T'Cha Dunlevy

T'Cha Dunlevy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 89% of the time.

Publications:
Montreal Gazette
Total Reviews:
85

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 86% O Lobo atrás da Porta (Wolf at the Door) " 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 99% 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 —— 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 83% Gerontophilia " An enjoyable but surprisingly tame film about a provocative topic." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 91% 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
3.5/5 —— La Petite Reine " [An] intense look at the steroid-fuelled downfall of Quebec cyclist Geneviève Jeanson." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 19, 2014
73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " It is a nuanced look at a young woman's exploration of her own power, and lack thereof, as she rushes headlong toward adulthood." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3.5/5 72% Palo Alto (2014) " What her film lacks in novelty and momentum, it makes up for it in atmosphere. That, in the end, can be a more difficult thing to capture, and will serve her well as her career matures." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " Tests of friendship, boy troubles and a climactic show at a rival community centre ensue. And though the story meanders, Moodysson wins us over by capturing the restlessness, confusion and excitement of being young and finding your voice." — Montreal Gazette
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 64% The Grand Seduction (2014) " While it doesn't reinvent the wheel, or the film from which it takes nearly all its ideas, The Grand Seduction emerges as an all too rare specimen: a charming, heartfelt, crowd-pleasing Canadian comedy." — Montreal Gazette
Posted May 29, 2014
3.5/5 —— Come Worry with Us! " Klodawsky's biggest feat is in showing us the real-world concerns of independent musicians." — Montreal Gazette
Posted May 16, 2014
2.5/5 —— Le règne de la beauté " Like a love for which you no longer feel the passion, the action in Denys Arcand's Le règne de la beauté takes place at a cool remove from the viewer." — Montreal Gazette
Posted May 16, 2014
3.5/5 72% The German Doctor (2014) " Even if you know the secret, you can't avoid getting caught up in the suspense of Lucía Puenzo's insidious thriller The German Doctor." — Montreal Gazette
Posted May 8, 2014
3.5/5 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " Who doesn't love a story about an undiscovered genius?" — Montreal Gazette
Posted May 8, 2014
3.5/5 —— Un voyage au Portugal " Journey to Portugal pulsates with a certain freshness and uniqueness of vision that make one curious what Tréfaut will try next." — Montreal Gazette
Posted May 1, 2014
3/5 —— Uvanga " The film's strongest moments lie in the relationship between the two boys." — Montreal Gazette
Posted May 1, 2014
3.5/5 93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " Jodorowsky's first film in 23 years is a Felliniesque voyage into his past. It's wild and messy, but also vibrantly creative, the work of a boundary-pushing artist who hasn't finished exploring." — Montreal Gazette
Posted May 1, 2014
2.5/5 —— En solitaire (Turning Tide) " Quebec star Karine Vanasse brings welcome warmth to an all-too-brief appearance, halfway through. Which only reminds us how half-hearted the rest of this film feels." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3.5/5 53% Jimmy P. (2014) " The French director overcomes melodramatic tendencies in the early part of the movie to settle into something more subtle and interesting -- the tête-à-tête between two excellent actors fully inhabiting their roles." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3.5/5 80% Three Night Stand " Meandering but consistently amusing." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3.5/5 —— Bà nôi " What seems at first to be a simple portrait of a feisty old woman transforms into something more complex and revealing," — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/5 69% Visitors (2014) " The effect is akin to a mediated staring contest: the film audience looks into the eyes of the individual people on screen, who look back, their expressions changing in slow-motion, as Glass's minor-key score triggers emotional synapses deep within." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/5 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " Borrowing liberally from the spirit of famed countryman Federico Fellini's 1960 classic La Dolce Vita, Sorrentino emerges with an existential fantasy steeped in Italy's rich cinematic history, with feet firmly planted in the present." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 24, 2014
4/5 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " Papushado and his old film prof Keshales are a dynamic duo, their second feature combining natural storytelling instincts, wry humour and slow-burning, edge-of-your-seat excitement." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 24, 2014
4/5 100% The Square (2013) " Jehane Noujaim recaptures the movement's spirit while exploring the realities of the post-revolution period in her fascinating new film, The Square." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3.5/5 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) " Part nuanced social commentary, part brutal action flick, auteur Jia Zhangke's seventh film takes a multi-pronged approach to a complex topic: the effect of capitalist greed on modern China." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/5 —— A Few Hours of Spring " There is admirable restraint in his storytelling, and a resistance of mainstream tropes, but the technique is almost too effective. It takes a while to pull us in." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2013) " Phoenix delivers a herculean performance, managing to be nerdy, needy, thoughtful and emotional at all the right moments." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/5 63% Fanny (2014) " Auteuil is not the greatest movie director, but he has strong dramatic instincts, as evidenced by the strong performances he elicits from his actors, and delivers himself." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/5 96% The Crash Reel (2013) " The Crash Reel may not be all fun and games, but it is necessary viewing for any snowboarding enthusiasts who brazenly put their lives on the line." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/5 56% Marius (2014) " Worth taking in for the performances alone, this modest film feels like the product of another era." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Jackson succeeds in making this film feel like more than a mere midpoint, but rather a proper chapter unto itself, with a beginning, middle and, as much as can be expected under the circumstances, an end." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3.5/5 95% Grand Central " The film hits its stride in the second half, hinting at the emotional confusion and unspoken motives of these characters as they circle one another, hoping to get what they want and somehow emerge unscathed." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 5, 2013
3.5/5 —— Diego Star " The director avoids easy answers, allowing life's messy complexities to play themselves out in more realistic fashion, and leaving us with food for thought as the closing credits roll." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 5, 2013
4/5 80% Violette (2014) " Biopics are too often lifeless affairs, weighed down by historical plot points and never really finding their own narrative groove. Not so for Martin Provost's enthralling Violette." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 5, 2013
3/5 38% Delivery Man (2013) " Scott passes the test. Delivery Man delivers, but just. Hopefully his future American endeavours recapture more of the spark that got him here." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3.5/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " It's no surprise that this second instalment feels like filler; but it does the trick, leading us from the explosive first film to a hopefully momentous last chapter." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/5 8% CBGB (2013) " Ultimately, CBGB tries to be too cute of a film about a great, gritty topic, but for those seeking an innocent trip through a pivotal time in rock, it's better than a kick in the head." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 8, 2013
4/5 62% Heli (2014) " Life is not only tough in Amat Escalante's bracing film Héli. It is brutal and senseless. And yet the Mexican filmmaker conveys a certain message of resilience through his troubling story of a regular family whose world is upended by a savage drug cartel." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 7, 2013
1/5 —— Moroccan Gigolos " Despite good intentions, Moroccan-Belgian director Ismaël Saidi's innocent little film never gets past first base." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/5 81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " This is a heavy film - too heavy, in parts; but if you can weather the roller-coaster ups and downs, there is much to commend in this unusual European melodrama." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 1, 2013
4/5 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Without ever spelling it out, the director shows how one determined man can change the world." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3.5/5 —— Triptyque " A three-part narrative delving into the depths of personal upheaval while asking profound questions about how individuals relate to the world around them." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/5 94% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " You'll leave the cinema breathless, but sated." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3.5/5 —— El cuerpo (The Body) " Nothing is what it seems in Oriol Paulo's stylish thriller The Body." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3.5/5 —— L'autre maison " Roy's greatest feat lies in the emotional resonance he brings to a potential downer of a topic." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2.5/5 —— Amsterdam (2009) " It's a good premise for a Hangover sequel, but Quebec director Stefan Miljevic's film ends up mired in no man's land between buddy comedy and melodrama." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 11, 2013
4.5/5 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " Abdellatif Kechiche's controversy-mired, Cannes-winning film about love's first blush, its carnal extremes and heart-wrenching dissolution may be the most intensely involving film you will see all year." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 11, 2013
2.5/5 —— Paris à tout prix (2013) " Clichés abound and out-loud laughs are few and far between." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3.5/5 64% The Human Scale (2013) " Like many movies looking at the effects of globalization on the human condition, Dalsgaard looks at the ways today's cities are destroying our quality of life." — Montreal Gazette
Posted Sep 19, 2013
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