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Tricia Olszewski

Tricia Olszewski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40% Shot (2017) ... Shot is often clunky and poorly directed.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
100% Birthright: A War Story (2017) Birthright: A War Story,... is not just about the abortion fight.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
93% School Life (2017) School Life, on the whole, captures a world in which the attitude and approach of teachers are crucial to the responsiveness and success of their students.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
25% The Wilde Wedding (2017) Bad behavior might be de rigueur at weddings, but it all gets tiresome when the antics go from bad to Wilde.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
47% Year by the Sea (2017) A figurative and nearly retch-inducing celebration of the ovary.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) The film does get cheesy, and at one point too triumphant, but the finale involves some delicious trickery...‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
100% Served Like a Girl (2017) Heslov largely does an impressive job balancing the contestants' deeply disturbing stories with the near giddiness they express while getting dolled up. It's infectious.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) It's heartwarming and validating, but you want to see where it leads.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Steven Soderbergh has returned from a four-year motion-picture retirement to once again show us that when it comes to crafting robberies of high stakes-even ones involving the lower classes-he remains the slickest of them all.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
96% Menashe (2017) Menashe shows that even though a father may eat, pray, and love differently, his bond with his son is something anyone can comprehend.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
99% Whose Streets? (2017) [Whose Streets] is powerful stuff, and the documentary is inarguably important.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
93% Escapes (2017) Director Michael Almereyda documents the eccentricities of a low-key Hollywood icon.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
32% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) It's predictable, but at least there are some surprise turns in what promised to be a strictly by-the-numbers road.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
57% Strange Weather (2017) Hunter, her Darcy often wearing a cowboy hat along with a tank top and skinny jeans more often seen on teens, gives a lived-in, down-but-not-out performance throughout.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
74% Landline (2017) The result is a scattershot depiction of the family that doesn't feel like a story but a pastiche of the ideas that ended up in the writers' garbage can.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
94% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) Though a little Jodorowsky goes a long way, Endless Poetry is the director's most accessible film to date. The story is linear and often funny, even if you're not initially sure if it's supposed to be.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Pugh is terrifically fearless here; it will likely be her breakout role.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
71% Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2017) This is a film with both beauty and brains, though the latter has a stronger presence as Marie pushes forward in her research and encourages others to seek and learn.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
69% To the Bone (2017) It's certainly realistic that the young woman may not be sufficiently self-aware to know why she puts great effort into remaining a virtual skeleton. But there are other sufferers in the story, and all are painted even more generically.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
100% Nowhere To Hide (2017) Nowhere to Hide may not offer answers, but it does offer insight crucial for the outside world.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
94% Sami Blood (2017) Kernell leaves you with a people you'll want to know better and a heroine you won't soon forget.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
70% Moscow Never Sleeps (2017) Moscow Never Sleeps, but viewers probably will.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) What James ensures you'll take away from the documentary is the moral fortitude of the Sung family.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
43% The Bad Batch (2017) Feels less like a coherent film and more like a pastiche. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
85% Band Aid (2017) Although it gives off tired mumblecore vibes in addition to its potentially quirky setup, the film offers interactions and wisdom that are often funny and surprisingly rooted in reality.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
63% Dean (2017) Yes, the story is rooted in grief, but it's too easily forgotten as the rest of Dean's life goes on. Martin may be great at sketches, but it takes more than sewing together a series of them to make a memorable movie.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
84% Letters From Baghdad (2017) But although Bell herself is fascinating, Letters From Baghdad is less so.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
86% The Wedding Plan (2017) Despite a plot that sounds absurd, this Plan goes off without a hitch.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) The end is a bit anticlimactic, but that's a quibble considering Shortland achieves something rare: making a thriller feel fresh.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
90% Paint It Black (2017) Tamblyn may very well have encouraged McTeer to spin into a ludicrous lioness, but her performance doesn't play well opposite Shawkat's.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
84% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) Despite the rather constant stream of jokes, Shaw infuses his story with a fair amount of tension... Much more impressive than the script, though, is the animation: bright, layered, sometimes gory, and often kaleidoscopic.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
50% The Dinner (2017) By the end of the evening, an array of food porn is presented, but all you'll taste is bile.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
86% The Transfiguration (2017) Milo remains inscrutable throughout; Ruffin lends the character an impressive weight, especially considering that he's in almost every frame.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
83% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Styled pretentiously at times, the film presents Tower as the lone wolf he was at heart; shooting him as chef-as-martyr, roaming the Mexican desert and gazing toward the sun as his own narration plays, however, is a bit eyeroll-inducing.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
67% Little Boxes (2017) Has good intentions if not the subtlest delivery. Coming in at merely 84 minutes, the film had plenty of room to include more shading of its characters.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Ryota's heartbreak sneaks up on you.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
68% This Beautiful Fantastic (2017) The broad strokes of This Beautiful Fantastic are inarguably the stuff of fairy tales. But its heart is purely human.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
93% Donald Cried (2017) Donald Cried may not make you laugh, but every moment of it will make you feel.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
81% Mean Dreams (2017) Son Lux's percussive and atonal score combined with the kids constantly looking over their shoulders lend their escapes a sense of immediacy and danger.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) As the difficult mission continues, nationalities erase and sympathy emerges. It's doubtful that Zandvliet made Land of Mine to reflect the divisiveness that's now imbued the world. But his film is of the Zeitgeist anyway.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
96% The Artist (2011) It's inarguable that you'll leave The Artist with a spring in your step and a grin on your face.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
96% Argo (2012) As solid and engrossing as Argo is, however, don't believe all the hype -- it falls short of exceptional.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
98% Kedi (2017) The stories of how various people came to look out for one of the seven cats followed here are charming and often touching, but the kitties take center stage.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
32% In Dubious Battle (2017) Rarely has such star wattage resulted in a film so dull.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
No Score Yet The Night Watchmen (2016) The dialogue is awful, with lines such as "Whoa! No need to start spinning your head around and spilling pea soup!", which just rolls off the tongue.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Batman has more flat moments than its predecessor, but when it hits, it's hilarious.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) For a portrayal of how a violent act can drive a wedge between a couple, The Salesman delivers. If you've got a taste for a satisfying whodunit, however, look elsewhere.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) In the third act, the film really falls apart with two incredible downers, officially rendering the entire project atonal.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
64% I Am Michael (2017) Franco's fantastic here. He gives a fieriness to Michael as a gay advocate, then seamlessly slides into borderline madness as he starts accepting that the "voice" he hears is God's. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Despite the surrealism, the road that this unorthodox family follows is largely universal.‐ Washington City Paper
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017