Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
87%

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
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