Filmwell

Filmwell is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeffrey Overstreet
Rating Title/Year Author
A- Times and Winds (2006) Jeffrey Overstreet As Arvo Pärt's orchestration runs ponderously through the film, so the consequences of cyclical violence weigh heavily on Erdem's mind. But his vision is not without hope. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
C- Terminator Salvation (2009) Jeffrey Overstreet This franchise, like its villains, has become more machine than man. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B+ Lake Tahoe (2008) Jeffrey Overstreet [Eimbcke finds] warmth, humor and grace in these ragged environments. Once we learn the cause of Juan's malaise, images we've already seen take on extraordinary significance. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
A Séraphine (2008) Jeffrey Overstreet Provost's film has few equals in depicting the dangerous territory between artistic inspiration and madness. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B+ The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) Jeffrey Overstreet ... what might have been just a two-hour episode of Law and Order: Argentina is instead a rich, literary tapestry. ... I wish this could become a franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
C Conviction (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet It's based on a true story, which is a very inspiring story, sure ... but as a drama, it just isn't interesting. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
C Black Swan (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet In his eagerness, [Aronofsky] goes for violent energy over poetry, shock over suggestion, emotion over intelligence. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
A- Meek's Cutoff (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet I rarely feel the heart-in-my-throat suspense that I felt as Reichardt's characters sent a covered wagon down a steep hill ... EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B- Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet The closer Storkel gets to the individuals who are dedicated to this 'vocation,' the more interesting the movie gets. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B Contagion (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet A drama of this magnitude deserves memorable, nuanced characters. [But] as a reminder that a single gust of panic can bring down civilization like a house of cards, it works. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B+ Drive (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet If Sofia Coppola were a dude making genre action movies to impress Quentin Tarantino ... those movies would be a lot like this. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
C Machine Gun Preacher (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet We're given surprisingly little food for thought when it comes to the question of the complicated tensions between Christian faith and violence. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
A- The Muppets (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet You can tell that these filmmakers grew up cherishing what was best about the Muppets. ... From the script to the colors to the body language, it all has Henson's heartbeat. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B+ Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet It leaves X-Men: First Class, Captain America, and the rest of 2011′s glorified Saturday morning cartoons in its dust. I want to take this ride again. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
C+ The Artist (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet The Academy Awards are the biggest annual party that Hollywood throws for itself, and The Artist is a movie that worships Hollywood. Looks like a done deal. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B+ Marvel's the Avengers (2012) Jeffrey Overstreet ... The movie isn't so much a work of storytelling as it is a marathon of wish-fulfillment moments for comic book enthusiasts -- punches peppered with punchlines. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B Blue Like Jazz (2012) Jeffrey Overstreet [It] playfully serves up more food for thought than most comedies we've seen so far this decade. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012