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James Greenberg

James Greenberg
James Greenberg's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net, Hollywood Reporter, TheWrap

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig modernizes the material and gives it momentum by chopping up the narrative so it moves back and forth in time rather than telling a linear story.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
85% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) To see Rob Garver's affectionate documentary about Kael's career is to be once again swept away by the excitement of cinema as she experienced it.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's genius is to see the humanity we share with these fatally flawed people. Make no mistake, this is a brilliantly executed but profoundly sad movie.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) What Scorsese offers us is a reasonable facsimile of what The Rolling Thunder Revue was like: A rollicking good time, a shape-shifting getaway, and an inspiring journey.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
96% Roma (2018) Above all else, Roma is an extraordinary visual experience.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) The film is a tale of youthful innocence and mature disillusionment.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
97% People's Republic of Desire (2018) A chillingly sad document of where the human spirit is at, and where it may be going.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Set in an enclosed room with essentially one actor, and made up entirely of phone conversations, the film employs a full toolbox of cinematic techniques to fashion a complex character study. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
88% The Post (2018) I think Spielberg made The Post as a rallying cry and cautionary tale for the present...The Post plays like a classic Hollywood movie, in the best sense.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
71% Hostiles (2018) Cooper effectively builds his tale layer upon layer, and cumulatively the chapters create a landscape of sorrow. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) That del Toro can seamlessly meld the whimsical, playful and profound into a moving film is a tribute to his formidable imagination. ‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
53% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Washington's performance as Israel is quirky and charming enough to almost pull it off.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
82% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) The real accomplishment of Mifune: The Last Samurai, and perhaps of any successful documentary about cinema history, is that it makes you want to run out and see the movies all over again.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
71% No Pay, Nudity (2016) A loving, if slight, excursion into the world of New York theater, actors' division.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
57% Dare (2009) What elevates Dare above the usual high school fare is the quality of the writing by David Brind, crisp direction by Adam Salky and a uniformly attractive and compelling cast led by the delightful Emmy Rossum.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2015
88% When I Walk (2013) Skilled direction and an indomitable spirit make a filmmaker's personal journey with multiple sclerosis inspiring without being maudlin.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
36% Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011) A highly energized romp through a myriad of ideas about where the human race is headed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2013
100% God Loves Uganda (2013) [An] unsettling and well-crafted film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2013
95% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) A finely textured and beautifully told story of two Japanese artists in New York and their challenging 40-year marriage.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
87% Boy (2012) A cross between The 400 Blows and Slumdog Millionaire.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2012
86% Circumstance (2011) Stunning debut lifts the veil on life in Iran.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 9, 2011
88% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) Another quality picture for HBO Documentaries.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2011
67% The Music Never Stopped (2011) A sentimental but deeply felt true story about the healing power of music.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2011
81% The Last Mountain (2011) Delivers a powerful environmental punch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2011
81% Night Catches Us (2010) The film is compelling as it dramatizes the confusing and contradictory impulses in the black community during that time.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 7, 2010
86% Buried (2010) A horror film set in Iraq is a cinematic tour de force but raises serious questions about its ethics.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2010
93% Lovers of Hate (2011) Designed to make you laugh and squirm, Lovers of Hate does more of the latter.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 29, 2010
63% Frozen (2010) Frozen delivers enough thrills and gory chills to satisfy the horror film crowd, but is not written, directed or acted well enough to be a first-rate thriller.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2010
94% An Education (2009) Wonderful coming-of-age story in 1961 London with a breakout performance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2009
21% Spread (2009) For this kind of film to work it's necessary to like or at least feel sympathy for the characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 13, 2009
50% Good Dick (2008) Alternately compelling and dramatically limp, the film scores points for exploring unfamiliar territory but lacks the emotional depth to make some very strange behavior believable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2008
40% The Last Word (2009) Pushes the eccentric without creating believable characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2008
No Score Yet Birds of America (2008) Not very convincing or funny.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2008
100% The Order of Myths (2008) Editors Michael Taylor, Geoffrey Richman and [director Margaret Brown] have stitched the material together to make a lively and revealing portrait of life in the New South.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2008
67% The Wave (2011) Seductive and horrifying at the same time...The film opens with a rush of energy and doesn't let up.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2008
20% Incendiary (2009) Michelle William's riveting performance as the young mother makes it imminently watchable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2008
55% Choke (2008) Whimsical tale of a sex addict is good for some laughs but ultimately doesn't rise to the occasion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2008
92% Sugar (2008) The immigrant experience has been seen many times on film before but rarely with the authenticity, wit and intelligence of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Sugar.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2008
No Score Yet The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo (2008) With the eye of a veteran documentarian, [Lisa] Jackson sees the innocence, colorfulness and spirit of the Congo in the background, but what she presents is a country that clearly will not be whole until its women are protected.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2008
No Score Yet North Starr (2008) The film has a great energy and means what it says.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2008
67% Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008) A unique record of an artist's journey.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2008
84% In Bruges (2008) Just when you think you've seen every possible variation on the hit-man genre, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh in his feature debut has fashioned an audacious combination of Old World grace and modern ultraviolence.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 18, 2008
100% Live-In Maid (2007) The small, well-acted chamber drama is a genre that has virtually disappeared from American screens, which is too bad when you see one as accomplished as Live-in Maid.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 18, 2007
55% Eagle vs Shark (2007) In this sub-genre of Gen Y comedies, quirky has somehow come to mean dumb. Perhaps teens, especially guys, enjoy seeing people on screen who are not as smart as they are. It's the real revenge of the nerds.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 6, 2007
58% Interview (2007) While it is never dull, and occasionally sparks, material fails to ignite.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 6, 2007
20% The Good Life (2007) While The Good Life is stylistically ambitious and heartfelt, it feels more forced than authentic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2007
97% Once (2007) Wonderful and winning Irish musical.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2007
87% Banished (2007) Enlightening docu about an unknown chapter in the history of racism.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2007
96% Nanking (2007) Indispensable, beautifully crafted account of a little-known Japanese massacre.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2007
100% Ghosts (2007) Veteran documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield makes an impressive leap to features with Ghosts.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2007