Patheos

Patheos is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Eve Tushnet, Jeffrey Overstreet, Peg Aloi, Rebecca Cusey
Rating Title/Year Author
Pet Sematary (2019) Eve Tushnet Horror flicks that try to evoke disgust at normal human weaknesses will never be all right with me. But with that built-in exception, so much of this movie is what I wanted it to be. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
In the Cut (2003) Sr. Rose Pacatte It's about a lighthouse without any light except the revleation of a truth - and at that point, who cares? EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Us (2019) Eve Tushnet Even elements that could become problems in less-sure hands, like the explanatory speeches toward the end, become part of the film's mythos and mystery. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Dancer (2000) Eve Tushnet Billy Elliot almost always makes the wrong choice, for the saccharine over the convincing. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
To Sleep With Anger (1990) Eve Tushnet A strange film which I think would reward rewatching. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Citizens Band (1977) Eve Tushnet The movie did end up feeling as noteworthy for what it excludes or doesn't examine as for the startlingly contemporary things it includes. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
The Court Jester (1956) Eve Tushnet I was of course struck by the light touch with which the romance is handled. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Four Lions (2009) Eve Tushnet I laughed out loud a lot, and by the time the plot catches up to the plotters and people start dying, there's genuine poignancy amid the ridicule. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
() Eve Tushnet It's definitely working that Babadook territory... Its final images are quite haunting. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
School Daze (1988) Eve Tushnet In practice Lee doesn't quite handle this vertiginous tone switch. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Crooklyn (1994) Eve Tushnet In spite of the flaws of the Virginia interlude I really enjoyed this. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Primal Fear (1996) Eve Tushnet The part of the script that's dialogue instead of plot is quite snappy. So I believed in this sordid story... for a while. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
The Conjuring (2013) Eve Tushnet The back half of the movie is also more formulaic and less interesting in every other way. The characters no longer offer surprises, and the scares are more predictable. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Fateless (2005) Eve Tushnet It conveys a feeling of exhaustion. Mist drifts through the camp, lending a beauty which does not point to any meaning or goodness, a kind of drained beauty. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
General Della Rovere (1959) Eve Tushnet [Giovanna Ralli's] actressy in a way that really works for this story of the mask sinking into the skin. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Green for Danger (1946) Eve Tushnet Its final twists came a little too fast and twisty for me. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The Jewish Cardinal (2013) Eve Tushnet The way he finds to live and to die as a Catholic Jew may not satisfy any of the film's characters, but I'll say that I found it really touching. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Eve Tushnet What makes Forgive such a joy to watch is the attention and love given to Lee, her frenemy Jack Hock... and her world. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
Cruising (1980) Eve Tushnet There is so much talent in this film, from its very first moments with the unsettling strings by Jack Nitzsche. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Eve Tushnet I liked that the film never reduces what's going on in that shaken family to one thing. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Days of Wine and Roses (1962) Eve Tushnet Days is a tract, my friend, a folded brochure of a film, rescued by Jack Lemmon's charm and some good dark camerawork. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Smashed (2012) Eve Tushnet Smashed is wall-to-wall good intentions from the moment Kate decides to go to a meeting. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
A Christmas Story (1983) Eve Tushnet Just a tour de force of holiday agony, outrageous and hilarious. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Planet of Snail (2011) Eve Tushnet This is a great movie, memorable and subtle. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Eve Tushnet Lanthimos walks right up to the edge of mocking his characters for having feelings, and us for having feelings about them. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Dark Harbor (1998) Eve Tushnet This is a simple story, with some fun twists in both the plotting and the direction. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
Ladyhawke (1985) Eve Tushnet The film is gorgeous to watch, especially since the quality of light is so central to the plot: Is it afternoon or sunset? EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
In Bruges (2008) Eve Tushnet Even the most obnoxious elements turn out to mean more than their self-consciously shocking surface. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
The Rapture (1991) Eve Tushnet The Rapture commits. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
Into Great Silence (2005) Eve Tushnet This is an experience it's hard to say much about. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
Francis, God's Fool (1950) Eve Tushnet Delightfully ramshackle... ull of humor and unexpected incident... EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
The Prince of Egypt (1998) Eve Tushnet Prince gives great emotional depth to the story... EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
Slice (2018) Eve Tushnet The kind of low-impact, time-stamped pleasure you hit up on a streaming service when you've had a long day and want to curl up with a cup of cocoa and watch some people get slaughtered. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
Field Guide to Evil (2018) Eve Tushnet Off-base and so colored by modern obsessions and prejudices. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
You Might Be the Killer (2018) Eve Tushnet You could have made a movie about the genuine tragedy of a man realizing he's become an abuser (you could have made a comedy about that!), and instead you totally made a movie about how a man's violence is a woman's fault. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
The Ranger (2018) Eve Tushnet This is mostly very fun, silly but satisfying. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
The Endless (2017) Eve Tushnet The brothers have terrific chemistry from the moment their road trip begins. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
State of the Union (1948) Eve Tushnet It's a pleasure to watch because of the talent on display-and, this is me so let's be real, because its climactic scene is about the joys of public self-abasement. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Eve Tushnet I would watch a phone book if it were played by Awkwafina. She's a delight. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
Tron (1982) Eve Tushnet A thrilling film to watch just because the visuals are so precisely what they should be: transporting you both into and beyond a very specific time in our culture's videographic history. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
C.H.U.D. (1984) Eve Tushnet As seamy and strange as its reputation promises. I loved this weird, sad film. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
Still Walking (2008) Eve Tushnet I truly loved Still Walking-in spite of that music, and in spite of a brief voiceover which I think was literally completely unnecessary. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Creepshow (1982) Eve Tushnet It is so dumb and so, so fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Coriolanus (2011) Eve Tushnet Fiennes is fantastic, the music is stellar, the modernization is pure pleasure, and since the whole story is about the meanings of self-abasement you know I am there. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Titicut Follies (1967) Eve Tushnet I was also struck by the way Wiseman weaves singing and music throughout the movie: the traditions of the inmates and staff, and the way they beautify an environment which would seem to resist any attempt at beauty. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Summer Hours (2008) Eve Tushnet I love films which capture that atmosphere of late summer, lazy and sultry and shadowed by the coming autumn. So I found this very moving. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Another Country (1984) Eve Tushnet [The] moral would be trite if it didn't go unspoken; it becomes poignant because it's adamantly denied. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Super Dark Times (2017) Eve Tushnet Becomes an even less revelatory film about an actively predatory teen. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Tusk (2014) Eve Tushnet Contemporary self-referential sneering. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
Born in Flames (1983) Eve Tushnet I enjoyed this immensely, largely because of the music and the general ramshackle, hipshot attitude of rebellion. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018