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Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith
Gavin Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Sight and Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
59% Slam (1998) Suffused with an emphatic but completely vague sociopolitical anger, Slam can't get beyond reiterating familiar sentiments about genocidal cycles of violence and black male prison statistics.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
83% Smoke Signals (1998) It's crammed with Deep Thoughts, fortune-cookie epiphanies, and laboring-to-be-offbeat comic observations about cultural heritage, sons coming to terms with dead fathers, etc., complete with "poignant" ending.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
75% Next Stop Wonderland (1998) A beguilingly honest look at romantic longing.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
73% High Art (1998) High Art is often compelling and uncannily accurate in its evocation of downtown demi-monde characters and druggy, entropic milieu-the art in this film is high in more ways than one.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
87% Pi (1998) A tour-de-force of grainy, high-contrast black-and-white photography and inventive editing and sound design, π at times ventures to the limits of cinematic legibility. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
76% Buffalo '66 (1998) There is a air of intriguing atavism about the textures and contours of Buffalo '66's visual style and tone.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
79% The Thin Red Line (1998) There has truly never been a film about modern war quite like this one: a kind of lyric epic poem about the way men are transformed for good by the experience of war, carefully balancing romanticism and dispassion, action and introspection.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
28% Trixie (2000) Alan Rudolph's Trixie is a delightful mystery/conspiracy thriller genre pastiche, full of his customary inversions, mirrorings, and visual mischief. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
57% Hamlet (2000) Ingeniously and divertingly updating Shakespeare to corporate New York, Michael Almereyda's Hamlet benefits from playfully iconographic casting.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
65% Joe Gould's Secret (2000) The film is too lackluster and inconsequential to pack any punch. Director Tucci's mise-en-scène is too self-regarding and fussy, the just-so period design is stifling, the cinematography arid.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
91% Our Song (2001) Our Song is completely convincing and much more visually accomplished, thanks in part to Jim Denault's attentive vérité camerawork.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
84% Chuck & Buck (2000) The film is pretty negligible, pointless, almost an exercise.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
95% You Can Count On Me (2000) Unusually sharp editing is the first hint that in fact it's a superior, acutely observed comedy-drama about family ties and the struggle to find a sense of purpose, even managing to work in some genuinely metaphysical intimations.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
87% Girlfight (2000) Grounded in a precise, unemphatic naturalism.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) I ♥ Huckabees is a rarity-a tremendously optimistic film for a truly dark time.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013