Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) It's a psychological chiller perfectly suited to our frayed pandemic brains. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
4/5 96% Class Action Park (2020) Despite the many jaw-dropping anecdotes here, it's a highly plausible ode to the heedlessness of humanity. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/5 59% Tesla (2020) Tesla is a bit of a mess, but at least it's not another plodding biopic. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/5 97% The Go-Go's (2020) Anyone with even a passing interest in the Go-Go's... must watch Alison Ellwood's documentary. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
2/4 54% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) Sometimes it really is better to just read the book. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
3/5 75% The Rental (2020) Stranded-in-a-cabin tropes tend to be a lot of fun. So it's easy to get on board with the premise of The Rental, especially given the front-loaded tension between its two couples. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
4/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) If you're here for the action, though, there's plenty of it. Theron is so good at martial arts now that her fight scenes are a thing of beauty. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) The Truth has flaws, and it feels small-screen to me, although I suppose that's true of every movie that comes out right now. But Catherine Deneuve is a total delight as the fabulous, frank Fabienne. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) We are at a moment when no one should be allowed to avert their eyes. And when Spike Lee says to look, you do it. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/4 72% Lost Girls (2020) "Lost Girls" hits hard. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
3/4 85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) I imagine your age will be inversely proportionate to how quickly you start to find all of this upsetting. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
2/4 91% The Invisible Man (2020) This is one screenplay that needed, well, a little more vision. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
2/4 36% The Night Clerk (2020) Using autism as a plot device walks a fine line between empathetic and exploitative, and "The Night Clerk" is wobbly in that respect. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
3/4 87% Emma. (2020) All Jane Austen's heroines are clever, but Anya Taylor-Joy brings an unusually sharp edge to her rendition of Emma Woodhouse in "Emma." - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
3/4 74% The Lodge (2020) It's prime horror-movie season, and psychological chiller "The Lodge" does not disappoint. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/4 92% The Assistant (2020) By training her lens on a grind of a job demanding near-invisibility, Green highlights the systematic verbal abuse these young (usually) women endure - as well as the hidden power of what they see and know. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
95% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2020) Don't sit down to watch this year's batch of animated shorts without a handful of Kleenex. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/4 91% Weathering with You (2020) Shinkai's animation is stunning, particularly in his depictions of a drowning, almost jungle-like Tokyo and in the ethereal inner ecosystems of omnipresent cumulonimbus clouds. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
2/4 14% Dolittle (2020) There's got to be a moment, as an actor watches himself on-screen pulling bagpipes out of a CGI dragon's rear end, that he thinks, "Have I really fallen this far?" - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2.5/4 21% Like a Boss (2020) Despite paying lip service (so to speak) to female friendship and unconventional women (Mia and Mel are proudly unmarried, childless roommates in their 30s), it loses its bravado halfway through and falls back on the most witless of plot devices... - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
1.5/4 20% The Grudge (2020) Ultimately, I came away with questions, like: Don't a LOT of murders happen in a furious rage, so shouldn't there be little soggy ghosts wandering around all over the place? And: How did this many talented actors get involved in this mess? - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
3/4 92% Clemency (2019) "Clemency" is remarkable for the understanding it affords to all involved with its wrenching subject matter. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
2.5/4 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) To be sure, the world did not need a follow-up to "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." But the addition of Glover and Danny DeVito keeps "Jumanji: The Next Level" afloat, even with barely the whisper of a plot. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/4 77% Richard Jewell (2019) It's a tightly paced feature, with strong performances all around. It's also one of the season's most politically polarized films. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
1.5/4 No Score Yet Grand Isle (2019) It's long been clear that Cage has opted for quantity in his movie roles, but maybe a little quality control wouldn't hurt. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
2.5/4 68% Little Joe (2019) Writer/director Jessica Hausner has created a striking piece of work. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/4 95% Little Women (2019) It's a warm fireplace hearth of a film, albeit one with a tendency to spit out fiery embers. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2.5/4 89% The Two Popes (2019) If nothing else, the mere sight of two popes drinking brews and watching a soccer game together is one of the more surreal things you'll see at the movies this year. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/4 82% The Report (2019) Alas, the movie gets as buried in paper-pushing as its characters do. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
1/4 22% Playing with Fire (2019) Director Andy Fickman favors poop jokes and the cringe-humor of watching little kids court danger with a nail gun, kerosene, an ax and sometimes literally fire. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/4 94% Marriage Story (2019) Don't let its sweet title fool you: Director Noah Baumbach's latest may just be the best war movie of the year. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
1/4 38% Primal (2019) There is a limit to the redemption Nicolas Cage can grant a terrible movie, and "Primal" is it. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/4 84% Girl on the Third Floor (2019) A haunted-house flick that mostly eschews jump scares for more satisfying psychological and erotic twists. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/4 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Director Taika Waititi's self-described "anti-hate satire" blossoms into a big-hearted black comedy with the thorniest possible subject at its center. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/4 80% Little Monsters (2019) Forsythe nails a handful of funny juxtapositions, but too often leans into mean-spirited and tired yuks. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/4 21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Trying for humane drama but landing somewhere nearer basic-cable shtick, it asks a bowl-cutted Portman to deliver accusatory lines like, "I read your emails while you were in space!" with a straight face. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 65% Sister Aimee (2019) "Sister Aimee" is a true original - apparently, just like its namesake. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/4 81% Abominable (2019) Although the movie's conclusion may be foregone, it's still enjoyable getting there. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
1.5/4 23% Zeroville (2019) Franco seems to be aiming for comedy, but there are few laughs to be had. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
1/4 24% Running with the Devil (2019) A tiresome parade of gory and sexist cliches that are, frankly, insulting to a cast that includes Laurence Fishburne, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Leslie Bibb and Clifton Collins Jr. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) At almost two and a half hours, "Motherless Brooklyn" could stand to be tightened up, but it's an engaging take on a genre that can fall easily into hacky cliches. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
2/4 35% Seberg (2020) A bland period piece with an irritating lack of focus. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
96% Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) Orner's documentary takes some satisfying turns. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/4 82% Judy (2019) No matter how well you know "Over the Rainbow," you may never hear it as heartbreakingly performed as Zellweger sings it here. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
2.5/4 73% Harriet (2019) What better entry point for learning about one of America's real-life superheroes than this bravura performance from Erivo? - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) I imagine many viewers will be more than happy to be whisked away by "Ford v Ferrari." - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
2.5/4 69% Joker (2019) ...it's certainly worth seeing for Phoenix, whose mournful eyes and choking laugh perfectly embody his character's lifelong query: "Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?" - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/4 90% The Lighthouse (2019) By turns funny, sinister, haunting, historically fascinating and mythical, "The Lighthouse" is one of the best films of the year. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) "Dolemite Is My Name" kicks off the Eddie Murphy comeback that's been a very long time coming. And this comic biopic is a blast from start to finish. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019