Michael Posner

Michael Posner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 No Score Yet Histoire A Faire Peur (The Good Lie) "The Good Lie demonstrates again the fatal flaw that affects too many Canadian films: it's the script, stupid. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 7, 2014
3/4 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) "Whedon's Ado is a parlour version of the play, shot in black and white, with documentary intimacy. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 14, 2013
1.5/4 26% Erased (2013) "Arash Amel's plot is a hodgepodge of threadbare motifs, liberally cut and pasted from every thriller you've seen. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 31, 2013
2/4 No Score Yet Quality Balls "It's closer to ad copy than documentary - sweetness and light, all down the line. But the line doesn't go very far. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 24, 2013
2/4 88% The Angels' Share (2013) "The result is a sometimes gritty, occasionally charming Highland hybrid, but the final balance feels slightly off-kilter. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 17, 2013
2.5/4 57% Blackbird (2013) "Credit to Buxton here for extracting conviction from such young actors. The performances aren't wholly redemptive, but they are compelling. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 10, 2013
2.5/4 46% To The Wonder (2013) "Chary of exposition, meagre of plot, derisory of dialogue, indifferent to comprehension, it's a project that veers perilously close to self-parody. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 19, 2013
3/4 82% Like Someone in Love (2013) "Making only his second film outside of his native Iran, Kiarostami undercuts the rigid protocols of polite Japanese society with intimations of violence. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 12, 2013
3/4 67% Revolution (2013) "It should be essential viewing, particularly in high schools and universities, whence the next generation of policy makers will one day emerge, hopefully more enlightened than we have been. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 12, 2013
3/4 91% The Sapphires (2013) "You could drive an Abrams tank through the film's plot holes, but you'll likely be too busy enjoying yourself to bother. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 5, 2013
2/4 No Score Yet Mad Ship "Alas, not unlike the boat on which the tale is based, it's a jerry-built craft that never really gets launched. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 29, 2013
2/4 No Score Yet The Resurrection Of Tony Gitone "There are too many story lines - most are painfully thin - and the editing jumps between them, at times jarringly. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 29, 2013
2/4 31% Chasing Mavericks (2012) "When every frayed plot device you've predicted makes its inevitable appearance, at least you'll have the majestic waves off the California coastline to comfort you. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 26, 2012
3/4 80% Max Manus: Man of War (2010) "A fascinating, well-acted glimpse into a little known theatre of the war." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 14, 2009
3/4 93% Idiots and Angels (2011) "A dystopian commentary on humankind. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 14, 2009
3/4 94% The Cove (2009) "There are five minutes in this documentary that ought to be mandatory viewing. The entire 90 minutes is utterly compelling, but the five alone are worth the price of admission. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/4 97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008) "Although directed by Denmark's Anders Ostergaard, the true heroes of Burma VJ are the cadres of guerrilla video journalists who secretly filmed the junta's brutal suppression of the popular revolt in the fall of 2007. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 7, 2009
2/4 29% Shrink (2009) "No one knows why bad things happen to good people. But we do know why bad things happen to good film ideas. They get ruined by poor scripts and indifferent direction. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 31, 2009
2/4 68% Funny People (2009) "It's at once dark and sentimental, and (at 146 minutes) hugely indulgent. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 31, 2009
2/4 36% Dear Wendy (2005) "We get it, Lars. Actually, we got it some time ago. Guns are bad things. They kill people and Americans are obsessed with them. Can we move on now? " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 24, 2006
2/4 81% The Last Mogul (Life and Times of Lew Wasserman) (2005) "In covering so much acreage, Avrich has failed to dig deep for material that might have shed more light on Wasserman's ways. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 29, 2005
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