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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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2009
2/5 65% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
49% How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) Stella's groove, like the film itself, doesn't run deep.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2002