Kathi Maio

Kathi Maio
Kathi Maio's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sojourner
Publications: Sojourner

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
41% Regarding Henry (1991) [Director Mike] Nichols is making brain damage look a little too warm and wonderful. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
82% The Doctor (1991) [Christine Lahti] is capable of bringing great depth to any part. But how do you plumb a petri dish? - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
50% Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter) (1990) Hershey captures her character's brazen insecurity well. And Mr. Reeves... is absolutely charming and surprisingly effective in the role of the innocent, romantic young Martin. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
61% White Palace (1990) White Palace stands up as an enjoyable film, despite it's many failings, because of the sensitive and sensuous direction of Luis Madoki... and fine performances. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
No Score Yet The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) Not all the women who sleep with men young enough to be their sons die foi their sins, but most of them live to wish they had. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
84% Postcards from the Edge (1990) The movie of Postcards has very little Edge left on it. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
53% Plenty (1985) After watching Plenty, I wondered what the point was, since it was obvious that [writer David] Hare meant for there to be one. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
44% Strapless (1989) The strapless gown is but another of David's Hare-brained metaphors for the lives of women. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
10% Where the Heart Is (1990) The silver screen of the '90s continues to present a world populated by the people bom with silver spoons in their mouths and the people who spoon-feed them their pumpkin pie. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
20% Stella (1990) This is convoluted classist reasoning at its worst. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
81% Driving Miss Daisy (1989) It romanticizes, rather than challenges the racial power politics it presents. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
42% She-Devil (1989) By neutralizing the intensity of Ruth's anger, the filmmakers blow their entire plot. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
67% Earth Girls Are Easy (1989) It's fluff. Is it ever. But at least it's female-oriented fluff, more or less. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
63% Shag (1989) It is sweet and entertaining, but it gives us a tunnel view of its time period... Racism is ignored. So are all other prejudices. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
71% Shirley Valentine (1989) A marvelous women's film that gives us a '70s heroine instead of an '80s heroine. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
89% Married to the Mob (1988) If you're in the mood for mafia comedy with laughs and a rebellious women's viewpoint, check out Married to the Mob on tape or cable. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
15% Cookie (1989) Cookie will be a real disappointment for almost everyone. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
No Score Yet Sugar Cane Alley (Rue Cases Negres) (1984) A treasure of a movie. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
80% A Dry White Season (1989) I only wish that A Dry White Season were a better film, the film that [filmmaker] Euzhan Palcy is capable of making, the kind of movie she has, in fact, already made. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
91% Parenthood (1989) The glorification of fatherhood in today's films combined with the portrayal of women in the same movies as little more than breeding machines... is a treason against active motherhood and an attack on women who choose not to have children. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
55% Immediate Family (1989) This is a movie that means to be serious and compassionate. And it is, in a way. It is also one of the most dangerously elitist films about parenting that I've seen in a long time. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
57% Look Who's Talking (1989) It would certainly be a nice change to see a modem single mom as a film hero, but Mikey, even before birth, is the hero of Look Who's Talking. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
93% Heathers (1988) Ryder brings such honesty to her high-camp role that you actually believe a kid like this could exist. And, astoundingly, you think you might actually like to meet her. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
38% Skin Deep (1989) This is not exactly sophisticated or cerebral humor. Nor is it romantic in the least. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
55% See You in the Morning (1989) Pakula's I'm-Okay-You're-Okay optimism sure beats the cynicism of much of what passes for romantic comedy. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
67% Chances Are (1989) By creating a sentimental time-warp, sisters Randy and Perry Howze (Mystic Pizza) managed to write a script that works as a romantic comedy, even as it stretches our credulity to the bursting point. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
39% Beaches (1988) Beaches celebrates our friendships. And it's not afraid to be schmaltzy. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
83% Working Girl (1988) Some would call that a happy ending. I'm not one of them. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
63% Another Woman (1988) Some movie-goers bewail that Woody Allen is turning his back on comedy. Comedy or tragedy, I regret the fact that he is turning his serious cinematic attentions on women. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
91% The Accused (1988) It compares very favorably with movies like The Good Mother, in which bad girls/sexual women make their bed, of nails, and are then told they better bloody well lie in it. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
50% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion) (1988) Keaton is never completely convincing as either the "before" or "after" Anna. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
No Score Yet Shame (1988) I didn't want vengeance from Shame. But I did want women, myself included, to feel more empowered when they left the theater than when they went in. The opposite happened. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
91% A World Apart (1988) Admirable politics, presented in a complex and sensitive manner, is certainly reason enough to recommend A World Apart. But much of the power of this film lies in the fact that it is visually stunning. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
85% Bagdad Cafe (1988) With the kindliest of intentions, [Percy Adlon] has parroted the racist stereotypes of the American-made culture that informed his attitudes. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
89% High Tide (1987) To see three such believable women in one movie is truly remarkable, and might have been impossible were it not for the three talented women behind the camera. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
60% Bright Lights, Big City (1988) Bright Lights, Big City is no worse than most movies that present a selfindulgent, self-pitying WASP male view of the world. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
No Score Yet Streetwalkin' (1985) There's no time in the exploitation formula for extraneous matters like character development or emotional shading. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
No Score Yet Satisfaction (1988) The screenplay, by Charles Purpura, is dull and cliche-ridden. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
100% Housekeeping (1987) The performances in this lovely movie are intricate and moving. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
11% Hello Again (1987) A perfect example of a failed comedy with a heart of gold. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
69% Someone to Watch over Me (1987) Bracco is able to perfectly blend a genuine toughness and strength with all the expected attributes of the idealized Hollywood homemaker. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
76% Fatal Attraction (1987) The premise of the movie is a simple extension of Newsweek's statistics. When the alarm on a woman's biological clock goes off, she becomes a demon that will not be denied. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
89% The Big Easy (1987) Barkin brings great delicacy and conviction to a part that is essentially a stock character: that favorite '80s stereotype: the sexually repressed but professionally successful career woman. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
38% Who's That Girl? (1987) Really, Madonna is the draw of this film. If you don't see what the big deal is with this pop superstar, then stay clear of this movie. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
75% Adventures in Babysitting (1987) There is no winning with this movie. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
76% The Witches of Eastwick (1987) Updike's long, deadly-dull misogynist tract is transformed into an entertaining, generally misandrist film. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
No Score Yet The Allnighter (1987) [A] truly bad film. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
48% Black Widow (1987) The femme fatale [is] brilliantly portrayed by the ravishing Theresa Russell. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
No Score Yet My Two Loves (1986) My Two Loves could have been a decent movie, but it refuses really to explore the issues it raises. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
85% Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Even if it falls apart a bit at the end, it is basically a well-crafted and entertaining film. But I cannot help but be distressed by the fact that... the female time-traveler is passive in and little enriched by her re-exploration of the past. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019