Shawn Glinis

Shawn Glinis
Shawn Glinis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry
Publications: Film Inquiry

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T-Meter Title | Year
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It's a decidedly bargain-basement version of the same approach, which may be based on available, willing and inexpensive talent rather than to yield new artistic takes on the same character. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
96% My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) What My Name is Julia Ross concedes in atmosphere to its forebearer it gains in taut, unfussy storytelling. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
89% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) It feels less like a new chapter for Assayas and more like a stop-gap, a transitional film that acts as a clearing of the throat or palate cleanser between courses, but a delightful one nonetheless. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
24% The Serpent's Egg (1978) The set is lushly and bountifully featured in The Serpent's Egg, but this exterior richness comes at the exchange of the piercing, urgent interior audits Bergman had garnered a reputation for. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
76% True Stories (1986) True Stories was a film that was in dire need of resuscitating in HD, and in the process of doing so, Criterion has put out one of their most creative sets to date, aptly matching the eccentric register of Byrne's masterpiece. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
86% Gosford Park (2001) The film's end is especially haunting in a way I didn't initially grasp, and though his two following films definitely have their merits, Gosford Park has rightfully earned a reputation as Altman's last great work. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
58% The Gingerbread Man (1997) Unfortunately, the film remains relatively charmless. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Where I found Guerra's previous effort a struggle to wring anything specific out of, this one will remain lodged in my brain for quite some time. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
81% Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) Terence Davies' 1988 debut Distant Voices, Still Lives, newly rereleased by Arrow Academy, deserves to be treasured as one of the great British films. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
65% Ideal Home (2018) Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star in Ideal Home, a comedy about an upper middle-class couple that feels out of touch, and severely outdated. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
57% Caniba (2018) Caniba isn't the mammoth achievement of Leviathan, but the filmmakers have cobbled together another disturbing film about human loneliness. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
60% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Instead of keeping it at bay because cell phone and internet use eradicates many of the core tropes of the genre, this franchise taps into modern communication and creates a new cinematic language for the slasher sub-genre. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
78% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2018) Hong's priorities are different from other filmmakers; he eschews an adherence to film language decorum in favor of interrogating emotions and ideas that are important to him, in ways that make sense to him. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) After Disobedience, I was left with the same uneasy feeling his last film evoked - this isn't Lelio's story to tell. If he understands the nuances of other cultures through exhaustive research, he isn't able to translate it on screen persuasively. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
96% Zama (2018) I wouldn't be surprised to see Zama canonized as one of the more remarkable artistic achievements of this decade. It's certainly a standout of 2018. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
96% Western (2018) We get the sense that the tension between the locals and someone like Meinhard can never fully be resolved. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
88% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) Watching Claire's Camera feels like watching a film being made right in front of you. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) A culmination of Schrader's entire career. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is an insular film, teasing out larger observations about the confluence of awkward and unfamiliar territory. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
89% American Animals (2018) American Animals is like watching the project of the most technically talented film student, but who has absolutely nothing to say. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
54% They Remain (2018) The final sequence is not only surprisingly satisfying, but offers us an uncomfortable moment that resembles closure, while avoiding an overly clean denouement. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of this ending highlights the weakness that preceded it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
92% Pass Over (2018) Overall, Pass Over is successful despite often being way too on-the-nose about specific manifestations of American problems in 2017. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) If you're open to the power of Eastwood's formalistic radicalism, it will reveal itself as an admirable piece of hero storytelling - one that, as its tagline suggests, focuses on the real heroes. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) There is an articulation of existential conflict here that isn't typical of the films it may look like from a distance. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
89% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) Trying to cover Joan Didion the person, the writer and the wife and mother in 95 minutes couldn't be anything but incomplete and broad. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
98% Dina (2017) Dina is a welcome feature to the autism canon that takes an observational approach, avoiding a forced narrative about the diagnosis. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
87% Only the Brave (2017) Only The Brave squanders any potential to say something profound by getting caught up in regurgitating a flaccid story about heroism that we've been spoonfed since Sept. 11, 2001. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
17% Friend Request (2017) Friend Request lets its loaded topics lay flaccid, working against itself. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018