POV Magazine

POV Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chelsea Phillips-Carr, Jason Gorber, Liam Lacey, Pat Mullen
Rating Title/Year Author
I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018) Pat Mullen The screaming fans of Lonely Boy suddenly make sense. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
On Her Shoulders (2018) Pat Mullen lexandria Bombach won a directing prize at Sundance for this portrait of Murad, but On Her Shoulders might just as well have been made by Murad's publicist. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Playing Hard (2018) Pat Mullen Video games either thrill a person or they don't, and watching them is even less fun than playing them. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Promised Land (2017) Pat Mullen With The King, Eugene Jarecki delivers a brilliantly original music doc that deconstructs the decline of the America empire through one of its greatest icons. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Take Light (2018) Pat Mullen The film is an absorbing character-driven study of the country's fight for sustainability amidst post-colonial corruption. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Hitler's Hollywood (2017) Pat Mullen Hitler's Hollywood is as thorough and informative as a Master Class seminar, if as dry as Melba toast, and the collage of classic images presents snippets of film history that are both beautiful and unsettling. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Sharkwater Extinction (2018) Pat Mullen Rob Stewart's last dive in Sharkwater Extinction is a fitting tribute to his legacy. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
When Arabs Danced (Au temps où les Arabes dansaient) (2018) Pat Mullen When Arabs Danced is a welcome reminder that actions speak louder than words. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
The Raft (2018) Pat Mullen The Raft offers a fascinating study in the dynamics of power and control. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Science Fair (2018) Pat Mullen Science Fair is cute, fun, and inspiring, but let's not kid ourselves: we've seen this documentary a million times before. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Nothing Like a Dame (2018) Pat Mullen As splendid as whisky in a teacup. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America (2018) Pat Mullen Berman's film, like many great music and pop culture docs, uses the time capsule of popular culture to reflect upon the influence of art and media to shape social progress. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Almost Famous (2017) Pat Mullen While Almost Almost Famous provides as an amusing diversion, it's frustrating to see the missed opportunities to expand upon the formula. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Hal (2018) Pat Mullen Ashby's story is also one of the battle between the auteur filmmaker and the studios, and one of fighting for artistic integrity in an industry that continues to define itself largely by commercial success. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Call Her Ganda (2018) Pat Mullen Laude's family is the heart of the film, however, and the love for their daughter, sister, aunt, and friend shows that they (and she) deserve justice. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) Pat Mullen America might be going down the crapper, but this riotous doc reminds us that, like bathrooms, it can be a special kind of place. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
No Intenso Agora (2017) Pat Mullen In the Intense Now is inspired more by dusty novels and Godard films than it is by the revolutionary spirit of the working class. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Screwball (2018) Pat Mullen Screwball is a truly original home run in documentary storytelling. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words (2017) Pat Mullen Every good diva deserves a doc portrait. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
The Stone Speakers (2018) Pat Mullen The Stone Speakers conveys how any attempt to mythologize a nation invariably fictionalizes it. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Heartbound (2018) Pat Mullen Heartbound offers an intimate glimpse into the human condition that one hopes to find in the best of documentaries. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
The Panama Papers (2018) Pat Mullen Alex Winter is quickly becoming a master of something one could call the techno-thriller documentary. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
The Invisibles (2017) Pat Mullen Even though the outcome for the four survivors is evident in their presence as elderly interviewees, the narrative threads remain consistently compelling as we watch the characters drift imperceptibly throughout the city. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin (2018) Pat Mullen Poupart gives a bold and fearless performance as Marie Claire. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018) Pat Mullen The [team's] latest film is the culmination of a major body of work and it's as visually stunning and intellectually invigorating as the previous two films are. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) Pat Mullen The hottest mess at #TIFF18. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
American Animals (2018) Pat Mullen By blending the fleeting thrills and real world consequences of this wild heist, American Animals is true crime at its finest. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
What Is Democracy? (2018) Pat Mullen Taylor's film demonstrates how democracy sometimes yields lemon when the fields bear finer fruits. It's up to us to take those lemons and make lemonade-and, quite frankly, to add the nip or two of gin that makes it tolerable. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Donnybrook (2018) Pat Mullen The gritty film is a no-holds-barred bare-knuckle battle royal through the most impoverished corner of contemporary America. It is not for the faint of heart. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
The Innocent (Der Unschuldige) (2018) Pat Mullen The Innocent is a masterfully directed character study in moral gravity. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Cities of Last Things (2018) Pat Mullen ...ends strongly thanks to the emotional wallop that Ning Ding brings to the film. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Her Smell (2018) Pat Mullen Moss gives an electrifying performance that is equal parts King Lear, Lady Macbeth, and Courtney Love as Becky confronts her band in fits of histrionic paranoia. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Jessica Forever (2018) Pat Mullen ...the film proves too sparse and thinly conceived for its ambiguously open premise to be remotely intriguing or effective. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Destroyer (2018) Pat Mullen Destroyer is a taut, expertly plotted thriller with a career-defining performance from Kidman in her most fearless outing yet EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Pat Mullen Neil Armstrong himself couldn't have experienced the moon landing with this good a view. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Amazing Grace (2018) Pat Mullen Electrifying and transformative, Franklin's vocals provide a truly religious experience: it's a rare 90-minute feat that makes being at church enjoyable. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
The Brink (2019) Pat Mullen If there's one other silver lining to Klayman's unfiltered view of Bannon, it's that the subject frequently remarks that he's a religious man, which means he's inevitably going to hell. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
() Pat Mullen The film sets Gaétan Dugas free. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
() Pat Mullen What results is a portrait of the revolution unlike any other, one that observes the worst in the situation, but also everyday moments of humanity that are often overlooked in portraits of conflict zones. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2018) Pat Mullen The doc's appraisal of [Alanis] Obomsawin's work is appreciated and productive in illustrating how voices like Obomsawin and Mita are still far too rare when they have so much to say. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
() Pat Mullen Ai doesn't propose a solution to this huge humanitarian crisis, nor can he, but he simply provides human faces who ask audiences to question the world's indifference to people in need. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
() Pat Mullen Toxic Beauty illustrates how marketing myths are simply another form of misogyny against women's bodies. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Pat Mullen The fun and invigorating film shows that Westheimer is still going strong and moving at a pace that might have the Notorious RBG gasping for breath. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Carmine Street Guitars (2018) Pat Mullen The film harkens back to Mann's earliest and arguably best work, like the free jazz doc Imagine the Sound and the who's who of rhythm and words Poetry in Motion. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
Walking on Water (2018) Pat Mullen Anything that draws people together to engage with their natural environment and view their surroundings with new appreciation is a priceless work of art. It's in this regard that Walking on Water shows Christo to be a master... EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
This Is North Preston (2019) Pat Mullen [Heyman's] film allows numerous people on the margins to take hold of the narrative and reflect their experiences in their own words. While doing that, though, the film offers a grab bag of talking points in lieu of a coherent argument or perspective. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
Finding Hygge (2018) Pat Mullen It offers a lot of feel good, buzzwordy banter that one might encounter on a lifestyle blog by Gwyneth Paltrow. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
() Chelsea Phillips-Carr While tackling an important topic, the film feels dulled. It's a disservice to the depiction of the sprightly Asalif's playtime, and the gravity of his community's situation. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Honeyland (2019) Pat Mullen Honeyland is a film of beautiful intimacy and tragedy, a rare glimpse at a dying way of life, and an observation of culture at a crossroads filled with heartache and humour. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Pat Mullen Todd the dog is bound to win over audiences with his beautiful eyes, while Emma the pig (née Ugly Betty) provides the doc with some of its most heartfelt and unexpectedly emotional moments. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019