Kinoscope

Kinoscope is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Tanner Tafelski
Rating Title/Year Author
White Sun (2016) Tanner Tafelski ...has a no-frills aesthetic. Its plain look puts the center of attention on its characters, all of whom are not drawn, but sketched out as strictly functional in this kind of social, and de-centered drama unfolding among many players. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Correspondences (2016) Tanner Tafelski Correspondences is Gomes' long and loving film about a friendship that spans, years, decades, continents. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Tanner Tafelski Martin Scorsese has made a three-and-a-half-hour late film comparable to those Ford, Hawks, and Lewis made in their golden years... EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Zombi Child (2019) Tanner Tafelski [Bertrand Bonello] has made a zombie movie with astounding poise and formal control... EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Freedom (2019) Tanner Tafelski ...the movie is pointedly one-note, exposing you to displays of sensual pleasure. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Vitalina Varela (2019) Tanner Tafelski Vitalina is a deepening of [Horse Money] as well as something of a departure for the director. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Hotel by the River (2018) Tanner Tafelski Hotel by the River is something new, something different. Hong is stretching himself, creating another tragicomic work - but this time the emphasis is on the tragic. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
La femme du boulanger (1938) Tanner Tafelski In Pagnol's cinema, talk is action. He fills scenes with dialogue, yet allowing sufficient pauses and breaks - breathing room - in between exchanges ... amongst characters. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
4 Days in France (2016) Tanner Tafelski 4 Days in France is about losing oneself-in the travels and in the brief encounters-that by the end, one suddenly discovers what had been lost all along. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Zama (2017) Tanner Tafelski Zama offers us the freedom that its titular character so desperately seeks in people, places, and things. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Scary Mother (2017) Tanner Tafelski Scary Mother is a new film that formally sets itself apart from the glut of recent neo-realist cinema emerging from Georgia. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017) Tanner Tafelski Along with Johnnie To's Office (2015) and Sion Sono's Tokyo Tribe (2014), Dumont has made one of the most unusual, singular, and best musicals in recent years. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Anatahan (1953) Tanner Tafelski Anatahan is that rare artwork where intention mirrors execution. Under ideal circumstances, Sternberg made the film that he wanted to make. He satisfied himself, not the spectators. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Brothers of the Night (2016) Tanner Tafelski Brothers of the Night is not so much about prostitution... It's more of a backdrop to this nocturnal world that Chiha observes, and participates in its fashioning-a world built on friendship, brotherhood, and community. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Killer of Sheep (1977) Tanner Tafelski Charles Burnett still hasn't gotten his due... In spite of his later difficulties, Burnett's first feature-his thesis film at UCLA-Killer of Sheep (1978), has gone on to influence quite a few artists in the late 20th and early 21st century. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Scum (1979) Tanner Tafelski It's a film that hammers home the depravity of institutionalization... EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2018
Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Tanner Tafelski ...with Monrovia, Indiana (2018), Wiseman hits a "sweet spot," making a great work with consummate pacing and scope... EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018