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Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Little Pink House (2018) Palely photographed and anchored by a quiet, rather weary performance from Ms. Keener, "Little Pink House" is a peculiarly enervated affair.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
85% Ghost Stories (2018) Managing to feel at once painfully slow and bafflingly truncated, this creaky triptych of not-so-scary tales is a tame curiosity of movie nostalgia.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
12% Aardvark (2018) "Aardvark" appears to be about coping with mental illness and the toll it takes on families, and another filmmaker might have had something of consequence to say about both.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) It does nothing to cleanse Mr. Wadlow of the lingering stench of his 2013 effort, "Kick-Ass 2." Even so, some setups can be unwittingly funny.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
100% The Judge (2018) Ms. al-Faqih's likely Sisyphean battle to reach her position feels insufficiently underlined. Her mettle is on full view, though...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
94% Sweet Country (2018) Around this spare story...director Warwick Thornton constructs a searing indictment of frontier racism as remarkable for its sonic restraint as its visual expansiveness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) In its convincing portrayal of a situation where a rusty nail is as lethal as an unexploded bomb, and the few remaining inhabitants seem - much like the audience - more likely to die of stress than anything else, the movie rocks.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
80% Caught (2018) Adding a sci-fi kink to the home-invasion thriller, Jamie Patterson's "Caught" is small, strange and surprisingly inventive.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
94% Outside In (2018) Exploring big questions through small, intimate moments, "Outside In" is a love story that prioritizes patience and pragmatism over passion.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
95% Love After Love (2018) This unflinching debut feature from Russ Harbaugh delivers something rarely seen in American movies: a warts-and-all examination of extended grief.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
69% Finding Your Feet (2018) Watching it demands little effort. Evict your inner cynic and enjoying it should demand even less.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
71% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) A crescendo of humiliation, anxiety and abuse, "Beauty and the Dogs" plays like a horror movie where every choice is a Catch-22 and every door a trap.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
72% Final Portrait (2018) "Final Portrait" (adapted from Lord's 1965 book, "A Giacometti Portrait") is pretty thin on drama.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
79% I Kill Giants (2018) This intimate story about a troubled 12-year-old who's on a mission to save her town is virtually tone perfect.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
15% Dear Dictator (2018) Too leaden for farce and too bland for satire, Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse's "Dear Dictator" wastes a potential gold mine of culture-clashing silliness on worn, high school movie clichés.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
64% Us and Them (2018) With frothing energy and unfettered vulgarity, "Us and Them" lances the boil of working-class grievance and watches as the infection spreads to everyone in its path.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
52% Flower (2018) Cruelly amoral and only marginally credible, "Flower" is nevertheless wildly entertaining and at times even touching.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
80% Our Blood Is Wine (2018) A slightly tipsy, thoroughly charming documentary about winemaking in post-Soviet Georgia.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
87% Hannah (2018) Rampling's pale, stricken countenance sets the tone of "Hannah" and dominates virtually every moment thereafter. By the end, we feel so wrung out it takes a second or two to realize that very little has happened.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet Shining Moon (El Destello de la Luna) (2018) Small and stagy and claustrophobic, "Shining Moon" is visually rough yet oddly enticing in its experimental awkwardness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
17% Death Wish (2018) An imbecilic misfire.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
9% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2018) A tortured mystery dripping with pretentiousness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
80% Goldstone (2018) This parched Outback western, awash in noirish mannerisms and a sunstroke-inducing palette, harbors a robust social conscience beneath its hotbed of bribery and sex trafficking.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
92% Midnighters (2018) A twisty thriller with horror-movie flourishes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
95% November (2018) Suffused with sorcery and silvery light, "November," written and directed by Rainer Sarnet, is a bizarre Estonian love story - a mishmash of folklore, farm animals and scabrous fun - in which beauty and ugliness fight to the death.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
36% Nostalgia (2018) A soggy string of Hallmark moments designed to interrogate the value of the objects we cherish, the movie is front-loaded with major stars and squelching with sentiment.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
63% The Housemaid (Cô Hâu Gái) (2018) A good-looking but overstuffed genre pileup that confuses as often as it compels.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) If I can persuade just one of you to bypass its milquetoast masochism and watch the stratospherically superior "9 1/2 Weeks" instead, then I will have done my job.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
60% Entanglement (2018) Impressively photographed and perkily paced, Jason Filiatrault's story never droops quite as much as its lead character, injecting a welcome poignancy that tempers the cuteness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2018) Four of the five live-action short films nominated for Oscars this year feel so weighty that the lone comedy comes as something of a relief.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
14% Winchester (2018) Ho-hum apparitions appear and disappear without a trace. Ms. Mirren and her representatives are probably hoping the movie will do likewise.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
0% The Music of Silence (2018) This blah trudge from cradle to stage will be catnip to his fans and Ambien to everyone else.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) Leisurely and deliberate, intelligent and casually cruel, "Have a Nice Day" is a stone-cold gangster thriller whose violence unfolds in passionless bursts.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
30% The Clapper (2018) Even at a time of year when movie companies typically unload their dross, the sheer awfulness of Dito Montiel's "The Clapper" stands out.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
58% Please Stand By (2018) This timorous tale sidesteps uncomfortable realities in favor of soothing whimsy and preordained uplift.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Landing lightly on the loneliness of fame and the ravages of aging, "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" is a fond farewell to a distinctive talent.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
92% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) Planting a flag firmly at the intersection of patriarchy, sexism and white supremacy, "The Rape of Recy Taylor" is a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
78% Desolation (2017) Notable mainly for the beautifully organic performances of its two female leads.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
63% Kaleidoscope (2017) Committing completely to Carl's wobbly perceptions, the filmmakers mire us in a hackneyed swamp of narrative uncertainty.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
79% Voyeur (2017) It's an entertainingly desperate joust, playing out beneath defiantly unattractive lighting.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Zvyagintsev ... uses a toxic marriage to paint a larger portrait of decay, dereliction and moral detachment.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
52% Porto (2017) Often ravishing aesthetics and stylistic quirks act as soft restraints, keeping us watching despite a near-total absence of story and a thinly disguised attitude of male entitlement.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
78% Sweet Virginia (2017) A twisty, small-town thriller that blooms in the shadows and shies from the light, "Sweet Virginia" marshals a relentlessly threatening mood from dangerous secrets and unpleasant surprises.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
100% Rebels on Pointe (2017) The cinematography isn't the greatest, and the structure is hit or miss, but so what? In a movie this good natured, the heart is everything.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
88% Flesh and Blood (2017) A dreary pileup of hard-luck monologues and run-down locations, Mark Webber's "Flesh and Blood" straddles the line between fact and fiction with exhausting earnestness and a fatal dearth of narrative.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
68% Bitch (2017) A satirical scream of rage against patriarchal prerogatives, this feminist horror-comedy, written and directed by Ms. Palka, has a vicious edge that can stifle your laughter.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
82% Mayhem (2017) "Mayhem" embraces its pulpy title with fighting-and-fornicating glee. Neither innovative nor particularly clever, the movie understands its mission and benefits from Mr. Yeun's unfailing air of basic decency.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) "I have heart cancer," Ms. Hines's character says at one point in a vain attempt to halt her daughter's complaints. I think I know exactly what she meant.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Though not nearly as mindful or meaty as Mr. Miike's 2011 triumph, "13 Assassins," "Blade" is creatively gory fun.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
28% All I See Is You (2017) "All I See Is You" is halfway through before something resembling a plot kicks in, and even then this limp, shape-shifting psychodrama proves unable to sell it with anything approaching coherence.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017