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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 No Score Yet Ava (2017) [Sadaf] Foroughi is definitely one to watch.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 88% The Children Act (2017) 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 89% 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
3/5 100% Disobedience (2017) It's well done, if not entirely convincing.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 100% The Wife (2016) [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 50% Chappaquiddick (2017) 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 44% 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 No Score Yet 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 33% Mary Shelley (2017) 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) (2017) 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 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet 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
4/5 100% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2017) 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 No Score Yet Cardinal (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 92% 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 80% 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 88% 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 95% 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 95% 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 74% 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
3/5 100% 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
3/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) There's a sweetness -- not to be confused with a saccharine quality -- to this pic, made all the more appealing by its two young leads and a story that hurtles right along.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Where the Universe Sings (2017) Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont paint a vivid portrait of painter Lawren Harris in this visual treat of a documentary.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Bugs (2016) Sounds like a good idea: convince the planet's ever-expanding population that insects are a sustainable food source, figure out ways to make them tasty and then change the world. That's what this doc's engaging subjects... set out to do. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) [Bening] devours the role, nervously smoking throughout, shy in the face of her attraction to her handyman tenant and embodying steely frustration at her inability to deal with being out of control. It's the best work she's done in years.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
3/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Here's a crowd-pleaser that hits all the predictable notes, but you won't mind.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 88% Jackie (2016) It's the feel of the piece that's so unique.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
4/5 100% The Apology (2016) Fuelled by the deep personal relationships she developed with three women over five years, first-time director Tiffany Hsiung gives these courageous survivors their voice.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 50% Anatomy of Violence (2016) Mehta is careful not to suggest that these young men should not be accountable for their crime. But it takes an uncommonly compassionate approach to its unsavoury characters.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 73% The Carer (2015) This slender piece about a famous actor begrudgingly accepting his young caregiver as he's gradually succumbing to Parkinson's is sentimental and doesn't care much about character backstory or development. But it's entertaining as hell.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 67% The Pearl (2016) The doc tends to wander, focusing more on the women's everyday lives. But when they travel and are free from the strictures of their closets inside their home communities, you see how beautiful real freedom can be.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 67% An Eye for an Eye (2016) Ziv's tendency to press familiar buttons subverts the pic.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/5 91% All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016) Riffing off the great independent newsman I.F. Stone's famous statement "All governments lie," Peabody connects with an array of impressive indie journalists who are filling in the gaps left by a pandering mainstream media.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
4/5 100% Angry Inuk (2016) Angry Inuk imparts important information about an issue we tend to think we know everything about and delivers a powerful emotional punch.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 40% Unless (2016) Keener is great as usual, convincingly conveying confusion and grief, and the film is visually intense, its handheld cameras relying on close-ups.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Will the documentary play to those who didn't grow up with the Beatles? My guess is that it doesn't really matter. It'll do just fine thanks just to a generation that will never let the Beatles go.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016