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Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% CAM (2018) "Cam" is more successful as an oddly feminist tale of gutsy self-reliance than as a fully developed drama.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
88% Under the Wire (2018) A movie that aches with bereavement.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
80% The Clovehitch Killer (2018) McDermott is admirably unsettling, and Luke McCoubrey's artfully sterile cinematography adds an air of suffocating wholesomeness that can make you squirm.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
64% In a Relationship (2018) "In a Relationship" has a smudged tenderness and almost nostalgic sweetness, as if we're watching these characters painfully learn everything that we already know.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
100% Number 37 (Nommer 37) (2018) Cheerfully derivative yet doggedly entertaining, "Number 37" benefits from Dumisa's slick execution and impressive acting by her small cast.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
No Score Yet Pimp (2018) The movie might leave you drained and disgusted, yet it also serves as a reminder that Palmer (whose last notable feature, "Akeelah and the Bee," was 12 years ago) is an unusually intense talent who deserves a much better vehicle than this one.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
83% Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (2018) The tone is unabashedly partial, yet the women are such entertaining company it's hard to mind.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
88% A Private War (2018) A deeply distressing, authentically moving psychological study of unswerving obsession.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
88% Bodied (2018) With visuals as kinetic as its language, Joseph Kahn's "Bodied" is an outrageously smart, shockingly funny satire of P.C. culture whose words gush so quickly you'll want to see it twice.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
No Score Yet Vaya (2018) Using real experiences shared by the homeless in story workshops, Omotoso... directs with empathy and without sentimentality.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
0% London Fields (2018) Quite simply, horrendous - a trashy, tortured misfire from beginning to end.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
100% Shirkers (2018) A strange, warm and winding tale of movie love and knifing disappointment, nudged along by Tan's soft and pleasant narration.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Unfolding in real time, this immediately involving story bends and turns in surprising, sometimes horrifying ways.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
87% What They Had (2018) Though occasional bursts of spikiness suggest that Chomko has a more unexpected story to tell, the narrative beats of this one - even without its eye-rolling final shot - are audible well in advance of the end credits.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) Green reduces a character who was the ultimate mystery to an audience-prompting device that feels as worn as his perfectly aged mask.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
100% Over the Limit (2018) By the end of the movie's brief 74 minutes, this resilient young woman seems shockingly untraumatized; the audience might not be so lucky.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Gyllenhaal - who is never out of our sight - somehow makes us all her accomplices, imprisoning our sympathies even when Lisa's inappropriate behavior escalates to inexcusable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
68% The Happy Prince (2018) Beneath the prosthetics, there's genuine pathos in Mr. Everett's portrayal of a man bitterly aware that his talents are unreliable armor against the perceived sin of his homosexuality.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
13% Viking Destiny (Of Gods and Warriors) (2018) A bit of low-budget Nordic nonsense that only makes you appreciate the visual finesse and rowdy discipline of the History channel's "Vikings."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
82% Await Further Instructions (2018) Toxic patriarchy and all-access paranoia flourish in "Await Further Instructions," Johnny Kevorkian's genuinely upsetting, supremely British horror-sci-fi hybrid.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
50% Trouble (2018) Purportedly a comedy, this sophomore feature from the playwright Theresa Rebeck is so dismally unfunny that the descriptor should come with quotation marks.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
99% Free Solo (2018) Despite a somewhat soft middle section, "Free Solo" is an engaging study of a perfect match between passion and personality.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
83% Monsters and Men (2018) It's left to the actors... to keep us close, and not one of them shirks the task, injecting intellectual and emotional nuance that frequently transcends the script.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
80% Don't Leave Home (2018) "Don't Leave Home" feels only half-baked. Mr. Tully's downbeat, dreamy approach to horror is a welcome one, but this time he leaves us with too many tight lips and loose ends.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
61% Bel Canto (2018) A movie that, for all its operatic allusions and actorly expertise, feels dismayingly passionless.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) Ms. Sevigny's intelligence and formidable control keep the melodrama grounded. Her empathy for Borden, whose fragile constitution belies a searing will, is palpable, as is the sense of inescapable peril surrounding the two female leads.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
46% Destination Wedding (2018) This would-be romantic comedy is grating, cheap-looking and a mighty drag... it also turns two seasoned, likable actors into characters you'll want to throttle long before the credits roll.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
55% The Bookshop (2018) Ms. Coixet highlights the undertow of subtle savagery in her genteel material, giving its picturesque setting - an English coastal village in 1959 - a more sinister, cynical cast.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
86% A Whale of a Tale (2018) "A Whale of a Tale" is a rambling blend of complaint, tourism and straw-men arguments. What it's not is persuasive.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
91% We the Animals (2018) On one level... "We the Animals" is a classic coming-of age tale; on another, it's a near perfect depiction of the emotional damage that can result from economic insecurity.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
68% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) Certifiably bonkers and cheerfully offensive.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
77% BuyBust (2018) Featuring one villain in leopard pants and another in a bathrobe, "BuyBust" is surprisingly funny for a movie that's basically a massacre in progress.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Presented with an agitated camera and a bare minimum of subtitles, "A Prayer Before Dawn" adheres to neither the familiar beats of the boxing movie nor the claustrophobic machinations of the typical prison drama.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) "The Meg" doesn't seem to know how dumb it is.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
76% Never Goin' Back (2018) The movie has a ramshackle charm that's due entirely to its vivacious leads, whose mutual devotion and easy, unlabeled sexuality feels endearingly innocent.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Mr. Tyrnauer surreptitiously hoses away the layers of dirt to reveal the fragility of his subject's anything-goes hedonism.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
94% Nico, 1988 (2018) Ms. Nicchiarelli, using brief archival flickers of Warhol's Factory parties, deftly connects the carefree chaos of Päffgen's past to the dark desperation of her present.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
94% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) Swerving from predictable to confounding, dreamy to demented, artful to awkward, this genre-twisting hybrid from Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra links art house and slaughterhouse with unexpected success.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
82% Puzzle (2018) Like a bedtime cup of cocoa, Marc Turtletaub's "Puzzle" has a soothing familiarity that quiets the mind and settles the spirit.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
85% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) It compels our attention with a remorseless, gripping single-mindedness, presenting Naziism as a communicable disease that smothers conscience, paralyzes resistance and extinguishes all shreds of humanity.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
45% Generation Wealth (2018) Darting from micro to macro and back again, squashing obscene consumption against child beauty pageants and ruinous debt, its structure makes for an unfocused thesis. The through line, though, works...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
89% Pin Cushion (2018) Haywood digs into her own teenage memories and unearths something eccentric, tragic and utterly unclassifiable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
99% McQueen (2018) Feeling less like a celebration than a fond farewell, "McQueen" successfully steers clear of hagiography, yet has its share of omissions and missteps.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
90% The Other Side of Everything (Druga strana svega) (2017) Confrontation of all kinds is the movie's unifying theme, tying personal to political and private to public in a story energized by the detailed memory and staunch pragmatism of its subject.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
76% The Devil's Doorway (2018) Despite its brief running time, the movie feels dragged out; like the priests, it will eventually lose its way.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Staggering between corny conventionality and zesty, upbeat weirdness, "Don't Worry" never fully acknowledges the cruelty and selfishness required to sustain a longtime habit.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
92% A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) (2018) Their narcissism is repellent yet riveting, and Mr. Côté comes at his subjects with an artful, exploratory obliqueness that's endearingly curious, as if discovering a whole new species.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
83% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Maintaining an unrelentingly gleeful grip on the film's tone, Mr. Sigurdsson skillfully whips absurdist comedy and chilling tragedy into a froth of surging hostilities.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
53% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge is firmly committed to the power of resistance, personified by a small band of locals who fight to protect their community.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
100% Recovery Boys (2018) A moving yet cautionary tale and a painful reminder that recovery is a journey that never really ends.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018