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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 No Score Yet 50 Years Legal (2017) An astute and thorough piece of work, 50 Years Legal is a valuable contribution to LGBT history and to the broader battle against prejudice that is central to how Western society has evolved in recent decades.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Old Dark House (1932) Once the film has picked up pace it rattles along nicely. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Abulele (2015) The warm-heartedness of the whole production makes it easy enough for adults to like, and children who connect with it will want to watch it again and again.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3.5/5 100% Mercury 13 (2018) Though modest in its artistic aims, it's a polished piece of work which has evidently benefited from the luxury of time in both the research stage and the editing suite.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Ekaj (2015) It presents a world that is rarely seen onscreen like this, recognisable to those who have lived in it. It tells a story that is cruel and urgent, passionate and real.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3.5/5 43% First Light (2018) A beautiful example of small scale filmmaking which, by working well within its limits, manages to achieve much more than one might expect.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Longest Game (2014) It is hard to imagine a time when people will look at this and not see something relatably human.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Which Way Up (2017) There's no real conclusion to this documentary, and that is to its credit. It's all about the journey.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 83% Ghost Stories (2018) Though it feels, overall, as if it ought to have been better, Ghost Stories can't be faulted for ambition. One can only hope that it paves the way for other genre anthologies to get the big screen treatment they deserve.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 100% I Am Evidence (2017) It's full of fighting spirit and the conviction that society can do better.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/5 92% Look Back in Anger (1958) It still has plenty to say. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
5/5 71% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) This is a gruelling film and one that survivors of sexual violence should watch with caution, but it is a tremendously powerful piece of cinema.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 85% A Suitable Girl (2017) his is a film full of love, colour and warmth, and it takes a nuanced view of its subject, but the loneliness saturating some of the celebrations is palpable.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Elis (2018) It's an interesting take on the public and personal lives of a national icon.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4.5/5 55% Killing Gunther (2017) Too smart for the 'wacky comedy' box and too outrageously playful to sit alongside standard action fare, Killing Gunther is nevertheless destined to find an audience who will watch it again and again.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/5 75% High Fantasy (2017) High Fantasy is successful in highlighting that there are a major social issues South Africa still needs to deal with ... Sadly, it doesn't succeed in carrying that conversation very far itself.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 100% Legend of the Mountain (1979) Legend Of The Mountain has two leading female characters who are remarkably forceful for the period.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 100% Miss Kiet's Children (2017) Many viewers will wish that they'd had a teacher like Miss Kiet. In Peter Lataster and Petra Lataster-Czisch, she has found directors worthy of her story.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 100% The Dawn Wall (2018) In the End, watching The Dawn Wall becomes compulsive like a certain sort of computer game, the viewer effectively drawn into the climber's obsession.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/5 78% Maineland (2018) This is not a film replete with big revelations, but it effectively draws out the details that unsettle and give the migratory experience its power. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/5 82% Prodigy (2018) It's a solid piece of work in as far as it goes, it just doesn't have much to say that's new or the brilliance required to make the familiar stand out.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 63% The New Romantic (2018) At its best, it's a sweet coming of age story with some keen observations to make about the way women's value is measured and female sexuality perceived.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/5 94% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018) One of the most artful and creative zombie films for some years, The Ravenous will be a little slow for some viewers but its deft use of suspense and gradually building sense of existential crisis will thrill others.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3.5/5 50% Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (2017) At its core, Attack Of The Southern Fried Zombies recalls the simple joy of games of chase, play fighting and messy destruction, the light-hearted anarchy that makes films like this fun.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Voyageuse (2018) Erica's life may have been modest, but her testimony, and Thomas' film, would make many a pharaoh feel poor.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet No Date, No Signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza) (2017) Writer/director Vahid Jalilvand straddles both worlds as he weaves this complex psychological drama, showing sympathy for all his characters. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Liquid Truth (Aos Teus Olhos) (2017) Though its refusal to come down on one side or another may frustrate some viewers, this is a bold piece of work with a lot to say.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Man Proposes, God Disposes (2017) This is a personable little film that's more sophisticated than it initially lets on. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Find This Dumb Little Bitch and Throw Her Into a River (Vind die domme trut en gooi haar in de rivier) (2017) This is a film that has brutal things to say about mob violence but it's not so naive as to pin all the blame on social media. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Village Rockstars (2017) The sense of spontaneity in this film will make it particularly appealing to young viewers, and it features the most delightful relationship between a child and a domestic animal since 2015's Lamb. ‐ Movie Gurus
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Violeta al fin (2017) The strength of this film is in Chaverri's finely judged performance. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3.5/5 80% Pyewacket (2018) There's nothing especially unusual here, but Pyewacket delivers on its premise and acts as a reminder that a thorough approach to the craft of storytelling will always give a film that bit more bite.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
5/5 50% Cold Skin (2018) Cold Skin is a true genre masterpiece. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Haiku On a Plum Tree (2017) Maraini-Malehi's lack of experience shows, but as a first timer she could have done a lot worse, and she's succeeded in creating a documentary of lasting importance.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Miracle (Stebuklas) (2017) Unless one is still able to invest in the central joke, it all falls a bit flat.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Attack Of The Bat Monsters (2012) Its warmth and good humour make it easy to like and there's a playfulness about it that keeps it engaging. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet The Charmer (Charmoren) (2017) Remarkably adept in balancing audience sympathies and bold in its refusal to choose the most easily justified routes for its characters, The Charmer is a powerful piece of cinema. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Camino Voyage (2018) The Camino voyagers are not young men but their courage, determination and love of life show that it's never too late to embark on an adventure.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2.5/5 50% Kissing Candice (2017) The result is a film that's much more about mood than story. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/5 89% Pity (2018) Sharp-witted and entertaining throughout, with a cute final scene that will come as a relief to many viewers, Pity is a polished piece of filmmaking and well worth looking out for.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Swan (Svanurinn) (2017) It's that forceful central performance that really makes The Swan special, together with Martin Neumeyer's atmospheric but never overbearing cinematography, which brings out the light as well as the darkness in the hills.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Arcadia (2017) You don't need to be English - or even British - to appreciate this brilliantly constructed film.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2/5 44% You, Me and Him (2018) At one point the film lurches unexpectedly into territory that some viewers may find traumatic, so it shouldn't be approached as pure escapism, but otherwise it's fluffy and lighthearted pretty much continually.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Wild Roses (Dzikie Róze) (2018) Slow-paced but laden with portent, Wild Roses is a thoughtful, mature piece of cinema and a further sign that Jadowska is worth keeping an eye on.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet More (Daha) (2018) Saylak handles his actors well and the slow burn approach he takes to his subject pays dividends. More is just as ugly as it ought to be.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Mm (2017) One can almost smell the oil and dirt and sweat, feel the trembling of the earth as machines begin to hum.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4/5 84% Mohawk (2018) The growing darkness as the film goes on seems as much metaphor as actuality, but how far those shadows reach is up to the viewer to discern. The magnificence of Horn's performance makes this compelling viewing regardless.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Miami (2017) The relationship between the sisters is well defined and sensitively explored. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3/5 100% Michael Inside (2017) Teenagers who have encountered the sharp end of the system, even to a lesser degree, will find much to relate to here.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3/5 100% Old Beast (2017) Though a little too crude to work as powerfully as it might in dramatic terms, Old Beast is nevertheless an important film, and a bold one to make considering the politics of state funders and censors. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018