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Deborah Young

Deborah Young
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Hotel Salvation (2017) An Indian comedy full of emotional depth and understated paradox.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
82% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan looks at his country through the prism of a grim coming-of-age tale stripped of lyricism and joy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet Rajma Chawal (2018) A colorful, enjoyable rom com hybrid for teens.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
No Score Yet Light in the Room (Ottamuri Velicham) (2018) There is a certain imbalance in the narrative that leaves an unpleasant taste.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
No Score Yet The Flight (Urojahaj) (2018) Matching classical Indian philosophy and ambience with a European feeling for individualism and magical realism, it is a pleasant enough watch, but its target audience is a bit vague.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
80% Soni (2018) Proves the ideal vehicle to explore a wide variety of issues related to gender battles in contemporary Indian society, even while following many of the genre tropes that make police dramas so universally beloved.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Buddha.mov (2017) Racy, revealing, and hilariously deadpan.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
No Score Yet Ma.Ama (2018) Too often important opportunities... to deepen the cast of characters is overlooked, undercutting what little drama there is in the story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
No Score Yet Namdev Bhau in Search of Silence (Namdev Bhau) (2018) Small and unpretentious, but observant and ultimately moving.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
No Score Yet Bhonsle (2018) A beautifully detailed portrait of a quiet hero.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
No Score Yet Magic Nights (Notti magiche) (2018) It is often incredibly on target in singling out the absurd characters, life styles and ideas (and ideals) of those years that now seem weirdly funny.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) It is edgy and action-packed, and Alvarez' direction keeps the tension high through a slew of ever-more-improbable threats to Lisbeth and her allies.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
No Score Yet Ether (Eter) (2018) There aren't many directors left who can impudently inject high culture into the soul of their films the way Krzysztof Zanussi can, and still deliver a gripping historical drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
No Score Yet Remember? (Ricordi?) (2018) An ambitious tour-de-force about love, time and memory.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Chelovek, kotoryy udivil vsekh) (2018) This is one smart film about gender whose theme is capable of reaching well beyond the Rainbow Community.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
100% Village Rockstars (2017) All the kids are natural actors, but Bhanita Das is a standout in every scene. As the work-worn mother, Basanti Das embodies the refreshing lack of sentimentality that gives the film its modern attitude.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
No Score Yet Divine Wind (2018) A daring but unsatisfying attempt to explore the terrorist mind.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
No Score Yet Orange Days (2018) An impeccably made drama that fails to ignite.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
80% Husband Material (Manmarziyaan) (2018) A rollicking if predictable rom com, where all the expected notes are hit up to the guaranteed happy ending.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
No Score Yet Night/EXT. (2018) It's a strange mix of drama and comedy that leaves the viewer puzzled about how to respond.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
No Score Yet The Vice of Hope (Il vizio della speranza) (2018) Above-average Italian social drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
No Score Yet Unremember (Deslembro) (2018) Delicate storytelling struggles with big themes of memory and identity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
100% Baby (Bao bei er) (2018) A fast-paced emotional chiller that makes the audience consider the value of human life and the importance of championing it against a patriarchal society and indifferent health system.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
60% Vita & Virginia (2018) Button has hit on a topic that will draw in both literary and LGBTQ audiences, but it lacks the electricity to go the extra mile theatrically.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
88% The Truth About Killer Robots (2018) Addresses a topic of worldwide concern with... lively curiosity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
No Score Yet Bulbul Can Sing (2018) An affectionate, insightful, honest look at an ordinary young woman growing up in a male-dominated society.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
No Score Yet 1938 Different (1938 Diversi) (2018) 1938 Different (1938 Diversi) may have nothing new to add to the historical record, but it portrays the mindless war-mongering and persecution of that period with clarity and conviction.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
83% The Public (2018) The dialogue often has a stilted, unnatural ring to it, and it is a tribute to the cast that they manage to bring out the essence of the film, its political heart, so strongly.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet Dachra (2018) The characters are irritating, the look is cheap and the plot is reheated from other movies, but it has to be admitted that Dachra delivers its unsavory thrills.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
20% Red Joan (2019) A taut old-school thriller with a modern heroine.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
86% Loro (2018) A richly inventive, ferocious feast of satire and vulgarity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) There is much food for thought in the film, shot with the director's characteristic passion, flair, wicked sense of humor and willingness to push the envelope.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
No Score Yet A Tramway in Jerusalem (2018) These well-acted short pieces make their points in a variety of tones and Gitai is at the top of his game in the comic sketches.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
58% American Dharma (2018) Though stylistically quite different from the director's The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, it shows the same ability to engage the viewer in American politics through a strategy of detached passion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
90% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Wiseman in a minor key.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
53% Sunset (Napszállta) (2018) Clocking in at almost two and a half hours and shot with a growing intensity that demands the audience's full engagement, it will be a tiring, frustrating watch for many.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
80% Friedkin Uncut (2018) This enjoyable doc records a Hollywood master looking back at his career with lucid hindsight and irony.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
No Score Yet Camorra (2018) A moody and thought-provoking reflection.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
100% Your Face (Ni de lian) (2018) Utter simplicity speaks worlds.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
50% The Quietude (La quietud) (2018) Trapero's ambitious attempt to strike a unique tone somewhere between serious drama and humorous daytime TV falls awkwardly flat.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
No Score Yet ISIS, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls of Mosul (2018) A chilling prediction of future disaster.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
No Score Yet The Love Trilogy: Stripped (2018) The non-pro cast is engaging and believable, reinforcing the cinema verité feeling conveyed by the realistically detailed scenes and preference for close-ups.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
88% Tumbbad (2018) Atmospheric, heavy on mythology and scary as hell.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
60% The Mountain (2018) An intriguingly dark and visionary head-scratcher.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
67% On My Skin (Sulla mia pelle) (2018) A shocking and memorable statement on police brutality.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
No Score Yet Longing (2018) The film's viewpoint is frank and a little eccentric, and each scene is designed to lead to a narrative surprise. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
95% Himizu (2013) Himizu is still not an easy film to like, but the topicality of its message about national pain and rebuilding could attract some offshore sales following its Venice and Toronto debuts.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
No Score Yet The Fourth Direction (Chauthi Koot) (2016) One gets the feeling that the script may have been through too many project development workshops, which have left it toothless and emasculated and a bit puzzling.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
No Score Yet Suleiman Mountain (2017) Stishova makes an impressive directing debut with this unusual story, which involves a man on the fringes of society driving around the country in a camper with two wives and a long-lost son.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
50% Crosscurrent (Chang jiang tu) (2016) Crosscurrent seems to address a youthful audience searching for its path in life. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018