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
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
() 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
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
() 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