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Elaine Teng

Elaine Teng
Elaine Teng's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New Republic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Mustang (2015) The story isn't particularly original, but Mustang's achievement is to criticize a society that sexualizes everything women do while still celebrating the girls' sexuality.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
68% The Danish Girl (2015) Redmayne was director Tom Hooper's first choice for the role and it's not difficult to see why: As Lili, Eddie Redmayne is beautiful.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
97% Brooklyn (2015) Brooklyn appeals as a love triangle, with charming, old-timey romances befitting the era it depicts, but it's more powerful as a story of one young woman's identity.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
72% He Named Me Malala (2015) He Named Me Malala suffers from a lack of dramatic tension throughout.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
84% The Walk (2015) Even in its greatest moment, The Walk breaks the spell with an unnecessary narration about how Petit felt in that moment, how the sky looked to him, how a bird came soaring towards his head.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) It's unlikely to make a box office splash, but it's a startlingly tough, authentic depiction of budding womanhood.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
59% Southpaw (2015) The film is set up like a straightforward redemption story, but what makes Southpaw interesting is the complexity of Hope's character -- thanks to Gyllenhaal's exceptional performance.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
76% Jimmy's Hall (2015) By trying to give Jimmy's Hall the gravitas of a national struggle, Loach obscures his story. Elegant but uneven, Jimmy's Hall becomes one history lesson too much.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2015
83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Just once, it would be refreshing to see Britain look like something other than a country-living catalogue.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) In trying to create a feminist icon out of a decidedly Victorian character (just look at her name), the movie loses sight of the actual story it came to tell.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
80% Furious 7 (2015) For a franchise known for cheesy, heavy-handed lines, Furious 7 served up a classy, heartbreaking send-off for its departed star, one that acknowledged the tragedy of real life without allowing it to overwhelm the fictional world.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
95% Wild Tales (2015) Each of the stories in Wild Tales could have been a full-length movie in itself, but each vignette is so exquisitely crafted, the sequence so carefully chosen, that the six fit flawlessly together.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
78% The Theory of Everything (2014) Pleasing to watch... but [leaves] little lasting impression.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
90% The Imitation Game (2014) We go into a movie knowing that the subject was as genius or a hero, a martyr or titan. We should leave with a more nuanced understanding of who he was, his complexities and flaws.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015