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Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
75%

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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
44%

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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
95%

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
Posted Nov 24, 2016
79%

Magnus (2016)

"[An] insipid and uninformative portrait of singularity and obsession." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
92%

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
Posted Nov 15, 2016
0%

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
Posted Nov 12, 2016
100%

National Bird (2016)

"[An] elegantly unsettling documentary about the United States' reliance on aerial combat drones." ‐New York Times
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
Posted Nov 3, 2016
No Score Yet

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)

"Arranges a series of oblique, geographical vignettes into an unsettling mural of systemic damage." ‐New York Times
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
Posted Oct 27, 2016
76%

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
Posted Oct 20, 2016
48%

31 (2016)

"A grindhouse slog of unrelenting bad taste." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
30%

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
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
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
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
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
Posted Oct 6, 2016
89%

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
Posted Sep 29, 2016
69%

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
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
Posted Sep 8, 2016
76%

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
Posted Sep 8, 2016
40%

Morgan (2016)

"Mr. Scott creates a disappointingly skeletal Frankenstein story that entertains efficiently but vacuously." ‐New York Times
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
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
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
Posted Aug 18, 2016
13%

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)

"There's a very real possibility that watching "Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV" could result in brain addlement." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016
73%

My King (Mon roi) (2016)

"From blowup to makeup to uneasy détente, "My King" is repetitive yet oddly tremendous." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"If there's such a thing as an easygoing thriller, then "Hell or High Water" is it. The stakes may be steep, but the characters can seem more nonchalant than nervous." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
90%

Front Cover (2016)

"Though too slight to be memorable, the gay romance "Front Cover" takes a gentle, thoughtful look at the intersection of ethnicity and sexuality." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 4, 2016
93%

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016)

"It's shamelessly partial but also warmly pleasurable, partly because Mr. Linklater is an engaging and humble conversationalist who moves easily to the beat of his own soundtrack." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 4, 2016
88%

Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)

"When she bounds onstage with a holler and a howl - and diction that nails every last word to the melody - it's clear she deserves that exclamation point in the title." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
65%

Nerve (2016)

"[The] screenplay ... amounts to little more than a string of flashy stunts before fizzling to a contrived close. For all its hints at imminent catastrophe, "Nerve" feels surprisingly tame." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 26, 2016
97%

Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016)

"Sprinting right out of the gate, the director, Yeon Sang-ho, dives gleefully into a sandbox of spilled brains and smug entitlement." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
77%

Lights Out (2016)

"Spackling over any copycat cracks with strong acting and fleet editing, "Lights Out" delivers minimalist frights in old-school ways." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
44%

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016)

"Though Mr. Berlinger had final cut, it's hard to find a single moment here that would be out of place in a promotional video." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 12, 2016
7%

Cell (2016)

"Even if it weren't cheap-looking and dreary, "Cell" would still be hobbled by an entertainment landscape already lousy with zombies, and a hive-mind premise that - at least metaphorically - has been all but realized." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
50%

The Debt (Oliver's Deal) (2016)

"Toggling between the breathtaking Peruvian highlands and the busy clamor of Lima, "The Debt" places three very different lives on a collision course freighted with moral and financial complexity." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
93%

Life, Animated (2016)

"Mr. Williams's decision to prioritize his subject's point of view feels frustratingly restrictive. Belaboring the cartoon connection, the director leaves the family struggles that enrich Mr. Suskind's 2014 book of the same title stubbornly veiled." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
82%

Les Cowboys (2016)

"Reaching across 15 years and multiple countries, "Les Cowboys" repurposes the narrative codes of the classic western to explore the complexities of a disrupted world." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
100%

Breaking A Monster (2016)

"Patchily revelatory ..." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"Impossible to categorize, this stunningly original mix of the macabre and the magical combines comedy, tragedy, fantasy and love story into an utterly singular package that's beholden to no rules but its own." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
70%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"An odd-couple caper of staggering dopeyness that makes you long for the snap and sizzle of the buddy movies of the 1980s, "Central Intelligence" is a clean-out-the-fridge soup of celebrity cameos and C.I.A. confusion." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
79%

Seoul Searching (2016)

"A buoyant, if undisciplined comedy about foreign-raised South Korean teenagers getting in touch with their ethnic roots." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"The film is an emotional black hole, its insufferably smug tricksters augmented by Mr. Harrelson ... as his character's identical twin. They never let us forget that their chief superpowers are glibness and ego." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
80%

The Thoughts That Once We Had (2016)

"Even if you don't recognize the majority of the unidentified clips assembled here, or the quotations that divide and guide them, the fascination they exert is all their own." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
86%

Princess (2014)

"Observing an unspeakable crime through a dreamy haze of adolescent confusion, the Israeli drama "Princess" turns a loving family home into an incubator of sexual curiosity." ‐New York Times
Posted May 26, 2016
No Score Yet

Phantom Detective (Tamjung Hong Gil-dong: Sarajin Ma-eul) (2016)

"Our hero's quest ... never ignites, mostly because of Mr. Lee's acting deficits." ‐New York Times
Posted May 19, 2016
62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"Unexpectedly, Mr. Efron has developed a sweet gift for highlighting the poignancy that undergirds his studmuffin persona; the women may lust after Teddy's body, but the movie relies mostly on his heart." ‐New York Times
Posted May 19, 2016
71%

What We Become (Sorgenfri) (2016)

"Muting the usual cacophony of manipulative musical cues and assaultive sound effects - for long stretches, the movie is almost hushed - Mr. Mikkelsen stirs claustrophobia into panic." ‐New York Times
Posted May 12, 2016
97%

Dark Horse (2016)

"Unfolding with a sincerity that dares you to roll your eyes, this warmhearted documentary by Louise Osmond wallows in its working-class roots like a horse in clover." ‐New York Times
Posted May 5, 2016
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