Cath Clarke

Cath Clarke

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Publications:
Guardian , Time Out
Total Reviews:
304

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 304
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 92% 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 63% 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
4/5 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " Everyone has a different story. I found myself holding my breath listening to them talk. The story twists like a thriller." — Time Out
Posted Jun 25, 2013
3/5 67% World War Z (2013) " What's missing is a sense of loss - the horror and grief that should be etched on the faces of the living." — Time Out
Posted Jun 18, 2013
5/5 98% Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972) " Made for buttons, it's an awesome feat of filmmaking." — Time Out
Posted Jun 4, 2013
3/5 52% Thérèse (2013) " A tad on the stiff side." — Time Out
Posted Jun 4, 2013
3/5 73% Populaire (2013) " It's très chic and charming but a bit disappointing when you see where it's headed." — Time Out
Posted May 29, 2013
3/5 62% Byzantium (2013) " What's really missing is the vampire's tragedy: that ache, the loss of feeling, the sense that in killing death, the essence of what it is to be human is destroyed." — Time Out
Posted May 29, 2013
3/5 34% Everybody Has a Plan (2013) " Hats off to Viggo Mortensen. The actor pulls off playing identical twins in this Argentinian thriller - which never quite lives up to his talents." — Time Out
Posted May 21, 2013
2/5 63% The Liability (2013) " Roth's performance and handful of dry-as-a-bone one-liners keep it from the straight-to-DVD pile. Just." — Time Out
Posted May 14, 2013
3/5 95% A Hijacking (2013) " From this classy hostage movie, we learn how to negotiate with Somali pirates, and - perhaps more usefully - how to do male public displays of affection, Scandi-style." — Time Out
Posted May 8, 2013
3/5 55% The Look of Love (2013) " There's something a bit over-familiar here - in a solidly entertaining, made-for-telly, nothing-we-haven't-seen-before, way." — Time Out
Posted Apr 24, 2013
3/5 42% Flying Blind " As drama, it's thin and unconvincing, but still, more McCrory please." — Time Out
Posted Apr 10, 2013
3/5 89% Shell " 'Shell' never fully comes to life. And while Pirrie is brilliant, at 25, I didn't buy her as a teenager." — Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2013
4/5 94% Lore (2013) " It's a close, intimate film - sometimes so close you can feel the breath of its characters in your face." — Time Out
Posted Feb 20, 2013
4/5 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) " The case has been widely reported but this is still an important film, laying out who knew what, and when. It's chilling: the conspiracy of silence goes all the way to the Vatican." — Time Out
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3/5 51% This is 40 (2012) " However irritating 'This Is 40' is at times, there's a warmth that wins you over, and an honesty about families." — Time Out
Posted Feb 14, 2013
2/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " This is campy and overcooked, boringly piling on special effects." — Time Out
Posted Feb 13, 2013
3/5 80% Warm Bodies (2013) " It's all very silly and sweet in that indie-nostalgic way that Levine ('The Wackness' and '50/50') has made his own." — Time Out
Posted Feb 5, 2013
3/5 64% The Campaign (2012) Time Out
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 38% Paris Manhattan (2013) " A fun, fluffy, but chic romantic comedy that looks so effortless." — Time Out
Posted Jan 22, 2013
5/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " This is an instant classic." — Time Out
Posted Jan 15, 2013
4/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " Tom Hooper gets a bit carried away with swoopy shots, and the close-ups are unrelenting, but crucially he lets the filth and the squalor in." — Time Out
Posted Jan 8, 2013
4/5 100% McCullin " What a man." — Time Out
Posted Dec 18, 2012
3/5 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " '30 Rock' and 'New Girl' writer Kay Cannon has created brilliant characters." — Time Out
Posted Dec 18, 2012
2/5 58% I, Anna " The problem is the script, adapted from a novel and full of psychological gaps and dead-ends." — Time Out
Posted Dec 4, 2012
3/5 67% Up There " There's plenty to enjoy in the absurd quirkiness of 'Up There' but, as an elongated adaptation of Salim's own short film, its pleasures do start to wear thin." — Time Out
Posted Nov 13, 2012
2/5 40% Mental (2013) " Wrong is wrong. And 'Mental' gets it wrong in too many ways." — Time Out
Posted Nov 13, 2012
4/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " The acting is sparky and intelligent, with Cooper proving there's more to him than flashy good looks. As for Lawrence, she acts every role like there's a soulful storm raging inside of her." — Time Out
Posted Nov 13, 2012
3/5 65% Great Expectations (2013) " The chief reason to watch Newell's film is for the impeccable acting." — Time Out
Posted Oct 23, 2012
4/5 95% 5 Broken Cameras (2012) " A tough watch that'll leave you despairing of peace anytime soon." — Time Out
Posted Oct 16, 2012
2/5 50% Pusher (2012) " Another cheap 'n' nasty London gangster flick." — Time Out
Posted Oct 11, 2012
4/5 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " Kazan's script is observant about how we try to control relationships - making this a smart, modern movie. And how often can you say that about a romcom?" — Time Out
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) " As a comedy of manners, 'Liberal Arts' is perfectly likeable.But you might find its talky touchy-feeliness on the smug side." — Time Out
Posted Oct 2, 2012
3/5 80% Ginger & Rosa (2013) " It's let down by some earnest, patience-draining philosophising and poetry-reading." — Time Out
Posted Oct 2, 2012
2/5 58% Now Is Good (2013) " Hellbent on inspiring a rush of wind-beneath-my-wings, life-affirming feeling." — Time Out
Posted Sep 18, 2012
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