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Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% The Steamroller and the Violin (Katok i Skripka) (The Skating Rink and the Violin) (1962) Perhaps the most wonderful aspect of The Steamroller and the Violin is the exciting feeling of a genius on the brink of realizing his full potential. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 26, 2013
98% Spellbound (2002) Most of the time, it's charming and exciting and almost unbearably funny, its inspirational message has a veneer of what is at best naïvete, at worst untruth. ‐ PopMatters
Posted May 24, 2003
98% The Man Without a Past (2002) For a world that's increasingly globalized yet also increasingly fragmented, The Man Without a Past resonates deeply as a bittersweet fairy tale, resplendent with the hope of salvation. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Apr 25, 2003
94% Lost in La Mancha (2003) Even in the midst of chaos and catastrophe, Gilliam's drive to create fantastic worlds can be as damning, and as appealing, as Quixote's. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 14, 2003
92% Talk to Her (2002) Gorgeously surreal and delicate. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 10, 2003
51% In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) (2002) This slippery, undefined, but gaping loss makes Godard's forceful, elegant, and profound film all the more unshakable. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 11, 2002
96% I'm Going Home (2001) De Oliveira seems not only to have read John Berger's famous essay On Looking, but also to have taken it as his personal instruction manual for filmmaking. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 23, 2002
35% Bartleby (2002) Funny, somber, absurd, and, finally, achingly sad, Bartleby is a fine, understated piece of filmmaking. ‐ PopMatters
Posted May 31, 2002
95% Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) If only all the mistakes of the past could be reworked as they are here, reality would look something like Lagaan: harmonious, sweetly optimistic, and outright beautiful. ‐ PopMatters
Posted May 24, 2002
71% Girls Can't Swim (2002) Feels less like it's about teenagers, than it was written by teenagers. ‐ PopMatters
Posted May 10, 2002
96% Promises (2002) It's worth seeing just on the basis of the wisdom, and at times, the startling optimism, of the children. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Apr 12, 2002
73% The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001) Haneke has created a character who walks the edges of madness and reason, who acts on impulses that are odd and abhorrent, who seems totally foreign to her audience, but remains entirely, terrifyingly, human. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Apr 12, 2002
95% Monsoon Wedding (2002) After awhile all the film's elaborate charms begin to feel as empty as a Disneyfied fairy tale. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 29, 2002
92% Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) A journey through memory, a celebration of living, and a sobering rumination on fatality, classism, and ignorance. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 29, 2002
78% Maryam (2002) A lack of thesis makes Maryam, in the end, play out with the intellectual and emotional impact of an after-school special. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 15, 2002
49% Trouble Every Day (Gargoyle) (2001) Narratively, Trouble Every Day is a plodding mess. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 9, 2002
85% Metropolis (2002) Technically, Metropolis is as much a breakthrough in anime as Akira, Princess Mononoke, and Blood: The Last Vampire. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 2, 2002
58% Wendigo (2002) According to Wendigo, 'nature' loves the members of the upper class almost as much as they love themselves. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 23, 2002