Tynan Yanaga

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

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Paris, Texas (1984) Surely the film lacks pure authenticity but in its place, we are met with spellbinding subtlety, equal parts poetic and mundane. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
100% The Grief of Others (2018) The Grief of Others is a film that externalizes these internal emotions and suggests, even implicitly, it can be absolutely cathartic to share in this process with others. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
100% A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While (2018) We need The Bread Factory. Both the metaphorical places like this existing in our society, and this very tangible film of Patrick Wang's. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
100% A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold (2018) These sprawling vignettes give way to beautiful bits of advice, inspiration, and humor that feels as organic as you might possibly see. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
62% The New Romantic (2018) The New Romantic suggests, how ever you package it, there's a possibility all our wanderings might still come back to love. Maybe it speaks to some of the deepest longings of our heart. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
80% Ramen Shop (Ramen teh) (2018) From start to finish, Ramen Teh is a joy, and while it caters to some bittersweet sentimentality, there is also a resounding hopefulness which lingers. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
33% Better Start Running (2018) It meanders around when a commitment to even one theme or tone would have been most admirable. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
91% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) This is hardly a documentary, at least in the accepted sense of the word. Talking heads have been excised and the instructional films of former Roland Garros documentarian, Gil de Kermadec, have been given a near arthouse treatment. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
81% Chappaquiddick (2018) To watch Chappaquiddick and then ponder the life of Ted Kennedy in such a manner undoubtedly must lead to introspection. Where do our own lives fall along this gradient? Are we any worse than he is or can we claim to be any better? - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) There is nothing mean-spirited or pernicious in its content. Just a thoroughly sweet, at times hysterically funny narrative that manages a certain amount of endearing authenticity. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Here there is no doubt characters have changed, but externally their behavior seems all but the same. The development is incremental and internalized. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
86% Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008) If you are intrigued by the interpersonal relationships and entanglements of a family - maybe a lot like yours and mine - this film is a fascinating exposé that might well prompt some seasonal self-reflection. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
100% Body and Soul (1947) Body and Soul is a film not simply with gritty boxing scenes but also a fascinating character analysis indicative of the human condition. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
98% A Hard Day's Night (1964) A Hard Day's Night perfectly encapsulates the rash of Beatlemania that was exploding onto the world stage and making its way across the pond to America. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
97% Pickpocket (1959) Pickpocket is an intricately staged, truly intimate character study from the imitable Robert Bresson instantly solidifying itself as one of his greatest works. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
100% The Fallen Idol (1949) The Fallen Idol is a fascinating film for how it manages to develop inner turmoil and for its earnest interest in the perspective of a child. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
97% Limelight (1952) With Limelight, for one last, brief moment, it's like old times even as the new age begins and Chaplin relinquishes his crown to the younger generations. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
90% That Man from Rio (1964) That Man In Rio has faults but that does not mean for a moment we cannot still get something out of it, even if it's, at the very least, some unadulterated thrills. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017