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Leah Greenblatt

Leah Greenblatt
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 67% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) A starkly intimate character study that swerves into vigilante thriller-dom, the German-language drama In the Fade is a flawed filmgoing experience, but still a viscerally affecting one.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
B+ 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Bening - who, let's be real, is about 15 years and eight performances overdue for her own Oscar already - holds the movie in her hands.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
B+ 77% All the Money in the World (2017) It could (and maybe should) have been a disaster. But All the Money is a smart, eminently watchable thriller, taut and stylish, and Plummer is remarkably good in it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B+ 50% Downsizing (2017) The result is a dadaist swirl of satire, pie-eyed whimsy, and speculative futurism - like Gulliver's Travels through the wrong end of a telescope.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
B 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) A lavish candybox musical bursting with broad strokes, bright colors, and bearded ladies.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
B 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) If its swan song sometimes feels more like a wild goose chase, plotwise (or maybe a day-drunk penguin), the sheer nutty charisma of its sprawling cast still carries the series out on a pretty sweet high note.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
A- 89% I, Tonya (2018) You won't just find yourself rooting for this crazy kid; you might even fall a little bit in love.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
B+ 92% The Disaster Artist (2017) As an artist, Wiseau was a disaster. But what a mess he made.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
B+ 97% Coco (2017) Coco settles into something gentler but still irrefutably sweet: a movie that plays safe with the status quo, even as it breaks with it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
A- 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The small miracle of the movie isn't just that it tells a gay love story with such unreserved tenderness, but that it makes the fate of a romance not meant to last feel like much more than exquisitely framed filmmaking.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
A- 92% Thelma (2017) Thelma doesn't play with pig's blood and jump scares; its dreamlike dread is subtler and stranger, and much harder to shake.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
B 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) This is all razor-blade candy for writer-director Martin McDonagh, who walked the line between dark farce and pathos so brilliantly in 2008's great In Bruges.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
B+ 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) A lushly old-fashioned adaptation wrapped in a veritable turducken of pearls, monocles, and international movie stars.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
A- 99% Lady Bird (2017) The loosely autobiographical Lady Bird is actress-writer Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut, and it feels like the fullest realization so far of her already-patented brand of gangly bittersweet whimsy.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B+ 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Another slapstick dose of hard-R ridiculosity with a soft-nougat center, but it also passes the Bechdel test maybe better than any other film this year, and its older generation of stars are too smart not to go to town on their stock roles.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
B 87% Novitiate (2017) Novitiate is an intriguing if somewhat opaque movie, a feverish testament to the long reach and hard limits of faith.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
B 69% Wonderstruck (2017) There's hardly a moment here that isn't gorgeously framed, and Haynes seems to take particular pleasure in meticulously re-creating the Manhattan street scenes of two such distinctive decades.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
C+ 28% Suburbicon (2017) The movie does get some fun gory mileage out of its cracked-Pleasantville premise; but mostly it feels like broad farce madly in search of a cohesive center, and a soul.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
A- 99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) There are undoubtedly more informative chronicles of the era, and more accessible ones too. But there's something uniquely, transcendently beautiful in Campillo's particular vision and the unhurried way he unfurls it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) A tasteful, surprisingly sedate biopic slathered in the traditional signposts of heavy exposition, gold-toned cinematography, and note-perfect period detail.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
A- 96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) Death is what leads the title and drives the movie. But it's her life - vibrant, pioneering, and much too short - that gives Marsha its flamboyant, beautiful heart.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
B 96% The Florida Project (2017) Dafoe's sensitive performance anchors the movie's slippery adult world, and Baker builds a cinematic mood beautifully; the strip malls and swampland and buzzing cicadas on screen feel as real and tactile as the theater seat beneath you.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
B+ 74% Una (2017) Una's raw, deeply discomfiting dance between obsession and exploitation isn't easy to watch by any metric; they make it hard to look away.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
A- 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Even when its emotions risk running as cool as its palette, 2049 reaches for, and finds, something remarkable: the elevation of mainstream moviemaking to high art.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
B 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Uneven but endearing, a tempest in a Mad Hatter teacup.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
A- 92% Stronger (2017) There's a raw, tangible humanity to nearly every scene that sets the film gratifyingly apart. Jeff might not fit into anyone's glossy front-page idea of hero, but you never doubt for a moment that he's real.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B+ 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) It hardly matters that the match itself doesn't look like much. The symbolic power of what happened there - one small step, one giant leap for womankind - is still the movie's truest ace.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B+ 100% Strong Island (2017) Strong builds a poignant, methodical portrait of loss. Telling William's story won't bring him back, but at least it will let the world know he lived.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
B 81% Brad's Status (2017) If Brad's emotional status were a work of art, it would look a lot like an Edvard Munch scream, or maybe a dark little corner of Dante's Inferno.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B+ 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) A girls-eye-view of genocide that feels less like a conventional narrative than a haunted, impressionistic dream.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
B 32% Home Again (2017) A bubbly brunch mimosa you drink up before the fizz is gone.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
B- 9% Tulip Fever (2017) As Chadwick piles on the coincidences and misdirections, the movie finally collapses under its own schematic weight, and wilts to the ground.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B+ 85% Beach Rats (2017) It gets under the skin, and stays there.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
C+ 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Something never quite adjacent to hilarity ensues, though Jackson deserves a lot of the credit for what works ...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Shiny pop satire with a humming undercurrent of existential dread, Ingrid Goes West is a clever, corrosive little trick of a movie, a neon candy heart dipped in asbestos.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 87% Wind River (2017) For all its well-worn outlines, the narrative exerts its own fierce, clenched-jaw grip: a cautionary campfire tale that reminds us it's not merely the end that matters, it's the style and skill of the telling.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B+ 97% Menashe (2017) The film has an unpolished intimacy, peeling back the surface exoticism of a cloistered faith to reveal the poignantly ordinary struggle of being an imperfect person in the world.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A- 84% Detroit (2017) An American horror story rooted so deeply and shamefully in home soil that it is still painful to watch half a century after the true events it's based on took place.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
B+ 74% Landline (2017) In sweetly calibrated moments ... Landline finds the analog joy it's reaching for.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 66% To the Bone (2017) For young people suffering, the movie offers both hope and clarity; for more experienced viewers, it may come off a little too much like Girl, Interrupted through a Lifetime lens.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) What shines through is the visual wit and innate sweetness of the storytelling, and Carell's cackling, cueball-skulled misanthrope ...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B+ 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) That the movie comes off as loose and sweet and light on its feet as it does feels like sort of minor Marvel miracle.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B+ 78% The Beguiled (2017) Nearly every shot here is a visual symphony, all milky sunbeams shot through Spanish moss and white muslin flickering in candlelight.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
C+ 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) True fans probably don't need the tangled universe of good versus evil explained to them: Bionic aliens rumble; ancient monuments crumble; guys in the middle of robot Armageddon deliver wry one-liners. That's just what you do when things go boom.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
B- 17% All Eyez on Me (2017) There's a lot of nostalgia, but few revelations; for the unfamiliar, it's probably a pretty decent introduction.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
C+ 45% Rough Night (2017) It feels like the summer-movie equivalent of a fidget spinner: shiny, manic, and spiraling to nowhere.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
B- 68% Cars 3 (2017) [Director Brian] Fee steers Cars 3 like the sleek piece of movie machinery it is -- a standard ride with a half-full tank, a gorgeous paint job, and not much at all under the hood.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
B 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) A gothic moodpiece masquerading as a thriller, My Cousin Rachel is a misdirected swoon of a movie-long on black-veiled romance and ravishing atmosphere and a little short, alas, on dividends.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B+ 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) It's a bird! it's a plane! It's a kids' movie that won't make grownups want to manually remove their own toenails!‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
C- 19% Dirty Dancing (2017) Somehow, this earnest, anodyne remake has managed to surgically extract the magic -- leaving the story and signature lines intact while suctioning out all the subtlety, charm, and lead chemistry that defined the iconic 1987 original.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017