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Murtada Elfadl
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) I was excited for this film. But I was also afraid. Will Barry Jenkins be able to interpret Baldwin's howls of anger and despair as loud as I heard them reading Baldwin's prose? I needn't have worried.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
C 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Despite attempts at freshening up the material, it comes off stale, another plodding historical drama that is far too familiar to be truly exciting.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
B 81% Never Look Away (2018) Never Look Away is epic and grand storytelling with a simplicity in narrative. That makes it appealing enough to audiences, it didn't need the neat bow that's given to the proceedings. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
C- 44% Write When You Get Work (2018) It's a hodgepodge; a love story, a heist movie, social satire. Yet none of them work. The love story is creepy at times. The heist isn't that exciting and has very low stakes. And the social satire has no bite.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
B+ 94% 1985 (2018) The scope of the film is small and the locations limited, yet its ambition is big.......The sensitive performances and the black and white super 16 cinematography add poignancy and gravity to the intimate interactions between these characters.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B+ 95% Ray & Liz (2018) Billingham's Ray & Liz story is precise and rooted in the stark bleak facts of his growing up with alcoholic uncaring parents. He presents those years in a few set pieces written and directed as if a crime were being committed.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B+ 100% Too Late to Die Young (2018) It's a roaming slice of life chronicle that isn't that interested in plot though it has some. It's more a memory of a feeling.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B 56% Duck Butter (2018) Shawkat, who co-wrote the screenplay with Arteta, is winsome and appealing. Costa's Sergio sometimes plays the cliche of the exotic foreigner with expansive dramatic feeling, but the chemistry between the actresses carries the film through. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B No Score Yet O.G. (2018) Jeffrey Wright's deep and full bodied performance is worth the ticket price.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B+ 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) A joy from start to finish. It's worth the price of admission just for recreating the running in the Louvre scene from Godard's Bande A Part (1964), with Varda's age adding poignancy and exuberance.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
B 89% Maudie (2017) Hawkins grabs and holds the scenes, not with overdramatics, but with humour and delectable gestures. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
B+ 82% Where Is Kyra? (2018) every frame is a tableau come to sumptuous life. And in Pfeiffer's face he's found the perfect vessel. Whole scenes play just on her face even when other actors are present in the scene. It's intimate yet unsettling because of the melancholic story. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
C 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) Taylor is comfortable framing his actors in tight closeups, helping Blunt telegraph her emotional acuity, but less successful with building credible tension or suspense about the mystery at the heart of the story. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
B 72% Crimson Peak (2015) Del Toro is so eager to get to the house, that we spend too little time on the romance. If you want to out-Brontë Emily Brontë maybe spend more time making us believe in the connection between your two leads? ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
A 95% Félicité (2017) Félicité might feel like two movies in one but both parts are ravishing, both unmissable.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B 97% Mudbound (2017) The film has an acute sense of place in its design and cinematography. It is in the editing that the film becomes choppy, not giving any one story or any one character the space to breathe. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B+ 91% We the Animals (2018) ..director Jeremiah Zagar, who co-wrote the screenplay with Daniel Kitrosser, matches the book's spirit of confessional storytelling by intercutting the poetic storytelling with animated sequences drawn out of Jonah's journal. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
C 80% Brad's Status (2017) Brad is so tedious that one spends the whole movie waiting for him to get his comeuppance. And sure enough, a secondary character comes in halfway through and reads him for filth. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B+ 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Are the parallels of this story to current affairs sometimes presented too on the nose? Sure, but that also makes them more resonant. Sometimes things need to be clear and not clouded in half-telegraphed metaphors. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
A 100% A Family Tour (2018) The script is razor sharp and cuts to the bone of what it means to live in exile. No matter how safe our protagonist feels away from the oppression at home, she still doesn't belong. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
A 100% Ash Is Purest White (2019) However mostly we leave with Zhao Tao's indelible face etched in our memories and proof once again that this a collaboration of director and actor that we want more of.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B+ 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) The film is generous to both sides of the moral question at its center, and with that one cannot but respond with enthusiasm. We need kindness like this in our lives.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016