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Murtada Elfadl

Murtada Elfadl
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 96% The Irishman (2019) Technically impressive, well-told, and superbly acted, The Irishman ultimately wastes a golden opportunity to further enhance its story with a deeper exploration of its female characters. ‐ Mediaversity Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
B 97% Marriage Story (2019) In building intimacy and rancor out of specific precise moments, Baumbach's writing is sublime, his camera is expansive in allowing the actors space to work and the audience room to take it in. More rigorous work was needed in balancing the perspectives.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
A 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) In looking back together, us and him, we cherish the beautiful memories and enduring bond that Salvador and Federico have. We have it with Almodovar and his movies. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
B+ 79% Martin Eden (2019) The mercenary charmer as a character study is nothing new but Martin Eden is worth it for the completely alluring and complicated performance by Marinelli.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
B+ 84% Ad Astra (2019) The thing about having daddy issues is that you can never escape them. No matter how far you travel, even into space. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
B 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Linklater smoothes over the singular and quirky tone of the novel. He's more interested in the kernel of the ideas in the novel but not the whole. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
B 55% American Woman (2019) It's a character study of what goes through the minds of these people as they try to survive and weigh their options. That is a double edge sword though, as sometimes we wanted a deeper dive into this story. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
B+ 100% Driveways (2019) Driveways tugs at hearts in the best possible way, quietly and introspectively as it builds its narrative one well-observed moment after the other.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
B 55% The Beach Bum (2019) If you accept the movie on Moondog's cheery terms and go with the flow you'll have a good time. Korine's apparent acceptance of this sort of checking out existence and the story's rejection of societal structures stops short of biting satire. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
B 98% 3 Faces (2019) Panahi does not comment at all that 3 Faces is his fourth completed feature since he was officially banned from filmmaking by authorities in Iran. He doesn't need to, the connection is apparent.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
C 90% The Souvenir (2019) The film went on past my interest and continued even when my interest had completely evaporated. And no amount of framing artistry or complex characterization can save a movie once that happens.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
A 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Talbot tells his story with images and tone. His compositions are so precise, one doesn't want to look away even for a second fearing you'll miss a story beat. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
B 97% Clemency (2019) CLEMENCY conjures a lot of feelings: Rage and empathy because of its precise and scorching indictment of capital punishment; marvel at Alfre Woodard's fantastic lead performance and her many spot on close ups.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
C 82% The Report (2019) Written, shot and delivered as a dry information dump. There is almost no tension, not one interesting shot, just scene after scene of heavy exposition.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
B+ 99% The Farewell (2019) All the characters are finely observed, as are the relationships between them. The friction and love between in-laws, between generations, and between families with different cultural values is recognizable and true.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
B+ 94% Premature (2019) Zora Howard gives a performance that will make many people ask "Who's that?" I suspect once people know Howard's name, they won't soon forget it.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
B 80% Late Night (2019) Anytime the movie relies on Kaling's physical comedy it hits gold. She makes her earnest persona the joke and it's a funny one. Kaling's matched well by Thompson who can mine comedy out of even the most banal lines through her expert delivery. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
A 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) I was excited for this film. But I was also afraid. Will Barry Jenkins be able to interpret Baldwin's howls of anger and despair as loud as I heard them reading Baldwin's prose? I needn't have worried.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
C 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Despite attempts at freshening up the material, it comes off stale, another plodding historical drama that is far too familiar to be truly exciting.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
B 78% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Away is epic and grand storytelling with a simplicity in narrative. That makes it appealing enough to audiences, it didn't need the neat bow that's given to the proceedings. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
C- 44% Write When You Get Work (2018) It's a hodgepodge; a love story, a heist movie, social satire. Yet none of them work. The love story is creepy at times. The heist isn't that exciting and has very low stakes. And the social satire has no bite.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
B+ 95% 1985 (2018) The scope of the film is small and the locations limited, yet its ambition is big.......The sensitive performances and the black and white super 16 cinematography add poignancy and gravity to the intimate interactions between these characters.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B+ 95% Ray & Liz (2019) Billingham's Ray & Liz story is precise and rooted in the stark bleak facts of his growing up with alcoholic uncaring parents. He presents those years in a few set pieces written and directed as if a crime were being committed.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B+ 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) It's a roaming slice of life chronicle that isn't that interested in plot though it has some. It's more a memory of a feeling.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B 57% Duck Butter (2018) Shawkat, who co-wrote the screenplay with Arteta, is winsome and appealing. Costa's Sergio sometimes plays the cliche of the exotic foreigner with expansive dramatic feeling, but the chemistry between the actresses carries the film through. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B 89% O.G. (2018) Jeffrey Wright's deep and full bodied performance is worth the ticket price.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B+ 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) A joy from start to finish. It's worth the price of admission just for recreating the running in the Louvre scene from Godard's Bande A Part (1964), with Varda's age adding poignancy and exuberance.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B 89% Maudie (2017) Hawkins grabs and holds the scenes, not with overdramatics, but with humour and delectable gestures. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
B+ 81% Where Is Kyra? (2018) every frame is a tableau come to sumptuous life. And in Pfeiffer's face he's found the perfect vessel. Whole scenes play just on her face even when other actors are present in the scene. It's intimate yet unsettling because of the melancholic story. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
C 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) Taylor is comfortable framing his actors in tight closeups, helping Blunt telegraph her emotional acuity, but less successful with building credible tension or suspense about the mystery at the heart of the story. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
B 73% Crimson Peak (2015) Del Toro is so eager to get to the house, that we spend too little time on the romance. If you want to out-Brontë Emily Brontë maybe spend more time making us believe in the connection between your two leads? ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
A 96% Félicité (2017) Félicité might feel like two movies in one but both parts are ravishing, both unmissable.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B 97% Mudbound (2017) The film has an acute sense of place in its design and cinematography. It is in the editing that the film becomes choppy, not giving any one story or any one character the space to breathe. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B+ 93% We the Animals (2018) ..director Jeremiah Zagar, who co-wrote the screenplay with Daniel Kitrosser, matches the book's spirit of confessional storytelling by intercutting the poetic storytelling with animated sequences drawn out of Jonah's journal. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
C 79% Brad's Status (2017) Brad is so tedious that one spends the whole movie waiting for him to get his comeuppance. And sure enough, a secondary character comes in halfway through and reads him for filth. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B+ 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Are the parallels of this story to current affairs sometimes presented too on the nose? Sure, but that also makes them more resonant. Sometimes things need to be clear and not clouded in half-telegraphed metaphors. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
A 100% A Family Tour (2018) The script is razor sharp and cuts to the bone of what it means to live in exile. No matter how safe our protagonist feels away from the oppression at home, she still doesn't belong. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
A 99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) However mostly we leave with Zhao Tao's indelible face etched in our memories and proof once again that this a collaboration of director and actor that we want more of.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B+ 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) The film is generous to both sides of the moral question at its center, and with that one cannot but respond with enthusiasm. We need kindness like this in our lives.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016