Cath Clarke

Cath Clarke

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Guardian [UK] , Time Out
Total Reviews:
288

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 —— 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 81% 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 53% 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 27% 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 50% 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 47% 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 27% 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 90% 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 " In this heartfelt film, Fleifel shows us the human cost of the conflict." — Time Out
Posted Feb 18, 2014
3/5 73% 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 (2014) " A keeper of a film, quietly dazzling" — Time Out
Posted Feb 11, 2014
4/5 83% 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 84% 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 48% 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 80% 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
3/5 67% How I Live Now (2013) " There's not really enough here to get teenage girls totes emosh. Not enough to sigh and swoon over." — Time Out
Posted Oct 1, 2013
4/5 96% Sunshine on Leith " A wet, sloppy dog-kiss of a film ... Heart-on-sleeve sweet." — Time Out
Posted Oct 1, 2013
2/5 14% A Belfast Story " As a snapshot of modern Belfast, the point is that horrors of the past are still present. But honestly, this isn't exactly awash with moral ambiguity." — Time Out
Posted Sep 17, 2013
3/5 50% Mademoiselle C (2013) " For fashion junkies, Mademoiselle C will be like five September issues of Vogue all rolled into one." — Time Out
Posted Sep 17, 2013
1/5 8% Diana (2013) " Watts nails the two-cans-of-hairspray helmet hair and spidery mascara. But her captain-of-the-lacrosse-team, onwards-and-upwards performance is way off the mark." — Time Out
Posted Sep 17, 2013
3/5 100% More Than Honey (2013) " Summer's blitz of apocalypse movies has nothing on this bee doc." — Time Out
Posted Sep 4, 2013
4/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " A slow, banjo-string-tight thriller ... Bodies gets under your skin and stays there." — Time Out
Posted Sep 4, 2013
2/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) " With jokes cloned from bad taste movies and off-kids-telly villains, it doesn't even qualify for dumb fun." — Time Out
Posted Aug 21, 2013
4/5 87% What Maisie Knew (2013) " Sensitive and almost unwatchably perceptive about dysfunctional families -- and it's acted with knife-sharp precision." — Time Out
Posted Aug 21, 2013
3/5 62% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " No warts, no acne -- there's not even a pimple on the butt of this on-tour portrait of the reality-bred boy popsters." — Time Out
Posted Aug 21, 2013
3/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " You'll still be laughing, but where 'Kick-Ass' giggled at action cliches, this sometimes slips into them." — Time Out
Posted Aug 12, 2013
2/5 50% Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) " Kristen Scott Thomas wanders back from time to time to taunt us with what could have been." — Time Out
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 65% The Heat (2013) " If you've never seen the point of Sandra Bullock, watch this." — Time Out
Posted Jul 30, 2013
4/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) " Wan builds mounting dread with silence and suspense, lingering the camera unsettlingly long here, creaking a door there." — Time Out
Posted Jul 30, 2013
4/5 93% Frances Ha (2013) " In your twenties you decide on the final version of you. Sophie is working on it; Frances is stuck in her crazy, clueless, can't-pay-the-rent stage." — Time Out
Posted Jul 23, 2013
4/5 54% Breathe In (2014) " What swings it are irresistible performances from Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce." — Time Out
Posted Jul 16, 2013
3/5 96% The Deep (2013) " Director Baltasar Kormákur filmed on an actual trawler, which he sank, and its authentic-looking scenes will leave you shivering and reaching for a cardy." — Time Out
Posted Jul 9, 2013
4/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " This is a funny, sarky, bang-on portrayal of the freakiness of celeb obsession. The story would sound outrageous - if it wasn't true." — Time Out
Posted Jul 2, 2013
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