Musanna Ahmed

Musanna Ahmed
Musanna Ahmed's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry
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T-Meter Title | Year
50% Saand Ki Aankh (2019) As good as Saand Ki Aankh may be (which is about half good), practices like this shouldn't be supported, and this is coming from Anurag Kashyap's biggest fan. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
73% War (2019) Forget Hobbs & Shaw - this is the bona fide, brawny, brain-free John Woo-style machismo cinematic face-off of the year. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
72% The Sky Is Pink (2019) The director has great respect for her characters and, in turn, the audience, offering a rumination of love and familyhood that's a cut above others of its kind. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
70% The Kill Team (2019) It's recommended for Nat Wolff completionists, but those interested in the story are better off viewing the director's riveting, challenging documentary of the same name. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
100% Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (2019) The pure joy of delving into the rise of some of the greatest singers known makes Hitsville: The Making of Motown an instant gloomy day classic. There are moments that are as beautiful and surprising as any spectacle you've seen in the cinema this year. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
88% The Painted Bird (2019) This is a three-hour nightmare that I couldn't wake up from - a thoroughly absorbing character study achieved through astonishing formalism. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
78% Greener Grass (2019) Whilst recalling the works of other absurdist artists, the duo's bricolage still manages to be bracingly original. Greener Grass could only have been made from their minds - it's hilariously unique and uniquely hilarious. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
95% The Kingmaker (2019) Lauren Greenfield and subjects of wealth and excess - name a better duo. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
94% You Don't Nomi (2019) Showgirls, we might never know you but You Don't Nomi does a very fine job at helping us understand your imperishable place in cinema. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
45% The Zoya Factor (2019) The pneuma of Garry Marshall, the irresistible appeal of Mills & Boon, the artificial allure of a Coco Chanel advert - these jewels are embedded in the storytelling of The Zoya Factor, a cute romcom with unexpected depth. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
50% Dream Girl (2019) Sometimes, all a film needs is a strong performance to be enjoyable, though the candy-coloured escapism offered in the undemanding Dream Girl will help on a bad day. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
58% Chhichhore (2019) It may be a film about losers but Chhichhore is a winner. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
100% Sid & Judy (2019) For anyone with even a tenuous interest in the Judy Garland story, this doc is definitely worth your time. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
100% Rewind (2019) Rewind sent chills down my spine as a traumatising, deeply personal story of surviving in a stifling environment of disturbing family politics. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
9% Saaho (2019) Spectacle, that's the key word here. With one of the biggest budgets in Indian cinema history, everything is blown up in Saaho, sometimes literally. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
36% Batla House (2019) Overall, a thrilling core narrative and star leading performances are enough to overcome Batla House's inconsistent ideology and garrulous climax. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
62% Mission Mangal (2019) Some merit can be awarded for technical competency and a game supporting cast but, otherwise, Mission Mangal is the most simplistically boring trip to Mars one could take. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
64% Judgementall Hai Kya (2019) Judgementall Hai Kya is an intoxicating ride of comic nihilism mixed with social commentary and I would love to take it again. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
33% Super 30 (2019) I wish I had strong emotions watching Super 30, a competently filmed entertainment but a frustrating embroidery of a story already inherent with cinematic value. It's well-intentioned and well-made but highly dubious. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
100% Los Reyes (2019) For me, Los Reyes is a subtle, mesmerising portrait of the relationship Futbol and Chola have with one another, and how their residency at Los Reyes has shaped their lives. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
No Score Yet HI, A.I. (2019) It's refreshing to see a movie about the nice side of robots. Isa Willinger eschews dark implications about their capacities and sees them as a positive force, presenting her feature with the sub-heading Love Stories From the Future. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
No Score Yet Border South (2019) Border South is all about putting a human face to the South American migrant, an important action at this critical time. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
No Score Yet Tiny Souls (2019) Just based on intention alone, it feels impossible and even somewhat irresponsible to critique Tiny Souls but fortunately the execution is rather wonderful. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
100% Romantic Comedy (2019) Elizabeth Sankey provides an intelligent and riveting commentary on the history of American rom-coms in the aptly titled Romantic Comedy, a piercing analysis of the genre's codes and conventions and how they've evolved over the past century. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
89% Article 15 (2019) Article 15 is an arresting crime thriller that provides a sharp criticism of an ancient social system and its dangerous embedment within modern India. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
25% Kabir Singh (2019) Kabir Singh is an ugly, unforgivable ode to misogyny that reinforces every argument surrounding toxic masculinity, featuring a horrendous, self-sabotaging protagonist who doesn't deserve your pity or your time. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
55% Game Over (2019) Game Over scores points for daring to be different from the average mainstream Indian thriller but overall it isn't worth playing. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
29% Bharat (2019) Despite the solid base in remaking Ode to My Father, Bharat turns out to be a very middling experience, undercutting genuine emotion and tension with cheap humour and overdrawn sequences. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
82% The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) The Amazing Johnathan Documentary is ingeniously constructed, a hilarious thrill ride and the underdog story of the year. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Avi Belkin's film about the legendary news correspondent, Mike Wallace Is Here, is both marvellous drama and good journalism. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
21% A Dog Called Money (2019) A Dog Called Money certainly does look and play different to the average behind-the-scenes music doc but not for any discernible, compelling reason. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
100% On the President's Orders (2019) On the President's Orders is the disturbing observational documentary we've needed about the Philippines drug war, made with finesse and astonishing access. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
100% Midnight Family (2019) Midnight Family is outstanding alone for being one of the most remarkably filmed documentaries of the decade. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
100% Midnight Traveler (2019) Midnight Traveler marries the beautiful and the terrible, presenting a raw, poignant and eye-opening depiction of the refugee experience and succeeding as an incredibly canny achievement of filmmaking. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
99% For Sama (2019) For Sama is undoubtedly difficult to watch, but you cannot close your eyes when watching such an urgent film. An endlessly powerful and absolutely essential work, it's a must-see when it is released this autumn. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
100% Don't Be a Dick About It (2018) Full of heart and crowd-pleasing joy, Don't Be A Dick About It is a beautiful portrait of family and brotherhood with an infinitely lovable pair at the centre in Peter and Matthew Mullins. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
100% Seahorse (2019) Seahorse isn't just about giving birth, it's also about the fear of body dysphoria, how the effects of testosterone can change everything, and being situated within a family with mixed feelings to your personal circumstances. Devastating and uplifting. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
99% One Child Nation (2019) The word important and all its synonyms are overused when describing any film with social and political themes but One Child Nation truly merits all the adjectives. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
88% Diego Maradona (2019) Diego Maradona is not only a top-drawer treat for football fans but for anyone interested in strong character study, particularly of the brilliant Kapadia kind demonstrated in Senna and Amy. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
No Score Yet PM Narendra Modi (2019) The ridiculously short production and post-production period is unfortunately transparent in the shoddy end result. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
25% De De Pyaar De (2019) Is that enough to override the problems of the movie, that I was fairly amused? Ultimately, I wouldn't say so. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
7% Student of the Year 2 (2019) This sequel removes the unique timeline and narrative aspects for a dire, diluted, derivative teen drama that makes you question how anybody on the production team agreed to have this on their resume. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
100% Dark Suns (Soleils noirs) (2019) Dark Suns is utterly vital and haunting, chronicling a staggering history of crime and injustice that needs urgent attention from any higher-up with a conscience. It's often difficult to stomach, but these stories need to be told. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
100% Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019) Stylistically, it is fairly standard Herzog, but that standard is higher than most filmmakers' efforts anyway. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
38% Kalank (2019) It's uneven but enjoyable, and you'll decide if you'll like within the first 20 minutes. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
17% Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) There are good movies that could be made about the Indo-Pak war, but Romeo Akbar Walter isn't one of them. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
100% Roll Red Roll (2019) Roll Red Roll is a vital true-crime thriller for the digital age that matter-of-factly evidences the chilling complicity in the Steubenville rape case. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
44% Junglee (2019) If the prospect of a rugged action hero knocking out goons with style doesn't appeal to you, there's hardly a reason to see Junglee. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
31% Kesari (2019) Overall, the splendidly saffron-tinted visuals and a few spectacular stretches can't compensate for Kesari's shockingly ludicrous finale and too much dilly-dally. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
57% Badla (2019) Badla is a return to form for the acclaimed director of Kahaani who delivers another arresting mystery thriller involving missing bodies and murder. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019