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Sara Cardace

Sara Cardace
Sara Cardace's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89%

Wild Style (2013)

"Charlie Ahearn's groundbreaking film about hip-hop, graffiti, break dancing, and rap in eighties New York celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new 35-mm. print." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 10, 2008
35%

Pride and Glory (2008)

"There may not be much new about director Gavin O'Connor's cop-corruption drama, but it's packed with enough gritty action and unflinching violence to keep things interesting." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 20, 2008
88%

I've Loved You So Long (2008)

"Thomas plays Juliette as if she's trapped within her own body too, gradually learning to navigate her old world. Her performance gives life to a taut narrative." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 20, 2008
87%

The Orphanage (2007)

"Alas, there's no Ahhhh! moment at the end to justify the mounting tension." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 18, 2008
45%

Sex Drive (2008)

"The trip takes them to hysterical locales, and the cast is often hilarious in this low budget surprise." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 13, 2008
80%

Ashes of Time Redux (2008)

"Ignore the incomprehensible storyline and soak in the melancholy mood of Wong's ethereal vision." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 6, 2008
94%

Aleksandr Nevskiy (Alexander Nevsky) (1938)

"Sergei Eisenstein's mannerist epic about the Russian hero who warded off the invading Teutonic knights is a near-perfect combination of image and sound." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 22, 2008
77%

Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008)

"With its fascinating central question (What if ... ) and well-chosen, nostalgic footage of John F. Kennedy in his prime, this well-played documentary manages to escape the fate of other dry historical overviews." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 15, 2008
86%

Ghost Town (2008)

"Who knew that Ricky Gervais could play such a likable leading man?" ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 15, 2008
55%

Battle in Seattle (2008)

"The drama gets heavy-handed at times, but the film is a triumph, thanks to a crack cast including Connie Nielson, stunning as a TV reporter who joins her subjects in protest." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 15, 2008
81%

Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

"It's a plainly one-sided call to arms, but with good reason -- you may never look at your faucet without flinching again." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 8, 2008
100%

Day of Wrath (1948)

"Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1943 masterpiece begins as a film about seventeenth-century witch hunts in Northern Europe, but it's really a psychological thriller about the pull of evil on weak souls." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 25, 2008
91%

Momma's Man (2008)

"It melds a poignant drama of adulthood with a surreal portrait of emotional paralysis, with an unexpected paean to the American avant-garde thrown in." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 18, 2008
43%

What We Do Is Secret (2007)

"The amateur vibe suits the subject matter, and the young cast rises to the challenge." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 4, 2008
70%

Red (2008)

"This powerful, elemental drama hits all the buttons, probably to a fault, but it's helped along by fine performances all around." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 4, 2008
65%

Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)

"Steven Sebring's gorgeous, up-close-and-personal doc about the legendary rocker is both a journey into Smith's storied past and a portrait of her life today." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 4, 2008
86%

Avant que j'Oublie (Before I Forget) (2008)

"The film doesn't feel like a tragedy, but instead a droll slice of life -- perhaps a bit too muted and overlong, but often compelling in its own way." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 14, 2008
94%

Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006)

"This smash-hit French thriller starts slowly -- and builds into a sharp action flick, though an overload of plot twists threatens to bog things down midway through." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 30, 2008
76%

Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008)

"It's as much a snapshot of the contemporary basketball scene as it is a love letter to the famed uptown court." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 23, 2008
39%

Full Grown Men (2008)

"It's a beautiful, delicately observed comedy." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 23, 2008
66%

Brick Lane (2008)

"Monica Ali's expansive, epic best seller about decades in the life of a sheltered wife from Bangladesh in the titular London neighborhood is transformed into a compact, delicate tale of adultery, extremism, and awakening." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 16, 2008
97%

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

"In its uncanny depiction of a weakling whose crimes pale against those of the war-mad society around him, it's a near masterpiece." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 9, 2008
100%

Take Out (2004)

"...manages to mix immersive, pseudo-documentary filmmaking with a suspenseful narrative." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 2, 2008
54%

The Foot Fist Way (2006)

"It may not look like much, but the low-budget tae kwon do comedy The Foot Fist Way is one of the funniest DIY flicks in years, thanks to the droll wit of writer-director Jody Hill and star Danny McBride." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 27, 2008
96%

Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)

"...manages to be two films at once: One is an informative portrait of a power-hungry society; the other is an intensely gripping narrative of personal growth." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 27, 2008
78%

A Jihad for Love (2008)

"Parvez Sharma's brave documentary about homosexuality in the Muslim world presents a brutally honest, eye-opening look at gay and lesbian individuals who continue to practice their religion, despite its blunt, often violent rejection of their orientation." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 19, 2008
81%

Yella (2008)

"It's one of those films that keeps swirling in your brain once it's done -- thanks both to its somewhat unresolved ending and to the many subtle themes touched on throughout." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2008
69%

Fugitive Pieces (2008)

"The resonant film that results is not without its flaws, but it's ultimately quite absorbing." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 28, 2008
84%

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2008)

"As haunting in its own way as one of Glass' own works." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 14, 2008
69%

The First Saturday in May (2008)

"A generally upbeat film, it could easily work as a promotion for the sport-although it does offer some sad moments courtesy of the much-publicized tragedy of Barbaro." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 14, 2008
85%

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

"The film may not be as laugh-packed as its predecessor Knocked Up, but it charms nonetheless." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 14, 2008
59%

Bra Boys (2008)

"Russell Crowe narrates this engrossing Australian documentary, which chronicles the development of the notorious Sydney surfing crew." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 7, 2008
90%

Beyond Belief (2008)

"First-time director Beth Murphy's genuinely inspirational documentary tracks the goodwill efforts of Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, two Massachusetts mothers widowed on September 11 while pregnant." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 19, 2008
24%

P.S. I Love You (2007)

"An unapologetic tearjerker, the film lays on the sap at points, but is helped immeasurably by surprisingly clever dialogue and well-played, funny performances by the supporting cast." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 17, 2007
46%

Cassandra's Dream (2007)

"What the hell was Woody Allen thinking?" ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 17, 2007
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