Max Cea

Max Cea
Max Cea's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Salon.com
Publications: Salon.com

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Drew Michael (2018) With its digitally vacant aesthetic and cinematic emphasis, has the look of stand-up's future, but it's grounded in the style of the form's recent past. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) All of the film's stars shine, it's beautifully shot, it's in turns hilarious and touching and the literary conceit pays off. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) There are more artistically inspired versions of the "Battle of the Sexes" story, but in art, like in tennis, the moment dictates the shot; this moment called for a crisp forehand smash, and "Battle of the Sexes" delivered. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2017
90% Stronger (2017) It deftly articulates how someone can be a hero for being a victim. It's patriotic but nuanced. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
74% Landline (2017) The humor works because Robespierre parcels it out sparingly, at all the right (and wrong) moments, and because all the actors have serious chops. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
87% Okja (2017) It's a wonder that such a garish display would be effective. But it works on two different levels. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
71% Gemini (2018) There's smart commentary about fame, gender and celebrity in "Gemini," but Katz builds tension so brilliantly that it's hard to watch it and think about anything other than the mystery at hand. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
75% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) The discomfort that Arteta elicits serves a purpose and is buoyed by a few very funny moments. Arteta challenges the audience's notion of appropriate behavior, civility and conviction. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
49% War Machine (2017) In the Trump era, the dysfunction of the modern military machine feels quaint. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
76% Manifesto (2017) Despite the hit-and-miss nature of this highfalutin concept-art, "Manifesto" comes across as successfully, outrageously funny. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
37% Snatched (2017) In "Snatched," Schumer is indulged all of her worst tendencies. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
86% Win It All (2017) "Win It All" is a small character drama that, through improvisation, renders relationships impeccably; it's at once specific and universal. But "Win It All" is also a new look for Swanberg. It's the first film he has made that has a script. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017