Show Business Weekly

Show Business Weekly is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ethan Alter
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 Boxing Gym (2010) Ethan Alter Thank goodness we still have Frederick Wiseman around to show us how old-school cinema verite is done. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2010
4/4 (500) Days of Summer (2009) Lexi Feinberg "You should know up front, this is not a love story," the narrator warns in 500 Days of Summer, a beautiful film that will resonate with both the hopeless romantics and the cold, hard cynics. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2009
1/4 Choke (2008) Lexi Feinberg Choke is as appealing as the partially digested food propelled from Victor's throat. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2008
Shut Up and Sing (2006) Ethan Alter Shut Up & Sing isn't a particularly deep documentary, but it is a consistently engaging one. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2006
Volver (2006) Ethan Alter For all of the film's pleasures, it's missing the daring creativity that distinguishes the director's best work. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2006
The Ground Truth (2006) Ethan Alter The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends makes up in raw anger what it lacks in objectivity. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2006
Man Push Cart (2005) Ethan Alter Man Push Cart is often striking, but Bahrani never quite figures out how to drag this small character study out to feature length. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2006
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) Ethan Alter This Film is Not Yet Rated may not be a great documentary, but as a piece of cinematic activism, it's galvanizing. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2006
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Ethan Alter An enormous amount of credit must go to its ensemble cast, who locate the realism in characters that could easily have been played as caricatures." EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
Gabrielle (2005) Ethan Alter By the end of "Gabrielle," we're rooting for the couple to break up just so we don't have to spend another minute in their company. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2006
Clean (2004) Ethan Alter While it may sound like the premise for a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling, Clean pulls off the difficult task of telling a deeply emotional story without slipping into excessive sentimentality. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2006
The War Tapes (2006) Ethan Alter While the bulk of The War Tapes takes place on the front lines, Scranton also conducted insightful interviews with her subjects' friends and family back home. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2006
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005) Ethan Alter While Crossing the Bridge is sure to find an appreciative audience among world music aficionados, its crossover appeal seems limited at best. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2006