Josh Winning

Josh Winning

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Little White Lies , Total Film
Total Reviews:
62

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 81% G.B.F. (2014) " A colourful, hyperactive romp that, despite attempting to bust apart teen-flick clichés, quickly conforms to type." — Total Film
Posted Mar 17, 2014
2/5 33% Back to the Garden " The pace picks up towards the end, but whether you'll still care by that point is another matter." — Total Film
Posted Mar 10, 2014
4/5 79% Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn (2014) " As The Palaces Burn ends up as gripping and unexpectedly moving as anything John Grisham's ever scribbled." — Total Film
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/5 89% Frozen (2013) " Not quite up there with Tangled, but a solid addition to the canon. Catchy tunes will have you humming, but the hunt for the next The Little Mermaid continues..." — Total Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
2/5 —— Rough Cut " An experiment in form from artist-turned-director Jamie Shovlin, Rough Cut has points of interest, but ultimately feels pointless." — Total Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3/5 69% Powder Room " First-time director MJ Delaney mixes style with big laughs, and though the film stumbles over the occasional am-dram bum note, Smith balances it all out as the likeable girl next-door." — Total Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
4/5 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) " A soaring, roaring triumph when it comes to head-spinning visuals, How To Train Your Dragon keeps things simple." — Total Film
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3/5 75% La religieuse (The Nun) " Though Etienne and Huppert are fantastic, Guillaume Nicloux's adaptation of Denis Diderot's novel is neither nunsploitation nor chamber piece, just about working as a sermon on hypocrisy." — Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2013
2/5 36% Not Another Happy Ending " McKay's film often feels like Richard Curtis-lite for the New Girl generation - minus the jokes and memorable characters." — Total Film
Posted Oct 8, 2013
1/5 —— It's A Lot " It's A Lot is filled with good intentions but, sadly, is just fatally unfunny." — Total Film
Posted Aug 12, 2013
3/5 59% The Frozen Ground (2013) " It's handsomely lensed, and when Cage and Cusack finally go nose-to- nose, the fur does fly. " — Total Film
Posted Jul 9, 2013
2/5 82% Eden (2013) " Director Megan Griffiths wastes a great villain and settles for easy answers in a watchable but by-numbers thriller." — Total Film
Posted Jul 9, 2013
4/5 75% Out in the Dark (2013) " By turns dynamic, dangerous and bursting with passion, Out In The Dark is a stark, swoonsome romantic drama." — Total Film
Posted Jul 3, 2013
3/5 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) " A pale imitation of its fresh and frisky predecessor." — Total Film
Posted Jun 25, 2013
3/5 70% I Want Your Love " Graphic, gritty and uncompromising, it explores love through the act of sex - an admirable experiment." — Total Film
Posted Jun 17, 2013
3/5 64% Epic (2013) " This is big on action and small on originality. Gorgeous visuals aside, Epic is resolutely kiddie fare." — Total Film
Posted May 21, 2013
2/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " Everything in Retaliation is calibrated to snare a 13-year-old's attention span and the story, such as it is, acts as little more than a limp washing line on which to peg those incendiary set-pieces." — Total Film
Posted Mar 25, 2013
2/5 0% The Fall Of The Essex Boys " Despite decent performances, what follows is an unfocused shambles that Nevern's shouty voiceover desperately attempts to make sense of." — Total Film
Posted Feb 4, 2013
2/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " Hammy, boring, chronically unfunny - there'll be nightmares before bedtime." — Total Film
Posted Feb 4, 2013
1/5 4% Movie 43 (2013) " Squandering a gold-star cast and as tasteless as a foam dog poo, Movie 43 deserves not one of your hard-earned pennies." — Total Film
Posted Jan 25, 2013
3/5 55% I Give It a Year (2013) " A gag-filled chuckler with talent to spare." — Total Film
Posted Jan 21, 2013
3/5 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " So full of yuletide razzmatazz that only true Scrooges will have trouble stomaching it. If only Santa's workshop had given the script more of a tinker..." — Total Film
Posted Nov 23, 2012
4/5 85% Happy, Happy (2011) " Sweet but never saccharine, Happy Happy is as delicate as Kaja and just as endearing." — Total Film
Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/5 55% For a Good Time, Call... (2012) " For A Good Time delivers, yes, exactly that." — Total Film
Posted Oct 29, 2012
3/5 31% The Dinosaur Project (2012) " The found-footage hook is starting to feel pretty ancient, and the human drama is patchy at best, but Dinosaur Project is entertainingly silly." — Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2012
3/5 63% In The Dark Half " Part kitchen sink-er, part pseudo-ghost story, this has a firm grasp on the genres it casually straddles, with creepy sound design fostering a dreamy, portentous mood." — Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2012
3/5 68% God Bless America (2012) " It's the kind of cuckoo premise that director Bobcat Goldthwait (World's Greatest Dad) excels at..." — Total Film
Posted Jun 28, 2012
3/5 90% The Fairy (2012) " Not all of the jokes land perfectly (a late telephone gag treads too much water), but The Fairy remains infectiously funny throughout." — Total Film
Posted Jun 19, 2012
3/5 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " A visually inventive, deliciously dark fairytale reheat. The story's far from the stuff of legend, but Theron makes for a ferocious meanie, helping to flush away Mirror Mirror's sugary aftertaste." — Total Film
Posted May 28, 2012
3/5 79% Ill Manors " Wringing tortured turns from a cast of unknowns, Drew has things to say - and he mostly says them well." — Total Film
Posted May 10, 2012
4/5 97% Monsieur Lazhar (2012) " A timely examination of violence in our society through the eyes of those who can't control it." — Little White Lies
Posted May 3, 2012
3/5 32% Man on a Ledge (2012) " A joyfully silly thriller that won't win any awards for subtlety, but it already knows that." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 3, 2012
3/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) " A gutsy if not entirely successful interpretation of Brontë's tome." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 4, 2011
2/5 29% Machine Gun Preacher (2011) " Overly preachy and overly long. A missed opportunity." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 2, 2011
3/5 27% Colombiana (2011) " Colombiana wants to be Bourne with boobs, but its connect-the-dots narrative and silted script means it can't quite reach those bone-crunching heights." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 8, 2011
4/5 92% Incendies (2011) " Elemental and expertly directed, Nawal's story haunts long after the credits have rolled." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 23, 2011
4/5 90% The Messenger (2009) " Stumbles a little, loosening its grip in the bromantic final stretch. But if impenitent heartstring pluckage is what you're after, this is where it's at." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 16, 2011
3/5 83% Adèle Blanc-Sec " Flagrantly silly, but also disarmingly feather-light and charming." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 21, 2011
4/5 79% Fair Game (2010) " Watts and Penn are first rate as a married couple divided by their desperation to do right, while stylistically it's top notch." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 10, 2011
2/5 10% Chatroom (2011) " In the end, Nakata's notion of a web gone wild has moments of visual merit, but is a little too clinical and coldly cynical." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 22, 2010
2/5 27% Charlie St. Cloud (2010) " Efron excels, proving he's leading-man material. But sign-post scoring and drill-'em-home emotional beats weigh things down. Rubbish ending, too." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 7, 2010
2/5 51% The Switch (2010) " It strains to portray a progressive modern woman, but Aniston's role is the weakest link." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 2, 2010
3/5 75% Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2010) " Jerusalema remains an elegant third venture from director Ralph Ziman." — Total Film
Posted Jul 7, 2010
3/5 87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) " Cage does bad so good. Hereâ(TM)s hoping he keeps the crazy coming." — Little White Lies
Posted May 20, 2010
3/5 40% Donne-moi la main (Give Me Your Hand) (2009) " An award-winner for his short films, Vincent makes the stretch to feature length comfortably enough, even if his meditation on the limits of brotherly love does allow its imagery of wild European landscapes to do more of the talking..." — Total Film
Posted Apr 22, 2010
61% The Scouting Book for Boys (2009) " In the end, Scouting Book is a surprise delight, flawlessly cast and nimbly weathering its complex themes." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 22, 2010
4/5 85% A Single Man (2009) " The kind of confident debut that radiates personality and visual flair while retaining a quietly fluttering heart." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 16, 2010
66% Youth in Revolt (2010) " A little too manic for its own good, Youth in Revolt is restless and unruly. Too often forcibly mean-spirited, it only elicits a handful of genuine laughs." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 5, 2010
3/5 77% Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode) (2008) " If ultimately little more than an extended riff on Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot Le Fou, the startling vistas, sexual awakenings and a storming soundtrack ensure it's never dull." — Total Film
Posted Jan 5, 2010
64% The Merry Gentleman (2009) " Keaton the director wisely draws a leaf from Clint Eastwood's book. Keeping the framing neat, his style is the kind of unobtrusive classical filmmaking that is a dying breed in contemporary Hollywood." — Little White Lies
Posted Dec 4, 2009
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