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Tirdad Derakhshani

Tirdad Derakhshani

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Tirdad Derakhshani's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Philadelphia Inquirer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
46% Shadowhunters: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Sure, this was just the pilot, but if first impressions can be trusted, this series is headed for the junkyard. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 12, 2016
41% Angel From Hell: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Celebrated Glee star Jane Lynch gives one of her most colorful performances as a heavy-drinking, obsessively cheerful, stalker-slash-guardian angel in CBS's enjoyable, fast-paced, off-the-wall sitcom. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 7, 2016
56% Shades of Blue: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Shades of Blue is a smart, well-written star vehicle worthy of the actor-singer's talents as they have matured and been seasoned with experience. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 7, 2016
80% Killing Fields: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This is the kind of story that builds over time, so it's difficult to tell - Discovery made only one episode available - whether the rest of the series will stay as compelling as the pilot. But it's a doozy of an episode. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 7, 2016
97% American Crime: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Watch the first episode, and you'll be hooked. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 5, 2016
2.5/4 75% The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja) (2014) "It's grown-up, deadly serious, and free of the ham-handed romantic subplots that mire so many films from the region in ick stew. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 17, 2015
76% The Expanse: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Expanse is a discussion of political power and a nice shoot-'em-up actioner all at the same time. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3.5/4 92% Censored Voices (2015) "Censored Voices is a remarkable document that raises important questions about the evolution of modern Israel. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 11, 2015
No Score Yet South of Hell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "South of the Hell should give horror junkies enough of a tickle to stave off withdrawal. But it lacks substance. It's an intermezzo, not a full course. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 30, 2015
2.5/4 50% #Horror (2015) "Despite its many drawbacks, Subkoff's film deserves to be seen, if only for its wildly imaginative use of the medium and for the urgency of its message, which is dire, bleak - and unforgettable. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 27, 2015
2/4 87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "It's refreshing to see an actor tell his own story with some real honesty. Overall, however, Tab Hunter Confidential is too much like every other Hollywood True Story out there. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 50% Altered Minds (The Red Robin) (2015) "While it sometimes comes off like a staged play, it's an impressive debut from a director in full control of the material. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 19, 2015
95% The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Give in to the premise, and The Man in the High Castle will give you chills. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 19, 2015
93% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "With its dark edge, low-key action sequences, and dry humor, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a unique addition to TV's growing Marvel universe. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 19, 2015
100% Spotless: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Spotless is great fun. Intelligent, well-written, and beautifully photographed, it has a remarkably sharp satirical edge. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 17, 2015
48% Chicago Med: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The writers fill Chicago Med with just enough character work to make the players interesting. So what if they lift every hospital drama cliche, from '60s classic Dr. Kildare to ER and Chicago Hope? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 17, 2015
3/4 70% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) "Amid all the horror and the black ooze, there emerges a deeply touching story about the power of love. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 41% Shelter (2015) "Despite its terrific performances and its great use of locations, Shelter doesn't have enough substance to hold your attention or linger in the mind for long. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 12, 2015
23% Donny!: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Donny! is a singularly unfunny self-referential show about a rich ad exec turned celeb named Donny Deutsch who hosts a successful talk show. The result is just as bad as the concept. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 10, 2015
88% W/ Bob and David: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The team is as funny, outrageous, and controversial as ever. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 10, 2015
2/4 42% Love (2015) "Noé seems unwilling to accept that art requires editing - it is, by definition, artifice. It demands the artist make choices, rather than try to cram an entire catalog of experiences down the viewer's throat. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 6, 2015
28% Agent X: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Despite its nicely shot action scenes, Agent X is just more of the same. Unlike Piper Perabo's Covert Affairs, which also had a light touch, there's no attention to character here, just guns and mouths shooting off. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 5, 2015
100% Master of None: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's innovative, shockingly clever, sophisticated, sexy, and beautifully executed. In other words, it's the opposite of virtually every sitcom in prime time. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 5, 2015
78% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fear the Walking Dead shows in spectacular detail the painful emotional process ordinary people go through when a loved one is infected by the zombie bug. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Friends and Romans (2015) "Friends and Romans isn't the most sophisticated comedy, but it should inspire a few giggles. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 29, 2015
97% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fueled by sadness, disappointment, and rage, Simon's writing is an elegy to an American dream perverted by selfishness and greed. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 26, 2015
97% The Knick: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The Knick isn't simply a lush costume drama, a gory medical history, or a lesson in social studies. It inspires true passion. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/4 58% The Cut (2015) "Despite its visual beauty and Rahim's extraordinary, and silent, performance, the film never quite manages to connect on an emotional level. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 15, 2015
92% Manhattan: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Manhattan is an overwrought, overripe piece of pulp fiction stuffed with overboiled intrigue. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 13, 2015
2.5/4 33% Knock Knock (2015) "While its message is a little simplistic, Knock Knock is shot through with a brilliant, gleefully anarchic dark humor that's equally fun and disturbing. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 8, 2015
79% Red Oaks: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "It's not merely an experiment in nostalgia. The characterization and crisp writing have a biting comic edge, keeping the story from sinking into sentimental mush. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 8, 2015
92% The Last Kingdom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Isn't in the same league as that other medievalesque literary adaptation Game of Thrones, nor does it have the epic scope of Vikings. But its breathtaking photography, glorious fight scenes, and fantastical story make it a worthwhile treat for genre fans. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 8, 2015
90% Casual: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Casual, which features salty language, is a smart, grown-up show for grown-ups who know the sexiest organ humans possess is the brain. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 6, 2015
3/4 100% Saving Mr. Wu (2015) "Saving Mr. Wu is terrific fun as a crime thriller, with great photography and tense action sequences. Yet it truly excels in its quieter moments ... " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2/4 4% Shanghai (2015) "It is hampered by weak writing and a badly executed story line. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 1, 2015
93% The Leftovers: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Thank heavens: Instead of expending energy trying to do a Sherlock Holmes, viewers can simply let themselves sink deeper and deeper into the mystery. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 1, 2015
53% Code Black: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The derivative Code Black takes elements from every medical drama before it, puts those aspects into a blender, and throws the results at the audience at high speed. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 29, 2015
93% The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The Grinder, which features William Devane as Dean and Stewart's father, has great energy. The nicely executed courtroom scenes are balanced with mordant scenes at home with the family. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 29, 2015
69% Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The pilot, the only episode made available to critics, unfolds with by-the-numbers predictability: Jimmy is good at being a dad for a few days but can't handle the commitment. Then he learns a life lesson. I'm not sure how far one can take this story. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 29, 2015
1.5/4 9% Stonewall (2015) "Overall, the effect is closer to a Monty Python skit or a Village People music vid than a serious film about civil rights. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2.5/4 93% A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015) "Velásquez is a remarkable individual, and her message should not go unheeded. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3.5/4 80% The New Girlfriend (2015) "Exceptionally graceful and accomplished, Ozon's film challenges our received notions of normalcy, intimacy, and love. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 17, 2015
49% The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Yet, even though the first two installments seem like the unfocused, muddled ramblings of a drunken storyteller, The Bastard Executioner eventually takes us to a place so dark, shocking, and surprising that one feels compelled to keep watching. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/4 33% Contracted: Phase II (2015) "Phase II has some nice comic touches, but it's a forgettable B-movie. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/4 71% Wolf Totem (2015) "Epic in scope, yet at the same time intensely intimate in its handling of its protagonist's inner life, it's a unique wildlife tale that sets a tribe of humans against a majestic pack of wolves. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 10, 2015
79% Arthur & George: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A memorable drama with a fascinating mystery at its core, Arthur & George also provides an illuminating, realistic portrait of an era that is often overromanticized on TV. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 6, 2015
30% Hand of God: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "It's such an engaging, original, quirky, and thought-provoking drama, it should be seen. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 3, 2015
78% Narcos: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Narcos is shot through with a winning mixture of the tragic and comic. It's savagely funny when it looks at the contradiction at the heart of America's relationship with drugs. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 31, 2015
1.5/4 No Score Yet Unsullied (2015) "Unsullied was made by a director with real promise. It's a shame Rice picked this turkey to shoot as his first. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 27, 2015
68% The Carmichael Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Carmichael manages to take hackneyed situations and turn them into something unexpected and fresh. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 25, 2015
81% Public Morals: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The action in this drama is there to serve the characters, who are always unique and engaging. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 25, 2015
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