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
Just Mercy (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Somehow that message never gains the power it should have, and we're left with a film that's easy to respect, but hard to admire. Emotionally, "Just Mercy" just sort of lies there. Maybe a chifforobe would've helped after all. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
1917 (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater War remains hell, and "1917" shows us that inferno to devastating effect. Not an easy movie, but certainly a memorable one. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Little Women (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater The ensemble cast is superb, with Ronan, Pugh, Chalomet and Dern as, perhaps, first among equals. Movies like 'little Women" aren't just great. They are a gift. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Bombshell (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater "Bombshell" is not only one of the best movies of the year. It's also one of the most important. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater The picture is an appealing, often exhilarating experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater The cast overall is fine, but you can't help but be drawn to Hanks. It's essentially a supporting role, but he does it with the same precision and emotional intelligence he brought to "Sully" or "Bridge of Spies." This is a deceptively major performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater "The Irishman," which I'd hoped would be his piece de resistance, his final say on what he had to say about the gangster genre that, with few exceptions, he pretty much owns, didn't do it for me. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater The picture doesn't feel like an absolute failure or even a cheat. It's more like a movie with too many ideas that hasn't quite figured out how to pull them all together. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
The Current War (2017) Eleanor Ringel Cater 'The Current War: Director's Cut" is impressive in so many ways. Sadly, it's not the movie it could've been. But I've seen much worse. And so have you. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Parasite (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Perhaps the greatest compliment one can pay "Parasite" is you're never sure what's going to happen next. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater There are some funny lines and a smattering of semi-clever plot twists. But mostly, the movie is stale and sloppy. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Overall, "Gemini Man" is oddly cold ad mechanical. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Judy (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Overall, it's an unexpectedly safe film. Still, you should see it for no other reason than Zellweger's powerhouse performance. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater "Ad Astra" isn't superficial. Pitt won't allow it to be. And it's not a yawn. Sutherland, Jones and Negga won't allow it to be. But once you take a step back, you realize that, despite its impressive trappings, it just doesn't add up to very much. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater No matter how many A-Listers director John Crowley ("Brooklyn") brings in, "The Goldfinch" remains inert and dull. One wonders if the material would've been better served as a limited mini-series. It certainly doesn't work as a two-and-a-half hour movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Max Lewkowicz's film, "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles" demonstrates, with great affection and sometimes exhaustive detail, just how this tale of a poor milkman named Tevye and his relationship with God, became a world-wide hit. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Don't Let Go (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater While it's easy to go along with the sometimes strained concept, there are also moments when you just throw up your hands and wish the movie truly knew what it was doing. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater The premise is utterly preposterous, but somehow filmmakers Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin manage to hold it together. And they've been blessed with a leading lady who knows how to wear a blood-smeared wedding gown with grace and style. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater By the end, we may not care where Bernadette has gone, but we know Blanchett has taken us for a hell of a ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater That's the essential problem with "The Kitchen." It's all over the place. Sometimes it's a black comedy, sometimes, it's a hard-edged gangster flick, sometimes it's a feminist tract. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Director Lulu Wang based "The Farewell" on her own history and at the very end, she gives us an unexpected and upbeat coda. And like everything else in this unexpected and appealing film, it works. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" is one of Tarantino's shaggy-dog wish-fulfillment tales. But it's a far kinder, gentler, more optimistic movie. And it's pretty terrific. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Maiden (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater While the women's feat is impressive, the documentary itself is a bit less so. It's the usual mix of archival footage and talking heads (Not that what they say isn't interesting). EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater "Midsommar" is a deeply unsettling and, ultimately, truly terrifying piece. The pace is intentionally slow, which only helps the horror build. Plus, Aster isn't without a wicked sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
La chute de l'empire Américain (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater "The Fall of the American Empire" does only one thing well: fall apart. Gracelessly. Stupidly. And without a shred of self-awareness. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Perhaps the most persuasive argument one can make for seeing "Yesterday" - aside from it being charmingly nostalgic, family-friendly and full of great music - is pretty simple: there's truly nothing else out there like it right now. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater There's an excruciating emptiness here, as if Jarmusch is trying to reconfigure his tone and talent for, well, you know, the kids. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
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