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Shane Slater

Shane Slater
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 71% Thy Father's Chair (2017) Rarely has a film felt so literally like a chore to watch.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/4 88% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) The Wound may not be the incendiary whistle-blower it could have been, but its engaging array of perspectives offers immense potential as a conversation starter...‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 100% Window Horses (2017) Satisfying on both an emotional and intellectual level, Window Horses is an animated film any family can enjoy.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 56% Bobbi Jene (2017) Lind doesn't quite illuminate what exactly makes Bobbi Jene so groundbreaking. But ultimately, the emotions expressed ... speak for themselves.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 48% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Through the efficient storytelling and the skillful editing, In The Fade thus transforms seamlessly from gut-wrenching tragedy to a lean, propulsive revenge thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 83% Sheikh Jackson (2017) What could have been just a quirky tale of a boy's pop star obsession ultimately becomes an amazingly profound tale of self-love above all else.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Wajib (2017) In the end, it all boils down to a rather simple father-son drama.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/4 45% The Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017) Though Roskam and Schoenaarts eventually hit the mark, Racer and the Jailbird provides little more than superficial entertainment.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 94% The Disaster Artist (2017) A triumphant story of friendship and a testament to the phrase 'go big or go home.'‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/4 92% Disobedience (2017) A potent, feminist exploration of human desire and the true meaning of freedom.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3/4 93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2017) This aptly titled drama features a uniquely inspiring protagonist, showcased through the perceptive eye of a brilliant filmmaker.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/4 40% You Disappear (Du forsvinder) (2017) You Disappear raises thought-provoking questions ... but its heady approach neglects the soul of its most fascinating character.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project is one of this year's most warm, vibrant films.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 90% I, Tonya (2017) [I, Tonya] ingeniously transforms a maligned villain into a hero we can't help but love.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 57% On Chesil Beach (2018) There isn't enough of that exciting 'kitchen sink' messiness in this otherwise conventional 'prestige' drama.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
3/4 90% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) A multi-faceted and nakedly honest portrait of a rebel, a survivor, and an incomparable icon.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
3.5/4 96% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Filled with moments of pure bliss, this deeply touching film is a romance for the ages.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
1.5/4 62% Kill Me Please (Mate-me por favor) (2017) While its varied themes and styles are ambitious, the film never fully coheres to pique audience interest.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 83% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) With a compelling human interest story at the heart of its narrative, Polina hits familiar beats.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 93% Gook (2017) Justin Chon proves he can deliver cinematic art that impresses on both an aesthetic and thematic level.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/4 78% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) While the script has little more to say than "corruption is bad," Saleh smartly infuses the film with the righteous fury of its political context.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 99% Whose Streets? (2017) Whose Streets? spotlights the dedicated efforts of the Black Lives Matter activists in vivid detail.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/4 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) The underlying optimism of the story and its quietly courageous protagonist will leave you feeling inspired and deeply moved.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2.5/4 84% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) The Fencer is respectable, well-acted and ultimately heartwarming, but it's also forgettable.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2.5/4 86% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) The Untamed is like a nightmare you're trying to recall a week after the fact. The details are murky, but you know it was absolutely deranged.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2/4 19% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) (2017) False Confessions devolves into a mad -- and maddening -- string of mindgames.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3.5/4 99% City of Ghosts (2017) Heineman wields his impressive strengths as a filmmaker, assembling powerful images that paint an unforgettable picture.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) Boldly blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, ensnaring the viewer in a mysterious and mesmerizing adventure.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 92% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) Delving into the film history and theory behind the music, Schrader crafts a delightful treat for movie fans.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2.5/4 95% Night School (2017) Andrew Cohn's observational style is worthy of praise ... but unlike the Black Lives Matter movement alluded to in the film, his approach is ultimately too passive.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 83% Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation (2017) Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation...delivers an invaluable history lesson on lacrosse and North American colonialism.‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/4 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) While Vinterberg's mature, realist approach is commendable, the cultural atmosphere and unique characters beg for something more adventurous. ‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2.5/4 33% The Last Shaman (2017) The Last Shaman falls victim to its own ambition, providing merely a brief introduction to the complex topics ... wrapped up in its subject's intriguing quest.‐
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/4 78% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) There's a sweeping grace ... with the lifeblood of the film being Chemla's transfixing performance. ‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2.5/4 72% Sleight (2017) Underneath the film's unconvincing portrait of urban woe ... is a well-paced superhero narrative that keeps you engaged.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2.5/4 90% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) The ensemble gets to deliver emotionally resonant performances and Alexandre Desplat's score is suitably heart-stirring.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
2.5/4 100% Truman (2017) Darin's engaging performance makes it easy to sympathize with the protagonist's plight, but Truman provides little else to keep audiences enthused.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/4 84% God Knows Where I Am (2017) It would have been easy for the film to approach its advocacy role through sensationalism. But the film comes from an altogether more inspired and intimate perspective. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 95% I Called Him Morgan (2017) This commendable sophomore feature provides a strong calling card for Kasper Collin's filmmaking skills.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/4 69% Contemporary Color (2017) Bursting with the energy of live performance and the impressive artistic synergy of music, dance and acrobatics, this is a visual feast of epic proportions. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
3/4 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) The film captivates with its inspired triumphs, sweet romance and utterly heartbreaking tragedy. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
1.5/4 No Score Yet We Are Never Alone (Nikdy nejsme sami) (2016) Save from a few humorous moments playing off of the prison guard's paranoia, there's not much levity to be found in the plot.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/4 71% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) A misanthropist's delight, this unflattering portrait of Australian society truly gets under the skin.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Girl Unbound (2016) A triumphant profile of a young woman who is confident [and] brave.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2.5/4 69% Death in Sarajevo (2016) It all gets a bit too academic to fully keep your interest.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/4 93% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) The moderate highs and lows of Delphine and Carole's may not go down as a classic love story. But the sincerity of its actresses (including Noémie Lvovsky as Delphine's quietly observant, unyielding mother) keeps you fully invested in their journey.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/4 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) While The Brand New Testament relies too heavily on surface level satire for my liking, its broad strokes are so cheekily amusing that the film is easy to recommend.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/4 22% Ma ma (2016) Though Ma ma's melodramatic DNA is hampered by Medem's austere aesthetic, there's still enough inherent emotional power to satisfy the casual arthouse crowd looking for alternative foreign fare this summer.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/4 92% Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2017) Ultimately, Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe is less a character study than an evocation of a pervading state of mind. And in that sense, the film has unexpected contemporary relevance.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/4 94% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) All these elements make for an impressive piece of cinema, finding poignancy within subtlety and beauty within the darkness.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016