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Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% An Easy Girl (Un Fille Facile) (2019) Sultry, but never sleazy, observant yet nonjudgmental, "An Easy Girl" is more than just a tale of innocence and experience.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
62% Spree (2020) Hideous to look at and agonizing to listen to, "Spree" must hold the record for the greatest number of annoying characters in a single movie.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
54% Made in Italy (2020) For a movie that's supposedly meant to lift us off our couches and set us down in a verdant dreamscape, this limp foreign-soil fantasy from James D'Arcy doesn't come close to getting the job done.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
19% The Tax Collector (2020) We've all seen "The Sopranos," and we won't get fooled again.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
94% Howard (2020) "Howard" is a film intimately aware that no celebration of a life can be uncoupled from the emptiness left in its wake.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Dazed but far from confused, "She Dies Tomorrow" tugs at you, nagging to be viewed more than once.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
70% A Girl Missing (Yokogao) (2020) Only by paying close attention to the lead character's changing hairstyle and wardrobe can we follow the story's convoluted crescendo of thwarted passion and unadulterated rage.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
77% Summerland (2020) A thumb to suck in troubled times, "Summerland" offers a digit of nostalgia that many viewers will latch onto with something approaching relief.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
70% Nose to Tail (2019) A resolute but finally punishing wallow in self-destructiveness and obnoxious male behavior.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
74% The Rental (2020) Whether "The Rental" will injure the Airbnb industry is debatable, but its impact on moviegoers will otherwise barely be noticed.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
65% Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (2020) A gossipy portrait of a charmingly naughty boy whose genius is perhaps best appreciated on a second viewing with the sound off and the eyes wide open.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
94% Yes, God, Yes (2020) Burdened by a silly R rating that may deter the very youngsters who are likely to enjoy it most, "Yes, God, Yes" (written and directed by Karen Maine) fights back with an appealing lead and an overwhelmingly innocent tone.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
28% Dirt Music (2019) A strangely fascinating delivery system for so much visual beauty that its flaws scrabble to gain a purchase.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
18% Fatal Affair (2020) There is so much recycled material in "Fatal Affair" that its carbon footprint must have been zero.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
94% We Are Little Zombies (2020) Smart, noisy and flashily assured, "We Are Little Zombies" is entirely, gleefully its own thing.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
91% Widow of Silence (2020) Power, and its absence, shape the conflict-hardened heart of "Widow of Silence," a serenely beautiful tragedy about women and war.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
92% Relic (2020) "Relic" deftly merges the familiar bumps and groans of the haunted-house movie with a potent allegory for the devastation of dementia.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) "Welcome to Chechnya" is a moving and vital indictment of mass persecution.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
63% Skyman (2020) Subdued and temperate, "Skyman" refuses to lean into the mystery of Carl's claims or wind us up for a final resolution.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) More tribute than parody, this over-egged farce whips slapstick and cheese into an authentic soufflé of tastelessness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
40% Irresistible (2020) Attacking both political affiliations with equal disgust, "Irresistible" seems disappointingly fatigued, its glossy veneer concealing a hollow core.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
95% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2020) Neither bitter nor maudlin, "The Ghost of Peter Sellers" is a movie about filmmaking and soul-searching, a tale of two Peters and maybe the worst of times for both.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
78% Judy & Punch (2020) What's left is a baroque pantomime, a heavy-handed satire of intolerance whose fun fades faster than the livid bruises on Judy's face.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
50% Dreamland (2020) If you've never seen a movie luxuriate in eccentricity as thoroughly as a cat basking in a sun puddle, then you need to watch "Dreamland."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
100% I Will Make You Mine (2020) Soft black-and-white cinematography (by Bill Otto and Carl Nenzen Loven) and low-key humor help offset the limitations of its partly crowd-funded budget, as does the naturalism of the partly improvised performances.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
69% The High Note (2020) As wary of taking chances as its three lead characters, the film relies on corny contrivances, music-industry clichés - here we go again with the multicity tour montage - and a soapy plot reveal that would mortify daytime television.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
88% Papicha (2019) [A] partly autobiographical feature whose extreme tonal flips - from gaiety to trauma, tenderness to tragedy - only make it all the more touching.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
74% Villain (2020) Any movie containing the line "You need to grab that hacksaw and start on his legs" is already halfway to winning me over, and Philip Barantini's "Villain" does not disappoint.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) What remains is a lively and uncritical portrait of a woman as passionate about composting as chilaquiles, one who will pitch a fit if you put garlic in your guacamole.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
39% Body Cam (2020) Despite the ripeness and flammability of its material, the movie feels oddly distant, the screenplay marred by weak scares, graceless plotting and dashed-off characters.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
36% Blood and Money (2020) As derivative as its title and as implacable as its declining hero, "Blood and Money" suffers from near-calamitous narrative lapses.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
65% Castle in the Ground (2019) Weak plotting and sluggish direction (by Joey Klein) bury his increasing peril in a story that emphasizes the dead-end chaos of lives controlled by cravings.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
81% How to Build a Girl (2020) There are at least five visions of Johanna here, and Feldstein nails every one of them.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
92% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2020) [Pastoll] layers gangland grift, domestic drama and female fury into a satisfying lasagna of mounting violence.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
100% Driveways (2020) Its performances are among the most affecting I've seen in quite a while.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
87% Deerskin (2020) For a long while, "Deerskin" idles affably in first gear, but its guilelessness is a ruse.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
75% The Wretched (2020) Though indebted to films like Tom Holland's terrific "Fright Night"... "The Wretched" adds a twist or two of its own.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
91% Bull (2020) Set in the unfamiliar world of African-American backyard rodeos, Annie Silverstein's "Bull" handles hot-button issues with a cool eye and a calming tone.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
44% Robert the Bruce (2019) [Bruce's] joints may be stiffer than his resolve; but, in placing the warrior temporarily aside, Macfadyen and his director have helped us more clearly to see the man.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
87% 1BR (2020) Drawing on a fascination with cults and utopian communities, the director and co-writer, David Marmor, has created a mildly entertaining survival story whose depiction of psychological indoctrination far outstrips its generic dips into torture.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
43% Sergio (2020) This admiring yet sluggish movie mostly drowns its political revelations in sticky sentiment.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
43% Endings, Beginnings (2020) The writing might be a tangle of limp clichés, but the actors - especially Woodley and the terrific Wendie Malick as Daphne's mother - sweat to sell every line.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
71% Butt Boy (2020) Maybe it's the hell we're all living through right now, but Tyler Cornack's orificial fantasy struck me as a hilariously bawdy, intermittently inspired act of vivacious vulgarity.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
71% Stray Dolls (2020) Despite its sense of dead-end desperation, "Stray Dolls" is made worthwhile by the richness of Shane Sigler's nighttime cinematography and the consistent empathy of its tone.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
74% The Other Lamb (2020) Existing outside of time and place, "The Other Lamb" is a gorgeous revenge fable with an excess of atmosphere and zero subtlety - a mallet wrapped in gauze and girlish laughter.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
61% Tape (2020) "Tape," in short, is a terrible movie about appalling behavior.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
56% Resistance (2020) "Resistance" feels disjointed and dated.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
51% Burden (2020) Though the themes of "Burden" feel uncomfortably current, their execution is leaden and dismayingly artless.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
99% Saint Frances (2020) With a warm heart and a nonjudgmental mind, "Saint Frances" weaves abortion, same-sex parenting and postpartum depression into a narrative bursting with positivity and acceptance.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
96% Blood on Her Name (2020) Oppressively dark and unrelentingly intense, "Blood on Her Name" packs down-and-dirty performances, and a few surprises, into a tight 85 minutes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020