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Simi Horwitz

Simi Horwitz
Simi Horwitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Shoah: Four Sisters (2018) A stunning four-part satellite to Claude Lanzmann's masterwork.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
64% Weightless (2018) Weightless marks an impressive debut feature defying convention to recount a pessimistic story about two misfits coming together too little, too late. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
77% Distant Constellation (2018) Intriguing but frustrating documentary about residents in an Istanbul retirement home grappling with memory and mortality.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
100% A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold (2018) A flawed yet complex and ambitious original work about the struggles (financial, political, cultural) of a community theater in upstate New York‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The Kindergarten Teacher is a flawed movie, but it presents an onscreen character original enough to be worth knowing.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Does not transcend its subject and has little, if any, resonance for those who are not personally affected by the disease. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
70% The Children Act (2018) The acting is not the problem. It rarely is. And, within parameters, the movie is not dull. Just don't expect to feel much short of guilt in response to your own apathy.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
59% Operation Finale (2018) Has its moments but fails to deliver new insights.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
84% The Wife (2018) Wonderful film about an award-winning writer and his sacrificing wife who share a dark secret, with great performances by stars Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) An unremittingly pretentious film.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) A fictionalized account of real-life female skateboarders that could have worked as a documentary but misses the mark in this oddball genre hybrid.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
90% Gavagai (2018) Gavagai is not an easy film to watch-its relentless sadness can feel oppressive, but in the end it is oddly life-affirming and well worth the viewing.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
30% Shock and Awe (2018) [A] flat-footed, exposition-laden film.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) A well-intentioned but ultimately disappointing film that is perhaps afraid of its own subject.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
33% Spiral (2018) An off-putting and dishonest documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in France that offers no new insights and in the end largely confirms stereotypes about Jews.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
79% Breath (2018) A delicately wrought rite-of-passage story and rousing surfing film that is larger than the sum of its parts.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) American Animals is a stylish, entertaining and disturbing movie, a well-worn tale that's familiar and, paradoxically, brand-new.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
17% Show Dogs (2018) Ho-hum talking-dog flick for children that teaches environmental and rite-of-passage lessons for humans and canine alike.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
68% On Chesil Beach (2018) On Chesil Beach is an almost-perfect film made all the more impressive in light of its seemingly non-transferable source.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
24% Overboard (2018) A reboot amalgam that shares some of the original's charms and shortcomings, with a trendy ethnic twist that oddly enough works. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
85% The 12th Man (2018) Despite a slow start and some overly graphic scenes, 'The 12th Man' is a suspenseful thriller about a World War II Norwegian resistance fighter and the people who helped him.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
85% Disobedience (2018) A finely acted but oddly one-dimensional glimpse into a lesbian love affair in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish London enclave.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
62% Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free (2018) An evocative, beautifully shot film about a little-known proto-feminist intellectual of the late 19th and early 20th century‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
35% An Ordinary Man (2018) It has its moments, but in the end the threads don't mesh.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
40% Shelter (2018) An ill-conceived espionage thriller that is neither fish nor fowl.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
86% A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) (2018) Not all that original, despite its many virtues, including its striking landscapes and evocative cinematography by Christophe Graillot. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
95% Western (2018) A potentially fascinating character study gets lost in a diffuse, minimalist film about the tedious lives of German construction workers laboring in Bulgaria.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
37% The Female Brain (2018) Unfunny comedy rehashing the ways in which men and women are different.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
71% West of the Jordan River (2018) An annoying rehash of anti-Israeli sentiment in connection with the occupied territories.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
97% The Light of the Moon (2017) Its earnest tone is a major flaw.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
71% Humor Me (2018) Innocuous, dated father-son comedy that manages against all odds to be mildly appealing. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
80% My Coffee with Jewish Friends (2018) Flawed yet interesting exploration of contemporary Jewish identity. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Somewhat generic but mostly agreeable.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) An uncompromising view of a disintegrating marriage in a morally bankrupt Russian world, its truthfulness not easy to watch but compelling throughout.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) The elements do not meld organically, feeling self-conscious and calculated instead. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
94% Big Sonia (2017) An original, nuanced portrait of a Holocaust survivor who runs a tailor shop in an otherwise abandoned Kansas City mall and serves as a motivational speaker.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
100% Holy Air (2017) Holy Air is flawed, but on balance it's a winner. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
100% Destination Unknown (2017) Despite its limitations, Destination Unknown should find an audience among Holocaust fetishists, and it's a terrific teaching tool in the classroom. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
28% All I See Is You (2017) Visually striking thriller about a blind woman who regains her sight and then loses it again quickly becomes predictable. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
62% Maya Dardel (2017) Maya Dardel is cruel and unusual punishment-I thought that was unconstitutional.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
83% The Bachelors (2017) The story is simple [...] and the acting is brilliant, but the pace and style of The Bachelors may be too depressing to appeal to the Instagram set. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
95% Dealt (2017) Lively and informative documentary about a brilliant sleight-of-hand magician who has a black belt in karate-and is blind.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
No Score Yet Swing Away (2017) A totally implausible film[, ...] Swing Away is also a harmless entertainment with girl power themes for the pre-teen set. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Terrific film about a dysfunctional artistic family that is at once funny, sad and totally credible.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
83% Take My Nose...Please! (2017) Though not groundbreaking, Joan Kron's documentary on plastic surgery is enjoyable. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
90% Our Souls at Night (2017) A flawed yet ultimately lovely film centering on a mature romance and starring two icons.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
58% Elizabeth Blue (2017) This sincere drama about a young woman afflicted with schizophrenia is tedious to watch.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
29% The Wilde Wedding (2017) Uninteresting romantic comedy starring Glens Close, Patrick Stewart and John Malkovich along with a huge cast of supporting characters who are hard to keep track of.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
71% Easy Living (2017) An exceptional character study of an outlier who lives a Jekyll and Hyde existence in a universe almost devoid of causality.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
No Score Yet September Morning (2017) Despite its flaws, this drama marks an auspicious debut for writer-director Ryan Frost.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017