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Francine Prose

Francine Prose
Francine Prose's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times, The New York Review of Books

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68% mother! (2017) One may wind up concluding that by far the most terrifying thing about Mother! is that Darren Aronofsky seems to be Hollywood's idea of an intellectual, our own brainy, home-grown auteur.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
100% Forbidden Films (2015) Moeller's documentary has taken an important step toward opening a discussion that can only be more useful than silence, or than the warehousing of these films in a structure where they remain unseen, prohibited-and liable to explode.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
88% The Lobster (2016) The Lobster frightens and entertains, saddens and inspirits us-in this case with a final vision of self-sacrifice and devotion that ultimately transcends society's attempts to commodify and regulate the mystery of love.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
93% Amour (2012) It's hard not to appreciate the film's extraordinary qualities. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, and Isabelle Huppert deliver performances so convincing and delicately nuanced that we forget they are actors, let alone French movie stars.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
65% Nasty Baby (2015) A certain deadpan lightheartedness, as well as the pleasure of watching pretty people filmed in pretty places, sweeps us into the film. So what occurs in the final half hour comes as even more of a shock than it otherwise might.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) Part of what's exciting about Maps to the Stars, David Cronenberg and Bruce Wagner's new film about Los Angeles, is the inventiveness and ease with which it stakes out a dark corner of territory under the bright California sun.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
92% Birdman (2014) What does matter is Birdman's extraordinary originality, its intensity, its depth, its mixture of nightmare and fun.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
95% Enough Said (2013) Give us something better and deeper than what we've come to expect from Hollywood, and, like the audience with which I watched the film, we'll by gladdened, even moved to tears, by a Hollywood ending.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
86% What Maisie Knew (2013) Henry James's complicated and courageous novel has been distilled down to a screed about the dangers and consequences of bad parenting.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
57% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) The film is at once brilliant and banal, original and derivative, heartfelt and pretentious. Its sheer visual gorgeousness is enthralling, yet there are passages that seem arty and self-indulgent.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
94% Carol (2015) Among the virtues of Todd Haynes's new film, Carol, is the delicacy, the patience, and the sheer amount of screen time that it lavishes on the experience of falling in love.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
100% Burning Bush (2014) Brilliant, ambitious, and moving.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
93% Force Majeure (2014) Even as it is conveying disquieting truths, the film manages to be ruefully, understatedly, and mischievously funny.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Hail, Caesar!, the new film by Joel and Ethan Coen, is so buoyant and entertaining, so full of vivid cameo performances and visual pleasures that it's almost possible to overlook the heavier themes that keep bobbing to the surface.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
96% The Act Of Killing (2013) Fascinated by the action on screen, we might almost overlook the skill with which The Act of Killing has been conceived, edited, and directed.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
91% Blue Jasmine (2013) Part of what's so disappointing about Blue Jasmine is that I so admired Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Every performance in Toni Erdmann, particularly those of Simonischek and Hüller, is spectacular, and we register the actors' skill at the many small moments that make the nearly three-hour-long film a continual pleasure to watch.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea is so engrossing that our attention never wanders from what we are being shown on screen.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017