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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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2008
86% Ghost Town (2008) Who knew that Ricky Gervais could play such a likable leading man?‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2008
39% Full Grown Men (2008) It's a beautiful, delicately observed comedy.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2008
100% Take Out (2004) ...manages to mix immersive, pseudo-documentary filmmaking with a suspenseful narrative.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2007
46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) What the hell was Woody Allen thinking?‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2007