We Are Movie Geeks

We Are Movie Geeks is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Cate Marquis
Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 Breaking Bread (2020) Cate Marquis Breaking Bread is a wonderful film, filled with surprising insights on the cultures of the region, packed with delightful, interesting people determined to bridge the divide between them, and mouth-watering dishes that seem to waft off the screen. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
4/4 Undine (2020) Cate Marquis Undine is a mysterious, magical, haunting film that could serve as a darker date movie but also offers a satisfying experience for anyone who loves fairy tales of the Grimm variety. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
3/4 Cruella (2021) Cate Marquis Cruella is surprisingly fun, high-energy, creative romp that spills outside the boundaries of expectations for its premise. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
3.5/4 Limbo (2020) Cate Marquis This excellent film uses humor and insightful storytelling to deliver a thought-provoking, unexpected, and deeply human tale that rises above just the issue of immigration to a more universally human place. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
3.5/4 The Truffle Hunters (2020) Cate Marquis The Truffle Hunters is a magical, enchanting film that takes us inside an appealing but vanishing world of forests, age-old traditions, and dogs with their owners in pursuit of an elusive culinary treasure. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
3/4 Crisis (2021) Cate Marquis Crisis strikes the mark unerring accuracy in its exploration of the various elements that fuel the opioid crisis, and provides a timely reminder of this expanding crisis. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/4 The Mauritanian (2021) Cate Marquis The Mauritanian is a good film, a sincere film with a worthy subject, and one that features a powerful central performance by Tahar Rahim but one that never fully catches fire dramatically. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2021
4/4 Promising Young Woman (2020) Cate Marquis A complex film that is both entertaining and thought-provoking, with a strange but hypnotic mix of satire, social commentary and human drama. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
4/4 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Cate Marquis [Ma Rainey's Black Bottom] is an outstanding drama as well as a showcase for two great talents, Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. It is hard to imagine a more perfect farewell to Boseman, a towering talent gone too soon. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3/4 Freaky (2020) Cate Marquis Freaky is most entertaining for fans of the teen horror comedy but has moderate comedic appeal even if one isn't, largely thanks to Vince Vaughn. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 Let Him Go (2020) Cate Marquis The final showdown lights up the screening in a burst of bracing violence, firing up the audience in a thriller ending worthy of the best of classic drive-in Bs. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/4 The Glorias (2020) Cate Marquis Taymor often bends time and blends different periods of Steinem's life in beautifully creative scenes, to crafting a wonderfully entertaining, insightful and moving portrait of a life and a movement that changed the world for women. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
2.5/4 The Artist's Wife (2019) Cate Marquis The Artist's Wife is an imperfect movie rescued from forgettable by the perfect performances of Lena Olin and Bruce Dern. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
3.5/4 All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) Cate Marquis A technically-polished, effectively spot-on look at the history and current state of voting rights, making it a must-see in this critical time. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 Tenet (2020) Cate Marquis The film is technically excellent, with jaw-dropping action and clever plot twists. Action fans should be more that delighted with all that, which is brilliantly executed. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/4 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019) Cate Marquis This is an impressive piece of mythic film making, powerful parable about colonialism, brutality toward the "other," and how we can inadvertently create the danger we fear. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
3/4 Summerland (2020) Cate Marquis Summerland is a pleasant, sweet film but not a particularly believable one, making the story almost as much fantasy as the myths about which Alice writes. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
4/4 First Cow (2019) Cate Marquis ...an affecting, thoughtful bittersweet tale that warm us with its contemplative portrait of friendship while it chills us with its economic brutality. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
3.5/4 Mr. Jones (2019) Cate Marquis An often low-key but powerful portrait of courage, a moving, worthy drama that both revives the memory of nearly forgotten independent journalist Gareth Jones, and a timely reminder of the importance of truth-telling in these fraught and difficult times. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/4 The Vast of Night (2019) Cate Marquis The Vast of Night is a striking film, as well as an impressive debut for writer/director Andrew Patterson. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
1.5/4 The Jesus Rolls (2019) Cate Marquis The major appeal of the original was in the pairing of Depardieu and Dewaere, who were comedy magic. Turturro and Cannavale have some good comic moments but, unsurprisingly, they don't recapture the same magic. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Robert the Bruce (2019) Cate Marquis [It] all seems to promise far more than this modest drama delivers. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
3/4 The Other Lamb (2019) Cate Marquis Unsettling to watch, and while it does not explore in depth the topics it raises, its haunting meditation on them and its haunting visuals are enough to keep it in your mind long after the film ends. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Resistance (2020) Cate Marquis The great strength of RESISTANCE is its remarkable true-story basis, bolstered by a top-notch cast and high-quality production values. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2020
3/4 Burden (2018) Cate Marquis The true story is inspiring but it is the powerful acting that makes the film so affecting. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2020
3/4 The Banker (2020) Cate Marquis [It] has its flaws but deserves credit for presenting this untold true story of creative black entrepreneurs, and for the fine work of its talented cast. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
3.5/4 Incitement (2020) Cate Marquis It is a chilling film, a true story that unfolds like a taut thriller. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
4/4 EMMA. (2020) Cate Marquis Emma. is an entertaining romp with all the costume drama trimmings and a refreshing, funny new tack, which should please both Austen fans and more general audiences. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/4 Ordinary Love (2019) Cate Marquis With Neeson and Manville, Ordinary Love is a moving, romantic, inspiring portrait of mature love. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
2/4 Downhill (2020) Cate Marquis This re-make falls far short despite the determined efforts of the cast to add a little spark. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/4 Little Women (2019) Cate Marquis While every fan has their favorite screen version of this story, Greta Gerwig's excellent Little Women is a strong contender to top many lists. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
2.5/5 Cats (2019) Cate Marquis If you are big fan of the musical, than Cats is a must-see for you. For the rest of us, it has some charming performances and good star power, but less visual effects dazzle than might be expected. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/4 The Two Popes (2019) Cate Marquis More a study in character with a historic and faith background, [it] has appeal for any audience. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/4 Waves (2019) Cate Marquis Although a tragedy is the center of the plot, WAVES is a film about hope, feelings, human connections, and life being lived, even in the wake of the unthinkable. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/4 The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) Jim Batts ...this retelling feels like a better than average offering on a basic cable TV educational channel offering, only worth watching for the dazzling heroics of Ms. Bhise in the title role. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/4 The Report (2019) Cate Marquis The Report delivers an edge-of-your-seat political thriller that will grab you even if you think you know the story, as well as an inspiring portrait of a heroic man determined to do the right thing against all odds. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/4 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Cate Marquis While the race to beat Ferrari drives the plot, there is a moving human story at the center, one of personal struggle, of friendship and family. There are moments of transcendence and the poignancy, particularly at the film's haunting end. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
4/4 Pain and Glory (2019) Cate Marquis Pain and Glory is a impressive bit of cinema but it is, more importantly, a rich film experience for thoughtful audiences, both warm, bittersweet and satisfying. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/4 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Cate Marquis As the documentary explores the personal and political sides of Roy Cohn, it makes a strong case for how he shaped our current political landscape. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Cate Marquis While nothing happens that you don't expect, GEMINI MAN provides plenty of popcorn entertain for Will Smith fans. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
2.5/4 Britt-Marie Was Here (2019) Cate Marquis Nothing wild happens, but the film does take some unexpected turns and ends up in a satisfying place that is a bit different than what we expect. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/4 Judy (2019) Cate Marquis Although Zellweger has little actual resemblance to Garland, she is transformed by excellent make up and her stunning performance, creating so convincing an impersonation that one feels like you are watching Judy Garland herself. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Cate Marquis Fans of the highly-praised British historical TV series will welcome the return of Downton Abbey but this return to the lavish, high-fashion 1920s...delivers delights for those who are not familiar with the popular show as well. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/4 Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Cate Marquis This is a wonderful, insightful introduction to the man and his music, both complicated but worthwhile subjects. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/4 Official Secrets (2019) Cate Marquis Once again, Gavin Hood delivers a thought-provoking film on a serious topic that is also gripping human drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/4 Honeyland (2019) Cate Marquis Honeyland is a documentary that is beautifully filmed, has a moving human story and unforgettable people, as well as something important to say about the value of traditional sustainable practices. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
3.5/4 One Child Nation (2019) Cate Marquis One Child Nation is a revelatory documentary no one should miss. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 After the Wedding (2019) Cate Marquis It is a family drama but one filled with complicated people and difficult choices, where there are no good guys or bad guys, just flawed people striving to make the best of the circumstances. It is a refreshing approach. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/4 David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Cate Marquis No matter what you think of David Crosby personally, this musical journey is a long strange trip well worth taking. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/4 The Nightingale (2018) Cate Marquis [The Nightingale] is an impressive film, beautifully shot and acted, a gripping thriller but a film with something to say. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019