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Mike McCahill

Mike McCahill

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 No Score Yet Airlift (2016) "Airlift transports its characters the 2,500 miles back to their promised land, as history demands, but I wouldn't trust its underlying nationalism as far as I could throw it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 25, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Rajini Murugan "Like its dark-horse hero, it has dragged its feet getting here, but Rajini Murugan finally comes through as a crowdpleaser that needed to reach its audience, come hell or perilously high water. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 19, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Wazir (2016) "If there's something faintly absurd about the equation of characters to pieces, Chopra and Nambiar - wily teacher and keen student - move them around the board with dexterity and efficiency. It's a fun game to watch. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 15, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Bajirao Mastani (2015) "Singh's bullet-headed Bajirao, forever charging into uncharted physical and emotional terrain, marks another fine showing from one of Bollywood's most versatile leads: we spot exactly why this bad boy commands the loyalty, even lust he does. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Dilwale (2015) "The dud second half feels copied-and-pasted in from some Big Bollywood Book of Star-Crossed Lovers, tossing out one implausible, indigestible chunk of melodrama after another. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/5 0% The Ridiculous 6 "Peer through this dopey haze long enough, and you can't fail to notice the cavalier racial attitudes, the endlessly pliable women; you'd have every right to be outraged, were it not now par for the Sandler course. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 15, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Judge Singh Llb (2015) "It's the kind of scrappy underdog production that wins us over early and - even through its muddle-headed stretches - keeps giving us reasons to cheer for it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 15, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet To Be Frank: Sinatra at 100 "Completists may be happy enough, but it looks rushed and - such as when labelling Sinatra's 1949 musical as Own the Town - perilously sloppy. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Tamasha (2015) "Even as this bold experiment fizzled out - and it really does in the second half, as Kapoor pursues a cure for his dullness, sidelining Padukone - I retained some admiration for its ambition. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 30, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) "If the plot's familiar, no imagination or expense has been spared in mapping the kingdom it winds through. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 100% The Closer We Get "Some scenes, inevitably, make painful viewing, but Guthrie proves fearless about peering into those interpersonal grey areas most clans shy away from. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Heart Like A Hand Grenade (2015) "We get a passing sense of the band's personalities - incorrigibly boyish, even as they head into fatherhood - yet there is nothing of substance on the music, or its notionally oppositional slant. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Shaandaar (Shandaar) (2015) "I can't say I didn't giggle - I did, often - but as any Yorkshireman would doubtless declare: it ain't half daft. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 3, 2015
2/5 20% The Vatican Tapes (2015) "Everyone is working from diabolically thin material: concerned dad Dougray Scott utters a dozen variants of "I don't understand this!" " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 29% Under Milk Wood "Where the words power ahead, unbowed by time, the images - here either manic and gurning, or hamstrung by their poverty-row origins - simply cower in their wake. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1/5 13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) "Again, it's a test of one's tolerance for watching predominantly empty frames - the anonymous performers scarcely count - in the hope something will jolt us from mounting tedium. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games (2015) "Its shrill voice work may place key friendship developments beyond the range of anyone older than nine. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) "During the course of this second night out, Ranjan's series reveals its true colours: those of a genial narcissist whose superficial charm wears off very quickly. Swipe left. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 18, 2015
3/5 43% The Diabolical (2015) "Nothing out of the ordinary, but it'll keep anyone planning a Halloween all-nighter awake and interested. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet North v South "With writer-director Steve Nesbit preoccupied with delaying his under-budgeted action, an odd listlessness takes over: you just want Danny Dyer to stroll on and tell everyone to stop poncing about. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Jazbaa (2015) "For all the rot Gupta dwells on, there's something refreshing about Jazbaa within the wider Bollywood context: it'll make for brisk, pacy, adult entertainment - whichever side of the law you're on. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 11, 2015
3/5 33% Addicted To Fresno (2015) "Though Karey Dornetto's slaloming screenplay can feel self-conscious about pushing the taste envelope, it offers the leads a useful showcase ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/5 76% Zarafa (2015) "The Kirikou movies were livelier. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Leading Lady (2015) "Both the blandest of romcoms and a film about film-making that displays zero feel for the way films are made. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 8, 2015
1/5 79% Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015) "It may as well be Kenny G, or Preparation H. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails "At least it's not in 3D. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Dressed As A Girl "Affectionate, insightful and often very funny. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Katti Batti (2015) "You'll likely forget the whole film in a heartbeat, but there are flickers of sincere emotion here - vital signs that show Advani can still assemble a functioning entertainment when he hasn't got the heavies round. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 28, 2015
3/5 80% McFarland USA (2015) "You run with it, just. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/5 26% Captive (2015) "The actors are committed - Mara, generally waif-like, appears frail indeed - but there's barely anything worth committing to. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Older Than Ireland "You'll shed a tear or two, possibly more. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Roger Waters The Wall (2015) "A concert movie where the considerable pyrotechnics gathered never quite obscure the fully functioning conscience centre stage. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 23, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Dartmoor Killing "Peter Nicholson's low-budget horror-thriller starts better than it ends. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/5 36% Infini (2015) "Infini is too busy generating crashes and bangs to clarify the rules of its own skin-flaying game. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Zoran, il mio nipote scemo "Though not unpleasant, such meandering feels naggingly negligible. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Hero (2015) "The title is what it wants to transform its leading man into; the rebranding, in this case, never takes. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 13, 2015
3/5 89% Aaaaaaaah! "It won't be for everyone, but its oddly complete universe extends to imagining what primate sitcoms and radio might be like, while a rich strain of bathos yields, among other treats, the cinema's most poignant use of battenberg cake. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 56% Brahmin Bulls (2014) "Mahesh Pailoor's film is appreciably relaxed around matters of age and race, yet - as a missing-cat subplot suggests - it's somewhat underpowered. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Draw On Sweet Night "For all its high-minded ambition, the passion has leaked out of this particular project. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 94% The Bélier Family (La famille Bélier) "A canny cast earn any final-reel tears honestly: the ever-ebullient Viard proves even more expressive without spoken dialogue, and Eric Elmosnino lends wry support as the choirmaster. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 10, 2015
1/5 63% The Visit (2015) "This tardy rehash of fairytale tropes finds sometime genre innovator M Night Shyamalan clinging in abject desperation to the found-footage movement's careworn coattails. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Welcome Back (2015) "It's not quite as terrible as a Hangover sequel, but then very few things in life are. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 7, 2015
3/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "No chore, and some fun, in an AOR-ish way. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "It remains a thoroughly cellophaned package, no more affecting - or lasting - than a vaguely colourful baguette from an upmarket sandwich chain. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 17% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "Only the ultra-impressionable will be thrilled: not a single blow in its posy, prop-dependent fight scenes looks as though it connected, let alone hurt. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Building Jerusalem (2015) "Wilkinson's dropkick against the Wallabies is the payoff, but Erskine sees there's something both instructive and inspiring in rewinding the play and detailing the foundations that permitted such elevation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 67% The Bad Education Movie "You sense Whitehall and co-writer Freddy Syborn egging one another on to see who can scrape the bottom of the barrel quickest and loudest. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 25, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet All Is Well (2015) "It passes relatively quickly, no more inane than, say, recent multiplex-filler Hot Pursuit - but you'd be foolhardy to take that as a recommendation, let alone drive the whole family to see it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 23, 2015
2/5 51% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "Hutcherson - blandly conflicted, woodenly agonised - is just too blank for the screen time he sucks up. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 13% Sinister 2 (2015) "A Peeping Tom story rushed through as quiet-quiet-LOUD popcorn-spiller, with replacement players gabbling footnotes to the original legend, and a shoddily edited hide-and-seek finale. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 20, 2015
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