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Rachel Saltz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
1.5/5 5% Hick (2012) "Forced irony or klutziness? Too often that's the question you ask of "Hick," which makes the answer all too clear. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet Jannat 2 (2012) "It never lives up to the cheeky-rogue promise of its first scenes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 4, 2012
3/5 47% 96 Minutes (2012) "The talented Mr. Ross makes Dre's panic and adrenaline-fueled behavior all too believable. You watch as he sees his horizons dim. What could be sadder? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 26, 2012
2.5/5 80% Jean Gentil (2012) "The filmmakers have no patience for details, either basic or telling. Their elliptical method starts to seem lazy, and Jean's plight, a journey from bad to bad, starts to seem a stacked deck. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
1/5 53% Think Like a Man (2012) "A running joke is that Mr. Harvey has thrown men under the bus by giving away their secrets. But, gents, if they were secrets they wouldn't be clichés. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2/5 38% Blue Like Jazz (2012) "Don's crisis of faith, which should be the movie's core and engine, is never really convincing. It's spelled out but dramatically inert, lost among the yuks of the Reed kookiness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 12, 2012
4/5 92% A Simple Life (2012) "Ms. Hui, a rare successful female director in the Hong Kong film industry, drew her story from real events, and the movie retains a tonic flavor of the everyday: its drama unfolds simply, without explosive moments but not without emotion " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 12, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet Artificial Paradises (2012) "When a small drama sputters to life at the end, it's too late. You've already been lulled into dreamland. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 30, 2012
2/5 50% An Encounter with Simone Weil (2012) "Though Weil remains fascinating, Ms. Haslett's film, even when it uses more traditional documentary techniques, mostly isn't. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 22, 2012
4/5 93% Gerhard Richter Painting (2012) "Each swipe covers the old painting and reveals a new composition. Watching this can be fascinating, even exciting. After all, it prompts a fundamental movie question: What happens next? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2012
33% London, Paris, New York (2012) "Ends up being just as formulaic as a run-of-the-mill Bollywood romance and less emotionally engaging. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Paan Singh Tomar (2012) "As an actor Mr. Khan rarely does the expected. You can't take your eyes off him. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 1, 2012
83% EK MAIN AIR EKK TU (2012) "It's not crude, sniggering or vindictive. Instead it's rather sweet and sometimes even a little unexpected. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 13, 2012
3/5 73% Big Miracle (2012) ""Big Miracle" gets off to a shaky start, but once revved up, it becomes an involving work-against-the-clock-and-the-odds action movie. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 2, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet Five Time Champion (2012) "Deliberately small-scale, "Five Time Champion" has tough-minded moments but too often veers toward the sweet and even the treacly. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 26, 2012
35% Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012) "Lost in all this is Halston, who comes through only in dribs and drabs. If you're curious about him, skip this film. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 19, 2012
4/5 89% The Pruitt-igoe Myth: An Urban History (2012) "This history is too recent to seem dry, and the film gets an added emotional punch from interviews with former tenants, whose memories mix fondness with anger and loss. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 19, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet Vettai (2012) "It entertains without breaking any new ground, though it can also surprise. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2012
3.5/5 100% Under Fire: Journalists In Combat (2011) "For once the talking-heads format is satisfying. You want to hear these thoughtful, articulate and sometimes self-lacerating men and women describe their experiences and traumas. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 1, 2011
3/5 83% The Story of Lovers Rock (2011) "Not all the interviewees are equally interesting, and an audience unfamiliar with the hits and stars may get antsy during some of the reminiscing. But Mr. Shabazz conveys a love of the music and its culture. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 29, 2011
2/5 53% Crazy Wisdom (2011) "The movie goes mushy when it should be critical, and leaves you with questions that it's not prepared to answer. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 27, 2011
3.5/5 85% Garbo: The Spy (2011) "Edmon Roch has a great story to tell in "Garbo the Spy," and he recounts it with the flair of a Hollywood spy movie: "Garbo" is dramatic, entertaining, even funny in parts. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2011
60% Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) "[The film] entertains, but the brittle Ms. Kaif keeps it earthbound. Her Dimple is brash all right, but her antics are more grating than convincing. Styled as open and self-possessed, she lacks one essential quality: charm. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 11, 2011
2.5/5 20% Cherkess (2011) "Nart and Hind's love story has the inevitability of a fairy tale and about as much specificity: the handsome horseman must have his beautiful princess. Full stop. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2011
2/5 No Score Yet And They're Off... (2011) ""And They're Off ..." has its moments but not quite enough to carry it across the finish line. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 31, 2011
61% Ra. One (2011) "The most expensive Bollywood movie ever made, "Ra.One," a sci-fi superhero thriller, is a kind of entertainment machine set to dazzle, Hindi cinema with a crush on high-tech. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 26, 2011
2.5/5 No Score Yet My Friend Pinto (2011) "It's cute, sort of, as well as crudely slapstick and sweetly picaresque, and just a bit misty and crispy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2011
3/5 79% Chalet Girl (2011) "Pleasant if timid... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 13, 2011
2/5 75% Blackthorn (2011) "The filmmakers rely on Mr. Shepard to lend the character some of his mythic weight, but it would take an actor with greater range to make Butch more than a cardboard outlaw-saint. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2.5/5 8% 1911 (2011) "What should be rousing stuff - a republic is born! the chains of feudalism thrown off! - remains a kind of lavishly illustrated history lesson. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2/5 63% Mammuth (2011) ""Mammuth" has the distressed, gritty look of a 1970s movie. (It was shot on Super 16 reversal film.) But it takes its cues from some of the less-appealing aspects of that era's freewheeling style, in particular a sort of curdled whimsy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 29, 2011
3/5 57% Archie's Final Project (2011) "Parts neatly capture teenage angst and parts have a sharp documentary flavor. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 29, 2011
2.5/5 No Score Yet In Search of God (2011) "Mr. Sarmah's film is well intentioned, but it comes off as a kind of Cliffs Notes to enlightenment. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2011
3.5/5 90% Journey From Zanskar (2011) "Mr. Marx shines a light on a place and a way of life that are rapidly changing. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2011
2.5/5 No Score Yet White Wash (2011) "Employing the usual grab bag of documentary building blocks, Mr. Woods never quite melds his film into a compelling whole, though individual pieces can be fascinating. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2011
2.5/5 84% La tête en friche (My Afternoons with Margueritte) (2011) "It rarely rises above the pedestrian. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/5 74% Shaolin (2011) ""Shaolin" fits in the more somber kung-fu tradition. But it also finds room for the genre's comic strain. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2011
2/5 50% Hi-so ""Hi-So" has ideas but no place pressing to go. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 8, 2011
3/5 17% Flypaper (2011) ""Flypaper" has enough twists and surprises to remain interesting in a closed-room, Agatha Christie kind of way. But it's never quite as clever or as hip as it thinks it is. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 18, 2011
3.5/5 80% Aarakshan (2011) "Subtle it ain't and subtle it needn't be. It is, though, mostly involving (if Bollywood long, at 2 hours 45 minutes) and even occasionally stirring. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 11, 2011
2/5 69% sleep furiously. (2011) "Ultimately, the first impression given - of a place both familiar and strange - is the only impression offered. It's not enough. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 29, 2011
1.5/5 No Score Yet All She Can (2011) "The movie bucks Hollywood norms without quite knowing what to put in their place. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet Singham (2011) "More and more, Bollywood movies are urban tales for urban audiences. What feels most backward-glancing about "Singham" is its uncomplicated, even cartoonish insistence on the benefits of village soil over city dirt for cultivating bedrock Indian values. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 22, 2011
2/5 72% Sarah's Key (2011) "[It] is undone by its very premise: that the two stories it tells can coexist in the same film. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 21, 2011
1.5/5 14% Zookeeper (2011) "Coraci doesn't impose much discipline, letting some scenes run wild and others peter out, their punch lines dangling. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 8, 2011
3/5 92% Delhi Belly (2011) "Shows, perceptively and often sweetly, a broader slice of young, urban, educated life in India as the three deal with careers, love and happiness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 1, 2011
2/5 20% Double Dhamaal (2011) "Unless your idea of a good joke is a golf ball thwacked into an unsuspecting crotch or the old frying-pan-in-the-kisser gag, you probably won't like this movie. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 27, 2011
2/5 No Score Yet The Colors of the Prism, The Mechanics of Time "This frustrating film is often a chore to sit through. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 16, 2011
4/5 83% !Women Art Revolution (2011) "Passionate, contentious, funny, sincere, politically attuned. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 31, 2011
3/5 57% How to Live Forever (2011) "It may sag a bit in places, but Mr. Wexler's film about aging and what it means to grow old is remarkably spry and lighthearted. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 12, 2011
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