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Kate Erbland

Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine, Film.com, indieWIRE, Film School Rejects, The Playlist, MSN Movies, The Dissolve

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 88% Princess (2014) Princess" is an arresting and taxing film experience. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
C+ 87% Amanda Knox (2016) Eventually, the missing pieces -- and the Amanda Knox case is undoubtedly one of missing pieces -- outshine the compelling elements the doc does provide (again, Amanda Knox! as primary talking head!), leaving audiences only wanting more. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
D 40% Morgan (2016) "What is Morgan?" the film's marketing campaign has been asking for weeks. Turns out, Morgan is just another sci-fi film that's only engineered to disappoint. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
D 62% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) This version... bogged down as it is by insipid narration and a punishing running length, makes this Voyage of Time a trip not worth taking. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
C+ 72% The Ones Below (2016) The film's ultimate reveal is hardly shocking, and that the film spends a gratuitous amount time unspooling it long after it's clear what has gone down feels indulgent and unearned. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
D 20% I Saw the Light (2016) I Saw the Light doesn't just fail to illuminate Williams' complicated life and his prodigious talent; it can't even capture the dark corners of a man with more than enough to peer into. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
C- 29% Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête) (2016) Gans isn't especially concerned with the outcome this coupling, instead reveling in overwrought and often bloated storytelling, lush details and some of the year's most unnerving CGI. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
D+ 8% No Stranger Than Love (2016) No Stranger Than Love goes for weirdness way too late. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
B 98% Love & Friendship (2016) Love & Friendship may not be traditional Austen, but it's pretty stellar Stillman. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 97% Dark Horse (2016) It's a true winner and a genuine crowdpleaser, a human story told well through one incredible animal. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
D+ 33% Manhattan Night (Manhattan Nocturne) (2016) Despite being rife with crime, sex and darkness, Manhattan Night feels increasingly like a cheap ripoff of the genre it so very much wants to fit into. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 89% A United Kingdom (2017) The result is a rich, stirring look at one of modern society's most enduring -- and yes, inspirational -- marriages, underpinned by political machinations that remain all too relevant. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
B- 95% Spa Night (2016) Although Seo and Ahn are able to tap into David's confusion and agony -- especially when filtered through the lens of his damningly hopeful parents -- there's never much more to David (or his story) than that. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
B- 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) That's where the film truly succeeds: Frears doesn't treat Florence like a joke, and neither does Streep. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) A soaring, sweet documentary that welcomes its audience into an unexpected new arena. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
C- 79% Audrie & Daisy (2016) There's more than enough story to tell here, maybe too much for just one film, no matter how well-meaning it may be. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 50% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) One More Time is a low-key pleasure with big rewards, the kind worth crooning about. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2017
C- 31% Passengers (2016) "Titanic" in space? No, but it's certainly a disaster. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 15, 2016
8.8/10 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Captain America: The Winter Soldier neatly and entertainingly puts into motion some big changes in the Marvel universe, while still sticking to its own charms - no easy feat, but one fit for a hero. ‐ MTV
Posted Nov 21, 2016
C+ 61% Allied (2016) War is hell, but "Allied" isn't much better, as it wastes a good idea and a better cast. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 21, 2016
B- 100% Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016) Angelou herself is the star, one who is more riveting and original sitting in a chair, reciting the story of her life, than this -- or most, really -- documentary could ever hope to be on its own. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 24, 2016
B 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Ouija giddily zips between haunted house thriller, exorcism drama and skillful period piece, all wrapped up in a neat and terrifying little bow. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 24, 2016
B- 86% Closet Monster (2016) Dunn plays around with perspective and style, but all the flash doesn't obscure the film's emotion and heart, which are deep and true. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 29, 2016
D 31% Masterminds (2016) It's not just that the people who populate "Masterminds" are at the mercy of their own bad decisions and worse judgement, it's that they're trapped in a woefully unfunny movie that seems to actively despise them. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 29, 2016
B- 59% Bad Moms (2016) A female-driven story that doesn't shy away from bad behavior while also touting the importance of familial bonds and solid parenting choices. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 29, 2016
A- 89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) Despite a hefty number of tears shed throughout the course of the film, Kopple never plays up fraught situations for cheap emotions or knee-jerk reactions. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) At nearly 105 minutes, "Microbe and Gasoline" runs out of steam in its second act, but the majority of this sweet, sensitive ride is a real treat. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 29, 2016
68% Men Go To Battle (2016) Men Go to Battle... possess an admirable homespun appeal that is punctuated by an outstanding attention to detail . ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 24, 2016
B- No Score Yet Tracktown (2016) Although "Tracktown" lacks edge, it's just so relentlessly sweet and Pappas is so effervescent on screen that those missteps in tone are easy to forgive. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 22, 2016
B+ 90% The Witness (2016) The film makes its mark when it leans in on the deeply personal connection between its subject and its storyteller. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 6, 2016
B+ 84% The Meddler (2016) The charm of "The Meddler" isn't the kind that benefits from big pushes forward in narrative or massive plot movements, but it revels in heart-warming humor, vibrant characters and what's clearly a deep affection for its story. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 22, 2016
B 18% The Adderall Diaries (2016) Romanowksy has gamely hacked through Elliott's purposely messy and tangential material to craft a workable portrait of pain and addiction, one that's bizarrely entertaining even in its most brutal moments, good enough for at least one hit. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 5, 2016
A- 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Trachtenberg ratchets up the tension with ease, and even small things are filled with a stomach-turning dread that keeps the film chugging along until its explosive last act. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Mar 10, 2016
B- 84% Deadpool (2016) In a landscape where superhero roles are too often seen as paycheck parts, Reynolds breaks the mold. Too bad his film doesn't. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 11, 2016
B 69% Tumbledown (2016) "Tumbledown" strikes a delicate, moving tone that hits more high notes than lows. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 4, 2015
C+ 93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) The film is tasked with cramming an entire life into the minimum of time, and it often comes up short when it comes to canny explorations and richer examinations of both Joplin's individual life and her greater legacy. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 16, 2015
9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Although no one comes off looking especially good, an acceptable alternate title for the film could be "The Ugly Americans." ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 21, 2015
A- 93% Breathe (2015) Laurent has an excellent eye for shot composition, and cinematographer Arnaud Potier's crisp photography aids the director in creating an enviable set of gorgeous and memorable shots, and the film is consistently visually compelling. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 16, 2015
B+ 74% The Keeping Room (2015) War is cruelty and it's Hell and it's terrible and it often feels eternal, but it breeds great heroes and wild stories, just like the ones within The Keeping Room, the kind you want to fight for. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 11, 2015
A- 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) Clocking in at a slim 85 minutes, the whole thing flies by quite pleasingly, a warm and funny feature that reasserts the value of high quality visuals and attention to detail. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B- 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) It's biopic syndrome... and it sinks the second half of an otherwise compelling, funny and extremely entertaining film with a beat all its own. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B 92% 99 Homes (2015) Bahrani's dismantling of the American dream -- a dream deferred -- has finally reached its finest conclusion with the director's finely wrought (and seriously fraught) 99 Homes. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 27, 2015
B+ 66% Unexpected (2015) The story is rooted in real world concerns and practical issues. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 22, 2015
C+ 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Even the best dance routines can't entirely raise the film from its shambling, directionless feeling, " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/5 45% A Little Chaos (2015) While he shines in his supporting role as the satisfyingly complex king, it's hard not to imagine what the film would have looked like with Rickman as the romantic lead. ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) Forbes' film is unencumbered by the clichés so often represented in other films about mental illness, and although Forbes' grasp on tone frequently wobbles, it never falls over. ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2.5/5 20% Chagall-Malevich (2015) Mitta struggles to marry the film's melodramatic storytelling with its appreciation for dark and dreary history. ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3.5/5 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Vikander is the main event here, and if Testament Of Youth is a testament to anything, it's to her ability to embody great women with grace and battle-ready precision. ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 3, 2015
C+ 32% Entourage (2015) "Entourage"merrily skips over whole chunks of vital narrative in order to give it a glossy Hollywood ending, the kind that would seem forced, well, even in the movies. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 2, 2015
B- 48% San Andreas (2015) You already know what's going to happen, but at least you get to watch Johnson do it. ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 27, 2015