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Paul de Barros

Paul de Barros
Paul de Barros's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Seattle Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) By using home-movie footage in hotel rooms, fly-on-the-wall tape from the studio control room, Howard's film often succeeds in making you feel it all from the four lads' astonished point of view. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 14, 2016
2/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) The problem with "Miles Ahead" isn't the playful, broad license it takes with Davis' story, but that it's so silly. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) The film draws you deeply into Baker's fantasy world, to the point that the entreaty of his famous recording, "Let's Get Lost," almost seems like a good idea. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
80% The Amazing Nina Simone (2015) "The Amazing Nina Simone" tells its exhilarating but ultimately tragic story well, with captivating archival footage and insightful interviews, especially those with cultural historian Ruth Feldstein. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3.5/4 95% Amy (2015) "Amy," Asif Kapadia's documentary about the short, tragic life of British retro soul singer Amy Winehouse, is a heartbreaker. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/4 91% Love & Mercy (2015) One of the most touching - and gripping - biopics you will ever see. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/4 92% Heaven Adores You (2015) A film that makes a lovely introduction to Smith's music but a lousy account of his life. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 14, 2015
2.5/4 52% Low Down (2014) "Low Down" nicely evokes a smokey mood of '50s jazz and Hollywood noir and deserves points for its emotional straightforwardness, but its tired story and deliberate pace never really draw you in. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
2.5/4 No Score Yet I Dream of Wires (2014) The film tells some good yarns and it has a lovely and lively soundtrack. But there's not enough nitty-gritty explanation about how things work to make anyone but a devoted fan really care. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 100% The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step (2014) Director David L. Lewis presents a warm, informal portrait of this dynamic, white-bearded New Yorker. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3.5/4 100% The Great Flood (2014) Somehow it feels wrong to enjoy a story about so much suffering. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/4 100% The Girls in the Band (2013) The major strength of "The Girls in the Band" is its abundant, crisp footage of women playing at the highest level, from pianist Lil Armstrong (Louis' wife) to contemporary reed player Anat Cohen. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3.5/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) It's about a sensitive, confused young man in desperate pain, negotiating an identity crisis during an important moment in American cultural history. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/4 100% A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2013) A touching, delightful and exceptionally well-crafted new documentary, "AKA Doc Pomus" follows the life and career of Pomus, who wrote "Save the Last Dance for Me," "A Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas" and scores of other hits. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/4 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) It is hands down one of the best music documentaries ever made. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/4 67% Downloaded (2013) I found myself asking, "And so why am I being retold this hoary tale?" ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 4, 2013
2/4 44% The Last Ride (2012) Alas, "The Last Ride" doesn't deliver much insight into Williams or the lifestyle that killed him. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/4 88% Neil Young Journeys (2012) The concert camera work is sometimes a little tight for comfort (not really interested in Young's bridge work), though it adds to the intensity. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 26, 2012
4/4 70% Magic Trip (2011) This is the story of sunny, casual West Coast visionary utopians, told from the inside out. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 25, 2011
4/4 80% The Last Mountain (2011) The film presents a devastatingly airtight, dramatic argument. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 14, 2011
1.5/4 45% Some Days Are Better Than Others (2011) If you want to draw the line between a quiet, touching little movie and a wooden, deadly boring dud, you might want to see Portland director Matt McCormick's "Some Days Are Better Than Others," but I wouldn't recommend it. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 14, 2011
2.5/4 83% Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2010) In the end, though the film is a trifle dull, one does come away with a sense of Gould as a human being... ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 14, 2010
3/4 81% Ray (2004) Enjoy the music -- and Foxx. They're terrific. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 29, 2004