Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart
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T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 51% Cry Macho (2021) Living at 91 never looked so good. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
2.5/4 65% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) If you're planning to enjoy this film, don't ask too many questions. Just embrace the spectacle, a mishmash of genres and a riot of color. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
2/5 47% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) If you like songs about feelings that really double down on their most supposedly resonant lines, then you'll love this. Or you already do. I'm sorry! - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
3/5 93% Swan Song (2021) It's lovely to see Kier, a workhouse German character actor, in his first leading role in, apparently, 50 years. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2021
4/5 93% Val (2021) This documentary is both great fun and deeply sad. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
2/5 88% Zola (2021) If only its subject matter was as daffy as it thinks it is. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
1/5 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) Aren't you kind of curious to see how lousy it is? - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
3/5 80% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) Instead of leaning into the campy pleasures to be had in an American Psycho or Serial Mom-style celebration of going bonkers, The Columnist juxtaposes the daughter's free speech crusade with her mom's blood-spattered campaign to silence her critics. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
1/5 49% Coming 2 America (2021) As a relic of 1980s comedy, Coming to America holds up better than most... And so it's with a heavy heart that I report that the sequel, Coming 2 America, is deeply, embarrassingly bad. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
4/5 80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is, like its name, highly silly. And silly is a mood that movies lately totally underuse. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
3/4 87% Swallow (2020) Bennett, who's been largely off the radar for a while, is heartbreaking and, eventually, fierce as her character begins to crave change. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
67% Searchers (2021) Pacho Velez doesn't want to follow these people through to their hookups; he wants to capture the awkward, exquisite emotion of the initial search for love or lust. It's touching, and sometimes super depressing... - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
90% Rebel Hearts (2021) I'd have been curious to hear more about what the sisters got up to after their resistance movement in the '60s, and I definitely wanted to hear more from the group of now-elderly but still spicy nuns sitting around dishing at their retirement center. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
83% Misha and the Wolves (2021) Director Sam Hobkinson knits together a clever narrative with twists right through the very last frame. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
95% The Sparks Brothers (2021) This tribute by a self-described fanboy will be a great introduction to the band for many, and a nudge into full-blown obsession for people like me who've loved an album or two but never knew the whole story. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
95% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) Marilyn Agrelo, whose doc comes from a book of the same name, crafts a great tribute to the team of people who believed it was possible to make entertainment for kids that didn't talk down to them and also wouldn't drive their parents out of the room. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
96% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) Closer to home is Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It, a long-overdue tribute to the Puerto Rican actress... - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
100% Flee (2021) Rasmussen uses two very different styles of animation to illuminate the unthinkably hard years the narrator endured, and the emotional pain he's just beginning to process as he speaks about a background he's hidden from almost everyone - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
65% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) A hot mess of throwback tropes, leaning heavily on an Escape from New York setup and evocative of Mad Max's junkyard fashions and Terry Gilliam's multidimensional fever dreams...it's all too much. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
100% The Pink Cloud (2021) Whichever way you choose to interpret it, The Pink Cloud indulges some of our grimmest musings about pandemic existence. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
79% In The Earth (2021) The immersiveness is wild... - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3/4 57% Malcolm & Marie (2021) Yeah, it's an eye-roller. But it's also a rather hilarious window into the extreme narcissism of Hollywood, where even a rave review can elicit an epic meltdown. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/4 98% One Night in Miami (2020) At this moment in time, King's directorial debut arrives like a thunderclap. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
4/5 95% Soul (2020) Qualms aside, Soul is one of the more thought-provoking Pixar releases in years. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
3/4 93% Sylvie's Love (2020) "Sylvie's" is a love letter to the delights of a well-told love story. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
4/4 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) By turns acidly funny and genuinely upsetting, "Promising Young Woman" stars Carey Mulligan as an avenging heroine for our time, and its gut-punch twists promise big audience reactions. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
1/5 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) There's only a vague message about bootstraps and personal responsibility, and a whole lot of bad wigs. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
88% Run (2020) I highly recommend checking it out. As long as you don't feel the need, like Chloe, to ask too many pesky questions. - Book & Film Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
2.5/4 48% Black Beauty (2020) If your tear ducts need cleaning, this is one holiday film that'll get the job done. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/4 82% Happiest Season (2020) Tonally, "Happiest Season" is a bit uneven; it can move from broad hijinks to high emotion a little too quickly. But it also delivers wonderfully heartfelt moments... - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
83% Freaky (2020) We can't argue "Freaky" takes the genre to the next level, exactly - but it's still bloody good fun. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
2.5/4 69% Ammonite (2020) Lee's grim tone is relentless, and I'm curious why: He's invented a queer relationship where there's no historical evidence for one. Why not let it take flight, then, rather than leaving it stuck in the mud? - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
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 58% 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 98% 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 74% 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 92% 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