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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 No Score Yet Southern District (2009) ...uses a constantly-moving camera (usually panning right) along with odd angles and mirror shots to give the viewer the sense of being a voyeur seeing things normally kept out of the public eye. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 10, 2016
7/10 92% City of Life and Death (2011) ...epic in scope (truly a cast of thousands must have been recruited), but like the best war films also focuses on the cost to the individuals involved including the victors. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 10, 2016
6/10 100% Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines (2012) ...a great consciousness-raising tool (how 1970s is that?) and a fun celebration for fans of Wonder Woman and her sisters in spandex. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 10, 2016
8/10 94% High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (1963) Gondo may not be wielding a sword, but he is as much a warrior as any of Mifune's samurai characters, and he really hates to lose. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 9, 2016
6/10 68% The Blob (1958) ...there's something charming about it, as if all the tacky aspects of the 1950s (and again, I'm talking about the white, squeaky clean, small town 1950s) were distilled into a fast-moving 86 minutes. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Aug 3, 2016
6/10 100% For the Love of Spock (2016) ...an unabashedly personal film, featuring home movies and lots of photographs of Leonard with little Adam and his sister Julie, interviews with family and friends as well as colleagues from Star Trek and elsewhere. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 29, 2016
5/10 92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) Eat That Question, which was produced in association with the Zappa Family Trust, asks no interesting questions and omits as much as possible anything negative about Zappa. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 29, 2016
6/10 93% Life, Animated (2016) Williams enjoyed remarkable access to the Suskind household, and his incorporation of home movies from Owen's childhood help bring the story to life, as do original animations Mac Guff. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/10 70% CafĂ© Society (2016) ...just bits and pieces that don't add up to anything. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 29, 2016
7/10 91% Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016) ...reliably entertaining and, as you would expect with a To movie, beautifully shot. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 27, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Deadline - U.S.A. (1952) Deadline-U.S.A. is set in a fantasy world, although the pleasantness of that fantasy (like most nostalgia about the 1950s) depends on whether or not you are a straight white man. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 26, 2016
7/10 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) ...most of Captain Fantastic is so good that I can overlook the fact that Ross (who wrote the screenplay as well as directed) didn't quite know how to bring so original a film to a satisfactory end. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 22, 2016
6/10 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Hunt for the Wilderpeople treads on such familiar ground that it's a miracle it works as well as it does. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 22, 2016
5/10 92% Notfilm (2015) ...Lipman has certainly collected a lot of interesting materials ... but viewing Notfilm feels a lot like sitting through an illustrated lecture by a droning professor with no sense of drama or humor. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 22, 2016
6/10 76% Lights Out (2016) ... based on a very simple premise-it's scary in the dark. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/10 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) ...no better than mediocre, with some good gags buried under an avalanche of attempts that don't land. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 22, 2016
6/10 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) ...fans of the television version of Ab Fab will love it, but it probably won't win many new converts. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 22, 2016
7/10 95% Tickled (2016) ... an example of investigative journalism at its finest. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 15, 2016
8/10 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Haters gonna hate, but who cares? The rest of us will be out enjoying the most entertaining film of the summer, and we don't need their sorry company. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 14, 2016
4/10 69% The Infiltrator (2016) ...for a true-to-life story involving international intrigue and immense sums of money, to say nothing of drugs and violence and beautiful women, the result is a remarkably dull movie. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 13, 2016
8/10 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) ...a beautifully paced, meditative film concerned with big philosophical issues conveyed through rich character studies. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 8, 2016
5/10 86% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) ...ultimately unsatisfying, offering a little bit of this and a little bit of that without ever making much of an impression. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 8, 2016
4/10 82% Les Cowboys (2016) ...it doesn't really succeed even as a chilly intellectual exercise, and it most certainly does not succeed as a film. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 1, 2016
5/10 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ...the whole film feels like there's something a bit off, which is all the more annoying since there is so much that is good about it. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/10 47% Free State of Jones (2016) ...feels like a cross between an illustrated lecture and a television miniseries edited severely for a theatrical release. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jun 25, 2016
5/10 90% Art Bastard (2016) At its best, Cenedella's work captures the vibrancy of New York street life, while at its worst, it's superficially clever and self-indulgent. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jun 24, 2016
6/10 100% From This Day Forward (2016) It's refreshing to see a portrait of a transgender person who is neither famous nor tormented... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jun 17, 2016
7/10 81% Sunset Song (2016) ...the stunning cinematography of Michael McDonough... turns the wheat fields and candlelit interiors of the Guthrie home into living paintings. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jun 3, 2016
6/10 100% The Dying of the Light (2016) ...if you have a love for film history, old machinery, or just old stuff in general, this is definitely a film for you. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jun 1, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet La Morte cammina con i tacchi alti (Death Walks on High Heels) (1971) Ercoli ...[takes] you on a thrilling ride with some soft porn and scenery thrown in. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Jun 1, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet The Merchant Of Venice (1973) Joan Plowright really steals the show as Portia, who not only gets to deliver one of the all-time great Shakespearean speeches... but gets to indulge in a bit of gender performance as well. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 25, 2016
7/10 84% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) ...a beautiful, quiet film that often feels like a documentary, as if we have been given a magic window through which to observe the lives of some ordinary people in an ordinary place. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 20, 2016
9/10 95% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) [Haskell Wexler's] camera work is highly expressive, using odd angles, unusual close-ups, and handheld shots to mirror the out-of-kilter nature of the characters' worlds. ‐ PopMatters
Posted May 13, 2016
8/10 98% On the Waterfront (1954) [Boris Kaufman's] neo-realistic style is a perfect match for Waterfront's gritty story... and the film was well served by the 36 days the cast and crew spent shooting in and around the Hoboken waterfront. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 13, 2016
7/10 91% The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) Stradling demonstrates his mastery of deep-focus photography and scenic composition... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 13, 2016
7/10 94% The Good Earth (1937) ...an epic tale of a Chinese family who overcomes famine, revolution, locusts, and a whole lot more in their journey from poverty to prosperity. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 13, 2016
6/10 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) ...an absolutely conventional biopic of the uplifting, heritage television variety. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 13, 2016
4/10 72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) Trier ... assumes the audience is preprogrammed to sympathize with the sad dysfunction of his characters, rather than actually doing the work within the film to make you care. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 6, 2016
6/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) ...while one of the story lines does pick up from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it's Iron Man who steals the show. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 6, 2016
86% Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008) The Muse of the Movies accomplishes two things: It presents a straightforward and somewhat hagiographical biography of Pickford's early life and film career, and it includes a lot of clips from her films, thus whetting the viewer's appetite for more. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 2, 2016
6/10 100% Here Come the Videofreex (2016) ...offers a useful reminder of how the news world changed with the 1967 introduction of the Sony Portapak, a compact audio/video recording system that allowed recording of simultaneous sound and video for immediate playback. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted May 1, 2016
8/10 96% Sing Street (2016) ... a delightful little film that feels true to its time and place. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/10 10% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) ...if more than one person is taking part in a scene, [Yari] doesn't know how to use the camera to create a sense of three-dimensional space and indicate the relationships among the different characters. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/10 60% Dough (2016) The whole film seems to be aimed at people who think Carol Burnett reruns are a little too racy... ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Apr 27, 2016
7/10 89% Speed Sisters (2017) "...an exuberant, action-packed film about the first all-female auto racing team in the Arab world." ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Apr 25, 2016
7/10 36% Sacrifice (2016) "...a well-done genre film, full of familiar tropes used effectively and some interesting twists as well." ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Apr 25, 2016
4/10 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "an interesting idea, but one which has unfortunately not yielded an interesting film." ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/10 78% The First Monday in May (2016) "First Monday could be more accurately titled "A lot of miscellaneous stuff related in some way to the Costume Institute's annual gala, its 2015 China exhibition, and the people involved with each." ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/10 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) "While A Hologram for the King is mostly a disappointing failure, one strong point is the cinematography by Frank Griebe..." ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Apr 22, 2016
6/10 86% Closet Monster (2016) ...finds a balance between simply pouring new content into an old form, and becoming so esoteric that the strengths of that form are lost. ‐ Playback:stl
Posted Apr 21, 2016