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Sophie Gilbert

Sophie Gilbert
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Mitt (2014) It's this ambivalence toward actually being President that comes across as one of the most revealing parts of Mitt.‐ The Washingtonian
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) The emotional intelligence Liu, Keire, and Zack demonstrate in their moments of self-analysis is what leaves Minding the Gap ending with something a lot like hope.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
49% Like Father (2018) Clearly, given its algorithmic knowledge, Netflix knows things we don't... It doesn't quite explain why a film so willing to check all the comedy-cliché boxes would commit to humor least of all, particularly given how well standard fare can do.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
95% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) That Williams remains elusive by the movie's end only amplifies the feeling of how original and irreplaceable he was.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Nanette is the kind of work that leaves you shaken. Not because it's really funny (it really is), or because it's equally heartbreaking, but because it finds a fusion of those two modes that's incandescent. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
34% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) And that's the problem with Fahrenheit 451: It works so ferociously to be relevant that it forgets to make sense.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet It's a well-intentioned and updated Little Women, but not quite a classic.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
81% Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie (2018) But the most fascinating aspect of the movie is how it uses Barbie as a metaphor for a culture that's still infinitely more preoccupied with what a woman looks like than what she says.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
90% Arthur Miller: Writer (2018) That documentary, which airs on HBO Monday night, is a true labor of love-a charming 100-minute film that offers an insider's account of a complicated life.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
90% The Corporation (2004) The Corporation presents such a powerful case for increased regulation and awareness of corporate power that its occasional missteps-- such as its reliance on overused talking heads like Noam Chomsky's-- do not matter much.‐ The Brooklyn Rail
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
100% I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) (1995) From the swaying palm trees in the beginning credits to the final victory march, the temperament of the revolution in I Am Cuba is uniformly passionate and determined.‐ The Brooklyn Rail
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
45% Cassandra's Dream (2007) It's hard to say what's most galling about this film, and even harder to find redeeming aspects. ‐ The Brooklyn Rail
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
22% The Eye (2008) The Eye isn't as bad as has been made out (if you like being frightened a lot) but it could be much better, and much smarter.‐ The Brooklyn Rail
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
88% 65 Revisited (2007) The majority of the film is Dylan singing, and while it's magical in moments, it can also be lacklustre and boring.‐ The Brooklyn Rail
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
77% I'm Not There (2007) Haynes is no ordinary filmmaker, and I'm Not There is no ordinary biopic. Tricky, powerful, sometimes ridiculous, it eludes definition.‐ The Brooklyn Rail
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
87% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) Williams, the 27-year-old former Daily Show correspondent and co-host of the podcast 2 Dope Queens, is so charming that she elevates a perfectly predictable rom-com into a blast.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
88% Tour De Pharmacy (2017) It takes the thorny subject of doping in professional cycling and turns it into pure, gleeful mayhem.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
88% My Scientology Movie (2017) My Scientology Movie, the newest film by the British documentarian Louis Theroux, vibrates with effort-with machinations and stunts and stitch ups that all seem intent on producing an "aha" moment that remains tantalizingly out of reach.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017) The result, directed by Danny Gold, is a documentary that's loose, unfocused, and utterly charming -- much like its subjects.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
19% Dirty Dancing (2017) It's less the time of your life and more three hours you'll never get back.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
45% The Dinner (2017) The Dinner is two hours of unrelenting nastiness, steeped in the trappings of extreme wealth and the toxic privilege it affords.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
87% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) An incisive portrait of how Stone's brand of dirty tricks -- in which the only motivating factor in politics is to win -- came to dominate the current state of disarray.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
No Score Yet Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017) What This Drug May Kill You does do is put a human face on a full-blown disaster, which in turn helps to de-stigmatize addiction.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
100% Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special (2017) A sparkling and star-studded oddity that's part-PBS telethon and part-depraved sex comedy, like the love child of Lawrence Welk and Lena Dunham.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
88% 20th Century Women (2017) The most surprising part of the movie is how well Mills writes his three women, and how accurately he pinpoints their very distinct anxieties.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) If Bright Lights is, at times, a sharp reminder of what's been lost, it's also convincing evidence that wherever Fisher and Reynolds are now, they're almost certainly together.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
76% Miss Sloane (2016) Elizabeth Sloane is a character so archetypal, so prescriptive, that you imagine she wasn't born in normal human fashion but rather created in a lab from leftover vials of testosterone and male tears.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
72% Sing (2016) The concept of the movie is so baffling that it seems to have been cobbled together, madlibs-style, from pieces of other projects.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
14% Collateral Beauty (2016) It's transparently cynical, with no apparent endgame in mind other than simple profit. That it's able to waste such a fleet of capable actors and such elegant cinematography in the process is its main achievement. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
79% Hairspray Live! (2016) In staying relentlessly upbeat and allowing its stars to shine, Hairspray Live! offered a reminder that onstage, love always triumphs in one way or another. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
94% Newtown (2016) It feels like the closest thing to a tribute audiences can pay to the children and adults who died, and the town that continues to grieve them.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
45% The Girl on the Train (2016) Tate Taylor's new adaptation of The Girl on the Train takes the worst parts of the novel (excruciating dialogue, paper-thin plotting, ludicrous twists) and amplifies them.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
82% Amanda Knox (2016) As an indictment of a number of institutions than failed dismally in their mission to uncover the truth about who killed her, Amanda Knox is sharp, and frequently enraging.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
83% Denial (2016) Its finest and most moving moments are when Lipstadt and Rampton go to Auschwitz on a research mission, where the camera lingers on the piles of rubble that cover a destroyed gas chamber.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Not only does Zellweger still look very much like Bridget, she imbues the role with the same ungainly charm that made audiences fall in love with her in the first place.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) I won't spoil the movie's ending, but its twist is surprisingly gratifying.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
No Score Yet Serena (2016) Its grasp on both the public significance of Williams and the private forces that drive her make it a fascinating look at the kind of personality that's required to become the greatest of all time.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
100% As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM (2016) What really makes As I Am a persuasive work is the sincerity with which it endorses its subject as a good and talented human, whom the world is a little worse off for having lost.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) There's something quietly therapeutic about spending 90 minutes with some nutty, heroic furballs on a hero's journey with very low stakes.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
81% Confirmation (2016) In revisiting the hearing 25 years after it happened, Confirmation offers a chance to consider its impact, and what it lacks in stylistic verve, it makes up for with methodical storytelling. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
91% City Of Gold (2016) As Gabbert follows Gold from hot-dog stand to strip-mall restaurant to a meeting at Momofuku, what becomes clear is that she's using him as a lens to expose the richness of American culture.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
34% By The Sea (2015) It's a fascinating experiment, and proof that Jolie truly has directorial chops and an extraordinary eye for imagery.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
46% Irrational Man (2015) Irrational Man is turgid to the point of ridiculousness and absurdly anachronistic ...‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
50% San Andreas (2015) It's enormously entertaining, thanks to the undeniable charisma of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and the wanton CGI destruction of all of the West Coast's greatest landmarks (in 3-D, no less).‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) What felt like winking cheekiness in the first movie can come across now more like clumsy provocation.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
56% The Age of Adaline (2015) Like Adaline, the film gives the sense of being somewhat uncomfortable in 2015, but while the movie makes a case for romanticizing the past, Adaline's story shows the limitations of detaching yourself from the present.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
55% Focus (2015) If it's so easy to guess what women want, why is this movie so utterly devoid of any of it?‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
59% The Last 5 Years (2015) The unbalanced nature of the adaptation makes for a basically unsatisfying experience (Jamie, a jerk, gets his way with everything, and Cathy, a sweetheart, doesn't), but there are moments of real delight in the movie ...‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
71% Into the Woods (2014) When it comes to navigating how to be both a family-friendly holiday crowdpleaser and a faithful adaptation of a tricky but profound musical, Into the Woods is mostly golden.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
32% The Expendables 3 (2014) The movie borrows so liberally from other action films that it starts to feel at times a bit like a BuzzFeed listicle.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015