Ms En Scene

Ms En Scene is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jazmine Joyner, Megan Purdy, Rosie Knight
Rating Title/Year Author
Call Me by Your Name (2017) Megan Purdy Call Me By Your Name is one of the most beautiful films I saw in 2017, but ultimately it left me unsettled. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Window Horses (2016) Megan Purdy Window Horses' dual plot of artistic self-discovery through travel and learning and of reconnecting with a lost family and culture are skillfully woven together. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
The Untamed (2016) Megan Purdy The Untamed is a strange film. Beautifully shot, edited and composed. Directed with a firm hand and clear vision. Full of layered performances and sharp social commentary. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Raw (2016) Megan Purdy It plays out slowly, with creeping dread that does not disperse even with the closing credits. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Sadako vs. Kayako (2016) Megan Purdy Sadako vs Kayako is an exercise in self-indulgence. It's a lunchtime debate stretched out into the running time of a feature film, meant only to amuse you and remind you of better films and better days. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Seoul Station (2016) Megan Purdy Seoul Station is a razor sharp critique of authority, of national pride, and of institutionalized oppression. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
mother! (2017) Megan Purdy The sum of mother! is a stew of a very basic thriller stretched out with surrealism and freshman philosophy. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017) Megan Purdy Ultimately, I found Professor Marston and the Wonder Women disappointing, too melodramatic to be a good comedy, and too rushed to be a good period romance. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Una mujer fantástica (2017) Megan Purdy [Daniela] Vega is incredible in all of these scenes, fully occupying the screen with a presence that oscillates from fury to the stark horror of grief. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Disobedience (2017) Megan Purdy Disobedience is a slow-burning character study that erupts only occasionally with violent emotion. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Mudbound (2017) Megan Purdy Mudbound is a raw, historical family drama with a Faulkernian cadence. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
High Fantasy (2017) Megan Purdy It's harrowing and hilarious and neither aspect feels neglected or out of place. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
My Friend Dahmer (2017) Megan Purdy It's a restrained and humane portrait of a killer and the community that raised him. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Megan Purdy Killing of a Sacred Deer aims for absurd horror but lands on the simply generic. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
God's Own Country (2017) Megan Purdy God's Own Country is a film where every frame is full of light and texture specifically designed to convey the subtle nuances of this relationship, and to give it a specificity anchored in this place and time. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Phantom Thread (2017) Megan Purdy What Phantom Thread is, in the end, is a strange combination of romantic thriller and masterful character study of creatives, obsessives, and the worlds they build. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Aus dem Nichts (2017) Megan Purdy If you've ever doubted Kruger's ability to carry a film, In the Fade should put your doubts to rest. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
L'insulte (2017) Megan Purdy The Insult is conventional courtroom drama made unusual by its politics. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Teströl és lélekröl (2017) Megan Purdy On Body and Soul is deeply grounded, focused, and whole. It is, as far as I'm concerned, a masterpiece of weird love stories. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
First Match (2018) Megan Purdy First Match is an emotionally complex coming-of-age story. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Foxtrot (2017) Megan Purdy The absolute precision of the film's construction, from sound, to production design, to cinematography, to the performances is exquisite, and painful because of it. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Deadpool 2 (2018) Megan Purdy But ultimately I found it frustrating: not quite the film it could and should have been, and too willing to punch down where punching up would serve it better. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
A Moment in the Reeds (2017) Megan Purdy A Moment In the Reeds feels necessary. It's a soft pause between sweet romance and bitter family drama. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Fish Bones (2018) Megan Purdy But ultimately the film defeats itself with time jumps that seem there more for the sake of style than story. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
() Megan Purdy Chedeng and Apple is a funny and refreshing film about older women living for themselves and rediscovering the importance of their friendship. Come for the salty widows, stay for them tricking the cops. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Retablo (2017) Megan Purdy Retablo is an exquisitely shot film about art, family, toxic masculinity, and homophobia. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Doragon bôru chô: Burorî -- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Jazmine Joyner When Broly and Goku come to blows, the animation takes a rhythmic turn, giving the viewer the vibe of a well-choreographed dance to the death...Whether you are a fan of the series or just a lover of great animation, go see this film EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Traffik (2018) Jazmine Joyner I truly enjoyed this film and it's message. Could the acting from its lead have been stronger? Yes. At times I found that certain scenes dragged on, but overall the film is a fun thriller and a sobering look at a world we don't see often portrayed in film EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2019
Book Club (2018) Jazmine Joyner If you want to see a funny female cast of older successful women navigate sex, love, and life, I would recommend you treat yourself and go to this film. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2019
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Jazmine Joyner It is a wonderful film with great action and a terrific dive into the Quantum Realm. If the first movie was your cup of tea, then you will love this one. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2019
Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka? (2017) Jazmine Joyner There are funny moments and great glimpses of what this film could've been, but Fireworks leaves a lot on the cutting room floor. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2019
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Jazmine Joyner Drew Goddard's Bad Time's at the El Royale is a beautifully shot film with a fun setting and exciting premise that doesn't deliver on the promise it sells. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2019