Glenn Dunks

Glenn Dunks

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Glenn Dunks's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 88%

Amanda Knox (2016)

"I - somebody with only minor knowledge of the case beforehand - could drive a truck through some of the implications that they present as stone cold proof of her innocence. And I don't drive." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 4, 2016
B+ 85%

Audrie & Daisy (2016)

"Audrie & Daisy is ultimately an extremely affecting film that does a better job of examining rape culture than Kirby Dick's The Hunting Ground from last year." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 4, 2016
B+ 93%

Into the Inferno (2016)

"Inferno is a remarkably entertaining and spectacularly gorgeous return to form." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 4, 2016
A 100%

Cameraperson (2016)

"Cameraperson is without a doubt the best documentary of 2016, and just maybe the best film of the year, period." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Sep 16, 2016
B 100%

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (2016)

"Esquenazi is not a flashy filmmaker. Southwest of Salem is a plain documentary in terms of aesthetics... In many respects, this is actually beneficial since audiences will not need any further reason to be mad as hell " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Sep 16, 2016
B+ 87%

The Royal Road (2015)

"Queer audiences, and those with a deep passion for Hollywood - and especially those where the two elements overlap - may get the most out of Olson's movie..." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 30, 2016
A 85%

Kate Plays Christine (2016)

"It's one of the year's greatest achievements." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 24, 2016

Newtown (2016)

"Newtown certainly isn't a sensationalist documentary. This isn't shameless grief-porn 'crimes that shocked a nation'-style filmmaking. It's touching and affecting." ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 22, 2016
A- 67%

Personal Shopper (2016)

"I didn't know that all I wanted in a movie was Kristen Stewart motorbiking around Paris buying expensive designer fashions for rich people while texting a ghost who may or may not be her dead twin brother." ‐ Junkee
Posted Aug 16, 2016
C+ 93%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"[The film] comes off at once as both too little and too much with Herzog somewhat adrift, surrounded by a sea of overwrought zeal." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 16, 2016
C+ 63%

The Lost Arcade (2016)

"The Lost Arcade is 80 minutes of perfectly fine filmmaking, but it rarely soars and it feels like there are still stories to be told." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 10, 2016
B 91%

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

"Eat That Question does at least have the alternative punkish spirit to feel definitive even if so much is clearly left unsaid. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 10, 2016
B 100%

A Flickering Truth (2015)

"[E]ntertaining, well edited, and finds truly wonderful moments amid the dust and the rust as we follow the efforts of a team to find and restore reels and reels of classics..." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 2, 2016
B+ 93%

Newtown (2016)

" It's a wise decision by Snyder to make her film more about the task of moving forward rather than the grim reminders of the past and make Newtown more vital than but a mere retelling of one of the worst days in recent history." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 2, 2016
B+ 95%

Nuts! (2016)

"Nuts! is a marvel of storytelling - both in the old fashioned sense of a good yarn, and in the sense that editing and scripting leave the viewer genuinely unaware of where this spectacular story is going. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 2, 2016
B+ 96%

Weiner (2016)

"Naturally, like all good attention-seeking egomaniacs with delusions of grandeur and infallibility, he had a camera crew following his every move. And for that, we are thankful because now we have Weiner." ‐ Junkee
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 87%

Women He's Undressed (2016)

"[A] briskly paced, deliciously entertaining, and thoughtfully respectful look at the life of somebody who all too easily could have been consigned to a life in the history books and little more." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jul 26, 2016
B- 88%

Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)

"The image of Jones, dressed in a sparkling dress, her head still free of hair, vulnerable to the potential for disaster on her return to the stage is the most striking image in the film." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jul 20, 2016
B+ 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"I found myself on the comedic wavelength of this new cast and giggling like mad throughout the majority of its runtime." ‐ Junkee
Posted Jul 13, 2016
B+ 88%

Zero Days (2016)

"While it lacks the pop fancies that made Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief such a success, Zero Days is Gibney's best documentary in years." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jul 12, 2016
B- 85%

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)

"Ewing and Grady have made an entertaining film, and one that will likely inspire much warmth in older audiences, but as a work of filmmaking it lacks enough of those truly special moments to transcend mere tribute and work as cinema." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jul 5, 2016
B 86%

Goldstone (2016)

"It's a new town, a new villain, and a new conspiracy, but the elements are the same and this time they come wrapped in a more haunting personal narrative that puts land rights and the concept of Indigenous country front and centre." ‐ Junkee
Posted Jun 30, 2016
C 45%

It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016)

"[Dolan's] usual flirtations with excess style including playful use of aspect ratios, flamboyant costuming, left-of-centre pop musical selections, and overt queerness are dulled by the more sombre material..." ‐ Junkee
Posted Jun 30, 2016
B+ 92%

Certain Women (2016)

"[Kelly Reichardt's] look at the idiosyncratic relationships formed by those in this isolated region of the country is something that is rarely seen on screen." ‐ Junkee
Posted Jun 30, 2016
A- 100%

O.J.: Made in America (2016)

"It's an indictment on so many people it's hard to keep track, but ultimately it's a sad and troubling glimpse into a part of American life and culture that, to this day, remains as relevant as ever." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jun 28, 2016
B 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Independence Day: Resurgence is a wildly silly movie full of nonsensical logic, terrible exposition dialogue, and convoluted gobbledygook science. It also doesn't matter one bit, because this sequel to the 1996 blockbuster is a whole lot of fun." ‐ Junkee
Posted Jun 22, 2016
B+ 86%

My Love, Don't Cross That River (2016)

"[T]he second half is such a powerful display of love and devotion that it's hard to care about potential quibbles of authenticity." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jun 17, 2016
B+ 88%

No Home Movie (2016)

"While not a sequel to [Chantal Akerman's 1977] News from Home in any real shape or form, No Home Movie nonetheless returns to these themes of abandonment, loneliness, detachment, and familial angst." ‐ Film Experience
Posted May 31, 2016
A- 100%

Chasing Asylum (2016)

"It's as incendiary a work of documentary filmmaking that this country has produced in quite some time." ‐ Junkee
Posted May 27, 2016

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot never seems to be setting its sights any higher than a story of one woman's self-discovery. It had the perfect chance to give us something fresh and new, but instead sheepishly recoils just short of the finish line." ‐ Junkee
Posted May 26, 2016
B+ 80%

Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2016)

"It has a humble simplicity to it that is befitting a director whose works are so often about the disenfranchised and those who struggle amid their surroundings." ‐ Film Experience
Posted May 25, 2016
C 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Despite this large cast of appealing actors, very little has been done to allow audiences to relate to these 'mutants'. Instead, the film relies on the kind of whiz-bang destruction..." ‐ Junkee
Posted May 25, 2016
C+ 80%

Confirmation (2016)

"The poster suggests "it only takes one voice to change history", but beyond title card lip service at film's end, they never explore this claim." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Apr 26, 2016
B- 100%

The Dying of the Light (2016)

"For cinephiles ... The Dying of the Light will sing like a reel of film flicking through a spinning canister." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Apr 21, 2016
B No Score Yet

You're Killing Me (2015)

"What results is a vibrant and fresh film, a unique entry into any queer film festival that at often times can take itself too seriously. It's a perfect Friday night movie with even more laughs than bloody corpses." ‐ Glenn Dunks
Posted Mar 30, 2016
B- 70%

Becoming Mike Nichols (2016)

"However, the film feels only half-baked ...[and] ultimately feels like a part one on a much larger work with sequels that never came to pass. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 30, 2016
B 100%

Everything Is Copy (2016)

"With each passing essay extract, snippet of dialogue, or moment of clarity, the reasoning for a film about her beyond mere familial love and celebrity duty is proven." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 30, 2016
D 44%

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016)

"A piece of corporate marketing that's been flashed out with all the aerial-shots of Florida coastlines and appearances by celebrity fans (I guess Julianne Hough counts as a celebrity) that money can buy." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 23, 2016
B- 75%

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016)

"Android in La La Land works best when it fuses Numan's abstract lyrics and music with strange beautiful images rather than the musician-moves-to-LA narrative that forms its core." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 23, 2016
B+ 100%

Here Come the Videofreex (2016)

"It's all fascinating stuff. The footage found within... is incredible and includes on-the-ground coverage from protests, marches, and riots that is equally thrilling, shocking, and powerful. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 23, 2016
C+ 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"[Much] of the action... is a dog's breakfast of discombobulating editing. The film's final passages are such an aggressively hard to watch collision of excessive CGI and murky colour palate that it's hard to make heads or tails of most of it." ‐ Junkee
Posted Mar 23, 2016
B+ 100%

Trapped (2016)

"[T]he quiet dignity that Porter offers the brave men and women at the heart of Trapped is refreshing that then allows the film to find its power in highlighting the good of its subjects rather than the hate of their opponents." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Mar 8, 2016

Brooklyn (2015)

"Brooklyn is an excellent film for many reasons. While it may take its title from one small part of the world, it works so well because of the universal nature of its themes." ‐ Junkee
Posted Feb 12, 2016
No Score Yet

Drown (2015)

"It's an unpleasant experience that spends too much of its time with bad dialogue to say anything we don't already know." ‐ Junkee
Posted Feb 9, 2016
No Score Yet

The Everlasting Secret Family (1989)

"While there's something to be said about the era in which it was made, there's no doubt Michael Thornhill's film would never see the light of day today given how repulsive its representation of gay men is." ‐ Junkee
Posted Feb 9, 2016

The Danish Girl (2015)

"That we never really glean who "the Danish girl" is is quite fitting since the filmmakers also haven't the slightest idea who their characters really are." ‐ Junkee
Posted Feb 1, 2016
B 86%

Desert Hearts (1998)

"Desert Hearts wasn't the first, but it's certainly one of the most significant and an important forebearer to Todd Haynes and Phyllis Nagy's sublime Carol. " ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 21, 2016
B 86%

Only The Dead (2015)

"Given this is assembled mostly from his own war correspondents videos, Ware is at the centre of most of the footage and your response to the film will largely depend on your response to him and his true blue blokey personality." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
B+ 97%

Sherpa (2015)

"Without [the director's] bond to Tashi - and as a result his family and the wider Sherpa community - the film would lack the personal essence that makes it more than just another mountain-climbing doc and something far richer and more satisfying." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
C+ 93%

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

"... lacks anything truly special to set it apart from any number of similar documentaries. In fact, many of the film's archival clips are recycled from Howard Alk's 1974 doc 'Janis'." ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 20, 2016
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