ÜberCiné

ÜberCiné is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Gregory Weinkauf
Rating Title/Year Author
Amelie From Montmartre (2001) Gregory Weinkauf A magnificent movie -- made a masterpiece by Audrey Tautou. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Gregory Weinkauf One of the greatest motion pictures ever. From its astounding themes to its brilliant cast, stunning design to enchanting score, undeniable smarts to lasting significance, this is Cinéma! Buy this movie. View this movie. Marry this movie. I have spoken. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
The Lodger (2009) Gregory Weinkauf A smart and creepy thriller transposing a classic London tale to in-your-face modern Los Angeles. Helmer David Ondaatje's deft handling of actors and subtle twists demand a second viewing. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
Slaves of Hollywood (1996) Gregory Weinkauf As astute, insightful and ticklishly truthful a Tinseltown tale as Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard and Christopher Guest's The Big Picture. Mandatory -- and funny! -- viewing for any and all who dare enter the Biz. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
Starship Troopers (1997) Gregory Weinkauf Massive, hilarious and thrilling. I went to lunch a few times with a girl who despised this movie. I was forced to conclude that she's not very smart. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
Edward Scissorhands (1990) Gregory Weinkauf Between this masterpiece and that other Ed (Wood), TIm Burton and Johnny Depp are at their dual-career best. Ed Wood is about how insane Hollywood is -- and Edward Scissorhands delivers the pure magic that, once in a rare while, escapes the place. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
Sherlock Holmes (2009) Gregory Weinkauf Ritchie provides big dumb fun, but it's hard to imagine worse casting than Bob Downey, Jr. Maybe Verne Troyer or RuPaul. Downey's self-important bluster and lousy accent ruin the film. But pleasing score from Hans Zimmer's team. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
Event Horizon (1997) Gregory Weinkauf Where's the application form for the job where you get paid to rip off the lamer and more bombastic aspects of Barker, Kubrick and Scott? I'm sorry I missed that notice. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
Knowing (2009) Gregory Weinkauf If those space-dudes are so friendly, why drive children insane with a bunch of weird code? Why not just show up on The Tonight Show and tell everybody the exact date and time? Lame! Also: Why fake Massachusetts? Why not just say: 'This is Australia.' EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
Deep Blue Sea (1999) Gregory Weinkauf Some upscale action-cheese -- plus who doesn't love Cool J? But the movie's exposition and plotting are mega-lame; Kurtzman & Orci probably pray to Deep Blue Sea every morning. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
Terminator Salvation (2009) Gregory Weinkauf One of the coolest post-apocalyptic thrill-rides since the respective career peaks of Charlton Heston and Mel Gibson. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2009
Star Trek (2009) Gregory Weinkauf It's been thirty years since I last found myself at the movies, rooting for a black hole. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2009
Observe and Report (2009) Gregory Weinkauf One exits feeling not amused, but sullied, weary. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2009
I Love You, Man (2009) Gregory Weinkauf I love I Love You, Man. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2009
Watchmen (2009) Gregory Weinkauf Watchmen rules. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2009
Valkyrie (2008) Gregory Weinkauf Ultimately it is redeemed by its palpably clammy sense of foreboding, plus its offering of a valuable history lesson. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2009
Burn After Reading (2008) Gregory Weinkauf A bunch of pieces in search of a puzzle. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2009
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) Gregory Weinkauf A cute but shallow and generally sloppy enterprise. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2009
Tropic Thunder (2008) Gregory Weinkauf Is this a comedy -- or a cry for help? EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2009
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Gregory Weinkauf No amount of pretty scenery can conceal the tedium. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2009
The Dark Knight (2008) Gregory Weinkauf The Dark Knight is grim, loud, ugly, mean and disjointed (four out of five ain't bad!); thus, as an evening of fanboy fodder it's very hard to beat: Call it The Dork Night. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2008
9/10 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Gregory Weinkauf A triumphant return to form. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2008
Speed Racer (2008) Gregory Weinkauf Kudos to production designer the Marquis de Sade, and to script doctor Chim-Chim. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2008
Iron Man (2008) Gregory Weinkauf The perfect fusion of Batman, Bond and Boba Fett. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2008
Sex and Death 101 (2007) Gregory Weinkauf Genre-defying geniusness for smart people. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2008
The Bucket List (2007) Gregory Weinkauf Smart, sophisticated and witty. It's a movie for people. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2007
Across the Universe (2007) Gregory Weinkauf Some sort of absurd miracle (or miraculous absurdity). EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2007
Stardust (2007) Gregory Weinkauf A glorious yarn. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Gregory Weinkauf Fans of death-obsessed Kid Lit may rejoice. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2007
Away From Her (2006) Gregory Weinkauf One of the most confident and unforgettable directorial debuts I have ever seen. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2007
Spider-Man 3 (2007) Gregory Weinkauf The sequences of romantic struggle and heartache prove unusually touching for a superhero movie. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2007
The Last Mimzy (2007) Gregory Weinkauf Encourages viewers of all ages to Dream: Bigger, Sweeter, Smarter. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2007
Glastonbury (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Super-scintillating. We're fortunate to have a bright, bold documentary like Glastonbury to remind us how fun, weird and wonderful life can be. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2007
Starter for 10 (2006) Gregory Weinkauf The spirit of the music -- above all -- really does hold this movie together. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2007
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Sings the blues with all the authority of Barry Manilow. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2006
The Good German (2006) Gregory Weinkauf I tousle the hair of The Good German, pat it on the butt, and tell it to eat its vegetables so one day it may grow up into a real Motion Picture. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2006
The Nativity Story (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Well conceived. Indeed, there's something about Mary. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2006
Happy Feet (2006) Gregory Weinkauf A wonder, a true classic, one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2006
Casino Royale (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Junk Bond. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2006
Marie Antoinette (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Filler Queen. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2006
Tideland (2005) Gregory Weinkauf This year's best film. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2006
The Wicker Man (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Idiotic, presumptuous and definitely unnecessary. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2006
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) Gregory Weinkauf A competent but fawning, focusless and utterly overlong tribute to a terribly mediocre entertainer who 'sings' like a bumblebee barfing. Bloated Boomers, feel free to be interred with a copy. Soon. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2006
Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Fanciful, fun, funny, and frenetic -- all the great things about New Wave music brought gloriously into focus for posterity. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2006
Snakes on a Plane (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Truly, this is the greatest movie about snakes on a plane ever made so far! EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2006
Mad Cowgirl (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Absurd, dirty, powerful and disturbingly hilarious. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) Gregory Weinkauf It's mostly a moody thing, awash with dark and gruesome hues, possessed of a lost and aching spirit. Yay that! EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2006
Superman Returns (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Alas, a pumped-up forgery. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2006
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) Gregory Weinkauf If ever there were a venue in this region in dire need of Prince dropping by, this is it. These Twin Cities folks desperately need to swap NPR for the NPG. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2006
The Omen (2006) Gregory Weinkauf Devil Dog. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2006