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Rachel Saltz

Rachel Saltz

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Showing 51 - 100 of 206
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 77% SOMM (2013) ""Somm," though an entree into a little-known world, rarely finds a second dimension. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 20, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Fukrey (2013) "Too often it calls to mind the much better "Delhi Belly," which had a genuinely madcap script and sharper things to say about being young, urban and Indian. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 13, 2013
2/5 18% I Do (2013) "In a better movie you might play along with contrived plot twists and fake obstacles, but watching "I Do," a movie with thin characters and a languorous pace, you find yourself talking back to the screen. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 30, 2013
No Score Yet Aurangzeb (2013) "Mr. Kapoor and Mr. Shroff, stars of an earlier generation, are well cast and well matched. Where a '70s Hindi film might pit villagers against an evil landowner, "Aurangzeb" paints a more complex picture of villainy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 19, 2013
2.5/5 No Score Yet Re-emerging: The Jews Of Nigeria (2013) ""Re-emerging" can be pedestrian as filmmaking, though it remains interesting as long as it remains in Nigeria. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 16, 2013
3/5 81% Becoming Traviata (2013) "[It] may not be fully satisfying as a documentary. But it has what any good movie needs: a star - the ever-game soprano Natalie Dessay. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 14, 2013
2/5 0% How Sweet It Is (2013) "The movie's message, delivered in song at the end, seems less like a credo than like an excuse: "Sometimes all you need to do is try." " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2013
2/5 41% Midnight's Children (2013) "A movie that, if never exactly dull, feels drained of the mythic juice that powers the book, which won the Booker Prize in 1981. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 83% The Revolutionary (2013) "It's a remarkable story, even if "The Revolutionary," a no-frills documentary drawn from five years of interviews, isn't much of a movie. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 12, 2013
3.5/5 34% Everybody Has a Plan (2013) "Mr. Mortensen keeps you watching, even when the movie's storytelling underwhelms. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 21, 2013
2/5 42% Leonie (2013) "Leonie Gilmour was almost certainly unusual and unusually self-reliant. Too bad that the film that bears her name ultimately reduces her to the mother of her child. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 21, 2013
3.5/5 81% I Killed My Mother (2013) "As a director, Mr. Dolan has a freewheeling style, and he's self-dramatizing enough to want to call attention to it without being too much of a visual show-off. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2013
2.5/5 No Score Yet I, Me Aur Main (2013) "A workaday Bollywood romance ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 4, 2013
3.5/5 89% Hava Nagila: The Movie (2013) "The filmmakers mix the playful and serious, with only occasional lapses. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 28, 2013
64% Kai Po Che! (2013) "Mixes, not quite successfully, traditional Bollywood storytelling with something less conventional. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2.5/5 78% Red Flag (2013) "If only "Red Flag" were funnier and tighter and had a sharper idea about what it means to blur the lines between self-interrogation and self-absorption. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2/5 62% Rubberneck (2013) "It's dragged down by non-scene after non-scene, and filmmaking choices that don't earn their keep. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Race 2 (2013) ""Race 2," directed by Abbas-Mastan, has little to offer besides its loving gaze at wealth and flesh. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 26, 2013
2.5/5 33% Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013) "A mix of gently outraged populism and low-powered romantic comedy, Vishal Bhardwaj's "Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola" might have been better with a chunk lopped off its two-and-a-half-hour runtime. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 13, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet Beijing Flickers (2012) "Mr. Zhang, whose wide-screen compositions have an unfussy elegance, mostly manages his balancing act. His measured style gives the film a steady-as-she-goes ballast even as it follows impulsive, unsettled lives. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 9, 2013
2.5/5 45% Save The Date (2012) "[It] may sound like Sitcomland, but Mr. Mohan's sensibility - visually, comically, in terms of character - is more naturalistic, more Sundance. It's just not particularly sharp. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 13, 2012
80% Talaash (2012) "It's very much a Hindi film, but updated and delivered with conviction and style. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 29, 2012
4/5 87% The Law In These Parts (2012) "By keeping its focus admirably tight, the sober and sobering Israeli documentary "The Law in These Parts" presents a devastating case against the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 13, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet The Return of Lencho (2012) "Instead of pulsing with freewheeling energy, it sags under its earnest polemics. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) "It may be old-fashioned - love, family and grandfather's famous Khurana chicken win the day - yet it feels fresh. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 1, 2012
2/5 53% Vamps (2012) "Aging is probably the real theme here, but it's approached sidelong and has no punch. Still, only the nostalgia has any real conviction. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 1, 2012
2/5 0% That's What She Said (2012) ""That's What She Said," an unpleasant comedy about friendship, aims to be a female twist on the bromance. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/5 61% Tai Chi Zero (2012) "Fast and mostly fun, the movie also seems compulsively too much, throwing everything it can think of at you, lest it fail to entertain. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2/5 26% La nouvelle guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons) (2012) "The slick filmmaking - the movie has a glossy, Hollywood-ready feel that sometimes tips into the cutesy - works against its themes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
2/5 90% Gayby (2012) ""Gayby" is too diffuse to have much pop when it comes to the topics at hand: love and friendship, and how unconventional modern permutations might help rewrite the script of romance. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
2.5/5 54% Bel Borba Aqui (2012) "We're left to imagine the hero's formative struggles and learn almost nothing about the history and distinctiveness of Salvador. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 2, 2012
3.5/5 86% Harvest of Empire (2012) "The filmmakers retain a touching faith that most Americans won't tolerate injustice when they know about it. This film is meant to teach them. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet Heroine (2012) "Pulpy but attenuated, "Heroine" tries to do too much: deliver an exposé of the back-stabbing film business while also drawing a portrait of a woman caught in its vice. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 24, 2012
3/5 88% Barfi! (2012) "Against your will, you may even shed a tear. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet Raaz 3: The Third Dimension 3D (2012) "The film world setting could be better exploited and Shanaya's jealousy made less mechanical, but "Raaz 3" delivers other goods ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 7, 2012
1.5/5 No Score Yet Desperate Endeavors (2012) "The movie, stuck like a scratched record, doesn't know what to make of this one point it compulsively and clumsily dramatizes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 6, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution (2012) "This is an excellent story, and Ms. Draper tells it clearly and stylishly, teasing out the interesting angles and repercussions. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 6, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet Anhey gorhey da daan (Alms for a Blind Horse) "It shows us unhurried bits of daily life and lived-in faces but remains firmly on the outside, carefully making its slow study. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2012
2/5 75% Ek Tha Tiger (2012) "Tiger and Zoya both make good kung fu street fighters, but as spies they're unconvincing, and as lovers they're cookie-cutter bland. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 16, 2012
3/5 91% The Green Wave (2012) "For all its omissions and problems, "The Green Wave" communicates certain basic truths effectively: Many Iranians want their voices to be heard and their votes to count. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 16, 2012
2/5 62% It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl (2012) ""It Is No Dream" satisfies neither as a movie nor as a history lesson. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/5 70% Sushi: The Global Catch (2012) "The film's arguments about sustainability are convincing and hard to shake. And, the movie suggests, you - the sushi eater - can help: Crave it and enjoy it, but eat sushi responsibly. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 2, 2012
3/5 25% Drunkboat (2012) "Though studied and grating at times, "Drunkboat" does sustain a distinct, odd tone. Like its characters it's dreamily restless and prey to its own quixotic ideas. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 12, 2012
2.5/5 67% Bol Bachchan (2012) "It feels over-familiar, worthy of only the occasional grin. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 7, 2012
4/5 53% Patang (2012) "[It] has a lovely, unforced quality. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 14, 2012
2.5/5 82% Corpo Celeste (2012) ""Corpo Celeste" often stumbles, along with its 12-year-old heroine, Marta (Yle Vianello). " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 8, 2012
67% Rowdy Rathore (2012) "Ridiculous and undeniable, it's a punchy cartoon, rightly confident of its power to entertain. Why resist? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 1, 2012
2.5/5 54% Wallander: The Revenge (2012) ""The Revenge" is well-made, above-average TV, but it seems small for the big screen. The plot is a bit predictable, and we're still getting to know the characters when the story ends. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 31, 2012
2/5 57% Arjun the Warrior Prince (2012) "If you could separate spectacle from story, "Arjun" wouldn't be half bad. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 24, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet The Woman in the Septic Tank (2012) "[It] hits its targets, but softly, more in amusement than in anger. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 22, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet Dangerous Ishhq (2012) "Ms. Kapoor and Mr. Duggall don't have much chemistry, and the film is too silly to have any emotional traction. In Hindi cinema, that's unforgivable. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 11, 2012
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