Zach Schonfeld

Zach Schonfeld
Zach Schonfeld's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Observer Newsweek
Publications: Observer, Newsweek

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 100% On the Record (2020) The rare #MeToo documentary that grapples frankly with its accusers' uncertainty about coming forward. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
3/4 95% Beastie Boys Story (2020) [I]t's more like a memorial service that takes place months or years after the person's death, when the initial shock of their passing has subsided and friends are ready to laugh again about the good times they shared. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
94% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) It captures the radical breadth of his rubber-faced, rapid-fire, man-child brand of comedy, which, at its heart, was compassionate and vulnerable. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
97% Spotlight (2015) Spotlight manages the seemingly impossible task of wooing journalists with authenticity while still elevating reporters to hero status, as they battle a formidable and corrupt institution with righteous determination. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird understands late adolescence as the endless accumulations of tiny humiliations and a deep, unutterable yearning for escape. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
11% 9/11 (2017) Now comes a new movie that uses the tragedy as heartracing backdrop, but has absolutely nothing to say about it, wielding the horrors of that day with all the subtlety and grace of a promoted brand tweet. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
75% Landline (2017) Landline doesn't exploit the retro setting for gimmicky punchlines. Amidst the turmoil of 2017, 1995 feels like a comfortable and quaint world to step back into. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
87% Okja (2017) It's a testament to Bong's sprawling ambition that Okja manages to be so many things at once -- a caustic satire of corporate evil, an intercontinental action/adventure epic, a coming-of-age narrative for the girl. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) There is comic gold in the cultural disconnect between Kumail and Emily's congenial, if politically incorrect, father. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
83% Julieta (2016) Julieta is an enthralling meditation on the mechanics of memory and grief that will delight the sort of person who uses "Almodóvarian" as an adjective. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) That weird, messy puzzle of trauma and affection where our high school memories reside is what powers The Edge of Seventeen. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
92% Southside With You (2016) This is a small-scale romance with small ambitions but fairly big heart. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) Although there is some nice performance footage, the film isn't a good way for a beginner to get a grip on Zappa's music, which spans from proto-punk to classical. It is a nice journey through Zappa's mind for the already converted. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) Dory's visual palette is such a joy to look at, drawing on the deep blues and greens of the underwater expanse and ocean-dwelling algae. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
81% Mistress America (2015) Noah Baumbach is one of those successful directors who's obsessed with failure. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
94% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) All Things Must Pass is disarmingly intimate for a film about a massive retail chain. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
77% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) Like its primary character, 7 Chinese Brothers is charming but can't always figure out what it wants to be. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2015