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Peter Labuza

Peter Labuza
Peter Labuza's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety, The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 96% Manakamana (2014) It's hard to describe the passions and joys that Manakamana manages to cohere while celebrating its world.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
B+ 75% The Strange Little Cat (2014) A feature that will require multiple viewings, but ones which will pass by briskly and pleasurably so. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
B 95% After Tiller (2013) Engaging and thoughtful, After Tiller's examination of its main subjects forms a documentary that wisely treats its subject with more curiosity than dogma.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
C- 12% Grace Of Monaco (2014) A mostly harmless and occasionally offensive affair that purports a "fictional account" of a true story.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B+ 99% Timbuktu (2015) Abderrahmane Sissako can no longer be called one of the greatest African directors of our time; he has become, simply, one of the greatest directors of our time.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 97% Mr. Turner (2014) Leigh's camera searches this world through slow and ponderous movements, every gesture by an actor as carefully calculated as the forceful actions Turner throws onto his canvases. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
D+ 30% The Captive (2014) Aggressively stupid when it's not downright illogical, it is hard to imagine a film less deserving for a competition slot at this year's Cannes than The Captive, a subpar Law & Order episode at best.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B+ 87% Winter Sleep (2014) Winter Sleep progresses Ceylan's ever-evolving narrative and aesthetic strategy into what proves his most emotional and dramatic work.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
C 81% The Homesman (2014) If Jones wants to become a great director of a dying genre, he cannot simply hope to mimic what the masters did. He must instead explore the meaning of each image he creates.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B+ 75% Welcome To New York (2015) Welcome to New York is a bold, sometimes absurdly funny, and often-horrifying look into the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 95% National Gallery (2014) As National Gallery/ will show, paintings can communicate many things to many different people, and this latest institution makes for a unique look at the role of art in public life. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
C+ 60% Saint Laurent (2015) A flashy and intermittently unique biopic.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B+ 87% Foxcatcher (2014) There is an unspoken emptiness that hangs boldly over Foxcatcher, which is sure to be one of the subtly darkest films made by a major Hollywood studio this year.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B- 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) Something of a fascinating misfire, still shot and edited with the precise authority that has defined Cronenberg's recent period, but jumbled in the search for narrative control and originality.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 89% Jauja (2015) [A] strange, beguiling, and excitedly didactic film.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
A 89% Amour Fou (2015) The Austrian director's sixth film is ecstatically original: a work of film-history-philosophy with a digital-cinema palette of acutely crafted compositions.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
A- 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) What separates Two Days, One Night from just another tale of a poor woman in desperate need is that the Dardennes have also, rather subtly, rendered a stunning portrait of marriage on the brink.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
D 30% Lost River (2015) Lost River is little more than "cool shots, bro."‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
C- 24% The Search (2015) The Search has a lot of passion behind it, but little in terms of craft.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
88% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) Language is gone. The new cinema has arrived.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
A- 94% Hard to be a God (2015) Hard to Be a God is the perfection of the director's long-take approach, likely to remain unmatched for years to come.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B- 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) In an era where anime films seem to blend into each other aesthetically, Takahata's impressions seems marvelously alive - its modesty in images makes them feel as if they're being created before our very eyes.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B- 90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) Clouds of Sils Maria shows how it is not the movies that change, but how perception of art itself changes.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 99% Leviathan (2014) Zvyagintsev has craftedLeviathan with the most sublimated of directing, letting each scene play out with a quiet, methodic use of pace and performance.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
C- 89% Mommy (2015) In Mommy, Dolan has essentially stunted his work, speaking both figuratively and literally.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
A- 98% A Summer's Tale (2014) A piercingly funny work of indecision.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
B+ 69% The Princess Of France (2015) While The Princess of France is a comedy, it, like the Shakespeare play foregrounded within, is ultimately a dark and bittersweet tragedy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
B 100% Songs From The North (2015) Yoo's film is a necessary correction of how we should view or think about what life is really like in North Korea, even if the work feels somewhat limited by its own necessity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
B- 86% The Iron Ministry (2015) The Iron Ministry is a rather odd work for many reasons, even if its depiction of class and ethnicity on various trains across modern China captures an essential moment.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
C 71% Interstellar (2014) When the essential property of film forces us to believe in an illusion, [Nolan] has become the least-spiritual director in contemporary cinema.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
A- 86% Buzzard (2015) One of the most exciting pictures in contemporary American cinema.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
C 43% Over Your Dead Body (Kuime) (2014) Over Your Dead Body will certainly appeal to Miike's hardcore fan base, for his technical mastery of blood is on display throughout.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B 100% Tu Dors Nicole (2015) Under the direction of Stéphane Lafleur, this Québécois comedy takes on an air of wondrous restlessness in its minor ambitions.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
C 9% Dying of the Light (2014) It's a film full of Cage at his wide-eyed, extreme intensity, but many of the scenes seem to lose the process that made them. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B+ No Score Yet Here's to the Future! (2014) The result truly embodies the idea of every film being a documentary of its production, but what's more unique here is that this isn't a toiled, labored experience, but simply more of a hangout.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B+ 91% Something, Anything (2014) Don't let the generic title fool you. Paul Harrill's Something, Anything gently tells its story through detailed specificity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
77% St. Vincent (2014) Soderbergh's style isn't just a grab-bag of showy devices -- his craft adds dimensions to the characters that are absent from the writing.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
52% Lucky Bastard (2014) None of the murders is particularly well staged (the sound effects feel distinctly off), yielding little in the way of suspense.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
69% About Last Night (2014) It balances any sentimentalism with an over-the-top vulgarity and a more open sexual energy than its predecessor.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2014
38% Haunt (2014) A classical haunted-house thriller with perhaps little that's out of the ordinary for the genre, but occasionally inventive execution.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2014
33% Freezer (2014) A mediocre work built on a flimsy, nonsensical premise that squanders its modest potential with a cornucopia of bad plot twists.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2014