Patheos

Patheos is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Eve Tushnet, Jeffrey Overstreet, Peg Aloi, Rebecca Cusey
Rating Title/Year Author
The Ritual (2017) Eve Tushnet This is a well-done horror film, with authentic notes of grief and guilt, gorgeous trackless woods smoking with mist, and creature design which offers real pleasurable terror. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Dead Broke (1999) Eve Tushnet I have to say this failed, because it squanders all the rich oddity of its premise, but that doesn't mean you'll regret watching it. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Eve Tushnet Awkwafina is a joy, as always. The script is smart, and the wedding hijinks give it an obvious structure. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
The Trouble With Angels (1966) Eve Tushnet An essentially charming confection. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Eve Tushnet It's something awesome. It's all hot orange and brown, the glamour of the punishing desert wind, it is completely OTT and it can't go five minutes without an explosion and I loved it. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Eve Tushnet This is a movie about the search for a home -- the inability to find it where you thought you'd left it; maybe the inability to find it at all. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Barbershop (2002) Eve Tushnet Barbershop is a perfectly-executed example of a simple formula. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Friday (1995) Eve Tushnet Crapping jokes and cussing jokes and look at that lady in her skimpy clothes jokes. I enjoyed this badly, stupidly, as it was meant to be enjoyed. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) Eve Tushnet Real people ascend to melodrama and descend to harangue in exactly these circumstances; more importantly, the film knows that melodrama and harangue don't deserve respect and yet they compel it here... EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Summer of Sam (1999) Eve Tushnet ...it was such an unexpected, marginal tale. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) Eve Tushnet I liked it well enough when I first saw it but remembered the actual humor as being predictable and insufficiently incisive. I thought more highly of it this time around. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Eve Tushnet Horror flicks that try to evoke disgust at normal human weaknesses will never be all right with me. But with that built-in exception, so much of this movie is what I wanted it to be. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
In the Cut (2003) Sr. Rose Pacatte It's about a lighthouse without any light except the revleation of a truth - and at that point, who cares? EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Us (2019) Eve Tushnet Even elements that could become problems in less-sure hands, like the explanatory speeches toward the end, become part of the film's mythos and mystery. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Dancer (2000) Eve Tushnet Billy Elliot almost always makes the wrong choice, for the saccharine over the convincing. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
To Sleep With Anger (1990) Eve Tushnet A strange film which I think would reward rewatching. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Citizens Band (1977) Eve Tushnet The movie did end up feeling as noteworthy for what it excludes or doesn't examine as for the startlingly contemporary things it includes. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
The Court Jester (1956) Eve Tushnet I was of course struck by the light touch with which the romance is handled. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Four Lions (2009) Eve Tushnet I laughed out loud a lot, and by the time the plot catches up to the plotters and people start dying, there's genuine poignancy amid the ridicule. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
The Hole in the Ground (2019) Eve Tushnet It's definitely working that Babadook territory... Its final images are quite haunting. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
School Daze (1988) Eve Tushnet In practice Lee doesn't quite handle this vertiginous tone switch. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Crooklyn (1994) Eve Tushnet In spite of the flaws of the Virginia interlude I really enjoyed this. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Primal Fear (1996) Eve Tushnet The part of the script that's dialogue instead of plot is quite snappy. So I believed in this sordid story... for a while. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
The Conjuring (2013) Eve Tushnet The back half of the movie is also more formulaic and less interesting in every other way. The characters no longer offer surprises, and the scares are more predictable. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Fateless (2005) Eve Tushnet It conveys a feeling of exhaustion. Mist drifts through the camp, lending a beauty which does not point to any meaning or goodness, a kind of drained beauty. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
General Della Rovere (1959) Eve Tushnet [Giovanna Ralli's] actressy in a way that really works for this story of the mask sinking into the skin. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Green for Danger (1946) Eve Tushnet Its final twists came a little too fast and twisty for me. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The Jewish Cardinal (2013) Eve Tushnet The way he finds to live and to die as a Catholic Jew may not satisfy any of the film's characters, but I'll say that I found it really touching. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Eve Tushnet What makes Forgive such a joy to watch is the attention and love given to Lee, her frenemy Jack Hock... and her world. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
Cruising (1980) Eve Tushnet There is so much talent in this film, from its very first moments with the unsettling strings by Jack Nitzsche. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Eve Tushnet I liked that the film never reduces what's going on in that shaken family to one thing. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Days of Wine and Roses (1962) Eve Tushnet Days is a tract, my friend, a folded brochure of a film, rescued by Jack Lemmon's charm and some good dark camerawork. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Smashed (2012) Eve Tushnet Smashed is wall-to-wall good intentions from the moment Kate decides to go to a meeting. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
A Christmas Story (1983) Eve Tushnet Just a tour de force of holiday agony, outrageous and hilarious. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Planet of Snail (2011) Eve Tushnet This is a great movie, memorable and subtle. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Eve Tushnet Lanthimos walks right up to the edge of mocking his characters for having feelings, and us for having feelings about them. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Dark Harbor (1998) Eve Tushnet This is a simple story, with some fun twists in both the plotting and the direction. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
Ladyhawke (1985) Eve Tushnet The film is gorgeous to watch, especially since the quality of light is so central to the plot: Is it afternoon or sunset? EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
In Bruges (2008) Eve Tushnet Even the most obnoxious elements turn out to mean more than their self-consciously shocking surface. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
The Rapture (1991) Eve Tushnet The Rapture commits. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
Into Great Silence (2005) Eve Tushnet This is an experience it's hard to say much about. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
Francis, God's Fool (1950) Eve Tushnet Delightfully ramshackle... ull of humor and unexpected incident... EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
The Prince of Egypt (1998) Eve Tushnet Prince gives great emotional depth to the story... EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
Slice (2018) Eve Tushnet The kind of low-impact, time-stamped pleasure you hit up on a streaming service when you've had a long day and want to curl up with a cup of cocoa and watch some people get slaughtered. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
The Field Guide to Evil (2018) Eve Tushnet Off-base and so colored by modern obsessions and prejudices. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
You Might Be the Killer (2018) Eve Tushnet You could have made a movie about the genuine tragedy of a man realizing he's become an abuser (you could have made a comedy about that!), and instead you totally made a movie about how a man's violence is a woman's fault. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
The Ranger (2018) Eve Tushnet This is mostly very fun, silly but satisfying. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
The Endless (2017) Eve Tushnet The brothers have terrific chemistry from the moment their road trip begins. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
State of the Union (1948) Eve Tushnet It's a pleasure to watch because of the talent on display-and, this is me so let's be real, because its climactic scene is about the joys of public self-abasement. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Eve Tushnet I would watch a phone book if it were played by Awkwafina. She's a delight. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018