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Simon Houpt
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 40% The Skyjacker's Tale (2016) Kastner elides key details that might have given viewers a more complex portrait of both the setting and his anti-hero's role in the drama. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 89% All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016) It lucidly argues that powerful interests have been creating supercharged fake stories for decades to advance their own nefarious interests. And the institutional media have too often blithely played along. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/4 50% Anatomy of Violence (2016) It is strange, impressionistic, artless and frequently tough to watch. And it may haunt you for weeks. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 2, 2016
2.5/4 86% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) Viewers have two choices: Give yourself over to the experience, and you'll be transported; stand back, and you'll feel nothing but chill. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 85% Sully (2016) Thrilling when we're on and around the plane (seeing that giant CGI bird splash down, especially on an Imax screen, makes you realize how improbable the whole enterprise was) and too often thudding when we're not. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5/4 97% Weiner (2016) A case study in blunt-force media trauma. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 1, 2016
1.5/4 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) A war-set comedy-drama as messy and ineffective as an Afghan suicide donkey. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/4 48% Freeheld (2015) Page and Julianne Moore, who plays Hester, have an easy if not electric chemistry, but they seem hamstrung by the movie-of-the-week tropes and Peter Sollett's plodding direction. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/4 92% Grandma (2015) Writer-director Paul Weitz turns in a generous, handcrafted piece in which everyone shines. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/4 85% The Wolfpack (2015) If the film is patchy, it shows promise. Thankfully, so do the boys themselves. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/4 89% A Borrowed Identity (2015) Riklis, working from an adaptation of a popular novel by the Arab-Israeli writer Sayed Kashua, is wryly perceptive of the ways each side exoticizes and demonizes the other. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/4 54% Woman in Gold (2015) Director Simon Curtis milks the predictable drama, thrills and heartache of the Holocaust-era story, but it's a paint-by-numbers triumph, a copy of something we've seen many times before. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/4 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) Time is at the heart of Hawking's work, and it animates The Theory of Everything, too. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/4 93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) A touching, morally outraged portrait that, in memory of Swartz, may inspire people to ask hard questions about how the new world is being shaped away from view, behind closed doors. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 27, 2014
79% Cyber-Seniors (2014) Who could dislike something so innocuous? ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 30, 2014
71% Web Junkie (2014) The film is less interested in exploring the questionable science behind the program's practice. It is also uninterested in challenging allegations that the boys are disconnected from reality. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 30, 2014
3/4 100% The Square (2013) If the resulting film is unwieldy - five editors, five "additional editors," and six assistant editors are credited - it also brims with angry urgency. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet The Disappeared (2012) Who needs a Hollywood budget to make a haunting drama of men adrift at sea? ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 1, 2013
2.5/4 90% Inequality For All (2013) Reich is a natural teacher of complex concepts: The film doesn't feel like homework. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 1, 2013
2/4 12% The Right Kind of Wrong (2014) [Director Jeremiah Chechik] imposes a stiff pace on the proceedings, toggling between broad physical comedy that aches for a laugh track and oddball moments of genuine whimsy. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/4 83% Our Man in Tehran (2015) Sometimes, the truth can be more entertaining than fiction. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 20, 2013
2/4 63% Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013) It's dispiriting to see [Guccione] subjected to this paint-by-numbers biographical documentary. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 20, 2013
2/4 72% Seres queridos (2006) Teresa De Pelegri and Dominic Harari, making their feature debut, are as interested in the realistic drama of the situation as they are the clash of cartoonish characters, and they lurch uncertainly from one to the other. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 7, 2006
2.5/4 86% Thank You for Smoking (2006) We know that cigarettes are dangerous for our health. The surprise is that, with a movie supposedly about freedom of thought, too much thinking can be dangerous for our superficial enjoyment. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/4 60% Mystery Men (1999) Surprisingly, this spoof's heart is genuinely warm. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 22, 2002