Soham Gadre

Soham Gadre
Soham Gadre's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry The Spool
Publications: Film Inquiry, The Spool

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Malni - Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore (2020) It is the type of cinema that is many times a kind that's truly radical, not because of its politics or its impressions of the world at large, but because it presents something evocative, unique, and un-replicable in its personal voice. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
81% Wet Season (2019) In the film's approach to try depicting its scandalous central relationship as naturally occurring as possible, Wet Season sacrifices narrative or emotional thrust. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
96% The Godfather, Part II (1974) This ideal is achieved perfectly in The Godfather: Part II, which to me is the best of the series. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2021
97% The Godfather (1972) The intimate camerawork, highlighted by closeups and staging actors as if in a void, creates a sinister edge to every scene. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2021
96% Alien on Stage (2020) Alien on Stage showcases the transcendent power of art and culture to bring people together. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
50% Mau (2021) There's nothing in Benji and Jono Bergman's documentary that penetrates real-world problems beyond the hope and optimism - of symbolic and schematic thinking, despite reifying time and against that that is the whole point of his work. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
88% The Hunt for Planet B (2021) The interviews and questioning by the filmmakers remain a little awkward and repetitive, and the focus of the documentary wavers from time to time. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
100% Fruits of Labor (2021) Fruits of Labor has a conscious understanding of the different pressures facing immigrant Latinx communities in America that make advancement and progress difficult. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
92% Islands (2021) Islands may be difficult to get through because of its deliberate monotonousness but can reveal in bits and pieces the humanity in the loneliness that gets ignored too often in cinema. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
94% Language Lessons (2021) There's an awkward, forced level of tragic and weighty drama elements that just miss the emotional mark completely through the act of two people staring at a camera through their computer. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
95% I'M FINE (Thanks for Asking) (2021) It has the energy and verve of a quirky indie but is weighted with real-world problems that are relatable and speak to a greater socio-economic crisis. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
89% Hysterical (2021) Hysterical keeps it mostly light, playing like one of the VH1 or MTV talking-heads commentary shows. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
73% WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (2021) Rothstein gets his interviewees to spill all the beans and there's a fair amount of comedic energy from the self-awareness of how ridiculous the company seems in hindsight. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
80% The Lost Sons (2021) it hits the right notes in allowing Paul to be self-effacing, expressive of his thoughts, and really tell the story unabashedly from his own heart. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
100% Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (2021) The most easily accessible and large-scoped of all the documentaries, Who We Are is for people who may be getting their feet wet in the discussion on race and history of America. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
100% When Claude Got Shot (2021) When Claude Got Shot manages a difficult balancing act of recognizing the need for consequences while still confronting the reality that "justice" in America is just another word for "revenge". - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
83% Spring Valley (2021) The documentary is also not afraid to showcase the incongruities between progressive-minded people and communities throughout America. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
No Score Yet Her Socialist Smile (2020) In championing Hellen Keller's relentless pursuit of knowledge, Her Socialist Smile successfully challenges us to do the same. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
93% The Inheritance (2020) As a collaborative effort to both engage and educate people, The Inheritance is a rare example of political activism and cinema intertwining organically and seamlessly. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
46% Monster Hunter (2020) It is a relic of sorts, where the guts and action, unrefined and tawdry as they are, are at least based on a genuine creative impulse rather than a fake injection of meaning or purpose either in the form of symbolic social lectures or furthering an IP. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
94% Dear Comrades! (2021) What keeps Dear Comrades! from being a 'great' film however is that its dedication to such muted authenticity leaves it as a porcelain relic that remains resistant to malleability as a living work of art. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
No Score Yet An Unusual Summer (2020) It is cinema and documentation at its most rudimentary and detailed, implying that there are stories and histories present in every image waiting to be uncovered. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
B+ 67% AK Vs AK (2020) One of India's most interesting filmmakers, Motwane's movies are constantly in dialogue with both India's cinematic past and its socio-political present. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2021
No Score Yet Tyger Tyger (2021) I can't call Tyger Tyger a good movie, but rather, an interesting attempt. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
88% Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2021) Preparations for Being Together for an Unknown Period of Time, like its title suggests, is a peculiar tale that lives on its frustrating evocation of the ambiguity of love. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
100% Fire in the Mountains (2021) Singh drives home his point that the conundrum of cultural and ideological clashes is itself is the plight of India's rural classes. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
95% Monsoon Wedding (2002) Nair confronts cultural conflict and taboos many times, which are explicitly shown in shockingly frank and revealing ways. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
73% Blizzard of Souls (The Rifleman) (Dveselu putenis) (2019) It's a cliché in the truest sense, taking the façade of a rousing Spielbergian drama with none of its spirit, and the ethereal visual design of a Malick film with none of its ardor. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Pieces of A Woman is remarkable - it's either the final great film of 2020 or the first masterwork of 2021. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
97% Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020) The unfortunate thing about Beasts Clawing at Straws is that it tries to force entertainment through shock value instead of investing in the characters. By the end, all that's left is ashes and blood, and an emotionless void. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
95% To the Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari Sekai no Hajimari) (2020) That To the Ends of the Earth is a state-sanctioned attempt at commemorating diplomacy makes its artistry that much more impressive. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
81% Seven (Se7en) (1995) This is classic stuff for Fincher, where the egoism of a fictional character is laced not only through great works of art and literature, but through religion. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
95% The Twentieth Century (2020) Rankin's visual style fully embraces artificiality and surrealism, with much influence from German Expressionist cinema and his fellow Canadian artist Guy Maddin. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) In context to its insufferably self-congratulatory source novel, Hillbilly Elegy might be the least-bad adaptation one could hope for, for whatever that's worth. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
60% Dong (2006) A fantastic documentary about the conflation of 'art' and 'labor'. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
71% Genus, Pan (Lahi, Hayop) (2020) There is a pace to the proceedings that lifts and carries you along for the journey and the anticipation of events, destinations, and confrontations make the tension palpable for many elongated stretches. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
No Score Yet Black Milk (Schwarze Milch) (2020) Amid the warmth of its exploration of cultural and sexual conflicts and histories, Black Milk gets too distracted with its cold and barren surroundings. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
No Score Yet The Village Home (Gamak Ghar) (2019) Achal Mishra uses nostalgia in an effectively artful way in Gamak Ghar, building a densely layered and brilliantly realized portrait of cultural erosion. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
67% Isabella (2020) Isabella is a movie that functions purely as a busy-box for its audience. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2020
100% City Hall (2020) The interpretive display allows the audience to make what they will on their own time and terms the effectiveness of the bureaucratic web shown in City Hall. One thing's for sure, it is a complex, insightful, and exhausting one. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
60% Malmkrog (2020) Christi Puiu orchestrates a classic Buñuelian premise with abject sternness... but a few solid cracks find themselves showing through anyway. Malmkrog is an elaborate and rewarding straight-faced joke. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
94% Nomadland (2021) Chloe Zhao's films aim to form an intimate connection between people and land and Nomadland deals with this in both a literal natural sense in the character of Swankie and a metaphorical sense in Fern. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
98% Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois) (2020) The proceedings take on a grand display that transports us not only into The Roman's story but a rich tradition of storytelling that is a generations-old fabric of Lacôte's heritage. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
85% Fauna (2020) Base competency is perhaps the tragedy of Fauna, and many festival entries like it - they are adequate to the point of being unmemorable. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
100% A Thousand Cuts (2020) A Thousand Cuts allows for people outside the intricacies of Filipino politics to be able to relate the nation's political climate to their own. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
100% Sunless Shadows (2020) Oskouei allows the women to treat his camera as a confessional, positioning his film as a map between them and their own souls. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
95% Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre) (2020) There is a whirlwind of the unknown in Leon's film that makes injustice into a demoralizingly convoluted puzzle that's impossible to solve, especially for those most subjugated to its cruelty. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
83% Labyrinth of Cinema (2019) Labyrinth of Cinema is a true epic, which uses its three-hour runtime as a fully immersive playground of cinematic experiments. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
83% Pinocchio (2020) Garrone takes a realistic approach that makes Pinocchio impressive in its construction and effects, while also offering a darkly whimsical fantasy for us to get lost in. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
73% Elephant (2003) Elephant represents exactly the sort of risk-taking and inspired approach that Van Sant has never shied away from. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020