Leslie Katz

Leslie Katz
Leslie Katz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net San Francisco Examiner

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Blindspotting (2018) A funny and relevant new Oakland-set buddy dramedy opening today about two friends, one white, one black. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/4 98% Dolores (2017) "Dolores" shows her working tirelessly... - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/4 92% Obit (2017) The engaging documentary by Vanessa Gould showcases the experienced, intrepid and sensitive writers who do their best to "do right" by the people who "have made an impact" whose lives they're bringing to light. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
No Score Yet My Love Affair With the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond (2016) It's hard to resist an octogenarian lady scientist who carries a human brain around in a hat box. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/4 95% Hunter Gatherer (2016) Andre Royo is remarkable as Ashley Douglas, the film's optimistic and opportunistic protagonist. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/4 92% Grandma (2015) This is an entertaining, affecting movie about mothers, daughters, lovers, and the choices we make and how they shape us and others. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/4 94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) Vreeland's attention to detail, her love of new and exciting images, her devotion to and ability to identify, that ethereal thing called style, come across loudly and clearly. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2012
79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) An engaging sense of closure to a tale that has captivated more than one generation, and one that has made cinematic history - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2005
90% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Cuarón brings a greater sensibility to his topic than did his predecessor Chris Columbus in the two previous Harry Potter movies. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2004
28% The Prince & Me (2004) Utterly predictable...utterly charming - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2004
16% The Perfect Score (2004) Watching it is certainly less engaging than actually taking the SAT. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2004
26% Along Came Polly (2004) Doesn't represent cinema at its height, but it will evoke more than a chuckle or two. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) More than a 106-minute interview...'The Fog of War' also works as a civics and history lesson - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2003
61% Stuck on You (2003) Stuck on You wondrously takes the high road and still elicits real laughs. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2003
89% In America (2003) The girls' playfulness, their inquisitiveness about new friends and surroundings, and their youthful hope and innocence give the movie its fundamental, irresistible appeal - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2003
13% The Haunted Mansion (2003) Makes things look good and whips up a heck of a chase scene [but] misses the emotional foundation, the single essential element of any movie - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2003
97% Autumn Spring (Babí léto) (2003) A fun movie about and for old people...also happens to be a movie that young people won't be able to resist - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2003
85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Successfully mixes action, adventure and history with characters that are succinctly, competently developed. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2003
84% Pieces of April (2003) We're left feeling those quirky, confused, often unbearably loaded feelings we often get around our families, and the power of the most important one: unconditional love. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2003
52% Dopamine (2003) Decena's intelligent, thoughtful script...is buttressed by the intricate details that make what could be a superficial story into a real human affair. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2003
91% School of Rock (2003) [Black's} charm is difficult to resist - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2003
58% Casa de los Babys (2003) Compelling, if not entirely satisfying - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2003
95% Lost In Translation (2003) The details, which flow like a simple string of pearls, are what make the movie endearing from start to finish. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2003
81% Thirteen (2003) Compellingly sheds light on a terrifying world - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2003
94% American Splendor (2003) Follows [Pekar's] journey with originality, humor and humanity - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2003
64% Camp (2003) Count 'Camp' as the rarity it is: a modern movie that's funny and sweet. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2003
No Score Yet Sammy and Me (2002) Samy y Yo wins with its delightful details...[It's] like a big, friendly kiss. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2003
73% Buffalo Soldiers (2001) A vivid contemporary American tale that hasn't been told before - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2003
31% Kedma (2003) The film's "message"...is treated with such a heavy hand, that it'd almost be manipulative - if it weren't ultimately boring. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2003
No Score Yet The Settlers (2003) [The settlers'] combination of strident religious conviction and obliviousness to social and political intricacies is chilling. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2003
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde (2003) Not only dull and unfunny, it's appalling, and darned near offensive in its vapidity. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2003
No Score Yet The Chubbchubbs! (2002) The film's lackluster story and older than dirt gags -- it makes The Flintstones look like Shakespeare! -- keep it from reaching the outer limits of enjoyment. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2003
34% The In-Laws (2003) A tepid mix of lame jokes and run-of-the-mill action sequences - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2003
95% Winged Migration (2003) Mesmerizing and meditative - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2003
62% Identity (2003) In playfully paying homage to thrillers (both good and bad) of days gone by...the filmmakers have created something familiar, yet fresh. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2003
69% Confidence (2003) 'Confidence' isn't as terrible as it is dull. There's nothing offensive, because there's simply not much there. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2003
84% Lilja 4-ever (2003) Moodysson has created a rare work of art -- one with an intensity that evokes physical as well as emotional pain, and overwhelming compassion, too. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2003
42% Anger Management (2003) With this lineup of actors ... they should have conjured up fiery explosions of sidesplitting comic anger management rather than this tepid taste of implausible assertiveness training. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2003
61% Unknown Pleasures (2003) Despite the fact that there's little dramatic arc, little dialogue and little joy in the lives of its characters, Unknown Pleasures is riveting. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2003
3/4 94% Hell House (2002) Despite what anyone believes about the goal of its makers, the show ... represents a spectacular piece of theater, and there's no denying the talent of the creative forces behind it. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2002
93% Funny Girl (1968) Go see it already! - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2001
45% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) It's a good act for the actor-director, who expands on the kvetchy character central to so many of his movies. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2001
54% Everybody's Famous! (2001) These themes have been handled with more depth on I Love Lucy and The Brady Bunch. - San Francisco Examiner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2001