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Philip Concannon

Philip Concannon

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% of the time.

Philip Concannon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Skinny

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% The Lobster "Lanthimos' ability to combine arch humour and outbursts of shocking violence is as potent as ever. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5 82% Results (2015) "In truth, it doesn't quite work, but the dissonance between the content and Bujalski's approach is oddly compelling. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 29, 2015
5/5 100% Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) "Keaton has lost none of his ability to entertain and astonish. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 95% Chimes at Midnight (1965) "Thrillingly alive in a way that so few screen versions of Shakespeare manage to be. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 6, 2015
5/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Shot with a brilliant eye for composition by Sofian El Fani, Timbuktu is an essential work; it's a vital plea for understanding, compassion and peace that is marked by a deep wisdom and humanity. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) "A perfect role for Keanu Reeves, whose deadpan delivery makes the most of the surprisingly amusing script. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Apr 6, 2015
2/5 67% Rollerball (1975) "With its sluggish pacing, Rollerball gradually loses momentum between its slickly constructed game sequences " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 31, 2015
4/5 95% Girlhood (2015) "The film's biggest strength lies in Sciamma's magic touch with young actresses: the cast of first-timers give uniformly excellent performances, with Karidja Touré and Assa Sylla in particular showing a real star quality. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 19, 2015
5/5 90% Mommy (2015) "Mommy is an unabashed melodrama that's constantly swinging for the fences, and the emotional force of the picture is irresistible. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 16, 2015
5/5 100% Wild River (1960) "It's an expansive work, distinguished by exceptional location photography, but, as ever, (Kazan's) focus is on complex interpersonal relationships. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 16, 2015
4/5 100% Maidan (2014) "Sergei Loznitsa's Maidan is a film that achieves a visceral sense of immediacy by keeping its distance. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 16, 2015
2/5 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "Too shallow and incurious to succeed as a character study, the film drifts aimlessly in a manner that frustrates and finally alienates. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 17, 2015
5/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "This is uniquely a Paul Thomas Anderson picture, another expression of his formidable artistry and singular vision. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 19, 2015
5/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "The film is beautifully underplayed with an emotional undercurrent that gradually builds an accumulative force, before all of that anger and sorrow finally explodes to the surface in an unforgettable final scene. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 13, 2015
5/5 97% National Gallery (2014) "National Gallery is a celebration of art and of anyone who loves it, shares it and protects it, and one can't help feeling inspired by being in such company. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 5, 2015
2/5 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Must a film about an extraordinary man be so ordinary? " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 18, 2014
4/5 92% Birdman (2014) "One of the most unexpected and richly enjoyable larks of the cinematic year, even if the director's occasional grasps for profundity threaten to puncture the fun. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 18, 2014
4/5 87% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "Even at a brisk 70 minutes, Goodbye to Language is dense with too many ideas and innovations to unpick on one viewing. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 5, 2014
5/5 99% Leviathan (2014) "[Leviathan] presents modern Russia as a country rotten to its core - corrupt, hypocritical and godless. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 5, 2014
5/5 86% At Berkeley (2013) "Hypnotically edited and intellectually stimulating, At Berkeley doesn't feel a minute too long, even at four hours. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 58% Finding Fela! (2014) "Finding Fela! boasts some striking footage and terrific music, but it also feels baggy and inconclusive, and an object lesson in why singular, groundbreaking artists shouldn't have their stories told in such conventional ways. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/5 89% Obvious Child (2014) "Obvious Child is a genuine attempt to drag the moribund rom-com genre into more relatable and mature territory, and while it sometimes falls short of its aims, it's an admirable step in the right direction. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Aug 28, 2014
5/5 96% Charulata (1964) "Truly timeless. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 21, 2014
4/5 90% Norte, the End of History (2014) "Patient and inquisitive viewers will surely find it a very rewarding experience, and one hopes it's not the last Lav Diaz film to make its way to these shores. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 92% Frank (2014) "Abrahamson is a filmmaker with a nuanced sense of tone, and he handles the shift from surreal comedy to something deeper and more complex with a typically deft touch. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 8, 2014
4/5 87% Exhibition (2014) "Both Hogg's exceptional use of space and the complex sound design ensure that the striking architecture D and H inhabit is as much of a character as they are. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Apr 18, 2014
5/5 93% Le passé (The Past) (2013) "The Past is clearly the work of a master dramatist, and precious few filmmakers in world cinema are currently operating at Farhadi's level. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 99% Starred Up (2014) "Mackenzie skilfully sketches the sense of community and hierarchy that prison life is built upon, and makes us keenly aware of the simmering aggression that threatens to boil over at any time. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/5 93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) "When was the last time you saw an erotic thriller that worked simultaneously on both levels? " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) "If you have ever taken a moment to wonder what a vampire romance directed by Jim Jarmusch would look like, then Only Lovers Left Alive probably comes pretty close to the film you imagined. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 94% Her (2013) "Her asks us to consider what constitutes a 'real' relationship in a world where every interaction is filtered through technology, making it feel like a vital contemporary romance. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 6, 2014
5/5 79% An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013) "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a love story, and it appropriately feels as if it has been made with the heart more than the head. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) "The relentless intensity quickly grows numbing. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 30, 2014
5/5 93% The General (1927) "A hilarious comedy and a thrilling action film. The General has it all. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 23, 2014
5/5 94% All Is Lost (2013) "[Redford] gives a commanding performance as the nameless protagonist that makes the complete lack of characterisation an irrelevance. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 20, 2013
2/5 80% Don Jon (2013) "The work of a young director reaching to impress without having fully formed ideas ... " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 13, 2013
4/5 81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) "The bold editing and imaginative cinematography impresses throughout, but it's the soundtrack that proves to be The Broken Circle Breakdown's biggest asset ... " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 100% The Stuart Hall Project "A fascinating portrait of the revered cultural theorist from the great John Akomfrah. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 5, 2013
4/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) "The film has a haunting quality that allows it to linger in the mind, and leaves us with a sense that Lowery has great work in his future. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 2, 2013
3/5 71% Foxfire "Tighter editing could have elevated this from a respectable adaptation into something with an incisive edge, but at least it's a better take on the book than the misguided 1996 version ... " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Aug 13, 2013
4/5 90% Paradise: Hope (2013) "The sensitivity and empathy with which Seidl explores the pangs of first love might catch many viewers off guard. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 31, 2013
4/5 93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) "In truth, there's little in Alex Gibney's film that won't be familiar to attentive news watchers, but this skilled documentarian has mastered the art of condensing a vast and complex amount of information into a gripping and entertaining package. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 9, 2013
3/5 71% Paradise: Faith (2013) "Situated in the middle of Ulrich Seidl's trilogy, it's hard to avoid the feeling that Paradise: Faith is the weakest film of the three, but it still has the kind of powerful and singular moments that few directors are capable of producing. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 3, 2013
5/5 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) "This extraordinary work serves up a series of shocking and surreal sequences, and uses the artifice of filmmaking to expose horrendous truths. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 24, 2013
2/5 83% This Is the End (2013) "With most of these performers now pursuing far more interesting projects in their own careers, maybe this is the end for a group of comics whose shtick has started to feel rather tired. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 24, 2013
5/5 82% Like Someone in Love (2013) "From the incredible opening shot onwards, it's clear Kiarostami's cinematic language translates perfectly in any setting. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 14, 2013
5/5 95% A Hijacking (2013) "When the credits roll, you may feel as if you too have been released from captivity. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 8, 2013
2/5 48% I'm So Excited! (2013) "Almodóvar's new film feels like a conscious attempt to recapture the spirit of his earlier comedic films. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 2, 2013
4/5 89% In the House (2013) "With its exploration of voyeurism and manipulation, In the House covers similar territory to Ozon's earlier Swimming Pool, but is distinguished by its crafty sense of humour. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2013
5/5 99% Wadjda (2013) "A satisfying and skilfully made film is always something to celebrate, but largely due to the circumstances from which it arose, Wadjda feels like one of the year's most vital. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2013
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