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Dorothy Woodend

Dorothy Woodend

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Isle of Dogs (2018) "The controversy that has dogged (heh) the film is well-warranted, and yet, there is much to treasure here. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Mar 30, 2018
90% Porcupine Lake "The performances from the two young leads are particularly strong, and they are amply supported by the older actors in the film. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Mar 13, 2018
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) "As a film, Too Funny to Fail is workman-like. It does the job it needs to do, gives the performers room, and assembles the pieces of the story in a clear and coherent fashion. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Mar 7, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) "I have to admit that it is rare to feel any kind of genuine emotion in a superhero film, but Black Panther achieves that very thing. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Feb 21, 2018
87% The Post (2018) "It is interesting that the film so beautifully intersects with the current cultural moment, from the attacks on free speech, to women asserting their power and stepping up. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Jan 12, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) "The Shape of Water adds the species barrier to [the film's] group of segregating factors, and in so doing folds in an even larger idea, namely good old-fashioned biophilia. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Dec 28, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) "The thing that makes the film most interesting is its function as a bridge between two paradigms, really two distinct generations, Boomers and Millennials. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Dec 28, 2017
98% Jane (2017) "The transcendent ending of the film is not unlike a dance. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Nov 29, 2017
85% It (2017) "It is unfortunate that the film is as diagrammatic as an algebra equation. Actually, I believe that algebra is more terrifying than old Pennywise. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Sep 15, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) "If nothing else, see the film for Craig's portrayal of pure larcenous joy. It is a thing of beauty, as white hot as his livid blue eyes. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Sep 1, 2017
No Score Yet Le Paradis "The thing that is most compelling is about this film is the circular nature of experience, childhood feeding into old age, and finally coming back around, so that the things that first touched you, affected you and changed you resurface once more. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
83% Mean Girls (2004) "When the film is following the twists and turns of the mean girl schemes, it has an energy and a life that is fun and entertaining but it gets soft and sappy with a feel good finale that is pure grade A-bullshit. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
44% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) "When the big money shot in the movie leaves you strangely unmoved you know you have a problem. Billions die, but the titular American heroes remain unvanquished. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
11% New York Minute (2004) "But in the middle of all this straining for zaniness, there is an extended sequence that demonstrates just how bad, bad acting can be. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
87% Zatôichi (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi) (2003) "If you're looking for a real hero you could really do no better than Takeshi Kitano's blind masseur, Zatoichi. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) "I've been patiently waiting for the sequel for years and now this. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
26% The Stepford Wives (2004) "That razor edge is completely gone from the remake of The Stepford Wives. It's a comedy and no one gets really hurt. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) "Spiderman 2 is has got a little bit of everything: angst, explosions, tight suits, bad guys, good guys, more explosions. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
57% I, Robot (2004) ". . .the movie starts to really lose its way, and tries to distract us, the audience, with lots 'o big stupid action moments and slow-mo shots of Will Smith flying through the air, yelling "YARGHHHHH!!" spraying bullets as he goes. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
43% The Village (2004) "The Village reminded me not so much of Hitchock but Scooby Doo. When at the end of that cartoon it was revealed that glowing skull creature was actually Old Mr. Higgins the caretaker, it pissed me off even as a little kid. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
23% Van Helsing (2004) "If Van Helsing was meant to be a Saturday afternoon matinee fodder, it is both too ponderous to be fun and too silly to be scary. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
20% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) "It's bad. But not merely bad, worse than that, it's disrespectful: to its audience, to its source material, and to the craft of movie making. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
11% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) "Unlike the first film, in which audience members fainted and threw up, the showdown between good and evil prompted more laughter amongst the audience than terror. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
94% My Neighbor Totoro (1988) "It is as much a portrait of a time and place as it is the story of two sisters. Mei and Satsuki, like real kids, are sometimes infuriating, stubborn, and then in the next moment lovable. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
96% The Iron Giant (1999) "It doesn't try to hide its own cleverness, it's funny and pulls in references from all over the place, from Bambi to Frankenstein. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
89% The Black Stallion (1979) "Special effects, explosions, or CGI: none of these come close to a horse in full flight for pure excitement. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
97% Spirited Away (2002) "he box office champion in Japan, this film is a genuine work of art. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
91% School of Rock (2003) "It's genuinely good hearted, and features child actors that look like real kids, all permeation of geeky, fat, skinny, sullen and silent in that way that only actual kids can be. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
95% Hero (2004) "If it were merely lovely and silly, that would be fine, but Hero wants to be more than merely kung fu fun. It has a message. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
85% Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004) "It's a meticulous dissection of the Fox News network, its politics, methods and overall ambitions. . . " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
No Score Yet McDull, Prince de la Bun (2004) "I've never been to Hong Kong, but the level of detail in the film is extraordinary. . . " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) "It's nice to see a film where the writing is so immediately brilliant that a certain part of you relaxes. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
No Score Yet Brian Wilson Presents Smile (2005) "Brian Wilson presents Smile, has garnered slap happy reviews from critics across the continent, and it's proved loony old Brian Wilson correct. He did, after all, know what he was doing. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
90% Dig! (2004) "One of the things that the film also explores, quite consciously, is how the music industry is actually designed to work against artists. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) "You don't get many clear answers from this film and maybe that's for the better. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
46% Shall We Dance (2004) "But there is nothing even deliciously bad or even fun bad in Shall We Dance, you won't find a moment of emotional truth, anywhere, nowhere, not in Richard Gere's twinkly demeanor, or in Susan Sarandon's googly eyeballs. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
97% The Incredibles (2004) "The rest of the plot is pretty much by the book (the comic kind). Good triumphs over evil, but only by working together as a team, parents and kids. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
16% Alexander (2004) "I didn't feel particularly emotionally involved in the story. In fact half the time, I didn't even know what was going on. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
68% Closer (2004) "Closer takes the traditional notion of romance and attempts to batter it into submission, mostly through the constant application of swear words. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
26% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) "This film is so appalling that I don't quite know where to begin. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
25% Blade: Trinity (2004) "Blade makes no bones about being a B-movie and that is one of its saving graces. It's kind of silly, goes on too long, and doesn't make a great deal of sense, but there are a few moments that entertain. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
39% Meet the Fockers (2004) "Although the ingredients are all there, set to rise, something is missing, some crucial element to lift it up. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) "The Life Aquatic is populated by brilliantly coloured, unusual specimens and that's not counting the fish. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
No Score Yet Independent Lens: Season 7 Episode 12 "While the film is very much a portrait of four individuals, it's also a picture of a system designed to fail. . . " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
71% William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004) "Lovely to look at, but like the famous caskets that Portia uses to test her suitors, its very beauty hides a weird core. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
90% Million Dollar Baby (2004) "Its very conventionality is what makes it so compelling; we've seen this before, but it still gets us every time. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
No Score Yet Champions (Mistri) (2005) "Director Marek Najbrt's comedy, if that is indeed the correct term, takes a particularly jaundiced look at national pride. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
1% Alone in the Dark (2005) "Who needs plot when you have plenty of bullets and heavy metal. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
11% The Wedding Date (2005) "The Wedding Date is aiming for Adam's Rib material (the Hepburn/Tracey classic that is one the all-time greatest man versus women films), but its makers are not fit to buff Ms. Hepburn's patent pumps. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
93% Travelers and Magicians (2005) "This is a film infused with easy joy, the happiness of sitting in the sun and eating an apple. " ‐ The Tyee (British Columbia)
Posted Aug 24, 2017
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