Trevor Johnston

Trevor Johnston

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 20% Tea & Sangria " Writer/producer/director Peter Domankiewicz shot this semi-autobiographical tale on a tiny budget, and also takes the central role, where his lack of leading-man charisma rather scuppers the film's chances. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) " Reece Witherspoon's presence as an indomitable Kansas City charity worker may be its main selling point, but the heart of this fact-based drama is the long journey taken by a group of refugees from the Sudanese civil war. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 81% The Falling " Carol Morley shows startling versatility and ambition with this jawdropping mash-up of 'If' and 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 20, 2015
89% Glassland " The best Irish film in years. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Rurôni Kenshin: Densetsu no saigo-hen) " A disappointing conclusion to a series which, at its best, has dashingly revived the samurai genre. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/5 100% Gente de bien " Director Franco Lolli shows us rounded, complex characters rather than convenient heroes and villains. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
5/5 100% Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) " A magnificent, career-capping achievement from one of the great storytellers of our era. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/5 70% The Salvation (2015) " Lacks enough complexity to hold cliché at bay, and the CGI-heavy visuals are distracting. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 13, 2015
1/5 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) " The result is 93 minutes of your life you'll never wish to revisit. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 82% Good Kill (2015) " Hawke's effectively simmering performance helps create a potent and provocative report on how combat is mutating into a real-life video-game. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 89% Nånting måste gå sönder (Something Must Break) " Becker delivers a performance striking enough to warrant all the time the camera spends with him. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 53% Woman in Gold (2015) " It's potent material that becomes the stuff of a workmanlike true-life drama, spoon-feeding its audience a steady diet of speeches and schmaltz. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 31, 2015
2/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) " One capably staged chase sequence apart, it's not one to set the pulse racing. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 30, 2015
4/5 100% Blind (2004) " This is ambitious filmmaking. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 24, 2015
2/5 32% Dark Summer (2015) " Offers fairly meagre chills. Still, the script has a few inventive (if not necessarily credible) moves up its sleeve. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 17, 2015
4/5 72% Suite Française " A gripping slice of history and an intoxicating love story in the classic mould. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 74% TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015) " It's expertly crafted for very young kids, and the snappy length (67 minutes!) makes it a useful option for parents seeking a U-certificate family diversion over the holidays. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 6, 2015
95% Amadeus (1984) " Sheer craftsmanship is the film's key strength. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 3, 2015
3/5 82% Difret " An important story, told with commitment. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 3, 2015
4/5 73% Hyena (2015) " The most powerful British crime flick since 'Sexy Beast'. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Mar 3, 2015
3/5 95% Catch Me Daddy " Works first and foremost as a nightmarish visual experience, the darkness of the moors at night suggesting the depths of inhumanity as the pursuit unfolds. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 88% The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) " A worthwhile component of Powell and Pressburger's inestimable legacy. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2/5 28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) " Hart works hard to keep the energy levels high, but though there are intermittent guffaws, charm is in short supply. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 84% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " A charming, revealing and ultimately hopeful snapshot of change in action. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/5 91% Amour Fou (2015) " This is a fascinating look at a world about to be swept away by social change, and though not all viewers will be attuned to its urbane wit, the film's poise and intelligence are undeniable. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 92% Shot in Bombay (2008) " Though lacking genuine investigative heft and with obviously limited access to Dutt himself, the result is an absolutely fascinating survey. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 4, 2015
4/5 94% Bad Hair (2014) " [An] engrossing portrait of life in Chavez's crumbling social experiment. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 100% I am Yours " How to be a mother, a lover and an aspiring actress all at once? " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) " It's all put together with a crisp confidence that suggests its writer-director will swiftly move on to bigger things. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2015
3/5 90% Ex Machina (2015) " A bit more intelligence would not have gone amiss. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 20, 2015
2/5 90% Wild (2014) " Obvious Oscar-bait is just that. Way too obvious. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2/5 72% Point and Shoot (2014) " The film dismayingly replicates VanDyke's blithe US-centric world view " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 12, 2015
2/5 33% Les âmes de papier " Semi-amusing and occasionally even slightly touching, but attempts at magical whimsy fall flat. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 12, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (Bushi no Kondate) " If only the film shared the old chef's genuine passion, this might have been one to savour. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 76% Get Santa " This modest offering exudes a happy-scrappy charm as it bobbles whimsically along. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 2, 2014
4/5 82% Black Sea (2015) " Old-fashioned storytelling values and zeitgeisty relevance make for a worthy addition to sub-aquatic cinema's nerve-juddering legacy. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 2, 2014
4/5 100% Kajaki " Driven by a diligent commitment to reality, the relatively unknown cast, first-time feature director Paul Katis and his expert prosthetic effects crew, turn the unfolding events into a nerve-shredding experience. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 28, 2014
4/5 100% Hockney " This documentary about British artist David Hockney draws on its subject's own family photos and home movies to provide an intimate, authoritative portrait. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 28, 2014
2/5 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) " Another convoluted tale of criminal bumbling. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 25, 2014
3/5 100% Stations of the Cross (2015) " The film showcases Lea Van Acken's remarkable central performance and director Dietrich Brüggemann's adept control of a deliberately rigorous aesthetic. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 25, 2014
1/5 11% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? " The title is the funniest thing about this cynical seasonal cash-in. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 12, 2014
3/5 80% Sacro GRA " Those who like to discover a film for themselves will find this a rewarding, reflective experience. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 55% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) " This ambitious low-budget Welsh drama never quite finds a way to make its emotional drama matter much to the audience. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 4, 2014
4/5 98% The Overnighters (2014) " An urgent portrait of compassion under fire. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 27, 2014
4/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) " Not dissimilar in merrily ghoulish spirit to 'The Nightmare Before Christmas', it's hugely entertaining. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 21, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet The Battles Of Coronel And Falkland Islands (1928) " A vivid and valuable historical document. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 14, 2014
97% '71 (2015) " For all its flaws '71 offers a lapel-grabbing, immersive viewing experience likely to shake up audiences who couldn't otherwise care less about the boredom-factor whys and wherefores of Northern Ireland's bitterest years. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 64% The Rewrite (2015) " [An] easy-going charmer in which deftly tailored banter and evident chemistry prevail over predictable plotting to deliver a comedy with clear appeal for an older audience. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 42% Effie Gray (2015) " The film generates potent, often claustrophobic drama while never losing our sympathy for the fragile, resilient Effie. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 84% Violette (2014) " A deeply satisfying combination of fascinating subject, ace performers and refined directorial sensibility. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 2, 2014
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