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
Another Round (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Yes, the entire cast is strong, and their work together has a marvelous fluidity. But Mikkelsen is one of those uniquely gifted performers who grabs your attention the minute he appears. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
The Prom (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Yes, lessons are learned, and hugs exchanged and there're even some fair-to-middling song-and-dance numbers. But mostly The Prom is a preening self-satisfied mess. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
Mank (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Mostly "Mank" made me impatient -- that so much time and care and money were being spent on a sliver of Hollywood history that doesn't have much resonance beyond, well, being a sliver of Hollywood history. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Ron Howard, who apparently learned nothing during his days as Opie on The Andy Griffith Show, has given us a flavorless film with only the thinnest veneer of regional insight. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
The Nest (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Studies in free-floating anxiety are rarely as well done as the one in The Nest, a sort of haunted-house movie in which, despite hints to the contrary, the house is probably just fine. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
Rebecca (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Hitchcock and his cast do it right. And then some. The recent remake, alas, does just about everything wrong. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Borat 2 is one of the few bright spots of 2020. One of the brightest, actually. I can't wait to watch it again. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater It reminds us that the schisms first paraded on the streets of Chicago or inside an out-of-control judge's courtroom haven't gone away. If anything, they've become more dangerous. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
The Boys in the Band (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater We're left with a film that seems at odds with itself. The Boys in the Band gets the job done, but it doesn't always get it right. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
The Glorias (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater A missed opportunity is probably the kindest thing one could say about The Glorias. An excruciating botch is probably more accurate. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
Made in Italy (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater With its delicious cast and setting, Made in Italy promises a lot but delivers very little. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
Feels Good Man (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater The documentary contains an inarguably eye-opening element that introduces many of us to the extent and, sad to say, power of the Dark Web. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater I'm Thinking of Ending Things is somehow both too much and too little. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
Tesla (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater The point, I guess, is that the filmmaker treats Tesla as someone who keeps getting in the way of his (i.e., Almereyda's) story. But Tesla is the story - and I would've liked to have known more. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
Radioactive (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater ... the film is worth seeing for Pike alone. One of our least appreciated and under-used actors, she's been a canny scene-stealer... EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
Palm Springs (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Milioti is a wonder. She steals the movie from the ostensible star (Samberg) without taking anything from him. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Good Trouble is the right film at the right time. About a truly righteous man. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
Greyhound (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater A victory at sea for writer/star Tom Hanks, his entire cast and crew and us -- their lucky audience, Greyhound gives moviegoers a gripping taste of the World War II combat zone known as the Battle of the Atlantic. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2020
The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018) Eleanor Ringel Cater One hopes Medak found some sort of closure here. The whole enterprise does suggest some sort of expensive public therapy session for which we, the audience, have helped pay for. But you can't help but like Medak... EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
Irresistible (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Oh, how we've missed you Jon Stewart. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Knives Out (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater We are absolutely going to miss [Craig] as Bond, but perhaps he's trying out a new franchise under the unlikely name of Benoit Blanc. I certainly wouldn't mind. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater It offers a good story rooted in character and human interaction, sprinkled with some truly unexpected humor. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater What's appealing about the documentary is that it's about Wood's life, not her death. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2020
The Trip to Greece (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater If envisioning the Ottoman Empire as a discount furniture store or Laurel and Hardy as Stan Laurel and Tom Hardy in his villainous Batman incarnation, well, this trip may be the one for you. And since we can't go anywhere anyway.... EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
Seberg (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater [Stewart is] reduced to a supporting player in her own movie, as used in her way as Seberg was in hers. And it's a shame. And, almost as bad, a bore. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
Becoming (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater The movie works efficiently as biography. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2020
Cats (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Here we get a deadening and earthbound Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots, a comic turn that, nonetheless, calls for movement. And Mr. Mistoffelees' magic becomes a matter of special effects, not sublime dance moves. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater It blows up our notions of what makes a female superhero picture. It's antic and sure-of-itself and fabulously frenetic. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2020
EMMA. (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater Despite competition from two excellent predecessors (the 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow version and "Clueless," the ever-so-clever Alicia Silverstone update), this "Emma" couldn't be more delightful. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater But "The Invisible Man," alas, comes off as underpopulated, unpersuasive and cheap. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2020
Wendy (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater The only version I can think of that is worse than "Wendy" is Spielberg's "Hook." And even then, it might be a toss-up. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater Though an unabashedly gorgeous movie, "Portrait" is not an easy film. It is deliberately slow and hypnotic, demanding you adjust to its rhythms and mood. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
Greed (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater "Greed," much as it bounces merrily about, also has bite. And you have to have a certain respect for a film that tries so hard to do the work for you. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
The Traitor (2019) Eleanor Ringel Cater It's unlike anything you've seen - or could've made up. And the picture captures it perfectly, with just the right mix of humor and horror. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
Downhill (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater It's not especially funny, but it's not bitingly satiric either. And the supporting characters are wincingly insufferable... Their scenes are excruciatingly off-key, and they drive the picture further into the ground. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
The Rhythm Section (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater It's difficult to feel much connection with our protagonist or her movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020) Eleanor Ringel Cater "The Gentlemen" may not be everyone's cuppa' tea, but in the midst of a dull, wintry January, its devilish spark can be most welcome. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
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: Director's Cut (2019) 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