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William Wolf

William Wolf
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 100% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015) The fascinating life and career of Ingrid Bergman intimately explored with use of her own home movies and letters, plus comments by her daughters and son and others who knew her. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 13, 2015
B + 33% By The Sea (2015) Unabashed star vehicle for writer-director Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt as troubled couple on vacation to sort life out. Watching them and the scenery is enjoyable although the plot gets maudlin and not always credible. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 12, 2015
A 97% Brooklyn (2015) Beautiful, sensitive story of young Irish woman emigrating to York ion 1952 to start a new life and the complications she encounters, with award-level performance by Saoirse Ronan. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 7, 2015
A 96% Spotlight (2015) Powerful drama of Boston Globe reporters investigating and uncovering how Catholic Church hierarchy covered up child abuse by priests. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 7, 2015
A - 93% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) Entertaining and informative documentary examining the life and art collecting of Peggy Guggenheim in film loaded with art on display and revelations about her. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 7, 2015
A 73% Trumbo (2015) Bryan Cranston gives strong performance as blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the context of exploring that repressive period. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 7, 2015
A- 93% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) Chilean director Patricio Guzman combines the lyrical and political into a beautiful, contemplative film about history with emphasis on nature and atrocities against Chileans in distant and recent pasts. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 25, 2015
A 100% India's Daughter (2015) Searing documentary about Indian woman raped and murdered who has become a symbol of the fight for women's rights in India, with harrowing focus on condemned murderer who callously defends his right to rape. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 25, 2015
A - 73% Suffragette (2015) Realistic drama about rank and file British women fighting for the right to vote at risk to their lives, with excellent cast including a moving Carey Mulligan as leading character. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 25, 2015
B 81% The Assassin (2015) Easier on the eyes than on the brain. Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao=hsien's cinematically gorgeous story of woman assassin in 9th century China, with a convoluted plot hard to follow but violence in midst of spectacular scenery. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 19, 2015
B + 88% Experimenter (2015) Dramatization of famous 1961 study by social scientist Stanley Milgram exploring how far people will go in following orders by inflicting pain on others. Peter Sarsgaard excellent as Milgram. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 19, 2015
A 62% Truth (2015) Bold recap of fate Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes met at CBS when they failed to prove solid their "60 Minutes" scoop about Geogre W. Bush getting favoritism in avoiding military duties. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 16, 2015
C 95% The Forbidden Room (2015) Canadian directors Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson have come up with the sort of experimental explorations that their devotees may like, but for others it may be hard going to sit through the only occasionally amusing or adventurous hodgepodge. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 9, 2015
A - 48% Freeheld (2015) Emotionally gripping and well-acted film based on the real story of a lesbian cop in New Jersey diagnosed with terminal cancer and fighting to transfer her benefits to the love of her life. Starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 2, 2015
A 84% The Walk (2015) Visually sensational 3-D recreation of Philippe Pertit's daredevil walk on a wire strung between the New York Trade Center's Twin Towers. Implicitly an ode to the destroyed towers as well as to Petit and suspenseful even though we know the outcome. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 30, 2015
A - 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) An impassioned young prosecutor fights to bring to justice Germans who took part in the murder of Jews at Auschwitz despite a tendency to bury the past. The important film follows the path leading to the actual 1960s Frankfurt trials. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 30, 2015
A 74% Black Mass (2015) Searing, violent gangster epic telling the true story of James J. "Whitey" Bulger and his vicious criminal career in Boston while secretly informing for the F.B.I. Johnny Depp is the star attraction with his amazing, cold-blooded performance as Bulger. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 18, 2015
A - 80% The New Girlfriend (2015) French actor Romain Duris's nervy performance as a man who likes to dress as a woman, but the catch is he also is attracted to women. Amusing. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 18, 2015
A - 72% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) The saga of chess great Bobby Fischer, his rise to stardom, his downfall with psychotic behavior, all against the background of Cold War competition with Russian master Boris Spasky. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 18, 2015
A - 58% The Cut (2015) Gripping drama about genocidal slaughter of Armenians by Turks as a surviving father searches far and wide for his daughters after murderous attack on their village. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 18, 2015
A - 85% Meet The Patels (2015) Often hilarious comedy about the pressure on a 29-year-old Indian-American man to find an Indian bride and the hunt in the U.S. and India, a documentary about one particular Patel family in a world of Patels. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 9, 2015
B + 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) Twin brothers in Austria think the woman who says is their mother is not. A haunting horror film with a twist that may leave you intrigued or irritated. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 9, 2015
B 93% Breathe (2015) Explosive relationship between two French female students, one flirtatious and self-centered, the other nursing an attraction and increasing resentment. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 9, 2015
A - 86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) Often moving story of a gifted boy who is a wizard at math and grows up struggling to overcome the loss of his father and emerge from his shell. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 9, 2015
A - 79% Time Out Of Mind (2015) Richard Gere gives poignant performance as a homeless man whose life is a shambles in this sensitive film by director Oren Moverman. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 9, 2015
A 90% Coming Home (2015) Brilliant well-acted film from China directed by Zhang Yimou dramatizes lasting effects of injustices done during the years of the Cultural Revolution. Good drama, significant insights. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 8, 2015
B- No Score Yet Searching for Home, Coming Back From War (2015) Documentary revealing difficulties war veterans have recovering their civilian lives. Important truths revealed, but at times more numbing than illuminating as a result of choppy editing style and creepy underscore. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Aug 24, 2015
A 92% Grandma (2015) Poignant, colorful and moving performance by Lily Tomlin as a grandmother who sets out to raise money her granddaughter urgently needs for an abortion. Exceptionally candid. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Aug 22, 2015
A 66% Learning To Drive (2015) Charming and well-acted by Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley, this film about a woman whose life is at a dead end and her driving instructor with problems of his own is a metaphor for learning to live. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Aug 21, 2015
A - 72% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) Unusual, engrossing film from Israel about a child prodigy who recites poems he composes reflecting his angst and his possessive teacher who wants to show the world his talent for him and her own ego. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Aug 3, 2015
A - 83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Highly dramatic a gritty reprise of a failed human behavior experiment in which students were assigned as guards and inmates and placed in a mock campus prison. The experiment was a bust but not the film. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 17, 2015
A - 85% Trainwreck (2015) Amy Schumer writes and stars in a comedy that contains the type of humor for which she has been known and shows off her acting ability in a romantic take on a sexually free women who finally finds and accepts love. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 17, 2015
A 44% Irrational Man (2015) Wood Allen mixes philosophy, murder, romance and morality in his entertaining, well-cast and lively new film set at an East Coast college and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 17, 2015
A - 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) Fascinating documentary about the art and life of Marlon Brando. Informative and intimate. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 16, 2015
A - 0% Mad Women (2015) Writer-director Jeff Lipsky's individualistic film about an intricate family, including a political mother, a father who committed statutory rape, and a daughter trying to cope with her parents while developing her own life. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 10, 2015
A 98% Inside Out (2015) A wonderfully creative and mature animated film about an 11-year-old girl and five basic emotions that govern her feelings and behavior, all with excellent voices and striking visuals. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 6, 2015
A 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) Ken Loache's dramatic and stirring portrait of a real life rebel Irish hero Jimmy Gralton, whose battles in the 1920s and 1930s on behalf of farmers and laborers brought on the wrath of a priest and those in political control. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 2, 2015
A - 89% A Borrowed Identity (2015) Fraught relations between Israeli Arabs and Israeli Jews are explored through personal stories, including an Arab student's love affair with a Jewish woman student and other relationships. Rather bizarre ending shows how far one may go to earn acceptance. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 26, 2015
A 95% Wild Tales (2015) Six exceptionally entertaining short stories in comedy from Argentina, with the humor often macabre, exposing aspects of the human condition including rage, revenge and corruption. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 21, 2015
A - 75% Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2015) Overwork, errors and cover-up in a Paris hospital exposed in an intensely dramatic film directed by a French doctor. The situation could be paralleled elsewhere. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 19, 2015
B- 43% Madame Bovary (2015) Tepid new adaptation of renowned novel. Sumptuous cinematography but weak title performance and the film doesn't churn up sufficient excitement. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 12, 2015
A 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Moving, sometimes humorous but ultimately tragic story of a meaningful friendship that blossoms between a high school boy and a girl dying from cancer, with positive effects on both. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 12, 2015
B- 20% Chagall-Malevich (2015) Attractive to look at but pedestrian, cliched story about artists Chagall and Malevich against background of Russian revolution and beyond, with rivalry, love and artistic differences. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 12, 2015
A- 94% Charlie's Country (2015) Poignant story depicting the discrimination Charlie (David Gulpilil) faces as an Aborigine in Australia, where he is hassled by police and driven downward in life.when all he wants is a simple home of his own and enough money with which to get by, ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 5, 2015
A 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Absorbing, well-acted film of Vera Brittain's 1933 memoir of England's role in World War I told mainly from the losses felt at home and passionately combining feminism and anti-war views. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 5, 2015
A - 86% Heaven Knows What (2015) Finely made film, almost like a documentary, about characters you may not want to follow as they wallow in the degradation of drug addition. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 29, 2015
A 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) Clever, funny riff on Flaubert;s "Madame Bovary," as ex-editor now running a Normandy village bakery becomes infatuated with knockout British Gemma Bovery and determined that she not suffer the fate of her namesake as he insinuates himself into her life. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 29, 2015
A - 94% The Farewell Party (2015) Daring Israeli film mixing comedy and emotion as residents of a retirement home conspire to euthanize a terminally ill friend and a woman stricken with Alzheimer's by using an invented machine. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 22, 2015
A 80% Câinele Japonez (The Japanese Dog) (2013) Sensitive, beautifully acted and filmed family drama from Romania, bringing together a father, his son, daughter-in-law and his grandson. ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 21, 2015
A - 76% The Connection (2015) Jean Dujardin is charismatic as a Marseilles magistrate hell-bent on breaking the dangerous, drug-dealing mob in the same criminal operation that gave rise to William Friedkin's "The French Connection." ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 15, 2015