Jeremy Polacek

Jeremy Polacek
Jeremy Polacek's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine Brooklyn Magazine Hyperallergic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Como me da la gana II (2016) A playful, entangled follow-up. It treads some of the same ground as the original, but Agüero just can't seem to help himself from zigging and zagging into memory and daydreams, circling around the future of cinema and Chile as well as its past. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
95% Notes on Blindness (2016) Adventurous and intimate and unworried by the wall dividing fiction and nonfiction, Peter Middleton's and James Spinney's debut, Notes on Blindness, is a wondrous film, a thing of magic and a deeply human document. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
100% Out 1, Noli Me Tangere (1971) Rivette's achievement: the epochal moment when words cohere out of a bundle of characters, meaning forms, and a new way to view and define the world opens up. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
84% Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016) Ultimately, Don't Blink's gracious approach brings Frank out, casting a welcome impression of him. Where others pushed, Israel waited and invited and talked throughout three years of filming. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) The performances and behind-the-scenes practices are rocking and revealing. Conversations are generous and surprising; Cave's monologuing inspiring, a celebration of a creativity and action. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
91% Closed Curtain (2014) Still bold, still thoughtful, still witty, still confined, Panahi has made a film on the blessing and curse of creative vision. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
No Score Yet One Day Pina Asked Me (1983) Dreamy, searching, and almost paradoxically decisive, One Day Pina Asked... evokes the spirit of a diary -- a web of brief, tinged, focused moments of interviews, performances, rehearsals, and backstage preparation. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
93% The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013) Unfortunately, Pervert's Guide to Ideology runs past its ideal point, but like college, you still remember it fondly, even if it went on a little too long or was a bit too expensive. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
88% Computer Chess (2013) While relations between actors are delightful, what Bujalski does to link man and computer is clever and singular -- slyly masterful. - Hyperallergic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
87% A Space Program (2016) A Space Program: The Movie, and Sachs's work in general, is resourceful, cheeky, and fun. - Brooklyn Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
80% Gored (2015) Fascinating and oddly inspiring, Gored is too focused on Barrera the myth to ever really focus on Barrera the man. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
1.5/4 71% The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2015) Cheery and happily empty-headed, the present-day subplot adds little but sentiment to a film shot through with cliché characters, a predictable plot, and undisguised reverence. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015