Gerald Peary

Gerald Peary

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Gerald Peary's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
56% Wedding Director (Il Regista di Matrimoni) (2008) "Unfortunately, The Wedding Director itself is a major comedown from Bellocchio's miraculous classic movies (Fist in His Pocket, The Eyes, the Mouth, etc.). " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 22, 2014
93% Brand Upon the Brain! (2006) "Pretty darned good. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3 stars 87% Exhibition (2014) " Seeing Exhibition is like spying through a window on our most glamorous neighbors moving about their flat: it's kind of kinky, kind of fun. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 1, 2014
3 stars 92% Frank (2014) "If Van Gogh had picked up an acoustic car, he'd be Frank, the eponymous rocker in this idiosyncratic Irish film from the talented Gaelic filmmaker, Lenny Abrahamson. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Aug 26, 2014
3 stars 89% Closed Curtain (2014) " Under house arrest,Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely concedes that, at times during his incarceration, he's worn down, tempted to end it all. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3 stars 72% A Coffee in Berlin (2014) "A slight slacker comedy derivative of American indies but made by a youth-friendly German director of talent. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Jul 11, 2014
3 stars 83% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2014) "Filmmaker Nicholas Wrathall takes viewers on a brisk, amusing promenade through Vidal's enviable life: wealthy, globe-hopping, pals of the talented and famous. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Jun 29, 2014
3 stars 59% The Grand Seduction (2014) " The Grand Seduction has mawkish moments, and it's way long. But it's still a very sweet movie, skillfully made and charmingly told. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Jun 26, 2014
98% Let The Fire Burn (2013) "[This historic footage -- from newsreels, TV stations once-live coverage, from several investigating commissions -- has been edited, brilliantly into a coherent, important political film. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3 stars 94% The Normal Heart (2014) "A pretty decent adaptation of the 1985 stage script, with some good things added, including an effective pre-credit section set on Fire Island in 1982. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted May 26, 2014
2 stars 91% Locke (2014) "That solo time in the car, predictably, gets trying to watch. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5 stars No Score Yet All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State " This rousing partisan documentary resurrects the late Ann Richards, and it's showing on HBO in a Lone Star election year. The Republicans better worry about Texans seeing it. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Apr 28, 2014
3.5/5 94% In Bloom (2014) "Among the best features to come recently out of Eastern Europe, featuring the tough-minded cinematography of Romania's Oleg Matu, who shot 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Apr 21, 2014
3 stars 82% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " It would take a series of spoilers to explain who might have killed whom in "The Galapagos Affair." See the movie and find out, and revel in the grim gallows humor. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3 stars 94% Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Silicon Valley is sharp nerd fun for both the computer lingo-savvy and for the non-Tweet, non-Facebook crowd such as out-of-it me. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Apr 14, 2014
3.5 stars 82% The Unknown Known (2014) "I hoped the film was a front for a citizen's arrest: Donald Rumsfeld shipped off to the Hague. Still, the movie is as insanely entertaining as a Mad Hatter's tea party. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5 stars 88% Le Week-End (2014) " "Le Week-End" soars because of the glorious leads, reliable Jim Broadbent, veteran of Mike Leigh movies, and Lindsay Duncan, acclaimed on the British stage. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Mar 29, 2014
2 stars 64% Doll & Em: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The first few episodes of HBO's "Doll & Em" operate as fairly funny show-biz satire, but the series takes a nosedive into turgid melodrama. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Mar 23, 2014
3.5 stars 81% If You Build It (2014) "This stirring, wonderful documentary follows two idealistic, tenacious young architects arriving in the deep South to teach rural high school kids to design and build. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3 stars 93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " This death trip homoerotic thriller, influenced by Hitchcock, is powerful, weird, and intoxicating - until its final scenes. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Feb 23, 2014
3.5 stars 99% Gloria (2014) " "Gloria" explores better than any movie I've seen how, when middle-aged divorcees become a couple, they are still affected by their relationship with their ex-spouses and children. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3.5 stars 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) "Dickens's love is touching in a Chekhovian way.It can only bring sorrow, as it is not returned by the young woman he covets. That's the gutsy decision of the filmmakers. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Jan 18, 2014
2 stars 85% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Despite the charismatic leads, True Detective is searching for a rhythm, with very awkward jumps in time. Nic Pizzolatto's scripts are painfully overwritten. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Jan 13, 2014
3.5 stars 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) "Jia shows the new China as a venal,impossibly corrupt place where the downtrodden millions are almost as maltreated, and just as hopeless, as sufferers under Mao. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Jan 13, 2014
2/4 79% Quartet (2013) "Will she, or won't she, join the others on stage in a quartet rendition of Verdi? Not to worry: it all unravels splendidly in this teeth-in-a-glass comedic drama. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 22, 2013
2.5 stars 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " A watchable if not particularily compelling tale of the never-ending woes of the protagonist, a walking basket case of self-destruction.The Coens are trying to say what? " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Dec 20, 2013
95% A Hijacking (2013) "Lindholm's insistence on a lived-in realism paid off. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Dec 16, 2013
92% Le Joli Mai (1963) "Dare I say so about a film by the much-admired Marker? It's only mildly interesting. Quite a disappointment considering that it's out of circulation for half a century. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Dec 8, 2013
3.5 stars 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) "The rightist, racist government is opposed on the island by a Blue State coalition of women (young, old, and punk),an African-American geek, and liberated white males. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Nov 22, 2013
2.5 stars 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "A decent film, but hardly the breakthrough anti-slavery masterpiece many have claimed. It's difficult to stay in the brutal reality with A-list movie stars around every bend. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Nov 17, 2013
3 stars 81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) "The first part is directed in the most conventional way. In the better second half, the Belgian leads dig deeply into their characters, sing bluegrass wonderfully." " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3.5 stars 35% The Counselor (2013) "This is one fine neo-noir, expertly directed by Ridley Scott with a host of superlative star turns, and an arresting, challenging screenplay by Cormac McCarthy " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Nov 2, 2013
3 stars 80% I Used To Be Darker (2013) "This delicate, compassionate film has an emotional impact.It unfolds the austere European way, without the heavy baggage of backstory. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2.5 stars 97% Gravity (2013) "Alfonso CuarĂ³n is among the world's finest, most versatile filmmakers, and someone who hasn't yet directed a dud. Gravity is quite OK too, but in the second tier of his work. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Oct 7, 2013
2 stars 93% Mother Of George (2013) "Mother of George might work better with an operatic score, for all its brooding, pain, and masochism.Arias, anyone? " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Oct 7, 2013
3 stars 83% Blue Caprice (2013) "Director-writer Alexandre Moors, a Parisian living in New York, builds a credible narrative story of the killer team in the months before their death spree. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3 stars 82% Pussy Riot- - A Punk Prayer (2013) "The absorbing day-by-day of the Pussy Riot trial, and an intimate meeting with three Pussy Riot women unmasked. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 25, 2013
2.5 stars 76% Family Tree: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Christopher Guest cuts his molars on TV with a program that rarely tries to be more than fairly amusing, mildly ambitious. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 25, 2013
3 stars 80% Glickman "The rousing story of Marty Glickman,who invented,in the 1940s and 1950s, the modern style of sports broadcasting. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 25, 2013
3.5 stars 70% Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam) (1967) "The Vietnam War comes back vividly, frighteningly in this collaborative work from distinguished filmmakers " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 25, 2013
1.5 stars 53% When Comedy Went to School (2013) "Oy gevalt!What a disappoinment! " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 21, 2013
2.5 stars 70% Terraferma (2013) "It's well-meaning, properly on the side of human rights, but also schematic and thematically heavy-handed. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 21, 2013
2 stars 76% The Wall (2013) "Has any movie ever had so much gab on the soundtrack? Every confession, every philosophical tidbit of the movie's tormented female protagonist. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 21, 2013
3.5 stars No Score Yet Ricky on Leacock (2012) "A hedonist and humanist, admired filmmaker Ricky Leacock was curious about everyone. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 16, 2013
1.5 stars 65% A Fierce Green Fire (2013) "I agree totally with its politics while abhorring its unimaginative political correctness. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 16, 2013
3 stars 94% Blancanieves (2013) ""Blancanieves" is not as charming as "The Artist," but it's more sincerely a work of true silent cinema. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 16, 2013
4 stars 46% To The Wonder (2013) "To The Wonder - the best American feature by far of 2013: beautiful, compassionate, tragic, transcendent. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 16, 2013
2 89% In the House (2013) "In the House is sometimes ingenious, but all the main characters are cold, arrogant, and off-putting. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 16, 2013
2.5 50% Bert Stern: Original Madman (2013) " Nobody is easier on Bert Stern than the filmmaker, four decades his junior, and his long-time squeeze. " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 16, 2013
3 82% Something in the Air (2013) "Assayas's splendid autobiographical feature is about a young man who refuses to turn his back on the radicalism of the '60s " ‐ Arts Fuse
Posted Sep 16, 2013
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