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Alison de Souza

Alison de Souza
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 100% Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (2018) Some of the humour is occasionally too gentle, though - their personae's deliberately lame wordplay can get old and some songs and gags go on for a bit too long. But the whole thing makes for a nice change of pace. ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4.5/5 100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) What follows is a tour de force of comedy as in-your-face truth-telling. And it moves well beyond the unwritten rules of the laugh-a-minute, observational and adolescent-inflected stand-up that has long dominated the form.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 95% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) You do not have to like her work or activism to relate to this or rejoice with her as she takes control of her own narrative.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/5 96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) No prizes for guessing who she ends up falling in love with, but as predictable as it is, the story is told with flair, both narrative and visual.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 98% The Tale (2018) The television movie The Tale, is a far more nuanced, troubling and thought-provoking look at personal trauma.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/5 100% Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) But Wong's signature delivery - irascible, arms akimbo and with that comical snarl - redeems those bits, as does her frank admission that parenthood is not somehow magically transformative...‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
72% Paterno (2018) Where this movie may really lose you, though, is when it asks you to care about what and when Paterno knew of the abuse, or even to feel sorry for him.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/5 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Eastwood masterfully re-creates the blood-curdling fear and panic on the train, contrasting that with the men's astonishing courage as the rest of the passengers do what most people would: Freeze and cower.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
2.5/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) The visual and verbal humour is cartoonish rather than clever and it recycles gags seen in far too many animated films, such as animals in a high-speed car chase.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3.5/5 91% Spielberg (2017) It is a surprisingly profound portrait of an artist, and all the more affecting for the connections made to the emotion and humanism of his work.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/5 93% Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) Fans of the man, who arguably invented post-modern observational comedy "about nothing" (and yet about everything), will be delighted by the set-up.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/5 89% Tour De Pharmacy (2017) None of it is especially effective as satire, either - apart from a throwaway reference to how boring some of the race can be. But Tour De Pharmacy is good for a giggle or three.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) The film may not be revelatory as an expose of two Hollywood icons, but as a celebration of love and resilience as captured in the smallest moments of their lives, it is remarkable.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
71% Before the Flood (2016) Fatally, the film cannot make up its mind who its target audience is.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
81% Nightingale (2015) As much as the claustrophobia of watching him alone spinning his wheels reinforces the idea of a man trapped, the story soon runs out of momentum.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016