Musanna Ahmed

Musanna Ahmed
Musanna Ahmed's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry
Publications: Film Inquiry

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Fire on the Hill (2018) Fire on the Hill disrupts our understanding of the area with an eye-opening look at an intriguing, underrepresented part of the city - the Compton Cowboys. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
81% The Quake (Skjelvet) (2018) Following up the blockbuster hit that was The Wave, The Quake repeats a lot of the same beats assuming it'll be another sure-fire success but ultimately suffers from a mild case of sequelitis. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
93% The American Meme (2018) The American Meme is a fascinating close-up on the lives of memes and the confounding value they have in the digital world. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
98% On Her Shoulders (2018) The activist's life in the West has largely been seen through a particularly voyeuristic side of the press and On Her Shoulders gives her a platform to tell us who and what is really important - we need to listen. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
91% Shadow (2019) It's a marvel to see auteur Zhang Yimou return with another wuxia epic, over a decade after his last, and approach it in a dazzlingly different way. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
90% A Private War (2018) A sturdy character study. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) They Shall Not Grow Old is a major monument for our memory of the British soldiers who fought in WW1 and an enormous step forward in depicting history through cinema. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
89% Bodied (2018) Hilarious, formally impeccable and necessarily provocative, Bodied may well be the greatest hip-hop movie ever made. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
96% Bisbee '17 (2018) Bisbee '17 is fascinating because it represents a leap forward in the perfection of the filmmaker's style. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
73% Papi Chulo (2018) Despite straightening into a character study of a rich, famous white guy dealing with loneliness and a fractured state of mind, Papi Chulo is involving largely because of Bomer's lived-in performance. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
100% The Silence of Others (2018) The Silence of Others must be seen on the big screen where we can appreciate its beautiful imagery and sound, and give our complete concentration to its momentous story about a country that should not forget its history. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
80% The Festival (2018) The Festival can't get out of the shadow of The Inbetweeners, but it's well worth a watch for all fans of the series. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
No Score Yet Ronnie Coleman: The King (2018) Yudin's old school portrait of arguably the greatest bodybuilder of all time is certainly heart-tugging but also somewhat inspiring. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
88% Whitney (2018) The larger-than-life figure is ripe for more than one documentary, but this is the essential one. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
100% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) With The Eyes of Orson Welles, Mark Cousins claims his stake as the Ken Burns of documentaries on cinema history. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
60% The Insufferable Groo (2018) An endearing and often funny profile of an amateur filmmaker who's equally as inspiring as he is narcissistic. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
89% A Woman Captured (2017) A Woman Captured is an astonishing documentary of a buoyantly spirited woman and the filmmaker she entrusts in sharing her life story. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
56% Tag (2018) The potential for something funnier and more emotionally engaging is unrealised but what Tag offers is serviceable for those simply wanting a fun time at the movies. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
90% Time Trial (2017) Time Trial is hypnotic and elegantly put together - that's especially remarkable for a documentary about a disgraced man. It may be the ultimate cyclists' movie. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
88% A Northern Soul (2018) A Northern Soul is an illuminating look at a new Hull, its citizens empowered by the long-needed support for their artistic ambitions, transcending its limits to become the hub of a soulful North. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) Even some of the best coming-of-age films cannot capture the beautiful and awful tangible qualities of real life that may only exist in documentaries, and Bing Liu has caught lightning in a bottle. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
No Score Yet No Greater Law (2018) No Greater Law is a powerful work that will enrage anybody with a heart. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Occupying a similar world as recent mystery docs Tickled and The Imposter, Three Identical Strangers is unmissable for any fans of the genre. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
99% McQueen (2018) Despite the emotionally taxing third act, this documentary is an inspiring account of perseverance and proving people wrong - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
67% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) Beauty and the Dogs is a sterling achievement from filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania that features an important, uncompromising vision of a real patriarchal and legally corrupt society. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Of course, splendid visual effects would be nothing without good composition and Spielberg's control of the camera and expertise in crafting an action sequence is nonpareil, ultimately making Ready Player One the greatest movie to see in 3D since Avatar. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
25% Beast of Burden (2018) A single worthy performance is held back by a substandard script, narrative structure, and just about everything else. Daniel Radcliffe is very good. The film itself, not so much. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
93% Journey's End (2018) Powered by memorable performances and Dibb's sobering deconstruction of the individuals who fought for their country, the engrossing Journey's End is a hard-nosed, hard-hitting centennial tribute to Britain's heroes. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
65% Padmaavat (2018) In his misguided attempt to replicate the success of Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali learns that you can get struck by lightning if you try to capture it in a bottle twice. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
75% Sheikh Jackson (2018) The arresting visuals at their most peculiar would be my biggest reason to recommend seeing Sheikh Jackson, but it's worth watching because it's a good coming-of-age story with a nuanced depiction of faith and a strong character arc at the centre. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
88% Better Watch Out (2017) Though occasionally unsurprising, it joins Krampus and Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale as a strong alternative to the regular holiday viewing because of the nasty genre thrills it delivers whilst being wickedly funny. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
95% The Breadwinner (2017) The captivating aesthetic, heroic protagonist, moments of levity and weighty themes aid in drawing in youngsters and teaching them about the hardships faced by their peers on the other side of the world. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
86% Qarib Qarib Singlle (2017) As for those who aren't used to this cinema, Qarib Qarib Singlle a perfectly accessible place to start thanks to the undemanding running time, whimsical characters, and how it adds fresh elements to a classic, reliably entertaining formula. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
30% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Wilder but not better, A Bad Moms Christmas is a mediocre bridge between the original film and the inevitable Bad Grandmas. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
87% Novitiate (2017) Melissa Leo steals the show as the terrifying Reverend Mother who rules the novitiates with an iron fist without displaying much of the loud aggression typically associated with her type of persona. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
72% The Ritual (2017) The actors uphold it with all their strength, but that sadly doesn't prove to be enough to overcome the familiar and clichéd storytelling. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
98% Jane (2017) The skillful assembly of wondrous never-before-seen footage and a rousing Philip Glass score make Jane the definitive tribute to the icon's life and work. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
39% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The Mountain Between Us is too dramatically inert to be a worthwhile survival adventure, and too stilted in evolving the central relationship to be a memorable romance. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
84% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) Borg McEnroe is a movie that's all about the performances. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
88% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) Insyriated is an intense thriller following a particularly hellish day in the life of an ordinary family in Syria. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
100% The Work (2017) The Work is a film that deserves attention at the federal level so the program can be employed throughout all of the country's prisons, then in institutions beyond prisons. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
83% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) Too bad that, after a strong start, the plot is taken in a different direction from the violence, then a different direction, and then a different direction, before a stunning finish. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
98% In Between (2018) In Between is a compelling study of Arab women in today's Tel Aviv that's delightful and eye-opening in equal measure. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017