Marilyn Ferdinand

Marilyn Ferdinand
Marilyn Ferdinand's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader
Publications: Chicago Reader
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% Barrage (2017) Schroeder can't sustain enough tension or emotion to make the story compelling. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
No Score Yet El bosque de Karadima (2015) Gnecco's performance as Karadima, a callous narcissist whom many of the Chilean faithful call "the little saint," made my skin crawl. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
80% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) Silva, in his first role, doesn't quite reach his character's core, but his impulsiveness offers a fine counterbalance to Castro's caginess. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
83% Viva (2016) Sentimentality creeps into the closing scenes, undermining the film's tough-minded realism, but Breathnach and O'Halloran show a real affinity for life in Cuba. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
85% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) An affecting portrait of a decent man who risks his life to uphold a bond of trust with his students. Though squarely in the tradition of Dead Poets Society and The Bad News Bears, the film offers higher stakes and, consequently, a bigger payoff. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
No Score Yet Avalanche (2015) The character's underlying malaise is a byproduct of aging and the compromises and deceptions of most long-term relationships, but the superficial resolution betrays the depths of emotion Farshbaf has developed up to that point. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016