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
6/10 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Sarah Boslaugh The heart of Epstein and Friedman's film is a series of well-chosen clips of Ronstadt's performances... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/10 Official Secrets (2019) Sarah Boslaugh There's plenty of drama inherent in the events of this film, but you'd never know it from the final product. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
6/10 Them That Follow (2019) Sarah Boslaugh ...has enough of interest to make it worth watching, not least the effort it makes to get inside a culture that remains as foreign to most Americans as that of Classical Japan or Imperial Russia. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
5/10 Brian Banks (2018) Sarah Boslaugh If good intentions and a righteous cause were enough to make a film outstanding, Brian Banks would win all the Oscars come next February. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
6/10 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...a lively film that incorporates archival materials, contemporary interviews, film clips, animation, and narration by Jodie Foster. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/10 The Mountain (2018) Sarah Boslaugh If you love stylization for its own sake, you might really enjoy The Mountain (and that goes double if you're from the "expressionless means really deep" school of thought)... EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
6/10 () Sarah Boslaugh ...[celebrates] the simple gifts of life and the beauty and calmness of the non-urbanized areas of Japan. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
6/10 Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Sarah Boslaugh Even if Cohen is not your man, however, it's worth seeing for its sometimes rather frank discussions of life on Hydra. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
6/10 Death Takes a Holiday (1934) Sarah Boslaugh The real visual treats in Death Takes a Holiday, however, come from the art decoration by Hans Dreier and Ernst Fegté. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
7/10 Shooting the Mafia (2019) Sarah Boslaugh Battaglia's photographs are notable not merely for the fact that she had the courage to take them, but also for her strong sense of style, as is evident from the many photographs included in this film. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
4/10 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Sarah Boslaugh All the characters seem to be suffering from flat affect, speaking their stilted dialogue in a monotone that suggests they're as if they were as bored with it as we are. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
7/10 We Are Little Zombies (2019) Sarah Boslaugh ...manages to be at once inventive, self-assured, and psychologically astute. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
5/10 Astronaut (2019) Sarah Boslaugh ...relies far too much on wishful thinking and has a magpie-like habit of incorporating undigested bits and pieces of better movies into its story line. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2019
6/10 The Wonderland (2019) Sarah Boslaugh The best thing about The Wonderland is the inventive visual world created by the animation team, led by concept artist and character designer Ilya Kuvshinov. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2019
6/10 Sadako (2019) Sarah Boslaugh From the opening frames of Sadako, Nakata demonstrates his mastery of horror tropes, creating suspense through a series of shots that are alternatingly innocuous and threatening. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2019
7/10 Chiwawa (Chiwawa-chan) (2019) Sarah Boslaugh Writer/director Ken Ninomiya respects his story (adapted from a manga by Kyoko Okazai) and his characters, and the latter certainly seem to be having a lot of fun...even if it also becomes clear that they're all working at it a bit too hard. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
7/10 Alphaville (1965) Sarah Boslaugh ...Godard is having a bit of a laugh...and if everything in this film is just too much of whatever it is, that's totally deliberate on his part. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
8/10 Bob, le flambeur (1955) Sarah Boslaugh Bob is the perfect Jean-Pierre Melville hero...and Bob le flambeur (Bob the gambler) is about as characteristic a Melville movie as you'll ever see. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
8/10 Dead of Night (1945) Sarah Boslaugh ...built around a frame story that's the equal of any of the stories-within-a-story that are the main appeal of most horror anthologies. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
8/10 Léon Morin, prêtre (1961) Sarah Boslaugh ...a richly rewarding film that ultimately reveals its connections to other works in Melville's opus. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/10 Being Frank (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...a tonally inconsistent, unsatisfying film that is neither funny nor insightful... EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
6/10 American Woman (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ...[Sienna Miller] almost single-handedly carries Jake Scott's American Woman, an odd movie but a great showcase for her talents. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
7/10 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Sarah Boslaugh ... one great big lovefest dedicated to some extraordinary music and the fond memories of the people who created it EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/10 The Tomorrow Man (2019) Sarah Boslaugh Unfortunately, the screenplay mainly uses Ed's prepper mentality as setup for a conventional romantic drama... EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
7/10 Shadow (2018) Sarah Boslaugh While the story is convoluted, the film is actually pretty easy to follow, because great care has been taken to make the principal characters visually distinctive. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
7/10 Photograph (2019) Sarah Boslaugh ...one of the sweetest, gentlest rom-coms you will ever see. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
7/10 Robbery (1967) Sarah Boslaugh ...an old-school procedural, expertly shot by Douglas Slocombe... EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
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