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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
8/10 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) ...practices the same virtue as its characters, realizing that life is lived in the small moments as well as the great ones, and that being present in your own life is the greatest gift of all. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/10 44% The Hollars (2016) The Hollars pretends to be about big issues-life, death, family-but takes place in a universe so far removed from anyone's reality that it turns out to be more about bad writing and jokes that fall flat. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
5/10 61% Snowden (2016) ...while getting the facts straight is important, it's not enough to make a film work.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
6/10 85% Sully (2016) The real reason to see Sully is for the splendid recreation of the river landing and its aftermath...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/10 40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) ...an uneasy blend of the straightforwardly naturalistic and the whimsically fantastic, a combination that probably worked better on the page than it does on the screen.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet The Shamer's Daughter (Skammerens Datter) (2015) For children and adolescents into period fantasy, this is a sure winner, and it's pretty enjoyable for adults as well...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
7/10 81% Equity (2016) Naomi, Erin, and Samantha live in a world that's more Game of Thrones than Sex in the City. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
6/10 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Hands of Stone is not a perfect movie, but it's still worth seeing, particularly for fans of the sweet science.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
6/10 100% The Show of Shows (2015) ...not an unpleasant film to watch, but not terribly compelling either...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet The Duke Is Tops (1938) ...although the production quality is not always high, it captures performances by many contemporary acts including Cats and the Fiddle and the Basin Street Boys.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes (2004) ...a refreshingly unconventional film that's not like any art documentary you've ever seen...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
8/10 91% Stevie (2003) ...captures an unusually candid portrait of grinding rural poverty. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
9/10 98% Hoop Dreams (1994) ... well worth your time for the up close and personal view it provides of how issues of race and class play out in the lives of these talented young men and their families.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet The Inquiring Nuns (1968) Inquiring Nuns was influenced by Jean Rouch's Chronicle of a Summer, but feels more like a series of man-on-the-street interviews of the type beloved of TV news programs. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
7/10 99% The Interrupters (2011) ...the task is so immense that may wonder whether the appropriate metaphor for their work is "better to light one candle than to curse the darkness" or "you can't empty the ocean with a tea cup." ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/10 66% Anthropoid (2016) ...Anthropoid feels like it was shot for television, and none too well at that. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/10 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) ...[a] hopeless mishmash of, among other things, The Jungle Book, Tarzan, E.T., and King Kong...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
7/10 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) ...honest about its performers in a way that is rare in backstagers..‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/10 69% Life During Wartime (2010) ...mannered and self-conscious to an extreme. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/10 34% Every Day (2011) ...an excellent cast can't save a plot drowning in obviousness. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
6/10 100% Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) (2011) ...a marvel of minimalism...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/10 29% Survival of the Dead (2010) ...he whole film feels like a perfunctory, wearied repetition of a formula. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
No Score Yet Turn It Loose (2008) ...a great chance to look in on a subculture which now includes high-level competitors from Europe, Africa and Asia as well as the U.S.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
6/10 63% The Dry Land (2010) ...[captures] the desolation of the high desert country and an excellent score by Dean Parks and a nice selection of pre-existing songs helps to place this story in a very specific time and place.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Southern District (2009) ...uses a constantly-moving camera (usually panning right) along with odd angles and mirror shots to give the viewer the sense of being a voyeur seeing things normally kept out of the public eye. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
7/10 92% City of Life and Death (2011) ...epic in scope (truly a cast of thousands must have been recruited), but like the best war films also focuses on the cost to the individuals involved including the victors. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
6/10 100% Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines (2012) ...a great consciousness-raising tool (how 1970s is that?) and a fun celebration for fans of Wonder Woman and her sisters in spandex.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
8/10 94% High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (1963) Gondo may not be wielding a sword, but he is as much a warrior as any of Mifune's samurai characters, and he really hates to lose.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
6/10 68% The Blob (1958) ...there's something charming about it, as if all the tacky aspects of the 1950s (and again, I'm talking about the white, squeaky clean, small town 1950s) were distilled into a fast-moving 86 minutes.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
6/10 100% For the Love of Spock (2016) ...an unabashedly personal film, featuring home movies and lots of photographs of Leonard with little Adam and his sister Julie, interviews with family and friends as well as colleagues from Star Trek and elsewhere. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
5/10 90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) Eat That Question, which was produced in association with the Zappa Family Trust, asks no interesting questions and omits as much as possible anything negative about Zappa.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
6/10 94% Life, Animated (2016) Williams enjoyed remarkable access to the Suskind household, and his incorporation of home movies from Owen's childhood help bring the story to life, as do original animations Mac Guff.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/10 71% Café Society (2016) ...just bits and pieces that don't add up to anything.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
7/10 92% Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016) ...reliably entertaining and, as you would expect with a To movie, beautifully shot.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Deadline - U.S.A. (1952) Deadline-U.S.A. is set in a fantasy world, although the pleasantness of that fantasy (like most nostalgia about the 1950s) depends on whether or not you are a straight white man. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
7/10 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) ...most of Captain Fantastic is so good that I can overlook the fact that Ross (who wrote the screenplay as well as directed) didn't quite know how to bring so original a film to a satisfactory end. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
6/10 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Hunt for the Wilderpeople treads on such familiar ground that it's a miracle it works as well as it does.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
5/10 92% Notfilm (2015) ...Lipman has certainly collected a lot of interesting materials ... but viewing Notfilm feels a lot like sitting through an illustrated lecture by a droning professor with no sense of drama or humor.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
6/10 75% Lights Out (2016) ... based on a very simple premise-it's scary in the dark. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/10 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) ...no better than mediocre, with some good gags buried under an avalanche of attempts that don't land.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
6/10 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) ...fans of the television version of Ab Fab will love it, but it probably won't win many new converts.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
7/10 93% Tickled (2016) ... an example of investigative journalism at its finest. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016