eye WEEKLY

eye WEEKLY is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Adam Nayman, Barrett Hooper, Catharine Tunnacliffe, Gemma Files, Jason Anderson, Jesse Wente, Kim Linekin
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Pitch (1997) Gemma Files A non-fiction first feature that pits two homegrown obsessives against the Hollywood elite. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2013
3/5 Daydream Nation (2010) Jason Anderson An alternately heady and queasy portrait of a small town slipping into madness. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2011
3/5 Thor (2011) Jason Anderson Thor's level of visual opulence is one sure indication that director Kenneth Branagh is unafraid of embracing the potential for camp inherent in any superhero blockbuster but generally avoided amid the current vogue for Dark Knight-style solemnity. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2011
2/5 Even the Rain (2010) Adam Nayman The film, meanwhile, remains mired in the middle ground between meta-cinematic cleverness and earnest good intentions. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2011
2/5 The Bang Bang Club (2010) Adam Nayman The Bang Bang Club seems to imply that the real tragedy was how a group of talented, committed young men were broken by a dangerous professional environment -- a dubious conclusion for a dubious movie. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2011
3/5 Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) Jason Anderson The director finds time in between making cold calls, creating spoof ads and having some fun at the expense of Mane 'n Tail horse shampoo to provide a few valuable insights about the rampant commercialization of nearly every corner of our culture. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2011
2/5 The Beaver (2011) Jason Anderson Jodie Foster's drama The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson as a depressed man who communicates via a hand puppet, is many things: admirably sincere, occasionally poignant, often trite and perversely wrong-headed. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2011
2/5 Lost on Journey (2010) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2011
3/5 Repeaters (2010) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2011
4/5 Bill Cunningham New York (2010) Katrina Onstad Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2011
2/5 The High Cost of Living (2010) Adam Nayman Chow's direction shows a good eye for locations, but her gritty nighttime aesthetic can't cloak the predictable nature of the material, which only really has one way to go and staggers there down the home stretch. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2011
4/5 Ne change rien (2010) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2011
2/5 African Cats (2011) Adam Nayman That African Cats baldly assigns human personality traits to its feline stars is no surprise; what's shocking is that a nature documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson could be so bland. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2011
5/5 Chungking Express (1994) Jason Anderson Quentin Tarantino and Xavier Dolan are just two of the directors who've worshipped at the altar of Wong Kar-wai. Chungking Express remains the best reason why. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2011
2/5 The Round Up (2010) Jason Anderson In her efforts to compel French viewers to confront a very ugly moment in their history, Bosch doesn't leave time to develop her characters or their individual stories beyond the most cursory strokes. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2011
4/5 A Married Couple (1969) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2011
4/5 Mulroney: The Opera (2011) Jason Anderson If you're going to write an opera about Brian Mulroney, there can be no rhyming lyric more inevitable than this one: "I have the chin / I'm going to win!" EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2011
4/5 Beeswax (2009) Jason Anderson Andrew Bujalski ought to be more than a critical darling by this point. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2011
3/5 Kaboom (2010) Jason Anderson Any aging hipster harbouring feelings of nostalgia for the scrappy movies Gregg Araki made before the relative maturity of his 2004 molestation drama Mysterious Skin will be thrilled by the American director's latest salacious story of youth gone wild. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2011
4/5 Rubber (2010) Jason Anderson Dupieux's third feature (and first in English) is a surrealist comedy with a singular sensibility. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2011
4/5 Hanna (2011) Katrina Onstad A pulsating, whip-smart action film. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2011
3/5 Littlerock (2010) Jason Anderson Ott's knack for telling observations and beguiling ambiguities make him a director to watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2011
2/5 Soul Surfer (2011) Adam Nayman There's a beatific quality to AnnaSophia Robb's performance as Bethany: it's as if the character is being canonized onscreen rather than plausibly feeling her way through a massive loss. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2011
2/5 Parc (2007) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
4/5 Fubar 2 (2010) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
5/5 Curling (2010) Adam Nayman Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
4/5 Buried (2010) Adam Nayman Buried may well be an allegory for the fates of so many Americans waylaid in sandier climes, but it works first and foremost as an experiential horror film -- the best of its kind in some time. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
3/5 At the Edge of the World (2008) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
4/5 Under Rich Earth (2008) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
4/5 J'entends Plus la Guitare (1991) Adam Nayman Garrel's nakedly personal disappointment bleeds into an unsentimental elegy for an elegantly wasted generation. Instead of shallow self-pity, he gives us a melancholy deep enough to drown in. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
3/5 Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie (2010) Adam Nayman Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
2/5 Mr. Nobody (2009) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
4/5 Edison and Leo (2008) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
1/5 Monsters (2010) Adam Nayman It's a journey that involves plenty of hazards, none more dire than the prospect of romantic scenes between two actors with zero chemistry. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
2/5 La nostra vita (2010) Adam Nayman The result is a blandly schizophrenic melodrama. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2011
3/5 Winter in Wartime (2008) Jason Anderson An adaptation of a well-loved Dutch young-adult novel by Jan Terlouw, Winter in Wartime embodies both a traditional style for WWII dramas and a more troubling contemporary strain. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2011
3/5 Essential Killing (2010) Adam Nayman The stark, propulsive filmmaking and Gallo's impressively committed performance must be judged against the evasiveness of its maker's motivations. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2011
2/5 Monogamy (2010) Jason Anderson Jones has little to do besides look fed up, and justifiably so. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2011
2/5 Wrecked (2009) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2011
2/5 Source Code (2011) Jason Anderson One of the problems is Gyllenhaal's inability to make his character seem coherent, sympathetic or particularly interesting. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2011
3/5 West Is West (2010) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2011
3/5 Never Say Die (2001) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2011
3/5 Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) Jason Anderson Eisener displays considerable finesse as an action director. His movie's occasional moments of wit also take some of the edge off the otherwise assaultive nature of this exercise in scumbag cinema. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2011
3/5 Win Win (2011) Adam Nayman Giamatti has become predictable as an avatar of middle-aged anxiety, but he's less self-conscious than he was in Barney's Version, and plays amusingly off McCarthy regular Bobby Cannavale. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2011
2/5 White Irish Drinkers (2010) Jason Anderson White Irish Drinkers contains a cast of characters who are as loud, brash and pugnacious as that title would suggest. They also represent just about every Irish-American stereotype. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2011
2/5 Mr. 3000 (2004) Adam Nayman This feature-length commercial for Major League Baseball covers all the cross-marketing bases. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2011
3/5 Cosmonaut (2009) Adam Nayman A wry, sensitive coming-of-age comedy set against a very specific historical backdrop. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2011
2/5 The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011) Jason Anderson Unfortunately, Johns' movie is less satisfying when it comes to matters not directly pertaining to Dolly Parton. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2011
3/5 When We Leave (2010) Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2011
3/5 Paul (2011) Jason Anderson In its efforts to please those nerds, Hollywood may actually be selling them short with films that have little of the ingenuity that used to be the lifeblood of genre moviemaking. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2011