D.W. Mault

D.W. Mault
D.W. Mault's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Skinny CineVue
Publications: The Skinny, CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 96% The Last of the Unjust (2014) The running time (like all Lanzmann's films) is not oppressive but allows for Murmelstein and his interlocutor to talk through, around and inside the context and reality of pragmatism, egoism, heroism and evil. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
1/5 77% The Green Prince (2014) Here lies an intriguing story that calls to mind John Le Carré at his murky best, yet what we are given is the self justification and propaganda. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 67% The Great Museum (2015) The Great Museum is a beautiful love letter to obsession and eccentricity, the love is given and received in equal measure. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 100% The Circle (2014) The Circle doesn't just rely on the focused deconstruction of its protagonists, but by portraying the milieu of a time and place is sharply brought to the present by the varied surrounding characters that support and hinder them. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Eyes Of A Thief (2014) Never once does Najjar fall into the trap of idealised unearned emotion, she's far more interested in these characters as human beings and never motors towards didacticism. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 90% Concerning Violence (2014) This is a clarion call to remember that history is never quite over, it's a living breathing organism that refutes the practises and narrative of 'winners' and 'losers', and pushes us to think of the here and now. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 67% We Are The Giant (2014) [A] thoroughly emotionally dishonest film that aims for pedagogical enlightenment and lapses into trite feelgood disparate fantasies. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 76% Sacro GRA (2013) Sacro GRA peers into a silent world and finds the unseen and unheard of its all encompassing vitality. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 90% The Case Against 8 (2014) The film is a powerful evocation of the permanent revolution of the battle for equality and human rights, but ultimately The Case Against 8 is stymied by the reversal of the legal decision not to allow the legal case to be filmed. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
5/5 99% The Overnighters (2014) A film that sheds layers like a rotting onion, this is cinema that forces a narrative that is constant. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 69% Palo Alto (2014) A vain example of artless style that shoots narcissism of character as a reason to be. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 24% Je m'appelle Hmmm... (My Name Is Hmmm...) (2014) There are gems here, yet they desperately need to mined and formalised in a less scatter gun manner. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 79% Tony Benn: Will and Testament (2014) The question that Kite never answers is who is this film for? Anyone familiar with Benn may well feel short-changed, whilst anyone unaware of the man's importance will learn precious little, so lacking is it contextually. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 86% Violette (2014) It's refreshing to see a film that centres on a daring female creative who is just as self-indulgent and self-pitying as any male artist. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 100% Still The Enemy Within (2014) An elegiac study of a national story that in some areas of the country has become myth - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 94% The Last Impresario (2014) There's a certain suspicion about hieroglyphic documentary portraits of individuals of a generational span, but The Last Impresario constantly surprises both by what it is and what it's not. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 77% Watermark (2014) The film alights though differing vignettes from spans continents and dives into the relationship water, the environment and humanity have and how all three struggle to coexist. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 31% Die Frau des Polizisten (The Policeman's Wife) (2013) The Policeman's Wife's power lies in the cognitive explosions it sets within the subconscious of the viewer that forcefully interacts with the formally audacious claustrophobic rhythms. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 73% The Congress (2014) For a film that looks at a believably nightmarish future, The Congress sits out of its time: a feverish relic of a post-revolutionary cinema of the mind. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 100% All This Mayhem (2014) All This Mayhem captivates not only in its energetic style of storytelling, but also thanks to the charisma that exudes from the mouth of Tas as he honesty tells his side of this doomed Shakespearean tale. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 78% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) Never outstaying its welcome, Supermensch is akin to spending a hour and half in the presence of a true raconteur. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 89% Grand Central (2014) Grand Central's sensitive portrayal of this downtrodden group of working men and women has a sense of earthy reality that manages to show without ever resorting to overt sentimentality. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
4/5 93% The Return To Homs (2014) Return to Homs is completely unflinching in its gaze upon what it's like to be in the middle of an seemingly unending battle for a daily existence that wants to reside in dignity. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
1/5 50% Love Me Till Monday (2014) Hardy's often baffling Love Me Till Monday has precious little to say about twentysomething malaise, sex or relationships in the 21st century. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
2/5 82% When I Saw You (2012) When I Saw You too closely resembles a Children Film Foundation treatise on a subject that deserves (and needs and demands) better treatment. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
4/5 84% Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist (2014) James Erskine's film attempts to get inside this visceral world via the prism of the heroic Pantani, a man more loved than any cyclist in living memory. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2014
4/5 100% American Interior (2014) At once touching, informative and ultimately beautiful. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2014