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Leah Churner

Leah Churner
Leah Churner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle, Film Comment Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 49% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013) What's it like to try on clothes at one of the most expensive stores in the world? You won't find out in Matthew Miele's documentary. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 24, 2013
1.5/5 52% At Any Price (2013) Though well-researched and competently acted, At Any Price doesn't risk much, having neither a thesis nor a resolution. Like an awkward hug between estranged relations, there's a lack of confidence in the execution. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 17, 2013
2.5/5 79% No Place On Earth (2013) None of my formal quibbles is meant to make light of this heroic story. Indeed, some chronicle is better than no chronicle, but the past exists only in the retelling; how history is written is as important as the story itself. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 3, 2013
2/5 88% The Angels' Share (2013) The title, by the way, refers to the distillation process: the 2% of whisky that evaporates in the barrel is known as "the angel's share." I'm afraid there's more than 2% evaporation going on in Loach's latest. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 3, 2013
1.5/5 68% Disconnect (2013) Come on, guys: There's nothing cinematic about Googling. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 26, 2013
2.5/5 84% Graceland (2013) This is not a movie to see on a first date or with your family, but please do go see it, because Morales has pulled off something remarkable -- a fast-paced, tough, and twisty film that confronts real social problems. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 26, 2013
4/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) The film is so velvety textured and dreamy, I would've stuck around for more. That is Cianfrance's special talent. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 12, 2013
4/5 69% Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013) Somebody is nihilistic, misanthropic, and weirdly relaxing. I've never seen anything like it. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 5, 2013
2.5/5 68% Wrong (2013) Have you ever been stuck at a party talking to a guy who thinks he's a comic genius? ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 29, 2013
3/5 44% The Call (2013) Claustrophobes beware of The Call, Brad Anderson's emotionally rending thriller that transpires almost entirely on the telephone. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 22, 2013
4/5 96% West of Memphis (2012) Moving and gruesome, West of Memphis is an eloquent disquisition on the banality of evil. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 15, 2013
4/5 82% Like Someone in Love (2013) Like Someone in Love won't break your heart while you're watching it. That will happen two or three days later, while you're sitting at a stoplight or in the checkout line at the grocery store. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 15, 2013
2/5 69% Greedy Lying Bastards (2013) Rosebraugh's arguments are sound and his heart is in the right place, but his execution is self-defeating. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 8, 2013
1.5/5 60% John Dies at the End (2013) A confusing plot to begin with, the adaptation of the novel is a certified mess, attempting to provide blow-by-blow illustrations of scenes from the source book, and lifting most of the narration and dialogue verbatim. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 22, 2013
3.5/5 100% The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013) This year's Live Action lineup honors a group of directors who've had successful careers in advertising, acting, recording, and arts activism. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 7, 2013
1/5 37% Stand Up Guys (2013) Guys has the lax, sleep-deprived vibe of one of those end-of-the-show "experimental" sketches on Saturday Night Live. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/5 28% Broken City (2013) Hughes manages to accomplish a feat I would have never thought cinematically possible: He creates a white-knuckle scene from a mayoral debate about zoning policy. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 17, 2013
2/5 17% Parental Guidance (2012) Poor Crystal. There remains a scintilla of dignity in his sad clown. He may beatbox while wearing wraparound sunglasses, but, thankfully for you and yours, he does not dance the robot. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 4, 2013
3/5 50% In Our Nature (2012) It's like an average weekend: nice enough, but tepid. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 14, 2012
1/5 44% Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012) The real mystery of BKGTH isn't who's doing the killing, but where the passion went in this independently produced screenplay-turned-comic-book-turned-movie. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 7, 2012
2/5 45% The Comedy (2012) All this is credible enough until Swanson exits the airtight bubble of his peers to bully New York City at large. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 30, 2012