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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): indieWire, New York Magazine/Vulture, Salon.com, Time Out, IFC.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Zombieland (2009) With its quick pace and witty writing, it's a nonstop, snarky ride.‐ Us Weekly
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43% Brooklyn's Finest (2010) Throughout his career, [Hawke's] broody emotionality has never read as phony so much as sincerely self-aggrandizing. Here, it connects with nothing, reminding us in turn that the film does not connect with its audience.‐ IFC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
75% The Exploding Girl (2010) In her first starring role, Kazan as Ivy vacillates wonderfully between insecurity and insouciance.‐ IFC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
27% Remember Me (2010) Although this ditty about two pretty, broken lovebirds would never have been a groundbreaker, it might have worked better had it not labored under the shadow of a recent event that should never be pillaged as a deus ex machina.‐ IFC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
83% My Week with Marilyn (2011) This is a trifle of a film about a trifle of a film. But trifles can be appealing, especially English trifles, and this one is no exception.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
53% The Greatest (2010) [A] paint-by-numbers first feature.‐ IFC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
60% Breaking Upwards (2010) In this plodding, plotting gimmick of a film, only Pablo Schreiber, as Zoe's loutish rebound, and the rarely seen Andrea Martin, as Zoe's oversharing mom, come off smelling like a rose.‐ IFC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
69% The Runaways (2010) I find it the worst kind of form over function, in which all involved seem to have forgotten that the aesthetic rebellions of the time stemmed from a deeper defiance of the status quo.‐ IFC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
78% Bluebeard (2010) I'm starting to think that even mediocre contemporary French films, with their myriad question marks, outstrip most American fare -- and Catherine Breillat's Bluebeard is hardly mediocre, though it is modest in scale.‐ IFC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
51% Chloe (2010) Are meaty female roles so hard to come by in the US these days that even actresses as formidable as Moore choose such compromises?‐ IFC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
91% Lady Macbeth (2017) I'm not sure if I actually like this film but that just means it's filling its purpose.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
96% Spotlight (2015) The true stand-out is the story itself, and McCarthy wisely ensures this is so, painting a picture of systemic corruption and abuse that is miraculously, usefully bald.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
34% Live By Night (2017) Just as tension should be boiling over, the plot powers down, leaving us with a handful of codas that don't deliver as they should.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
93% Fences (2016) Fences is a portrait of ordinary people fumbling toward compassion and courage under the shadow of extraordinary injustice, disenfranchisement, and self-doubt.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
85% Silence (2017) Sacrificing for one's beliefs is as important as it's ever been, yet asserting this fact by inflicting us with one hundred sixty minutes of grinding, unredemptive cinema now seems like the worst kind of vanity project.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
94% Neruda (2016) Chilean director Pablo Larraín seems to be on a one-man mission to revolutionize the biopic genre.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
39% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
45% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
74% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
90% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
88% Gone Girl (2014) Fincher seems to thrive with this suburban backdrop, perhaps because it's the ultimate surface to pierce.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
90% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
97% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
60% Joy (2015) It's as if Russell's earnestness has trumped the sly wit that's always been his saving grace.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
93% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
83% Lamb (2016) Here are two people who may not belong to each other but also don't belong to anyone else.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
50% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Beneath WTF's ravings lurks a useful invitation to examine the narcissism driving Western journalism and politics.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
91% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
79% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
75% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
59% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
74% Miles Ahead (2016) At once wild-eyed and self-contained, Cheadle as actor is at his apex, which is really saying something.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
98% Love & Friendship (2016) Stillman keeps it all afloat in a froth of quick wit and beautiful costumes and cinematography.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
51% Genius (2016) Genius may have its failings but it glows with a shared wonder of the world and of the written word.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
74% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
95% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
98% The Babadook (2014) For all its otherworldly flourishes, it confirms that the most terrifying monsters are remarkably local -- domestic, even.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
43% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
89% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
61% High-Rise (2016) Oh, I just love the casting of this film.‐ Signature
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
89% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
85% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
78% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
93% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
55% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
81% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
61% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
20% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
59% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016