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Glenn Dunks

Glenn Dunks
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
83% 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
C- 68% Contemporary Color (2017) [The] filmmakers never truly find a coherent way to visually reconcile both the music and the dance... Bill Ross' editing is often choppy, focusing too often on the musicians on stage and not the dancers below.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
B No Score Yet Drag Becomes Him (2015) There are lots of docs out there that follow the daily routines of modern drag queens, but Jinkx' reigns supreme.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B+ 90% The Cockettes (2002) The film ... is a must see for anybody wanting to learn about alternative forms of drag and for those who want to know about a forgotten slice of pop culture.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B+ 92% Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002) ...a suitable tribute to Bowery, never shying away from the excessiveness and eccentricities that defined Bowery and his art and making a stand for why he was so important in the queer world.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B+ 77% Wigstock: The Movie (1995) Wigstock: The Movie is perhaps not quite as refined as Woodstock, but it is an important cultural touchstone nonetheless. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
A No Score Yet The Queen (1968) A hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant... The Queen is one of the earliest queer-focused documentaries and includes famous faces like Andy Warhol mingling with drag queens like Crystal LaBeija.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
A 100% Paris Is Burning (1991) Livingston's film is a poignant look at black and Latinx gay and transgender communities, dissecting race and class, gender and sexuality.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B- No Score Yet Suicide Kale (2015) Suicide Kale is a true work of queer collaboration with the four leads all providing additional improvisational dialogue to weave through Nichols' charming screenplay.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B No Score Yet The Quest (1986) Comparable to the likes of Goonies, Flight of the Navigator, and The Monster Squad, Trenchard-Smith's film harkens back to a time before most kids' films weren't just computer-generated. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
A No Score Yet Careful, He Might Hear You (1983) [It] is a decidedly feminine film, one that is more concerned with issues of class, money, and family. It is a period film that revels in sumptuous costumes amid decadent sets and divine cinematography of Oscar-winning DP John Seale‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Man of Flowers (1983) Charles is a lonely man who nonetheless finds beauty in the world, and Cox finds beauty in him. A beauty that is only reinforced by Yuri Sokol's cinematography including a sunrise at film's end that could be confused with a painting by Turner.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B+ 73% Catfight (2017) This film positions Ashley and Veronica as symbols of America, angry and resentful to the point of absurdity. The film is red-raw in its antagonism to modern culture.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
B+ 95% Oklahoma City (2017) Like many of the best documentaries, Barak Goodman's Oklahoma City isn't just about one thing. In fact... Goodman's compelling and ultimately very chilling and concerning film is about a larger swathe of domestic terrorism‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
B 97% Kedi (2017) Kedi is much less interested in just being a film about cats. Rather it is a film that uses cats as a platform to dive into the history of a city, its people, its culture, and questioning what our relationship with cats says about us.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
B+ 89% Hotel Coolgardie (2016) The film builds towards an ending that is as real-life horrific as anything Wolf Creek could muster...‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Modern Jungle (La Selva Negra) (2016) ...a fascinating glimpse into the predicaments facing documentary filmmakers and confronts the undeniable ways that the mere presence of a documentarian can alter the very authenticity they sought to capture on film.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
C 75% Split (2017) While individual scenes are occasionally thrilling in the moment, they don't hold much weight, and it ends with a whimper that suggests the director [...] hadn't really thought much beyond its admittedly nifty high-concept premise.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
A 98% Moonlight (2016) We've seen movies and television about this sort of man before, and one of Moonlight's strongest assets is the way it refines this character type, subverting the narrative.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
B+ 92% Antarctica: Ice & Sky (La glace et le ciel) (2017) A film about climate change that revels in the captivating splendour of its natural subject as much as it does science and the ravages of humanity.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
B 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
C 79% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
B 82% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
C+ 97% Mavis! (2016) ...more pleasant than truly exhilarating.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
C 94% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
A 98% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
B+ 77% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
B+ 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) Smart and never patronising...‐ Junkee
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
C+ 91% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B+ 96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
D+ 85% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
B+ 90% Into the Inferno (2016) Inferno is a remarkably entertaining and spectacularly gorgeous return to form.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016