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Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Promised Land (2017) Even if one agrees with Jarecki's progressive political position, making Elvis into a metonym for the nation's spiritual corruption starts to feel too much like a contrived rhetorical sleight of hand.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Lost in Lebanon (2017) A moving, galvanising work that tackles this horrific humanitarian crisis with a fresh eye and ear.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Zvyagintsev once again demonstrates his remarkable gift for creating perfectly formed dramatic microcosms that illustrate the bred-in-the-bone pathologies of Russian society.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 57% Tomcat (Kater) (2016) Psychologically, there's perhaps something in the situation that's worth exploring, but director Händl Klaus so attenuates the already thin plot material that after a while it's hard to care about these guys.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/5 100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) Well worth watching for those with the stomach for a cold, bitter, intoxicating deep drink of bleak.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 84% Letters From Baghdad (2017) Sure, it is a little like how you imagine it would be if Radio 4's Woman's Hour made films instead of audio-only features, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
89% Mimosas (2017) An endurance test for anyone not especially keen on films packed with long shots of people, mules and cars traveling through landscapes for minutes at a time.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
3/5 100% Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (2016) [An] affecting and sincere documentary ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Graduation isn't one of Mungiu's finest, but even a restrained, emotionally measured work like this is more interesting and provocative than many another director's best effort.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
No Score Yet Inheritance (2017) The antics of the three main leads just become a bit sordid, inexplicable and oddly tiresome by the end, even though the performances are admirably committed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
100% The Light of the Moon (2017) With the wider cultural conversation about rape culture, especially in the U.S., raging in the media, this honest and complex engagement with the subject is particularly welcome.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) It's a Michelin-triple-starred master class in patisserie skills that transforms the cinematic equivalent of a sugar rush into a kind of crystal meth-like narcotic high that lasts about two hours.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood (Shabhaye Zayendeh-Rood) (1990) The fact that the film, even in this elliptical, mangled version, still manages to be a rich meditation on family life, the legacy of violence and lost love makes it essential viewing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/5 74% Headshot (2017) A very good iteration of the genre, with moody lighting, razor sharp editing and great fight sequences, but be advised that only the strongest of stomachs need apply ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
92% Certain Women (2016) If the characters here are often sparing with their words, or even withholding, the visuals speak volumes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
87% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) The narrative starts out in the realm of unfussy realism and grows blacker, richer and more surreal.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
90% Roxanne Roxanne (2017) A musical biopic with plenty of swagger and style that will get hip hop fans of a certain age nostalgically swooning over vintage track suits and old-school dance moves.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
100% Stopover (Voir du pays) (2016) Tense as a climber's rope as it descends incrementally to a disturbing climax, luminously lensed by Jean-Louis Vialard, and packed with piercing performances from the ensemble cast, this is a cracking good film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
2/5 13% Bitter Harvest (2017) While one may applaud the intention, the execution is markedly uneven.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 98% The Fits (2016) Holmer draws confident, luminous performances from the cast that rise to the occasion but never seem over-coached or phony.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 100% P.S. Jerusalem (2017) 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
35% 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
85% 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
75% 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
63% 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
81% Casting JonBenét (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
74% Landline (2017) Somehow manages to fall disappointingly flat all too often.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
87% 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 50% 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 79% 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
83% 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 70% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) So much of it is crushingly dull.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 86% 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 The Last Family (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
22% Inferno (2016) Arguably the best in the franchise so far. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016