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Mike McCahill

Mike McCahill

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "Longer, louder and boasting even more hardware, it does everything to generate the illusion of bleeding-edge bang-per-buck, while cribbing shamelessly from 1991's Secret of the Ooze. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 31, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Streetdance Family "More than any Britain's Got Talent montage, it makes backflips and voguing seem an urgent, possibly even life-altering concern. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 100% A Beautiful Planet (2016) "The result is the best kind of spectacle: that which encourages us to look up and beyond ourselves - and does so using only organic special effects. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The Call Up "It'll fill a slot, if your Xbox connection is down and you feel inspired to quit the sofa. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 21% The Silent Storm "Considerable camp value, but everybody's looking for the Tipp-Ex with which to update their CVs. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 80% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Not even the gifted adaptor Hossein Amini can convince us it's anything more than second-string le CarrĂ© - meat and potatoes, where others have brought us caviar - but we're still reeled in, patiently and capably. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 40% Robinson Crusoe (2016) "Each helter-skelter turn throws up story and design elements you'll have seen better programmed elsewhere. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 16% Ratchet & Clank (2016) "It'll fill a screen and kill 90 minutes if the kids have seen everything else - surely its biggest hope - but the ratio of hardware to heart badly needed another tune-up. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 86% Heaven Knows What (2015) "Cautiously recommended. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Phantom (2015) "Phantom displays that unique pulp mix of motion and emotion that is both compelling and revealing, but also deeply discomfiting to encounter. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 19, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet The Sweeney - Paris (Antigang) "Un peu cheeky, this. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The Passing (Yr Ymadawiad) "Writer Ed Talfan and director Gareth Bryn find in their characters' apparent isolation something simultaneously beautiful, terrifying and sad. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 73% Welcome to Me (2015) "As a mental illness narrative in particular, it feels perilously phoney. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 100% Court (2015) "Here's a film-maker training a sharp, prosecutorial eye on those harsh homefront realities Bollywood has traditionally permitted audiences to escape. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/5 28% The Boy (2016) "These movies need new toys to play with. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/5 91% Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016) "Brisk, enjoyable child's play. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 24, 2016
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 14% 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 30% 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 20% 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 24% 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
4/5 100% Older Than Ireland (2016) "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
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