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John Anderson

John Anderson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 89% 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 78% 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 72% 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 43% 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
95% Wild Tales (2015) There are plot twists, to be sure, and some very polished filmmaking.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/4 89% Amour Fou (2015) Less than propulsive as a narrative, but provocative, instructive, consistently surprising and a kind of slow-motion thriller.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) Unusual, intelligent documentary whose subject is a pleasure to spend time with.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 81% 3 Hearts (3 coeurs) (2015) A chance encounter, a missed rendezvous, a marriage and a torrid affair make for an intoxicating mix.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/4 97% Red Army (2015) Fascinating, funny, heroic, moving and may even make hockey fans out of nonbelievers.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) That money is the root of all evil is hardly news, but Kenner's documentary is more than just a plaint against corruption. He is, for one thing, a first-rate filmmaker.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2015
4/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) Suspenseful, wonderfully acted, emotionally jarring.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 95% Wild Tales (2015) Entertaining, over-the-top and more than a little anxiety-inducing.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
A 91% Sunshine Superman (2015) As a movie about a guy who lived life the way he wanted, it will win certainly fans. It should win some for its execution as well.‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/4 96% '71 (2015) Gripping, mournful, suspenseful.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/4 79% Queen and Country (2015) Sturdy, moving, nostalgic in a good way.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) Disturbingly excessive, but perversely funny and emotionally roiling.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2015
80% Handsome Harry (2010) While Bette Gordon may be a filmmaker of daring and a painterly hand, the eternal truths of Handsome Harry are finally what hold us.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
82% Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (2010) It is a memorable, beautiful film.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/4 99% Timbuktu (2015) Elegantly artful, maddeningly truthful.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
93% American Hustle (2013) Few are the films that can be described as profoundly artistic and deliriously entertaining, substantial and soufflé-like. Noble, and screwy.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2015
99% Selma (2015) It is an invigorating movie, this Selma, with the characters and rhetoric providing much of the power.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/4 49% Cake (2015) Solid performance by Aniston, but her character's trip from point A to B plots a well-trod course.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2015
B+ 80% Human Capital (2015) Human Capital works quite well as a conventional, if unconventionally structured, narrative, which may be why it's done so well in Europe.‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2015
4/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) A rare thing, a socio-economic thriller, with a moving performance by Cotillard.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2015
88% Foxcatcher (2014) An exhilaratingly breathless experience.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) [A] disarming documentary about the fall of Saigon, a movie that is as much about human decency as diplomatic incompetence.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
3.5/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) Chiemi Karasawa deserves all the credit in the world for the intimate and hilarious portrait that is Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a sparkling cocktail of music and memoir. On the other hand, she didn't exactly have to drag her subject out of her shell.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
90% Wild (2014) An engrossing, moving and/or well-structured movie, made in a manner that evokes every ounce of sympathy for its heroine in her passion and her thirst for absolution.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
95% Love Is Strange (2014) Sachs is a profoundly visual artist with a musical soul. It's the basic storytelling that gets in his way.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
95% Snowpiercer (2014) Once Mr. Bong sets his monorail in motion the movie assumes an irresistible momentum, accelerated by nonstop mayhem, gallows humor and an immersive visual style that possesses a heady sense of the steam-punk Apocalypse.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
98% Boyhood (2014) Boyhood is as immersive as it is observational, and at the same time inescapably self-reflective. In terms of manipulating the relationship between viewer and screen, there is nothing quite like it.‐ America Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
84% In Bruges (2008) Those who know McDonagh's work know a vein of darkness will run deeply through the comedy. It has seldom been darker. Or funnier.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2014
2/4 81% The Homesman (2014) Wanders along the lonesome trail, then heads off into the underbrush.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
95% National Gallery (2014) An immersion in art and humanity.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
2.5/4 77% Rosewater (2014) Earnest, well-acted, less than urgent, but more than a vanity project.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2014
1.5/4 41% Horns (2014) Will drive one to distraction with its histrionic acting, multipronged approach to storytelling and infernal attempts at social commentary.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2014
84% Listen Up Philip (2014) A very entertaining black comedy for very mysterious reasons.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2014
93% Force Majeure (2014) The resolution to a such an argument is impossible, the speculation impossible to resist. Audiences will feel the same about Mr. Ostlund's movie, and the ticklish points it pursues.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2014
57% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) "White Bird in a Blizzard" is an alibi for Mr. Araki to flex his considerable muscle as a visual artist, using a palette that ranges from the blissful to the grotesque ...‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2014
96% Citizenfour (2014) There are not a lot of moments in documentary cinema that equal "Citizenfour."‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2014