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Landon Palmer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects, Nonfics

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 79%

Station To Station (2015)

"With all its flashing light, distracting noise and vacant pretense, Station to Station brings the potent energy previously exhibited in the union of cinema and locomotives to a standstill." ‐Nonfics
Posted Aug 21, 2015
5/5 85%

A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015)

"And this is A Poem is a Naked Person's accomplishment: composing a symphonic harmony of seemingly dissociated activities and subjects into one comprehensive, elegantly organized and, yes, even poetic whole." ‐Nonfics
Posted Jul 6, 2015
4/5 100%

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock And Roll (2015)

"...not only recovers important music but also examines the devastating toll that a violent international conflict takes on culture" ‐Nonfics
Posted Apr 22, 2015
2/5 94%

The Wrecking Crew (2015)

"The Wrecking Crew resonates as a hastily assembled missed opportunity, an introduction of interesting, feature-worthy content that spends more than 90 minutes only journeying skin-deep." ‐Nonfics
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/5 84%

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014)

"[Pulp] forgoes hagiography in favor of something simpler and, seemingly, more honest: a portrait of a band in a moment that allows them to reflect on their history." ‐Nonfics
Posted Nov 19, 2014
C+ 45%

The Better Angels (2014)

"'s hard to think of any other strong debut that leaves the personality of its filmmaker obscured as deeply in the shadows as this." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Nov 6, 2014
4/5 92%

Death Metal Angola (2014)

"...a rich and respectful portrayal of hardcore music as a revitalizing vessel." ‐Nonfics
Posted Nov 6, 2014
B+ 95%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"'20,000 Days on Earth' is a beautifully shot piece of film poetry that ruminates on the practical implications of the highly unusual way of living that is rock stardom." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 17, 2014
3/5 100%

Level Five (2014)

"Tension is explored between the medium and the message - namely, how history becomes selectively fashioned for the medium through which it is depicted rather than the other way around." ‐Nonfics
Posted Aug 13, 2014
1/5 58%

Finding Fela! (2014)

"'Finding Fela' does not appear to be trying very hard to do what its title indicates." ‐Nonfics
Posted Aug 2, 2014
C 78%

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

"An informative yet unfocused study of murder and corruption...'Whitey' never quite coheres or fully expresses what exactly it wants to illuminate about any of these subjects." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 27, 2014
B+ 98%

A Summer's Tale (2014)

"It's a complex character study that reveals how little we can know of someone through conversation, as conversation often changes the way we both perceive and portray our sense of who we are." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 21, 2014
3/5 82%

Ivory Tower (2014)

"'Ivory Tower' lays out quite elegantly the many systemic problems, historical shifts and organizational changes that have contributed to the current crisis in higher education." ‐Nonfics
Posted Jun 12, 2014
B+ 77%

The Robber (2011)

"The strange relationship between compulsive personalities and physical fitness is at the heart of [this] engrossing and complex yet economically straightforward character-driven thriller." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 70%

Joueuse (Queen to Play) (2011)

"'Queen to Play' is a humble achievement." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
A 100%

Poetry (2011)

"But what's so surprising about Poetry is Lee's unassuming mastery over the elements therein." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
A- 77%

Cold Weather (2011)

"'Cold Weather' is an engaging and inventive act of genre-tweaking with no bells and whistles attached, and it represents a huge leap forward for an increasingly promising filmmaker." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
D 34%

Every Day (2011)

"The problem with Every Day is that it doesn't take a third major element into account in the film/audience relationship equation: complete apathy." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 86%

Bhutto (2010)

"...the subjects of this documentary are incredibly complex and the film covers them at a hurried pace..." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 79%

Tiny Furniture (2010)

"As Aura is unable to see past the immediate moment, the plot is structured in a way that provides no foreseeable linear direction to an inevitable destination." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
A 87%

Tabu (2012)

"'Tabu' is a strange and hypnotizing moving image poem with no comprehensive or unifying point of comparison." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 75%

Hello I Must Be Going (2012)

"...a sincerely personal take on its subject matter, opting for three-dimensional leads and earned pathos over quirky character traits, cynical humor, or an invasively stylized visual approach." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B- 78%

Killer Joe (2012)

"The tone in Killer Joe feels so expertly and delicately crafted that we only laugh at the film's absurd scenarios if and when the filmmaker permits it so." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
C 71%

Klovn: The Movie (Klown) (2012)

"Situational comedies need some believability to be effective, and too many gags in Klown feel like punchlines whose set-ups were engineered in reverse..." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 76%

Alps (2012)

"In fact, you probably shouldn't be reading this review if you have an interest in seeing the film." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B+ 82%

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)

"I wish the patience and grace of the director's techniques in the film's strongest non-musical moments were matched in his depictions of the amazing music on display." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 84%

Good Ol' Freda (2013)

"...the film captures a woman who lives daily with the knowledge that she bears part of history." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B+ 87%

Computer Chess (2013)

"It's the type of film that introduces a type of funny that you didn't know existed, that isn't based in popular culture or punchlines or pratfalls or virtually anything that we've seen before." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
A- 83%

Laurence Anyways (2013)

"...a symphony of sound and image, an epic account of a dynamic and complicated relationship, and one of the most powerful and affecting love stories I've seen on film in quite some time." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B+ 84%

Berberian Sound Studio (2013)

"Berberian Sound Studio follows Hitchcock's doctrine fully: what information audiences fill in with their imagination is always more horrifying than anything that can be filmed" ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
A- 83%

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (2013)

"Beautiful, difficult, frustrating, and engrossing, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet is an undeniable accomplishment of form and experimentation." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B- 88%

Hannah Arendt (2013)

"...actors in supporting roles telegraph the controversies surrounding Arendt's personality as if they were attempting to literally touch the viewer's nose." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
A- 94%

Blancanieves (2013)

"Far from an arthouse gimmick, Blancanieves marries style and story in a way that seems so obvious and fitting that it's a wonder why this film hadn't been made before." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 94%

Room 237 (2013)

"Room 237 is about bringing a text to life through an active, prolonged, playful, or even tortured relationship to it. It's a document of immersive obsession." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2/5 64%

Enzo Avitabile Music Life (2013)

"Music Life is a film about a personality that carries little personality of its own." ‐Nonfics
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 92%

The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013)

"One leaves The Pervert's Guide to Ideology with a lingering sense that this is how academic essay films should be done in the 21st century." ‐Nonfics
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/5 89%

The Punk Singer (2013)

"...perhaps there is an inherent contradiction in attempting to capture a democratizing movement through an individual figure, as rocktastic and badass as that figure might be." ‐Nonfics
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/5 75%

Teenage (2014)

"More well-crafted experience than historical chronicle, Teenage is an illustrative portrait of adolescence from the attempted point-of-view of those who first made sense of it" ‐Nonfics
Posted Jun 2, 2014
A- 87%

The New Rijksmuseum (Parts 1 and 2) (2013)

"How do you properly "restore" a site dedicated to preserving and displaying centuries of culture and history? [The film] details this impossible task, and it's thrilling." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 96%

Ida (2014)

"I was drawn in by the incredible beauty of Ida's photography to the point of alienation from the complex story through which such images unfolded in front of me." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/5 88%

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (2014)

"'s difficult to ascertain what the film has to say about underground hip-hop, or music in general, beyond showcasing the compelling independent artists at Stones Throw." ‐Nonfics
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 90%

Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (2014)

"...a compelling, thoughtful, and sometimes hilarious depiction of the myriad factors weighing down a paintbrush as it struggles to meet a canvas." ‐Nonfics
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B+ 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"Mistaken for Strangers is both Tom's Fitzcarraldo and his Burden of Dreams: a product and record of his ability to complete something ambitious and, thus, a test of his self-worth." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B 93%

Gerhard Richter Painting (2012)

"...the filmmaker and the very presence of the camera become a point of conversation and contention." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 17, 2012
B+ 92%

Into The Abyss (2011)

"Herzog proves a formidable guide through several controversial conditions of American life: notably crime and punishment, and living with death." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Nov 19, 2011
A- 88%

Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011)

"Eames: The Architect and The Painter traverses the fascinating life of a couple whose contributions broadly determined what modern postwar American life looked and felt like." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Nov 19, 2011
A- 89%

My Joy (2011)

"It's a journey that takes us through unexpected, often harrowing twist and turns, unafraid to leave us perplexed, confused, or even frustrated." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 5, 2011
C+ 78%

The Mill and the Cross (2011)

"'The Mill and the Cross' is a fully aware and intentionally engaged with artifice and its process. Why then, is its very artificiality so off-putting?" ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 17, 2011
B+ 74%

La belle endormie (The Sleeping Beauty) (2011)

"[Breillat is] having fun with the genre and story as her template to toy with, then uses that foundation to engage with human sexuality as a subject." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 9, 2011
B 85%

A Better Life (2011)

"Weitz's film-while certainly not always subtle-ultimately emerges triumphant and genuinely touching because of its graceful sincerity." ‐Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 25, 2011
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