St. Louis Jewish Light

St. Louis Jewish Light 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, Dan Buffa
Rating Title/Year Author
B+ Asia (2020) Dan Buffa I can't speak enough of the work of Haas here. She illuminates a mysterious struggle (we are never told exactly what her medical condition is) with grace and tenderness EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2021
B+ P!nk: All I Know So Far (2021) Dan Buffa When it comes to traveling the world as a superstar AND being a caring and doting yet honest mom, Pink could teach a course on how it's done. Give this doc a watch. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2021
B+ The Human Factor (2019) Dan Buffa I am not sure if this is Academy Award-worthy just yet, but I highly recommend it. At the very least, a conversation will be started after leaving the theater. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2021
B+ Wrath of Man (2021) Dan Buffa Statham fans should rejoice, and Ritchie fans will nod in approval while expecting more next time. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
B- Four Good Days (2020) Dan Buffa The acting is the reason to see this film, not the subject matter. Kunis and Close give it their all in a movie that circumvents the real horrors of drug addiction. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
B+ Shiva Baby (2020) Dan Buffa Polly Draper's rueful yet caring mother steals the show, one with a very good cast and comedic confidence. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
B- French Exit (2020) Dan Buffa Jacobs' film is proof that Michelle Pfeiffer can still carry a movie, but after two slow hours, I had no clue who these people were or why I should care. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2021
B+ Minari (2020) Dan Buffa Yeun's performance is the epitome of nuance. He doesn't try to do too much with Jacob, but wisely doesn't force us to fall in love with his patriarch either. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2021
B+ Palmer (2021) Dan Buffa Being the lead in a homegrown movie is where part-time actors stand out in a good or bad way, but Timberlake hits all the high notes here. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
Six Minutes to Midnight (2020) Cate Marquis Six Minutes to Midnight offers fine historical spy thriller entertainment, solid performances and a glimpse into a little-known, unsettling bit of British history. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
Incitement (2020) Cate Marquis Incitement is a cautionary tale on the making of an assassin and a lesson in the toxic power of incendiary rhetoric. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
The Tobacconist (Der trafikant) (2018) Cate Marquis The Tobacconist is a touching, heartbreaking tale wrapped in a darkly comic coming-of-age story. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
The Song of Names (2019) Cate Marquis The story is moving, the acting remarkable and the music glorious, which makes The Song of Names worth waiting out its wobbly start. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
A Hidden Life (2019) Cate Marquis A Hidden Life is one of Malick's best films, a compelling, beautifully shot tale of someone doing what is right despite the risk. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Cate Marquis JoJo Rabbit offers a creative satire with humor and humanity, about a German boy discovering what lies Nazi grown-ups told, in the unique, entertaining and moving style of director/writer Waititi. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Cate Marquis ...a treat for fans of the musical, but it offers more, with its wealth of background and archival materials and thoughtful insights on how a musical about the life of a Jewish dairyman and his family in a shtetl became something that spoke to the world. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) Cate Marquis Sometimes the humor gets a little over the top, but somehow that seems right for a comedy about a soap opera. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
The Spy Behind Home Plate (2019) Cate Marquis Berg's life was indeed a fantastic one, feeling like something out of fiction yet completely true. Kempner's documentary is a welcome, fuller exploration... EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019