Glenn Heath Jr.

Glenn Heath Jr.

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
House Next Door , Slant Magazine
Total Reviews:
185

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 50% L'├ętrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears) " Gone is any semblance of narrative, replaced by a ramshackle psychodrama that takes a basic premise (man looking for his missing wife) and splinters off into multiple giallo-infused threads." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/4 100% 7 Boxes (2014) " The film is ripe with powerful subtext, specifically how greed, celebrity, and technology help to form a misguided sense of opportunity that keeps the working class downtrodden." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 3, 2014
4/4 97% The Killing (1956) " Underneath The Killing's clockwork violence is a pungent layer of irony, something Kubrick would further explore many times later in his career." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2013
2/5 51% White House Down (2013) " An expensive blockbuster chuckle that doesn't last." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 12, 2013
1/5 75% Pieta (2013) " Repellent on every level." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 5, 2013
5/5 56% Heaven's Gate (1980) " Emotionally stings like few other westerns." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 1, 2013
4/4 100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) " The film takes a confined, almost completely banal real-world location and makes it completely dynamic, using incredibly nimble camera movements to establish character motivation and theme. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2013
5/5 100% It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) " One of the great films about memory, perspective and past history." — Little White Lies
Posted May 2, 2013
3/4 94% Sun Don't Shine (2013) " Amy Seimetz's intoxicating slice of genre revisionism earns its "neo" prefix, envisioning a brightly sinister world where desperation is the new normal." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2013
1/5 52% Promised Land (2013) " Van Sant is no Frank Capra, so why is he trying so hard to be?" — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2/4 88% The Angels' Share (2013) " Ken Loach's breezy scribble about lowlife redemption and drunken buffoonery isn't so much heavy-handed as it is charmingly weightless." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2013
2/4 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " Instead of long takes, which are lovingly utilized in Step Up 3D, Jon M. Chu opts for increasing volatility in the editing room." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2013
1.5/4 91% The Sapphires (2013) " Wayne Blair isn't interested in historical complexity or subtext, just the seamless flow of Hollywood-style storytelling that lazily connects one musical number to the next." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2013
3/5 91% Caesar Must Die (2013) " Deeply felt melancholy lingers long after the credits roll." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2.5/4 71% Bless Me, Ultima (2013) " The film's interest in social themes remains background fodder within a far more generic good-versus-evil narrative." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2013
2/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " Unlike Hitchcock's work, it fades from memory almost immediately." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 7, 2013
5/5 73% A Place in the Sun (1951) " Clift's mesmerising, tragic performance only deepens with time." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/4 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " Walter Hill thoughtfully regards the pummeling power of weaponry at work. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2013
98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) House Next Door
Posted Jan 22, 2013
1/4 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " Ruben Fleischer's film is a perfect example of Hollywood hypocrisy, something to be ignored diligently." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 8, 2013
4/5 84% Gremlins (1984) " Brilliantly potent social critique of Reagan-era fear-mongering and consumerism." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/5 51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " A warm bit of American classicism with essential themes of humility and sportsmanship." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 29, 2012
1.5/4 67% Otelo Burning (2012) " The film grows increasingly tiresome the more it flirts with melodrama, unraveling themes of jealousy, regret, and ambition in broad strokes." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 26, 2012
3.5/4 100% Burn (2012) " The endless scenes of burning buildings and macho posturing merely provide an action-driven context for the filmmakers to deal with more personal topics like loneliness and resiliency. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2012
1.5/4 50% Pusher (2012) " Do we really need another cautionary tale about an ambitious drug dealer dramatically falling from grace? " — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2012
3/4 100% In My Mother's Arms (2012) " Throughout, it becomes clear that both the film and its subject are defined by the necessity of multitasking." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2012
2.5/4 83% Fat Kid Rules the World (2012) " People matter in Matthew Lillard's film; genre not so much." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2012
4/5 93% Barbara (2012) " With Barbara, Petzold earns his stripes among Europe's great auteurs." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 27, 2012
1.5/4 85% End of Watch (2012) " David Ayer's End of Watch is pure frat-boy fantasy, the video game to Southland's great American novel." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 19, 2012
3/4 87% Arbitrage (2012) " If the film covers well-tread territory (a morally bankrupt player trying to prolong his own influence), it does so with pinpoint control of mood and theme." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2012
2.5/4 23% The Day (2012) " Despite being a nasty and skillful action film, Douglas Aarniokoski's film goes off the rails in the final stretch." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2012
2/4 87% The Matchmaker (2012) " The film ultimately fails to treat history as anything but a string of melodramatic reference points for moody characters haplessly trying to find love." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2012
3/4 59% Red Hook Summer (2012) " The seamless juxtaposition of faith and pain, innocence and guilt, allows the film to transcend Spike Lee's occasional bombastic moments and become a strong examination of internal suffering. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2012
.5/4 0% Assassin's Bullet (2012) " Isaac Florentine's film is maligned with gaping plot holes, terrible expository dialogue, and obvious moments of foreshadowing." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2012
2/4 —— Ponies (2012) " Never distinguishes itself as engaging cinema apart from the main character's vile charisma and a few dynamic dialogue sequences." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2012
2.5/4 93% Last Ride (2012) " Despite its strong visual sensibility and performances, Glendyn Ivin's film gives into contrivance in its final act." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 5, 2012
4/4 99% La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) (1967) " The film establishes a kinetic documentary effect, making the impact of every shoot-out and explosion a deeply personal experience." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 1, 2012
2/4 83% Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York (2012) " Nina Rosenblum's love letter never attains that essence of ambiguity that makes the best nonfiction films live on after the credits fade." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2012
—— Reportero (2012) House Next Door
Posted Jun 16, 2012
91% Face/Off (1997) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 18, 2012
82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " Rust and Bone, Audiard's latest study in physical weathering and emotional repression, only further confirms his ongoing obsession with surfaces." — indieWIRE
Posted May 17, 2012
47% In the Mouth of Madness (1995) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 4, 2012
2.5/4 —— You Hurt My Feelings (2012) " For a film that often veers into potentially absurd territory, You Hurt My Feelings shows a great deal of sensitivity toward its sad-sack characters."" — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2012
3/4 100% Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story (2012) " Documentarian and subject, past and present blur together like bleeding watercolors in Raymond De Felitta's gripping memoir." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2012
2/4 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) " The film is content as it is to run clever one-liners and 19th-century pop-cultural references into the same comedic whirlpool." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2012
2/4 95% Marley (2012) " The bloat and heft of the doc's narrative scope leaves the viewer awash in a sea of historical "facts" with very little sense of the human experience behind the curtain of celebrity." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2/4 53% Think Like a Man (2012) " Unfortunately, like so many women have prophesied regarding the weaker gender's lack of commitment, there's just not enough follow through. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2012
2.5/4 80% Jess + Moss (2012) " A strange and intoxicating indie constructed as a series of vignettes that capture two children grappling with the overlap of trauma and nostalgia. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2012
2.5/4 53% Safe House (2012) " Even when it veers into familiar narrative territory, the instinct and durability of its characters propels Safe House toward an unspoken sense of resolve." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2012
2.5/4 96% Undefeated (2012) " Makes a substantial emotional impact whenever coach Bill Courtney and his powerful words dominate a particular scene." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2012
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