Joanne Ostrow Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Joanne Ostrow

Joanne Ostrow
Joanne Ostrow's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Denver Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
70% The Girl (2012) Sienna Miller is lovely as Hedren, a fresh-faced beauty with a reserve that made her seem sculpted from marble.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
100% Temple Grandin (2010) It helps that Danes is phenomenal, going so deep inside the character as to be unrecognizable to fans of her Romeo + Juliet, Me and Orson Welles and My So-Called Life performances.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
78% Recount (2008) Given its timeliness, "Recount" is a painful sort of fun, and likely a great argument starter.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
73% Prayers for Bobby (2009) It doesn't mean to feel maniacally manipulative. It just happened that way... Sigourney Weaver is the film's strength; the neat Lifetime tie-a- ribbon ending is its biggest weakness.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
82% High School Musical 2 (2007) Like the original, the sequel is about the tricky social order as established in high school, the renewable energy source that is the musical, and the power of a certain American entertainment empire. Not fabulous, but fun.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
90% Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo (2015) By turns coy, insecure, dramatic and challenging, Schumer has the flexibility to make her conversation both intimate and grandstanding.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
83% Confirmation (2016) Confirmation is not nearly as nuanced as the recent O.J. Simpson trial docudrama on FX. It's also much shorter and more reliant on news footage. But it similarly revives memories of a wild media/cultural/political flashpoint.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
100% Everything Is Copy (2016) A wonderfully insightful chronicle of a woman, her family, the influence of a writer-mother, and her approach to essays, film and life.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
70% Becoming Mike Nichols (2016) It's not meant to be a complete catalog or chronology. It's a beautiful interview piece with archival photographs and clips that will inform any viewer's appreciation of the performing arts.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
91% The Wiz Live! (2015) Queen Latifah blew away memories of Wizards past.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
90% Bessie (2015) A beautifully affecting biopic.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
95% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) There is little breaking news in Going Clear, but the film is eye-opening for those who haven't seen past reports.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2015
89% Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014) Clever enough for adults, sweet enough for young kids and musically inventive enough to please the worst Scrooge.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2014
56% Peter Pan Live! (2014) Allison Williams won't make us forget Mary Martin, but she can be proud of her smooth performance as Peter, the boy who wouldn't grow up. She pulled it off, but the whole was slick rather than enchanting, well rehearsed rather than goosebump-y.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2014
61% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) Kind of hilarious. Kind of silly. Mostly a game of spot-the-cameo players and teasing about what moment a certain chainsaw will come in contact with certain bodies.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2014
94% The Normal Heart (2014) Moving, well acted and important for a generation who may be unfamiliar with the source material. But the TV version, also written by Kramer, doesn't have the emotional heft of the play.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted May 27, 2014
44% The Sound Of Music Live! (2013) Considering this was the first live musical theater effort for the medium in 50 years, it ranks as a successful curiosity that may inspire a new generation to explore further.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2013
96% An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) What a wonderful, funny, poignant origin tale for fans of Doctor Who and newcomers alike.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2013
No Score Yet This rich and rewarding rendering is powerful thanks to the enduring words, the casting and the terrific performance of Ben Whishaw as Richard.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2013
95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) The stunning and quite intimate performances by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are award-worthy.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
88% Somewhere Between (2012) A very affecting piece.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2012
33% Liz & Dick (2012) No matter what you think of the actors, the great period stylings, not to mention Cleopatra-period costumes, make this jewel-encrusted, cocktail-soaked, often tragic saga a rip-roaring good time.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
89% Crossfire Hurricane (2012) True, it's a self-promotional exercise designed to coincide with a new greatest-hits album and featuring the band's closest participation in a documentary ever, but it's still fun to recap.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2012
No Score Yet The Girl may make movie lovers want to screen The Birds and Marnie again, perhaps seeing Hedren's performances in a new light through the eyes of the obsessed director.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2012
88% Weight of the Nation (2012) What it's not is a takedown of the underlying problems that fuel obesity in America.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2012
68% Game Change (2012) While Moore's performance is riveting, the most insightful aspects of the tale are the insider reactions.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2012