Keva York

Keva York
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino seems more interested in showing off his lead actors -- who take clear delight in hamming it up for him -- and his loving recreation of Los Angeles landmarks (like Musso & Frank's and El Coyote) than he is in building dramatic tension. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) That screenwriters Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah crafted a female lead with presidential goals seems like an unsubtle attempt to make the film girl boss-friendly. But hey, for the most part, it works. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
62% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) More than just a cinematic joyride, however, Gilliam is offering a commentary on the exploitative nature of filmmaking; a critique of Hollywood as colonising force. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
No Score Yet Alvin's Harmonious World Of Opposites (2015) The debut feature from Sydney independent filmmaker Platon Theodoris is a precisely executed character study with a comic and darkly fantastical bent. - RealTime EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
82% The Founder (2017) With Donald Trump the President-elect of the United States, The Founder acquires new and tragic relevance as a parable for these uncertain times. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
78% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) The Lovers and the Despot is undoubtedly a gripping and moving piece, its story of the bizarre love triangle between the dictator, the famous couple, and the cinema an astounding chapter in North Korean lore. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
81% Cosmos (2016) Cosmos is a masterful, if at times exasperating, exploration of the concomitant fertility and futility in textual worlds. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
84% Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016) If you're looking for insight into this fiercely uncompromising artist, maybe train your unblinking eyes on his art instead. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
81% Kiki (2017) There is a bittersweet quality to Kiki, with the strength and beauty of those in the scene always offset by the ignorance or fear of those outside it. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) The resultant film is an exhilarating, fascinating, and somewhat terrifying meditation on the consequences of connection. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
75% The Challenge (2017) The film is meditative rather than informative; it is an aesthetic rather than explicitly critical exercise. - The Monthly (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
91% Rat Film (2017) Zigzagging between historical, scientific and philosophical modes, between archival materials, clunky computer-game imagery and interviews with locals, Rat Film shows Baltimore to be a city divided along racial and economic lines. - The Monthly (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Tonal ups and downs aside, Buster Scruggs is an unsettling film, not least because the characters in it are themselves unsettled... all of them are caught up in some kind of relentless, repetitive journey. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) [Director Desiree] Akhavan has delivered another smart, sensitive film about a queer protagonist - although one best suited to a slightly younger audience than Appropriate Behaviour. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
50% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Although it's not without laughs, and not without thrills, The Spy Who Dumped Me is, in the end, an uneven and underwhelming Euro-trip. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
95% RBG (2018) Affectionate but respectful in tone, West and Cohen's documentary is timely as a celebration of Justice Ginsburg's accomplishments. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
39% Mary Shelley (2018) Mary Shelley wants for a proper injection of Gothicism - a little less Jane Austen, a little more Ken Russell, if you will. As it stands, the sensational source material fails to scintillate as it should. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) It's a shame that Bohemian Rhapsody evinces a formal and moral conservatism so at odds with its gender-bending, boundary-pushing, larger-than-life subject. Even without the sex and drugs, however, at least there's still plenty of rock'n'roll. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite may be his first period piece, but the royal court of early 18th century Britain proves suitable stomping ground for Lanthimos. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
99% Eighth Grade (2018) A recent graduate of eighth grade herself, [Elsie] Fisher gives a performance that is bracing in its honesty. - ABC News (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
96% The Green Fog (2018) The directors of The Green Fog offer a deliberately sketchy impression of Hitchcock's film; playful and expressionistic rather than strictly mimetic. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
Recommended 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) Lynch's elliptical story-telling mode lends the film a hypnotic quality, his measured voiceover complemented by a liberal use of slow-motion. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
Strongly Not Recommended 30% Passengers (2016) A dumb, poorly written piece of CGI spectacle, the eye candy on display sullied by the sexism that riddles its minimal plot. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
Recommended 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One slots satisfyingly into the canon, pushing the franchise in a slightly more edgy, contemporary direction without causing a disturbance in the Force. - 4:3 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016