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Glenn Dunks
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) Bright Lights is way too short, probably. I could have watched these two across a movie twice as long. They're clearly more interesting than just about every other celebrity (two-bit of legitimate) who allows cameras to follow their day to day lives. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 10, 2017
B+ 100% The Loving Story (2012) It would be easy to make the film a grandiose sweeping tale of love and justice prevailing in the face of racism and hate... But this is instead a film that, like its subjects, prefers its silences to remain so. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Islands and the Whales (2016) But the film's strength is that these Islanders are rarely made out to be villains. Rather they are the unwilling participants in a dangerous race to extinction that they had no real part in... ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
B No Score Yet David Lynch: The Art Life (2016) David Lynch: The Art Life strips the man's story of all the surreal frou frou that tends to colour conversation about him. It's low on drama, but a keen and rare insight into one of modern art's most fascinating people. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
C 75% Beware the Slenderman (2016) ...this zeitgeisty doc is often too cramped, losing sight of both its central story as well as the moving parts that circle it. Edited at times with little rhyme or reason, fascinating strands are abandoned or introduced seemingly at random. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
A- 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) Zhao lends his film a somewhat experimental tone, offering poetry in the place of traditional narration alongside manipulated imagery as he places bodies across the dying Earth of China. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
C+ 84% The Ivory Game (2016) ...more or less derailed by a slavish devotion to a cinematic format that it is not suited to. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
B+ 96% Hooligan Sparrow (2016) It's a scrappy film, one made with significant use of hidden cameras, without title cards (...) and told through Wang's narration that echoes with naïve wonder as she discovers the enormity of her story as she records it. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
B 79% We Are X (2016) Much of the film's success comes from the editing of Mako Kamitsuna and John Maringouin who corral a barrage of archival footage, talking heads, observation, and performance into a compelling exploration of one of the world's great rock phenomenons. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
C+ 97% Mavis! (2016) ...more pleasant than truly exhilarating. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
C 93% Life, Animated (2016) Did I cry during Life, Animated? You bet I did. But that is because it is about a young man overcoming the shackles of disease through the power of art, not because it's any good. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
A 96% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Whatever the book would have been, as a film, it is an attempt to make sense of the modern world by looking back at the past through the eyes of somebody whose words are as relevant today as they were then. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Jan 3, 2017
C+ No Score Yet Wham! in China - Foreign Skies (1986) It's a peculiar film, and not an especially good one. Half Chinese travelogue for the western audiences...; half concert film focusing, rightly, on the energetic and handsome George Michael sashaying around on stage like nobody had ever seen before. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Dec 29, 2016
B+ 73% Boys in the Trees (2016) [A] defining scream in the dark for people to listen to the voices and the stories of queer youth, which are often told without spoken words. ‐ Junkee
Posted Dec 28, 2016
B+ 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) Smart and never patronising... ‐ Junkee
Posted Dec 28, 2016
B- 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) Using only archival footage and narration from those in and around the band, it chronicles Oasis' story in an entertaining fashion that doesn't shy away from the Gallagher brothers' brash and egotistical personalities. ‐ Junkee
Posted Dec 28, 2016
B- 94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) Told through the eyes of Hokusai's daughter as she attempts to forge a destiny of her own out of her father's shadow, Miss Hokusai is animation for adults that packs an emotional punch. ‐ Junkee
Posted Dec 28, 2016
B- No Score Yet Hurricane Bianca (2016) Matt Kugelman's film was funded by fans through Indiegogo and is occasionally spotty in its laughs, but fans of Bianca Del Rio won't want to miss their favourite insult factory. ‐ Junkee
Posted Dec 28, 2016
B+ 65% Krampus (2015) If you need a fresh addition to your Christmas horror movie marathons ... then Krampus will do the trick. ‐ Junkee
Posted Dec 28, 2016
C+ 90% The Witness (2016) By the time [Bill Genovese] hires an actress to walk the same stretch of street in Kew Gardens that Kitty walked that night in 1964, having her scream and wail down footpaths and inside stairwells, I was unsettled. But not in a particularly good way. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 26, 2016
B+ 100% Tower (2016) What archival footage there is of the shooting event is effortlessly woven into the narrative, acting as a recurring reminder that this was a very real thing that happened and how violent, bloody, and shocking it really was. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 26, 2016
B+ 97% 13th (2016) 13th is an essential viewing for everybody. It is essential for you and for myself. Essential for Americans and those outside its borders. Essential most of all for white people and black people and everybody else. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 26, 2016
C 55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) Somewhat surprisingly, despite the atypical nature of the film among Moore's filmography, this feature does a great job of highlighting the filmmaker's strengths and weaknesses more clearly than any of his more traditional documentaries. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 26, 2016
D+ 87% 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 5, 2016
B+ 79% 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 5, 2016
B+ 90% Into the Inferno (2016) Inferno is a remarkably entertaining and spectacularly gorgeous return to form. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Oct 5, 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 17, 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 17, 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 31, 2016
A 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) It's one of the year's greatest achievements. ‐ Film Experience
Posted Aug 25, 2016
93% 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 (2017) 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+ 61% 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 92% 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+ 96% 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+ 97% 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- 89% 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+ 73% 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+ 91% 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 6, 2016
B 83% 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 Jul 1, 2016
C 43% 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 Jul 1, 2016
B+ 90% 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 Jul 1, 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+ 83% 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 18, 2016