Tambay Obenson

Tambay Obenson
Tambay Obenson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Shadow and Act
Publications: Shadow and Act

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012) While riveting to watch... it's actually quite sad and even enraging to watch what plays out like a form of modern day slavery. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
76% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) Seven years in development, filmed over 5 weeks in grueling conditions with a talented, committed cast, unfolding over a near-sprawling 2-hour running time, Five Fingers is a necessary addition to the Western film canon as we know it. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
100% Free in Deed (2017) There's a lot to like in Free in Deed, a well-acted, unrelentingly dour experiment in atmosphere, setting and sound that will captivate you throughout. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
91% Up in the Air (2009) The Jason Reitman-directed Up In The Air (an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Walter Kim) actually engaged me from start to finish, and dare I say, moved me. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
83% Of Good Report (2013) Of Good Report represents an exciting shift in the kinds of films currently being made in sub-Saharan Africa by and about black Africans, who appear to be getting more adventurous with genres. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
69% Black Butterflies (2012) What kept me most engaged were the mostly strong performances from the cast, and the beautiful cinematography. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
86% Django Unchained (2012) It was a mixed bag for me; some great moments scattered about amongst lots of humdrum, considering the subject matter. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
No Score Yet Wolf (2012) Wolf is an audacious, potent drama that will likely elicit extreme reactions from viewers when it's eventually in general release. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
84% 21 Jump Street (2012) Not that the original series was high-brow/must-see television, but I figured any remake of it in the 21st century would at least be far more ambitious than this tired bit of recycling. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
53% Safe House (2012) [Safe House] is utterly predictable stuff, in case you haven't already figured that out by now. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
86% The Raid: Redemption (2012) [Redemption] is a relentless, bloody, brutal action movie, with successive scene after scene of balls-to-the-wall-style choreographed violence. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
74% Dreams of a Life (2012) Dreams Of A Life is an investigation into the life of one Joyce Vincent; but it's one of those cases that may never be completely solved, leaving the viewer in a positively comtemplative state. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
83% Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016) Hissène Habré, A Chadian Tragedy is a must-see for New Yorkers, so catch it on the big screen if you can! - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017