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Lisa Rosman

Lisa Rosman
Lisa Rosman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture,, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

All We Had (2016)

"Understated yet deeply felt, Holmes' portrait of people who only have known hard times never strikes a false note, even when Josh Boone and Jill Killington's adapted screenplay wanders too far afield." ‐Signature
Posted Dec 9, 2016

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"I hope that enough viewers see this film in its intended format to gain from its revelations." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 17, 2016

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"You could dismiss it as a stylish exercise, except that he seems to be chasing some powerful messages that never quite crystallize." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 17, 2016

The Imitation Game (2014)

"For all its broad strokes, it is a historical drama whose high stakes and underdog hero makes it the kind of commercial fare Hollywood has always done best." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 15, 2016

Gone Girl (2014)

"Fincher seems to thrive with this suburban backdrop, perhaps because it's the ultimate surface to pierce." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 9, 2016

The Lady In The Van (2015)

"Smith is wonderful here... [her] sense of playacting is how this film worms past our expectations and defenses." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 9, 2016

45 Years (2015)

"Aesthetically, the film draws more on Japanese horror than the Marigold Hotel-style brass that is contemporary British cinema's mainstay. Emotionally, it hinges upon Rampling herself." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 9, 2016

Joy (2015)

"It's as if Russell's earnestness has trumped the sly wit that's always been his saving grace." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 9, 2016

Anomalisa (2015)

"[In] Kaufman's previous films, the protagonists' inner worlds were so charismatically projected that you understood why they preferred themselves. This time around, that navel proves a gloomy place to dwell for ninety minutes." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 9, 2016

Lamb (2016)

"Here are two people who may not belong to each other but also don't belong to anyone else." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 9, 2016

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"Fashioning big-brawn, tiny-brain, lone-wolf myths out of issues as complex as U.S. involvement in the Middle East is, at this point, morally irresponsible." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 9, 2016

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"Beneath WTF's ravings lurks a useful invitation to examine the narcissism driving Western journalism and politics." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 9, 2016

The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants) (2010)

"This is not an easy movie. It tackles big stuff- the biggest, really... But it breathes, nonetheless, and encourages us to do so too even in the wake of the grief it inspires us to recall in our lives." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Melancholia (2011)

"In Melancholia, von Trier has created a mission statement of a masterpiece, one that reminds us that nihilism itself can serve as a legitimate form of creation, a means as well as The End." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Damsels in Distress (2012)

"The problem is that since all these kids are so blank, only Stillman, as the narrative voice, is in on his many jokes." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) (2016)

"There may be no improvement of the human condition to be found here, but there's a pervasive solidarity - like a ratty sofa whose dilapidation is inseparable from its coziness." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Miles Ahead (2016)

"At once wild-eyed and self-contained, Cheadle as actor is at his apex, which is really saying something." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Love & Friendship (2016)

"Stillman keeps it all afloat in a froth of quick wit and beautiful costumes and cinematography." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Genius (2016)

"Genius may have its failings but it glows with a shared wonder of the world and of the written word." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 7, 2016

The BFG (2016)

"Children and adults who've come to expect fireworks over clever coziness may take a while to settle into this dyslexic fairy tale, but it's eminently worth the effort." ‐Signature
Posted Nov 7, 2016

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"[The Handmaiden,] Park Chan-wook's Korean- and Japanese-language take on Welsh novelist Sarah Waters's Victorian-set romantic thriller Fingersmith, may be the best adaptation of this year. It is certainly the most innovative." ‐Signature
Posted Oct 20, 2016

The Babadook (2014)

"For all its otherworldly flourishes, it confirms that the most terrifying monsters are remarkably local -- domestic, even." ‐Signature
Posted Oct 5, 2016

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"What fascinates me most about this Girl on the Train -- and what makes it a film that may resonate most with women -- is that it has the audacity to embrace unlikeable female protagonists who don't even like themselves." ‐Signature
Posted Oct 5, 2016

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

"At heart, this film about the human condition, that most Swedish of topics, is like Ove itself -- brisk, bemused, and deeply loving." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 28, 2016

High-Rise (2016)

"Oh, I just love the casting of this film." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 25, 2016

The Lobster (2016)

"The experience of inhabiting this otherworld even for two hours is so harrowing and demanding that The Lobster doesn't easily relinquish its viewers, especially as its ambiguous ending offers no clean takeaway." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 25, 2016

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"This is Miller's first wholly New York City-based film, and it seems no coincidence that it is also her most delightful. " ‐Signature
Posted Sep 25, 2016

Goat (2016)

"[it's] is about a male fraternity, which easily could qualify it as a boys-will-be-boys lark... [but] Goat is a more serious venture -- one that tackles this all-American institution's casual brutality with a refreshingly bare-bones candor." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 22, 2016

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Singing and sincere, this film easily sails past the limitations of William Wheeler's script. When rendered with a pure heart, sacrifice and devotion can never be oversold." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 21, 2016

The Dressmaker (2016)

"This is Winslet's world. Her grown-up lady curves, her generous features, her unique cocktail of impatience and compassion: They're all as wonderfully incongruous as this swoon of a film." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 21, 2016

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

"It's about the identity politics that allowed Leroy to come to be in the first place -- about whether the literary talent for which Leroy was lauded could so quickly have been dismissed had it been taken on its own merits." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 16, 2016

Snowden (2016)

"If Vietnam veteran/activist Ron Kovic were Stone's twentieth-century patron patriot, Snowden is a twenty-first-century patriot martyr -- a man who loves his country enough to give up access to it." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 14, 2016

I Saw the Light (2016)

"One of these days someone is going to wise up and make a music biopic that focuses on what actually distinguishes their subject... there have always been plenty of no-account, whoring boozehounds. But there was only one Hank Williams." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016

The Program (2016)

"[Foster] has admitted to a certain admiration for Armstrong. This is evident in the compassion built into his portrayal, which adds complexity to the slick veneer of Frears's obvious antipathy for his subject." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 54%

White Wedding (2010)

"It's a winning farce, if one that's far too broad." ‐Time Out
Posted Sep 13, 2016
1/5 5%

Waiting for Forever (2011)

"Maybe it's this soapy saga's cocktail of the worst of both the Lifetime network and self-consciously quirky indie cinema, but the strong supporting cast (including Jenkins and Blythe Danner) looks downright queasy in every frame." ‐Time Out
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Sully (2016)

"Though Sully is by no means Eastwood's worst film -- I reserve that honor for 2002's Blood Work -- it does achieve the impossible. It makes an unlikeable film out of one of the few feel-good stories of the aughts." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016

The Little Prince (2016)

"Rather than attempting a direct translation of the book's content, they've captured its spirit by threading elements of the story into a modern-day tale about the dangers of sacrificing wonder to technology and commerce." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Improbably beautiful and improbably anguished." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Fatima (2016)

"Never a downer but always clear-eyed, Fatima soars because it dares to toil." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"The 9th Life of Louis Drax could not be more appropriately titled, not only because it has gone through many incarnations before its September 2 arrival in theaters but because it seems to contain the ghosts of many films." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Indignation (2016)

"This film is deeply, admirably unsentimental, with direction so seamless that only in the fine work of the actors is an agenda laid bare." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Into The Forest (2016)

"Into the Forest may get lost in the glut of post-apocalyptic films... If that's the case, it'll be a shame, for this adaptation of Jean Hegland's gently sci-fi novel is a more intimate film than many of those zombie-busters and doomsday thrillers. " ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"Nebbishy Brits being seduced by charismatic, hedonistic Russians doesn't require as much explanation as you might think, especially when you're being dazzled by the same eye candy and charismatic personalities as they are." ‐Signature
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Draft Day (2014)

"Reitman may have his drawbacks but no one has ever accused his films of lacking heart. With sports movies especially, ya gotta have heart." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/5 45%

Just Wright (2010)

"Although it's replete with solid supporting players and even stronger goodwill, Just Wright buckles under the burden of its pure intentions. Too many auxiliary, moralizing plot points and characters are picked up, only to be suddenly dropped." ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
1/5 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"The only saving grace of this wannabe Looney Tune? The animals don't talk." ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 38%

The Other Woman (2011)

"Ultimately, it's Kudrow who saves the picture: Blazing and bitter, she may be allotted a third dimension only near the end of the movie, but, man, does she pack a wallop when it finally comes." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 2, 2011
3/5 32%

For Colored Girls (2010)

"Herein lies an invitation for us all to move beyond victimhood ... and, in some cases, simply to get over ourselves." ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 3, 2010
2/5 28%

Life as We Know It (2010)

"It's a sorry state of affairs when Katherine Heigl is the closest approximation of a screwball-ready actor that contemporary mainstream movies can offer." ‐Time Out
Posted Oct 6, 2010
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