Melissa Levine

Melissa Levine

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Dallas Observer , L.A. Weekly , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
54

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
97% 51 Birch Street (2006) " The resulting documentary begins shakily, with a naked self-consciousness that can be off-putting, but quickly develops into an absorbing and ever deepening drama." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2006
40% Broken Sky (2006) " Without dialogue, we don't know who the characters are, so we can't care about what they do." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 26, 2006
29% Zen Noir (2006) " Any hopes that Marc Rosenbush's film might transcend its unimaginative title are dashed almost immediately, as manic fade-outs, fade-ins and overlays of portentous symbols give way to mannered dialogue and bad jokes." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 22, 2006
75% American Blackout (2006) " McKinney's basic truths remain convincing." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 19, 2006
59% Red Doors (2005) " Red Doors is so well-meaning, with such obvious affection for its characters, that it pleases nonetheless." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 5, 2006
43% Reinas (Queens) (2006) " With five overbearing mothers and six overshadowed gay sons, this Spanish meet-the-parents ensemble farce aims for Almodóvar but falls far short." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 25, 2006
74% Princesas (Princesses) (2005) " De Aranoa never condescends to his subjects, and Caye's mixture of aggression and tenderness is appealingly authentic. Could this be the first film to use a cell phone ringtone to devastating emotional effect?" — Village Voice
Posted Aug 22, 2006
76% Factotum (2006) " Bent Hamer's deadpan adaptation of the Charles Bukowski novel has an appealing listlessness, but it begs the question: Is there anything left to learn from this material?" — Village Voice
Posted Aug 15, 2006
76% The Puffy Chair (2005) " It may not seem like much, but The Puffy Chair works." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2006
79% Been Rich All My Life (2006) " The Silver Belles, five former Harlem chorus girls who are still bustin' a move despite their advanced ages, are the best kind of company there is." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 18, 2006
24% Autumn (2006) " [The] film begins with too much pretension but matures into a slinky, sexy piece of mood music." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 6, 2006
38% Guys and Balls (Maenner Wie Wir) (2006) " It sounds like gay porn, but it's actually a delightful romantic comedy from Germany." — Village Voice
Posted May 2, 2006
83% Somersault (2004) " Somersault's dreamy, sexy, rather chilly style captures Heidi's attempt to escape her past, to build something new atop the rubble of what came before, and ultimately to hide it." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 18, 2006
20% La Mujer de Mi Hermano (2006) " Everything happens so slowly, and so meaningfully, that we see it coming for miles." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 11, 2006
60% Simon (2004) " Eddy Terstall's film is bipolar and ultimately wrenching, but it works if you let it." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 4, 2006
55% Adam & Steve (2005) " Writer-director Craig Chester's debut is truly enjoyable." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 28, 2006
87% 3-Iron (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted May 13, 2005
53% Melinda and Melinda (2005) Dallas Observer
Posted Apr 1, 2005
96% Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Feb 25, 2005
54% Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) Dallas Observer
Posted Feb 18, 2005
84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Feb 4, 2005
43% A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 28, 2005
72% William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 28, 2005
11% Are We There Yet? (2005) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 23, 2005
88% Bad Education (La Mala educación) (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 14, 2005
99% Moolaadé (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jan 14, 2005
96% Sideways (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Nov 5, 2004
55% P.S. (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Nov 5, 2004
92% Vera Drake (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Oct 22, 2004
92% Tarnation (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Oct 22, 2004
53% A Dirty Shame (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Sep 24, 2004
94% Short Cuts (1993) Dallas Observer
Posted Sep 10, 2004
51% Vanity Fair (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Sep 3, 2004
96% Festival Express (2003) Dallas Observer
Posted Sep 3, 2004
65% We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Aug 28, 2004
19% She Hate Me (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Aug 20, 2004
25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Aug 13, 2004
90% The Corporation (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jul 23, 2004
67% The Door in the Floor (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jul 20, 2004
99% The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei) (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jul 3, 2004
71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jul 3, 2004
94% The Agronomist (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jun 11, 2004
78% The Saddest Music in the World (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Jun 4, 2004
91% Shaolin Soccer (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted May 8, 2004
28% The Prince and Me (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Apr 2, 2004
96% Lost Boys of Sudan (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Apr 2, 2004
90% Good Bye, Lenin (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Mar 21, 2004
85% Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) (2003) Dallas Observer
Posted Mar 16, 2004
96% Osama (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Mar 16, 2004
22% Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights (2004) Dallas Observer
Posted Mar 1, 2004
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