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
Rating Title/Year Author
Late Night (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater If it had been released in, say, the late '80s/early '90s, "Late Night" might've had more heft. But while its social insights are certainly appreciated and occasionally sharp, mostly this is old news. "Broadcast News," released in 1987, had more bite. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
The Souvenir (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Their one-sided relationship is painful to watch - intentionally so. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater At its sequined core, "Rocketman" seems little more than a jukebox musical (a la "Jersey Boys"), dropping by the movie theaters en-route to its true home on Broadway. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
All Is True (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater (All is True) is like a grad-school thesis written by a gob-smacked drama student. You admire the kid's passion, but you're still embarrassed for him (or her). EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
The Aftermath (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Though it's decked out impeccably - Knightley, as ever, makes a fabulous clotheshorse - "The Aftermath" is all dressed up with no place to go. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
The White Crow (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater "The White Crow" is one of those films that may not entirely work, but also one you'd rather have seen than not. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Pretty to look at and pretty predictable. But then, I'm not sure what anyone could do with a script as dutiful and dull as this... EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Red Joan (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Red Joan is so creakily realized, it may as well have been made in the 1940s. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Avengers: Endgame is, in every way, Loki deficient. Otherwise, it's a pretty darn good movie. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
The Chaperone (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater The Chaperone truly is a bait-and-switch story. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
The Best of Enemies (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater It's exactly what you expect without, well, being exactly what you expect. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Gloria Bell (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater If this had come out last year, Oscar winner Olivia Colman would've had a lot more to worry about than Glenn Close. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Us (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater An astounding double-whammy of a performance by Lupita Nyong'o. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater It's like "The Matrix" for lonely women. And it's often very funny. The problem is...well, maybe it's just my problem. I've never found Wilson funny. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Jackson hasn't seemed this engaged in years and his repartee with Larson is delightful. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Greta (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Alas, despite Huppert's wonderfully weird performance and director Neil Jordan's slick direction, "Greta" slides too easily from shock to schlock. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Todos lo saben (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater A surprising misfire by Asghar Farhadi. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
Never Look Away (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater If the emotional pay-off is slightly less than expected, it's more than out-balanced by the film's rich cornucopia of characters and events. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Cold War (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Rarely has a heartfelt film seemed so chilly. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater It reminds us why so many loved them for so long in the first place. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater It can't touch "Moonlight." But in its quietly poetic way, it's a hugely courageous one. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Destroyer (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater It's one of those see-it-twice movies that's more satisfying the second time around. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater On The Basis of Sex is well-acted and thoughtful. Dutiful, you might say. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
Vice (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Scattershot and smug. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
Vox Lux (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Interesting idea, but nihilism has rarely been this boring. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
The Favourite (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Green Book (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater 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... EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
At Eternity's Gate (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Wildly uneven, ultimately brilliant. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Sometimes, you fall for a certain sort of film, even when you know better. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
What They Had (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Forster, who we first saw on-screen in Chicago 50 years ago in "Medium Cool," may have delivered a career best here. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater A superb tragicomic performance, cannily nuanced and vanity free. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
Beautiful Boy (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Chalomet walks off with the movie. He's like James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause... EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
First Man (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater More interested in knobs and dials than human emotion. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Redford and Spacek are wonderful together which is a good thing because this old-coot Jean Valjean lacks a proper Javert. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater It's like settling into the cinematic equivalent of a Lexus 450. The picture is big and lush and smooth. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018
The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater The movie is never boring and everyone works hard.But the overall effect is repetitive, i.e., quirkiness followed by more quirkiness. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Kusama: Infinity (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Like her work, the film sneaks up on you. The pieces move from interesting to mesmerizing. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
The Wife (2017) Eleanor Ringel Cater 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
Operation Finale (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater As for the cast, though she doesn't make a false step, Wu is nonetheless totally wasted. So is Yeoh. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater BlacKkKlansman is as entertaining as it is provocative. It's not a polemic. It's a fully-realized film. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Eighth Grade (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater As funny as it is heartfelt. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2018
Christopher Robin (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2018
Love, Cecil (2017) Eleanor Ringel Cater Beaton dismissed a flattering TV documentary about him as "inconclusive and superficial." The same, I'm afraid, could be said about Love, Cecil. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Like a drink with an umbrella, it goes down rather easily. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
Three Identical Strangers (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Frankly, the less you know about Three Identical Strangers, the better. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2018
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater We're handed sadly generic drug-war clichés with lot of guns and car chases. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2018
Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater Haley understands how to be earnest without being overly earnest. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater But something in [Brad Bird] (or me) goes brain-dead when it comes to the "Incredibles" movies. They have no inner spark. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2018