Noah Gittell

Noah Gittell
Noah Gittell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Atlantic Washington City Paper Nerdist Movie Mezzanine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Just like its protagonists, it's sweet, stupid, and imbued with an earnest belief that music can save the world. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
94% Boys State (2020) It's a riveting political documentary and a heartfelt coming-of-age drama. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
29% Dirt Music (2019) ...as a film, Dirt Music leaves us stuck in the mud. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
94% The Shadow of Violence (Calm with Horses) (2020) Guided by first-time feature director Nick Rowland, each actor creates their own riveting interpretation of our flawed, beautiful humanity... - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
No Score Yet The Letter (2019) The Letter is as much a portrait of a culture as it is a chronicling of one family's situation. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) The high drama and post-modern intrigue are beautifully counter-balanced by Kore-eda's easy naturalism... - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
94% Babyteeth (2020) The film feels inconsistent, despite great performances from its actors. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
87% Shirley (2020) As Shirley Jackson, Elisabeth Moss is empowering and unnerving. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
65% The Lovebirds (2020) While it is fun and playful, it loses steam as it goes along. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
87% Spaceship Earth (2020) It's a satisfying story for cynical times, but one we have heard many times before. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
67% Extraction (2020) ...it's not clear what Extraction is trying to earn, except more subscribers and bigger bonuses for its streaming service executives. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
87% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Like other great works of social realism, it conveys the tragedy of the poor with such empathy that it invites you, if only for a short time, to willingly share their burden. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
88% Les Misérables (2020) It's glorious, but it's a crime that it takes so long to get there... - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
86% Okja (2017) Bong puts together a shiny rollercoaster of a movie, with madcap chase scenes, fart jokes, and a heart-stopping climax that takes viewers inside a slaughterhouse... - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
96% Mother (Madeo) (2010) Bong's clever screenplay and its heroic lead performance elevate a well-worn premise into a mesmerizing film. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
25% The Host (2020) Here, the poisonous influence of American imperialism is what drives the story. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
86% Barking Dogs Never Bite (Flandersui gae) (2000) [It] features Bong's trademark genre-hopping-it's a satire with heart-and his acute political consciousness. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
100% Honeyland (2019) Directors Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov film their story with an effective blend of incredible intimacy and respectful distance. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
90% Dark Waters (2019) Haynes has made a whistleblower drama for our time, when corporate corruption has spread and even those of who believe in justice are beginning to have doubts. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
96% First Cow (2020) Forget your mantra. Watching First Cow is a form of meditation. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) Moss, so attuned to the nuances of trauma in the early going, devolves into revenge movie clichés. There's nothing wrong with an old-fashioned horror flick, but it's frustrating to watch a film make a grab for greatness and end up grasping only air. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
3/5 73% Nose to Tail (2019) This is a flawed film, but it's got a lot of flavour. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
88% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) The documentary offers an opportunity to revel in a bygone era of film and film criticism. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
28% The Rhythm Section (2020) The screenplay barely has a pulse. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) There's biting off more than you can chew, and then there's trying to eat the world's biggest ham with no teeth. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
69% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell makes the Fox newsroom feel like any other office space. That in itself is a remarkable achievement - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
72% The Aeronauts (2019) It's a shining example of how technological advances should be used in mainstream movies but rarely are. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
85% Waves (2019) Director Trey Edward Shults delivers an emotional journey bathed in color. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) The gangsters in The Irishman live the same life for too long, but Scorsese and his troupe avoid the same end. They are still kicking down doors, looking backward while moving forward... - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Humor can be a powerful weapon against hatred, and Jojo Rabbit is a master class in how it works. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) It's meant to lure people to the theater and leave them shaking their heads in amazement at how far technology has advanced. Instead, it might make a Luddite out of you. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
83% Ad Astra (2019) With its stabs at profundity, Ad Astra seeks to merge the visionary grandeur of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the domestic drama of The Tree of Life. In the end, it doesn't get close to either. If you're seeking intelligent life, best to look elsewhere. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
82% Official Secrets (2019) Official Secrets is an effective entry in a genre that has outlived its usefulness...the film falters when it depends on character rather than procedure. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel Has Fallen simply has no reason to exist. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
24% The Kitchen (2019) It may take a long time to get going, but when it does, The Kitchen sizzles. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's the masterful work of a mature artist looking back on his life in film through glasses that were once blood-soaked but are now just rose-tinted. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
97% The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2019) The Reports on Sarah and Saleem [is] a mostly compelling, occasionally draining political drama from Palestine. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is a fun thought experiment minus the thought. Or much fun. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
75% A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem (2019) Gu keeps her lens trained on the film's women, who suffer the slings and arrows of league officials, the public, and even some of their fellow cheerleaders as they mount an effort to protect their own rights. It's an inspiring tale... - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
33% Being Frank (2019) Being Frank works so hard to make its male abuser sympathetic, while virtually ignoring the inner lives of the women unfortunate enough to be in his path, that each moment of empathy feels unearned and every laugh regrettable. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
89% The Souvenir (2019) It is Hogg's strong, purposeful voice that frames their relationship so perfectly... - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
84% Dogman (2019) The tension is masterfully held by its dueling lead actors, both of whom have the easy naturalism of non-professionals. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
67% The White Crow (2019) The White Crow isn't about dance. It's about the character of Nureyev, who ultimately is not drawn well enough to warrant the attention. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
90% Echo In the Canyon (2019) Echo In the Canyon has the timeless appeal of a tasty riff. It's the sunny equivalent of a tourist bus trip past the homes of famous rock stars, and director Andrew Slater carefully avoids the dark alleys. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
45% The Chaperone (2019) You never quite know what Norma's story is about, and McGovern's performance is hardly compelling enough for that not to matter. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
65% The Public (2019) He should have let his central conceit do the talking...It is a brazen instance of white saviorism. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
56% The Beach Bum (2019) You might be fooled into thinking it actually matters, but it's really just a stoner comedy with some half-baked observations about the artistic process. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
94% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) It's an irresistible hook, so why does so much of When Lambs Become Lions feel inert? - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
81% Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019) Ruben Brandt, Collector is a visual feast for all audiences, and it makes a coherent, anti-elitist statement that is no less profound for its simplicity: Art literally is everywhere. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Fighting with My Family may be best remembered, however, as a tale of two stars, one ascendant and one settling into the second act of his career. - Washington City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019