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T'Cha Dunlevy

T'Cha Dunlevy
T'Cha Dunlevy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Montreal Gazette

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 71% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) It's interesting stuff, but all the talk gets in the way of the music, weighing down this formulaic documentary with a pedagogical approach.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Beekeeper and His Son (2016) The Beekeeper and His Son is a compelling micro-drama. At first glance, there seems to be little going on, but over the course of the film's 85 minutes, Diedie Weng pulls you in.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Miséricorde (2017) It's a thriller that never fully takes off, and a staggered drama that takes a few too many detours. But the former documentary director's heart is in the right place, and in its final act his story achieves a tempered sense of resolution.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet X Quinientos (2016) A visceral contemplation of youth forced into adulthood, each character adopting a new identity as part of a new crew, or makeshift family, as a means of survival.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Rebels on Pointe (2017) Though it stretches thin in the third act, Rebels on Pointe is an affectionate tribute to a dance company that dares to defy convention.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3.5/5 90% Frantz (2017) All the while, solemn though he is here, the director has fun with it. And that is what ultimately makes Frantz, despite its slow pace and occasional lulls, a pleasure to watch.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2.5/4 84% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) Afterimage is not particularly noteworthy as a cinematic experience unto itself. However as an earnest adieu from an acclaimed filmmaker with some 50 titles to his credit, it's entirely honourable.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 100% The Settlers (2017) Ultimately, Dotan's thought-provoking film succeeds by never getting bogged down in heavy history of the conflict, but using it to offer perspective to the situation in its present day.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 83% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) Saving things, somewhat, is the dancing. Even Binoche and Schneider get in on the action as the filmmakers flesh out their flawed story of a talented young woman in search of her own voice.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/5 100% Angry Inuk (2016) From the outset of Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's eye-opening documentary Angry Inuk, it is clear that this is going to be a different take on seal hunting than the one that has dominated the mainstream conversation over the past four decades.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Maudite Poutine (2016) Lemieux isn't too concerned with plot. Now that there is one, he's free to get down to the business of exploring the bruised psyches of his central characters.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Gulistan, Land of Roses (2016) Even while they wait at a lookout for signs of action from ISIS, these women never stop being entirely open, thoughtful and engaging. ‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Mes nuits feront écho (2016) The surprises keep coming in this refreshing film, which pulsates with playfulness and understated cinematic audacity.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet A Kid (Le fils de Jean) (2016) Things come together in the home stretch, giving the film a certain poignancy... but it's not quite enough to make up for the time lost in the first hour-and-change of this earnest, plodding tale.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Roger D'Astous (2016) Desrosiers constructs a faithful, intermittently inspired portrait of an iconoclast who always thought outside the box.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 91% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) If you don't mind seeing where it's all going from the outset, you might be pleasantly surprised by the ways in which this sweet little film evolves into something more evocative than the sum of its parts.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/5 70% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) Sônia Braga [gives] a magical, career-redefining performance.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 71% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 94% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 95% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet Generation Wolf (2016) The problem is ultimately in the writing.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/5 79% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/5 86% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) It's a pleasant place to be if you don't overthink things. ‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a refreshing alternative to standard Hollywood children's fare.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 95% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
3.5/5 86% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/5 81% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/5 60% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 43% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
3/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A Bigger Splash is a trip we appreciate from afar, intrigued but never fully on board.‐ Montreal Gazette
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016