Huffington Post

Huffington Post is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Brandon Judell, Dan Lybarger, Derek Malcolm, Gregory Weinkauf, Jackie K. Cooper, Jenna Busch, Maureen Ryan, Nell Minow, Oliver Whitney, Zaki Hasan
Rating Title/Year Author
Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Brandon Judell Goodman's briskly paced take spotlights numerous performances (e.g. Joan Baez; Santana; Crosby, Stills, and Nash), while avoiding being just a collection of concert clips. The doc is far, far more. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Badla (2019) Ankur Pathak Intellectually stimulating, Badla is a finely-crafted thriller, one that's both uneasily tense and deliciously entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/10 Close (2019) Brandon Judell Get out the blindfold you last used for your Bird Box meme and put on your SONY noise-canceling headphones. Only now will you be ready for Netflix's latest offering, the mind-numbing, cliché-ridden, anti-adrenaline-pumping, female-driven actioner, Close. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Hidden Figures (2016) Bedatri D. Choudhury Hidden Figures inspires hope; not only because the scenes that show the lone woman in heels standing amidst a sea of black ties, not just because the women running their chalks over blackboards to solve equation after equation... EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Moonlight (2016) Bedatri D. Choudhury In times of Ferguson, in the times that Eric Garner lived, it is radical to see Moonlight's Chiron still have enough love to give to Kevin. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Les garçons sauvages (2017) Brandon Judell Jean Cocteau meets David Lynch with a good dash of Colette in Bertrand Mandico's sensationally trippy 2018 release, Wild Boys. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
2.0 (2018) Ankur Pathak If a film with Rajinikanth manages to do this much, blatantly take on tech empires, one can pardon its insincerity for the sake of the greater good. Watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Pihu (1970) Ankur Pathak The saving grace of this movie is the little girl, played by Myra Vishwakarma, an adorable moppet who shouldn't have had to go through this unconscientious way of filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
In the Loop (2009) Michael Jones The easy to believe venalities of political access and power displayed with such style and fun are but part of the masterful plot and screenplay. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2018
Andhadhun (2018) Ankur Pathak Sriram Raghavan's pulsating thriller will take viewers on a wild trip. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
Nota (2018) Karthik Keramalu Watching Deverakonda play Varun has taught me that he can sell any character to the audience if he puts his face and mind to it. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
7/10 The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Jenna Busch Cate Blanchett really shines here as Mrs. Zimmerman, a witch with a tragic past who is broken inside, and her magic is suffering. You could easily watch the joyous insult banter between Blanchett and Black for two hours. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
Tempus fugit (2003) Brandon Judell This silly, but endearing comedy tells of a shy nobody whom a man from the future contacts. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2018
The Last Mitterrand (2005) Brandon Judell A brilliantly acted, directed and written look at the last days of the French president and the relationship he had with his biographer. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2018
Stree (2018) Ankur Pathak Beyond its strong feminist leanings, the film also brilliantly captures the distinctly unique Madhya Pradesh milieu. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Darkest Minds (2018) Brandon Judell Experiencing the dialogue is sort of like getting a mental colonoscopy without the anesthesia, especially during the clichéd romantic moments and, in fact, nearly whenever an actor opens his mouth: "You're just a bunch of negative nellies." EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
5x2 (2004) Brandon Judell Once again Ozon proves he is a master. There are homosexual elements here, of course, as there are in almost all his features. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2018
Metallic Blues (2004) Brandon Judell Visions of the Holocaust interact here surprisingly well with standard road movie mishaps, and it is terrifically acted. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2018
The Clan (2004) Brandon Judell It's just a bunch of rough-and-tumble Abercrombie and Finch models trying to find love, survive, sell drugs, kill a dog, or come out of the closet. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2018
Jellyfish (2018) Brandon Judell Imagine an intermittently despondent Lolita aping Lenny Bruce. Sarah's jocular yet painful "triumph" is a triumph for current indie cinema. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/10 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Jackie K. Cooper John Boyega and Scott Eastwood are two good actors looking for the reason they starred in this loser. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
B Big Sonia (2016) Nell Minow A perceptive story with some unexpected twists. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2018
B+ Paddington 2 (2017) Nell Minow Utterly beguiling. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018
C The Commuter (2018) Nell Minow Sigh. Another January, another dumb Liam Neeson action movie. This is the one on a train. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018
West of the Jordan River (2017) Brandon Judell Gitai's latest is just as scathing as his previous offerings, but much more streamlined than some of his earlier non-fiction ventures. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2018
Late Summer Blues (1987) Brandon Judell This often comical paean to hormonal carryings-on was a major success on its release, and one can see how those who were teens at the time hold it nostalgically dear now. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2018
Avanti Popolo (1989) Brandon Judell A true must-see is writer/director Rafi Bukace's digitally restored Avanti Popolo from 1986. This often-hilarious antiwar tale with devastating twinges chronicles two hapless Egyptian soldiers trying to get home to Cairo after the Six-Day War ends. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2018
9/10 Funny Girl (1968) Brandon Judell William Wyler's adaption of the stage musical is transformative for many millennials. Whether wearing a hijab, sporting a yarmulke, or bareheaded, my students embrace Streisand's Brice and the star/character's professional chutzpah & insecurities. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2018
9/10 Foxtrot (2017) Brandon Judell A complex picture of a nation seemingly as much at war with itself as it is with others. Foxtrot's an entertainment that decimates the capability to stereotype a whole people. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2018
Laserhawk (1997) Gregory Weinkauf Perfect for a Saturday afternoon. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Gregory Weinkauf It's fun to look at. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2018
A- The Post (2017) Nell Minow It is whalloping good story about secrets and honor and Bob Odenkirk all but steals the film from two of the biggest stars in Hollywood history. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2017
9/10 Wonder (2017) Jackie K. Cooper Everything about this movie is wonder-ful especially its message.. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2017
10/10 The Greatest Showman (2017) Jackie K. Cooper Great acting, great music, good plot. Unlike "La La Land" this movie hits all the right notes. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2017
D Phantom Thread (2017) Nell Minow It's a more literate, better acted, more tastefully presented version of "Fifty Shades of Gray," all lush settings and the "sub is truly the dom" dynamics. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2017
B+ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Nell Minow So much fun that by the time we get to Game Over, we just might be ready to reboot and start it over again. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2017
B+ The Greatest Showman (2017) Nell Minow It's the stirring anthems and the pageantry that this movie is about, not the melodrama of its thin storyline. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Gregory Weinkauf Pleasingly ostentatious. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2017
Justice League (2017) Gregory Weinkauf It's a blast to behold. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2017
B- Ferdinand (2017) Nell Minow McKinnon's goat character is in constant and hilarious conversation with her many selves but the awkward handling of the slaughterhouse issue will upset some kids. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2017
8/10 Last Flag Flying (2017) Jackie K. Cooper A heartfelt story about male friendship. Carell, Fishbourne and especially Cranston are all at the top of their game. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
A- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Nell Minow I sing the rage of Frances McDormand... When she is good, she is very, very good, but when she is mad she is better. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Gregory Weinkauf Boring with spasms of viciousness: whee. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2017
Alien: Covenant (2017) Gregory Weinkauf Cut to icky creatures eviscerating everybody, badass brunette showdown, yadda-yadda. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2017
Devil's Whisper (2017) Gregory Weinkauf A mix of psychological and supernatural horror sure to linger after its final frame. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2017
8/10 Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Jackie K. Cooper It is basically a one man show but when the one man is Denzel Washington at his best, then the movie soars. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
7/10 The Star (2017) Jackie K. Cooper The Christmas Story told from a donkey's perspective makes for a fun filled, heart-warming animated movie. Surprisingly good. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2017
Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Jackie K. Cooper It is funny and touching, full of characters we can all love a little. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2017
Halloween (1978) Gregory Weinkauf Narratively anemic - but earns its hosannas primarily in terms of atmosphere and performances, both verging on brilliant. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2017
Haze (2016) Brandon Judell All this is autobiographical, by the way. The highly praiseworthy Burkman avows in the film's press notes, 'Haze is based on my own experience pledging a fraternity in college.' EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2017