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Miriam Di Nunzio

Miriam Di Nunzio
Miriam Di Nunzio's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Sun-Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 97% Columbus (2017) Rarely will images of mighty concrete and stone dwellings set against tranquil waters or a gentle spring shower resonate so powerfully as those on display every day in the southern Indiana city of Columbus, captured so breathtakingly in the film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
90% Raising Bertie (2017) Byrne, who followed her subjects over a six-year period, powerfully drives home what is obvious and yet what most of us fail to see: Bertie County is America. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2.5/4 48% The Ticket (2017) This is a film that moves quietly along but speaks volumes. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/4 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Seeing the world through a child's eyes can be pretty eye-opening. Watching My Life as a Zucchini, the altogether marvelous and Oscar-nominated stop-action animated film by director Claude Barras, that world is one you will not soon forget.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 94% Neruda (2016) Calderon and Larrain have taken great dramatic license with Neruda's story, and the payoff is more than worth the risk.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/4 95% Gimme Danger (2016) Those who know every shred of the band's story will find the film a cool reminder of what the Stooges meant to rock 'n' roll. Those who know little of their music will find Pop an interesting and forthcoming individual.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 87% Morris from America (2016) Morris [is] played by marvelous newcomer Markees Christmas in a breakout performance.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/4 25% Five Nights in Maine (2016) The dialogue is minimalistic, and most of it courtesy of Lucinda's cruel taunts that cut like a knife. But even those moments are never fully explored.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
3.5/4 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Hunt for the Wilderpeople is all about life-changing moments and the people who are the catalysts. It's about learning from those around you, regardless of age or circumstance.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/4 80% The American Side (2016) [A] fascinating whodunit/whatisit thriller that's sure to leave some questions unanswered. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 33% Puerto Ricans In Paris (2016) Guzman and Garcia (reunited from HBO's "How to Make It in America") are a joy to watch, and deliver their lines with just enough nuance to make them truly endearing; sometimes it works, others not so much. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) The Man Who Knew Infinity stands on its own merit, thanks in great measure to Patel and Irons, who give us two engaging characters.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
2.5/4 10% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) A film that is beautiful to look at but lacks clear vision.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
2/4 2% Nina (2016) Saldana does a fine job of delivering the lyrics -- a daunting task for any actress required to step into those vocals, but fans of Simone will be aching for the real deal.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) Hawke is engaging as Baker, an attractive gent with hair to rival James Dean and an eerie playfulness that garnered him legions of fans, especially young women who found him irresistible for his looks and bad-boy persona if not always his music.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 70% Snowtime! (2016) That's the charm (and the quandary) of this film. Sophisticated in its look and feel on the one hand (the warm hues and tones evoke a warmth that defies the wintry cold), it's almost too retro for its own good on the other.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/4 94% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) The little boy here... is one of the most distinctive and adorable animated characters you'll ever come across, and his introduction to "the world out there" is a moving revelation indeed.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
3/4 82% Almost There (2015) Narrated by the 83-year-old Anton, the documentary takes on even more emotional punch as you hear the joy, the sadness, the pain, the anticipation in his time-weary voice; no "talking head" could have done his story justice. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/4 92% In My Father's House (2015) [In My Father's House] could not have come at a better time.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
2/4 75% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) The film never allows the audience to truly get to know any of the characters in Larry's world, a world in which their uniform shirts emblazoned with company logos and their first names serve as reminders of their lot in life.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
2.5/4 26% Dark Places (2015) The third offering from Flynn Dark Places does its best to stir a multitude of emotions within us, but in doing so, the film feels contrived and hurried.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/4 67% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) The eight independently produced vignettes, culled from Gibran's larger work and strung together by director Roger Allers to create a storyline where there was none, are an entertaining lot.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 89% Mr. Holmes (2015) McKellen is brilliant throughout, his piercing blue eyes revealing the gallantry of youth and the sadness of a life's worth of memories slipping further away.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/4 95% Amy (2015) The film is often uncomfortable to watch, prompting that little voice inside each of us to scream out "Somebody help her!"‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
3.5/4 96% Ratatouille (2007) Ratatouille will make you wonder why animation needs to hide behind the mantle of 'it's for children, but grownups will like it, too.' This one's for Mom and Dad, and yep, the kids will like it, too.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2007
2.5/4 88% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007) In the end, I wish Berenstein had devoted her filmmaking to two musicals instead of four, thus affording even more screen time to each show's creative process (the audition process, the choreography, early rehearsals and such).‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2007
3/4 71% Fracture (2007) Smart, fast-paced and intriguing. Not a perfect film, but a perfectly entertaining one.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2007
3/4 54% Alpha Dog (2007) The movie's biggest surprise is Timberlake, who finds the heart and soul of the not-so-tough Frankie and makes him the film's most complete character.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2007