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J. Hoberman

J. Hoberman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% Life During Wartime (2010) "Daring the discomfited viewer to laugh at shame and suffering, and then wonder why we're laughing, Todd Solondz is back. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 20, 2010
100% L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno) (2010) "For all the irrationality that fueled Clouzot's project, it's reasonable to assume that the finished Inferno would never have been any better or more evocative than this arrangement of its shards. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 13, 2010
93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) "The actresses are loose and funny, trading off big scenes and clearly enjoying themselves throughout. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2010
90% Winnebago Man (2010) "Was it all an act--or is this? Pay your money and find out. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2010
79% The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2010) "A feature-length portrait of a pop music genius as (pre-)convicted murderer, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector lives up to its grandiose title " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 29, 2010
89% Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009) "The director's magnum opus. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 29, 2010
89% Law (2000) "A movie of cartoon-like mass formations, singing urchins, and operatic outbursts. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2010
67% Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) (2010) "The 87-year-old filmmaker's latest is an insufferable exercise in cutie-pie modernism, painfully unfunny and precious to a fault. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 22, 2010
100% Le amiche (1955) "An unexpected treasure. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 15, 2010
55% The Killer Inside Me (2010) "The poster is stronger than any image in the movie. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 15, 2010
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010) "For all the frenzied activity, Joan Rivers is less informative dish than infomercializing cliché. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 8, 2010
100% Nightfall (1957) "Not only a nifty late noir but a model of economical filmmaking -- well-sketched atmosphere, deft characterizations, and a 78-minute running time. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 8, 2010
No Score Yet Visionaries (2010) "Visionaries' heedless montage brought back the sense of crazy possibility that excited me when, as a teenage kid from Queens, I first encountered Mekas's world. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 1, 2010
80% Daddy Longlegs (2010) "A funny, fantastic, genuinely alarming quasi-autobiographical cheapster by twentysomething New York brothers Josh and Benny Safdie. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 11, 2010
100% Punishment Park (1971) "Shot during the post-Kent State "law and order" election of 1970, Punishment Park can seem so outrageous as to verge on camp, but few other movies capture so painfully the rhetoric and desperation of the times." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 11, 2010
100% DDR/DDR (2010) "[An] astute, precise, self-regarding piece of work. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 4, 2010
59% Trash Humpers (2010) "It's ultimately less a celebration of impulse behavior than a celebration of the parodic impulse to record. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 4, 2010
86% Please Give (2010) "Holofcener's humorous interest in yupscale entitlem.ent and its discontents mark her as a descendant of Woody Allen " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2010
81% Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010) "In any case, The Duel is the most successful literary adaptation I've seen since Pascal Ferran's 2006 Lady Chatterley." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2010
100% World on a Wire (2011) "It's remarkable how current it all seems. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2010
95% No One Knows About Persian Cats (Les Chats Persans) (2010) "Cconsidering that everything the movie shows -- including two women singing a folk song -- is illegal, bravado is a given. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2010
89% Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (2010) "More fascinating than enjoyable. Placing a youngish, newly formed couple under relentless observation, Ade's two-hour squirmathon gets a bit more intimate on the subject of intimacy than the viewer might wish. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 6, 2010
62% When You're Strange (2010) "For a couple of years, Morrison was the best act in American show business. And the best thing about it: It wasn't an act. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 6, 2010
51% Chloe (2010) "The grotesque finale aside, it's all too soigné to be truly risible, but, thanks to Egoyan's trademark mix of detachment and prurience, the fun is more cheesy than queasy. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 24, 2010
78% Bluebeard (2010) "Psychologically rich, unobtrusively minimalist, at once admirably straightforward and slyly comic. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 24, 2010
75% Greenberg (2010) "The style is observational, the drama is understated, and, when the time comes, it knocks you out with the subtlest of badda-booms. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 16, 2010
100% The Prowler (Cost of Living ) (1951) "The Prowler may be the creepiest of classic noirs. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 16, 2010
53% Green Zone (2010) "You catch your breath only to have the wind knocked out by the mirage of the carefree scene around the Green Zone swimming pool. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 9, 2010
95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) "[A] subtle, yet no less visceral, horror-comedy, fully worthy of its primal title. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 9, 2010
52% Alice in Wonderland (2010) "The new Alice is casually absurd, off-handed in its violence, and doggedly on message. The movie is not just three-dimensional but blatantly programmatic. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 2, 2010
86% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) "It's his best ever. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 30, 2009
70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) "[Downey] brings a wry conviction to even the most hackneyed part or ridiculously written role. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 23, 2009
78% Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective) (2009) "[A] remarkably self-effacing and highly intelligent comedy. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 23, 2009
82% A Town Called Panic (Panique au village) (2009) "A Town Called Panic, which has more strident colors and less synopsizable action than a year's worth of comic-book adventures, embodies a sensibility that might be termed "extreme quirk." " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 15, 2009
83% Avatar (2009) "The muscular, coming-atcha visuals trump the movie's camp dialogue and corny conception, but only up to a point. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 15, 2009
49% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010) "Herzog has gone beyond Good and Evil to reinvent himself as a candidate for the wiggiest director of comedy in America today. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 8, 2009
31% The Lovely Bones (2009) "Part Disney's Alice in Wonderland, part Fritz Lang's M, the movie is horrific yet cloying, alternately distended and abrupt, sometimes poignant and often ridiculous. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 8, 2009
88% FILM IST. a girl & a gun (2009) "Film Ist. a Girl & a Gun is not subtle, but its literalism -- which refines the avant-primitivism of older Viennese artists -- is its strength. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2009
91% Up in the Air (2009) "Like Juno, Up in the Air conjures a troubling reality and then wishes it away. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2009
85% Me and Orson Welles (2009) "Deft, affectionate, and unexpectedly enjoyable. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 25, 2009
75% The Road (2009) "Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning, Oprah-endorsed, post-apocalyptic survivalist prose poem... was a quick, lacerating read. John Hillcoat's literal adaptation is, by contrast, a long, dull slog. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 25, 2009
87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) "Instead of plumbing the depths of spiritual degradation, Herzog's movie is -- largely due to Cage's performance -- almost fun. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 17, 2009
92% Solntse (The Sun) (2005) "Though he successfully humanizes Hirohito, who is shown happily shedding his divinity, Sokurov doesn't entirely exonerate him. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 17, 2009
52% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) "What's mildly exasperating is that there is an actual quest involved: The Men Who Stare at Goats goes out to the desert in search of its tone-and never finds it." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 3, 2009
100% Rembrandt's J'accuse (2008) "Peering beneath the painted surface and searching in the shadows, tracking that which was cut from the canvas and mapping the network of glances that remain, the filmmaker uncovers a foul, lurid, corrupt, and perversely compelling conspiracy. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 20, 2009
73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) "Wild Things isn't overlong, but it is underwhelming. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2009
100% Wild River (1960) "Sympathetic to both sides, the movie pits tradition against progress, rugged individualism against the greater good. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2009
77% The Yes Men Fix the World (2009) "The anti-globalist performance guys who call themselves the Yes Men are masters of forging corporate rhetoric and media protocols. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 6, 2009
76% Bronson (2009) "The kernel of an idea -- brutish antihero as irrepressible life force -- is trampled into dust by the showy Sturm und Drang of Refn's filmmaking. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 6, 2009
79% Afterschool (2008) "Afterschool, the almost frighteningly accomplished first feature made by Antonio Campos when he was 24, is high school as horror show. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 29, 2009
83% Bright Star (2009) "England 1818 seems like a Fragonard garden, the pastoral height of civilization. Conversation is witty; summer feels eternal. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2009
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