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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "an interesting idea, but one which has unfortunately not yielded an interesting film." ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet Upstairs Inferno (2015) ...rich in interviews and archival materials that create a portrait of gay life of the time in New Orleans in the 1970s.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
6/10 67% Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist (2016) ...there's no actual sex in this film, but there is a lot of witty conversation and observational humor, making it a sort of lesbian Seinfeld.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
7/10 94% Chemsex (2015) The directors achieved extraordinary access to this subculture, and skillfully combine staged interviews with, among other things, footage shot in clubs and people's homes.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
6/10 92% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) This is one hot love story, but Summertime is equally notable for the way it reconstructs the mood of radical political movements in the 1970s... ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
7/10 100% The Watermelon Woman (1997) ...a unique film and a real time capsule of the 1990s when movie geeks hung out at video stores.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
6/10 95% Sembene! (2015) ...honors the Senegalese novelist and director Ousmane Sembene, who is often called the father of African cinema,‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Adama (2015) Although partly based on real historical events, there is also a strong mystical element in Adama, and this is reflected in the film's unique look.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
2/10 No Score Yet Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1989) ... done in by bad acting and a cheesy look: it was shot on video in Mexico, and also incorporates footage from the other Deathstalker films and from Roger Corman's The Raven. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
8/10 94% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) ...the Brazilian film Boy & the World by the director Alê Abreu... reminds you of what can be accomplished in this medium.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
7/10 94% Rififi (Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) (1956) ...portrays a robbery in painstaking detail (and in a way that would not have been permitted by American censors in 1955)...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
8/10 97% The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) (1928) ...constructed largely of close-ups and was filmed on a single concrete set representing the prison where Joan of Arc was imprisoned ...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
8/10 97% Diabolique (Les Diaboliques) (1955) ... widely regarded as one of the most terrifying films of all time.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
7/10 97% Mavis! (2016) There's nothing fancy about Mavis!, but there doesn't need to be-the music itself, and the infectious and upbeat spirit of Mavis Staples, still touring at age 86, more than carry the film. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet The Trials Of Spring (2015) ...a powerful film that looks at the struggle for freedom in Egypt through the eyes of three courageous women.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
6/10 75% A Ballerina's Tale (2015) ...sometimes this film feels like the work of a publicist rather than a documentarian, but it's still worth seeing, particularly if you are interested in ballet. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
6/10 94% Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2016) It's a beautiful film, but it's also insightful...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
8/10 100% T-Rex (2016) ...a great sports documentary, but also an intimate portrait of a young woman who grew up in a tough environment and found a way to thrive.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
8/10 100% Trapped (2016) Porter... has a real gift for presenting important issues in a way that creates a human connection with the audience while also placing the issues in broader social and political context. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
7/10 100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) Animated films can tell all kinds of stories, and this is true not only of animated features ...but also of the animated shorts which constitute an awards category recognized by the Motion Picture Academy since 1932. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
6/10 91% The Way He Looks (2014) ...the execution is heartfelt and the actors charming. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2016
6/10 88% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) ...offers an endearing, and mostly upbeat, biographical look at one of the brightest stars of the 1950s.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Tiger Orange (2014) ...engaging largely because of the central performances, who bring life to a script that is too frequently on the nose.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2016
7/10 89% Back on Board: Greg Louganis (2014) ...an absorbing and, in the end, typically American story of perseverance through adversity.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2016
8/10 92% Frame by Frame (2015) Despite the sometimes grim subject matter, Frame by Frame is ultimately a hopeful film.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet Growing Up Female (1971) ... a key film in raising the consciousness of women, and of men as well, to the way the lives of girls and women are limited by societal conventions and direct conditioning.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
7/10 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) Truffaut/Hitchcock does not supplant Truffaut's book but supplements it...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
8/10 91% The Lady In The Van (2015) While I'm a great admirer of Dame Maggie ... the central story of the film is that of her reluctant host, Alan Bennett.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
7/10 89% Bridgend (2016) ...portrays the teenagers as living in a world of their own, and of their own creation, with a specific culture that is largely impenetrable even to the adults in their own community. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet Speedy (1928) Highlights include a wild chase scene through New York City traffic, a visit to Coney Island by Speedy and Jane, and a guest appearance by Babe Ruth...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet The Kid Brother (1927) ... ends in one heck of an action sequence....‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet For Heaven's Sake (1926) ...n unabashed "gag film" in which the storyline is secondary a series of stunts and gags that keep coming at a rapid pace.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2015
7/10 93% The Freshman (College Days) (1925) ...another solid comedy film, featuring Lloyd as a naïve character who just wants to be popular at "Tate University," described in a title card as "a large football stadium with a college attached." ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2015
8/10 97% Safety Last! (1923) ...one of Lloyd's best films, combining a touching romantic plot with some amazing stunt work. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Why Worry? (1923) ...slight but also enjoyable...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Dr. Jack (1922) ...a minor Lloyd film, but enjoyable...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2015
100% 100 Yen Love (Hyakuen No Koi) (2014) ...maintains a distinction between personal worth/growth and success or lack thereof in the world...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Haruko's Paranormal Laboratory (Haruko Chojo Gensho Kenkyujo) (2015) ...a quirky film that takes shots at many Japanese obsessions (including cosplay), but never in a mean way.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/10 29% Momentum (2015) Campanelli's main goal seems to have been to incorporate as many action movie clichés as possible in a single film...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/10 13% Cherry Tree (2016) ...instead of developing a believable story or characters that behave in recognizably human ways, it tries to buy off the audiences with images of bare breasts, creepy insects, and lots of graphic, gory body horror.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Princess Jellyfish (Kurage Hime) (2014) The humor in Princess Jellyfish is frequently over-the-top, but the film's spirit is inevitably sweet...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) The beautiful animation is a strong selling point: it's detailed and realistic, with some frames deliberately echoing well-known prints by Hokusai. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
6/10 79% Tales of Halloween (2015) ...a delight for horror fans, with many in-jokes and references to prior horror films. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet Remake, Remix, Rip-Off: About Copy Culture & Turkish Pop Cinema (2014) ... an entertaining but hopelessly scattered documentary that...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
6/10 76% A Christmas Horror Story (2015) ...framed by a story involving William Shatner (born in Montreal) doing what he does best, self-aware parody....‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
6/10 96% Son of Saul (2015) Cinematographer Matyas Erdely shoots much of the film in a tight focus on Saul's face or head, with the shallow depth of field partially obscuring the horrors taking place around him.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Employees' Entrance (1933) You quickly get used to the on-the-nose dialogue... and the story moves quickly while still managing to develop our interest in the main characters.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2015