Cath Clarke

Cath Clarke

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Publications:
Guardian , Time Out
Total Reviews:
306

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 —— The House Of Magic " This 3D kids' animation about a plucky kitten adopted by an elderly magician is a mixed bag of tricks." — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/5 100% Nordvest (Northwest) " Unflashy and doc-like, this is the opposite of Nordic noirs like 'The Killing'." — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2014
2/5 30% Last Love (2013) " This sentimental Michael Caine drama is so dull that doctors could prescribe it to treat insomnia." — Time Out
Posted Jul 8, 2014
4/5 —— Begin Again " What makes it special is that it's not another romance about finding a man. It's about finding your people, about being a bit lost in your twenties." — Time Out
Posted Jul 8, 2014
2/5 36% Goddess " The whole thing is irritatingly perky and sitcom-like. And Ronan Keating in his first acting role is pretty charmless." — Time Out
Posted Jul 1, 2014
2/5 0% The Anomaly " Has Noel Clarke directed this baffling, unconvincing sci-fi just to show the world his chiselled, rock-hard pecs?" — Time Out
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 92% The Return To Homs (2014) " The film makes you an eyewitness to the chaos of war. There's not much context here, which can be confusing. But still, it's gripping." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2014
2/5 26% Walking on Sunshine " Ruthlessly calculated to deliver a-million-percent-feelgood." — Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2014
3/5 —— IL Etait Une Foret " Here's a doc for nature lovers and tree huggers, narrated by France's answer to David Attenborough, the botanist Francis HallĂ©." — Time Out
Posted Jun 17, 2014
2/5 33% A Perfect Plan (Un plan parfait) " This is one of those goofball romcoms where crazy things just keep on happening. Its wackiness drives you nuts." — Time Out
Posted Jun 10, 2014
3/5 77% 112 Weddings " The scary part about 112 Weddings is not even the divorced couples, but the still-married, happy but stressed ones talking honestly." — Time Out
Posted Jun 10, 2014
2/5 54% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014) " More play, less luvvies please." — Time Out
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/5 57% Pluto " We can all relate to the sadistic streak in teenagers in this arthouse Korean high school thriller." — Time Out
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/5 100% 36 " This gentle, melancholic Thai drama gives a modern spin on an age-old story: girl meets boy, girl takes photos of boy, girl's hard drive crashes, girl loses photos." — Time Out
Posted Jun 3, 2014
4/5 83% Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) " Jarvis Cocker's elbow-jiggling antics have always been silly and giddy but still, somehow, way beyond cool." — Time Out
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/5 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " The film's Groundhog Day-meets-Independence Day plot is actually pretty genius." — Time Out
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/5 92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " It all trots along at a brisk pace with genuinely impressive special effects and decent gags. Bryan Singer really cares about his mutant outcasts, weaving just enough drama into the superhero shenanigans." — Time Out
Posted May 21, 2014
4/5 95% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " As arthouse coming-of-age films go, this is brilliant -- smart and sensitive with a screw-you feminist streak." — Time Out
Posted Apr 29, 2014
3/5 100% Looking for Light: Jane Bown " Bown doesn't give much away in this doc. What you want to know is what her subjects were really like ... But you'll get no gossip here." — Time Out
Posted Apr 22, 2014
4/5 83% Tracks (2014) " Mia Wasikowska gives an unflashy, moving performance. As the months pass, her skin burned and peeling, she begins to look like the blistered Australian landscape. " — Time Out
Posted Apr 22, 2014
3/5 50% The Sea " The film can't match the novel's elegant, startlingly excellent Booker-Prize-winning writing, but the cast is first-class." — Time Out
Posted Apr 15, 2014
2/5 26% The Love Punch (2014) " You haven't seen cringeworthy till you've seen a group of mature British actors in granny-beige M&S slacks doing the Reservoir Dogs walk" — Time Out
Posted Apr 15, 2014
2/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " There are a couple of decent jumps and a few giggles, but nothing armrest-clenchingly scary here." — Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4/5 92% Calvary (2014) " Part Father Ted, part Tarantino, this is a wickedly funny black comedy, all fatalism and gallows humour, with a beating heart." — Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2014
2/5 83% Romeo And Juliet (Broadway Hd) (2014) " Shakespeare wrote Juliet as 13, Romeo a little older. But surely not as old as Orlando Bloom, 36, when he made his Broadway debut in the role last year? " — Time Out
Posted Apr 1, 2014
2/5 48% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " This polite film, though touching in places, is so desperate not to offend, it's the film equivalent of sensible shoes." — Time Out
Posted Mar 18, 2014
3/5 33% Labor Day (2014) " If you have even the tiniest cynical bone in your body, avoid. You'll find Labor Day more sugary than a cronut." — Time Out
Posted Mar 18, 2014
2/5 23% A Long Way Down (2014) " It's hard to care about these characters. And the film lacks that slip-into-a-Slanket cosy feel you want from Hornby. " — Time Out
Posted Mar 18, 2014
4/5 91% Suzanne " Every emotion is bang-on; every scene unfolds grippingly and naturally; and by the end, these characters feel like people you know." — Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2014
2/5 33% Back to the Garden " An improvised, no-budget British drama with the cringe factor of watching your mum doing am-dram." — Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2014
3/5 100% A World Not Ours (2014) " In this heartfelt film, Fleifel shows us the human cost of the conflict." — Time Out
Posted Feb 18, 2014
3/5 75% The Pirate Fairy (2014) " There are some gorgeous Disney touches, rabble-rousing songs on the pirate ship and the usual 'best friends for ever' message." — Time Out
Posted Feb 11, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2013) " A keeper of a film, quietly dazzling" — Time Out
Posted Feb 11, 2014
4/5 84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " What will take your breath away is how viciously Armstrong crushed and humiliated anyone who dared to make allegations against him," — Time Out
Posted Jan 28, 2014
1/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " The actors seem to have been involved in a hideous industrial accident that's left them with the superpower of repelling all comic timing." — Time Out
Posted Jan 28, 2014
3/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Aims for Bruce Springsteen with its blue-collar big themes and stadium-rock emotion but ends up as a bandana-wearing clichĂ©." — Time Out
Posted Jan 28, 2014
4/5 79% Teenage (2014) " Throughout the documentary are gorgeous images of teenagers with goofy, full-of-hope smiles that make your heart ache." — Time Out
Posted Jan 21, 2014
2/5 49% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013) " There's probably a brilliant documentary to be made at New York department store Bergdorf Goodman. No such luck" — Time Out
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3/5 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Daniel Radcliffe is back in a pair of nerdy specs as Allen Ginsberg in this sincere, heartfelt film about how the gay beat poet found his voice" — Time Out
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3/5 49% Carrie (2013) " Chloe Moretz is unnervingly talented, but Carrie is not a role she was born to play. She hasn't a victim's bone in her body and fluffs the early scenes." — Time Out
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " The whole thing goes down with a few bucketloads of sugar. What keeps it from becoming sticky schmaltz is Emma Thompson, who plays Travers with wit and warmth." — Time Out
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2/5 64% Pandora's Promise (2013) " Like so many campaigning docs this is much more interested in throwing darts at the other guys than giving us a balanced film." — Time Out
Posted Nov 12, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Like Katniss ducking a poison-tip arrow, the keepers of Suzanne Collins's trilogy of fantasy novels have dodged the perils of the sloppy second franchise film." — Time Out
Posted Nov 12, 2013
4/5 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) " It can't be long before we see the Hollywood version." — Time Out
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) " It's a touching film and a fascinating glimpse into one of those couples you can't quite believe are still together." — Time Out
Posted Oct 29, 2013
3/5 68% One Chance (2014) " The problem with the film is that Paul Potts's life story has been put through the Hollywood meatgrinder." — Time Out
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/5 62% Love, Marilyn (2012) " This intelligent, sensitive doc gets a bit pretentious as today's stars read Monroe's words." — Time Out
Posted Oct 15, 2013
3/5 81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " Heldenbergh and Baetens pull you in with committed performances -- their raw pain and grief is totally believable." — Time Out
Posted Oct 15, 2013
4/5 96% Enough Said (2013) " Enough Said is Nicole Holofcener's best yet - it's what we wanted from the new Bridget Jones book, a smart comedy about dating in your 50s." — Time Out
Posted Oct 15, 2013
4/5 100% Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington (2013) " There is plenty of footage of Hetherington. So much, you wonder if he wanted to leave a part of himself behind should the worst come to the worst." — Time Out
Posted Oct 8, 2013
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