knock your socks off.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The story takes a turn halfway through that might be true to the book (I haven't read it) but shifts gears out of the sensual treat we've been experiencing into sheer melodrama, utilizing a set of coincidences that feel downright corny.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Even though there's no real story to speak of, I enjoyed Florence Foster Jenkins because it has gorgeous period costumes and wonderful performances.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
86% Sully (2016) Tom Hanks is, of course, a national treasure and every part, down to the smallest one, is perfectly cast.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
96% Little Men (2016) Bravo, Ira Sachs, for the fine direction and co-writing.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
52% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant is, like The Girl on the Train, not a great film, but totally worth seeing.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
45% The Girl on the Train (2016) While it's not a great movie, I found it absorbing for the most part, an intriguing use of the unreliable narrator (which has been over-used in the past few years), gorgeous photography and a fine script by Erin Cressida Wilson.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
83% Denial (2016) Playwright David Hare's script only shines during the courtroom scenes; everything else is flat and uninvolving - a sad waste of talent and subject.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The film wants so badly to be fun and silly, but I'm sorry to say it's an old-fashioned dud.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is not classic flight-from-reality faire but it sure got me out of the doldrums.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017