Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sophie Monks Kaufman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Publications:
Little White Lies
Total Reviews:
117

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 60% 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 74% 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 40% The Art Party! " Sweet and nutty and full of the courage of its artistic convictions." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/5 53% 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 23% 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 72% The German Doctor (2014) " Taut themes and fascinating facts are occasionally stymied by heavy-handed metaphors." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 100% All This Mayhem " Martin has bestowed cinematic order on mayhem-fuelled lives." — Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
2/5 39% Step Up: All In (2014) " There is something soothing in how formulaic this film is." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/5 20% Delight " Hammy dialogue mars this earnest rural melodrama of a woman fleeing from war." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 31, 2014
1/5 —— La crème de la crème (Smart Ass) " Smart Ass is described on IMDB as a comedy, an idea which is the only funny thing in this intellectually and sexually bankrupt film." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 90% Nordvest (Northwest) " Underwritten social drama but still a solid genre offering." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 77% Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014) " Leaves a legacy of tenacious empathy for dead migrant workers." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/5 83% Begin Again (2014) " Keira Knightley brings a sweet soul to John Carney's delightful sort-of sequel to his low-fi hit, Once." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 100% Bastards " This urgent documentary examines the lives of single mothers and the phantom men who ritually abandon them in Morocco." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 36% Goddess " This silly, but strangely adorable battle of the sexes musical boasts Ronan Keating in a starring role." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 3, 2014
2/5 75% Bicycling with Moliere (2014) " The great Fabrice Luchini adds a caustic spark to this minor-key, putting-on-a-play comedy." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 3, 2014
2/5 8% Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie " One joke repackaged makes up about 80 per cent of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie's gags." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 2, 2014
4/5 92% The Return To Homs (2014) " Captures with great immediacy the gallows that is war and the humour that is human." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 89% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) " Guatemalan teens attempt to break into the US a film which offers little new both politically and aesthetically." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/5 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " Entire sub-plots and characters could have been sacrificed and still this good-natured, perma-cranked-up-to-11 rom-com would have been too noisy for some." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 100% Leave To Remain " This intense, no-fi asylum seeker drama manages to make a big noise with a very small drum." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 19, 2014
66% The Rover (2014) " If there's one thing this violent metaphysical drama emphasises it's that heart is, when all else fails, a man's best friend." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 79% 112 Weddings " With the gulf between audience and film subjects reduced by thoughtful honesty, our investment in the fates of each couple and individual skyrockets." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/5 33% A Perfect Plan (Un plan parfait) " Diane Kruger's looks are fetishised in this laboured and soft-headed farce about beauty and a family curse." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/5 18% Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie (Benny & Jolene) " A shoestring budget is no excuse for the overall slackness of this winsome and irritating music industry romcom." — Little White Lies
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 91% Omar (2014) " Abu-Assad cares about his characters and their wretched but thrilling situations." — Little White Lies
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 85% Korengal (2014) " A confused, but heartfelt eulogy." — Little White Lies
Posted May 29, 2014
5/5 88% The Punk Singer (2013) " A rousing celebration of the creative and political life of outspoken Riot grrrl icon, Kathleen Hanna." — Little White Lies
Posted May 22, 2014
1/5 65% Beyond the Edge (2014) " A drably conventional retelling of Edmund Hillary's 1953 ascent of Mount Everest." — Little White Lies
Posted May 22, 2014
2/5 40% In Secret (2014) " Olson and Isaac are hot but what have you done to the story, Stratton?" — Little White Lies
Posted May 15, 2014
2/5 76% Concussion (2013) " A stellar lead turn by Robin Weigert isn't enough to save this staid story of a lesbian call-girl." — Little White Lies
Posted May 15, 2014
2/5 58% Before the Winter Chill (2014) " There's truth in the central relationship metaphor of looking after the family garden "before the winter chill", but it's scant cinematic recompense for the weed patch where events culminate." — Little White Lies
Posted May 8, 2014
3/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " This hard-boiled, unironic revenge thriller is held together by a mesmerising lead performance from Macon Blair." — Little White Lies
Posted May 1, 2014
2/5 74% Informant (2013) " This infuriating and convoluted French potboiler tells you everything while showing and suggesting nothing." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " A joyful bubble you'll want to re-enter." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/5 50% The Sea " Despite Ciarán Hinds' best efforts, The Sea is a dull-as-dishwater melodrama." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/5 58% Reaching for the Moon (2013) " Worth watching for the passionate, compelling and destructive central love affair." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/5 52% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) " 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor is on top form in this Nigerian Civil War drama." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/5 —— Willow And Wind (Beed-o Baad) (1999) " Talebi manages to wring a lot of tension out of his concept." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/5 41% Pioneer (2014) " The Hunger Games' Wes Bentley treads water in this dull oceanic thriller." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 81% Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) " The French-Canadian upstart, Xavier Dolan, comes of age with this blistering psychosexual fable which doffs a cap to Hitchcock." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/5 94% A Story Of Children And Film " Intrusive curation dominates in the rearview mirror." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/5 71% The Motel Life (2013) " Stephen Dorff excels as a luckless hobo in this bruised and booze-soaked adaptation of Willy Vlautin's 2007 novel." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " A warm and fitting tribute to talented singers." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 27, 2014
1/5 82% G.B.F. (2014) " Chronic bubble-gum highschool farce in which gay characters are reduced to tokenistic social accessories." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 68% About Last Night (2014) " The haunting sounds emanating from Kevin Hart taint this watered-down and glossy reinterpretation of a 1974 David Mamet play." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 30% Svengali " Paper-thin music industry satire which is (almost) saved by the sweet chemistry between leads Jonny Owen and Vicky McClure." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1/5 5% Paranoia (2013) " No-one brings anything close to their A-game in this chronically ham-fisted corporate sabotage thriller." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 6, 2014
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