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Joseph Jon Lanthier

Joseph Jon Lanthier

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Joseph Jon Lanthier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Backyard (El traspatio) (2009) "To be sure, as a pressing dramatization of women's rights principles, the film is a minor success. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
No Score Yet In The Land Of The Free (2010) "The movie properly appropriates the frustrated but mature rage of King, Woodfox, and Wallace toward the supposedly checked and balanced governmental systems that let them down. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
82% The Double Hour (2011) "Seems determined to vacuum every last empathetic crumb from its cheap surprises, leaving us with a pitifully uninteresting nihilism infused with the noxious golden light of beer commercials. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
No Score Yet Tapologo (2008) "The directors' judicious patience with their subjects allows them to capture some remarkable storytelling. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
3/4 79% Blank City (2011) "The juxtaposition between the studiously aging talking heads and their bleakly youthful counterparts is often jarring. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2011
3/4 25% Certifiably Jonathan (2011) "Jim Pasternak's documentary is a sophisticated appreciation of Winters as an unsung multi-talent. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2011
100% All About Eve (1950) "All About Eve looks into Broadway's artichoke heart to ring an early death knell for classic Hollywood. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2011
3/4 92% Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (2011) "Despite this slackening of narrative urgency, Wilson Yip has duplicated the flawed approach of the earlier movie with striking exactitude. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2011
2/4 74% When We Leave (2011) "The clunky denouement reveals that When We Leave is far less than its socio-political relevance would suggest. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2011
3/4 79% Johnny Mad Dog (2011) "Director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's deftly stylized camerawork reminds us at key intervals that what we're seeing is artifice, dramatization. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2011
2/4 43% I'm Dangerous with Love (2011) "If only Dimitri Mugianis were as worthy of our attention as director Michel Negroponte considers him. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2011
2.5/4 97% Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2011) "The "reading" of Ochs's inner pain through the uncomfortable transitions his era underwent would likely satisfy a man who released a record entitled All the News That's Fit to Sing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2011
3/4 58% Bob's Burgers: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "Although the show lacks the frenzied cadence of the aforementioned Archer, the depth of Bob's Burgers's relationships holds more promise. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2011
3.5/4 85% Nenette (2010) "The film's narrative elliptically presents a series of contexts through which we glean Nénette's rather epic story. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2011
2.5/4 67% I am Secretly an Important Man (2010) "Getting acquainted with what Steven Jesse Bernstein left behind, however, feels like an implicit homework assignment. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/4 96% The Iron Giant (1999) "The Iron Giant isn't a Cold War allegory so much as an Americana fairy tale. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 20, 2010
1.5/4 64% You Won't Miss Me (2010) "A safely stylized orgy of generic juvenile malaise. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 18, 2010
2/4 73% Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2010) "Perfunctory, bowdlerized, and intermittently condescending, Saint Misbehavin' has all the biographical trenchancy of a fundraiser infomercial. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 18, 2010
2.5/4 86% Bhutto (2010) "Succeeds beautifully as a kind of protracted CNN-style elegy: All the key points are alighted upon and no sensitive buttons are fingered. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 18, 2010
3/4 87% William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010) "The documentary persuasively argues that Burrough's most dangerous addiction might have been the refusal of love. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 24, 2010
2/4 57% Violet Tendencies (2010) "Violet Tendencies betrays both its camp roots and its grown-up goals. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2010
3/4 100% Waste Land (2010) "Rather than issuing a warning blow to either our guts or our hearts, it's something of a soft wakeup nudge aimed somewhere in-between. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2010
2/4 55% Shake Hands with the Devil (2010) "What ultimately characterizes Shake Hands with the Devil is its cumbersome sense of contrition, but the film seems only foggily aware of what its apologizing for. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2010
2/4 61% The Kids Grow Up (2010) "Regardless of the cause, the prevalence of empty-nest anxiety among baby boomers isn't terribly flattering to their conception of domestic relationships. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2010
3.5/4 94% Kuroneko (1968) "The film morphs into an obsessively regretful dialectic that trips into tragedy after lugubrious, otherworldly speculation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2010
2.5/4 88% Cinco días sin Nora (Nora's Will) (2010) "Nora's Will commendably dares to view suicide as an agent of familial cohesion, but it simplifies its most fecund conflicts to the point of characterizing fodder. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2010
3/4 80% Nowhere Boy (2010) "How could we hate or humiliate Lennon any more than he'd been trained to hate and humiliate himself? " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2010
2.5/4 83% Rachel (2010) "Simone Bitton's Rachel purports to be an only mildly political investigation of an undeniably polemical tragedy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2010
3/4 84% Ip Man (2010) "An explosive exercise in bare-knuckled myth-biography. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2010
2/4 97% GasLand (2010) "There's an acerbically straightforward, old-fashioned muckrake gurgling with righteous pugnacity beneath the mannered surface of Josh Fox's Gasland. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2010
3/4 83% 100 Voices: A Journey Home (2010) "While 100 Voices lacks the behind-the-camera musicality and deference to concert flow of Scorsese's The Last Waltz, it's no less potent as an auto-elegy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2010
2.5/4 56% A Mother's Courage: Talking Back To Autism (Sólskinsdrengurinn) (2010) "A relatively benign probe into what is steadily becoming our species' most alarming epidemic. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2010
3/4 100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 6 (TV, 2010) "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's cubist approach has a veritable monopoly on neo-neanderthal repulsion-as-comedy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2010
No Score Yet It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (2007) "Dee's reductive bitchiness and catty nature were problematic in earlier seasons, but she's been steadily molded into a token of womanhood so singularly repugnant that we have to dismiss all suspicions of phallus-centricism. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2010
3/4 88% Kings of Pastry (2010) "Though it's bound to inspire a wealth of gustatory adjectives, what defines Kings of Pastry most indelibly is its quietness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2010
2.5/4 90% Ahead of Time (2010) "Richman's eye for talking-head cleanliness and spritely archival interpolation betrays the project's undeniable professionalism. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2010
2.5/4 70% Altiplano (Fragments of Grace) (2010) "Hypnotically braids strands of Incan mythology, Catholic voodoo, and campesino outrage to style a sympathetic outsider's portrait of South American mysticism. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2010
1/4 20% Clear Blue Tuesday (2010) "A film that meditates upon post-9/11 psychology without an urgent sense of purpose or even an empathetic voice to guide us through the event's gnarl of grief isn't simply mediocre, it's dishonorable. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2010
2/4 80% Max Manus: Man of War (2010) "The Euro-cultural tradition of canonizing Nazi resisters has met few candidates as challenging as Max Manus, a Norwegian saboteur and key member of the ragtag-guerilla Oslo Gang. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2010
1.5/4 43% Highwater (2010) "Brown's work here evinces the technically deficient and emotionless curiosity of a sellout. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2010
2/4 44% La Soga (The Butcher's Son) (2010) "It's nearly impossible to discern crook from cop in the handheld, trigonometric angles and slice-and-dice editing of La Soga. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2010
2/4 57% La Siciliana Ribelle (The Sicilian Girl) (2010) "The film is uncomfortably ensconced in the very old-school crime-family tropes its social message intends to undermine. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2010
1.5/4 No Score Yet Mundo alas (2010) "Even Tod Browning's Freaks may have been more humanistically sympathetic to its cast. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2010
3/4 97% Mugabe and the White African (2010) "Mugabe and the White African is cinema-as-journalism at its most aesthetically confident and humanely satisfying. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 27, 2010
3.5/4 97% Mad Men: Season 4 (TV, 2010) "Mad Men, tosses the textbook out the window in an effort to sneakily harness the less-than-noble traits of humanity. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2010
1/4 69% The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010) "It's bewildering task to consider who the intended audience might be for Stieg Larsson's international blockbuster Millennium franchise. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 5, 2010
3/4 72% Wah Do Dem (2010) "Wah Do Dem is a brief, peripatetic love letter to Jamaican tropes scrawled on hemp stationary. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2010
3/4 52% Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010) "Few films begin with the argumentative lucidity and utilitarian lyricism of Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2010
3/4 94% Whiz Kids (2010) "The flippant nomenclature of Whiz Kids, a warm but ultimately unflinching celebration of nascent smarts, is more than simply facile marketing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2010
.5/4 26% Finding Bliss (2009) "Like the most blithering chick flicks, Finding Bliss obnoxiously and misleadingly wants to have its cake and get eaten too. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 31, 2010
2.5/4 67% Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2010) "As a rambling rumination on turn-of-the-century aestheticism with brazen flourishes of apophenia, the documentary is strangely effective, but we're left aching for more specific piece-by-piece analysis. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 26, 2010
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