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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6.7/10 91% Wildfire (2020) Wildfire is a messy, frustrating story, and that's probably the only way it could have been.‐ VODzilla.co
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
8.3/10 89% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Another Round becomes more than a comedy about middle-aged men attempting to regain lost vigour, or a sombre message piece about the perils of alcohol dependency. Instead, it leaves the audience questioning drinking culture and the forces that drive it.‐ VODzilla.co
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
83% Lingua Franca (2020) LINGUA FRANCA is an important film, not just in the sense of representation, but also in the way it portrays the relationship between xenophobic and transphobic logics‐ TAKE ONE Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3/5 77% Halston (2019) Hard-partying designer Halston goes under the microscope in this hit-and-miss doc.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/5 87% Colette (2018) Keira Knightley is magnetic in a Paris-set period drama with a dollop of queer feminist energy.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/5 100% América (2018) This stunning Mexico-set doc about three brothers caring for their ailing grandma leaves a mighty impression.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 76% Ip Man 3 (2016) Unfortunately this narrative competes with perfunctory plotlines that make for an unfocused film. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
2/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) Dirty Grandpa had potential to be a good gross-out comedy, but it's mostly just gross.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 100% Carmin Tropical (2015) Carmin Tropical is a tender look at the friendship between two trans women. Although a tad slight, the internal complexities of Mabel's character make it a thoroughly rewarding watch.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/5 82% Chevalier (2016) Athina Rachel Tsangari's Chevalier is a timely arrival as it zeroes in on the minutiae that constructs the modern male identity.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 84% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) Sweet Bean is brimming with humanity, featuring characters that aren't normally seen onscreen.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 83% The Net (2016) Kim Ki-duk succeeds in offering a more complex perspective on a political situation that is all too often joked about in the West.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 100% The Age of Shadows (2016) Despite requiring a trimming and boasting poor characterisation, Miljeong is still an enjoyable film thanks to its use of tension and brutal action sequences.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
1/5 67% American Anarchist (2017) If this had been a short documentary made by a filmmaker with some scruples, then there could have been a work worthy of its subject.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Spira Mirabilis (2016) The baffling Spira Mirabilis is too self-absorbed to be of much appeal to audiences.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
5/5 86% King of the Belgians (2016) The humanity of its characters and the originality of its premise make it a most refreshing watch that will go down a treat for anyone looking for something on the lighter side.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 100% The Distinguished Citizen (El ciudadano ilustre) (2016) It can be viewed as too cynical for its own good, yet The Distinguished Citizen is an all-round solid film filled with both laugh and food for thought.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 100% Safari (2016) Seidl allows the activity to condemn itself through unrehearsed footage and long, painfully awkward silences. Those who can stomach the scenes of slaughter, however, can find a unique perspective on hunting.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/5 68% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) It's pretty, and occasionally it taps into a feeling that approaches profundity. However, those moments are not enough...‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Tommaso (2016) It is normally quite exciting if you don't know where a film is going. In Tommaso however, that uncertainty is frustrating.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
1/5 61% My Art (2018) In every scene it's clear which feeling Simmons is trying to evoke, so it's all the more frustrating that she fails in every attempt.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Piuma (2016) Piuma is a hilarious and affecting coming-of-age story that conveys its light-hearted nature in every aspect of the production.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 87% Jackie (2016) It is a great film in its own right thanks to terrific direction, subtle performances and the best soundtrack of the year so far.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 84% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge will not be for everyone. However, the genuinely surprising gear-shift at Okinawa is a memorable feat of filmmaking.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 91% Frantz (2017) Frantz swings the audience constantly between hope and despair for its characters thanks to a combination of winning performances, clever plotting, and stunning visuals. It's a pleasure to watch from beginning to end.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
1/5 42% Brimstone (2017) Brimstone sucks. There's nothing good about it, from the acting to the writing. And what's bad is made worse by the long runtime.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 83% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) A textured film that may just be too dour for its own good. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
2/5 78% The Revival (2018) Holds a lot of potential. However, the conclusion will infuriate a lot of gay audience members, and the lack of scale and cinematic flair makes it a trudge to watch.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet My Own Private Hell (Inferninho) (2018) A beautiful queer tale about odd balls.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
5/5 92% Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) (2018) With an inevitably bittersweet ending that rings true, Hard Paint is a phenomenal film about being young and queer.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019