Toba Singer

Toba Singer
Toba Singer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net
Publications: culturevulture.net

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T-Meter Title | Year
66% The White Crow (2019) It's hard to imagine that Fiennes, with his concern about the look of the film, would settle for a tabloid version of the character, yet in the end, that is what audiences are left with. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
91% Who Will Write Our History (2019) If the phrase "History is written by the victors" has become a truism, here is the film that takes the would-be victor, fascism, and transforms its own records and documents into a mirror of its perfidy. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
98% The Cakemaker (2018) There is no word in our lexicon for the conundrum so tenderly and lovingly, yet truthfully plated in The Cake Maker, not one, not one hundred. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) It bubbles with imaginative comic energy. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Birds of Passage is a true story and a compelling one. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
87% Museum (Museo) (2018) There are so many ways in which this twice-as-smart-by-half plan can go sideways that it's worth seeing the film just to see whether your guess corresponds to the actual one. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Your blood may run cold, but you now find yourself pinioned to the story. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
67% The Seagull (2018) Saoirse Ronan has a face like a weather system, where each tempest in a teapot, gust of excitement, guilty pleasure or expectation, shows up in a blush of heat across her freckled cheek. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
97% 1945 (2017) There are few films that take up the fortunes of European Jewish survivors in the aftermath of World War II. This one is a welcome addition to the theme of recuperation and restitution. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Bening and Bell unveil a spectrum of talent that stamps their performances throughout with the seal of equal engagement, not only as characters, but as the co-stars. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Rosi instils "Fire at Sea" with a naturalist rhythm that echoes the ebb and flow of the tides, with their waves breaking over Lambedusa's minimally-lit shoreline. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
24% The Comedian (2017) The ending isn't as happy, bittersweet, or funny, as it's supposed to be. It's as if the writers had lost interest when the jokes stopped inventing themselves, and frankly, the audience will too. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Here, as he did in "A Separation," Asghar [Farhadi] delves beneath the surface of quotidian dilemmas, searching for authentic tributaries to the source of our sometimes elusive humanity. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Raoul Peck takes a unique approach to documenting the meditations of the late Harlem-born author James Baldwin, who lived as an expatriate in Paris for most of his adult life. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) Their vibrant determination finds expression in a silent sequence shot from above, as each leaves a building one at a time, opening a different-colored umbrella in the rain, resolute. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
99% Truman (2017) It is a tour de force for [Ricardo] Darin, who never disappoints. Cámara moves seamlessly from beat to beat, seeming to reluctantly follow Darin's every move, yet beating him to the next punch before Darin delivers it. A must-see! - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
88% Moka (2017) The viewer, as its captive audience, feels the intensifying compression when the two women square off in this climactic scene - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
74% Landline (2017) It registers that this once-reckless upper middle class nuclear family has succeeded in re-seating itself in an approximation of its former comfort zone, even as its rent has risen. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
98% Whose Streets? (2017) Folayan and Davis restricted themselves to telling the story through a shallow frame of reference shared by a shank of young activists who subscribed to the Black Lives Matter ethos. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017