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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
4/5 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) An unavoidably cute and moving inquiry into the inability of humans to wholly function without the blessed existence of doggos...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Not much happens, but its leisurely, unusually congenial temperament strikes me as a small miracle.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
5/5 63% Suspiria (2018) Genuinely mesmerising, sustaining a two-and-a-half-hour duration with lashings of camp, rhapsodic dance choreography and wildly unpleasant body-horror.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) It's all pretty dizzying to process on first viewing, even more difficult to extricate from the incredible legend and circumstance that surrounds its existence. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) I will add to the chorus of praise for Gaga. She's the film's real MVP-a natural actor of surprising depth and soul.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
2/5 88% First Man (2018) At the tender age of 33 years old, Oscar golden boy Damien Chazelle decided it was time to make his stodgy, pedestrian Clint Eastwood-in-twilight biopic.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
2/5 26% The Nun (2018) It reeks of dumped-to-Netflix mediocrity, with flimsy characters, clunky dialogue and run-of-the-mill mythology...‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It's also first and foremost, a zingy, glossy entertainment that should resonate far and wide beyond its cultural specificity. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 46% The Meg (2018) The film could've benefited from more R-rated absurdity - think Deep Blue Sea - to counter its bland, somewhat neutered surfaces.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) I walked out of the theatre feeling like I'd just watched the year's most exhilarating action movie.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
4/5 86% Cargo (2018) Cargo injects bracing, subtle layers into long-established flesh-munching lore while not completely reinventing anything.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 78% Kangaroo (2018) Balanced it is not, but Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story proves to be a bluntly effective, in a pry-your-eyes-open-with-a-crowbar kind of way, piece of animal welfare advocacy. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) This one's genuinely gut-wrenching - pack some diapers.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/5 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying might be more likeable a road movie than it is an anti-war statement.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
2/5 40% 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 94% 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 84% 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 74% 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 76% 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 35% 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 67% 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 80% 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 68% 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 23% 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 71% 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 57% 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 78% 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 48% 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 84% 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