Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Saporta Report (Atlanta) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Eleanor Ringel Cater
Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018)
Rarely has a heartfelt film seemed so chilly.
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2019)
It reminds us why so many loved them for so long in the first place.
Posted Feb 4, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (2019)
It can't touch "Moonlight." But in its quietly poetic way, it's a hugely courageous one.
Posted Jan 28, 2019
It's one of those see-it-twice movies that's more satisfying the second time around.
Posted Jan 22, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2019)
On The Basis of Sex is well-acted and thoughtful. Dutiful, you might say.
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Much like its title character, "Mary Queen of Scots" is full of noble intentions and grand gestures. And, alas, like her, it somehow loses its head along the way.
Posted Jan 7, 2019
Scattershot and smug.
Posted Dec 26, 2018
Vox Lux (2018)
Interesting idea, but nihilism has rarely been this boring.
Posted Dec 17, 2018
The Favourite (2018)
You have to be some kind of an actor to steal a movie from both Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Well, Olivia Colman is some kind of an actor.
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Green Book (2018)
Initially, the film seems doomed to be an annoying Driving Miss Daisy spin on The Odd Couple. But the stars are far too good for that...
Posted Dec 3, 2018
At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Wildly uneven, ultimately brilliant.
Posted Nov 26, 2018
Sometimes, you fall for a certain sort of film, even when you know better.
Posted Nov 19, 2018
What They Had (2018)
Forster, who we first saw on-screen in Chicago 50 years ago in "Medium Cool," may have delivered a career best here.
Posted Nov 12, 2018
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
A superb tragicomic performance, cannily nuanced and vanity free.
Posted Nov 5, 2018
Beautiful Boy (2018)
Chalomet walks off with the movie. He's like James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause...
Posted Oct 29, 2018
First Man (2018)
More interested in knobs and dials than human emotion.
Posted Oct 22, 2018
The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Redford and Spacek are wonderful together which is a good thing because this old-coot Jean Valjean lacks a proper Javert.
Posted Oct 15, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018)
It's like settling into the cinematic equivalent of a Lexus 450. The picture is big and lush and smooth.
Posted Oct 8, 2018
The movie is never boring and everyone works hard.But the overall effect is repetitive, i.e., quirkiness followed by more quirkiness.
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Kusama: Infinity (2018)
Like her work, the film sneaks up on you. The pieces move from interesting to mesmerizing.
Posted Sep 18, 2018
The Wife (2018)
The Wife is at its best when it's at its spikey-est... Plus, the performances are pure pleasure - especially Pryce, preening and puffed-up.
Posted Sep 10, 2018
Operation Finale (2018)
Sadly, Operation Finale ultimately feels like one of those good-for-you, eat-your-veggies pictures. It tells an important story well enough, but fails to move from conscionable to compelling.
Posted Sep 4, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
As for the cast, though she doesn't make a false step, Wu is nonetheless totally wasted. So is Yeoh.
Posted Aug 28, 2018
BlacKkKlansman is as entertaining as it is provocative. It's not a polemic. It's a fully-realized film.
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Eighth Grade (2018)
As funny as it is heartfelt.
Posted Aug 13, 2018
Christopher Robin (2018)
The, um, Heffalump in the room is, how seriously are we are to take these stuffed-animals-come-to-life? For some (ok, me...), this is no problem whatsoever.
Posted Aug 7, 2018
Love, Cecil (2018)
Beaton dismissed a flattering TV documentary about him as "inconclusive and superficial." The same, I'm afraid, could be said about Love, Cecil.
Posted Jul 31, 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Like a drink with an umbrella, it goes down rather easily.
Posted Jul 26, 2018
Three Identical Strangers (2018)
Frankly, the less you know about Three Identical Strangers, the better.
Posted Jul 17, 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
We're handed sadly generic drug-war clichés with lot of guns and car chases.
Posted Jul 9, 2018
Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
Haley understands how to be earnest without being overly earnest.
Posted Jul 2, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018)
But something in [Brad Bird] (or me) goes brain-dead when it comes to the "Incredibles" movies. They have no inner spark.
Posted Jun 25, 2018
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
Plain and simple and simply wonderful, Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a beautiful example of palliative cinema.
Posted Jun 11, 2018
A disturbing horror movie with the sort of burned-in-your-brain sequences that will jolt you awake in the middle of the night.
Posted Jun 6, 2018
First Reformed (2018)
First Reformed is that rare movie that questions faith from the standpoint of faith. Schrader is a believer, one brave enough to question why - or even what - he believes.
Posted Jun 4, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Everything about Solo seems just plain tired, from Ron Howard's rudimentary direction to the more-of-the-same/ incessant score to the murky cinematography.
Posted May 29, 2018
Book Club (2018)
It's hard to say which is more nauseating, the movie itself or the cloying reviews that suggest your mom will just love it, especially with a nice glass of chardonnay.
Posted May 21, 2018
Life of the Party (2018)
Life of the Party isn't a slog, but given how talented McCarthy is, it's a waste of time.
Posted May 14, 2018
More valentine than documentary, the film is a spritely and affectionate tribute to the 84-year-old judge and unlikely pop-culture phenom.
Posted May 7, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
The movie deserves to be full of itself.
Posted May 1, 2018
I Feel Pretty (2018)
The good news is, unlike most self-help tomes, this is one is sweet and rather clever and even charming.
Posted Apr 25, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
Wow, what a massive cluster...um...you know... the film is. This would-be player tried her best to be ready, but sometimes - sorry, Hamlet - the readiness isn't all.
Posted Apr 18, 2018
A Quiet Place (2018)
A Quiet Place is a movie built around a gimmick, but it's been jerry-rigged awfully well.
Posted Apr 9, 2018
The Death of Stalin (2018)
Nobody does mordant political vaudeville like Armando Iannucci. His touch is swift, sure and utterly poisonous.
Posted Apr 3, 2018
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Not surprisingly, the movie looks amazing; that's where Anderson always excels. Narratively, however, it chases its own tail, somehow managing to be both molasses-slow and annoyingly over-busy.
Posted Mar 27, 2018
Red Sparrow (2018)
I still like Lawrence (even with bangs). She's such a good actor that her cheekbones seem to change nationalities as effectively as her accent does. But she can't keep wasting her time on sub-par material like this.
Posted Mar 20, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
The general rule of thumb when it comes to adapting beloved books is that it's much easier to get it wrong than right. DuVernay doesn't get it wrong - not entirely - but she really hasn't gotten it right either.
Posted Mar 13, 2018
The Party (2018)
The Party does Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? one better.
Posted Mar 7, 2018
Game Night (2018)
This is all bottom-feeder stuff, aimed at people who feel cool because they know what the Independent Spirit Awards are or who watch "TMZ" more than they'd like to admit.
Posted Feb 26, 2018
The 15:17 to Paris (2018)