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
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
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