Joshua Rothkopf

Joshua Rothkopf

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Biography:
Senior Film Critic for Time Out New York
Publications:
Chicago Reader , City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul , Time Out , Time Out New York , Time Out Sydney
Critics' Group:
Chicago Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
1231
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1231
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 95% Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) " CalArts professor Thom Andersen poured a lifetime of moviegoing (and his own complex affection for the city he calls home) into this revelatory two-part documentary, a film that trains you to look at things askew." — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 31, 2013
2/5 50% Beyond Outrage (2014) " When it comes to yakuza cinema, you can do better." — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 31, 2013
5/5 95% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) " 2001 lingers on the mind like a tall, black riddle: Where are the new bones, the new tools, that will take us higher? Do we even deserve them?" — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 24, 2013
2/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " You're going to find it all either enormously empowering or deeply calculated: an Arcade Fire-scored TV commercial for instant spirituality." — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 24, 2013
4/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " A romance about stolen liberties in a repressed moment, this pulses with passion and purpose." — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Saving Mr. Banks turns Travers's tense collaboration with Walt and his team of Imagineers into -- naturally -- a schmaltzy journey of closure, climaxing in a teary screening of the finished musical." — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 11, 2013
4/5 90% Nuclear Nation (2013) " This documentary sometimes lingers on vistas better suited to a Godzilla movie, strewn with rubble, devoid of souls." — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 11, 2013
5/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " Does American Hustle have heart -- does it have importance? Such naive questions: It has Jennifer Lawrence blowing up a microwave." — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 11, 2013
4/5 78% Breakfast With Curtis (2013) " It's less Wes Anderson-quirky than Jane Campion-woolly. Try it." — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 4, 2013
3/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Out of the Furnace goes beyond the edge of poetic despair into stridency." — Time Out New York
Posted Dec 4, 2013
3/5 42% Oldboy (2013) " Weaknesses from the original remain, including a mustache-twirling villain straight out of a Bond film (Sharlto Copley) and a Freudian master plan that unravels the more you think about it." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2/5 42% Homefront (2013) " The worst sin is visited upon Statham: Sure, those fists fly, but his poetry has become a chopped-up hash." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/5 92% Philomena (2013) " Watch both actors lean into characters seeking redemption; their clash is invigorating, with a mature payoff that has two minds meeting and getting further along." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3/5 71% Weekend Of A Champion (2013) " Even racing aficionados might find the chitchat a little vague." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 19, 2013
4/5 64% 12-12-12 (2013) " Though the doc plays sincerity by the book, shoehorning in a ton of Jersey Shore cleanup, you get a real feeling for the crazy quilt of tristate community, bonded by crisis and "Baba O'Riley."" — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 12, 2013
4/5 68% Faust (2013) " Settle in, because this requires your charity, but you'll dream it all back up the next night." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 12, 2013
2/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) " Where the book had a kernel of intellectual irony to it-words betray a nation-this drama goes shamelessly for the heart." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 67% How I Live Now (2013) " Wearing its YA credentials with a darkly romantic flourish, this uneven adaptation of Meg Rosoff's apocalyptic 2004 novel gets serious in a hurry, much like its characters." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " Given Armstrong's squirminess on the couch, you'll wish this profile had traded a portion of its deep background for a little in-the-moment boldness." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 5, 2013
4/5 95% Birth Of The Living Dead (2013) " Kuhns makes time for political insights, provocative montages of race riots cut with the movie's hick militia, and the comments of owlish Romero himself, who recounts the shoot like the enthusiastic 27-year-old he was." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 85% At Berkeley (2013) " There's a fair amount of redundancy here. " — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 5, 2013
80% 4 (Chetyre) (2006) " The sheer surfeit of ideas in 4's first half hour alone could fuel a dozen warped movies; presented in this kind of rush, they leave you agape." — Time Out New York
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 8% Diana (2013) " Watts's work is extraordinary, sometimes keying off the same illicit register as Mulholland Drive; she risks being goofy, awkward and bratty." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 29, 2013
3/5 59% Running From Crazy (2013) " A certain Hollywood self-absorption is on display here, but the family's depressing story merits Mariel's vigilant defensiveness." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 29, 2013
4/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Dallas Buyers Club fits our Breaking Bad moment perfectly, offering a difficult hero whose personal code takes on an intriguing coherence." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 29, 2013
5/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " It's the salvation of the moviegoing year." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 15, 2013
1/5 22% Paradise (2013) " A tiresomely sarcastic maturation adventure, in which actors like Holly Hunter and Octavia Spencer renege on their goodwill." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 15, 2013
3/5 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " Today's version will likely become a cheat sheet for slacking students, but it won't inspire them to open their hearts to the text." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 41% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013) " For a film about the evils of peer pressure, this nonsensical thriller sure wants to play with the cool kids ..." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Compare Hollywood's effort to Denmark's recent A Hijacking, rich with corporate guilt and off-board tensions, and the shortcomings are clear." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 8, 2013
4/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) " Intestines tangle in helicopter rotors, heads pop in spring-loaded decapitations, and there's even a new fake trailer up top. Little is believable, and that's exactly as it should be." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 8, 2013
1/5 11% Argento's Dracula 3D (2013) " Some viewers will get unintended jollies from a gigantic, rampaging grasshopper; others, from the director's queasy-making penchant for unclothing his exhibitionist daughter Asia." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 1, 2013
1/5 78% The Dirties (2013) " Technically cruddy and tiresome in its we've-seen-a-lot-of-movies dialogue ..." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 1, 2013
4/5 97% Gravity (2013) " Cuarón, a magician who brought personality to the Harry Potter series, is after pure, near-experimental spectacle." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 1, 2013
3/5 76% Concussion (2013) " The ambitions of writer-director Stacie Passon's plot feel too tame, revving up to a scene of shame rather than radical revision. The Kids Are All Right pushed similar material to more affecting ends." — Time Out New York
Posted Oct 1, 2013
3/5 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " Outside of its cracked psychology (well conveyed by papa Bill Sage), We Are What We Are is horror leftovers, neither inedible nor piping hot." — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 24, 2013
3/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " This geeked-out tribute to the rural Alabama town that birthed an improbable amount of classic R&B and rock doesn't have a theory behind its parade of hits." — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 24, 2013
4/5 78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " Arguably, the band has never been as tight as it is with lurking bassist Robert Trujillo; director Nimród Antal knows exactly where to place his roving camera to sop up every double-pedal drum flurry and wailing solo." — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 24, 2013
2/5 89% Rush (2013) " These are classic frenemies; their tale deserves more gas in the tank." — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 17, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " It's not too soon to call 12 Years a Slave a great film-ruined, tremulously sad, surreal in its evil." — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 13, 2013
4/5 92% Le Joli Mai (1963) " It's never fully uninflected like authentic vérité, but the material gets at a kind of truth: the chatty anxieties of shopkeepers, passersby, mothers and sons, all grappling with the changing world of May 1962." — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3/5 83% Blue Caprice (2013) " It's not an easy sit." — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 11, 2013
5/5 89% Russian Ark (2002) " This is as immersive-and as Shining-level spooky-as history gets." — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 3, 2013
2/5 32% A Teacher (2013) " The movie plays out in a depressingly obvious way, and you have to laugh at the finale's big cry, set to Lee Moses's "If Loving You Is a Crime (I'll Always Be Guilty)." Really?" — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 3, 2013
4/5 87% Il Futuro (2013) " Il Futuro, aptly bereft of actual Italians, teases out the idea of thrown-off foreigners, bridged by fluid identities." — Time Out New York
Posted Sep 3, 2013
4/5 92% Our Nixon (2013) " The real takeaway here is a tone of dawning tragedy, sourness sneaking into even the most innocuous of visual records." — Time Out New York
Posted Aug 27, 2013
4/5 74% You're Next (2013) " Nothing here is new, but you can't call expert craft like this warmed-over. Solidly satisfying with ruthless forward momentum, the film plays like a minor triumph." — Time Out New York
Posted Aug 21, 2013
5/5 89% The World's End (2013) " Wright still cuts his footage with a youthful vigor, capturing every tapped pint of lager with a snappy hiss, but his players (especially Frost and Pegg) are ready to go darker." — Time Out New York
Posted Aug 21, 2013
3/5 75% The Grandmaster (2013) " Wong has done this dynamic better in virtually all of his past work; there's a pretty dullness here that shouldn't be confused for mastery." — Time Out New York
Posted Aug 21, 2013
3/5 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " You'll love the film when it's being quiet; alas, it begins a slow slide toward cutesy meeting of the minds, which, even in these capable actors' hands, comes off like an indie cliché." — Time Out New York
Posted Aug 6, 2013
3/5 92% In a World... (2013) " With so many ideas to work with, why does Bell infantilize her elsewhere-confident main character as yet another disheveled woman-child?" — Time Out New York
Posted Aug 6, 2013
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