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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
2.5/4 40% About Scout (2016) Road movies have become all too common. But the cast is excellent and there's a genuine sweetness and poignancy that makes this one worth the journey.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
2.5/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) Virtually every scene is delivered through a gauzy cinematic curtain that obscures rather than elucidates, and we never come close to penetrating the angst-filled veneer of the protagonist.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 85% River (2016) Dagg does a decent job of helming a tale that is not particularly complex or edifying, although an interesting twist at the end will almost certainly divide audiences.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet End Of Days, Inc. (2015) The initial laughs gave way to ennui and a general sense of unease that the joke behind the story isn't all worth waiting for.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/4 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) There are a few twists along the way as Larrain expertly explores the nature of sin and redemption before bringing the tale to an unexpected but satisfying conclusion.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Guantanamo's Child - Omar Khadr (2015) You will weep with sorrow, rage and finally with a sense of hope at the indomitability of the human spirit.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/4 67% Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist (2016) The film could have been edgier and more sharply observed. And since it deals with sex and intimacy, a little eroticism would have helped.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
2.5/4 89% Arabian Nights: Volume 3, the Enchanted One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado) (2015) Some of the stories are genuinely affecting. But Gomes' arcane storytelling style and frequent use of absurdity will require a good deal of patience from filmgoers.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/4 100% Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado) (2015) Some of the stories are genuinely affecting. But Gomes' arcane storytelling style and frequent use of absurdity will require a good deal of patience from filmgoers.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/4 97% Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto) (2015) Some of the stories are genuinely affecting. But Gomes' arcane storytelling style and frequent use of absurdity will require a good deal of patience from filmgoers.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
2/4 27% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) With backing from producers in no less than five countries and director of the gravitas of Wim Wenders - not to mention a solid cast - you'd think Every Thing Will Be Fine would be more impressive than it turns out to be.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/4 30% Don Verdean (2015) There is a redemptive message in Verdean's eventual downfall but it's mostly lost in a storyline that tries way too hard to be outlandish.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/4 75% A Royal Night Out (2015) The lovely performances, especially by Gadon and Powley, make the film a passably pleasing tale of teens gone slightly wild, with a royal twist.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/4 92% Requiem For The American Dream (2016) It's a documentary that couldn't be more timely.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2015
3.5/4 100% Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World (2015) It's instructive, never strident and ultimately hopeful, a lesson to all about how to live and thrive in concert with our natural environment.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) It's dreamlike and deliberately abstruse, rather like visual poetry that requires viewers to reflect upon and draw their own interpretations. It's a fascinating exercise.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
3.5/4 84% Victoria (2015) Victoria is suspenseful and engagingly subversive, creating a surreal sense of anything-goes that takes place in the wee hours before dawn.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) Screenwriter-director Leslye Headland has an ear for dialogue and offbeat characters, but the film never feels fresh or engaging.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/4 48% Freeheld (2015) It hits the right sentimental moments but doesn't truly touch hearts as it settles into courtroom drama mode.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/4 85% Meet The Patels (2015) [A] gently humourous doc.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
90% Coming Home (2015) Chen and Gong, two of China's most respected actors, offer two great performances in a film about love, loss and perseverance that will nearly break your heart.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/4 96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) Here's proof that you can't keep a great filmmaker down.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
2.5/4 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) While the first Hotel Trans had humour for both younger and older audiences, this one will likely fall short in its appeal to adults, although there's plenty for the little monsters to enjoy.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
3.5/4 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) A fascinating and extraordinary journey.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/4 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) Mendelsohn and Reynolds share great screen chemistry ...‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/4 92% Grandma (2015) Both funny and unexpectedly moving.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
3.5/4 64% The Visit (2015) M. Night Shyamalan's latest film may well have been his last chance at redemption. Fortunately, he rises to the challenge and makes The Visit good, scary fun.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
2.5/4 80% Mountain Men (2016) The script has plenty of salty language and dialogue that rings authentic. The story is well-constructed with a conclusion that will leave you smiling. And the scenery in and around Revelstoke, B.C. is awesome.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/4 79% Cop Car (2015) Anchored by solid performances and a taut script, Cop Car is a tension-filled thrill ride.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 87% Fort Tilden (2015) A story with a distinctive New York sensibility, filled with all kinds of strange urban creatures who are variously self-involved, superficial, rude and/or downright nasty.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/4 57% Bang Bang Baby (2014) St. Jules clearly has talent. What he needs is a story that maintains its consistent level of zany wit from beginning to end.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 72% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) Keeps its audience rapt until the quietly shattering conclusion.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
2.5/4 72% I Am Chris Farley (2015) Fans of Farley will appreciate the effort although more discriminating moviegoers might wish for a little less hagiography and a little more depth.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Cocksure Lads Movie (2015) The film is engaging and well-cast and Peter Higginson is delightfully understated as the band's aged and world-weary retainer, Monty.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/4 100% Diamond Tongues (2015) A film of dark wit and uncommon depth.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
2.5/4 26% Dark Places (2015) A brooding performance by Oscar winner Charlize Theron ... elevates the material from mediocre into bearable.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
1.5/4 26% Vacation (2015) It's taken more than 30 years for a new family of Griswolds to make an ill-fated cross-country trip to Walley World. Worth the wait? Not really.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
3.5/4 57% Paper Towns (2015) At last, a movie about teens on the cusp of adulthood that has heart, wit and soul.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) A film that crackles with edgy and boundary-pushing wit.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) A great cast along with Loach's trademark realism and capable storytelling deliver a tale of quiet power, with an ending that is sure to deliver of a jolt of righteous outrage.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/4 16% The Gallows (2015) Despite its initial promise and some decent scares - you're in for a sharp and sudden drop in satisfaction in the final throes.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/4 75% Suite Française (2015) As doomed wartime romances go, the film doesn't offer anything particularly original. But with palpable tension and poignancy, Suite Francaise is fine filmmaking well worth watching.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/4 60% The Little Death (2015) Darkly funny, occasionally poignant and teeming with the unexpected.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
3.5/4 80% Deli Man (2015) Heartfelt and heartwarming, Deli Man is documentary filmmaking at its tastiest.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/4 90% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman (2015) The portrait that emerges of Newman is of a decent, cool and low-key guy who preferred racing over acting. In his own words, "the only grace I ever found was in an automobile."‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Mangiacake (2015) Although Mangiacake has its charms, the problem is actually that it's a little too light, as in lacking in comedy.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Porch Stories (2015) By the time something finally happens to the principals in two of the three stories, it feels both unexpected and not particularly rational.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
3.5/4 91% Sunshine Superman (2015) Engrossing, tension-filled and utterly fascinating.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2015
3.5/4 88% (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015) Social scientists and armchair psychologists alike will find a lot to like and learn from this film.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2015
3/4 16% Aloft (2015) It's a meditative and intriguing tale filled with mystical imagery that never reveals all of its secrets. That's a good thing.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015