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
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)
Who knows how much a better script with trained actors would've helped, but I'm willing to go out on a limb and say... considerably.
Posted Feb 21, 2018
The Greatest Showman (2017)
A showy, confused, big hunk of nothing.
Posted Feb 14, 2018
I, Tonya (2018)
I, Tonya invites us to understand the white-trash winter wonderland that was this young woman's reality - a place, you could say, where she couldn't win for losing...I, Tonya has a great feel for the tattered fringes of the American Dream.
Posted Feb 7, 2018
Phantom Thread (2018)
The movie is a lot like its star's performance - fussy and mysterious. And subversively funny.
Posted Jan 31, 2018
Molly's Game (2018)
To borrow from poker talk, Molly's Game is a royal straight flush. And that's about as good as it gets.
Posted Jan 17, 2018
The Post (2018)
Yes, it's big and glossy, with big glossy stars and a big glossy director. But it has the fierce heart of a battling indie picture, one that demands we look at what's been right in front of us for decades, but, perhaps, some of us didn't want to see.
Posted Jan 11, 2018
Wonder Wheel (2017)
Yes, it's that stale.
Posted Dec 20, 2017
Three Billboards holds you as so few movies do these days. And it does so with the basics: character, dialogue and emotion.
Posted Dec 7, 2017
Lady Bird (2017)
While Gerwig has assembled an extraordinary ensemble cast. Ronan has to rate as first among equals.
Posted Nov 29, 2017
Granted, some will find the whole conceit a bit precious. Still, you might find it hard not to grin when a squabble breaks out between inventor (Dickens) and invent-ee (Scrooge).
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Murder On The Orient Express (2017)
Simply put, the movie lacks panache. Playfulness. Wit. Instead, it's flat. As flat as week-old champagne.
Posted Nov 14, 2017
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
There's simply something lulling about this kind of ode-to-England piece that gets it right. And "Goodbye Christopher Robin" certainly does that.
Posted Nov 2, 2017