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Adrian Mack

Adrian Mack
Adrian Mack's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Georgia Straight

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Shut Up and Say Something (2017) If the film and its subject both tend to be assiduously apolitical, Shut Up still reminds us time and again that Shane Koyczan means something to a lot of good people.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
76% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) In some ways, a distant and much less portentous cousin to 2016's Arrival.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) I enjoyed this so much that I screened it twice, back-to-back.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) With some of the funniest people on Earth enthusiastically discussing their greatest failure, it's the interviews that really sell this insanely entertaining film.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
77% Never Steady, Never Still (2017) Hepburn's film boasts mammoth confidence, inching along with often spellbinding effect at a pace that mirrors the physical impairments suffered by Judy, a mother in the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease. ‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
100% A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) (2017) The compositions are never less than immaculate, producing all manner of random correspondences and a recurring touch of camp that occasionally blossoms into full-blown Tom of Finland territory.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
73% Hostiles (2018) To put all this another way: here's an exceptionally timely neowestern that goes out of its way to press all the right buttons, and ends up being tremendously entertaining in the process‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
No Score Yet Dark Harvest (2017) Honestly, Dark Harvest is the kind of film I wish Vancouver would make more of; a humble but smart B-movie made with grit, economy, and a real sense of place elevated by Ryan Petey's bruised cinematography. ‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
31% Wonder Wheel (2017) Tom of Finland briefly moves to California when Laaksonen's fortunes begin to rise in the '70s, but it becomes a weak-tea Boogie Nights along the way.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
No Score Yet Bernard and Huey (2017) ... Bernard and Huey deserves to exist if only to bug the insufferably Stalinist "woke" among us who might not want an inside critique of toxic masculinity with this much wry compassion attached.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
No Score Yet There is a House Here (2017) The cold hard message is that reconciliation-and more vitally, understanding-means a hell of a lot more than sending Trudeau up to the podium with another apology.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
78% Sweet Virginia (2017) Sweet Virginia manages to skirt all manner of clichéd setups and crime-thriller illogic to arrive at a climax that still meets the lurid bang-bang requirements of the genre, but also plants its slugs a little deeper than most.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Even at his most casual, Miike's blade is way sharper than most.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) We should consider ourselves Lucky too.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
No Score Yet Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution (2017) [Sleeping Giant] frustrates with the indication that America's mainstream left still doesn't perceive itself inside a political superstructure that needs to be much more honestly eviscerated before it's overhauled.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
No Score Yet Black Is... Black Ain't (1995) By the end of Black Is... Black Ain't, an almost entirely non-black audience in Vancouver will have been disabused of its narrow perceptions of African-American life. It's an important gift, bequeathed by a beautiful soul.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
No Score Yet This Is the Life (2007) There's a slew of unmissable films at this year's DOXA, and this insanely inspiring effort is easily one of them. ‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
88% Nocturama (2017) Testing the viewer's position on who or what the victims are here is partly what makes Nocturama such a horribly exhilarating and rewarding piece of cinema.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
83% Risk (2017) Risk brings an odd lack of focus to Poitras's dour exercise, made no more convincing by her flat voice-over interjections.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) With his welcome appearance at the top of the bill, Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani is just one of the good reasons to catch this summer charmer.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
42% The Bad Batch (2017) The film wants ambiguity -- not the kind of thing generally found in pulp -- leaving us with unreadable characters and a distinct petering-out of tension.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
55% 47 Meters Down (2017) The film contrives to fill its thin 85 minutes with dicey escape attempts and a fake-out that horror buffs will recall from a better film best left unnamed.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
No Score Yet Ambulance (2016) Utterly heartbreaking.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
No Score Yet Vancouver: No Fixed Address (2017) Dissects Vancouver's housing crisis from all angles, including the one that wants to conflate the heartless vicissitudes of global economics with racism.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Sounds a bit dry? I, Daniel Blake is anything but, British humour being the indefatigable thing that it is, especially the finely tuned sarcasm of the eternally depressed north.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
88% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) That his gifts were beyond rare is inarguable by this point. I Am Heath Ledger makes the same case for his soul.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
78% Manifesto (2017) As a conservative southern mom, an imperious Russian choreographer, or a wild-eyed homeless Glaswegian, Blanchett is clearly having a blast.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
90% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Rumble makes it abundantly clear that the time has come to rewrite the book on American music.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
No Score Yet Pornocracy: The New Sex Multinationals (Pornocratie, les nouvelles multinationales du sexe) (2017) [A] deeply depressing investigation.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
No Score Yet Before the Streets (2016) An evocative look at life on one of Canada's First Nations reserves, Before the Streets is the brainchild of debut feature director Chloé Leriche.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
68% Free Fire (2017) As a reductio ad absurdum picture of gun violence, it might have even less of a soul than Reservoir Dogs, and yet Free Fire feels wonderfully, gleefully alive.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
56% Trespass Against Us (2017) Slick and superficial to the last drop.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
94% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) The thin line between love and hate dissolves almost entirely in Being 17, a deeply satisfying coming-of-age and coming-out tale set at the picturesque foot of the Pyrenees by director André Téchiné.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
73% The Other Half (2017) [Maslany] is entirely your best reason to catch this homegrown effort.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
76% London Road (2016) London Road emerges as a marvellous, uplifting exercise, brimming with humanity and sensitivity towards its subject matter.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
92% First Girl I Loved (2016) Director Kerem Sanga's gift for quantum observation is one thing, but it's the performances that make this Sundance audience favourite really sing.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
100% Women Who Kill (2017) Wickedly funny.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
95% The Love Witch (2016) The Love Witch is some sort of classic.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
90% Demon (2016) A fistfight between the bridegroom and one of his guests is the least bad thing that happens at the wedding of Piotr (Itay Tiran) and Zaneta (Agnieszka Zulewska).‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
No Score Yet A Legacy of Whining (2016) Amiably gonzo.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
77% In a Valley of Violence (2016) While perfectly entertaining, this western-for-wiseacres is also a little undernourished.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
100% Sonita (2015) You won't soon forget the precocious and indomitable subject of Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami's heart-rending doc.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
100% Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) This doc more than satisfies as a look back at Loach's pioneering work as a kitchen-sink social realist with films like Poor Cow and Kes, while inevitably uncovering the man's internal contradictions.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Whether this is Park's best film is up for debate, but it could be in the running for your new favourite.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
94% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) Beginning exactly where 2013's The Dance of Reality left us, Alejandro Jodorowsky extends his autobiographical meditation into early adulthood and further still into a crowning, late-career achievement.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
86% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) Two Lovers and a Bear is preposterous and too infatuated with itself, but between its appealing leads and a surplus of other pleasures -- the super-crisp imagining of the Nunavut community of Apex, for one -- it's also pretty hard to resist.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
68% Another Evil (2017) A couple of seriously freaky, J-horror-calibre scares only add to the already outrageously entertaining kicks.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
95% Command and Control (2016) In case it has slipped your mind, Robert Kenner's doc is here to remind us that nuclear technology inspired the very acme of human scientific stupidity and arrogance.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
78% We Are X (2016) A hard focus on drummer-pianist-composer Yoshiki turns We Are X into a riveting experience. ‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
100% Paths of the Soul (Kang rinpoche) (2016) No less extraordinary than the action depicted in director Zhang Yang's festival hit is the fact that it's so watchable.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016