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Lisa Rosman

Lisa Rosman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% Noah (2014) Really, Noah works so well because it is such a personal take on this biblical story. ‐ Signature
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41% Divergent (2014) [Divergent] is faithful enough to the book -- but doesn't work well unto itself.‐ Signature
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54% Fading Gigolo (2014) Fading Gigolo, John Turturro's fifth directorial effort, is a wonderful film.‐ Signature
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51% Hateship Loveship (2014) The film Hateship Loveship is a study in earnestness. To some degree that is a function of our times.‐ Signature
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38% God's Pocket (2014) So long as Slattery trains his lens on the bars and back rooms of this salty-dog slum, this film is great fun, if an acquired taste.‐ Signature
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71% Palo Alto (2014) The real headline is Coppola herself, though. I may not love Palo Alto but its substance and style are singular enough that I am keen to see what she does next.‐ Signature
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50% Maleficent (2014) As Maleficent dawdles along, it not only veers from Disney's traditional values but also - alas, alack - from the studio's recent foray into girl power.‐ Signature
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81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) It's safe to declare the adaptation of the popular young adult novel a wild success. ‐ Signature
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95% Snowpiercer (2014) Snowpiercer is a fantastic dumb movie for smart people.‐ Signature
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89% Venus in Fur (2014) The ideological messages may continue to shift beneath our feet long after we leave the theater but the solidity of the impact of Venus in Fur will be what sticks.‐ Signature
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97% Life Itself (2014) This is an extraordinary biopic not just because it is about an extraordinary life but because it advocates living - and dying - with candor and grace.‐ Signature
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74% The Congress (2014) In these hyper-dissociative times, [The Congress] may be just what the doctor ordered.‐ Signature
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78% Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) For those interested in crime procedurals, Whitey offers a compelling - and admirably comprehensive - look at the fraught dynamics within and between federal agencies.‐ Signature
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62% L'├ęcume des jours (Mood Indigo) (2014) These surfaces, however splendid, are just surfaces, and we fuse no emotional connection to these characters or this story, not even as an allegory.‐ Signature
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51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) Even ignoring the elephant on the screen that is male privilege, the ever-widening age gap between men and their female costars makes for less interesting films.‐ Signature
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35% If I Stay (2014) For long stretches, [If I Stay] seems like a TV pilot for a WB show that, rightfully, did not get picked up.‐ Signature
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35% The Giver (2014) This movie adaption does not live up to the book. ‐ Signature
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93% Love Is Strange (2014) Love Is Strange is an extraordinary achievement in the purest sense of the word extraordinary, for it transcends the ordinary by luxuriating in it with wonderfully oddball rhythms.‐ Signature
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67% The Notebook (2014) Notebook frames the evil revealed by the region's Nazi Occupation as the most treacherous of fairy tales: one that realizes our childhood fear that there really are no trustworthy grownups.‐ Signature
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82% The Two Faces of January (2014) Still, there's no shortage of visual pleasures to distract us from the existential boredom of a sinking ship.‐ Signature
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90% Wetlands (2014) This story is entirely Helen's, and there has never been a character like her in the history of film or literature.‐ Signature
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89% The Drop (2014) Happily, The Drop packs an emotional wallop.‐ Signature
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82% Tracks (2014) Tracks is an invitation rarely proffered by a modern film: one that asks us to consider what we really need.‐ Signature
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42% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) Somewhere in its two hours, This Is Where I Leave You morphs into the well-considered, emotionally resonant fare that we should still expect from our multiplexes.‐ Signature
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77% St. Vincent (2014) As much as St. Vincent is a crowd-pleaser with real subtlety, a sympathetic portrayal of working-class people, and a legitimately tender heart, it may go under the radar, too.‐ Signature
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100% Hiroshima Mon Amour (1960) Gorgeous and yearning, Hiroshima Mon Amour offers a still-modern thesis: Memory, like love, is a commodity that no one fully possesses.‐ Signature
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55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) Events are ultimately spelled out in a way that betrays a novel one would have thought was not good enough to be betrayed.‐ Signature
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51% Low Down (2014) As a biopic, though, [Low Down] is both too much and too little.‐ Signature
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79% The Theory of Everything (2014) Even in her own account, Jane Hawking is not a compelling woman. This does not make her unimportant - just not an ideal subject for a feature-length film.‐ Signature
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40% Horns (2014) No one's going to pretend that Horns lives up to its source material, or even achieves any tonal consistency.‐ Signature
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81% The Homesman (2014) Clear-eyed but never discompassionate, The Homesman collects uneasy truths that are all too often left by the wayside of our nation's road to success.‐ Signature
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67% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) [Mockingjay Part 1] is quite good - if also the darkest and least accommodating in the series so far.‐ Signature
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90% Wild (2014) Wild is doggedly interior, as if to remind us that we never can see anything so long as we're blinded by the ghosts of our pasts.‐ Signature
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87% Still Alice (2015) What works beyond a shadow of a doubt is Julianne Moore herself. For a long time now, she has demonstrated an uncanny range and power.‐ Signature
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73% Inherent Vice (2015) This affable paean to absurdism will be revered in years to come no matter what hostility it engenders now.‐ Signature
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51% Unbroken (2014) Unbroken is by far Angelina Jolie's strongest directorial effort.‐ Signature
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97% Two Days, One Night (2014) There are few pleasures in contemporary cinema comparable to those of watching Marion Cotillard.‐ Signature
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99% Selma (2015) As protests continue to erupt, it becomes ever more apparent that we need models of effective change. Selma fits that bill stirringly.‐ Signature
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33% Blackhat (2015) I'd never suggest [Blackhat] is a perfect movie - but there's a significant amount of odd, stirring stuff here. ‐ Signature
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51% The Humbling (2015) [The Humbling] is too impolitic to be celebrated in art-house theaters and too esoteric to be featured in today's sequel-driven multiplexes.‐ Signature
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48% Cake (2015) Cake is a particular disappointment, though the blame cannot entirely be assigned to Jennifer Aniston.‐ Signature
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59% The Last 5 Years (2015) The Last Five Years is Anna Kendrick's tour de force, and she sings her heart out, nearly breaking ours in the process.‐ Signature
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29% Insurgent (2015) Insurgent, the second film in what's now officially known as The Divergent Series, is much better than its predecessor.‐ Signature
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83% Cinderella (2015) We shall have this good, slightly bland Cinderella. Sometimes that's more than enough.‐ Signature
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32% Cymbeline (2015) Haunting and richly layered, tis such stuff as dreams are made on.‐ Signature
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16% Serena (2015) As a film, [Serena] translates into a melodrama that makes little sense and fewer friends.‐ Signature
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94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) The picture it manages to assemble packs such a punch that it gives new meaning to "going clear." Jaw-dropping, indeed.‐ Signature
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89% White God (2015) White God may be about the adventures of a dog and a young girl, but it's far from a Disney tooth-decayer.‐ Signature
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90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) Though it's a respectable two hours, I was disappointed when this film quietly shuttered to a stop. I could have floated on it forever.‐ Signature
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42% Effie Gray (2015) Everything about this potentially vibrant period drama is a washed-out watercolor.‐ Signature
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