Zach Schonfeld

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% 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
74% 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
86% 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
84% 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
91% 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
82% 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
75% 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