Leslie Felperin

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For 261 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 At Berkeley
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 261
261 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    Anchored by a masterful performance by Timothy Spall in a role he was born to play, and gilded by career-best effort from DoP Dick Pope, working for the first time on digital for Leigh to bridge the gap between the painting and cinematography, Mr. Turner manages to illuminate that nexus between biography and art with elegant understatement.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    According to the most basic laws of cinema, Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade’s third feature as a writer-director (she has five times that many credits as a producer), shouldn’t work. It’s practically one long string of nesting, oxymoronic self-cancelling paradoxes: here is the world’s first genuinely funny, 162-minute German comedy of embarrassment.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Kitty Green creates something powerful, provocative and dazzlingly original with her second feature.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    Simultaneously a modern essay on suffering, an open-ended thriller, and a black social comedy, it is most importantly of all a thinly-veiled political parable drenched in bitter irony that takes aim against the corrupt, corrosive regime of Vladimir Putin.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    It’s an altogether strange but astonishing work of craftsmanship.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Holmer draws confident, luminous performances from the cast that rise to the occasion but never seem over-coached or phony.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    It’s a lovely piece of work.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    Putting aside the worthiness of its politics, this is also a crackling, tense thriller, graced with beautifully measured performances, that explores with wisdom and sorrow the best and worst in human nature.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Visually ravishing, emotionally wise, and kinky as a coiled rope, writer-director Peter Strickland’s third feature The Duke of Burgundy is a delight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Just as Brenda lives by a credo never to judge another woman, so too does the film, which creates an uplifting portrait of redemption and acceptance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa’s Maidan harkens back to the heroic, journalistic roots of documentary-making and yet feels ineffably modern and formally daring. It’s a tiny marvel of a movie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A charming animated feature.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The picture laudably adopts an intimate, personal approach to a subject -- hardworking Chinese garment workers -- that's been covered in more hectoring fashion elsewhere.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Graduation isn’t one of Mungiu’s finest, but even a restrained, emotionally measured work like this is more interesting and provocative than many another director’s best effort.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Folky music and Studio Ghibli-level flights of eerie fancy are obvious pleasures, but even more subtle and entrancing is the way Moore and his team use echoed shapes to suggest hidden patterns in nature and parallels between the real and the mythical.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Unfortunately, the narrative endgame is a mess, and should have been rethought in development, but there’s no denying Ezer has made a bold, audacious debut.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    An inventive, meaty distillation of Le Carre's 1974 novel, picture turns hero George Smiley's hunt for a mole within Blighty's MI6 into an incisive examination of Cold War ethics, rich in both contempo resonance and elegiac melancholy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Admittedly, there are a lot of documentaries like this, made by citizen journalists recording uprisings in their homelands, but this is one of the best of the recent crop, and a timely reminder of a conflict that's slipped out of the headlines of late.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Along with the moral lesson, Nguyen remembers to give auds some pleasures, including the exquisitely chosen soundtrack of African folk and pop music, Nicolas Bolduc's cinematography and the very artful use of sound throughout.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    As with his previous pics about the brood, Dutch-Indonesian helmer Leonard Retel Helmrich deploys an expressionistic, quasi-soap-opera approach to produce striking results, thanks especially to use of Steadicam. But the protagonists seem to be playing to the cameras more this time round, making "Stars" a less charming effort than earlier installments.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    This at first slow-moving and then wildly kinetic actioner possesses a cool classicism that will appeal to offshore audiences as well as those at home.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    '71
    This outstanding, muscular feature debut for French-born, British-based director Yann Demange almost never puts a foot wrong, from the softly underplayed performances to the splendidly speckled cinematography and fine-grained period detailing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Offering further proof that the latest 3D technology is good for a lot more than just lunging knives and fantastical storylines, Wim Wenders' dance docu Pina reps multidimensional entertainment that will send culture vultures swooning.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Davies is in fine form here, with luminous performances, especially from Rachel Weisz, rounding out a classy package whose only major problem is it may be a bit too true to its period sensibility and legit origins.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    A richly rewarding but often very disturbing, even harrowing work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Mixing together some of helmer Aki Kaurismaki's favorite Gallic and Finnish thesps with a few newbies, Le Havre feels like a welcoming family reunion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Although laid out with such clarity that any layperson could catch the gist of what's being discussed, Side by Side is not afraid to get nitty-gritty about more technical matters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    This is a beautifully distilled and literally still work that lingers in the mind long after its conclusion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    One of Wiseman’s best, a summation of sorts of a career’s worth of principled filmmaking from a director in his ninth decade.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    As with so many of the best mystery-horror films, the optimum way to enjoy a first viewing of this is try to remain as ignorant as possible about what happens. That said, it also brims with tiny, blink-and-you'll-miss-them details that will repay repeat viewings.

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