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Michael Wade Simpson

Michael Wade Simpson
Michael Wade Simpson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
52% Jersey Boys (2014) ...the movie actually drags a bit in between songs. Lacking is the dramatic staging and lighting of the musical. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 4, 2014
89% Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) "Here, in a few minutes of black-and-white footage, are a gaze, a touch, a few steps and a look out at the audience that create an unforgettable impression. " ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 17, 2014
91% The Great Beauty (2013) For those of us who spend most of our time still dealing with rent and health care, it is a two-hour journey into ideas and emotions we only wish there were time to consider. That's a reason to go to the movies. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 17, 2014
92% Farewell, My Queen (2012) ... a moody, elegant and perceptive film that presents a three-dimensional King and Queen mired in a tornado of their own creation. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 12, 2012
81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) ... a concert-that-never-was film that trumps that genre because of its ultimate humanity, imperfection and lack of overproduction ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 12, 2009
88% The Witnesses (2007) André Téchiné is a master at taking life experiences and stripping them of sentimentality, leaving us with only the bare-bones honesty of relationships and desire. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 3, 2008
91% Hairspray (2007) This is born-again anti-establishmentarianism. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 4, 2007
80% Little Children (2006) The success Fields has with this film comes through the uncomfortable intersection between comedy, melodrama and tragedy. Oh, and romance. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 3, 2007
69% Babel (2006) There is some hope, in Iñárritu's world, each of the characters may have a family and love, but this is shown to be, at best, a diversion against the real world, which is a much more intolerable, incomprehensive place. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 27, 2007
48% Harsh Times (2006) A movie that seems gritty and pointless for its first third, begins to grow in meaning as the pointlessness snowballs into absurdity and then tragedy. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 27, 2007
91% God Grew Tired Of Us (2007) It deflates upon arriving in the vast, familiar blandness we know as America. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 5, 2007
33% Sacred Stage - The Mariinsky Theater (2005) There is old and new here, great artists, great traditions and a kind of paradoxical survival story. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 30, 2005
91% Ballets Russes (2005) A moderately engaging historical document ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 8, 2005
80% Last Dance (2002) A fascinating look into the creative process ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 1, 2004
45% My Mother Likes Women (A mi madre le gustan las mujeres) (2002) The directors' attempt to go slightly high-brow comes off as fake and the heightened state of madcap craziness seems simply forced. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 8, 2004