Signature

Signature is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Lisa Rosman
Rating Title/Year Author
Noah (2014) Lisa Rosman Really, Noah works so well because it is such a personal take on this biblical story. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Divergent (2014) Lisa Rosman [Divergent] is faithful enough to the book -- but doesn't work well unto itself. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Fading Gigolo (2013) Lisa Rosman Fading Gigolo, John Turturro's fifth directorial effort, is a wonderful film. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Hateship Loveship (2013) Lisa Rosman The film Hateship Loveship is a study in earnestness. To some degree that is a function of our times. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
God's Pocket (2014) Lisa Rosman So long as Slattery trains his lens on the bars and back rooms of this salty-dog slum, this film is great fun, if an acquired taste. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Palo Alto (2013) Lisa Rosman The real headline is Coppola herself, though. I may not love Palo Alto but its substance and style are singular enough that I am keen to see what she does next. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Maleficent (2014) Lisa Rosman As Maleficent dawdles along, it not only veers from Disney's traditional values but also - alas, alack - from the studio's recent foray into girl power. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Lisa Rosman It's safe to declare the adaptation of the popular young adult novel a wild success. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Snowpiercer (2013) Lisa Rosman Snowpiercer is a fantastic dumb movie for smart people. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Venus in Fur (2013) Lisa Rosman The ideological messages may continue to shift beneath our feet long after we leave the theater but the solidity of the impact of Venus in Fur will be what sticks. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Life Itself (2014) Lisa Rosman This is an extraordinary biopic not just because it is about an extraordinary life but because it advocates living - and dying - with candor and grace. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
The Congress (2013) Lisa Rosman In these hyper-dissociative times, [The Congress] may be just what the doctor ordered. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) Lisa Rosman For those interested in crime procedurals, Whitey offers a compelling - and admirably comprehensive - look at the fraught dynamics within and between federal agencies. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Mood Indigo (2013) Lisa Rosman These surfaces, however splendid, are just surfaces, and we fuse no emotional connection to these characters or this story, not even as an allegory. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Magic in the Moonlight (2014) Lisa Rosman Even ignoring the elephant on the screen that is male privilege, the ever-widening age gap between men and their female costars makes for less interesting films. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
If I Stay (2014) Lisa Rosman For long stretches, [If I Stay] seems like a TV pilot for a WB show that, rightfully, did not get picked up. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
The Giver (2014) Lisa Rosman This movie adaption does not live up to the book. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Love Is Strange (2014) Lisa Rosman Love Is Strange is an extraordinary achievement in the purest sense of the word extraordinary, for it transcends the ordinary by luxuriating in it with wonderfully oddball rhythms. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
The Notebook (2013) Lisa Rosman Notebook frames the evil revealed by the region's Nazi Occupation as the most treacherous of fairy tales: one that realizes our childhood fear that there really are no trustworthy grownups. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
The Two Faces of January (2014) Lisa Rosman Still, there's no shortage of visual pleasures to distract us from the existential boredom of a sinking ship. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Wetlands (2013) Lisa Rosman This story is entirely Helen's, and there has never been a character like her in the history of film or literature. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
The Drop (2006) Lisa Rosman Happily, The Drop packs an emotional wallop. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
Tracks (2013) Lisa Rosman Tracks is an invitation rarely proffered by a modern film: one that asks us to consider what we really need. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
This Is Where I Leave You (2014) Lisa Rosman Somewhere in its two hours, This Is Where I Leave You morphs into the well-considered, emotionally resonant fare that we should still expect from our multiplexes. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
St. Vincent (2014) Lisa Rosman As much as St. Vincent is a crowd-pleaser with real subtlety, a sympathetic portrayal of working-class people, and a legitimately tender heart, it may go under the radar, too. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
Hiroshima, mon amour (1959) Lisa Rosman Gorgeous and yearning, Hiroshima Mon Amour offers a still-modern thesis: Memory, like love, is a commodity that no one fully possesses. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) Lisa Rosman Events are ultimately spelled out in a way that betrays a novel one would have thought was not good enough to be betrayed. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
Low Down (2014) Lisa Rosman As a biopic, though, [Low Down] is both too much and too little. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
The Theory of Everything (2014) Lisa Rosman Even in her own account, Jane Hawking is not a compelling woman. This does not make her unimportant - just not an ideal subject for a feature-length film. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
Horns (2013) Lisa Rosman No one's going to pretend that Horns lives up to its source material, or even achieves any tonal consistency. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
The Homesman (2014) Lisa Rosman Clear-eyed but never discompassionate, The Homesman collects uneasy truths that are all too often left by the wayside of our nation's road to success. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2017
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014) Lisa Rosman [Mockingjay Part 1] is quite good - if also the darkest and least accommodating in the series so far. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Wild (2014) Lisa Rosman Wild is doggedly interior, as if to remind us that we never can see anything so long as we're blinded by the ghosts of our pasts. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Still Alice (2014) Lisa Rosman What works beyond a shadow of a doubt is Julianne Moore herself. For a long time now, she has demonstrated an uncanny range and power. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Inherent Vice (2014) Lisa Rosman This affable paean to absurdism will be revered in years to come no matter what hostility it engenders now. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Unbroken (2014) Lisa Rosman Unbroken is by far Angelina Jolie's strongest directorial effort. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Two Days, One Night (2014) Lisa Rosman There are few pleasures in contemporary cinema comparable to those of watching Marion Cotillard. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Selma (2014) Lisa Rosman As protests continue to erupt, it becomes ever more apparent that we need models of effective change. Selma fits that bill stirringly. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Blackhat (2015) Lisa Rosman I'd never suggest [Blackhat] is a perfect movie - but there's a significant amount of odd, stirring stuff here. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
The Humbling (2014) Lisa Rosman [The Humbling] is too impolitic to be celebrated in art-house theaters and too esoteric to be featured in today's sequel-driven multiplexes. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Cake (2014) Lisa Rosman Cake is a particular disappointment, though the blame cannot entirely be assigned to Jennifer Aniston. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
The Last Five Years (2014) Lisa Rosman The Last Five Years is Anna Kendrick's tour de force, and she sings her heart out, nearly breaking ours in the process. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015) Lisa Rosman Insurgent, the second film in what's now officially known as The Divergent Series, is much better than its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Cinderella (2015) Lisa Rosman We shall have this good, slightly bland Cinderella. Sometimes that's more than enough. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Cymbeline (2014) Lisa Rosman Haunting and richly layered, tis such stuff as dreams are made on. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Serena (2014) Lisa Rosman As a film, [Serena] translates into a melodrama that makes little sense and fewer friends. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015) Lisa Rosman The picture it manages to assemble packs such a punch that it gives new meaning to "going clear." Jaw-dropping, indeed. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
White God (2014) Lisa Rosman White God may be about the adventures of a dog and a young girl, but it's far from a Disney tooth-decayer. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) Lisa Rosman Though it's a respectable two hours, I was disappointed when this film quietly shuttered to a stop. I could have floated on it forever. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Effie Gray (2014) Lisa Rosman Everything about this potentially vibrant period drama is a washed-out watercolor. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2017