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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- 100% Love, Gilda (2018) God bless Gilda Radner for having the foresight to know that people wanted to know her. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
B- No Score Yet Dude (2018) Hale is already engaging enough in the role before "Dude" plunges headlong into darker territory (yes, it's still a comedy!).‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Unlovable (2018) It's a fluffy spin on the recovery genre, but it's a fresh one, and deGuzman's hard-won life experience adds veracity and honesty to the snappy narrative. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
C+ 49% Tomb Raider (2018) It seems inevitable that Lara will be back for more; next time, maybe the whole thing can feel just a smidge more like its own film.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
C+ 80% Sadie (2018) Unfortunately, too much of the biggest revelations feel like palmed-off traumas that dilute the real terror of the film, which should be easy enough to focus on.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018) As the film slowly builds its momentum into its jam-packed second act before winding down into a languorous finale, its biggest questions still linger. There are no answers, but art helps.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
C+ 40% Gringo (2018) Gringo sags and slips in its middle, falling so flat that even its fast-paced and neatly tied up final 20 minutes can't get the energy back up. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B+ 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) The only thing scarier than "Prey at Night" is the possibility that we might have to wait another decade for more of its very special mask-faced chills.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
C- 58% Every Day (2018) The love story at the heart of "Every Day" is a deep one, an inventive allegory that packs a timely wallop, but it's one hopelessly hampered by its resistance to engaging in the deeper issues it stirs up.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
C- 27% The Female Brain (2018) By the time the film chugs to its nonsensical ending, it's become a very familiar feeling indeed.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
A- 50% Burden (2018) Production design from Stephanie Hamilton is another highlight, and the film feels pulled directly out of a very specific time and place; Jeremy Rouse's cinematography is gorgeous without being at all showy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
B+ 100% Searching (2018) Search doesn't require any further narrative tricks to prove Chagnaty's ability to use seemingly huge constraints to weave a unique film, one that maintains a near-perfect connect with its audience.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B+ 100% Puzzle (2018) Moverman's script, based on the Argentinian film Rompecabezas by Natalia Smirnoff, is graceful with the details and its characters.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
C+ 78% Beirut (2018) The stakes in "Beirut" are high (a high-ranking official has been kidnapped, and everyone seems convinced that he's going to spill all kinds of secrets), but [Jon] Hamm lopes through the process without much conviction. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
C 42% Ophelia (2018) Most damning, however, is that the film no longer feels as if it belongs to Ophelia, but instead uses her for a different take on a well-known tale. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B+ 100% RBG (2018) It's the insights into [Ginsburg's] personal life that feel the most vital, moving "RBG" beyond the kind of information you could read on a Wikipedia page (as ably and entertainingly rendered as they may be on the big screen). ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C- 70% Lizzie (2018) At least it looks good.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C+ 63% The Long Dumb Road (2018) Despite the built-in engine of The Long Dumb Road - literally; this is a road trip movie, after all - the film's second half struggles to find anything resembling direction. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 73% Nancy (2018) Nancy is a liar, but the trick is, we can't help but believe her. We want to.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A- 100% Eighth Grade (2018) "Eighth Grade" isn't a documentary, but it hews as close to the modern coming-of-age experience as currently seems possible.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B No Score Yet White Fang (Croc-Blanc) (2018) The power and majesty of White Fang, a truly wonderful protagonist ... makes a journey worth taking.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A- 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 ticks right along through its initially dense plot, eventually settling on a compelling narrative.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
C- 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) "Bad Moms" may have leaned pretty hard on its R-rated material, but "A Bad Moms Christmas" uses it as a crutch, piling on expletives and out-there situations without considering the toll they take on the film's emotion.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
A- 97% The Rider (2018) Zhao's film derives its power from the truth that both drives it and inspires it, and the final result is a wholly unique slice-of-life drama.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
C 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Happy Death Day may actually be too beholden to its forebears, if only because this horror film is at its very best when it's being funny.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
B 100% Girl Flu. (2017) Pettyjohn's charming performance is the sort of infectious breakout role that makes a film like Girl Flu really get into your system.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
B+ 92% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) Buirski's weaving together of material is most impactful in these mid-feature scenes, unspooling a rich and horrifying world that goes far beyond just Taylor's experiences. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
B+ 100% The Departure (2017) [Lana] Wilson is much more content to let Nemoto and his experience speak for itself, and the result is a rich, rewarding documentary that digs deep into major questions without being afraid of the answers.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B- 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It's fun, but it's blockbuster overkill after an already-crowded summer season.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
A- 98% Jane (2017) "Jane" isn't just required viewing for fans of Goodall or animal lovers, but anyone seeking a classic in the making.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
A- 79% Chappaquiddick (2018) [jason] Clarke does wonders with the material, adding new dimensions and layers between what hit the screen and what lingered just out of frame.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
C 39% Mary Shelley (2018) For a film that chronicles the rise of a creator obsessed with reanimating the dead, "Mary Shelley" is utterly lifeless.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
B- 72% Kodachrome (2018) For all of its paint-by-numbers plotting, "Kodachrome" offers a few nifty twists... ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
C+ 15% Submergence (2018) ... the film revels in playing up hinky parallels that rarely coalesce into anything of much substance. It sinks.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
b+ 92% Stronger (2017) It's a film about heroes and what we require from them, and why that often leads to wounds that may never heal. For Gyllenhaal, that amounts to a riveting and raw performance that never hits a false note.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
B 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) It's hard to ignore the power of a story that can package unorthodox concepts in such readymade trappings.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C+ 63% On Chesil Beach (2018) Away from the beach and away from the raw honesty it forces out of its stars, On Chesil Beach heads towards shallow, cold waters. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
C+ 32% Home Again (2017) Life is messy, but the sprawl that overtakes "Home Again" is unwieldy and unwise, and detracts from Witherspoon's predictably plucky performance.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
D+ 9% Tulip Fever (2017) A film that's been repeatedly edited into a bizarre, boring final product that packs as much punch as a light sneeze or a gentle cough. A fever it is not.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
C- 13% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) The Nut Job 2 goes full throttle on the timely stuff, resulting in a (slightly) more thoughtful and entertaining outing.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
A- 98% Columbus (2017) "Columbus" is a feast for the eyes, but its more lasting impression is on the heart.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
D+ 16% The Dark Tower (2017) King's Dark Tower universe is rich with cultural reference points and is always totally unpredictable, but in cutting it down to consolidate its highlights, The Dark Tower can't even shoot the most necessary bullets straight.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B- 59% Strange Weather (2017) The film is at its best when Dieckmann slows down the action and revelations for its real charm: two ladies, on the road, talking.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A- 68% To the Bone (2017) Collins' performance is certainly the main attraction here, but Noxon has rounded out the rest of her cast with equally as impressive supporting turns from performers as diverse as Reeves, Retta, Alex Sharp, Preston, and Lili Taylor.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
B+ 90% Girls Trip (2017) Tiffany Haddish is the best thing going in a film that has plenty else to recommend it, especially for audiences eager to see a truly wild summer comedy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
C- 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The whiz-bang joy of the first film is wholly absent, and "Despicable Me 3" limps along for nearly an hour before finding its footing (and, also, maybe an actual unicorn).‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
C+ 17% All Eyez on Me (2017) Although All Eyez on Me occasionally dips into Tupac's complex nature, it always zips away the moment deeper motivations and themes are explored. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D+ 18% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Bruce, you're better than this.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
A- 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Jenkins' feature flips back through time to deliver an origin story that functions beautifully on its own while also bolstering excitement for the franchise's future.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
B+ 80% Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017) [An] amiable feature that boasts the kind of old-school charm and chemistry that more comedies could stand to tap into.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017