Veronika Ferdman

Veronika Ferdman
Veronika Ferdman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine Movie Mezzanine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Viy (1967) Ershov and Kropachyov create a visually stunning work both uniquely Russian and (perhaps accidentally) Italian, that is worthy of inclusion in the horror canon. - Not Coming to a Theater Near You EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
85% Embers (2015) Despite the tangle of bleakness Carre still finds beauty in individual moments and a belief in the possibility of the ineffable strength of human connection that lies outside time, memory and consciousness. - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
2.5/4 96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) ...the conversations surrounding Hitchcock's films in Hitchcock/Truffaut are little more than serviceable primers to the director's work. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
3.5/4 92% James White (2015) ...director Josh Mond's marching orders to the viewer are clear: watch Abbott's face for it is the mise-en-scène. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/4 95% The Wonders (2015) Rohrwacher accomplishes something that these days seems to be almost impossible... - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/4 28% Burying the Ex (2015) ...it does make for a pretty fun and crackling film. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2015
3.5/4 86% The Wolfpack (2015) ...an ode to the miraculous power of cinema. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
1.5/4 53% Like Sunday, Like Rain (2015) If only Whaley...possessed any singularity of vision, perhaps this rote film would have had a similarly lasting effect. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
1.5/4 38% Life of a King (2014) Any potential flights of invention or creativity are subordinate to the plain and emphatic delivery of life lessons. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2014
1.5/4 20% Cold Turkey (2013) While featuring much screaming, accusations, collision of agendas, and the exhuming of dirty secrets, the film remains emotionally tone deaf. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013
97% Oslo, August 31st (2012) With a predilection for long takes, alternating between tripod setups and handheld camera work that's reflective of Anders' unease, Trier presents life as an unceasingly tepid stream of the mundane -- with an occasional, exquisite pinprick of hope. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2013
95% The History Of Future Folk (2013) This is a film that sincerely has love for its characters, and the songs are actually quite catchy. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2012
71% Black Sunday (1977) Black Sunday deserves to be placed alongside William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives in the pantheon of great films willing to truly examine what happens to veterans of war. - Not Coming to a Theater Near You EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2012
95% The Day He Arrives (2012) All these repeated encounters are a little different from the last, but to no great effect. Lives and behavioral patterns stay the same, after all. This is purgatory. - House Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2011
84% Gianni e le donne (The Salt of Life) (2012) Gianni Di Gregorio's sophomore effort, The Salt of Life, is a further unraveling of the threads first explored in his debut feature, Mid-August Lunch. - House Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2011
67% Sidewalls (2011) An often funny and moving sketch of the loneliness to be found in teeming cities and lives lived in friendship with computers. - House Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2011
No Score Yet Aita (Father) (2010) It's similar in tone and theme to fellow countryman José Luis Guerín's masterpiece Tren de Sombras. - House Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2011
No Score Yet Ni à vendre, ni à louer (2011) Rabaté lacks Tati's inventiveness, technical fastidiousness, and acute ability to build humor out of keenly observed moments of human interaction and neuroses. - House Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2011
86% Polytechnique (2009) Halfway through Denis Villeneuve's Polytechnique, it became necessary to pull myself out of the film to purposefully take notice of its stylistic choices. - House Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2011
92% The Naked Kiss (1964) After Kelly's idyll is shattered into pieces, it can only ever be haphazardly glued back together again, for the shadows in people are constantly lurking and there is no earthly paradise. - House Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2011
No Score Yet The Glass Slipper (2011) The sometimes handheld, natural light aesthetic serves the material well; there's no reason to glamorize and play dress up when the world's filled with rotten, poison apples. - House Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2011