Raquel Stecher

Raquel Stecher
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
76% Wander Darkly (2020) mesmerizing... The way film pivots back and forth from reality to memory, often combining the two, is astonishingly good. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
No Score Yet The Fever and the Fret (2019) Directed and written by Cath Gulick, The Fever and the Fret is a powerful anti-bullying tale that isn't afraid to dive into the pain and the torment victims suffer... - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
99% MLK/FBI (2021) MLK/FBI is a priceless documentary that sheds light on the past and serves as a warning for the future. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
59% The Intruder (El prófugo) (2020) a bizarre psychological thriller about the real effects of trauma. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
94% The Mole Agent (2020) The Mole Agent is an incredibly endearing if not heartbreaking film. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
78% Martin Margiela: In His Own Words (2020) Holzemer offers a compelling portrait of a creative genius who worked on his own terms and put everyone else out of fashion with his edgy and provocative designs. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
88% Summerland (2020) Summerland offers a youthful exploration of meaningful connections and self discovery. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
77% Spiral (2019) Get Out meets Rosemary's Baby, Spiral demonstrates the horrors of othering in a way that is both modern and classic. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
84% The Way I See It (2020) may be the most important documentary you'll see this year. It is heartbreaking and emotional in its nostalgia of an era that is quickly slipping away from our collective memory... will appeal more to viewers with liberal points of view - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
96% The Block Island Sound (2020) a seaside thriller that offers viewers plenty of mystery and a satisfyingly slow build. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
96% Feels Good Man (2020) Feels Good, Man is a riveting documentary that offers many insights into the dangers of internet culture. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
No Score Yet A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story (2020) a poignant film about a visionary filmmaker who followed the beat of his own drum and inspired generations of others to do the same. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
97% La Llorona (2020) Director Jayro Bustamante offers a compelling and terrifying twist on the popular legend of La Llorona - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
80% The Beach House (2020) The Beach House is an infectious genre film that will linger long after the credits have rolled. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
96% John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) John Lewis: Good Trouble serves as a much needed call-to-action during troubling times. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
95% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2020) The Ghost of Peter Sellers is an enthralling documentary that offers insights into the filmmaking experience and how a person's actions have ripple effects that last long after they have passed on. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
100% Return to Hardwick (2020) is a loving tribute to one of the most extraordinary strategic bomb units of WWII... time capsule - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
No Score Yet Out of My Head (2017) Out of My Head cracks open the mystery behind migraines and gives those with this condition a voice. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
93% Be Water (2020) Nguyen does an incredible job chronicling Bruce Lee's life and career, weaving in Lee's struggles as a Chinese-American man and the treatment of Asians in the entertainment industry - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
80% And We Go Green (2019) And We Go Green legitimizes a growing environmentally minded faction of an otherwise unsustainable sport. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
93% Working Man (2020) a small film with a big message. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
No Score Yet Shadows of Freedom (2020) informative and enlightening but doesn't offer anything beyond the usual documentary fare. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
71% Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) (2019) channels the grief of a hurting nation. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
82% Phoenix, Oregon (2020) a heartfelt exploration of self-reinvention, friendship and love. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
96% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña's The Wolf House/La casa lobo features mesmerizing stop animation and constantly shifting imagery to illustrate the pain of extreme isolation... an impressive feat. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
76% Shoot to Marry (2020) Shoot to Marry is a heartfelt documentary that is equal parts introspective, quirky, funny, sad and joyful. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
75% CRSHD (2019) a quirky and authentic coming-of-age story that speaks directly to social media savvy youth. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
90% Bull (2020) a meandering drama that explores the pains of self-destruction - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
83% A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps (2020) a soup to nuts exploration of the history of this government sponsored volunteer program from 1961 to present day. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2020
87% Vanilla (2020) a sweet and quirky comedy - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
85% She's Allergic to Cats (2016) She's Allergic to Cats is a lo-fi, out of its gourd, tragicomedy... Audiences who love weird and wacky films will want to check this one out. You really have to have a bit of patience with this one and just go with the flow. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2020
100% The Longest War (2020) This film leaves no stone unturned in the quest educate its viewers about Afghanistan and U.S. relations. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
No Score Yet Good Ol Girl (2020) effectively demonstrates the struggle these women face to live within the confines of their strictly gendered upbringing while also seeking independence through their respective careers. The documentary felt uneven at times - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
100% I Will Make You Mine (2020) a beautifully sensitive and lyrical film. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
94% Lapsis (2020) as far as science fiction films go, this one was fairly enjoyable and offers just the right insight into the human condition. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
95% My Darling Vivian (2020) My Darling Vivian is a well-rounded and fairly intimate film about a misunderstood woman. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
94% Beautiful Something Left Behind (2020) An Elephant in the Room is a sensitive and enlightening look at what it means for a child to grieve the loss of a parent. The film is effective in its simplicity. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2020
97% The Donut King (2020) The Donut King is a wild ride. If you watch this film and don't immediately crave a donut, something is wrong with you. The biggest takeaway, however, is Ngoy's journey as an immigrant forging a path for himself in America and helping others do the same. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
64% Union (2019) Civil War enthusiasts will be drawn to the level of detail that goes into the reenactments... [others] will be drawn to the unconventional love story. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
86% I'll Meet You There (2021) a moving portrayal of a family trying to reconnect with each other. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
96% Blood on Her Name (2020) sharply focused thriller... The main character's ambiguity is the biggest draw. Is she a victim or a villain? We don't really know and Bethany Anne Lind does a great job at keeping the audience guessing. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
67% Funeral in Berlin (1966) the least interesting of the [first] three Harry Palmer films... Mostly due to a lack of character development and the numerous double-crossings make the plot difficult to follow. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
100% The Great McGinty (1940) a charming picture. It's lighthearted approach to the rather heavy topic of political corruption and morality makes this a big spoonful of medicine you want to take. - Out of the Past EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
98% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) Corpus Christi is simply brilliant. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
No Score Yet A Dog's Death (La muerte de un perro) (2019) captures the social turmoil of a country in flux through its focus on the absurd actions of a microcosm of its upper middle class culture. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
67% The Wave (2020) a psychedelic adventure - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
100% Bachelor Mother (1939) "a sweet story... part workplace comedy, part family story, part romance, part holiday story... the actors all have winning performances... they are all on their A game." - The Movie Palace Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night will appeal to fans of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Twilight Zone. The heavy dialogue can be exhausting but if you have the patience to get through it you'll be rewarded at the end. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
91% Lina from Lima (Lina de Lima) (2019) Lina from Lima is colorful and vibrant as it is ordinary. The spectacle of the musical numbers intermingled with scenes from Lina's every day life make for an unconventional, bewildering yet ultimately entertaining film - Cine Suffragette EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) gorgeous and mesmerizing film. Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel bring an intensity that is simply awe inspiring. - Quelle Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019