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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
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 No Score Yet 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 56% 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 70% 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 13% 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 (2017) 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 86% 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 No Score Yet Active Measures (2018) Riveting and authoritative.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3.5/4 84% 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 93% 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 89% 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 69% The Seagull (2018) As period dramas go, this one feels a little stiff and staid.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3/4 92% Revenge (2018) The film is going to strain your suspension of disbelief to the breaking point. But if you can get past one particular event, you're going to find Revenge a madcap, satisfying thrill ride.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) There's a sense throughout of anticlimactic scenes, empty air and missed opportunities. The result is tepid, tittering laughter rather than gut-busting hilarity.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1.5/4 45% Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) Great title. Too bad what follows doesn't have the same insouciant charm.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
1/4 12% Kings (2018) It seems like a missed opportunity to dramatize the lives of real people caught up in the aftermath of the violence.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
25% Eye on Juliet (2017) The sublime conclusion may even renew your faith in hope and love.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
1/4 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) It's been 17 years since we last saw the Super Troopers. So why does their latest effort seem like a such a half-baked effort?‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/4 77% Beirut (2018) The film's biggest asset is the powerful performance by Jon Hamm as Skiles, a tortured man who struggles to find his way through a labyrinth of violence and betrayal.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2.5/4 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The truth is the latest horror film from Blumhouse Productions isn't all that daring, although it is not without its twisted charm.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/4 82% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) A tale that has plenty of warmth and charm and even a reasonable amount of suspense that is sure to appeal to its audience.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/4 74% Final Portrait (2018) The story doesn't amount to much more than a hill of beans but Tucci manages to make his rumination on the life of an artist slyly amusing and believable.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/4 47% The Miracle Season (2018) It simply wallows too deeply in its grief to be uplifting.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/4 46% Allure (2018) One well-crafted and unsettling tale.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/4 92% Journey's End (2018) War is hell but we've seen that story before. Journey's End manages to reaffirm the message in a tale that is both harrowing and heartbreaking.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 86% Mary Goes Round (2017) With her soulful brown eyes and subtle expressions, Cash perfectly conveys the sense of a woman putting on a brash front who cannot quite disguise the melancholy inside.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) It's 10 years later and another rock 'em sock 'em battle between the Jaegers and the Kaiju is in the offing.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3.5/4 38% Madame (2018) Sthers demonstrates a sure hand throughout, in casting and plotting, delivering a compelling tale of love and betrayal.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 51% Flower (2018) Deutch's portrayal of Erica is truly impressive, giving us a fully fleshed character who's both vulnerable and remorseless.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 79% Unsane (2018) It's not Soderbergh's best work, but there is a well executed cat and mouse game between Sawyer and her stalker that will get pulses pounding, and Foy is so awfully good in the role that she makes the film much better than expected.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2.5/4 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) The film's poignant and powerful ending does provide a saving grace.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/4 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) In the end, it's a reasonably well done film with no compelling purpose.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) This is satirical history that invites prophecy - imagine a future Trump Administration version.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/4 96% Foxtrot (2018) Foxtrot is a minor masterpiece that audiences will remember for a long time, thanks to the masterful script and some dazzling acting.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/4 92% Love, Simon (2018) The casting is high quality, the script - with a tantalizing mystery at its heart - is particularly well-crafted and the story hits all the right emotional notes in delivering a funny, warm-hearted and life-affirming tale.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/4 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The plotting is a bit clunky at times but it doesn't detract from the emotional resonance that shines throughout.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) It would have helped immensely to have actors who could make us care about the awful things happening, but one really can't blame any of them.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/4 75% Never Steady, Never Still (2018) It's rather bleak but the camera work is exceptional, the pace languorous and Hepburn's screenplay deliberately ambiguous.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2.5/4 81% The Party (2018) It's not entirely satisfying but Potter delivers a darkly delicious comedy of manners.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3.5/4 35% Nostalgia (2018) It's a film steeped in melancholy that gently reminds us to live life fully before it's time to say goodbye.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3.5/4 74% Mom and Dad (2018) It's a madly satisfying mélange of suspense and comedy, though perhaps not recommended for family viewing.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018