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Katrina Onstad

Katrina Onstad
Katrina Onstad's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): National Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011) Quote not available.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2011
4/5 71% Hanna (2011) A pulsating, whip-smart action film.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2011
3/5 79% The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2010) Quote not available.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2011
4/5 92% Another Year (2010) Quote not available.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2011
34% Breaking and Entering (2007) Minghella's gift/handicap is that his films always feel like films - too clever, too clean, too chiseled to have much to do with the real world.‐ CBC.ca
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2006
94% Away From Her (2007) A hushed, handsome adaptation...‐ CBC.ca
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2006
88% The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007) It's a resonant and topical note that Loach surely intends to strike, and does.‐ CBC.ca
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2006
2.5/4 71% Something's Gotta Give (2003) A movie that lets an ageing actress dominate the screen, and what a pleasure it is to watch a star reborn, at any age.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2003
2.5/4 48% One From the Heart (1982) A musical without singing and too little dancing.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2003
3/4 66% The Last Samurai (2003) An action movie that's smarter than it has any right to be, and often glorious to behold.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2003
2.5/4 91% Shattered Glass (2003) Shattered Glass isn't the final word on the decay of journalistic ethics ... but it's a solid office movie that hints at a different set of problems currently eating away at the profession.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2003
2/4 14% Gothika (2003) I'm tired of horror movies that demand the audience put aside its urban skepticism and just 'believe' because the writers can't find any way out of a messy script.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2003
3/4 85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) In a movie that is, at heart, as conventional as any other in its rickety genre, we get an emotional ride to match the effects.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2003
2.5/4 36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) Even the Wachowski brothers don't seem to know how to get out of this six-hour labyrinth they've constructed.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2003
2.5/4 63% Love Actually (2003) For a fairy tale, Love Actually is highly entertaining.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2003
3.5/4 72% Elephant (2003) Van Sant could never sit in judgment of his subjects; instead, he gives life to them, and in doing so, their deaths become more tragic, more significant, than any pundit has been able to explain.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2003
2.5/4 43% The Human Stain (2003) It is a remote movie, and notably humourless, considering Roth's involvement.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2003
3/4 37% Sylvia (2003) Jeffs has created such an emotionally fraught texture for her protagonist to float in, that somehow, in spite of itself, Sylvia comes alive -- Lady Lazarus, risen again.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2003
1.5/4 36% Radio (2003) The film doesn't trust the audience to get to the point of caring without a roadmap of platitude-laden speeches and shots of eyes brimming with tears.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2003
2/4 53% Veronica Guerin (2003) ... the film's great offence: phoniness.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2003
3/4 85% Panj é asr (At Five in the Afternoon) (2003) It's a winning glimpse at a country that occupies our consciousness but until now has remained unseen.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2003
3/4 85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Kill Bill is trash made beautiful, sometimes extraordinarily so.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2003
2.5/4 42% The Event (2003) [Fitzgerald] pushes aside the vast political and social implications of AIDS in favour of a generic Big Issue movie.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2003
2.5/4 65% Out of Time (2003) It's nice to see a thriller that doesn't rely on the gimmick -- no Memento twist in sight, just straight-ahead bullets and bravado, old-style.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2003
2/4 70% Dummy (2003) Set at an odd pitch, one best described as shrill.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2003
2/4 35% Duplex (2003) Imagination-free script.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2003
3.5/4 95% Lost In Translation (2003) Coppola clearly loves these characters, and so we do, too.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2003
2/4 40% Anything Else (2003) An uneven romantic comedy that steals from every film Allen has ever made.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2003
2.5/4 68% Once upon a Time in Mexico (2003) The Deppian touches are whimsical and hilarious.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2003
2/4 23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) The only thing worse than an Adam Sandler movie is an Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2003
3/4 81% Thirteen (2003) Hunter gives a sympathetic, delicate performance.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2003
2/4 24% Masked and Anonymous (2003) There is no line, no thought in Masked and Anonymous that Bob Dylan hasn't articulated in his songs a hundred times, and better.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2003
3/4 73% Buffalo Soldiers (2001) As satire, Buffalo Soldiers is potent, even risky.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2003
2.5/4 37% Le Divorce (2003) The film becomes a lengthy stand-up comedy routine about how those people are so different from us people.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2003
3/4 90% The Magdalene Sisters (2003) Mullan's anger, which sometimes looks like righteous indignation, is not misplaced; it is laser-targeted where it should be, toward culpable parties, however reluctant they might be to own up to the epic mistakes of the past.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2003
2/4 54% American Wedding (2003) With apologies to Don McLean: it's time to say bye bye to this bland American pie.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2003
3.5/4 96% Raising Victor Vargas (2003) The true love story at the heart of the film is about family, a theme rarely handled with such grace and humour.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2003
2/4 43% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle (2003) Twice as confusing.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2003
3/4 87% 28 Days Later (2003) In a big-budget, star-studded summer, Boyle has made a cheap monster movie with a cast of nobodies, and it gives the first genuine jolt of the season.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2003
2.5/4 61% Hulk (2003) It's as if Lee is so nervous that people will find the Hulk funny that he leeches the movie of fun.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2003
1/4 10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) Dumb and Dumberer's worst offence is that it constantly reminds you how much funnier the original was; it's like watching a stoner re-enacting Monty Python and getting the jokes totally wrong.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2003
3/4 50% The Wild Dogs (2002) Arresting storytelling, but gloomy as hell, and hell it is.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2003
2/4 36% 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) A film for people who like really loud car sounds, who get breathless when tires squeal and clutches pop, who dream of a special button near the steering wheel that takes your lemon- yellow Skyline from super fast to super super fast.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2003
2.5/4 42% People I Know (2003) Pacino is so determined, so fiercely wrecked, that you almost don't notice when the film dissolves into a cheesy conspiracy piece -- almost.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 9, 2003
1.5/4 37% Spun (2003) The problem with this much disgust is that it has a leveling effect; after a while, you don't feel shocked or moved, or even dirty, just bored.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 9, 2003
2.5/4 35% The Real Cancun (2003) A fascinating document about the hollowness of contemporary youth culture.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 9, 2003
3/4 86% X2: X-Men United (2003) Turns out it is possible to be big without being stupid.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted May 2, 2003
2/4 28% It Runs in the Family (2003) The grisly thing about a movie starring an 86-year-old man is that everyone knows it's probably the last chance to do it right; sadly, they didn't.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2003
2/4 62% Identity (2003) The plot needs to be airtight, and Identity is filled with logistical holes.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2003
2.5/4 70% Confidence (2003) With pieces this familiar, the only thing that matters is if they're moved energetically toward a really good payoff. And in its final third, Confidence generates the puzzle-solving satisfaction of The Spanish Prisoner.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2003