Phantom Tollbooth

Phantom Tollbooth is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): J. Robert Parks, Marie Asner
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Marie Asner The audience is there for entertainment and popcorn, and they get both. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 8 Remains (2018) Marie Asner From the beginning of the film, with the setting of a country manor house and antique furnishings to drab rooms to pastoral settings to a kitchen, the audience is caught up with the where-or-when-or ever will there be an answer. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/5 Yesterday (2019) Marie Asner Himesh Patel does fine in the role of Jack, who literally falls into this predicament...and can sing, also. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 Holy Lands (2018) Marie Asner There is humor in the banter between Harry and Moshe, and between Harry and just about everyone else. His caustic wit is always ready. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/5 Purdah (2018) Marie Asner The film is compelling in that the camera is part of the family and then part of the population. The face-on view conveys the emotion each person feels at the time, then filming from afar, you see how the problems within this family can be multiplied... EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
3.5/5 Tater Tot & Patton (2017) Marie Asner Along with the two main actors, there is the cinematography by Peter "Per" Wigand that is a third actor in their scenes, and music by Garth Stevenson that is the fourth actor. This quartet makes the movie come alive. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 The Mustang (2019) Marie Asner The Mustang isn't just for horse-loving people, even if you have ridden a horse only once in your life, you know the power and strength that is there, and the stubbornness and defiance that can be there, too. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/5 Mary Magdalene (2018) Marie Asner The music score by the late Johann Johannsson has special music for each scene and that, in itself, becomes part of the cast. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
2.5/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Marie Asner So goes the storyline, and with each bend in the road, there is violence, including beatings, drug overdoses, and death by whatever piece of wood or steel is handy. One can lose count. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3.5/5 Dumbo (2019) Marie Asner Bring a handkerchief. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Marie Asner Brie Larson has the credits for the role and trained extensively for it, but she is hampered by her character having amnesia through part of the story. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3.5/5 Roma (2018) Marie Asner There is sadness and some humor in Roma. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 Chasing the Win (2016) Marie Asner Chasing The Win is a good documentary with heart and shows the life of a champion race horse and what happens after the glory days are past. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
3.5/5 RBG (2018) Marie Asner No matter what side of the fence you are on, politically, this documentary gives a view into the workings of the Supreme Court and what it takes to make it to the top. Perseverance and a sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Marie Asner The film is atmospheric and don't expect rich togas, this is plain homespun here. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
2.5/5 Breaking In (2018) Marie Asner You began to wonder just how many times Shaun would think of an idea only to have a crook come up with another idea. Like playing tic-tac-toe. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Bert Saraco The Russos balance the superbly-choreographed action with the essential intimate scenes, fleshing out character, plot, and spectacle with pacing that's so perfect that the hefty running time (149 minutes) is hardly noticed. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 Beirut (2018) Marie Asner Beirut debuted well at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. will tell, but this one holds up well. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 Hostiles (2017) Marie Asner Hostiles is not your usual gunslinger/wagon train/outlaw Western. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2018
3.5/5 Phantom Thread (2017) Marie Asner [Daniel Day-Lewisis on] another plane than everyone else. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/5 The Post (2017) Marie Asner What you expect they will do... they do. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2018
3.5/5 I, Tonya (2017) Marie Asner Director Craig Gillespie has put together quite a film. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2018
3.5/5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Marie Asner Daisy Ridley is always in motion. Her role of a young warrior is intense, but her moments with Adam Driver, comparing good and evil, are good, indeed. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
3.5/5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Marie Asner The local diner, pick-up trucks everywhere, beautiful sunsets on a lonely countryside and you sense that if something wasn't done to stir things up, the town and its secrets would slide into nothingness. If only the billboards could speak. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/5 Last Flag Flying (2017) Marie Asner Bring hankie to this film. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/5 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Marie Asner All in all, this cast does make a team, but I think Pfeiffer steals her scenes with an enigmatic look. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Marie Asner This movie is a top-notch production and my guess is that it will appear in movie theaters as a special each year, or at least, on television as a favorite. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Marie Asner Fans won't be disappointed in Thor: Ragnorak. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 Only the Brave (2017) Marie Asner Josh Brolin does a very good job as the conflicted Eric, who lives for his job and doesn't seem to notice much else, even his wife. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 Viceroy's House (2017) Marie Asner It is always enjoyable to sit back and watch the actors do their work. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/5 Victor (2015) Marie Asner The impossible is sometimes just within a hand's grasp. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 Wind River (2017) Marie Asner Wind River is one of the best films of the year so far. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
2.5/5 Despicable Me 3 (2017) Marie Asner [I] wanted to reach up to the screen and switch Bratt off. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 The Exception (2016) Marie Asner There is a sadness in everything [Christopher Plummer] speaks. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2017
Maudie (2016) Marie Asner The scenery of Nova Scotia is beautifully [filmed] by cinematographer Guy Timmins. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 A Quiet Passion (2016) Marie Asner A film about a poet takes a special touch from a director, and here, Terence Davies got it right. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 The Fate of the Furious (2017) Marie Asner My favorite scene? Deckard and his Mom. This could be a film by itself. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/5 Toni Erdmann (2016) Marie Asner Toni Erdmann is 40 minutes too long, period. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/5 Argo (2012) Marie Asner This is better than any horror movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2017
Julieta (2016) Marie Asner The cinematography... is, at times, almost an actor in the film. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 Paterson (2016) Marie Asner Paterson left me with a feeling of hope. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 20th Century Women (2016) Marie Asner It is Jamie, as played by Lucas Jade Zumann, who gets your attention. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 Lion (2016) Marie Asner Director Gareth Davis has pulled it together for a tale of two countries, two cities and two lives twenty years apart. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2017
4/5 Fences (2016) Marie Asner Fences will surely garner Oscar nominations for the screenplay and actor performances. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2017
2.5/5 Assassin's Creed (2016) Marie Asner The lighting is dim and you can't tell what the groups are doing. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/5 La La Land (2016) Marie Asner Longing for an old Hollywood musical?... Look no further, movie fan. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 Manchester by the Sea (2016) Marie Asner Kenneth Lonergan has written quite a script. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/5 The Eagle Huntress (2016) Marie Asner The Eagle Huntress is a look into another world. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Marie Asner Fans will be happy. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/5 Arrival (2016) Marie Asner What is effective is that the camera rests on the actor's faces, rather than all the ruckus going on around them. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2016