Michelle Orange

Michelle Orange

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Michelle Orange's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 92% Last Days In The Desert "Garcia strips the New Testament versions of Christ's wandering to their mythic bones, and from them grows a slender fable of fathers and sons, mystery and grace. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3.5/5 93% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "Going Clear delivers on its promise to make your eyes pop, and then some. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 57% Ten Thousand Saints (2015) "Although Hawke gives a truly delightful, comic performance as Les the Mess, his active encouragement of Jude's habit is one of many elements that go unexamined, which makes the film's larger themes feel only half-conceived. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 91% Slow West (2015) "Slow West is defined by a kind of loving ambivalence -- about its hero, its genre, and perhaps most of all about a landscape so harsh and so beautiful it almost makes a man hope to die. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 3, 2015
3/5 35% Strangerland (2015) "[The] film sits rather awkwardly, and frustratingly, between here and there, sure of what it doesn't want to do and say, but not quite settled on what it does. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 3, 2015
3.5/5 96% Argo (2012) "The staging of the actual airport getaway is flawless and thrilling; in recreating it Affleck is blunt in depicting the hatred fueling the hunt for remaining Americans on Iranian soil. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 13, 2015
3.5/5 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "In its a-linear presentation of the story of Maxine and Shirin's relationship, the film takes after Annie Hall, though we spend a fair portion of the film observing Shirin in the aftermath of that relationship's demise. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 12, 2015
3.5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) "Under the Skin manages to fulfill the promise of its prologue, burrowing under the viewer's skin without pretense, or the benefit of Laura's bedside manner. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "It's the tender performances of Lithgow and Molina that carry the film. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) "The direction is plain and demonstrative, emphasising the isolation and confinement of the characters in a world (and specifically a home) that seems to have turned against them. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 3, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "What anchors Two Days, One Night, and eases its gaps, is Cotillard's extraordinary performance. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 23, 2014
70% The Immortalists (2014) "Should you find the prospect of immortality terrifying, as I do, the film has a vast philosophical hole at its center, and passes with only occasional spikes of interest. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 25, 2014
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014) "[Plays] more like a distended awards show package than a proper documentary ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 4, 2014
86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "The experience of being eluded by Jean-Luc Godard has its consolations, foremost among them the 83-year-old director's prerogative to elude. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "The tone and pacing are all over the place, and Gone Girl struggles to build a world with its own, immersive logic, sense of incident, and robust sources of energy. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/5 90% Wild (2014) "For the most part, though, what we understand about Cheryl is communicated with great care, in a dreamy, frequently witty layering of sound and images, past and present that lingers well beyond the film's stirring final moments. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3.5/5 77% Rosewater (2014) "The result suggests the education of a committed satirist in the art of storytelling. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/5 9% Kill Me Three Times (2015) "Cue 90 minutes of dutiful twisting and turning, crossing and bloody double-crossing, but not one moment of actual surprise. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3.5/5 83% While We're Young (2015) "Brooklyn-oriented social satire has already worn quite thin... and While We're Young is in danger of thinning out as well. But the Baumbach touch... goes a long way to smoothing out the film's more canned moments. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Marsh's constant, reverent attention to the small things saves this film from its tendency toward convention and foreground its astonishing lead performance. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Sep 11, 2014
59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) "Nymphomaniac is a jigsaw opus, an extended and generally exquisitely crafted riff. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 1, 2014
4/5 97% Life Itself (2014) "The documentary is both a personal history and a tribute to one of the movies' loudest and most prolific modern champions. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 21, 2014
89% Happy Valley (2014) "Those familiar with the story will find nothing new for large stretches of Happy Valley, and as presented some of the confusions unleashed by the scandal lack the context necessary to extract their significance. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3.5/5 82% The Double (2014) "In his second film, Ayoade's risks (and a wonderfully game cast) suggest a gratifyingly unique sensibility, as playful as it is unsettling. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 91% Dear White People (2014) "One of the most vibrant, engaging debuts at this year's Sundance Film Festival. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 89% Calvary (2014) "Calvary demonstrates in its shocking, anti-cathartic conclusion that modern faithlessness, whether proud or despairing, amounts to the same thing. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 21, 2014
61% Generation War (2014) "Viewers require more from the plight of these characters ... than the film is equipped to give. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 14, 2014
98% The Last of the Unjust (2014) "A discursive, essential Shoah postscript centered on as fascinating and inconvenient a figure as may have survived Hitler's annihilation. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 10, 2013
58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) "Elba ... inhabits a role that was designed to be worn. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 26, 2013
78% Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here (2013) "A look back at the husband-and-wife team whose surreal, mimetic installations reinvented the landscape of Soviet and post-Soviet art. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 12, 2013
100% The Square (2013) "The Square moves quickly, its reams of raw footage complemented by fleet and skillful editing. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 22, 2013
91% Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013) "Though nobody's citizen, the artist, as this engrossing if somewhat oblique career portrait confirms, is still present. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 11, 2013
74% The Source Family (2013) "With some focus and critical perspective, The Source Family might have documented more than a spectacle of its time. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 30, 2013
0% Silver Circle (2013) "A crude valentine to Ron Paul and his extended family. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 19, 2013
100% The Revolutionary Optimists (2013) "Change may be elusive, Optimists confirms, but the will to make it blazes. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 12, 2013
68% The We and the I (2013) "At its finest and most affecting, The We and the I is a window onto youth's forever moments ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 5, 2013
93% Night Across the Street (2013) "These are the dreams of a man stepping out of this world, perhaps never more lucid and full of life. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 5, 2013
93% The Gatekeepers (2013) "[A] searching, engrossing, and stylish inquiry ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 29, 2013
47% Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (2013) "An obstructive, agitprop style detracts from the important, singularly American story buried in Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 29, 2013
83% Uprising (2013) "Heavy on smartphone and news footage, Uprising offers but a few slivers of new light on its subject ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 9, 2013
83% Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012) "Jesse Vile's expertly measured, emotional look at the life of a guitar prodigy cut down by ALS ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 11, 2012
87% Trashed (2012) "The form is straightforward, if a little meandering, as is the message: We have to fix this. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 11, 2012
100% The Loving Story (2012) "A thoughtful, terrifically intimate account of the case that dismantled this country's anti-miscegenation laws 100 years after the abolition of slavery. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 4, 2012
67% Parked (2012) "[An] elegant, engaging meditation on displacement and the modern man. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 27, 2012
No Score Yet Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed (2012) "The sublime beauty of her subject cannot fail to move; less steady is this presentation of their plight. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 20, 2012
81% Hitler's Children (2012) "Hitler's Children is a powerful and well-judged presentation of the stories and their impossibilities. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 13, 2012
86% Who Bombed Judi Bari? (2012) "Mary Liz Thomson's tough and intriguingly well-told account of the fight between environmentalists and corporate raiders ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 13, 2012
87% The Law In These Parts (2012) "The Law in These Parts applies a cold anger to one of the geopolitical world's most passionate discords. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 13, 2012
No Score Yet Here I Learned to Love (2012) "A slight but powerful entry in the family-history-as-world-history archives ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 1, 2012
94% Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012) "A finely sketched portrait of the artist's unlikely pursuit of perfection. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 26, 2012
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