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Godfrey Cheshire

Godfrey Cheshire
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 79% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) Afterimage is mounted in a classical, beautifully understated style that throughout conveys the assurance of a true master.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3.5/4 94% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) As for examining the pathologies on the right side of the spectrum, it's hard to imagine any film this year will surpass the astonishing Netflix production Get Me Roger Stone.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/4 84% Risk (2017) Another fascinating piece of cinema-as-history that reminds us that Laura Poitras remains one of our most original, courageous and valuable filmmakers.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/4 93% Obit (2017) Readers of the New York Times are bound to enjoy an inside look at one of the paper's most dependably enthralling sections. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3.5/4 90% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) A serious, sharply mounted drama that gets more engrossing as it moves along.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2.5/4 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) With its rugged landscapes, handsome production design and, especially, the very appealing work of leads Peter Mullen and Jack Lowden, Tommy's Honour is an ingratiating production all-round.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
4/4 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) A thoroughgoing masterpiece which offers proof that Romania's cinematic upsurge remains the most vital and important national film movement of the current century.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2.5/4 71% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) We're left feeling that Olga herself might find the film expertly mounted but still missing a more visceral, pissed-off tone.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/4 88% My Scientology Movie (2017) While My Scientology Movie provides a very entertaining tour of some of the questions that swirl around Scientology, viewers who've followed the story through the years will find little that's new or unexpected.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 100% The Settlers (2017) The Settlers provides a vivid primer on a situation that looks inherently tragic.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/4 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) Almost inevitably, approaching the Holodomor via a standard-length dramatic feature risks reducing the cataclysm's enormity to a trivializing size and emotional impact.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/4 100% Keep Quiet (2017) This expertly made, highly dramatic film achieves must-see status for the inevitable light it sheds on the persistence of toxic racial hatreds not just in Hungary but worldwide.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) With its muted colors and naturalistic lighting, the film aptly captures the beauty of seaside locales that frame the human struggle at the story's heart.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2.5/4 95% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) Paris 05:59 conjures a world and a moment in time, and it does so with an understated skill throughout.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The film finds Farhadi now inhabiting a strangely transnational place in cinema, one where bridging Gholem-Hossein Sa'edi and Arthur Miller is more a playful, aspirational gesture than a purposeful strategy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
.5/4 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) A film like this needs sociological credibility, artistic distinction or, at the very least, interesting, engaging characters.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/4 83% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2.5/4 43% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2/4 46% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/4 80% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
2/4 45% King Cobra (2016) King Cobra smells more like business plan than a movie.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/4 94% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/4 81% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) One of most the sharply crafted and enthralling documentaries in recent memory.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
.5/4 60% Zoom (2016) A rather terrible comedy-satire.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 87% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 93% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 88% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
0.5/4 33% Enemy Territory (Septembers Of Shiraz) (2016) Another vacuous melodrama/thriller that doesn't lay a glove on the era's historical complexities.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 80% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
4/4 92% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
91% The Witness (2016) Thoughtful and satisfying.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016