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John Doyle

John Doyle
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) It's a bracing journey filled with wonderful anecdotes and splendid footage, and it is, emphatically, Robbie Robertson telling the story of The Band, from his perspective.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
No Score Yet Influence (2020) The program is gripping, mind you, in a slightly terrifying way. Such is the sprawl of Bell's influence on world events that you come to suspect everything you've understood about world events has been deeply misleading.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
No Score Yet Andy Murray: Resurfacing (2019) It's inspiring in a plain-spoken way, whether you know much about tennis, or not.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
79% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) A fascinating trip into the American psyche.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
71% Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020) It's a tonic for all of us suffering withdrawal symptoms since ordinary life was put on pause. Thoroughly recommended.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
85% The Hottest August (2019) Story, perhaps better known outside Canada for her stylistically distinctive work, has been compared to Errol Morris, but that's a tad unfair. She's a true original and this film is formidably rich in texture. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
98% Circus of Books (2019) It's a truly fascinating film, a slice of history and deeply personal.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
No Score Yet Cyprus Avenue (2019) The stage setting is barebones: Just a few chairs on the stage and people talking, thus adding to the emphatic universality. It will, in the end - and what an ending - terrify you like nothing you've seen on TV recently.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) A madcap, crazily inventive production of the musical, it's a marvellous, dizzying two hours. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
64% Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) Made with astonishingly erotic visual aplomb and a devotion to deadpan humour that's admirable, it's a mind-blowing journey, not for the faint of heart. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
40% Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City (El silencio de la ciudad blanca) (2019) It's more stylish and provocative than Women of the Night, but be forewarned that the murders at the heart of the story are depicted in disturbing detail.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
100% Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections (2020) The documentary is dense with information but succeeds in making a tangled story about technology easily understood. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
40% Pete Davidson: Alive From New York (2020) The material is clearly not entirely honed and the forthright anger and self-deprecation is as fascinating as the genuinely humorous material.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
No Score Yet Rob Delaney: Jackie (2020) If you watch it, and pay close attention to the story that is at its core, about that bearded dragon, that is precisely what all the jokes are about, in the most humane and engaging way - about adapting and surviving.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
96% Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) It's plain, straightforward and feels like one long news report with lots of factual reporting. At some point there is bigger, deeper work to be done on the appeal of the coiled, angry masculinity of Choudhury.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
100% Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery (2017) This is a strange, fabulous, very funny stand-up special. An absolute gem.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
100% Ramy Youssef: Feelings (2019) There are few like [Ramy] Youssef on the radar because, as he points out, sometimes with savage wit, people of his background and age are largely ignored.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
88% Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) It's more than a sketch and more than a comedy doodle. It's a ludicrously knotted send-up of the craft of acting and a near-hallucinatory mocking of the seriousness that actors place in hokey, blood-and-thunder work.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
84% Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) Aziz Ansari feels guilty, grateful, angry, ashamed, bewildered and chastened. He's quite funny about some of these emotions. Not so funny about others.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
No Score Yet Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room (2019) Her cynicism, when it emerges, tends to be low-key and her anger is precision-focused.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) What makes Deadwood so exquisitely engrossing and lively is the baroque dialogue and the savouring of language and character. Each figure feels fully and completely alive.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
95% Running with Beto (2019) What is probably most illuminating, mind you, is how the film (made by David Modigliani) delineates the partisanship that exists in the United States right now. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
100% At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019) A substantial, illuminating and frightening look at the sexual abuse done over two decades by Larry Nassar, a team doctor for USA Gymnastics. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
100% Knock Down the House (2019) Watch this, and you're watching a revolution, one that will make a lot of viewers stand up and cheer. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
78% Guava Island (2019) For all of Glover's substantial achievements, [Guava Island] is shockingly facile and utterly limited in perspective.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
No Score Yet ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (2019) ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre...is a startling, disturbing exploration of one of the worst atrocities of the Northern Ireland Troubles.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
97% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo...is a jaw-dropper, both in what is documented and its visual impact. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
100% The Accountant of Auschwitz (2018) The doc also manages to have, at times, an intensely gripping quality, as Holocaust survivors face Groning and their vivid accounts clash with the banalities of his work that the mild-mannered old man describes. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
100% Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018) It's a wonderful documentary, full of colourful stories and sharp commentary. It paints a vivid picture of newsrooms filled with vibrant characters and, mainly, it celebrates great writing.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
79% Brexit (2019) It's simplistic but in its simplicity it captures the appalling crudeness and lack of nuance that is often the populist message from Donald Trump, Doug Ford and others.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
47% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) His gift for obscenity is authentic and sometimes breathtaking, and he's an equal-opportunity satirist. He can make everyone uneasy and sometimes that's the most necessary, incendiary kind of comedy.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
67% Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers (2018) It is, in fact, more charming than expected, this peculiar hour with this peculiar man, and amounts to a good distracting journey into the world of drummers, which, in fairness, is much-maligned.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
86% To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sister (2017) It's all very charming and funny without being unduly sentimental.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
No Score Yet Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (2018) What emerges is a funny but thoughtful comic who relies as much on evidence as he does on disparagement. He's curiously confident, coolly logical and knows when to slip in a searing joke as an aside. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
No Score Yet The Fruit Machine (2018) You don't grasp the breathtaking cruelty and the stamina and courage of the victims until you've seen this film. And been angered by it all.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
No Score Yet Romeo and Juliet (2018) It is fast-paced and gripping this Romeo and Juliet, both as theatre and television. What grips you is the tragedy, the terrible naiveté of the young lovers trapped in this toxic environment.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
33% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) For all its anger and barefaced rage, this Fahrenheit 451 is a ravishing experience to watch. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
100% I Am Evidence (2017) I Am Evidence is a disturbing and powerful documentary, an investigation into the way sexual-assault cases are handled by police departments across the United States. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
No Score Yet Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast (2018) The resulting comedy, to judge by this TV special, is a sociological exercise that doesn't really have creative tension but has a lot of daft, rude and robust humour.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
70% Paterno (2018) The climax is exactly what happened in reality. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
79% The Child in Time (2018) This is adult drama unsullied by melodrama, about anguish and ultimately about the small hopes that keep the bereaved alive and barely alert.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
80% Catwalk: Tales From The Cat Show Circuit (2018) It's truly hilarious, and utterly adorable.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
15% The Open House (2018) As escapism, The Open House is a good diversion, but not lacking in seriousness.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
95% Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) It's wry observation and it is as intensely funny as it is an intense avoidance of anything political or dark.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
No Score Yet Return to Park Ex (2017) It's an important program because, for all its complicated feelings, it commemorates the lives and homes of the working poor without romanticizing them. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
94% Icarus (2017) If you want insight into cheating in sports and the complicated reasons why it happens over and over, Icarus will open your eyes as never before. It is essential viewing for anyone interested in athletics or competitive sports of any type.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
100% Sled Dogs (2017) You can make up your own mind about whether what's shown is terrible cruelty or simply pragmatism. What's certain is you will never feel quite as cozy and romantic about travelling by dog sled ever again.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
74% The Wizard of Lies (2017) At the end, there is a payoff of sorts for the viewer. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
88% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) Roger Stone is a compelling figure. That's an understatement: He's a dandy, a dynamite interview and utterly brazen.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
81% Casting JonBenét (2017) The strangest, most unnerving and, indeed, thoughtful approach to the case is currently streaming on Netflix. That's Casting JonBenét, which is neither ghoulish nor exploitive. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017