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Forrest Cardamenis

Forrest Cardamenis
Forrest Cardamenis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies, The Film Stage, Brooklyn Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Risk (2017) A living, breathing portrait of a filmmaker and journalist struggling to compartmentalize-a self-portrait by necessity.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
67% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) A Tale of Love and Darkness might not say quite what it wants to, but that's because it has so much on its mind.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) My King is a reminder that even stories of the grandest, most exuberant aspects of life sometimes find truth in the smallest of details.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
B 81% Europa Report (2013) Despite tried-and-true formula (technical failure, one-by-one pick-offs, etc.), a number of creative enhancements make for an original and appropriately-scaled film. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
36% The Bronze (2016) [The Bronze has] a tendency not to create a universe and drama, but to impose events, however unlikely and incongruous they may be, to fulfill a pre-determined arc.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) Apichatpong's unique breed of not-quite Magical Realism, then, enables his politics, rather than vice-versa. Even so, those who have trouble with Apichatpong's unusual formalism can grasp something more tangible this time around.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
75% Wiener-Dog (2016) Though Solondz ultimately fails to provide the insight that once came with horrifying ease, the visibility of his struggle is its own form of honesty.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
B 41% Child Of God (2014) Child of God toes the line between success and failure - but, ultimately, leans into success, and occasionally threatens to leap into it entirely.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 93% Captain Phillips (2013) Captain Phillips may be a thinly scoped story with tried-and-true themes, but the acting turns it into a surprisingly captivating story of heroism.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
C- 90% Omar (2014) Omar is an obvious political thriller which consistently, insistently attempts to steer us in a particular direction.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B+ 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) The wuxia killings elevate A Touch of Sin into the territory of great revenge pictures, even as its ideology proves less than discernible.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
D- 8% CBGB (2013) With nonexistent character depth, abysmal storytelling, and an aesthetic gimmick that hurts the film far more than it helps, all CBGB only benefits from a killer soundtrack.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
C- 61% Ender's Game (2013) Far too benign and, in this blockbuster season, far too tired to leave any bad taste in the mouth, Ender's Game is better the less one thinks about it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B+ 86% At Berkeley (2013) It's difficult to say that this isn't exactly the picture Wiseman wanted to make, flaws and all.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B- 65% August: Osage County (2013) The A-list cast makes it a good watch, and the impressive production design makes for a suitable-enough stage replacement.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 100% Of Horses and Men (2015) Of Horses and Men is nothing if not memorable, and it matches its missteps with commendable and thoughtful formal and stylistic prowess.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
94% Tikkun (2016) The underlying assumption of this style is that the world is a cruel and Godless place, one where observation is possible but intervention is not.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
B 86% Night Moves (2014) If Night Moves is a misstep-and it is-it's a testament to Reichardt's talent that, all things considered, it's still a pretty good film.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
87% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) combines the Japanese pink film with more "respectable" Western high art to deliver a message as progressive as the images are shocking.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
C 74% Five Star (2015) Because of the heavy use of tropes, the documentary style and genre subversion are not enough to make Five Star feel urgent or authentic. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
B+ 100% What Now? Remind Me (2014) When it begins to meander, it rarely takes long to regain its footing. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
B+ 46% The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014) [It] works just as well for the uninitiated, as many of the directing duo's stylish editing patterns play with perceptions not just of giallo, but cinema as a whole.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2016
B- 53% Futatsume no mado (Still the Water) (2014) Still the Water has its shortcomings, but redundancy is not one, and while it may not be profound, it is far from simple. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
B 86% La Sapienza (2015) This startling architectural juxtaposition feels like a wake-up call. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
B- 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) More crucial to [the film] than Bernstein's personality, endearing as it is, is the music he plays.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B 88% The Blue Room (La chambre bleue) (2014) Clocking in at a brisk 75 minutes, the film wastes little time in propelling forward its whodunit? narrative.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
A- 81% Life of Riley (2014) A funny, energetic, comic-book-influenced film marked by saturated colors, theatrical sets, and middle-aged people acting like the lovelorn leads favored by Eric Rohmer.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
C+ No Score Yet 9 Full Moons (2014) Despite the initial promise, though, the more we get to see of Lev and Frankie's unlikely romance and chaotic lives, the less original it seems.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B+ 100% Li'l Quinquin (2015) Li'l Quinquin exists to suggest and provoke rather than declare, and is all the better for it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
C No Score Yet Fort Buchanan (2014) It's an easy, sometimes amusing watch, but also an unfulfilling one.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B- 67% The Great Man (2015) The Great Man is enjoyable in part because its characters are well-defined without obviously taking the story in one direction or another.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
C+ 36% Ardor (2015) A strong exercise in genre, but one constricted by its chosen syntax and semantics rather than one that reconfigures and complicates them.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B+ 86% Experimenter (2015) Impressive in its refusal to obey formal convention but less thrilling as intellectual legwork to which Milgram dedicated his life.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B+ 88% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) As evocative and convincing a portrait of youth as the best work of François Truffaut.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B 34% By The Sea (2015) The conclusions Jolie reaches are admirable, though her roadmap is sometimes muddled.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
B+ 90% I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene) (1965) I Knew Her Well's rediscovery could not be more provocatively timed.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/5 89% A Fuller Life (2014) A creative and rousing adaptation of Samuel Fuller's superlative autobiography, made by his daughter.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015