Tommaso Tocci

Tommaso Tocci
Tommaso Tocci's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWire The Film Stage Cinema Scope

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% Jackie (2016) It's easy to recognize some of the shared elements between Jackie and Neruda. But it's still striking to see Larraín tackle such quintessentially American material (and with a largely different crew) and managing to hit the mark so cleanly once again. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
91% Frantz (2017) Frantz deftly escapes the traps of its own limited premise by creating a mirror version of itself, like many of its own characters do. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
100% The Age of Shadows (2016) A satisfying cloak-and-dagger thriller set in Japanese-occupied Korea during the 1920s, Kim Jee-woon's The Age of Shadows betrays a kind of business-like approach to spy games, institutional and otherwise. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
C+ 50% Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) (2017) A stylish but ultimately stiff collection of old tropes about writers and their audience, fiction vs. reality, and the Other that becomes you. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
B- 89% United States of Love (Estados Unidos de Amor) (2016) The film owes a lot to the four central performances, with Kijowska proving especially heartbreaking in her solitude. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
C 41% Brimstone (2017) The film gets into psycho-religious horror-trip mode and never lets go, obliterating any potential nuances or characterization work in the process. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
B+ 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) There are shades of Haneke and Von Trier (Corbet worked with both as an actor) in its willingness to antagonize the viewer, as well as a fondness for the formalism of times past. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2016
B 86% Francofonia (2016) Of course, this being Sokurov, you can't let the film lull you into abstraction and relativism. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2016
B+ 96% The Look of Silence (2015) It only takes a few minutes to fully comprehend how The Look of Silence is complementing and expanding the subject, and why Oppenheimer is not letting this go. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2016
B- 92% 99 Homes (2015) Sustained rhythm, urgent framing, and a perniciously overbearing score ensure this second venture into the darkness of a systemic failure will not be forgotten so quickly. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2016
C- 49% Manglehorn (2015) The poetic and the naturalistic clash together, and it doesn't look like it was done on purpose. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2016
C+ 60% The Cut (2015) Its historical devils are never really front and center, and The Cut could, in fact, be described as the most hopeful genocide drama ever. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2016
C- 51% The Humbling (2015) A melancholic alternation of bitter and comedic sketches, all resolutely low-key and wildly uneven. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
B+ 89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) [A] constant tension between a confined space and the human oddity inside it fuels these vital, moving, and often simply laugh-out-loud creations. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
C 31% Cymbeline (2015) Almereyda is back at it fourteen years later with Cymbeline, a dramatically clunkier Shakespeare play, both in and of itself and for the challenges it presents to a modern adaptation. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
B 73% Pasolini (2014) It's an absorbing portrait, particularly compelling when relying on Pasolini's own words, which we hear verbatim through original letters and interviews. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
C- 75% Good Kill (2015) Niccol's aim is single-minded and relentless. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
B- 86% Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna (The Postman's White Nights) (2014) The Postman's White Nights keeps inserting moments of inspired visual poetry into its sturdy, meat-and-potatoes foundations. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
B+ 91% Birdman (2014) The reason this all works remains Lubezki's approach, which is the true main attraction of the show. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B- 73% Black Mass (2015) A solid, straightforward if not particularly memorable addition to a genre that has seen a number of illustrious contributions in recent years. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
B+ 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) So precise and inquisitive that there's not even a hint of padding in sight. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
B No Score Yet Blood Of My Blood (Sangue Del Mio Sangue) (2015) An enigmatic, messy little tale. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
C+ 60% War on Everyone (2017) A noticeable step down from the highs of [his previous films], War on Everyone is still only McDonagh's third effort and nonetheless a bold, lively endeavor. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
B 85% The Patriarch (Mahana) (2016) A sweeping, affectionately grandiose folk epic, The Patriarch brings Tamahori back to his roots. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016