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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
91% 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
60% 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
38% Shelter (2018) An ill-conceived espionage thriller that is neither fish nor fowl.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
90% 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
96% 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
27% 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
67% 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
34% 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
31% Wonder Wheel (2017) The elements do not meld organically, feeling self-conscious and calculated instead. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
93% 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
92% 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
92% 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
55% 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
50% Year by the Sea (2017) So-called inspirational film about a mature woman who abandons her husband to run off and "find herself" on a Cape Cod beach. Absurd and dishonest in equal measure.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
95% Spettacolo (2017) An evocative but not fully fleshed-out documentary about a theatrical tradition that's lasted for half a century and may be coming to an end in a Tuscany village.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
29% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Neither amusing nor interesting comedy about three couples starring in a documentary centered on marital discord. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
86% Unleashed (2017) One of the most charming, delightful and hilarious comedies this reviewer has seen in a long, long time.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
29% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) Set in Franco's Spain, this self-referential film-within-a-film is painfully dated and unfunny, and its mishmash of genres is even more off-putting.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
13% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) Thoroughly unentertaining.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
40% Chronically Metropolitan (2017) Entertaining and original low-key family drama with comic elements.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
13% A Family Man (2017) Cliché-ridden redemption story about an unscrupulous corporate go-getter who changes when his son is dying of cancer. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
59% Strange Weather (2017) Cliché-ridden melodrama about a Southern woman out for revenge against the man she believes was responsible for her son's suicide seven years earlier.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
74% Amnesia (2017) Fascinating yet somewhat schematic character study.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
85% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) A feel-good, well-acted, visually evocative foreign-language biopic about a master fencing teacher in Soviet-controlled 1950s Estonia who changed the lives of his students.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
63% From Hollywood To Rose (2017) Despite its self-conscious quirkiness and wink-wink moments, in the end this comedy has unexpected charm, appeal, even depth,‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
64% Dean (2017) Nice performances by Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen in an otherwise uninspired movie that explores a father and son's disparate expressions of grief when wife/mom dies.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
83% Letters From Baghdad (2017) A fascinating documentary about Gertrude Bell, frequently dubbed "the female Lawrence of Arabia," that could have been even better with more exposition and historical context.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
75% Wakefield (2017) A riveting character study that draws you in even as it turns you off. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
86% The Wedding Plan (2017) Unfunny, cloying and implausible.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
85% The Lovers (2017) An original and subtle comedy of remarriage, with top-notch performances by Debra Winger and Tracy Letts.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
32% 3 Generations (2017) A "new normal" family grapples with a gender-transitioning teenager. Not dull, but not really credible either. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
25% Unforgettable (2017) An unintentionally hilarious thriller about a demented woman seeking revenge on her ex-hubby and his new love.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
48% The Ticket (2017) Visually striking film about blindness and sight that lacks focus and purpose. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
61% Carrie Pilby (2017) Trite and cutesy coming-of-age tale about a super-intelligent young woman who learns a life lesson through taking chances. Purgatory.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017