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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 No Score Yet High Flash (2018) A predictable, but well executed and paced procedural thriller, Taiwanese director Ching Shen Chuang's High Flash balances genre conventions with a healthy and relevant dose of political and environmental subtext.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
7.5/10 No Score Yet This Shaking Keeps Me Steady (2018) It's a wonderful look at how media has changed the way we process trauma.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
5/10 18% Thugs of Hindostan (2018) With a stronger, more reasoned script Thugs of Hindostan might've been a crossover success and not a misfire that fizzles out long before the intermission even arrives.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
8/10 84% Boy Erased (2018) Boy Erased is the type of film that shouldn't have to be made in a perfect world, but many will find immense strength and education in its existence.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
9/10 93% Transit (2019) It's raw human drama brimming with empathy and a sadly all too plausible concept.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/10 94% The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018) It sounds cynical to say, but no one could be as perfect and delightful as Bill Murray is made out to be in Avallone's film.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Dolphin Man (2017) Dolphin Man not only looks great for a documentary, but it deftly handles the life of a complex, game changing figurehead with grace and dexterity. ‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
6.5/10 88% Bodied (2018) It's shaggy, overlong, and sometimes tough to take, but ultimately if one can listen or read between the bars being spit, Bodied is smart and worthwhile viewing.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
6/10 56% The Grinch (2018) It won't make anyone's heart grow two sizes, but it could leave viewers with an ear-to-ear grin. It's equally as forgettable, satisfying, and comforting as a store bought hot chocolate. Sometimes that's all you need.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
7.5/10 88% In Search of Greatness (2018) Polsky's overall playfulness speaks to the truth and honesty at the heart of In Search of Greatness.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
6.5/10 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) No one will ever confuse The Girl in the Spider's Web for high art, and I for one am okay with it. ‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8.5/10 80% Overlord (2018) 80% war movie, 20% horror flick, and 100% fun, director Julius Avery's gory throwback adventure and exploitation picture Overlord is one of the best thrillers of the year. ‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
5/10 56% Outlaw King (2018) The light beer equivalent of Braveheart, David Mackenzie's competent, but relatively pointless epic Outlaw King has plenty of bloodshed, lots of actors shouting impassionedly, expertly lensed melees, picturesque locations, and not much else of note.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
6.8/10 No Score Yet Dear Ex (2018) The problems at the heart of Dear Ex takes moments to explain, but the film is more about the people than their problems. All of them are imperfect, biased human beings, but each contains resoundingly sympathetic and believable traits.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
8/10 91% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) But outside of the difficulty of working with a cinematic luminary like Orson Welles, They'll Love Me When I'm Dead deftly outlines the numerous other factors that led to the film's eventual demise.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
9.5/10 80% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) The Other Side of the Wind is the type of film I wish I had weeks to discuss instead of mere hours.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/10 20% Nobody's Fool (2018) The first eighty minutes of Nobody's Fool finds Perry at his raggedy, crowd pleasing best. The final twenty minutes highlight some of the worst work of his career.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
6.5/10 No Score Yet That Never Happened: Canada's First National Internment Operations (2017) A bit rough around the edges, and there's a sense that there's still a lot more to talk about. It's better viewed as a jumping off point for a larger conversation about how reconciliation in such matters should be handled.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/10 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The film gets out of the way of Malek's performance, but it never gives him anything back. It's a film and a performance obsessed with iconography and appearance and an overall work that doesn't care in the slightest about personality or empathy.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
5/10 62% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria lacks any semblance of humour or playfulness, making it an absolute chore to sit through unless you're predisposed to adore cinematic formalism.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/10 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) It's never offensively awful or unbearable to behold, but every second of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms smacks of continually missed opportunities and short-sighted second guesses. ‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
9.5/10 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) A haunting and beguiling example of Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong's mastery of character and mood, Burning is one of the best and most transfixing cinematic experiences of the year.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
6/10 98% Science Fair (2018) I'm willing to forgive Science Fair's overly simplified approach to such a topic because even the most basic telling of such stories is better than ignoring them. While I think Science Fair could be better crafted, we still need more films like this.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
7/10 93% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) These threads are picked up mostly through Wiseman's keen powers of observation, and his ability to construct such narratives without spoon feeding them to the audience.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
8.5/10 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) It's frankly astounding that no one has thought to cast McCarthy as a surly, cocky, hard drinking, foul mouthed writer before Can You Ever Forgive Me?‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
7/10 100% Shirkers (2018) Shirkers is part personal essay, part collage, part mystery, part mea culpa, and wholly entertaining. It's as energetic as a sometimes personally regretful trip down memory lane gets.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
6.5/10 88% Room For Rent (2017) It's not a gut-buster, but Room for Rent certainly hits a pleasing, enjoyable comedic sweet spot.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/10 61% Bel Canto (2018) Bel Canto trades what could have been stimulating and exciting for simplistic emotional gains and familiarity so brazen that the actors might as well be reading plot points from a checklist.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5.5/10 36% Hunter Killer (2018) It's a flavourless, unoriginal, but occasionally charming bit of suspense in the tenor of a Tom Clancy knock-off.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
8/10 88% What They Had (2018) The key to buying into a film like What They Had is believing that the characters could be people viewers know and that their struggles could be their own. There isn't a moment in What They Had where that doesn't ring truthfully and honestly.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7/10 97% Maria By Callas (2018) To get to know Maria Callas is to wish that she was treated more fairly and equitably and to be remembered more fondly today. It's sad paying witness to everything she went through.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7/10 76% Mid90s (2018) Mid90s mostly feels like a cultural experiment for Hill. It has a lived-in quality and rigidly observational, non-judgemental tone that's a refreshing change of pace for most actors turned directors. ‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7.5/10 95% Dark Money (2018) Bone chilling and eye opening.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
0.5/10 33% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Strained, laboured, and drenched in buckets of its own flop sweat, Johnny English Strikes Again is an almost offensively awful and dispiritingly cynical sequel that few people (outside of Europe) wanted and even fewer still asked for.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7/10 90% Studio 54 (2018) It's a look at what it was like to be in the offices and the front lines, which is arguably a much more interesting story. ‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
6/10 100% Restoring Tomorrow (2018) Restoring Tomorrow is a poignant, if somewhat off-kilter examination of Judaism in the modern world.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
3/10 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Considering that Beautiful Boy is based on a true story, the final results feel like a slap across the face of anyone trying to cope with similarly delicate and fraught feelings.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
8/10 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Tells the viewer about intense events more than it shows them, but it tells just enough to paint an evocative, unsettling, and nerve wracking thriller that's unfolding in the mind of the protagonist and the viewer with the similarly terrifying ambiguity.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
5/10 68% The Happy Prince (2018) Wilde was wildly self-indulgent, so that's somewhat forgivable, but it's a take on his life so resolutely focused on wallowing in that one specific character trait that the film built around him never creates any lasting sparks.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/10 61% The Oath (2018) Cranked to eleven at all times, The Oath is meant to mimic the frustrating and often fruitless task of seriously talking about politics in partisan times, but it's so basic and histrionic that it's more off putting than interesting.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
55% At First Light (2018) The actors, a pronounced sense of setting, and Stone's impressive style results in a film that's more memorable than most cynically tossed off young-adult cash grabs.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4.5/10 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It's less like watching a sequel and more like walking into a lacklustre haunted house that was inspired by the first film. It looks good, but not much of it is funny, scary, novel, interesting, or even all that entertaining.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
9/10 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2017) The balance between the genre elements and gritty drama nets López her best film to date. She's created a wholly unique and deeply moving film that takes its cues from real life fears.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8.1/10 88% First Man (2018) It's rousing, riveting, and aside from a few lapses into melodramatic territory, First Man captivates by framing such accomplishments with restraint and realism. ‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 96% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give isn't a perfect piece of cinematic activism or even a narratively balanced bit of storytelling, but it's still perfect in all the ways that matter most.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times at the El Royale always runs the risk of being an almost exhausting form of self parody, but its rickety construction thankfully holds together.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/10 22% Bigger (2018) It doesn't matter how hard Hoechlin is trying when every other inch of Bigger looks and sounds so patently fake.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8.5/10 88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The Kindergarten Teacher is a delicate sort of film, and it's one of the year's most disarming dramatic experiences.‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5.8/10 89% All About Nina (2018) All About Nina has little, if anything new to say about the self-loathing, narcissism, and insecurities that belie many funny people, and the switch from a leading man to a leading woman adds shockingly little value. ‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8/10 80% Apostle (2018) The blood flows freely once the intensity ratchets up, but Evans never overstates his hand, with some of the film's potentially goriest moments left to the viewer's imagination. ‐ The Gate
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018