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Shelagh Rowan-Legg

Shelagh Rowan-Legg
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
70% The Wind (2018) The Wind is a confident, thoughtful, yet creeping and powerful film, with well-earned jump scares and demons both real and possibly imaginary, enough to make you afraid of the dark and the emptiness of even the most beautiful places.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
93% High Life (2018) High Life reveals its secrets in this slow-burn, disjointed, yet perfectly tuned narrative.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
75% Mouthpiece (2018) At once a piece of rage and anger, fear and bereavement, love and affection, that is not only one of the best play-to-film adaptations I've seen, but a cinematic punch to the gut and simultaneous grip on the heart.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
92% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A glorious anthem; a poem of the deepest love; a vision of colour and a testament to pain; an ode to Black America in all of its variations, its beauty, suffering, and endurance.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
77% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) Cattet and Forzani's unique signature style blends contemporary technique with wonderous homage, but its perhaps better suited to stories that are more abstract and require less concentration of attention, where emotions can run wild...‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
75% Fraud (2018) While not a documentary in the strictest sense, it is a documentary of how we live our lives both as consumers and stars of our own lives that might end up on the internet for all to consume.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
100% Number 37 (Nommer 37) (2018) There is a great new wave of genre film emerging from South Africa, and [director Nosipho Dumisa should be counted at the forefront.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
100% Chained for Life (2018) Both a commentary on the joys and pains of indie filmmaking, and a sly and deviously funny look at perceived identity via physical appearance, Chained for Life plays a discordant yet strangely sweet song.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
100% Amiko (2018) With the actions of its characters becoming both increasingly dangerous, and all too believable, Amiko is another strange yet poignant look at the complications of youth.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
12% Siberia (2018) It's hard to say exactly what the aim was of the filmmaking team behind Siberia... Whatever it was, the film falls flat both as love story and as crime drama.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
60% Under the Silver Lake (2018) Instead, it is a half-baked, superficial story, a prime example of straight white male hubris, trying and failing to masquerade as original and interesting, lacking... the humour or light-heartenedness that would make it entertaining.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
No Score Yet The Rainbow Experiment (2018) By recounting these stories of the private and public politics, the emotional and the professional, Kallas asks her audience to understand and question how easily we think we can know what happened in any terrible accident.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
No Score Yet Ingrid (2018) Ingrid is a intimate and fascinating portrait of an equally fascinating person, one that in many ways we might strive to be.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
95% Outside In (2018) [Outside In] is one of Shelton's strongest films, one in which she explores some darker territory without losing the heart of the matter.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
95% November (2018) A fairy tale, a cautionary tale, a magical dreamland, a dark comedy, a feverish yet cold nightmare.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
55% The Lodgers (2018) While the intent of the fearsome creatures is a little on-the-nose, the atmosphere created is creepy enough to get deep under your skin.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Fish Bones (2018) [Director] Mony Park gives us some poignant, and some seemingly ordinary moments; but these are the moments that often meet side by side...where both the big and small revelations occur. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
45% Marrowbone (2018) A film that encourages multiple viewings in order to unpack its layers and secrets.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
93% Revenge (2018) I'll admit, I've always had a hard time with rape-revenge thrillers... but [Revenge] asks us to look deeper, especially in the behaviour of women which is often considered worthy of blame when there should be none.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
55% Yomeddine (2018) Yomeddine... gives us a true story, the one that we need to be reminded of every now and then.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Ramsay gives us a laser-focused thriller closer to Herman Melville than the usual Hollywood fare.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
68% Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) (2010) A glorious mix of comedy and fantasy, Resnais is improving with age, creating characters that probably are a reflection of his view on the world, with his experience and charm.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
No Score Yet The Vintner's Luck (2011) But ultimately the film, like a vintage bottle, is left too long and turns to vinegar.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
91% Fish Tank (2010) Arnold's script and camera close in and tear apart ideas of the poor, youth, and what makes a good man.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
83% Bright Star (2009) In a world where only Hollywood cinematic romance is acceptable, it is a risk that pays off.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
67% Solomon Kane (2012) Bassett brings to the screen Solomon Kane...with all due seriousness and gravity, as apparently befits the character.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
41% Air Doll (Kûki ningyô) (2009) Even the climactic conclusion, while interesting enough, failed to resonate the way Koreeda's other films have.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
69% [Rec] 2 (2010) There are fewer frightening moments [than the original], but the ones that do come are all the more frightening from the build-up of tension.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
67% Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009) Complemented by solid performances by the rest of the cast, Harkema creates a campy yet believable society.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
81% A Town Called Panic (Panique au village) (2009) Bizarre and sophisticated enough for adults and children, A Town Called Panic makes you want to live in an upside-down house occupied by a horse.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
71% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) This is not necessarily a film to love or hate though.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
87% White Material (2010) Denis creates both sympathy for and anger at Marie. She is not a stereotypical colonial overlord, yet her insistence on remaining borders on madness.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
64% TiMER (2010) A romantic comedy (with a dash of science fiction) that will certainly appeal to single women, the film is very original in concept, if not so much in execution.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
No Score Yet Cargo (2010) While it comes close to cliche, Cargo is still an effective film.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
78% Amer (2010) These directors succeed by creating a film which needs no plot in order to keep the viewer haunted and fascinated.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
77% Heartless (2010) Ridley lets the darkness permeate the space and filter into his characters, who are unable to prevent their own hearts from being eaten alive.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
No Score Yet Macabre (2013) The directors crank up the tension at just the right pace to keep the adrenaline pumping.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
48% Doghouse (2009) [Doghouse] certainly adds a fun new twist to the becoming-tired-at-lightning-speed zombie subgenre.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
86% Ddongpari (Breathless) (2009) A triumphant and intense debut.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
No Score Yet Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn (2009) Overall it is clear that for director Josh Whiteman this film is a labor of love. ‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
71% Sherlock Holmes (2009) [The director's] style works well with the script, which is, while perhaps not the most engaging story, interesting and fun enough to sustain the film.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
67% Daybreakers (2010) Michael and Peter Spierig have created a fascinating and chillingly believable possible future. ‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
79% Nowhere Boy (2010) Nowhere Boy ends up being a rather play-by-play biopic, saved by good performances and a great soundtrack.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
89% Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010) As a film, there is little that is interesting or imaginative.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) The film's almost constant tight focus on the mystery kept my palms sweating and my mind racing to try to interpret the clues myself. ‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
91% Disco and Atomic War (Disko ja tuumasoda) (2010) The film uses Kimli's personal story and his family's almost daily risk of arrest in an irreverent manner to look at the larger story of the USSR's hopeless attempt to control the hearts and minds of its citizens. ‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
75% The Parking Lot Movie (2010) The film is incredibly entertaining, managing to turn a seemingly mundane job into a source of philosophical thought and social experiment. ‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
No Score Yet David Wants To Fly (2010) The film is an odd and yet engaging combination of personal discovery and doc investigation.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
No Score Yet The Peddler (2010) The directors keep Burmeister in focus, but also his interactions with the community and the effect he has on them, as though he is a strange lightening rod for their energy.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
79% Blank City (2011) The film is brilliantly edited, cutting between interviews, clips from the films, and archival footage of clubs and parties. The aesthetics reflect the strange world she is examining.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018