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Arlin Golden

Arlin Golden
Arlin Golden's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
45% Generation Wealth (2018) Greenfield fails to offer an indictment of the systems that allow for the unchecked accumulation of wealth. Instead we get a center-liberal call for a return to family and nature, as if individual actions and attitudes are responsible for inequality.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
94% RBG (2018) For a biography that spans nearly nine decades, perhaps the film's most significant achievement is to present it all in a way that seems like it all takes place in the present day.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) I usually find coming of age films to be formulaic and unimaginative, but Eighth Grade had me hook, line, and sinker the whole time.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
100% The Judge (2018) Despite her dubious circumstances, Al-Faqih is a strong documentary subject who is likely to be a major historical figure for womens' rights in the Muslim world.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
88% The Other Side of Everything (Druga strana svega) (2017) There are plenty of parallels to be drawn between the cultish rise of Slobodan Miloević and the populist movements rising up in Western democracies, but the film is strongest in its many quiet moments.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
71% California Dreams (2017) It's a movie that won't hold your hand for you, but after watching you'll want to grab onto it so that it may continue to take you on its odd journey. Even with all the constructed elements, it feels very authentic in a way that few films do.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
100% Traffic Stop (2017) Traffic Stop's strength, as with all great docs, lies in its capacity to instill empathy in the viewer, placing them in the middle of a situation they'd likely have little occasion to experience in their lives.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
89% Knife Skills (2017) It is a film with some great moments of personal insight, but its lack of focus left me slightly wanting.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
100% Heroin(e) (2017) Heroin(e) is a flashpoint in a national crisis with no end in sight, as another set of sirens preceed the closing credits.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
100% Heaven Is a Traffic Jam On the 405 (2016) Though it can be difficult to hear Mindy recount some her stories, Heaven is A Traffic Jam on the 405 is playful and beautiful treatise on the power of art as therapy and the uniquely human ability to transform pain into expression.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
75% Edith+Eddie (2017) Edith+Eddie is powerful portrait of the letter of the law winning out over common sense and the prioritization of capital over people in the US.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) The editing is kinetic, with a cut rate more commonly associated with action films than documentaries. The score further supports this tone of urgency, laden with that political sound that typifies news show themes.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
98% Quest (2017) By offering a deeply relatable prism through which to experience...the nuclear American family, Quest is both a mirror and a window, showing both symptoms of our culture and the ways in which individuals subvert and redefine them.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2017
92% LA 92 (2017) It's remarkable how Lindsay and Martin were able to take from all these disparate sources and build such a clear narrative through line.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg smartly avoid the bio-doc pitfall of painting their subject as some sort of infallible figure whose achievements alone would silence any critics.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
88% Brimstone & Glory (2017) In his feature debut, Viktor Jakovleski has achieved that rare feat for a documentary and created a film culled from reality that makes you question whether you're still in your theater seat.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
93% School Life (2017) Late in the film John says of a pupil emerging from her almost cartoonish shyness "I wish you could bottle that and sell it." Well Ní Chianáin and Rane have, and it's called School Life. Go buy it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
89% The Force (2017) Nicks has crafted and important and timeless film that hopefully one day we'll be able to look back upon as history far removed from the current moment. Here's hoping.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
98% Whose Streets? (2017) The new documentary Whose Streets? breaks the cycle of narrative and coverage in a way that only a feature documentary can.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
95% Night School (2017) Night School does a good job in fighting negative preconceptions about adult education by showing the type of character and conviction of a person who's apt to succeed.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) James offers compelling context and frames the case with a potent emotional plea embodied in the sincerity of his subjects. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
96% I Called Him Morgan (2017) It's rare that a film makes you feel so acutely in its brief run-time, covering albums and addictions alike, but I Called Him Morgan accomplishes just that. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
82% Casting JonBenét (2017) Casting JonBenet's subject of a girl's murder is bound to leave people feeling shaken; it's a tribute to Green's talents that the film is so enjoyable.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
31% Salt and Fire (2017) In imbuing what might otherwise be a straight-forward environmental thriller with his signature sense of artistry, Herzog has succeeded in creating a film without parallel. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
98% Kedi (2017) I know not everyone is a cat person, but I think most will be Kedi people.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I Am Not Your Negro offers hard truths and a blueprint for reconfiguring our national consciousness, imploring us to take responsibility for this country and change it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
29% The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers (2015) The cumulative effect of the Soldiers & Peacemakers' straight-forward and blunt narration of linear history is a film only slightly less dry than matzoh.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
100% Something Better To Come (2015) One might not have much hope in coming out of a documentary about people living in such squalor feeling uplifted, but Something Better To Come manages to achieve just that.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
82% Entertainment (2015) Though often slowly paced, Entertainment reveals itself as a remarkably dense, if not difficult film that rewards patience and a willingness to step into the anti-social mind.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
88% I Am Thor (2015) Had a little more distance been maintained, I Am Thor likely would have achieved a more honest account of the ascent of Jon.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
58% Rolling Papers (2016) It seems like legalization is not a matter of if but when, but once "when" finally happens it will be unlikely that Rolling Papers will have contributed much to the effort.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
100% Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans And The Last Nazi War Crime (2014) Attacking the Devil feels like a very English documentary; a serious film on a serious topic with no flash, but also little emotional manipulation. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
79% Viktoria (2016) Viktoria is a family epic, told with pathos, humor, honesty and humility, and is possibly the most inventive and singular film I've yet to see this year.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
93% Tickled (2016) Tickled delves straight into the heart of the human condition, examining our motivations, passions and perversions, whether of sexuality or character.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
100% Pervert Park (2015) Pervert Park serves an essential function in illuminating underserved voices.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
90% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) Miss Sharon Jones! is a refreshing take on a documentary sub-genre that has seen growing abundance in recent years.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Lo and Behold is the most beautifully constructed and fully realized documentary I've had the pleasure of watching so far this year.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
93% Under The Sun (2016) Under the Sun at once illuminates the fakery of North Korea's outward projection, while recognizing the very real mental effect on the people supposedly meant to benefit.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
77% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) There is a great documentary here somewhere, which makes it all the more frustrating to sit through a film that does just enough.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
100% Off the Rails (2016) In a notable directorial debut, Adam Irving's Off the Rails shakes the salacious overtones that have dominated coverage of McCollum for decades.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
No Score Yet Saving Mes Aynak (2014) Saving Mes Aynak has the unenviable task of making the slow, detailed work of archaeology both visually interesting and narratively appealing; it succeeds at both efforts.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016