Phoenix Film Festival

Phoenix Film Festival is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeff Mitchell
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Dolor y gloria (2019) Jeff Mitchell Almodóvar gets personal in Pain and Glory, his best film since 2009's Broken Embraces. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Jeff Mitchell This eye-opening tutorial convincingly draws a line - even more permanent than a Sharpie - between Cohn and Trump. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/4 Monos (2019) Jeff Mitchell The film heavily leans on the great outdoors and plays on sights, sounds and feelings rather than intricate storytelling. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
3.5/4 () Jeff Mitchell Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, and Mick Jagger (yes...that Mick Jagger) star in a nifty, thrifty thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
3.5/4 Joker (2019) Jeff Mitchell Another actor will have to give a superhero-like performance to wrestle the 2020 Best Actor Oscar away from Phoenix. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 () Jeff Mitchell Director Anthony Chen effectively reflects on life's 'Wet Season'. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/4 Vita & Virginia (2018) Jeff Mitchell Arterton and Debicki work very well individually but share no chemistry. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/4 One Child Nation (2019) Jeff Mitchell A brutal, must-see history lesson. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
3/4 After the Wedding (2019) Jeff Mitchell The movie shines whenever Williams and Moore appear together on-screen, although Williams is especially haunting on her own. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/4 Blinded by the Light (2019) Jeff Mitchell This coming-of-age story hits the right notes. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/4 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Jeff Mitchell Isabela Moner earns a sizable pile of silver. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
1/4 Surprise Me! (2017) Jeff Mitchell You might not scream at the big screen, but don't be surprised if your inside voice wishes for a much better rom-com. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2019
3/4 Skin (2018) Jeff Mitchell This film is gritty, raw and unseemly, and while Jamie Bell rightfully dominates and carries the picture, Vera Farmiga delivers the best performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/4 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Jeff Mitchell This might not be Tarantino's worst film, but given the presented construction, it's his most flawed. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/4 The Farewell (2019) Jeff Mitchell Please say "Hello" to Lulu Wang's soulful movie about family. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
2.5/4 Stuber (2019) Jeff Mitchell Short on plot and originality but long on buddy-comedy laughs. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/4 Wild Rose (2018) Jeff Mitchell Buckley delivers the best lead female performance of the year so far. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
3.5/4 Maiden (2018) Jeff Mitchell 'Maiden' is a must-see voyage. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
3.5/4 Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016) Jeff Mitchell Gere and Cedar make 'Norman' a definite BUY. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
2.5/4 Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Jeff Mitchell The verdict is in. Washington's marvelous performance is better than the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
1.5/4 The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Jeff Mitchell Does 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' work? Humbug. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3.5/4 A Ghost Story (2017) Jeff Mitchell Lowery's film taps into basic human sentiments and also profound theories of metaphysics. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3.5/4 The Disaster Artist (2017) Jeff Mitchell A triumphant comedic companion to the 'The Room'. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3.5/4 Lady Bird (2017) Jeff Mitchell Greta Gerwig's movie flies with humor and universal, high school truths. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Jeff Mitchell 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' doesn't stray from Marvel's Midas touch EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/4 The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) Jeff Mitchell This creepy indie will form a kinship with horror fans EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/4 45 Years (2015) Jeff Mitchell '45 Years' captures a lifetime of drama in one particular week. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
1.5/4 The Girl on the Train (2016) Jeff Mitchell Four key characters concoct decisions that no actual human beings would ever ponder. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/4 Anthropoid (2016) Jeff Mitchell 'Anthropoid' doubles as a WWII thriller and an important Czech history lesson . EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/4 Nelyubov (2017) Jeff Mitchell Many times, we stagger in bleak but simultaneously stunning outdoor spaces, with visuals that will linger as long as our new memories of this family's hopeless journey. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/4 The Dressmaker (2015) Jeff Mitchell 'The Dressmaker' needs some alterations. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/4 The Eagle Huntress (2016) Jeff Mitchell From the other side of the world, this documentary soars with inspiration. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/4 Wakefield (2016) Jeff Mitchell If the movie ran just 53 minutes instead of 106, Cranston probably would have won me over. After all, "Wakefield" is based on a short story. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/4 Downsizing (2017) Jeff Mitchell A rare miss for Alexander Payne. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2.5/4 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Jeff Mitchell This 'RBG' feature film might be a good companion piece with the 'RBG' documentary. The doc is better. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/4 The Highwaymen (2019) Jeff Mitchell Costner and Harrelson take us on a new road towards Bonnie and Clyde. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/4 The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Jeff Mitchell Chastain commands every scene with a strong, feminine spirit as Antonina, an important voice during the darkest times of war. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
3.5/4 RBG (2018) Jeff Mitchell A super documentary about a modern-day superhero. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/4 Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word (2018) Jeff Mitchell This cinematic-celebration of the man doesn't ask enough questions. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
1.5/4 La chute de l'empire Américain (2018) Jeff Mitchell The tone and pacing remain flat for nearly the entire 2-hour 7-minute runtime. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/4 5B (2018) Jeff Mitchell Hospital Ward '5B' is a heartbreaking and inspirational destination EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Jeff Mitchell Bell constructs her comedy like a 103-minute episode of "Love, American Style" or "The Love Boat". EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
1.5/4 Despicable Me 3 (2017) Jeff Mitchell Too many storylines, not enough Minions. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/4 T2 Trainspotting (2017) Jeff Mitchell A flawed sequel, but fans will get their fix. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
3.5/4 The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Jeff Mitchell Pesce shoots his horrific creation with a distinct arthouse flair and constructs an isolated environment, in which no one can hear you scream. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/4 Toni Erdmann (2016) Jeff Mitchell With all due respect to Emma Stone ("La La Land"), Sandra Huller gave the best lead actress performance of 2016. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
1.5/4 Fist Fight (2017) Jeff Mitchell This high school comedy feels like study hall. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3.5/4 Logan (2017) Jeff Mitchell A vulnerable Logan delivers an indestructible Wolverine movie EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3.5/4 Maudie (2016) Jeff Mitchell Sally Hawkins received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for "The Shape of Water", but she was better in "Maudie". EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
1.5/4 Ma (2019) Jeff Mitchell Spencer is a terrific villain, but she's stuck in a clunky story EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019