Movie Magazine International

Movie Magazine International is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Moira Sullivan
Rating Title/Year Author
B+ Last Tango in Paris (1972) Moira Sullivan But when we look at this film, it signals a feeble turn towards art house eroticism which is tame by today's standards. For as Maria Schneider herself says ', we've seen much worse'. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2011
B Black Swan (2010) Moira Sullivan Most definitely actress Natalie Portman is a strong contender for an Oscar this year, in what may be one of the defining roles of her career. She is absolutely brilliant in the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2011
A- Milk (2008) Moira Sullivan The film is not only the story of Harvey Milk but the galvanization of the gay community in San Francisco and while Milk would have been quick to point out that there are very few lesbians in this film - something that Van Sant seems to miss - he would ha EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2009
A- Dreamgirls (2006) Moira Sullivan Dreamgirls opened on Xmas day and it was every much of a brilliant holiday movie. I guess the only complaint I have is it is too slick. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
A Bobby (2006) Moira Sullivan Emilio Estevez has done a terrific job with Bobby , a film that explores the lives of people who were at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles the day that Robert Kennedy won the California primary and was shot to death. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
A Queen Christina (1933) Moira Sullivan Rueben Mamoulian may have taken great liberty to change the historical facts to fit his film but it's a very entertaining one especially because Garbo is in every scene. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
A Bamako (2006) Moira Sullivan Bamako is a film that grows on you. Its power is subtle and you don't really feel the impact until it's all over. And when it has, its left with you something unshakeably real. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
A Shut Up and Sing (2006) Moira Sullivan Shut up & Sings shows that it is all about freedom of speech and expression and how we had better not forget it. Freedom of speech, speaking out and having a voice. Yeah! On to the Grammies Dixie Chicks. You go girls! EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
A Donnie Darko (2001) Moira Sullivan The directors cut of Donnie Darko by Richard Kelly was screened at the Venice Film Festivals a couple of years ago, a film I missed for sure when it was released in 2001 and one of those pearls like Blade Runner that just is haunting screening after scree EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
A Broken English (2007) Moira Sullivan Zoe Cassavetes' new film Broken English is a delight, and as a debut film shows that we can expect good things from her. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
A Babel (2006) Moira Sullivan Babel directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is one of the most compelling films to date. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
A Away From Her (2006) Moira Sullivan The strength of Away From Her rests on the laurels of an excellent director and Julie Christie whose demanding role is interpreted with subtlety, humor and wisdom. Polley said she only had Christie in mind when the film was to be cast. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
C+ Angel-A (2005) Moira Sullivan The film is slickly constructed with a hip soundtrack and art direction, but its empty, a glowing travelogue for a beautiful city and two maudlin characters that are predictable and two dimensional. I love Paris too but would rather see its reality .... EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2007
Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004) Joan K. Widdifield, Psy.D Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea is not only a cautionary environmental tale, but a sublime adventure into an uber quirky world. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2006
A- Marie Antoinette (2006) Moira Sullivan A period piece is expected from directors with two or three successes under their belt. However, in this respect Coppola has modernized the historical epic, with rock music and an occasional converse footed actor. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2006
B+ Caché (2005) Moira Sullivan Haneke has made a fine study of guilt and betrayal, and tries to convey what is hidden. Perhaps what is best hidden in the film is the claim that lies are conveyed at 24 frames a second. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2006
C+ The Da Vinci Code (2006) Moira Sullivan Clipped at the wings in Howard's adaptation is a rich pagaent of esoteric knowledge and French history. Beneath every calling card is a better, truer story... the information is out there in the public domain for modern tropes, however twisted. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2006
5/5 The Fugitive (1993) Moira Sullivan The opening scene is powerful and puts you on the edge. This film works! EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2003
5/5 Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967) Moira Sullivan Time honored film worthy of deconstruction. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2003
A- Never on Sunday (1960) Moira Sullivan While the film serves to exploit the myth of the happy prostitute, it reveals the charm and powerful simplicity of the Greece people. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2003
Qissa Panjab (2015) Moira Sullivan 24 year old Samira Makhmalbaf is changing the way we see the Middle East. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2003
F Irréversible (2002) Moira Sullivan The detached clinical methodical style of some reptilian film critics since its release scrutinize the positioning of the camera in the rape scene-- almost like an autopsy. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2003
5/5 Orpheus (1950) Moira Sullivan This is one of the most exquisite gems of cinema history. Cocteau's film of the Orpheus myth. Many moments are enchanting such as cryptic messages broadcast from a car radio. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2003
4/5 JFK (1991) Moira Sullivan The conspiracy theory of the murder of JFK is given front stage by Stone. Intriguing and thought provoking piece. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2003
4/5 Scenes From a Marriage (1973) Moira Sullivan The shelf life of a marriage is meticulously plotted by Sweden's leading arthouse director. Not that the plotting is over: Saraband, is the master's newest edition to the marriage saga-- years after and will be released this year ( 2003). EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2003
B+ Barbarella (1968) Moira Sullivan Why did Jane make a film like this? Even she does not know herself. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2003
A+ In the Mood for Love (2000) Moira Sullivan Violins tactilely pull at your heartstrings and induce memories of all the unrequited love affairs or unhappy memories you ever had. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2003
B Invincible (2001) Moira Sullivan Herzog, a man of detail became enraptured with his subject and was unable to use his editing shears. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2003
B Roger Dodger (2002) Moira Sullivan ...Rogers's mouth never stops shut about the war between the sexes and how to win the battle. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2003
A The Circle (2000) Moira Sullivan The Circle basically shows that Iran is a police state with severe measures for keeping women in control. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2003
B But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) Moira Sullivan But I'm a Cheerleader may seem too elementary to a sophisticated crowd EDIT
Posted May 11, 2003
A Boys Don't Cry (1999) Moira Sullivan Four years ago, said director Kimberly Peirce, she could not have made this film and thought it was spectacular to see the Oscars flash the subject of the story across America and around the world. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2003
A Blackboards (2000) Moira Sullivan ...a poignant and powerful narrative that reveals that reading writing and arithmetic are not the only subjects to learn in life. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2003
C+ Spider (2002) Moira Sullivan Spider (Please Not Another Tall Tale by Freud) EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2003
The Bourne Identity (2002) Erik Pedersen It's an old school spy story and a good one. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2002
Supercop (1992) Eye-popping, jaw-dropping, and heart-stopping. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Hamlet (1996) It's great, but you may want to pack a lunch. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Down by Law (1986) Take some to time to absorb the gritty details, it's more than a meal. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000