Alex Godfrey

Alex Godfrey
Alex Godfrey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine Time Out GQ Magazine [UK]

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 86% Monsters and Men (2018) Both cinematic and literary, this is mature, textured work. Gently prodding at you rather than grabbing you by the throat, it is intentionally unexplosive, but lights a fire nevertheless. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) No fence-sitting here, Sorry To Bother You wallops its targets. Drenched in self-awareness, it is fantastically refreshing, defiantly announcing Riley as a radical new voice. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
2/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) The battles are brutal, the bludgeoning horrid, yet Outlaw King is frustratingly muted. It's authentic but rarely dynamic. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) An often effective reboot, this does everything you'd expect, but that's a real shame. Lisbeth might be a nomad, but she doesn't feel at home here. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 76% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Utøya - July 22 is hardgoing, as it should be - there was no solace in this situation, and the film mirrors the terror, turning us all into these kids' parents. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 94% Wildlife (2018) She's a woman out of time, and Ford's story, written 30 years ago, set 60 years ago, is strikingly resonant. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A beautifully staged film with everything is in its place, this is both an affectionate homage and a timely commentary, falling only slightly short of its own ambition. Classy pulp fiction. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 70% Final Score (2018) Dave Bautista goes full Van Damme in a Sudden Death -alike action movie that's better than it has any right to be - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 93% Sicilian Ghost Story (2018) Bewildering in all the right ways, this is a poetic, sublime interpretation of a sorry story. An evocative, emotional experience, it pits humanity against inhumanity, resulting in something refreshingly new. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 70% Adrift (2018) To adopt the old cliché, the ocean isn't just a character in this film - it's the best one. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/5 70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Saucy and silly, L'Amant Double is a disappointingly superficial romp, with interesting psychological potential squandered by B-movie levels of nonsense. Identity crises all round. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
3/5 86% My Friend Dahmer (2017) A small, slight window into a mixed-up soul, this is more intriguing than engaging. Its restraint, though, is admirable, resulting in a mood-piece with an ongoing sense of unease. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen (2018) Nick Cave often looks like a healer, swooping about among the front-row faithful, a shaman in a sea of desperately reaching, lit-up hands. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
4/5 83% Ghost Stories (2018) Not quite a terrifying thrill-ride, Ghost Stories is a creepy, disturbing ghost train with a beefier backbone than its source material, trading on tropes but still making your skin itch. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
5/5 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Fly on the wall filmmaking at its best, this is pure cinema - an enthralling, enveloping experience that seizes you fully, effortlessly mixing politics, sex, life, death and art. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2/5 69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) The first hour is particularly noodly, presenting a lonely, isolated young Clapton finding solace in music. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Everything is respected, but nothing is sacred. It's a sweeping gut-punch. How it deals with our own hopes and dreams for these characters, and how deep it cuts into existential concerns that drive us all - its effects will run around in the mind. - GQ Magazine [UK] EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/5 86% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) It's as infuriating as it is inventive, as it Just... Never... Stops. It is Paris Through the Looking Glass. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
59% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) It hardly stirs the heart, at least not as much as you feel it should have done. - GQ Magazine [UK] EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) This film is a glorious carnival of nonsense. - GQ Magazine [UK] EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 86% American Made (2017) Cruise is as compelling as ever with charm to spare, and this is a ceaselessly entertaining, sometimes tense romp. Although it doesn't dig much below the surface. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017