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Sarah Cronin

Sarah Cronin
Sarah Cronin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Electric Sheep

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% The Assassin (2015) The Assassin, unfortunately, is more still life than cinema. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jan 23, 2016
92% The Fear Of 13 (2015) It's a striking, compelling film that is incredibly personal. Yet, it's hard, at the end, not to feel as though we've been manipulated by both the filmmaker and Yarris. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 13, 2015
63% Buttercup Bill (2015) Like the relationship it lays bare, Buttercup Bill is tender, playful, moving and deeply disturbing. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 3, 2015
90% Marshland (La isla mínima) (2014) Marshland is a terrifically well-crafted sunshine noir, with the genre's usual shadows replaced by the searing bright light and heat of southern Spain. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Aug 4, 2015
96% Touch of Evil (1958) Touch of Evil deserves to be watched multiple times, not for the story, but to absorb its brilliance and audacity. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jul 10, 2015
89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) With so many vignettes, it's perhaps inevitable that there are the occasional mundane moments. Still, Andersson's distinct way of looking at the world is undeniably unique, wistful, thoughtful and provocative. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 24, 2015
95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) Despite its flaws, the film should be seen, if only for the chance to experience Maier's stunning photographs. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jul 18, 2014
100% The Big Risk (Classe tous risques) (1960) Classe tous risques is a taut, original gangster film told with simplicity and a compelling directness, with bare-bones exposition and a neorealist touch. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 19, 2013
71% The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) The film is well worth seeing, but the real attraction is the stunning depiction of Atlantic City. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted May 27, 2013
73% Simon Killer (2013) Although Brady Corbet is a compelling actor and succeeds at times in capturing an almost boyish charm, he's playing a nasty, unappealing and unredemptive character. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 12, 2013
81% De jueves a domingo (Thursday Till Sunday) (2012) Sotomayor has crafted a compelling mix of road movie and coming-of-age story, using subtle tricks to involve the audience in the complexities and ambiguities of both marriage and childhood. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 1, 2013
No Score Yet Black Bread (Pa Negre) (2010) While history is important to the narrative, the director cleverly subverts the audience's expectations, slowly revealing a much more nuanced and layered film, with a disturbing mystery at its core. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 8, 2012
100% Laura (1944) A thrilling, absorbing and original example of the genre; it's also beautifully shot, pure escapist entertainment. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 23, 2012
88% Margin Call (2011) It's a smart, entertaining film, and an impressive debut from the director. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jan 13, 2012
86% Miss Bala (2012) It's a gripping story told in the style of a very un-Hollywood thriller, with the action and suspense stemming from a disturbingly realistic portrayal of violence. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 28, 2011
No Score Yet Silence has no Wings (Tobenai chinmoku) (1966) Silence Has No Wings seems to become ever more abstract the longer it goes on; it's a beautifully filmed allegory, a puzzle with reoccurring motifs that are slowly pieced together. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Aug 17, 2011
62% Villain (Akunin) (2010) Lee has crafted a sparse, elegant portrait of loneliness, grief and desperation, with some brilliantly convincing performances adding to the film's appeal. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Aug 16, 2011
74% Norwegian Wood (2012) Lovingly faithful to the spirit of Murakami's novel, capturing the sensual and emotional longing that pervades the original - but also replicating its frustrating story and weak protagonists. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 2, 2011
94% Winter's Bone (2010) As bleak as it sounds, Winter's Bone has a special quality that makes it an unmissable film, and deserving of the Grand Jury Prize that it received at this year's Sundance Film Festival. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 8, 2010
No Score Yet Valley of the Bees (1968) A visually stunning, hypnotic and disturbing film that has managed to remain totally relevant, stylistically and politically. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 8, 2010