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Lee Jutton

Lee Jutton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Babyteeth (2020) A stellar feature debut packed with poignant performances, the beautiful, bittersweet Babyteeth announces Shannon Murphy as an up-and-coming director who deserves our full attention.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
87% Closeness (Tesnota) (2017) Closeness is an intriguing debut film that is marred by one incredibly bad choice on the part of its director. If one is able to stomach the inclusion of the snuff film, there is plenty else worth watching here.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
97% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) While some might initially balk at the film's unabashed freakiness, the sheer creativity that fills every frame of The Wolf House should be seen and celebrated by everyone.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
100% The Last Laugh (Der Letzte Mann) (1925) From Murnau's inventive visual storytelling to Jannings' wonderful performance, The Last Laugh is the perfect film to begin one's journey into the world of Weimar cinema.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
No Score Yet Série Noire (1982) A satisfying slice of sleaze served up on celluloid, Série Noire is a deliciously good watch.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
95% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) Anchored by Sigurdsson's striking performance, A White, White Day explores the aftermath of a life and a marriage with an intensely introspective eye.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
58% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2020) Carried by Idir Ben Addi's brilliant performance, Young Ahmed is an intriguing character study of one young man's fanaticism, though one is still left wanting something more.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
60% Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible (2020) The lasting impact of Duchamp is undeniable; the film, however, is not likely to linger long in your memory.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) Like last year's Academy Award-winning Parasite, Bacurau manages to turn the class struggle into inventive entertainment without its overall message losing any of its potency.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
87% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) The conflicts at the heart of Synonyms will resonate deeply, thanks to Lapid's deeply personal storytelling and Mercier's fiery performance.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
100% Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint (2020) Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint reminds us that just because we do not yet know them, does not mean that there are not more than enough women artists to entirely populate their own club of geniuses - and that in itself makes the film worthwhile.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
88% Swallow (2020) Carried by a brilliant performance from Bennett, Swallow is a disturbingly effective psychological study focused on the extreme lengths one will go to declare independence in the face of oppression.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
100% Foosballers (2020) Joyous, hilarious, and uplifting...‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
No Score Yet Flint: The Poisoning of an American City (2019) In our current political climate, where it seems like there is a crisis every minute, it has been all too easy for many to forget about what happened and is still happening in Flint. That alone should make this documentary essential viewing.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
80% VFW (2020) If you walk into a dive bar similar to the one featured in VFW, and this movie is on the screen, you'll probably look up from your beer more than a few times, but not enough for the movie to be truly memorable.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
28% The Rhythm Section (2020) The Rhythm Section has some enjoyable elements, but in the end, this mostly formulaic flick isn't the female-driven spy thriller we've been looking for. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
10% Goalie (2019) At the heart of Goalie is a tragic tale worth telling, but unfortunately the film, despite its best intentions, fails to do it justice.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
100% I Wish I Knew (Hai shang chuan qi) (2020) One of the more poetic documentaries I have ever seen, I Wish I Knew is an ode to the impact one city has had, across so many decades, on so many lives.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
35% Seberg (2020) Despite the considerable talent involved, Seberg is not the story the titular woman deserved to have told about her.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
94% System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) A story of heartbreak bandaged up by rebellion, System Crasher will wrench your heart out of your chest and stomp all over it. As you can imagine, it's a painful experience, but one that offers just as many rewards as it does tears.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
96% Atlantics (2019) This is only Diop's first feature, but Atlantics proves that she is an artist with an elegant and steady hand. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
86% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) It will likely not make you feel any more familiar with Pauline Kael than you already are, but as a recap of her life and career, it is a pleasant reminder of her greatness and a nostalgic look back at an era that changed American cinema forever.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
No Score Yet House of Cardin (2019) House of Cardin encapsulates how one man became an empire, one that continues to thrive even as he approaches a century of life on this planet.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
96% Queen of Hearts (2019) An unvarnished character study of an unexpected abuser and the havoc her actions cause, Queen of Hearts is one of the most emotionally draining films I've seen this year. Dyrholm's performance alone deserves to be seen by many.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
100% A German Youth (Une jeunesse Allemande) (2019) A German Youth presents the historical evidence and leaves the audience to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions about how and why the Red Army Faction came to be and how and why they should be remembered.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
94% Western Stars (2019) Western Stars isn't going to break the music documentary mold, and there are some interstitial segments that are honestly downright cheesy, but if you're a Springsteen fan, you should find plenty to love about it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse is an incredibly unique, utterly bizarre film, an almost mythic tale that could inspire a sea shanty or five. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Stylish, savage and supremely funny, First Love is the shock of adrenaline the action genre needs and deserves, and evidence that Miike has not yet lost his unique touch.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
92% In Search of Greatness (2018) In Search of Greatness provides an intriguing look at sporting excellence that should hopefully inspire the next generation to break free from the overly structured thinking that threatens to hold them back.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
90% Je t'aime moi non plus (I Love You, I Don't) (1976) Even if the extremely erotic melodrama of the film is too much for you, Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus is not without artistic merit. Rather, it's another fitting example of what made Serge Gainsbourg such a unique and, yes, controversial talent.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) It isn't going to change the documentary game the way its subject changed horror and science-fiction. But if you're a big fan of any of the topics covered, enough treasures are unearthed by Philippe and company for you to stay engaged.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Thanks to Colaizzo's sharp script and a wonderful lead performance from Jillian Bell, Brittany Runs a Marathon is positively delightful, a rare comedy that doesn't gloss over the often painful challenges one faces in changing one's life for the better.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
58% The Bromley Boys (2018) Even with these flaws, The Bromley Boys is entirely pleasant to watch; it just never rises above mere pleasantness to be truly compelling. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Where'd You Go, Bernadette is largely a disappointment despite the incredible source material and the amount of talent involved in bringing it to the screen.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Tigers Are Not Afraid is an absolutely gorgeous, disturbingly dark fairy tale the likes of which we haven't seen since Pan's Labyrinth. That being said, it's also an entirely unique work of art that stands on its own in the pantheon of fantastical horror.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
33% See You Soon (2019) The film isn't without its charms thanks to its unabashedly absurd script and some very amusing references to the real-life world of soccer.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
92% The Cat Rescuers (2019) I think that any animal lover will be inspired by this poignant film and the human faces that it puts on this incredibly important issue.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
96% Firecrackers (2019) From the first frame to the last, Firecrackers is clearly a story by women, about women, stubbornly through their gaze without regrets. For a first feature, it is an incredible accomplishment and one that deserves to be seen.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
86% Luz (2019) Every frame of this debut feature will enrapture you and every sound will make you shudder with frightened anticipation of what lies ahead.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
81% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) A Faithful Man is a charming farce that only the French could pull off, a frothy film menage a trois that combines all of the best elements of vintage romances with a thoroughly modern take on gender roles.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) Much like life itself, it is a meandering, seemingly directionless tale but no less enrapturing for it; moments of breathtaking beauty are woven in with the mundane everyday to create a vibrant tapestry of life on the cusp of great change.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
44% Back to the Fatherland (2019) The complicated historical and cultural ideas that Back to the Fatherland tackles are worthy of a deep dive, but unfortunately, this film isn't it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
83% The Bostonians (1984) Look past the frilly costumes and posh accents of The Bostonians and you'll find a battle of the sexes that remains relevant into the twenty-first century.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
89% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) In the Aisles takes audiences deep into the emotional lives of people who seem destined to hover on the periphery and highlights the beauty to be found there if one bothers to look.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
100% The Russian Five (2019) At its heart, The Russian Five is a sports story, but you don't have to be a hockey fan to appreciate its impact.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
88% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) As a portrait of one man's impact on an era, from the viewpoint of another who lived through it, it is a fascinating film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
No Score Yet A Taste of Sky (2019) A Taste of Sky prefers to focus on the bigger picture, and while it is still an enjoyable film, one is left hungry for more.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
100% Changing the Game (2019) Equal parts inspirational and infuriating, Changing the Game reminds us that transgender kids are in fact just kids, and deserve to be accepted as such - at home, in the classroom, and on the playing field.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
68% Knives and Skin (2019) The film is gorgeous to look at, but at a running time of close to two hours, even the most delicious visuals aren't enough to keep one engaged in a story that seemed to have very little point.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
95% Goldie (2020) De Jong forces us to face how few real opportunities are given to girls like Goldie, and to understand why someone would be willing to risk it all even to snatch a mere wisp of a dream. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019