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Sheila O'Malley

Sheila O'Malley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 83% The Opening Act (2020) A very insightful insider-baseball look at the creative process.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
1.5/4 48% Rebecca (2020) Treating Rebecca as a traditional period piece romance-melodrama doesn't go at all far enough.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3.5/4 75% A Call to Spy (2020) An engrossing and often thrilling spy drama, and a tribute to this courageous and diverse group of women.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
2.5/4 92% Possessor: Uncut (2020) The provocative ideas are not given a chance to really take on a life of their own. Still, there's much here that is imaginative and fresh.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
2.5/4 83% Misbehaviour (2020) The separate storylines help the film avoid the mistakes made in similar movies, particularly those dealing with feminist history.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/4 100% The Swerve (2020) Azura Skye's tremendous performance [is] as unblinkingly honest as anything Gena Rowlands has done.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
58% Infidel (2020) Aided by excellent performances across the board by its international cast, Infidel works best when it's an old-fashioned thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
1.5/4 63% I Am Woman (2020) A frustratingly shallow approach to a singer who deserves better.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
1.5/4 69% The Argument (2020) There are some very funny bits here, but unfortunately the concept takes too long getting off the ground, leaving the first three-quarters of the movie floating in limbo, waiting for it to all make sense.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/4 62% Fatima (2020) Fatima is told simply but emotionally, prioritizing the sensorial reality of the children's world and the people inhabiting it. This devotion to the 'real' makes the holy vision palpable and plausible.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2.5/4 66% Matthias & Maxime (2019) The way Dolan chooses to frame things, the visual choices he makes, the way he revels unashamed in the big-ness of the emotions, makes it an entertaining ride.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 62% Chemical Hearts (2020) There's much to be said for what Tanne has pulled off in Chemical Hearts, for his gentle and measured approach. You actually feel like you have been through something by the end.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
1.5/4 63% Spree (2020) An awkward and mostly unpleasant hybrid of social critique and horror-comedy.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
3/4 85% I Used to Go Here (2020) I Used to Go Here features a very well-drawn character arc, thanks to Rey's script, but Jacobs fills it with heart and feeling.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3.5/4 84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) She Dies Tomorrow strikes a particularly haunting chord.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
3/4 94% Yes, God, Yes (2020) A sweet sincere film about a girl getting all twisted up because of the mixed messages passed down to her.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
2/4 81% Flannery (2020) There's a lot of interesting things here and yet Flannery feels incomplete, and -- worse -- a little bit scared to go in for a much deeper dive.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
3.5/4 94% Palm Springs (2020) You may think you know where it's going, but Barbakow and screenwriter Andy Siara keep it fresh, developing ideas in a constant state of flux.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3/4 91% Relic (2020) [Relic] is with subtle detail, character depth, and a creeping mood of dread, illuminated by the three central performances.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
3.5/4 100% Suzi Q (2020) Like Joan Jett says: Suzi Quatro really 'should be much more discussed.' Hopefully Suzi Q will start that long-overdue conversation.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
1.5/4 80% All I Can Say (2020) Fans of Hoon will thrill to all of this footage. For others, it'll be a pretty tough haul.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/4 94% Babyteeth (2020) Babyteeth avoids almost every cliche you might expect in this kind of material.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
1/4 13% Darkness Falls (2020) The attempt to create a 'serious' anti-misogyny message through this shallow, improbable material -- directed and written by two men, with no complex female characters onscreen -- is maybe the worst part of it.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
3.5/4 87% Shirley (2020) [Josephine Decker's] most ambitious film to date.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
3/4 99% On the Record (2020) Beyond laying out the accusations against Simmons, On the Record is a deeply mournful portrait of lost potential, of a woman run out of a business that she not only loved, but helped create.‐
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3/4 88% AKA Jane Roe (2020) AKA Jane Roe brings us into the battles behind the scenes, and allows us to get to know the woman at the center of it.‐
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
4/4 92% The Vast of Night (2020) An astonishing first feature. It works like gangbusters, start to finish.‐
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
1.5/4 74% Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (2016) The stakes are not high enough for either character and the two-people-at-a-fork-in-the-road story never comes to life, a practically fatal flaw.‐
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
3/4 68% The Flood (2019) The back-and-forth structure is sometimes monotonous, and Wendy's problems take too much focus, but there are specifics that linger.‐
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
1.5/4 44% Endings, Beginnings (2020) It's not actually clear what is appealing and/or interesting about any of these people.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
3.5/4 81% Tigertail (2020) Yang's script is thoughtful and precise -- every character gets to be three-dimensional.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
1.5/4 67% Almost Love (2020) Almost Love has problems other than being jarringly out of date with How We Live Now.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
3/4 89% Banana Split (2020) An entertaining and often insightful look at female friendship during a particularly strange time.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
2/4 72% Stargirl (2020) The best thing about Stargirl is that Big Star's yearning ode to adolescence 'Thirteen' is played in its entirety not once, but twice.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/4 84% The Way Back (2020) I couldn't help but notice the goosebumps covering my arms when the music swelled.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3.5/4 99% Saint Frances (2020) It's truly refreshing to watch a film where nobody has anything figured out, where life proceeds messily and imperfectly. Saint Frances is unpredictable in a very human way.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3.5/4 87% Emma. (2020) Autumn de Wilde's approach to this tale of frenzied and complicated social activity is both elegant and comedic.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 78% Buffaloed (2020) Buffaloed churns with barely-controlled chaos in its best sequences.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 87% I Was at Home, But... (Ich war zuhause, aber...) (2020) Every element -- camera placement, music, blocking, sound design -- is so deliberate that it pulls you into its vortex, and it makes you submit to its severe rhythms.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/4 92% The Assistant (2020) The Assistant, a very good film, is especially good on power dynamics.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
6/10 69% Bombshell (2019) Deep at points but paper-thin at others, the film skips over questions of complicity, and pulls some of its punches, especially politically. But it's still an engaging look at life behind the scenes of one of the weirdest workplaces in existence...‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
3/4 88% Les Misérables (2020) A gripping experience.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.5/4 20% Cats (2019) I enjoyed the film for what it is. It's London's Got Talent for the feline set.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/4 92% Uncut Gems (2019) It's excruciating and exhilarating.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/4 96% The Disappearance of My Mother (2019) Benedetta Barzini may want to disappear, but her son will not let her.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5/4 82% Queen & Slim (2019) I responded strongly to the film's sense of scope and scale. The 'rhetoric' of Queen & Slim reverberates with anger and love and mourning.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3.5/4 94% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) A character study of a fascinating news-junkie with a mission.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3.5/4 94% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy adds to the impression that LaBeouf is moving into very interesting territory as an actor, territory uniquely his own.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2.5/4 69% Adopt a Highway (2019) Holding it all together is Hawke's performance, weighted down with the heaviness of injustice.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 81% Greener Grass (2019) Like all good satires, Greener Grass trucks in exaggeration.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019