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
Jennifer's Body (2009) Eve Tushnet I did not love Jennifer's Body. It's very "almost." EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2021
The Rules of Attraction (2002) Eve Tushnet Shannyn Sossamon is excellent as the girl, Ian Somerhalder is just shockingly good... EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
His House (2020) Eve Tushnet His House is an extraordinary haunted-house film, and also an excellent horror film in the genre, "Is she crazy?" EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
Night of the Kings (2020) Eve Tushnet This too is very confidently-directed. The plot jerks and circles back on itself. Events don't happen at all when you might expect them to. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
Flatliners (1990) Eve Tushnet I think it's not a reach to read this as an AIDS movie. But mostly I loved it because it is so, so, so well-made. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
17 Blocks (2019) Eve Tushnet 17 Blocks is about the ways in which individual decisions are powerful even within terrible constraints. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
The Hitcher (1986) Eve Tushnet There's a lot to like about this odd film, which will keep you in suspense even against your will. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
The Little Things (2021) Eve Tushnet This is a movie that will leave you wondering, "What was the point of that movie?" It clearly has a point. It is trying to do something! But what and why? EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
Stromboli (1950) Eve Tushnet There's a riveting early scene with the village priest, and then once you hit the fishing-horror scene, it is pretty much all unforgettable... EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
The Pajama Game (1957) Eve Tushnet [A] frequently-charming musical about a corporate manager. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
Hell Night (1981) Eve Tushnet It has really nothing to say, and I found that I couldn't quite love it, but it's much better-crafted than it needed to be. The music is striking... EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) Eve Tushnet Foster is a huge standout...just a ferocious, iconic, convincing portrayal. She makes what could have felt like a mannered film instead feel raw. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Blood Couple (1973) Eve Tushnet Surreal, collage-like '70s vampire film, wrapped in the embrace of black Christianity and fighting it. You'll know if this film is for you very quickly... EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Nights of Cabiria (1957) Eve Tushnet Giulietta Masina is phenomenal as Cabiria. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Summer of 85 (2020) Eve Tushnet It's gloriously teenage. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
The Descent (2005) Eve Tushnet The Descent is a phenomenal movie anyway, its women so brave, so dedicated to one another, so mistrusting or untrustworthy; its caves alternate between terrifying and beautiful... EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Shattered Glass (2003) Eve Tushnet I did watch it at least twice in a row and then listen to the dvd commentary instead of doing literally anything else with my life... EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Night Tide (1961) Eve Tushnet The dialogue is perfunctory, and both Hopper and his love interest seem to drop each line with a clunk... EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
What Keeps You Alive (2018) Eve Tushnet This movie doesn't only captivate because of Allen's cagey-yet-vulnerable performance as Jules, or that shocking twist, or that mobile camera, or the creepy theme song... EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
True Stories (1986) Eve Tushnet It would be queasily, dishonestly wholesome if it weren't a) so much fun-the surrealist fashion show! "Wild Wild Life"!, and also b) so penetrating, so willing to expose while still giving the benefit of the doubt. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
You Can Count on Me (2000) Eve Tushnet ...what I especially loved was that this film lets its two main characters do genuinely awful, hurtful things, which don't even disrupt the siblings' mirrored self-righteousness... EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
The Eagle (2011) Eve Tushnet ...this would be a real guilty delight if only, IF ONLY, the two leads were not so wooden. Channing Tatum as Marcus does less acting than most of the trees in this movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
Tenet (2020) Peter T. Chattaway It's still rather confusing, and I suspect it would all crumble under closer scrutiny - the same way Memento's plot holes stand out when you rearrange the scenes chronologically - but on a visual and narrative level, it has its pay-offs. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet (1996) Eve Tushnet Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes are both callow and beautiful and wonderful. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
Chimes at Midnight (1965) Eve Tushnet ...aside from that small tug on Superman's cape I have only grateful praise for this thing. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
Were the World Mine (2008) Eve Tushnet It's a Very Special Episode, not a Shakespearean comedy. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
The Taming of the Shrew (1967) Eve Tushnet Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton supposedly smolder but actually screech and mock each other, seeming extremely emotionally involved but not in a good way. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Eve Tushnet The script is funny and mostly charming. Really the whole thing is a fractal: I had every reason to hate this movie, and yet I found myself loving it against my will... EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
Boomerang (1992) Eve Tushnet Gross, no fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
Crawl (2019) Eve Tushnet Alexandre Aja builds ferocious tension, and everything looks very dirty and visceral. But the relationship between dad and daughter really sells the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
Tragedy Girls (2017) Eve Tushnet If you want hilariously-dressed teen girls, colorful cinematography, and incisive commentary on social media, ignore the ridiculous title and hit [it] up... EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020) Peter T. Chattaway Some of the humour is almost profound in a dopey kind of way. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
Bergman: A Year in a Life (2018) Peter T. Chattaway The resulting multi-layered portrait of the man is both fascinating and complex, and while it certainly celebrates his greatness as an artist, it doesn't shy away from his darker side. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
Seder-Masochism (2018) Peter T. Chattaway It's difficult to take the film's anthropology seriously, but Paley treats it all with a glib, Python-esque irreverence that, more often than not, keeps things entertaining even when you disagree with where it's all going. And what a playlist! EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
Mug (Twarz) (2018) Peter T. Chattaway Szumowska keeps things fairly understated, which allows some of the more deadpan moments to sneak up on you. Worth a look, if a bit cynical for my tastes. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
What They Had (2018) Peter T. Chattaway All of the performances are good, but Shannon in particular does great work here. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine (2018) Peter T. Chattaway It serves as a reminder that the people who made the show were among its biggest fans, too. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
The Rabbi Goes West (2019) Peter T. Chattaway Amy Geller and Gerald Peary's documentary raises a lot of fascinating cultural, political and religious questions, many of which will be very familiar even to non-Jews. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
Young Ahmed (2019) Peter T. Chattaway The Dardennes seem to be physically incapable of making a bad film, but this, on first viewing at least, is not one of their great ones. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
In the Name of Ben Hur (2016) Peter T. Chattaway While it has one or two hints of Judah's Christianity, it basically sets them aside in favour of fight scenes - which is in stark contrast to most of the earlier films, which were all about Judah's movement away from armed resistance to the Roman Empire. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
Absentia (2011) Eve Tushnet ...it's pretty clear that Flanagan makes movies I want to watch... EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
Oculus (2013) Eve Tushnet Oculus is a smartly-plotted evil mirror film which slowly reveals itself as a haunting portrayal of child abuse. It's a nice light movie! EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
God Told Me To (1976) Eve Tushnet ...whoof, I could not care less about the explanation we get, it's almost calculated to repel my interest and make the whole theological aspect of the drama seem pointless. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
The House of the Devil (2009) Eve Tushnet The atmosphere was fun and the suspense was great-all the scenes where the babysitter is just wandering the house were incredibly tense. And then it all just dissipates when the action starts, because this movie has nothing really to say... EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
Deep Cover (1992) Eve Tushnet ...this is a sad and hard-driving movie, a funny and sexy one... EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
My Own Private Idaho (1991) Eve Tushnet ...a great enough idea that it almost doesn't bother me that these stories don't really illuminate one another. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) Eve Tushnet Somebody let Nic Cage drive an ambulance... and that somebody is Scorsese. This is mostly brutal fun... EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
Earth Girls Are Easy (1989) Eve Tushnet Hey whaddaya know, I do like 'em big and stupid! Geena Davis is charming as always in this dumb, ephemeral, pleasurable movie about aliens in late '80s LA. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
Visiting Hours (1982) Eve Tushnet Jean-Claude Lord knows how to create tension in the stalk-and-fight scenes, but just cannot make it happen in the scenes where nobody's being hunted. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020
Across 110th Street (1972) Eve Tushnet A more fluid camera than you'd expect, especially from a director who'd done mostly TV. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020