Kevin Ritchie Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kevin Ritchie

Kevin Ritchie
Kevin Ritchie's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): NOW Toronto

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 77% Voyeur (2017) The thematic strings don't quite come together in the end, but it's fascinating watching them unravel.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3/5 96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) ... a disjointed but essential documentary about two transgender drag queens who were instrumental in the Stonewall Riots of 1969.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
4/5 84% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) Bloodlight And Bami has the stuff to be an instant cult classic.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 79% Caniba (2017) Caniba is a cinematic rarity for a number of reasons, but most of all because it examines the topic in a modern context and with a formalism as extreme as its subject.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 82% Mom & Dad (2017) [Selma] Blair and [Nicholas] Cage do a good a job of flipping between dysfunctional comedy and zany insanity in the third act.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 86% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017) It's as generic a doc as they come.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 95% Bodied (2017) Though Bodied's crazed energy and its increasingly unsentimental and self-reflective tone somewhat offset its more typical aspects, the attempt at parodying Internet discourse is shallow and totally cornball.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) [Louis] C.K. shot I Love You, Daddy in a month and edited it in two. It might have been worth the trouble if, in the end, it felt like he was truly challenging his ideas.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 100% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017) The present-day footage is more compelling than any of the gossipy bits, which turn out to be the hook that pulls the film into more fraught and complex directions.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) It also has a brilliant ending that takes [Agnes] Varda's interventionist elan in a deeply personal direction that she doesn't seem to anticipate.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 90% Zama (2017) Not content to merely dramatize Di Benedetto's existential themes, she immerses the audience in them, with slow-paced scenes full of repetitive bureaucratic ennui, casual violence, a supporting cast of slaves and Indigenous characters..‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Good Luck (2017) The deliberate pace and two-and-a-half-hour run time effectively impart the tedium of the miners' jobs, while the conversational scenes and a series of charming black-and-white portraits give us a sense of personal stakes and a bit of levity.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 60% Dragonfly Eyes (2017) Dragonfly Eyes succeeds in moments of unadulterated arthouse sensory overload, especially when Xu zeroes in on quietly beautiful and oddly coloured cityscapes, repetition, symmetrical environments and unintentionally artful framing.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 80% Mrs. Fang (2017) Through his flat, non-intrusive style, [Director Wang Bing] contrasts the tragic smallness of the dying person's world and the familiarity in the motions loved ones go through in the final days.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet 3/4 (2017) Bulgarian director Metev's narrative feature debut is a totally absorbing slice-of-life drama bursting with vibrancy, sweetness and life.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Occidental (2017) It's all about disconnection, and there's little humanity in [Neïl] Beloufa's aggressive stylization, so despite enjoyable visual delights, Occidental doesn't quite transcend its metaphorical echo chamber. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 86% The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada) (2017) Tightly framed close-ups emphasize conflicting, often highly gendered real-world concerns, while beautiful shots of post-industrial landscapes (plus a musical number) underscore the disoriented, dream-like purgatory the workers inhabit.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 81% Risk (2017) There are no juicy revelations in Risk, so the major takeaway is that sometimes brilliant and subversive thinkers are also problematic. Not exactly a world-changing revelation, but sometimes we need reminding.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 89% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) Blair attempts to grapple with the root causes of America's frustrated and angry mood, but his view is myopic.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 75% This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017) Just as Lazzarato is set loose to live her dream as Tawny Kitaen 2.0, Kopple is liberated from the hermetic self-shot YouTube footage, and the technological story is seamlessly entwined in the personal one.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017