Glenn Dunks

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Rating Title/Year Author
B- You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) Glenn Dunks Real, completely fiction, or some sort of elaborate half-breed hoax like Joaquin Phoenix in I'm Not There, the experience of watching You Cannot Kill David Arquette is an entirely perplexing one. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
A State Funeral (2019) Glenn Dunks Sergei Loznitsa's 135-minute triumph is a beast of a film and one with its roots firmly in Soviet documentary... a herculean effort of archival dumpster diving EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
B Girls Lost (2015) Glenn Dunks The use of the fantastical could have easily verged on twee, but instead offers its characters and the audience the sort of movie magic that can open minds. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2020
B Theo & Hugo (2016) Glenn Dunks Already notorious for a lengthy gay sex club orgy sequence that opens the film, Paris 05:59 proves to be much more than just a titillating night out for the boys (the characters and the audience)... EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2020
B+ Kiki (2016) Glenn Dunks Kiki is a film that celebrates some of the bravest members of the LGTBQ universe and in many ways the film demands that we absolutely must continue to be as bold and brave as them. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2020
B+ Berlin Syndrome (2017) Glenn Dunks Berlin Syndrome posits actual answers for the terrible questions people ask of sexual-violence survivors. And, significantly, it addresses them through a riveting piece of art cinema made not-so-coincidentally with women in key production roles. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
C+ Adore (2013) Glenn Dunks Its Australian title, 'Adoration', sounds as flat on the tongue and unsure of itself as the actual film. Anne Fontaine never finds the right voice for her film's message and ends up with this disappointing, albeit handsomely made, effort. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
A The Assistant (2019) Glenn Dunks But in [Kitty Green's] treatment of Garner's Jane, a woman who is told to not worry about being sexually confronted by her boss because she's "not his type", she has clearly tapped into a well of stark reality that is rarely portrayed on screen. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
B- The Eulogy (2018) Glenn Dunks As a film that shines a spotlight on a curious moment of Australian cultural history, it is certainly an interesting story and one that Hosking was wise to let unfold in as unfussy of a way as possible. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
B+ The Nightingale (2018) Glenn Dunks But the blood and the trauma is just one part of The Nightingale. It is an amazingly rendered work of cinema EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
A- Support the Girls (2018) Glenn Dunks It's sweet, but not syrupy; it's truthful, but not cynical. It's a breath of fresh air, accessible, and a real gem of American independent filmmaking... EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
C+ BlacKkKlansman (2018) Glenn Dunks The savagery that Lee is capable of shaved down for a demographic that aren't accustomed to the evolving, bold electricity of Do the Right Thing or Bamboozled and instead in many ways resembles something closer to a Saturday Night Live sketch. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2018
B You're Killing Me (2015) Glenn Dunks What results is a vibrant and fresh film, a unique entry into any queer film festival that at often times can take itself too seriously. It's a perfect Friday night movie with even more laughs than bloody corpses. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2016
A- Nasty Baby (2015) Glenn Dunks It adds further shading to this already multi-dimensional world and should hopefully make audiences question their own reactions as well as their thoughts on class, privilege and ultimately their own personal morality. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2015
B Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) Glenn Dunks [It's] a celebration of one actor who somehow made it out alive and whose story is still, sadly, a powerful one to tell. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2015
B+ Cut Snake (2014) Glenn Dunks In Tony Ayres' Cut Snake, the true blue Aussie crime flick gets a queer coat of paint. It masks itself as a standard crime flick, but subverts what we have come to expect from these films... EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2015
B+ A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974) Glenn Dunks Blank isn't afraid of the artistic wrath that he may incur and rather than making a Leon Russell film, has made what is defiantly a Les Blank film full of all of the idiosyncrasies that one would expect. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2015
B+ Magic Mike XXL (2015) Glenn Dunks [If] what you want is playfulness, energy, goofy glee, and a complete and utter lack of pretentiousness then Magic Mike is a Trojan (Horse) full of fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B Amy (2015) Glenn Dunks Watch alongside Montage of Heck and just feel miserable about what the world missed out on but be thankful of what they left behind. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B- Jurassic World (2015) Glenn Dunks When the script isn't simply recreating famous scenes from the original with less engaging characters who speak a lot and yet say so very little, it's blindly ignoring plot holes and conjuring up half-baked ideas... EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B+ Terminator Genisys (2015) Glenn Dunks What's different [to Jurassic World] is that this entry into the series has a desire to build its own future, its own timeline of events from amongst all the references and mythos and sly nods to the previous films. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B+ Strangerland (2015) Glenn Dunks I was deeply impressed by Strangerland and likely for many of the reasons that others have not. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2015
B+ 54 (1998) Glenn Dunks [The Director's Cut] is out and proud, not at all shying away from the sexual aggression of Phillippe's character as he calmly removes his clothes for any gender. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2015
C+ Poltergeist (2015) Glenn Dunks Instead of a reboot that takes advances in technology, the ever-expanding suburban sprawl or a clear audience desire for haunted houses, we're left with little more than a faded photocopy. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2015
B+ Partisan (2015) Glenn Dunks This is a film of great restraint, one that chooses to take its time observing through the eyes of its young protagonist... EDIT
Posted May 28, 2015
A Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Glenn Dunks It turns out we do need another hero, and it comes in the guise of George Miller. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2015
B+ Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) Glenn Dunks A fitting tribute to the zany worlds of Jacques Tati and his unspoken, bumbling Monsieur Hulot as well as the silent movie stars and comedies that came from the silent era onwards. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2015
B+ The Tribe (2014) Glenn Dunks It's a tough film ... and one that makes its audience feel as lost in its characters' world as its characters might well be in ours. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2015
A- Hungry Hearts (2014) Glenn Dunks It took ahold of my mind in such a way that I found myself constantly thinking about it long after the screening. I couldn't get its images out of my head, its twisted tale of unconventional horror making me feel uncomfortable long after the credits. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2015
B- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Glenn Dunks Despite the overall enjoyment factor of the film, with this, its eleventh film, writer-director Joss Whedon seems intent on pushing some of Marvel Films' more tiresome elements to the extreme. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2015
B The Water Diviner (2014) Glenn Dunks If [Crowe's] performance wasn't as strong as it is then The Water Diviner simply wouldn't work at all and it would be harder to forgive some of his less impressive directorial judgements. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2015
C- Unbroken (2014) Glenn Dunks At least one can give the film points for consistency as this humdrum sentimentality certainly extends to the music with an appalling, pandering original credits song by Coldplay. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2014
B Before I Go to Sleep (2014) Glenn Dunks It's a figure-eight effect where the shifting sands of the story make our loyalties and our readings of the central mystery ebb and flow. It's a work of wonderful manipulation... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B+ The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) Glenn Dunks The Town that Dreaded Sundown is perhaps the first of its kind: it is both a sequel and a remake, and in both cases it improves upon its original. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2014
B+ Camp X-Ray (2014) Glenn Dunks [The] film succeeds in following a grand tradition of cinema that doesn't necessarily expose the folly of war, yet rather the more specific folly of sending young, still red-in-the-cheek soldiers into a war zone. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2014
B+ Stations of the Elevated (1981) Glenn Dunks Kirchheimer appears more interested in the way the subway interacts with urban life, cutting through neighbourhoods like a scalpel through flesh and how people have taken to the individual subway cars as canvases to educate, provoke, and infuriate. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2014
A- Canopy (2013) Glenn Dunks Canopy is a movie rich of its own world, an 80-minute work of filmmaking that rises above mere war or survival films and becomes something unique. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2014
B- Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) Glenn Dunks I just wish that, given it's a film about art, Through a Lens Darkly had taken a bit more of an artistic method to its message. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2014
B Fell (2014) Glenn Dunks Kasimir's film is poignant and beautifully constructed film that once upon a time may have been seen as what was right with the local industry rather than a telltale sign of, supposedly, what's wrong. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2014
B+ Ukraine Is Not a Brothel (2013) Glenn Dunks The necessity for and the corruptibility of modern political activism is portrayed with beautiful formal imagery and slick editing in Ukraine is Not a Brothel. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2014
C Willow Creek (2013) Glenn Dunks It's all well and good to want to say things using the world of a horror movie, but it's even better when you don't forget to try and be scary for 75% of the runtime. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2014
C Burning Blue (2014) Glenn Dunks Viewing now in the clear light of a post-DADT world and the grand-standing dialogue of [Director] Greer and co-writer Helene Kvale come off as weightless, drooping under the clichés and perceived inherent power of its story... EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2014
B+ Enemy (2013) Glenn Dunks Enemy feels quite distinctly as a mood piece, a ring of swirling colours and emotions that seems more intent on leaving a mental mark or scar on the viewer than anything resembling a sense of narrative fulfillment. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2014
B+ Grand Piano (2013) Glenn Dunks There's a playfulness to Grand Piano that is deeply rewarding. It's slick, 35mm lensing is drenched in bold colours, interesting compositions and in some sequences a sense of virtuosic camera trickery. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2014
A Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) Glenn Dunks The imagery in Mother Joan of the Angels is full if robust symbolism and beautiful, if increasingly more complex and sinister, compositions. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2014
A- Hawaii (2013) Glenn Dunks Hawaii will likely act as a 100 minutes of groin-stirring cinematic foreplay ... the film is a wonderful creation that radiates and which allows audiences to experience its heart-pounding rhythms with every bit as much intensity as its characters. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2014
C+ The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Glenn Dunks I struggle to recognise what [Scorsese's] unique point of view or fresh insight is with the material. Did he have one? EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2013
B+ In the Name Of (2013) Glenn Dunks In the Name Of is yet another example of excellent gay cinema that, while perhaps dealing with subject matter that is bleak and that has probably been seen before, still feels necessary. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B Out in the Dark (2012) Glenn Dunks I enjoyed this one quite a bit it was the ending that struck me as the most impressive. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2013
F Bridegroom (2012) Glenn Dunks Cheap and positively dripping in saccharine nonsense. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2013