Behind The Lens

Behind The Lens is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Debbie Lynn Elias
Rating Title/Year Author
Spy Intervention (2020) Debbie Lynn Elias Spy Intervention is one fresh and fun film! EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2020
Olympic Dreams (2019) Debbie Lynn Elias Sweetly charming...Olympic caliber gold! EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
Ordinary Love (2019) Debbie Lynn Elias Ordinary Love is an extraordinary film. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
Assassin 33 A.D. (2020) Debbie Lynn Elias [E]xamines and celebrates science and faith...then toss in a lot of action and time travel and you have yourself an interesting and engaging film. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
Troop Zero (2019) Debbie Lynn Elias Filled with heart, joy, inspiration, and fun, if we see or learn nothing else from TROOP ZERO it's that no one and nothing is insignificant, everyone has a voice, and no one is alone. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
Reality Queen! (2019) Debbie Lynn Elias A biting, laugh out loud funny, and very entertaining satiric commentary! EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
The Report (2019) Debbie Lynn Elias A 'must-see' film for every American...the truth of The Report cannot be ignored. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
Sabotage (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias Sabotage. Unrelenting. Unapologetic. Unstoppable. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Rob the Mob (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias Here, the actors and their performances eloquently speak for Tommy and Rosie Uva. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias We wanted them. We got them. The Muppets are back again with a vengeance with Muppets Most Wanted. Please sirs, I want some more. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias Magnificent and magical, once you check-in, you'll never want to check-out. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Need for Speed (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias Let the checkered flag wave for Need For Speed as it crosses the finish line first with fast cars, phenomenal practical stunts, superb lensing, a story with heart and a future superstar in Aaron Paul. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias Not a mis-step to be found, Mr. Peabody & Sherman is perfection, destined to be the Best Animated Feature of the Year! You'll be begging for more! EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
The Bag Man (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias While you may be told "Do Not Look in the Bag!", you definitely need to look at The Bag Man. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Therese (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias There's nothing secret about In Secret. It sizzles and satiates. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
3 Days to Kill (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias Nothing warms my heart more than a father-daughter film - unless it's a father-daughter film with kick-ass action; which means, 3 Days To Kill is killer! EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
The Right Kind of Wrong (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Adorably sweet, charming and filled with love, right down to a "Ghost Bear" and fluffy white cats named Snow and Balls, everything is right about The Right Kind of Wrong. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
About Last Night (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias On this, one of the most relatable relationship weekends of the year, go out and relate to About Last Night. Hilarity and heart at their most brilliant! EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Cavemen (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias ...Cavemen boasts some entertaining and emotionally arced performances by Skylar Astin, Chad Michael Murray, Kenny Wormald and the lone gal in the group, Camilla Belle... EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
That Awkward Moment (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias Although some awkward moments in the third act trip things up a bit with some unnecessary convolutions of story, on the whole, there's nothing awkward about That Awkward Moment. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Best Night Ever (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Unfortunately, [Jason] Friedberg and {Aaron} Seltzer, who had the opportunity to make something original fell to Epic Movie level parody that has more misses than hits. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
At Middleton (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Now that we've matriculated and "graduated" At Middleton, let's go back for our Masters. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Gimme Shelter (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias A solid piece of filmmaking. Strong emotional performance by [Vanessa] Hudgens. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
The Nut Job (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias While overall entertaining and a sure crowd-pleaser to the younger set, with The Nut Job, some elements of the film are chestnuty warm and tasty, roasted to perfection, while others prove to be a tough nut to crack. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
The Legend of Hercules (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias The Legend of Hercules - a Herculean effort and experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
The Truth About Emanuel (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Although some of the dialogue feels forced and repetitive at times with some reactions trope and stilted, The Truth About Emanuel casts a rich and lingering specter on one's own thoughts long after the curtain falls. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Reasonable Doubt (2014) Debbie Lynn Elias But bottom line -- there is no doubt about Reasonable Doubt -- it grabs your attention and holds on until the final verdict is in. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
How I Live Now (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias An incredible story, powerful emotion, another strong female character in today's mix of books and movies, How I Live Now is lesson on how the world should live - always. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
The Past (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias The Past is very much in the present. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Grudge Match (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Grudge Match pulls no punches. A trip down memory lane for many of us, a fun-filled often tongue-in-cheek nod to cinema legends, it wins every round. Ding, Ding! EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
August: Osage County (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Directed by John Wells and written by Tracy Letts based on his play of the same name, August: Osage County is a tour de force in acting on all counts. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
The Invisible Woman (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias I am in awe of The Invisible Woman. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Saving Mr. Banks is beyond cool. You won't need a spoonful of sugar to taste the sweet charm of this story. It's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Hours (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Hours - raw, honest, truth that grabs your heart and doesn't let go. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Out of the Furnace (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Elevated even higher by its performances, Out of the FurnaceE is a quiet, observational character study of the human condition and human behavior that delves into the darkness and light of each soul, burning itself into your conscience. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Bigger, darker and more allegorical than ever, with Catching Fire, Frances Lawrence excels with visual splendor and the creation of the island where the Quarter Quell Games are held. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Homefront (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias As much heart-pounding action as heart-stopping emotion, brings it home with action and heart. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Frozen (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Sparkling with wonder, is magical. Won't Oscar gold look beautiful glistening in Elsa's ice palace! EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Philomena (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias [A] story that took a lifetime, will now touch your heart for a lifetime. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Get a Horse! (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias We ain't talkin' hay here! Get a Horse is gonna get some Oscar gold! EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
The Motel Life (2012) Debbie Lynn Elias Storytelling at its finest, The Motel Life is a deep reflection on the human condition and brotherly love. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
12-12-12 (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias We are America. We come together. We survive and we thrive. 12-12-12 shows us just that. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
The Armstrong Lie (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias It's no lie when I tell you The Armstrong Lie is a powerful piece of filmmaking; an absolutely riveting, compelling and beyond fascinating look into the mindset of Lance Armstrong. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
The Book Thief (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias The Book Thief has stolen my heart. To describe the film in a word, it's quite simply, magnificent. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Ender's Game (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias There is no end to the beauty and intensity of Ender's Game. Wow! EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Black Rock (2012) Debbie Lynn Elias Together with cinematographer Hillary Spera, [Katie Aselton] plays with the camera and visual angles, utilizing the often forgotten art of the dissolve to wonderful effect. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Touchy Feely (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Touchy Feely is a warm and fuzzy celebration of Lynn Shelton's maturing as a filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Before Midnight (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias Beautifully lensed by Christos Voudouris, the light, the location are celebratory and metaphoric with a timeless classic beauty serving as a testament to the battles of life and marriage and surviving with dignity and grace. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
American Jesus (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias One of the best, if not, the best documentary on Christianity in the United States today, lift your arms in prayer and say "Hallelujah" for Americam Jesus. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Raw Cut (2013) Debbie Lynn Elias With a construct that bodes dichotomous juxtaposition of story and visuals, we are kept off guard, wary of the characters before us, letting tension and uneasiness fill our minds. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020