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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Desert Cry (Déserts) (2016)

"You only realize how formulaic most films are when you see one that really bucks convention. " ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/5 63%

The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016)

"While operating as an intrigue, La fille inconnue is standard Dardenne fare in that it doubles as a social survey, revealing the concerns and living conditions of Jenny's various patients." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 96%

Aquarius (2016)

"Sônia Braga [gives] a magical, career-redefining performance." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Smoke and Mirrors (2016)

"Smoke and Mirrors ultimately outsmarts only itself. It's not that we figure it all out beforehand, but that we're never really tempted to try." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Chez les géants (2016)

"The amazing thing about documentary is that you never know where things are going to go." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 70%

White Girl (2016)

"Loosely based on the director's own experience, Wood's viscerally charged film gets under the skin in ways that are hard to shake." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 100%

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

"The most memorable moments in L'avenir are not conversations or even interactions, but the looks on Huppert's face as she takes it all in." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Boundaries (Pays) (2016)

"Basking in its understated sense of the absurd, Pays offers insights, and laughs, at its own offbeat pace." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/5 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Along their messy path, they made some crazy music. Archival footage and photos as well as stop-motion animation round out the picture of a band that defied the cookie-cutter model of the music industry and refused to play the game." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Yes, there is something resembling a traditional climax, but it doesn't come at the expense of the ethereal tone established by Villeneuve. In this time of political upheaval, it's a welcome tonic." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"You have to stay on your toes while watching The Handmaiden. Like each of its central characters, Park Chan-wook's nimble erotic thriller has an agenda. And the South Korean auteur is always one step ahead of you." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

Generation Wolf (2016)

"The problem is ultimately in the writing." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/5 81%

American Honey (2016)

"Arnold's enthralling film is less about plot and more about capturing - i.e. thrusting us into - the sensory experience of this young woman going to the brink, and coming into her own." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/5 87%

Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

"It's a pleasant place to be if you don't overthink things. " ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Gun Runners (2015)

"Stakes are incredibly high for these men, and the outcome is far from certain. Ultimately, as this probing documentary shows, it's not about the destination but the daily struggle and the little successes that motivate one to keep moving forward." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 44%

It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016)

"The resulting sensorial barrage is shrewdly effective, and oddly affecting." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Histoire hippie (Stone Story) (2016)

"The director appears to want to show the different life paths people take, and the family Stone has left behind. But none of it is enough to really grab our attention." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Aug 29, 2016
4/5 93%

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016)

"As he eases toward his subtly stirring resolution, it's hard to resist getting swept up in the moment; for somewhere along the way, Kore-eda has brought us into the fold." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2.5/5 70%

Café Society (2016)

"Eisenberg, though amiable, doesn't have the same juice. And he seems unsure just how to play things, at times attempting to mimic Allen's quirks, at others simply failing to command the screen." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a refreshing alternative to standard Hollywood children's fare." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 96%

De Palma (2016)

"We emerge with a profound understanding of a singularly talented, wildly creative filmmaker who invested himself fully in everything he did, and whose oeuvre more than merits a second look." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

2 Nights Till Morning (2 yötä aamuun) (2015)

"A Finnish DJ and a French architect walk into a bar: it doesn't sound like the most intriguing premise for a movie, but writer-director Mikko Kuparinen presses enough emotional buttons to keep things interesting in his debut feature." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 27, 2016
3.5/5 88%

Mia Madre (2016)

"It's all part of the fluid state of affairs Moretti is grasping at in this charmingly human film. He doesn't necessarily have answers; he simply wants to examine the messy, everyday contradictions of the cycle of life." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 82%

Chevalier (2016)

"Nothing crazy happens in Chevalier. It's just a bunch of guys hanging out on a boat. It's in the details of their interactions that things get interesting." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 100%

I Am the Blues (2015)

"I was quietly blown away by Daniel Cross's new documentary I Am the Blues, which follows the Montrealer on a quest through the southern U.S. to track down the last remaining ambassadors of the genre." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/5 79%

Wedding Doll (Hatuna Meniyar) (2016)

"Though Wedding Doll sounds like another formulaic Hollywood romance, the intimate Israeli drama is a visually ravishing if imperfect window into a young woman's struggle for independence." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 83%

Transfixed (2015)

"There is no grand-scale drama in Transfixed, just the microcosmic pursuit of dignity by a couple who deserve it as much as anyone." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/5 63%

High-Rise (2016)

"What begins as a brash cinematic statement loses steam, focus and the flair that makes the first half of this movie so alluring. High-Rise falls disappointingly short of its lofty ambition." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 41%

Mr. Right (2016)

"The only surprise comes in the scattered moments of irreverence where it's actually mildly entertaining. The rest of the time this half-baked action-comedy-romance just feels like the worst of Hollywood clichés thrown together to see what sticks." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Callshop Istanbul (2015)

"The plight of refugees has been all over the news in recent years, and Benchekroun and Mermer's film offers a unique vantage point from which to consider the loaded issue." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted May 20, 2016
3/5 90%

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"A Bigger Splash is a trip we appreciate from afar, intrigued but never fully on board." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted May 19, 2016
3.5/5 91%

The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016)

"Lindon's performance is a master class in restraint and internalizing emotion." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 82%

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016)

"Garrone creates an intermittently rich sensory experience with help from cinematographer Peter Suschitzky and composer Alexandre Desplat, yet he stumbles in moving the story along." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted May 12, 2016
No Score Yet

The Saver (2015)

"The Saver doesn't offer easy answers, but rather a unique look at a resilient young woman in a tough situation." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 86%

The Club (El Club) (2016)

"The timing of Pablo Larraín's El Club couldn't be better." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/4 89%

Dheepan (2016)

"Despite its violent dénouement, this is for the most part an understated, cinematically rich, shrewdly observational film." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet

Welcome To F.l. (Bienvenue À F.l.) (2015)

"We also see young people etching out their own place in the world, and making their way in spite of the obstacles in their path. It's both encouraging and enlightening, and a reminder that sometimes the best thing one can do for a kid is listen." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4.5/5 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"You may have seen movies on the Holocaust, but you have never seen one like this." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 98%

Mustang (2015)

"It's a beautiful, quietly devastating and ultimately hopeful film that deserves to be seen." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/5 100%

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015)

"Shining through the film's stylistic lapses and plodding narrative are Bergman's indomitable spirit and irresistible star power, which simply cannot and would not be denied." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"Fans of the director's twisted verbal jousting and celebratory approach to violence will still get their kicks, but for the most part this drawn-out, overly theatrical, vapidly brutal exercise is a lot of fuss over nothing." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/5 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"The key word in Brooklyn is restraint. Director John Crowley keeps things impressively under control in this quietly moving Irish immigration tale that is already garnering well-deserved buzz as a serious Oscar contender." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 17, 2015
4/5 100%

Le coeur de madame Sabali (2015)

"McKenna has an auteur's flair, impeccable comic timing and an ability to combine evocative dramatic truths with inspired flights of fancy. It all adds up to a movie that is well worth your time, and a budding director to keep your eye on." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/5 27%

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

"Tomas and Kate's paths will cross repeatedly over the ensuing years, but this is not the story of an unlikely couple drawn together by tragedy. Rather, it is a multi-pronged exploration of the things we keep inside." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/5 41%

Love (2015)

"Everything is muted in Love. When not shooting raunchy sex scenes, Noé's preferred framing is the medium-close-up. He keeps his camera near his characters but seems unable to elicit the true emotional essence of sexuality he claims to court." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 74%

Valley Of Love (2016)

"Ultimately, Valley of Love underwhelms, but carries us along nonetheless on the mesmerizing appeal of witnessing the interaction between the two great actors at its core." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 96%

The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015)

"It all builds to an affecting, insightful climax, deftly avoiding morality tale tropes while never failing to entertain." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3.5/5 72%

Remember (2016)

"While the denouement is perhaps meant to make us reflect on deeper issues, Remember is most effective for the entertaining exploits of its intrepid, elderly protagonist." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 94%

Sicario (2015)

"Bewilderment, resolve, disenchantment and blind fury are just some of the states [Blunt] goes through as the bigger picture comes into focus, providing Villeneuve's otherwise blisteringly macho film with an emotional anchor." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3.5/5 93%

Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra) (2016)

"Some of the symbolism verges on heavy-handed, but Acevedo can't be faulted for lacking ambition. His film probes the dark corners of the human condition, often flirting with the profound." ‐Montreal Gazette
Posted Aug 27, 2015
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