T'Cha Dunlevy

T'Cha Dunlevy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 87% of the time.

T'Cha Dunlevy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Montreal Gazette

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 No Score Yet Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra) "Some of the symbolism verges on heavy-handed, but Acevedo can't be faulted for lacking ambition. His film probes the dark corners of the human condition, often flirting with the profound. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 91% Turbo Kid (2015) "It pulls off the nifty trick of tackling the much-maligned genre form with childlike enthusiasm. Its good guys are goofy, its bad guys ridiculous. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 87% Marshland "A visually striking noir thriller set against a backdrop of sex, drugs and political intrigue. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Aug 13, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "There are annoying and deadly dull passages in The Kindergarten Teacher. There are also intriguing elements that will stick with you after the final credits roll -- if you make it that far. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/5 86% How To Change The World (2015) "Ultimately, his film is most interesting for the way it places us in the thick of the action at a turning point in the environmental movement. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Bikes vs Cars "Bikes vs. Cars is no cinematic masterpiece, and it veers toward cheerleading in the last act, but it's an important film nonetheless, that will get you thinking about -- and perhaps rethinking -- how you get around. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "The Act of Killing was profoundly affecting for the extreme disconnect between the killers' joyful recounting of the atrocities they committed. The Look of Silence probes deeper, into the uncomfortable truths behind such false bravado. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 65% Reality (2015) "Quentin Dupieux is doing something few other directors manage these days: making ridiculous movies with their own language and tone, utterly odd, yet strangely entertaining. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/5 97% Amy (2015) "The director got his hands on a staggering amount of video footage, much of it shot by Winehouse's friends and family through the years, offering an up-close, unguarded view of the singer at various stages and in varying states of awareness. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Jaco "The result is no grand cinematic revelation, but it's an enlightening introduction to a groundbreaking musician. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 58% The Great Museum (2015) "The Great Museum is an intriguing tribute to the dozens of unsung heroes who toil away to provide an environment where the public can come into contact with art and artifacts from times gone by. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 81% Eden (2015) "Though we never really feel the intensity of Paul's passion for the music, his existential crisis as his exes move on with their lives resonates more poignantly. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 93% Güeros (2015) "It's an utterly refreshing cinematic romp, oozing style, substance and grit. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3.5/5 85% Heaven Knows What (2015) "It's hard to watch, and hard to turn away. The fourth feature by New York brothers Ben and Joshua Safdie, Heaven Knows What is a bracing, inside look at homeless life. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/5 99% Phoenix (2015) "Zehrfeld is note perfect as the gruff, single-minded Johnny, oblivious -- or at least in denial -- about the true identity of his new roommate. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/5 86% 52 Tuesdays (2015) "Add it all up and you get an unconventional coming-of-age flick that creeps up on you, winning you over while slipping in all kinds of commentary on transgender life on the sly. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/5 86% The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie) (2015) "[A] delightfully irreverent affair. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 5, 2015
2.5/5 51% Saint Laurent (2015) "French director Bertrand Bonello therefore deserves some kind of ignominious prize for turning his lengthy, stylish biopic into a veritable snoozer. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/5 92% Breathe (2015) "Respire explores the tumultuous intimacy of teenage passion. Sumptuously shot, the film saturates the senses, evoking a world beyond words where emotions rule and cannot always be explained " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/5 91% White God (2015) "Kornél Mundruczó knows not of subtlety. The Hungarian director's brash new feature White God is over the top in all kinds of ways, for better and worse. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 96% Chasing Ice (2012) "While their persistence is remarkable, it is rewarded by the breathtaking yet heartbreaking images obtained. In every location, they find irrefutable evidence of the dramatic degradation of the planet's glaciers. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Apr 7, 2015
4.5/5 93% Amour (2012) "Michael Haneke's profound new film Amour is far from your standard Hollywood romance. It is also a more nuanced, challenging and thought-provoking experience than that one word might lead you to believe. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Apr 7, 2015
3.5/4 52% Boychoir (2015) "In the era of American Idol, it's a revelation to see a film champion the understated appeal of choral music, and to make it seem exciting in the process. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet Faith Connections (2014) "While he does a decent job of bringing us into the trivial daily existence of these different characters during the event, Nalin doesn't quite manage to capture its greater significance. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Price We Pay "Where is "offshore," exactly? That's one of many provocative questions asked in The Price We Pay, Harold Crooks's probing documentary on corporate tax avoidance via offshore tax havens. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "Action and dialogue are kept to a minimum in this idiosyncratic tale of outcasts after dark, steeped in suspense and shot in black-and-white with an eye for detail. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Chorus "It's a delicate balance. The mood is heavy and could easily tip to the side of melodrama, but Delisle keeps his cool by keeping emotional breakdowns to a minimum. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Les Loups "Nature is awe-inspiring, but it is also harsh in Les loups. Things aren't always pretty, yet somehow, in this place, they feel more real. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/5 67% Elephant Song "Binamé's film has many elements of a gripping psychological thriller, and the verbal jousting between Greenwood and Dolan's characters is rather entertaining; but by the time all is revealed, the punch doesn't quite hit its mark. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Terrible things happen in Timbuktu. There are also moments of striking poetry and subtle humour. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3.5/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "The Japanese have long been revered as masters of animation, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is fitting farewell for one of the genre's greats. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 12, 2015
4.5/5 99% Leviathan (2014) "The sense of occasion is immense; the subject matter bleak. Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev is in complete command with Leviathan, his mammoth film about little people fighting for their lives, or even a shred of dignity. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 6, 2015
2.5/5 56% Samba (2015) "Samba is mildly thought-provoking, feel-good fare, touching lightly on the real difficulties of undocumented workers; which ultimately get watered down by repeated concessions to comedic and romantic formulae. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4.5/5 98% Citizenfour (2014) "It all sounds like prophecy now, given the way things turned out. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/4 94% Whiplash (2014) "The riveting tale of a power-tripping music teacher who pushes his star pupil to - and beyond - the brink. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 90% Wild (2014) "This is an all-too-rare woman's story, and while Vallée jokingly inserts the word "feminist" in a lighthearted scene, halfway through, he also doesn't shy away from the realities of being female. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/5 58% Bird People (2014) "A few tweaks in tone and it could have been profound. Instead it lingers in the realm of the intriguing. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 12, 2014
3/5 100% The Circle (2014) "Though told in a somewhat stagey, stop-and-start manner, Haupt's film revives a little-known but important part of LGBT history. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 12, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Good Fight "A couple of disarmingly candid moments offer emotional release, near film's end, rounding out this feisty documentary with just the right dose of sentiment. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 24, 2014
3/5 93% Diplomacy (2014) "We know where this is going, or rather where it isn't; but the fun is in watching the negotiations unfold. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 24, 2014
3/5 100% Folies Bergère "It's an entirely pleasant but inconsequential way to spend a couple hours, and maybe pick up a trite life lesson along the way. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/5 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "It's not laugh-out-loud funny, but it's consistently amusing. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2.5/5 51% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) "The plot goes everywhere and nowhere, coming across as a disconnected series of events rather than a unified whole. Ejiofor and Newton offer solid but unexceptional performances, as though hampered by the director's lack of vision. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Remembrance (Die Verlorene Zeit) (2014) "An engaging but uneven melodrama. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3.5/5 100% My Sweet Pepper Land "An amusing, touching and subtly transportive film set in a place you'll probably never get to visit. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/5 82% Wolf at the Door (2015) "There is little routine about it, it turns out, from the steamy sex to mind games and emotional manoeuvring, all leading in some mysterious way to the situation at hand. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4.5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "Far from a handicap, the film's disjointed narrative elements become its greatest strength, showing that life's -- and especially, childhood's -- grand plot points never fall where we expect, and are often the result of elements beyond our control. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2.5/5 No Score Yet Les vacances du petit Nicolas "In other words, lots of tomfoolery. Which makes for decent family-friendly fun, but won't inspire any grand revelations about the meaning of life, or make for many fascinating tales about how you spent your own summer vacation. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 43% Gerontophilia (2015) "An enjoyable but surprisingly tame film about a provocative topic. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 90% Venus in Fur (2014) "It's a shrewd game of cat and mouse, showcasing Polanski's ability to work his actors and to pace the drama with a minimum of frills. It doesn't get more bare-bones than this, and yet there is never a dull moment. " ‐ Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 26, 2014
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