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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 31% 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 75% 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 88% 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 30% 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 96% 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 78% 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 83% 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
6/10 No Score Yet Zaza (2013) Zaza may not be Swanson's most historically important work in the silent ...but it's representative of the type of film that brought contemporary audiences to theatres in droves.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
7/10 93% Dunkirk (2017) ...[Dunkirk delivers] film-going experience that is more visceral than intellectual or emotional. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
6/10 68% The Journey (2017) Even if you don't know much about the Troubles, you can still admire the excellent acting in The Journey, but if you have some knowledge of the context, you'll enjoy it a lot more.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
7/10 98% The Big Sick (2017) Turning your own life into material for a show is the most stand-up thing in the world, but it's seldom done as skillfully as in this film.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
8/10 78% The Beguiled (2017) Longtime Coppola collaborators Anne Ross (production design) and Stacey Battat (costume design) achieve just the right note of frayed gentility that characterizes the world of these women.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
6/10 77% The Hero (2017) ...[features] strong performances, beautiful cinematography (the Los Angeles coast has never looked better than it does through Rob Givens' lens), and a screenplay willing explore what it means to suddenly become aware of your own mortality. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
6/10 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Beatriz at Dinner is too on the nose to be a great film, but it's still thought-provoking and entertaining.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
4/10 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) ...My Cousin Rachel is a damp squib: a melodrama without the drama, a romance with no spark, and a thriller whose every twist and turn is obvious to any viewer who has managed to stay awake.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
6/10 89% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes at Night is technically accomplished-in fact it looks exactly like a film that made the most of a small budget-and the acting is good within the limitations of the roles.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
7/10 84% Megan Leavey (2017) ...director Gabriela Cowperthwaite hits all the expected beats in this coming-of-age tale, but with enough unexpected details that they seem fresh and new. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
8/10 93% The Mummy (1932) Karloff delivers perhaps his finest acting performance in The Mummy, creating a sympathetic and distinctively human character...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
8/10 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is a different kind of superhero film.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
6/10 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) The original title, Bonjour Anne (Hello Anne) is actually more fitting than Paris Can Wait...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
7/10 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) The success of The Wedding Plan rests largely on Koler's performance. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
6/10 83% The Lovers (2017) Here's my message to Hollywood: Send more Debra Winger! ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/10 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) ...a conventional sci-fi film so completely lacking in the spark that made [Scott's] previous work so compelling.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
7/10 80% Chuck (2017) Its greatest gift is that it doesn't try to make too much of his central character. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/10 67% The Wall (2017) Some individual action sequences within this film are also effective, but they don't add up to anything, making The Wall a very long 82 minutes indeed. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
6/10 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) It's a showcase for Gere's talents, and his performance goes a long way toward making a flawed movie worth seeing. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
7/10 85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) Disney knows on which side their bread is buttered, and there's nothing like a baby panda being cradled by its mother to make an audience go "Awww." ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
8/10 96% The Red Shoes (1948) ...takes art very seriously-as a matter of life and death, in fact...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
8/10 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) There's a popular saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but from Romeo's point of view, his family is already in hell and he's just seeking a road out for his daughter.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
6/10 85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) There's nothing like a baby panda being cradled by its mother to make an audience go "Awww." Unless, of course, it's two baby snow leopards play-fighting, or a just-born antelope trying out its legs for the first time..‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
7/10 50% The Promise (2017) ...the story of Mikael, Chris, and Ana is a hook to bring people to the history and politics detailed in The Promise, giving them an emotional connection to events with which they may be entirely unfamiliar. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/10 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) ...an adventure story with no adventure, a heroic tale with no hero, and a very long afternoon at the movies without nearly enough in the way of a payoff. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
5/10 66% Free Fire (2017) ...once the bullets start flying, you'll have a hard time remembering who was on which side-and you probably won't care anyway.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
6/10 88% Their Finest (2017) Their Finest is not on the same level as Scherfig's best film, An Education, but it's a good period piece and quite enjoyable as such.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
6/10 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) ...take[s] place in a fictional world where the laws of biology and physics don't apply, but the tenets of friendship and family do. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
6/10 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) Connery's unfussy direction communicates respect for the admirable aspects of the contemporary society while also pointing out its flaws. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/10 72% Gifted (2017) Gifted is melodramatic from start to finish, full of stereotypical characters, stock situations, and ridiculous plot twists.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/10 15% Queen of the Desert (2017) Gertrude Bell deserves better, and so do we.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
7/10 95% Not One Less (2000) The relentlessly small scale of Not One Less is essential to its power. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
6/10 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) There are some wonderfully surreal scenes of wild animals running free in the streets, an excellent visual metaphor for the absurdity and randomness of war.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
7/10 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart offers an intriguing portrait of a young woman in limbo. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
7/10 89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) ...a well-done film about a little-known chapter of history ...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/10 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) I went to see Kong: Skull Island hoping for some good, dumb fun. Unfortunately, while director Jordan Vogt-Roberts nailed the dumb part, he managed to miss out on the fun.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
7/10 99% Whose Streets? (2017) Watching Whose Streets is the next best thing to being there, with the advantage that you don't risk being teargassed or arrested in the process.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
7/10 80% Casting JonBenét (2017) ..hugely entertaining while offering some pointed commentary on celebrity culture and the grief porn industry.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
7/10 100% Strong Island (2017) Ford displays a strong visual sense that raises this film above the many true-crime documentaries now in circulation. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
9/10 100% My Life as a Dog (Mitt Liv som Hund) (1987) My Life as a Dog succeeds on an intimate, human scale that is entirely appropriate for a story covering about a year in the life of a pretty ordinary boy in a pretty ordinary place.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017