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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T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 69% Mug (Twarz) (2018) National disdain has clouded judgement, and so both director and community have let their constructions get out of hand. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
1/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) About as interesting as its lead. Which is to say, not at all. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
92% Stan & Ollie (2019) Stan & Ollie is a joyous ode to an iconic duo's final few years, that portrays its subjects with the love and attention its audience craves. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Make the right call and watch this immediately. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
95% In Fabric (2018) It leaves style as the only sustenance. In Fabric has bags of it, but it's hardly meaningful when there's little in the way of thematic juiciness. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
91% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 44% MFKZ (2018) A punky joyride, if oppressively macho. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2/5 61% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
88% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Labaki piles on the sentimentality, seemingly unaware that the inherently harrowing premise is reason enough to care. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
94% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
84% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
54% Under the Silver Lake (2019) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
60% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
96% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
67% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) In a less composed director's hands, this would be sentimental guff. Here, it's potent. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
91% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
40% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
87% Climax (2019) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
30% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
38% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
89% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Impenetrable though this may be, The Image Book is fascinating, beguiling, often terrifying. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
88% Arctic (2019) A slew of survival films rely on thin backstories and forced drama to eek out emotion - Arctic is the polar opposite. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
92% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
86% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Sorry Angel has all the restless energy of 120 BPM, even if it is considerably more aimless. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
78% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
94% Wildlife (2018) This is an astonishingly confident debut, and a heartbreaking tale of two parents at war. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
94% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
90% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
90% Rafiki (2019) An important film, if not necessarily a good one. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
73% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
95% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
82% Journeyman (2017) A disappointing follow-up, then, to Tyrannosaur's fresh whirlwind of emotion. Journeyman is the stale air that follows. - Film Inquiry EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
82% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
95% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
50% Touch Me Not (2019) Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not is a fiction-non-fiction mishmash study on human intimacy that manages to feel remarkably distant. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
90% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
80% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
76% Utøya: 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018