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Lee Jutton

Lee Jutton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Two of Us (Le vieil homme et l'enfant) (1967) Refreshingly free of bloodshed and bombast, Berri's film proves that you don't need to depict the visceral horrors of World War II onscreen to drive home the lasting impact it had on everyday people.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
100% Les Parents Terribles (The Storm Within) (1948) A cautionary tale of what happens when familial love and romantic love cross paths, Les Parents Terribles deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Cocteau's other, more widely-seen masterpieces. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
100% Daughter of the Nile (Ni luo he nu er) (1987) The film, a gorgeous exploration of life on the margins of Taipei society, doesn't have much in the way of a propulsive plot, but it makes up for that with rich atmosphere and characters that feel so real, you'll swear you just saw them walk by.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
100% Babylon (2019) Babylon is a hidden gem worth seeking out if it comes to your city.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
100% Queen of Diamonds (2019) In the years that have passed since its initial release, Menkes' perfectly crafted images and soundscapes have lost none of their bleak poetry.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
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
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
100% Rebels on Pointe (2017) If viewed out of the context of recent events, Rebels on Pointe is an enjoyable and inspirational look inside the world of a unique group of artists that will make you eager to take in one of their performances in real life as soon as possible.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
100% Birthright: A War Story (2017) The message is important, and Tamarkin delivers it beautifully, but it often feels like it's preaching to the choir.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
100% Slut in a Good Way (Charlotte a du fun) (2019) Slut in a Good Way nails the teenage experience in a way that few other coming-of-age films ever have.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
100% Mario (2018) Mario tackles the stigma of being a gay man in professional soccer with remarkable realism and heart, with what could have been excessively melodramatic or exploitative.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
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
100% A Moment in the Reeds (2017) A Moment in the Reeds uses strikingly intimate storytelling to give an important voice to the struggles of sexual and ethnic minorities in our society.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
100% Nigerian Prince (2018) A flawed first feature film, but it shows a great deal of promise.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
100% 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
100% Blow the Man Down (2020) Thanks to the confident and stylish direction of Savage Cole and Krudy, it will linger in your mind and make you long to see what these two women will make next.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 3, 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
99% Lady Bird (2017) As she does as an actress, Gerwig the director articulates every delicate, emotional nuance. For a debut feature film, it is a triumph.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
98% Daughters of the Dust (1991) If you find yourself thirsty for more Lemonade this summer, find the time to take in a screening of Daughters of the Dust. The trip will open your eyes and your mind.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
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
97% Black Panther (2018) The majority of moviegoers want to see films led by strong, intelligent characters that are more diverse than just heterosexual white men, especially when they are as thoughtfully and beautifully made as this one.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) I Am Not a Witch, while suffused with a thread of dark humor, is a furious indictment of the way society continues to treat women and girls who do not fit neatly into the molds prescribed for them.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
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
97% Pick of the Litter (2018) As warm and fuzzy as the adorable puppies at its center, Pick of the Litter is pleasant viewing for anyone who needs an emotional lift this holiday season without any animal-induced anxiety.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) Woman at War is a strikingly beautiful story of one woman's desire to do good. Thanks to the unique artistic flourishes of Erlingsson and the powerhouse dual performances of Geirharðsdóttir, it will echo in the senses long after it is over.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 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
96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché does a great service in making sure that we never again forget about Guy-Blaché's contributions to film history, even if the film itself doesn't equal the greatness of its subject.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 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
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
95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Knowing how much else Lamarr had to offer, and how little the world cared about it, saddened and infuriated me.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
95% Jinn (2018) Jinn is a colorful portrait of the complexities inherent in life, love, and religion that succeeds as a character study far more than as a plot-driven story. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
95% 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
94% Transit (2019) Transit cements Christian Petzold's status as a modern storytelling master. A film of surreal, sad beauty, it should not be missed.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
94% Tucked (2018) It might focus on a man with cancer, but Tucked remains resolutely upbeat in its belief that true happiness can only be found when we are true to ourselves.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
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
93% Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2017) Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe is a fine display of craftsmanship, but feels a bit too infatuated with its own beauty and intelligence to engage on the level to which it aspires.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
93% Thelma (2017) Thelma's depiction of the emotional throes one goes through while growing up rings just as true as Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, even with (or perhaps because of) all the nightmarish trappings.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Not every wild storytelling gamble works and some of the metaphor comes across as heavy-handed as a Trump-Macron handshake. Nonetheless, Riley deserves immense plaudits for taking such risks and making such a powerful statement in his feature film debut.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
92% Logan Lucky (2017) While Logan Lucky falls strictly into the category of popcorn entertainment, that doesn't make it any less worthy of praise.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
92% Nico, 1988 (2018) Nico, 1988 shows us how extraordinary the biopic can be when it is freed from unnecessary restrictions to embrace the idiosyncrasies of its subject.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
92% The Price of Everything (2018) As glossy, glamorous and fast-paced as the auctions it focuses on, The Price of Everything is a fun look inside an elite world that few of us could ever imagine entering.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
92% Nossa Chape (2018) Nossa Chape is a beautiful elegy to the departed and an ode to the strength of those who survived.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
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
91% Tokyo Idols (2017) Tokyo Idols offers a complex look at a cultural phenomenon that could just as easily have been glossed over as another example of Japanese oddness.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
90% Peppermint Soda (1977) Peppermint Soda is a charming and poignant glimpse at two ordinary teenage girls dealing with all of the inherent messiness that comes with growing up a member of the so-called second sex.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
90% Our Souls at Night (2017) Our Souls At Night is an important reminder that there are still plenty of stories worth telling in the twilight years of one's life.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
90% Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (2018) Through Aucoin's own words and his work, Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story presents a colorful and complex man whose impact on the fashion world can still be felt today. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
90% Studio 54 (2018) Watching the film will make you nostalgic for an era of utter freedom that we seem to have lost in the forty years that have passed since.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
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
90% 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