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Francesca Dinglasan

Francesca Dinglasan
Francesca Dinglasan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 63% The Joneses (2010) Borte supports his jewel of a story idea with dead-on casting, stunning images and product placement that's intentionally heavy-handed. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 8, 2010
3/5 29% Shrink (2009) As many facile conclusions as moments of wry humor. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2009
3.5/5 90% What She Knew (2006) In addition to the two female leads, filmmaker Brougher does exceptionally commendable work. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2007
2/5 51% Puccini for Beginners (2007) Perhaps more problematic than the film's derivative nature -- with plot points and dialogue borrowing somewhat from Sex and the City and rather heavily from Woody Allen -- is the fact that the film is just not funny. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2007
3/4 55% Alpha Dog (2007) What starts off as another seeming teenboy-targeted flick celebrating would-be gangbangers becomes a more interesting docudrama about a kidnapping turned tragic in Nick Cassavetes's Alpha Dog. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 65% Off the Black (2006) Nick Nolte delivers an unexpectedly moving turn in Off the Black, James Ponsoldt's baseball-themed story of regret and redemption. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 8, 2006
3.5/5 51% Flannel Pajamas (2006) An astute and accurate-feeling account of the process of falling madly in -- and heartbreakingly out -- of love. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2006
2.5/5 67% The Bridge (2006) Despite its best intentions, however, The Bridge is ultimately only able to raise questions, failing to provide an avenue for a deeper exploration of the taboo subject. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2006
3/5 70% POV (2006) Although the analysis is far from deep, Mock's film succeeds as an above-average introduction to the playwright, especially to an audience unfamiliar with his work. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2006
4/5 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) A richly imaginative and enchantingly playful work of onscreen art, The Science of Sleep is not so much a straightforward narrative as it is a pastiche of fanciful reveries, brightly-colored visuals and childlike innocence personified. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2006
3/5 88% Man Push Cart (2006) The slower and minimalist pacing, like many of Man Push Cart's formal conventions, adds another dimension to the sorrow at the true heart of the film. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2006
2.5/5 74% The Illusionist (2006) Resonates as more spectacle than substance, despite the notable star wattage powering the evidently big-budget feature film. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2006
3.5/5 52% Strangers with Candy (2005) At once wholly silly and delectably bizarre. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2006
67% Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007) This existential tale about an afterworld exclusively for suicide victims and a handful of newcomers attempting to navigate the landscape pulsates originality through its uncanny way of incorporating the familiar into the offbeat. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 20, 2006
3.5/5 90% Half Nelson (2006) Never overly dramatic or obviously sentimental, Half Nelson is a well-made study of imperfect individuals doing their best to not only survive, but to interact meaningfully with others around them. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 20, 2006
3/5 40% The Night Listener (2006) The thriller is relatively consistent at maintaining the suspense and dramatic tension that made the original work of fiction so compelling to the celebrated writer's loyal group of fans. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 20, 2006
4/5 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Shrewdly balancing the ironies of the morbid inclinations of the film's Hoover clan and an underlying tenderness that steers away from obvious sentimentality, Michael Arndt's script shines with the support of the superb cast. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 20, 2006
3/5 83% Come Early Morning (2006) Come Early Morning is anchored by a deep affection for its very anti-urban locale and an authentic attempt to capture the people populating the milieu. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 20, 2006
2.5/5 36% Art School Confidential (2006) Art School Confidential's various plotlines never quite gel to form a cohesive whole. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 5, 2006
3/5 72% Friends With Money (2006) Friends With Money offers a more engaging and nuanced plotline than usually associated with run-of-the-mill chick flicks. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2006
2.5/4 51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) Lucky Number Slevin, boosted as it is by a serious A-list ensemble cast and a heavy dose of intrigue, crosses the unfortunate line between clever and pretentious, rendering itself tiresome long before its heavily built-up denouement. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2006
3.5/5 90% Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) The concert film's unifying force is, of course, Neil Young himself. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2006
4/5 93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) An insightful presentation of everyday tragedy. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2005
3/5 74% The Matador (2006) Manages to transcend the cliches of its basic plotline on the strength of the character-acting so richly developed by the film's two stars. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2005
2.5/5 35% The Chumscrubber (2005) An uninspired satire on sanitized suburban life. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2005
2.5/5 36% Dear Wendy (2005) The film's highlight is the young cast's plausible turns, with the playful interactions among them proving particularly appealing. Their ensemble performances, however, can't even begin to approach remedying the nonsensical shortcomings. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2005
2.5/5 54% Happy Endings (2005) Although all actors are plausible in their respective roles, Gyllenhaal's Jude is the only one that is provided with enough dimensionality to keep things interesting. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2005
3.5/5 71% Thumbsucker (2005) A welcome take on the timeless tale of growing up. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2005
2.5/5 49% The Dying Gaul (2005) Likely to leave many viewers unfulfilled. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2005
3/5 69% Reel Paradise (2005) In addition to painting an engaging portrait of the Pierson clan, Reel Paradise quite simply captures the pure, unfiltered joy of the movies. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2005
3/5 84% Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) (2005) Although quite different in their respective plotlines, pacing and moods, the trio of segments in Three... Extremes gel together smoothly to form a complementary and memorable final product both fascinating and utterly horrific.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2005
2.5/5 86% Drum (2005) Unfortunately relies on unoriginal plotting techniques to convey the story of an investigative journalist attempting to expose racial injustices in a society coming to grips with the newly introduced edicts of apartheid. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2005
3/5 60% Lonesome Jim (2006) Anchored by dry humor and purposefully understated performances, Lonesome Jim steadily builds in charm as it progresses. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2005
3/5 53% Wolf Creek (2005) Interesting, though always difficult, viewing. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2005
3/4 87% Saving Face (2005) Though the various dilemmas confronting the film's heroines are resolved in predictable fashion, the understated performances of Krusiec and the always radiant Joan Chen, combined with Wu's tender direction, are the saving grace of Saving Face. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2005
3/5 54% MirrorMask (2005) Mirrormask is above all else a feast for the eyes. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2005
3.5/5 82% Hustle & Flow (2005) A timeless and well-made story of personal redemption, enhanced by Howard's breakthrough performance and winning turns from every single supporting cast member. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2005
3.5/5 82% Rock School (2005) Exuberant, offbeat and gut-wrenchingly funny. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2005
2/5 32% Pretty Persuasion (2005) Smug, rude and ultimately lost. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2005
3/5 83% Inside Deep Throat (2005) A funny and largely fascinating take on one of the film industry's milestone productions. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2005
3.5/5 93% My Architect (2004) An at times heartbreaking exploration into the past of a man so secretive that his longtime professional associates and family--or families, more accurately--only knew certain sides of his multifaceted and divided character. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 14, 2003
3/5 37% Sylvia (2003) Sylvia is probably best left for the poet's legions of feminist and literary-minded fans who expect nothing less than bleak seriousness in the biopic of their beloved writer. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2003
1.5/5 65% The Flower of Evil (2003) Uninteresting characters, slow storytelling and the deadly dullness of the film's overall talky quality ... take away any potential sting that the Gallic helmer had envisioned for his big-screen critique. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2003
3/5 82% Matchstick Men (2003) Figuring out the ending is only half the fun, anyway; watching a master helmer like Scott navigate through the twists and turns of Matchstick Men is really the more interesting journey. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2003
1.5/5 8% My Boss's Daughter (2003) As a movie totally absent of both humor and sexual tension, the only laughing matter in My Boss's Daughter is its classification as a romantic comedy. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2003
2.5/5 14% Uptown Girls (2003) Fanning's black rage caused by the very unfunny matters of parental neglect and the impending death of a loved one grates against the film's driving purpose as lightweight fare. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2003
3/5 88% Freaky Friday (2003) A pleasant surprise. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2003
2.5/5 31% Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) Silly but not always satisfying, Kennedy's trademark satirical style is really what's most wanted -- but missing -- in Malibu.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2003
3/5 81% Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) Solid performances by the cast and Lin's expressive storytelling techniques combine for an absorbing twist on this coming-of-age tale. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2003
2/5 32% Windtalkers (2002) There is little to be done with John Rice and Joe Batteer's cliché-ridden script, which falls back time and time again on the conventions of the film's genre. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2002