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Bruce DeMara

Bruce DeMara
Bruce DeMara's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Toronto Star

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The film is bolstered by some fine performances, and African American director George Tillman Jr. does a fine job in delivering a tale with deep emotional resonance.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/4 100% Free Solo (2018) You don't have to be a fan of rock climbing to love Free Solo.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2.5/4 76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) Let the Corpses Tan is more style than straightforward storytelling. But oh, what style...‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/4 68% Hold the Dark (2018) A bold, mesmerizing and journey into a land of shadows and mystery that will leave a deep and unnerving impression.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/4 64% Lizzie (2018) Unfortunately, despite a couple of solid performances, the film doesn't break any new ground or offer any particular illumination on these grisly crimes.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/4 85% The Wife (2018) With Glenn Close in the lead role, it's... unexpectedly poignant and powerful.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5/4 69% Assassination Nation (2018) Think of Assassination Nation as a modern fable - a wild, blood-soaked fable.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5/4 59% White Boy Rick (2018) Merritt as young Rick who is a genuine revelation here, capturing the essence of his character - indolent but loyal and loving - with a performance that is subtle, textured and wholly believable.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 94% Mandy (2018) Displays some decent visual gimmickry but shoots for mystical and epic but ultimately feels laboured and pointless.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/4 10% Peppermint (2018) The whole mess is wildly implausible but, largely because of Garner's presence, it kinda sorta works.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/4 93% Searching (2018) A well-crafted mystery with quite a few unexpected twists and turns.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2.5/4 53% Papillon (2018) Director Michael Noer falls short in a number of ways, leaving a sense of missed opportunity.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
2.5/4 17% Little Italy (2018) The movie is not without charms, thanks to a host of fine supporting performances and some decent chemistry between the two romantic leads.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 25% Mile 22 (2018) In all, a cracking good action film/spy caper with some fine performances makes Mile 22 a rollicking summer escape.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/4 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) It works in large part because of Vinberg's poignant and persuasive performance. When she speaks of escaping "the loneliness you have even in a crowded room," it makes your heart ache.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3.5/4 80% Alpha (2018) Smit-McPhee's performance is astonishing, and believable in every respect as a boy on the cusp of adulthood who must dig deep to find the courage and resourcefulness to survive.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/4 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) It's loaded with terrific performances all around and, under the skilful stewardship of director Desiree Akhavan, it's a well-crafted story steeped in poignancy, melancholy and simple truths.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Among Ruby's special psychic powers is the ability to erase herself from the memory of others. Critics and audiences will doubtlessly dream wistfully it could be bestowed upon them.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/4 90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Who knew that history could be such titillating fun?‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Manages to score a place as one of the best M:I outings yet.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/4 93% Blindspotting (2018) From the mean streets of Oakland, Calif., comes a story about friendship, race and class that's a veritable revelation suffused with authenticity and wisdom.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/4 28% Shock and Awe (2018) The story gives audiences an inside look at how journalism actually works at ground level, including the cultivation of sources, the use of "background" and off-the-record information. It has a strong feel of authenticity.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/4 82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Sigurdsson has crafted an exhilaratingly sly dark comedy about ordinary suburbanite folk going from unglued to unhinged to ultimately undone.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/4 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Leave it to filmmaker Gus Van Sant to make a film about a hopeless drunk who becomes a quadriplegic into a story that's funny, dark, sad, sweet and even sort of inspirational.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/4 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) ABBA fans - the ones who will go to see the sequel no matter what - are going to have a reasonably good, if not a roaring great time, so Mamma Mia 2 gets our tepid endorsement.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/4 77% The King (2018) Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki does something rather unusual with The King, which becomes something extraordinary and insightful.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/4 40% Mary Shelley (2018) The movie is still well executed but, at two hours, not even Fanning's persuasive performance can elevate it to being more than a moderately interesting historical drama.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/4 78% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) She's a bit of a prickly pear but Tucker captures the essential Westwood: down to earth, resourceful and likeable.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/4 87% Upgrade (2018) Writer/director Leigh Whannell gives us a glimpse of the near-future and it's both fascinating and terrifying.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
1.5/4 No Score Yet Octavio Is Dead (2018) Somehow, it just doesn't gel into a coherent, cohesive and compelling ghost story.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/4 71% Paper Year (2018) Addelman has crafted a story of gentle drama that smacks of authenticity, chronicling - as the title suggests - the couple's bumpy first year of marriage while casting two appealing young actors in the lead roles.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2/4 55% Tag (2018) Looking for a light summer comedy? Chase down another movie.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Accountant of Auschwitz (2018) The film tracks the evolution of international law over the decades, which eventually allowed authorities to make the case against people like Groening, hiding in plain sight for 70 years.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
3.5/4 71% Black Kite (2017) The performances are fine, including Hamid Noorzay as the starry-eyed boy and Haji Gul Aser as the adult Arian. The outcome is resoundingly heartbreaking.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/4 71% Adrift (2018) The result is a film that will draw you into an absorbing tale of two lovers forced to test their mettle to the limit in a high-stakes, high-seas adventure.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
1/4 12% Birthmarked (2018) The movie feels longer than it actually is - always a bad sign - and the climax and denoument are positively underwhelming.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3.5/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Filmmaker Morgan Neville delivers a sweet, affecting story.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet What Walaa Wants (2018) What Canadian filmmaker Christy Garland does is let this true-life story unfold in a naturalistic way, refusing to take sides in the ongoing and intractable Middle East conflict.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3/4 61% Running From Crazy (2013) While the film feels a little self-indulgent at times, Hemingway proves to be a worthy protagonist.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution (2018) Goes beyond cultural anthropology, exploring how queer activism briefly allied itself to the punk movement before becoming its own movement with the gay liberation movement.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3/4 88% Netizens (2018) A timely film that ought to summon everyone's outrage.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution (2018) The film gives us women who are intelligent, articulate, hard-working while offering interesting insights into how they run their kitchens in a distinctly female way.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3.5/4 88% The Cleaners (2018) Equal parts fascinating and frightening.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3.5/4 100% Anote's Ark (2018) The film's waning moments suggest that hope for this paradise may be lost.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/4 83% Active Measures (2018) Riveting and authoritative.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3.5/4 85% Disobedience (2018) A beautifully crafted tale that will make your heart ache, thanks to two standout leading performances and a great supporting one.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/4 94% RBG (2018) What emerges is an intriguing portrait of a woman described as shy and retiring but with "a quiet magnetism," a work horse and a master legal strategist.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/4 85% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) This film may not bring in many converts but its central subject, Pope Francis, is nonetheless a personable and persuasive presence.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/4 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Seriously subversive, seriously funny, seriously profane, occasionally even serious, Deadpool 2 is the best kind of cinematic entertainment. Seriously.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2.5/4 68% The Seagull (2018) As period dramas go, this one feels a little stiff and staid.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018