Ian Gilchrist

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 56% Pasolini " A kaleidoscopic look at Italian radical filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini fascinates while it demonstrates how much his life cries out for a film worthy of his genius. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 19, 2014
3/5 52% The Face Of An Angel (2015) " An intriguing and well-constructed but ultimately less than riveting fictionalised account of events inspired by the Amanda Knox trial. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 8, 2014
3/5 96% It Follows (2015) " A low budget horror that injects new blood into the genre's evergreen 'teen sex has horrifying consequences' trope. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 7, 2014
2/5 84% While We're Young (2015) " Ben Stiller does what he does yet again in a familiar story of a middle aged couple invigorated by youthful friends set in the borough of Noah Baumbach. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 49% Cake (2015) " A well acted guilt and redemption drama that doesn't have the courage of its convictions and is let down by predicatibility. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 1, 2014
3/5 89% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) " A riveting performance from Toby Maguire as mentally ill chess champion Bobby Fischer dominates an assured but unremarkable biopic. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/5 82% Bad Turn Worse (2014) " An intriguing teenage riff on Texas pulp noir that doesn't quite reach the heights to which it aspires, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place is nevertheless a hardnosed, well-acted crime drama that effectively evokes locale and mood. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 22, 2014
4/5 64% Time Out Of Mind (2015) " Richard Gere delivers a career-best performance as a homeless man in a film that doesn't pander to stereotypes about society's lowest echelon. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/5 47% The Judge (2014) " Judge Dreadful! " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 15, 2014
3/5 81% Love & Mercy (2015) " Half of a great biopic about melodic pop genius Brian Wilson, played by two actors with very different results. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 89% The Drop (2014) " The Drop breathes fresh life into the often predictable milieu of New York crime and criminals. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 10, 2014
1/5 29% The Sound And The Fury " The Sound And The Fury is a tragedy. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 9, 2014
2/5 67% The Dead Lands (2015) " Lovely to look at but it feels long at just under 2 hours, and ends with a gory whimper rather than the anticipated spectacularly bloody bang. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3.5/5 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Jude Law's manically endearing performance is a pleasant surprise from an actor whose breadth of talent is often overlooked. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 30, 2013
2.5/5 62% The Sacrament (2014) " The Sacrament's intriguing setup is squandered by predictability and the filmmaker's irritating refusal to stick to reality/found footage 'rules'. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 17, 2013
4/5 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " In an interesting coda, many examples are cited that may or may not be instances of the creative team recycling designs and ideas in other films. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3/5 34% Labor Day (2014) " Eliciting strong performances is probably Reitman's greatest directorial strength, and it's the performances that make this contrived melodrama worth watching. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
2.5/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " This efficient but uninspired work doesn't provide any more insight into the issue than a television docudrama would. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3.5/5 82% The Double (2014) " This is paranoia played for laughs, with a very different tone from the much more sinister source material. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " Fading Gigolo is a charming little film that is entirely inoffensive despite its subject matter. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
4/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " This magnificent, shocking work is likely to become a sort of reference text about the horrors of one of the darkest chapters in America's history. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
1.5/5 41% Horns (2014) " Radcliffe has got the chops and determination to ensure a solid career post child stardom, but his performance here and feels like the probing of an actor eager to cast off the iconic role that defined him. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " While some may find the lack of explanation frustrating, for others it will enhance the intriguing nature of the characters and their relationship. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 93% The Hunt (2013) " The last moments of the film elicited gasps from several people in the audience. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 30, 2012
3/5 93% Room 237 (2013) " The idea of collating these people's ideas in a feature film and dragging them off the internet and into the light of a projector beam is an intriguing one, but at over 100 minutes it's fair to say that most peoples' interest will wane before the end. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 5, 2012
3/5 66% The Iceman (2013) " As satisfying as it is on a number of levels, The Iceman's failure to shine enough light on Kuklinski's psyche prevents it from possibly achieving the greatness it aspires to. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 3, 2012
3.5/5 85% Sightseers (2013) " Sightseers achieves the relatively rare feat of striking the right balance between sharply observed characterisation and jet black humour that takes it beyond the absurd. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3.5/5 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " Like 'In Bruges', much of the pleasure derived from the film comes from the interaction of the characters, but Christopher Walken's Hans unassumingly steals the film. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 23, 2012
1/5 45% To The Wonder (2013) " The interaction between the leads is about as enticing as watching paint dry! " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 23, 2012
2.5/5 66% Spring Breakers (2013) " As the film progresses the hedonism and then the violence, escalate to absurd levels, removing the action from the realm of reality. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 85% The Master (2012) " This is film-making to be admired and enthralled by, rather than being engaged on an emotional level. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2012
4/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " A superb drama that is focuses unflinchingly on the often anguished relationship between men and their boys, between men and other men, and between men and themselves. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 10, 2012
3/5 65% Antiviral (2013) " To his credit, while Cronenberg loads the film with a lot of ideas about physical, psychological and cultural illness, it all holds together well and doesn't feel over as stuffed as many debut features do. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 8, 2012
3.5/5 96% Argo (2012) " Argo showcases the continuing evolution of a filmmaker who is quickly establishing himself as one of the preeminent directors of his generation. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 7, 2012
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