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Kiva Reardon

Kiva Reardon
Kiva Reardon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): National Post, Globe and Mail, NOW Toronto, Cinema Scope, MUBI

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% War Witch (2013) It's a parlour trick, creating the illusion of activism while passively watching. Dark arts, indeed.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
No Score Yet From Deep (2013) But even with this sagging middle, From Deep's rejection of conventional doc form comes as a welcome reprieve from the norm in this mode of filmmaking.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
No Score Yet Loubia hamra (2014) ... Narimane Mari's Bloody Beans is riveting from start to finish.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
No Score Yet From Gulf To Gulf To Gulf (2013) As a project exploring collective documentation, From Gulf to Gulf is fascinating.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
96% '71 (2015) '71 takes an ethno-nationalist conflict rooted in hundreds of years of colonialist history and makes it beige, apolitical and gutless.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
No Score Yet Risttuules (2015) Estonian director Marti Helde eschews the form of the standard historical biopic for an exploration of time, which literally stands still onscreen via a series of tableaux vivants.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
80% Magic Mike (2012) While it is based in a kernel of a potentially compelling idea, Magic Mike feels rushed, unplanned and-pardon-half-assed.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
76% You're Next (2013) The film creates both a fresh text from old conventions and fresh kills with innocuous objects.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
99% Short Term 12 (2013) Moving into darker territory where the mumblecore milieu would never venture, Short Term 12 offers a much-needed corrective to the indie-darling set-particularly in its curiously optimistic ending.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
77% Watermark (2014) Through their awe-inspiring images of rivers and tides, Burtynsky and Baichwal carve out a space for reflection about where and how we mere mortals fit within this watery world.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
24% Devil's Knot (2014) Devil's Knot feels strangely clean. This, at least, meshes with the film's made-for-TV quality and style, although at this punishing duration, such tidiness hardly seems worth celebrating.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
81% Afflicted (2014) There's no beauty or inspiration in the film's shooting style, and most importantly, no terror. If this is "ingenious" horror filmmaking, as the programme note suggests, get me off this planet.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
96% The Lunchbox (2014) The film refuses the old adage that all you need is love, rooting both their stories in harsher socio-economic realities. The film is slight, but there's enough there to pique interest in what Barta does next.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
No Score Yet Triptych (2012) With Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires' Triptych, you get three terrible films for the price of one.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
73% The Wanted 18 (2015) Admirable aims, to be sure, but overall the film is as awkward as a cow on a crutch.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
95% National Gallery (2014) Wiseman does what he does best: creates a holistic sense of a place as an organic habitat rather than a mere organization.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
No Score Yet Trick or Treaty? (2014) [Trick or Treaty] deceptively simple and entirely powerful-no gimmicks, no gags, no tricks.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
83% Eden (2015) Eden forces a few things, but it's punctuated with enough moments of genuine exuberance and humour to offset its flaws.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
1/4 78% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Overall during his stand up, the directors never manage to capture Hart's... well, heart.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/5 66% That Sugar Film (2015) It's important to probe the Western world's overconsumption of sugar, but Gameau's attempts to do so while being hip and fun feel condescending and trite.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
B+ 69% She's Lost Control (2015) Marquardt leaves too much intentional ambiguity for her film to fall victim to predictability.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
D 79% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) A feeling of foreboding sets in early in Kiah Roache-Turner's zombie-apocalypse thriller Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with the hellish subject matter and everything to do with the direction.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
2.5/4 31% Love, Rosie (2015) Love, Rosie's early charm fades by the end, given that, as time (and the movie) wears on, neither Rosie nor Alex get any more mature when it comes to matters of the heart.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2015
3.5/4 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Combing horror, film noir and westerns, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is a refreshing take on vampire lore.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) Love hurts, but Jeremy Garelick's The Wedding Ringer is truly painful.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
B- 78% Medeas (2014) With limited dialogue and long takes, Medeas quietly builds to inevitable tragedy, exploring the darkest corners of desire, jealously, and unforgivable transgressions.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
D+ 35% Stephen King's A Good Marriage (2014) In his approach to bringing his own story to the screen, the author gave no consideration for actual performance or humor, valuing his language over all else.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
2.5/4 66% The Rover (2014) The destination doesn't feel worth the journey.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/4 No Score Yet The Animal Project (2013) At times, Animal strikes a compelling, raw quality, but this is largely lost due to the overwritten script and sprawling, though lovingly rendered, cast of characters.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2014
1.5/4 82% Tracks (2014) The film is 112 minutes, but feels as long and as arduous as Davidson's real-life trek.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2014
2.5/4 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) Never amounts to anything more than its title's shallow descriptors.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 16, 2014
4/4 96% Ida (2014) The parable resonates emotionally thanks to Trzebuchowska's performance.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 9, 2014
1.5/4 37% The Quiet Ones (2014) Hammer might be back, but the studio sure isn't hammering out anything that's remotely horrifying.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/4 No Score Yet Meetings With A Young Poet (2013) Try as Barichello might to break with convention, the film feels more like a television production than experimental art.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2014