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Elissa Suh

Elissa Suh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Silencio en la tierra de los sueños (Silence in Dreamland) (2014) The quotidian does not always have to be tedious, as filmmakers have proved time and time again.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much (2016) I Dream Too Much faces its own muddle, between an outright coming-of-age indie and a more nuanced tale of postgrad upheaval.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
92% Güeros (2015) Draining the color in service of the disillusioned youth may initially seem detrimental to the depiction of Mexico, but the gorgeous and striking cinematography emits its own radiance, capturing every gradient of silver.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
60% Saint Laurent (2015) Saint Laurent, a vibrant, buzzy biopic of the visionary French designer, plays like an extended high fashion ad campaign, prioritizing corporeal movement aided and abetted by shiny textures, music, and distant gazes.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) Who is the man inside the feathered suit? David LaMattina and Chad N. Walker's straightforward documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story explores just that, giving a face to man behind the bird since its inception.‐ StageBuddy.com
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71% Miss You Already (2015) The harder you might try to enjoy Miss You Already, the more it feels forced-something the best of friendships never are.‐ StageBuddy.com
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86% Jason And Shirley (2015) The film is more whimsical than hard hitting, and in some ways the jocular tone betrays the seriousness of its subject, but it is in the end still a fascinating piece of cinema.‐ StageBuddy.com
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78% The Mend (2015) The Mend lacks true mayhem or insight, resulting in a repeating scherzo without a coda. ‐ StageBuddy.com
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83% A Hard Day (2015) Kim Seong-hun's unique humor is usually droll and deadpan. He doesn't overemphasize objects like a remote-controlled soldier or other marks of inventiveness better unspoiled.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
83% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) The film builds tension slowly and steadily and shows the stuff of true crime in an exotic land. The directors resist sensationalizing, and instead mete out the story in thorough--perhaps too thorough-- details.‐ StageBuddy.com
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57% Noma: My Perfect Storm (2015) Deschamp's restraint and preponderance for stripping away words and explanation renders My Perfect Storm an elusive documentary with snobbish airs.‐ StageBuddy.com
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72% Youth (2015) Full of confidence, Sorrentino's direction never wavers and he sees the film through to the end.‐ StageBuddy.com
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100% Christmas, Again (2015) Christmas, Again is categorically not a romance. Poekel defuses that thought early on, as she comes and goes, but what he captures is better: kinship and hope with home-spun warmth. What better tidings than these?‐ StageBuddy.com
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83% Entertainment (2015) Part Lynchian hallucination, part deadpan comedy, part existential musing, Rick Alverson's unique vision is fully realized, and even ugly, but demands to be watched.‐ StageBuddy.com
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84% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) Sweet Bean is sentimental fare for sure, but sometimes familiar tastes prove quite a comfort.‐ StageBuddy.com
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58% Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) (2016) Ripstein has a careful, benign hand, free of caricature and sentimentality. His feat is in the storytelling; the stripped down version of the preposterous story reinforces its tragedy.‐ StageBuddy.com
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96% Son of Saul (2015) Son of Saul is a film of considerable virtuosity, a harrowing film like no other before it.‐ StageBuddy.com
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92% Always Shine (2016) There is not a beat to miss or a beat amiss in Sophia Takal's standout second feature, Always Shine. ‐ StageBuddy.com
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75% Adult Life Skills (2019) Tunnard elevates an age old tale with a new setting and a smooth script, frequently hilarious, making her a filmmaker to watch.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
84% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) ...these tricks become uninspired as they continue through the film, forgettable if not for its real life basis, and the truly confounding acts of the Puccio family.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
94% Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016) The film, astutely un-glamorous, has a neo-realist bent that strips him not only of the charisma afforded a Hollywood actor playing self-righteous do-gooder but also saves him from becoming a pitiable hyperbole of impoverishment.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
99% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) With red frosted noses, sleepy bobble eyes, and oversize, oblong heads, the stop-motion munchkins of My Life as a Zucchini are figures approached with curious affection.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
93% Toni Erdmann (2016) The actors test each other in this splendid chamber piece with a seamless narrative in which Ade lets the characters run wild.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
76% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) The lack of technical talk or analysis of his music seems not only a discredit to the legendary man and his craft, but a disappointment to longtime fans and neophytes, eager to learn more about him.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
65% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) Watching Slack Bay is like listening to a stranger's overlong joke.‐ StageBuddy.com
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21% Nerdland (2016) The A-list actors and well known cast -- with the exception of Hannibal Buress -- can't save the jokes, the astounding sourness of which suppresses any trace of wit.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
70% Bad Rap (2016) [It] expounds on a nearly niche subject, coaxing out a vibrant story of four such rappers on the come up...‐ StageBuddy.com
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98% Don't Think Twice (2016) Don't Think Twice, Mike Birbiglia's second feature film, stands taller than his previous feature, a slender work. ‐ StageBuddy.com
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96% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) The always funny Rhys Darby makes a third act appearance as Hunt for the Wilderpeople treks deeper into the unrestrained realm of adventure comedy with absurd glee.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
100% Cash Only (2016) Talk about a notable accomplishment of storytelling.‐ StageBuddy.com
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99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) The Wailing is worth every second of its 156 minute run time.‐ StageBuddy.com
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96% Spa Night (2016) [It] takes its time letting his desires to build up, reminding us that this is more than a coming-out coming-of-age story as it alternates and intermixes the struggles of immigrant life, and the particular condemnations of nontraditional masculinity.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
98% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins boils a life down to its decisive moments; a life in three parts is an eloquent and acute summation with Nicholas Britell's heart-rending music underlining. ‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
98% The Big Sick (2017) ...a universality that should prove broad enough for even the most close-minded of viewers...‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
33% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) (2017) This rendition loses something perhaps in substance and style; the beauty and weight of Marivaux's language obviously to the non French-speaker, but also any meta-reflexive commentary that might be gleaned from the film's setting...‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
75% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Beatriz's shock comes neither from the guests' wealth nor their off-color comments, but the cruelty and callous indifference that so often accompanies them.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Perhaps it takes an outsider like McDonagh to get it right, but by picture's end, a few wrenches of plot unite the deplorable with Mildred and lend him a contrived sympathy.‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
68% Wonderstruck (2017) Always one to dabble in genres and the visionary Haynes applies his handiwork to the silent era capably crafting an homage with perfect stern embouchures, silent screams and protrusive pointed fingers...‐ StageBuddy.com
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
94% Angels Wear White (2018) Angels Wear White unravels with the vague trappings of a crime thriller or mystery, but it is more than a detective story inflected with social justice themes. ‐ StageBuddy.com
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3/5 73% The Summer Of Sangaile (2015) A competent piece of filmmaking, The Summer of Sangaile remains sedate, never breaking the sunlight-induced torpor of youth, and it will likely be regarded with hazy remembrance-not at all unlike real summers of teenage years past.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
1/5 28% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) Every Thing Will Be Fine takes place in Canada, here utterly boring and uninflected with anything beyond a few trying landscapes. Wenders is clearly phoning it in. Maybe he didn't even show up for work.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
1.5/5 25% Anesthesia (2016) Anesthesia depicts a tugging wave of gentle ennui and explores it gingerly.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
95% Princess Cyd (2017) The undervalued director confers a frank grace, letting each of these ideas collide and tangle, and rest among themselves-an exemplary feat of cinema, and one that ought to extend to the world.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
55% The Strange Ones (2018) ...a metaphysical horror that never quite comes to a head.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
95% I Am Another You (2017) Over-narrating and explicating his charisma in lieu of showing it, Wang's undertaking of roughing it in Florida proves unpalatable, difficult, and a bit problematic-though the film's third act will soon reveal why.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
93% Most Beautiful Island (2017) Asensio sequesters us to loitering long-takes in this slowburn thriller that becomes a riveting fable of immigrant struggles.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
No Score Yet Common Carrier (2017) James N. Kienitz Wilkins' kaleidoscopic documentary Common Carrier is comprised entirely of superimpositions that roughly sketch the struggle of a handful of modern artists in this technology-riddled world. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
72% Gemini (2018) Gemini's utilization of professional (and in this case, underrated) actresses works to his advantage; the talented pair achieve an affinity sweet and enigmatic, cresting with the arch of an eyebrow or a longing gaze.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
75% Thirst Street (2017) The film bestows us the opportunity for dialogue, as the best of cinema and many titles often do.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
75% Flames (2017) With high potential to ruffle with its solipsism, Flames turns out to be cathartic and timely piece of performance art that might be the most representative of our society. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020