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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 96% Paterson (2016) A certain type of viewer (particularly white dudes with literary aspirations) will want to jump right into the film and live there... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jan 12, 2017
8/10 84% Silence (2017) If you feel horrified by the methods used by the Shogunate against Christians in this film, just consider what the other Inquisition was doing in Europe at the time to people who were not Christian, or not the right kind of Christian. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/10 33% Live By Night (2017) Brendan Gleeson does more fine acting in his few brief scenes than Affleck does in the entire film (note: posing is not acting, no matter how rugged your jaw line). ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jan 12, 2017
8/10 79% Patriots Day (2017) ... well-made, traditional movie with a great sense of place and a cast of characters you can identify with.. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jan 12, 2017
6/10 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls does not entirely succeed in its ambitious undertaking, but it does offer enough pleasures to make it worth your while. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jan 6, 2017
7/10 92% Hidden Figures (2017) ...an unabashedly feel-good movie, setting obstacles before its heroines and then showing their triumphs, while also offering the delights of a well-done period film. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jan 6, 2017
4/10 88% Lion (2016) ...so predictable in the way that it manipulates your emotions that it leaves you feeling like the victim of a con game. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Dec 21, 2016
8/10 88% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman's performance is a masterpiece of carefully controlled emotion... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Dec 21, 2016
7/10 91% Cry of the City (1948) the strengths of Cry of the City lie mostly in the strong performances ... and realistic evocation of life among the urban poor ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Dec 9, 2016
5/10 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) ... never really earns the responses it wants to elicit from its viewers. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Dec 2, 2016
5/10 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Despite some amazing special effects, Fantastic Beasts remains inert and uninvolving. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 18, 2016
7/10 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) The strongest element of The Eagle Huntress, next to the on-camera presence of Aisholpan, is the stunning cinematography by Simon Niblett. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/10 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) ...feels like a peculiar and singularly uninvolving documentary in which a series of bizarre events ... are re-enacted but without any point to the exercise. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 18, 2016
7/10 89% Loving (2016) The through-line in Loving is the strength of Mildred and Richard's love for each other, which saw them through trials that would have broken a weaker couple. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 18, 2016
7/10 98% Moonlight (2016) ...has many good moments, with some of the best coming in quiet passages when the camera is still and we can focus on the interactions of the characters. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 11, 2016
6/10 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge gets an A+ for action and a C for just about everything else, and your interest in seeing it will depend largely on your priorities as a filmgoer. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 4, 2016
8/10 90% Doctor Strange (2016) ...a superhero blockbuster, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe no less, for people who usually hate superhero films. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 4, 2016
6/10 100% Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016) Draper makes good use of interviews and archival materials, even if the voice-of-God narration and emphasis on detailing the political context sometimes make Olympic Pride feel like an educational film for high school students. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 3, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Night School (2016) Cohn gives full attention to both the personal and systemic aspects of [these students'] struggles. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 3, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Enlighten Us (2016) ...an instructive film not only for the details of Ray's story but also for the techniques he employs in common with many others who have made their fortunes in the so-called self-help industry. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 3, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet Arianna (2015) ...Arianna's journey is sensitively handled and Helene Louvart's cinematography (the film was largely shot near Lake Bolsena, Italy) is stunningly beautiful. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 3, 2016
7/10 96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) The Fencer is beautifully shot and successfully combines the expected beats of a sports film with an accurate portrayal of the risks faced by people who found themselves out of favor with the Soviet authorities. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Nov 3, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô) (2000) ...rings changes on the themes established in the first film. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Sep 27, 2016
7/10 93% Under The Sun (2016) 'Under the Sun' reminds us that documentaries are created objects and can never offer a simple view of "reality"... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Sep 26, 2016
6/10 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) ...hits all the necessary beats of the inspirational sports drama and concludes with a crowning moment of awesome... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/10 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) ...a comic book film set in the west, with stock characters equally given to violence and wisecracks... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Sep 23, 2016
8/10 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) ...practices the same virtue as its characters, realizing that life is lived in the small moments as well as the great ones, and that being present in your own life is the greatest gift of all. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/10 43% The Hollars (2016) The Hollars pretends to be about big issues-life, death, family-but takes place in a universe so far removed from anyone's reality that it turns out to be more about bad writing and jokes that fall flat. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Sep 16, 2016
5/10 61% Snowden (2016) ...while getting the facts straight is important, it's not enough to make a film work. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Sep 16, 2016
6/10 85% Sully (2016) The real reason to see Sully is for the splendid recreation of the river landing and its aftermath... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/10 40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) ...an uneasy blend of the straightforwardly naturalistic and the whimsically fantastic, a combination that probably worked better on the page than it does on the screen. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Sep 2, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet The Shamer's Daughter (Skammerens Datter) (2015) For children and adolescents into period fantasy, this is a sure winner, and it's pretty enjoyable for adults as well... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 26, 2016
7/10 81% Equity (2016) Naomi, Erin, and Samantha live in a world that's more Game of Thrones than Sex in the City. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 26, 2016
6/10 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Hands of Stone is not a perfect movie, but it's still worth seeing, particularly for fans of the sweet science. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 26, 2016
6/10 100% The Show of Shows (2015) ...not an unpleasant film to watch, but not terribly compelling either... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 25, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet The Duke Is Tops (1938) ...although the production quality is not always high, it captures performances by many contemporary acts including Cats and the Fiddle and the Basin Street Boys. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 20, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes (2004) ...a refreshingly unconventional film that's not like any art documentary you've ever seen... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 19, 2016
8/10 91% Stevie (2003) ...captures an unusually candid portrait of grinding rural poverty. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 19, 2016
9/10 98% Hoop Dreams (1994) ... well worth your time for the up close and personal view it provides of how issues of race and class play out in the lives of these talented young men and their families. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 19, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet The Inquiring Nuns (1968) Inquiring Nuns was influenced by Jean Rouch's Chronicle of a Summer, but feels more like a series of man-on-the-street interviews of the type beloved of TV news programs. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 19, 2016
7/10 99% The Interrupters (2011) ...the task is so immense that may wonder whether the appropriate metaphor for their work is "better to light one candle than to curse the darkness" or "you can't empty the ocean with a tea cup." ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/10 66% Anthropoid (2016) ...Anthropoid feels like it was shot for television, and none too well at that. ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/10 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) ...[a] hopeless mishmash of, among other things, The Jungle Book, Tarzan, E.T., and King Kong... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 12, 2016
7/10 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) ...honest about its performers in a way that is rare in backstagers.. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/10 69% Life During Wartime (2010) ...mannered and self-conscious to an extreme. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/10 34% Every Day (2011) ...an excellent cast can't save a plot drowning in obviousness. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 10, 2016
6/10 100% Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) (2011) ...a marvel of minimalism... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/10 29% Survival of the Dead (2010) ...he whole film feels like a perfunctory, wearied repetition of a formula. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 10, 2016
No Score Yet Turn It Loose (2008) ...a great chance to look in on a subculture which now includes high-level competitors from Europe, Africa and Asia as well as the U.S. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 10, 2016
6/10 63% The Dry Land (2010) ...[captures] the desolation of the high desert country and an excellent score by Dean Parks and a nice selection of pre-existing songs helps to place this story in a very specific time and place. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 10, 2016