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Lewis Beale

Lewis Beale
Lewis Beale's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) Intelligent filmmaking is rare enough these days, and intelligent films taking an ethically probing approach to the war on terror even rarer.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
A+ 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) An overwhelmingly intense film about an Orthodox Jewish Israeli woman trying to get a religious divorce.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
A- 99% Gloria (2014) Brilliantly brought to life by actress Paulina García, Gloria is not afraid to put herself out there at a Santiago dance club for over-50s, where she drinks, boogies and is on the lookout for Mr. Right.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2014
A- 97% The Lunchbox (2014) There are no big scenes or intense dramatic moments; it's filled with observational details about character and place, adding up to a subtle but memorable look at desperate lives in transition.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2014
A- 98% Short Term 12 (2013) Raw, intense, human and absorbing.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
A- 91% Pride (2014) Directed with economy and beautifully acted by all concerned (Staunton, in female battle-ax mode, is particularly great), Pride ends on a note that is guaranteed not to leave a dry eye in the theater.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2014
A- 92% Red Army (2015) All this is told with a brilliant mix of archival footage and interviews, with Fetisov, now back in Russia and minister of sport, providing much of the commentary.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2015
82/100 25% Filth and Wisdom (2008) The Material Girl goes behind the camera. With not bad results.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2008
B+ 87% Chef (2014) Like all good foodie movies, Chef works not only because of the cooking scenes, but because it is a beautiful portrayal of the passion and love the best chefs have while cooking food for other people.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2014
B+ 97% Life Itself (2014) Life Itself makes a good case for a larger-than-life human who left us all a little richer for his presence.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2014
B+ 91% The Great Beauty (2013) Sometimes too overblown, surreal and obtuse for its own good, director Paolo Sorrentino's film is nonetheless an exquisitely composed portrait of vapidity and decline.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2014
B+ 94% Whiplash (2014) A love poem to big band jazz and the dubious pleasures of sadistic mentoring, Whiplash is a movie version of a steel cage death match.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
B+ 86% Top Five (2014) Top Five is filled with the kind of smart, lewd dialogue that has made Rock a standup god. And for the first time in his career, Rock has the authority, charisma and screen presence of a real movie star.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2014
B+ 99% Selma (2014) Selma is about America at its worst -- and very best. ‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2015
B+ 33% Blackhat (2015) Mann may not be at the top of his form here, but Blackhat is still proof that even in a flawed work, he is a master filmmaker.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
B+ 81% McFarland USA (2015) Uplift doesn't come much better than this.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2015
B+ 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) A chilling documentary showing how the cigarette, asbestos, fossil fuel and other industries manipulate scientific evidence.‐ News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
80% Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) (2003) A brilliantly naturalistic look at men on the fringes of society.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2003
95% Lost In Translation (2003) Although a small character piece, everything about Lost in Translation is world-class.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2003
66% Once upon a Time in Mexico (2003) A film that works on almost every level.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2003
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Glorious cinematic pulp.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2003
78% Bad Santa (2003) Zwigoff seems to be having a wonderfully perverse time with this material, directing it with a speed and economy that make the film go by in a breeze.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2003
68% Japanese Story (2003) The film's subject matter isn't exactly an audience-grabber, but those interested in award-worthy acting turns could do a lot worse than checking out Collette's outstanding work.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2003
74% House of Sand and Fog (2003) A brilliant treatise on people who do all the wrong things for all the right reasons.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2003
58% The Missing (2003) Reminds us, once again, that the western remains a viable and exciting genre.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2003
87% Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2004) Fascinating but ultimately superficial look at rock survivor and cult DJ Rodney Bingenheimer proves that more is sometimes just more.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2003
98% Alien (1979) Hoo ha! Twenty-four years later, Alien still kicks some serious butt.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2004
68% Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) An uplifting, and funny, film about real people.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2004
46% Close Your Eyes (2002) Won't blow anyone away, but it's a solid popcorn picture featuring two very watchable leads.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2004
41% Alila (2004) Extremely well-acted and generally absorbing.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2004
56% I, Robot (2004) Better than anyone had any right to expect.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
97% Maria Full of Grace (2004) Indie filmmaking at its very best.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
71% Open Water (2004) Its micro storytelling style makes Jaws look overblown and dull by comparison.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
68% Seducing Doctor Lewis (La grande séduction) (2004) The large and professional cast is fun to watch, the characters are never condescended to and director Pouliot moves things along briskly.‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
88% MC5: A True Testimonial (2002) Never less than fascinating.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
74% The Hunting of the President (2004) This is a cautionary tale that needs to be told, about how a truly unsavory group of characters almost staged a legal coup d'etat. It's scary stuff.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
86% Collateral (2004) If Collateral's occasionally far-fetched plot inhibits it from becoming state-of-the-art Mann, it's still a terrific piece of filmmaking.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
84% Mean Girls (2004) Certainly no film for the ages, but it does have its moments.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
59% Two Men Went to War (2004) Winds up as a charming little entertainment about two lovable, albeit misguided, patriots.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
73% Stander (2004) Told with immense style and panache by Canadian director Bronwen Hughes, Stander is one heck of a ride.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
21% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) Was it necessary? Probably not, but it's certainly no embarrassment, and will most likely be a hit for Fox. What more can you ask for?‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2004
77% The Machinist (2004) Anderson builds up suspense quite brilliantly, using a deliberate pace that draws the viewer into Trevor's strange world.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2004
73% Primer (2004) This flick has plenty going for it. You just have to be patient.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2004
53% A Dirty Shame (2004) A silly, sophomoric, absolutely filthy and totally hysterical farce.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2004
88% House of Flying Daggers (2004) Viewers looking for that perfect combination of art and entertainment will find it, in spades.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2004
89% Dig! (2004) Makes the case for both bands as among the top-rank in the indie biz, although the film could use more concert footage.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2004
76% Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2004) This is all great, compelling stuff, and although director Jayanti sometimes goes overboard with his technique (weird inserts, strange camera angles), it's a story that practically tells itself.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2004
78% Overnight (2004) A peek into the depths of Hollywood, and human, behavior.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2004
42% Beyond the Sea (2004) A total vanity project, although in this case the vanity is mostly justified.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2004
77% The Keys to the House (2004) A film that treats a difficult subject with the delicacy of real art.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2004