Allan Hunter Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 76% Dogman (2018) A pungent, atmospheric tale of crime and punishment.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
No Score Yet The Little Comrade (Seltsimees laps) (2018) Siimets' sensitive adaptation of the autobiographical novels by Leelo Fungal has a sweet charm, finding glimmers of hope and humour in the darkest of times.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Prey (2018) The Prey ticks all the boxes for genre fans.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
No Score Yet Between The Seasons (2018) Writer/director Kim Junsik's delicate feature is slow to catch fire but eventually blossoms into a thoughtful, touching reflection on gender, sexuality and the need to be true to yourself.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
No Score Yet Kaos (2018) The attractive locations in Jordan and the simple sincerity of the storytelling are the main virtues of an uneven, modestly engaging film...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
No Score Yet Sideway (2018) The moody monochrome look and gnomic manner create a film that is never less than intriguing even if it remains inscrutable.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 65% Beautiful Boy (2018) Handsomely photographed but inevitably tending towards the repetitive, the film teases out the raw emotion in a story that can start to seem staid and formulaic.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper's feat of filmmaking puts him on a par with great American actors turned auteurs like Clint Eastwood and Warren Beatty.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
80% The Crossing (Guo Chun Tian) (2018) Bai Xue brings a sharp feel for character and a flavoursome use of the Hong Kong setting to her assured feature debut The Crossing (Guo Chun Tian).‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
5/5 99% Roma (2018) Thoroughly absorbing and gently touching, ROMA opens a window into the past and has the feel of an Italian neorealist classic.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) This is a great big lyrical swoon of a film with a rueful anger concealed beneath its soft, tender heart.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
7% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) John F. Donovan may revisit a lot of familiar territory for Dolan but on this form it is good to welcome him home.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
46% Where Hands Touch (2018) The soft-focus romanticism, soaring music cues and use of slow-motion all mute the impact of a potentially harrowing true story.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 100% Wajib (2017) Smartly paced and filled with chuckles of recognition, Wajib is modest in scale but leaves a warm, pleasurable glow.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
43% Tell It to the Bees (2018) Race, sexuality and masculinity are all touched on in a successful attempt to reflect the bigger picture of an era in which the slightest transgression could be met by the harshest of punishments.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet Rojo (2018) Naishtat's subtle, twisting, state-of-the-nation drama works effectively as a noir-like thriller, and as an exploration of a country that has lost its moral compass.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
86% High Life (2018) High Life offers an uncompromising mind-bender of a deep space journey through destructive desire, faith, trust and the instincts for good and bad that make us merely human.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
71% One Last Deal (2018) An old-fashioned heartwarmer that travels familiar territory with polished ease.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
33% Farming (2018) Told with raw emotion and lurid violence, it transforms elements of his life story into a disturbing, eye-opening coming of age drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
11% Life Itself (2018) Barely a moment seems to pass without a birth, a death, a betrayal, a starling revelation or a life-changing bombshell.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
100% Skin (2018) A powerful, if sensationalist, drama with a fierce central performance from Jamie Bell.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
100% Rosie (2018) A modest, social realist drama, its air of familiarity does not diminish its impact as a heartbreaker.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
100% Gloria Bell (2018) A precision-engineered showcase for Julianne Moore.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
68% The Front Runner (2018) The Front Runner captures the moral dilemmas and changing attitudes inspired by the Hart story with sprawling, Altmanesque brio.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
No Score Yet The Other Story (2018) It may veer towards the melodramatic but the latest work from the prolific Nesher underlines his track record of consistently creating engaging, thought-provoking reflections on modern life with broad commercial appeal.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
57% The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain) (2018) A sardonic, solidly entertaining fusion of crime caper and state of the nation rumination that should find favour with arthouse audiences who have remained loyal to Arcand through the years.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
100% The River (2018) Rigorously composed and characteristically austere, it casts a spell that should attract support from adventurous distributors and arthouse admirers of uncompromising auteur cinema.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
5/5 85% Under the Wire (2018) A gripping account of the last assignment undertaken by war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
No Score Yet Pearl (2018) The combined talents keep you involved in the shifting dynamics of a story that lacks the dramatic heft to make a bigger impact.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
92% Hotel by the River (2018) Hong Sang-soo weaves a typically delicate web of family ties, random connections and hurt feelings into Hotel By The River (Gangbyun Hotel).‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
No Score Yet What Doesn't Kill Us (2018) Nettelbeck follows aspects of the Richard Curtis/Gary Marshall ensemble template with a glib, smoothly executed rondelay of bruised romantics, random coincidences and unexpected connections.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
No Score Yet M (2018) Zauberman' s revelatory, thought-provoking documentary quietly breaks down barriers and challenges taboos as it follows one man's return to a community that left him with profound emotional scars.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
No Score Yet A Land Imagined (2018) Forces the viewer to consider notions of truth and reality and also consider the lives of those invisible, unlamented figures on whom big cities are created and sustained.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
100% Too Late to Die Young (2018) An ambitious feat of storytelling delivered with a sensitivity to mood and emotion...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
94% Ray & Liz (2018) A meticulously staged evocation of Billingham's family life, it touches raw nerves, provoking reactions that range from revulsion to heartbreak.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
No Score Yet Genèse (2018) A perceptive exploration of young people struggling to find their heart's desire.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
No Score Yet Alice T. (2018) The constant state of war between a spectacularly stroppy teenage girl and her exasperated mother is vividly captured in Alice T.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) A film that confidently travels from mordant black comedy to shocking Jacobean-like tragedy.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
60% Sibel (2018) A nicely shaded, satisfying tale of female empowerment with a striking central performance from Damla Sönmez.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
No Score Yet The Dive (2018) Rozenkier handles strongly autobiographical material with assurance in a sincere, involving family drama that develops into a commentary on the way definitions of masculinity are warped by a society constantly in conflict.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) The reality of Mafia retribution melds with gothic-flavoured romantic fantasy in Sicilian Ghost Story, an ambitious, intriguing second feature from Salvo directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 78% The Escape (2018) The Escape is a solemn, largely improvised drama from writer-director Dominic Savage in which Arterton delicately captures the anguish and buried pain of a woman desperate to escape her daily life.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
No Score Yet Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) Offers fitfully engaging, mild-mannered entertainment but lacks the scalding wit or vicious bite that might leave a lasting mark.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 89% The Receptionist (Jie Xian Yuan) (2018) Quietly moving in the way it reflects a country in crisis, where outsiders are unwelcome and easily exploited and class is no protection against the chill winds of austerity.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
4/5 97% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) A film that makes you marvel anew at a beloved landmark that is committed to education and the nurturing of passion.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 88% Whitney (2018) A clear-sighted, compassionate portrait of a troubled soul.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
No Score Yet The New End (Ende Neu) (2018) Leonel Dietsche's overly ambitious debut feature struggles to fully develop a story that feels clumsy and incoherent, while also being so painfully earnest as to invite disbelief.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 66% Ideal Home (2018) Ideal Home is completely predictable and very sentimental, but comfortingly entertaining as it breezes past.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) An unassuming period drama that unfolds in gloomy, candlelit rooms and boggy landscapes, Mary Shelley is solidly crafted and absorbing.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
No Score Yet Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (2018) What distinguishes the film is the way it explores Le Guin's ideas, and the way she used science-fiction as a vehicle to explore human existence, politics, gender equality, the search for a perfect society and the price of happiness.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018