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Glenn Dunks
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 81% 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+ 78% 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 75% 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 53% 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+ 99% 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 75% 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+ 97% Call Me by Your Name (2017) 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- 91% 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 99% 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+ 78% 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 87% 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+ 88% 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+ 91% 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+ 81% 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+ 92% 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+ 89% 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+ 78% 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
81% 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
C- 69% 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+ 96% 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 98% 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