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Jay Weissberg

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% La corrispondenza "Even if Tornatore were deliberately aiming for the artificiality that clings to nearly every frame, the pic would still feel needlessly airless, hampered by an Italian-to-English script translation that may be precise but lacks naturalism. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 26, 2016
86% The President (2016) "Rather than sophistication cloaked in innocence, the pic feels like didacticism submerged in naivete. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 31, 2016
90% Graduation (Bacalaureat) "A doctor greases the system in order to ensure his daughter aces her finals in Cristian Mungiu's beautifully structured yet familiar look at a dysfunctional society. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 19, 2016
No Score Yet Tramontane "Though not without first film flaws, this echt-Lebanese drama intriguingly delves into the innumerable layers of deceit and willful amnesia that originated in the civil war but continue to straightjacket the nation's psyche. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 18, 2016
94% Aquarius "A character study as well as a shrewd meditation on the needless transience of place and the way physical space elides with our identity. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 17, 2016
No Score Yet Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) "A terrific comedy-drama about two women in a mental institution that avoids the pitfalls such a scenario could encounter and boasts delicious dialogue with a rare sense of balance. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2016
86% Lamb "I's a delicately satisfying drama with coming-of-age elements, deeply sympathetic to its characters and very much attuned to the landscape around them. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet The Dancer (La danseuse) "Ground-breaking dance innovator Loïe Fuller gets a near-complete fictional overhaul in this unnecessary, formulaic biopic. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 14, 2016
100% Neruda "Not a biopic but a Nerudian take on the famed Chilean politician-poet, "Neruda" is a stunningly inventive take on the function rather than the life of a writer. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 13, 2016
33% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) "The film is composed of several exquisite stand-alone sequences unsatisfactorily strung together on a thin cord of mother love, in a story of a middle-aged man unable to overcome the loss of his mother when he was nine. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 12, 2016
No Score Yet Atlantic. "Beautifully shot on the Moroccan coast, the film tells of a local windsurfer whose frequent association with Euro travelers adds a highly charged pull to the already palpable draw of departure. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 2, 2016
No Score Yet The Ticket "Boasting complex, sharply drawn characters and top-notch performances, this mature drama plays with ideas of seeing, both the outside world as well as within oneself, as Fluk masterfully depicts intimacies gone awry. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2016
80% Do Not Resist "Stylistically uninspiring, with a tedious threatening sound design, but the powerful subject matter largely overcomes such missteps ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2016
80% All We Had "The pic is laid low by a banal script that takes the easy path at every turn, resulting in a yet another movie of good intentions and weak delivery. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 19, 2016
No Score Yet Perfetti sconosciuti "An unsubtle chat fest stocked with immature characters ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 14, 2016
80% Staub (Dust) (2007) "Dispassionate disquisition is taken to the extreme in Hartmut Bitomsky's humorless docu. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 6, 2016
No Score Yet Inuk (2013) "The pure white and blue beauty of Greenland's stunning icy landscape is paired with an involving story of a traumatized teen reconnecting with his ancestral ways in Mike Magidson's enjoyable feature debut. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 6, 2016
88% Francofonia (2016) "Alexander Sokurov's dense, enriching meditation on the Louvre and specifically (but not exclusively) the museum's status during WWII defies categorization. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2016
46% Tricked (Steekspel) (2016) "As with most soap operas, there's a new plot twist every two minutes, suitable for a medium-length format but nothing longer. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2016
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
77% Holding The Man (2016) "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
79% 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
80% 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
93% 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
90% 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% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (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
94% 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
97% 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
88% 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
98% 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
82% I Touched All Your Stuff (2015) "A maddening, intriguing, shout-at-the-screen kind of documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 24, 2015
98% Aferim! (2016) "Radu Jude's most accomplished and original feature yet. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 20, 2015
86% 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
90% Marshland (La isla mínima) (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
72% 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
62% 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
52% 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
82% My Name Is Khan (2010) "Riotously overstuffed and enormously enjoyable. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 26, 2015
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