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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 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
4/5 100% 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 33% 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 93% 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 89% Jackie (2016) It's the feel of the piece that's so unique.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet 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 72% 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 95% 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
3/5 83% Una (2016) Rooney's terrific.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
3/5 71% Past Life (2017) This is first-rate filmmaking, and the cast, especially Tagar, prickly yet tender, is very good.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
2/5 14% Below her Mouth (2016) We don't get much backstory, and there are maybe 50 lines of dialogue in the whole thing. But that's kind of a good thing, since newcomer Linder mumbles the dialogue she's given. Krill's much better.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
3/5 82% The Rehearsal (2016) Fox is amazing -- steely and charismatic -- and the young cast members have great chemistry.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 81% Mean Dreams (2017) Aided by his fresh and engaging young actors, Morlando is turning into a master of mood. And credit Steve Cosens with making the fields and forests look spectacular.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 84% Julieta (2016) Ehe film packs an emotional charge even if it ends too abruptly. And, deeply saturated with colour -- typical of the auteur -- it's very beautiful.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/5 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Park goes all-out in series of gratuitous, nearly explicit, sex scenes. That's not in itself such a bad thing, but when he opts for a severely sadistic sequence near the end, he goes too far.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) A devastating scene between Lee and his ex (Michelle Williams) is one of the best written -- and performed -- sequences I've ever seen on film. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Foreign Body (Corps étranger) (2016) Writer/director Amari adeptly captures the anxiety of the undocumented, and star Hannachi expertly conveys Samia's shifts from panicked to poised. However, the characters make choices that border on the nonsensical.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 77% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Set in 70s Copenhagen, this is an arresting period piece.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
1/5 90% Elle (2016) Doubtless, defenders will be legion, touting its arty pretensions and "brave" approach to essential issues. Count me out.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
5/5 86% The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins (2008) [A] dizzying and dazzling meditation on art, inequality and responsibility.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 82% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) I didn't think I was absorbed in the story until I was choking back tears at the end.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/5 85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) To really understand Lear, go back to those superb shows.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) The Innocents is a deep exploration of faith and doubt.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
4/5 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) At its heart is the iconic Ma himself, intellectually and creatively restless, impatient (watch him roll his eyes when he's introduced via a heap of errors and clichés) and working hard to keep meaning in his life.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
4/5 97% Weiner (2016) The real feat here is that, despite the fact that Weiner is plainly addicted to power, the doc manages, occasionally, to make him sympathetic, especially when one of his sextees tries to exploit the situation.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
2/5 51% Genius (2016) Law's performance is so big -- snake-like movements, a broad Southern drawl -- you'd think he was doing a solo stage show. There's no room for anyone else.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
5/5 100% KONELINE: Our Land Beautiful (2016) This visually stunning documentary conveys the unique relationship of the Tahltan First Nation to their remote lands in British Columbia, now seriously threatened by mining interests.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
4/5 94% Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2016) An excellent portrait of a powerful public intellectual.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
4/5 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) Rebecca Miller's dramedy about a young woman who imagines she can take control of her life -- and others' -- oozes charm thanks to the unique presence of Greta Gerwig.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
2/5 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) In the end, Tale Of Tales works neither as a fairy-tale movie nor as a critique or investigation of those stories. It'd make a great coffee-table book, though.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 57% To Life (À la vie) (2016) À La Vie (meaning "to life," or "l'chaim" in Hebrew) carries a strong emotional charge.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet League of Exotique Dancers (2015) Very entertaining.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) Mesmerizingly beautiful and sexy.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 100% Natasha (2015) This is in many ways a conventional coming-of-age story, but charismatic Gordon's mesmerizing performance as the mysterious Natasha makes it special.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 19% Mothers and Daughters (2016) Director Paul Duddridge gives us just glimpses of these stories, and the narratives either resolve too easily or peter out. A peripheral piece about a pop star and his mother comes out of nowhere.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 33% No Men Beyond This Point (2015) With such a compelling premise, the film definitely keeps your interest and is at times very smart, but it just misses.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016