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Marsha McCreadie

Marsha McCreadie
Marsha McCreadie's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, New York Press,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 96% The Crash Reel (2013) The tale of a modern-day Icarus. His wings didn't melt, but his brain cracked. He lived, but he learned to question the trip. ‐
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3.5/4 89% The Punk Singer (2013) It is not the most subtly layered documentary I've ever seen, but these days it's no longer verboten to take a stance in docs. And there is so much to be admired about Hanna. ‐
Posted Dec 13, 2013
0% Live At The Foxes Den (2013) Live at the Foxes Den is like a sketch of an idea of what life might be like if you could keep doing re-dos. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 5, 2013
64% 12-12-12 (2013) Concert films may be all the rage, but it will be hard to top the glitz and missionary zeal of this look behind the scenes and in front of the crowd at the star-laden Madison Square Garden show to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 12, 2013
67% How I Live Now (2013) It falls to Irish actress Saoirse Ronan to carry the burden of family reclamation in a post-nuclear age...For the most part, she manages. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 7, 2013
96% Muscle Shoals (2013) In the debut documentary of Greg "Freddy" Camalier, it's a toss-up as to which is more magical -- the physical place of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, or the music it produced. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 14, 2013
86% We Are What We Are (2013) We Are What We Are has elevated the horror genre into first-class moviemaking. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 14, 2013
1.5/4 0% The Snow Queen (2013) The message gets muddled with plot strands going every which way, though the real culprit is some awkward animation. ‐
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/4 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) It's not a pretty picture, but it's a compelling one. ‐
Posted Oct 4, 2013
2/4 35% A Teacher (2013) "A Teacher" will leave you feeling drained, even exhausted. That's about right for a movie about obsession, one with no resolution except waiting for the other thud to drop. ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2013
2/4 50% Standing Up (2013) "Standing Up" is mildly entertaining. Basso picks up steam as the movie moves ahead, but for the first third or so she seems to display only whininess. ‐
Posted Aug 16, 2013
4/4 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) "Cutie and the Boxer," like all truly noteworthy films, takes you by surprise with its unexpected twists and revelations. ‐
Posted Aug 16, 2013
30% Austenland (2013) What might boggle the mind more, though, and even cause Austen herself to walk out of the film, is that this showcase for Keri Russell (FX's "The Americans")...disintegrates into farce, even buffoonery. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2.5/4 75% Jug Face (2013) "Jug Face" is not uniformly polished, yet it's a breakthrough, not so much for gore, or terror, but because the director can truly do tension, maybe a harder trick to pull off. ‐
Posted Aug 13, 2013
2.5/4 42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) Lerman is adroit at looking eager and battle-worthy but not too cocky in a film as much about character development as sword play. ‐
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3.5/4 86% The Attack (2013) The Attack is the best kind of anti-war propaganda film, calm in feeling and mood, yet truly terrifying in showing the scourge of our age: terrorism, which can strike anybody, anywhere, at any time. ‐
Posted Jul 26, 2013
36% The Hot Flashes (2013) Funny, sometimes funky feminist fable by ur-feminist director Susan Seidelman is easy to like, if hard to believe. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 12, 2013
1/4 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) If nothing else, the movie's themes are announced: domesticity, ogling, excrement. ‐
Posted Jul 12, 2013
3/4 50% White House Down (2013) The special effects are scary-hairy enough to satisfy the midsummer "I wish to go to the moon" impulse. ‐
Posted Jul 3, 2013
62% Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013) Kevin Hart turns his personal pain into comedy and back again in a celebratory performance about his life and work, one and the same. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 3, 2013
65% The Heat (2013) Every actor knows it's harder to be funny than tragic, yet Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy make it look like rolling off a log in The Heat. And when that log catches fire, the criminals in Boston turn into cinders. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 28, 2013
37% The Purge (2013) James DeMonaco's thriller does get you thinking. What would you do if any crime were, well, a real free-for-all? ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 7, 2013
66% Tiger Eyes (2013) Cheaply made, for just over two million dollars, Tiger Eyes looks under-populated, even for its Southwestern milieu, with the feel of a made-for-TV movie, not an indie film, which is how it's being promoted. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 7, 2013
88% Hannah Arendt (2013) The writer-philosopher Hannah Arendt is brought to life by a mesmerizing Barbara Sukowa in Margarethe von Trotta's film. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 28, 2013
37% Peeples (2013) In a comedic rite of passage-meeting the folks-complicated by class barriers, Craig Robinson flails around in Peeples. Sometimes it produces laughs. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 10, 2013
77% Venus And Serena (2013) Documentary about the phenomenal tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams sees them as women as well as phenomenon. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 10, 2013
49% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013) This doc, title taken from a remark by a wealthy European shopper and immortalized in a New Yorker cartoon, is fun and frothy, a fan's mash note. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 30, 2013
20% Arthur Newman (2013) Fun for a bit, things soon turns silly ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 23, 2013
40% Mental (2013) Mental skewers the easy-on and -off labels of psychiatry, but some sequences, particularly one of "bad dreams," are sophomoric. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 28, 2013
70% Renoir (2013) Wisely, director Gilles Bourdos keeps the pace slow, what with all the tensions beneath the surface: Oedipal conflict, career choices, even class struggle. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 26, 2013
34% Everybody Has a Plan (2013) Even Viggo Mortensen's movingly enigmatic performance as identical twins can't help first-time Argentinean director Ana Piterbarg decide whether she is making an existential tone poem or a brutish thriller. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 19, 2013
9% If I Were You (2012) A screwball comedy for Canadians-not LOL funny, but as crazy as you might expect Toronto to get. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 12, 2013
56% The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2013) The imaginary heroes never spring to life. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 26, 2013
86% Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives (2013) The old ways are the still best, asserts this documentary, especially if it's a DIY birth with a midwife on hand to help. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 18, 2013
60% The Last Stand (2013) A rollicking riff on "He's back!" kick-starts Arnold Schwarzenegger's first starring vehicle since serving as California governor. You'll be glad. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 18, 2013
89% Consuming Spirits (2012) Consuming Spirits is overlong. A dystopian T.S. Eliot once said, "Humankind cannot bear too much reality," maybe even in a cartoon. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 11, 2012
64% The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) Burns gives a rare picture of another borough, showing the working-class environment he grew up in, and eulogizes: Queens, and even the beaches of Long Island when not in high season. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 5, 2012
67% Otelo Burning (2012) As buoyant as the waves its heroes surf on, Otelo Burning uses water as metaphor for freedom for its black South African teens in 1988. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 30, 2012
98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) The film is one-sided, of course-church officials ignored interview requests, but their version has been around for a couple of millennia anyway. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 13, 2012
96% In the Family (2012) Trevor St. John is cute and broody-mouthed as the deceased lover; Wang, the movie's writer-director, is touchingly, disarmingly open; and the kid, Sebastian Banes, is adorable. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 13, 2012
17% Coming Up Roses (2012) After a hoot of an entrance by Bernadette Peters showboating a tune from the rafters at a church wedding, Coming Up Roses takes a nosedive into despair and stays there. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 7, 2012
67% All Together (2012) Writer-director St├ęphane Robelin pictures a unique approach to getting old for a group of French friends, aided by a can-do and very glamorous transplanted American played by Jane Fonda. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 19, 2012
36% Yogawoman (2012) A pleasant and pretty polemic narrated by a serene Annette Bening, Yogawoman presents the ancient practice of yoga as a cure-all for the physical and spiritual ills of today's women. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 18, 2012
70% Sexy Baby (2012) There might be something new to say about sex after all, and it's said in Sexy Baby, a snazzily edited documentary by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 16, 2012
50% Sassy Pants (2012) With its positive gay images, and even a perfectly executed two-step line dance, Sassy Pants is a feel-good movie for girls of both sexes. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 16, 2012
84% Smashed (2012) Knockout punch of a character study looks at what happens when the main thing a couple has in common is booze and one partner decides to clean up. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2012
69% Wuthering Heights (2012) British director Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights is a version for our era, with a potent pastiche of naturalism, narcissism, a hint of incest, and a child victim's--Heathcliff's!--point of view. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 4, 2012
0% Trade of Innocents (2012) Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 2, 2012
17% Bringing Up Bobby (2012) The script, by first-time director Famke Janssen, condescends to the heartland, and minor roles collapse to stereotype. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 25, 2012
68% Step Up To The Plate (2012) Lacoste cleverly uses the enhanced sound of Michel slowly, deliberately chewing and crunching, in what is really the film's climax. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 14, 2012