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Phil Coldiron

Phil Coldiron
Phil Coldiron's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% The Color Wheel (2012) Perry and co-writer/star Carlen Altman are Colin and J.R., the most loathsomely lovable brother-sister duo in the history of cinema. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 7, 2012
4/4 81% House of Pleasures (2011) A brief history of time and space, according to Bertrand Bonello. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 22, 2011
3/4 94% Hugo (2011) What makes this Scorsese's best film since The Age of Innocence is the curious view he takes of both this boy and the sea of artifice in which he's set adrift. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 22, 2011
3.5/4 98% This Is Not a Film (2012) In its way, this effort is both a forceful assertion of the most stifling brand of auteurism and a radical reconfiguration of its political potential. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2011
3.5/4 99% Le Havre (2011) Kaurismäki's style throughout remains, as ever, resolutely direct in its clean lines and saturated color. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2011
1.5/4 86% Miss Bala (2012) Unlike Terri, the latest, most commercial venture from his friend and AFI schoolmate Azazel Jacobs, Miss Bala doesn't sublimate Gerardo Naranjo's strengths into a commercially viable package. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2011
79% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) Manages to achieve the rare feat of maintaining an unmistakably theatrical tone without ever playing as stagy in the least. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 18, 2011
76% Alps (Alpeis) (2012) Lanthimos has made his most demanding film on every level, and one of the smartest works of the 21st century, in art or theory, on how and why we watch movies. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 18, 2011
91% Almayer's Folly (2012) The opening, a grand coup de cinema, is not only thrillingly seductive, it sets up the film's structural acknowledgement of the presence of a source text that it will deny at every turn ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 16, 2011
77% Take This Waltz (2012) Michelle Williams once again proves that, through the sheer force of the honesty her face, she can elevate anything. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 13, 2011
100% Bé omid é didar (Goodbye) (2011) It's a film built of small gestures: The hurried, urgent way that Zare hands a pack of money across a table is a great dramatic event here. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 12, 2011
73% Forget Me Not (2011) Menzies and O'Reilly crackle when the script gets out of their way, and a bad imitation of Before Sunrise is better than most of what passes for a romance film these days. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 3, 2011
No Score Yet Hidden Love (2011) To director-writer Alessandro Capone, suicide is just a plot device. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 3, 2011
No Score Yet That it's taken Destricted nearly five years since its debut at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival to turn up in theaters is doubly unsurprising. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 4, 2010