CINEMATIC Review

Leave the cannoli, take the movies

Review Blog


view:  full / summary

Starting Anew

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on April 13, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)



Due to displeasure with upgrades prescribed by Webs.com, Cinematic Review has moved to http://passionforperceiving.blogspot.com.



Thank you for your continued interest!


Read Full Post »

Isle of Dogs

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on April 3, 2018 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)



ISLE OF DOGS   ***

Wes Anderson

2018



IDEA:  In the future, the Japanese city of Megasaki has banished all dogs to T...

Read Full Post »

Top 10 - 2017

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on February 18, 2018 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)




Last year, I introduced my Top 10 by enumerating some of the year's cinematic moments that left an indelible impression on me, those transcendent scenes that elicited in me sensations and perceptual states that exceeded language. I was in the midst of my cinema studies Master's program at UCLA and, about to take the concept on as one of my primary scholarly subjects, had...
Read Full Post »

Downsizing

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on December 28, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)



DOWNSIZING   **1/2

Alexander Payne

2017



IDEA:  In the near future, a technology exists that gives humans the ability to shrink themselves down to five...

Read Full Post »

The Shape of Water

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on December 12, 2017 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)



THE SHAPE OF WATER   ***

Guillermo del Toro

2017



IDEA:  A mute janitor forms a relationship with a mysterious sea creature being detained at the government ...

Read Full Post »

Coco

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on December 1, 2017 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)



COCO   ***1/2

Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina

2017



IDEA:  When Miguel is transported to the Land of the Dead after feeling stifled by his family's age-old ban ...

Read Full Post »

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on November 20, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)



THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI   ***

Martin McDonagh

2017



IDEA:  Exasperated by the local police force's failure to turn up the culprit in her d...

Read Full Post »

The Square

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on November 16, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)



THE SQUARE   ***

Ruben Östlund

2017



IDEA:  The chief curator at a contemporary art museum in Stockholm finds his life unraveling after he is robb...

Read Full Post »

Lady Bird

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on November 13, 2017 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)



LADY BIRD   ***1/2

Greta Gerwig

2017



IDEA:  Lady Bird, a restless high school senior, tries to realize her desire to leave Sacramento and her contentious mot...

Read Full Post »

The Florida Project

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on October 27, 2017 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)



THE FLORIDA PROJECT   ***

Sean Baker

2017



IDEA:  The escapades of Moonee, a six-year-old living at a budget motel on the outskirts of Orlando.

Read Full Post »

Rss_feed