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Adam Lowes

Adam Lowes
Adam Lowes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue, HeyUGuys

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 68% Summer of '84 (2018) This love letter to the 80s jettisons the nostalgia and benefits greatly from this decision. Rich in texture and character, it is only the unsatisfying ending which lets the rest of the film down.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
81% What Keeps You Alive (2018) While What Keeps You Alive strains credibility on more than a couple of occasions, the cat and mouse machinations which kick in after the film's early devastating plot twist make for a highly watchable genre exercise.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 75% The Man from Mo'Wax (2018) While it's obvious that fans of Lavelle and his many creative ventures will get the most out of The Man From Mo'Wax, this remains a fascinating insight into both the hubris and vulnerability of the music industry. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
3/5 45% Generation Wealth (2018) At times the whole film threatens to turn into a visual stream of consciousness exercise... That Generation Wealth remains watchable is down to the filmmaker's skills with the camera and her confidence around her participants.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
3/5 76% Mansfield 66/67 (2017) Mansfield 66/67 remains an entertaining, sometimes through-provoking trawl through Hollywood folklore.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 100% The Ice King (2017) The Ice King is a focused, elegantly made documentary, and at a relatively brisk 88 minutes, none of Curry's achievements (or defeats) ever feel like they're being skated over.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/5 80% Double Date (2017) Overall, Double Date is a riotous low-budget gem and everything that a lazy genre comedy offering like Lesbian Vampire Hunters should have been.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 83% Mohawk (2018) Mohawk is a dark, oppressive tale with little in the way of levity, but Geoghegan has crafted an impressive period yarn which acts as a barbed indictment of colonialism, wrapped up in a crowd-pleasing display of splatter and gore.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
1/5 76% M.F.A. (2017) Packed full of "seriously, they went there?" moments, M.F.A. feels like a reductive response to a far weightier issue.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
4/5 93% School Life (2017) An appealingly good-natured piece, chock-full of beautifully-observed moments, in both the teachers and pupils lives.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) A ho-ho-home invasion yarn which deliciously subverts the genre, this Yuletide horror is an impressive piece of work, bolstered by some memorable performances and a truly unique mid-point twist.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
3/5 100% Center of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) (2016) It's a delicately told tale and one that is greatly enriched by the winning lead performance from Louis Hofmann.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) What is ostensibly a niche subject matter is rendered very watchable due, in part, to how much of what Jacobs passionately advocated half a century ago is still very much at the forefront of many concerned urbanites.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 93% All This Panic (2017) Sexuality, race and generational conflicts are put under the spotlight, but Gage's assured touch means they're tackled in a self-effacing manner, with little in the way of histrionics.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 71% Trash Fire (2016) Trash Fire is a strange and unsettling film but it rarely feels like a shock-value exploitation piece.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/5 68% The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (2015) The World of Kanako is a mixed bag of cinematic influences and styles.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 96% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) Train to Busan is the year's best genre offering by a zombie mile.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 60% Black (2015) An uncompromising look at posturing teens emotionally unequipped with the adult world, reminiscent of genre standouts like Kids and City of God, complete with a heavy pinch of social unrest and interracial conflict which calls to mind La Haine.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Director's Cut (2018) Directors Cut is a unique endeavour that it never outstays its welcome, despite the seemingly limiting storytelling device.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 68% Highlander (1986) Highlander is the visual counterpart to rock band Queen (who supply a number of songs on the soundtrack) - big, brash and operatic filmmaking of the highest order.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 73% A Hologram for the King (2016) Hanks' eminently watchable everyman persona shines as brightly as ever in a diverting, warm hug of a film.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
4/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) A joyous and often uproarious portrayal of college-age adolescence and the alluring freedom that brings. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
4/5 75% The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane) (1980) A resolutely offbeat film which offers a richly rewarding and affecting viewing experience if you're willing to embrace it's esoteric flourishes.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The Zero Boys (1986) Add to this a generous lashing of unintentional humour and a young, inexperienced cast largely playing it straight and you have a gloriously awful B-picture.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
4/5 86% Three Days of the Condor (1975) Bringing restraint and composure without skimping on the requisite tension and intrigue, Pollock builds a credible, character-led adventure. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
2/5 44% Bride of Re-Animator (1990) "This is a largely uninspired rehash which fails to improve upon the superior original, stuttering along until the demented, anything goes finale."‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
5 82% Victoria (2015) Offering little respite for the viewer (even when the action flags, the committed performances shine), Victoria is a dynamic and astounding piece of charged vérité which continues to grip and convince until the final uninterrupted frame.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
3 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Hail, Caesar! hits all the right notes as a loving tribute to the films and background players of a bygone Hollywood age, and while it's perfectly enjoyably, it ultimately feels like a slight and undernourished offering.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
4 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) Straight Outta Compton more than deserves a place amongst the very best music biopics, and even those who possess merely a passing familiarity with NWA will be fighting the urge to fist-pump as the hits are blasted out.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
1 36% The Green Inferno (2015) What should be a gruelling exercise in horror is a turgid, poorly-acted and feeble excuse to show on-screen mutilations and dismemberment.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
3/5 86% The American Dreamer (1971) A deliberately composed bathtub ménage à trios later on in the film looks like it could have been a deleted scene from Easy Rider. ‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
2/5 53% Tokyo Tribe (2015) Tokyo Tribe is a film which goes out of its way to be as scattershot and lively as possible in its execution, yet is strangely bereft of much in the way of thrills or humour.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 89% A Fuller Life (2014) A constantly entertaining endeavour.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
2/5 70% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) After a strong start, it's unfortunate that the director's efforts and fun cinematic trimmings are ultimately stymied by a narrative that gradually runs out of steam before the same old stalk and slash machinations are wheeled out.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2015
4/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) Shot in sun-bleach, faded 35mm stock, with a view of California deeply entrenched in cinematic folklore, Inherent Vice is an easy film to fall for.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2015
4/5 72% American Sniper (2015) Ultimately more of an action-inflected character study rather than a weighty commentary on the Iraqi conflict, Eastwood creates some incredibly vivid, sweat-inducing situations which capture the uncertainties and confusion of conflict.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
4/5 91% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) An absolute must-see for trash cinema aficionados, although anyone with even a passing interest in film will enjoy what's on offer here.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 100% You and the Night (Les rencontres d'après minuit) (2013) You and the Night defies being categorised as solely for a LGBT audience, but the film's abstract narrative and transgressive sprinkles still means that it will probably find more of an appreciation with a niche audience.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2014
4/5 80% The Dirties (2013) A riveting film which explores another facet to the burgeoning sociopathic tendencies of a high school loner.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2014
3/5 40% After the Night (Até ver a luz) (2013) It's hard not to get swept up in the ominous atmosphere the director creates, through both limited resources and his cast of non-professionals.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2014
3/5 45% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) While Yves Saint Laurent will undoubtedly chime with the fashionista crowd, it's not quite riveting enough to warrant crossover appeal.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2014
4/5 97% The Rocket (2014) This utterly charming, fable-like coming of age tale will live longer in the hearts and minds of audiences.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 100% Wake in Fright (2012) Wake in Fright is an absolute must-see for fans of cult, off-kilter cinema.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2014
4/5 87% Computer Chess (2013) Computer Chess will fill you full of nostalgia for the analogue era, which is quite a feat in this pristine, HD-obsessed world.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/5 84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) The mix of broad laughs and excruciating truths makes for a highly watchable and intuitive experience.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 3, 2013
3/5 61% Running From Crazy (2013) The film is perhaps a little too long, but aside from the saccharine which occasionally lurks beneath this is an otherwise engaging and thoughtful study into a hereditary illness.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2013
4/5 89% Bernie (2012) It's been a long time coming, but it turns out Bernie has been worth the wait.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2013
2.5/5 53% Oblivion (2013) It's a shame the lack of originality becomes a distraction forty minutes in and the spectacle isn't enough to stem the overriding sense of déjà vu.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2013
4/5 92% O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) (2012) For those who don't mind that lingering, almost voyeuristic display of human behaviour, this confident and promising debut is a must-see.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2013
1/5 7% Fire With Fire (2012) Your hard-earned cash deserves to be spent on something which, at the very least, attempts to engage the viewer on some level.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2013