The DC Line

The DC Line is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Pat Padua
Rating Title/Year Author
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2018) Pat Padua An inspiring story of human resilience and animal conservation. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018) Pat Padua Speaking of a lady on fire ... EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Pat Padua If the film ultimately strikes a false note, that only proves its thesis. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
The Assistant (2019) Pat Padua A horror movie that just happens to take place at work. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
() Pat Padua As breathtaking as anything at your neighborhood multiplex. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2020) Pat Padua The most substantial and, perhaps not coincidentally, most consistent of the shorts programs. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2020) Pat Padua "Brotherhood," one of the strongest titles among all three programs, should make this a must-see showcase, but unfortunately, it's an inconsistent field. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2020) Pat Padua These ... aren't just escapist cartoons; they impart valuable and sometimes harsh lessons to viewers of all ages. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
Filmfarsi (2019) Pat Padua More than just compelling entertainment and political history; it's an archival success story that keeps the past alive. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
Old Men Never Die (2019) Pat Padua Tonal shifts from suicide to slapstick and back again generally come across as heavy-handed and awkward. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
Citizen K (2019) Pat Padua The director can neither bring Khodorkovsky to life as a villain nor convince us that he's a hero. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
Color Out of Space (2019) Pat Padua With its subtle cultural critique, this is one B-movie that's smarter than it seems. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
Les misérables (2019) Pat Padua Brilliantly captures the squalor and desperation that has plagued Montfermeil since Hugo's time. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Trautmann (2018) Pat Padua The victor here is an element of our better human nature: the ability to see the best in others, even if you believe they've done you wrong. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Clemency (2019) Pat Padua Characters rarely seem to come alive. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Just Mercy (2019) Pat Padua Foxx['s]...subtle facial expressions convey McMillan's stoicism as well as his conflicted emotions - from fury to hope. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
The Sword of Doom (1966) Pat Padua Nakadai ... dominates the screen with a sinister gaze that seems haunted. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
Lost Holiday (2019) Pat Padua This odd tonal shift leads the film to careen uneasily from gritty thriller to mumblecore comedy...Sheil helps ground the film despite the Matthews' mess of a script. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
Cunningham (2019) Pat Padua A must for fans of the choreographer, and it may even create a few converts to his challenging art. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
Invisible Life (2019) Pat Padua Frustrating by design, although its dramatic dividends do finally pay off to some degree in a bittersweet final act. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
Little Women (2019) Pat Padua The complicated structure doesn't do much for character development. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Uncut Gems (2019) Pat Padua Will more than likely leave you in a cold sweat. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Pat Padua The distorted visuals caused by extreme wide-angle lenses seem to reflect the village's warped morality, embracing evil and taunting the one good man in their midst. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
63 Up (2019) Pat Padua More monumental than just a study of the English class system: it's a long-term observation of the passage of time and the breadth of the human experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
The Kingmaker (2019) Pat Padua Both chilling and gruesomely entertaining. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Richard Jewell (2019) Pat Padua With an understated grace, Hauser conveys Jewell's eagerness to please and his appreciation for and eventual discomfort with the spotlight. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Dafne (2019) Pat Padua "Quietly optimistic and life-affirming." EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Shooting the Mafia (2019) Pat Padua "Spends far too much time on her subject's colorful love life and not enough on her inspiring career. " EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Little Joe (2019) Pat Padua "One might say it moves like a plant: patient, deliberate and inevitable." EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Maria's Paradise (2019) Pat Padua "...compelling for much of its two-hour run time, until it succumbs to a messy final act that makes it fail as drama as well." EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
Synonyms (2018) Pat Padua "...ridiculous, absurd, self-indulgent, meandering, nonsensical, entirely unrealistic and crude. It's also hilarious." EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
() Pat Padua Juicy and sobering. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) Pat Padua Her thrilling life story falls flat on screen EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Pat Padua This broken family will break your heart. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
() Pat Padua "An oddly kindred spirit to 'The Irishman,'...[as] aging punks recall harDCore's impossibly fast tempos, now replaced by the patient, shuffling gait of middle age." EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Song Wo Shang Qing Yun (2019) Pat Padua Cultural details will be lost on many American viewers, but the journalist's struggle to balance her career and her personal life will resonate with everyone EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Pat Padua The final hour, in which Sheeran is forced to decide the fate of his best friend, raises this genre picture to the level of great tragedy EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Gift (2018) Pat Padua McKenna's gentle film...encourages the viewer to look beyond the monetary value of creativity. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Desolation Center (2018) Pat Padua Tells the story of a turbulent era that may have been the counterculture's last hurrah before it was hopelessly commodified. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Inhuman Kiss (2019) Pat Padua A wild nightmare vision that's hard to forget. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Cyrano, My Love (2018) Pat Padua The swooning camerawork from Fellini collaborator Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci helps transform the film's largely stage-bound action into visuals that capture the delirium of its scrappy featured players. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Grâce à Dieu (2018) Pat Padua Ozon began the project as a documentary, but by dramatizing the case, which has yet to be resolved in court, he better captures the conflicted emotions at its heart, and the urgent need to clean up church hierarchy EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Parasite (2019) Pat Padua Like a blood-sucking creature that can't let go, the movie is patient and relentless, but unlike its namesake, this "Parasite" is hilarious, gory and, in the end, moving. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Black Orpheus (1959) Pat Padua The fantasy is grounded on a boisterous soundtrack that propels its characters as well as its audience. So when the music stops as Orfeo begins to navigate the underworld, the effect is startling. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Well (1951) Pat Padua Plays out much like 21st-century social media, in which the spread of misinformation (both inadvertent and deliberate) can lead to a snowballing outrage throughout the political spectrum. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Pat Padua [It] probably won't frighten you, but it's worth its running time in chuckles. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
First Love (2019) Pat Padua Gives Miike a chance to flex his more playful side, and its inventiveness makes you hope he can crank out another 100 movies. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Joker (2019) Pat Padua Seems like little more than the bitter vision of an obnoxious, brooding teenager in arthouse clothing, as obvious as the on-the-nose soundtrack cues of seemingly every pop song featuring a clown EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
The Day Shall Come (2019) Pat Padua Irreverent and relevant, "The Day Shall Come" is topical comedy that's smart and cynical. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
The Death of Dick Long (2019) Pat Padua A Deep South crime story that evokes Fargo with different accents EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019