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
3.5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Marie Asner I was pleasantly surprised at the choice of material for Adam Sandler and how well he does in the role of Howard. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/5 Little Women (2019) Marie Asner Each scene is like a Thomas Kinkade painting come to life. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/5 () Marie Asner All of this adds up to a film that, when ending, leaves one with a gasp... EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
2.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Marie Asner I had hoped more of the stories could have been explored, but they were not. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 Knives Out (2019) Marie Asner Knives Out does go on a bit longer and there are one too many running down corridors and driving from one place to another, but as a whole the film pays off with humor, mayhem, and shows us families to whom "entitlement" is their middle name. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3.5/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Marie Asner This film is a satisfying conclusion. And so, faithful film fans, enjoy this last installment of the Star Wars films as we have known them. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3.5/5 A Hidden Life (2019) Marie Asner Malick's film gets its point across and with a classical soundtrack by James Newton Howard. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.5/5 Waves (2019) Marie Asner The film is told as a television film, with breaks and you almost expect a commercial here. This can slow an audience from putting together the story of Tyler, and then the story of Emily. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 Honey Boy (2019) Marie Asner It takes a lifetime to manufacture a person's psyche and sometimes, a lifetime to disassemble and reassemble that same person. The work has begun for audiences to see. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
3/5 Frozen II (2019) Marie Asner [The] vocals are beautifully done. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
1917 (2019) Marie Asner [A] disappointment. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
3.5/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Marie Asner This film is a nail-biter. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
3.5/5 Abominable (2019) Marie Asner Family doesn't have to mean father, mother, children and in-laws, sometimes there are missing people, so friends take up the slack, and even animals can be family members, especially large, white, furry ones. Abominable is fun entertainment. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/5 The Irishman (2019) Marie Asner I found the time length of the film adequate to convey the story line and time passes quickly when you become absorbed in the school of acting displayed before you. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 The Two Popes (2019) Marie Asner The Two Popes has two actors who play off each other so well. This is another film that is a school of acting. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 The Laundromat (2019) Marie Asner Through the story and actions of the cast, you can see actions that were thought to be rational and cost-effective were really irrational and costly. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 The Good Liar (2019) Marie Asner The plot keeps you guessing and though you may think you know what is going on, sit back and relax and let the story take you along. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Marie Asner I liked the mood of this film, and though it goes on a bit, taking Norton's character from one place to another in the story, the ambiance of that time period is there. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 Last Christmas (2019) Marie Asner Emilia Clarke can do comedy as well as tame dragons, and does the role of Kate the loser, quite well. Her quips and pratfalls are numerous and carry the story along. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 Country Christmas Album (2018) Marie Asner The film is family oriented and just in time for the Christmas season. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 A Champion Heart (2018) Marie Asner Will Musser's soundtrack is appropriate for the scenes, whether action or comedy, and yes, there is plenty of humor in this film. Cinematographer Ian Robertson catches just the right light... EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Marie Asner Two people from opposite ends of the spectrum and they find common ground for friendship. That's what it is all about. People need people. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 3 Lives (2019) Marie Asner [It] certainly keeps the audience guessing as to what is happening and loyalties shift from one person to another. This is a film where you can't take your eyes off the screen because you might miss something. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 The Riot Act (2018) Marie Asner Murder, betrayal, revenge---"The Riot Act" has it all, and the why's and when's and where's come trickling in so the audience has to stay on its toes to catch it all. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
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