Rachel Syme

Rachel Syme
Rachel Syme's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New Republic New Yorker
Publications: The New Republic, New Yorker

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Even without showing men onscreen, Sciamma depicts the myriad ways in which the patriarchy constricts the lives of her female protagonists. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
100% Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (2019) I can think of no better way to describe Stage Fright than as a secret, gentle, creamy treat for those who love and think deeply about clothing. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) What starts out as a fantasy becomes a family's struggle with their place in a global framework designed to keep them down. They realize that getting out of the basement will require more than a few agile maneuvers. - The New Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Deadwood is a story, not of this century, but also not quite out of the past. - The New Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
78% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) The documentary is worth watching for the range of archival footage Gibney dug up, including some from inside Theranos's clandestine headquarters. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Centineo performs a type of compassionate male energy that is in short supply in movies at the moment, but Lana Condor is undeniably TATBILB's star. - The New Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) In Nanette we witness the shock of the new, a voice that dares to speak to this frustrating and often hideous cultural moment, a comedian willing to drop the act. I would call Gadsby a genius, but she would likely push back against that term. - The New Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018