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Pat Mullen

Pat Mullen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
39% Downhill (2020) Downhill is lots of fun, but it's a green circle to the double black diamond of its predecessor.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
No Score Yet Sequin in a Blue Room (2019) Van Grinsven's film is an assured debut with intoxicating visuals, sharp performances, and just the right hint of danger.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey puts the audience in the shoes (or roller skates) or somebody who gets a perverse thrill from nihilistic violence. Like it or not, it's a rush.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
89% The Assistant (2020) Green's film boldly and frankly lets audiences witness the covert complicity that is pervasive in many workplaces.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
98% Rosie (2019) For anyone who has ever worked hard and worried about how to pay for tomorrow, Rosie hits a nerve.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
12% The Turning (2020) A lousy screw.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
84% Les Misérables (2020) It's an exhilarating discovery and a bold introduction of a new voice. Les Misérables gets my vote as the best first feature of the past year.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
91% Clemency (2019) The final moments of Clemency are undoubtedly the finest of Woodard's career.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
86% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) Garver invites audiences to experience Kael's love her movies and every bit of her passion is infectiously clear. ‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
No Score Yet Chasing Einstein (2019) Chasing Einstein will inspire audiences to embrace the seemingly vast limitlessness of the universe.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
60% Botero (2018) While Millar's doc champions Botero as the artist of his generation, it overlooks the fact that he's just a step above Mr. Brainwash.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
39% The Song of Names (2019) The film wrestles with the aspirations of art-house prestige and crowd-pleasing appeal, but it never finds harmony.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
70% Bombshell (2019) Absolute dynamite. Featuring an all-star cast and a script that bites with caustic wit, the film does for the #MeToo movement what The Big Short did for the financial crisis.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
80% A Hidden Life (2019) With each frame of A Hidden Life, the hills are alive with the sound of Malick. This Alpine odyssey is a return to form.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
92% The Twentieth Century (2019) This balls-to-the-wall phantasmagoria of maple syrup soaked ridiculousness is unlike anything we've seen.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) One wonders what Ivins' might have made of such adulating celebrations of reporters, but she would have raised a beer to the final sections of the documentary that add some warts to the portrait. ‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
13% The Kindness of Strangers (2020) The inevitable indifference with which this Christmas turkey will be received should be a blessing to everyone involved.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
94% In Fabric (2019) A tale of a killer dress, In Fabric is a dazzlingly stylish affair that's a cut above the rest. Say yes to the dress!‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
96% I Lost My Body (2019) If I Lost My Body is the sound of one hand clapping, then it announces Jérémy Clapin with thunderous applause.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) Like Peter Morgan's riveting The Crown, Fernando Meirelles's The Two Popes interrogates the resilience of a long-standing institution. ‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
89% Dark Waters (2019) Haynes' latest film invites two words one would never have imagined to associate with his work: "generic" and "forgettable."‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
96% Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) Bikram marks Orner's style as one of the doggedly determined documentarian as her films tell urgent stories buoyed by hard-to-get images that hold guilty parties accountable for their crimes.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
83% Waves (2019) Waves breathes with musicality. The cinematography, editing, and performances step in sync with the songs while original music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross seamlessly ties it together. ‐ BeatRoute
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
81% The Report (2019) Drive proves himself one of the top actors of his generation with his work this year.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) Searle's book is the ultimate catfishing story. The film needs a storyteller of Mirren and McKellen's caliber-a Hitchcock, say-for The Good Liar to reach its full potential‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) How many synonyms are there for 'great'?‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) It's an ambitious and gutsy film that's bound to knock the wind out of anyone who sees it.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
86% Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man (2019) Bathroom humour is rarely so effective. ‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
No Score Yet One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk (2019) One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk returns its hero to his land and reasserts the values that Noah articulated so eloquently and patiently, but fell on deaf ears.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
94% Western Stars (2019) In a year full of nostalgic Baby Boomer music docs, it's a joy to watch a legend like Bruce Springsteen reinvent himself. ‐ BeatRoute
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Few films tap into the cultural zeitgeist as brilliantly and originally as Parasite does.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
71% The King (2019) For fellow members of the Shakespeare on Film Fan Club, it complements Orson Welles' 1965 film Chimes at Midnight and its take on the Henry plays.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
No Score Yet Dads (2019) There are great stories here that challenge the traditional (and simplistic) image of fatherhood‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
100% Anne at 13,000 ft (2019) The film hinges on Campbell's performance and her ferociously committed turn as Anne is an astonishing feet. This is an emotionally charged and physically demanding performance fuelled by passion and rage.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
55% Becoming Nobody (2019) Becoming Nobody is cinematic soup for one, as Catto's ladling the noodles only for himself.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
100% MS Slavic 7 (2019) For anyone who really loves digging through the stacks and embracing the tactility of history, MS Slavic 7 is a geeky thrill.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
60% Matthias and Maxime (2019) Xavier Dolan's Matthias & Maxime is easily his sexiest film yet, and also one of his strongest.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
87% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) In Scrabble-speak, one could say that Bill Nighy lands a double word score in Sometimes Always Never. The film itself, however, doesn't net as many points.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Star persona and performance blur in this portrait of an actor struggling to understand her purpose when the spotlight's gone. Zellweger is heartbreakingly good in realizing Garland's vulnerability.‐ BeatRoute
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
100% Human Nature (2020) Adam Bolt puts a bun in the science oven and births something mind-boggling in Human Nature. ‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) After all these celebratory profile documentaries, it's a joy to see a film like Where's My Roy Cohn? in which the interviewees candidly portray the subject as an insufferably rotten bastard. ‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
83% Roger Waters: Us + Them (2019) While it's handsomely shot, amped up, and ready-made for the big screen, they've captured Waters' work before and they've done it better. ‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
93% Monos (2019) Nicholson is the film's emotional anchor. With few scenes and fewer speaking lines, she injects the film with a compelling current of humanity.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
88% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Perhaps it's unfair to fault Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice simply for coming at the end of an assembly line of products, but it's officially time for a moratorium on Baby Boomer music docs.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Capote Tapes (2019) The beautifully assembled doc offers a peek behind the curtain into the life of the great writer, his troubled mind, and the book(s) that killed him.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
100% The Australian Dream (2019) This energetic and emotional portrait of footballer Adam Goodes is an essential snapshot of the road to reconciliation.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
No Score Yet And We Go Green (2019) And We Go Green is one of the most entertainingly effective environmental docs I've seen. ‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
100% This Is Not a Movie (2019) Fisk's story is a compelling reminder of just how real the news can be.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) They say it's a Golden Age for television, but Downton Abbey proves that the big screen still reigns supreme.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
78% My Zoe (2019) While she's always been excellent as both an actor and a writer, My Zoe is a major leap forward for Delpy as a director.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019