TheArtsStl

TheArtsStl is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sarah Boslaugh
Rating Title/Year Author
5/10 The White Crow (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...constant cutting between three eras of Nureyev's life, in a manner that highlights the cleverness of the screenwriter (David Hare) in a "see what I did there?" manner.. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
6/10 Le concours (2016) Sarah Boslaugh ...of inherent interest to those who follow global film, because France is a major player in the film world, and la Fémis is a major player in the French film industry. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
7/10 Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...a film that is just about as arthouse as any film could be. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
6/10 The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970) Sarah Boslaugh Everyone is British to the hilt, to the point where you may suspect (as do I) that Dearden is having a bit of fun at his countrymen's expense... EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/10 The Nightcomers (1972) Sarah Boslaugh ...positively reviewed upon initial release, and Brando was nominated for a BAFTA, but I can't for the life of me figure out why. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
6/10 Hannibal (2001) Sarah Boslaugh Part of the appeal of the Hannibal Lecter novels and films is the complexity of the principal character, who is at once a reprehensible murderer and a moral force for justice. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2019
6/10 Hesburgh (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...Hesburgh understood the privilege granted him by virtue of his skin color, the reality of life for those not born with that privilege, and was willing to stick his neck out to articulate the difference... EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
9/10 Vertigo (1958) Sarah Boslaugh Audiences and critics in 1958 were not prepared to deal with the kind of twisted darkness Vertigo presents so clearly ... but hopefully we're all grown up now and able to deal with it. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
6/10 Napszállta (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ... deliberately opaque and relies heavily on atmosphere, keeping the viewer in a state of befuddlement similar to that experienced by Irisz herself. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/10 Stockholm (2018) Sarah Boslaugh Stockholm doesn't work as a thriller, lacks psychological insight, and is pretty limited in terms of humor as well... EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
6/10 Wild Nights With Emily (2018) Sarah Boslaugh I don't know if this latest take on Emily Dickinson is the right one, historically speaking, but it's certainly plausible and a whole lot more fun than the one-note Emily you were probably taught in school. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
6/10 The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior (1992) Sarah Boslaugh ...an enjoyable film, with production values well above that of a typical television movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
6/10 The House of the Seven Gables (1940) Sarah Boslaugh ...an old-fashioned studio picture that skillfully uses the conventions of Hollywood continuity filmmaking to tell an entertaining story... EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/10 Peterloo (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...an oddly paced film and one which does not highlight [Leigh's] strengths as a director. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
7/10 Nureyev (2018) Sarah Boslaugh Sadly, Rudolf Nureyev died too soon, from AIDS-related illness at age 54, but Nureyev gives you an appreciation of how fully he lived those years and how much he accomplished during the time he was granted. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
7/10 () Sarah Boslaugh Unknown Soldier does not sugar-coat the grind of this kind of warfare, nor the inevitable loss of life that comes with any war, but it also offers moments of respite, levity, and even joy. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
8/10 Pájaros de verano (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...a fascinating and beautifully-shot work which is a worthy successor to Guerra's 2015 Embrace of the Serpent... EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
7/10 Time for Ilhan (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...a straightforward political documentary brought alive by the vibrancy of its central figure and the director's access to the behind-the-scenes action of her campaign. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
6/10 Hot to Trot (2018) Sarah Boslaugh hot to trot offers an affectionate and intimate look behind the scenes of same-sex ballroom dancing, and lets you get to know the featured performers as individuals ... EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
6/10 Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...you can enjoy it as a heist story that is really a highly distilled compilation of every heist story ever told, or as a madcap dash through the worlds of twentieth century art and movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
8/10 Night of the Living Dead (1968) Sarah Boslaugh ...there's a strong element of social satire in this low-budget horror movie, and racism is not Romero's only target... EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
8/10 Key Largo (1948) Sarah Boslaugh ...there's an inherent theatricality in the situation of strangers involuntarily sharing a small space... EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
6/10 Lords of Chaos (2018) Sarah Boslaugh The irony of the enduring appeal of black metal, with its severed pig's heads and upside-down-crosses and screeching vocals, to a population of well-off and well-cared-for young people is not lost on Åkerlund. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
8/10 Never Look Away (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ... has the sprawling scope of a 19th century novel like Dr. Zhivago, in which the human stories are embedded within a period of dramatic change and the film's real subject is the grand sweep of history. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
5/10 The Invisibles (2017) Sarah Boslaugh Räfle chose to mix two styles of filmmaking-straight-up talking heads interviews with the survivors, and dramatic re-enactments of their stories-in a way so that is thuddingly repetitive rather than enriching... EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
8/10 The Big Sleep (1946) Sarah Boslaugh ...seriously, does anyone care how the chauffeur died? EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
6/10 The Group (1966) Sarah Boslaugh By modern standards, however, the persistently shocking aspect of this film is the horrid treatment of most of the female characters by a remarkable proportion of the male characters... EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
7/10 Capernaum (2018) Sarah Boslaugh The plot of Capernaum can get a bit involved, but the performances from the non-professional cast are captivating... EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
7/10 Ekaj (2015) Sarah Boslaugh ...delivers a heightened dose of reality while also capturing aspects of present-day New York City that have emphatically not been Disneyfied EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
8/10 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Sarah Boslaugh Barry Jenkins follows up his 2016 film Moonlight with another insightful, stylistically distinctive film... EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
8/10 Makala (2017) Sarah Boslaugh Makala shows far more than it tells, allowing the story to emerge gradually from a series of gorgeous visuals. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
8/10 Roma (2018) Sarah Boslaugh Alfonso Cuarón doesn't so much recreate his childhood in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City as he reimagines it... EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 Leave No Trace (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...the film's quiet pace and beautiful cinematography (much of it shot in the forests near Portland, Oregon) perfectly complement the story. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
8/10 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ... funny, insightful, and psychologically astute, offering a sardonic view of life among super rich Chinese from the point of view of an outsider... EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
8/10 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Sarah Boslaugh Willem Dafoe captures the essential outsiderness of Van Gogh while Schnabel captures the essence of his artistic vision. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
8/10 Hva vil folk si (2017) Sarah Boslaugh The film's title was chosen with care, because community judgement looms large in this film... EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
6/10 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Sarah Boslaugh Director Morgan Neville captures the essence of the Rogers brand, while also revealing the practical man behind the program... EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
8/10 Shirkers (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...offers insights into Singaporean culture, the visual imagination of a young filmmaker, and the questionable behavior one a very strange professor. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 People's Republic of Desire (2018) Sarah Boslaugh For the winners, like karaoke singer Shen Man, this can result in an income of $40,000 per month, some of it coming from displaced urban workers longing for connection in a world that's changing too fast. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 The Judge (2017) Sarah Boslaugh ...offers insight into Palestinian society and politics as well as providing a compelling portrait of the remarkable woman who is its primary subject. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 The Gospel According to André (2017) Sarah Boslaugh ...Talley is a thoughtful and forthcoming interview subject, resulting in a documentary that will interest even people who generally buy their clothes at Old Navy. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 93Queen (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...offers a fascinating (and not always flattering) look into a community that generally keeps to itself, as well as a compelling portrait of Rachel Freier, who led the women's efforts... EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
6/10 Vice (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...presents a parade of mediocre white men in positions of great power, and as such is perhaps the truest portrait of the current state of American politics yet to hit the big screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2018
7/10 Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words (2017) Sarah Boslaugh The inclusion of Callas' own words lends an intimacy to what could otherwise have been a standard-issue bio-documentary... EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
8/10 Wildlife (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...an astonishingly assured directorial debut for Paul Dano, who might have played Joe a decade or two ago. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
5/10 The Front Runner (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ... a re-enactment of an essentially boring process ... executed by people who are never established as characters we should care about. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
5/10 Boy Erased (2018) Sarah Boslaugh All the principal characters display an affect so flat that it seems that someone slipped thorazine in the water cooler... EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
6/10 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...concludes with a final sequence that is absolutely transcendent and will make you forget about the sometimes pedestrian material that preceded it. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
7/10 Anote's Ark (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...traces the efforts of Anote Tong, president of Kiribati, to protect the people of his country, while also providing a capsule history of this former British colony and celebrating the beauty of the country and its culture. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
6/10 Letter From Masanjia (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...a simple leap of faith by Sun Yi, a Chinese man imprisoned for his Falun Gong beliefs, set a process in motion that ended with the abolition of the labor camp system in China. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018