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Rich Cline
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% A Moment in the Reeds (2017) Makela keeps things intriguing as the dialog plays with provocative ideas and the characters grapple with their underlying beliefs.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 97% Wildlife (2018) The film belongs to Oxenbould, who comes of age with a role that's layered and powerfully compelling.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 76% Suspiria (2018) As Blanc, Swinton glides as if her feet never touch the ground... Her Josef is, by contrast, the film's most moving element.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Lucha VaVoom: Inside America's Most Outrageous Show (2018) What's most intriguing is how the show seems to be engaging in the worst possible gender exploitation (fighting men and scantily clad women), but actually these performers are twisting the status quo.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2/5 31% Venom (2018) A lack of imagination leaves the effects looking dull and the thrills feeling derivative.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/5 93% Mandy (2018) Of course, the film belongs to Cage, who dives in with full-throated emotion.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) Chazelle expertly balances the film's wondrous visuals (the effects are seamless) with the more pungent emotionality.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 74% Killing Ground (2017) Performances are earthy and raw, with a particularly layered turn from Pedersen.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) t's as cheap and nasty as it's designed to be, and effective at keeping us freaked out right to the nerve-wracking climax.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 100% Against the Law (2017) An inventive blending of period drama and talking-head documentary, this pointed film is beautifully edited to make the most of both strands.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3.5/5 73% After Louie (2018) The sheer quantity of pointed conversations may make the movie feel preachy, but the ideas raised are so rarely discussed that it's definitely worth a look.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 91% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) The material is fresh enough to survive the formula, with continual surprises in the performances and characters.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3.5/5 97% Tehran Taboo (2018) A funny, honest, lively film... And the animation is beautiful.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Kill the Monsters (2018) An experimental movie, a bit of an oddity that's also a strong calling card for actor-filmmaker Lonergan and gifted cinematographer Andrew Huebscher.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3/5 38% Cruise (2018) Siegel fills the movie with lively sequences that burst with youthful energy.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3/5 97% Columbus (2017) It's a gentle film that never quite works up a head of steam, but its ideas are moving and provocative.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
2/5 33% Blue Iguana (2018) The film's only reason to exist seems to be a series of increasingly grisly slow-motion shootouts.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3/5 38% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Coherent both as a spy movie and a comedy, this is produced to a high standard and edited ruthlessly, leaping away from each joke before it gets stale.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Gaga is a real surprise in a demanding role. She never feels like she's acting, and brings the character right into the songs.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 76% Dogman (2018) Fonte's performance is astonishing.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Jose (2018) Earthy and honest... Both Salanic and Herrera deliver such off-handed performances that the audience often feels like voyeurs.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Cuernavaca (2017) Honest and lyrical... This is a haunting, evocative exploration of childhood that will be hard to shake.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 60% Hot to Trot (2018) It may seem odd, but ballroom is one of the most homophobic of the arts, as mainstream competitions won't even consider a same-sex partnerships. This doc exposes that for the bigotry it is.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) This documentary takes an unusual approach to the life and work of Orson Welles... But fans will love it.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3.5/5 60% American Circumcision (2018) The film feels overlong and one-sided, but it traverses a long-needed debate.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 83% Bad Reputation (2018) This is a hugely entertaining film, recounting her life with humour and texture.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 100% Wajib (2017) Mohammad and Saleh Bakri put their terrific chemistry on-screen, playing this father-son relationship with nonstop banter and superb physicality.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Watching this is a delight, as these two lively figures spar with each other and explore the nature of art and culture.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2.5/5 82% Never Here (2017) Thoman never builds much suspense until the twisty finale, despite skilfully deploying several Hitchcockian touches.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
5/5 86% Colette (2018) What starts as a typical high-end period drama, with sumptuous sets and costumes, especially vivid cinematography... and surging music... becomes increasingly subversive.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2.5/5 30% Redcon-1 (2018) There are gaping holes everywhere, and sequences are played with either thunderous violence or cornball sentiment.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2.5/5 58% Summer '03 (2018) Writer-director Becca Gleason's meandering tone and thoughtless lead characters make the film hard to engage with as it tries to provoke nervous laughter with jaggedly bitter humour.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3.5/5 82% Anchor and Hope (2017) The characters are so vivid that they can't help but catch the audience's sympathies, even if the story sometimes drags.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/5 74% Black '47 (2018) It's a complex, moving, strikingly well-made film with a driving plot and riveting characters.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2.5/5 28% Night School (2018) As usual, Haddish steals the show... Opposite her, Hart seems like he's trying way too hard to coax a laugh from the audience.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Nureyev (2018) Frankly, it would be more interesting to watch these interviews in full accompanied by performance clips and none of the rest of the noise that's on-screen here.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
4/5 98% Science Fair (2018) It's fascinating to watch these likeable teens set extreme goals and reach them.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
3.5/5 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) It's light and funny, and very nostalgic, carefully avoiding anything too controversial.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
3/5 70% Assassination Nation (2018) A kinetic, relentless thrill ride, even if it at times feels a little too viciously pointed.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
3.5/5 33% An Actor Prepares (2018) Even if most encounters along the road are a little corny (like an mind-opening experience with Patton's shaman), the film is an entertaining showcase for these two actors.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/5 84% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) Infused with bone-dry humour... punctuated with Kafkaesque absurdity.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/5 90% Climax (2018) It's both full of life and hard to watch, sometimes tipping over the top in indulgent ways. But it's utterly unforgettable.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/5 48% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) The storytelling never quite coalesces, and the movie remains a series of pointed scenes packed with ominous dialog and the occasional flurry of action.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/5 25% Mile 22 (2018) It appears to be fear-mongering propaganda to frighten small-minded Americans from leaving home because the rest of the world is a war zone (this is clearly unintended irony).‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The running gags are less successful (including one about a topiary griffin with bowel issues), but the script's sharper jokes more than make up for those.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Tides (2017) The performances never feel like acting. So when little plot points appear, it's almost surprising.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 82% Puzzle (2018) Macdonald's delicate acting makes it easy to identify with the thoughts and emotions flickering through Agnes' eyes.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 95% Bisbee '17 (2018) Plenty of superb anecdotes.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) The most powerful comments explore how the film caught the zeitgeist in America at a time when people were feeling safe in their homes, and in their showers.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) It's an entertaining and eye-opening doc.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018