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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 76% 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 90% 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- No Score Yet 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 76% 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 No Score Yet 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+ 96% 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+ 91% 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
A- 98% Jane (2017) Jane is a film tailor-made to be liked by anybody who sees it, soothed by the way it effortless sinks the audience into its old world where science and discovery of our world was still something that could be household conversation topics.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
A No Score Yet Death in the Terminal (2016) [The] best film of 2017...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
B+ 83% Risk (2017) It's obvious before even its first scene that this is a compromised film for a liberal filmmaker to be pursuing and this internal struggle is obvious throughout. It's also what makes the finished product entirely fascinating.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B 96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) They also highlight Johnson's own story, fleshing it out and colouring in some of the lines of her story.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B+ 80% Thy Father's Chair (2017) While the film is often funny in its absurdity, it is never cruel, which is the most important factor to its success. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
C+ 95% One of Us (2017) So much remains unresolved that when coupled with an inability to delve into the interior world of the Hasidic community makes for an unfinished, unsatisfying film.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
A 100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) Morrison has made the only fitting tribute I can possibly imagine and the irony is not lost on me that so many films had to be destroyed for it to even exist. Put simply, Dawson City: Frozen Time is a masterpiece. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
C 74% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Lady Gaga can be a great musician, it's true. But the new documentary about her, Gaga: Five Foot Two, would make anybody unfamiliar with her question why.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
C 56% Bobbi Jene (2017) It's a shame then that whatever passion lead Lind to [Bobbi Jene] Smith does not translate to [the film]. Consider this: I watched the film and only afterwards did I realize that Smith is considered one of the world's best contemporary dancers.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
A- 100% The Farthest (2017) The Farthest is full of experts who talk lovingly and precisely on their pet subject; their giddy enthusiasm somehow not just thrilling and informative, but comforting.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
B+ 97% Whose Streets? (2017) It's impossible to not see this response and compare it to the events of this last weekend - candlelit vigils for innocent victims versus tiki torch protests for white supremacy.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
B 74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Beatriz can't help but compare unfavourably to [Mike White's Enlightened], although it is often a lot of fun across its slender 80-minute runtime of deliciously savage class warfare. ‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
B+ 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Yes, a lot of these elements can be universal, but it seems undeniable to me that a gay audience will bring something altogether unique to their viewing of such a film.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
C 60% House of Z (2017) This makes it a humble film in many ways, one that deliberately chooses to show its subject as one appreciative of his position. That also means that it is a humourless one, too...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
C- 93% Icarus (2017) The near two minutes of "where are they now" title cards that conclude the movie have more ripe drama in them than Fogle's doping experiment, which takes up far too much of the runtime...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
4.5/5 98% Selma (2015) This story is powerful and inspiring stuff. The skill used to tell it should be witnessed by all.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
B+ 100% Chasing Coral (2017) As a work of eco documentary filmmaking, it offers the sort of visual details that make it essential viewing for anybody on the fence. And therein lies why this one works better than the 'Inconvenient' movies.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
C+ 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) This is a better film than its predecessor, but Cohen and Shenk are glorified worker ants, pointing and shooting their camera. There is yet again barely anything of any visual interest here nor do they seem to push Gore into challenging territories. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
B 88% Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (2017) It is also significant to note that it places a deserved recurring spotlight onto the scene's women and LGBTQ punk artists, as well as the inclusive attitudes of those who found themselves building a flourishing punk scene...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
B No Score Yet A Life in Waves (2017) There's little revolutionary in its filmmaking, but I appreciated the way it reconfigures late 1970s and '80s nostalgia by highlighting the individual sounds of pop culture rather than the pop culture itself...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
C+ 90% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Bainbridge ... has been blessed a little-known slice of history that is rich and varied, but lumps it into an unfortunately flat presentation that makes little to no effort to place its stories into anything but the most basic of introductory formats.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
B+ 92% Machines (2016) It makes stunning use of Rodrigo Trejo Villanueva's camera, which captures images of striking colour explosions juxtaposed against the soot and the decay of a factory in India's Gujarat region...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
B+ 82% The Rehearsal (2016) It is a film that will leave people talking, I have no doubt. Hopefully one of those discussions is about why it took Alison Maclean so long to make another film. 18 years is too long to wait.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
B- 92% Obit (2017) Obit isn't a film that strays from the conventional path. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) A handsome final product that nevertheless knows when to deliver its audience a startling shock. Its repetitious, sure, but that's part of the point.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B+ 93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) The modesty of its subjects, both corporate and human, clearly rubbed off on James who has crafted a standardly assembled yet no less enthralling documentary about what is now a particularly peculiar footnote in the history of American law‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B- 90% The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017) But as a history lesson it is effective, filling in another piece of queer history puzzle.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B No Score Yet Political Animals (2016) The back-and-forth takes on an almost debate-like quality that only heightens the absurdity of the hate speak featured within. A modern day reunion is perhaps under-utilised, but the footage that is featured is powerful stuff.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
D+ 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) [It's] the lapses in simple documentary common sense that make this film feel like one more indignity to her legacy.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 100% No Dresscode Required (Etiqueta no rigurosa) (2017) Right off the bat, director Cristina Herrera Borquez has a leg-up on other LGBTIQ civil rights documentaries by focusing on a (presumably) little-known fight for marriage equality in the Mexican state of Baja California.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B+ 90% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) This is a documentary that covers such a salacious and outright bizarre story that nothing should really shock. A film about serious issues that plays at times like an absurd comedy. A film that sadly reflects the gutter within which we live.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
C+ 77% The Reagan Show (2017) This documentary frustrates by being too wishy-washy about its subject. At times seemingly a glowing celebration of his achievements, at other times a comedy made up of his bumbling errors, [it] never finds a personality of its own amid the footage.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 99% City of Ghosts (2017) It works best when illuminating of parts of this war that audiences are most likely unaware of and it's at its best when doing this, shining a light on important people.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
80% Casting JonBenét (2017) Casting JonBenet is a dozen films in one. At only 80 minutes, that's a lot; and yet it never feels over-stuffed, overwrought, or like it is collecting and abandoning subplots (a frustrating trend of some recent documentaries).‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
84% God Knows Where I Am (2017) The full story is one of unending edge-of-your-seat shock.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
B+ 93% All This Panic (2017) A genuine glimpse into the lives of the sort of demographic that are rarely offered such focus and attention.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
C 67% Life (2017) What is the point of Life? Is there any meaning to Life? Is there life in Life? If there is, I struggled to find it.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
A- 100% Strong Island (2017) Slyly edited in a way that plays with timelines and repetitions, while also allowing her interview subjects to occasionally veer on tangents, Ford's film is something much more intimate than just mere memoir of cinematic vigil.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017