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Deborah Young

Deborah Young
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The New Year Parade (2009) It blends in with the use of handheld camera and extremely naturalistic dialog culled from hours of taping the non-pro cast. The labor pays off in a strong sense of realism.‐ Hollywood Reporter
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100% Bellbird (2019) Bellbird has something special to offer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
No Score Yet Homecoming (2019) An allegorical marriage story from Indonesia leaves too much unsaid.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
No Score Yet La Dea Fortuna (2019) A scattershot story with warm, redeeming moments.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
100% Better Days (2019) Though not very subtle in presenting its thesis, the story is generally suspenseful and well-told by young HK actor and director Tsang.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
No Score Yet Pinocchio (2019) Matteo Garrone's new Pinocchio brings genuine emotion to one of the most ambitious film adaptations to date of Carlo Collodi's 1883 kid classic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
No Score Yet Willow (2019) Love, trust and the longing for maternity make an involving triptych.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
No Score Yet Finding Farideh (2019) A gentle, straightforward story filled with emotion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
100% Buoyancy (2019) A harrowing edge-of-your-seat adventure tale with social punch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
No Score Yet I'm Livin' It (2019) Kwok draws a convincing end to Bowen's woes, getting the tone just right.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
No Score Yet A Sun (Yang Guang Pu Zhao) (2019) An engrossing stunner.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
No Score Yet Killed My Wife (Anaereul Jukyessda) (2019) The classic prove-my-innocence whodunit with realistic impulses.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
No Score Yet Tezuka's Barbara (2019) An exceedingly bizarre love story that is too distanced to be moving, but still has its visual and other pleasures.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
No Score Yet Labyrinth of Cinema (2019) The full force of Obayashi's preference for the experimental makes itself felt.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
No Score Yet Last Headhunters of the Nagas (2019) What distinguishes the doc from similarly titled Discovery and National Geographic ethnographic studies is its general effacement of the filmmaker from the film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
No Score Yet A Beloved Wife (2019) There's something courageous about this comic analysis of a young couple who make each other's life miserable, not least the fact that it's based on the writer-director's autobiographical novel.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
No Score Yet Roam Rome Mein (2019) A crowd-pleasing fantasy with a feminist punch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
No Score Yet The 47 Ronin in Debt (Kessan! Chushingura) (2019) Though samurai comedies are rare, they are also hard to pull off, and the present Edo period film by Yoshihiro Nakamura is no exception.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
No Score Yet Tora-san, Wish You Were Here (2019) Given all its historical baggage, Tora-san, Wish You Were Here is surprisingly pleasurable to watch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
No Score Yet Invitation (Nimtoh) (2019) A quiet, original take on life in rural India.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
No Score Yet The Wayfarers (Raahgir) (2019) A slow starter turns into something deeply moving.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
No Score Yet Eeb Allay Ooo! (2019) An original social farce where men become the monkeys.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet About Love (2019) It's a small, unpretentious film about ordinary people, but Phadke achieves a nice balance, based on her respect for each family member as a person.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet The Jesus Rolls (2020) Though Turturro turned this small part into a memorable character for the Coens, Quintana is not so reliably funny here, especially headlining a whole movie of very intermittent charm.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
No Score Yet Shindisi (2019) A model of quietly powerful filmmaking that describes the experience of warfare from multiple viewpoints.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
100% La Llorona (2019) A haunting evocation of revenge and suspense.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
No Score Yet White on White (Blanco en blanco) (2019) Seductive, distressing and unforgettable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
100% Kabul, City in the Wind (2018) The achingly affectionate remembrance of a troubled city.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
No Score Yet Noura's Dream (Noura rêve) (2019) The film's fresh, open-minded approach supports a married woman with a lover, offering a complex moral perspective within a realistic story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
71% Lara (2019) An engaging put-down that blossoms into complexity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
No Score Yet Beyond the Raging Sea (2019) An edge-of-your-seat ordeal at sea spookily mirrors the refugee crisis.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
No Score Yet They Say Nothing Stays the Same (Aru sendo no hanashi) (2019) It's a dreamy, unexpectedly rigorous debut that starts frustratingly slowly but ends with an emotional bang...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
100% Son-Mother (Pesar-Madar) (2019) One of the saddest stories to come out of recent Iranian cinema, and that's saying a lot.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
67% 37 Seconds (2019) A refreshingly unbiased look at a real heroine.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
No Score Yet Bring Me Home (Find Me) (Na-reul cha-ja-jwo) (2019) Shot in stark contrasts and laced with sudden, jarring plot turns, this feature debut abounds in psychological horror...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
No Score Yet Certified Mail (Bi Elm El Wossul) (2019) A sensitive, harrowing tale about an emotionally fragile young wife and mother who has to face the trials of Job when her husband is arrested.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% Our Lady of the Nile (Notre-Dame du Nil) (2019) An engrossing tale of growing tension that explodes into violence.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
94% Weathering with You (2020) Once again, Shinkai takes sure aim at the teenage market and its taste for romance and magical realism.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
72% The Sky Is Pink (2019) For those who like head-on, immersive emotional experiences at the movies, The Sky Is Pink may be a direct hit.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
100% Workforce (Mano de obra) (2019) Though modestly made, this drama is both fleet - at just 82 minutes - and very precise, steadily working its way toward a payoff that is understated yet packs a punch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
89% Coming Home Again (2019) Shot in a light-filled San Francisco apartment, it's a far cry from dreary or depressing, but it also doesn't offer any easy way to enter its emotional territory.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
No Score Yet State Funeral (2019) This cannily edited selection of rare archive footage reveals the peak of the people's mind-born terror, and it is the beginning of the end.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
100% Collective (Colectiv) (2019) [A] fast-paced shocker that communicates its urgency to the viewer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
87% Color Out of Space (2020) A satisfying shot at bringing a classic of the sci-fi/horror genre to modern audiences.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
74% The Other Lamb (2019) Malgorzata's command of her medium makes the film a pleasure to watch...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
No Score Yet Atlantis (2019) [A] dark yet humanly luminous story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
77% The Friend (2019) Overlaying the drama with the false cheer of lively music and bouts of humor, the story feels out of touch with the very emotions it desperately tries to evoke.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
73% Radioactive (2019) A timely reminder of this exceptional woman's achievements.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
95% About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) (2019) More existential, less funny.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
89% The Painted Bird (2019) Adapted from Jerzy Kosinski's 1965 novel of the same title, The Painted Bird receives its ideal film treatment in Vaclav Marhoul's heart-wrenching Czech Republic/Ukraine/Slovakia co-production.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019