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Michael Dunaway

Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
57% Katie Says Goodbye (2016) Katie isn't an easy watch, to be sure, but it's very well executed and deeply felt. And it's always a joy to see a film where the director is so obviously in love with his lead character. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2016
9.1/10 86% First Girl I Loved (2016) The plot isn't really the film's focus. Sanga paints his characters with such sensitivity and compassion that even when they're making the wrong choices, perhaps even because they're making the wrong choices, our heart goes out to them. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2016
89% Cartel Land (2015) The results are astounding. Cartel Land is staggering, stunning. The best documentary I've seen in a very long time. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2015
58% Coldwater (2014) Grashaw draws out fascinating, textured performances from his cast, notably James C. Burns as the retired marine in charge and Nicholas Bateman as a conflicted trustee. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2014
43% And While We Were Here (2013) Its depiction of womanhood, particularly as it does and does not relate to the romantic male counterpart, establishes Coiro's presence as a new, potent voice in filmmaking. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2013
8.6/10 74% The East (2013) Marling is wonderful as always, Alexander Skarsgaard is appropriately mysterious as the leader of the group, and Ellen Page turns in her best performance in years. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2013
4.2/10 70% C.O.G. (2013) The characters are of tedious cardboard and are nearly without interest, wasting the considerable character talents of the likes of Dale Dickey and Dean Stockwell. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2013
6.8/10 67% Manhunt (2013) Manhunt is a frustrating experience, though not without its rewards. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2013
9.2/10 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) If you leave the film with dry eyes, you're a hell of a lot stronger than me, or than anyone in the Eccles theater the night I saw the film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2013
55% Little Birds (2012) Temple, in particular, is headed for stardom. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2012
7.9/10 75% Blackthorn (2011) These days elegiac Westerns are the only kind anyone seems interested in making anymore. But when the result is a film as moody and beautiful as Mateo Gil's Blackthorn, that's not a bad thing at all. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 27, 2011
8.2/10 73% Bellflower (2011) Often a concept-heavy film like Bellflower suffers from lack of sufficient attention to, you know, storytelling, but that's definitely not the case here. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2011
8.5/10 98% Project Nim (2011) Fascinating and exquisitely executed. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2011
7.4/10 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) It's an entertaining and sometimes hilarious film that belongs squarely in Allen's "hit" column. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 11, 2011
6.9/10 86% X-Men: First Class (2011) In a genre that too often produces mindless retreads, it overdelivers. And yes, lots of things blow up, too. Welcome to summer. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 4, 2011
8.5/10 53% Hesher (2011) Joseph Gordon-Levitt must be especially glad for this film to see the light of day, because his performance is award-worthy, a complete inhabiting of as unique a personality as you'll encounter in film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 14, 2011
8.5/10 64% Another Earth (2011) A deeply personal and moving philosophical exploration of identity, remorse, loss and reconciliation. Mike Cahill's direction is spot-on, and Brit Marling's tour de force as producer, co-writer and one of the very best actors at Sundance is stunning. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2011