Raquel Stecher

Raquel Stecher
Tomatometer-approved critic

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% In Search of Greatness (2018) In Search of Greatness is a fascinating documentary with a ground-breaking message. This is a necessary viewing for anyone interested in sports psychology. Downside: the subjects are overwhelmingly male. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
No Score Yet The Last Command (1955) The Last Command (1955) is not exceptional but is enjoyable. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman makes a bold political statement about racism in an effective way. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
100% End Game (2018) End Game is painful to watch and maybe you'll think you can't get through all 40 minutes of it. But you can and you will and you'll be better for it. It tackles a difficult subject in a sympathetic and respectful way. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
No Score Yet Memphis '69 (2019) Memphis '69 takes viewers on a time travel trip to this one-of-a-kind blues festival. It lingers over many of the performances and also captures the spirit of the time. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet We Are Thankful (Siyabonga) (2019) We Are Thankful is an interesting experiment in blending documentary and narrative feature in a self-referential way. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet Black Sheep (2018) a compelling documentary about a difficult subject. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
No Score Yet Impetus (2019) Impetus is an inventive exploration of the metaphysical. However it struggles to keep the viewer's attention. While the story got away from me the philosophical ideas stuck. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) It's beautiful, poetic, disturbing and horrifying all at once - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
94% Social Animals (2018) a relevant documentary that relies on the voices of the Instagram generation to shine a spotlight on this new social dynamic. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
No Score Yet The Black Windmill (1974) The Black Windmill suffers from a lack of real tension and a convoluted plot. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
No Score Yet Hideout (1934) a sweet and charming romance. I love the concept of a city gangster out of his element in the country. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
No Score Yet Strange Bedfellows (1965) Strange Bedfellows is not as good as Come September but worth watching to see Lollobrigida and Hudson together again - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
87% Get Carter (1971) one of the most brutal revenge stories of all time. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
No Score Yet Lisbon (1956) Story-wise, Lisbon was kind of a disappointment. It took too long to get to the point... - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
No Score Yet Alright Now (2018) Alright Now is a charming indie movie that goes with the flow and lets the main character take her story where it will - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) an ode to coming of age in a world where social media is part of our every day lives. But for adults watching the film, it's also a story about anxiety and its overwhelming effects. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
100% A Moment in the Reeds (2017) spare, raw and poetic - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
86% Gold Star (2017) a profoundly moving film with an important story to tell. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
63% The Rainbow Experiment (2018) raw, powerful and experimental... expertly explores the failure to communicate between adults and teens. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
No Score Yet The Big Steal (1949) For fans of Out of the Past (1947), seeing Mitchum and Greer together again, albeit in a very different type of movie, is a treat. It's not a great film but it's enjoyable viewing for Noirvember. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
40% Swiped (2018) a tender-hearted comedy about the importance of face-to-face connections in an increasingly disconnected world. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
100% Family in Transition (2018) This fascinating documentary is not afraid to tackle some harsh truths about gender dynamics within the family sphere. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
88% Lez Bomb (2018) quirky, off-beat and all around charming... has a lot of heart. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
No Score Yet Going Hollywood (1923) Going Hollywood (1933) is just the sort of bizarre musical that needs to be seen to be believed. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) Meet Me Las Vegas is a feast for the eyes and entertaining to boot. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Brother Rat (1938) Brother Rat and Brother Rat and a Baby are light comedic fare. They are perfect for anyone who is a fan of the era, a fan of any of the cast members and Brother Rat especially should be a must-see for anyone who likes collegiate films. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) (1940) Brother Rat and Brother Rat and a Baby are light comedic fare. They are perfect for anyone who is a fan of the era, a fan of any of the cast members and Brother Rat especially should be a must-see for anyone who likes collegiate films. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
88% Arrowsmith (1931) Even with its flaws Arrowsmith (1931) is a glorious Pre-Code film. It tackles a difficult subject, isn't afraid to experiment and there is a refreshing lack of racism. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
100% The Lusty Men (1952) Beautifully shot... plenty of symbolic imagery. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables (1934) Anne of Green Gables (1934) captures all the charm of the original story. What it lacks in plot it makes up for in ambiance. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! (1967) a fun wacky film. It might be a bit much for contemporary audiences but those of us who love the absurdity of the 1960s will enjoy this one. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet The Carey Treatment (A Case of Murder) (Emergency Ward) (1972) Despite its flaws The Carey Treatment (1972) is a fun movie. It oozes with 1970s cool and has some great dramatic sequences - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
100% The Strawberry Blonde (1941) The Strawberry Blonde (1941) benefits from a great cast, fun music, beautiful costumes, funny scenes, playful dialogue and an overall sweet story with a good dose of drama. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet It's a Dog's Life (1955) a fun movie that deserves to be pulled out of obscurity and appreciated. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Till the End of Time (1946) suffers from a weak plot, poor character building and silly melodrama. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
80% Bells Are Ringing (1960) With plenty of memorable musical numbers, fun characters and a zany plot with a satisfying ending, Bells Are Ringing (1960) is sure to please. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
86% The Big House (1930) George W. Hill expertly directed the film and some of the scenes with prisoners en masse are beautifully choreographed. I love how cinematographer Harold Wenstrom plays with light and shadow especially in the earlier part of the movie. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Dancing Lady (1933) a mixed bag. It suffers from too much going on in the story. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Sadie McKee (1934) Even with its many flaws this is a gem of a film. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet 36 Hours (1965) I loved it's unusual story line and seeing a different take on WWII. The ending is predictable because it's based on real events but it's still so much fun to watch. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
88% Where the Boys Are (1960) has a lot of heart... fantastic cast - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
100% Hotel (1967) a gratifying film to watch on a rainy day. If you don't have any high expectations you'll be pleasantly surprised. It has it's flaws. It's terribly old-fashioned but that's what I liked about it. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Beauty for the Asking (1939) a darling little movie. Pair this in a double bill with The Women (1939) and it would serve as a nice little appetizer for that main course. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) Where it lacks in story telling it makes up for in stunning visuals and dramatic music - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet I Like Your Nerve (1931) It's a bit backwards, a bit sexist and the Central American setting is more a plot device than anything substantial. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
100% Harper (The Moving Target) (1966) The Drowning Pool plods along while Harper's pacing has a lot more momentum. Harper is hip and The Drowning Pool takes itself too seriously. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
71% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) one of the best plot twists of all time. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
100% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) a charming tale that will move you to tears. This fine documentary shows a deep love for its subjects with a bit of whimsy added in - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) ...has its problems but Malek delivers an engaging performance that channels the true essence of Freddie Mercury. This one is sure to please fans. Rock on. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018