Willa Paskin

Willa Paskin
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Salon.com, Slate

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
90% Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo (2015) A pretty good set that, in this Schumer-saturated year, feels disappointing: decent, funny, inessential. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
58% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Maudlin and unrealistic, it's also a lot less funny than what came before. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
83% Amanda Knox (2016) For such a sedate film, Amanda Knox achieves a surprisingly moving climax. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
82% Confirmation (2016) Confirmation is not a particularly good production, but it is gripping. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
91% The Wiz Live! (2015) As much as Dorothy wants to go home, the Scarecrow needs a brain, the Tin-Man desires a heart, or the Cowardly Lion longs for a spine, NBC coveted a hit: The Wizard delivered. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
94% The Normal Heart (2014) The Normal Heart is a blunt, effective instrument, a handsome, walloping cudgel that begins in gay paradise on the eve of the apocalypse: Fire Island, 1982. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
79% Veronica Mars (2014) I don't know how much money Veronica Mars will make, or how much money it has to make to be deemed a success, but as means of fan-satisfaction it is a needle to a major vein. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
52% Flowers in the Attic (2014) Flowers in the Attic acts as if it is just another life-affirming Lifetime movie about surviving terrible situations. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2014
61% Clear History (2013) As the movie proceeds, it gains traction, first as a kind of pleasant alt-Woody Allen vehicle... and then as a well-modulated morality play. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2013
49% Phil Spector (2013) Phil Spector is missing dramatic tension. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013
95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) [Soderbergh's] total avoidance of camp and his deeply sympathetic treatment of both major characters is a way... to make Liberace and Thorson people, not stereotypes. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013
No Score Yet Top of the Lake, like the best crime series, is about so much more than solving a crime. - Salon.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2013