George Elkind

George Elkind
George Elkind's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
25% Gemini Man (2019) This all climaxes weirdly in what's meant to be a straightforward emotional story but remains, by its nature as a high concept, too strange to be one - a fact the movie never acknowledges. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
83% Judy (2019) in this case the structure's confusing, and ill-fitting: we're observing a spiral down from what heights, exactly? - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Where'd You Go's reasons for being as it is seem as muddled at its lead's. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
98% Maiden (2019) For anyone who doesn't boat much, it's hard to grasp how yachting can be athletic, harrowing, admirable, or lethal. Maiden... makes a good case for the prowess, invention, and perseverance required. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
82% Crawl (2019) Depicting an onscreen world refreshingly free of morals, it's only Crawl's clever that survive. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Courting obsolescence by fielding inert anxieties about the same, ...Hollywood is a fable as old and familiar as the industry itself. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Ehe new Spider-Man feels like a throwback to an older, more holistically built era of studio movies -- if only for caring about the people in it and in front of it much more than we're lately used to. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar is a cool, coy, and self-conscious movie, less an overt horror work than a young man's art film with some vivid gore splashed throughout it. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Despite director Joe Talbot's best intentions, it lacks political teeth or convincing texture and becomes instead a kind of satire of itself. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) It's a strikingly close imitation of what we're used to but features strong flavors of its own. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Ever since this elaborate prequel series was kick-started back in 2011, the series' nominal social concerns have consistently been undermined by their slapdash realization onscreen. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart goes down awfully easy for a first feature. Olivia Wilde's long-form directorial debut feels as breezily modern as it does effortlessly made. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot succeeds far more by dodging sharp suggestion or troubling resonance than by expressing a point of view - even as one proves perceptible within it. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
83% Her Smell (2019) [Perry] knows these characters and believes in them, too, but their experience is fleshed out by performance and presence, ultimately and intimately theirs. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
83% High Life (2019) By interrogating the infinite through the harshly, painfully intimate, Denis gets at the stuff of life itself while proving there's no real difference. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
99% Amazing Grace (2019) Shot largely from the shoulders up after her swiftly gliding, all-business entrance, Franklin - without showboating - quickly overtakes the show's other hands and voices. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
No Score Yet Wild Relatives (2017) Wild Relatives is motivated, plainly, by both a desire to question, by a sense of concern, by an attention to the mysteries that arise in the film's thematic intersections. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
57% The Beach Bum (2019) Where Spring turned left, Beach veers right - strangers passing on the boardwalk... - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
93% Us (2019) It's a messy, genuinely frightening work of art. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) A good child actor is hard to find, but in Capernaum director Nadine Labaki has improbably found a troupe of them. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) What's exceptional about Burning is clear right from the start. A kind of meandering, daylit noir that is as invested as any of the best of the genre in the most buried parts of our psychology... - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
92% The Feeling of Being Watched (2018) In addressing our concerns via not just feeling but action too, [director Assia Boundaoui] takes into her own hands the very notion of being watched - and with a level of boldness we'd all do well to emulate. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) The filmmakers' investment seems less in the conflict between two opposing forces than in the power trip of Michael's position, in seeing other people as sport. But they don't know how to make it more complicated or tactile, or any more real than that... - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
80% In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) (2018) Functioning better as a stream of images than a character-driven narrative, El Said's two-hour time capsule captures the streets and alleyways of Cairo with an intimately familiar hand. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) And here is a movie that condescends to no one, and which pretends to almost nothing - looking at our world and rendering a just-slightly distorted vision that illuminates it keenly. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) This is a movie with faith in little, least of all its leading women, who come off by the end looking absolutely robbed. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) It's worth noting that no scene in First Reformed ever leaves its protagonist, and through his spiraling journal entries and increasingly rash Schrader undermines the old-school Protestantism at its center. - Metro Times (Detroit, MI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018