Saundra Sorenson

Saundra Sorenson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Saundra Sorenson is a journalist, comedy writer, and arts critic based in Portland, OR. A veteran of newsrooms and altweekly dens, Saundra has always been drawn to the possibilities of storytelling in a creative format. She had the unique pleasure of combining her journalism background and her lifelong love of comedy in her role as an editor at Cracked.com?Äôs Personal Experience team, where for two years she was part of a pioneering movement in narrative and reporting. Her tenure at Cracked has included script-writing, voiceover work, and dropping by the occasional podcast. Her extracurriculars include cameoing in a popular comic strip and lending her considerable voiceover talents to what is (to her knowledge) the only claymation submission HUMP! Fest has ever received.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
D 24% The Words (2012) Registers as a mandatory Intro to Playwriting assignment, as supervised by Nicholas Sparks. - Willamette Week EDIT
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B- 32% Youth Without Youth (2007) Coppola's latest succeeds thanks to its contrasts. Visually, the film runs the gamut from heady romance to all-out noir. - Willamette Week EDIT
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B 62% Hamlet 2 (2008) We are never entirely sure what the hell happens, only that Hamlet is given a chance to set everything right. And that a lot of it is set to New Wave. - Willamette Week EDIT
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B+ No Score Yet This Is Not a Film (2003) Instead of chronicling the lovelorn plight of the director, the documentary highlights Michael's failings as a boyfriend as Nadia continually breaks character to berate him... - Ventura County Reporter EDIT
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A 92% King Leopold's Ghost (2006) In great detail, we see the origins of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, the galvanizing of ruthless investigative reporters and the glimmer of what might have been... - Ventura County Reporter EDIT
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A No Score Yet The Hole Story (2005) Alex's paranoid motel bathroom confessionals to the camera evolve from pep talks about the nature of filmmaking to comedic primal rage at his disappointing culture. - Ventura County Reporter EDIT
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B- 59% Hysteria (2012) Unfortunately, we end up with a steampunk caricature of 1880s England, with more figurative winking at the camera than a sense of authenticity. - Willamette Week EDIT
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B No Score Yet GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2013) In the interviews that guide the narrative of Brett Whitcomb's documentary, the memories are fond-and, unexpectedly, free from much sense of exploitation. - Willamette Week EDIT
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B+ 95% The Queen of Versailles (2012) Were this not a documentary, it would all play out like a lazy satire as the easy ironies pile up. - Willamette Week EDIT
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A- No Score Yet Buoy (2012) Do not be turned off by the following descriptors: Kickstarter project. Eighty-minute phone conversation. Sibling dynamics. - Willamette Week EDIT
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C+ 54% Maleficent (2014) When Disney attempts to flip its own script, and shorten the princess's nap, and give us a frankly charisma-free prince, it all plays off as apologism. - Willamette Week EDIT
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