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Aaron Yap

Aaron Yap
Aaron Yap's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flicks.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 42% Mary Magdalene (2018) If Mary Magdalene emerges less transcendent and spiritually satisfying than it ought to be, it's because of director Garth Davis' tendency to favour plodding biopic literalness over ascetic restraint. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
2/5 14% Winchester (2018) Budgetary constraints aside, the labyrinthine geography of the mansion is poorly communicated, sapping much allure from its bounty of potentially atmospheric spaces.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) I'm still uncertain if I buy 31-year- old Armie Hammer as a 24-year- old, but man, Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name sure does sell its love story. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) A colossal, garish shambles that offers minor relief by being a smidgen less painful than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 82% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) McEnroe's "unsportsmanlike behaviour" is a no-brainer fit for LaBeouf, who attacks the tennis enfant terrible's profanity-filled, racket-throwing antics with gusto.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
2/5 73% Final Portrait (2018) Avoids the usual biopic pitfalls, yet succumbs to the half-baked slightness that can plague talky, miniaturist chamber pieces. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Poetic, inspiring, haunting, and absolutely necessary.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Guess what? It ain't bad. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Metres Down shouldn't be sniffed at, its plum supply of nerve-wracking scenarios capably playing to our phobias of deep sea depths and hungry sharks.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/5 69% The Journey (2017) [A] likeably droll, if all-too-pat and unchallenging, film...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/5 74% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Attempts to seize profundity from all the timeline-leaping are laboured and heavy-handed, marked by some clunky spots of doddering-seniors-in-the-21st century-style humour.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It's a more audacious, visually adventurous effort, matching expertly choreographed knife-to-the-balls Wickian ultraviolence with strikingly Baroque, even hallucinatory, mise-en-scène.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Sometimes too much is too much, and this exercise in pupper schmaltz has definitely hit my ceiling.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Winter at Westbeth (2017) It's difficult to deny the emotional pull of their unyielding quest...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 91% Raw (2017) It's viscous, and vicious, a twisted, oddly poignant collision of midnight-movie yucks and coming-of-age turmoil. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Converts New York traffic into the demolition derby equivalent of World War Z...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Smart, accessible, pin-sharp, and also a more authentic, disturbing genre-tweaking pic about slavery and the antebellum South than Django Unchained. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) Sonia Braga is so good as widowed music critic Dona Clora - like Isabelle-Huppert-level so-good...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 76% Split (2017) It's too weird and entertainingly trashy to write off.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
5/5 81% Sunset Song (2016) For sheer rapturous beauty, Terence Davies's Sunset Song might be the film to top this year. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Only offensive in its mediocrity.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) [Hews] closer to the embarrassing pastiche of Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies than the exquisite smoke-and-mirrors of Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 69% Operation Avalanche (2016) Better as a tribute to the lost art of analog filmmaking and practical effects than a paranoid espionage thriller...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) One of the year's most pleasant surprises.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
4/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Witty, inventively rigged scares, alongside the cast's solid performances, raise this one above the average cash-grab.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
2/5 22% Inferno (2016) Where the previous films fell on the right side of enjoyable airport paperback junkiness, Inferno is mostly just junk.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) Engaging, though not terribly revealing...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) An agreeable remake, not bad for an Antoine Fuqua flick, if ultimately an unmemorable movie.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 67% Nerve (2016) The film moves briskly enough that we rarely have a second to unpack the less-than-airtight logic of the game itself. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 78% The Shallows (2016) I'm calling it: the most epic showdown this year isn't between grunting titanic superheroes with petty beefs to work out, but Gossip Girl alum Blake Lively and a great white shark.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 73% Remember (2016) Christopher Plummer gives a towering, affecting, prestige-level performance that sharpens the material around him...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/5 56% Me Before You (2016) If you want to see a bumblebee-stocking-wearing Khaleesi chip away at the prickly exterior of a rich, handsome, wheelchair-bound former banker, here's your movie.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) The utopia Moore has painted is a valuable crystal-ball glimpse into a brighter future.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 47% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) A serviceable-enough vehicle for Elba, but now he's more than proven his action chops, let's put him in the next Mad Max or something.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
5/5 98% Phoenix (2015) Spellbinding cinema... a small marvel of lean construction, with stark, uncluttered images that haunt you long after.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/5 83% Far from Men (2015) A mostly absorbing trek, bolstered by the ominous, enveloping sweep of Guillaume Deffontaines's cinematography and Warren Ellis and Nick Cave's sparse, starkly haunting score.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 95% How To Change The World (2015) An inspiring, affecting odyssey about flower children transforming into a "seagoing gang of ecological bikers".‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 89% Veteran (2015) An entertaining, if overlong, and not particularly distinguished cop flick...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 61% Legend (2015) Legend might appeal to undiscriminating crime fans who aren't familiar with the Krays; others may want something a little punchier...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 82% Assassination (2015) As far as glossy blockbuster craft goes, Assassination is a top-notch package.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
2/5 66% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Feels like a tossed-off piece of work, an instantly forgettable time-killer that's destined to become this decade's The Mod Squad remake.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/5 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) Driven by a genuinely consuming curiosity, taking delight in excavating hitherto unavailable information about a creative enigma whom, perhaps, would rather remain that way.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2014
1/5 24% Dracula Untold (2014) Evans lacks the lasting charismatic presence for this kind of role, but works hard to ground every silly moment he's given with turbulent gravity.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 71% Beloved Sisters (2015) More speculative period fiction than fact, albeit a marginally diverting one.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 60% The Equalizer (2014) A thunderously over-scored Man on Fire Redux that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 21% Into The Storm (2014) The genre's chief annoyance of characters who can't seem to let go of cameras in life-threatening situations hasn't got any less aggravating.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/5 80% Rising From Ashes (2013) We're invited to bask in the achievements of Team Rwanda, but it's difficult to when confronted with the lingering intrigue surrounding Boyer's story.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 82% The Two Faces of January (2014) Long-time screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive) displays a degree of airy, old-fashioned elegance in his first directorial outing.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2014
4/5 95% Ida (2014) A quiet, sparsely plotted film that grows in memory.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
3/5 83% On My Way (2014) Never less than watchable, but bar Deneuve's presence, the film rarely coalesces dramatically.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted May 7, 2014