Maximilian Von Thun

Maximilian Von Thun
Maximilian Von Thun's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue
Publications: CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 94% Next to Her (2014) Director Asaf Korman, writer Liron Ben-Shlush and cinematographer Amit Yasur have come together to create what is a remarkably assured debut feature. The script is psychologically convincing and full of fascinating little details. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 85% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) Goodnight Mommy might be a flawed film, but it remains an original and refreshing take on a tired genre. Its fantastic production values make it a highly enjoyable watch. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 89% Only The Dead (2015) The footage is incredible -- both in terms of what it shows and the danger Ware puts himself through to get it -- and permits none of the censorship we're accustomed to. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
5/5 89% A Private War (2018) Anchored by a career-best performance from Rosamund Pike and flawless direction and storytelling by Heineman, A Private War tells the tragic story of famed Sunday Times reporter Colvin. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 66% Vice (2018) McKay finds a delicate balance between taking a Veep/Thick of It pleasure in the superficial thrills and farce of political life, and solemnly confronting the death and destruction unleashed by Cheney's actions. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 87% Colette (2018) Colette is undoubtedly an enjoyable watch, anchored as it is by excellent performances from the two leads, and highly polished direction and cinematograph. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
4/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Kore-eda's warm and naturalistic aesthetic style, which revels in capturing the magic of everyday activities... bonds us to the Shibatas before we even have time to question the morality of what they do. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
5/5 92% The Price of Everything (2018) The Price of Everything certainly doesn't hold back in its skewering of a contemporary art world defined far more by financial gain and status seeking than a genuine love of beauty. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
4/5 81% Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) Distant Voices contains some of the most beautiful, poetic filmmaking in British cinema. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) While one can't reproach Pawlikowski for lacking authenticity, their constant bickering and falling out makes one question whether they should be together at all, with nothing substantial... underpinning their love, just raw erotic energy. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
3/5 95% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) The Guardians is a subtle, beautifully made and quietly feminist work about the fortitude of women during wartime. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) Martinessi's frequent close-ups of Chela's face make her emotional ups and downs the driving force of The Heiresses. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Sicario 2 remains highly watchable thanks to what it does preserve from the original: its mood of constant dread and impending doom. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5/5 91% Lean on Pete (2018) Neither falsely optimistic nor hopeless, Lean on Pete is a deeply humane film that is never anything less than believable. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4/5 76% A Gentle Creature (2017) [A Gentle Creature] is a wonderfully strange and thought-provoking cinematic experience. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 93% Journey's End (2018) Journey's End deserves commendation for its refusal to descend into melodrama; this is not nostalgic period drama, but an unvarnished depiction of organised murder. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) New Year celebrations have only recently been and gone, but it may well prove difficult to find a more perfect film than Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread in 2018. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
3/5 88% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) As a viewer one certainly leaves Insyriated with a more visceral understanding of what the Syrian conflict means for millions of families. Whether that is of any help to them, is a separate question. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 89% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) Both Morcsányi and Borbély play their roles to near perfection. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
5/5 91% Human Flow (2017) Ai Weiwei might be best known for his sculptures and installations, but with Human Flow he has created a masterpiece that truly captures the humanity at the heart of the global refugee crisis. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 90% Icaros: A Vision (2017) Icaros achieves this hallucinatory effect through its top-notch cinematography, special effects and soundscape. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
5/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) 20th Century Women speaks to the ultimate inscrutability of each and every human being. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 99% Tower (2016) An eclectic combination of reenactment, voiceover recollection and contemporary newsreel footage. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) The only saving graces are the (admittedly excellent) cinematography and production values -- the action scenes are crisp, smooth and packed with tension -- but they feel almost irrelevant when the content they have to work with is this bad. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) Hoover's documentary is full of stimulating ideas and observations. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/5 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) The wishy-washy execution means it is unlikely to win over anyone who doesn't already agree. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 100% The Mirror (1975) Its imagery and mysticism have by no means lost their power to astound. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
2/5 91% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) Despite a promising concept and strong production values, Summertime's poor execution makes it one to avoid. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
5/5 96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) This is no heavy-handed tale of Western decadence versus pure indigenous wisdom, with Guerra constantly emphasising the ambiguous relationship between the two. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
5/5 72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) Mon Roi is one of the best films of the year and an impressively realistic depiction of the highs and lows of love. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
3/5 94% Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2016) A valuable record of a movement whose boldness still has the capacity to impress. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
4/5 97% Mustang (2015) Masterfully balances its personal and political concerns. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
2/5 88% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Sadly, Stephen Frears gets the balance wrong with his latest film, with the result that neither the gags nor the heartfelt moments come off as intended. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 87% Heaven Knows What (2015) Despite the achingly raw performances and formal inventiveness, Heaven Knows What struggles as a piece of gripping cinema. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) An impressive demonstration of cinema's ability to tackle complex ethical and philosophical issues without forgetting to entertain. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016