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Richard Porton

Richard Porton
Richard Porton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) Only Lovers, despite a thin conceit, offers some modest pleasures. ‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
60% The Delta (1997) Although Sachs cannot sustain the cinematic promise of The Delta's early sequences, his moral seriousness and technical finesse merit attention.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2007
89% Bergman Island (Ingmar Bergman - 3 dokumentärer om film, teater, Fårö och livet av Marie Nyreröd) (2006) Marie Nyreröd's affectionate and revealing portrait of the legendary director functions as something of a last will and testament.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2006
63% Bush's Brain (2004) A modest documentary that is little more than filmed journalism and pales in comparison with more ambitious recent non-fiction films such as Fahrenheit 9/11 and The Corporation.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2004
95% Cowards Bend the Knee (2004) One of the most brilliant works of an unapologetically eccentric, and endlessly inventive, director.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
80% Arguing the World (1998) Demonstrates the inherent excitement of intellectual debate, even though astute viewers will read a few books to fill in the ideological gaps.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% The Emperor's Shadow (Qin song) (1997) Unquestionably a vigorous example of old-fashioned storytelling that compensates for its occasional clunkiness with a great deal of narrative zest.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) The real stars of this film, however, are its dazzling cinematography and production design.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% The End of Violence (1997) The flippancy of Wenders and Nicholas Klein's script, and the lethargic performances of a star-studded cast, trivialize presumably good intentions.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe) (1999) An uneasy mesh of character-driven privileged moments and occasionally muddled melodrama.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Kundun (1997) Often staggeringly beautiful, but the film is ultimately waylaid by a curious blend of epic stasis and strained social uplift.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% The Apostle (1998) Earnest and often moving account of one man's struggle for redemption‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
77% The Eel (Unagi) (1998) An alternately poignant and funny film which transcends the limitations of its seemingly ludicrous plot.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
No Score Yet Y'aura-t-il de la neige à Noël? (Will It Snow for Christmas?) (1996) Concludes with some of the most beautifully rendered scenes in recent French cinema.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Seventh Heaven (1998) Instead of stressing the farcical potential of Nico's mid-life crisis, the film becomes an uninvolving melodrama which lacks dramatic tension.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% Dr. Akagi (1999) A well-intentioned and carefully crafted film.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000