Antonia Quirke

Antonia Quirke

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Financial Times , This is London
Total Reviews:
180
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 44% Pioneer " A suspense drama devoted to one fleeting moment of sub-thermocline narcolepsy. If nothing else, a first." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 52% The Quiet Ones (2014) " There is simply nothing more Hammer than Jared Harris in The Quiet Ones." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 92% Calvary (2014) " Calvary's gruelling central issue of abuse has been enough to quieten much criticism of the film, but in truth, most of the time it is coasting." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/5 58% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) " Everything seems off-target, minor, as though the story (which is at times unforgivably unclear) isn't being dramatised so much as merely acted out and hurried through." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " You sit, smeary-faced, as Evans exhausts one cold-blooded hoodlum confrontation after another - in prisons, in restaurants, on the subway. It is so expertly played, it never becomes stupid ..." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " Many of the plot set-ups get plenty of laughs, but the movie feels like a series of contrivances." — Financial Times
Posted Dec 19, 2013
2/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Anchorman Two: The Legend Continues has 20 minutes of Will Ferrell brilliance, and endless sections where the jokes go crude far too easily." — Financial Times
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/5 90% Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1988) " Its confidence is staggering. And its commitment to a classic narrative that is also essentially a parable story, markedly unusual. They really don't make them like that any more." — Financial Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4/5 97% The Innocents (1961) " The ambiguity of Henry James's story is all here, along with a horrible seam of rottenness ..." — Financial Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4/5 88% Fill the Void (2013) " Its last five minutes are so extraordinarily enigmatic, you're certain the subject of innocence, guilt and attraction has been addressed on a deep level." — Financial Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2/5 75% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " The dragon Smaug himself is magnificent, some of the digital artwork is attractive and the movie is no worse than its multiplex peers, but in my heart all I feel is . . .  desolation." — Financial Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
1/5 29% The Family (2013) " There was a time when De Niro seemed so ungraspable, so brilliant, it was as if he had some secret access to acting that nobody else could fully understand. Maybe in the end we asked too much of him." — Financial Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 56% Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson " It's mawkish, sure, but does have a sadness that's quite appealing." — Financial Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2/5 49% Parkland (2013) " The monumental hand-wringing about Kennedy feels, the further we get away from the event, somehow inappropriate." — Financial Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Nobody involved seems remotely aware of the utter pomposity of the project - a third endless film is now in production." — Financial Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
4/5 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " The camera brilliantly demonstrates how love feels: the slightly paranoid, deeply hysterical and hugely inaccurate super-concentration on one other person to the absolute exclusion of everything else." — Financial Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 86% Computer Chess (2013) " Director Andrew Bujalski's archly low-tech and improvised comedies can have a richly chortling edge and a nicely crude virtuosity and collegiate intelligence and warmth." — Financial Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 85% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " A story with life and vibrancy becomes a story with a message, a mandate and too mathematical a design." — Financial Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/5 67% Turbo (2013) " Keys perfectly into being young and little." — Financial Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/5 96% Enough Said (2013) " Too depressing." — Financial Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
5/5 100% The Epic Of Everest " In one moment, the mountain itself appears flickering and dream-like, coloured the red of dried blood." — Financial Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) " It's silly and sleazy but not completely without imaginative energy ..." — Financial Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " A film in which many exciting things happen on an actual working ship out in open water - and yet the movie is uncompelling." — Financial Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/5 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " Cute, but thin." — Financial Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
1/5 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " It's Fellini in Vegas." — Financial Times
Posted Sep 5, 2013
3/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " There is a completely numbing sense that this really is a lost Terrence Malick - that this was done a long time ago, and that cinema's cupboards are empty and there is no new stuff to make in a new way." — Financial Times
Posted Sep 5, 2013
5/5 94% Museum Hours (2013) " Museum Hours is that rare thing: a movie about high art that's not only nice if you can afford it." — Financial Times
Posted Sep 5, 2013
1/5 69% About Time (2013) " About Time absolutely seethes with the sheer aggression of Curtis's commitment to happy endings, family values and principles." — Financial Times
Posted Sep 5, 2013
3/5 84% Upstream Color (2013) " At times the movie has a stunning George Saunders-level sci-fi blues . . .  but really, it's NYC hipster existentialism." — Financial Times
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/5 56% Bachelorette (2012) " It flips in and out of its tone too many times. Nevertheless it does have a sourness and a wretchedness that make some moments startlingly real and vivid." — Financial Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/5 93% Kuma " It does have some real drama: death, infidelity with a libidinous young grocer, repressed homosexuality, and a genuine seam of sadness running through things." — Financial Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/5 80% Call Girl " For a story supposedly condemning the green slime of sexual exploitation there is an overwhelming blandness, a blankness to it all." — Financial Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/5 50% When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun (2012) " Much of what people say here is maddeningly phased out in favour of oozingly self-righteous music by Philip Glass, precisely what Tibet does not need: an arty score." — Financial Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/5 26% Planes (2013) " A palatable but whateverish 3D children's comedy about a lowly single-prop plane from the Midwest who dreams of flying around the world in an international race." — Financial Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
4/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) " Wahlberg makes lines such as "You know what you are? A misanthorp" so insanely funny you laugh in the way you used to at Eddie Murphy." — Financial Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
1/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " Who could ever anticipate a movie with absolutely nothing going on in it but bad taste?" — Financial Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/5 33% Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict " The purest, most sincere fan letter ever written." — Financial Times
Posted May 23, 2013
2/5 81% Something in the Air (2013) " The hectic theories that have spiritual and erotic dominion over these young people and compel an elaborate network of secret meetings feel astonishingly inert." — Financial Times
Posted May 23, 2013
1/5 7% The Big Wedding (2013) " The film is only endurable to those who can blank out the memory of what [De Niro] did when he was young and what he once meant to us." — Financial Times
Posted May 23, 2013
3/5 64% Epic (2013) " Its explosive, almost psychedelic colour is first rate, especially in 3D." — Financial Times
Posted May 23, 2013
1/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " The Hangover Part III's running time feels like a death sentence." — Financial Times
Posted May 23, 2013
1/5 23% Vehicle 19 (2013) " Every line that comes from Walker's stiff mouth sounds like a failed aphorism." — Financial Times
Posted May 9, 2013
4/5 100% Village At The End Of The World " The mind boggles at the thought of how it was here pre-electricity and motor boats, although elderly villagers don't exactly recoil from the memory of sputtering blubber lamps." — Financial Times
Posted May 9, 2013
3/5 95% A Hijacking (2013) " Calmly made but ultimately lacerating ..." — Financial Times
Posted May 9, 2013
2/5 90% Bernie (2012) " Almost vaudeville in spirit, it delights in American social clich├ęs and kinks." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 100% White Elephant (2013) " The film tries to do too much and its power is on a sliding scale downward, but at times it is ultra-vivid." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 25, 2013
2/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Just things blowing up, a great big endless boring noisy confusing nothingness given occasional zip by Gwyneth Paltrow in a temper." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 25, 2013
2/5 55% The Look of Love (2013) " It's all basically a way of getting some exceptionally nice knockers onto the screen." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 86% In the Fog (2013) " Though he is more often a documentary maker, In the Fog marks a profound shift for Loznitsa: there is nothing ad hoc or casual here." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 67% Io e te (Me and You) " The film is oddball and sad, with occasional touches of that characteristic Bertolucci forlorn dignity. You know it's a goodbye." — Financial Times
Posted Apr 18, 2013
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