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Jay Weissberg

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet A Childhood (Une enfance) "It's all very sad and, while not maudlin, very predictable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2016
100% The Show of Shows "A cinematic delight that uses archival footage to showcase the appeal as well as the unease of more than a century of circus and carnival acts. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 17, 2016
88% Holding The Man "Meant as a passionate chronicle of a great love, and a sobering reminder of the stigma of AIDS, the pic blandly conjures these sentiments and stands as one of the more wrong-footed evocations of coming out in the 1970s and '80s. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 6, 2016
78% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2015) "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is the perfect 3D vehicle and Jeunet takes full advantage, offering a feast of amusing visual flourishes suited to the book's playfulness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 1, 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Ball (2015) "Stunningly shot and marvelously edited to capture the rhythms of the game, the pic transcends its subject much in the way Roger Angell's essays on baseball offer rare pleasures even to those uninterested in the game. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 9, 2015
91% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "Guggenheim is such a fascinating figure that few will snipe at a character analysis that rarely gets below the surface. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 18, 2015
86% Casa Grande (2015) "Precariously balanced social structures maintaining class, race and expectations come crashing down in Casa grande, Fellipe Barbosa's well-made feature debut. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 11, 2015
100% Jag är Ingrid (Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words) (2015) "The exceptional home movies, many shot by Bergman herself, are an unending source of pleasure, visually reinforcing her children's warm-hearted reminiscences: Their mother was fun to be around. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 11, 2015
93% Sand Dollars (Dolares de Arena) (2015) "Remarkable sensitivity and exacting verisimilitude are just two of the many selling points for Sand Dollars. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 3, 2015
96% Theeb (2015) "The palpable affection for each other conveyed by Eid and Salameh (real-life cousins) has a cinematic intensity that quickly wins over viewers. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 3, 2015
No Score Yet As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) "A headstrong young woman in Tunisia bucks her parents and her repressive society in Leyla Bouzid's impressive debut. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2015
91% One Floor Below "Like a pot set to bubble only every few seconds, the drama is tightly measured to ensure a controlled level of tension that remains discreetly constant. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 16, 2015
96% Mustang (2015) "[Erguven] proves especially skilled with her cast of newcomers, whose powerful individualism as well as their vibrant bond together are perfect vessels for the script's message. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2015
73% Youth (2015) "An emotionally rich contemplation of life's wisdom gained, lost and remembered -- with cynicism harping from the sidelines, but as a wearied chord rather than a major motif. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2015
80% I Touched All Your Stuff (2015) "A maddening, intriguing, shout-at-the-screen kind of documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 24, 2015
100% Aferim! (2016) "Radu Jude's most accomplished and original feature yet. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 20, 2015
82% The Iron Ministry (2015) "Designed as a broadly impressionistic vision of the ways the country's vast railroad system is used, the pic is non-ideological and intermittently engrossing, catering to viewers especially drawn to this type of non-narrative docu filmmaking. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 17, 2015
89% Marshland (2016) "A couple of mismatched cops in the immediate post-Franco era investigate the brutal murders of two teenage girls in Alberto Rodriguez's satisfyingly atmospheric neo-noir. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 13, 2015
74% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "Always engrossing but also perplexing and offering little deeper than the obvious, Teacher still reps a new development in a striking, idiosyncratic director. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 27, 2015
No Score Yet Fly Away Solo (Masaan) "Helmer Neeraj Ghaywan hasn't found ways to overcome script and editing weaknesses, resulting in a disappointing drama that's unable to realize the potential of the one truly interesting character. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 24, 2015
95% The Wonders (2015) "Aiming to capture a young teen's sense of belonging in a family determined to steer its own course, the pic has intermittent rewards yet isn't weighty enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 23, 2015
60% Elser (13 Minutes) "As with countless films set in the period, the absence of subtlety combined with predictable dollops of sentimentalism once again trivialize events in the name of making them understandable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 22, 2015
No Score Yet The World is Mine "Nicolae Constantin Tanase's millennial-generation drama displays gumption, but also many first-time helmer flaws. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2015
91% Stations of the Cross (2015) "There's more than a sneaking suspicion that the rush to preach against religious excess -- a worthy pursuit -- has merely resulted in another form of sanctimonious sermonizing. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 7, 2015
No Score Yet Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of Love) "Evocative images are meant to make it poetic, yet watching water evaporate in a hot pan really doesn't add much. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 3, 2015
No Score Yet The Rendez-vous of Deja Vu "While some will be amused by the madcap nature of it all, others, especially offshore viewers, are more likely to be worn down by Peretjatko's self-indulgence. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 15, 2015
No Score Yet Tiger Orange (2015) "Among the actors, Marcel has the most screen wattage, deftly conveying a full, interesting character despite very little to back him up. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 2, 2015
No Score Yet Torneranno I Prati "Much of the problem here lies with the vet director's dutiful approach, full of quiet voices and too-clean line deliveries, with every action and glance fraught with tragedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 1, 2015
51% Gemma Bovery (2015) "The script flattens the main characters and makes one nostalgic for Flaubert's observational acumen. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 31, 2015
82% Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) (2015) "Home From Home is especially strong at presenting neighboring towns as separate worlds, a la Thomas Hardy, far enough apart by horse or foot to be as distant as foreign lands. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 28, 2015
80% My Name Is Khan (2010) "Riotously overstuffed and enormously enjoyable. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 26, 2015
No Score Yet Qissa: The Ghost Is A Lonely Traveller "Though it's an odd hybrid of gender parable, displacement meta-text, ghost tale and unlikely romance, Qissa packs enough punch to make up for its thematic disparity. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 18, 2015
40% L'intrepido (2015) "The idea of an outwardly content Everyman acting as a temporary worker in hundreds of different jobs is an appealing one, yet Amelio can't sustain the concept, and characters meant to deepen themes wind up unsatisfactorily cluttering things up. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 4, 2015
43% Gerontophilia (2015) "Better camerawork and a lower gross-out factor than usual seem to have taken the oomph out of bad boy Bruce LaBruce, whose Gerontophilia sports a great title and a funny opening before going all limp. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 27, 2015
100% Court (2015) "There are courtroom dramas, and then there's Court, Chaitanya Tamhane's impressive debut, which flays alive India's justice system while commenting on class, education and access to power. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 16, 2015
90% Mia Madre (2016) "Moretti's exploration of loss is unquestionably affecting, and "My Mother" has powerful moments ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 16, 2015
96% Black Souls (2015) "Scenes are allowed to build slowly, and while at first the narrative seems difficult to fully grasp, the elements all fall into place. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 6, 2015
50% Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation (2014) "Stefan Haupt's 'biography' of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia is handsome yet bland. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 5, 2015
80% In Her Place "An acutely observed psychodrama from sophomore helmer Albert Shin, powered by three sterling performances. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2015
81% Dior and I (2015) "As carefully crafted as the clothes is Tcheng's well-considered direction, privileging the creative process over stereotyped glamour or backstabbing (this is no Ready to Wear). " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 26, 2015
82% Wolf at the Door (2015) "Coimbra's overambitious use of a complex narrative structure can feel clunky, and worst of all, the kid at the center is practically forgotten in the assemblage of flashbacks, significantly diminishing the emotional pull. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2015
100% Of Horses and Men (2015) "Flabbergasting images and a delightfully dry sense of humor make Of Horses and Men a debut worthy of celebration. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2015
47% Two Men in Town (2015) "Bouchareb's free adaptation benefits from Brenda Blethyn's well-modulated performance, yet the over-signaled narrative feels like a rehash, and the leaps of faith required are wider than Dead Man's Gulch. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2015
100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "Siblings Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz bring their blistering trilogy of male domination in an Israeli family to a rewarding close with Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 10, 2015
No Score Yet Kamisama no iu tôri (As the Gods Will) "Just an excuse for more splatter from a director who, as always, knows his target audience. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2015
75% Salvation Army (2015) "Young Moroccan scribe Abdellah Taia moves into the director's seat with the screen version of his autobiographical novel Salvation Army, losing much of the texture in translation from pen to camera. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 20, 2015
72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "TV-style and desperately in need of cutting, "Soul Boys" does convincingly position its subjects as key trendsetters, and their most memorable tunes continue to be enjoyable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 20, 2015
99% Timbuktu (2015) "In the hands of a master, indignation and tragedy can be rendered with clarity yet subtlety, setting hysteria aside for deeper, more richly shaded tones. Abderrahmane Sissako is just such a master. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 16, 2015
95% Wild Tales (2015) "A wickedly delightful compendium of six standalone shorts united by a theme of vengeance -- the kind that explodes in spectacular bursts after a put-upon soul is screwed over too many times. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 16, 2015
No Score Yet I Am Nojoom, Age 10 And Divorced "This is a film designed to draw attention to the disturbing prevalence of child marriages in Yemen, and it uses expected melodramatic flourishes to achieve its results. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 13, 2015
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