Melissa Levine

Melissa Levine
Melissa Levine's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006)

"Except for a few missteps, the movie is so beautifully and sensitively rendered in its particulars, in its characterizations of soldiers and officers, and in its dramatization of a nearly miraculous event, that the result is an affecting piece of cinema." ‐New Times
Posted Dec 14, 2014

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

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

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

American Blackout (2006)

"McKinney's basic truths remain convincing." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 19, 2006

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

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

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

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

The Puffy Chair (2005)

"It may not seem like much, but The Puffy Chair works." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2006

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

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

Guys and Balls (2006)

"It sounds like gay porn, but it's actually a delightful romantic comedy from Germany." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 2, 2006

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

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

Simon (2004)

"Eddy Terstall's film is bipolar and ultimately wrenching, but it works if you let it." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 4, 2006

Adam & Steve (2005)

"Writer-director Craig Chester's debut is truly enjoyable." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 28, 2006
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