Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Metro [UK] , This is London
Total Reviews:
265

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 41% Divergent (2014) " Woodley's performance is proof, if proof were needed, that only Jennifer Lawrence can do 'blank-faced teen' compellingly." — Metro [UK]
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " It celebrates these women's... genuine, selfless love and devotion to the music itself. And to hear that in an era of get-fame-quick shows such as The Voice, where 'tuning' stars' voices is standard practice, gives you a genuine glow." — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " It lacks the original's fuzzy heart and the story drags in the middle but the quick-fire scene changes mean you're never too far from the next 'waka, waka, waka'." — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " A flair-free, CGI-action-packed sequel that solidly delivers regular set-pieces and punch-ups alongside a thoughtful script that tosses Homeland fans a bone." — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/5 54% The Zero Theorem " David Thewlis and teen newcomer Lucas Hedges provide sturdy lifeboats amid the eccentric flights of fancy." — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 98% Starred Up (2014) " Director David Mackenzie (Hallam Foe, Young Adam) impressively controls his gear shifts from quiet slow burn to explosive, only losing his grip on the soap in a final, gorily melodramatic act." — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " It's an infinitely rewatchable treat let down only by what Mary Berry might call the plot's 'soggy middle' involving will disputes and prison breaks. " — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " The big box-tick here is that it is the women who ultimately command the impressively surging CGI hordes on both sides." — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 10, 2014
2/5 46% The Book Thief (2013) " I'd heard reports that this film could reduce grown men to tears - but I'm guessing they were just yawning with boredom." — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 4, 2014
2/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " This doesn't merely make Snakes On A Plane look like plausible drama; worse, it's a bit of a drag" — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 4, 2014
1/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " The introductory voice-over... generously still gives you time to dash back to the foyer and demand your money back to watch something less stomach-churning - like escalators going up and down." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Outrageous, inspired, infuriating, puerile, confounding, cruel, beautiful, funny - Nymphomaniac is a film you can't dismiss with a simple 'good/not good'." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2014
86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Heady, indulgent, captivating and drowse-inducing, it's like being trapped inside a slow-spinning Velvet Underground record, stuck on endless repeat." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2014) " It's still an inspired, playful, erotic and gently tender look at our technology co-dependence, relationships and modern loneliness that is, undoubtedly, the love story of 2014." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3/5 53% Cuban Fury (2014) " Outrageous gay BF? US love interest? Makeover? Training montage? Climactic dance contest? Hi you guys! Sometimes, though, that's just wonderfully comforting, innit?" — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 94% Dark Days (2000) " The ending is pat but the characters' tragic stories linger on, squatting in the darker corners of your mind." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3/5 84% Teenage (2014) " The authentic, first-person narration may represent only voices from Germany, Britain and the US but, even so, the scope is over ambitious." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2/5 30% Grudge Match (2013) " Predictable 'oldie' jokes about mobility scooters, farts and 'moobs' abound in a film that can't decide if it's a low-denominator, wobbly-kneed comedy or a hotdog-for-brains version of The Wrestler." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 13, 2014
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " [Felicity Jones'] gorgeously vulnerable, yet seductively secretive performance is generously allowed to be the star turn by a twinkly-eyed Fiennes (who also, elegantly, directs). " — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 12, 2014
94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Bravely, it offers neither a 'feel-good' nor 'feel-bad' payoff. However, the story's momentum fizzles out, its characters often feeling disconnected from each other and us." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 7, 2014
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) strains too hard for his emotional sucker punch, crassly scored to John Lennon's Beautiful Boy no less; but, that aside, you'll be wagging your tail with pleasure. " — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Big laughs are guaranteed here - though only at the expense of what's the first Best Worst Film of 2014." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " It's the lead performances that are the thing here, not the clichéd screenplay. And boy, these boys are acting so hard they almost sweat their fake tattoos off." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 51% Alice in Wonderland (2010) " Who'd ever have thought you'd be able to complain that a Burton film wasn't disturbing enough? If it wasn't for Johnny Depp's blissfully demented Mad Hatter, this would have all the suggestive menace of a pink fairy cake." — Metro [UK]
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/5 75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) " Moore deploys every weapon going, from real-life sob stories and sub-GCSE-level economics to an eye-opening anti-banker investigation, with hit-and-miss results." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2/5 28% Extraordinary Measures (2010) " The sort of soapy schmaltz you feel dirty for watching. Frankly, if you consider this kind of sugar-coated medical tragedy entertainment, then you're the sick one." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2/5 46% Everybody's Fine (2009) " Tapping into parental abandonment issues, it's an occasionally touching, if frustratingly one-note drama - played, relentlessly, on a tinkly-sad piano." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2010
1/5 14% Blind Revenge (2012) " What? Who? And, most pertinently, why? The greatest mystery of this gloriously preposterous B-movie psychodrama is the casting." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2/5 32% The Lovely Bones (2009) " The most remarkable aspect of this is how rubbish the CGI effects are -I mean, this is Peter Jackson, for goodness' sake!" — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2/5 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) " A silly remake of the 1985 BBC TV series, this features the sort of tough-guy dialogue not growled since Arnie bowed out of cinema, eg: 'The suspect's armed and dangerous.'" — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2010
4/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) " Passionately told with bucketloads of compassion, this is a film that'll have you moaning 'no, no, no!'" — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2010
84% The Princess and the Frog (2009) " A burst of feel-good sunshine in a grey January." — Metro [UK]
Posted Feb 2, 2010
1/5 26% Ninja Assassin (2009) " Shot like a bad episode of Spooks with its scenes set on random shuffle, the plot of this global pudding is utterly incomprehensible, the dialogue the worst kind of chopsocky silliness." — Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
2/5 41% Armored (2009) " Even with a hit-and-run running time of under 90 minutes, this solid, low-tension actioner outstays its welcome." — Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 63% Brothers (2009) " A powerful watch that tellingly melts away to nothing as the credits roll." — Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2010
4/5 91% Up in the Air (2009) " A brilliantly astute twist on the romcom that sparkles with spiky one-liners and outstanding performances." — Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 100% Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking) (2008) " This masterfully told study in understatement is a real grower." — Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2010
2/5 40% 44 Inch Chest (2010) " A stilted, yet-another-British-gangster thriller - a remarkable disappointment given its pukka cast." — Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 75% The Road (2009) " An unforgettable love story, an absorbing road movie, a searing examination of people pushed to the very limits and an ultimately uplifting celebration of the human spirit." — Metro [UK]
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3/5 10% St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009) " The title may be a minger, but this second jolly helping of the resurrected British boarding school franchise packs some quality titters." — Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 18, 2009
4/5 79% Humpday (2009) " It's the psychology of this unlikely situation that makes this edgy buddy flick so fascinating and funny. Entirely ad-libbed, it's The Hangover with a brain." — Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 18, 2009
4/5 83% Avatar (2009) " It's truly unlike anything you've seen before. Don your 3D specs and you're instantly so sucked into the world of Avatar you pay zero attention to the plot - then realise hey, that's no loss." — Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 18, 2009
3/5 74% Unmade Beds (2009) " This atmospheric indie made by Argentine writer/director Alexis Dos Santos is fun and quietly irreverent but it's not hugely romantic." — Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2/5 11% The Stepfather (2009) " This is multiplex fodder for the (very) undemanding: they should give this kind of cinematic junk food away free with the popcorn." — Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 11, 2009
3/5 63% Carriers (2009) " Skin-crawling moments aside, this glossy US studio movie is surprisingly less about splatter than moments of hard-hitting moral confrontation." — Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 11, 2009
4/5 73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) " What would have been perfection at one hour is still a bravely different Christmas movie, one destined to be a cult classic for generations to come." — Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 11, 2009
3/5 85% Me and Orson Welles (2009) " Sparkly, if unmemorable, its unusually old-fashioned charm makes Me And Orson Welles more like something Efron's army of tiny, squealing fans would take their mums to - rather than the other way around." — Metro [UK]
Posted Dec 4, 2009
4/5 89% Séraphine (2009) " This charmingly different biopic is a quality treat." — Metro [UK]
Posted Nov 27, 2009
1/5 15% Mr. Right (2006) " Think Queer As Folk but less raunchy and rather more rubbish." — Metro [UK]
Posted Nov 27, 2009
4/5 65% Bunny and the Bull (2011) " Paul King's remarkable comedy debut is a dazzlingly unique creation, light years ahead of your bog-standard TV series spin-off." — Metro [UK]
Posted Nov 27, 2009
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