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Lee Jutton

Lee Jutton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
63% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) There is much to like about the first two thirds of I Think We're Alone Now. It's a shame that what started as such a lovely slow-burn of a drama had to then devolve into such a mess.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
78% 306 Hollywood (2018) The colorful, stylistic flourishes of 306 Hollywood makes it stand out as something truly unique - an ordinary woman's life rendered into an extraordinary film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) I Am Not a Witch, while suffused with a thread of dark humor, is a furious indictment of the way society continues to treat women and girls who do not fit neatly into the molds prescribed for them.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
83% The Last Suit (El último traje) (2018) By elegantly twisting the tropes of both the road movie and the war movie, it tells a story that feels refreshing even when it dwells on historical events we've heard about so many times before.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
71% Final Score (2018) If you need to take a break from reading about all of the acclaimed films you're missing out on seeing at all of fall's prestigious film festivals, go ahead and watch Final Score.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
59% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) Memoir of War is at its best when it focuses on the complex inner life of its compelling protagonist, but even she can't prevent this film from feeling unnecessarily drawn-out by the time it reaches its conclusion.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
75% Hevn (2015) Revenge starts strong, fueled by the intense draw of the unknown. Yet as more and more is revealed, the film runs out of steam, crashing to a less-than-satisfying conclusion.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
No Score Yet Tucked (2018) It might focus on a man with cancer, but Tucked remains resolutely upbeat in its belief that true happiness can only be found when we are true to ourselves.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
60% Mad to Be Normal (2018) Mad to Be Normal takes the life story of someone who defied norms in every aspect of his life and then squeezes said story into a traditional biopic. What should have been a film vibrating with Laing's unique energy ends up being unengaging.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
87% The Swan (Svanurinn) (2018) In the sea of stellar coming-of-age films that have recently been released - Eighth Grade, Lady Bird, Mustang - The Swan's beautiful blend of human drama and magical realism is still unique enough to stand out.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) Thanks to a diverse cast of characters you can actually care about and some well-placed dancing around typical action-thriller tropes, The Meg is much better than it ever had any right to be, and a worthy addition to Statham's cinematic oeuvre.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
64% Calling All Earthlings (2018) Calling All Earthlings has so many intriguing stories to tell - and that's the problem. By bouncing back and forth between all of these stories, you don't get the complete picture of any of them.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
89% Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (2018) Through Aucoin's own words and his work, Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story presents a colorful and complex man whose impact on the fashion world can still be felt today. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Thanks to the complicated and charismatic women at its center, Madeline's Madeline manages to keep you hooked even as you grow increasingly unable to understand what the hell is actually going on. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) A delightful look behind the curtain at a side of Hollywood kept so long in the dark.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
75% Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) That a film released in 1971 remains accurate in its portrayal of the way the black community is persecuted by police in America in 2018 gives the film an added emotional heft.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Not every wild storytelling gamble works and some of the metaphor comes across as heavy-handed as a Trump-Macron handshake. Nonetheless, Riley deserves immense plaudits for taking such risks and making such a powerful statement in his feature film debut.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
89% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) Boom for Real benefits from Driver's intimate familiarity with its subject: both Basquiat himself and the downtown New York in which he thrived. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
79% Love, Cecil (2018) Love, Cecil is a perfect tribute to all of the contrasting sides of this multifaceted, multi-talented artist.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
79% The Workers Cup (2018) I cannot fathom how one could see how migrant workers are being treated and still feel fine with watching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Workers Cup ensures that you'll never glory in watching your team lift the trophy in the same way ever again.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) The stylistic gambles that Layton takes pay off in that they add depth to what is a shallow story about young American ennui. However, the movie's artistic merits are not enough to make the men at the center of the story worth caring about.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
92% Nossa Chape (2018) Nossa Chape is a beautiful elegy to the departed and an ode to the strength of those who survived.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
100% The Two of Us (Le vieil homme et l'enfant) (1967) Refreshingly free of bloodshed and bombast, Berri's film proves that you don't need to depict the visceral horrors of World War II onscreen to drive home the lasting impact it had on everyday people.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
40% Mary Shelley (2018) As the first female filmmaker in her native land of Saudi Arabia, and a controversial figure in her own right, it is clear that Al-Mansour was born to bring Mary Shelley's story to the big screen.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
75% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) Even if you've lost track of what is going on, Yuasa feeds you enough eye candy to ensure you will remain satisfied.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
93% Nico, 1988 (2018) Nico, 1988 shows us how extraordinary the biopic can be when it is freed from unnecessary restrictions to embrace the idiosyncrasies of its subject.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
29% Mapplethorpe (2018) There is a spark missing from Mapplethorpe that one is better off seeking out in one of his photographs.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
68% The Seagull (2018) The Seagull is a gorgeous adaptation of one of the world's most beloved plays.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
90% Studio 54 (2018) Watching the film will make you nostalgic for an era of utter freedom that we seem to have lost in the forty years that have passed since.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
No Score Yet Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football (2017) Certain scenes seem orchestrated just to elicit audience sympathy for Kaiser and they ring false. But by showing us how the myth is so much more enjoyable than the man, Myles helps us understand why the man created the myth in the first place.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
No Score Yet Tanzania Transit (2017) Tanzania Transit opens audience eyes to a world that most of us will have rarely seen, and introduces us to characters whose stories are too infrequently told. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
80% State Like Sleep (2018) Danluck has great style as a filmmaker that harkens back to the best noir thrillers of yesteryear; she just needs to write a script with the substance to match.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
89% All About Nina (2018) The film makes your stomach hurt from laughter when it isn't making your heart hurt from anger - a combination that might sound unpleasant but is really a mark of the highest praise.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
64% The Party's Just Beginning (2018) Bold visual, editing, and musical choices show that despite this being her debut feature, Gillan is a natural storyteller confident in her own style and vision‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) If you want a straightforward biopic outlining Jones's life from birth until now, you'll be disappointed in Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. But if you're a fan of Jones, why would you want that anyway?‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
100% Daughter of the Nile (Ni luo he nu er) (1987) The film, a gorgeous exploration of life on the margins of Taipei society, doesn't have much in the way of a propulsive plot, but it makes up for that with rich atmosphere and characters that feel so real, you'll swear you just saw them walk by.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Watching Thoroughbreds, one is fully aware of the debt it owes to the similar films that came before it. But that doesn't make it any less enjoyable to watch. Female friendship has never looked so deliciously dangerous.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time has many touching and beautiful moments, in large part due to the incredible and relatable performance of its young star. However, the heavy-handed direction and sugary-sweet story may wear on adults used to more nuanced fare.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
15% Mute (2018) It's a particularly disappointing misfire from the man that gave us the low-key masterpiece of Moon, and yet another nail in the coffin of Netflix as a destination for quality original films.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) The majority of moviegoers want to see films led by strong, intelligent characters that are more diverse than just heterosexual white men, especially when they are as thoughtfully and beautifully made as this one.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
100% Rebels on Pointe (2017) If viewed out of the context of recent events, Rebels on Pointe is an enjoyable and inspirational look inside the world of a unique group of artists that will make you eager to take in one of their performances in real life as soon as possible.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
28% Proud Mary (2018) Proud Mary would be nothing special if it did not star Taraji P. Henson. But it does, and as a result it stands out like a beam of sunshine piercing the dull grey murk that is January at the movies. It is not brilliant, but it is definitely a lot of fun.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
20% Paradise (2013) Heavy-handed, predictable and often offensive in its treatment of certain characters, Paradise is a major misfire for Cody.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
No Score Yet Almost Paris (2018) Despite an admittedly heartwarming message about not putting a price tag on ways to make others happy, there is very little to take away from Almost Paris. You've seen this one before, albeit better.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game is a prime showcase for one of Hollywood's most versatile actresses, but the film as a whole doesn't live up to Chastain's fiery performance. A lot is said, but very little sticks with you after the end credits roll.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Diane Kruger carries In the Fade on her leather-clad shoulders and ensures that you'll walk away from the film feeling absolutely rattled.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
No Score Yet Chameleon (Camaleón) (2016) Rather than make a statement about class warfare or people living their lives as imposters, Chameleon instead makes a powerful statement as to why we need more women making films about women.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
90% I, Tonya (2018) I, Tonya takes a sympathetic look at Tonya Harding's life without glossing over the unpleasant parts of her personality; it doesn't try to excuse her bad behavior, but it does try to understand what led her to behave that way in the first place.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2017
92% Thelma (2017) Thelma's depiction of the emotional throes one goes through while growing up rings just as true as Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, even with (or perhaps because of) all the nightmarish trappings.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Knowing how much else Lamarr had to offer, and how little the world cared about it, saddened and infuriated me.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017