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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 100% Chasing Asylum "It's as incendiary a work of documentary filmmaking that this country has produced in quite some time. " ‐ Junkee
Posted May 27, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot never seems to be setting its sights any higher than a story of one woman's self-discovery. It had the perfect chance to give us something fresh and new, but instead sheepishly recoils just short of the finish line. " ‐ Junkee
Posted May 26, 2016
B+ 75% Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2016) "It has a humble simplicity to it that is befitting a director whose works are so often about the disenfranchised and those who struggle amid their surroundings. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted May 25, 2016
C 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Despite this large cast of appealing actors, very little has been done to allow audiences to relate to these 'mutants'. Instead, the film relies on the kind of whiz-bang destruction... " ‐ Junkee
Posted May 25, 2016
C+ 79% Confirmation "The poster suggests "it only takes one voice to change history", but beyond title card lip service at film's end, they never explore this claim. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Apr 26, 2016
B- 100% The Dying of the Light (2016) "For cinephiles ... The Dying of the Light will sing like a reel of film flicking through a spinning canister. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Apr 22, 2016
B No Score Yet You're Killing Me "What results is a vibrant and fresh film, a unique entry into any queer film festival that at often times can take itself too seriously. It's a perfect Friday night movie with even more laughs than bloody corpses. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Mar 30, 2016
B- 70% Becoming Mike Nichols "However, the film feels only half-baked ...[and] ultimately feels like a part one on a much larger work with sequels that never came to pass. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 30, 2016
B 100% Everything Is Copy (2016) "With each passing essay extract, snippet of dialogue, or moment of clarity, the reasoning for a film about her beyond mere familial love and celebrity duty is proven. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 30, 2016
D 67% Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru "A piece of corporate marketing that's been flashed out with all the aerial-shots of Florida coastlines and appearances by celebrity fans (I guess Julianne Hough counts as a celebrity) that money can buy. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 23, 2016
B- No Score Yet Gary Numan: Android in La La Land "Android in La La Land works best with it fuses Numan's abstract lyrics and music with strange beautiful images rather than the musician-moves-to-LA narrative that forms its core. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 23, 2016
B+ 100% Here Come the Videofreex (2016) "It's all fascinating stuff. The footage found within... is incredible and includes on-the-ground coverage from protests, marches, and riots that is equally thrilling, shocking, and powerful. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 23, 2016
C+ 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "[Much] of the action... is a dog's breakfast of discombobulating editing. The film's final passages are such an aggressively hard to watch collision of excessive CGI and murky colour palate that it's hard to make heads or tails of most of it. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Mar 23, 2016
B+ 100% Trapped (2016) "[T]he quiet dignity that Porter offers the brave men and women at the heart of Trapped is refreshing that then allows the film to find its power in highlighting the good of its subjects rather than the hate of their opponents. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 8, 2016
97% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn is an excellent film for many reasons. While it may take its title from one small part of the world, it works so well because of the universal nature of its themes. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Feb 12, 2016
No Score Yet Drown (2015) "It's an unpleasant experience that spends too much of its time with bad dialogue to say anything we don't already know. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Feb 9, 2016
No Score Yet The Everlasting Secret Family (1989) "While there's something to be said about the era in which it was made, there's no doubt Michael Thornhill's film would never see the light of day today given how repulsive its representation of gay men is. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Feb 9, 2016
70% The Danish Girl (2015) "That we never really glean who "the Danish girl" is is quite fitting since the filmmakers also haven't the slightest idea who their characters really are. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Feb 1, 2016
B 86% Desert Hearts (1998) "Desert Hearts wasn't the first, but it's certainly one of the most significant and an important forebearer to Todd Haynes and Phyllis Nagy's sublime Carol. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 21, 2016
B 86% Only The Dead "Given this is assembled mostly from his own war correspondents videos, Ware is at the centre of most of the footage and your response to the film will largely depend on your response to him and his true blue blokey personality. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B+ 97% Sherpa (2015) "Without [the director's] bond to Tashi - and as a result his family and the wider Sherpa community - the film would lack the personal essence that makes it more than just another mountain-climbing doc and something far richer and more satisfying. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
C+ 91% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "... lacks anything truly special to set it apart from any number of similar documentaries. In fact, many of the film's archival clips are recycled from Howard Alk's 1974 doc 'Janis'. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
C+ 89% Meru (2015) "While many of the climbing sequences have a sense of thrill to them, the film as a whole just lacks a narrative oomph to make it anything more than a good film... " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
A 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "Insightful, poignant, occasionally deliciously funny... This is what it feels like to see somebody open their heart and to find new meaning in their memories and their emotions. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B+ 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "Most viewers will likely have personal bug-bears about wishing more time was spent on specific moments, but this is a broad and effective piece of work that will make your eyes pop and your stomach churn. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B+ 96% The Look of Silence (2015) "I was somewhat thankful for be rid of the games of theatrical one-upmanship that made [The Act of Killing] a queasier experience. The power of this terrible moment in history and its lasting legacy is no less powerful without them... " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B+ 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "Simultaneously documenting the on-and-off air sparring matches for audiences too young to remember them, but also chart their place in the history of modern political discourse make this a nourishing and entertaining documentary. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B- 100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) "The tragedy at its narrative core makes for thoroughly engrossing viewing, although the film lacks the propulsive thrust that could have made it a more vital work of filmmaking. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
A- 96% We Come as Friends (2015) "Deeply unsettling and saddening, a brief glimpse of a tanned George Clooney only solidifying the tragedy. This is a pretty powerful work of non-fiction. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
C+ 89% Cartel Land (2015) "The longer it goes, the easier it becomes to be turned off by the frequent graphic violence that so frequently punctuates the narrative. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B 95% Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015) "Extremely accessible, but also often thrilling. If you were never entirely up to date on what was actually happening in Ukraine two years ago, Evgeny Afineevsky's film is an excellent starting point. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
D 77% Where to Invade Next (2016) "I thought it was utterly disgraceful! Despite some great films in his past, with Where to Invade Next, Michael Moore proves once and for all that he is no better than the likes of Dinesh D'Souza in how shameless he can be in the obfuscation of facts. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B+ 84% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) "I found What Happened, Miss Simone?, which is about a woman and directed by a woman, far more interested in its subject, far more empathetic, and far more engrossed in her many facets than Asif Kapadia['s Amy] " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B 93% The Hunting Ground (2015) "...in the moment (hey, there's nothing that says documentarians have to abide by lawful definitions of "innocent until proven guilty", I guess) there is an undeniable power to The Hunting Ground that is hard to ignore. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
C- 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "It ends with a hashtag because it knows its target audience would rather be pandered to with easy-chair pleasantries. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
C 82% The Revenant (2015) "It's three hours of muddy, gruesome machismo dialled up to eleven and drowning in indecipherable grunts and growls, without anything to justify its existence beyond winning Leonardo DiCaprio an Academy Award. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Jan 20, 2016
A 94% Carol (2015) "Carol is essential. It's the work of a premiere filmmaker whose talents only continue to grow. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B+ 82% Tig "Documentaries on queer subject matter are hardly rare these days, but it's uncommon to see one which retells the evolution of a woman's sexuality with such nonchalance and openness. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Sep 29, 2015
A- 67% Nasty Baby (2015) "It adds further shading to this already multi-dimensional world and should hopefully make audiences question their own reactions as well as their thoughts on class, privilege and ultimately their own personal morality. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Sep 29, 2015
B 87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "[It's] a celebration of one actor who somehow made it out alive and whose story is still, sadly, a powerful one to tell. " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Sep 29, 2015
B+ 75% Cut Snake (2015) "In Tony Ayres' Cut Snake, the true blue Aussie crime flick gets a queer coat of paint. It masks itself as a standard crime flick, but subverts what we have come to expect from these films... " ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Sep 29, 2015
B 63% The Dressmaker "Whether it tickles your funny bone is likely going to be entirely dependent on how warped your sense of humor is and how easily you can ignore some of its more unsavory elements. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Sep 21, 2015
B 98% Iris (2015) "It's hardly the most provocative documentary in the festival line-up, but it's such a delightfully fizzy one that it should be the perfect tonic after a long festival... " ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B+ 96% The Russian Woodpecker (2015) "It'd be hard to believe if it wasn't so convincing and that makes the film a definite must-see. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 20, 2015
A- 96% The Look of Silence (2015) "It's absolutely devastating, as one would expect, but also a more appropriate elegiac than its predecessor. Any film with this many anonymous credits at the end has to ruffle some feathers. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Tyke Elephant Outlaw "It's a striking film that can stand alongside Blackfish (2013) and Virunga (2014). " ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B 86% Gayby Baby (2016) "It's a compassionately made documentary that's ultimately all about our similarities. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B- 44% Irrational Man (2015) "Irrational Man (2015), Stone plays a WASPy pawn in the perfect-murder plot of a college professor played by Joaquin Phoenix. It's a story we've seen from Allen before ... but yet again offers Stone no real showcase for her talents. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B 84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "[G]ay male audiences especially may find a lot to take from this entertaining documentary. That's if they can get over their fears to watch it in the first place. " ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 20, 2015
D+ 88% Deathgasm (2015) "[U]ltimately becomes a sad display of incessant bro comedy full of lazy writing. It mines for cheap giggles at gory sight-gags... " ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 20, 2015
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