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Elizabeth Weitzman

Elizabeth Weitzman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 99% Finding Nemo (2003) A timeless delight.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2012
5/5 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) If history is any guide, you and your family - whether young or old - will probably want to see "Monsters University" over and over.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2012
5/5 98% A Hard Day's Night (1964) Rejected the status quo with an irreverent, quick-cutting documentary style that could fairly be described as mod, rocking and mocking.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2014
4/4 94% Girlhood (2003) Garbus spent three years patiently mining for beauty in the ugliest of environments. The remarkable result stands as a challenge to anyone who would have seen only the worst and walked right by.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 29, 2003
4/4 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) A generation-spanning journey that feels both comfortingly familiar and excitingly original.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 8, 2005
4/4 89% The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) Everything a good documentary should be.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 31, 2006
4/4 75% Cars (2006) It achieves the near impossible, turning cars, trucks, tractors and farm harvesters into cute Disney characters whose fates you'll care about.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Jun 9, 2006
4/4 90% The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Die Hohle des gelben Hundes) (2005) It's the perfect antidote to overprocessed entertainment, for moviegoers of any age.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 10, 2006
4/4 85% Mutual Appreciation (2006) Here's hoping that somehow, this intelligent, uncommonly perceptive film finds the fairy-tale success it deserves.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 1, 2006
5/5 88% Reprise (2006) The kind of discovery that comes along only a few times a year (if we're lucky), Joachim Trier's energetic, inventive debut takes such a novel approach to well-worn themes that it makes most movies look downright lazy.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 16, 2008
4/4 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) The most searing film I've seen this year.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2007
5/5 90% Moon (2009) Why don't we see movies this mesmerizing more often?‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2009
5/5 84% Rachel Getting Married (2008) A film that is both deceptively modest and deeply resonant.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2008
5/5 97% The Hurt Locker (2009) A movie that deserves to stand as one of the defining films of the decade.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2009
4/4 93% La Nana (The Maid) (2009) Just when her Chilean employwers wonder if she's sociopathic, Saavedra suggests that Raquel's behavior is, in fact, perfectly rational.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2009
5/5 85% Tyson (2009) Who is Mike Tyson? Soft-spoken lost soul? Vicious animal? Not even he knows. But it's eerily fascinating to watch him try to figure it out.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2009
5/5 88% Let Me In (2010) Reeves so deeply understands the nature of childhood terror that Let Me In burns with a white-hot clarity.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2010
5/5 87% Inception (2010) The ambition on display is so huge, and the filmmaking so intelligent, you'll emerge feeling as if you've just watched an entire season of the greatest sci-fi series never made.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2010
5/5 89% Neil Young Trunk Show (2010) Demme beautifully captures the show's casual intimacy.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2010
5/5 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) Kids may sound like typically quirky arthouse fare. But this is a movie for everyone -- and, in one way or another, about everyone, too.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2010
5/5 93% Hugo (2011) "Come and dream with me," a filmmaker pleads in Martin Scorsese's exquisite fantasy "Hugo," offering an invitation that's clearly extended from Scorsese himself.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2011
5/5 93% I Wish (2012) How does Hirokazu Kore-eda do it? His films are so casually infused with graceful realism, they make other movies feel painfully stilted and false.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 10, 2012
5/5 79% La pirogue (2013) Every moment feels human and true, from the naive optimism of the trip's sendoff to its unsparingly realistic conclusion, which trades reckless hope for quiet honor.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2013
5/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) To see an expensive, big-studio movie freed from creative constraints and directorial cynicism is always a rare and wondrous experience. In a season of bloated indulgence, it's also fair to call it a marvel.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2014
5/5 92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) It's a must-see - as long as you're willing to embrace the movie's melancholy.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2013
5/5 91% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) Future historians will find the ideal chronicle of our era in the superbly crafted "We Steal Secrets."‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 23, 2013
5/5 94% All Is Lost (2013) It's just a guy. On a boat. For 107 minutes. And every one of those minutes is riveting.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2013
5/5 95% Her (2013) A heartrending romance that will ring true for all those who've found, lost, or are still impatiently awaiting their own soul mate.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2013
3.5/4 86% Junebug (2005) Morrison and his cast approach this familiar story with such understated intelligence, we don't even realize they've pulled the rug out from under the audience until we've tumbled to the floor, clichés scattered in pieces around us.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Aug 3, 2005
3.5/4 92% Ballets Russes (2005) Blessed with a surfeit of archival footage and dozens of marvelous, first-person stories, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have created a rich, complex portrait of the legendary Russian Ballet.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 28, 2005
3.5/4 95% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Burton's skewed vision is seamlessly realized by director Henry Selick and cleverly enhanced by Danny Elfman's songs.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2006
3.5/4 96% Festival Express (2003) Although their on-board antics are mighty entertaining, it's the extraordinary performances -- including Joplin's historic, heart-rending 'Cry Baby' -- that lift this movie into the cannon of classic festival films.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Jul 30, 2004
3.5/4 94% The Station Agent (2003) This Sundance winner deserves every accolade it's earned so far for the way the director and his cast sidestep the script's inherent obstacles of eccentricity and whimsy.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 3, 2003
3.5/4 97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003) Uncovers a complex, multilayered tragedy with a surprisingly wide range of victims and perpetrators.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 9, 2003
3.5/4 97% To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) (2003) Exhibiting the same sort of patience as his sensible hero, Philibert has created an extraordinarily humane portrait of a partnership between one adult and his very fortunate charges.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 25, 2003
3.5/4 88% Funny Ha Ha (2003) Each stammer, hesitation and nervous laugh reminds us of who we once were, still are or even hope to be.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 29, 2005
3.5/4 82% Prisoner of Paradise (2002) Ggripping documentary.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 13, 2003
3.5/4 81% Far Side of the Moon (2005) As an actor, Lepage is a captivating presence, easily transforming from one sibling to the other. And as a director, he braids the personal and the universal with dexterity, turning theatrical intimacy into cinematic ecstasy.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 2, 2005
3.5/4 94% Offside (2006) Director Jafar Panahi has long been an eloquent and passionate representative for Iranian women. But judging by this deeply poignant comedy, they may not need a mouthpiece much longer.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
3.5/4 95% U-Carmen (2005) [Director] Dornford-May deftly balances the details of his setting with the universality of his themes, exploring every dusty corner of a village thrumming with tension between patriarchal leaders and strong-willed women.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2007
3.5/4 84% Paprika (2006) Whatever it is you're looking for -- comedy, horror, parades of singing frogs and dancing kitchen appliances -- you'll find it in Satoshi Kon's anime adventure, a jaw-dropping feat of imagination.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 25, 2007
3.5/4 92% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Bursts with so much amped-up energy, you may need to rest once it's finally done.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2007
3.5/4 94% Cinévardaphoto (2005) A masterful collection of cinematic essays, Agnes Varda's triptych of short films takes its audience from elation to despair and back again.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 18, 2005
3.5/4 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) Pegg and Wright are armed with an endlessly impressive arsenal of attention grabbers, from witty editing tricks to a wry soundtrack and a joke-packed script that demands multiple viewings.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2007
3.5/4 94% Away From Her (2007) Every actress who's ever frozen her emotions with Botox should be forced to watch this film before returning to the plastic surgeon's office. It's the lines in Christie's face -- deeply etched, deeply earned -- that make her so heartbreakingly lovely.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 4, 2007
3.5/4 97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) Heartbreaking and hilarious...‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2007
3.5/4 77% Occupation: Dreamland (2005) Straightforward and immensely powerful, the movie offers a blunt assessment of the war from soldiers currently fighting it, and their perspective is not pretty.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 23, 2005
4/5 93% The Lion King (1994) Everyone, young and old, will find something to appreciate in this Shakespearean tale of a young lion discovering his rightful place in the world.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2011
4/5 58% Special (2006) It may not be perfect, but this under-the-radar indie from Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore is smart enough to leave you glad you found it.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2008
4/5 42% The Go-Getter (2008) Quote not available.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2009