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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% White Riot (2019) Shah's film crackles with a raucous energy. Weaving together music, politics, animation and history, White Riot carries a punk infused swagger that is infectious. ‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 69% The High Note (2020) The High Note sings a charming tune that, while familiar, will satisfy on a breezy summer night.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
C 40% Irresistible (2020) Stewart's film takes a lot of big swings but does not always land its punches.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
A 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) A sprawling and mesmerizing work...Lee highlights how black bodies are often used to protect America despite not being treated as equals in the eyes of the country. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
100% Made in Bangladesh (2019) Made in Bangladesh finds urgency and compassion in its plea for basic human rights for all in the workplace.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
100% Dark City Beneath the Beat (2020) Dark City Beneath the Beat is as joyous and electric as the pulsing soundtrack that guides it.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted May 30, 2020
100% Coded Bias (2020) Coded Bias shows that there are women like Buolamwini...raising red flags about the bias and dangers of this technology.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted May 30, 2020
100% Mayor (2020) Presenting a ground level view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mayor is an astounding and enthralling film.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
100% Stateless (Apátrida) (2020) Stateless's powerful and haunting story of injustice carries universal appeal. It is a cautionary reminder of how easily one can become a stranger in your own home.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) Frequently blurring the line between artist and subject, The Painter and the Thief is an absorbing work.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
87% Emma. (2020) Dripping in vibrant colours, everything from the lush art direction to elegant costume design pops off the screen. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
64% PACmen (2017) Regardless of one's political views, PACmen is essential viewing. It provides insight into a campaign truly out of touch with the people it claimed to be serving. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
B 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Spaceship Earth brings earnest humanity to its stranger-than-fiction story.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
96% Sour Grapes (2016) Swirling with the rich colour of intrigue and displaying the strong legs of investigative journalism, Sour Grapes is a film that one savors. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
A 92% The Assistant (2020) The Assistant is an intoxicating exploration of abuse of power and the systems that cultivate it.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
B 100% She Never Died (2019) Just as she did with her previous film Darken, Cummings manages to take a high concept story and tell it in an accessible and entertaining way.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) Huffman exquisitely captures the vice-like grip addiction can have over an individual.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
80% Tigertail (2020) Alan Yang's Tigertail finds rich beauty in a sea of regret.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
C 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) In a time when society longs for connection and any semblance of pre-pandemic life, Trolls World Tour offers a fitting blend of music, nostalgia and hope.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
93% Uncorked (2020) Like a fine glass of wine, Uncorked is a film that is worth savouring.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2020
100% James VS His Future Self (2020) James vs. His Future Self is a fun romp worthy of your time.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
A- 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) A hilarious romp from beginning to end, Extra Ordinary will delight those who love films such as Ghostbusters and Shaun of the Dead. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
88% Onward (2020) One walks away from Onward unexpectedly reflecting on the cruel nature of death and those who help us move pass it. ‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
22% The Jesus Rolls (2020) The Jesus Rolls travels down a bumpy road, using bland sex jokes as a bandage for every pothole it hits.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
C 34% Seberg (2020) Kristen Stewart carries the film on her back with her sensational performance. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
53% Guns Akimbo (2020) Guns Akimbo takes aim at toxic online culture but ends up firing blanks.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
36% The Night Clerk (2020) Part of the problem is that Cristofer's film is never clear on what it wants to be...its fascination with Asperger's never gets past surface-level stereotypes. ‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Channelling the brand of physical humour that catapulted his career to stardom in the '90s, Carrey devours every scene he is in. ‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
70% Nose to Tail (2019) Zigelstein's film serves up a dish that is full of bitter truths, which its protagonist is reluctant to swallow.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
No Score Yet There Are No Fakes (2019) There Are No Fakes is a haunting portrait of greed, class and the horrors that can arise when art is only viewed through a monetary lens.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
A- 96% Rosie (2019) Rosie does not provide easy answers but finds hope in the family bonds that offer glimmers of light in our darkest moments.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Born in Evin (2019) As Zaree slowly chips away at the wall of silence that has become an inherent part of Iranian culture, an intriguing tale of perseverance unfolds. ‐ In The Seats
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
A- 90% My Name is Myeisha (2020) Giving a voice to the victims who can no longer speak for themselves, the film is a mesmerizing mix of drama, music, dreamlike atmosphere and biting social commentary.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
B+ 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Adil & Bilall give the men far more dimension...these are characters who must now confront their mortality, notions of faith and the ramifications of past actions.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
C- 86% Les Misérables (2020) It is one thing to show the gasoline that ignites the fire, but Les Misérables also needs to make us care for those who ultimately are burned by the flames. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
A 95% Little Women (2019) Little Women is a delightful tale of family and self-discovery that reminds us why we love cinema.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
D 36% 6 Underground (2019) 6 Underground believes in a more is more philosophy.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
A 89% 1917 (2020) The taut and chilling imagery in 1917 grab viewers by the throat and releases them just long enough to gasp for air. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
C- 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker is a complicated blend of contradictions. It lacks the balance it desperately seeks as it entertains and disappoints with equal measure.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B+ 94% Klaus (2019) Destined to be added to the yearly holiday viewing rotation, Klaus is worth writing to Santa about.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) For a film all about finding oneself, Jumanji: The Next Level seems to have left its heart back in the jungle.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
C- 82% Queen & Slim (2019) A scattered portrait of black life that is content with wallowing in the waters of hopelessness.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
A 96% Atlantics (2019) A hypnotic and richly constructed love story, Atlantics is a stunning debut that defies convention in the best possible way.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
B 100% Happy Face (2019) Never going where the audience expects it to, Happy Face weaves several genres together to create a unique tale of grief and acceptance.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
D 44% The Divine Fury (2019) The Divine Fury is filled with ideas and themes it has no real Intention of exploring. Not even divine intervention can save this film.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
C 77% Frozen II (2019) While the film provides several environmentally conscious nuggets to think about, its voyage into the unknown still travels the safe path.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
B 86% Ms. Purple (2019) It is this mix of beauty and sadness that makes Chon's vision of Los Angeles' Koreatown so captivating. ‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
A 97% The Cave (2019) A powerful tale of bravery, compassion and resilience, The Cave is a remarkable film.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
74% Harriet (2019) Erivo's performance is the breath of fresh air that keeps Harriet from suffocating under the burden of expectation.‐ That Shelf
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) While Norton's slick noir crackles with intrigue it also feels unnecessarily bloated.‐ Cinema Axis
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019