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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
3.5/4 86% 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 87% 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 83% 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 76% 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 91% 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 39% 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 33% 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 81% 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 73% 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 48% 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 36% 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 35% 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 23% 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 39% 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 35% 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 74% Never Steady, Never Still (2017) 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 73% 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
2/4 90% Porcupine Lake (2017) Indy filmmaker Ingrid Veninger strives earnestly to create an iconic Canadian coming-of-age story. It isn't entirely successful.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 82% Game Night (2018) Bateman has a natural flair for comedy but it's McAdams who's a pleasant surprise here, a partner who's equally engaging and doesn't settle for playing second fiddle. Together, their on-screen chemistry is a huge bonus.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/4 98% In Between (2018) There's a double meaning to the title of this intriguing and defiantly feminist film out of the Middle East.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/4 76% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) It's a quirky hybrid of a film that mostly works, thanks to some fine performances and by a script to goes in unexpected directions.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/4 60% Entanglement (2018) It's not exactly a date movie (unless a breakup is in the works) but it's a pleasant enough story, thanks to a smart script and some appealing performances.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.5/4 92% Machines (2016) This is not an easy film to watch but it is an important one.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
1.5/4 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Though it's difficult to discern the flavour of ice cream used in one so-called erotic encounter, it's probably vanilla.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3/4 62% Hollow in the Land (2017) Corkle has amply demonstrated his strengths as a filmmaker, in crafting a noir-ish tale with a few well-placed twists and in assembling a solid cast bolstered by an engaging lead.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3.5/4 90% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Well-written, thoughtful and revelatory in all the right ways...‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The third and final entry in the sci-fi series based on the books by James Dashner will give fans of the first two exactly what they're looking for.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) It tells its story, about 12 American special-forces soldiers who spearhead a decisive battle in Afghanistan against the Taliban, with both laudable restraint and a healthy respect for what actually happened.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/4 84% The Final Year (2018) Rather interesting although only fitfully compelling ...‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Family-friendly fun for all ages, thanks to a marvellous script, a sterling cast and the adept, sure-handed direction of Paul King.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/4 51% Downsizing (2017) The premise is absurd to the max, but Payne delivers a comedy for those who enjoy contemplating bigger themes behind the laughs along with an ending that is aptly sublime.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1.5/4 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The final pitch is a big miss.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1.5/4 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Strikes every false note possible along its meandering path.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017