Martha Schabas

Martha Schabas
Martha Schabas'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
2.5/4 66% The White Crow (2019) The film may go to lengths to tell us that Nureyev was sensational to watch, but we don't experience much of this power or magnetism as viewers. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 83% Nureyev (2019) The new documentary is satisfying in some regards and frustrating in others. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) There's potential here for a distinctly female examination of leadership, power and war. If only it were further explored. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 86% Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2017) The portrait of the artist might be a bit uncritically rosy; still, this is a compelling dance film that captures the drive and passion of a key figure in contemporary choreography. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2.5/4 88% Dancer (2016) While there's plenty of footage of Polunin executing multiple pirouettes and twisting acrobatically through the air, real ballet fans will lament the lack of evidence of emotion and artistry in his dancing. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2.5/4 71% Reset (Relève: Histoire d'une création) (2017) Midway through the film, this level of unstructured naturalism crosses a threshold from boring to subtly compelling. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
2/4 78% A Ballerina's Tale (2015) As an examination of how idealized conceptions of the ballerina have fed racial homogeneity in the industry, A Ballerina's Tale sticks with stuff we already know. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
3/4 87% Ballet 422 (2015) What makes Jody Lee Lipes documentary so interesting - even transfixing at times - is the fact that nothing is editorialized or explained. There are no interviews or voice-overs. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015