Moveable Fest

Moveable Fest is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Stephen Saito
Rating Title/Year Author
Giving Voice (2020) Stephen Saito Although the legacy of Wilson, one of the greatest of playwrights, is incalculable, co-directors James D. Stern and Fernando Villena manage to quantify the enduring power of his work. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2020
Five Years North (2020) Stephen Saito ...while it should be noted that they have a freedom of movement that Luis does not, the filmmakers admirably put their agency in the service of a perspective that far too few have on either side of the Rio Grande... EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
Television Event (2020) Stephen Saito A chronicle of the lead up to the controversial miniseries The Day After becomes an engrossing consideration of what respect networks extend to their audience. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
The Boy Behind the Door (2020) Stephen Saito The Boy Behind the Door will make you feel like a kid again in its thrills and chills. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
Finding Yingying (2020) Stephen Saito It's remarkable how Finding Yingying gets away from the traditional framework that governs how these stories are told, allowing the Zhangs to be seen separately from the horrific situation they find themselves in... EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2020
Waikiki (2020) Stephen Saito Pulls you in. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2020
French Exit (2020) Stephen Saito "French Exit" may be all about going out in style, but its great substance is what shines through brilliantly. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
() Stephen Saito In a film where love is reflected in how much time Isaiah and Stevie give to one another, Really Love makes every passion-filled frame count. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
I'm Your Woman (2020) Stephen Saito For anyone who's ever seen a mob movie and thought a side character would be far more interesting to follow than the lead, I'm Your Woman indulges that and then some. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
Materna (2020) Stephen Saito A fascinating anthology of tales that offers an impressive showcase for a quartet of talented actresses - and writers, in the case of Jade Eshete and Assol Abdullina, who pull double duty. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
The Outside Story (2020) Stephen Saito Particularly refreshing in establishing such a strong sense of community and almost radical in its kindness. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2020
The Disciple (2020) Stephen Saito An absorbing character study. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Beginning (2020) Stephen Saito Beginning is as bold a debut as they come. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Notturno (2020) Stephen Saito A vivid and heartbreaking look at a land still caught in the crossfire. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Stephen Saito A consideration of character ultimately makes The Wolf of Snow Hollow so rewarding besides being massively entertaining. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Landfall (2020) Stephen Saito In Aldarondo's extraordinary film, a crisis can bring out the worst in people, but also the best. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
MLK/FBI (2020) Stephen Saito Having the FBI conclude that the most effective way to tear King Jr. down would be to attack his image makes the scrutiny offered by Pollard and co-writers Benjamin Hedin and Laura Tomaselli especially poignant. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
76 Days (2020) Stephen Saito As important as Hao Wu's "76 Days" surely will become to the historical record, the director is conscious of the time it's coming out in, handling the responsibility of being the first out with extraordinary care, consideration and compassion. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
Violation (2020) Stephen Saito Genuinely inventive in grappling with complex and unsavory ideas in a nonintimidating way. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
() Stephen Saito An ambitious drama thoughtfully evokes the meaning of what it means to live when one lacks the support to build a life. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
() Stephen Saito For all the coveted metals that Ruth and Blaze throw into their pickup to make ends meet, it's the film that emerges as something truly precious. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
Dear Comrades! (2020) Stephen Saito Between Vysotaskaya's engaging performance and the crisp images that Konchalovsky consistently etches into memory, it becomes impossible to forget anything in Dear Comrades. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
Topside (2020) Stephen Saito You never are conscious of the technical wizardry involved in Held and Logan George's extraordinary feature debut, but the two create a rousing sensory experience. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
And Tomorrow the Entire World (2020) Stephen Saito This provocative drama opens up a powder keg. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
Enemies of the State (2020) Stephen Saito Convincingly gets at uncomfortable truths about the era we live in where institutions of all kinds are facing an erosion of trust. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
The World to Come (2020) Stephen Saito As many gorgeous landscapes as cinematographer André Chemetoff captures throughout , The World to Come, it is when the mind begins to open up that the film reveals true beauty. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
Apples (2020) Stephen Saito At a time when everything seems out of sync, Apples resonates brilliantly. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
Shiva Baby (2020) Stephen Saito Shiva Baby may be catching [its lead] on one of her worst days, but it shows so many others at their best. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
() Stephen Saito A film that narratively becomes a gift that just keeps on giving. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
Dramarama (2020) Stephen Saito Underscores the notion that as confining as those high school years can seem, it can also be the most special time in your life and Dramarama beautifully captures how those feelings can live side by side. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
The Block Island Sound (2020) Stephen Saito "Culminating in a wild finale that's as well-reasoned as it is surprising." EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
T11 Incomplete (2020) Stephen Saito "T11: Incomplete" may start in a lonely place, but in bridging the gap between two people who find that someone needs to look at them in a different way than they see themselves, it makes one feel less alone in the world. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
Other Music (2019) Stephen Saito "A boisterous film does justice to a truly special place." EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
Funeral Kings (2012) Stephen Saito Funeral Kings figures out a fresh way into the coming-of-age tale. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
Cicada (2020) Stephen Saito The odd pace paired with its peculiar sense of humor proves to be endearing, and genuinely insightful... EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
Born to Play (2020) Stephen Saito When the Renegades play as if this moment is all they have, Born to Play meets them there in channeling their resilient spirit. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
() Stephen Saito Bound to become only more insightful as time wears on, for better or worse. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
Ahead of the Curve (2020) Stephen Saito Rather than acting merely as a celebration of the past, it holds out hope that the party, bringing together the variety of people that implies, is far from over. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
Freedia Got a Gun (2020) Stephen Saito The ability to see real power from a community starting to believe in the strength of their own collective voice, just as Big Freedia discovered in herself years earlier, proves to be an inspiration. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
White Noise (2020) Stephen Saito White Noise has the time to present a more revealing picture of the con than those who traffic in sound bites would probably like the world to see. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
Pier Kids (2019) Stephen Saito It takes a little while for Pier Kids to come into focus, but once it does, it's quite powerful. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
Bulletproof (2020) Stephen Saito A smartly conceived look at the first generation of students to prepare for mass shootings and how fear of them has been commoditized. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
() Stephen Saito "Love and Stuff" gradually evolves into a celebration of the breadcrumbs we leave behind for future generations... EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2020
My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020) Stephen Saito Oxygen may feel as if it's at a minimum in the world that Cuartas has created, but the film itself feels like a breath of fresh air... EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
Two Gods (2020) Stephen Saito [A] captivating feature debut... EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
Dope Is Death (2020) Stephen Saito "Dope is Death" offers a refreshing release... in airing this unbelievable hidden history and illuminating the reasons it's gone this long under the radar with real electricity. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
Through the Night (2020) Stephen Saito Reveals the kinds of heroes that should be celebrated far more. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
Cowboys (2020) Stephen Saito [Anna] Kerrigan opens up "Cowboys" to such complexities with an intelligent, understated script and a relaxed directorial hand. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
Lorelei (2020) Stephen Saito Nothing feels forced in [Sabrina] Doyle's feature debut, which is constantly enlivened by small, attentive details that never fail to pay off. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
Asia (2020) Stephen Saito If a sense of independence can give her characters a satisfying catharsis, Pribar extends that feeling to an audience watching "Asia" with the sensation they're watching a singular new voice. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2020