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Oleg Ivanov

Oleg Ivanov
Oleg Ivanov's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Throughout the film, a promising character study is smothered beneath lazy genre machinations. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2/4 54% LBJ (2017) Rob Reiner's film fails to do justice to both the man and the fraught times he so fundamentally influenced.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 80% The Giant (Jätten) (2016) The film is a shrewd political commentary and canny portrait of a society continuing to wrestle with its ineffaceable cruelty.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
1.5/4 89% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore trades in the kind of us-versus-them mentality that characterizes our current political discourse. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
2/4 13% Bitter Harvest (2017) The film is an awkward mix of swashbuckling love story and polemic, painted in very broad strokes.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
1.5/4 75% The Daughter (2017) It too often strains for a tragic gravity that its ultimately melodramatic characters never earn.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2.5/4 36% A Kind of Murder (2016) The film seems more interested in its art design then in fully developing the story's underlying sexual ethics. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/4 78% On the Map (2016) It capsures how sports can sometimes bring wholly disparate people together to accomplish feats that change the destiny of an entire people.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Both a potent rendering of and cure for the holiday blues, Bad Santa 2 shows that even the most hopeless situations can be remedied and that just about anyone is capable of redemption.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Aisholpan's liberation is a harbinger of the growing pressure that the outside world exerts on a once isolated community.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
1.5/4 93% Little Sister (2016) The film's attempt at political insight and portrayal of social malaise are meant to give it the illusion of depth.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Homeland: Iraq Year Zero (2016) Throughout his nearly six-hour documentary, Abbas Fahdel is content with showing only the outer surface of people's lives.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
2.5/4 91% Sieranevada (2016) The barely muffled anger and violence of the social ills at Sieranevada's core hint at but never reveal the larger political chaos seemingly waiting to erupt just off camera.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 83% Denial (2016) Denial shows that people's misfortunes need not preclude them from living virtuous lives founded on basic human decency.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
3.5/4 94% Neruda (2016) Pablo Larraín has captured Pablo Neruda in all of his pomposity, pretense, courage, and undeniable genius.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
2.5/4 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) The haphazard blending of fact and clips from disparate films unrelated to Shin Sang-ok and Choi Eun-hee's ordeal confuses an already intricate tale.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
3/4 88% Dancer (2016) It does an admirable job of exploring the physical and emotional sacrifices required to be a success in the highly competitive world of ballet.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/4 61% Snowden (2016) It depicts Edward Snowden's ethical dilemmas in a political vacuum that disregards America's increasingly complex security threats.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2016
3/4 100% Transpecos (2016) Violence in Transpecos is sparse, but the filmmakers use it with a narrative precision that highlights the unforgiving consequences that accompanies every choice in this desolate borderland. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
94% Among the Believers (2016) Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi's Among the Believers takes viewers to the frontlines of an ideological battle playing out in the Islamic world that receives little coverage in the Western media.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
.5/4 92% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) The film comes unsettlingly close to being an apologia for the kind of violence that stems from adolescent disaffection.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2016
3/4 66% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) It mostly succeeds in capturing the nuances of an event that continues to arouse passionate debate to this day.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2.5/4 83% Imperium (2016) It demonstrates both the fatal proximity and deceptive distance that can exist between the words and deeds of extremists.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) It offers a powerful metaphor for the manner in which we carry the memories of our departed inside ourselves.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 65% Anthropoid (2016) Director Sean Ellis's film offers a potent examination of the moral rectitude of resistance. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
2.5/4 72% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) The film works as both a modern morality play for our globalized world and as an indictment of Europe's ethical bankruptcy. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/4 91% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) It presents a captivating portrait of one of the era's greatest defenders of artistic freedom and a true American original.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
3/4 51% Genius (2016) It makes a convincing argument for viewing Thomas Wolfe's work as a product of the excess and exuberance of the 1920s.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
1.5/4 69% The Final Master (2016) The film is a seemingly endless series of convoluted double-dealing, backstabbing, and factional realignment.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
3.5/4 84% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) Eiichi Yamamoto's cult anime strikes a perfect balance between midnight-movie enchantment and arthouse sophistication. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2016
1/4 26% Colonia (2016) Nothing more than leftwing exploitation cinema, a cheap thriller dressed up in the guise of a social-justice exposé.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
3/4 96% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) It provocatively has audiences see the world's current ecological concerns in a different and unexpected light.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
3.5/4 91% City Of Gold (2016) The film affectively defends food critic Jonathan Gold's assertion that it's ultimately cooking that makes us human.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
2.5/4 94% Colliding Dreams (2016) The filmmakers' perspective is firmly aligned with the views of liberal Zionism, as the leftist peace activists are given the most screen time.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) Celestine's eventual submission to this evil and violent man becomes an eloquent indictment of a nation's anti-Semitism.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
93% The Little Prince (2016) While the scenes with the little prince and the aviator are whimsically charming, they fail to make up for the framing plot's trivialization of the source material, undermining the original story's beguiling, tragic quality.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
45% Knight of Cups (2016) As with his previous film, To the Wonder, Malick employs a contemporary setting to explore uniquely American questions concerning the nexus between public duties and private desires.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/4 100% Only Yesterday (2016) It uses the trappings of the family melodrama to reveal the subtle social constraints that inhibit people, particularly women, from attaining full self-realization.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2015
1.5/4 23% Victor Frankenstein (2015) Its litany of human freaks and animal monstrosities are meant to distract from the superficiality of its psychological and intellectual concerns.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
68% Men Go To Battle (2016) The screenplay, by Zachary Treitz and Kate Lyn Sheil, fails to delineate the characters' motivations and concerns with any depth.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
91% Anomalisa (2015) Kaufman has created a more intimate film here, while maintaining the philosophical headiness and intellectual rigor of his previous work.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/4 91% Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015) This is activist filmmaking that manages to be both angry and elegiac in its recounting of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
1.5/4 71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) Ondi Timoner's documentary about Russell Brand basically gives the English comedian turned "activist" a free pass.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
2.5/4 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) It serves as a suitably dignified account of the efforts of regular Germans to finally bring at least some of the Nazis in their midst to justice.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2015
3/4 71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) It's best appreciated as a tragicomic profile of a man whose extraordinary talent was undermined by the farcical political reality in which he was enmeshed. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
2.5/4 70% Wolf Totem (2015) It becomes difficult to separate the natives from their communist masters in terms of their treatment of their natural surroundings. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
2.5/4 85% A Sinner in Mecca (2015) What the film lacks in narrative unity and aesthetic splendor it makes up in moral grandeur and ethical purpose. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2015
2.5/4 93% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) It both feeds off of and perpetuates nostalgia for a time when the nation seemed more politically conscious and therefore more capable of creating lasting social change.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
.5/4 8% Phantom Halo (2015) A genre mishmash cobbled together from the refuse of disparate visual and narrative modes.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
3/4 80% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) The Yes Men show that while reality might get lost in this struggle, the truth does occasionally emerge from the chaos.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2015