Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sophie Monks Kaufman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 77% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) " Age of Ultron [is] one of the most thoughtfully driven monster vehicles you are likely to see in a summer rammed with powerful, glossy, mechanised beasts. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 21, 2015
100% 45 Years " Haigh's skill is to make 45 Years feel like it's been cribbed from a story that was whirring long before he began documenting it, and that will continue long after the credits. In a sense, that's true. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 20, 2015
2/5 58% The Signal (2014) " Pity the poor actors trapped in a cinematographer's world. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 81% Dior and I (2015) " Pleasant but slight. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 72% The Voices (2015) " By playing with storytelling rules, almost to the point of madness, Satrapi has elicited sympathy for the devil. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 82% Difret " Misogyny, tradition, innocence and experience are among the themes given a sophisticated treatment herein. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 86% My Name Is Salt " A sleepy take on back-breaking labour. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 100% X+Y " Bereavement, autism and maths are lightly combined in this formulaic but moving British drama starring Asa Butterfield. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 57% Hinterland " A distractingly contrived two-hander from newcomer Harry Macqueen boasts some robust lead performances. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " A return to that sunny outpost for the elderly and infirm ushers lightly diminishing returns. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1/5 35% Project Almanac (2015) " Group chemistry is moderately diverting but story offerings are as scanty as the shorts and skirts sported by the female leads. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/5 89% Love Is All: 100 Years of Love & Courtship " Leaves the faint impression of a pleasant dream. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/5 50% Snow in Paradise " A progressive reinvention of a tired genre. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) " The book has a reputation for being a compendium of ridiculous lines. The film is entertaining because it understands the humour of the material and milks the exchanges with knowing delight. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 12, 2015
2/5 88% The Turning " There's much to admire in this compilation of Australian short films, but the run-time is far too punishing. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 100% I am Yours " Haq has the storytelling style of a lawyer calmly presenting the facts of a case leaving it to the audience to decide whether to focus judgment on Mina or unsympathetic circumstances. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 94% Bad Hair (2014) " With two combustible lead performances and a vibrant representation of the high-rise life among Venezuela's working poor, Rondón leads an assured dance through universal themes of poverty, family and sexuality. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 29, 2015
2/5 70% Trash " Stephen Daldry tries his hand at a realist fairy tale set in the slums of Rio, with mixed results. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 85% Kon Tiki (2013) " Enjoyable but not as exciting as it should be. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 19, 2014
4/5 60% Bringing Tibet Home " Brave and resonant artwork from Tibetans in exile. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 78% Electricity " A successful marriage of source material, artistic intent and Agyness Deyn. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 83% Mea Culpa (2014) " Handsome action nonsense. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 88% Concerning Violence (2014) " A timely and powerful exploration into the history of uprising in Africa as seen through the eyes of white liberals. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/5 100% Hockney " It's an enjoyable chronology spritzed with incomparable anecdotes and moments of melancholy but the director's storytelling is of the safe TV movie variety. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/5 88% Winter Sleep (2014) " Rich, beautiful, indulgent, frustrating. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3/5 89% The Imitation Game (2014) " Amounts to less than it should but still worth a jaunt. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 13, 2014
4/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " The power of emotions in filmmaking is at the heart of this beautifully constructed and self-aware blockbuster. Can't wait for Mockingjay 2. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 13, 2014
4/5 99% Leviathan (2014) " The cold beauty of setting and themes leave a lasting wonder. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 6, 2014
5/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) " Leigh has earned this masterpiece through the Turner school of industrious application. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/5 91% The Way He Looks (2014) " Ribeiro builds a sweet mood but heart is only lightly warmed. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 23, 2014
4/5 66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) " Flawed but fascinating in an off-beat, groovy, weird, wise kind of a way. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 23, 2014
2/5 84% Northern Soul " This passionate evocation of the '70s northern soul scene hits bum notes for character and story. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 42% Effie Gray (2015) " A marriage cut down by Victorian prejudice is at the centre of this intriguing, Emma Thompson-penned historical drama. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 100% Still The Enemy Within " "History is written by the victors," said Winston Churchill famously, but Still The Enemy Within shows you can lose big and still emerge with a voice. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 3, 2014
4/5 100% Night Will Fall " We wouldn't watch it again but we're glad we watched it once. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1/5 23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " Noisy claptrap devoid of all that is good about cinema. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/5 99% The Wizard of Oz (1939) " The central themes of illusions, dreams and going on an extraordinary adventure all the better to come home and appreciate what you have there are enduring. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) " A delightful, comic animation with sophisticated social themes from the makers of ParaNorman and Coraline. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 92% Pride (2014) " A dose of tolerance medicine that tastes good. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 65% Life Of Crime (2014) " Daniel Schechter ain't no Tarantino. He ain't even no Barry Sonnenfeld. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
1/5 50% White Settlers " Forgettable. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/5 77% Watermark (2014) " Stand out scenes would work as well as stills in a photography book. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 4, 2014
5/5 100% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920) " Just as dreams take complex personalities and boil them down to friend or foe, so too The Cabinet of Dr Caligari brims with archetypes: the demented doctor, the handsome hero, the innocent ingénue. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/5 59% The Grand Seduction (2014) " Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch doggy-paddle awkwardly through this lacklustre fishing village comedy. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 68% God Help the Girl (2014) " Like an artisan breadcrumb trail, God Helpthe Girl is made of disconnected parts yetones so tangythat it is easy to be tickled right until the end. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/5 33% The Art Party! " Sweet and nutty and full of the courage of its artistic convictions. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/5 54% Blood Ties (2014) " Not quite an unimaginative crime film, not quite something better. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/5 89% The Notorious Mr. Bout " Overambitious politically but on the money character-wise. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/5 35% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) " Here's hoping that Pegg has guzzled max happiness while making the film, because there's not much on offer for those of us watching. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/5 73% The German Doctor (2014) " Taut themes and fascinating facts are occasionally stymied by heavy-handed metaphors. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
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