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Joe Blessing

Joe Blessing
Joe Blessing's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ No Score Yet A Violent Life (2017) The complexity of A Violent Life will be difficult for many viewers, but this true-to-life moral intricacy is also what makes it such a valuable portrait of Corsica.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
A- No Score Yet Djon África (2018) Reis and Guerra bring to life the beauty, people, textures, and (stunningly shot) landscapes of Cape Verde as well as the difficulty of finding home.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C+ 14% Siberia (2018) There's nothing particularly special about "Siberia," but with a winning Keanu Reeves performance, it maintains enough moment-to-moment suspense that it just might be enough to satisfy moviegoers...‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B- 60% Operation Finale (2018) While some of the genre elements of Operation Finale are overly familiar, the film still succeeds due to the strength of the cast, especially Kinsgley and Issac...‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
92% Hotel by the River (2018) Where in other films the miscommunications with women are played for laughs that suggest they're merely bumps on the road to a later happiness, here they feel more fundamentally broken, with sorrowful repercussions that reach across generations.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B 93% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Monrovia, Indiana may not be Wiseman's best work, but it's still a meaningful and thoughtful elegy for a specific era of American rural life and a needed counterweight to Wiseman's examinations of coastal cities.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
A- 76% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Van Gogh is returned to his human dimensions, by a keen script and wonderful lead performance, while still being held up as an example of the artist's ability to transcend time.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
C+ 46% Where Hands Touch (2018) Using concentration camps as the backdrop to a love story is of questionable taste and artistically self-defeating.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
B- 46% Skyscraper (2018) "Skyscraper" isn't as clever, well constructed, or emotionally involving as "Die Hard," but on the level of pure spectacle, it delivers the silly, vertigo-inducing thrills it promises.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
B+ 91% Spielberg (2017) Overall, Spielberg is a satisfying and edifying look at a giant of cinema. Viewers will leave the film with a deeper appreciation not only of his exceptional craft, but also of the man himself...‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
A- 88% Sollers Point (2018) "Sollers Point" is an intimate and wise character study, not only of an unformed young man but also of a neighborhood struggling to preserve itself in the face of economic decline.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Ghostbox Cowboy (2018) Fascinating, atmospheric, and utterly strange in ways both good and bad, Ghostbox Cowboy pulls back the curtain on those trying to export the American dream and reaping the whirlwind.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B- 80% State Like Sleep (2018) Overall, State Like Sleep is a satisfying movie about grief and an unsatisfying mystery‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
D+ 13% The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2018) While there are a few intriguing themes and ideas at play in "The Vanishing of Sidney Hall," once the viewer perseveres through the over-editing the final product is disappointing.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
A- 71% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) Where Aronosky's allegory flattens its Mother Earth figure into an eternal victim, "Spoor" plays a more subversive game, suggesting that the repressed will rise and that victims will not always remain that way. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
B- 59% What Happened to Monday (2017) It's fun to watch Noomi Rapace act against herself six times over and her game performances in the midst of fast-paced action make "What Happened to Monday?" a mostly enjoyable thriller.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
50% Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (2017) A largely seductive and engaging experience. But the lack of context often derails the entertaining film.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017