Alex Flood

Alex Flood
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Film + TV editor at NME
Publications: One Room With A View, NME

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 98% Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) An alternative to the at-arms-length music movie - taking fans deep inside Billie's teenage (and often troubled) mind - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/5 88% News of the World (2020) Not as scandalous as its tabloid namesake - but far more worthy of your time - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
4/5 57% Malcolm & Marie (2020) John David Washington and Zendaya let loose in a romantic bust-up for the ages - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
3/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) In a world where anti-Semitism is growing, fascists walk the streets in numbers and the president is overtly racist, Borat's biting social satire can't have the same impact - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 39% Rebecca (2020) This is, without doubt, the least-Ben Wheatley Ben Wheatley movie ever - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Pitched somewhere between Hermione Granger and Fleabag, Bobby Brown's Netflix rebel is the perfect blend of precocious wit and action finesse - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/5 61% Project Power (2020) For most of our on-screen heroes, their powers are given to them at birth. So it's refreshing to watch a movie which democratises that process - in Project Power, even the least privileged can be Superman or Captain America for five minutes - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/5 72% An American Pickle (2020) In lesser hands, the subtle political comments could overpower the film's whimsical tone. But thanks to Rogen's restrained but moving performance, and Rich's smart script, we're gifted an entertaining piece of comfort comedy - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Fear of the unknown is what drives us to be afraid, not fear of the thing itself. The Invisible Man, regrettably, fails to realise this - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
2/5 57% The Hunt (2020) This genre mish-mash quickly runs out of ideas and it all ends in one of the laziest, most creatively deficient finales for years - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 72% Vivarium (2020) Senan Jennings proves a genius find as the ghoulish youngster who terrorises his adopted mum and dad. Not since The Omen's chubby-cheeked hellraiser has a kid come across so disturbing - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) A witty send-up of the buddy comedy genre that benefits greatly from its two leads' electric chemistry - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 89% Banana Split (2020) If you're looking for a quick hit of wholesome comedy to remind you why life is still worth living (even in these hellish times), then Banana Split is great. But as a calling card for its writer-star Hannah Marks, it's even better. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) In an overly-caffeinated blockbuster arena, this little ode to movies they literally don't make anymore is a real treat - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
5/5 92% A Syrian Love Story (2015) An awesomely powerful and moving tale. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 95% Palio (2015) An interesting, well-shot documentary, Palio is loaded with intrigue and handsome photography. What's missing though, is the basic gut-churning sensation we all really crave. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 59% The Intern (2015) A well-acted and sometimes moving tale of friendship and life lessons is let down by its own burgeoning desire to appear 'with it'. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/5 91% Mississippi Grind (2015) A perfectly enjoyable, but forgettable, road flick for a sleepy Sunday evening, but Ryan Reynolds' latest step on the comeback trail isn't the winning hand he'd hoped for. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 28% Burnt (2015) Barreling his way through scene after scene of sweary, shouty kitchen violence, the three-time Oscar nominee excels where the screenplay, script (and everything else) doesn't. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/5 54% Triple 9 (2016) Director John Hillcoat is a master of the visceral, slightly depressing mood, so it's a surprise that he's whipped a completely different rabbit out of the hat with Triple 9. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
1/5 19% The Bye Bye Man (2017) All in all, another Friday the 13th flop. Albeit one with a glimmer of hope at its core. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) 20th Century Women might not follow usual conventions, or tie up all its loose ends neatly, but it still manages a coherent, brilliantly witty story. One that satisfies its audience far more than similar films with happier endings. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019