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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 50% Evil Eye (2020) Choudhury and Mani have terrific chemistry. They deepen what could be a stereotypical interefering mother/dismissive daughter relationship and show how layered it is, made of mutual love and respect as much as exacerbation.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
100% The Wanting Mare (2020) The Wanting Mare is both sparse and luscious, kind and harsh, filled with longing, anger, and love. It is a poetic fable wrapped in a strange fantastical futurism, one which escapes easy definition yet envelopes the viewer in a cold and brilliant light.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
100% Buck Alamo or (A Phantasmagorical Ballad) (2020) Davis imbues Eli with a deep heart and a soul that is as poetic as it is caustic.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
91% Enola Holmes (2020) Brown brings such delight with a joyous and fierce lead, who learns that even with good role models, she can forge her own path.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
5/5 97% One Night in Miami (2020) Brilliantly crafted and moving like a perfectly-oiled machine, endlessly watchable (I could have listened to these four talk for hours), One Night in Miami is a trememdous debut from King.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
5/5 96% Nomadland (2020) Deceptively complex, lyrical, and very necessary, Nomadland expresses the quiet strength of its characters, and the life they have chosen, or was forced on them.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
5/5 93% Residue (2020) Residue frames how a place of beauty and family and friendship, one where people looked out for each other, has become strained, slowly being stripped apart.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
5/5 84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) She Dies Tomorrow is unshakeable, a tickle at the back of the brain that will seep into your daydreams, a vision of angst and despair, that leaves a hint of hope at its finale.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
3/5 77% Summerland (2020) If you're a fan of period dramas, then Summerland will feel like having your favourite comfort food for dinner, with maybe something daring for dessert. You know most of what's coming, but it's expanding your palette a bit for some added flavour.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
3/5 61% Radioactive (2020) While Sklodowska-Curie did lead an interesting life, profoundly changed our understanding of science, and made discoveries that continue to be important today, it doesn't end up translating into an equally interesting film. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
78% Pacified (Pacificado) (2019) Pacified's focus on the psychological toll makes for a refreshing change, and still manages to find glimmers of hope.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
5/5 91% Relic (2020) Relic is an incredible feature debut, assured even as it takes its viewers into these dark corners of the psyche made all the more terrifying not only by their uncanniness, but their realistic portrayal of a future that awaits so many of us.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
4/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard proves there's life yet in comic book adaptations, when you get different faces behind the camera to breathe new life in what was fast becoming a stale genre.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
1/5 25% Inheritance (2020) Inheritance suffers from a poorly developed script and too many clichés, with a cast that, try as they might, cannot elevate the lacklustre material.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
4/5 90% Bull (2020) Silverstein gives us a window onto the lives of people passed over in America, who nonetheless manage to find glimmers of joy, even as they fight against those who would bring them down.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
4/5 100% They Call Me Dr. Miami (2020) They Call Me Dr. Miami does not seek to expose or endorse the plastic surgery industry, but rather the spectacle of it through the lens of Dr. Miami, and the way in which Salzhaeur has found ways to exist as both a commercial image and a private man.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
5/5 96% First Cow (2020) First Cow plays like a beautiful fable, a tale told around a campfire on a lonely night, a quiet and moving story about how two friends found and helped each other out of loneliness and desperation.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 96% Blood on Her Name (2020) Blood on Her Name shows not only how most of us could never cope with a terrible crime, but how those already under the thumb of the system can likely never escape it.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/5 73% Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2020) Disappearance at Clifton Hill gives us a good thriller that asks more questions that it answers, and shows us characters both stuck in place, going in circles, and struggling to get out.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man aims to rise above its B-movie origins and stand alongside horror films that find the balance between entertainment and examination of real problems.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
2/5 20% Cats (2019) It is at times extremely entertaining, with some great performances, but it's also baffling, and the effects would appear to belie the price tag, in that it frequently looks just a bit too cheap.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 39% Black Christmas (2019) With a keen eye and ear to teenage/college girls' experiences, and understanding our contemporary times, Takal has made was is sure to be a cornerstone of the new generations' movie oeuvre.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) It's a worthy and loving homage to great detective stories, and also a biting satire on contemporary American politics and the hubris of the nouveau riche who forget that they never actually worked for the money they so eagerly and ignorantly protect.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 69% Adopt a Highway (2019) While we're asked to suspend a but too much disbelief for the story to be consistent, Hawke's performance, as well as great music by Jason Isbell, are compelling enough to carry it through.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/5 88% The Twentieth Century (2019) We should hope all biopics are like this one: absurd, more than a little deranged, turning people's insides to the outside (metaphorically), examining the essence of this point in Canadian time, and playing with cinematic norms to great effect.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
5/5 97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open stands alongside many recent social realism dramas by the likes of Andrea Arnold and Lynne Ramsay ... these performances will hit you like a punch to the gut.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
5/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night [is] one of the most accomplished films of the year, one that takes a story we think we've seen before, and gives us fresh eyes to see it with, and more importantly, fresh ears to hear it with.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
3.5/5 88% Dementer (2019) Dementer strips away excessive artifice and indulgences, and get to the heart and blood of a story on the ties that bind us, and our misguided attempts to help others, as the scars that can never quite heal or hold back the blood.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
53% Mope (2020) A deeply uncomfortable but absolutely compelling story...‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
68% Knives and Skin (2019) At times fraught with anxiety, haunting in quiet horror, blackly comedic, and aching with with sorrow and love, Knives and Skin is many things and also defies easy categorization, as it puts forth a perspective that is multiple and complicated.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
88% The Long Walk (Bor mi vanh chark) (2019) The Long Walk does not reveal its mysteries easily, and its elliptical concept of time transfers to a narrative that asks its audience to question how we perceive storytelling.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
81% Synchronic (2020) Benson and Moorhead urn their hand to a more mainstream story that still is smarter and more enjoyable than the average, thanks to their particular talents.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Portrait of a Lady on Fire is about portraits and the secrets they hide, those hidden in plain sight, only accessbile to those who follow the clues.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
73% Gwen (2019) It is a startling debut, with economical direction and a tight script that belies the depths of its characters and themes.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
No Score Yet It is a startling debut, with economical direction and a tight script that belies the depths of its characters and themes. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
No Score Yet 70 Big Ones (70 Binladens) (2019) Smart, high stakes, a great heroine and an even greater criminal, a story that both keeps you on the edge of your seat and keeps you guessing, plenty of exciting action, some good (and dark) moments of comedy, and an ending that you won't see coming.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
71% Teen Spirit (2019) While there are some entertaining moments in Teen Spirit, its well-traveled route doesn't offer any new insights or profound meditations on this culture of instant success.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
95% Little Woods (2019) Little Woods is an assured debut, tinged with moments of anger, strength, frustration, and a glimmer of hope that comes from doing that you need to do to help those you love, even if it means going against a system that does not want you to hope.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
100% Feral (2020) Feral, Andrew Wonder's narrative feature directorial debut, tells one woman's story, a story both filled with beautiful imagination and painful reality of her individual journey, one of both attempted progression and constant pushback. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
84% Rust Creek (2019) A thriller that keeps its tension high and sharp for most of the film, while allowing the story and characters some room to breathe and explore various power dynamics.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
4/5 79% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is a fresh addition to the canon, taking it in a needed new direction, with a great soundtrack, the right kind of girl power, solid cast, exciting action, and the right dose of intelligence and humour.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3.5/5 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World should satisfy fans of the series with its engaging action, off-kilter humour, and the endearing love between Hiccup and Toothless.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 22% Miss Bala (2019) With Hardwicke behind the camera and Rodriguez in front of it, Miss Bala is a woman's journey from innocent yet brave bystander to kick-ass heroine who doesn't take any shit from anyone.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
4/5 31% Io (2019) Io is that rare science fiction film that asks us to look beyond aliens, spaceships, and technology, to ask what of the future for humans as individuals and community in how we connect and how we live beyond mere survival.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
61% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux is an antidote to other recent films on music stardom, eschewing the usual narrative route to give its audience both the joy and discomfort around the role of trauma in addiction and the pressure of fame.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
79% At Eternity's Gate (2018) At Eternity's Gate finds its strength in interpreting the life of the great artist, and in finding the cinematic route to understanding the how and why of Van Gogh's visions, both in their beauty and their sadness.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
5/5 81% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) A wonderful throwback to both giallo cinema and American 1970s crime thrillers, Knife + Heart puts its queerness front and centre, , infused with a high style that transports and reminds us of the beauty of print film.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
82% The Wind (2019) The Wind is a confident, thoughtful, yet creeping and powerful film, with well-earned jump scares and demons both real and possibly imaginary, enough to make you afraid of the dark and the emptiness of even the most beautiful places.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
82% High Life (2019) High Life reveals its secrets in this slow-burn, disjointed, yet perfectly tuned narrative.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
88% Mouthpiece (2019) At once a piece of rage and anger, fear and bereavement, love and affection, that is not only one of the best play-to-film adaptations I've seen, but a cinematic punch to the gut and simultaneous grip on the heart.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018