Alan Boon

Alan Boon
Alan Boon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst
Publications: Starburst

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 68% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) In the hands of a different filmmaker, could be engaging but one that Ascher largely fails to land. This will make you think, for a short while at least, but nothing much here will stay with you, in this reality or any other. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 87% White Noise (2020) The film's subjects are humanised to a degree, which is a consequence of allowing them to hang themselves, but no-one can come out of this documentary thinking these people are justified in their spite. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
3/5 89% Save Yourselves! (2020) The ending may raise more questions than it answers, but Save Yourselves! is a lovely little film, a warm, human, slightly sci-fi drama that will make you smile, if not laugh out loud. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
4/5 87% Survival Skills (2020) Survival Skills is at times disturbing, and Armstrong just about keeps a handle on what could have been a difficult tonal switch, and the end product is something quite special. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
4/5 No Score Yet Bakuretsu toshi (Burst City) (1982) Burst City is one of those films that isn't for everybody but should be, an explosion of kinetic energy in cinematic form, and is two hours well-spent in an era when our time is so very precious. Japanese punk-rock action musicals? The best kind, mate. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/5 62% Bad Hair (2020) Quite simply, this is a fun film with a message, and some suitably-ropey special effects that should have been made in 1989 but thankfully has finally been made in 2020. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
4/5 78% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2020) The True Adventures of Wolfboy is a coming out party for much of the talent involved, and it would be rude not to light a few fireworks and celebrate with them. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Banging Lanie (2020) Powell makes for a convincing confused teen, and her script and direction belie her lack of experience in that department. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
33% Darkness in Tenement 45 (2020) With a higher budget and a more-experienced cast, Darkness in Tenement 45 could have been one of the Covid-era's sleeper hits... but its restrictions, and a slightly-unravelled climax, mean it's just another low-budget thriller. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/5 70% Horse Girl (2020) Amongst the metaphor and pathos, it's Brie's performance that stands out. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/5 88% Fame-ish (2020) Every bit the movie you'd expect, and while that holds it back from becoming a movie of the year, or a beloved classic, it lends an authenticity to its subject; this is a film made for people who attend conventions by people who attend conventions. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
5/5 98% Spontaneous (2020) It's the kind of film that you can judge your friends' tastes by and, quite frankly, if they don't like it then it might be time to get better friends. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
2/5 67% Unknown Origins (Orígenes Secretos) (2020) If Galindo had fleshed out his characters a little more, this might be another Netflix hidden gem; as it is, it's merely not a waste of your time. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
4/5 69% Rent-A-Pal (2020) Rent-a-Pal is an understated gem, and deserves a huge audience for all its principals, dealing with a subject that is rarely touched upon by mainstream cinema. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
8/10 75% Greenlight (2020) Greenlight is a tight thriller with some thrilling twists and you should catch it before it blows up big. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Fonotune: An Electric Fairytale (2019) FINT wears his influences - Jim Jarmusch, Shinichirō Watanabe, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and graphic design, amongst others - plainly on his sleeve, and there is much to love here for cinefiles who are that way inclined. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
No Score Yet Gekijô-ban Kâdokaputâ Sakura (Cardcaptor Sakura) (1999) A typical but decent shoujo anime, which should delight the tween crowd. The older viewer may still find enjoyment in the show, but if your time and money are limited there are far better options to spend both on. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
10/10 No Score Yet A challenging and rewarding film experience. A three-hour film in German, with English subtitles, is no easy watch, but it moves along at a pace, and the sheer artistry of the cinematography is every bit as important as the dialogue. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet The Ancient Magus Bride (2017) Once you get over the initial discomfort of the premise, it's hard not to fall for Chise, and sympathise with Elias, a protagonist who is very much trying to do the right thing but who doesn't always know what that should be. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Lunatics: A Love Story (1992) Lunatics could very well gain a second life as a cult hit. There's certainly enough there for that, but part of you wonders how the film could have turned out if the balance between wacky craziness and unconventional romance. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet My Neighbor Totoro - Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 (2018) The original Japanese-language voice work of Noriko Hidaka and Chika Sakamoto is charming, beguiling and sincere, although you may also want to check out the English dub. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Premiere (2019) Bizarre, funny, and genuinely affecting, Mob Psycho 100 is a recommended addition to the anime collection of fans of action and the experimental - just give it more than the usual three episodes to find itself. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
9/10 71% The Quiet Earth (1985) Lawrence is compelling, and as a balding, middle-aged man is a refreshing lead for a movie that, if made in Hollywood now, would star Will Smith, Tom Cruise, or whoever the hot, young, brooding leading man of the hour happens to be. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet 2036 Origin Unknown (2018) Aside from a slightly jarring clash between the almost-too-clinical space-bound model work and the interior shots of Sackhoff at work, there is little to dislike here, and a fair amount to enjoy. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
9/10 92% Arcadia (2017) After a gentle introduction which could almost begin any straightforward look at the subject, things begin to get a little weird. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018