Sadaf Ahsan

Sadaf Ahsan
Sadaf Ahsan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Nashville Scene National Post

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
92% The Perfect Candidate (2020) [Haifaa al-Mansour's] connection to her home country shows - there's a familiarity to al-Mansour's lens. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
78% I Care a Lot (2021) Despite her flaws and the fact that we now know Marla is a professional scammer, not only do I believe her words, but I feel invigorated by them. This is a woman I would follow into battle. The inevitable subject of a "run me over" meme. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
4/4 98% Minari (2020) Minari is a gentle burn of a film. The loudest thing about it, in fact, is just how much of an American story it is. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Promising Young Woman, then, unabashedly offers the bitch-in-sheep's-clothing trope. In its intentionality, it works. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
1/4 57% Sibyl (2020) "...it's Efira and Exarchopoulos holding this movie up with their impassioned performances, like a bent and battered wire hanger struggling to support an oversized wool sweater" - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) What Nothing Fancy manages is an intimate exploration of Kennedy's life, home and - most importantly - hunger, which is as ferocious as it was when she began her career many decades ago. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
99% Saint Frances (2020) Saint Frances explores the ways in which women at all stages of life present one face to the world while hiding another... - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
91% Clemency (2019) The film lends Bernadine a kindness and tremendous understanding, particularly in regard to such controversial and complex subject matter. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
98% Varda by Agnès (2019) The film is more a lesson on craft and doing things your own way than anything, and Varda gets fascinatingly specific. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) "While the film does grant its story some emotional gravitas, it gets lost in the existential crisis of it all." - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A masterful commentary on class, Parasite issues a new guideline for contemporary horror. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
97% The Farewell (2019) Almost every shot, most of them wide, encompasses the entire family and its myriad facial expressions. There's an emotional choreography to this film. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
1/5 12% Peppermint (2018) Every event, character trait and line is so cliché, it almost seems as though the movie wants to be a parody. - National Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
83% Puzzle (2018) Agnes never convincingly evolves. There's certainly something to be said for discovering you have an interior life and choosing to honour it. But despite a cute effort, Puzzle unfortunately seems to be missing that final piece. - National Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Director and writer Susanna Fogel, she of fluff-with-an-edge material like Life Partners and Chasing Life, injects a feminist and fun feel to the action. - National Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) At 147 minutes, Fallout is the longest film in the series, but it manages to feel like the swiftest ride. - National Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
82% Beirut (2018) At just about two hours, Beirut is as much of a sprawling ruin as it believes the city once was or is. - National Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
11% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) While Christian and Ana remained handcuffed to the same spot, while also resisting its uncensored, campy potential, Fifty Shades has proven to be neither a great love story nor a rousing erotic romance. Shameless, indeed. - National Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3/4 83% League of Exotique Dancers (2015) The ways in which they reclaimed the feminine mystique and controlled the way they used their bodies serve for evergreen lessons for women on what it means to be proud of what you have and how you choose to use it. - National Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
3.5/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) Awash as it is in sun-kissed skin and pastels, the entire film reeks of release, providing the kind of cinematic climax that may just rival whatever real life has to offer. - National Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016