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Glenn Heath Jr.

Glenn Heath Jr.
Glenn Heath Jr.'s reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine, Little White Lies, Brooklyn Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 94% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) Kurosawa returns to his sinister roots with a brutal serial killer yarn. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) Language becomes the great unifier in Heart of a Dog. Anderson's nimble words cascade together, gathering momentum and meaning through jarring edits and clashes of imagery. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 19, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) maintains a breezy appeal despite its mishmash of tones. Black's vision of burnt-out SoCal crisis isn't about the issues themselves but the flawed people grappling with them. ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted May 16, 2016
5/5 93% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) A sobering, lyrical essay film on Chile's various physical and emotional surface areas. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/5 18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) A highly flawed, occasionally dumb, but fascinating blast of neon, revisionist girl power, and social media wanderlust. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 89% When Harry Met Sally (1989) Cynically lovely and a whip smart archetype for the modern rom-com. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 11, 2015
5/5 96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) A sly, subversive stand in favour of empathy. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 30, 2015
50% SlingShot (2015) Lazarus' film might not be all that engaging as a piece of cinema, but it's a worthy examination of a classic scientist trying to make strides for the human race while living in a post-modern world that doesn't always care. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 11, 2015
4/5 100% The Misfits (1961) A gripping and messy ode to the collision of genres, time periods, and personalities. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 12, 2015
1/4 21% White Rabbit (2015) The trite way Southern life is represented in the film makes the main character's potential endgame seem stagnantly preordained and one-note. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2015
No Score Yet Most Likely To Succeed (2015) Whiteley has constructed an engaging look at how big picture issues can be intimately explored through human confessionals. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2015
4/4 95% Gangs of Wasseypur (2014) This insane masterpiece shows the self-destructive properties of myth making and how they overlap with the downfall of a community damned from the beginning of time. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2015
95% Beauty and The Beast (La Belle et la bête) (1946) If the first act of La Belle et la Bête showcases familial insecurity in all its ferociousness, the second part, which actually involves a monster, is amazingly peaceful, full of surrealist cinema tricks and haunting mise-en-scene. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 5, 2014
4/5 81% The Homesman (2014) It's great to have Tommy Lee Jones back in the directorial saddle, and his latest is a beautifully strange feminist western. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 21, 2014
4/5 96% Ida (2014) A bracing and powerful drama about cultural roots and the nature of identity from director Pawel Pawlikowski. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 25, 2014
5/5 86% The Lady From Shanghai (1948) Time proves this to be insanely ambitious and batty in the best sense. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
1/4 46% Miss Lovely (2014) The women of the film certainly deserve better, as they're often relegated to the role of victim, harmed or murdered simply to propel the plot along. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2014
3/4 58% Ping Pong Summer (2014) A heartfelt retro flashback littered with pop-culture iconography and much slang, it focuses on the importance of friendship and loyalty rather than social standing. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2014
1/5 46% The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014) Gone is any semblance of narrative, replaced by a ramshackle psychodrama that takes a basic premise (man looking for his missing wife) and splinters off into multiple giallo-infused threads. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/4 100% 7 Boxes (2014) The film is ripe with powerful subtext, specifically how greed, celebrity, and technology help to form a misguided sense of opportunity that keeps the working class downtrodden. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 3, 2014
4/4 97% The Killing (1956) Underneath The Killing's clockwork violence is a pungent layer of irony, something Kubrick would further explore many times later in his career. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2013
2/5 50% White House Down (2013) An expensive blockbuster chuckle that doesn't last. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 12, 2013
1/5 73% Pieta (2013) Repellent on every level. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 5, 2013
5/5 57% Heaven's Gate (1980) Emotionally stings like few other westerns. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 1, 2013
4/4 100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) The film takes a confined, almost completely banal real-world location and makes it completely dynamic, using incredibly nimble camera movements to establish character motivation and theme. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2013
5/5 100% It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) One of the great films about memory, perspective and past history. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 2, 2013
3/4 94% Sun Don't Shine (2013) Amy Seimetz's intoxicating slice of genre revisionism earns its "neo" prefix, envisioning a brightly sinister world where desperation is the new normal. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2013
1/5 51% Promised Land (2013) Van Sant is no Frank Capra, so why is he trying so hard to be? ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2/4 88% The Angels' Share (2013) Ken Loach's breezy scribble about lowlife redemption and drunken buffoonery isn't so much heavy-handed as it is charmingly weightless. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2013
2/4 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Instead of long takes, which are lovingly utilized in Step Up 3D, Jon M. Chu opts for increasing volatility in the editing room. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2013
1.5/4 91% The Sapphires (2013) Wayne Blair isn't interested in historical complexity or subtext, just the seamless flow of Hollywood-style storytelling that lazily connects one musical number to the next. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2013
3/5 91% Caesar Must Die (2013) Deeply felt melancholy lingers long after the credits roll. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2.5/4 71% Bless Me, Ultima (2013) The film's interest in social themes remains background fodder within a far more generic good-versus-evil narrative. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2013
2/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) Unlike Hitchcock's work, it fades from memory almost immediately. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 7, 2013
5/5 75% A Place in the Sun (1951) Clift's mesmerising, tragic performance only deepens with time. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/4 47% Bullet to the Head (2013) Walter Hill thoughtfully regards the pummeling power of weaponry at work. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2013
1/4 31% Gangster Squad (2013) Ruben Fleischer's film is a perfect example of Hollywood hypocrisy, something to be ignored diligently. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 8, 2013
4/5 85% Gremlins (1984) Brilliantly potent social critique of Reagan-era fear-mongering and consumerism. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/5 51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) A warm bit of American classicism with essential themes of humility and sportsmanship. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 29, 2012
1.5/4 67% Otelo Burning (2012) The film grows increasingly tiresome the more it flirts with melodrama, unraveling themes of jealousy, regret, and ambition in broad strokes. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 26, 2012
3.5/4 100% Burn (2012) The endless scenes of burning buildings and macho posturing merely provide an action-driven context for the filmmakers to deal with more personal topics like loneliness and resiliency. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2012
1.5/4 50% Pusher (2012) Do we really need another cautionary tale about an ambitious drug dealer dramatically falling from grace? ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2012
3/4 100% In My Mother's Arms (2012) Throughout, it becomes clear that both the film and its subject are defined by the necessity of multitasking. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2012
2.5/4 83% Fat Kid Rules the World (2012) People matter in Matthew Lillard's film; genre not so much. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2012
4/5 93% Barbara (2012) With Barbara, Petzold earns his stripes among Europe's great auteurs. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 27, 2012
1.5/4 85% End of Watch (2012) David Ayer's End of Watch is pure frat-boy fantasy, the video game to Southland's great American novel. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 19, 2012
3/4 86% Arbitrage (2012) If the film covers well-tread territory (a morally bankrupt player trying to prolong his own influence), it does so with pinpoint control of mood and theme. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2012
2.5/4 29% The Day (2012) Despite being a nasty and skillful action film, Douglas Aarniokoski's film goes off the rails in the final stretch. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2012
2/4 88% Once I Was (The Matchmaker) (2012) The film ultimately fails to treat history as anything but a string of melodramatic reference points for moody characters haplessly trying to find love. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2012
3/4 57% Red Hook Summer (2012) The seamless juxtaposition of faith and pain, innocence and guilt, allows the film to transcend Spike Lee's occasional bombastic moments and become a strong examination of internal suffering. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2012