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
A () Jason Gorber Unabashedly toying with the conventions of obituary, the documentation of the infirm, and the memorialization of a parent, the end result is a triumph. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
A- The Fight (2020) Jason Gorber A powerful, necessary, and illuminating look at the ACLU as it tries to navigate the age of Trump's presidency EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
A The Painter and the Thief (2020) Jason Gorber A warm, moving, and often astonishing look at these two remarkable yet deeply flawed individuals. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
B+ The Mole Agent (2020) Jason Gorber Alberdi's film is truly playful, occasionally riffing on James Bond-like subterfuge, but in the end the schtick doesn't get in the way of the impact of the emotions at play. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
A- Feels Good Man (2020) Jason Gorber Arthur Jones makes a blistering debut with this look at the man behind a meme. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018) Pat Mullen Garver invites audiences to experience Kael's love her movies and every bit of her passion is infectiously clear. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
Chasing Einstein (2019) Pat Mullen Chasing Einstein will inspire audiences to embrace the seemingly vast limitlessness of the universe. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
Botero (2018) Pat Mullen While Millar's doc champions Botero as the artist of his generation, it overlooks the fact that he's just a step above Mr. Brainwash. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Pat Mullen One wonders what Ivins' might have made of such adulating celebrations of reporters, but she would have raised a beer to the final sections of the documentary that add some warts to the portrait. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) Pat Mullen Bikram marks Orner's style as one of the doggedly determined documentarian as her films tell urgent stories buoyed by hard-to-get images that hold guilty parties accountable for their crimes. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
A Kandahar Away (2019) Chelsea Phillips-Carr Balancing the emotions that come with the intergenerational conflicts of an immigrant family, Jamal's film is a lucid exploration of Canadian identity. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man (2019) Pat Mullen Bathroom humour is rarely so effective. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
() Pat Mullen One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk returns its hero to his land and reasserts the values that Noah articulated so eloquently and patiently, but fell on deaf ears. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
On the President's Orders (2019) Jason Gorber With its remarkable access and precise tone On The President's Orders draws us in, making us aware of our own inadequacies to elicit change. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
() Pat Mullen There are great stories here that challenge the traditional (and simplistic) image of fatherhood EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Anne at 13,000 ft (2019) Pat Mullen The film hinges on Campbell's performance and her ferociously committed turn as Anne is an astonishing feet. This is an emotionally charged and physically demanding performance fuelled by passion and rage. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Becoming Nobody (2019) Pat Mullen Becoming Nobody is cinematic soup for one, as Catto's ladling the noodles only for himself. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
MS Slavic 7 (2019) Pat Mullen For anyone who really loves digging through the stacks and embracing the tactility of history, MS Slavic 7 is a geeky thrill. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Human Nature (2019) Pat Mullen Adam Bolt puts a bun in the science oven and births something mind-boggling in Human Nature. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Pat Mullen After all these celebratory profile documentaries, it's a joy to see a film like Where's My Roy Cohn? in which the interviewees candidly portray the subject as an insufferably rotten bastard. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Roger Waters: Us + Them (2019) Pat Mullen While it's handsomely shot, amped up, and ready-made for the big screen, they've captured Waters' work before and they've done it better. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
B+ () Jason Gorber Red Penguins is a wild and crazy story well told, especially in the first half, by Polsky, who is emerging as a gifted documentarian. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
I'm Leaving Now (2018) Chelsea Phillips-Carr Watching Felipe languish before the camera, it is hard not to question what he got out of the experience, and why the filmmakers couldn't have aided by him. The observational style of the doc makes one feel helpless. But is that productive? EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Pat Mullen Perhaps it's unfair to fault Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice simply for coming at the end of an assembly line of products, but it's officially time for a moratorium on Baby Boomer music docs. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Midnight Traveler (2019) Jason Gorber A unique, personal insight into the refugee crisis and all that it embodies. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
() Pat Mullen The beautifully assembled doc offers a peek behind the curtain into the life of the great writer, his troubled mind, and the book(s) that killed him. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
Australian Dream (1987) Pat Mullen This energetic and emotional portrait of footballer Adam Goodes is an essential snapshot of the road to reconciliation. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
() Pat Mullen And We Go Green is one of the most entertainingly effective environmental docs I've seen. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
() Pat Mullen Fisk's story is a compelling reminder of just how real the news can be. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
() Pat Mullen While there is no denying [Page's] passion and convictions, the delivery doesn't quite match the film's sincere intentions. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Pat Mullen This mystery makes Jeffrey Epstein's death look like an open-and-shut case. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018) Pat Mullen Unstoppable is another entry in a growing field of soft PR/branded content documentaries, a fascinating new reality, especially in sports docs.... EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
Free Trip to Egypt (2018) Pat Mullen Alternatively humorous, heartfelt, awkward, ignorant, haphazard, and downright embarrassing, the film doesn't do its participants any favours despite its sincere attempt to make the world a better place. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
Aim for the Roses (2016) Pat Mullen Comparisons to Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing are both inevitable and warranted for the film's ingeniously playful approach to documentary form, but there has never been a doc quite like Aim for the Roses. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Pat Mullen This long overdue portrait of the influential Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Bluest Eye and Beloved is rich with Morrison's down to earth wisdom, poetry, and humour. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Never-ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2018) Pat Mullen The no frills doc, shot intimately if haphazardly, isn't much to look at, but it's an intriguing window into the psychology of a master filmmaker as he struggles to relinquish his craft. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Ferrante Fever (2017) Pat Mullen This breezy documentary goes heavy on adulation and light on insight. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Paris Is Burning (1990) Pat Mullen For anyone who's ever felt like an outsider, Paris is Burning is a reassuring reminder that someone somewhere totally gets you. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
Watergate (2018) Pat Mullen Ferguson presents an information overload that is undeniably fascinating, but also mentally exhausting due to the sheer volume of information it delivers. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Pat Mullen If Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue was about nothing, then Martin Scorsese has made the Seinfeld of documentaries by chronicling it. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese is at once about nothing and everything. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Echo in the Canyon (2018) Pat Mullen Echo in the Canyon might be the Baby Boomer-iest film ever made. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
Pavarotti (2019) Pat Mullen Pavarotti is a work-for-hire film, plain and simple, which makes it a bit of a rarity in the world of theatrical documentary, but relatively in tune with Howard's overall filmography. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
Andy Irons: Kissed by God (2018) Pat Mullen Kissed by God has echoes of Amy as it chronicles the scope of Andy's career as a surfer to give audiences the full shaker of the cocktail that killed him. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Filmworker (2017) Pat Mullen After a while, the anecdotes amount to Kubrick stanning. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
The American Meme (2018) Pat Mullen When Paris Hilton is the lone voice of reason in a documentary, one can't help but worry for the next generation. North Korea can't fire the nukes soon enough. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
You Don't Nomi (2019) Pat Mullen Nomi leaves it up to audiences to decide if Showgirls is trash, a masterpiece, or a "masterpiece of trash," but one thing is certain: no matter how good or how bad one considers the film's objective quality, one can enjoy Showgirls all the same. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Halston (2019) Pat Mullen A chic study of capitalism's ability to destroy all beautiful things. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
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