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Ed Frankl

Ed Frankl
Ed Frankl's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 43% Touch Me Not (2018) A studious, intelligent, if flawed and scattershot, work with an open mind about modern sexuality and intimacy. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
C- 0% Eva (2018) You may struggle to name a dull Huppert performance, but as Eva, the great French actor is going through the motions.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
B 100% Daughter of Mine (Figlia mia) (2018) A wrenching, heartfelt drama with an unfussy social commentary that again seeks a new definition of womanhood.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
B+ 87% Transit (2018) It's an engrossing, uncanny and somewhat disturbing film, and completes something of a trio of historical melodramas after Barbara and his worldwide hit Phoenix, but develops the themes of those in an adventurous, if oblique, way.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
B+ 97% The Rider (2018) Zhao's combination of the visual palette of Malick, the social backbone of Reichardt, and the spontaneity of Cassavetes creates cinema verité in the American plains.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
B+ 83% Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour) (2018) Garrel has the touch of a wiser man not taking judgment on his characters' youthful foibles, where setbacks are to be embraced and learned from rather than experiences discarded from memory.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
B 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) A sophisticated, idiosyncratic, thoroughly modern interpretation of a French romantic farce, perceptive if not laugh-out-loud funny.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B+ 92% Mimosas (2017) Despite offerings of the open landscapes of North Africa, if there's a wild west in Mimosas, it's internal and spiritual, the quest being for meaning in a world that, like the film, doesn't give easy answers.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
B+ 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) There's much to interest the Lynch fan here, but it also might be an unparalleled assessment of the artistic learning of a great American filmmaker.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
B+ 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A bolder, brasher film, fiery in comparison with Gloria's relatively tenderness, but anchored once more by a stellar central performance. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
A- 99% God's Own Country (2017) A bold and brilliant drama rightfully garnering Brokeback Mountain comparisons.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
C 50% Barrage (2017) Anchored by three great performances, but it feels rather distinctly average - and it's hard to make Isabelle Huppert look average.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
B- 57% Django (2018) Reda Kateb is given his meatiest role to date as one of jazz's foremost artists.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
B- 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The melancholy here is truthful and painful, but T2: Trainspotting rarely shows insight into what that failure brings about. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Kika Magalhaes lends a vampiric presence to the central role, ready to suck her victims into a life of servitude inhabited only by nightmares. Indeed, this chilling film may just occupy yours.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
B+ 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Much of the directness in the film's attitude to difficult issues is surely down to Sciamma, whose own projects Girlhood and Water Lilies didn't shy away from the conflicts of growing up.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
B 86% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) A campy, nasty, tremendously fun horror experience in which death proves not the ending we might expect.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
C+ 52% Porto (2017) A messy, scattered drama that, for all its visual resplendence, is too narratively slippery to reach much in the way of profundity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
B- 82% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) The moments in which Okazaki reflects on Mifune's choices through the actor's own experiences are the best parts of the film.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 88% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) A luscious, strangely enchanting watch and terrific fun for those who'll launch themselves into it.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
A- 92% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) [It] heralds the director as a master of a deeply personal magic-realist genre, effortlessly moving as it is psychologically and artistically rich.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
C- 71% 11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016) A frenetic, kinetic, but largely insipid speed through the lives of ostensibly random people in modern day Warsaw. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
B+ 75% The Daughter (2017) [An] absorbing, menacing debut.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
B 68% Rabin, the Last Day (2016) It isn't quite an Israeli version of JFK, but Rabin, the Last Day rivals Oliver Stone's film in seeking to pose questions that official studies have refused to explore.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
B- 73% Remember (2016) A partial return to form for director Atom Egoyan ... Nazi hunting for the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel generation, if you will.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
B 72% Suffragette (2015) This is an urgent, persuasive, if cloyingly conventional history lesson with a story that Hollywood's barely touched on before.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B+ 73% Trumbo (2015) Bryan Cranston is irresistible as Dalton Trumbo in this sparkling period drama surrounding the Hollywood Ten.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B+ 97% The Survivalist (2017) Post-apocalyptic thrillers don't come much leaner or meaner than Northern Irish director Stephen Fingleton's gripping debut feature The Survivalist.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B+ 100% Ixcanul (2016) Guatemala's first-ever Oscar entry is an absorbing, beautifully-shot drama of cultural ritual and the drive of one young woman to escape a rudimentary social system.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B 78% The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) Burnett finds nuggets of comedy in the blindspots in your typical accounts of degenerative diseases.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
B+ 65% Frank & Lola (2016) Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots ... excel as lovers in this tightly-wound psychosexual love story that has elements of the best of Eyes Wide Shut.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
B- 82% Equity (2016) It's appreciated how banker males here were numbskulls and showoffs, while women played the same game by being sophisticated and smart-talking.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
B 87% Other People (2016) Despite its tendency to fall into familiar characterizations, there's much to like in its playful storytelling, not least from a winning performance by Jesse Plemons.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016