Lee Marshall

Lee Marshall

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Screen International , Screendaily
Total Reviews:
108

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 108
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
83% The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011) Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2012
—— Life Without Principle (Dyut Meng Gam) (2012) Screen International
Posted Jan 13, 2012
4/5 78% Killer Joe (2012) " With Killer Joe, a black comedy thriller adapted from a play by Tracy Letts, Friedkin seems to have recaptured some of that youthful energy." — This is London
Posted Sep 8, 2011
4/5 71% Carnage (2011) " Celebrates an old-fashioned, underrated cinematic pleasure: the chance to see an ensemble cast of fine actors sparring with each other, and at the top of their game." — This is London
Posted Sep 1, 2011
82% Corpo Celeste (2012) " Grittily real but somehow dreamlike at the same time, coming of age tale Corpo Celeste is a quietly impressive feature debut for documentary maker Alice Rohrwacher." — Screen International
Posted Jun 17, 2011
—— Beauty & the Briefcase (2011) Screen International
Posted May 19, 2011
78% Melancholia (2011) " For all the film's command of dark fairy-tale atmosphere it's such a long and sluggish haul that many in the audience will find themselves cheering on the apocalypse." — Screen International
Posted May 19, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) " The Tree Of Life has moments of breathtaking visual and aural beauty, but in the end it has us longing for the days of Badlands, Days Of Heaven or The Thin Red Line, when the Texan auteur also knew how to spin a good yarn." — Screen International
Posted May 17, 2011
92% Take Shelter (2011) " The film's greatest strength though is the way it combines hints that we're watching a parable of the new US climate of anxiety with an unflinching dedication to the reality of its characters' plights." — Screen International
Posted May 17, 2011
62% We Have a Pope (2012) " A delightfully underplayed turn from Michel Piccoli as a newly-elected Pope paralysed by feelings of inadequacy, a large dose of widescreen confidence and some moments of delicate human observation fail to make up for the unresolved feel." — Screen International
Posted May 13, 2011
96% 13 Assassins (2011) " Once the Seven-Samurai-style band of brothers is assembled, 13 Assassins is pure pleasure: and it culminates in a magnificent 45-minute showdown that has to be the best final battle sequence in cinema since, oh, Kill Bill at least." — Screen International
Posted Apr 27, 2011
71% An Englishman in New York (2009) Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
30% The Tempest (2010) Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
54% Salt of This Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr) (2010) Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Jiabiangou (The Ditch) Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile (2010) Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
80% Barney's Version (2011) " Barney's Version starts fumblingly in picaresque mode, and only really hits its narrative and emotional stride in its second half." — Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Lope Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
81% Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2011) " There's a tasty idea in here, and it's entertainingly executed: graft a detective story onto a historical martial arts actioner set during the Tang dynasty, and see what emerges." — Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— State of Violence Screen International
Posted Feb 17, 2011
—— Dernier Etage Gauche Gauche Screen International
Posted Feb 16, 2011
93% Coriolanus (2011) " Fiennes fully rises to the challenge of the role: petulant, brave, arrogant, loyal only (to an almost homoerotic extent) to fellow soldiers, but fatally in thrall to his stronger mother." — Screen International
Posted Feb 15, 2011
40% Yelling to the Sky (2012) " Though the film and its director undoubtedly have a great deal of heart and passion, too many scenes feel like actors' workshop exercises." — Screen International
Posted Feb 14, 2011
—— The Absent (2011) Screen International
Posted Feb 12, 2011
—— Kill Me Please Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
—— Qualunquemente Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
—— Prey (2010) Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
5/5 87% Black Swan (2010) " Rarely has dance been used in film with such narrative thrust and verve, and rarely have the strains of dramatic performance been so intriguingly unpicked." — This is London
Posted Sep 1, 2010
81% The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) (2010) " Arthouse audiences will find themselves dipping in and out of engagement but the story is too contrived in the long run to resonate much beyond its own four walls." — Screen International
Posted Feb 2, 2010
100% My Neighbor, My KIller (2009) " The Rwandan genocide of 1994 has spawned a number of feature films, but Anne Aghion's remarkable documentary about the 'Gacaca' community tribunals is the most calmly moving guide yet to the emotional landscape of those who were left behind." — Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2010
91% Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008) " Probably the most authentic and unsentimental mafia movie ever to come out of Italy." — Screen International
Posted Dec 16, 2009
95% Goodbye Solo (2009) " An odd-couple relationship fuels a slow-burning but ultimately moving emotional and spiritual journey in Ramin Bahrani's third feature." — Screen International
Posted Dec 16, 2009
85% A Single Man (2009) " Fashion designer Tom Ford gets it spectacularly right first time round in his directorial debut." — Screen International
Posted Dec 11, 2009
80% The Hole (2012) " Though it's a likeable story with a decent pop-psychology twist, the big dramatic problem with The Hole is the way its cute atmosphere and Disney-style teen bonding sessions and scary, thriller elements keep cancelling each other out." — Screen International
Posted Sep 24, 2009
—— Nang mai Screen International
Posted Sep 15, 2009
76% Captain Abu Raed (2007) " A moving dramatic fable about an elderly airport janitor's relationship with a bunch of Amman street kids." — Screen International
Posted Sep 4, 2009
53% The Thorn in the Heart (2010) " Thorn In The Heart reads like an honest, considered portrait of a remarkable woman, but it's not much more than an amuse-bouche for Gondry fans." — Screen International
Posted May 17, 2009
91% Vengeance (Fuk sau) (2010) " To's visual style and soundscapes and the choreography of the film's bullet ballet provide reasons to watch, but the contrived plot, some wooden English dialogue and Hallyday's stilted perfomance derail proceedings well before the final showdown." — Screen International
Posted May 17, 2009
71% Tetro (2009) " [Builds] towards a cathartic third-act sequence (set among the glaciers of Patagonia) which does, finally, possess a sort of weird power. But it's a long stretch to get there." — Screen International
Posted May 14, 2009
71% Tetro (2009) " Although it feels at times like a vanity project, some strong performances - most notably by Spanish actress Maribel Verdu, but also Vincent Gallo in the title role and newcomer Alden Ehrenreich - save all but Tetro's most cringeworthy lines." — Screendaily
Posted May 14, 2009
50% El Nido Vacío (Empty Nest) (2008) " It's one of those films whose appeal grows post-screening. Fluently shot with frequent but not jerky handheld camera shots and engagingly edited, Empty Nest is discreetly stylish." — Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
78% Burn After Reading (2008) " A smart urban screwball comedy about the perils of idiocy that uses its all-star cast to dazzling and often hilarious effect." — Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
93% Man Jeuk (The Sparrow) (Cultured Bird) (2008) " Some of the scenes in this gentle romantic pickpocketing yarn are pure cinematic pleasure, but in the end the plot and the characters are too thin to turn a series of delightfully stylised setpieces into a fully satisfying film." — Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
68% CSNY Déjà Vu (2008) " This is not a rock tour film for CSNY fans so much as a rambling, occasionally thought-provoking, sometimes moving enquiry into the question of whether the sixties protest music generation has lost its leverage over hearts and minds." — Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
27% The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008) " A charming indie title, suffused with the spirit of the French New Wave of the early sixties and possessed of a quirky likeability." — Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
75% Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos) (2009) " Moretti's performance -- unusually for an actor whose chief trait is sardonic superiority - mines a vein of self-doubt and frail desperation that, together with his tender relationship with his daughter, gives Quiet Chaos a broad human touch." — Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
57% Noise (2007) " Having hooked us with the tagline, director Henry Bean never seems to be sure quite where to run with it." — Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
92% Il Divo (2009) " If the director never quite gets to the heart of the man, that's part of his point: Andreotti emerges from the film as a collection of fragments." — Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
92% La Graine et le Mulet (The Secret of the Grain) (Couscous) (2007) " A cine-verite tour-de-force." — Screen International
Posted Oct 27, 2007
37% August Rush (2007) " Those who are prepared to forgive the film its stock characters and lack of emotional subtlety may allow themselves to be ravished -- by the sumptuous soundtrack, if nothing else." — Screen International
Posted Oct 26, 2007
68% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) " [The film] has a kooky, laid back charm and is full of Anderson's trademark themes and surreal eye candy, but ultimately, for all its offbeat wit and road-to-enlightenment send-ups, it feels a little thin." — Screen International
Posted Oct 6, 2007
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