Cate Marquis

Cate Marquis
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
25% Gemini Man (2019) While nothing happens that you don't expect, GEMINI MAN provides plenty of popcorn entertain for Will Smith fans. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2.5/4 80% Britt-Marie Was Here (2019) Nothing wild happens, but the film does take some unexpected turns and ends up in a satisfying place that is a bit different than what we expect. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/4 83% Judy (2019) Although Zellweger has little actual resemblance to Garland, she is transformed by excellent make up and her stunning performance, creating so convincing an impersonation that one feels like you are watching Judy Garland herself. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/4 85% Downton Abbey (2019) Fans of the highly-praised British historical TV series will welcome the return of Downton Abbey but this return to the lavish, high-fashion 1920s...delivers delights for those who are not familiar with the popular show as well. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/4 94% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) This is a wonderful, insightful introduction to the man and his music, both complicated but worthwhile subjects. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/4 82% Official Secrets (2019) Once again, Gavin Hood delivers a thought-provoking film on a serious topic that is also gripping human drama. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) ...a treat for fans of the musical, but it offers more, with its wealth of background and archival materials and thoughtful insights on how a musical about the life of a Jewish dairyman and his family in a shtetl became something that spoke to the world. - St. Louis Jewish Light EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/4 99% Honeyland (2019) Honeyland is a documentary that is beautifully filmed, has a moving human story and unforgettable people, as well as something important to say about the value of traditional sustainable practices. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
3.5/4 99% One Child Nation (2019) One Child Nation is a revelatory documentary no one should miss. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 43% After the Wedding (2019) It is a family drama but one filled with complicated people and difficult choices, where there are no good guys or bad guys, just flawed people striving to make the best of the circumstances. It is a refreshing approach. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/4 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) No matter what you think of David Crosby personally, this musical journey is a long strange trip well worth taking. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/4 86% The Nightingale (2019) [The Nightingale] is an impressive film, beautifully shot and acted, a gripping thriller but a film with something to say. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
90% Tel Aviv on Fire (2019) Sometimes the humor gets a little over the top, but somehow that seems right for a comedy about a soap opera. - St. Louis Jewish Light EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
1/4 22% The Kitchen (2019) It is a shame to waste this wonderful cast on this mess of a movie. If only the filmmakers had decided to add a real script, they might have had something, instead of wasting the audience's time and money. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/4 85% Pavarotti (2019) ...a marvelous documentary that strikes the perfect balance to please both opera-loving Pavarotti fans who know his work well and those who are new to opera... - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/4 60% The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain) (2019) ...a thoughtful, good-hearted film full of unexpected turns, that has something in particular to say and it says it in a gentler, subtler way than most social satires might. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/4 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) There is often a shallow, tabloid feel to this biographical film. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/4 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) For those with patience and open to this film's lyricism and sweetly sad dreamy metaphor, The Last Black Man in San Francisco has many rewards. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/4 93% Sword of Trust (2019) Director Shelton does a masterful job. She draws us in with the humor then throws us off balance, upending assumptions and turning things around every time we get too comfortable. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Cold Blood (La mémoire du sang) (2019) Reno does his best with this sorry material, and he manages to milk a few good moments; overall the cast is good but there is only so much they and Reno can do with this sloppily cobbled together story. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
4/5 79% Late Night (2019) Kaling and Thompson are good in their scenes together, although their characters are often on dual tracks. The more affecting scenes are between Thompson and Lithgow... - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
4.5/5 89% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) For those who like French sex comedy and books, Olivier's clever sly comedy Non-Fiction is a treat not to miss. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3.5/5 88% American Woman (2019) American Woman is a good film, with some sparkling performances, but one that could have gone deeper and been even better, perhaps even a great film. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
74% The Spy Behind Home Plate (2019) Berg's life was indeed a fantastic one, feeling like something out of fiction yet completely true. Kempner's documentary is a welcome, fuller exploration... - St. Louis Jewish Light EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
94% Transit (2019) Deeply affecting, Transit touches on love, loss and identity, as well as serving as a reminder of the Shoah. It takes a startlingly clever approach to telling its story. - Marquee By Marquis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
5/5 71% All Is True (2019) Ben Elton's well-researched and cleverly built script offers plenty of delights for fans of the Bard, further enhanced with Branagh's fine direction and its wonderful cast. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
2.5/5 43% The Tomorrow Man (2019) Despite the two excellent leads, this disappointing film has little charm or sense. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
4.5/5 66% The White Crow (2019) ...a taut dramatic thriller that is as much about overcoming adversity and the drive of an artist to be free, as it is about Nureyev, the Cold War or ballet. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It is a lot of plot, complicated connections and underworld characters to carry, which tends weigh down the whole film after awhile. The whole cast is great, but it is a bit like too much of a rich, delicious dessert all at once. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3.5/5 80% Photograph (2019) Batra uses the very human story of two people to comment on the human condition and society itself, no small feat. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
4/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) For those who enjoy a well-thought out personal drama with fine acting, The Souvenir has much to offer. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
4.5/5 96% Hail Satan? (2019) It all adds up to an entertaining and intriguing documentary look an uncoventional group of people who embody some basic American ideas, like freedom and individualism, to a surprising degree. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3.5/5 30% Red Joan (2019) Perhaps Nunn tried to do a bit too much with this film, layering this woman's secret past with themes of feminist and anti-war sentiment. When the film focuses on the characters in the past, it builds a driving thriller tension... - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
98% Maiden (2019) Surprisingly exciting, with the narrative drive of a fiction film. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
50% Above the Shadows (2019) You just have to go with it, but Above the Shadows will reward you for that journey. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 51% Tolkien (2019) Well worth a look for J. R. R. Tolkien fans, if a less engrossing one than one might have hoped. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
4/5 83% High Life (2019) Fans of art-house films will find this thought-provoking drama more satisfying than mainstream audiences. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
5/5 84% The Brink (2019) Klayman's choice to just follow Bannon closely and let him do the talking makes THE BRINK one chilling ride. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Wild Nights With Emily is a surprising, engaging romp with the delightful Molly Shannon, with informative insights on the life of the beloved poet. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
5/5 100% Knock Down the House (2019) It is inspiring to simply watch these ordinary women give it their best shot, and the effort fills one with admiration and even hope. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
5/5 94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Ask Dr. Ruth is an illuminating experience, a charmer of a film as lively and entertaining as its subject, and just as surprising. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 82% Chi-Raq (2015) Chi-raq is powerful, even heart-breaking stuff wrapped in a dark, hip-hop musical comedy. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) One cannot fault the outstanding cinematic style of this Macbeth, which succeeds admirably in creating mood. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3.5/5 59% Concussion (2015) While it is not a perfect film, it is worth seeing for its potential to spark curiosity to dig further into the facts of CTE. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) Many will find The Big Short a brilliant, intelligent, pointedly funny film - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
1/5 9% Norm of the North (2016) Sometimes a film critic has to throw himself or herself on a bomb for the good of the movie-going public. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 97% 45 Years (2015) 45 Years is exquisitely acted with Rampling giving a tour-de-force performance of such subtle power it is breathtaking. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 89% The Lady In The Van (2015) The Lady in the Van provides a pleasant ride, especially with the incomparable Maggie Smith at the wheel. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
1/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) ZOOLANDER 2 is a true stinker, the kind of unfunny, nap-inducing comedy likely to be a future Razzie nominee. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) All this is done with an impish, flag-waving sense of fun, even though Moore is making some hard-hitting points. - We Are Movie Geeks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019