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Gus Edgar

Gus Edgar
Gus Edgar's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies, Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The film remains patchy and rather disparate, but only by the Coens' standards. At the level they're currently at, it's impossible for them to make a bad film. If we're simplifying fractions, then The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is half a great one.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3/5 100% Sink (2018) A swooning surprise with enough charm to smooth out the wrinkles.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 50% MFKZ (2018) A punky joyride, if oppressively macho.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2/5 63% Us and Them (2018) The script's hyperactivity distracts enough from the fact that its musings on class conflict are underdeveloped at best.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
72% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Labaki piles on the sentimentality, seemingly unaware that the inherently harrowing premise is reason enough to care. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
92% Burning (Beoning) (2018) There's surely more to unpick here on second viewing: Chang-dong has spun a philosophical, slow-burn yarn that remains constantly gripping through its entire 148-minute runtime.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
87% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2018) It's an exquisite feat of filmmaking that makes the case for 3D as more than a passing fad; an ambitious, richly textured and deeply poignant journey into the recesses of a discontented man.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
57% Under the Silver Lake (2018) It's a lot to process - I think it may be a modern masterpiece? Who knows. The parrot has the answers, but good luck making out what it's trying to say.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) There's a whole galaxy out there, but Ron Howard doesn't seem to realise it. His Han Solo prequel is a pedestrian journey through a series of inconsequential set-pieces, where character development of its iconic protagonist is stuck to the surface.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
56% The House That Jack Built (2018) Only Von Trier can allegorise the creative process through a sociopathic serial killer - it's gratuitous, grisly, and completely apt.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee acknowledges the power of cinema as a political tool - the KKK have Birth of a Nation to thank, while Ron and his activist girlfriend list off blaxploitation icons - and here he's engineered a rallying cry to an inert American populus.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
71% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2018) Ryūsuke Hamaguchi's follow-up to 2015's acclaimed Happy Hour is a romanceless dud with a clumsy conceit. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
No Score Yet The Trouble with You (En liberté!) (2018) It's frantic stuff, slight and cheesy but endearingly French and undeniably funny.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
98% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) In a less composed director's hands, this would be sentimental guff. Here, it's potent.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
94% Mandy (2018) It's not nuanced, but it needn't be: watch Mandy with an enthusiastic audience and it's impossible not to be swept away in the carnage.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
33% Murder Me, Monster (Muere, monstro, muere) (2018) It's frustratingly difficult to make out the story or subtext through an atmosphere so thick even its monster can't penetrate it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
90% Climax (2018) Once Climax finds its rhythm - and with a catalogue of '90s dance music to choose from, that's easy enough done - it doesn't let up.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
22% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) Eva Husson's feminist war film is a well-intentioned documentation on the importance of female fighters, but lacks any nuance or subtext; what we end up with is a frustratingly skin-deep recollection of significant events. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
40% Angel Face (Gueule d'ange) (2018) It begins brilliantly, framed with intensity and bathed in swathes of reds and purples - as the film progresses, however, Angel Face loses its rhythm and descends into perplexing territory.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
100% Ash Is Purest White (2019) It's a story that takes turns and detours, jolts between peddling for time and well worth your time - a mundane conversation in a car transforms into a martial arts fist fight, and a middle act stretch seems largely irrelevant.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
75% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) Impenetrable though this may be, The Image Book is fascinating, beguiling, often terrifying.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
100% Arctic (2018) A slew of survival films rely on thin backstories and forced drama to eek out emotion - Arctic is the polar opposite.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) As a romance, Cold War wobbles, but the allegory that the pairing represent is sharply defined and suitably harrowing.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
85% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2018) Sorry Angel has all the restless energy of 120 BPM, even if it is considerably more aimless.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
75% To the Ends of the World (Les confins du monde) (2018) This is brave, exciting filmmaking, and a fine amuse bouche to Apocalypse Now's meatier take on the same subject matter.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
98% Wildlife (2018) This is an astonishingly confident debut, and a heartbreaking tale of two parents at war.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
91% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2018) An admirable, surprising accompanying piece to Guerra's magnum opus, contemplatively examining the progression (or regression) of an indigenous tribe that's finding it difficult to withstand the harsh capitalist climate.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
93% Donbass (2018) Loznitsa's formal expertise is astonishing, as fragments seamlessly segue into one another through various long-takes, its examination of the effects of war on a populus substantiated and complicated as each narrative strand takes hold.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
88% Rafiki (2018) An important film, if not necessarily a good one.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
61% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) This is a melodrama that takes itself too seriously - one that pulls in each and every direction to try and find some thematic footing, and ends up not saying too much about anything.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) Samuel Maoz's Foxtrot toys with our emotions, but that doesn't mean it lacks any of its own. This is an energetic and structurally audacious jukebox of sensations, prioritising impulse over precision and thought over action.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
79% Journeyman (2017) A disappointing follow-up, then, to Tyrannosaur's fresh whirlwind of emotion. Journeyman is the stale air that follows.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
No Score Yet Die Tomorrow (2017) Contemplative and well-intentioned Die Tomorrow may be, one would've hoped Thamrongrattanarit's ambition wasn't cut so short.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
No Score Yet Yocho 'Foreboding' (2017) Foreboding is a wild mish-mash of tones and ideas that jolts from arthouse sci-fi into B-movie schlock, and commits to neither.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
89% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2018) The tender, tentative romance between Christian and Marion is affecting, personal, and a succinct representation of the desperation to find love in alienating surroundings. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
100% Ága (2018) Milko Lazarov's Ága is a gorgeous rumination on a culture that's slowly fading into obsolescence. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
91% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2018) The four hours of An Elephant Sitting Still fly by before culminating in a rigorously powerful final stretch that sneaks up on you; by the end, you feel both emotionally and physically exhausted.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
50% Touch Me Not (2018) Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not is a fiction-non-fiction mishmash study on human intimacy that manages to feel remarkably distant.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
83% Museum (Museo) (2018) Museum seems almost proud of this obfuscation, drawing attention to it as if it's something to be hailed. It's a clumsy final touch to a film that's simultaneously kinetic and lifeless.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) An enthused and compelling take on mental disorder fetishism and power roles, Madeline's Madeline is so full of wonderful ideas that its protagonist's headspace seems barren in comparison. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
50% Pig (The Pig) (2018) With the implementation of annoying guitar-tennis racket renditions and kooky dream sequences, it's apparent that Haghighi's wayward narrative lacks conviction; by the end, it's hardly made a point that lands.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Gus Van Sant's impressionism is just about enough to separate his film from a slew of other disability-based biopics.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) It may not feel like the Air France passengers have spent seven days as hostages, but it certainly feels like seven days have passed sitting through this film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
85% U: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Poppe's film is technically astute and undeniably visceral, a brief introduction giving way to a 72-minute stretch of panic and terror.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Unsane is ridiculously entertaining stuff, chock-full of schlock and fully committed to the atmosphere readily splattered into life by its bravura camerawork.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
70% Damsel (2018) Pattinson is committed, a goofy screw-loose role proving his range, but the film's stabs at satire fold back on itself, and its humor is desperately first-draft-ish.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Isle of Dogs may be ruff around the edges, but it's an exquisitely rendered animation overloaded with visual gags and dry humour.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018