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Godfrey Cheshire

Godfrey Cheshire

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 78% Queen and Country (2015) "For cinephiles who've followed this 82-year-old British filmmaker's long and sometimes eccentric career with interest and admiration, "Queen and Country" will be a sure winner. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 18, 2015
3/4 30% Mad As Hell (2015) "Being innocent of much television and online content, this reviewer had never heard of Uygur or TYT but found the film's account of them engaging enough to leave him intrigued and impressed with both. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4/4 97% Red Army (2015) "Emotionally charged, viscerally exciting and consistently enlightening, Gabe Polsky's "Red Army" is a sports documentary like no other. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/4 63% Still Life (2015) "The film's title says lots about its mood and style, which is heavy on becalmed views of rooms, objects like an apple peel and office utensils, and May's glazed gazes at nothing in particular. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3.5/4 99% Leviathan (2014) "Though it takes place in a small town and involves only a handful of characters, the Russian drama "Leviathan" has a feeling of expansiveness, even grandeur. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 25, 2014
3/4 100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) "The film's gradual, observant accumulation of details has a singular and lasting power: you won't forget the troubled, troubling world that Broomfield shows you. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/4 71% We Are The Giant (2014) "The film commendably gives us vivid and memorable people whose personal stories strikingly illuminate their peoples' struggles ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 12, 2014
1.5/4 89% Concerning Violence (2014) "On both levels of the film, the archival and the textual, there's much that's fascinating and worthwhile. What's regrettable is the refusal to contextualize and explore the ongoing ramifications of what we see and hear. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 5, 2014
3.5/4 85% Zero Motivation (2014) "Like classic military comedies from "Catch-22" to "M*A*S*H," Talya Lavie's "Zero Motivation" offers its own appealing blend of irreverence and absurdism. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 3, 2014
2.5/4 70% The Immortalists (2014) "A very well-mounted film, with outstanding contributions in Alvarado's cinematography and Eric Andrew Kuhn's subtly expressive score. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/4 85% Monk With a Camera (2014) "An engrossing documentary about a privileged young American who leaves fashion photography to become a Buddhist monk in India, then returns to photography to provide some crucial help to his monastery. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3/4 78% Rosewater (2014) "The gripping, intelligent directorial debut of TV personality Jon Stewart, who also wrote the screenplay, based on Bahari's post-prison memoir, "Then They Came For Me." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/4 88% Revenge of the Mekons (2014) "It's likely to makes fans of any viewers who weren't before. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 2, 2014
3.5/4 93% Force Majeure (2014) "Östlund fashions an examination of marital upset that's beautifully written, sometimes quite funny, and plotted with a kind of forensic exactitude. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/4 96% Citizenfour (2014) "No film has ever been historic in quite the way this one is, since it tells a story in which the filmmaker and her work play a crucial part. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3/4 63% Rudderless (2014) "Contrived or not, the story is put across with pleasing, unpretentious conviction and skill by Macy. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/4 93% Diplomacy (2014) "Benefits greatly from the razor-sharp, theater-honed skills of two formidable French actors, Niels Arestrup and André Dussollier, who created the roles on stage. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 15, 2014
3.5/4 98% The Overnighters (2014) "While "The Overnighters" has the feel of an epic, given what an expansive slice of America's current economic experience it ponders, it's also a very intimate one. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/4 95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "As great documentaries do, "Last Days in Vietnam" humanizes events that can seem merely factual in news reports and textbooks. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 5, 2014
1.5/4 65% The Notebook (2014) "If one went into it knowing nothing of its origins, the film's lack of dramatic structure might suggest a singularly inept screenwriting exercise that somehow made it into production. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/4 61% Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) "The old saw about a picture being worth a thousand words indicates the extraordinary power of the images "Through a Lens Darkly" organizes so thoughtfully and compellingly. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
2/4 68% Jealousy (2014) ""Jealousy" is the kind of slight, academic, self-satisfied exercise that preaches only to the converted. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/4 100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) "Though he does it with a grin, Mohassess rages against the dying of the light as well as many of the things the world presented him with during his life. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/4 84% Rich Hill (2014) "It emerges as an artistic statement as multi-faceted, nuanced and hauntingly original as any of its fictional counterparts. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4 90% The Kill Team (2014) "It offers a deep, troubling probe into a military culture that both incubates horrifically criminal acts against innocents and throws innumerable obstacles in the paths of soldiers who would thwart or report those outrages. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/4 89% Closed Curtain (2014) "Essentially a psychological self-portrait ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3.5/4 78% Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) "[A] fascinating, expertly crafted film ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3.5/4 96% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) "Its chilly, muted colors, claustrophobic framings and understated performances by an excellent cast recall '70s American suspensers such as "The Conversation" and "Klute." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 61% Ha-shoter (Policeman) (2014) "Obviously, this tale engages many hot-button issues in present-day Israel. But does it say anything particularly incisive or meaningful about their complexity? " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "The film's winsome, self-satisfied comedy will no doubt appeal more to viewers who prize juvenile hi-jinks over the cultural moment it depicts. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 30, 2014
4/4 96% Ida (2014) "Riveting, original and breathtakingly accomplished on every level, "Ida" would be a masterpiece in any era, in any country. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 2, 2014
0.5/4 27% Farmland (2014) ""Farmland" is essentially just masquerading as an actual documentary. In reality, it's a glossy corporate infomercial for American agribusiness. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 1, 2014
3.5/4 82% The Unknown Known (2014) "More than any film this reviewer has seen in ages, "The Unknown Known" richly rewards a second viewing. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/4 92% The Retrieval (2014) "Both in its structure and its dialogue, Eska's writing is similarly adroit, and he matches those accomplishments with the topnotch performances he gets from his three leads. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 2, 2014
1.5/4 41% Cesar Chavez (2014) "It's reverential rather than revealing, predictably admiring where it needs to be nuanced and challenging. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2.5/4 23% Shirin In Love (2014) ""Shirin in Love" blends tangy romantic comedy and tart social satire into a cinematic cocktail that's pleasingly off-beat, warm-spirited and knowing. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2.5/4 75% Enemy (2014) "Villeneuve is a very self-conscious artist whose estimable work descends from the European high-modernist tradition of decades past. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3.5/4 96% The Last of the Unjust (2014) "My hunch is that most viewers, whatever their previous views on this fraught subject, will come away not only fascinated but largely convinced by Murmelstein, who comes across as extremely intelligent, self-aware, sincere and honest ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3.5/4 89% Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) "While it does profile the work of brilliant dancer, the film also contains two complex and moving love stories as well an account of a physically devastating tragedy followed by an extraordinary tale of struggle and survival. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 5, 2014
1/4 91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) "[It] spectacularizes black criminality for white middle-class viewers, the primary audience for the festivals and art houses where this film will have its career. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 31, 2014
2/4 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) "Tarantino-aping hasn't died out entirely; it's just moved to Israel. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3.5/4 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) "Told with a finely calibrated poetic obliqueness that draws the viewer into the relationship's gradual unfolding, the film represents a formidable achievement for Fiennes as both actor and director. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 26, 2013
4/4 93% Le passé (The Past) (2013) "[A] brilliantly mounted drama concerning fracturing families, hidden motives and the difficulties of attaining stability in a rapidly changing world. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3/4 63% Faust (2013) "Compared to many Sokurov films, this one has an enlivening paradoxicality: it's morbid but upbeat, grim yet rapturous. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 15, 2013
1.5/4 46% The Book Thief (2013) "History may be awful, but a young heroine's spunkiness can overcome anything. Thus does actual tragedy get reduced to the role of kitschy backdrop, a transposition of true obscenity. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/4 91% The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013) "Though its ideas are indeed heady and high-flown, they are presented in a way that's consistently engaging and accessible. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/4 100% The Square (2013) "Shows the human stakes and often punishing difficulties of challenging entrenched powers and interests. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/4 70% American Promise (2013) "While they didn't set out to make a film about what newspaper columnists refer to as the "black male achievement gap," Brewster and Stephenson have done just that, and it's hard to imagine a more penetrating and powerful one. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/4 49% Parkland (2013) ""Parkland" expends lots of energy and expertise on re-creating these infamous events, yet it is so lacking in narrative purpose that many viewers are likely to leave muttering, "Okay...but so what?" " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 4, 2013
1.5/4 16% The Colony (2013) "The filmmakers' aversion to any hint of storytelling originality means that the main impression "The Colony" leaves is one of almost stupefying over-familiarity. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 20, 2013
2/4 34% Jayne Mansfield's Car (2013) "With its sprawling array of characters and anecdotal, ramshackle structure, [the film] feels more like a collection of interrelated short stories cobbled into an flavorful but ultimately unwieldy narrative. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 13, 2013
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