Sarah-Tai Black

Sarah-Tai Black
Sarah-Tai Black's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail
Publications: Globe and Mail

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 55% Ma (2019) Unfortunately, more often than not, Ma settles into its lack of a refined generic vision and stalls out just before it's able to hit most of its horror talking points squarely on the head. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
1/4 20% This Is North Preston (2019) Above all, the documentary feels more akin to a vanity project meant to market Just Chase, his work and his background, rather than a nuanced or empathetic look at a community on the margins. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
2/4 44% What Men Want (2019) The concept of a woman being a "winner" and of being the best version of herself because she has a better understanding of "what men want"? That ain't it. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
1/4 22% Miss Bala (2019) It's as if the film has boiled down every post-2000s action thriller into its own particularly unseasoned, overcooked and tasteless dish. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
0.5/4 29% Venom (2018) A horribly scripted film so bad as to be enjoyable, but not bad enough to be good. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 27% Night School (2018) Haddish is given little to work with - a fact that is almost criminal considering how her rising star power over the past year is almost entirely indebted to her charisma and disarming slapstick style. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
93% Rafiki (2019) It is fitting then that, with Rafiki, the director has produced a wholly new vision of African filmmaking that is vibrant, compassionate, and joyous. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
No Score Yet The Mercy of the Jungle (2018) Rather than a distanced narrative eye, the director's balance of interiority and interconnected flows of external, political conflict is refreshing in its commitment to a world-based subjectivity. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) The still space between the soul of Baldwin and the vision of Jenkins-that poetic space which was so lushly considered in Moonlight -is here apparent, but abridged... Though it must be said, such a space is neither easily nor often reached. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/4 60% Splinters (2018) Splinters is, for better or for worse, content to focus its sights within a small scope. And there's far too much guitar. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet Emu Runner (2018) Perhaps the film's greatest fault is that it takes more than it gives back, leaving one to wonder how Emu Runner would have fared under the direction of an Indigenous filmmaker. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
1.5/4 26% Breaking In (2018) There is a familiarity to its characters and story, which doesn't do much at all in terms of reinventing the genre, but very much meets its own expectations. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2/4 91% Lean on Pete (2018) There is a disquieting sense that the director has fallen prey to the poetics of space at the expense of the lives within it. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018