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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 82% 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 46% 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 88% 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 67% 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 87% 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 67% 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 64% 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 16% 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 58% 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 88% 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 77% 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
7/10 100% 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
7/10 100% 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
6/10 92% Logan (2017) I can't think of another superhero film where the main subject is the heroes getting old and losing their powers, nor of one that opens with their world apparently coming to an end. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
8/10 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The unfussy, semi-realistic ligne claire (clear line) drawing style is a perfect match for the story, and color is used both expressively and symbolically...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
6/10 35% The Great Wall (2017) The draw is spectacle and on that score director Yimou Zhang and his crew more than deliver. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
8/10 86% The Haunting (1963) ...one of the most fascinating aspects of The Haunting is the multiple interpretations available for many events, which might be supernatural, or might be the product of a disturbed mind or distorted perceptions.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
8/10 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) [Baldwin was] a writer and thinker so far ahead of his time that many would regard him as a radical today.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
6/10 32% A Dog's Purpose (2017) If you're up for an overdose of crowning moments of heartwarming, then this is the film for you; if not, you'd best give it a wide berth. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
6/10 95% Paterson (2016) A certain type of viewer (particularly white dudes with literary aspirations) will want to jump right into the film and live there...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
8/10 85% Silence (2017) If you feel horrified by the methods used by the Shogunate against Christians in this film, just consider what the other Inquisition was doing in Europe at the time to people who were not Christian, or not the right kind of Christian.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/10 34% Live By Night (2017) Brendan Gleeson does more fine acting in his few brief scenes than Affleck does in the entire film (note: posing is not acting, no matter how rugged your jaw line). ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
8/10 80% Patriots Day (2017) ... well-made, traditional movie with a great sense of place and a cast of characters you can identify with..‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
6/10 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls does not entirely succeed in its ambitious undertaking, but it does offer enough pleasures to make it worth your while. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
7/10 93% Hidden Figures (2017) ...an unabashedly feel-good movie, setting obstacles before its heroines and then showing their triumphs, while also offering the delights of a well-done period film. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
4/10 86% Lion (2016) ...so predictable in the way that it manipulates your emotions that it leaves you feeling like the victim of a con game.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
8/10 89% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman's performance is a masterpiece of carefully controlled emotion...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
7/10 92% Cry of the City (1948) the strengths of Cry of the City lie mostly in the strong performances ... and realistic evocation of life among the urban poor‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
5/10 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) ... never really earns the responses it wants to elicit from its viewers.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
5/10 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Despite some amazing special effects, Fantastic Beasts remains inert and uninvolving. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
7/10 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) The strongest element of The Eagle Huntress, next to the on-camera presence of Aisholpan, is the stunning cinematography by Simon Niblett.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/10 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) ...feels like a peculiar and singularly uninvolving documentary in which a series of bizarre events ... are re-enacted but without any point to the exercise.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
7/10 89% Loving (2016) The through-line in Loving is the strength of Mildred and Richard's love for each other, which saw them through trials that would have broken a weaker couple. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
7/10 98% Moonlight (2016) ...has many good moments, with some of the best coming in quiet passages when the camera is still and we can focus on the interactions of the characters. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
6/10 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge gets an A+ for action and a C for just about everything else, and your interest in seeing it will depend largely on your priorities as a filmgoer.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
8/10 90% Doctor Strange (2016) ...a superhero blockbuster, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe no less, for people who usually hate superhero films.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
6/10 100% Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016) Draper makes good use of interviews and archival materials, even if the voice-of-God narration and emphasis on detailing the political context sometimes make Olympic Pride feel like an educational film for high school students. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Night School (2016) Cohn gives full attention to both the personal and systemic aspects of [these students'] struggles. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Enlighten Us (2016) ...an instructive film not only for the details of Ray's story but also for the techniques he employs in common with many others who have made their fortunes in the so-called self-help industry.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet Arianna (2015) ...Arianna's journey is sensitively handled and Helene Louvart's cinematography (the film was largely shot near Lake Bolsena, Italy) is stunningly beautiful.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
7/10 96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) The Fencer is beautifully shot and successfully combines the expected beats of a sports film with an accurate portrayal of the risks faced by people who found themselves out of favor with the Soviet authorities.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô) (2000) ...rings changes on the themes established in the first film. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
7/10 93% Under The Sun (2016) 'Under the Sun' reminds us that documentaries are created objects and can never offer a simple view of "reality"... ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
6/10 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) ...hits all the necessary beats of the inspirational sports drama and concludes with a crowning moment of awesome...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/10 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) ...a comic book film set in the west, with stock characters equally given to violence and wisecracks...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016