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Shane Slater
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 73% Believer (2018) ...solid mainstream entertainment for those seeking slick production values, exciting action scenes, and an engaging storyline.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/4 83% The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018) Garcia's nuanced performance is indeed a marvel to watch, guided by Atán and Pivato's humanistic direction and storytelling.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/4 82% In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) (2018) While the film is shot with a loving warmth that conveys an almost perpetual 'magic hour', there's a distant feeling to the film's overly studied approach.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2.5/4 55% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) Part love story, part character study, and part homage, Godard Mon Amour is a mixed bag of cinematic tricks.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2.5/4 95% Zama (2018) Lucrecia Martel remains one of cinema's best visual stylists.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
4/4 96% Boyz n the Hood (1991) All of these supporting characters proved indispensable to the film's lasting power.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3/4 74% The China Hustle (2018) An eye-opening yet somewhat underwhelming documentary.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/4 100% Keep the Change (2018) Israel delivers a precious take on the classic romantic comedy.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/4 89% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) If nothing else, Claire's Camera succeeds in providing dreamy escapism.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
3/4 93% The Cage Fighter (2018) Carman may initially seem like an "average Joe," but both he and this thoughtful film contain multitudes.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3/4 86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) When the film eventually embraces the razzle-dazzle of magic and adventure, it's a thrilling ride.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
3/4 91% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) On Body and Soul is arguably too cerebral to fully resonate as a romance. But ...there's something enchanting in its inexplicable love affair. ‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3.5/4 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The Insult grips the audience from start to finish.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3/4 98% Quest (2017) Director Jonathan Olshefski stumbles on a profoundly bittersweet testament to the human condition. At once universal and specific, Quest is a truly American story.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/4 77% Woodpeckers (Carpinteros) (2017) Woodpeckers is a film that showcases an emerging talent.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3/4 87% A Ciambra (2018) The curiosity of Carpignano's sharp directorial vision ... brings these characters and their world to life.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3/4 96% A Taxi Driver (2017) While conventional wisdom would lead to you expect a somber affair, Jang instead takes a national tragedy and crafts a winning film about sacrifice and honor.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
2.5/4 87% Song of Granite (2017) Song of Granite ... begins to outstay its welcome. But until then, it's an undeniable beauty.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
3/4 97% Félicité (2017) Félicité expresses the moods of life with a magnetic, potent grace.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3/4 86% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) The film is merely heartwarming without inspiring the rousing spirit of activism it depicts.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
3/4 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) BPM (Beats Per Minute) is so fascinating and lovingly crafted that it leaves you wanting more.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
2/4 80% Thy Father's Chair (2017) Rarely has a film felt so literally like a chore to watch.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
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...‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 95% Window Horses (2017) Satisfying on both an emotional and intellectual level, Window Horses is an animated film any family can enjoy.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 75% 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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 75% Sheikh Jackson (2018) 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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/4 100% Wajib (2017) In the end, it all boils down to a rather simple father-son drama.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/4 33% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) Though Roskam and Schoenaarts eventually hit the mark, Racer and the Jailbird provides little more than superficial entertainment.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) A triumphant story of friendship and a testament to the phrase 'go big or go home.'‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/4 84% Disobedience (2018) A potent, feminist exploration of human desire and the true meaning of freedom.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) This aptly titled drama features a uniquely inspiring protagonist, showcased through the perceptive eye of a brilliant filmmaker.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/4 36% You Disappear (Du forsvinder) (2017) You Disappear raises thought-provoking questions ... but its heady approach neglects the soul of its most fascinating character.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) [I, Tonya] ingeniously transforms a maligned villain into a hero we can't help but love.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) There isn't enough of that exciting 'kitchen sink' messiness in this otherwise conventional 'prestige' drama.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
3/4 86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) A multi-faceted and nakedly honest portrait of a rebel, a survivor, and an incomparable icon.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
3.5/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Filled with moments of pure bliss, this deeply touching film is a romance for the ages.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
1.5/4 71% 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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 94% Gook (2017) Justin Chon proves he can deliver cinematic art that impresses on both an aesthetic and thematic level.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/4 88% 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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 97% Whose Streets? (2017) Whose Streets? spotlights the dedicated efforts of the Black Lives Matter activists in vivid detail.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2.5/4 85% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) The Fencer is respectable, well-acted and ultimately heartwarming, but it's also forgettable.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2.5/4 88% 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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
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.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 88% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) Boldly blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, ensnaring the viewer in a mysterious and mesmerizing adventure.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 94% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) Delving into the film history and theory behind the music, Schrader crafts a delightful treat for movie fans.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017