Erin Blackwell Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Erin Blackwell

Erin Blackwell
Erin Blackwell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Bay Area Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Lighthouse Keepers (Gardiens De Phare) 1929 (1929) I'd recommend seeing anything Constance Talmadge is in because she's totally nuts, I mean she's a subtle comic genius who transcends gender, as geniuses will. ‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
100% The Man Who Laughs (1928) ...instantly breathtaking...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
92% Zero Days (2016) Well-researched, meticulously edited, densely informative, Zero Days is utterly riveting as visual display and thoroughly mind-boggling as techno-military history.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
97% Ixcanul (2016) The young woman, whose coming-of-age story this is, responds limply to every force she comes in contact with.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
77% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) This story is so trippy it could use some clarity.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
No Score Yet Racing to Zero, in Pursuit of Zero Waste (2015) A thrilling new documentary.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
99% The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1967) A stirring reminder that all creatures crave liberty, administered by themselves.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
82% We Are X (2016) Fascinating for Japanophiles.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
100% National Bird (2016) Director Sonia Kennebeck has made a masterpiece.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
97% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) For 80 minutes we are submerged in a sort of home movie, shot to the highest professional standard, of animals living their lives.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
93% Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016) Its linear plot proceeds step by obvious step, following an anti-hero who is alone in possessing any twinkle of subjectivity.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
83% Theo Who Lived (2016) David Schisgall has directed this film with grace and eloquence, letting Theo tell it his way, in a site-specific reenactment that is itself a bit adventurous.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
60% Videofilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) (Videofilia: y otros síndromes virales) (2016) At an hour and 50 minutes, Videofilia winds up looking like a self-indulgent exercise in editing across visual platforms that ultimately merge in a sloppy psychedelic soup of porn-fueled machismo undercutting any claim to originality. ‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
87% Saving Banksy (2017) Director Colin M. Day, while dutifully illustrating his subject, fails to have a point of view.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
88% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) The concept is delightful, and the realization a first-rate labor of love, talent, and artistic skill, untrammelled by big budget.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
91% Frantz (2017) These mood swings make this costume drama very much of the moment.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
73% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) We are held at arm's length, in a literal-minded rendering of alienation that remains tentative and cautious where its anti-heroine was over-the-top monstrous.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
53% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) Alas, Paul Cezanne and his friend Emile Zola, the titular "Me," are not so well-served by director Daniele Thompson.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
81% Finding Oscar (2017) Producer-director Ryan Suffern threw his Finding Oscar into the Hollywood mangle with predictable results.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) To say A Quiet Passion lasts two hours is to give the reader no clue as to the mind-numbing parade of disconnected scenes that stretches from school years through indistinguishable family sit-downs and walk-abouts and posings.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
91% Prevenge (2017) [Alice Lowe's] first feature as a director is brilliant in a Jennifer Saunders way, mordant, skillful, outrageous, and true.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
93% Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia (2017) The movie is not a disinterested or critical history, but a backgrounder for investors and other global mercenaries.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
63% Desierto (2016) There's no story here, only a one-sided shoot-em-up as callous as a video game. Hollywood has always been cynical, but Desierto distinguishes itself by its indifference to the dilemma it depicts.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
49% Churchill (2017) Churchill creates, as did the man himself in his lifetime, the illusion of stability, even at the height of crisis. This alone is worth the price of admission.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
84% Letters From Baghdad (2017) Directors Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Kayenbuehl have meticulously crafted an overly cautious but much-needed corrective to USA's disastrous, ongoing campaign of oil-based misinformation.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
75% Manifesto (2017) As a concept this may please some art students, but as entertainment it's a dud. Exactly why boredom sets in early has something to do with the difference between visual and dramatic art.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
85% Moka (2017) If the anti-climax was designed to confound my thirst for vengeance, it succeeded.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
91% Human Flow (2017) [The refugees'] situation is extreme, the risks dire, and they're real people. Was it obscene to parade them for my consumption, or was my irritation at his constantly inserting himself into the frame like Hitchcock beside the point?‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
90% Rat Film (2017) [Director Theo Anthony's] approach is formal, poetic, and associative, but ultimately thin, strained, and incoherent.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
85% The Square (2017) Beautifully choreographed and... tweaked but scathingly true to life.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
86% My Friend Dahmer (2017) This superficial treatment of an American tragedy may pass as a condemnation of superficial American culture, but the opportunity to make a film as rivetingly creepy-compassionate as the comic has been blown.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) Divine Order works as a dream.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
79% Voyeur (2017) This isn't the first documentary made by people without the journalist gene, but their lack of initiative is appalling.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
84% Darkest Hour (2017) Make-up does not a performance make, as is proved by Darkest Hour.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
90% I, Tonya (2018) Director Craig Gillespie has reinvented the biopic, a notoriously dreary genre, by striking a hair-trigger balance between trauma and parody, mockumentary and melodrama, demolishing the fourth wall.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
69% Happy End (2017) If you're looking for timeless analysis of the ludicrous resilience of the ruling class, see Buñuel's deliciously surreal Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
87% The Peacemaker (2018) After 60 minutes, Peacemaker loses traction and shifts into a maudlin, slow-moving, and perverse unraveling of the man and his self-ordained mission.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
72% Gemini (2018) No aesthetic pleasures, however, could mask the wimpiness of the denouement's reliance on an old Agatha Christie trick, delivered to the disappointed viewer with zero emotional payoff.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
67% The Seagull (2018) If everyone played with [Elizabeth Moss'] brio and depth, if the characters weren't reduced to bare outlines, and if the film itself were less self-conscious about taking up people's time... Chekhov would be better served.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
No Score Yet Cobby: The Other Side of Cute (2018) I was laughing out loud at the comedy, the tragedy, and the director's self-satire.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
84% Nancy (2018) These characters never progress beyond a thumbnail sketch as Choe tippy-toes around the sinkhole that is Nancy's arrival.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
100% Man Made (2018) A slick, upbeat documentary about bodybuilders transitioning or transitioned to male.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
58% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) Although Mrs. Hyde leaves a lot to be desired, its storytelling wobbly, not for an instant did I feel that Huppert, now 65, was repeating herself.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
78% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) If you're a free spirit, you'll enjoy this spirited backward glance at a great British designer, provocateur, businesswoman, whose smash-the-box approach continues to inspire in these dull gray days of our despair.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
81% Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf (2018) This is a missed opportunity to raise consciousness about the nature of plants in general and a new philosophy of gardening in particular.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
No Score Yet The Ladies Almanack (2017) Sometimes the point of a film is to relish the opportunities such a project affords to gad about Paris and rub elbows with Eileen Myles, Hélène Cixous, Terry Castle, Guinevere Turner, Deborah Bright, and other lesser-known queers.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
72% The Misandrists (2018) I feel like I've just been dragged by the hair backwards through my radical feminist past and seduced into enjoying the ride.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
96% Dark Money (2018) Director Kimberly Reed has made one of the most important films in years.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020