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Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% VHYes (2020) It's almost halfway through before anything approximating a story emerges; even then, it's such a pale, sickly thing you'd be forgiven for thinking you had imagined it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
100% The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2020) A far-ranging story of scientific discovery, sexual discrimination and environmental alarm.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
53% The Sonata (2020) A leaden Gothic ghost story whose high-gloss imagery fails to disguise its low-energy plot.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
83% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) A numbing torrent of largely unidentified film clips and poorly labeled commentary, Rob Garver's overstuffed tribute to the life and work of America's best-known - and most written about - film critic is at times barely coherent.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
64% She's Missing (2019) When the movie around her threatens to spin into incoherence, Fry's gently winsome performance keeps us watching.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
21% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2019) From its contrived structure to its forced speechifying, this story... never acquires the emotional potency or coherence its themes demand.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
37% Seberg (2020) A flawed and fascinating film about fame and martyrdom.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
71% The Aeronauts (2019) Equal parts dizzying and dippy, "The Aeronauts" is family entertainment at its most charming and chaste.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
27% A Million Little Pieces (2019) Yet another ruin-and-rehab tale, one that initially tantalizes then flatly disappoints.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
50% The Wolf Hour (2019) A sometimes punishingly theatrical experiment that teeters on the verge of surreality, transfixing us with the promise of something terrible lurking just beyond those ratty curtains.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) Filmed almost entirely in real time, and using a series of long, intimate takes, "The Body Remembers" is about privilege and its lack, motherhood and its absence, race and its legacy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
69% My Friend the Polish Girl (2019) Shot mostly in black and white and with an improvisational feel, "My Friend the Polish Girl" is cool and clever, feigning social realism with winking calculation.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
88% Hala (2019) As Hala tests the boundaries of faith and sexual desire (her name means "halo" in Arabic, and it feels like a burden), the movie is unsparing about gender roles and the awkwardness of first-time fumblings.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
51% 21 Bridges (2019) It's a big, blunt, battering ram of a movie, but it's not dumb: The stunts are sharply executed, the actors unimpeachable and Paul Cameron's lively camera turns the streets of Philadelphia into a credible-enough Manhattan.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
100% To Kid or Not to Kid (2019) Candid and empathetic, the movie's segments can feel rushed and unfocused; yet they have a ragged intimacy that argues implicitly for an individual's right to choose, without interference or condemnation.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
81% The Report (2019) Burns has clearly thought long and hard about how to open our eyes, but maybe not enough about how to keep them that way.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
0% Radioflash (2019) In truth, this "Deliverance"-style clash between Reese, a savvy teenager, and a passel of backwoods archetypes is only marginally more thrilling than the average wine tasting.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
81% Greener Grass (2019) A deadpan take on suburban hell - I hesitate to call it a comedy, black or otherwise - the movie takes competitiveness to such excruciatingly surreal lengths that every would-be joke feels agonizingly strained.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
79% Cyrano, My Love (Edmond) (2019) Concealing its lack of substance beneath a carapace of froth and a cascade of famous characters (with Clémentine Célarié making a magnificent Sarah Bernhardt), "Cyrano, My Love" trips along happily enough.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
90% #Female Pleasure (2019) [An] illuminating if one-sided overview of the myriad ways in which women's sexuality is controlled and subjugated.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
100% Fantastic Fungi (2019) Louie Schwartzberg's lightly informative, delightfully kooky documentary, "Fantastic Fungi," offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4% Mary (2019) Instead of a floating hell... this Mary feels more like a barnacle-encrusted prison.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
82% In My Room (2018) "In My Room" is a movie about emptiness, yet it clamors with ideas.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
19% Semper Fi (2019) This misty-eyed ode to male bonding might be heartfelt, but is so preposterously plotted that it's impossible to take seriously.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
75% Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) (2019) Selling a tragic-to-triumphant story arc repurposed from any number of similar crowd-pleasers, Lellouche is blessed with seasoned actors who know how to charm.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
68% Sister Aimee (2019) A mischievous feminist fable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) "The Day Shall Come" barges into American counterterrorism tactics with sledgehammer satire and a numbingly repetitive plot.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
23% Zeroville (2019) There are no ideas to engage with and no one to like.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) You have to admire Fellowes's ability to turn the sour sauce of oppression and inequality into comfort food.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
88% Freaks (2019) Its most effective trick, though, is to trap us all inside Chloe's head, presenting a child's-eye view of a world gone incomprehensibly mad.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
87% Depraved (2019) The movie has an unexpected poignancy: At the end of the day, it seems, all a monster really wants is a girl of his own.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
86% Ms. Purple (2019) A moody, downbeat drama soaked in color and saturated with sadness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
14% Night Hunter (Nomis) (2019) Mysteries abound in David Raymond's "Night Hunter," perhaps none so pressing as how Stanley Tucci and Ben Kingsley were prevailed upon to join its flailing cast.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
62% Edie (2019) Hancock is wasted here, as are the meaty dramatic threads that Elizabeth O'Halloran's formulaic screenplay never bothers to pull.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
26% Killerman (2019) Thanks to Bader's clever plotting and fruity dialogue - as well as strong supporting players - this grimy picture climaxes more satisfyingly than expected.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
68% Angel of Mine (2019) Wearily predictable and consistently doleful...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
39% Vita & Virginia (2019) "Vita & Virginia" takes a passionate, real-life affair between two enormously gifted writers and proceeds to throttle the life out of it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) Relentless and thoroughly preposterous, Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy's script hews to its own batty logic, its frantic pacing peppered with morbid humor.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Thematically underdeveloped yet pleasingly creepy, "Tigers Are Not Afraid" balances its mild terrors with appealing moments of childish creativity.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
87% Aquarela (2019) The movie, like the elemental forces we continue to exacerbate, never explains itself. Surrender to it, though, and a narrative - of spectacle, conflict and retaliation - will eventually become clear.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
83% Socrates (2019) This passionate first feature crams a lot of drama into its brief 71 minutes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
62% Driven (2019) "Driven" is a good-natured, divertingly jolly mess.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
46% Ode to Joy (2019) Freeman, never the most animated of performers, gives his specific brand of passive British miserabilism free rein. But it's Melissa Rauch, as Charlie's safely dull, place-holder girlfriend, who steals the show.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
44% After the Wedding (2019) A supreme example of classed-up mediocrity, "After the Wedding," a pointless remake of Susanne Bier's 2007 melodrama of the same name, offers little that's new and a lot that's predictable, even to first-time viewers.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
60% Brian Banks (2019) "Brian Banks" isn't a great movie, but it is a worthwhile one.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
15% A Score to Settle (2019) Ku... struggles to match his star's surrender to a story that seems to have little idea where it's going.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
60% Them That Follow (2019) We learn so little about these characters or the forces that shaped them that we're never drawn into their drearily blinkered world.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
64% The Mountain (2019) "The Mountain" sets forth a profoundly anhedonic vision of America - and humanity - that's simultaneously upsetting and mesmerizing.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
78% Skin (2019) Bell transforms convincingly from slogan-spewing skinhead to decent human being.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
20% She's Just a Shadow (2019) Whatever is going on here, I suspect only the writer and director, Adam Sherman, knows for sure.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019