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Sarah Kurchak

Sarah Kurchak
Sarah Kurchak's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Consequence of Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 98% Jane (2017) On almost every level, in almost every way, Jane is an exemplary work of documentation, storytelling, and filmmaking.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
C 37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) By the time that Glen is flippantly apologizing to "all women," it's clear that neither he nor his creator intend to take their world anywhere new, let alone shocking.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
A 88% Long Time Running (2017) On every level, Long Time Running offers something new to the rock doc genre and to Tragically Hip enthusiasts. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
A- 98% The Shape of Water (2017) Filmed in aquatic hues and bathed in nostalgic mid-century style, The Shape of Water is both a love story and a love letter to monster movies, musicals, and classic cinema. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
B- 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Professor Marston is as traditional in structure as it is divergent in content. And, arguably, that is in itself subversive.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
A 100% Lady Bird (2017) In Lady Bird, Gerwig cares about her characters enough to treat them with respect when they deserve it and to kindly skewer them when they deserve that.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
B+ 90% Lean on Pete (2017) Haigh has established himself as an artist eminently capable of making incredibly human films about incredibly human pain.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B+ 95% Molly's Game (2017) Molly's Game is a successful crime drama, but it's also a film that acknowledges the presence of both good and bad luck in the pursuit of excellence. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
C 65% Downsizing (2017) Payne's heart might have been in the right place with this one, but the execution feels flippant at best.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C- 27% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon's intermittent strengths aren't enough to carry it, let alone make up for its ham-fisted attempts at saying something of greater importance.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
B- 64% Happy End (2017) A Haneke who's treading water is still a bizarrely entertaining filmmaker, but the fun is tinged with a hint of disappointment and a certain feeling of lost opportunity.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
B- 78% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) You're likely to be so invested in both the story and its rules that you can't help but follow Lanthimos and his crew through to their grisly, well-executed conclusion.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
B+ 66% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire might be a trifle of a quippy, feature-length shootout, but it's the best damned trifle of a quippy, feature-length shootout you'll ever see.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
C+ 31% Salt and Fire (2017) Is this an ecological thriller? A searing look at mankind's destruction of our natural environment? A meditation on how ultimately powerless we are in the face of that same embattled nature? A comedy? An exercise in self-amusement? All of the above?‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
B 92% La La Land (2016) La La Land is gorgeous, often delightful, and quite satisfying. Its very existence is a triumph, given that an unabashed throwback A-list musical could not have been an easy sell, even for someone coming off of such significant hype. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
B 83% A United Kingdom (2017) A United Kingdom hits all of the necessary emotional notes and political intrigue of a solid historical figure drama.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
D- 31% The Assignment (2017) Once the giddy critical pile-on and hate-watching settles down, the (justified) moral outrage that (re)Assignment tries to thwart will end up being the regrettable and forgettable film's only lasting legacy.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
A 94% Arrival (2016) Be patient. Arrival falls just short of perfect thanks to an expositional hiccup midway through the film and a climax that hinges on a borderline-hokey revelation, but the end will more than justify these ever so slightly sloppy means.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
B- 50% Mascots (2016) Mascots might be a lesser addition to the Guest oeuvre, but it's a welcome one nonetheless.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
C 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) None of the thoughtfulness, care, or compassion that was so evident in Ford's 2009 directorial debut A Single Man is evident in this follow-up feature. Much like Susan herself, it's all very well-funded, well put-together, and agonizingly empty.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
B- 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Given that The Salesman strives to be far more than a revenge thriller, Emad's story isn't enough to make it an unqualified triumph, but it's still a genuinely good film, and worth watching. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
B+ 90% Loving (2016) Instead of simple heroes or avatars for big ideas about equality, Loving delivers complex, imperfect human beings who are struggling to find their place in a far from perfect world. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
A- 97% 45 Years (2015) Charlotte Rampling is nothing short of a revelation in 45 Years, delivering a tour de force so strong, so skilled and measured, and yet so emotionally fraught that it threatens to eclipse both her own career, and the rest of the film. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2015
B- 91% The Witch (2016) The Witch is worth watching. Just don't get too wrapped up in the hysteria that surrounds it. As the film itself so admirably demonstrates, unquestioned passion and devotion doesn't tend to end particularly well.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2015
C 50% Hardcore Henry (2016) Hardcore delivers creative action sequence after action sequence, and it's almost as fun to think about how they managed to choreograph and shoot the battles and chase scenes as it is to suspend your disbelief and go along for the ride. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2015
B 53% Demolition (2016) Jean-Marc Vallée just deconstructed his oeuvre, his influences, and the A-list Hollywood prestige picture so that he could put it back together again as something even better.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
C+ 73% Trumbo (2015) The mix of drama and humor works well here and comedic backgrounds of many of Trumbo's stars becomes an incredible asset, adding almost perfect timing to many a line-reading.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
B+ 60% High-Rise (2016) High-Rise's wild descent into dog-eating degradation is an imperfect ride, with Wheatley gleefully bringing almost as much anarchy to his direction as his characters bring to their residence.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
B 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) Where To Invade Next shows almost no hints of what was ailing Moore six years ago. It's a refreshing return to form both in terms of ethos and artistic merit.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
A 91% Anomalisa (2015) With Anomalisa, Kaufman makes the case for a kinder and gentler treatment, and he might be on to something. The unflinching realization that we are all alone in this indifferent world has never hurt quite so good.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
B 91% James White (2015) James White is an unflinching portrait of the would-be artist as a flailing and spoiled 20-something, gripping from its sensory overload of a first scene all the way to its emotional final act.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
C 18% I Saw the Light (2016) I Saw the Light is essentially two hours of Hank Williams wandering around, singing, and being cantankerous while almost all of the major moments in his life happen slightly off screen. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2015
C 68% The Danish Girl (2015) The Danish Girl isn't brave. It's the blue chip stock of the film world, a safe investment that has predictable returns, and cheats both its subject matter and artistry of any truly meaningful gains in the process.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2015
B- 25% Kill Your Friends (2016) Kill Your Friends is effective and enjoyable in the way that dusty music compilations are.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2015
B 98% Heart of a Dog (2015) Laurie Anderson has put her heart and soul into this film. And any viewer who is willing to invest their time and emotions in it will be richly, if heartbreakingly, rewarded.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2015
B+ 90% Green Room (2016) Green Room proves playfully unpredictable to the very last frame. Perhaps the only thing more exciting than waiting to see what transpires is waiting to see what Saulnier does next.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
C 40% Love (2015) Love is a lot like a questionable one night stand with a moderately talented lover. As long as you can enjoy it for what it is, you can get a decent thrill out of the experience...‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
C+ 66% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) This clearly isn't a film by or for U.N.C.L.E. nerds and while that's frustrating from the perspective of an overly possessive fan, it's understandable when you remove that bias. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
B- No Score Yet Posthumous (2014) It's an imperfect union, but Posthumous still manages to charm more often than it disappoints. And it firmly establishes Lulu Wang as an artist who won't have to wait until after her death to be appreciated in her field.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2015
B 73% Station To Station (2015) Watching all 62 films consecutively provides an experience every bit as exciting, thought-provoking, and ultimately ephemeral as an LED-laden train full of artists passing in the night.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2015
B+ 100% Diamond Tongues (2015) Diamond Tongues is a brilliant and realistic portrait of the young artist as a bitter borderline failure.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2015
B 87% Heaven Adores You (2015) Heaven Adores You works best if you approach it like a mixtape or a fanzine. Watching the film feels just like discovering him on DIY mixtapes so many years ago.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 19, 2015
B 69% The Dead Lands (2015) The Dead Lands occasionally runs the risk of becoming too preachy or cheesy - most unironic martial arts films do - but it's still a thoughtful and exhilarating introduction to its subject matter‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2015
B 85% Kung Fu Elliot (2015) Kung Fu Elliot allows viewers to become attached enough to Elliot that his lying and cheating behavior almost feels like a personal betrayal when you watch it. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015