Musanna Ahmed

Musanna Ahmed
Musanna Ahmed's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry
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T-Meter Title | Year
93% Luchadoras (2021) Luchadoras is a compelling feminist perspective of a subculture, but what makes this wrestling film stand out is the examination of social issues that envelop the subjects' lives. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
100% The Return: Life After ISIS (2021) Sotorra's film doesn't just succeed as an informational and contextual piece - it's also simply a superb piece of filmmaking. Firstly and foremostly, the level of access is absolutely incredible, speaking to the brilliant ability of the producers. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
100% United States vs. Reality Winner (2021) Though the filmmakers perhaps could have held on until Winner's forthcoming release from prison to obtain the greatest insight, United States vs. Reality Winner is as compelling as a film can be without access to its subject. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
92% Lily Topples The World (2021) As humans, our capacity to be inspired is limitless and Lily Topples the World is an incredibly encouraging film about a wonderful wunderkind. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
95% Alone Together (2021) With its rich storytelling ambition and boundless creativity in aesthetics, Alone Together might be the most novel music biopic in some time. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
80% The Lost Sons (2021) Unfolding patiently, sensitively and with a handful of twists, The Lost Sons is intriguing and poignant. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
71% WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (2021) WeWork is a fascinating conundrum of a documentary. It's as thorough and straightforward as a documentary can get in regards to storytelling, yet its subject remains an unsolvable mystery by the end. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
82% Kid Candidate (2021) In just 68 minutes, Kid Candidate is an effective microcosm of small-town American politics. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
95% The Mole Agent (2020) What a wonderfully moving film. Endearing and poignant in equal measure, Chilean director Maite Alberdi takes an outlandish premise and effortlessly extracts plenty of humour out of it, ultimately finding deep meanings when she least expects it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
100% Jacinta (2020) Jacinta is a powerful film about the seemingly unbreakable cycle of addiction and trauma across three generations. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
No Score Yet She Had a Dream (2020) Effortlessly balancing the personal and the political - and the invisible line between them - the filmmaker offers a glimpse into the future of a better Tunisia through Binous's unique odyssey. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
100% A Thousand Cuts (2020) A Thousand Cuts is a terrific film about Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, founder of the website Rappler, which allows for a richer exploration of Ressa's incredible character that we hadn't seen before. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
100% Radiograph of a Family (2020) Radiograph of a Family may be the best family memoir documentary since Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
87% White Noise (2020) White Noise is unnerving viewing but surprisingly offers comfort by revealing the diminishing influence of some dangerous individuals. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
17% Class of '83 (2020) Class of '83 is an agonisingly generic dirty cop thriller that somehow confounded me every step of the way. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
100% Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is a pretty straightforward biopic that finds value in its raw observation of women in the military. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
100% The Viewing Booth (2020) The Viewing Booth feels so important in a time where the same video could be watched by many yet everyone will have their own truth attached to it, no matter the starkness of the footage. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
86% The Social Dilemma (2020) The Social Dilemma is a deeply compelling treatise on why we're so addicted to our devices. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
83% You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) Through style, humor, and a dash of poignancy, the film does a good job of selling you on joining Arquette in his singular odyssey. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
80% Shakuntala Devi (2020) All-in-all, Shakuntala Devi is very much the epitome of a decent Bollywood biopic. Dramatic moments are inflated and comedic moments are designed to be commercially viable to the masses. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
87% Dil Bechara (2020) The film independently works well to provide humour, poignancy, and catchy music, but much of your enjoyment will depend on if you cared for John Green's story the first time around. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
No Score Yet Bitter Bread (2019) The stark presentation of refugees living in camps is where Bitter Bread wields its gut-punching power. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
98% The Go-Go's (2020) Overall, The Go-Go's is an amazing biopic of a band with a great story, chronicling the great stories of the individuals who made it all happen. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
No Score Yet Shut up Sona (2019) Shut Up Sona feels like the beginning of a great movement for both the music and film industry. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
100% Me and the Cult Leader (Aganai) (2020) Me and the Cult Leader is an excellent documentary in that special league of films in which characters pursue or reject the opportunity for catharsis. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
No Score Yet Flint (2020) Anthony Baxter's Flint is one hell of an exposé. Flint is a vital movie for a volatile time. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
73% Gulabo Sitabo (2020) Gulabo Sitabo just doesn't provide much to enjoy besides the evergreen cinematic highlight that is Amitabh Bachchan. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
83% Bulbbul (2020) Whilst Bulbbul doesn't fulfil the potential we've seen out of the country's genre film scene, it's still a lush and disturbing hybrid of folk-horror and fairytale. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
54% Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai (2020) The realism in the dialogue, the incisive casting choices, and the deep engagement with relevant social and political themes make Choked so wholly an Anurag Kashyap movie. Another distinct entry in his wonderfully varied filmography. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
100% This Teacher (2020) This Teacher is both a step forward in representation and a wildly enthralling viewing experience. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
76% Shoot to Marry (2020) With this delightful film, a real-life rom-com, Markle proves to be a natural storyteller with a gift for finding comedy in every moment. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
88% Desert One (2020) All-in-all, Desert One is a treat for history buffs and the definitive film about Operation Eagle Claw. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
100% Sunless Shadows (2020) Sunless Shadows is such a brilliant documentary because it treats the subject matter with the gravitas it needs. To accomplish this, Oskouei uses an intimate observational lens and his excellent relationship with the subjects. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
100% Songs of Repression (2020) To have earned the trust of this community for a documentary film was significant enough, and the finished result proves to be really important. Simply put, Songs of Repression is one of the most compelling documentaries of the year. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
No Score Yet Caught in the Net (V síti) (2020) For a film where you want to look away from the screen almost the whole time, Caught in the Net is impossibly gripping. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
No Score Yet Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer (2019) Of course, this documentary is a must-see for Tarkovsky's devotees but it's a must-see for cinephiles in general. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
70% Butt Boy (2020) It's painfully bad - a comedy with no rhythm, a mystery with no intrigue, a film with no point. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
100% Once Upon a Time in Uganda (2020) Once Upon a Time in Uganda is a nice supplement to the ongoing, exciting story of Wakaliwood and the perfect thing to tie us over whilst we wait for their next awesome movie. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) Crip Camp is a beautiful, wonderfully entertaining and insightful history lesson on civil rights for the disabled in America. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
90% Maxima (2019) Overall, Maxima is a really educational and informational look into the truth behind big mining as experienced through one strong-willed indigenous woman. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
100% I Am Not Alone (2020) This unbelievably inspiring film is for anyone who doesn't believe in the power of protests. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
93% Thappad (2020) Thappad is one of the finest Hindi domestic dramas in recent years. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
92% Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020) Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdan successfully takes the Michael Moore approach to filmmaking - to make a good message movie, you first have to make a good movie. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
20% Love Aaj Kal (2020) Whilst this limp remake/reboot/whatever suffers from a terrible script and bad performances that undercut the credibility of Aaryan and Khan as rising stars, it's made worse by a tedious length, zero moments of levity, and no exciting dance numbers. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
100% Made in Bangladesh (2020) Rubaiyat Hossain's third feature film is striking in both theme and technique. Made in Bangladesh is a formal marvel. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
100% In My Blood It Runs (2019) In My Blood It Runs sensitively gives a voice to the Indigenous Australian communities whilst engaging with the socioeconomic issues that affect their livelihoods. It's remarkable. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
100% Love Child (2020) Love Child is an inherently touching story that adds a poignant dimension to the refugee story with the theme of survivor's guilt. Every story is unique and every one of them is vital. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
99% Collective (Colectiv) (2020) Collective is a suspenseful viewing experience as gripping as Spotlight, Zodiac or any of the best investigative thrillers. A completely gripping exposé of a healthcare system in crisis. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
94% Panga (2020) Panga is an inspiring love letter to mothers everywhere, telling them that their dreams are valid. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
88% Chhapaak (2020) If the conversation around acid regulation was dying down, Gulzar's film beautifully reinvigorates it and not simply due to the Deepika Padukone stimulus package. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020