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Geoff Pevere

Geoff Pevere
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 No Score Yet Fire Song (2015) Jones's Fire Song lays a heavy weight of despair on its thin frame, and the pressure bears down most heavily on his non-professional cast. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 13, 2016
3/4 88% Backcountry (2015) Backcountry thrives in the close-quarter details: the verbal knife-pricks of a dying relationship, the jangling impact of the smallest sounds breaking silence, that dread certainty that you're completely lost and it's getting dark. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 28, 2015
2.5/4 75% Suite Française (2015) A sturdy enough but ultimately overpolite entry into the classic wartime women's melodrama, in which war's impact on the lonely heart is nearly as devastating as the havoc wreaked on limb and landscape. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 3, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Wet Bum (2014) MacKay's movie has a consistent visual tone of almost drowsy drabness, but that's the point: This is the world Sam will learn to see beyond and swim clear of. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 15, 2015
3/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) A double-barrelled shotgun enema straight to the senses, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is an exercise in relentless, pedal-to-the-metal momentum that can only qualify as savagely pleasurable. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 15, 2015
2/4 32% Desert Dancer (2015) There would seem to be only one thing that the act of dancing cannot free the characters in Desert Dancer from, and that's the movie they're in. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/4 31% Cut Bank (2015) Quite apart from the equally apparent lack of the Coens's extraordinary visual acuity, Cut Bank comes up short because it simply presumes that guilt and evil already live in town, just waiting for us to arrive and see the show. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/4 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) Direct-to-camera testimonials are the movie's troubled heart, and raise the inescapable question of what happens to a soul when it gets to the point where it's simply seen too much. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 10, 2015
47% Home (2015) A big, fat happy meal of a movie ... ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1.5/4 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) Not only is Hopkins's Freddy incomparably more charismatic than any of his captors, he's the only one who, weirdly enough, seems to be enjoying the ordeal. But maybe that's simply a matter of pay scale. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3.5/4 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) There's voyeurism, fetishism, bondage, lingerie and high-flown naughtiness galore, but that's hardly the movie's most conspicuous achievement. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2.5/4 32% Wild Card (2015) There will be abundant laying waste of unworthy opponents, and the groans you hear will not be his. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 30, 2015
1/4 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) It isn't just bad and ridiculous, it's fulsomely, wholeheartedly and right down-to-its-DNA bad and ridiculous. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 23, 2015
1.5/4 34% Blackhat (2015) About as thrilling and current as a first-generation Atari game system, an exercise in sleek redundancy where words like "malware" and are supposed to generate shivers of excruciating anticipation. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 16, 2015
2.5/4 90% The Imitation Game (2014) As uncomplicatedly likeable and effortlessly rootable as its main character and star, The Imitation Game ultimately wins at any easy game, when it could have risked - and revealed - so much more. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 12, 2014
3.5/4 90% Wild (2014) It's a movie in which you can feel the spirit of the material infusing the filmmaker both as an artist and as a human being, and what results is that thing that occurs when even the simplest of songs sends sparks to the soul. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 5, 2014
2.5/4 17% Serena (2015) One of those movies that proves that the mere presence of all the right ingredients does not a happy meal make. It's all in the mixing. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 5, 2014
72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) Leaving the cute to the bigger kids on the block, with this movie, Dreamworks is opting for pure crazy. And sure enough, the strategy, this time anyway, has paid off in the most unnatural dividend imaginable: darned if these penguins don't fly. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 26, 2014
2.5/4 81% The Homesman (2014) It's as stubbornly and cantankerously eccentric as both its wagon drivers, not to mention driven to blaze its own trail through the narrative and mythological landscape of America's defining story form. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 21, 2014
2.5/4 77% Rosewater (2014) It's a movie made for people who prefer to take their politics while sitting on the couch. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 14, 2014
2.5/4 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) Consider it a more family-friendly Guardians of the Galaxy, with the added kiddie appeal of a big, inflatable windbag to laugh at and love. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3.5/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) Cronenberg's vision is as bright as a sunlamp, sterile as an operating theatre and still as a morgue. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 31, 2014
78% The Green Prince (2014) It's a movie that raises as many questions as it addresses, and which never quite convincingly answers even the most pressing one: Just what made the son of a radical Palestinian-liberation leader go to work as an Israeli spy? ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 17, 2014
81% These Final Hours (2015) It's a drive through familiar terrain, the end of the world as we already know it. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet Citizen Marc (2013) [A] vexingly fascinating non-fiction biopic about jailed pot activist Marc Emery ... ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 17, 2014
1.5/4 77% Fury (2014) Fury is a war movie with balls of steel and marbles for brains. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2.5/4 61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) This is where the comedy comes from: that lurking fear that even the most routine of daily domestic tasks is just a spilled coffee cup away from disaster. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2.5/4 59% My Old Lady (2014) My Old Lady feels as stubbornly stuck in that expansive and underlit apartment as Madame Girard herself, and you may find yourself bolting for a lungful of relief. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2.5/4 92% Pride (2014) A movie you can laugh along and dance to, and may well become the very first musical in London's West End to bring disco to the grim Welsh coal mines. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3/4 73% The Congress (2014) There's something to be said for a movie that manages to baffle and dazzle in equal measure. If Daffy Duck had taken up political and media theory, his brain might look like this. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 29, 2014
1.5/4 51% The Calling (2014) What not even Sutherland can do, and which eventually makes you want to lie down on the floor just like Sarandon, is make The Calling convincing or compelling. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/4 36% If I Stay (2014) If I Stay is true to principle in one significant regard: It makes no concessions to anyone outside its teenage female cohort. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 22, 2014
43% The Anonymous People (2014) Almost incoherent. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 8, 2014
97% An Honest Liar (2015) Aptly seductive ... ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2.5/4 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) At once cluttered and cavernous, hysterical and static, romantic and cynical, The Zero Theorem works most effectively moment by moment and in the details. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2.5/4 76% Anita (2014) It seems rather optimistically insistent on making a case that America has come a long way in 20 years, when the truth is 20 years is a mere historical heartbeat. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2/4 75% Breastmilk (2014) Breastmilk takes all of its testimonials at their dry word, leaving one to marvel at how much theoretical distance can come even between a baby and its mother. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 1, 2014
54% Citizen Koch (2014) The movie bleakly emphasizes the sense of debilitating powerlessness of the average citizen without the means to bring anything but their vote to the ballot box. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 25, 2014
74% Alive Inside (2014) Alive Inside packs as potent a simple emotional wallop as anything you'll see - or hear - anywhere this year. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/4 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) While it may not conform to one's real-life expectations it certainly hews tightly to teen-flick conventions. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/4 No Score Yet Eventyrland (It's Only Make Believe) (2013) A so-called crime movie that's curiously and unproductively resilient to any sense of real danger. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2.5/4 49% Earth to Echo (2014) A digital remastering of E.T. for the smartphone social-media kinderkultur. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 2, 2014
1/4 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) If this movie doesn't leave you howling at the very idea of demonic possession, you're in dire need of an exorcist. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 2, 2014
2.5/4 68% Me and You (2014) An intimate, miniature and subterranean coming-of-age drama ... ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/4 No Score Yet Uvanga (2013) Even the natural beauty serves as reminder of what isn't there, and I'm not just talking about nightfall. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 20, 2014
1.5/4 52% Jersey Boys (2014) Trust me, you've watched condominium lobby channels that are more exciting than this. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3.5/4 87% The Immigrant (2014) Gray's movie is an almost flawlessly articulated example of the kind of thing we like to say they just don't make any more: serious, adult, character-driven and impassioned. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) All in all, a perfectly superior example of industrially fortified Hollywood fun, and as good a guarantee as Doug Liman can offer that we haven't seen the last of him yet. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/4 74% Godzilla (2014) Godzilla - both the movie and the big guy - is ... something of a lumpy, lumbering great beast of a thing, lurching from city to city, continent to continent, smackdown to smackdown and plot point to plot point ... ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 16, 2014
3.5/4 87% Joe (2014) The shifting tones keep the movie both buoyant and firmly grounded, and playing out in a sphere pitched somewhere between the mythic and the muddy. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 2, 2014