Ian Barr

Ian Barr
Ian Barr's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies 4:3 Cinema Scope
Location: Australia

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) [Ceylan] has succeeded in translating to screen the experience of being engrossed by a particularly discursive, verbose, and occasionally hubristic novel. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
98% Border (Gräns) (2018) Instead, it betrays a lack of faith in the familiarity of the Other, something that might have given lasting resonance to what is otherwise an initially intriguing but finally self-consciously distinctive curio. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 84% Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour) (2018) Packs a whole lot of nuance and romantic consideration into its bracingly curt run time. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
91% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) Wild though the film often is, a truly revelatory history of the studio and its legacy remains untold. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
61% The Little Death (2015) The Little Death is really just best ignored entirely. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
50% Homesick (2015) Sewitsky's strenuous attempts to make an unsensational and non-judgemental film on a weighty subject result in a film that throws its back out. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
91% The Devil's Candy (2017) Sadly, the film whiffs the baroque climactic good-versus-evil confrontation and trots out too many clichés getting there. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
82% The Rehearsal (2016) The film is enlivened by an uncommon depiction of young people behaving and interacting in a believable manner, and confidently builds to a (literal) showstopper ending that's both rousing and hard-won. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
80% Goldstone (2018) With its tossed-off subplots involving shonky mining deals, sex trafficking and alcohol smuggling, it resembles a TV season's worth of developments condensed maladroitly into feature length, even as its pace remains languid. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
Recommended 92% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) The Other Side of Hope gets by on the simple pleasures unique to Kaurismäki's oeuvre. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) Indulgent, occasionally unwieldy, but put together with passion and verve. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
Recommended 91% La La Land (2016) La La Land is more a companion piece to Whiplash, expressing similarly ambivalent and conflicted attitudes to the creative process. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
Recommended 82% How Heavy This Hammer (2015) Radwanski's depiction of Erwin's ordinariness is so concentrated and intense to the point that we're led to see nothing but ourselves in his predicament. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
Recommended 94% Carol (2015) What Carol captures more specifically than the thrill of a romantic encounter is the act of remembering only to forget. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016