Marsha Lederman

Marsha Lederman
Marsha Lederman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail
Publications: Globe and Mail

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) This film deserves as wide an audience as possible. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3/4 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) While the kids at the screening I attended laughed hysterically at the fart jokes, the parents chuckled at the slightly more sophisticated humour and the adult geeks howled at the deeper pop cultural references. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Fail to Appear (2017) Experimental filmmaking that is devoid of bells and whistles, but also wholly accessible and utterly watchable. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
3/4 92% Porcupine Lake (2017) Remarkable performances by the two young actors at the centre of the film -- along with assured, subtle storytelling by director/screenwriter Ingrid Veninger -- propel this cottage country coming-of-age drama. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3/4 100% Sled Dogs (2017) However you feel about commercial dog sledding, Fern Levitt's Sled Dogs is bound to rankle - either because of the material itself or the filmmaker's take. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2/4 38% Milton's Secret (2016) Milton's Secret carries a powerful and important message, but the film feels ham-fisted, clichéd and overearnest at times, especially for adult viewers. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 66% Anthropoid (2016) While it's easy to sneer at the romantic subplot, it serves to humanize the characters and convey their intense fear. Otherwise we know too little about them - beyond the fact they are all impossibly good-looking. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/4 53% Genius (2016) Not nearly as smart as it should be. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
2/4 62% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) When one of the most enlightening moments of a film comes during the postscript (black holes!), you know there's a problem - one that has nothing to do with math. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
3/4 72% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) A steamy, suspenseful tension-bomb - psychological, sexual, you name it - with potential catastrophe at the periphery of each scene. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
2/4 60% Borealis (2015) The film is rife with tropes: the bonding road trip, the blindness that allows for true vision and a ruthless money-lender called "the Rabbi." - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/4 58% The Brainwashing of My Dad (2016) In addition to an overreliance on Skype and silly effects such as laugh tracks - the film's examination feels shallow. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Guantanamo's Child - Omar Khadr (2015) For viewers with minds made up about Omar Khadr, who see him as a terrorist who should be locked away, this documentary may make for uncomfortable viewing. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Fractured Land (2015) The film is powerful; a skillful study in landscape as well as character. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/4 100% Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World (2015) Much more than a profile of this remarkable place and the cast of characters who populate it, this film captures the heart and heartbreak of the clashes it has seen, primarily over logging. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
2.5/4 24% Hellions (2015) This creepfest initially serves up some good horror-flick fun, but seems to lose the plot as the wind kicks up and the sky changes colour and the chase goes on and on ... - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/4 80% Mountain Men (2016) Mountain Men delivers big heart, some big laughs and authentic character development observed through sharp, but always natural, dialogue. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/4 76% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) Poetry is dead - but maybe a five-year-old boy can save it, with the help of his kindergarten teacher. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/4 92% Sunshine Superman (2015) Long before there were GoPros, there was Boenish, a camera mounted on his helmet, jumping from Yosemite's El Capitan or L.A. skyscrapers under construction. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
67% Monsoon (2014) With its sweeping images recorded in ultrahigh-def, Monsoon is a visual stunner - a visceral experience of India during monsoon season. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 100% Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2014) The cinematography is stunning, the images horrifically powerful, but Mr. Reyes's point would be better served if he pulled back a bit on the poetic narration. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2014
3.5/4 85% Good Ol' Freda (2013) In this charming insider account, Kelly traces her history with the band from the very early days until after their split. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2013
2.5/4 95% Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) [Clash is] portrayed as a mild-mannered, kind, giving, supremely talented soul, with a deep love for the puppet he animates and the children who love him. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2012
2.5/4 No Score Yet Doppelgänger Paul (2011) Dryborough and Runyan deliver spot-on performances in this buddy flick with a purpose; the chemistry between them is undeniable. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2012
3/4 88% A Screaming Man (2011) Despite its title, the film is a quiet rebuke of war and its impact on everyday life: people and families. Without a single battle scene, the horrors of war bleed through the screen. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2011
2/4 No Score Yet Funkytown (2012) There's a lot of ground to cover in this ensemble piece, and the threads are uneven -- not just in terms of depth, but quality. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2011