Saporta Report (Atlanta)
Saporta Report (Atlanta) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Eleanor Ringel Cater
The Rhythm Section (2020)
It's difficult to feel much connection with our protagonist or her movie.
Posted Feb 4, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020)
"The Gentlemen" may not be everyone's cuppa' tea, but in the midst of a dull, wintry January, its devilish spark can be most welcome.
Posted Jan 27, 2020
Just Mercy (2020)
Somehow that message never gains the power it should have, and we're left with a film that's easy to respect, but hard to admire. Emotionally, "Just Mercy" just sort of lies there. Maybe a chifforobe would've helped after all.
Posted Jan 21, 2020
War remains hell, and "1917" shows us that inferno to devastating effect. Not an easy movie, but certainly a memorable one.
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Little Women (2019)
The ensemble cast is superb, with Ronan, Pugh, Chalomet and Dern as, perhaps, first among equals. Movies like 'little Women" aren't just great. They are a gift.
Posted Jan 7, 2020
"Bombshell" is not only one of the best movies of the year. It's also one of the most important.
Posted Dec 23, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019)
The picture is an appealing, often exhilarating experience.
Posted Dec 9, 2019
The cast overall is fine, but you can't help but be drawn to Hanks. It's essentially a supporting role, but he does it with the same precision and emotional intelligence he brought to "Sully" or "Bridge of Spies." This is a deceptively major performance.
Posted Dec 2, 2019
The Irishman (2019)
"The Irishman," which I'd hoped would be his piece de resistance, his final say on what he had to say about the gangster genre that, with few exceptions, he pretty much owns, didn't do it for me.
Posted Nov 20, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
The picture doesn't feel like an absolute failure or even a cheat. It's more like a movie with too many ideas that hasn't quite figured out how to pull them all together.
Posted Nov 11, 2019
'The Current War: Director's Cut" is impressive in so many ways. Sadly, it's not the movie it could've been. But I've seen much worse. And so have you.
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019)
Perhaps the greatest compliment one can pay "Parasite" is you're never sure what's going to happen next.
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
There are some funny lines and a smattering of semi-clever plot twists. But mostly, the movie is stale and sloppy.
Posted Oct 22, 2019
Gemini Man (2019)
Overall, "Gemini Man" is oddly cold ad mechanical.
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Overall, it's an unexpectedly safe film. Still, you should see it for no other reason than Zellweger's powerhouse performance.
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Ad Astra (2019)
"Ad Astra" isn't superficial. Pitt won't allow it to be. And it's not a yawn. Sutherland, Jones and Negga won't allow it to be. But once you take a step back, you realize that, despite its impressive trappings, it just doesn't add up to very much.
Posted Sep 23, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019)
No matter how many A-Listers director John Crowley ("Brooklyn") brings in, "The Goldfinch" remains inert and dull. One wonders if the material would've been better served as a limited mini-series. It certainly doesn't work as a two-and-a-half hour movie.
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Max Lewkowicz's film, "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles" demonstrates, with great affection and sometimes exhaustive detail, just how this tale of a poor milkman named Tevye and his relationship with God, became a world-wide hit.
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019)
While it's easy to go along with the sometimes strained concept, there are also moments when you just throw up your hands and wish the movie truly knew what it was doing.
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Ready or Not (2019)
The premise is utterly preposterous, but somehow filmmakers Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin manage to hold it together. And they've been blessed with a leading lady who knows how to wear a blood-smeared wedding gown with grace and style.
Posted Aug 26, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)
By the end, we may not care where Bernadette has gone, but we know Blanchett has taken us for a hell of a ride.
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Kitchen (2019)
That's the essential problem with "The Kitchen." It's all over the place. Sometimes it's a black comedy, sometimes, it's a hard-edged gangster flick, sometimes it's a feminist tract.
Posted Aug 12, 2019
The Farewell (2019)
Director Lulu Wang based "The Farewell" on her own history and at the very end, she gives us an unexpected and upbeat coda. And like everything else in this unexpected and appealing film, it works.
Posted Aug 5, 2019
"Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" is one of Tarantino's shaggy-dog wish-fulfillment tales. But it's a far kinder, gentler, more optimistic movie. And it's pretty terrific.
Posted Jul 29, 2019
While the women's feat is impressive, the documentary itself is a bit less so. It's the usual mix of archival footage and talking heads (Not that what they say isn't interesting).
Posted Jul 22, 2019
"Midsommar" is a deeply unsettling and, ultimately, truly terrifying piece. The pace is intentionally slow, which only helps the horror build. Plus, Aster isn't without a wicked sense of humor.
Posted Jul 15, 2019
"The Fall of the American Empire" does only one thing well: fall apart. Gracelessly. Stupidly. And without a shred of self-awareness.
Posted Jul 8, 2019
Perhaps the most persuasive argument one can make for seeing "Yesterday" - aside from it being charmingly nostalgic, family-friendly and full of great music - is pretty simple: there's truly nothing else out there like it right now.
Posted Jul 1, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019)
There's an excruciating emptiness here, as if Jarmusch is trying to reconfigure his tone and talent for, well, you know, the kids.
Posted Jun 24, 2019
Late Night (2019)
If it had been released in, say, the late '80s/early '90s, "Late Night" might've had more heft. But while its social insights are certainly appreciated and occasionally sharp, mostly this is old news. "Broadcast News," released in 1987, had more bite.
Posted Jun 17, 2019
The Souvenir (2019)
Their one-sided relationship is painful to watch - intentionally so.
Posted Jun 11, 2019
At its sequined core, "Rocketman" seems little more than a jukebox musical (a la "Jersey Boys"), dropping by the movie theaters en-route to its true home on Broadway.
Posted Jun 3, 2019
All Is True (2019)
(All is True) is like a grad-school thesis written by a gob-smacked drama student. You admire the kid's passion, but you're still embarrassed for him (or her).
Posted May 28, 2019
The Aftermath (2019)
Though it's decked out impeccably - Knightley, as ever, makes a fabulous clotheshorse - "The Aftermath" is all dressed up with no place to go.
Posted May 21, 2019
The White Crow (2019)
"The White Crow" is one of those films that may not entirely work, but also one you'd rather have seen than not.
Posted May 21, 2019
Pretty to look at and pretty predictable. But then, I'm not sure what anyone could do with a script as dutiful and dull as this...
Posted May 20, 2019
Red Joan (2019)
Red Joan is so creakily realized, it may as well have been made in the 1940s.
Posted May 14, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers: Endgame is, in every way, Loki deficient. Otherwise, it's a pretty darn good movie.
Posted May 3, 2019
The Chaperone (2019)
The Chaperone truly is a bait-and-switch story.
Posted Apr 25, 2019
The Best of Enemies (2019)
It's exactly what you expect without, well, being exactly what you expect.
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Gloria Bell (2019)
If this had come out last year, Oscar winner Olivia Colman would've had a lot more to worry about than Glenn Close.
Posted Apr 1, 2019
An astounding double-whammy of a performance by Lupita Nyong'o.
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019)
It's like "The Matrix" for lonely women. And it's often very funny. The problem is...well, maybe it's just my problem. I've never found Wilson funny.
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019)
Jackson hasn't seemed this engaged in years and his repartee with Larson is delightful.
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Alas, despite Huppert's wonderfully weird performance and director Neil Jordan's slick direction, "Greta" slides too easily from shock to schlock.
Posted Mar 5, 2019
A surprising misfire by Asghar Farhadi.
Posted Feb 26, 2019
Never Look Away (2019)
If the emotional pay-off is slightly less than expected, it's more than out-balanced by the film's rich cornucopia of characters and events.
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018)
Rarely has a heartfelt film seemed so chilly.
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2019)
It reminds us why so many loved them for so long in the first place.
Posted Feb 4, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (2019)