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 Six Minutes to Midnight (2020) Marie Asner Music, acting and cinematography mix to form a story of wartime and bravery. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2021
3/5 The Courier (2020) Marie Asner For Cumberbatch fans, you will not be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
4/5 Night of the Kings (2020) Marie Asner Night of the Kings is an interesting variation of an old story, and one that captures the imagination. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
2.5/5 Minari (2020) Marie Asner The film moves at a leisurely pace and each new episode is like the scene in a play, though sometimes disjointed. The audience can predict what is going to happen next. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
4/5 Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words (2019) Marie Asner Ruth - Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words is well-organized and gives the audience a look into the life of a woman who changes history. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Marie Asner I liked the performances of Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Davis uses her eyes to good effect, while Boseman uses his hands. Body language has its own story too tell. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
4/5 The Prom (2020) Marie Asner Everyone seems to be having so much fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
3/5 The Dissident (2020) Marie Asner The Dissident refers to the journalist, but most of the story is about what happened around the journalist. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
3.5/5 Effigy: Poison and the City (2019) Marie Asner I liked the leisurely pace of the film. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Marie Asner The cinematography by Martin Ruhe is very good and brings the audience into the coldness and aloneness of this devastation. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 Driveways (2019) Marie Asner For one of his last films, Brian Dennehy has a small gem here. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
1/5 Free Lunch Express (2020) Marie Asner I was counting the minutes. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
4/5 76 Days (2020) Marie Asner A strong film about fighting a war against an unseen enemy. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/5 The Curse of Hobbes House (2020) Marie Asner The pace of the film is just right. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 Fatman (2020) Marie Asner Humor is tossed in the air and lands on a sharp edge. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 The Last Vermeer (2019) Marie Asner Guy Pearce takes his scenes with gusto. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3.5/5 Recon (2020) Marie Asner Just when you chuckle over someone's comment, there is an unusual sound to disturb the moment. The audience begins to get the feel of being alone, really alone. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/5 Let Him Go (2020) Marie Asner The acting in Let Him Go is quite good. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
2.5/5 Honest Thief (2020) Marie Asner There is enough action in this Neeson film to please his fans. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 Made in Italy (2020) Marie Asner If you can't travel to Italy this year, Made In Italy can be your stay-at-home choice. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 Radioactive (2019) Marie Asner Radioactive gives us a hard-fought battle and one that women are still fighting today no matter the field of endeavor. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 God of the Piano (2019) Marie Asner The first few minutes of this film are startling. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 River City Drumbeat (2019) Marie Asner The band's precision is exquisite. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/5 The War With Grandpa (2020) Marie Asner Though it is amusing to try to guess what Ed or Peter will try next, it also gets bland, and a Robert De Niro film should not be bland. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
2.5/5 Tenet (2020) Marie Asner A film that wends its way around time, backward and forward, needs some space, and filling it with more intricacy doesn't always work. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Feel the Beat (2020) Marie Asner All in all, this is an energetic cast with an energetic soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 Relic (2020) Marie Asner The three actors do well together and you can believe them as a family. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
The Old Guard (2020) Marie Asner [The] soundtrack by Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O'Halloran is well-placed and cinematography by Tami Reiker and Barry Ackroyd, very good. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 The High Note (2020) Marie Asner First of all, the music in The High Note is quite good. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2019) Marie Asner This Dalai Lama is a gracious and friendly person, with a sense of humor. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
3.5/5 Turnover (2019) Marie Asner Be prepared for just about anything to happen in "Turnover," and though the story line may wander a bit, it does so with heart. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2020
3.5/5 Silent Panic (2018) Marie Asner The many directions of the script caught me. Just when you think something is going to happen by a hair's breadth, it doesn't, and something else occurs. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2020
2.5/5 Love is not Love (2020) Marie Asner It takes the first third of the film to figure out what is going on... The narrator hinders the audience and does not help. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2020
3/5 Union (2018) Marie Asner In the end, "Union" tells an unusual story of trying to live peacefully within a war climate, where love is a luxury to be hidden and always being on guard becomes a way of life. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2020
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 A Patient Man (2019) 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