Anita Katz Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Anita Katz

Anita Katz
Anita Katz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Francisco Examiner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 73% The Rental (2020) The movie is sufficiently compelling to make viewers wish that Franco hadn't abandoned the satisfying psychodrama for the slasher entertainment that follows.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
2.5/4 62% Radioactive (2020) Its constraining biopic formula deprives its extraordinary heroine, and the capable Rosamund Pike, who plays her, of the chance to excite.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/4 93% Yes, God, Yes (2020) As a coming-of-age tale, it's gently appealing. Alice's rabbit-hole-like adventures unfold amusingly and engagingly. Anyone familiar with adolescence will likely recognize the emotions Maine portrays.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
2.5/4 37% Guest of Honour (2020) In the end, viewers are as frustrated as they are hooked. Thewlis and the character he makes so riveting deserve better.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
3/4 81% The Beach House (2020) As genre entertainment, it's inspired, well-crafted, and while not a spine-tingler, sufficiently scary to satisfy fans.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
3/4 100% House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) (2020) A female coming-of-age story that addresses patriarchal attitudes and historical events, the South Korean drama is a subtle and sensitive winner.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3/4 95% Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things (2020) Both Fitzgerald fans and those for whom she's a mere name from the past will be impressed.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
2/4 40% Irresistible (2020) It is flat as a satire, lacking the sharpness we associate with Stewart. It doesn't sizzle as a love-hate comedy, either. Until the plot demands it, the Gary-Faith attraction barely registers.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
2.5/4 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) Apatow's ambitious plot, which takes 137 minutes to unfold, contains too many strands that miss their mark. The often unfunny arrested-development humor clashes with the serious content.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3/4 92% The Surrogate (2020) Because the movie doesn't judge its characters, or favor one viewpoint over other, all three protagonists can be taken seriously, and their dilemma and the debate it prompts is stirring.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3/4 100% Marona's Fantastic Tale (L'Extraordinaire voyage de Marona) (2020) In this world full of hate and brutality, dogs love humans generously and unconditionally, and the animated adventure Marona's Fantastic Tale charmingly illustrates their bighearted, loyal spirit.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3/4 92% End of Sentence (2020) Despite considerable problems, it's hard to abandon this movie, which at its high points is an affecting drama about family hostilities, aggression and passivity, parents and children disappointed with each other and the process of healing.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3/4 92% The Vast of Night (2020) Dexterity at the wheel, visual prowess and ability to keep viewers rapt make for an exciting directorial debut and mighty fine sci-fi entertainment.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3/4 95% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) It all adds up to a barely full-length but singularly arresting film that establishes its creators as notable international talents and illustrates the possibilities and pleasures of non-Hollywood adult-geared animation.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/4 100% Santiago, Italia (2018) In Moretti's deft hands, this seemingly small film delivers in multiple arenas: as a historical document, a condemnation of fascism, a journey of hope, and a universal call for compassion.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/4 94% Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) It all adds up to a non-revelatory but worthwhile and surprisingly watchable blend of an economics lesson, a pop-culture cocktail, and a call to action.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
2.5/4 86% Deerskin (2020) Haenel, who brings an almost feral quality to the eager Denise, who becomes Georges' complicit collaborator, also is excellent, though the film belongs to Dujardin.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/4 91% Bull (2020) Havard, a newcomer, isn't a powerhouse, but she conveys essential goodness and brings a natural quality to Kris. She and Morgan share understated winning chemistry.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/4 90% The Booksellers (2020) Young's detail-filled doc may bore those uninterested in dust jackets. But bibliophiles and the simply curious should find themselves enlightened and charmed.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
2.5/4 70% Abe (2020) Overall, the film misses nearly as often as it charms.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
3/4 88% Selah and the Spades (2020) Writer-director Tayarisha Poe, making her feature debut, brings fresh elements in this tale of teenage power and politics, which suggests fare ranging from Heathers to Celine Sciamma's Girlhood, with the Corleone clan acting as advisers.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
3.5/4 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Hittman delivers an immersing, atmospheric, emotionally truthful drama about two young women braving a situation they shouldn't have to be in.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
3/4 100% Slay the Dragon (2020) This is an important film that should interest anyone who cares about democracy's future.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
2.5/4 73% The Other Lamb (2020) Szumowska depicts the cult mentality superficially... But her poetic eye produces striking imagery, her storytelling is immersing and her depiction of women revolting against their male oppressor can't help but feel current.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
3/4 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) Blow the Man Down is a salty, quirky, gritty, droll, female-driven noir comedy set in a fishing village with a delectably sinister vibe.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
2/4 51% Burden (2020) Neither dud nor gem, this fact-based drama's terrific story is presented with a heavy-hand and superficially.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3/4 96% Incitement (2020) An overdetailed but engrossing portrait of an ideological assassin and a powerful condemnation of fanaticism.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3/4 84% The Traitor (2020) The Traitor is a satisfying, substantive gangster flick and an immensely entertaining portrait of courtroom justice Sicilian style.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/4 92% The Assistant (2020) Working realistically and with an eagle eye, Green, previously a documentarian, delivers 87 absorbing minutes of workplace pathology as she illustrates how rottenness at the top can infect subordinates.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/4 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Cage, while capable of giving a more three-dimensional and emotionally satisfying performance, is effective in fan-popular unhinged form. ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/4 95% Little Women (2019) It all adds up to a still-relevant call for women's equality and a timeless salute to sisterhood. Cinematography and costume and production design, too, are impressive.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
3/4 69% Bombshell (2019) The film also triumphs as a close-up look at a harasser in action and as a depiction of how women can stop harassment by speaking out and supporting one another.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 97% The Kingmaker (2019) This is a scary documentary that illustrates how a country could easily shift from a democracy to a dictatorship. ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/4 72% The Aeronauts (2019) Harper still creates satisfying entertainment, old-fashioned widescreen-adventure style. Wide-shot views of clouds, images of the balloon looking minuscule against the sky and a fluttering butterfly moment visually impress.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
2.5/4 82% Queen & Slim (2019) The movie doesn't sizzle. The romantic element is a substantial part of the reason why. The passionate love the protagonists purportedly share tends to reveal itself only when the plot demands. Even then, it's low on fire.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) [Director Marielle Heller] puts irresistible humanity and gracefully keen humor on the screen, and she keeps the emotion real.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/4 94% Marriage Story (2019) This is a moving and mesmerizing movie.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/4 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) With its unique gumshoe protagonist and relevant historical content, Edward Norton's ambitious, atmospheric Motherless Brooklyn isn't without spark or substance -- but its excessive running time and muddy storytelling keep it from triumphing.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 94% Western Stars (2019) The elements add up to a generous encounter with the Boss and stirringly demonstrate the art of music making.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/4 87% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) With its engaging storytelling, the film is a relevant look at history that has repeated itself; it's also character portrait that, while not penetrating, satisfyingly appeals to our fascination with evil.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/4 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Almodovar masterfully handles flashbacks, making past and present seem naturally connected. He shifts from truth to fiction with deftness and clarity. He inspires viewers to question the reliability of memory.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/4 100% The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2020) The African footage, some of it shot by Dagg, contains extraordinary scenes of giraffes eating, running and fighting with their necks. The sight of giraffes in motion, is, in Dagg's words, a "symphony of movement.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/4 86% Ms. Purple (2019) A gorgeously melancholy mood drama.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 82% Judy (2019) Zellweger reigns, and she brings a showbiz legend to stirring life.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) With its wealth of examples of the wicked wit of its title subject, Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins is expectedly entertaining.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/4 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Issa Lopez is a storytelling talent worth watching.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo and his star Jillian Bell have created one of the year's most winning comic heroines in the movies.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/4 97% American Factory (2019) It all adds up to a revealing look at labor in the globalization age and a heartfelt salute to everyday workers.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 98% One Child Nation (2019) One Child Nation is an informative, affecting and important film that solidly documents a dark bit of Chinese history that needs remembering.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/4 90% Luce (2019) Too much ambiguity weakens the narrative in Luce... But outstanding performances and observant considerations of race and privilege make the movie.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019