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Michael D. Reid

Michael D. Reid
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 88%

Once I Was (The Matchmaker) (2012)

"[The Matchmaker] succeeds on two levels -- as a Middle East coming-of-age fable during a period of cultural change, and a rare view of Holocaust survivors in Israel learning to live and love again." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Oct 24, 2016
2.5/5 38%

The Other Woman (2011)

"Uneven yet intermittently compelling." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Oct 24, 2016
3/5 67%

Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

"Living in the Age of Airplanes is a gorgeously photographed travelogue intercut with some great aviation footage." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Wonderland (Heimatland) (2015)

"While this arty omnibus is visually striking, the film is short on genuine tension and dramatic potency." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 2, 2016
4/5 100%

Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) (2015)

"Expectations are subtly defied at every turn in this humanistic diversion laced with dry humour, an undercurrent of melancholy and a protagonist with arrested development who recalls to some extent Ernest Borgnine's sympathetic Marty." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 29, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Sea & The Flying Fish (Darya va mahi parande) (2015)

"The drama arising from attempts by humourless prison officials to erase the paintings and identify the creative culprit before the arrival of an inspector increasingly strains credulity." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Dan and Margot (2015)

"[Dan and Margot] is unsettling in that it reminds us how mercilessly pop culture has stigmatized [schizophrenia]... Yet it's also a hopeful and enlightening meditation on the potential to overcome it." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Hand Made with Love in France (Le Temps Suspendu) (2015)

"Director Julie Georgia Bernard's slight but fascinating behind-the-scenes fashion documentary is as irresistible as the French artisans whose under-appreciated contributions to haute couture the film affectionately celebrates." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

The Roots Remain (2016)

"The filmmakers interweave their own evocative footage of Fonki's humbling journey, a sombre highlight being his visit to The Killing Fields memorial centre, with home videos of his exiled parents and grandparents recalling their traumatic history." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/5 100%

Driving With Selvi (2016)

"This young mother and human-rights activist with a winning smile is a wonderful role model, living proof it's never too late to overcome adversity and achieve happiness on your own terms." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/5 74%

Valley Of Love (2016)

"Nicloux extracts fine performances, particularly from Depardieu as the skeptic who unabashedly accepts his dissipated state." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/5 26%

Five Nights in Maine (2016)

"[David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest] bring impressive naturalism to their restrained performances." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 17, 2016
2/5 82%

Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016)

"Enter this creepfest at your own risk." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/5 33%

The Steps (2015)

"It's all amusingly diverting, yet strangely familiar." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 17, 2016
2/5 61%

A Month Of Sundays (2015)

"This contrived exercise plays like a slow-burn variation on a Hallmark movie." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/5 100%

Le coeur de madame Sabali (2015)

"This stylized, at times dreamlike diversion's quirkiness and eye-popping art direction, heavy on bold reds and yellows, transcends the narrative hiccups." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/5 100%

Al Purdy Was Here (2015)

"An affectionate documentry that is captivating enough to make you want to learn more ab out this droll, beer-loving wordsmith." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Magicarena (2015)

"You needn't be an opera lover to appreciate this ancient ampitheatre's backstage drama, the mind-boggling complexity and magnitude of the production that the filmmakers capture." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Jan 28, 2016
5/5 83%

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015)

"It coalesces into a highly entertaining, surprise-packed and enjoyably nostalgic experience." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 92%

Dukhtar (2015)

"Pakistani filmmaker Afia Nathaniel tackles a difficult subject -- child marriages -- with admirable restraint in her impressive feature debut, as emotionally involving as it is visually spectacular." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

B for Boy (2013)

"[A] technically uneven and overlong (by about 20 minutes) but nonetheless engrossing cultural snapshot." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
5/5 75%

All The Time In The World (2015)

"[The film's] candid commentary adds humour to its stunning northern vistas, sunsets and other natural wonders." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
2.5/5 21%

An Eye for Beauty (Le règne de la beauté) (2014)

"While the film isn't painful to watch, and not just because it's easy on the eyes, it's a pointless affair." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 97%

1971 (2015)

"Hamilton nevertheless skilfully evokes the era's turbulent political and social climate, with genuine suspense generated during the heist matched by unexpected humour." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 100%

The Valley Below (2014)

"The four stories writer-director Kyle Thomas has unearthed from Alberta's badlands, interwoven into an authentic, well-acted evocation of small-town life, suggests we'll be hearing a lot more from this talented filmmaker." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
2/5 56%

Brahmin Bulls (2014)

"Mahesh Pailoor's slow-paced drama... might have sounded good on paper, but the father-and-son reunion plays like a glossy, mediocre TV movie." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Big In Japan (2015)

"While the novelty wears thin as contrivances mount in the home stretch, there's enough fun, charisma and witty sight gags along the way to keep you on board." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 91%

Sunshine Superman (2015)

"While many will question Boenish's sanity, Strauch's documentary effectively pays homage to the eccentric, risk-taking adrenaline junkie and aerial cinematographer [Carl Boenish]." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet

Howze Naghashi (The Painting Pool) (2013)

"This is a film that will make you want to hug your kids and re-evaluate why your own priorities have changed over time." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 80%

Not My Type (2014)

"There's an underlying humanity to this film that makes it irresistible." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
2.5/5 65%

The Riot Club (Posh) (2015)

"It's a pity the film's more shocking developments weren't matched by greater insight, plausibility and satire." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
4/5 89%

Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)

"Any doubts about Kristen Stewart's true acting potential are extinguished thanks to her surprisingly nuanced and mesmerizng performance in Clouds of Sils Maria." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 97%

It Follows (2015)

"Mitchell puts a twist on familiar tropes, enhanced by Rich Vreeland's eerily atmospheric electronic score and witty references to horror-meisters from George A. Romero to John Carpenter." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 10, 2015
2.5/5 89%

Amour Fou (2015)

"It's notable more for its elegant, painterly tableaux, classical music and historical costumes than an immersive story addressing the period's politics and social mores." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Mar 10, 2015
3.5/5 29%

The Captive (2014)

"Artfully toggling between his signature, time-shifting style and mainstream expectations, Egoyan captures,with stylized eeriness, a crime's psychic impact within a jigsaw-like, technology-propelled narrative." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Sep 5, 2014
4/5 100%

Down River (2013)

"Ratner, making inspired use of the Vancouver cityscape, has crafted a film of considerable beauty with great dialogue that underscores the wisdom of giving your head a shake and making the most of your life while you can." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Jul 28, 2014
4/5 89%

A Brony Tale (2014)

"As Brent Hodge vividly illustrates in his entertaining, insightful and affectionate documentary about a seemingly bizarre subculture, there's more to this phenomenon than meets the eye. Heck, it might even make a Brony out of you. " ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Jul 9, 2014
4/5 83%

Our Man in Tehran (2015)

"A nostalgic and refreshingly balanced tapestry of commentary and archival footage, this fascinating flashback also tells the real story of how big a role Canada played in hiding and extracting six U.S. Embassy officials during the Iran hostage crisis " ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Jun 14, 2014
23%

Awake (2007)

"Harold sustains an unsettling tone and the graphic depiction of what goes on under the knife is, well, a surgery-phobic patient's worst nightmare" ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Jan 10, 2008
73%

Fido (2007)

"While Fido isn't without a severed limb or a splash of blood, the emphasis here is on amusement and visual style, with the terror emanating more from social commentary than gore." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Jun 13, 2007
2/10 30%

Scooby-Doo (2002)

"They've sucked the charm out of Scooby and made him a poster pooch for euthanasia." ‐Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
Posted Jun 28, 2002
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