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Tomas Trussow

Tomas Trussow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 38% Life of the Party (2018) Let's be honest, no one in fifty years is going to call Life of the Party a career highpoint. It'll be any wonder people will remember it at all.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3/5 100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) [Morrison's] tribute to Dawson City and the resting places of these memories is done, and it's done well.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) I think I'm more put off by how easily Anderson assumes an authoritative voice with regards to ethnocentric bigotry and its victims.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3/5 81% The Party (2018) The dripping venom and stinging barbs are all in order. What's missing here is one more layer. It's a cake just shy of being absolutely delicious because it's missing the right topping.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3.5/5 80% Indian Horse (2018) If a film like this can help cast off people's racist assumptions about Indigenous life in Canada, then that is still a public good worth commending.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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2.5/5 41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time isn't very good. Mostly because it's a mature film trapped in a Disneyfied body, needing to take flight but barely getting off the ground because its wings have been clipped.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) It fools you at the outset into thinking you're going to be seeing another pulpy spy thriller, and then presents you with strangely feasible scenarios that ... make you fear for the real world you're living in.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4.5/5 97% Aquarius (2016) [Braga's] very presence inspires you to keep faith in your belief in what is right, and to find strength in resisting what you know to be wrong.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) I admire its sophistication and ability to tell such a human story with so much intelligence, taking on issues of the Anthropocene with a dexterous and effulgent vision.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3.5/5 72% Ferdinand (2017) To hell with normative gender views! Let bulls sniff the field flowers if they want to. Accept them for who they are and not what they're expected to be.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3/5 83% Game Night (2018) I was so glad to see Rachel McAdams doing comedy again, and she's so entertaining in this.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3/5 93% Logan (2017) If I had a special connection to the X-Men franchise, and if Wolverine had been one of my all-time favourite characters, I would've appreciated this far more.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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4/5 84% Wonder (2017) [Wonder] may make the unforgivable mistake of ableist casting, but it doesn't make many others. Therefore, I'm willing to be charitable.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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4/5 93% Icarus (2017) Because the doc kicks into high gear when Rodchenkov enters the picture -- and because Rodchenkov is such a fascinating subject -- one is inclined to forgive Fogel for his false start of a beginning.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3/5 95% The Breadwinner (2017) The thing I most admire about The Breadwinner is the fact that it doesn't end on a tidy note. I found that commendable.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It's easy to appreciate yet another blockbuster with a cast of minority actors proving that they never had anything to prove in the first place.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 94% Beast (2018) A film like this could've popped with a more elegant approach, keeping things stark without losing the sinister edge that both Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn bring to this through their fantastic performances.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4.5/5 90% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) What, at first, seems like a compact comedy of errors or a tangential riff on spontaneous relationships and ephemeral existences becomes a more fruitful study in finding the hidden meanings of life within the workaday.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Simón's loving replication of the past is anchored in a bevy of lush greens and warm tans, with the sounds of domestic and outdoor life coming through with a keen vitality.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) It's so nice to see a Marvel film scripted and shot with some semblance of care, keeping some of the spectacle without sacrificing all of the substance.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3.5/5 91% Hannah (2018) A film as sparse as this only works as well as the performance leading it, and I'm glad to say Rampling remains in fine form.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Jim Cummings is a national treasure, if we have to be honest. And I think he has outdone himself this time, highlighting Pooh's beautiful soul using the most specific, endearing vocal inflections.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) If you're not going to even try pulling a fast one on us, then why bother even make a psychosexual erotic thriller at all? Just put on a pot of tea and crack open the marmalade, why don't you?‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 94% The Endless (2018) You don't watch The Endless and leave it feeling as if the directors triumphed over their limitations; rather, you wish they had a good budget to begin with, so that they could really do their vision justice.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Barring a few logistical holes ... A Quiet Place is a taut ninety-minutes of unfiltered dread and suspense.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) People who extol this film as the year's most essential feel-good film need to hold their horses for a second and temper their enthusiasm.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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4.5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) It's basically the Lady Bird for the introverted crowd, and almost just as perfect. ‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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2.5/5 86% Tully (2018) What could've been a no frills examination of the trials of being a mother becomes a supreme test of one's patience as Diablo Cody dusts off a tired cliché and tries to refurbish it with some profundity.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 88% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2018) [Regina Williams] gives a sincere, unadorned, and immensely powerful performance that makes room for all kinds of moments, big or small.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) A hopeful and positive film like this, while playing it safe on the surface, actually can do a whole world of good, and for that, its importance is self-evident. This is cinema that people will owe their lives to.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) If you like blood-pounding madness and love your hues in violent shades, then Let the Corpses Tan will put you in a trance you may never want to leave.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 82% Where Is Kyra? (2018) A very brutal takedown of socioeconomic inequality and ageism, and how capitalist systems of power force otherwise upright citizens to take risks they otherwise wouldn't have to.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) This one works for me ... because Juliette Binoche is such a compelling anchor of her character's desperation, and the subtle ways in which linguistics operates here are fun to suss out.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Its sheer hopelessness and tragic consequences are a haunting counterpoint to more traditional horror fare, where Final Girls escape and monsters are unable to win the day.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3.5/5 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) I was merely the spectator without a specified role, watching a dead world decay even more. And maybe that's okay.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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3.5/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) While there's a flatness and predictability to the film that bothered me, the cast ended up saving it, chewing their lines like soft toffee and kicking in the winks and nudges that kept things lively and swinging.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) Anyone who is a fan of acting legends should give Nothing Like a Dame a spin. Ideally during a sunny afternoon, with a spot of tea and finger food at the ready.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 80% Unsane (2018) I found it to be very sympathetic towards those suffering from mental illness as a whole. This makes it easy for it to enter into my good graces, the tawdry pulpiness notwithstanding.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 53% Book Club (2018) This truly is the Fifty Shades of Grey of the film world: a fun little diversion that will leave you satisfied in the short term, but a product of small merit and quality that won't go down as a classic.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 98% The Tale (2018) I hope that The Tale helps a lot of the people who watch it: to heal, to grieve, to seek justice, to vent their fury.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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2.5/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) This tale of bourgeois malaise and unhinged femininity is cut from too familiar a cloth for it to dazzle as a debut.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
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64% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) Blanchett's narration is a constant barrage of inane interrogations caught in the abstract. It's as if she's signing postcards to Mother Nature and just flinging them into oblivion.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Revenge is a dish best served cold, as the saying goes, but Tom Ford says that it can be hot, too. Hot, risqué, reckless, crazy and even a bit ridiculous.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
91% Certain Women (2016) Reichardt paints life's small contours with the brush of a majestic poetess, giving voice to the seemingly unremarkable -- even mundane -- aspects of living and imbuing them with secrets and mysteries that have the power to enchant us, even make us cry.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
90% Loving (2016) Both Edgerton and Negga offer beautiful, sensitive performances that rely on flickering expressions, subtle body language, and vocal intonations to convey every semblance of emotion needed to bring the Lovings back to life.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
85% Lion (2016) Davis' direction is fairly assured, painting a convincing panorama of both India and (to a lesser extent) Australia as they are seen through Saroo's eyes, so in that sense the film is able to transcend some of its prestige trappings.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
74% Una (2017) [Mara and Mendelsohn] possess a crackling chemistry as they skulk about the labyrinthine setting and threaten to topple each other's secure livelihoods.‐ Film Inquiry
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94% Yourself and Yours (2016) The dialogue is as sharp and multifaceted as ever, and the supporting work provides quite a bit of levity.‐ Film Inquiry
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95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) I loved how [Lonergan] juxtaposes the people of the titular setting with the actual setting itself, which both hides life's tragedies and yet also offers an elegiac space for peace and safety.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
94% Arrival (2016) A nuanced exploration of legacy, compassionate worldviews, humanity (in both senses of the word), and -- most of all -- appreciating the finiteness of life.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018