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Nina Caplan

Nina Caplan
Nina Caplan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Time Out, New Statesman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 20% Motherhood (2009) I wouldn't care if she was at the epicentre of the movement for global peace: she's a happily married mother who looks like Uma Thurman, and my reserves of sympathy are limited. ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 5, 2010
4/5 56% She, a Chinese (2009) This would be depressing, except that Mei is a delight: a feisty, shrewd young woman, uneducated but intelligent and more than capable of surviving the brickbats life keeps throwing at her. ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2/5 46% Everybody's Fine (2009) Forget Hollywood remakes; this is one film Iâ(TM)d like to see reworked by an arthouse director and a pack of actors with smaller names and bigger reserves of subtlety. ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 26, 2010
4/5 83% Disgrace (2008) It's an enormously complicated story with great potential for reductive schmaltz, but this is avoided thanks to Anna Maria Monticelli's sharp, sensitive screenplay and superb performances. ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 4, 2009
1/5 43% Cracks (2011) Scott has fashioned a film as ponderous as it is obvious, weighed down by a string-heavy soundtrack and achingly slow editing. ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 4, 2009
2/5 16% Love Happens (2009) The sorrowing widower is a great subject for film romance; but the point is to let the girl have a proper crack at cheering him up. And, as always with love, a GSOH would help. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 9, 2009
1/5 9% My Life in Ruins (2009) Hollywood doesn't know what to do with difference, any more than it does with ruins. It's about time Vardalos, or someone, gave the suits a guided tour. ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 4, 2009
2/5 67% The Agent (2008) Beck does his best, and the dialogue crackles pleasantly, but he's a caricature: a lying, cheating smear of ordure who doesn't even like books. But his sin is worse than that - it's fiction's biggest. He's boring. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 76% Julie & Julia (2009) A film that's charming, funny - especially when Streep is on screen, broadcasting her superb impression of the tall, charismatic, high-pitched Child - but leaves you with a dissatisfaction with modern life that no culinary masterpiece can relieve. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 11, 2009
2/5 64% Adam (2009) It feels dishonest, which is a problem for a film so interested in truthfulness - especially one trying to reconcile that interest with the demands of a Hollywood romcom. ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 7, 2009
4/5 63% Coco Before Chanel (2009) Fontaine's film is gorgeous, but its beauty is practical, almost textile, like a Chanel tweed. ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 31, 2009
5/6 100% The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) (1959) One of the first glistening droplets of the French New Wave. ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2009
3/6 76% The Young Victoria (2009) Dignified and charismatic, Blunt gives great lip-wobble, and Friend pulls off the role of sidekick, but historical twiddling can't render Victoria's love life interesting. ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 6, 2009
3/6 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) If you want gritty realism, see an arthouse movie. Or shop in a pound store. As journalist Rebecca, Isla Fisher is silly and adorable - just like this adaptation of Sophie Kinsella's novel. ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 19, 2009
3/6 55% Australia (2008) It's a fine romp, epic in both ambition and visuals if not narrative - and if director Baz Luhrmann had stopped at the end of the love story's trajectory, the audience would have left entirely happy. ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 5, 2009
4/6 88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) Claudel understands that his drama lies in letting two superb actresses build their characters, forge their relationship and examine their grief. ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 26, 2008
4/5 95% The Queen of Spades (1949) Pushkin's marvellously histrionic tale of cupidity and terrible vengeance gets a suitably wild-eyed treatment in Thorold Dickinson's 1949 film. ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
48% How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) Stella's groove, like the film itself, doesn't run deep. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Mar 5, 2002