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Alison Rowat

Alison Rowat
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% Beirut (2018) [Beirut] is a knotty piece that demands careful attention, but Hamm is an easy watch.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson's impressive piece begins as a biting comedy before becoming progressively bleaker by the minute. ‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 48% The Meg (2018) As with any shark movie, there are so many nods to the greatness of Jaws I stopped counting, but the beach scene here is a standout.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 81% The Escape (2018) Arterton, however, is simply magnificent. The camera cannot get enough of her, and you will hopefully feel the same as she puts her character through the mill with the utmost delicacy. ‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) An unforgettable wander into the dark past of a beautiful place.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 100% Apostasy (2017) Just as impressive is the way writer-director Kokotajlo, here making his feature debut, handles a difficult story in such a low-key, but intensely moving, way.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
2/5 61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Like Dracula as the sun rises this is a franchise growing weaker by the minute.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) When it comes to movie bangs for your buck, Cruise, bless his crazy cotton socks, delivers an atom bomb's worth of thrills.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 13% Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (2018) It is not much of a thrill ride, despite all those exclamation marks in the title.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 90% Spitfire (2018) An unashamedly affectionate tribute to an aircraft that was both a thing of beauty and, as one contributor reminds audiences, a killing machine.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
58% Hotel Artemis (2018) [Jodie Foster's] presence in Hotel Artemis is reason enough to check out Drew Pearce's artful and stylish science-fiction thriller.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Dirt Road to Lafayette (2018) Kelman's minimal plot/stream of consciousness style, which works so brilliantly on the page, is not enough to fuel a film badly in need of more meat on its bones.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Courtesy of Offerman and Clemons, Hearts Beat Loud is a beautifully played study of the lengths to which any decent parent will go to make sure the kids are all right. ‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 94% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) The cast are a pleasant enough bunch but the film is tonally all over the place, being too violent for laughs and not funny enough to raise more than a smile.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 64% The Unicorn Store (2017) A comedy drama that treads the line between kooky and irritatingly silly and winds up on the wrong side.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Foster and McKenzie spark the same chemistry through their combined acting talents, an achievement made more remarkable given how little dialogue there is.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 86% Time Trial (2017) Edinburgh's Finlay Pretsell seems to have cameras everywhere, giving viewers a up close, very personal and thrilling insight into an ultra demanding sport.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 73% Adrift (2018) Low key fare for the most part, but the storm scenes are genuinely terrifying.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
No Score Yet The Funeral Murders (2018) With painstaking sensitivity, Engle told a difficult story straight and true. The extended footage was astonishing, but it was the details, and above all the interviews with relatives, that rattled the soul.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
83% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) Koreeda's legal drama wears away at its subject like water dripping on a rock, which will not suit everyone's patience, but if he hooks you early on be ready for a riveting watch.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
78% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Other designers might revel in the chance to have a film advertise their brand for free, but the godmother of punk clothing has always done things her way.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
62% George Michael: Freedom (2017) [Viewers are] familiar with the art of doing several things at the same time; in this case, wiggling the shoulders to a beat while padding down memory lane, totting up how many terrific songs Michael had written and performed.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 85% Searching (2018) Aneesh Chaganty's whipsmart thriller starts on a computer screen and stays there.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) Bonhôte's film does [McQueen] proud, while leaving questions behind. McQueen, one fancies, would have liked that, too.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2/5 72% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Ozon manages to keep the tale just this side of crazed but convincing in the film's first half. Thereafter, he relies too much on the old standby of dream sequences and the drama tips into melodrama.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
4/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Knowing how the story turned out inevitably drains the tale of tension, but there are some genuinely chilling moments.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
71% King Lear (2018) Hopkins dominated, no surprise there, but it was Emma Thompson who dazzled, playing Goneril like a cougar with a lion-sized appetite.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Ron Howard's prequel has enough to satisfy the cognoscenti and the dabbler alike.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/5 40% Anon (2018) An intriguing watch, even if the too clever by half story runs out of puff early on.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) In Entebbe, the detours, coming as they do in the middle of the picture, simply bring the action to a halt.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3/5 86% John Wick (2014) John Wick adapts the same gasp and giggle formula, and while far from perfect, its charm, slickness, and invention make it a perfectly moreish popcorn movie.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 98% In Between (2018) There is something at once familiar yet groundbreaking about Maysaloun Hamoud's drama.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) With so much to cover even before we get to the marathon final, Metz's drama is a five-setter of a movie that would have been brisker as a footage-led documentary. ‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 100% Daphne (2017) Mackie Burns handles the tale like a seasoned pro, and Beecham is terrifically watchable throughout. As impressive as they are, there is not enough of a story, and what plot twists there are seem tacked on as afterthoughts.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Who was the real Christopher Robin? Simon Curtis tries his hand at an answer in this gentle to the point of insipid drama.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Burton and Goldman labour over the story's twists and turns, making for a picture that seems to last an eternity, and though a family film, some of the scenes have a high fright factor.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3 stars 70% Swiss Army Man (2016) The piece will be rather too actors' workshop for many, but there are some lovely visual touches to enjoy and Dano and Radcliffe are likeable sorts. ‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 91% Elle (2016) What is unarguable about Verhoeven's controversial picture, however, is that it is a gorgeously styled, exquisitely shot piece with a terrific, Oscar-nominated, performance from Isabelle Huppert at its heart. ‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) If you didn't lose your heart to the little bear first time around, and you are indeed possessed of such an organ, prepare to surrender it now. ‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Still, even though we know how the story pans out, Condon's picture is a pleasure to watch, thus proving, if you ever doubted, that a thing of Disney can be a joy forever.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 86% Tully (2018) The cast is solid, the direction assured, but it is Theron, in the end, who does the lioness's share in making this funny, moving and memorable picture roar.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Talk about having your low-calorie cereal bar and eating it.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 100% The Deminer (2017) A SENSE of foreboding comes with the territory in this Iraq-set documentary. ‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/5 94% Beast (2018) An impressive feature debut from Michael Pearce, and this is another star-making turn from the in-demand Buckley, but the film's bleakness and intensity make for a disturbing watch.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/5 30% Monster Trucks (2017) Action-packed and big-hearted, a safe Christmas family outing movie pick.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
2/5 38% Why Him? (2016) James Franco in comedy mode is an acquired taste at the best of times, and this whole trip leaves a unpleasant taste behind‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 91% The Witch (2016) Sparse in dialogue and relentlessly bleak, The Witch will likely appeal to those who like their horror stripped back to basics, but boy does it pack a punch sometimes.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Mercifully, the entire enterprise is rescued by the arrival of some baby pandas. You can never go wrong with baby pandas, as Hitchcock never said.‐ The Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) An intriguing, slow burn watch that requires patience but rewards it too.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/4 93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) Puts the music front and centre, where it belongs. A must for fans.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018