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Elazar Fine

Elazar Fine
Elazar Fine's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist, The Young Folks

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 55% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) Izzy...is at its best when it reflects its star's manic energy.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
A- 92% Revenge (2018) Revenge is a blockbuster debut, and if all is right in the world, Fargeat will be making movies for a very long time to come.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
7/10 95% Outside In (2018) Outside In is distinguished from the mass of "sad person returns to his/her hometown" movies by virtue of Shelton's inimitable skill as an actor's director. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
B+ 89% Pin Cushion (2018) Todd Solondz couldn't dream up characters as mundanely wicked as those that populate this film.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
B- 51% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) Just as Ismaël's insufferability can be excused by his genuine talent, so can Desplechin's. The first two acts of "Ismael" are satisfying enough to excuse its shark-jumping third.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
C 15% All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) (2018) Derivative, confusing, and largely pointless.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
B- 70% The Ranger (2018) A game cast and a talented writer-director elevate this confused slasher flick above its generic blandness.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
D 14% Josie (2018) [Josie's] third-act twist is so astonishingly obvious as to be completely and totally unforgivable.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B+ 86% Social Animals (2018) A well-crafted character study about three disparate people who have nothing in common except for the possession of an Instagram account.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
5/10 17% Death Wish (2018) Death Wish is weightless enough to be intermittently fun, and fun, no matter how mittent, is an underrated cinematic quality.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2018
D 37% Nostalgia (2018) It's insipid and bad, much more "The Young and the Restless" than "Terms of Endearment."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
C 66% The Cured (2018) There's a sneakiness to this film's first two acts, as if writer-director David Freyne is desperately trying to convince you that "The Cured" isn't headed for the zombie-movie third act that it obviously, inevitably is. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
C 60% The Game Changers (2018) It's short, at about 80 or so minutes, full of energetic music and bodybuilding/action montages and juvenile penis discussions, and against those odds it's still very, very dull. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
2/10 71% Humor Me (2018) There is no punchline to this joke, just a great big question mark. Because it's confounding that anyone is still writing a movie like Humor Me, let alone wrangling uber-talented superstars like Clement and Gould into starring in it.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C- 60% Un Traductor (2018) While the intentions behind "Un Traductor" were admirable, there's just not much to recommend here. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
B- 92% Bugs (2016) [Bugs] lacks cohesion in its philosophy as well as its intent. Its biggest failure, however, is its inability to convince its audience that bugs could turn out to be a nice, light snack.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
9/10 95% The Breadwinner (2017) The Breadwinner is brilliant, genuinely courageous filmmaking, and it deserves to be celebrated. It should be taught in public schools.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
B+ 65% Bitch (2017) "Bitch" is about as confrontational a piece of work as anything else to come out this year.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
B 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) If you're in the mood for a couple hours' worth of absolutely off-the-wall immortal samurai action, you could do far worse than this. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
B- 97% 1945 (2017) "1945"is certainly both commendable and recommendable. It has something to say about complicity of everyday people in the crimes of society, and says so in a fairly quiet, methodical, unassuming way.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
B 100% Creep 2 (2017) It's an impressive achievement, one worthy of sincere praise, regardless as to any perceived stumbles in its perhaps-too-conventional finale.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
8/10 90% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Zahler has managed to extract such a fantastic movie-star performance out of Vaughn; a performance which, if everything is right in the world, will open a heckuva lot of doors for Vaughn in the dramatic realm going forward. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
B 100% I Am Another You (2017) If you read between the lines, you'll see the etchings of a self-portrait that is far more complex and engaging than the Dylan Olsen-shaped watercolor in the forefront. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
C 26% Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) "Literally, Right Before Aaron" is a strange piece of work. It's tonally confused to the point of incoherence.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B- 71% Kissing Candice (2017) [T]here is no question that [McArdle] has the potential to become a must-watch indie auteur. Unfortunately, "Kissing Candice" sees her off to a slightly uneven start. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B 85% Euthanizer (Armomurhaaja) (2018) "Euthanizer" is a cautionary tale about the wrong ways to impose your values on others (vigilantism) and the easy and avoidable danger in alienating potential allies.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
1/10 0% The Layover (2017) William H. Macy is the star of such films as Fargo, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia... He has two Emmy Awards, three SAG awards, and an Oscar nomination under his belt. William H. Macy directed The Layover. Just, let's let that sink in for a moment.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
C+ 20% The Price of Success (Le Prix du succès) (2017) Ever wonder what "Entourage" would be like if it were about French Muslims and Johnny Drama had a slightly larger propensity for violence?‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
C- 29% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Disengaged and detached, the film's greatest crime may be its inability to make any kind of impression. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
9/10 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) 'Patti Cake$' is an optimistic 'Fish Tank,' a hopeful 'Whiplash,' a Jersey girl 'Once,' a less rapey 'Saturday Night Fever.' It's joyous and hilarious and wildly depressing. And you should see it at the earliest possible opportunity.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
9/10 96% Menashe (2017) "Menashe" is a movie that by all rights should not exist. Sitting in the theater, watching this film for the first time, I was preoccupied throughout with the question of how the hell this movie came into being.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2017
B+ 89% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) The group circumcision scene that comes early in the barely-an-hour-and-a-half runtime of "The Wound" serves as the film's mission statement: it promises to remain unapologetic in its portrayal of a certain reality, yet refrain from sensationalism. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
8/10 93% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) Endless Poetry is not a movie that has any interest in hiding its metaphorical (or literal) erections.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2/10 85% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) Lost in Paris, the new film by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, is the ultimate cinematic irritant... What it comes down to, ultimately, is your tolerance threshold for annoying ripped-off Wes Anderson formalism.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
5/10 69% The Journey (2017) The Journey doesn't add up to all that much; it's aggressively saccharine and lacks any real examination of the very important ideological disagreements between the two men at its center.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
10/10 22% The Book of Henry (2017) The Book of Henry is phenomenal. To rate it as anything other than 10/10 would be to ignore its transcendence of the good/bad movie binary. It is a perfect example of what it is. Go see it with your whole family immediately.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
1/10 No Score Yet Oh, Hello On Broadway (2017) Would you like to be annoyed by two giddy comedians for the better part of two hours? Boy, do I ever have a treat for you - it's Oh, Hello on Broadway on Netflix!‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2017
6/10 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Spider-Man 2 is not a great movie. It is, however, a great superhero movie, one of the best ever made. If only its influence could more clearly be felt in the "Avengers" CGI-fests of today.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
6/10 60% Shimmer Lake (2017) In spite of myself, I kinda like Shimmer Lake.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
7/10 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) There's nothing wrong with the storytelling here, it's the telling of the story in the first place that, in my view, needs some level of contextualization.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/10 64% Dean (2017) Dean is not, as it purports to be in nearly all of its marketing material, a "comedy about tragedy." It's more like... a middling post-mumblecore dramedy about Demetri Martin wish-fulfilling himself into bed with Gillian Jacobs. Put that on a poster.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2017
2/10 86% Tomorrow Ever After (2017) Tomorrow Ever After is a really, truly, inescapably bad movie, primarily due to its director and star Ela Thier spreading herself far, far too thin in its production. Some filmmaker/actors can direct themselves. Thier cannot.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
9/10 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) It's a film that has the plot of a 90s romantic comedy but the weight and assurance of a Coen Brothers' classic... Burshtein has cemented her status as a filmmaker international audiences should have their eyes on. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
2/10 78% The Little Hours (2017) [There is] no benefit to watching in a theater instead of on your iPhone. Also don't watch it on your iPhone because it's not good and there are better things you can be doing with your time. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
8/10 55% Lemon (2017) Lemon is the odd Wes Anderson pastiche - it brings to mind The Royal Tenenbaums in particular - that quickly develops its own essence, not least because it unexpectedly uses its Andersonian formalism and quirk to examine familial psychosis.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
8/10 97% Columbus (2017) Cho is something of a revelation here. He's long deserved bigger, better roles, but this is something else entirely.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017