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Alan Bett

Alan Bett
Alan Bett's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Skinny

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 82%

White Shadow (2013)

"This is a confrontational but disjointed work, challenging in theme and languid in pace." The Skinny
Posted Mar 19, 2015
5/5 93%

A Touch of Sin (2013)

"This major work is cinematic in scope but loses none of the provocative truth that defines Zhangke's oeuvre." The Skinny
Posted May 8, 2014
3/5 51%

Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

"Strongly played by all four leads, Half of a Yellow Sun is sumptuous and enjoyable, but there is just too much paint in this story for the canvas provided." The Skinny
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 91%

Locke (2014)

"This does not quite share the subtlety of Beckett (metaphors of hardening concrete footprints are a little too obvious), or the poetry of language, but must be considered a modern equivalent." The Skinny
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 81%

Salvo (2014)

"Visually confident with a notably bare sound design of introspective silences, ticking clocks, a solitary barking dog, it's a film sure of its movement, strolling like a lion." The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 46%

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014)

"It's a confusing and demanding film, at times exhausting; so subjective as to defy simple rating." The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 80%

Of Good Report (2013)

"The riffs on Lolita are obvious and well referenced, but where Nabokov provoked in prose, Qubeka uses images and angles, forcing us into an uncomfortable complicity." The Skinny
Posted Nov 13, 2013
2/5 69%

About Time (2013)

"There is no dissection of love or the human condition here, only a syrupy river flowing away from the comedy zeitgeist that's so sweet it should come with a shot of insulin." The Skinny
Posted Sep 2, 2013
3/5 88%

A Última Vez Que Vi Macau (The Last Time I Saw Macao) (2013)

"The directors build a melancholy collage of beautiful images, many of which worthy of a gallery wall, in this attempt to untwine both individual and national displaced histories." The Skinny
Posted Jul 9, 2013
4/5 82%

Mister John (2013)

"This is a complex experiment on evolving identity and the need to escape a damaged life." The Skinny
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3/5 65%

U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014)

"This true story ... has been knit into a taut thriller by British director Andrew Douglas." The Skinny
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet

Namyeong-dong 1985 (National Security) (2012)

"Picks a subject ingrained in the Korean subconscious while retaining relevance." The Skinny
Posted Jun 24, 2013
4/5 33%

The Berlin File (2013)

"Retrospectively cold war in tone this provides action more brutal than balletic and the promise of a Bourne-style franchise in the making." The Skinny
Posted Jun 24, 2013
4/5 89%

Shell (2013)

"Scott Graham's excellent debut feature is a triumph, a film which troubles the mind for days after viewing." The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2013
2/5 80%

Tower (2012)

"An anaemic take on the We Need to Talk About Kevin nature/nurture debate." The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2013
3/5 93%

Our Children (2013)

"A film which tackles serious issues that are both intensely personal and widely political, but which fails to offer understanding of subjects which are perhaps simply incomprehensible." The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2013
3/5 21%

The Wee Man (2012)

"An undeniably watchable criminal soap opera offering personal redemption." The Skinny
Posted Jan 17, 2013
4/5 92%

A Simple Life (2012)

"eteran Director Ann Hui paints in delicate strokes, but while this may seem soft he is playing with powerful emotions." The Skinny
Posted Nov 8, 2012
4/5 88%

In Darkness (2012)

"What sounds like standard glossy fare is handled with cold candour." The Skinny
Posted Feb 23, 2012
3/5 45%

Albatross (2012)

"A serving of teenage angst with a side order of syrup which, like the films of John Hughes, treats both characters and audience with respect and affection." The Skinny
Posted Jan 26, 2012
4/5 100%

Blood in the Mobile (2011)

"This is a valuable film which needs to be seen and which holds an uneasy truth that makes us all complicit." The Skinny
Posted Sep 21, 2011
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