Kathleen Sachs

Kathleen Sachs
Kathleen Sachs's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader
Publications: Chicago Reader

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% 5B (2019) Its simplicity is in service of its effectiveness. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
2.5/4 56% Old Boyfriends (1979) I find Tewkesbury's restraint more interesting, as it results in something hazily impenetrable and truer to the often ambiguous nature of people's thoughts and motivations. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
93% Sword of Trust (2019) It's equal parts spry, improvisational comedy and salient social commentary. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
79% Late Night (2019) Heightened by an impressive performance from Thompson, it's a fun movie that tackles a variety of issues, including sexism in the workplace, with panache. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
100% Soufra (2017) The footage of the food is positively mouthwatering, a salient reminder of its ability to unite people within a culture as well as outside it. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
100% Naila and the Uprising (2017) The animation is novel, but it's the interviews with Palestinian women that stand out. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
100% What Walaa Wants (2018) It's a nuanced look at what it means to be young in Palestine, one that reveals how certain truths (namely that of youthful rebellion) are universal. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Man Who Stole Banksy (2018) Its message is somewhat unclear, but the pairing of a seemingly trivial issue against a much more significant one-living in a place where one's citizenship is constantly scrutinized by occupying forces-illuminates both concerns. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Tower (2018) Its animation, a mix of different styles, is breathtaking, the labor an appropriate homage to the struggles it depicts. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
92% Sofia (2018) Compelling by virtue of its insight into the struggles faced by women and impoverished people in other parts of the world, the film is also a sad reminder that those same people are often the ones responsible for drawing attention to those injustices. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
71% At War (En guerre) (2019) The melding of clear-sighted and insurrectionary modes doesn't quite cohere, but the film is still an ambitious effort worthy of its title. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018