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Godfrey Cheshire

Godfrey Cheshire
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 17% The Crash (Jekyll Island) (2017) These are all cartoon figures out of Frank Capra's most feverish populist nightmares. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/4 82% Julieta (2016) A film of such quietly assured mastery that it reminds you American cinema today has virtually no one comparable to Almodóvar. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2.5 100% The Bad Kids (2016) Mounted in a serviceable but undistinguished verité manner that eschews talking heads, explanatory titles and other means of conveying information. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/4 46% The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016) A welcome indication of the current Russian cinema's commercial ambitions and potential. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 2, 2016
2.5/4 33% Ali and Nino (2016) While Bakri and Valverde are nice looking performers, too much of their time on-screen consists of gazing at each other with silly, smitten smiles. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 18, 2016
2/4 44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) The contrast between this grisly reality and the way it's framed as jingoistic spectacle makes a satiric point that's a bit too obvious to be effective. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/4 79% Don't Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma) (2016) Indicates a filmmaker of remarkable range, subtlety and intelligence -- a Brazilian talent who's deservedly gaining a place on the world stage. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2/4 43% King Cobra (2016) King Cobra smells more like business plan than a movie. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 29, 2016
3/4 55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) A skillfully managed bit of comedic agitprop that's sure to please anyone who shares its political viewpoint. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 71% Coming Through The Rye (2016) Coming Through the Rye may be the closest we'll ever get cinematically to the novel. And in being so far away from it, it's close enough. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/4 93% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) It's a fairly familiar critique of patriarchy from a humanist, feminist perspective, but one put across with some very impressive filmmaking skills by a first-time director. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) The group's fans today, of any age, are bound to welcome Eight Days a Week, in which Beatlemania's mid-'60s comet of joy and astonishment is thrillingly captured. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/4 100% As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016) As I Open My Eyes feel like two films rather oddly stitched together. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/4 82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) One of most the sharply crafted and enthralling documentaries in recent memory. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
.5/4 60% Zoom (2016) A rather terrible comedy-satire. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 86% The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016) Director Lars Kraume's mounting of this tale, while capable enough, is also rather staid and conventional. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 48% Edge of Winter (2016) Director Rob Connolly (who co-wrote the script with Kyle Mann) has an understated but sharply honed visual sense that keeps the drama taut and engaging throughout. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 82% Front Cover (2016) While the film adheres to the conventions of romantic melodramas, its fascinations from a cultural perspective remain strong throughout. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 92% The Seventh Fire (2016) Riccobono's film is a powerful example of cinema's ability to grant even the diciest of characters their full humanity. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) That it has the courage of cryptic-ness, and leaves sympathetic viewers intrigued long after its final images have faded, is enough to mark The Childhood of a Leader as an uncommonly promising debut. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 22, 2016
4/4 91% Zero Days (2016) Easily the most important film anyone has released this year, it is a documentary that deserves to be seen by every sentient citizen of this country - and indeed the world. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 8, 2016
1.5/4 68% Men Go To Battle (2016) The acting here, like too much of the film, ends up registering as unfortunately amateurish. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/4 93% Under The Sun (2016) Although unintentionally funny throughout, its evocation of life in a totalitarian society is ultimately chilling. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 6, 2016
2.5/4 47% Free State of Jones (2016) As inherently astonishing and powerful as this little-known episode is, it has not been well-served by Ross' lumpy, ill-conceived script, which ends up wasting Matthew McConaughey's terrific lead performance and other strong acting contributions. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 24, 2016
0.5/4 33% Septembers Of Shiraz (2016) Another vacuous melodrama/thriller that doesn't lay a glove on the era's historical complexities. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2.5/4 78% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) "From Afar" suffers from the writer's way of using disjuncture and opacity to suggest meaning where, if you look closely enough, there really is none ... ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 8, 2016
2.5/4 87% The President (2016) Though the film's conclusion is viscerally harrowing (and very well staged, like most of the movie), its attempt to say something about how cycles of violence need to be ended in order for democracy to succeed tyranny seems vague and pat. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/4 80% Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2016) While Salles' portrait gives a very incomplete account of the man and his art, it pays tribute to a filmmaker who remains among the medium's foremost and most fascinating creators. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 79% Unlocking the Cage (2016) Polls show that public views of animal rights have also been evolving in recent years. Wise, obviously, has reasons for optimism. At least they're no longer barking at him. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 25, 2016
3/4 79% The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016) An immersive, almost harrowingly naturalistic plunge into the lives of marginal Louisianans obsessed with guns, drugs and belligerent resentments. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 20, 2016
4/4 91% A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas) (2016) The movie deserves to be known, first of all, as a terrific example of intelligent, captivating film craft-further proof of the recent strength of Mexican cinema. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 11, 2016
3.5/4 97% Dark Horse (2016) It would be hard for any fictional treatment to beat the pleasures of Osmond's genial, enthralling documentary. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 6, 2016
2/4 75% Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata) (2016) The film obliges viewers to puzzle out the nature of the sworn virgin tradition, and even at the tale's end, it may not be clear. This can only be counted a virtue by those who count obscurity and bafflement as artistic assets. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
90% The Witness (2016) Thoughtful and satisfying. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 18, 2016
1/4 No Score Yet Sky (2016) Are the French especially prone to this kind of unintended silliness? "Sky" almost seems determined to prove they are. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/4 100% Class Divide (2016) To the filmmakers' credit, they seem to approach their subjects with no simplistic agenda but a genuine desire to engage and understand everyone they meet. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/4 89% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) The characters are given no real depth-they're types more than people-and the narrative has practically zero dramatic tension or development. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet The Blue Hour (Onthakan) (2015) While "The Blue Hour" opens in a way suggesting a typical gay coming-of-age tale, it quickly veers away from conventional formulas and expectations by using that genre to springboard into different and much darker ones. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/4 70% Take Me To The River (2016) The film exemplifies a very distinctive vision that marks it as one of the year's most promising debuts. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) While Hood's film says very little about American policy in this area, it does suggest that its terrible subject is likely to be with us for a long time to come. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2/4 91% City Of Gold (2016) "City of Gold" offers no evidence of Gold ever penning a negative review. This is why it ultimately comes off more as a cinematic puff piece than a "real" documentary. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2.5/4 89% Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2016) An earnest, smartly mounted film about life on a present-day reservation. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 2, 2016
3/4 25% Backtrack (2016) Along with excellent work by cinematographer Stefan Duscio and composer Dale Cornelius, Petroni elicits sharp performances from his estimable cast, especially Adrien Brody. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/4 89% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) Whatever Jia shows us and wherever he takes us, we're always aware of being in the hands of one of the contemporary world's great filmmakers. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/4 59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) Greenaway ... hasn't made a really good film in a quarter-century, so the disappointments of "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" come as no surprise. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/4 92% Requiem For The American Dream (2016) In large part because Chomsky is a very good speaker with a wealth of incisive ideas to share, the result is a film that feels less like a lecture than a provocative X-ray of current American political realities. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2.5/4 44% Synchronicity (2016) Having such a small number of characters, like the limitations caused by budgetary constraints, might sound like a recipe for creative claustrophobia, but Gentry turns these givens to his advantage ... ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/4 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) In my view, it's one of the most genuinely, and valuably, patriotic films any American has ever made. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2.5/4 62% MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) (2015) A film that, like most of its ilk these days, is more interested in action than motivation. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 4, 2015
1/4 28% The Letters (2015) A drama in which belief is reduced to well-meaning but inert treacle. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 4, 2015