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Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9% Bitter Harvest (2017) The millions who died during this real-life tragedy deserve a stronger memorial than this one.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
88% My Name Is Emily (2017) Might just charm you into submission.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
93% Everybody Loves Somebody (2017) The setup is commonplace, but the scenery is delicious, the dialogue refreshingly tart and the keen supporting cast frisky or affecting, as the occasion demands.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
89% I Am Jane Doe (2017) "I Am Jane Doe" coalesces into a steamroller of pain that squashes our ability to see beyond its wounded families.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The lightness and winking quality that softened the slaughter are less evident in "John Wick: Chapter 2," an altogether more solemn affair weighed down by the philosophy that more is always more.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
91% Speed Sisters (2017) The movie's rough-and-tumble look works in its favor, and the occasional doldrums allow for reflection on the obstacles, military and otherwise, the women face daily.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
56% Sophie and the Rising Sun (2017) The gently nostalgic mood and sleepy pacing effectively erase the movie's necessary edge.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
0% Eloise (2017) A horror movie of such ineptitude that it invites sympathy for even its least gifted participants.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
42% Youth in Oregon (2017) A depressing slog that could have been so much more, "Youth in Oregon" suggests that loving someone gives us the right to override their decisions.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
76% The Daughter (2017) The characters don't have conversations so much as helpfully recite their back stories, and the long-buried secret is soon so obvious that the movie's last-act hysteria feels forced and a little ridiculous.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
94% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) Light on plot yet heavy on chemistry, "Paris 05:59" is at times a little precious. But the two leads are so believably besotted that their occasional immaturity doesn't rankle.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
68% I Am Michael (2017) Mr. Franco broods and puzzles and vacillates. But he often seems abandoned by a director whose approach is so noncommittal and dramatically limp that it strands the actor, and his character, in a bland purgatory of conflicting motivations.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
46% Trespass Against Us (2017) Though thematically vague, thinly plotted and without a reliably sympathetic soul to cling to, the movie has a mutinous energy and an absurd, knockabout charm; even its violence is more quirky than brutal.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) He still looks like a hard-boiled egg sitting on top of a fire hydrant.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
67% My Father, Die (2017) "My Father Die" is a trashy jewel. As with the Rubens painting of Saturn devouring one of his sons that punctuates certain scenes, you kind of can't stop looking at it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
40% Alone in Berlin (2017) "Alone in Berlin" proceeds like a train crossing a plain. Without twists or turns, hills or valleys, its dramatic engine chugs reliably forward, delivering its cargo of World War II tragedy with bland efficiency.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
90% Ma (2017) Alternately sexy and silly, galvanic and gentle, "MA" is best enjoyed as a slide show of visual blessings and, sometimes, bafflements.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4% Arsenal (2017) Despite solid acting (including John Cusack as a plainclothes detective), "Arsenal" is hobbled mainly by its director's histrionic tendencies.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
43% Between Us (2017) Stingingly attuned to the tension between long-term love and last-minute misgivings, "Between Us" makes a familiar situation feel remarkably fresh.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
83% Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016) Embracing a structure that implicitly acknowledges the complexity of the issue, Ms. Marson nevertheless contributes to the film's general fuzziness by failing to clarify the legal and moral guidelines that govern these kinds of prescriptions.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
39% Why Him? (2016) Proving definitively that slapping Mr. Franco's scenery-eating grin on any old drivel doesn't guarantee entertainment, "Why Him?" is trite, crass and insultingly moronic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Gruesome without being gory, "The Autopsy of Jane Doe" achieves real scares with a minimum of special effects.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
31% The Hollow Point (2016) "The Hollow Point" limps to a close without fully rewarding the effort expended on its making.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
24% Solace (2016) Staggeringly silly and visually disordered, this unfortunate misfire has been kicking around Europe and elsewhere for a couple of years under different titles, and it's easy to see why.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
67% Sword Master (2016) This nostalgic nod to the Chinese magic-and-martial arts genre known as wuxia mixes love story and clan war with equal amounts of silliness and heart.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Ms. Magalhaes, a former dancer, uses her expressive eyes and graceful limbs to bring the intimacy and sensuality of her actions to vivid life.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
45% Pet (2016) [Its] strengths ... are undermined by a story that gives Seth an out and seems to suggest that we should forgive him. Not likely.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
96% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) "Planet Earth" might have made us tougher to impress, but "Seasons" has the advantage of its focus on a timeline, showing the gradual incursion of man into this earthly paradise.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
78% Magnus (2016) [An] insipid and uninformative portrait of singularity and obsession.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
94% Hunter Gatherer (2016) A sweet, shambling poem to the tenacity of hope and the sustaining power of friendship, "Hunter Gatherer" joins two luckless strivers on a picaresque journey to nowhere.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
6% Shut In (2016) In this achingly inept thriller, you will see Naomi Watts do what she can to sell a plot of such preposterousness that the derisory laughter around me began barely 20 minutes in.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
100% National Bird (2016) [An] elegantly unsettling documentary about the United States' reliance on aerial combat drones.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
62% Rainbow Time (2016) Much of this is funny and even perceptive about the nooks and crannies of adult sexual relationships. It's also very well acted ... But something feels off.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
100% The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016) Arranges a series of oblique, geographical vignettes into an unsettling mural of systemic damage.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
No Score Yet Crosscurrent (2016) Buckling beneath the weight of its director's ambitions, Yang Chao's "Crosscurrent" is spectacular to look at and a devil to decode.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
77% In a Valley of Violence (2016) Spiked with dryly funny exchanges and lovingly shot by Eric Robbins on 35-millimeter film, "In a Valley of Violence" nevertheless feels exasperatingly two-dimensional.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
50% 31 (2016) A grindhouse slog of unrelenting bad taste.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
29% The Whole Truth (2016) Trundling along on the drone of Ramsay's pseudo-hardboiled voice-over, "The Whole Truth" plays like an especially claustrophobic courtroom procedural, drably photographed and generically framed.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
No Score Yet Huntwatch (2016) "Huntwatch" feels dismayingly one-sided. Yet as we hear of animals being skinned alive and see a bludgeoned pup linger in agony, any pro-hunt argument seems emphatically beside the point.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
95% Little Sister (2016) A strange, spiky movie that refuses to beg for our affection, "Little Sister," the fifth feature from Zach Clark, molds the classic homecoming drama into a quirky reconciliation between faith and family.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
43% Ovation! (2016) Dependably genuine, and suffused with Mr. Jaglom's increasingly mellow intelligence, this lighthearted backstage drama will feel to his fans like a gathering of familiars.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
42% London Town (2016) The era's skinhead riots and striking workers - and Strummer's biting, pro-immigrant lyrics - are never more than window dressing in a movie that would rather scatter fairy dust than grit.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
87% Amanda Knox (2016) You don't have to remember the gutter headlines inspired by its namesake to find the true-crime documentary "Amanda Knox" completely riveting.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
70% Operation Avalanche (2016) "Operation Avalanche" weaves well-known conspiracy theories into a goofily entertaining satire of youthful ambition co-opted as a tool of government intrigue.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
100% Transpecos (2016) Though rife with implausibilities, "Transpecos" is fortified by strong acting and a location whose desolate beauty is a gift to Jeffrey Waldron's serene camera.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
77% London Road (2016) An ungainly yet strangely captivating oddity, "London Road" snags your attention from the get-go in the manner of any razor-edge experiment: By making you wonder, what on earth?‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) Mr. Scott creates a disappointingly skeletal Frankenstein story that entertains efficiently but vacuously.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
44% Level Up (2016) Unlovely and uninvolving, "Level Up" is a running-man cocktail of brutality spiked with low-level humor.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
12% The Sea of Trees (2016) A numinous meditation on grief that's more likely to inspire laughter than tears.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
100% Ixcanul (2016) More than a fable about the clash of tradition and modernity, "Ixcanul" is finally a painful illustration of the ease with which those who have can prey on those who don't.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016