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Leah Greenblatt

Leah Greenblatt
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 84% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) It mostly succeeds in its own glittery, aggressively winsome way...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
B+ 100% McQueen (2018) A fascinating if incomplete portrait of genius interrupted - and a life that should have lasted much longer than it did.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
B 83% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Depraved comedy and intimate domestic drama fight for supremacy in Iceland's Under the Tree -- a dark, discomfiting farce that plays like David Lynch for the umlaut set.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
A- 88% Whitney (2018) Whitney feels like the kind of film anyone who cared at all about her should see: the fullest portrait yet - if one that will always, inevitably fall short - of a singular artist and human being who may have eluded understanding in the end. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
B 48% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) But if it doesn't exactly feel revelatory or deeply explored as a historical document, it's still an intriguing story, capably told.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
B- 52% Boundaries (2018) It all bumps along, as road trips do, through silliness and boredom and occasional, unexpected charm. But Feste's story never really gets the rhythms right.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B+ 89% The Gospel According to André (2018) All that glitters - or sparkles, or goes swish - is Gospel in Kate Novack's intimate, absorbing portrait of legendary fashion editor André Leon Talley. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B 70% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) As a shiny-bright artifact of how-I-spent-my-summer-vacation family bonding, Year is tart, breezy fun.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
B 59% Hotel Artemis (2018) Essentially a loving, highly stylized homage to the kind of camp apocalyptia John Carpenter used to make; the only thing missing here is an Ernest Borgnine cameo and Kurt Russell scowling in an eye patch.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
B 86% Alex Strangelove (2018) It's hard to fault the bigger message here: that we all deserve the right to be true to who we are, even if it takes a few hard turns - and some collateral emotional damage - to get there.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
B 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8's girls-just-wanna-have-grand-larceny conceit is the kind of starry, high-gloss goof the summer movie season was made for.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
B+ 85% American Animals (2018) American Animals feels like a new kind of true-crime thriller: one that shamelessly rewrites its truths in real time as it goes.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
B- 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) [Mitchell's] giddy, knowingly camp direction has a sort of glitter-stick DIY spirit that keeps the movie aloft long after the story itself has run out of road.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
B 53% Book Club (2018) In an industry that defines "mature audiences" as anyone old enough to vote, a movie centered entirely on women over 65 - a sex comedy, no less - feels like some kind of small Hollywood miracle.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) The kind of movie whose quiet power you can't help but appreciate, even as you know you'll probably never be able to sit through it again.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
B 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Dizzy fun for a while, like eating Twinkies on a Gravitron. Eventually, though, it just wears you out.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B 86% The Escape (2018) A quiet domestic-drama chamber piece with a vein of pure desperation thrumming beneath it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B 38% Life of the Party (2018) Life of the Party is a charming and generally painless way to spend two hours.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B- 40% Anon (2018) The story works well enough in its own moodily familiar way, but it's not only the movie's palette that's stylishly leached of color...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
B 74% The House of Tomorrow (2018) A charming if not exactly crucial coming-of-age dramedy about the freedom to be found in three chords.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
C+ 26% Overboard (2018) Overboard lists and wanders through the shoals of secondhand comedy and eventually, just drifts away.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
A- 93% RBG (2018) A celebration of the scrunchie-wearing octogenarian not just as a pop-culture folk hero and millennial meme but as a wife, a warrior, and a true iconoclast, famed for her fierce legal mind and the cutting wit of her dissenting opinions.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
B+ 84% Disobedience (2018) A quietly profound exploration of identity, sacrifice, and the personal connection all human beings long for, whether or not their God or their family or their community approves.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
C+ 71% Kodachrome (2018) A road-trip dramedy so schematic and loaded for emotional bear it feels like it was generated by a Sundance screenwriting app.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
C+ 32% I Feel Pretty (2018) A loose-cannon comedy about an attractive blond woman who longs to be...a more attractive blond woman.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
B+ 86% And Then I Go (2018) What Grashaw does remarkably well, in the movie's harrowing final minutes, is put us entirely inside Edwin's head; not as a sociopath or a killer, just a boy in a world of pain.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
B 66% Come Sunday (2018) Director Joshua Marston has found a compelling Pearson in British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who disappears almost entirely inside the preacher's booming cadences and Cosby sweaters.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B+ 71% Wildling (2018) A clever, sharp-fanged mélange of classic midnight-movie horror and modern indie ingenuity.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B+ 78% Beirut (2018) The performances are strong and the story is absorbing; a smart diversion for adult attention spans.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
B 88% 6 Balloons (2018) At just over 70 minutes, Balloons feels more like a sketch or a character study than a fully realized film, but it's an affecting sketch nonetheless.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
B+ 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) First-time screenwriters Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan's tight script sticks mostly to the well-documented facts and aftermath, and Clarke lets his Teddy live in the tricky place between sympathy and straight villain-hood.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
A- 92% Lean on Pete (2018) A raw-boned, melancholic mood piece that trades in none of the easy inspiration its poster and trailer might suggest.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
B+ 95% A Quiet Place (2018) When A Quiet Place has one finger on the panic button and the other on mute, it's a nervy, terrifying thrill.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
C+ 77% Gemini (2018) A heavily atmospheric neo-noir that starts with real promise but eventually crumbles into silliness.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
A- 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The 48-year-old auteur proves that even the drollest dog can learn new tricks, plumbing fresh depths of feeling and tenderhearted eccentricity.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
B+ 91% Love, Simon (2018) The movie ... speaks to another, more precious kind of privilege, one that straight kids have had since movies began: the right to a romantic fantasy served up like ice cream, tart and sweet.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
B 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander, who has clearly been put through the brutal pullups-and-jump-squats gauntlet of action-movie bootcamp, is tiny but powerful, an ab-rippling sprite to Jolie's hourglass Amazonian.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) If anyone has a gift for ferreting out the "petty" in petty tyranny, it's Veep creator Armando Iannucci.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B+ 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Thoroughbreds feels undeniably slight at times, even unfinished. But it's also a fun, sharp shock of a movie; a poison dart with its own black little heart.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
A- 87% Annihilation (2018) A lavish, magnificently unnerving visual feast threaded through with well-earned jump scares and real metaphysical force.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
B+ 83% Game Night (2018) McAdams, whose comedic skills have gone unsung for way too long, is dizzy fun. The whole movie is, actually, even if it pretty much evaporates on impact.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
A- 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) There's something profoundly affecting in its ugly truths, a sliver that gets under the skin and stays there.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
A- 97% Black Panther (2018) Thank God for the women beside [Boseman], including his regal mother Ramonda (Angela Bassett), brainiac baby sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), and fearless warrior-protector Okoye (Danai Gurira). They're indomitable, and so gorgeously, vividly drawn. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
A- 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) It's heartbreaking, illuminating, and yes, fantastic, just to watch her live.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
B 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) As easy as it is to criticize the script's broad strokes and improbable getaway schemes, it's hard to argue with the lessons it imparts: Be loyal, be brave, leave no friend behind.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
B 77% 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+ 80% 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+ 51% 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 56% 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