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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% A Hidden Life (2019) A Hidden Life is a story for the ages, best summed up by the quote from George Eliot's Middlemarch that provides its title: "The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts."‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) The film did something miraculous, capturing not only the atmosphere and air of the city itself but also the ineffable, often silent mysteries of female experience and communion.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Yes, it's silly and occasionally questionable in taste (oh those hilarious Nazis!) but despite a few misfires, the film had an amiable way about it that wormed its way into my affections.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man in San Francisco possessed a rare quality of being deeply authentic and idiosyncratic at the same time. I haven't seen anything quite like it.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) It felt decidedly new, from the pair of friends at the centre of the story to the celebration of female intelligence, ambition and loyalty.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
97% The Edge of Democracy (2019) [Petra] Costa has a painterly way with film, and in dealing with her homeland's history, turmoil and tragedy she is working on an epic scale.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
92% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdie Brothers have crafted a corrosive love song to the hustlers, grifters and rancid mad risk takers who made America great.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
90% The Souvenir (2019) It is beautiful and painful in equal measures.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) I haven't seen another film that pinned down the essence of the year, wriggling and squirming, with such eviscerating precision. It's not just a film; it's a vivisection.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers turned out to be a nuanced take on the ups and downs of female friendship.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) In this eighth film adaptation of Little Women some things change, and some remain. But you will always have bloomers.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) Frank Sheeran's empty, brutal life isn't the worst part of The Irishman; rather it's the adherence to a rotten system of power and complicity, all predicated on men dutifully obeying other men.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Kudos must be given to Johnson, who took on writing, directing and producing responsibilities.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time... functions as a memento mori, not just to Tate, but to movies themselves. But that doesn't erase or excuse its more problematic aspects.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) The film does its job capably and efficiently, mixing wet emotion with squishy viscera, and even chewier scene-stealing by a pack of hungry gators who are having a gay old time ripping folk into bite-size chunks and serving them up like sashimi.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet There Are No Fakes (2019) There are enough plot twists jammed into this neo-Darwinian, Dickensian tale to supply a couple films or novels.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
No Score Yet When The Storm Fades (2018) The quality that lingers longest is the beauty of the place and its people.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
No Score Yet This Mountain Life (2018) An elegant if somewhat safe film, This Mountain Life is another reminder that much of Canada is largely comprised of rocks and trees.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
45% Kingsway (2018) The actors do their part, but Ingmar Bergman this is not, and by the end whatever patience you might have begins to wear thin as this group of irritating people finally find some measure of happiness.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
90% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) Faraut, with support from narrator Mathieu Amalric and Kermadec's stunning eye, creates something unusual in the annals of sports documentaries, namely high art.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
92% Maria By Callas (2018) The thing that separates Volf's film from the number of other works about Callas is its decidedly personal approach. ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
100% Bergman: A Year in a Life (2018) As vivid and bright as dreams, flickering behind your eyes.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
82% Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina) (2018) Mansky's own complicity in Putin's career that lingers like an open sore.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
95% What Is Democracy? (2019) What is Democracy? is a call to arms, but it is also a powerful and piercing reminder that, as Plato said, "nothing beautiful without struggle."‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Skate Kitchen is summer in a bottle, full of the firefly light and heat of the season.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) Next to the humans, with their horrific hairstyles, and silly little dogs, The Meg seems sensible and calm, methodically going about the business of eating everything in sight. I'm with her.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
45% Generation Wealth (2018) Generation Wealth falls victim to the very thing that it is attempting to critique, namely excess. Quite simply, there is too much stuff in here.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Will catapult you backwards in time to the worst moments of your life. I had to put my hands over my eyes a couple of times to block out the agony. It is infinitely more harrowing than Tom Cruise dangling from a helicopter.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
99% McQueen (2018) Even if you're a fashion neophyte, this eponymous tale of an English lad's rise to the giddy glorious heights of fashion is heady stuff, wine-dark, storm-tossed, exquisite, and at the heart of things very sad.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
77% The King (2018) There isn't a whole lot there that we haven't already eaten and digested a few times over. It's far more interesting to look forward... Elvis is really dead, and it's time to let him go.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
No Score Yet Hadwin's Judgement (2015) This is a sumptuously beautiful film, made with care and commitment. But whereas Vaillant's book did not skimp on the more disturbing aspects of Hadwin's life, the film depicts him as a square-jawed Übermensch.‐ Hakai Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
65% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) It's an experience that even the youngest child can understand and embrace.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
No Score Yet Design Canada (2018) For a film that is all about the cool, almost clinical nature of early Canadian graphic design, this is a deeply emotional film. ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
97% Three Identical Strangers (2018) As the story shapeshifts, it also has the intelligence and courage to go deeper, asking intractable questions about human nature and nurture. Some of the answers it uncovers linger in a way that is not comfortable or easy. ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) I wasn't expecting to gain any kind of apotheosis or epiphany from watching Neville's documentary about Mister Rogers, but that's precisely what happened. Life is weird that way.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
94% RBG (2018) RGB is a thoroughly researched and elegantly presented portrait of the woman, who has been at the forefront of the U.S. judiciary world for the better part of her 85 years.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Although, there is some funny stuff here, after a while the constant patter, quips, and heaving sludge of profanity become exhausting.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
93% Kusama: Infinity (2018) Captures the struggle not only of one woman to make art, but also the issues that have beset almost all women working in the arts.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
No Score Yet Earth: Seen from the Heart (2018) Director Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol's Earth: Seen from the Heart is an environmental film right down to its swelling strings... But there is something else at work, namely a cast of humans who are dedicated to fighting for all life on earth.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The controversy that has dogged (heh) the film is well-warranted, and yet, there is much to treasure here.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
93% Porcupine Lake (2017) The performances from the two young leads are particularly strong, and they are amply supported by the older actors in the film.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) As a film, Too Funny to Fail is workman-like. It does the job it needs to do, gives the performers room, and assembles the pieces of the story in a clear and coherent fashion.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) I have to admit that it is rare to feel any kind of genuine emotion in a superhero film, but Black Panther achieves that very thing.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
88% The Post (2018) It is interesting that the film so beautifully intersects with the current cultural moment, from the attacks on free speech, to women asserting their power and stepping up.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water adds the species barrier to [the film's] group of segregating factors, and in so doing folds in an even larger idea, namely good old-fashioned biophilia.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The thing that makes the film most interesting is its function as a bridge between two paradigms, really two distinct generations, Boomers and Millennials.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
98% Jane (2017) The transcendent ending of the film is not unlike a dance.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
85% It (2017) It is unfortunate that the film is as diagrammatic as an algebra equation. Actually, I believe that algebra is more terrifying than old Pennywise. ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
92% Logan Lucky (2017) If nothing else, see the film for Craig's portrayal of pure larcenous joy. It is a thing of beauty, as white hot as his livid blue eyes.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
No Score Yet Le Paradis (2014) The thing that is most compelling is about this film is the circular nature of experience, childhood feeding into old age, and finally coming back around, so that the things that first touched you, affected you and changed you resurface once more.‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017