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Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Movingly understated and beautifully acted.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
40% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Rubbing blue-collar grit and grime against sterile futurism and free-love hippie nostalgia, Mr. Mitchell shows...his talent for imbuing outré sex with a joyful, youthful innocence.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
No Score Yet Feral (2018) Methodical and efficient, the script gets some mileage from its generic setting and zombie-infection theme, even if the croaking order is easily predicted.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
94% Beast (2018) Aided and abetted by Benjamin Kracun's alluringly sensual cinematography, Mr. Pearce has created a feverish fairy tale riven with dark horrors and forbidden desires.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
22% Terminal (2018) In this tarted-up noir cartoon - a pastiche of comic-book characters, hard-boiled dialogue and nonsense served up as enigma - not even Ms. Robbie can impart respectability.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
82% The Escape (2018) Subtle and slow and wrenchingly empathetic, "The Escape" is about gradually realizing that the life you have may not be the one you want.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
No Score Yet Everything Else (Todo Lo Demás) (2018) A low-key character study whose gently repetitive rhythms mask an unusually keen sense of nuance and subtlety.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
80% The Cleanse (2018) "The Cleanse" embarks on an allegorical journey with only the vaguest notion of a destination. As a result, the movie feels frustratingly repetitive - a single joke repeated ad nauseam.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
34% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) "You have to stop lying," a father tells his daughter's new lover in "Racer and the Jailbird," and that's exactly what I wanted to say to whoever made the movie's trailer.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
40% Ray Meets Helen (2018) Comprising multiple, loosely interwoven plot threads united as much by the characters' lyrical speech patterns as their end-of-life longings, "Ray Meets Helen" has a wistful, whimsical sophistication that has all but disappeared from movies.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
70% The House of Tomorrow (2018) A painfully quirky tale that's so contrived you can almost hear the gears of the plot grinding.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
48% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) Whenever the movie tries to say something insightful about racial integration - or education, or any number of issues - it backs off or bogs down. It's so tonally and ideologically unfocused that its ideas just slip away.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
90% Ava (2018) Lurching relentlessly from one conflict to another, the movie distills its emotions - and maintains its momentum - in conversations of remarkably controlled intensity.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
77% 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
82% 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
14% 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
95% 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
67% 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
95% 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
88% 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
70% 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
73% 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
80% 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
14% 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
51% 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
89% 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
89% 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
35% 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
82% 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
61% 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
93% 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