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Scout Tafoya

Scout Tafoya
Scout Tafoya's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Slant Magazine, RogerEbert.com, Brooklyn Magazine, MUBI

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) [Lynne] Ramsay's abstractions take their most productively aggressive and abrasive form here, throwing Joe's agonies at us like grenades.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4.5/5 57% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2018) The film rejects commodity fetishism at every turn but it abounds with sumptuousness all the same.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) Trains, planes, and automobiles are crashed. Guns are fired. Liam Neeson shouts and scowls. But where the director comes alive is in the choreography of a camera, of the calculus problems presented by his scripts.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
1.5/4 92% David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) Despite testimony from many of his closest friends and collaborators, The Last Five Years doesn't so much draw a picture of David Bowie as trace his outline.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) A puzzle picture, a conspiracy thriller, a kind of baroque classical nightmare, A Cure For Wellness is too sturdy, busy and sure of itself to be much of a horror film. Nor does it mean to be.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) It seems designed to watch itself even if no one showed up, like a rotating hall of mirrors. The film doesn't need us.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3/4 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Meyers recreates Dahmer's world so wholly that you don't leave with questions even if the big one remains purposely unanswered.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) It had never occurred to me that watching Juliette Binoche turn men down for an hour and a half would be enough plot for a movie, let alone one so rich, hilarious and sensual.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
52% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) Flush with stylistic elegance and brio.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
75% Caniba (2017) Caniba is no Leviathan, but there is something undeniably fascinating at work.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
77% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) Yes, it's the peculiarly heartwarming tale of a man who becomes a better partner thanks to an alien invasion, but it also has an enormous body count and a dimly optimistic view of humanity. Still, you won't see anything else quite like it this year.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
94% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) Everything about The Rape of Recy Taylor aims to stay with you, to present the ugly history as something that cannot be scrubbed from the chambers of our memory.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
0/4 26% Birth of the Dragon (2017) How, this far into the 21st century, does a film like this get made? One that shunts Bruce Lee to the status of secondary character in a lazy and boringly familiar star-crossed romance?‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2.5/4 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) The best An Inconvenient Sequel can offer is the formidable image of Gore, nearly 70, refusing to stand down. It's inspiring, but even the filmmakers have to know it's not enough.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/4 79% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2017) That a film this busy can find such focus in its closing moments says that whatever Diaz's methods of inspiration and creation, he knows exactly what he's doing.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2.5/4 71% All These Sleepless Nights (2017) The nagging question is whether or not the film stands tall on aesthetic or moral grounds, divorced of its purpose as a conversation piece.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/4 58% Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017) A madcap success on its own bizarre terms and an informative distillation of each auteur's sensibility.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/4 100% On the Silver Globe (Na Srebrnym Globie) (1988) Even out of time, even incomplete, even now that its director is gone for good, On The Silver Globe endures and its beautiful power will never dim.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
90% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) Kopple spends a few minutes at a time on any given subject before changing focus. If she'd kept the camera trained on Jones, the payoff would have been titanic. ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
74% Ghostbusters (2016) Naturally, the problem with the movie isn't the four women ably kicking adversity in the teeth, it's the man behind the camera.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
83% Captain Fantastic (2016) This horrifically precious, self-satisfied brain freeze of a movie is what most of America probably pictures a Bernie Sanders presidency looking like.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
29% Outlaws and Angels (2016) This film's nastiness is a virtue.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
4/4 81% Cosmos (2016) Confined to a few locations and shaking with ecstasy, possibility and the torment of being alive, "Cosmos" is like absinthe distilled secretly in a prison cell.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
3.5/4 90% Arabian Nights: Volume 3, the Enchanted One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado) (2015) Gomes plays with the traditions of the past and the tangible facts of the presents, hoping for a brighter future for his homeland.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
3.5/4 100% Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado) (2015) The melancholy that falls over this chapter is hard to shake but its tempered slightly by the love Gomes has for his characters, bad habits, ingrained sadness and all.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/4 97% Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto) (2015) Each of these stories slowly unfurls its metaphoric underpinning and meaning in modern Portuguese politics just in time for the next fable to begin.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
1.5/4 88% The Tribe (2015) If Slaboshpitsky retrofitted his tiresome screenplay with sign language because he wanted to prove that everyone, no matter their circumstances, is only human, I can think of a dozen much less dimwitted strategies he might have employed.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
4/4 89% Amour Fou (2015) It illustrates, both bluntly and gently, the stultifying trap of male influence.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2015
2.5/4 63% Son of a Gun (2015) It's a little heavy on incident, and a little light on soul.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/4 100% Li'l Quinquin (2015) Saying "P'tit Quinquin" is Dumont's funniest and warmest film doesn't count for much, but could I interest you in one of the sharpest autocritiques in recent memory?‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/4 30% The Captive (2014) "The Captive" may appear to bite off a little more than it can chew but it's one of the most satisfyingly baroque thrillers of the year, and thanks to a perfectly judged performance by Ryan Reynolds, it's quietly heartbreaking, too.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2014
3.5/4 88% The Blue Room (La chambre bleue) (2014) "The Blue Room" often feels like a work of cinematic futurism, not dissimilar to the films of Steven Soderbergh. It constructs ideal romantic and erotic zones, only to eye them from a clinical remove mere seconds later.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2014
3.5/4 73% The Congress (2014) "The Congress" is a roll call of the orgiastic pleasures and bountiful comforts that art provides, and, a reminder of what waits for us when we leave the theater.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/4 41% Child Of God (2014) A good faith but blank retelling of McCarthy's first major statement.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
4/4 95% Burning Bush (2014) Holland never risks overlooking the hardship that comes with being on the right side of history. "Burning Bush" is a riposte to the idea that there's anything beautiful about dying for your beliefs.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014