Culture Trip

Culture Trip is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Elizabeth Weitzman, Graham Fuller
Rating Title/Year Author
Love, Gilda (2018) Graham Fuller Scrapbook-y in design, Love, Gilda sustains an optimistic mood despite its subject's premature death. Above all, it is Gilda Radner's wisdom and self-knowledge that shine through. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
Lizzie (2018) Graham Fuller This is a genuine pressure-cooker movie in which every sound and footfall is unbearably loud; shrill or keening noises on the soundtrack keep the viewer on edge. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
Support the Girls (2018) Graham Fuller As scrappy and noisy as it is - Southern rock blares away on the soundtrack - Support the Girls is a laid-back working-class movie that's ideal viewing on a summer Friday night. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
The Bookshop (2017) Graham Fuller It's an unsentimental - even strangely violent - and affecting movie that speaks to the current siege on reading, literacy and independent bookshops everywhere. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2018
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Graham Fuller The Miseducation of Cameron Post reiterates that Akhavan is carving a niche for the depiction of gay people who won't allow their identities to be undermined or, worse, destroyed. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2018
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017) Graham Fuller A well-constructed film, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is likely to elicit a wide array of moral reactions. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Wanda (1970) Graham Fuller Just by living an unheroic life as millions of others live it, and by conveying its condition, a maker of art can show what's wrong with a society or culture. This is what Loden does brilliantly... EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2018
The Vampire Lovers (1970) Graham Fuller The psychology makes up for the fact that the film is terribly acted (Pitt aside) and cheaply staged. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2017) Graham Fuller A moderately satisfying biopic... Whatever satisfactions it affords, however, are compromised by the movie's evasions of the supposed truth. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2018
The Looming Storm (2017) Graham Fuller Though grounded in the reality of recent Chinese history, it contrives to make many of the scenes seem like dreams within dreams. In this respect, it's pure cinema. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018
Woman Walks Ahead (2017) Graham Fuller White's atmospherically directed drama is a worthy addition to films that address the US Government's illegal seizure of Native American lands-and its genocidal policies. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2018
End of Summer (2017) Graham Fuller End of Summer is deceptively slight and amiable on the surface. It is best understood as an effective three-way coming -of-age drama. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2018
Arcadia (2016) Graham Fuller Arcadia is a kaleidoscopic critical commentary on how swathes of the British countryside have been eroded by increasing urbanization, resulting in despair, alienation, and pockets of spiritual malaise. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2018
The Wild Boys (2017) Graham Fuller Playful... but also perverse and densely imagistic... EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2018
Rodin (2017) Graham Fuller They rather miss the point that Doillon presents Rodin and Claudel's relationship as a piece of beautiful marble that is slowly hewn away... Worse than the movie's so-called plodding-ness is its talkiness EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2018
The Last Witness (2018) Graham Fuller As the movie proceeds, it shrugs off its televisual atmosphere and pacing, becoming a brooding and increasingly fatalistic noir in which Stephen's opportunities for disclosing what he knows diminish until there are none left. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2018
Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018) Graham Fuller The journalistic level of the talking heads interviews in the film-and the anecdotes they come up with-is unusually rich, but that's down to Robson's inspirational quality. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2018
Summer 1993 (2017) Graham Fuller The uncanny performance of Laia Artigas as Frida, who appears in every scene, holds Simon's movie together. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2018
This Is Our Land (2017) Graham Fuller Lucas Belvaux's film about a French town simmering in right-wing hate is a frightening sign of the times. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2018
You Were Never Really Here (2017) Graham Fuller You Were Never Really Here has been beautifully if discordantly crafted. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2018
Where Is Kyra? (2017) Graham Fuller Michelle Pfeiffer's raw, lupine portrayal of Kyra captures the slow, miserable grind of creeping poverty and its debilitating effect on reason. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2018
5/5 A Quiet Place (2018) Cassam Looch [A Quiet Place] is worth shouting about. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2018
Red Sparrow (2018) Graham Fuller Frequently ludicrous, it is a powerful vehicle, nonetheless, for Lawrence as an unbreakable woman. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2018
Loveless (2017) Graham Fuller Don't expect an Oliver Twist-like ending. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2018
A Fantastic Woman (2017) Graham Fuller It's hard to imagine that a more beautiful screen romance will come along in 2018 than that between A Fantastic Woman's Marina (Daniela Vega) and Orlando (Francisco Reyes). EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2018
Vazante (2017) Graham Fuller It has the aura of a foundation myth-at times beautiful, at time squalid. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2018
Faces Places (2017) Graham Fuller ... watching Faces Places is a reminder that there is a real country behind the fantasy one found in tourist brochures, or that of the haute, intellectual Paris. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Cassam Looch Prepare to be blown away by John Wick: Chapter 2 - easily better than the first film, even if it is just as incomprehensibly cool. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2017
Darkest Hour (2017) Graham Fuller A stirring but flawed World War II film. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2017
Mudbound (2017) Graham Fuller Except in one instance, the story is not overtly sentimentalized. Rees has been well served in this by her excellent ensemble. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Song of Granite (2017) Graham Fuller Song of Granite was filmed in black and white by Richard Kendrick and is staggeringly beautiful. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Graham Fuller A genuine anti-heroine, she has infinite humanity. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 Call Me by Your Name (2017) Cassam Looch Arguably the most effective scene actually plays out over the end credits. We get to see the effect of all of this intense drama on Elio, but you'll have to see the film to find out how it all ends... and you won't regret it for a second. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
Daughter of the Nile (1987) Graham Fuller [Hou Hsia-hsein's] observation of the fading, if garish, Taipei of the 1980s through the eyes of an as-yet-unformed young woman who has suffered tragedy and expects to suffer more endows the film with special poignancy. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2017
Atomic Blonde (2017) Cassam Looch Atomic Blonde is the clearest example in recent memory of a film that suffers for lack of a female director. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
2/5 Baby Driver (2017) Cassam Looch An irritating lead character, irritating use of music and an irritatingly smug tone throughout, all result in a deeply irritating film. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Cassam Looch Both [Cate] Blanchett (who is having a 'hela' good time as the Goddess of Death) and Tessa Thompson (as warrior Valkyrie) stand out in the male-dominated arena. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Graham Fuller Because Farrell, bushy-bearded here, clearly wasn't allowed to act sympathetically, it's hard to feel much empathy for Steven-a fatal error. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
First They Killed My Father (2017) Marissa Carruthers Harrowing but moving, First They Killed My Father tells history through the innocent eyes of a child. The silence in the film is often over-powering, the scenes haunting and the enormity of what happened during these four years almost incomprehensible. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2017
Lady Bird (2017) Graham Fuller A film of tenderness and wit, Lady Bird astutely captures the nature of the internecine warfare that habitually exists between girls in late adolescence and their mothers. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Cassam Looch As a one-two combination though, Blade Runner is a knockout masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 mother! (2017) Cassam Looch Mother! is going to mean different things to different people. Usually, a statement as broad as that feels like a cop out, but in this case it is not only true but clearly what the director himself wants the reaction to be. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2017
Lemon (2017) Graham Fuller The button-pushing indie comedy Lemon seems like a character study of an obnoxious loser, but it's much more than that. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2017
Polina (2016) Graham Fuller As a movie about finding your feet-in holding on to your essential self and relocating your mislaid artistic integrity-Polina is ultimately en pointe. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2017
Crown Heights (2017) Graham Fuller This is a timely film about institutionalized racism in America, and related issues of ghettoization and violence within black communities. It won't get as much fanfare as Moonlight, but it needs to be seen. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2017
The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Graham Fuller Marc Webb's The Only Living Boy in New York is an Oedipal drama if ever there was one. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2017
Dunkirk (2017) Graham Fuller Despite its underpopulated canvas, Dunkirk is an object lesson in vivid, non-gratuitous pictorialism. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2017
To the Bone (2017) Graham Fuller It's the mesmerizing Collins, though, who holds the film together and makes it one of Netflix's most urgent. If you're a teenager, or have got teenage relatives, it's a must-see. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2017
Lady Macbeth (2016) Graham Fuller As a reflection of the sick past in the cruel present, it glowers warningly -- an instant classic. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2017
Crested Ibis (2017) Tom Birchenough One of the undoubted strengths of Qiao Liang's otherwise modest Crested Ibis is its sense of place. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2017