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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
8/10 91% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2018) As remorselessly bleak as it is inexplicably transfixing as it looks at the state of relentless torment and unsuppressed rage exists between the age, gender and class divisions in the film's hopelessly fragmented community.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
7/10 100% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) Like the films before it, The Wolf House may not pose the answers to life's harsh questions but it's invaluable in that it encourages our eyes, ears and minds to not to let that which seems trustworthy answer those questions for us.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
No Score Yet Genesis (2018) An emotionally high-risk probe into emotional danger zones of youth. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Mangoshake (2018) I am not ashamed to admit that this type of lo-fi outsider art appeals to every inch of my 20-something sense of aimlessness.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
7/10 94% 3 Faces (2018) It is with his infectious brand of amusement that Pahani explores this girl's strange world which, through generations of tradition, remains curiously divorced from his and Behnaz Jafari's.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 93% Transit (2019) Christian Petzold's romantic waltz of Hollywood dreamscape and grounded emotional reality is not so much a distracting contrivance in the case of Transit as a compelling abstraction. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
8/10 79% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) The vast sea of images that Godard surrenders himself never yields to a narrative flow, rhythm or a linear timeline, rather they take on an omniscient presence. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Fausto (2018) It's emphasis on the folk tales and legend keep the film's complex structure hovering just out of the realms of reality.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/10 71% In My Room (2018) Albenda's choice to frame them in such a spare, fleeting manner ignores the inherent superficiality of the vlog, a tool that manipulates and cheapens self-image more than it personifies.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/10 80% Holiday (2018) An unnervingly bleak and formally rigid exploration of a young Danish woman ensnared in a transactional relationship with a wealthier older man with less-than-subtle ties to organized crime.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
9/10 71% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2018) Hamaguchi's stunningly sinuous story, involving disaster and revelation, moves in subtle rhythms that reveal a sublime, heartbreaking design. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/10 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Audiard is given the kind of material made to deepen archetypes and clichés-an admirable intent-but every attempt for Audiard to deepen his western ends up working against the genre's every natural impulse and inclination. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
75% Perfect Blue (1999) Kon further dematerializes the reality of Perfect Blue through several inventive visual approaches, the most striking is how he employs conjunctions between the crime actually happening and the fictional one being filmed.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
94% Matinee (1992) A wonderfully crafted, surprisingly under-talked about comedy from the 90's that looks back at the troubling period in American history where threat of atomic annihilation seemed to sweep the public from their sheltered suburban reality.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) (1968) Corbucci's terse, elemental and rugged direction compliment a world shook by corruption and evil, and plagued by treachery that's so pervasive it enfolds as powerfully through its cold setting as does its even colder characters.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
94% The General (1927) Perhaps no film should be compared to it. It's ingenuity have long been updated, outsourced and drowned out by the encroachment of new technology on Hollywood cinema.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/10 44% The Yellow Birds (2018) A decidedly fictional tale told from a personal, almost-autobiographical perspective. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
8/10 68% Golden Exits (2018) Channeling Cassavetes ... Alex Ross Perry again adopts a handheld camerawork worthy of the auteur's looseness and unsuppressed delirium, wavering unevenly between the hopelessly unhappy characters as they try and fail to navigate their selfish emotions.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
10/10 94% 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
8/10 100% 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 93% 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 99% 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 91% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) The finished result alone is an impressive feat of personal resolve, but with Hong's seemingly endless ingenuity, Claire's Camera becomes another fascinating way of looking at the world through a camera.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
7/10 98% 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 96% 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 93% 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 95% 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 70% 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 82% 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
94% 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 90% 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 83% 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 92% 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 84% 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 96% 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 46% 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 93% 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 96% 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 54% 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