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Lisa Nesselson

Lisa Nesselson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) We can see comedy, social drama, even a few westerns in there...her name should never, ever be forgotten again.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Hanks aligns so closely with the real Fred Rogers.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
100% A Son (Bik Eneich - Un Fils) (2019) One of the most exciting movies I've seen in quite some time.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
No Score Yet De Gaulle (2020) It lurches from episode to episode without that essential flicker that brings genuine life...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
65% While at War (Mientras Dure La Guerra) (2019) The period feels authentic and the stakes couldn't be higher...fascism is as scary now as it was in the 1930s...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
76% Richard Jewell (2019) Rockwell is marvelous...Eastwood gives us a pertinent portrait of how hard it is to clear your name once the tyranny of the news cycle gets ahold of you.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
90% Dark Waters (2019) Sometimes, sometimes, Herculean effort does pay off...an extremely well-told story.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
No Score Yet The Lost Prince (Le prince oublié) (2020) Difficult to describe, this is a movie I would not wish upon my own enemy...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
87% This Changes Everything (2019) Very damning, and kind of sad...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) A character study pulled off through superb performances.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
86% Arab Blues (Un divan à Tunis) (2019) Rough around the edges, but I did like it...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
100% Two of Us (Deux) (2020) It's not a dark secret, but a radiant secret...and you are so, so happy for them.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
No Score Yet Selfie (Smiley) (2019) Not a smart movie, which is too bad...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
70% Bombshell (2019) Ailes is brilliantly portrayed by John Lithgow...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
87% Slacker (1991) It holds up, a time capsule of laid-back denizens of Austin, TX that harkens back to the first stirrings of the independent film movement. It's also very funny.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
95% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) A fascinating character, splendidly portrayed...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The problem for me is that it just doesn't strike me as that daring or that funny. It doesn't offend me, it's just not that interesting...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
60% The Translators (2019) The characters aren't really developed...but the film at least puts in a good word for literary translators...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
100% Our Lady of the Nile (Notre-Dame du Nil) (2019) A marvelous cast and an unusual history lesson.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
88% Cunningham (2019) What this presents is the essence of movement...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
86% Tommaso (2019) Willem Dafoe is sometimes mellow, sometimes erratic, but always interesting to watch.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
63% The Good Liar (2019) It's hard to guess the motivations of the characters...Mirren and McKellen are always fun to watch, no matter the material, but this material is wobbly.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) A timely retelling of a beloved classic.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) A very colorful film noire...not sure I completely followed the intrigue, but there is a virtuoso tension that left me riveted...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Twenty-four hours later, I can already feel most of that movie evaporating from my memory...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
68% Knives and Skin (2019) It's ambitious, very ambitious, in juggling a wide range of characters on a very limited budget...it didn't speak to me but I invite everyone to see for themselves...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
82% Proxima (2019) Ava Green is ideal for conveying the gravitas that comes with training without gravity...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
No Score Yet Sympathy for the Devil (Sympathie pour le diable) (2019) The recklessness, the rigor...an important movie and an important anecdote to "fake news..."‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
29% Perfect Nanny (Chanson Douce) (2019) The main attraction here is Karin Viard as Louise, but she's so peculiar I felt like yelling at the screen.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
94% It Must Be Heaven (2019) [Elia] Suleiman's sensibility is Kafka meets Buster Keaton -- tragic, but droll.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story is wonderfully complex. ‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) This puts us right in the driver's seat, about mechanical excellence, human foils, the nature of competition...without being lectured to, it feels organic.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
76% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) The attention to detail and the emotional power of events is breathtaking.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
81% Martin Eden (2019) The acting is lyrical...I enjoyed this enormously. It keeps you off balance and it overflows with high-stakes emotion.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) At some point, I just wanted to start throwing money at the screen...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) This movie doesn't preach, it just shows us what things are like, terrifying relevant right now...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) The basic premise is outstanding, and there's real food for thought here, but I left the theater hungry.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) Wild and wooly, and thanks to a few musical numbers, it's got a good bleat you can dance to.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
No Score Yet In the Name of the Land (Au nom de la terre) (2019) A gut-wrenching cri de coeur about the ways rural life and agricultural methods have changed over the past 40 years.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
56% Alice and the Mayor (Alice et le maire) (2019) A touching look into the dysfunctional workings of the corridors of power at the Lyon town hall...a lively, touching exploration of the way we live now, seen through two generations. Classy but accessible.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
84% The Brink (2019) What's in this movie is very, very damning stuff.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) [Céline] Sciamma's original screenplay offers a surprising romance. ‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
57% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) It's a wisecracking comedy, awash in nostalgia... for an idealized Manhattan that postively glows thanks to the splendid cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) [Brad] Pitt's performance... is what gives the premise gravity.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
100% Two of Us (Deux) (2020) A romance this convincingly lived-in is rare indeed.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
59% Frankie (2019) A self-indulgent, stop-and-start, lurching, awkward and unrewarding excuse of a movie.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
92% The Swallows of Kabul (Les hirondelles de Kaboul) (2019) A sober but gorgeously-drawn story...an important meditation on freedom.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
100% Our Lady of the Nile (Notre-Dame du Nil) (2019) Frightening, sometimes confusing but strangely captivating, this is an unusual history lesson shot with verve and laced with violence.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
86% Arab Blues (Un divan à Tunis) (2019) Via a colourful array of characters still getting their bearings post-Arab Spring, first-time writer-director Manele Labidi packs a lot of affectionate observations into compact running time.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
100% A Son (Bik Eneich - Un Fils) (2019) A Son compellingly explores the expression "a matter of life and death" via a suspenseful and emotionally draining tale of reverberating collateral damage.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019