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John Anderson

John Anderson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 79% Time Out Of Mind (2015) Fascinating, both for what it is and what it does.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
88% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) (2015) The filmmaking is fluid and electric; the acting, precise; the archetypal storytelling, seamless and brutal.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
35% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) People are burned alive, crushed like insects, hurled from rooftops. They may not deserve all this. But neither do we.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
28% Dirty Weekend (2015) Mr. LaBute is not a moralizer as much as a lamenter-his people usually bring unhappiness upon themselves. In the gently joyous "Dirty Weekend," though, they are capable of finding a flight path to contentment.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/4 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) Thoughtful, fun, and Redford and Nolte are both in the zone.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
3/4 82% Mistress America (2015) Astute, bittersweet, funny, and needed a better ending.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
3.5/4 94% Rosenwald (2015) Revelatory biography of Rosenwald, whose beneficence made him an influence on much of 20th century American life.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/4 74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2015) Fewer and fewer people have a first-person memory of her, unless they're old enough to have watched Ed Sullivan, but William Gazecki's heartfelt portrait all but brings her back to life.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/4 98% Phoenix (2015) Provocative, profoundly moving and the acting is virtuosic.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 61% Samba (2015) "Samba" tries to be too many things to too many people, although you can't say it doesn't have heart.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2015
2/4 52% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) A commercial for Legos.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) Surprisingly entertaining, highly informative and honest.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 97% Tangerine (2015) Smart, antic comedy that's eager to offend.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/4 89% Mr. Holmes (2015) McKellen is masterful, in a multilayered tale that navigates the no man's land between memory and fiction.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
82% Ant-Man (2015) Not only one of the more entertainingly human fantasies to come out of the studio, but it also defies the bedrock fanboy aesthetic that you don't want to merely watch the superhero-you want to be the superhero.‐ TIME Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 93% A Borrowed Identity (2015) Riklis is a director of enormous grace and handles the various character dynamics with sensitivity.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
3.5/4 81% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) Tarpits of treacle and swamps of sentiment seem to await anyone reckless enough to drive such a vehicle as far as a script meeting. Yet it's largely true. And it rings that way.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
B 50% Closer To God (2015) Senese has made a convincing, slightly campy contribution to genre cinema. But he's also struck a blow against stupidity.‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2015
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) An intelligent, emotionally honest and satisfying film.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) Who among the great filmmakers has put the workings of the human psyche front and center and made it so intellectually engrossing? Hitchcock? Bergman? Maybe, but I really can't remember laughing very much at Vertigo or Persona.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
4/4 87% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) Scandinavian drollery at its finest.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
1.5/4 52% Live From New York! (2015) Self-congratulatory doesn't begin to describe it. Delusional might.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
91% Sunshine Superman (2015) A generally splendid documentary by Marah Strauch about people throwing themselves off cliffs. Literally.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
15% Aloft (2015) A spiritually elevated, visually thrilling movie.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
B 93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) Electric Boogaloo is basically a celebration of chutzpah.‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
83% The Midnight Swim (2015) Swim is, among other things, a movie about sisters, who actually seem like sisters...This may seem like a small thing, but it's an aspect of filmmaking that's ignored often enough to be noteworthy when it's not.‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
3/4 85% The Seven Five (2015) Like watching a car crash, with all the elegance implied.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 60% Saint Laurent (2015) The biopic captures a psychology and aesthetic in an exhilarating, sensual, cerebral fashion.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 50% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) Tawdry tale gets complex, layered treatment from French master Andre Techine.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) Eccentric, wry and highly entertaining.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 98% Iris (2015) Intimate, knowing portrait of a fashion icon who knows exactly who and what she is, and is often surrounded by people who don't.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
2.5/4 47% 5 Flights Up (2015) A couple of pros, playing attractive characters in an amiable yet topical story.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Sturdy adaptation of Hardy, with some fine work by Mulligan.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) Very satisfying.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
50% The D Train (2015) While it dwells in a much darker realm than American humor generally ventures into, what it uncovers is worth a stare. Maybe even a shudder.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
7% Hot Pursuit (2015) While she can make static cinema as well as anybody in the boys club -- Hot Pursuit is solid evidence of that -- Ms. Fletcher also monkeys with the conventions enough to make one wonder what kind of mischief she could ultimately commit.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/4 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) Stunning imagery and a stirring story, about Sebastiao Salgado and his 40-odd years of shooting global catastrophe.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
78% Hyena (2015) Mr. Johnson isn't out just for blood, or sociology, but the clever hybrid he creates is wholly entertaining.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) The film is a work of craft, from the actors like Mr. Downey, who can deliver a comic line with the timing of a mouse trap, to the editors, Jeffrey Ford and Lisa Lassek, upon whom so much of the movie's very elegant fluidity rests ...‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
48% Adult Beginners (2015) A slightly sourish cocktail of bad behavior, wry observation, and commentary on how difficult modern life can be, especially for characters who feel entitled to a better one.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) Mr. Morgen is perhaps the leading revolutionary in American documentary filmmaking, a collagist/synthesist extraordinaire who has channeled Mr. Cobain's physical legacy ... into a work of art completely his own.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
55% The Age of Adaline (2015) Okay, it's hooey. "Adaline" is not a documentary. What it is, though, is seductive.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/4 90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) Astounding performances by Binoche and Stewart, in a film that keeps the viewer constantly off-balance.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 44% True Story (2015) Lightweight script doesn't help a grandiose premise.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 77% Danny Collins (2015) Pacino's exuberance rescues Dan Fogelman's directing debut from the schematic snares in Fogelman's script.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/4 69% 5 to 7 (2015) Levin, in an effort to appease an American sensibility, has taken sophisticated subject matter and made a movie for children.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) The ostensibly inanimate objects are far more animated than most movie stars.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
3/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) Visually voluptuous, though the pacing occasionally suggests watching a Pre-Raphaelite dry.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) Good-natured look at the virtuoso workhorses of classic rock and pop.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
96% '71 (2015) Everyone has a least favorite bad dream, and Hook's may be yours: the nightmare of being hopelessly lost in a place where time has stopped and hope has vanished.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015