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
() Pat Padua Plot contrivances aside, though, this is a riveting story of a conflict that tore apart a nation. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2020
First Cow (2019) Pat Padua An origin story of American gumption, crime - and cupcakes. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
Faith Based (2020) Pat Padua While Faith Based does poke fun at religious films, it comes from a place of affection. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
Corpus Christi (2019) Pat Padua With his sunken eyes and piercing stare, Bielenia has the striking features one might expect of a religious icon. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
Extra Ordinary (2019) Pat Padua Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman overcome demonic forces with an endearing array of weapons from cold ectoplasm to heartwarming characters - and a generous dose of gross-out humor. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
Greed (2019) Pat Padua Thanks to a colorful performance from comic actor Steve Coogan that celebrates the bad behavior, it's consistently entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
() Pat Padua Even though the stories are specific to a time and place, they make for a fascinating tale of media savvy that's relevant today. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2019) Pat Padua Feels unresolved, finally drifting apart much like its subjects did. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Balloon (2018) Pat Padua Captures the paranoia and excitement of its time. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
And Then We Danced (2019) Pat Padua Its subversive themes could have used more pizazz. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
Beanpole (2019) Pat Padua Pent-up emotions emerge through carefully articulated gestures that play like a funereal ballet. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
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
Just 6.5 (2019) 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
The Keeper (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
Synonymes (2018) Pat Padua "...ridiculous, absurd, self-indulgent, meandering, nonsensical, entirely unrealistic and crude. It's also hilarious." EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (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
Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement (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
Send Me to the Clouds (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