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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Much like its protagonist, the film's occasional missteps in its attempts at survival are, well, easy enough to forgive.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
28% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) (2017) Fundamental to the film's impact are the police videos that show false confessions being extracted. These are long, unbroken shots in which we see the accused, often a young man, get psychologically abused until they break...‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
88% Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) A powerful man held accountable for harassment and abuse? Flaws aside, it's just the story we need.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
97% Blaze (2018) It's a portrait of a tragic artist who decides, consciously or not, that it's better to burn out than to fade away, and with its intimate scope, we feel the full weight of that choice.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Its most impressive accomplishment may be in how it seeks to recognize its own blind spots, ensuring that it never succumbs to the easy exploitation of Madeline that its characters do. ‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
92% Support the Girls (2018) Support the Girls could have been a tragedy, a comedy, or a rallying cry, but in reality it's all of them at once.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Piercing and poetic, BlacKkKlansman is perhaps best understood as an evolution of Baldwin's work, with Lee wearing the crown as one of the writer's most worthy successors.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) It's a gripping, difficult story that induces some serious claustrophobia. ‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) This is what adolescence feels like, and this is what we worked hard to forget. If Eighth Grade is sometimes too painful to be enjoyable, well, we can't blame it for telling the truth.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Throughout the politics and pornography, it's Stanfield's miraculously steady performance that keeps the film grounded.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
85% Nancy (2018) Andrea Riseborough may be the best actress working in film today...‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
86% Mountain (2018) In time, even death-defying feats can feel dull, and despite its 75-minute runtime, Mountain repeats itself too often.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Perhaps the film's greatest achievement-and this praise goes squarely to Mitchell-is that it conjures up such an indomitable spirit of joy and revolution that it makes you forget all that's conventional about it. ‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) Schrader's brilliant film seamlessly incorporates the personal, the political, and the spiritual into one dynamic and immersive narrative. ‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
50% Measure of a Man (2018) It's a deceptively powerful performance, and although it is not enough to elevate the entire genre, it nonetheless separates Measure of a Man from its competitors.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
85% Disobedience (2018) [It] might sound like a niche work, but Disobedience digs ever deeper and stuns you with how much truth it uncovers.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
94% The Endless (2018) By the end, you'll wish the whole film had remained unknown.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) It's more lucid nightmare than film, just as terrifying and self-fulfilling as anything your subconscious could conjure.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
75% The China Hustle (2018) Ultimately, it does what an issue documentary must do and nothing more: spell out a problem, underline its urgency, and leave the viewer wondering what, if anything, they can do about it.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) In The Death of Stalin, Iannucci brings his sharp ear for political doublespeak and workplace absurdity to the days after the demise of the notorious Soviet dictator...It's Iannucci's best work yet, although it might not be his funniest.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) Tangible and tactile, it creates the feeling of watching kids play with toys, as opposed to today's 3D animation; adults playing with toys. Director Nick Park has carried the torch for stop-motion animation for over a decade now.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) There are no contemporary cinematic guideposts for Phantom Thread; it is moved only by Anderson's peculiar vision. Looking at the human condition from an acute angle, it finds a secret passage directly into the perverse corners of the heart.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
88% The Post (2018) Pop-up books are destined to be forgotten as the reader grows up, and that's likely the same fate that will befall The Post. It's the film of our moment, but moments are fleeting.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
84% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman commands every inch of the frame, and director Joe Wright often finds him in dark spaces, with a shaft of sunlight miraculously touching only him.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
94% The Cage Fighter (2018) It's a knockout. ‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) It all seems so idyllic that you might wonder if it is secretly scripted, or if Varda just edited out all the conflict. The world just can't be this lovely. Can it?‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
97% Lucky (2017) The lessons learned from Lucky and Stanton's career, capped off by this moving performance, are the same: You don't have to be an expert or a virtuoso to succeed. You just have to know what story you're telling.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Those who dismiss the film based on this reading are well within their rights, but the severe lack of characterization the film gives to Abdul, a byproduct of its imperialist tendencies, is what really damns it.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4.5/5 91% The Shape of Water (2017) It is a story of dreams made real, and the rare film that can rip your heart open and leave your brain intact.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) There are some fun moments in the film's back half, but Suburbicon is only the latest in an increasingly long list of flops that demonstrate that the unflappable movie star is better suited in front of the camera.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 49% Downsizing (2017) If you want to simply laugh at Downsizing, you can. In fact, the film changes lanes so many times that just sitting back and enjoying the wild ride is a perfectly reasonable strategy. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
4/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) You'll laugh, and then hate yourself for laughing. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
76% Crown Heights (2017) With subtle touches, Crown Heights deftly sketches a portrait of a system designed to fail those without money or influence.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
97% Columbus (2017) It's an impressive, calculating film about a pair of loners torn between academia and the real world.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
81% Brigsby Bear (2017) For some, Brigsby Bear might feel saccharine or sentimental, but it is a worthwhile antidote to the cynicism that we often apply to Hollywood franchises.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
91% A Ghost Story (2017) With little use for the cinematic conventions that humans have relied upon for over a century, it makes every romantic comedy, superhero flick, or Oscar-bait tearjerker feel like a relic from an ancient past, and boy, has it arrived just in time.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
79% The Little Hours (2017) It's the kind of movie a 12-year-old boy might stay up late to catch on Cinemax: sweetly sophomoric, not so much a film as a series of sporadically funny sketches taking low-brow shots at a broad target.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) It's a dynamic situation, but while Coppola tantalizes effectively, the story itself has too much possibility and not enough follow-through.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
89% Maudie (2017) Maudie is a slow, earnest film that pleasantly subverts the narrow-minded hagiography we expect from the story of an artist.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
76% Manifesto (2017) For anyone who has ever said, "Cate Blanchett is such a great actress that I would watch her read the phone book," Manifesto is here to hold you accountable.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) It's a film about the unsustainable condition of being poor and alive, which admittedly sounds like a grueling experience. But I, Daniel Blake seeks understanding -- it seeks to connect -- and understanding is innately hopeful.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) It doesn't work. With its reliance on cliché and a superficial understanding of its characters, The Commune fails to hit a surprising note.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
84% The Lovers (2017) We experience The Lovers as its characters live their lives: teetering on the precipice, reveling in uncertainty, and loving every moment of it.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
87% Finding Oscar (2017) The fog of filmmaking is only slightly clearer than the fog of war, but most of the time the power of Finding Oscar shines through.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) With shrewd filmmaking and emotional sensitivity, Mungiu creates meaning and symbolism in every shot without ever losing the poetry of the moment.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) It's a modestly budgeted, exquisitely made drama about adult characters who change in small but meaningful ways. Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda has been turning them out for a quarter century.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
48% Wilson (2017) It is exactly the movie it wants to be, yet what it wants to be is so fundamentally wrong.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
68% Life (2017) This is a B-movie not an epic... It only wants to thrill you, not impress you or challenge your worldview.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart grounds the existential horror film in raw emotion she'd apparently kept hidden beneath hipster cool and youthful affectation. For those grumps who refuse to see her as anything but the girl from Twilight, it is finally time to give up the ghost‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
93% Neruda (2016) Larrain evokes the comfort of good fiction in every shot and every scene, even as his characters struggle to find the truth amid propaganda and lies. ‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017