Kevin Harley

Kevin Harley

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Publications:
Total Film
Total Reviews:
191

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Showing 101 - 150 of 191
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " The leads charm, the action crackles and the grooves are well-laid for part two." — Total Film
Posted Jun 19, 2012
3/5 70% Late September " The cast cut into the tough truths of late-life relations. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel it ain't." — Total Film
Posted Jun 13, 2012
4/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " Fleet, funny, impeccably orchestrated: whimsical Wes returns on top of his game." — Total Film
Posted May 18, 2012
4/5 66% Faust (2013) " A sense-scrambling work that conjures images of indelible potency: you won't forget the dissection, the lyrical love scene, the pitiable homunculus, the chilling trek to hell or Adasinsky naked in a hurry." — Total Film
Posted May 10, 2012
4/5 95% Marley (2012) " Every second is earned in Macdonald's long, generous and rigorously detailed Bob doc." — Total Film
Posted Apr 10, 2012
4/5 91% Into The Abyss (2011) " Herzog's tapestry testifies to life's light from death's darkness." — Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2012
3/5 73% The Monitor (Babycall) (2012) " The script needs more nurturing but Noomi Rapace takes up some of the slack in Pal Sletaune's maternal mystery." — Total Film
Posted Mar 16, 2012
4/5 100% Pinocchio (1940) " At the heart of this art is the thrill of the then-new: when Pinocchio hits sea-base and gushes "Gee! What a big place!", we share a sense of joy at the filmmakers' creative adventures." — Total Film
Posted Feb 14, 2012
4/5 86% Chemical Brothers: Don't Think (2012) " Some fantasy interludes prove distracting but the ecstatic experience of the Chems' psychedelic spectacle is brought to thrilling life by Smith's fluid, fizzing direction." — Total Film
Posted Feb 2, 2012
5/5 85% Chronicle (2012) " It isn't wholly original but it does brim with emotion, imagination and modern implication. Take that, Bats." — Total Film
Posted Jan 30, 2012
4/5 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " The talky emphasis may alienate, but Cronenberg's psychoanalysis session offers wry writing, elegant direction and fine leads." — Total Film
Posted Jan 30, 2012
5/5 100% L'Atalante (1934) " Generous tides of life and longing flow through this buoyant masterpiece." — Total Film
Posted Jan 10, 2012
3/5 80% Haywire (2012) " Hard, fast, brutal: Soderbergh's sucker-punch return to action knows what it's about. Not subtle or substantial, but it gets to work with flab-free focus." — Total Film
Posted Jan 9, 2012
4/5 100% Tatsumi (2012) " A touching tribute interweaves with tough storytelling in Eric Khoo's poignant portmanteau riff on Japanese graphic artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi's works." — Total Film
Posted Jan 4, 2012
4/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) " There's something satisfyingly jolting about the way Arnold makes Brontë her own." — Total Film
Posted Nov 9, 2011
3/5 92% The British Guide To Showing Off " The film doesn't go deep on politics, but Logan's gregarious presence provides plentiful pleasures in this heartfelt homage to a warm, wily art-world one-off." — Total Film
Posted Nov 8, 2011
3/5 71% The Future (2011) " July's romantic fantasy of stagnation and romantic drift has depths, but they're hidden behind walls of kookiness." — Total Film
Posted Nov 1, 2011
0% Reuniting The Rubins (2012) " An ensemble piece wobbling between undercooked drama and low-powered farce..." — Total Film
Posted Oct 26, 2011
4/5 91% The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) " Like most mix-tapes, offers crackling content even when its contexts aren't clear." — Total Film
Posted Oct 19, 2011
3/5 45% Albatross (2012) " A bristling breakout turn leavens tired material in Niall MacCormick's coming-of-anger." — Total Film
Posted Oct 13, 2011
4/5 83% Mademoiselle Chambon (2010) " A familiar tale lent richness by note-perfect turns and stealthy storytelling." — Total Film
Posted Sep 13, 2011
2/5 9% Weekender (2013) " The leads gurn gamely, Ben Batt's villain oozes menace and Golden directs energetically, but the climactic twists are as convincing as pills made of washing powder." — Total Film
Posted Aug 30, 2011
4/5 100% The Interrupters (2011) " If The Wire's urban tapestries were real, they might look like this." — Total Film
Posted Aug 5, 2011
4/5 95% Pina (2011) " Exuberantly uses dance to flex 3D's potential and 3D to make dance thrill cinematically." — Total Film
Posted Apr 27, 2011
4/5 85% Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) (2010) " Carion delivers a tight, tense and tragic package of the personal and political entwined, with Kusturica's huge presence at its soul." — Total Film
Posted Apr 26, 2011
3/5 80% I Saw the Devil (2011) " Half engrossing, half just gross, Kim's revenge epic is all form over content. The style dazzles, but just think what he could do with a decent script." — Total Film
Posted Apr 21, 2011
2/5 22% Blooded " Too thin to pass as provocation or drama." — Total Film
Posted Apr 13, 2011
3/5 79% Cold Fish (2011) " Gallows humour and character twists offer welcome reprieve from the largely hysterical acting and rivers of viscera." — Total Film
Posted Apr 13, 2011
3/5 71% The Silent House (2011) " Gustavo Hernández's one-take Uruguayan horror is daring and technically well-executed, but its plot clichés creak like old floorboards." — Total Film
Posted Apr 7, 2011
3/5 88% A Small Act (2010) " Heartening as small acts are, the bigger issues here demand a more rigorous address." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 31, 2011
2/5 45% Patagonia " As conviction slowly croaks, pop star Duffy's cameo drives one last nail into the film's coffin." — Total Film
Posted Feb 23, 2011
4/5 97% Animal Kingdom (2010) " It plays by the noir book, but Michôd's wallop from the wild side wields a tight grip of sure styling, taut plotting and poised performances." — Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2011
3/5 71% Paul (2011) " Fondly indulgent rather than inspired, breezy but broad and indicative of treasured talents coasting." — Total Film
Posted Feb 11, 2011
4/5 100% Day for Night (1973) " Cinephiles will lap it up." — Total Film
Posted Feb 9, 2011
3/5 71% Ride, Rise, Roar (2011) " With only his silver-fox thatch betraying the years since classic Stop Making Sense, Byrne wriggles and writhes through a groovy set of polyrhythmic pop." — Total Film
Posted Jan 28, 2011
4/5 64% Biutiful (2010) " Excesses aside, Iñárritu's fresh focus and tactile direction pack a palpable punch here." — Total Film
Posted Jan 26, 2011
4/5 77% Amer (2010) " Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet's baroque Belgian beauty pays homage to '70s Italian horror but brims with its own sexualised currents of threat and promise." — Total Film
Posted Jan 3, 2011
4/5 93% 127 Hours (2010) " Leave sick bags, bring hankies. Without softening the gruelling content, Boyle draws affecting and affirmative power from Ralston's story." — Total Film
Posted Jan 3, 2011
3/5 83% On Tour (Tournée) (2010) " Amalric doesn't tease out emotional ties between the narrative threads, which scuppers the faux-redemptive finale and results in a film of merely incidental pleasures." — Total Film
Posted Dec 13, 2010
4/5 89% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) " Both warm and chilly on top, Helander's well-mounted black comedy puts a devilish spin on movie Santas." — Total Film
Posted Dec 2, 2010
4/5 89% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) " Easy to eulogise but tough to explain. Funny strange, funny ha-ha and finally affecting, it's a film of poignant, quietly patient power..." — Total Film
Posted Nov 4, 2010
4/5 80% Cyrus (2010) " Rooting awkward chuckles in freaky family ties, the Duplasses then spin our sniggers by planting parallels between John and Cyrus. Just who's the biggest man-child?" — Total Film
Posted Sep 10, 2010
4/5 72% The Last Exorcism (2010) " At last, a possession movie for lapsed horror acolytes to believe in." — Total Film
Posted Sep 9, 2010
4/4 83% Frownland (2007) " Imagine a less upbeat Taxi Driver remixed mumblecore style." — Total Film
Posted Jul 15, 2010
4/5 88% White Material (2010) " Emphatic confirmation that Denis is one of the world's finest filmmakers. Equal parts terrifying and tense, punchy and ambiguous, direct and disorientating, White Material marshals its resources with great intelligence and visceral clout." — Total Film
Posted Jun 30, 2010
3/5 62% When You're Strange (2010) " This is a fan's film, with all the flaws that entails, but doubters might emerge converted." — Total Film
Posted Jun 30, 2010
4/5 86% Please Give (2010) " Exploring class, generations and misbehaving bodies, Holofcener's dramedy refines its character studies with warmth and wit as she creates warts-and-all individuals whose flawed humanity we warm to." — Total Film
Posted Jun 14, 2010
4/5 54% The Killer Inside Me (2010) " Taking a cold, cruel plunge into its sociopath's world, Winterbottom's latest genre swerve is an accomplished neo-noir." — Total Film
Posted Jun 2, 2010
4/4 88% Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands " Little narration is needed: sweeping shots of the truly overwhelming natural terrain are as awesome as anything in Avatar." — Total Film
Posted May 20, 2010
4/5 69% Life During Wartime (2010) " Part painfully funny, part just painful and soul-searching, Solondz's sixth feature is a sequel played as self-interrogation, tackling old terrain with the benefit of hindsight and the sure sting of conviction." — Total Film
Posted Apr 29, 2010
4/5 92% Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2010) " Pitched somewhere between Lars Von Trier and The Village, Giorgos Lanthimos' dark, deadpan comedy is a coolly cruel dissection of power gone crackers." — Total Film
Posted Apr 29, 2010
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