Anchorage Press is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Bill Gallo, Chris Fujiwara, Gary Susman, Gregory Weinkauf, Hal Hinson, Indra Arriaga, Jean Oppenheimer, Luke Y. Thompson, Peter Keough, Scott Heller, Tom Meek
I must say, I have never loved JLo so much!
Posted Sep 19, 2019
The Favourite (2018)
Lanthimos creates Vermeer-like montages with wide angles draped in light that caresses inanimate objects and people alike so that scenes become eternal moments.
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Stay Human (2018)
The all-encompassing role of auter-star-composer has its shortcomings, and Staying Human is no exception. Staying Human comes across as self-indulgent even if it does provide some compelling human interest stories along the way.
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Genesis 2.0 (2019)
Genesis 2.0 at times may feel like it doesn't quite come together, but nevertheless, it's this same complexity that makes it worth watching; after all, how many times will viewers be able to literately see the Arctic bleed
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Roma is the kind of movie that comes just a few times in a generation and forms part of a canon of masterpieces.
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Maria By Callas (2018)
Maria By Callas is a treat, just to see her performances on the big screen is worth it! But to see her in a quieter light is beyond compelling.
Posted Dec 13, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
In The Girl in the Spider's Web... what is great about the casting is the unexpected role of Lisbeth Salander as delivered by Claire Foy. This was a genius move on the part of [director Fede] Álvarez, and is what makes the film worth watching.
Posted Nov 15, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
As a solid actor, Malek is able to fill in gaps were the script falls short, he delivers introspective moments that no lines could.
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Free Solo (2018)
Honnold is the heart of Free Solo, through which he not only achieves his greatest professional feat, but also explores parts of himself with vulnerability and frankness about his own shortcomings and hang-ups.
Posted Oct 25, 2018
We the Animals (2018)
The movie is quiet and emotionally compelling, and develops in a way that is visually and intellectually interesting and contemplative.
Posted Sep 20, 2018
To say that Peppermint is intellectually lacking is an understatement; it's lazy and extreme, as if it mirrors the rantings of a lunatic who sees things in black and white.
Posted Sep 13, 2018
The Song of Sway Lake (2018)
The film has a timeless feel about it,... some beautiful montages of landscapes. The direction brings out the quiet and interesting sides of the characters, and successfully leads the characters through painful growth.
Posted Sep 13, 2018
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Surya is successful in making Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts a story that can happen anywhere, thus making the heart of the story one of universal appeal. The film is quiet but it flows.
Posted Aug 30, 2018
A brilliant reflection of the deeply embedded racism in America's DNA. BlacKkKlansman shows Lee in top form.
Posted Aug 23, 2018
American Animals (2018)
Maybe they were just spoilt kids with a false sense of grandeur... Whatever it was, it made for a great and almost comical story, and Layton brings it home.
Posted Aug 9, 2018
Leave No Trace (2018)
Leave No Trace beautifully takes viewers on different but parallel journeys, those of the father and the daughter as one can't veer off his path and the other one must.
Posted Jul 13, 2018
[Director Claire] Denis' dexterous lens is experienced and fearless, often positioning itself to reveal intimacy and the characters' vulnerabilities.
Posted Jun 27, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018)
The summer heist movie is cool and collected but for the most part stays safely within the genre and does not deviate from the well-established formula; the "t's" are crossed, and the "i's" are dotted.
Posted Jun 15, 2018
Philadelphia, apart from having talented actors delivering remarkable performances, is a piece of history that anyone with a heart and a sense of justice can understand.
Posted Jun 8, 2018
You Were Never Really Here (2018)
Ramsay has few films to her name, but as a director, she is a solid as they come. She has an ability to bring out the best in her actors and create rich and seamless narratives.
Posted Jun 1, 2018
The Most Unknown (2018)
The interactions between the scientists are eye-opening for them and for the viewers and reminds one of the importance of curiosity as integral to living a meaningful life.
Posted Jun 1, 2018
Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
The film is beautiful and entertaining even though it has some limitations, particularly in the oversimplification of the economic and racial dynamics surrounding places and events.
Posted May 25, 2018
[Charlize] Theron is at her best! She is beautifully engaging and delivers the character with her entire Being.
Posted May 17, 2018
Has all the raw and refined talent in the world, magical sets, transcontinental charm, a diamond in the rough when it comes to source material, and a love story to boot, and yet, it falls short.
Posted May 10, 2018
Phantom Thread (2018)
Phantom Thread is a delicate story that is tight and unpredictable because the relationships are complex, and Anderson has developed characters that are, like real human beings, many things at once.
Posted Apr 27, 2018
Flower depicts the idea of what sexual empowerment for a teenage girl looks and feels like from the perspective of three dudes.
Posted Apr 5, 2018
Darkest Hour (2017)
Nevertheless, Darkest Hour is entertaining and beautiful to watch.
Posted Mar 30, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
The stellar cast and promises made by technology only adds to the layers of disappointment.
Posted Mar 28, 2018
The Disaster Artist (2017)
The Disaster Artist is an incredibly entertaining movie, and Franco delivers a rendition of Tommy Wiseau that is award worthy.
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Watu Wote (All of Us) (2017)
Watu Wote (All of Us) is a beautiful film showing the tragic devolution of religion as a set of guiding principles.
Posted Feb 23, 2018
The Silent Child (2017)
The film reflects the biases faced by deaf people simply for being different and to the urgent need for change to give them equitable access to the world.
Posted Feb 23, 2018
DeKalb Elementary (2017)
The characters are complex and the acting superb.
Posted Feb 23, 2018
In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017)
The great acting, and thoughtful design were only a couple of reasons why In The Fade was selected to compete at the Cannes Film Festival where Kruger won for Best Actress.
Posted Feb 9, 2018
Permanent has permanently missed the boat.
Posted Feb 2, 2018
In Search of Fellini (2017)
In Search of Fellini is not trying to hide its source material and inspiration, or replace Fellini's works, it's simply adoring of his work, an in this regard, the film is in reverence of the rich and magical world that Fellini creates.
Posted Jan 26, 2018
The Lost Boys (1987)
The Lost Boys is a nice balance of the genres, thus appealing to wide tastes. The film is fun, and not too frightening, and delivers lines with impeccable timing.
Posted Jan 19, 2018
Marshall misses opportunity after opportunity to be truthful and relevant in the world today because while, it looks good, and the story unfolds pretty flawlessly, it has blinders on that disregard the depths of the circumstances and impacts of the case.
Posted Jan 12, 2018
Manifesto creates a philosophical narrative about art and its role in society using dozens of manifestos written by thinkers, artists, philosophers, architects, dancers, and filmmakers.
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Arteta's brilliant direction sets up the dynamics beautifully and subtly...
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Human Flow (2017)
Human Flow reflects the world as human beings have created it, but when truth is combined with Ai Weiwei's aesthetic sensibility, the result is an examination of the current crisis of hope.
Posted Nov 30, 2017
Loving Vincent (2017)
The storyline is mediocre and uneventful, and the film is just a tad too long, but the reason to see the film is for its sheer visual merit and innovation.
Posted Nov 22, 2017
School Life (2017)
School Life provides a rare glimpse of a system of teaching and nurturing that seems to be a rarity this year, one in which an institution fulfills the multiple roles of a surrogate family.
Posted Oct 20, 2017
Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017)
There is something that inspires curiosity in seeing art forms in a state of emergence and decay, Dawson City: Frozen Time provides a glimpse into the past, the art of decay, and the hope of restoration.
Posted Oct 6, 2017
The Exception treats the horrific historical realities of the Holocaust as mere suggestions of contextual plot, thus minimizing the horror, inhumanity, and affront to human dignity.
Posted Aug 25, 2017
A Taxi Driver (2017)
Jang Hoon's vision is focused and his delivery is compelling. While the story praises the courage of Peter to tell the story of a massacre that would have otherwise been swept under the rug, the heart of the story is in Mr. Kim's personal transformation.
Posted Aug 11, 2017
Band Aid (2017)
In her new film, Band Aid, Zoe Lister-Jones lays it all on the line and wins. Sally Potter: eat your heart out.
Posted Jul 30, 2017
The Founder (2017)
Kroc, as delivered by Keaton and Hancock, is a blueprint for the type of a super-sized person that by 2016 could easily be elected President of the United States.
Posted Jul 21, 2017
Wakefield illustrates what white privilege is all about - the ability to step out of one's own life, abdicate responsibility, and still one's loved ones are OK, their safety, livelihoods, and overall quality of life remains intact.
Posted Jul 14, 2017
Paint It Black (2017)