Steve Erickson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Boy Erased (2018) It's an ABC Afterschool Special with aspirations of winning a Best Picture Oscar.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The film is a decidedly mixed bag, feeling thoroughly confused, but ultimately it manages to honor Mercury's talent.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
93% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2018) Life and Nothing More both captures an American reality and pulls it apart to make a point, without dishonoring the people whose lives it's based on.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
91% The Price of Everything (2018) This film respects the potential for beauty and social reflection contained in art.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
85% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2018) Honoré directs the film elegantly.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
90% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Wiseman, now 88, is one of America's greatest living directors, but Monrovia, Indiana isn't one of his major films... Yet it shows him addressing crises of the moment.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
94% 3 Faces (2018) Iranian director Jafar Panahi was a protégé of the late Abbas Kiarostami... Kiarostami's ghost hangs all over Panahi's 3 Faces, but rarely does Panahi make anything new from it. ‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
79% Bad Reputation (2018) Bad Reputation makes clear that - even in an age when rock music is growing increasingly unfashionable - Jett is utterly sincere about the idealism and bravado of her biggest hit, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll."‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
70% Assassination Nation (2018) The overtones of real-life violence feel like exploitation, not exploration. Ultimately, this film pretends to be quite ambitious but settles for secondhand moralizing and storytelling.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
100% Prototype (2018) It's hardly a conventional political film, but it is anything but removed from the world we live in. In that, it evokes Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor's "Leviathan." ‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
96% Bisbee '17 (2018) "Bisbee '17" plays its funny games in a far friendlier and more accessible, but still pointed, way.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Force stems mostly from the intensity of Foy and Leonard's performances - he convincingly portrays a man with no idea how creepy he seems to others.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
93% Angels Wear White (2018) Zhou, in particular, gives a heartbreaking performance.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
100% L'eau froide (Cold Water) (1994) Cold Water uses rock music better than any film of its time - possibly better than any film ever made. ‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
96% Zama (2018) Lead actor Daniel Giménez Cacho's turn shows great empathy for the title character... [his] eyes are soulful and melancholy, often staring in the distance or at the ground.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
89% Araby (Arábia) (2018) The directors prove they have a rare ability to make a flow of words really cinematic.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
92% Revenge (2018) It announces the birth of a stunning new directorial voice.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Its trippy turn at first feels refreshing, then goofy: the fatalism and sense of doom underpinning the film are very hard to take as seriously.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) The four actors did extended improvisations as a family before the film shoot began and the chemistry they developed shows; they have a convincing intimacy together.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
90% Gavagai (2018) If one wants to see an inheritor to the mantle of Tarkovsky and Bergman, "Gavagai" is essential viewing.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Very entertaining on its surface, but its undercurrents might make you a bit queasy. ‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
71% Damsel (2018) Everything here is mashed together into a postmodern pileup that thinks it's politically progressive and smart but really isn't.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
90% Lean on Pete (2018) Without the pop pleasures of Sean Baker's The Florida Project, it offers a similar critique of contemporary America, very convincingly acted and directed with a fine eye.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
95% Foxtrot (2018) Foxtrot plays like a chamber drama with an absurd penchant for tragedy.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
No Score Yet The Custodian (El custodio) (2006) While it may not add up to a major film, [director Rodgrigo] Moreno has a rare, confident command of his medium.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
72% Love for Sale (O Céu de Suely) (2007) The film never integrates its taste for beautiful landscapes with its devotion to the quotidian: the two rest side by side without gelling.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
85% Frownland (2007) If not for its dark sense of humor, "Frownland" would be unwatchably grim.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
31% Boarding Gate (2008) "Boarding Gate" is mired in secondhand, vaguely political notions about globalization and unwilling to really let itself go to extremes.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
73% Salvation Army (2015) [Director Abdellah] Taïa, whose book fleshes out his story more completely, has adapted it into a subtle film with less explication but no less power.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
77% Full Battle Rattle (2008) One wonders what attracted the filmmakers to a subject about which they have so little to say.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
94% La France (2008) Impossible to classify, it's a war movie with a love story that only flowers in its beginning and then in its closing moments.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
45% What We Do Is Secret (2007) "What We Do Is Secret" makes a bid for entering Crash into rock'n'roll mythology.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
80% Zentropa (Europa) (1992) For all its devotion to directorial style, Europa is also impressive for the way it continually juggles narrative threads.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
79% I Served the King of England (2008) ... the film dishonors the history it glides through by lacking any sense of real danger.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet Meotjin haru (My Dear Enemy) (2008) My Dear Enemy often threatens to turn into a conventional romantic comedy, but it ends up flirting with such bromides rather than indulging them.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
56% Sukiyaki Western Django (2008) Everything in "Sukiyaki Western Django" has been said before...‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
79% Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective) (2009) The film is so carefully structured that its narrative seems to emerge haphazardly, almost unconsciously. Only in retrospect is director Corneliu Porumboiu's degree of craft apparent.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
97% Sweetgrass (2009) Whatever one decides, [director Lucien] Castaing-Taylor deserves a great deal of respect for documenting a dying tradition.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
74% Les égarés (Strayed) (2003) However prosaic the conclusion seems, the film's vision of wide-open space-both physical and mental-cannot be extinguished.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) "A Wrinkle in Time" would be much stronger if it recognized that a girl's actions don't need to be up there with Gandhi , Mandela, and Einstein to tame her demons and give her self-respect.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
85% Black Swan (2010) Darren Aronofsky is not gifted with a light touch.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
92% Another Year (2010) This turnaround isn't enough to completely salvage it, but it turns it from Leigh's worst film into an interesting, honorable failure.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
89% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) No one else is making films this exciting and challenging.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
83% Rey (2017) The actors seem to be non-professionals portraying their ancestors. However, the rest of the film does serious damage to the idea of following a straightforward and believable narrative.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
100% The Little Match Girl (La vendedora de fósforos) (2017) ... "The Little Match Girl" becomes something more than a collage and less than a totally coherent narrative while remaining entirely engaging the whole time.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
86% Nocturama (2017) Part of what's so refreshing about "Nocturama" is that it arrives at a time when the Western media assumes that political violence is always linked to Islamic fundamentalism, and TV and films rarely represent the far left...‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
70% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) ...this film just doesn't quite gel.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
90% Rat Film (2017) Theo Anthony's "Rat Film" is the most original and unique documentary I've seen this year.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) ... there's something timid about it; ultimately, it's too devoted to reconstructing the early '70s rather than finding parallels to our present, where misogyny seems to be gaining ground over women's rights.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) ..."Loveless" offers the sort of critique of modern European life that directors like Haneke, Ruben Östlund, and Yorgos Lanthinos are aiming for, without going overboard on misanthropy.‐ Gay City News
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018