Glenn Dunks Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 56% In Like Flynn (2018) The film sits somewhat uncomfortably between serious and silly. They aren't aided by dodgy CGI that can't disguise the production's limited resources.‐ Flicks.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B+ 83% Ladies in Black (2018) The way every ruffle of a dress or lace embellishment is offered a moment and how audiences can admire the pattern of a gown as much as the acting recalls Jocelyn Moorhouse's The Dressmaker...‐ Flicks.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- 91% Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2018) If Lopez's work - bold and expressive with striking use of colour and lines - wasn't enough to convince you, then the reverential talking heads would do it.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B 100% Susanne Bartsch: On Top (2018) ...iconic in ways that likely gets forgotten about without films like this one to thrust it in their face and remind them.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
A- 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) I was moved to tears, a rarity for me. It's closing passages are so exceptionally well-handled that one might actually forget they're watching a documentary recreation.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B+ 88% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) ...this documentary is trying to evoke the coolness of M.I.A. and if there's anybody who doesn't deserve the disservice of a bland tribute it's M.I.bloody.A. (innit?).‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
C+ 79% Bad Reputation (2018) There's also little exploration of Jett's sexuality nor the more salacious parts of her drug addictions that she ultimately came out the other side of intact (if there were any scars, emotionally or physically, we don't learn about them).‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B+ 79% 306 Hollywood (2018) I found 306 Hollywood to be an uncommonly warm and gracious documentary and one that in the end proves that there are no stories to small for the movies.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B 90% Studio 54 (2018) For a venue that prided itself on madcap extravagance, the documentary feels somewhat tame as if deliberately targeted at the discotheque nightclubbers who are now respectful suburbanites.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
C 89% The Sentence (2018) The filmmaking quite rightly plays second fiddle through many of the more climactic sequences, but unfortunately for an audience that doesn't exactly make for great viewing.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
C- 89% The Price of Everything (2018) The problem is not even that The Price of Everything has no point of view about its subject - if it does, it's a wishy washy one - but rather that it seems to deliberately go out of its way to not have one. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
A- 92% Support the Girls (2018) It's sweet, but not syrupy; it's truthful, but not cynical. It's a breath of fresh air, accessible, and a real gem of American independent filmmaking...‐ Glenn Dunks
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
C+ 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The savagery that Lee is capable of shaved down for a demographic that aren't accustomed to the evolving, bold electricity of Do the Right Thing or Bamboozled and instead in many ways resembles something closer to a Saturday Night Live sketch. ‐ Glenn Dunks
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
B 97% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Coda is such a richly rewarding experience, and one that moves so gracefully to its own intimate rhythms like fluttering notes on a page.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
B+ 77% The King (2018) ...uses Elvis as the backdrop for an entertaining if disheartening state of the union address of sorts.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
C 88% Whitney (2018) Whitney can't escape the shadow of the Houston family...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
B No Score Yet Lost Gully Road (2018) Lost Gully Road is a suspenseful yet low-key tale of the (potential) supernatural. It is very of the moment and yet fiercely unclassifiable.‐ Flicks.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
C+ 88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Scotty is the documentary version of a gossipy brunch with daiquiris and mimosas aplenty... What the film doesn't do, and which I really wish it had, is actually use Bowers' story to interrogate the ethical and societal issues that his story raises.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) While it is very easy to dismiss, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again shifts from strange and awkward to daggy and deliriously dumb so easily that I didn't even notice I had found myself smiling along to every goofy moment.‐ Flicks.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
B+ 99% McQueen (2018) [Lee Alexander McQueen] was complicated, but McQueen celebrates all of him across his life and career and revels in the sheer beauty of his work and the mind that created them.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) As somebody who had not heard any of this before, it became a curious phenomenon to sit and watch a film and slowly have the realities begin to click into place.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
79% Love, Cecil (2018) [The film] luxuriates in his work while allowing us the opportunity to learn why his art works and how they functioned and does so without letting the film succumb to the dryness of a history lecture.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
95% Dark Money (2018) Reed's film is a really striking one. What could have been a mere segue in another film ... is instead given the attention it deserves and is handled delicately.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
B+ 80% Unsane (2018) Soderbergh has taken some potentially very taboo subject matters and given them a formally inventive twist and provocative narrative shell.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
C- 79% Breath (2018) There is a moment in the third act where Eva calls Sando's old wise man shtick "guru shit", and it would be amusingly self-observant if the screenplay wasn't fully committed to embracing two hours' worth of that very new-age nonsense.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B 97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) ...a film that will live on as the only document of some of Goldsworthy's work. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B+ 87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) It is unconventional as rock docs go in a whole host of ways, but it's also a film that even its subject's fans may struggle with.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B 100% I Am Evidence (2017) As a documentary, Adlesic and Gandbhir's film works better when focusing on the individuals and their cases. The stories we hear are indeed tragic and sad and obviously hold more weight than your typical episode of Law & Order.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
A 100% Yours in Sisterhood (2018) This cross-generational conversation is one that is so relevant today, especially as many people of color feel they are being excluded from the narrative of feminism and equality.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
D 46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) No sense of gothic mystery is to be found with not a single artfully shot frame in the entire film. (Remember, The Exorcist was so well shot that they actually used a film still as the poster and it's stunning.)‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
C- 71% The Rachel Divide (2018) Nobody is helped by a seemingly throwaway moment that attempts to address Dolezal's supposed transracial identity with that of transgender individuals... perhaps the film's most offensive sequence.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B- 100% Mercury 13 (2018) Mercury 13 is brief at only 80 minutes, which only underlines its unassuming and modest ambitions.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
C- 94% RBG (2018) For a film about such a radical, there's too little spirit in the filmmaking.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% In the Intense Now (No Intenso Agora) (2018) The ultimate rejection of the movement - or, less fantastically, the mere 'moving on' of the people - is a frightening sting in the tail to recognise in this 50-years-later moment of societal unrest.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Between the Shades (2017) For all of its conversation topics, it never ventures past strictly G-rated territory to navigate the sexual lives of these people. This only seeks to highlight an almost haves-and-haves-not approach to the interview subjects...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B No Score Yet At the Drive In (2017) ...it is what [director] Monelli is able to do with the theme of community that ultimately allows this documentary to go from polite entertainment to something somewhat more substantial.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
A 100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) If you are wanting something to stake a claim to the most essential of-the-moment work of filmed entertainment for 2018, then Nanette is probably it.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B+ 96% Filmworker (2018) Filmworker attempts to get inside Vitali's decision to give up a potentially successful and lucrative acting career to work as an on-set gopher for Stanley Kubrick, successfully painting us a portrait of the allure of such a life-changing decision‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B 74% Swinging Safari (2018) It's vulgar and absurdly over-the-top. It's also really funny and a surprisingly refreshing summer tonic during Oscar season...‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B 76% Mansfield 66/67 (2017) A camp delight of a documentary that relishes in a queer sensibility...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
A- 85% The Gospel According to André (2018) The Gospel According to André is the most essential fashion documentary since Bill Cunningham New York in 2010.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B+ 96% Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009) Watching this film in 2018 with The Post so fresh in the mind, however, is a particularly unique experience. The documentary helps flesh out many of the exterior strands of the story that Spielberg's film left out (deliberately). ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
B 75% The China Hustle (2018) The idea of a documentary about short stocks and Chinese inflation does indeed sound about as dry as can possibly be, yet Rothstein is smart in selection his subjects and they all offer the film a zip.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
B+ 80% Blue Velvet Revisited (2016) Viewers wanting a more traditional Blue Velvet making-of documentary should look no further than Mysteries of Love, the 2002 doc made for DVD release. Blue Velvet Revisited, however, is something different. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
B No Score Yet Maynard (2018) In a time where everyday people are becoming motivated to enter politics to change the course of things, Maynard is an appropriately timed film that charts the life of Atlanta's first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
B 100% Naila and the Uprising (2017) Similar in some ways to the female empowerment hit My Name is Malala, Naila succeeds where that one failed by not lazily resting on a subject who an audience is instantly expected to sympathise with. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
C+ 67% A Murder in Mansfield (2017) It strikes me as quite obvious that this story didn't pan out in quite the dynamic fashion that Kopple had hoped with a rushed narrative and lack of inquisitive probing.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
B+ 95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) I feel looking at Bombshell simply through the prism of how women were and are treated in Hollywood would be doing [director] Alexandra Dean a disservice.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
A- 100% Let It Fall: LA 1982-1992 (2017) ...the matter-of-fact way that Ridley allows witnesses to the riots detail their personal stories allowed for his film to reach something somewhere in the middle between catharsis and devastation.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
B+ 92% LA 92 (2017) [LA 92] occasionally feels like a sledgehammer for the way it so dramatically inserts the viewer into the world of 1992 as many watched in horror at unfolding racism and violence.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018