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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet When The Storm Fades (2018) The quality that lingers longest is the beauty of the place and its people.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
No Score Yet This Mountain Life (2018) An elegant if somewhat safe film, This Mountain Life is another reminder that much of Canada is largely comprised of rocks and trees.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
40% Kingsway (2018) The actors do their part, but Ingmar Bergman this is not, and by the end whatever patience you might have begins to wear thin as this group of irritating people finally find some measure of happiness.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
90% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) Faraut, with support from narrator Mathieu Amalric and Kermadec's stunning eye, creates something unusual in the annals of sports documentaries, namely high art.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
89% Maria By Callas (2018) The thing that separates Volf's film from the number of other works about Callas is its decidedly personal approach. ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
100% Bergman: A Year in a Life (2018) As vivid and bright as dreams, flickering behind your eyes.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
75% Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina) (2018) Mansky's own complicity in Putin's career that lingers like an open sore.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
100% What Is Democracy? (2019) What is Democracy? is a call to arms, but it is also a powerful and piercing reminder that, as Plato said, "nothing beautiful without struggle."‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Skate Kitchen is summer in a bottle, full of the firefly light and heat of the season.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) Next to the humans, with their horrific hairstyles, and silly little dogs, The Meg seems sensible and calm, methodically going about the business of eating everything in sight. I'm with her.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
45% Generation Wealth (2018) Generation Wealth falls victim to the very thing that it is attempting to critique, namely excess. Quite simply, there is too much stuff in here.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Will catapult you backwards in time to the worst moments of your life. I had to put my hands over my eyes a couple of times to block out the agony. It is infinitely more harrowing than Tom Cruise dangling from a helicopter.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
99% McQueen (2018) Even if you're a fashion neophyte, this eponymous tale of an English lad's rise to the giddy glorious heights of fashion is heady stuff, wine-dark, storm-tossed, exquisite, and at the heart of things very sad.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
78% The King (2018) There isn't a whole lot there that we haven't already eaten and digested a few times over. It's far more interesting to look forward... Elvis is really dead, and it's time to let him go.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
No Score Yet Hadwin's Judgement (2015) This is a sumptuously beautiful film, made with care and commitment. But whereas Vaillant's book did not skimp on the more disturbing aspects of Hadwin's life, the film depicts him as a square-jawed Übermensch.‐ Hakai Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
66% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) It's an experience that even the youngest child can understand and embrace.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
No Score Yet Design Canada (2018) For a film that is all about the cool, almost clinical nature of early Canadian graphic design, this is a deeply emotional film. ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) As the story shapeshifts, it also has the intelligence and courage to go deeper, asking intractable questions about human nature and nurture. Some of the answers it uncovers linger in a way that is not comfortable or easy. ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) I wasn't expecting to gain any kind of apotheosis or epiphany from watching Neville's documentary about Mister Rogers, but that's precisely what happened. Life is weird that way.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
94% RBG (2018) RGB is a thoroughly researched and elegantly presented portrait of the woman, who has been at the forefront of the U.S. judiciary world for the better part of her 85 years.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Although, there is some funny stuff here, after a while the constant patter, quips, and heaving sludge of profanity become exhausting.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
92% Kusama: Infinity (2018) Captures the struggle not only of one woman to make art, but also the issues that have beset almost all women working in the arts.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
No Score Yet Earth: Seen from the Heart (2018) Director Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol's Earth: Seen from the Heart is an environmental film right down to its swelling strings... But there is something else at work, namely a cast of humans who are dedicated to fighting for all life on earth.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) The controversy that has dogged (heh) the film is well-warranted, and yet, there is much to treasure here.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
92% Porcupine Lake (2017) The performances from the two young leads are particularly strong, and they are amply supported by the older actors in the film.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) As a film, Too Funny to Fail is workman-like. It does the job it needs to do, gives the performers room, and assembles the pieces of the story in a clear and coherent fashion.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) I have to admit that it is rare to feel any kind of genuine emotion in a superhero film, but Black Panther achieves that very thing.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
88% The Post (2018) It is interesting that the film so beautifully intersects with the current cultural moment, from the attacks on free speech, to women asserting their power and stepping up.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water adds the species barrier to [the film's] group of segregating factors, and in so doing folds in an even larger idea, namely good old-fashioned biophilia.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The thing that makes the film most interesting is its function as a bridge between two paradigms, really two distinct generations, Boomers and Millennials.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
98% Jane (2017) The transcendent ending of the film is not unlike a dance.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
85% It (2017) It is unfortunate that the film is as diagrammatic as an algebra equation. Actually, I believe that algebra is more terrifying than old Pennywise. ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
92% Logan Lucky (2017) If nothing else, see the film for Craig's portrayal of pure larcenous joy. It is a thing of beauty, as white hot as his livid blue eyes.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
No Score Yet Le Paradis (2014) The thing that is most compelling is about this film is the circular nature of experience, childhood feeding into old age, and finally coming back around, so that the things that first touched you, affected you and changed you resurface once more.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
83% Mean Girls (2004) When the film is following the twists and turns of the mean girl schemes, it has an energy and a life that is fun and entertaining but it gets soft and sappy with a feel good finale that is pure grade A-bullshit.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
44% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) When the big money shot in the movie leaves you strangely unmoved you know you have a problem. Billions die, but the titular American heroes remain unvanquished.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
11% New York Minute (2004) But in the middle of all this straining for zaniness, there is an extended sequence that demonstrates just how bad, bad acting can be.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
87% Zatôichi (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi) (2003) If you're looking for a real hero you could really do no better than Takeshi Kitano's blind masseur, Zatoichi.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) I've been patiently waiting for the sequel for years and now this.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
26% The Stepford Wives (2004) That razor edge is completely gone from the remake of The Stepford Wives. It's a comedy and no one gets really hurt.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Spiderman 2 is has got a little bit of everything: angst, explosions, tight suits, bad guys, good guys, more explosions.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
57% I, Robot (2004) . . .the movie starts to really lose its way, and tries to distract us, the audience, with lots 'o big stupid action moments and slow-mo shots of Will Smith flying through the air, yelling "YARGHHHHH!!" spraying bullets as he goes.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
43% The Village (2004) The Village reminded me not so much of Hitchock but Scooby Doo. When at the end of that cartoon it was revealed that glowing skull creature was actually Old Mr. Higgins the caretaker, it pissed me off even as a little kid.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
24% Van Helsing (2004) If Van Helsing was meant to be a Saturday afternoon matinee fodder, it is both too ponderous to be fun and too silly to be scary.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
20% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) It's bad. But not merely bad, worse than that, it's disrespectful: to its audience, to its source material, and to the craft of movie making.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
11% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Unlike the first film, in which audience members fainted and threw up, the showdown between good and evil prompted more laughter amongst the audience than terror.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
94% My Neighbor Totoro (1988) It is as much a portrait of a time and place as it is the story of two sisters. Mei and Satsuki, like real kids, are sometimes infuriating, stubborn, and then in the next moment lovable.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
96% The Iron Giant (1999) It doesn't try to hide its own cleverness, it's funny and pulls in references from all over the place, from Bambi to Frankenstein.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
89% The Black Stallion (1979) Special effects, explosions, or CGI: none of these come close to a horse in full flight for pure excitement.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
97% Spirited Away (2002) he box office champion in Japan, this film is a genuine work of art.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017