Steve Pond

Steve Pond
Steve Pond's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TheWrap
Publications: TheWrap

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) A lovely illustration of the twists and turns of a complicated relationship that produced some of the gifted songwriter's most indelible songs. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
100% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Think of it as the film version of the final albums made by Leonard Cohen and David Bowie, who made wrenching final statements that they likely knew would be their last. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
83% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Makes a pretty strong case that the New York lawyer and power broker was about as corrupt and mendacious as they come. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Edge of Democracy (2019) A powerful document of a wave of nationalism sweeping both Europe and the Americas in recent years. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
93% Blinded by the Light (2019) Corny, silly, as overblown as one of Springsteen's grandest anthems and damn near irresistible. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
99% Apollo 11 (2019) While you wouldn't be in the theater if you didn't know how it ends, they manage to throw in enough small surprises and inventive touches to keep a familiar story from flagging. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
55% After the Wedding (2019) The rare remake that honors the original but also finds its own reason for existing. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
96% Border (Gräns) (2018) It's creepy and disturbing and freaky, with enough room to find whatever subtext you're looking for. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
67% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2019) There are moments of real beauty in the film, which is an unassuming and contemplative excursion into how we love, and why. But like the fireworks that greet Asako and Baku's first kiss, its pop is a modest one. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
81% Ben is Back (2018) In this time for movies about teens in trouble, it's the mom in this one who packs the biggest punch. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
100% Icebox (2018) The film is a political statement, to be sure, but more than that it's a personal story haunted by today's headlines. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
80% 22 July (2018) This might be the first Greengrass movie that doesn't just make you flinch, it makes you cry. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
68% Teen Spirit (2019) Knows how to add gloss without losing emotion. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
68% Beautiful Boy (2018) The days when a dramatic performance from Carell was a surprise are long behind us, and his journey in "Beautiful Boy" is a marvelously sensitive, largely quiet tour de force. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) "Fahrenheit 11/9" grows slowly from an exhausting movie that is all over the map to a rousing one that makes a call to arms in troubled times. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
100% Virunga (2014) The result is gorgeous and wrenching, the indelible chronicle of a impossible but essential fight. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman, is quintessential Spike Lee, impassioned and messy and vital as anything he's done in decades. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
77% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) A quietly gripping examination of societal divisions, of class, of secrets that bind us together and pull us apart. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) On paper, all that low-key positivity ought to be tricky material for a documentary filmmaker. But watching "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" was a profoundly emotional experience. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) A lovely low-key comedy with a rock 'n' roll heart. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
94% Wildlife (2018) The result is a careful, deliberate, slightly distanced treatment of stormy emotions - but it's appropriate, because the characters are often as not driven not to action but to inaction by their circumstances. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
85% The Square (2017) [Ruben] Ostlund is a master at showing the ways in which we are all bumbling fools at heart; his cinema is a symphony of awkward interactions and stupid mistakes, building to a crescendo of ineptitude. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
95% The Breadwinner (2017) The Breadwinner is a glorious demonstration of the power of myth to deal with brutal reality, and the power of truth to animate myth. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
68% Breathe (2017) Breathe might be a little too slick and shiny, but its pleasures are real. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
69% mother! (2017) For its combination of ambition and audacity, this is a glorious piece of cinematic insanity. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) There are times in Three Billboards when the themes and events are so dark and ugly that the humor is stopped dead in tracks and the laughs get caught in your throat. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
86% Okja (2017) It's messy and alive, frustrating and fun. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
92% 24 Frames (2018) A truly poignant farewell from a master. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
30% Rodin (2018) As much as the familiar territory makes Rodin hard to embrace, so does the way Doillon tells the story. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
77% The King (2018) Big, bold and overreaching, in love with but also skeptical of its own central metaphor of Elvis' career as a version of America's own history. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos does what he wants -- and we're all the richer for it, even if it creeps us out sometimes. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) Kidman knows how to find all the sweaty splendor in overheated material, but she has quiet fun with this one. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
67% Sea Sorrow (2017) Can poetry cast tragedy in a new light? With Sea Sorrow, Vanessa Redgrave is hoping it can. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
67% Wonderstruck (2017) [Wonderstruck] is a blend of the graceful and the garish that reaches for magic but ends up more of a cabinet of curiosities than one of wonder. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Loveless is an unsparing portrait of an emotionally, ethically and physically ravaged country. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Hoffman's delicious performance kind of sucks the air from every scene he's in, which is exactly what his character does, but Sandler and Stiller are fine as siblings who are still bearing the scars of [respectively] parental neglect and over-attention. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
81% Casting JonBenét (2017) A fascinating and perplexing piece of storytelling. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
69% It Happened in L.A. (2017) It's an L.A. story, but for a generation that doesn't automatically read its title as a newspaper reference. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Part black comedy, part psychological melodrama and part examination of the perils of social media, and it's a lot of other things to boot. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) Its powerful moments are too often swamped by melodrama that undercuts the director's skills as a storyteller. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
88% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) The details are less important than the glee with which Blair twists the genre and whips up a concoction that gets increasingly weird, violent and over-the-top. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
86% A Monster Calls (2017) It tries hard to simultaneously be exciting, emotional and magical. And while it doesn't always manage to nail that tricky trifecta, it provides a number of touching moments and a behemoth to remember. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
73% Before the Flood (2016) An issue doc that brazenly and effectively trades on its central figure's stardom to agitate for action on a topic that has become a political hot potato. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
21% American Pastoral (2016) The film looks great, the performances are fine and it has plenty of moments that sing. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) It feels fresh because Nadine is so finely drawn and so distinctive. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
72% Sing (2016) It starts out fun and then sneaks up on you for a final stretch that is both rousing and genuinely emotional. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
50% Mascots (2016) "Mascots" isn't a revelation or a new high-water mark for Guest - but it is a demonstration of how good he is at this kind of stuff. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
92% Sieranevada (2016) Sieranevada is a monumental portrait of a family and a society ripped apart by the mistrust that comes from a violent and perilous history, clinging to memories that create rifts instead of healing them. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
83% The Family Fang (2016) "The Family Fang" is kind of messy but also fun and touching; it's a definite step forward for Bateman as a director ... - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
94% Carol (2015) Carol is both a beautiful miniature and a majestic romance; it's set 60 years in the past, but it's for now. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015