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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 91% Pat and Mike (1952) Pat and Mike, even though it was made almost 70 years ago, offers something much more interesting-a view of a man and a woman who find their way to equal partnership, each making the other better in the process. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2020
7/10 100% Queering The Script (2019) ...a celebration of the creativity and influence of LGBTQ fandom, with a particular emphasis on female fans. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
7/10 71% Carmilla (2019) Above all, Carmilla is a stunningly beautiful film... and the look perfectly matches Harris' approach to the story. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Pier Kids (2019) At its best, Pier Kids is an immersive film that gives you a sense of what it's like to live as these young people do.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Out of My Head (2017) One of the best aspects of Out of My Head is the variety of voices it features...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Viktor And Viktoria (Viktor Und Viktoria) (1935) ...a marvelous comedy which never lets you forget that you are viewing a created object ...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
7/10 96% Incitement (2020) Amir is portrayed with such great humanity by Yehuda Nahari, who creates a character that is sincere, charming, and yet increasingly frightening.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
7/10 86% Hyènes (Hyenas) (1992) Mambéty has spoken of his film as portraying the corrupting influence of Western influence and money on African countries, but there's more than one way to interpret the story. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
6/10 80% Duett för kannibaler (Duet for Cannibals) (1969) if you like straightforward stories, this is not your film, but if you like complications and cleverness and highly stylized dissections of power games, it may be just what you're looking for.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
6/10 90% The Raft (2019) Genovés ... thought he would be studying violence in other people, yet found that what he really needed to do was look in the mirror. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet The Captive Heart (1947) The Captive Heart hits all the expected beats and is enlivened by expert direction and a reliable cast of actors...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
8/10 95% Brighton Rock (1947) ...cinematographer Harry Waxman captures the desperate grittiness of a resort town during the Great Depression.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Pool of London (1951) Like many of the best film noirs, Pool of London manages to sneak something extra into what is primarily a crime film-a tender romance between a Jamaican sailor and a white London woman...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet An Inspector Calls (1954) The Birling's home... is decorated in High Smug Edwardian, which is not only a perfect evocation of the period, but also an apt visualization of the family's habit of encasing themselves in protective layers of denial. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet In Search of Kundun (1999) Scorsese is a great interview subject-he's articulate about what he's doing and why, and in explaining how one film relates to another. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
7/10 100% The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (1920) Architect Hans Poelzig created a highly stylized series of sets to represent the city of Prague, and they manage to not only suggest the Middle Ages, but also to incorporate anthropomorphic designs ... ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
7/10 100% The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2020) ...a straightforward documentary enlivened by the presence of Dagg herself, who's still a vigorous presence at age 87. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
8/10 94% Cat People (1942) Cat People is a psychological horror film, so don't come expecting to see a woman transform to a CGI cat before your eyes.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
6/10 96% Human Nature (2020) ...the equivalent of [a] popular science book, presenting basic knowledge in an attractive package that not only holds the viewer's attention, but helps that knowledge to stick. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
7/10 88% Isle of the Dead (1945) The Isle of the Dead reliably delivers the pleasures expected from a Val Lewton film-chief among them psychological terror based on suggestion...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
8/10 90% The Shawshank Redemption (1994) And the final scene? I'm not crying, you're crying.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
8/10 89% The Wicker Man (1973) Besides being a great horror film, The Wicker Man is a marvelous time capsule of the 1970s.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2020
5/10 No Score Yet Elysia, Valley Of The Nude (2011) ...a lot of the dialogue is really exposition, (and some of the footage seems to be either anthropological films or home movies) but it's an interesting curiosity all the same.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet Sex Madness (Human Wreckage: They Must Be Told) (1938) ... an amateurish drama featuring burlesque performers, a lesbian (!) secretary, and the urban equivalent of Ma and Pa Kettle plus their wayward son. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
4/10 39% Reefer Madness (Tell Your Children) (Doped Youth) (1936) Before it became an ironic cult hit in the 1970s, Reefer Madness was a well-intentioned and unintentionally hilarious cautionary tale entitled Tell Your Children...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet Mom and Dad (1945) ...a cautionary tale about a "sweet, innocent girl" (quoting the opening crawl, a regular feature of these films) who fails to save herself for marriage, with predictable consequences. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
6/10 100% Celebration (2007) It doesn't take long to fathom the reasons Bergé did not want this film released...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
7/10 79% The Last Man on Earth (1964) ...far more faithful to his novel than the more recent film versions The Omega Man (1971) or the Will Smith vehicle I Am Legend (2007), both of which manage to completely miss the point. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
4/10 48% Greed (2020) ...a film that largely falls flat, failing to either amuse or challenge the viewer. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war (The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes)(Two Merry Adventurers) (1937) The screenplay by Robert A Stemmie and Karl Hartl both plays the game...and acknowledges that [Holmes and Watson] are fictional creations.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
7/10 91% The Assistant (2020) One might say it takes a village to enable a predator. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Münchhausen (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) (1943) Münchhausen is a feast of spectacle and special effects...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
8/10 94% Stories We Tell (2013) ...Polley explores her experience with great insight in an unusual film that includes astonishingly convincing Super-8 "home movies" ...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
7/10 97% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) ...Wiseman captures the variety of people who use the library, and the variety of purposes it serves in the life of the city.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
7/10 97% 13th (2016) ...13th explores legal measures enacted to ensure African Americans are not truly free and equal, from drugs laws that disproportionately affect them to voter suppression ...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
8/10 94% Winter's Bone (2010) You can feel the chill of the Missouri winter and the dull ache of the characters' poverty in Debra Granik's film...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
8/10 92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) Jessica Chastain acts the hell out of an epic role based on the real woman who tracked down Osama bin Laden ...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
7/10 97% Spotlight (2015) A good old-fashioned love letter to investigative journalism, and what it can accomplish if management has the courage to print the truth and reporters are given enough time and money to do their jobs...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
8/10 99% Selma (2014) ...offering not only a superbly-realized presentation of a particular series of events, but also a sense of what it meant to live through the historical period in question. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
8/10 74% Margaret (2011) ... captures the essence of New York City life (or the Upper West Side version of it, anyway) as well as any film ever has, while also portraying the difficult path to maturity of a 17-year old girl ...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
7/10 98% Inside Out (2015) The usual brilliant animation by Pixar and great voice acting by the likes of Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, and Diane Lane just make this unusual film that much better.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
7/10 84% The Ghost Writer (2010) ...succeeds both as a popcorn movie and as a work of political criticism...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
7/10 98% Get Out (2017) ...combines a well-executed horror movie with incisive social commentary...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
8/10 92% Ex Machina (2015) It's about robotics and artificial intelligence and how you can or can't tell a human from a machine, but even more it's about bro culture and the blindness it can induce in those who embrace it.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
7/10 94% Carol (2015) [Carol] gets a suitably lush treatment by Todd Haynes, who created a film recalling the best work of that noted 1950's auteur Douglas Sirk.‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
7/10 98% One Child Nation (2019) ...[reminds] you of what it meant to live in a totalitarian society that regulated even the most intimate aspects of people's lives. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
7/10 100% Honeyland (2019) Tamara Kotevska and Ljobmir Stefanov's documentary begins by exploring the very basic life of Muratova, then takes an unexpected turn when a nomadic family of cattle herders arrive in her village...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
7/10 97% The Cave (2019) Director Feras Fayyad gives you the experience of the Syrian war up close and personal, through the experience of Dr. Amani Ballour. ‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
7/10 100% At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019) Hopefully viewing Erin Lee Carr's documentary At the Heart of Gold will educate at least a few people as to the reality of sexual predation, as practiced by team physician Larry Nassar...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
7/10 99% Apollo 11 (2019) Even if you don't care about the space race you can enjoy the cinematography, some of which was shot on 70 mm...‐ TheArtsStl
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019