Charlie Lyne

Charlie Lyne

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Publications:
Film4 , Ultra Culture
Total Reviews:
241

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
33% Serena " This is a film full of unremarkable compromises - the kind that result in a bland film rather than a bad one. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 13, 2014
83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " Flashes of oddball invention can't quite lift Prince Avalanche out of its own meandering fog. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 18, 2013
85% Seduced And Abandoned " If Toback and Baldwin set out to prove that nobody is making good movies any more, then this utterly inept piece of filmmaking should prove just the ticket. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
94% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " An erotic-drama-cum-murder-mystery - where the operative word is unquestionably 'cum'. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
92% Nebraska (2013) " A tangle of film school clichés, rampant condescension and woe-is-me, middle-aged-white-guy-problems so juvenile it would blot even a first-time filmmaker's copybook. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
82% Pussy Riot- - A Punk Prayer (2013) " Reveals little more than the order of events, which have already been succinctly detailed in forms that take considerably less than 86 minutes to process. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
95% Stories We Tell (2013) " Perhaps the most organic, transformative meeting of form and function I've seen this year. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
98% Blackfish (2013) " The film appears to have been spat out of the same auto-outrage documentary generator that gave us The Cove and Bully. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
No Score Yet Nine Dead (2010) " It's a fairly transparent attempt by Hart to shake off her Nickelodeon past, climaxing in a visceral flashback sequence in which she beats a rapist to death with a baseball bat. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Glorified Power Rangers specials don't need to unfold over 131 endless minutes. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
65% Spring Breakers (2013) " In appearing to embrace the mainstream, erstwhile enfant terrible Harmony Korine orchestrates one of his most provocative, formally experimental films to date. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 3, 2013
86% Robot & Frank (2012) " An ageing Frank Langella and a disembodied Peter Sarsgaard make for an unexpectedly dynamic double act in this refreshingly unsentimental geriatric drama. Robust and frank. " ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 4, 2013
0% Run For Your Wife " It's hard to believe that the play could have warranted a 9-year theatrical run in 1983. I guess the past really is a foreign country. One populated exclusively by toddlers. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Feb 19, 2013
4/5 55% V/H/S (2012) " Spectacular hits and forgivable misses make this a surefire candidate for cult status. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 17, 2013
94% The Sessions (2012) " For the most part, an authentically subversion take on fringe sexuality. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jan 7, 2013
90% Lincoln (2012) " Even as a historical figure considerably better known than any he's played before, there's no trace of impersonation in Lewis's performance. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jan 7, 2013
70% Les Misérables (2012) " A good example of a movie that contains a single scene of such unfathomable cinematic perfection that to dwell on its various failings seems cruel and unusual. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jan 7, 2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " It's the behaviour of the supposedly affable dwarves that makes this particular 'adventure' such a punishing experience. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jan 7, 2013
57% The Dictator (2012) " The film's writers understand that satire is infinitely more powerful when it's accessible " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Dec 26, 2012
4/5 83% Laurence Anyways (2013) " Dolan seals the deal. But only just. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 29, 2012
85% End of Watch (2012) " End of Watch's found footage pretensions tend to materialise when it has too few ideas. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
87% Frankenweenie (2012) " Maintains the legitimately dark tone of the original short while expanding the narrative in a pleasingly Scissorhands-esque direction. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
No Score Yet After Lucia " 93 more riling minutes of cinema you will not find. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
96% Argo (2012) " Functional. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " Makes the life of a film critic that little bit easier by setting 90% of the drama, action and dialogue literally in the middle of the road. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
2/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) " You'd do well to take the film's advice: read a book instead. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 4, 2012
64% The Campaign (2012) " Emblematic of a US comedy scene that's turning into something of a fraternity. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Sep 28, 2012
68% Ted (2012) " Feel free to tell me to lighten up and get a sense of humour, but it's also worth asking whether it's humour that really drives Ted's nasty streak. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Sep 7, 2012
77% Take This Waltz (2012) " Williams works her adorable little chipmunk cheeks to the bone in a typically weighty role. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Sep 7, 2012
79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " One of the most thoughtful, brilliant films about filmmaking in ages. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Sep 7, 2012
35% Lola Versus (2012) " Greta Gerwig makes something of a success out of this mixed bag of rom-com tropes and indie quirks. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 17, 2012
80% Magic Mike (2012) " A mess of Soderberghian devices so dense that it must surely be considered his definitive work. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 11, 2012
37% Dark Shadows (2012) " Dark Shadows makes almost no attempt to reward cinema audiences. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
95% Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) " Appropriately fawning. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " Strangely unaffecting. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
38% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) " An unapologetically fan-only experience that might have found more success as a series of YouTube clips than a fully-fledged 94-minute movie. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
83% Laurence Anyways (2013) " Dolan still does attractive young people walking in slow-motion to electropop better than anyone else. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) " Better than its predecessor but worse than most other things. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
65% Antiviral (2013) " Brandon's cunning plan to step out of his father's shadow is basically to plagiarise every movie he's ever made. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
67% Lawless (2012) " There's no denying it's a one-note film, but what a lovely note it is. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
93% Amour (2012) " A two-hour portrait of human existence at its most fucking-hell-when-will-it-end brutal. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
93% Room 237 (2013) " There's something quite charming about Ascher's refusal to outright dismiss his subjects' hallucinations. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
91% The Sapphires (2013) " Its treatment of Big Themes like racism, war and oppression, is shallow to the point of repulsion. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
55% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) " Boasts some incredible scenes. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
85% Sightseers (2013) " The film's narrative concerns frequently play second fiddle to the utterly convincing relationship at its centre. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
43% The Paperboy (2012) " Extreme inconsistencies of tone and structure are mercifully offset by its moments of perverse (and possibly accidental) genius. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
92% Gimme The Loot (2013) " Charmingly lackadaisical. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
64% Cosmopolis (2012) " Just about important enough to be self-important. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
78% Killer Joe (2012) " To pick out any one transgression in Killer Joe is to minimise its overall achievement in crafting one of the least affable movies in recent memory. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) " Overlong and curiously (wait for it) unengaging. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 5, 2012
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