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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 59% The Oath (2018) The script is remarkably lazy, relying far too much on stereotypes and high-decibel delivery rather than giving the characters anything interesting to say. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
5/10 74% The Happy Prince (2018) ...[focuses on] the least interesting period in Wilde's life, his final years of decline, and fails to make a case for why the viewer should care.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
7/10 80% Halloween (2018) ...delivers for the most part exactly what an audience comes to a Halloween movie to see.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
8/10 96% The Hate U Give (2018) What I like best about The Hate U Give, which was adapted from a bestselling YA novel by Angie Thomas, is how firmly it keeps its focus on its young heroine. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 88% All About Nina (2018) ... it's hard to imagine anyone [other than Winstead] projecting the complex combination of anger, attractiveness, insecurity, and pain that makes Nina what she is. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 93% Angels Wear White (2018) ...a fast-paced, beautifully-shot thriller set in contemporary China, and a film that would be well worth seeing even if the subject matter were not so timely.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
6/10 85% Elle L'adore (2015) ...a character study of a young woman who is more disturbed than she seems at first glance...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
8/10 86% Colette (2018) Collette is not just the story of one woman's coming into her own, but also a blueprint for how to do so when just about all the social, cultural, and legal forces in your world are stacked against you. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
8/10 98% Science Fair (2018) Even if you never competed in a science fair, you can understand and appreciate the creativity and hard work that went in to all the projects presented...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Ken Foster (2016) Despite his obvious problems, Foster is articulate about his mental illness and the ups and downs of his life...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
7/10 64% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie is a study in how many small cruelties, combined with a monumental imbalance of power, can lead to tragedy.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
5/10 44% Lost Child (2018) I really tried to like Lost Child, given the Missouri connection and my interest in folklore, but ultimately I had to admit defeat. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
7/10 90% We the Animals (2018) ...a distinctive film that offers not only a new spin on a familiar setup, but tells its story in a particularly appropriate style.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
6/10 65% The Little Stranger (2018) ...even though The Little Stranger is not entirely successful as a psychological horror film, it still has a lot to offer the viewer in terms of cinematography and acting,...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
6/10 54% The Bookshop (2018) The contrast between our first impressions of Hardborough, a picturesque Suffolk seaside village, and the reality of the town's power structure, are the main subject of Isabel Coixet's The Bookshop...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
6/10 90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Even if you don't believe every word from his mouth, though, [Scotty is] a lot of fun to listen to, and the general outlines of his story certainly rings true.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
5/10 53% Papillon (2018) Many dramatic events play out before our eyes, but virtually none of it has any emotional impact.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
8/10 99% McQueen (2018) ...captures the humanity of its subject, British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, while also vividly capturing the beauty and transgressiveness of his designs. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
6/10 89% Far From the Tree (2018) ...[the stories] in the film seem to have been chosen with a view to creating maximum uplift, which can be either inspiring or cloying, depending on your taste in such matters. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
7/10 100% What Haunts Us (2018) ... the real point of What Haunts Us is not so much that a terrible man did terrible things, but that so many others who probably think of themselves as good people allowed him to do it.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
7/10 74% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) [Shaun Harley Lee] is a master of low-light photography as well as of day-time, widescreen landscapes...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/10 67% Cinderella The Cat (Gatta Cenerentola) (2017) ...even when graded on a curve, Cinderella the Cat, now playing at Fantasia 2018, is disappointing. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
7/10 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade gets as far inside the miserable aspects of eighth grade as I think it's possible to go. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
7/10 93% Blindspotting (2018) So many of the films released in the U.S. are just minor spins on films that have already been made, so it's always worth noting when something original comes along. Blindspotting certainly meets that standard.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/10 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Joaquin Phoenix gives a showy performance as Callahan, and reviews are already singing his praises, but his performance always reminds you that he's acting.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
6/10 91% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) The characters are agreeably quirky (except for the few we're obviously supposed to dislike), the music sounds authentically metal, the scenery is gorgeous, and there are plenty of small delights that make it worth watching. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
6/10 100% Amiko (2018) Amiko mixes up a lot of different filmmaking styles, mirroring the disordered and ever-changing emotional world of the central character.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet This Cold Life (2017) This Cold Life explores the history and current situation of Svalbard and some of the people who live there... a charming and articulate lot who are for the most part doing exactly what they want to do/‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
7/10 100% The Vanished (2018) The Vanished is so finely polished that it's surprising to learn that it's Lee's first film...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
8/10 90% Midnight Cowboy (1969) Along the same lines, don't tell me about how superbly a film provokes the bourgeoisie or portrays the bleakness of life unless it does so at least as effectively as Midnight Cowboy.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
6/10 46% 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. ‐ TheArtsStl
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.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 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. ‐ TheArtsStl
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. ‐ TheArtsStl
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. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
7/10 88% Whitney (2018) ...offers a complex and nuanced look at a great talent who left us much too soon.‐ TheArtsStl
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.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
6/10 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) ...the number one reason to see ... Hearts Beat Loud is the vibrant performance of Kiersey Clemons.‐ TheArtsStl
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. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
5/10 89% American Animals (2018) The most repugnant aspect of American Animals is the limitless sympathy it offers the privileged criminals who are its primary characters...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 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.‐ TheArtsStl
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...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
6/10 51% 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...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/10 72% 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.‐ TheArtsStl
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 ...‐ TheArtsStl
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. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
6/10 78% 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. ‐ TheArtsStl
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...‐ TheArtsStl
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. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
6/10 84% 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...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017