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Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet P.S. Jerusalem (2015) This is a conversation starter, not especially distinguished as film-making but vital and deeply felt.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 80% The Park (Le parc) (2016) This slender, ethereal, ultra-low-budget French film, getting a limited theatrical release before it goes to Mubi, starts off sort of dull and becomes increasingly entrancing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
43% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) Salty, sweet and fun to chew over - sort of like taffy, but not so hard on the dental work - Fun Mom Dinner is a palatable addition to that growing subgenre of bawdy, female-centric comedies.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
74% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Even though this feature debut for director Matt Spicer, who co-wrote the script with David Branson Smith, is sort of all over the place, it's still often sharply amusing, crisply assembled and features game, broad-brushstroke performances ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
3/5 68% Danny Says (2016) Stitched together from extensive interviews with Fields and his surviving friends, including Iggy Pop, Tommy Ramone and record exec Seymour Stein, this is a delightful slice of pop history.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
78% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) A flawed work, too broad and scattershot to skewer its deserving targets with the precision necessary for the task.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
64% Before I Fall (2017) This neatly written Heathers-meets-Groundhog Day high-concept package delivers both technical polish and a toothsome yet likeable cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
100% Casting JonBenet (2017) Ultimately, this evolves into a layered meditation on many things - crime and guilt, the exploitation of children and acting itself, to name just a few.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
75% Landline (2017) Somehow manages to fall disappointingly flat all too often.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
100% Novitiate (2017) Mesmerizes as it probes a uniquely female-dominated milieu where passions - both religious, sexual and a combination of the two - run hot under those starched, lily-white coifs and black habits.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
69% Dayveon (2017) Intriguing formal noodlings can't disguise the clichés in the script. Even so, it's clear that Abbasi has talent and ambition ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 100% Embrace (2016) It has an indisputably worthy message, and should be essential viewing for young people.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) Director Roger Ross Williams's immensely rewarding documentary tells the story of the Suskind family and shows how love, sensitive parenting and watching tons of kids' movies can save a life.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 100% The Young Offenders (2016) As broad and brassy Irish comedies go (there have been quite a few of them lately), this one is reasonably palatable, striking a workable balance between knockabout slapstick, backchat, and proper storytelling and characterisation.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Holy Cow (2015) This is a pleasant, agricultural fable for our times, although be warned that it moves with the stately pace of a Friesian traversing a muddy field.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 29% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015) A rebarbative mess - mirthless and shoddy like a disposable Christmas stocking novelty.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet The Heritage of Love (Geroy) (2016) This St Petersburg-Paris set drama is the very embodiment of the Russian notion of "poshlost", a kind of corny vulgarity that Nabokov dissected at length in his book on Gogol.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
46% The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016) Decidedly retro and spectacular to look at.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 60% The Incident (2015) Gedmintas impresses with the trickiest role of the three and makes up for her annoying turn as a cutesy love interest in the recent A Street Cat Named Bob, while Connor also compels with an alert, layered performance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/5 78% Magnus (2016) There's scant input from chess experts to explain why he's so good, what's unique about his gamesmanship and the like, and the film has nothing interesting to say about chess in general in the modern age.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
82% The Founder (2017) The result is a wishy-washy take on both Kroc and McDonald's itself, which tries to play off its timidity as fairness, balance or some such.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
2/5 79% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2016) So much of it is crushingly dull.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 100% My Feral Heart (2016) There's a lot to like here, including the thoughtful portrait of disability, director Jane Gull's knack with performers of all ability, and the shimmering cinematography by Susanne Salavati.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Ostatnia rodzina (2016) Thanks to inventive camerawork, mesmeric performances and incisive yet elliptical editing and storytelling, the claustrophobia becomes a feature instead of a liability.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) What is especially honorable about the adaptation is that while it does try to show things literally from Bob's point of view from time to time, it's doesn't over-anthropomorphize him or ascribe to him any mystical or magical powers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/5 14% The Comedian's Guide to Survival (2016) Please, don't stand up on our account.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet Further Beyond (2016) For those who care about film-making that pushes against what's possible - and fundable - in an age of cautious, cookie-cutter comic-book franchises and safe-bet awards bait, this is essential viewing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 100% Sonita (2015) The kid is a force of nature, and it's impossible not to be swept along by the powerful tide of her story.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 75% Yarn (2016) A scrappy but endearing documentary about mostly female artists and a traditionally feminine art form.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Arguably the best in the franchise so far. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
3/5 100% Driving With Selvi (2016) One can help wondering what darker details might have been left out of the final edit, but it's an effective bit of awareness-raising.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 89% Tharlo (2016) As a bit of anthropology offering a glimpse into Tibetan life today, it's perfectly serviceable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) The set-up is a bit schmaltzy and the only guesswork is how bitter the bittersweet ending will be, but Haro coaxes strong performances from the cast ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/5 10% Dare To Be Wild (2015) At least the gardens are, as you would expect, spectacularly beautiful.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
75% Carrie Pilby (2016) A well-intentioned but imperfect young-adult-skewing comedy-drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Pregnant with possibility, but it fails to deliver.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 67% The Neighbor (2016) This rough and raw thriller is reminiscent of the sort of pleasingly tawdry fare they used to show at drive-in cinemas and grindhouses back in the day, in a good way.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
83% Captain Fantastic (2016) This is really a movie for upper-middle class hipsters who once fancied themselves firebrands and status quo-challengers in college, but now consider only buying organic food at Whole Foods and not vaccinating their kids to be radical acts.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
36% Blair Witch (2016) By sticking so slavishly to the original Blair Witch film's template, the result is a dull retread rather than a full-on reinvention, enlarging the cast numbers this time but sticking to the same basic beats.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
73% Sing (2016) A veritable farmyard of fun.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
4/5 94% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) An intensely flavoured slice of life, salty-sweet, rich with feeling.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 60% Black (2015) There's a lot to admire, from the honesty about the brutality of gang culture, its pungent sense of place and the vitality of its young cast.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) A telling scene where he gets worked up about the "criticism" of him on his Wikipedia page hints at a darker side to his character, and he doesn't take kindly to a journalist querying his vigilante methods.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/5 13% 400 Days (2016) Nearly all the spooky bits are achieved by pure aural assault, and the characters are such stock types, haunted by such predictable backstories, it's like watching Solaris performed by sock puppets.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet Clean Hands (Schone Handen) (2016) Penning seemingly never met a heavy-handed symbol he didn't want to deploy, but he's good on action sequences.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 86% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) If ever there was a movie tailor-made to provide subtitle-reading training for the tween and teen kids of left-leaning parents, this is it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet ID2: Shadwell Army (2016) Conceptually, the precarious core conceit might have worked, but the handling falls back on cliches too often, and Rivers makes for a lumpen, dull lead.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) [Director Maiwen], her co-screenwriter Etienne Comar and the exceptional cast led by Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Cassel have an acute enough eye for the manners and mores of these archetypes to make the material feel consistently fresh and alive.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 81% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Animations, interviews and recordings of phone calls made at the time between Laura/JT and the various celebrities and literary figures she/he befriended flesh out the tale.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2016
89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) In the empowering tradition of Shut Up & Sing, Running From Crazy and Force of Nature, veteran documentarian Barbara Kopple serves up another portrait of female strength and resilience with Miss Sharon Jones!‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016