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Maria Garcia

Maria Garcia
Maria Garcia's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% The Swan (Svanurinn) (2018) An awkward debut film by an Icelandic director, The Swan centers on a nine-year-old girl on her first summer away from home.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
69% Never Goin' Back (2018) In her debut feature, writer-director Augustine Frizzel crafts a girl buddy movie with far too many male characters.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Debra Granik, director and co-writer of Winter's Bone, is back with another-slightly more low-key, but still riveting-story of "the other America."‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
100% The Judge (2018) This skillfully conceived documentary focuses on a charismatic Muslim judge, a woman appointed to the Palestinian Shari'a court.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) This excellent sophomore film by a Chinese writer-director is a rare look at the life of a young Native American man.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
92% Lean on Pete (2018) A piercing revelation of the ways in which Western culture injures men.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2018) All of the Oscar nominees in the documentary short category address pressing social issues in the United States[,] and they do so with great humanity.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2018) This year's animated shorts category at the Oscars is marked by two obvious standouts.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2018) This year's slate of live-action Oscar nominated shorts runs the quality gamut.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
65% Please Stand By (2018) Dakota Fanning is outstanding in the starring role. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
88% A Ciambra (2018) The audience [...] is, at best, being subjected to a rather dull story about an equivocal protagonist.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
62% Hollow in the Land (2017) [A] skillfully plotted debut feature.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
94% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) Nancy Buirski's excellent and timely documentary presents the legacy of one courageous black woman.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
58% The New Radical (2017) Had it incorporated women's voices, Lough's documentary would be exceptional, but as it stands it is a good primer on the "dark web." ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
100% Soufra (2017) Well-directed documentary about a Palestinian woman who starts a catering business in a refugee camp.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Curtis' steady hand, apparent in My Week With Marilyn (2011), elevated that mediocre screenplay, as it does this one. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
93% The Force (2017) A documentary that is at once about a police department, a city and, by extension, a nation on the brink of dissolution.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
70% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) A young doctor has a crisis of conscience in the latest incisive drama from the Dardenne Brothers.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
88% This Time Tomorrow (Mañana a esta hora) (2016) Lina Rodriguez's excellent sophomore feature overturns the longstanding male perspective of female teenage characters as little more than objects of desire.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
67% Footnotes (Sur quel pied danser) (2017) Homage of movie musicals of years past has a certain charm but fails to live up to its illustrious predecessors.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
100% Birthright: A War Story (2017) A necessary, if not always well-constructed, examination of the perilous state of reproductive rights in the United States.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
83% Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2017) Great performances by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti anchor this commedia al'Italiana-inspired movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Intelligent but sometimes discursive documentary about African-American author James Baldwin.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
94% Newtown (2016) Newtown is the filmmaker's biased narrative of that village as one defiled by an outcast who is never named by her or her subjects.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
90% Demon (2016) Skillfully realized story of a dybbuk, a diabolical spirit from Jewish folklore who addresses wrongdoings.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
93% The Little Prince (2016) This inventive adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's children's book is beautifully realized in CG and stop-motion animation techniques.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
96% Hooligan Sparrow (2016) Rather than allowing Hooligan Sparrow to represent [subject Ye Haiyan's] achievement, [director Nanfu] Wang continually highlights her own plight.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
80% Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2016) An inspired approach to biography [...] a thoughtful portrait of this gifted artist.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
95% Black Girl (La noire de...) (1966) With Black Girl, Ousmane Sembene crafts one of cinema's finest portraits of African neocolonialism.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
89% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) Rather than the psychological thriller one might expect, The Clan is a senseless and sanguinary depiction of criminal behavior.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
92% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) The latest and most intensely personal movie by the celebrated Chinese director Jia Zhangke won the top prize at Cannes' Directors Fortnight.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
90% I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene) (1965) This is a timeless story, although not in [director Antonio] Pietrangeli's hands, an archetypal one. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
93% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) Ave Maria is the standout in this year's quintet of Oscar-nominated live-action shorts.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
87% The Club (El Club) (2016) This drama about pedophile priests replaces the depiction of ethical and moral dilemmas with all the details one might hear on a daytime reality show.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
100% Democrats (2015) A fascinating, fly-on-wall portrait of patriarchal politics and power. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
95% Sembene! (2015) Serves as a good introduction to the work of "the father of African cinema."‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
72% Suffragette (2015) [Suffragette] will resonate with audiences because while it is a historical drama, its modernity is felt in the predicament of its working-class hero.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) An exercise in self-pity that will test the limits of [Jafar Panahi's] most sympathetic audiences.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
93% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) An expertly edited mosaic of the political party.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) A portrait of the artist as increasingly uncomfortable with his talent and his Hollywood milieu. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2015
98% Phoenix (2015) A profound commentary on the lasting effects of the Nazi era on the German people.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
93% A Borrowed Identity (2015) An excellent cast, a solid script, and a few surprises about the little-known circumstances of life as an Arab-Israeli citizen make A Borrowed Identity an absorbing film. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
88% Tangerines (2015) Excellent performances from the ensemble cast [...] elevate what is an otherwise theatrical treatment of a timeworn narrative.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
82% Human Capital (2015) An unremarkable thriller elevated by a few excellent performances and Paolo Virzì's direction.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) It is not often that movies so authentically portray the travails of working-class characters in developed countries.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2014
87% Winter Sleep (2014) [Haluk] Bilginer's [performance] alternates between brooding melancholy and sharp-tongued contemptuousness, failing to reach the tragic dimensions which the writers intended.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2014
90% Closed Curtain (2014) If Closed Curtain seems at times too self-reflexive, it is Panahi's despair which rescues the movie, exquisite in its rendering, and terrifying for its ability to clutch at the soul.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2014
84% Violette (2014) Unfortunately, Provost mostly avoids Leduc's substantial literary contribution in favor of depicting her life solely through her friends and mentors, and her mother Berthe with whom she had a dysfunctional relationship.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2014
89% Elena (2014) Women's cinematic quests for identity are singular, as they so often involve reminiscences of a dead relative... Elena adds another assured and courageous voice.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 28, 2014
80% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) Despite beautiful cinematography and Juliette Binoche in the title role, Bruno Dumont's biopic is a dull fictionalized depiction of three days of the eponymous sculptor's 30-year confinement.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2013