Allan Hunter Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 84% Monsters and Men (2018) A thoughtful, measured reflection on race, conscience and moral dilemmas.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
3/5 91% The House by the Sea (La villa) (2017) Working with many of his regular actors, Guédiguian creates an engaging if mournful film filled with heartfelt moments but also prone to stumble in some crassly handled key flashbacks.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2/5 13% Life Itself (2018) A hugely ambitious but deeply flawed soap opera that gallops through an exhausting roll call of births, deaths, broken hearts and life-changing bombshells.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
4/5 94% 1985 (2018) A touching film that becomes both an emotional requiem for a lost generation of gay men and a heartfelt declaration that things could only get better.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 85% Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros) (2018) Full to the brim with Gallic charm, it's an engaging and likeable farce that has unexpected emotional depth.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3/5 92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) The mixture of social commentary, quasi science fiction and farce makes it hard to categorise. It also bites off way more than it can chew, but is so full of attitude and anarchy that resistance seems futile.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3/5 10% Tulip Fever (2017) The quality of the cast and the level of craftsmanship ensure a superficially entertaining film, but you suspect it could have been so much more.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
4/5 70% Mug (Twarz) (2018) Mug treads a fine balance between freewheeling comic exuberance and the urge to comment on the state of Poland.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
2/5 0% Surviving Christmas with the Relatives (2018) Surviving Christmas with the Relatives could turn the most festive of spirits into a grim-faced grinch.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
No Score Yet Los Reyes (2018) The lives of two stray dogs are brimming with interest and unexpected emotion in Los Reyes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 100% Back to Berlin (2018) The past and the present are inextricably linked in Back to Berlin, a modest but moving documentary following a group of eleven Israeli bikers on the road from Tel Aviv to Berlin.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
No Score Yet Kabul, City in the Wind (2018) A well-observed, impressionistic documentary based around the lives of a philosophical bus driver and a young teenage boy.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
No Score Yet The Kleptocrats (2018) Accessible, engaging to the point of jaw-dropping, it makes the most of a fascinating story...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
90% The Price of Everything (2018) The wide ranging perspectives of painters, collectors, dealers and gallery owners makes for a thought-provoking and unexpectedly moving film with the potential to attract both a specialist and a more general audience.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) Bringing the period alive and making the politics accessible to mainstream moviegoers, Mackenzie continues to emphatically prove himself a director for all genres.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot has its comic moments and is modestly touching but, not for the first time, it is the quiet, understated truths in Joaquin Phoenix's work that makes the film worthwhile.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
100% Bros: After the Screaming Stops (2018) Initial interest may rest with nostalgic fans but there is a bigger story here with a wider emotional reach...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 77% Dogman (2019) 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 68% 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
83% 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 96% 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 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) 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
13% 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
43% 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 (2019) 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
100% 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
85% High Life (2019) 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
38% 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
13% 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 (2019) A precision-engineered showcase for Julianne Moore.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
59% 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
63% 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 88% 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
93% 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