Eleanor Ringel Cater

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
28% The Aftermath (2019) Though it's decked out impeccably - Knightley, as ever, makes a fabulous clotheshorse - "The Aftermath" is all dressed up with no place to go. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
67% The White Crow (2019) "The White Crow" is one of those films that may not entirely work, but also one you'd rather have seen than not. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
50% Tolkien (2019) Pretty to look at and pretty predictable. But then, I'm not sure what anyone could do with a script as dutiful and dull as this... - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
29% Red Joan (2019) Red Joan is so creakily realized, it may as well have been made in the 1940s. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame is, in every way, Loki deficient. Otherwise, it's a pretty darn good movie. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
44% The Chaperone (2019) The Chaperone truly is a bait-and-switch story. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
53% The Best of Enemies (2019) It's exactly what you expect without, well, being exactly what you expect. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
91% Gloria Bell (2019) If this had come out last year, Oscar winner Olivia Colman would've had a lot more to worry about than Glenn Close. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
94% Us (2019) An astounding double-whammy of a performance by Lupita Nyong'o. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) It's like "The Matrix" for lonely women. And it's often very funny. The problem is...well, maybe it's just my problem. I've never found Wilson funny. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Jackson hasn't seemed this engaged in years and his repartee with Larson is delightful. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
59% Greta (2019) Alas, despite Huppert's wonderfully weird performance and director Neil Jordan's slick direction, "Greta" slides too easily from shock to schlock. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) A surprising misfire by Asghar Farhadi. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
76% Never Look Away (2019) If the emotional pay-off is slightly less than expected, it's more than out-balanced by the film's rich cornucopia of characters and events. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Rarely has a heartfelt film seemed so chilly. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
92% Stan & Ollie (2019) It reminds us why so many loved them for so long in the first place. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) It can't touch "Moonlight." But in its quietly poetic way, it's a hugely courageous one. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
73% Destroyer (2018) It's one of those see-it-twice movies that's more satisfying the second time around. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) On The Basis of Sex is well-acted and thoughtful. Dutiful, you might say. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Much like its title character, "Mary Queen of Scots" is full of noble intentions and grand gestures. And, alas, like her, it somehow loses its head along the way. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
67% Vice (2018) Scattershot and smug. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
61% Vox Lux (2018) Interesting idea, but nihilism has rarely been this boring. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) You have to be some kind of an actor to steal a movie from both Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Well, Olivia Colman is some kind of an actor. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
78% Green Book (2018) Initially, the film seems doomed to be an annoying Driving Miss Daisy spin on The Odd Couple. But the stars are far too good for that... - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Wildly uneven, ultimately brilliant. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Sometimes, you fall for a certain sort of film, even when you know better. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
87% What They Had (2018) Forster, who we first saw on-screen in Chicago 50 years ago in "Medium Cool," may have delivered a career best here. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) A superb tragicomic performance, cannily nuanced and vanity free. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Chalomet walks off with the movie. He's like James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause... - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
88% To Die For (1995) In this wickedly funny look at TV-spawned celebrity-obsession, Nicole Kidman gives a breakthrough performance as a psychopathic Jane Pauley wannabe. - Film Scouts EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
87% First Man (2018) More interested in knobs and dials than human emotion. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford and Spacek are wonderful together which is a good thing because this old-coot Jean Valjean lacks a proper Javert. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) It's like settling into the cinematic equivalent of a Lexus 450. The picture is big and lush and smooth. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The movie is never boring and everyone works hard.But the overall effect is repetitive, i.e., quirkiness followed by more quirkiness. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
93% Kusama: Infinity (2018) Like her work, the film sneaks up on you. The pieces move from interesting to mesmerizing. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
86% The Wife (2018) The Wife is at its best when it's at its spikey-est... Plus, the performances are pure pleasure - especially Pryce, preening and puffed-up. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
61% Operation Finale (2018) Sadly, Operation Finale ultimately feels like one of those good-for-you, eat-your-veggies pictures. It tells an important story well enough, but fails to move from conscionable to compelling. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) As for the cast, though she doesn't make a false step, Wu is nonetheless totally wasted. So is Yeoh. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is as entertaining as it is provocative. It's not a polemic. It's a fully-realized film. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) As funny as it is heartfelt. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) The, um, Heffalump in the room is, how seriously are we are to take these stuffed-animals-come-to-life? For some (ok, me...), this is no problem whatsoever. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
80% Love, Cecil (2018) Beaton dismissed a flattering TV documentary about him as "inconclusive and superficial." The same, I'm afraid, could be said about Love, Cecil. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Like a drink with an umbrella, it goes down rather easily. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Frankly, the less you know about Three Identical Strangers, the better. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) We're handed sadly generic drug-war clichés with lot of guns and car chases. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Haley understands how to be earnest without being overly earnest. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) But something in [Brad Bird] (or me) goes brain-dead when it comes to the "Incredibles" movies. They have no inner spark. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Plain and simple and simply wonderful, Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a beautiful example of palliative cinema. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) A disturbing horror movie with the sort of burned-in-your-brain sequences that will jolt you awake in the middle of the night. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is that rare movie that questions faith from the standpoint of faith. Schrader is a believer, one brave enough to question why - or even what - he believes. - Saporta Report (Atlanta) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018