Guy Lodge

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Dirty Weekend "Neil LaBute's latest is a mannered, disappointingly tame comedy of sexual desire and denial. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2015
No Score Yet Man Up "For viewers still waiting for the indefinitely delayed third Bridget Jones film, Ben Palmer's easy, breezy romantic comedy Man Up offers a pleasant sense of deja vu. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2015
58% Robot Overlords "The pic's general good humor - plus the tony adult presence of Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley - compensates to some degree for its cheapjack construction, but not enough to extend its appeal far beyond pre-teens in Blighty. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 2, 2015
65% Reaching for the Moon (2013) "Attention is retained by the commendably unhistrionic leads, who convincingly etch the pair's enduring devotion even when passions run dry. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2015
No Score Yet Posthumous "Berlin gets an overdue romantic showcase in Lulu Wang's bright art-scene farce, starring Brit Marling and Jack Huston. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2015
72% Suite Fran├žaise "Iffy scripting decisions can't thwart the romantic allure of this handsomely crafted, sincerely performed wartime weeper. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2015
16% The Gunman (2015) "Sadly, Penn's veiny, sweat-glazed biceps are the most objectively impressive feature of this rote, humorless thriller, a distinctly unconvincing attempt to refashion the star ... as a middle-aged action hero in the Liam Neeson mold. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2015
78% These Final Hours (2015) "Technically auspicious but narratively hollow. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2015
90% Eastern Boys (2015) "By turns a frightening home-invasion drama, a tender love story and a tense hide-and-seek thriller, with far more control over these unsettling tonal slides than initially seems feasible. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2015
97% '71 (2015) "The Troubles have rarely been more troubling onscreen than they are in '71, a vivid, shivery survival thriller that turns the red-brick residential streets of Belfast into a war zone of unconscionable peril. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 85% Cinderella (2015) "While it might have been nice to see the new-model Cinderella follow Frozen's progressive, quasi-feminist lead, the film's naff, preserved-in-amber romanticism is its very charm. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 18, 2015
40% Life ""Life" identifies the key contradiction in Dean's star persona: A shy, genuinely gifted nonconformist, he was eventually (and posthumously) styled, marketed and managed to appear as untamed and undoctored an individual as possible. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 9, 2015
50% The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid (2015) "Haphazard both as biography and historical survey, the film asks more salient questions than it can answer in a rushed 76 minutes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2015
88% The Turning "The film rewards the patient, with the most compelling entries stacked in the back half. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 5, 2015
100% Dreamcatcher (2015) "A real-world heroine comes to light in Kim Longinotto's intensely moving study of Chicago prostitutes going straight. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2015
100% Shaun the Sheep "A sweet-natured but cleverly off-kilter feature-length debut for Aardman Animations' plucky farmyard hero. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
14% Mortdecai (2015) "Energetic but obstinately unfunny, David Koepp's throwback farce is a showcase for Johnny Depp at his most self-amused. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2015
82% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Kent presents the female experience of war with crisp, tactile practicality ... Unabashedly romantic the film may be, but little about Brittain's grief-ridden personal awakening is needlessly romanticized. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 20, 2015
B+ 99% Timbuktu (2015) "A breathing, bleeding response to a genuine human rights crisis that doesn't view tragedy as a zone exempt from beauty or humor. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 16, 2015
88% Ex Machina (2015) "Garland's long-anticipated directorial debut synthesizes a dizzy range of the writer's philosophical preoccupations into a sleek, spare chamber piece ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 16, 2015
25% Black November (2015) "Hollywood and Nollywood collaborate to underwhelming effect in Jeta Amata's impassioned but inert issue thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 9, 2015
B+ 92% Frank (2014) "Pleasingly and perhaps surprisingly, given the extremities of the material, the cast plays crazy with cool, measured aplomb. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 6, 2015
B 90% Obvious Child (2014) "This generous, hilarious character study suggests Jenny Slate has more still to offer. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B 91% Locke (2014) "It's Hardy's performance that finally makes more than a neat gimmick of Locke. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B+ 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "Corbijn... has found richer genre material for his gray, gusty aesthetic than 2010's supremely well-styled but emotionally vacant thriller "The American." " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 99% Gloria (2014) "The script certainly couldn't give more of itself to its leading lady, and Chilean TV star Garcia accepts with a wondrous star turn that makes plain Gloria's inner vitality, but doesn't stint on the petty insecurities holding her back in other respects. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Leigh's world-building is immaculate: abetted by Suzy Davies' extraordinary production design, Mr. Turner subtly constructs environments that evoke what Turner sees, tonally and spatially, that those around him cannot. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 2, 2015
A- 98% Boyhood (2014) "It's the casual ease of "Boyhood's" construction, its lack of a specifically lofty artistic objective, that makes it so effective. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 2, 2015
81% Black Sea (2015) "Despite rugged craft and a seaworthy ensemble, Kevin Macdonald's low-key submarine thriller never quite sparks to life. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 5, 2014
9% The Pyramid (2014) "Levasseur plants and executes the pic's exclamation-point scares with grinning, squelching gusto. It matters little that most of the jolts have been lifted from previous movies ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 4, 2014
100% Kajaki "Paul Katis' debut feature is a tense, rigorously realized portrait of British soldiers trapped in an Afghan minefield. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/5 82% The Homesman (2014) "Another solid directorial effort from the occasional filmmaker. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2014
98% Paddington (2015) "Affectionately honoring the everyday quirks of Bond's stories, while subtly updating their middle-class London milieu, King's film may divide loyal Paddingtophiles with its high-stakes caper plot, but their enraptured kids won't care a whit. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 19, 2014
88% Actress (2014) "Robert Greene's extraordinary collaboration with actress Brandy Burre is a playful, provocative examination of self-performance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 14, 2014
64% The Rewrite (2015) "Keith is presented upfront as such an obnoxiously self-oriented, morally wayward figure that Grant's fidgety charms have to work overtime to sustain audience engagement with its big-fish-out-of-water narrative. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 13, 2014
No Score Yet 1989 "Purists will object to its form, but this study of Hungary's role in ending the Cold War is a robust modern history lesson. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 13, 2014
11% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? "Even fans of the series are likely to deem this dopey "Donkey" a step down, with a surprising streak of unseasonal mean-spiritedness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 11, 2014
No Score Yet A Blast "Displays more than enough rough-and-tumble directorial nerve, coupled with bristling socioeconomic critique, to magnetize those accustomed to the headier demands of Greek New Wave cinema. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 4, 2014
B+ 41% The Better Angels (2014) "A.J. Edwards is a student of Terrence Malick, and he doesn't care who knows it. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Nov 3, 2014
63% Son of a Gun (2015) "At best, the pic serves as a showy grab-bag of thriller varieties for which the helmer demonstrates equal aptitude; at worst, it points to a narrative attention span that hasn't yet evolved from his award-winning short film work. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 20, 2014
26% Love, Rosie (2015) "A thoroughly likeable English-language debut for German comedy helmer Christian Ditter ... elevated by vibrant visuals and the winsome chemistry of Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 18, 2014
80% The Falling "An imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for acclaimed docmaker Carol Morley. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 17, 2014
69% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) "The 'American Horror Story' team remakes the cult 1976 slasher with gimmicky, mostly unscary results. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2014
42% Effie Gray (2015) "This admirable, watercolor-delicate tale of individual feminist emancipation never quite blooms into living color, hampered by spotty casting and Richard Laxton's overly deliberate direction. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 14, 2014
19% Serena (2015) "Bier's Danish-language work, usually structurally and emotionally cohesive to a fault, has rarely been this compellingly untidy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 13, 2014
4/5 74% Margaret (2011) "Knotty, ambitious and trading in messy human truths, it's the work of a master dramatist. Here's hoping Lonergan's next one reaches us a little faster. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2014
12% Plastic (2014) "The title says it all in this cheap, laborious junior heist thriller from British B-movie journeyman Julian Gilbey. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 28, 2014
3/5 52% I Origins (2014) "Unapologetically soulful stuff, almost provocative in its lack of irony. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 28, 2014
2/5 81% Human Capital (2015) "It's not hard to imagine Crash director Paul Haggis snapping up the remake rights to this slick, decently acted maelstrom of contrivances and superficial class commentary. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 28, 2014
2/5 79% What We Did on Our Holiday "A shambolic farcical twist is engineered that makes no practical, emotional or even comic sense. " ‐ This is London
Posted Sep 28, 2014
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