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Ronnie Scheib

Ronnie Scheib
Ronnie Scheib's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Before You Know It (2014) [An] engrossing documentary.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 30, 2014
60% Lila, Lila (2014) Alain Gsponer's well-crafted romantic comedy... glides along on the sheer power of rising German star Daniel Bruhl's boyish charm.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
94% Journey To The West (2014) Another exquisite, snail-paced cinematic perambulation from Tsai Ming-liang and Lee Kang-sheng.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 14, 2014
88% The Discoverers (2014) Schwarz lacks the writing chops to adequately embed the character's predictable learning curve into a richer narrative fabric, but Dunne's perf is pitch-perfect.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 12, 2014
31% The Girl and Death (2014) The film's emotional center rings coldly hollow, its star-crossed lovers coming off more like projected figures than flesh-and-blood players.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
77% Cupcakes (2015) Israeli helmer Eytan Fox's candy-colored musical is an endearingly goofy celebration of the right to be yourself.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2014
90% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) Terrifically conceived and executed.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2014
85% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) A surprising, well-crafted look at a ballroom-dancing program aimed at bridging gaps between Jewish and Palestinian children in Israel.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2014
89% Amélie (2001) Jeunet has succeeded at drawing us inside his head; the question is, do we want to be there?‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2014
100% The Vanquishing Of The Witch Baba Yaga (2014) A poetic, mesmerizing fusion of fairy tale and cultural commentary from director Jessica Oreck.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2014
88% La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage) (2013) Alves ultimately unites his large cast in festive unity, with comic reversals redeeming the seemingly irredeemable in farcical fashion, and with large doses of ethnic warming.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2014
91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) With its wry humor and fantastic mix of music and images, this seemingly odd choice for Tribeca's opening-nighter could carve out a solid theatrical niche.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014
88% Buzzard (2015) As fascinating as it is off-putting.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
90% A Birder's Guide To Everything (2014) Meyer and lenser Tom Richmond capture an intersection of high-school and natural spheres that highlights New England's serenity and beauty without undue pictorial fussiness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2014
No Score Yet La Chair De Ma Chair (2013) Though the gruesome plot fills the bill, genre-wise, "Flesh" often seems like an empty stylistic exercise instead of a horror film.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2014
55% Cannibal (2014) Antonio de la Torre is brilliant as a killer and eater of young women in Manuel Martin Cuenca's sumptuously lensed psychological drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2014
74% Felony (2014) Thanks to Saville's tightly controlled direction and a superlative cast, the mere exchange of glances builds as much suspense as the kinetic action sequence that opens the pic.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2014
96% Particle Fever (2014) A documentary about science for professionals and laypeople alike, Particle Fever celebrates an event of earth-shattering importance, though what far-ranging transformations it heralds remain unknown‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2014
No Score Yet Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle (2012) Maurice Linnane chronicles an important, atypically tranquil moment in Amy Winehouse's tumultuous career.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2014
85% The New Black (2014) Laid-back yet incisive, "The New Black" examines the complexity of black attitudes toward same-sex marriage, which the mainstream media tend to oversimplify as church-dominated and uniformly negative.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2014
15% Endless Love (2014) It may prove too bland even for its target audience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2014
53% Adult World (2014) The improvisational zeal with which Cusack approaches his role is particularly fun to watch.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2014
33% Mars At Sunrise (2014) Suliman ("Paradise Now," "The Attack") dominates the screen as Khaled, utterly compelling in and out of jail, his magnificent perf tying up cinematic loose ends.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2014
75% Little Feet (2014) Alexandre Rockwell plunges directly into the wildly unpredictable logic of childhood with this black-and-white gem.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
24% Gimme Shelter (2014) The film is hamstrung by its fidelity to real-life inspirational models.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2014
91% To Be Takei (2014) A unique blend of camp and conviction, "To Be Takei" deftly showcases George Takei's eclectic personality and wildly disparate achievements, from "Star Trek" crewmate to gay-rights activist.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2014
89% Run & Jump (2014) Steph Green's debut feature captures the beauty of an obviously flawed family with remarkable warmth and immediacy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2014
25% The Grounded (2014) Throwing in sweeping vistas of virgin snow and orphaned moose as proof of nature's greatness, and recruiting a motley bunch of believers along the way, the film won't convert anyone but the already holistically minded.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2014
96% The Rocket (2014) The adventures of a 10-year-old Laotian boy are subject to radically different interpretations in The Rocket, Australian documentarian Kim Mordaunt's impressive narrative debut.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2014
91% Kids for Cash (2014) Deeply shocking and continually surprising.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2013
92% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) Michel Gondry doodles while Noam Chomsky philosophizes in an inspired meeting of idiosyncratic minds.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2013
65% Sunlight Jr. (2013) Incandescent performances and an unerring grasp of milieu distinguish this latest feature from Sherrybaby helmer Laurie Collyer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2013
100% Musicwood (2013) Maxine Trump's feature loses focus as it progresses, though its insights into guitar making, forestry harvesting and environmental shortages resonate strongly.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2013
83% Aftermath (2013) The more the action hews to a Hammer horror template, the less congruent it feels with historical revelation.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2013
64% The Human Scale (2013) If Dalsgaard's advocacy of Gehl's utopian vision largely ignores the socioeconomic forces arrayed against it, the film should nevertheless enthuse pedestrians, bike riders and public-space proponents everywhere.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
60% Cut to Black (2013) Dan Eberle pushes film noir to its subjective extreme with this well-acted, unpretentious story of a fatalistic ex-cop.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
46% All Is Bright (2013) This engaging if somewhat underwhelming tale of unlikely redemption builds a funny-sad web of intersecting interactions around its strong central perfs.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2013
98% Let The Fire Burn (2013) Jason Osder's riveting documentary chronicles the escalating confrontations between the Philadelphia police and the radical group Move.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2013
100% Best Kept Secret (2013) Unlike the majority of autism docus about white, middle-class children, Samantha Buck's film examines the poverty of options available to working-class black and Latino young adults once they leave the safe confines of the classroom.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2013
63% My Father and the Man in Black (2013) Partly transcends its inherent self-indulgence.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2013
100% Tokyo Waka: A City Poem (2013) This lyrical meditation on crows in the Japanese capital offers a rewarding wide for viewers who can go with the flow.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2013
92% Sparrows Dance (2013) Sparks' oddball, self-deprecatory charm and Ireland's uncertainties play off each other nicely as their eclectic tastes mesh; both characters are thrilled at finding someone who accepts and even welcomes the other's peculiarities.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2013
71% The United States Of Autism (2013) The documentary clarifies the breadth of the autism spectrum, from those who lack basic language and/or motor skills to those at the high-functioning end who do not seek a "cure" but rather social acceptance in the name of neurological diversity.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2013
60% Chennai Express (2013) Shetty's need to maintain his characters' romantic heroism constantly grates against his depictions of their ridiculousness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2013
53% When Comedy Went to School (2013) Ron Frank and Melvut Akkaya's documentary suffers from an approach by turns scattershot and schmaltzy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2013
56% The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2013) Satisfyingly sends up pious History Channel-style treatments of the conflict, gathering steam and inspiration as it progresses. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2013
No Score Yet Fukrey (2013) Nothing really coheres in this unimaginative mishmash.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2013
8% The Stroller Strategy (2013) Cute to the point of blandness, tyro French helmer Clement Michel's vaguely amiable laffer scrupulously avoids all ambiguity, innovation or flashes of wit.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2013
67% One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (2013) Jeremy Frindel's workmanlike docu proceeds in a matter-of-fact manner that neither ignores nor belabors the inspirational aspect of its story.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 15, 2013
60% Released (2013) This change-affirming docu's minimalist lack of polish or stylistic affect almost becomes a plus, its stark, bare-bones presentation somehow befitting the tales of abuse and incarceration so baldly proclaimed within.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 15, 2013