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Gary Shannon

Gary Shannon
Gary Shannon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Young Folks

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10/10 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Instead this coming-of-age romance resonates something more pervasive and relatable, a moment that escapes us and a feeling that imprisons us.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Maison du Bonheur (2017) Although totally inexplicable, even among her contemporaries, Sofia Bohdanowicz and her sublime second feature is reason enough to start bragging about Canadian cinema again.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet A Yangtze Landscape (2017) [Xin] experiments with contrasts, long takes and blocking, sometimes with hypnotic and obsessive detail, but in the process only proves to be a filmmaker determined in all the wrong ways. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
8/10 92% Thelma (2017) There's a certain point in Thelma where the emotions and feelings of the characters become so inexplicable that the film has to surrender his subjects entirely to the surreal.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
8/10 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Despite the documentary's delights, going to great lengths to create breathtaking photography and showing the finished result in all its perfected grandiloquence, the film works best as a portrait of the artists themselves. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
7/10 69% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) Among the festival's hotbed of flashy new talent is one of South Korea's most modestly skilled and long established filmmakers; a self-effacing master hiding in plain sight. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
7/10 99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Combining stark histiography and intimate autobiography Campillo channels a past ingrained in both his and the public's memory.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
6/10 95% Sami Blood (2017) With its flaws comes a wonderfully evocative atmosphere, full of instilled feeling that normally comes with the territory of remembering: nostalgia, ruefulness, yearning.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
5/10 92% Bad Genius (2017) It's undeniably captivating but [it] also unfurls the dangers of filmmaking religiously devoted to forward momentum, accelerating too fast to carry the weight of its moral and socioeconomic implications, it loses gravity trying to stay light on its feet.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
9/10 94% Western (2018) The centerpiece for [Grisebach's] ideas remark on the tropes of classic western but stripped of its romanticism and replaced with a more observant, worldly perspective.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
5/10 68% Happy End (2017) Not even the most impressively conceived image expresses any more than the inert fears of a precise, slightly irrational technophobe.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
7/10 81% Tragedy Girls (2017) Tragedy Girls can't be described as a perfect film-the third act somewhat lags and in parts becomes too obnoxiously self-aware-but it stands an exceptional sample of what pure satire looks like in the Information Age.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
90% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A Fantastic Woman feels cripplingly safe, opting for a declaration of obvious moral standards, underlined in bold, over penetrative study.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
10/10 92% Dunkirk (2017) Christopher Nolan's juggling act here finds a clear balance of immediacy and dimension.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) The film proves that a genre beset by endless clichés and stereotypes can still surprise at every turn and endlessly captivate us to life's small charms.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
5/10 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) ... it gives us glimpses of beauty but misspends it on phoniness and mawkishness-treating human emotion like worn-out novelty act.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
8/10 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Farhadi, a dramatist in every respect, approaches The Salesman like a humanist-inching towards compulsion and confrontation with overwhelming cruelty and unmistakable sympathy.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
10/10 84% Silence (2017) Silence individualizes the cultural atrocities associated with religion, containing them in an intimate cross-examination of faith.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
6/10 93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake is so unyieldingly empathetic that even its bleakest moments carry an air of triumph. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
6/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is mostly sparing and on-the-nose, in that sense it's reliable but don't expect it to surprise you in any meaningful way.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
10/10 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea grounds its feet in the type of social realities and interpersonal dysfunctions that most Hollywood films would sooner sentimentalize ... ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
10/10 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The Handmaiden is Park Chan-wook's most inspirited and uplifting film, celebrating the liberation of the mind above all else.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
5/10 96% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) ... the script is dialectally bloated, proud of its forgettable two-dimensional characters and infatuated with every infused detail.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/10 44% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) ... End of the World seems petulantly inclined to retread on the characteristics that tested his relationship with his viewership to begin with. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
7/10 92% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) ... the film's strongly centralized human nub holds a simple and lucid power, weaving enough deeply felt, fundamental goodness and compassionate integrity to conquer even its wildest and most undisciplined ideas.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
8/10 96% Paterson (2016) Jim Jarmusch's Paterson is a musing and life-affirming tract that both affirms and subverts the idea of mundanity in everyday life. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
8/10 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies films with an unsettling omniscience. The chilly atmosphere and deliberate style look beautifully (but undeniably) staged.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
9/10 91% Elle (2016) Isabelle Huppert's Michèle is brash, enigmatic and sensual. I can't think of another performance to compare to her lest it precede with the word "less".‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
10/10 97% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) These days family dramas are either resigned to docile comedies or histrionic shouting matches. Kore-eda finds more efficacy in tiny gestures that compliment the most essential family moments.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
9/10 100% The Age of Shadows (2016) Kim Jee-woon's latest film, produced by Warner Brothers, is a late-September relief in a month replete with great directors, high hopes and languishing disappointments.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
8/10 96% Little Men (2016) Little Men is fleeting and generously introspective in its one hour and twenty-five minutes.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
5/10 55% Jason Bourne (2016) Out of all the Bourne films starring Damon, Jason Bourne is considerably the worst.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2016
9/10 94% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) Fontaine's greatest achievement is her assured voice which is never too comforting nor too cynical.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
4/10 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Independence Day: Resurgence is more or less what I expected out of a sequel, a moderately entertaining follow-up inferior to the original in every way.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
9/10 91% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) ... Hosoda flirts with the uncompromising challenges of the real world, allowing airs of self-doubt and oversight to affect the story.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
10/10 100% A Brighter Summer Day (2011) A Brighter Summer Day is a cinematic soul search, a hulking beast of a film that can only meagerly be described as epic.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
9/10 81% Sunset Song (2016) Sunset Song is a grieving Scottish ballad of childhood's end.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
8/10 86% Sleeping Giant (2015) He [Cividino] allows us to experience several things at once, from a heightened sexual awareness of a young man, to acts of rebellion against prolonged apathy.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 29, 2016
5/10 95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) With so many wild ideas tackled at once, perhaps it's Rams' modest realism that ultimately holds it back from the tragicomic tour de force that it wants to be.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 29, 2016
8/10 97% The Dark Horse (2016) ... The Dark Horse understands that it requires more than simple narrative tricks and interesting factoids to make its "true story" stand out as a great film.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
6/10 89% Bridgend (2016) It's a piercing statement on human behaviour, sometimes it can feel inauthentic, even evoking a vague Shakespearean tragedy at one point.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
8/10 96% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) ... while sometimes bits of comedy are distractingly nonsensical, the film preserves scenes of illustrated beauty, smart contemplation and clever humor.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
9/10 74% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) Very rarely do we get a movie where our hero is so emotionally naked, stripped bare for everyone to see.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
5/10 75% Above And Below (2016) ...Above and Below is a work of slick artistry but at the cost of something truly transcendent.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
9/10 96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) ...Embrace of the Serpent is meditative and interesting, and not a moment in the film feels unoriginal.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2016
8/10 89% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) Whether The Clan was completely accurate or not is irrelevant, because as a film it simply works. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
9/10 93% The Little Prince (2016) In a time where films and television shows are lauded for how "faithful" they are in adapting another person's work, I think what The Little Prince accomplishes is more impressive - a tribute, true to its source material and original unto itself.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
8/10 94% The Mermaid (Mei ren yu) (2016) The Mermaid is great visual comedy, an absurdist, ecological nightmare who boasts as much empathy as it does hilarity from the story. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
6/10 89% The Lady In The Van (2015) What essentially fuels this film is an intelligent script, one that reminds us of the depressing inevitability of old age while still bolstering a genuinely comedic tone throughout its run-time. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2016
2/10 15% Gods Of Egypt (2016) A visually cluttered catastrophe of a film, featuring multiple action set pieces without even the vaguest semblance of a narrative.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2016