Cinema Autopsy

Cinema Autopsy is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Thomas Caldwell
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Scoop (2006) Thomas Caldwell Scoop is classic Allen -- light comedy with a murder mystery plot, supernatural themes and enough jokes about sex, death, psychoanalysis and philosophy to keep fans happy. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
5/5 Gravity (2013) Thomas Caldwell Gravity delivers a display of modern technology that leaves the viewer breathless from the experience and marvelling at the craftsmanship behind it. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2013
4/5 Stories We Tell (2012) Thomas Caldwell An extraordinary work that is both an intellectual examination into the nature of how cinema represents reality as well as a deeply moving personal project. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2013
4/5 Oh Boy (2012) Thomas Caldwell There is a melancholic mood that underlies Oh Boy, but it is mostly fun, breezy and energetic. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2013
4.5/5 Blue Jasmine (2013) Thomas Caldwell Blue Jasmine is one of Allen's cleverest and most compassionate films, making it also one of his greatest. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2013
4.5/5 Stoker (2013) Thomas Caldwell Not everything is what it seems in Stoker and its strength lies in how much it undermines expectations by taking a revisionist approach to gothic fiction conventions. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2013
4.5/5 The Rocket (2013) Thomas Caldwell An extremely rewarding and entertaining film made all the stronger for the integrity and cultural details that underpin it. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2013
4.5/5 Frances Ha (2012) Thomas Caldwell A genuinely heartfelt, gorgeous and beautiful celebration of youth, friendship and grappling with all the contradictions and challenges that life throws at us. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2013
4/5 Pain & Gain (2013) Thomas Caldwell Subject matter that actually suits Bay's usually obnoxious approach to film style and storytelling. Pain & Gain is bewildering, fun, repugnant and enthralling. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2013
4.5/5 Behind the Candelabra (2013) Thomas Caldwell Soderbergh's masterstroke is how well he takes the audience on the journey of initially finding Liberace's world absurd and comedic, to ultimately feeling empathy for him. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2013
3.5/5 This Is the End (2013) Thomas Caldwell A funny self-aware critique of the actors' indulgences - along with several violent deaths, demonic monsters and dick jokes. There are lots of dick jokes. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2013
2.5/5 Pacific Rim (2013) Thomas Caldwell The spectacle is distancing and even though it may have been unintentional, there is subtext in Pacific Rim and it is not fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3.5/5 Man of Steel (2013) Thomas Caldwell A mostly-entertaining dark science-fiction parable about morality. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3.5/5 Mud (2013) Thomas Caldwell An extremely sophisticated and progressive examination on how adolescent masculinity is defined by often-contradictory cultural attitudes towards femininity. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3.5/5 Farewell, My Queen (2012) Thomas Caldwell While it does not hang together as a whole, Farewell, My Queen is still an interesting and engaging film that should be overall commended for what it does achieve. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2013
3.5/5 The Great Gatsby (2013) Thomas Caldwell The Great Gatsby is so close to being a great film, let down by its own refusal to exist in the moment. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2013
4.5/5 Broken (2012) Thomas Caldwell A moving and thoughtful cinema experience. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2013
4/5 Tabu (2012) Thomas Caldwell While the path through this unconventional film is not always obvious, it is a sensuous, mysterious and intoxicating path worth taking. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2013
3.5/5 The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) Thomas Caldwell While it is still a rewarding film on face value, The Place Beyond the Pines offers additional pleasures for viewers keen to delve further. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2013
4.5/5 The Hunt (2012) Thomas Caldwell The Hunt is a confronting and fascinating work of cinema. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2013
3.5/5 Iron Man 3 (2013) Thomas Caldwell A lighter variation on the deconstructed superhero mythology found in The Dark Knight Rises. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2013
4.5/5 No (2012) Thomas Caldwell An extremely perceptive and intriguing examination of the effect that media hype and spin have on the political process. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2013
4/5 Warm Bodies (2013) Thomas Caldwell While Warm Bodies is more slanted towards comedy and romance rather than horror, it remains true to the zombie genre while pushing it in an unexpected direction. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2013
4.5/5 The Neverending Story (1984) Thomas Caldwell The NeverEnding Story remains a testament to the power of imagination and the type of inventive cinema that was possible in a pre-digital era. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2013
4/5 The Loneliest Planet (2011) Thomas Caldwell Audiences used to actively engaging with cinema will find much to relish about The Loneliest Planet. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2013
4/5 I Want Your Love (2012) Thomas Caldwell An excellent work by a talented emerging filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2013
4.5/5 The Paperboy (2012) Thomas Caldwell Everything about The Paperboy seems designed to undermine expectations and the result is an exhilaratingly unpredictable film. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2013
5/5 Amour (2012) Thomas Caldwell The scenario is upsetting, but the execution is genuine and pure, making Amour a film of heartbreaking beauty and Haneke's masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2013
4/5 Water (2005) Thomas Caldwell Mehta explores the politics of religion to highlight how religious hypocrisy is used to ensure women are undermined and made subservient for economic purposes. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2013
3.5/5 Lincoln (2012) Thomas Caldwell For the most part Lincoln is not a significant inclusion into Spielberg's filmography despite the noblest of intentions and undeniable cinematic craftsmanship. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2013
3.5/5 Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Thomas Caldwell Exhilarating cinema that makes you want to forget all the questionable issues of representation that have come before it. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2013
4/5 I Am Eleven (2014) Thomas Caldwell Bailey has created something on par with the Up series. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4/5 Django Unchained (2012) Thomas Caldwell Possibly Tarantino's most thoughtful and even political film to date. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2013
3.5/5 Gangster Squad (2013) Thomas Caldwell Lovingly pulpy yet honest and sincere about its intent, there is plenty in Gangster Squad for fans of the gangster genre to enjoy. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2013
4.5/5 ParaNorman (2012) Thomas Caldwell Funny, frightening, exciting and extremely thoughtful about the nature of the conflict at the core of the film, ParaNorman is a standout feature animation. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2013
4.5/5 Life of Pi (2012) Thomas Caldwell Bleak facts or magical stories, science or faith, connected or alone, instinct or animals with souls - these are the dynamics explored by every aspect of Life of Pi. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2013
4/5 Berberian Sound Studio (2012) Thomas Caldwell Berberian Sound Studio is a masterfully made film that will please audio experts, cinephiles and horror fans. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2012
4/5 Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Thomas Caldwell Wreck-It Ralph is a major advancement for Walt Disney Animation Studios in all regards. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2012
3/5 Skyfall (2012) Thomas Caldwell Skyfall is inconsistent, displaying Bond at its blandest and Bond at its best. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2012
4/5 The Sessions (2012) Thomas Caldwell The honest performances and assured direction makes The Sessions an extremely accomplished film that celebrates sexuality. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2012
4/5 The Master (2012) Thomas Caldwell The Master is a film about obedience and forming an identity through subservience. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2012
3.5/5 Bachelorette (2012) Thomas Caldwell The material becomes increasingly uncomfortable since it mainly comes from sad and traumatic places. This is what gives the film its edge. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2012
4.5/5 Frankenweenie (2012) Thomas Caldwell With its anti-intellectualism critique, classic horror film homages and beautiful production design, Frankenweenie is a great film for adventurous young audiences. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2012
4/5 Argo (2012) Thomas Caldwell Successfully manages to be respectful about the turbulent events and function as an exciting Hollywood spy thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2012
4.5/5 Killing Them Softly (2012) Thomas Caldwell Killing Them Softly is an engrossing vision of hell where status, money and image have become the ultimate goals and human life is just another commodity to be traded. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2012
4.5/5 Searching for Sugar Man (2011) Thomas Caldwell A celebration of an artist and the power of art to transcend time and place EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2012
4/5 On the Road (2012) Thomas Caldwell While On the Road is a series of impressionistic moments, it would be a mistake to dismiss it as aimless. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
4.5/5 Lore (2012) Thomas Caldwell Lore is an impressionist survival film and an existential war film, and also something truly singular and remarkable. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2012
2.5 Ruby Sparks (2012) Thomas Caldwell Rather than being Stranger Than Fiction with insightful gender politics, Ruby Sparks is more a hipster Weird Science. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2012
4.5/5 Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Thomas Caldwell A remarkable cinematic experience that is both profound and immensely moving. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2012