Brett Pardy

Brett Pardy
Brett Pardy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Seventh Row
Publications: Seventh Row

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Made in Bangladesh (2019) Made in Bangladesh never sugar coats the near-insurmountable obstacles Shimu and her fellow workers face...[the] mix scenes of Shimu coming up against barriers with scenes of her achieving small successes ensures the film never feels hopeless. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
100% Balloon (Qiqiu) (2019) Tseden is never preachy, playing this conflict out in softly observed vignettes; the plot often slips to focus instead on the emotional ripples of the conflict's emotional aftermath. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
96% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) The film's real time nature allows us to experience how the mundane ways people interact, such as the questions Áila asks in an attempt to get to know Rosie, help shape the ways in which people come to understand each other. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
100% Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger (2019) As in many of her best films, Obomsawin explores the effect of abstract political rules and dull bureaucracy on real people's lives...This is a perfect film to introduce international audiences to Obomsawin's activist cinema. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
100% Edge of the Knife (2018) This film immerses the viewer in the pre-colonial world, without any hand-holding exposition for a non-Indigenous audience. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
80% The Crossing (Guo chun tian) (2019) First-time director Bai Xue has a vibrant style, skilfully controlling the pace to reflect Peipei's two lives as student and smuggler. And the film has the year's best shark scene! - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) Avilés challenges us to look beyond the uniform and pay close attention to the lives of workers cleaning up the wealthier's waste. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
88% The Stone Speakers (2018) The juxtaposition of all four tourism strategies leaves an uneasy sense that beneath the promotion of each site's claim to historical authenticity, something significant is being left out: Bosniak history. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet Conviction (Une intime conviction) (2019) Conviction offers a complex portrayal of these women at both their best and their worst. What we do see is that even at their lowest, the women in prison are more of a danger to themselves than to society. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
100% nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (2019) By weaving in a personal story, Hubbard elevates this documentary from a summary of the case to a poignant exploration of how to maintain Indigenous identity in a settler society. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
No Score Yet In My Blood It Runs (2019) My Blood It Runs shows us that colonialism is not just a painful legacy to grapple with, but an ongoing process necessitating resistance. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
100% Midnight Traveler (2019) Midnight Traveler offers a strong rebuke to the belief that countries are too accommodating to refugees. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
100% Bedlam (2019) Bedlam provides valuable context about how prisons have largely replaced asylums as facilities to care for people with mental illnesses. But the film's real strength is in Rosenberg's connection with his subjects. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
No Score Yet First Stripes (Premières Armes) (2018) It's a far cry from the optimistic peacekeeping image taught in Canadian schools and promoted internationally. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
90% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) In The Wound, being a man isn't about being a naturally dominant person, but about learning to submit yourself to a patriarchal model that demands heterosexuality. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
75% Indian Horse (2018) In attempting to faithfully adapt the novel's plot, the filmmakers abandon one of Indian Horse's most affecting aspects, its storytelling methods. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
No Score Yet Luk'Luk'I (2017) The one thread that tied the vignettes together is underbaked: the contrast between the privileged few who could participate in the Olympics' feel good Canadian patriotism with those who are systemically excluded is lost. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
100% Hello Destroyer (2016) Hello Destroyer is a hockey movie where the drama is not in the game, but in how its violence has consequences that ripple off the ice. - Seventh Row EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017