Susan G. Cole Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Susan G. Cole

Susan G. Cole
Susan G. Cole's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): NOW Toronto

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 94% Ava (2018) [Sadaf] Foroughi is definitely one to watch.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
3/5 100% Golden Dawn Girls (2017) Bustnes inserts himself into the film, sometimes getting in the way of the action. And his line of questioning to the women gets repetitive. But he exposes the party's Nazi sympathies and fascist agenda and those tiki torches are truly terrifying.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Yours in Sisterhood (2018) The readers are diverse and candid, but this doc has no dramatic pretensions or narrative arc, per se. It's the trove of letters that matters. The film's value lies in uncovering the voices seldom heard.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3/5 60% The Game Changers (2018) The film's appeal to vanity and men's virility is problematic. Better to concentrate more on how plant-based diets could save the planet.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It's Rogers himself who makes this movie remarkable.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Devil We Know (2018) [It] may not break any formal boundaries, but the shock factor makes it a must-see.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
5/5 67% The Oslo Diaries (2018) Three essential points emerge. Talking leads to enemies discovering one another's humanity. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 100% Blowin' Up (2018) Blowin' Up winds up being a powerful ode to a sanctuary city.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2/5 74% Final Portrait (2018) At a time when there's been an increasing demand for women's stories, it's hard to care about an aging male creator who treats everyone around him as if he's the only person on the planet.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 96% Foxtrot (2018) Maoz constructs the film as an elaborate puzzle with pieces that come together in the end. But its power emerges from the terrific performances, especially by Ashkenazi as a tortured soul who seems to trust no one.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/5 92% Machines (2016) A powerful portrayal of exploitation.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
4/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) On this emotional roller coaster, Katja's capable of just about anything.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2/5 87% The Post (2018) Most of the fault lies with writers Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, neither of whom have major credits on their resumé. But it doesn't help that Spielberg is a true believer in America and everything he thinks it stands for. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
2/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) The film pounds away at its metaphors: you get the carousel going round and round and the Wonder Wheel ride outside the family's apartment spinning endlessly. Do we need two symbols of someone being in a rut?‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 94% Chavela (2017) By the end, the filmmakers have painted a portrait of a uniquely passionate artist, beloved by audiences in both her home country and Spain, where Pedro Almodóvar figures prominently in her story.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) You'd think this Tonya Harding biopic would turn out to be nothing but an extended punchline, but it's actually a savvy meditation on class, the bull inside the competitive skating world and the dynamics of family abuse.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3/5 85% The Children Act (2018) This very faithful adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel - he wrote the screenplay - isn't a barnburner but, anchored by Emma Thompson's excellent performance, definitely keeps your interest.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Annette Bening makes this story of Gloria Grahame's last days a must-see.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 85% Disobedience (2018) It's well done, if not entirely convincing.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 92% The Wife (2018) [Glenn] Close carries the pic, letting her silence speak volumes and then exploding with a righteous rage when she's had enough. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2/5 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) This account of the late senator Ted Kennedy's bad behaviour after his car went off the road and killed his passenger, Mary Joe Kopechne, spends way too much time trying to make us feel sorry for him.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2/5 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) The film is so dull. It gives no sense of the complexity of the man, in terms of both his personal and professional lives.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 100% My Days of Mercy (2017) Joe Barton's script, especially the dialogue between the two lovers about capital punishment, is pointed and very smart, and he knows how to let information trickle out at the right pace.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 39% Mary Shelley (2018) The first hour, which focuses on Mary and Percy's love story starts to sag, but when Mary finds her artistic inspiration, the film takes off.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 86% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2018) A brilliant, nuanced movie about female oppression.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet There is a House Here (2017) The film has a strong emotional force. It helps that Zweig's personal guide is his friend Lucie Idlout, whose charisma and personal pain give the movie real power.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 90% Porcupine Lake (2017) The key to this compelling pic is the way it keeps you on edge - Ally isn't exactly nurturing and Kate is probably big trouble so you're never sure what or who to root for.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Nina (2017) This is a fine take on what happens when a divorcing couple can't see the impact of their acrimony on their child.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Miami (2017) This improbable story of half-sisters who reconnect works because of its strong performances and the way director Bergroth keeps ratcheting up the tension.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 89% Meditation Park (2017) [Writer/Director Mina] Shum mines her favourite theme - immigrant experience in Canada - in what seems at first to be a gentle slice of life but eventually develops a powerful emotional force.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) The filmmaking is expert. Watch how Lelio uses mirrors and windows, especially in the moments just after the aforementioned family attack. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 71% Cardinals (2017) Despite an arresting first shot, this debut feature epitomizes Canadian cinema at its most frustrating: great performances in a slim script, only adequately brought to the screen.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 88% Novitiate (2017) Though it's shot beautifully, Novitiate's pacing, focusing on the sisters' daily routines, is slow.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 78% The Reagan Show (2017) The Reagan Show wants to demonstrate Ronald Reagan's mastery of the media but there's more than a slight suggestion that Donald Trump is taking cues from the ex-U.S. president.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 90% Lady Macbeth (2017) It's impossible to root for Katherine. She fights back, for sure, but then she behaves more appallingly than her oppressors.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 100% The War Show (2016) We have constant news reports and an influx of distressed Syrian refugees to tell us the truth about the conflict in Syria. But The War Show proves that there is something unique about the way movies can tell stories.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
3/5 100% Mermaids (2017) The members of the mermaid subculture are extremely committed. It's big fun watching them relish the activity of choosing their next outfits, stroking their tails lovingly.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 100% Monterey Pop (1968) There's something heartbreaking about seeing a cultural movement at its apex, knowing it would not have the impact so many of its proponents dreamed of.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 100% A Better Man (2017) It's interesting enough.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/5 96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) Tthe most moving element emerges from the film's essential respect for ancient ritual, even as it questions extreme orthodoxies. It's a tough tightrope to walk, and this film does it skilfully.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
5/5 94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) The key to this excellent documentary about writer and activist Jane Jacobs in New York City is the way it visually expresses the ideas in her groundbreaking book The Death And Life Of Great American Cities.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/5 90% Frantz (2017) Though not as daring as many of his previous films, Frantz it is extremely beautiful and, typical of [Ozon's] filmography, shows uncommon empathy for its lead female character.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
2/5 92% Obit (2017) This doc about obituary writers for the New York Times and their challenges in making people come alive again never takes off.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 100% The Second Time Around (2017) This story about Katherine and Isaac, two elders who fall in love at a retirement home, could have sunk into saccharine depths, but its authentic take on aging keeps it from making your teeth ache.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
4/5 96% Karl Marx City (2017) Epperlein wields her microphone as if it were a weapon for revenge. And she and co-director Michael Tucker shoot in black-and-white, which lends the film a sense of authenticity and strange beauty.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3/5 75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Here's one of those Brit pics that, despite impeccable acting and meticulous production values, can't get enough emotional drive.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3/5 98% The Last Laugh (2017) This is a movie guaranteed to generate conversation.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/5 37% The Last Word (2017) The Last Word may be predictable but it has MacLaine.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) As an unabashed Baldwin fan, a part of me wants to drive you to his written material - this guy was a sublimely original thinker. But this doc does well as an entree to him and his essential insights into American anti-Black racism.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Exit: Music (2016) Classical music aficionados tend to love the works that are most familiar, but even the most devoted fans of the three Bs will be moved by this thrilling music.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017