Megan Purdy

Megan Purdy
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: CBR, Ms En Scene

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me By Your Name is one of the most beautiful films I saw in 2017, but ultimately it left me unsettled. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
92% Window Horses (2017) Window Horses' dual plot of artistic self-discovery through travel and learning and of reconnecting with a lost family and culture are skillfully woven together. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
86% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) The Untamed is a strange film. Beautifully shot, edited and composed. Directed with a firm hand and clear vision. Full of layered performances and sharp social commentary. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
92% Raw (2017) It plays out slowly, with creeping dread that does not disperse even with the closing credits. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
48% Sadako Vs Kayako (2016) Sadako vs Kayako is an exercise in self-indulgence. It's a lunchtime debate stretched out into the running time of a feature film, meant only to amuse you and remind you of better films and better days. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
100% Seoul Station (2016) Seoul Station is a razor sharp critique of authority, of national pride, and of institutionalized oppression. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
69% mother! (2017) The sum of mother! is a stew of a very basic thriller stretched out with surrealism and freshman philosophy. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Ultimately, I found Professor Marston and the Wonder Women disappointing, too melodramatic to be a good comedy, and too rushed to be a good period romance. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) [Daniela] Vega is incredible in all of these scenes, fully occupying the screen with a presence that oscillates from fury to the stark horror of grief. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
84% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience is a slow-burning character study that erupts only occasionally with violent emotion. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
97% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound is a raw, historical family drama with a Faulkernian cadence. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
75% High Fantasy (2017) It's harrowing and hilarious and neither aspect feels neglected or out of place. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) It's a restrained and humane portrait of a killer and the community that raised him. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Killing of a Sacred Deer aims for absurd horror but lands on the simply generic. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
98% God's Own Country (2017) God's Own Country is a film where every frame is full of light and texture specifically designed to convey the subtle nuances of this relationship, and to give it a specificity anchored in this place and time. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
91% Phantom Thread (2018) What Phantom Thread is, in the end, is a strange combination of romantic thriller and masterful character study of creatives, obsessives, and the worlds they build. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) If you've ever doubted Kruger's ability to carry a film, In the Fade should put your doubts to rest. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
86% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The Insult is conventional courtroom drama made unusual by its politics. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
89% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) On Body and Soul is deeply grounded, focused, and whole. It is, as far as I'm concerned, a masterpiece of weird love stories. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
85% First Match (2018) First Match is an emotionally complex coming-of-age story. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
94% Foxtrot (2018) The absolute precision of the film's construction, from sound, to production design, to cinematography, to the performances is exquisite, and painful because of it. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
84% Deadpool 2 (2018) But ultimately I found it frustrating: not quite the film it could and should have been, and too willing to punch down where punching up would serve it better. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
100% A Moment in the Reeds (2017) A Moment In the Reeds feels necessary. It's a soft pause between sweet romance and bitter family drama. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
60% Fish Bones (2018) But ultimately the film defeats itself with time jumps that seem there more for the sake of style than story. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
No Score Yet Chedeng and Apple (Si Chedeng at si Apple) (2017) Chedeng and Apple is a funny and refreshing film about older women living for themselves and rediscovering the importance of their friendship. Come for the salty widows, stay for them tricking the cops. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
100% Retablo (2017) Retablo is an exquisitely shot film about art, family, toxic masculinity, and homophobia. - Ms En Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020