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Michael Bonner

Michael Bonner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "It is a warm and shrewd reminder of what we loved about the films in the first place; if only it wasn't quite so deferential. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Dec 16, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "It is far more fun than any other action movie in recent memory; and no doubt a sweet vindication for Miller's admirable perseverance. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Dec 2, 2015
9/10 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "It's one of Spielberg's best - anchored by solid work from Hanks but given grace and wit by Rylance. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 27, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Gradually, the com is replaced by the rom and what began as a frank and smart exploration of modern sexual politics winds up as a more conventional piece. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 17, 2015
96% Amy (2015) "Watching Kapadia's film, it is possible to see how badly she was let down by the male figures closest to her. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 17, 2015
7/10 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "An initially valiant attempt to do justice to a sprawling, complex story that eventually succumbs to the pitfalls of a conventional music biopic. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 17, 2015
8/10 62% Legend (2015) "[Helgeland's] work here is sharp, observant and mercifully he avoids the usual filmmaking clichés of depicting London. He casts well, too. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 17, 2015
6/10 80% Ant-Man (2015) "In these playful moments, it feels as if we're watching a sly spoof of a typical Marvel film; but then the film reverts to more predictable blockbuster fare. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 17, 2015
7/10 83% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) "Garbus' film weaves together Simone's public successes with her personal struggles. From a dramatic point of view, she is fortunate that much of Simone's tumultuous career took place on camera. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 17, 2015
93% Carol (2015) "Critically, Haynes mimics the reserve of the era, depending on glances or gestures to communicate the powerful, dangerous feelings that pass between Carol and Therese. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 16, 2015
10/10 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Sissako's film offers a fearlessly poetic response to the jihadist occupation; its tone is never preachy and it is beautiful to watch. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted May 28, 2015
8/10 95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "Amirpour's film is simply the sum of its influences. Her camera work is lithe and fluid; she heightens drama through supple camera movements and otherworldly silence. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted May 21, 2015
7/10 91% Heaven Adores You (2015) "We know the music is good. But essentially, this film could do with a little more rigorous investigation about who Smith was and what drove him. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted May 7, 2015
9/10 84% While We're Young (2015) "The dynamic between Stiller and Watts, especially, is strong: he is tightly wound and neurotic, while she is much looser. It's Watts' best work for a while. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Apr 2, 2015
78% Hyena (2015) "In many respects, it operates like a sobering counterpoint to the early Noughties Brit crime flicks; but also the largely repugnant tranche of straight-to-video gangster films that propagate an especially brutal, geezerish type of violence. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Mar 13, 2015
9/10 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "A remarkable and unusual film ... " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2015
6/10 72% American Sniper (2015) "All of this has been done before - and much better - in The Hurt Locker. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 29, 2015
5/5 91% The Departed (2006) "The best of its kind since Michael Mann's Heat. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 25, 2015
8/10 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Miller's film is often unsettling - and although it's hard to like, it has much to commend it. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 8, 2015
6/10 92% Birdman (2014) "Iñárritu's film isn't half as clever as it thinks it is. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 8, 2015
7/10 80% Get On Up (2014) "Chadwick Boseman is charismatic as Brown - a violent, manipulative perfectionist who is emotionally disconnected from those around him. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 28, 2014
4/5 87% The Orphanage (2007) "By the time we reach the third act, this is less a horror film but a psychological study of a protagonist on the brink of emotional collapse. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Oct 14, 2014
6/10 52% Jersey Boys (2014) "Eastwood is keen to examine the disconnect between the group's private lives and their public undertakings, as well as the way that history is elevated to myth. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jul 2, 2014
7/10 85% Under the Skin (2014) "It's perhaps best to consider Glazer's film to be an avant garde midnight movie, using familiar genre conventions to explore conceptual philosophical ideas. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Mar 14, 2014
8/10 94% Her (2013) "In a calculatedly ambiguous way, Jonze appears to be both simultaneously mocking and embracing a genre (a tactic he used previously in Adaptation). " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Feb 20, 2014
8/10 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "Llewyn's tragedy is the Coens' stroke of genius. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Feb 6, 2014
7/10 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "This is a terrifically well-intended and necessarily difficult movie to watch: but I'm not entirely convinced McQueen has delivered quite the masterpiece some would suggest it is. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 10, 2014
9/10 93% American Hustle (2013) "Is there a better actress currently working in movies today than Amy Adams? " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 2, 2014
8/10 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) "Blanchett is being tipped for Oscar glory, and this is surely a very good, very committed performance (if a little self-consciously so). " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Sep 27, 2013
7/10 89% Rush (2013) "Howard shoots the race scenes brilliantly - they a little Tony Scott in terms of over-saturated colour and jump cuts, but it's an effective treatment ... " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Sep 13, 2013
7/10 54% Lovelace (2013) "While sympathetic lacks the nerve to fully detail the injustices she suffered at Trainor's hands. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Aug 29, 2013
9/10 93% Frances Ha (2013) "Frances Ha has a warmth and lightness absent from Baumbach's earlier films, The Squid And The Whale (2005) and Margot At The Wedding (2007). " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Aug 1, 2013
9/10 99% Wadjda (2013) "Unmissable. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jul 25, 2013
9/10 60% The Bling Ring (2013) "The film is surface-shallow - but only because the culture it reflects is arguably too superficial to withstand any kind of analysis. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jul 11, 2013
6/10 56% Man of Steel (2013) "This is a film we are to take seriously, because nothing says serious more than watching men in capes hitting each other with cars. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jun 13, 2013
5/10 73% The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) "As filmed by Shane Meadows, Made Of Stone is a fudge between fly-on-the-wall doc, concert film and archival trawl. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/10 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "It's a film of colossal artifice and superficiality, in love with surface dazzle - but as it turns out, none of the spectacle is remotely thrilling. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted May 16, 2013
8/10 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012) "Entertaining documentary about the notoriously cantankerous drummer... " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted May 16, 2013
7/10 48% I'm So Excited! (2013) "A minor - but exuberantly funny - piece from the Spanish master. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted May 9, 2013
8/10 54% The Look of Love (2013) "As per previous Winterbottom/Coogan collaborations, the vibe here is loose and episodic. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Apr 24, 2013
7/10 94% Good Vibrations "For much of the time, Hooley's tale is, while enjoyably ramshackle, a familiar one of skanky pubs, transit vans, snooty major label executives and poorly attended gigs. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Mar 28, 2013
8/10 69% Stoker (2013) "The play between the three leads is terrific - a bit bonkers, quite creepy, often over-the-top. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Mar 1, 2013
7/10 77% Flight (2012) "Zemeckis - who hasn't directed a live action film since 2000's Cast Away - shoots the film as straight as possible. But that's not to say it's without wit. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Feb 6, 2013
9/10 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) "For much of its three hour running time, Zero Dark Thirty moves like a police procedural: it is rigorous, pared-back and analytical. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 24, 2013
9/10 100% McCullin "Mixes recent interviews with McCullin with contemporaneous news footage and McCullin's own photographs, which have lost none of their power. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 11, 2013
10/10 93% Amour (2012) "Both a poignant love story and a typically rigorous attempt to dismantle one of the last great taboos in cinema. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Dec 12, 2012
6/10 85% The Master (2012) "This is more character study than story. Yet, it feels as shallow as The Cause itself, as maddeningly opaque as Dodd's motivations. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 8, 2012
7/10 84% The Hunger Games (2012) "The idea of a future society where the state controls the population through lethal games is familiar from films like Rollerball, The Running Man and even Doctor Who, but retooled in the era of Simon Cowell gives it some fresh purpose. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Mar 21, 2012
79% Shame (2011) "[A] bracing and unsettling film about sex addiction in New York that features a powerful central performance from Michael Fassbender. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 18, 2012
90% Attack the Block (2011) "Cornish has made a very accomplished debut; an exuberant genre mash-up, part sci-fi, part action movie, part comedy, executed with tremendous energy and flair. " ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted May 18, 2011
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