Glenn Dunks

Glenn Dunks

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Film Experience , Glenn Dunks , Junkee , Onya Magazine , Quickflix , Trespass
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
269

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 269
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B+ 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " The title is about as spot on as you can get and this is ultimately a film that raises the search for beauty in this world to a stylish art." — Quickflix
Posted Jan 29, 2014
B+ —— Happy Valley " Knowing little about the case's specifics, I found much to admire about this film, even if much of it was stomach-churning." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 29, 2014
B+ 83% Private Violence " It forgoes obvious moments of honey-dipped sentimentalism, but the stories of despair and the ways crawled their way out are no less emotional and gut-wrenchingly honest." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 29, 2014
B+ 93% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) " The film tells in great detail a gripping moment in history that will enrich an audience's understanding and shine a light on less and moments that might otherwise go unrecognised." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 29, 2014
B 83% Rich Hill (2014) " Rich Hill uses a structure of storytelling that is unlikely to strike who's keen to seek it out as anything new, and yet still manages to illuminate some interesting facets of American life..." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 29, 2014
C- —— The Girl From Nagasaki " [D]issolves into an assault of seemingly meaningless imagery; an experimental, visually symphonic and unfortunately misjudged piece of cinema." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 26, 2014
A- 78% Land Ho! (2014) " It's a sublime film, wonderfully styled, and one that makes me entirely confident in announcing [Aaron] Katz as one American cinema's most vital, invigorating, and masterful modern voices." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 26, 2014
B —— Drunktown's Finest (2014) " I was enlightened by Drunktown's Finest ... and found it an impressive debut feature." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 26, 2014
A- —— My Prairie Home " My Prairie Home is melodic, poetic, and beautifully complicated bliss. An utterly beguiling documentary discovery. " — Film Experience
Posted Jan 26, 2014
B+ 70% 52 Tuesdays " This is a powerful, singular piece of filmmaking." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 26, 2014
A- 47% I Origins (2014) " I Origins is bigger, bolder, and altogether more intellectually ambitious than Cahill's debut." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 26, 2014
B+ 100% Listen Up Philip (2014) " Frequently viciously cruel and hilarious, imbued by a cynical New York City, Listen Up Philip is a vital step forward for an exciting new talent." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 26, 2014
A —— A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night " A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is not just a great movie, but should be considered an instant entry into the cannon of vampires on cinema." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 26, 2014
D+ 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " 150 minutes of almost constant nihilistic violence isn't my idea of a good time." — Film Experience
Posted Jan 26, 2014
D 19% The Life of David Gale (2003) " ...one of the most offensively cheap and concocted 'twist' endings of all time " — Junkee
Posted Jan 13, 2014
D 20% Amelia (2009) " Unfortunately, the drama is nil, and the laughs come thick and fast." — Junkee
Posted Jan 13, 2014
A- 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " Coppola's unflinching portrayal is social commentary disguised as teen fantasy, superbly photographed by the late Harris Savides and with pitch perfect acting, especially from Harry Potter alumnus Emma Watson." — Junkee
Posted Jan 13, 2014
B+ 93% The Spectacular Now (2013) " In James Ponsoldt's new film The Spectacular Now, issues of delinquency, alcoholism, and the peer pressures associated with being a common teenager are explored with such depth and uncharacteristic honesty..." — Junkee
Posted Jan 13, 2014
A- 86% At Berkeley (2013) " It's amazing how captivating all four hours are, and I wasn't able to take my eyes off of it." — Junkee
Posted Jan 13, 2014
A 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " simply one of the finest documentaries I have ever seen ... This is an important, vital piece of filmmaking, and one that takes the artform to a new and altogether fascinating place." — Junkee
Posted Jan 13, 2014
D 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " After this ridiculous, boring, occasionally laugh-out-out worthy catastrophe of a flick, I'd be fine without going back to the Hercules well again for some time. " — Film Experience
Posted Jan 10, 2014
C+ 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " I struggle to recognise what [Scorsese's] unique point of view or fresh insight is with the material. Did he have one?" — Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 30, 2013
B- 100% Manakamana (2014) " As a cross-section examination of Nepalese society it's fascinating, but like any other film of this kind, the eleven sequences that make up Manakamana's 117-minute runtime vary in interest." — Film Experience
Posted Dec 26, 2013
D 8% Diana (2013) " By the time Diana goes gay-clubbing to the sounds of the Pet Shop Boys' 'West End Girls' I began assuming the filmmakers actively hated their subject." — Film Experience
Posted Dec 26, 2013
C 84% The Unknown Known (2014) " It's admirable that Morris took a decidedly nonpartisan tact to the material, but not having political affiliation doesn't excuse the somewhat soft lobs that he fires at the slippery Rumsfeld." — Film Experience
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " If the original The Best Man was a smooth, R&B jam then The Best Man Holiday is a slick hip-hop beat. It's bigger and flashier. I missed the scrappiness of the original... " — Film Experience
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B 91% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) " It was wise of Gondry to use animation to tell the story since whether you "get it" or not, you will be able to marvel at the eye-popping animation." — Film Experience
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B+ 73% In the Name Of... (2013) " In the Name Of is yet another example of excellent gay cinema that, while perhaps dealing with subject matter that is bleak and that has probably been seen before, still feels necessary." — Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B 75% Out in the Dark (2013) " I enjoyed this one quite a bit it was the ending that struck me as the most impressive." — Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 26, 2013
F 82% Bridegroom (2013) " Cheap and positively dripping in saccharine nonsense." — Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B 100% God Loves Uganda (2013) " The frankness with which the director's subjects open up about the intentions and their beliefs is as alarming as the charm they turn on to win over the faith-starved locals." — Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 26, 2013
D- 43% Sal (2013) " [S]cene after scene plays out as if Franco has watched one too many Gus Van Sant movies and figured that's how you make an Important Movie." — Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 26, 2013
C 58% Reaching for the Moon (2013) " I found the story of these two lovers to be not especially involving and hardly fresh or new." — Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B+ 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " These characters - and by extension, the film - are open books in both the sex and the drama." — Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 26, 2013
C+ 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " I'd have preferred it to just be more distinctive. Bolder. Scarier. Uglier. Queerer. I can see why it's not, though, which is probably more upsetting." — Glenn Dunks
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B+ 96% I Am Divine (2013) " [Director Jeffrey] Schwartz has made a film that would impress Divine's biggest fan: himself. It's all about Divine, darling and don't you forget it. " — Glenn Dunks
Posted Oct 23, 2013
A- 100% Wake in Fright (2012) " If you have any interest whatsoever in discovering the true classics of Australian cinema, there are far worse places you could start than with Wake in Fright." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ 75% The Waiting City (2010) " [Director Claire McCarthy] wrings true emotion out of simple moments that audiences will recognise." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
C- 67% South Solitary " It's a dull and lifeless movie that doesn't have a place in the landscape of Australian cinema of 2010." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B- 60% Wasted on the Young (2010) " Wasted on the Young's pulsating soundtrack, immediate direction by first time filmmaker Lucas ... and Leanne Cole's hectic editing all lend the film a vibrancy that is sorely lacking in a lot of cinema these days." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
A 73% The Tree (2011) " [The Tree is] one of the most personally striking films of the year." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ 62% Griff the Invisible (2011) " It's a film that asks potent questions about important topics, but will first and foremost charm viewers with its oddball humour and romanticism. Griff the Invisible is a treat." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B- 88% Mad Bastards " Fletcher has done a great job with Mad Bastards and should be especially commended for getting the performances out of these non-actors." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ 71% Oranges And Sunshine (2011) " Oranges and Sunshine is a powerful exploration and its subjects should be proud." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ 49% Sleeping Beauty (2011) " [The] movie trades in ambiguity and uncomfortable awkwardness, the often hypnotising trance it emits is a fascinating sight to witness." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B 91% Face to Face (2013) " Face to Face will never be mistaken for the most exciting film of the year, but it's a bold one nonetheless that rewards viewers with spiky wordplay and tart performances." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ 70% The Hunter (2012) " It is an atmospheric and richly rewarding film that glides along at a pace akin to that of the small country local within which it's set." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ 83% The Tall Man " The Tall Man weaves a gripping tale that covers race, class, politics and even love with a filmmaking skill that belies its origins. It's one of the finest Australian films of the year." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ 69% X: Night of Vengeance (2011) " X most certainly won't be for everyone, but I found myself enjoying every second of its slick, bordering on camp, nature. It's one of the most alive and confident genre titles to come out of this country in quite some time." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ —— Black & White & Sex " With its hopscotch structure and cracker performances, Black & White & Sex eventually succeeds at turning its rather circumspect beginnings into a fascinating whole." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B 72% Wish You Were Here (2013) " [As] a more contemplative look at the ways unexplained tragedy plays with the emotions of people who supposedly have it all, it works." — Onya Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
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