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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 50% Skyscraper (2018) That's Skyscraper in a nutshell-it doesn't offer much in the way of originality or deep thought, but checks all the boxes for a summer blockbuster, and will please those who like action and lots of it. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
6/10 100% El mar la mar (2018) if you're up for something more experimental, that is willing to observe patiently and unobtrusively... then you will probably enjoy this film.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) The delights of [The Adventures of Tom Sawyer] are the delights of a well-made studio film. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
6/10 82% The Neverending Story (1984) ...takes viewers back to a pre-CGI era when fantastic beasts and amazing worlds were created on screen using puppets and models. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
7/10 95% Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) If you've only seen the more recent films and find them somewhat wanting, you owe it to yourself to check out the original to see how fresh and original these blockbuster films once felt. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
7/10 96% Dr. No (1962) If you've given up on the many iterations of the Bond franchise, it's worth shaking off all that adaptation decay and going back to the original, which is more fun and less sexist than many of the later films. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet The Jericho Mile (1979) Mann's fine visual sense is on full display in his first movie, The Jericho Mile...‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
6/10 61% Prefontaine (1997) Prefontaine is a thoroughly enjoyable movie, and that goes triple if you're a track fan. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
7/10 88% Whitney (2018) ...offers a complex and nuanced look at a great talent who left us much too soon.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet The Experimental City (2017) ...an ingeniously constructed documentary that makes good use of archival footage, documents, and recordings, along with re-enactments that look just fake enough to signal their constructed nature.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
6/10 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) ...the number one reason to see ... Hearts Beat Loud is the vibrant performance of Kiersey Clemons.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
4/10 85% Mountain (2018) Mountain is saddled with a fatuous narration by Robert MacFarlane, drawn from his book Mountains of the Mind and gamely delivered by Willem Dafoe. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
5/10 85% American Animals (2018) The most repugnant aspect of American Animals is the limitless sympathy it offers the privileged criminals who are its primary characters...‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Psychopath (1966) ...incorporates enough pure untrammeled weirdness to make it worth a watch.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
6/10 100% Boston (2017) ...takes a celebratory rather than critical tone toward the venerable race‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
6/10 82% Ghost Stories (2018) ...a well-made film that provides the expected horror scares along with enough psychological complexity so it will stay with you long after the end credits have run.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
7/10 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) ...offers the chance to observe a world ruled by absurdity from a safe distance...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
6/10 49% Tomb Raider (2018) ..it's entertaining and hits all the right notes for a summer movie based on a video game, with a cast that's better than you would expect...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/10 73% Hostiles (2018) Hostiles ticks all the boxes of a self-important, would-be epic, and sets them within a film that embodies the bleak=profound attitude so popular in highbrow television series these days.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
6/10 87% The Post (2018) Streep is particularly good as the embodiment of a woman who never expected to be running a newspaper (she was thrust into that role following the suicide of her husband) but who rose to the occasion ...‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
7/10 82% Molly's Game (2018) ...you can track the development of Molly's understanding of how the world works and what place she has chosen within it by what she's wearing, and that's costume design at its finest. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
6/10 77% All the Money in the World (2017) Much of the film's appeal lies in Michelle Williams' portrayal of young Getty's mother Gail as she desperately tries to convince Getty Sr. (Christopher Plummer) to pay up. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2017
6/10 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Italy has never looked better on screen than it does in Sayombhu's Mukdeeprom's cinematography...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
8/10 92% The Shape of Water (2017) In The Shape of Water, del Toro and co-screenwriter Vanessa Taylor make it appear easy to do something that is really quite difficult-grounding the film from start to finish in a fictional world that has its own inner logic. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
6/10 85% Darkest Hour (2017) While Dunkirk is all visceral action and Their Finest gentle satire, however, Darkest Hour is mostly talk, focusing on political negotiations between the faction who wanted to sue for peace and those who wanted to fight...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre (Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case) (1959) As in all well-made plays, key evidence resides within a written document-in this case the countess' missal, which has mysteriously disappeared. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Inspector Maigret (Maigret tend un piège) (1958) Besides the intricately-plotted story, Maigret Sets a Trap offers a wonderful time capsule of some of the seedier streets of Paris in the late 1950s...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/10 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) ... it fails on so many other levels that failing to support the argument stated in its title may be the least of its sins.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
6/10 97% Coco (2017) The land of the dead, as imagined in Coco, is a glittering steampunk Metropolis of futuristic high-rises and magical bridges, populated with some of the cutest and most playful skeletons you've ever seen. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
8/10 88% Novitiate (2017) ..sensitive to the specific demands of living in a self-contained community ...and respectful of those who choose a religious life. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
8/10 99% Lady Bird (2017) ...an astonishingly assured first film from Gerwig...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/10 40% Justice League (2017) This is an ODTAA (one damn thing after another) movie if ever there was one, and whether that's enough for you is a question only you can answer. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/10 67% Wonderstruck (2017) What was magic on the page comes off as overly opportunistic on the screen, the sort of wish fulfillment that works in a fairy tale but seems silly in a story set in a recognizable real world. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
6/10 96% The Florida Project (2017) ...finds the beauty in a scruffy part of Florida that the tourist board would probably prefer that you ignore.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
6/10 29% All I See Is You (2017) If you come to this film expecting a conventional thriller, you'll be disappointed, while if you are up for a character study with some really fine acting from Blake Lively, you'll find much to appreciate here.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
6/10 76% Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017) The real draw in Take Every Wave is the many shots of Hamilton and others surfing big waves.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
5/10 66% Breathe (2017) ...heavy-handed weather symbolism is emblematic of the first-choice, go-with-the-obvious filmmaking that makes Breathe a chore to sit through. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
5/10 83% Marshall (2017) Most unforgiveable, for a film that centers on a high stakes court case, it fails to generate any tension regarding the outcome of the case. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
7/10 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) ... a splendid period film with sharp acting performances that manages to criticize the British Empire while also accepting it as a fact of life...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
8/10 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) It's not just about tennis-it's also about giving respect to women as human beings and recognizing their aspirations and achievements.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/10 28% Rebel in the Rye (2017) Rebel in the Rye is not so much terrible as it is thoroughly mediocre, and thus exactly the sort of thing that Salinger and his most famous fictional creation would have hated.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
6/10 77% Crown Heights (2017) Warner's story deserves to be more widely known, and Crown Heights does an acceptable, if not overly original, job doing just that. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
6/10 92% Good Time (2017) If you can overlook the many problems with Good Time's plot, there are a lot of things to like about it. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/10 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) I swear at first I thought The Only Living Boy in New York was a satire, beginning as it does with a voiceover of the grumpy old man variety complaining that New York just isn't New York any more. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
7/10 97% Menashe (2017) Menashe offers much food for thought.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
6/10 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) Although it offers more of an intellectual than emotional experience, 13 Minutes is still an enjoyable film, particularly if you are interested in this period of history.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/10 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) ...a fairly excruciating way to spend an evening.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
8/10 94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Rosi celebrates the harsh beauty of the island in many long shots, as well as the humanity and patience of the islanders.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
7/10 79% Sacro GRA (2013) No matter what Rosi puts on screen in this film, it's always beautifully framed and shot with an eye for color.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Boatman (1993) Even in this early film, Rosi's basic approach to filmmaking is evident.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017