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Marshall Shaffer

Marshall Shaffer
Marshall Shaffer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine, Slashfilm, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.5/10 79% Her Smell (2018) None of the bravura filmmaking would have the same stinging impact were it not for Elisabeth Moss.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
6.5/10 71% The Hummingbird Project (2019) Nguyen's tightly directed adult drama always captivates, but his undercooked script cannot help but beg the question "so what?" when the credits roll.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
6.5/10 67% Maya (2018) Hansen-Løve portrays both Maya, other Indian characters and the country at large with nuance and dimensionality. But she comes a little close to the line separating affectionate portrayal from exploitative navel-gazing.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
7/10 90% Climax (2018) [The] film is at its best when visually matching the lithe maneuvering of a body pushed to its extremity.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
7/10 61% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) What results is something still as rigorously written and planned as Farhadi's other films, just lacking a certain organic quality that gives the drama an extra punch.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
9.5/10 80% Mid90s (2018) Mid90s feels like Jonah Hill's soul pouring out on screen, an authentic and unfettered expression of maturation and belonging.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
7/10 85% Boy Erased (2018) There's a clear evolution over time in the performance of Jared, which features the normally charismatic Hedges functioning within a very small range of expressed emotion.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
7/10 88% What They Had (2018) What They Had manages to come out to something more than the sum of its imperfect parts.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
5.5/10 70% Assassination Nation (2018) Levinson is smart enough to know better while also apparently being brazen enough not to really care.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
7/10 100% Gloria Bell (2018) Lelio does not shy away from the melancholy of his protagonist's isolated situation, and it makes her triumphs all the sweeter to savor.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
8.5/10 85% Ben is Back (2018) Lucas Hedges provides a beating, aching heart at the center of Ben Is Back with his soulful performance, another reminder of why he is one of the most exciting young performers working today.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
7.5/10 64% Beautiful Boy (2018) Health and happiness are both so near and so unattainable in Beautiful Boy.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Audiard does not seek to ape, riff or revise common tropes. He seems far more concerned with honoring the spirit of the land that inspired so many others to stage thrilling tales in its vast expanses.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
7.5/10 84% Monsters and Men (2018) Though elements of it peek through in the other characters, Zyrick represents the only persona through which Green fully realizes his vision of self-actualization frequently denied to people of color in these narratives. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/4 60% Operation Finale (2018) The film never manages to reconcile the enormity of the Holocaust with how ordinary a bureaucrat Eichmann was.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Maine (2018) Remarkably, Maine never feels like some kind of pointed rejoinder to the wilderness self-discovery narrative that serves as a popular fantasy.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
7/10 86% Song of Back and Neck (2018) Do we really need another sad middle-age white guy comedy? Probably not, but if we have to have them, at least let them be more like Paul Lieberstein's Song of Back and Neck.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet To Dust (2018) Röhrig and Broderick work remarkably well in tandem throughout To Dust, with the former providing the sincerity and the latter bringing some levity.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
8.5/10 85% Disobedience (2018) The stakes are high, yet Disobedience never slips into easy melodrama.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
No Score Yet Back Roads (2018) The emotions on display in Back Roads are not the type that can be buried and disposed of. They must be acknowledged and dealt with. And factoring in this being a freshman feature only makes the achievement all the more remarkable.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/4 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) The Club examines impunity in shocking, enlightening ways that effectively challenge the privileged position held by the Catholic Church in Chilean society. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
3/4 91% The Witch (2016) Despite filtering the horrors of a bygone era through an arcane narrative vehicle, The Witch still manages to scare us with its immediacy.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
3.5/4 95% Son of Saul (2015) Imagine the kinetic immediacy of Emmanuel Lubezki combined with the claustrophobic intimacy of Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015