Sophie Ivan

Sophie Ivan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Film4 , Little White Lies
Total Reviews:
71

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3/5 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) " While there's no doubting Chomet's creative genius, or that of his subject, The Illusionist ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its parts." — Film4
Posted Aug 19, 2010
4/5 100% Separado! " While it would be a stretch to say contemporary British cinema has been crying out for a micro-budget picaresque travelogue from a cult Welsh psych-rocker, it might just be a shade richer for it." — Film4
Posted Aug 5, 2010
2.5/5 83% Beautiful Kate (2009) " A stylish and intriguing debut from Rachel Ward. However, despite its good looks, this film ulimately has little to say for itself." — Film4
Posted Aug 5, 2010
4/5 79% Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura) (2010) " Its clever-clever, self-reflexive narrative stylings won't be to everyone's taste, but as beautifully packaged, multi-layered musings on the nature of love and art go, this takes some beating." — Film4
Posted Aug 5, 2010
3/5 88% Undertow (2010) " A watchable and well-intentioned drama, but one which risks losing its footing straddling a somewhat awkward gulf between Sunset Beach and magic realism." — Film4
Posted Aug 5, 2010
75% Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2010) " It's hard not to feel such complex, dramatically rich subject matter merits a less prosaic treatment." — Film4
Posted Jul 20, 2010
4/5 78% Bluebeard (2010) " While it contains more layers than a slab of Viennetta, this might actually be Breillat's most accessible film to date. Just don't expect anyone to live happily ever after." — Film4
Posted Jul 20, 2010
4/5 78% Bluebeard (2010) " Complex, comic and discomfiting. So, vintage Breillat..." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 16, 2010
4/5 86% Rough Aunties (2008) " Yes, it's tough - sometimes almost unbearable - to watch, but it's also impossible to look away; or to imagine another filmmaker who would approach this subject with such unsparing, steely commitment." — Film4
Posted Jul 15, 2010
4/5 —— La Barbe Bleue (Blue Beard) (Bluebeard) (2010) " The bare bones of the narrative are icily, elusively etched. All the better to let its underlying sexual politics ferment, and let the viewer's imagination begin rooting around the sub-conscious." — Film4
Posted Jul 15, 2010
4/5 69% Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010) " An American remake is already on the cards, though it's hard to see how it could improve on the original -- sparkling, elegant and wafer-light, if you could bottle rom-com, it would taste like this." — Film4
Posted Jul 1, 2010
3/5 82% American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011) " A little too in love with its subject, but a treat for fans." — Little White Lies
Posted May 13, 2010
70% Ondine (2010) " The director fudges the answer by weaving a sometimes astoundingly clunky fable about the power of hope, miracles and Iceland's most insipid musical export." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 5, 2010
93% Blur: No Distance Left to Run (2010) " Easy as it is to hate reunion tour films, this doesn't exactly fit the bill. Blur may be ageing but they aren't arrogant arseholes milking their loyal fanbase for every last penny." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 22, 2010
43% Dorian Gray (2009) " Parker directs his version like a kid who, after one too many Haribos, has been let loose with a bumper-pack of poster paints." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2009
3/5 82% Broken Embraces (2009) " Like an elaborately woven cobweb, it's a marvel but so full of holes that it's all too easily swept from memory." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 29, 2009
4/5 94% Home (2009) " Prepare for this one to be rattling around the grey matter long after leaving the cinema. An auteur is born." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2009
2/5 85% Skin (2009) " The melodramatic, mediocre score runs roughshod over such subtleties and highlights how fundamentally conventionalised Skin is." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2009
2/5 69% Fugitive Pieces (2008) " Despite a rich premise, the soul-searching of the older Jakob is, at best, curiously colourless; at worst, positively grating." — Little White Lies
Posted May 29, 2009
3/5 50% Chéri (2009) " Sharp, droll script but Chéri himself goes missing." — Little White Lies
Posted May 8, 2009
2/5 78% Doubt (2008) " What possessed the once credible Meryl Streep to take on the caricatured role of crusading Sister Aloysius? And why is her performance so uniformly unconvincing?" — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 6, 2009
3/5 86% Better Things (2008) " The film has a powerful, impressionistic style. Scenes are shot in suffocating, distorting close-up or at an equally stifling distance, revealing the sublime, indifferent landscape." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 23, 2009
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