Lisa Nesselson

Lisa Nesselson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet In Safe Hands (Pupille) (2018) A very interesting foundation for a movie. The process is displayed with warmth, humor and authenticity...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
78% To the Ends of the World (Les confins du monde) (2018) If you suspect that the rote phrase "thank you for your service" can't begin to cover the horror of war, please seek this out.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
67% Summer (Leto) (2018) In addition to being a gloriously bittersweet and entertaining story with great music, it's an important film.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
100% A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold (2018) It's gentle, as the interlocking members of the community stand up for what they believe in...there are lots and lots of characters, but it's never difficult to tell them apart.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
90% Widows (2018) It's complex, and enjoyable, although not exactly moral...there are a sufficient amount of twists that keep you guessing in a fun way.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
99% The Third Man (1949) The music is as distinctive as the James Bond or Star Wars theme...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
62% Yomeddine (2018) In this case, I was effortlessly won over.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
31% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) It's not very good, and I had really high hopes for this...clunky at best.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
67% Little Tickles (Les chatouilles) (2018) It is told with verve and bottomless creativity.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Please go buy a ticket...Moore is a fine investigative journalist, and he spreads the blame.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) You should, you should, see it.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
No Score Yet Zoo (1993) Even though zookeepers procure the grub, anyone who's forgotten that some animals eat others is in for a pointed refresher course.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
71% Galveston (2018) I can't say it grabbed me, beyond being very competently made, but Mélanie Laurent is versatile and deeply impressive.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
61% The House That Jack Built (2018) I laughed out loud at regular intervals...it was fascinating on screen.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
94% RBG (2018) Let us grin, from ear to ear, at what Ruth Bader Ginsberg has accomplished.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
84% The Square (2017) This is a good movie. A masterpiece for the ages? Probably not. But a sardonic commentary on contemporary art and society.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
97% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) What jumps out is how well it shows what really motivated public service looks like.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
90% Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance (1983) Seeing it again actually brought tears to my eyes.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
86% My Friend Dahmer (2017) A period-perfect ode to dysfunction in plain sight.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) I loved every minute of this film...we go to the movies to see characters, and Tommy is a character, all right...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) An absolutely adorable tale.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) A better idea in theory than in execution...these guys are just so darn ordinary, they're really not terribly interesting, and they're playing themselves...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
49% Downsizing (2017) Alexander Payne makes deadpan comedy...I loved this movie, and it evolves in ways I could have never predicted.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
76% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) It cleverly incriminates societal assumptions.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) I laughed out loud at certain junctures, I'm still thinking about it, but I'm not as excited about this film as an awful lot of people seem to be...‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
89% Maria By Callas (2018) An excellent film told entirely in Callas' own words...we feel strangely close to someone who has been dead for 40 years.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
90% A Ghost Story (2017) A very special achievement.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
91% Nico, 1988 (2018) Not to gush, swoon or go overboard, but I loved this film.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) My makeup was smudged because I had tears running down my face...the beauty of the cosmos, I loved every minute of it.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
No Score Yet Our Struggles (Nos batailles) (2018) What's exciting about this is the character's learning curve.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) It's complex, touching...a fine art.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
97% Thunder Road (2018) The vast majority of the people around me genuinely liked the movie, and I just didn't get why they were so enthusiastic...it lent itself to me checking my watch regularly.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
No Score Yet Shéhérezade (2018) Everything rings true...low-budget, unpretentious and affecting.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
100% Abracadabra (2017) Aggressively and exhaustively original...a very visual film sprinkled with eighties references...I certainly hope this isn't the last film we'll have from this director.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
9% Kings (2018) A very diffuse mix of incredible violence and misjudged imagery.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) The French version is just as mouth-watering...for me this is just about a perfect movie, literally a tale of underdogs.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
96% The Lunchbox (2014) Highly-satisfying...family secrets make excellent fodder for movies.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Instantly recognizable...it does a fine job translating his delectably tasteless and self-deprecating sense of humor.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018) Never too edgy, too suspenseful or too violent, the film rolls along at a nice pace.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
75% Manifesto (2017) It absolutely won me over. I liked it in seconds. Blanchett interprets a fetching cross-section of individuals.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
29% Sextape (A genoux les gars) (2018) I enjoyed this thoroughly...it has a sort of elastic sense of humor...what they say and do rings true in France.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
85% Nancy (2018) Really, really, a performance and story worth looking at.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
83% Puzzle (2018) I found it incredibly satisfying.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) An incredibly astute combination of documentary interviews and dramatic re-enactments.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
82% Chappaquiddick (2018) This is a movie about spin, public relations, and the power of television.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) Wonderfully cast, Sameh Zoabi's zippy comedy takes clever basic ingredients and runs with them, affectionately lampooning stereotypical attitudes about Arabs and Jews and how each group supposedly demands to be depicted.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
74% Final Portrait (2018) The actors are wonderful.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) Inherently tempting...I know I laughed...there are forced, terrible double-entendres...the whole thing is stiff, creepy, even arthritic, but I had a good time.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
95% 3 Faces (2018) One of the world's most talented directors...it's deceptively simple but explores really important topics.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) A genuinely scary movie, delectably unsettling.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018