Ian Thomas Malone

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Rating Title/Year Author
76 Days (2020) Ian Thomas Malone 76 Days is a powerful wake up call to anyone not taking this pandemic seriously, a gut-wrenching display of the stakes at hand. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Assassins (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Director Ryan White masterfully breaks down the complex mechanics of North Korean politics and the Malaysian justice system in a fascinating thriller. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
18 to Party (2019) Ian Thomas Malone 18 to Party is a thoroughly lackluster endeavor. Roda's awful screenplay deflates any value from this derivative half-baked homage. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2020
No Ordinary Man (2020) Ian Thomas Malone No Ordinary Man is a beautiful tribute to an icon of trans lore and a damning indictment on the shameful media coverage after his death. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
Dead (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Weal constantly challenges his audience with emotionally resonant material that's quite funny without ever feeling like it's playing for laughs. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
Blackbird (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Overburdened by a terrible screenplay and sloppy filmmaking, Blackbird makes a mess out of its sensitive material. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
Mulan (2020) Ian Thomas Malone With Mulan, Disney shoots for more than a shot-for-shot remake of the past. The result is a little clunky at times, but compelling enough to justify its existence. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
#Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Thirty minutes in, the film mostly trades its compelling psychology analysis in for a tired retread of the 2016 election featuring a collection of cable news pundits. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
Lingua Franca (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Sandoval shines as a director, but Lingua Franca suffers from wooden performances and a screenplay that rarely knows where to concentrate its attention. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
The Blech Effect (2020) Ian Thomas Malone The Blech Effect spends its time throwing a lackluster pity party instead of offering any substantive insight into its subject's career. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
The Widow Couderc (1971) Ian Thomas Malone A contemplative narrative, one more concerned with raising questions than presenting answers. The acting is top notch, with Delon and Signoret in peak form. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
Tesla (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Tesla fails both as a biopic and as a work of entertainment. The absurdist sequences feel quite bland in the absence of any substance regarding Tesla's life. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
The August Virgin (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Arana is a captivating lead, giving an expressive performance that allows the audience to feel Eva's sense of optimism in real time. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
I Used to Go Here (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Jacobs carries the entire narrative, making it easy to forgive the film's otherwise lackluster execution. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
Waiting for the Barbarians (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Despite Rylance's best efforts in the lead role, Waiting for the Barbarians falters as a result of its sluggish pacing and meandering screenplay. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
CRSHD (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Cohn has nothing new or interesting to say about college life, an anemic narrative riddled with clichés. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2020
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Ian Thomas Malone Linklater presents more of an indictment of nostalgia than a tribute at its alter, moments to be celebrated without needing to long for their return. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Ian Thomas Malone A deeply frustrating film, a genre-defying triumph of humanity. The kind of masterpiece that makes you want to scream. It's absolutely beautiful. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
Jack & Yaya (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Transgender people often feel alone, afraid to live life as ourselves. Jack & Yaya is a touching narrative that celebrates the vital relationships we make across our journeys. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2020
Relic (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Relic is a meticulously crafted slow burn. James has a superb sense of pacing that keeps tensions high. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2020
Money Plane (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Money Plane could have been a fun disaster of a film, but Copeland's obvious boredom sucks all the air out of the cockpit. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
The Truth (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Deneuve is in peak form, portraying Fabienne with an overwhelming sense of gravitas perfect for the narrative. The Truth is the rare film about fame that works. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (2020) Ian Thomas Malone The documentary does struggle at times to balance the juicier aspects of its narrative with its general apprehension for the kind of conflict that drives storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2020
Welcome to Chechnya (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Welcome to Chechnya is an important wake-up call to the atrocious human rights violations in Russia, shamefully ignored by the mainstream media. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019) Ian Thomas Malone The narrative is much more contemplative about Cohn's life than biographical. Those who know little about Cohn might feel a little lost amidst Meeropol's scattershot pacing. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018) Ian Thomas Malone Medak's great triumph lies in his ability to craft a compelling narrative that doesn't require the audience to have seen Ghost in the Noonday Sun. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2020
Babyteeth (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Babyteeth is occasionally uncomfortable to watch, a strong debut by Murphy that demonstrates her firm grasp on the complexities human emotion. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2020
Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Seahorse presents a refreshingly sober look at pregnancy, a soft-spoken effort to tone down the rhetoric surrounding transgender issues. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2020
The Donut King (2020) Ian Thomas Malone The Donut King is a touching love letter to an important slice of SoCal culture and a man who lived the American dream. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
For Ever Mozart (1996) Ian Thomas Malone Godard is rarely accessible, but For Ever Mozart is little more than foolish ramblings by a director who seems oddly bored by his musings. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
Dirty Money (1972) Ian Thomas Malone Melville concerns himself with very complex themes in Un Flic while keeping the narrative mostly at the surface. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
Shoot to Marry (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Markle has a gift for comedy. Shoot to Marry aims for laughs more than enlightenment, a hilarious narrative that never takes itself too seriously. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2020
Tomboy (2011) Ian Thomas Malone Tomboy falls apart when it comes time to deal with the stakes at hand, an irresponsibly rushed third act that squanders the film's ample goodwill. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2020
Valley Girl (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Valley Girl treats the 80s like an Instagram filter, a film without a single drop of originality. An unapologetically fun guilty pleasure. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Orlando (1992) Ian Thomas Malone Few films understand the value of gender as a spectacle better than Orlando. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2020
The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2019) Ian Thomas Malone The archival footage is fascinating enough to forgive the film's muddled narrative and subpar production values. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2020
So Dark the Night (1946) Ian Thomas Malone So Dark the Night is a brisk noir gem that meticulously builds suspense over the course of its short runtime. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2020
Clementine (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Clementine gets by on the strength of its leads for a while, but the weak script and thin narrative let all of the air out long before the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2020
In a Lonely Place (1950) Ian Thomas Malone Bogart gives one of the best performances of his career, elevating the odious Dix into a figure of great intellectual depth. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020
The Garden Left Behind (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Compelling performances bolster a lackluster script that plays too hard for shock value. Alves' film is worth a watch for cisgender people, but trans folk may want to avoid. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2020
Peau D'ane (1970) Ian Thomas Malone The costumes are gorgeous, completely over the top. Each royal character's wardrobe looks like it was designed to achieve maximum flamboyance, layers upon layers of excess. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
The Painted Bird (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Marhoul possesses a masterful grasp of the unspoken, crafting a quiet, harrowing epic. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Sonic the Hedgehog takes Sega's standard bearer for the concept of cool and commits the unthinkable. Sonic is boring. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2020
Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans (2019) Ian Thomas Malone A shining example of how to please longtime fans without relying too hard on nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2020
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) Ian Thomas Malone Greenaway's success lies in his ability to be simultaneously distant and welcoming, a charm that buoys the film's peculiar narrative. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
Made in U.S.A. (1966) Ian Thomas Malone Godard plays around with left and right repeatedly throughout the film, challenging his audience to see outside the binary. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Circus of Books (2019) Ian Thomas Malone Mason lovingly pays tribute to her parents' business while giving her audience plenty of reasons to care about this piece of gay history. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2020
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967) Ian Thomas Malone Godard forces the audience to engage with film as a medium purely on his terms. It's an uncomfortable yet deeply satisfying exercise. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2020
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible (2020) Ian Thomas Malone The Art of the Possible thoroughly tackles Duchamp's career, albeit through a traditional method at odds with its subject. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2020
The Mimic (2020) Ian Thomas Malone Sadoski and Robinson are delightful to watch, carrying The Mimic with their constant banter. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020