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Glenn Sumi

Glenn Sumi
Glenn Sumi's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): NOW Toronto

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) A project like this lives or dies on its acting, and Cedergren's bravura performance - cocky one moment, despairing the next - will make you ignore the plot's contrivances.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 68% The Happy Prince (2018) What's most refreshing about this adaptation is that it's clearly the work of a queer man. Everett doesn't sanitize or de-sex his Wilde.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 89% All About Nina (2018) It's when Nina's defences break down that Winstead gets to show her real range, finding a depth, pain and vulnerability in her character that are difficult but cathartic to watch.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 99% Free Solo (2018) From Free Solo's vertigo-inducing opening shot, to practice runs and the nail-biting climb itself, the film, produced by National Geographic, is suitably awe-inspiring. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 90% The Weekend (2018) SNL alum Zamata is a natural, bringing a sarcastic spontaneity and danger to her performance.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 97% In Fabric (2018) The narrative swerve after the first hour takes some getting used to, but the scenes with Fatma Mohamed as a sinister sales matron who spouts bizarre maxims and has an intriguing nightly ritual make you forgive any shortcomings.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 85% Boy Erased (2018) What's most impressive about the film is its restraint. There are no villains. Everyone thinks they're doing the right thing.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
3/5 96% The Hate U Give (2018) [Tillman, Jr.] gets solid work from the cast, especially the charismatic Smith, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby as Starr's supportive parents and Stenberg, whose transition from conflicted girl to angry and empowered activist is thrilling to watch.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 97% Maria By Callas (2018) A must-see for opera lovers. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/5 88% Float Like a Butterfly (2018) The stone-faced, determined Doupe and the charismatic, self-destructive Devaney are fascinating to watch as they symbolically - and then literally - spar. And the landscape has a rugged, unsentimental beauty.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
4/5 94% Wildlife (2018) Dano's directorial debut is deceptively low-key yet compelling. And just like his most memorable screen performances, there's lots of rage roiling beneath the surface.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
4/5 78% Mouthpiece (2018) Rozema's version of the award-winning stage play does more than just open the work up; it fills in key bits of information, shows us Cassandra out and about in Toronto and gives everything an affecting emotional resonance.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 90% Giant Little Ones (2018) Behrman delivers a first act that's positively writhing with hormonal energy, and Wiggins exudes star quality as a kid who's trying to figure things out. But the film's tone lurches between earnest after-school special and dark, knowing comedy.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3/5 55% The Bookshop (2018) Isabel Coixet doesn't add much to this veddy, veddy English film, but it's watchable, and bibliophiles will love ogling the first editions and old Penguin classics.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 69% The Quest of Alain Ducasse (La Quête d'Alain Ducasse) (2018) There's still time for beautifully contemplative scenes in the Gobi desert, praising a young chef in Kyoto or comparing notes about produce with a humble French gardener.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) What Cook and McEwan have, er, cooked up here doesn't completely work, but it will definitely have you reaching for the kleenex.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/5 91% 1985 (2018) it's a story that's been told before, of course, and not everything works - but there are nice surprises in the script, ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 100% Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) Wong is a unique, subversive voice. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4/5 100% Roll Red Roll (2018) Nancy Schwartzman's account of the Steubenville, Ohio high school rape case is an urgent and necessary film in the #MeToo movement.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
4/5 94% The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018) While the structure of the film grows slightly tedious-the doc provides a fascinating look at celebrity, spontaneity and how technology often prevents us from being present.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 90% Lean on Pete (2018) Like Haigh's other absorbing dramas, this is a movie that will take root in your imagination and stay there for a while. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/5 89% Itzhak (2018) What makes the doc watchable, of course, are the musical sequences, whether he's playing Tchaikovsky, Bach or Williams.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Wizard Mode (2016) The film doesn't have much of an ending, but Gagno's engaging personality shines through, and it's clear he's getting ready to play the next ball life gives him.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
2/5 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) No one was crying out for this sequel; let's hope the creators don't cannibalize any other literary properties.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One should make fans of 80s movies, music and video games geek out, but it - and the convoluted way the story's unveiled - might alienate others.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Robinson's Simon is a revelation, his hooded eyes suggesting they see a lot more than they let on, while the charismatic Shipp steals all of her scenes as a student with her own demons. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Drawer Boy (2017) Ehman's wide-eyed naïveté feels authentic, while Hughes brings off his character's transformation without a trace of sentimentality.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/5 40% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) There's nothing original about the film, the performances are merely competent and the overall effect is as numbing and banal as the overuse of pop hits like Total Eclipse Of The Heart on the soundtrack. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (2018) It's a long show, but Andrews does great work with the actors to create explosive drama that translates nicely to the screen.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 81% Tom of Finland (2017) Some solid performances and the fierce originality of its subject make this biopic about the eponymous Finnish-born gay male erotic artist worthwhile viewing. Too bad the film itself is all over the map. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The film is still entertaining. Its best sections are the music sequences, contemporary pop anthems with great hooks that are choreographed to communicate much better than the clunky script.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 85% Big Time (2017) Design nerds will geek out over this glimpse at one of the world's fastest-rising architects.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 84% Wonder (2017) It's really Tremblay's picture, and even though he's covered in prosthetics, he still delivers a layered, honest performance that, despite the film's flaws, will break your cynical heart by the end.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Deftly directed by Stephen Frears, the film is funnier than you might expect. The opening sequence alone is a mini masterpiece of pacing. And Dench gets to show enormous range.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 33% Beyond Words (2017) Antoniak's compositions are as studied and elegant as her protagonist, but the dialogue is a little too on the nose for a film that otherwise is suffused with mystery and ambiguity.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 83% Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari (Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari) (2017) Clear-eyed and never sentimental, and featuring naturalistic performances by several non-professionals, this fascinating film carries the stamp of authenticity.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 94% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The film's heart is found not with the two leads but in a gut-wrenching monologue by Michael Stuhlburg as Elio's father.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Like most horror spinoff sequels, Annabelle: Creation is a silly, cheap attempt to cash in on a gimmick.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Integral Man (2016) Concert footage of musicians like Measha Bruggergosman and Blake Pouliot is fine, but this short doc resembles a sedate offering on HGTV.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
1/5 18% The House (2017) The House is one of the worst, unfunniest movies of the year.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 45% Awakening the Zodiac (2017) Wright builds lots of suspense in the early scenes, but the dark and muddy cinematography makes it hard to see what's going on. And the climax just isn't very exciting. But the actors, especially Craven, commit to the silly script.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 94% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) Score: A Film Music Documentary is fine as a primer on the history of film scores, but as a doc it's merely adequate.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
4/5 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) This is no typical rom-com, however. There's genuine heartbreak and despair beneath the surface, and Koler is an extraordinary actor, letting emotions wash over her face in a completely authentic way.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 37% Snatched (2017) The picture, diversely cast and refreshingly frank about sex, body image and relationships (kudos for not dwelling on Linda's husband!) belongs to the two leads, who commit to every gag, muddy stunt and tender confession.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 44% The Dinner (2017) The Dinner is a curiously bland adaptation of Herman Koch's bestseller about two couples dining out at an outrageously expensive restaurant while discussing some nasty business done by their children.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
4/5 83% Strangers on the Earth (2018) The result is enlightening, poignant and even occasionally funny.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/5 89% Maudie (2017) Hawkins, capturing the real-life Maud's mischievous spark, invests herself wholly in the role, and Hawke's choices never feel easy or manipulative. Bring kleenex.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) An entertaining adaptation of Fredrik Backman's bestselling novel.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
4/5 88% Dancer (2016) There have been at least half a dozen good ballet documentaries in the last few years, but none with as riveting a subject as Sergei Polunin.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4/5 95% Strike a Pose (2017) A must-see for Madonna fans or anyone obsessed with Where Are They Now? featurettes.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017