Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu


Toby Dammit’s Film Reviews

22 Films have been rated or reviewed by Toby Dammit.

Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, TheImmaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, The (2009)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) One of the best indie "weirdo" films of recent memory.
Repo ManRepo Man (1984)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional) Indie 80s cult film heaven.
Cleo from 5 to 7Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional) So many ideas in one short movie.
Operation AvalancheOperation Avalanche (2016)Recommended
3 stars (Good Enough) Pretty great period reconstruction for a budget indie film – & check out the POV car chase! But it spends a lot of time getting to where it was obviously going. Matt Johnson's performance is delightful.
DVD $24.95
Class of 1984Class of 1984 (1982)Recommended
2 stars (Good Try) Meh. I love this kind of trash, but this one takes itself too seriously. Plus its clumsy, slow & nasty. Timothy Van Patten is great as the villain though.
Bling Ring, TheBling Ring, The (2013)
3 stars (Good Enough) Very slick film about vapid, pampered LA kids – the rich stealing from the richer. Probably fascinating if yr into fashion or celebrity culture. If not, there's kind of a Bret Easton Ellis vibe which you might enjoy.
Long Goodbye, TheLong Goodbye, The (1973)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) I loved this film. Funny, stylish, smart and jagged, it's a template for (& better than) films like Big Lebowski, Inherent Vice, etc. Keep an eye out for Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Son of SaulSon of Saul (2015)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) Unusual, harrowing film has its protagonist in near–continual close up while the events of Auschwitz happen behind & around him – out of focus or unseen, half–heard, etc. The intricate plotting of a crime film, but with a careful emotional emphasis.
DVD $34.95 $19.95
First Monday in May, TheFirst Monday in May, The (2016)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) Lovable curator Andrew Bolton clomps about in a race against time to stage the Met Gala (& a huge fashion exhibit). Highlights include: great dresses, huge egos, Zoolander–style absurdity, cultural appropriation, Galliano, Gaultier & Wong Kar Wai.
DVD $20 $15, $29.95
Kiss of the DamnedKiss of the Damned (2012)
4 stars (Very Good) A stand–out vampire flick mixing romance, eroticism & glamour with occasional queasy thrills. It's too bad Only Lovers Left Alive came out two years later & did it better. Still, this one's worth a watch.
DVD $29.95 | Blu-Ray $29.95

Results Page   | 1 | 2 | 3 Next    Show All