Tambay Obenson

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B No Score Yet Citation (2020) "Citation" works best when it hovers in the infuriating skepticism hurled at its young protagonist as she makes her case, and it's unclear whether the system will work in her favor until the final, unnerving act. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
B 87% Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (2020) [It] likely won't teach much new to those already familiar with his story... But even for the initiated, it could contribute to ongoing discussions on how to dismantle the American racial divide that is deeply entrenched in our national psyche. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
86% 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
87% 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
77% 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
86% 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