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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Hooligan Sparrow (2016) "Rather than allowing Hooligan Sparrow to represent [subject Ye Haiyan's] achievement, [director Nanfu] Wang continually highlights her own plight. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 20, 2016
80% Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2016) "An inspired approach to biography [...] a thoughtful portrait of this gifted artist. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 25, 2016
94% Black Girl (La noire de...) (1966) "With Black Girl, Ousmane Sembene crafts one of cinema's finest portraits of African neocolonialism. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 17, 2016
90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "Rather than the psychological thriller one might expect, The Clan is a senseless and sanguinary depiction of criminal behavior. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 16, 2016
88% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) "The latest and most intensely personal movie by the celebrated Chinese director Jia Zhangke won the top prize at Cannes' Directors Fortnight. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 11, 2016
90% I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene) (1965) " This is a timeless story, although not in [director Antonio] Pietrangeli's hands, an archetypal one. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 2, 2016
93% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) "Ave Maria is the standout in this year's quintet of Oscar-nominated live-action shorts. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 28, 2016
87% The Club (El Club) (2016) "This drama about pedophile priests replaces the depiction of ethical and moral dilemmas with all the details one might hear on a daytime reality show. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 26, 2016
100% Democrats (2015) "A fascinating, fly-on-wall portrait of patriarchal politics and power. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 18, 2015
94% Sembene! (2015) "Serves as a good introduction to the work of "the father of African cinema." " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 2, 2015
73% Suffragette (2015) "[Suffragette] will resonate with audiences because while it is a historical drama, its modernity is felt in the predicament of its working-class hero. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 22, 2015
95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "An exercise in self-pity that will test the limits of [Jafar Panahi's] most sympathetic audiences. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 1, 2015
93% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "An expertly edited mosaic of the political party. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 1, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "A portrait of the artist as increasingly uncomfortable with his talent and his Hollywood milieu. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 27, 2015
98% Phoenix (2015) "A profound commentary on the lasting effects of the Nazi era on the German people. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 23, 2015
89% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "An excellent cast, a solid script, and a few surprises about the little-known circumstances of life as an Arab-Israeli citizen make A Borrowed Identity an absorbing film. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 25, 2015
87% Tangerines (2015) "Excellent performances from the ensemble cast [...] elevate what is an otherwise theatrical treatment of a timeworn narrative. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 17, 2015
80% Human Capital (2015) "An unremarkable thriller elevated by a few excellent performances and Paolo Virzì's direction. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 14, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "It is not often that movies so authentically portray the travails of working-class characters in developed countries. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 22, 2014
88% Winter Sleep (2014) "[Haluk] Bilginer's [performance] alternates between brooding melancholy and sharp-tongued contemptuousness, failing to reach the tragic dimensions which the writers intended. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 16, 2014
89% Closed Curtain (2014) "If Closed Curtain seems at times too self-reflexive, it is Panahi's despair which rescues the movie, exquisite in its rendering, and terrifying for its ability to clutch at the soul. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 8, 2014
84% Violette (2014) "Unfortunately, Provost mostly avoids Leduc's substantial literary contribution in favor of depicting her life solely through her friends and mentors, and her mother Berthe with whom she had a dysfunctional relationship. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 12, 2014
89% Elena (2014) "Women's cinematic quests for identity are singular, as they so often involve reminiscences of a dead relative... Elena adds another assured and courageous voice. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 28, 2014
82% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) "Despite beautiful cinematography and Juliette Binoche in the title role, Bruno Dumont's biopic is a dull fictionalized depiction of three days of the eponymous sculptor's 30-year confinement. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 15, 2013
96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) "Heinzerling has a great eye, and his conventional, low-key approach to cinematography in Cutie and the Boxer-no shaky camera, very few tracking shots, and adequate lighting-puts all the emphasis on his subjects. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2013
88% Herman's House (2013) " Herman's House shows off the talents of several young principal crew members, and that of the director who makes his documentary feature debut, but it lacks the gravitas of human-rights filmmaking. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 16, 2013
100% The Revolutionary Optimists (2013) "Among that rare group of documentaries about child poverty that does not advocate for anything except hope. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 28, 2013
92% Gimme The Loot (2013) "An impressive debut feature, Gimme the Loot is also an unusual take on characters who want to leave their stamp on "the city that never sleeps." " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 22, 2013
93% No (2013) "Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín's last in a trilogy of films about his country's political landscape, No is the story of the 1988 national referendum which unseated a dictator. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 11, 2013
91% Caesar Must Die (2013) "Paolo and Vittorio Taviani brilliantly merge documentary and fiction in this film about a prison production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 7, 2013
79% La pirogue (2013) "Director Moussa Touré's allegorical underpinning transforms this rather predictable plot, ripped from familiar headlines around the world, into a decidedly Senegalese story. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 25, 2013
71% The Loneliest Planet (2012) "Director Julia Loktev finds accomplished simplicity, a rare quality in the early work of any director. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 26, 2012
57% Doctored (2012) "Doctored offers no fix for the problems it identifies, beyond a visit to your local chiropractor. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2012
88% We Women Warriors (2012) "A strikingly original depiction of the role of women in a complicated struggle for human rights. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2012
22% True Wolf (2012) " True Wolf is ostensibly about a Montana couple's life with their adopted wolf, but the documentary's lack of cohesiveness fails to connect us to either the exigencies of that existence, or to the wolf. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2012
73% Chicken with Plums (2012) " The first live-action movie by the Persepolis filmmaking team of Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud is not as engaging as their animation debut, but is beautifully scored and well-acted. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2012
28% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012) "This film by director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) is a formulaic, multi-generational story about a New York City lawyer on the verge of divorce who goes home to Mama, a pot-smoking denizen of Woodstock. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 6, 2012
50% Patagonia Rising (2012) "Although director Brian Lilla is neither a compelling storyteller nor a journalist, he presents a passionate and cogent scientific argument against Chile's latest dam project in Patagonia Rising. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 6, 2012
51% Where Do We Go Now? (2012) "Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's strikingly original second feature presents a clever solution to ending sectarian violence. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 8, 2012
98% This Is Not a Film (2012) "This deceptively simple, day-in-the-life-of documentary about Iranian director Jafar Panahi is an act of defiance against the filmmaking ban imposed on him by Iranian authorities. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 27, 2012
90% Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts (2012) "Pixar's La Luna and the New York-set A Morning Stroll are the standouts in this program of Oscar-nominated animated shorts. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 21, 2012
92% Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2012) "Turkish writer-director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's sixth feature film is about a murder investigation in which the lives of each of the men assigned to the methodical task of meting out justice are also under scrutiny-by their colleagues and by the filmmaker. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 4, 2012
100% Daguerréotypes (1976) "Daguerreotypes, one of Agnès Varda's early yet accomplished feature-length documentaries, presages the themes and visual style she would explore in her subsequent work. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 12, 2011
93% You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (2011) "Audiences will not "like the truth" that this newly declassified footage of a Guantanamo detainee reveals, although the title actually refers to the interrogators of 15-year-old Omar Khadr who deny the obvious truth of their prisoner's predicament. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 27, 2011
74% La belle endormie (The Sleeping Beauty) (2011) "Instead of the romantic claptrap of other adaptations, this is a road movie, and its star is a girl. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 7, 2011
59% The First Grader (2011) "Based on the true story of a Kenyan hero, this is a textbook case of what happens to a good story when it's poorly directed. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 12, 2011
89% A Screaming Man (2011) "A beautifully photographed tale of betrayal, A Screaming Man nevertheless turns on an improbable transformation by the main character, a father in war-torn Chad. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 14, 2011
88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) "Abbas Kiarostami deconstructs the cinematic art form in this cerebral but dialogue-heavy film featuring a luminous Juliette Binoche. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 11, 2011
77% Zero Bridge (2011) "This excellent debut film provides an insider's view of life in Kashmir. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 16, 2011
78% Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (2012) "Na Wewe from Belgium and Wish 143 from the U.K. are the standouts in an otherwise lackluster group of Oscar-nominated live-action shorts. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 14, 2011
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