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Tomas Trussow

Tomas Trussow
Tomas Trussow's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017) As much as it is a personal work, it is also composed with a skilled hand that is capable of beguiling even the most careful of viewers.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
56% Crooked House (2017) Crooked House plunges us into an unexpected sense of mayhem and destruction, and what else can we do but give it the respect it so richly deserves?‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) "Dee Rees manages to imbue her film with the epic dignity a familial and cultural saga like this deserves."‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
84% The Square (2017) It's unconventional and, at times, startling, but it's far from vapid. Because of it, the film flies by despite its hefty running time, and it has plenty of staying power to boot.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Just because The Death of Stalin is not Iannucci's funniest or most consistent work does not mean it's a total letdown.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
84% Disobedience (2018) Even if Disobedience is not his absolute best effort...Lelio should be commended for bringing these female-driven journeys to us.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
51% Downsizing (2017) Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor whiff it...[Downsizing] is also one of Payne's least attractive films from a technical perspective.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
95% Zama (2018) Zama is another winner in an immaculately crafted career, and will surely be seen as one of Martel's grandest achievements.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
91% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) Though it has artistry in spades, and Enyedi's talent cannot be doubted, On Body and Soul does not do justice to the people it wishes to represent.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
95% Sweet Country (2018) Graced by stellar turns from Morris, Gorey-Furber, the Doolans and Gibson John, Sweet Country succeeds most in lending its Aboriginal cast a sense of dignity.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Faces Places meditates on such loss, though it takes care not to be too bleak about it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) With the brittle edge of its critique, Loveless' delicate craft keeps every frame impeccably framed and lit, and the no-holds-barred performances spark at every turn. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
97% The Rider (2018) When we let go of our prejudices and embrace the unknown, what follows has the potential to excite and amaze. The Rider is a case in point.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
83% The Children Act (2018) Although the two halves of the The Children Act don't coalesce as they should, Thompson gracefully keeps the whole from falling apart.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
75% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2018) Jeannette isn't going to be seen as Dumont's pièce de résistance. If anything, it will be seen as another successful harnessing of his unusual creative impulses. Not a bad thing.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
No Score Yet Miracle (Stebuklas) (2017) Vertelyte writes her quasi-allegory with a leaden hand, not taking care to leave interpreting the film to the viewer's imagination.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
92% Lean on Pete (2018) Haigh continues to be a treasure worth seeking, and Lean on Pete is one more example of his innate sense of precision and humanity.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards is stunningly calibrated, capable of erupting with force and then retracting to silent rumination within seconds, the shifts composed like a filmic symphony. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
76% Caniba (2017) Confrontational cinema is an understatement when it comes to Caniba; it's more disturbing than any run-of-the-mill documentary about Sagawa to date.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
66% Breathe (2017) Breathe may hold glimmers of potential, but its preoccupation with timelines and triumphs rather than the disabled subject's individual consciousness is too black a mark to ignore.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
85% Darkest Hour (2017) This film won't have as much longevity as Churchill's immortal speeches, despite the fact that many viewers will likely laud Oldman as the definitive Churchill.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
94% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is a fierce and gratifying modern parable that only someone with the religious and philosophical import like Schrader could pull off.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
78% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2018) The Day After has all the hallmarks of something unostentatious-except, it isn't. This is actually trickster Hong working in his element, albeit more surreptitiously than we're used to seeing.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
69% On Chesil Beach (2018) Apart from a minor miscalculation, On Chesil Beach is an otherwise solid debut from Dominic Cooke, filled with a fine attention to detail and some truly heartbreaking revelations.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
94% Who We Are Now (2018) Newton carved out a raw and unsentimental journey for his protagonists that neither completely absolves them of their mistakes, nor robs them of the agency to make them. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is del Toro at his most restrained, his flamboyant style now tempered to fit the delicate little fairy tale that gives the film its beating heart. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) What an experience BPM is. How intelligently and honestly it tells its story. How movingly it honors a community of victims, survivors and fighters. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
73% Hostiles (2018) Hostiles uses offensive tropes and a white perspective to make its inclusionist point. It wants to be progressive, but it relies on regressive means, and that ends up negating its goodwill.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
89% I, Tonya (2018) For some , the talented actors involded will be enough to transcend the problematic way Tonya's story is treated.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
74% Mom and Dad (2018) Mom and Dad has nothing new to say about our dead-eyed materialism and the whitewashed suburbias, like any good horror film, its main priority is to entertain the viewer.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
No Score Yet Motorrad (2017) Motorrad is motorbad... and please feel free to groan at that, because I groaned in the same way while watching the film. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project lights us onto an authentic perspective, never shying away from the grime and sorrow of its world, but never making it the film's unyielding focal point, either.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
93% Thelma (2017) Thelma is a fantastic addition to Trier's growing body of work, possessing a strong, cohesive formalism and a compelling take on feminine sexuality.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) Though the ending is poor, Molly's Game is not a wash because of it. Chastain and Elba are successes, and the script is, for the most part, an engaging confection. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is one of the greatest debuts in recent years, and it marks an incredibly auspicious start to Gerwig's potential career behind the camera.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Underneath the sparse plotting, there is so much playfulness and subversion going on in A Fantastic Woman that new strands could reveal themselves upon each new viewing.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
100% I Am Not a Witch (2017) I Am Not a Witch is an example of a fantastic debut. The way Nyoni documents the characters' feminine solidarity and friendship provides the film with an air of triumph. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me By Your Name warmly embraces the fickleness of first love, the confusing elements of queer desire, and-above all-the tranquility of total togetherness.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) It's hard not to look away from what transpires, which is why The Killing of a Sacred Deer is ultimately a success, warts and all.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
69% Happy End (2017) The shocking reality is that Haneke has managed to make something so minor, uninteresting, and very much beneath his true abilities as an artist.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
83% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2018) What Will People Say is a brutal yet powerful study of the effects of subjugation on a young woman in a highly patriarchal society.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
20% Blind (2017) Devoid of any subtlety, bereft of a strong plot, and embarrassingly misguided toward its disability narrative, Blind really has nothing to recommend it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) An open mind and a willing heart are needed to appreciate Dumont's unique brand of zaniness, and truly, Slack Bay is a lot of fun when the initial peculiarities settle.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) A Quiet Passion is an entrancing achievement that does justice to its subject, and more proof that Davies is one of the unsung heroes of film still alive and working today.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
94% Fences (2016) Fences is an important tale of humanity, responsibility, self-sacrifice and error told from the perspective of lives that have been occluded from the grand narrative. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
68% The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016) The Season In Quincy's format is unconventional, but it reflects Berger's wide-ranging interests in such a way that eschews reductionism.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017