Marie Asner

Marie Asner
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
film critic for 21 years
Favorites:
The Godfather Trilogy
Publications: Phantom Tollbooth
Location: Kansas City
Official Websites: phantomtollbooth.org

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 No Score Yet Purdah (2018) The film is compelling in that the camera is part of the family and then part of the population. The face-on view conveys the emotion each person feels at the time, then filming from afar, you see how the problems within this family can be multiplied... - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3.5/5 85% Tater Tot & Patton (2019) Along with the two main actors, there is the cinematography by Peter "Per" Wigand that is a third actor in their scenes, and music by Garth Stevenson that is the fourth actor. This quartet makes the movie come alive. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 94% The Mustang (2019) The Mustang isn't just for horse-loving people, even if you have ridden a horse only once in your life, you know the power and strength that is there, and the stubbornness and defiance that can be there, too. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/5 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) The music score by the late Johann Johannsson has special music for each scene and that, in itself, becomes part of the cast. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
2.5/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) So goes the storyline, and with each bend in the road, there is violence, including beatings, drug overdoses, and death by whatever piece of wood or steel is handy. One can lose count. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3.5/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Bring a handkerchief. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Brie Larson has the credits for the role and trained extensively for it, but she is hampered by her character having amnesia through part of the story. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3.5/5 96% Roma (2018) There is sadness and some humor in Roma. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Chasing the Win (2018) Chasing The Win is a good documentary with heart and shows the life of a champion race horse and what happens after the glory days are past. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3.5/5 95% RBG (2018) No matter what side of the fence you are on, politically, this documentary gives a view into the workings of the Supreme Court and what it takes to make it to the top. Perseverance and a sense of humor. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 46% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) The film is atmospheric and don't expect rich togas, this is plain homespun here. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2.5/5 27% Breaking In (2018) You began to wonder just how many times Shaun would think of an idea only to have a crook come up with another idea. Like playing tic-tac-toe. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 82% Beirut (2018) Beirut debuted well at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. will tell, but this one holds up well. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 71% Hostiles (2018) Hostiles is not your usual gunslinger/wagon train/outlaw Western. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3.5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) [Daniel Day-Lewisis on] another plane than everyone else. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/5 88% The Post (2018) What you expect they will do... they do. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3.5/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Director Craig Gillespie has put together quite a film. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Daisy Ridley is always in motion. Her role of a young warrior is intense, but her moments with Adam Driver, comparing good and evil, are good, indeed. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3.5/5 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The local diner, pick-up trucks everywhere, beautiful sunsets on a lonely countryside and you sense that if something wasn't done to stir things up, the town and its secrets would slide into nothingness. If only the billboards could speak. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/5 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Bring hankie to this film. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/5 59% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) All in all, this cast does make a team, but I think Pfeiffer steals her scenes with an enigmatic look. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 79% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) This movie is a top-notch production and my guess is that it will appear in movie theaters as a special each year, or at least, on television as a favorite. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Fans won't be disappointed in Thor: Ragnorak. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 88% Only the Brave (2017) Josh Brolin does a very good job as the conflicted Eric, who lives for his job and doesn't seem to notice much else, even his wife. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 72% Viceroy's House (2017) It is always enjoyable to sit back and watch the actors do their work. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Victor (2017) The impossible is sometimes just within a hand's grasp. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) Wind River is one of the best films of the year so far. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2.5/5 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) [I] wanted to reach up to the screen and switch Bratt off. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 75% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) There is a sadness in everything [Christopher Plummer] speaks. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
89% Maudie (2017) The scenery of Nova Scotia is beautifully [filmed] by cinematographer Guy Timmins. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) A film about a poet takes a special touch from a director, and here, Terence Davies got it right. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) My favorite scene? Deckard and his Mom. This could be a film by itself. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Toni Erdmann is 40 minutes too long, period. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/5 96% Argo (2012) This is better than any horror movie. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
84% Julieta (2016) The cinematography... is, at times, almost an actor in the film. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) Paterson left me with a feeling of hope. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) It is Jamie, as played by Lucas Jade Zumann, who gets your attention. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 85% Lion (2016) Director Gareth Davis has pulled it together for a tale of two countries, two cities and two lives twenty years apart. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
4/5 92% Fences (2016) Fences will surely garner Oscar nominations for the screenplay and actor performances. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
2.5/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The lighting is dim and you can't tell what the groups are doing. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/5 91% La La Land (2016) Longing for an old Hollywood musical?... Look no further, movie fan. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kenneth Lonergan has written quite a script. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) The Eagle Huntress is a look into another world. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/5 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Fans will be happy. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) What is effective is that the camera rests on the actor's faces, rather than all the ruckus going on around them. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/5 86% Sully (2016) Tom Hanks seems comfortable in the role, moustache and all. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) I kept looking at my watch, even though the film is just over two hours long. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
54% Dough (2016) Dough is a little gem in this year's independent films. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
3/5 88% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) There are humorous moments and moments of poignancy. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
2.5/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) I actually looked at my watch a few times. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016