The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)

The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Claudia Puig
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 L'insulte (2017) Claudia Puig The Insult provides a valuable, fascinating and hard-hitting history lesson on Middle East politics, particularly the plight of Palestinians. It instructs, but offers no easy answers. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2/4 Coming Through the Rye (2015) Claudia Puig The film is undermined by distracting elements, like scenes in which Jamie breaks the fourth wall and addresses the camera directly with snarky asides. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
1.5/4 Green Book (2018) Claudia Puig Green Book is a glib, caricatured and insensitive movie that reduces an enduring, dangerous societal problem to a calculated fable with a happy ending. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/4 Paddington 2 (2017) Claudia Puig The way Paddington embraces his fellow outsiders, like the inmates in Portobello Prison, subtly reminds viewers that even those without Paddington's good manners have kindness in their hearts. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/4 Get Out (2017) Claudia Puig Kudos to Peele for tackling a painful subject in such a massively entertaining and thoroughly memorable fashion. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/4 Wonder Woman (2017) Claudia Puig As befitting the genre, Wonder Woman is heroic and spirited. The fighting sequences are spectacular, and the story is engrossing, uplifting and fun. There's even a bit of romance and humor amid all the action. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/4 Loving (2016) Claudia Puig The film shines a light on how far the U.S. has come in its views of equality, but also how far it has still to go. A true story that is still very relevant, Loving is understated, compelling and deeply affecting. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2017
2/4 Café Society (2016) Claudia Puig Café Society aims to be light and frothy, but feels more like a stale cream puff. It looks enticing, but lacks anything fresh or substantial. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2017
3/4 Toni Erdmann (2016) Claudia Puig An offbeat and sometimes off-putting German farce/drama hybrid that features a father-daughter pair that are two of the most fully realized characters in recent memory. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2017
2.5/4 Silence (2016) Claudia Puig While the craftsmanship is undeniable and the themes of spiritual belief, betrayal and redemption are laudable, the film feels flat and not as emotional or moving as it should be. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2017
2.5/4 Afternoon Delight (2013) Claudia Puig As a first film, Afternoon Delight is worth exploring -- perhaps mostly to see what film Soloway does next. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2017
2.5/4 Altman (2014) Claudia Puig Unfortunately, the straightforward film doesn't probe deeply enough to reveal the creative psyche of the remarkable filmmaker Robert Altman, whose films didn't look or sound like those of any other director. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
2/4 Unbroken (2014) Claudia Puig Unbroken is an odyssey detailing a harrowing ordeal and insurmountable odds. But this polished story feels conventional, overly long and not sufficiently involving. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 Bridge of Spies (2015) Claudia Puig Director Steven Spielberg gives audiences a meticulously composed espionage thriller, which establishes a tense atmosphere from the start and keeps the viewer engaged throughout. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/4 Brooklyn (2015) Claudia Puig Brooklyn is one of the best films ever made about leaving one's homeland in search of a better life, and forging a new path. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 The Jungle Book (2016) Claudia Puig It's the very rare remake that's actually better than the original. The Jungle Book is that rarity. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 Leviathan (2014) Claudia Puig A palpable and melancholy aura of resignation fills the masterful Leviathan the fourth feature from Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
1.5/4 She's Funny That Way (2014) Claudia Puig She's Funny That Way is trying very hard to be a sexy screwball comedy. It tries so hard, with such a contrived and silly story, that it only succeeds in wearing the audience down. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/4 Chronic (2015) Claudia Puig The daily care of the terminally ill is portrayed powerfully in the low-key and clear-eyed Chronic. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
2.5/4 The Hateful Eight (2015) Claudia Puig The Hateful Eight often feels more like a sadistic stage play than a movie. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 Ixcanul (2015) Claudia Puig Ixcanul is a mesmerizing, intimate and meditative coming-of- age tale that explores a culture rarely seen in films. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016
3.5/4 The Gift (2015) Claudia Puig The Gift is a tense, unsettling and expertly crafted psychological thriller that keeps the audience consistently on edge. [Full review in Japanese] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2016