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Shawn Glinis

Shawn Glinis
Shawn Glinis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) Unfortunately, Wolf's interest in the project (which the title tags as its primary focus) is often sidetracked by his interest in investigating the drama of Stokes' relationships.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
89% Genesis (Genèse) (2019) Genesis, a bifurcated narrative about young love that reveals itself, in the final 20 minutes, to be a triptych, is a steady, assured drama whose power has a strange occasion to sneak up on you. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) There's a thorough lack of visual exposition, which creates a sense of urgency and potential dread - Tailfeathers and Hepburn not letting us see others' proximity or attitude allows the viewer to do the guessing work, sometimes expecting the worst. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
85% The Hottest August (2019) The Hottest August isn't a chore by any means but has trouble balancing its tone.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
100% Chained for Life (2019) Chained for Life is particularly interested in performance as it relates to people with disabilities, films about them and the able-bodied that play them.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It's a decidedly bargain-basement version of the same approach, which may be based on available, willing and inexpensive talent rather than to yield new artistic takes on the same character.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
96% My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) What My Name is Julia Ross concedes in atmosphere to its forebearer it gains in taut, unfussy storytelling.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
88% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) It feels less like a new chapter for Assayas and more like a stop-gap, a transitional film that acts as a clearing of the throat or palate cleanser between courses, but a delightful one nonetheless.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
22% The Serpent's Egg (1978) The set is lushly and bountifully featured in The Serpent's Egg, but this exterior richness comes at the exchange of the piercing, urgent interior audits Bergman had garnered a reputation for. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
77% True Stories (1986) True Stories was a film that was in dire need of resuscitating in HD, and in the process of doing so, Criterion has put out one of their most creative sets to date, aptly matching the eccentric register of Byrne's masterpiece.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
86% Gosford Park (2001) The film's end is especially haunting in a way I didn't initially grasp, and though his two following films definitely have their merits, Gosford Park has rightfully earned a reputation as Altman's last great work.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
58% The Gingerbread Man (1997) Unfortunately, the film remains relatively charmless.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Where I found Guerra's previous effort a struggle to wring anything specific out of, this one will remain lodged in my brain for quite some time.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
80% Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) Terence Davies' 1988 debut Distant Voices, Still Lives, newly rereleased by Arrow Academy, deserves to be treasured as one of the great British films. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
67% Ideal Home (2018) Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star in Ideal Home, a comedy about an upper middle-class couple that feels out of touch, and severely outdated. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
59% Caniba (2018) Caniba isn't the mammoth achievement of Leviathan, but the filmmakers have cobbled together another disturbing film about human loneliness.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
60% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Instead of keeping it at bay because cell phone and internet use eradicates many of the core tropes of the genre, this franchise taps into modern communication and creates a new cinematic language for the slasher sub-genre.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
79% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2018) Hong's priorities are different from other filmmakers; he eschews an adherence to film language decorum in favor of interrogating emotions and ideas that are important to him, in ways that make sense to him.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) After Disobedience, I was left with the same uneasy feeling his last film evoked - this isn't Lelio's story to tell. If he understands the nuances of other cultures through exhaustive research, he isn't able to translate it on screen persuasively.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
96% Zama (2018) I wouldn't be surprised to see Zama canonized as one of the more remarkable artistic achievements of this decade. It's certainly a standout of 2018.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
96% Western (2018) We get the sense that the tension between the locals and someone like Meinhard can never fully be resolved.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
88% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) Watching Claire's Camera feels like watching a film being made right in front of you.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) A culmination of Schrader's entire career.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is an insular film, teasing out larger observations about the confluence of awkward and unfamiliar territory.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) American Animals is like watching the project of the most technically talented film student, but who has absolutely nothing to say. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
56% They Remain (2018) The final sequence is not only surprisingly satisfying, but offers us an uncomfortable moment that resembles closure, while avoiding an overly clean denouement. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of this ending highlights the weakness that preceded it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
93% Pass Over (2018) Overall, Pass Over is successful despite often being way too on-the-nose about specific manifestations of American problems in 2017.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) If you're open to the power of Eastwood's formalistic radicalism, it will reveal itself as an admirable piece of hero storytelling - one that, as its tagline suggests, focuses on the real heroes.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) There is an articulation of existential conflict here that isn't typical of the films it may look like from a distance.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
89% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) Trying to cover Joan Didion the person, the writer and the wife and mother in 95 minutes couldn't be anything but incomplete and broad.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
98% Dina (2017) Dina is a welcome feature to the autism canon that takes an observational approach, avoiding a forced narrative about the diagnosis.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
87% Only the Brave (2017) Only The Brave squanders any potential to say something profound by getting caught up in regurgitating a flaccid story about heroism that we've been spoonfed since Sept. 11, 2001.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
16% Friend Request (2017) Friend Request lets its loaded topics lay flaccid, working against itself.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018