Allie Gemmill

Allie Gemmill
Allie Gemmill's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue
Publications: CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 96% The Survivalist (2017) Every frame is a loaded gun and its dead fun waiting for it all to go off. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
1/5 44% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) An excruciatingly long and tepid 107 minutes, a hollow pastiche of both the costume drama and the zombie movie. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 30% Backtrack (2016) Backtrack plays as a tightly-wound drama working through themes of redemption and forgiveness. While it follows familiar genre beats, the work being done here is thoroughly engaging. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 91% Grandma (2015) Grandma is utterly charming and Lily Tomlin proves that she is still the comic whipper-snapper we have always loved. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) Pure fun, plain and simple. A buddy road film for the ages, there's enough sexual innuendo to tide you over until next year, enough nervous giggles elicited to keep your mind wandering and plenty of good feelings that leave you wanting more. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 73% The Visit: An Alien Encounter (The Visit) (2015) For a film built completely on the discussion of hypothetical situations, this documentary is impressive and engrossing to a fault. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
1/5 35% Under Milk Wood (2015) In short: Under Milk Wood is a mess. At length: It is tone-deaf, sputtering on the fumes of Thomas's renown, hoping to make a proud entry into the author's canon. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/5 51% Miss Julie (2014) Rife with mawkish histrionics and a thoroughly overwrought script, it's hard to maintain interest in what should be an intriguing watch. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 97% 45 Years (2015) 45 Years is arguably the most heartbreaking drama of the year, but it is worth every moment of sadness. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 56% Elephant Song (2015) Elephant Song may be small in scope but it is big in its vision. It is a film that will keep your curiosity piqued, delivering on it premise to complete satisfaction. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 67% Ivy (2015) This is a brilliant piece of filmmaking: quiet in tone but deeply unsettling and entirely engrossing. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 45% Boychoir (2015) A lovely, hollow thing. Hoping to reap the rewards of otherwise fallow land in the arena of adolescent drama, this film is be best considered as a safe, warm family film. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/5 40% Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise (2015) It's a shame, but Vision of Paradise isn't really a vision of paradise at all. Rather, its a mish-mash of ideas, cobbled together by a filmmaker who is so enthralled with his subject that he failed to find coherence among the unbridled creativity. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 100% Astraea (2015) A seriously intriguing piece of independent filmmaking that succeeds on this alchemy of catastrophe and renewal. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet One Crazy Thing (2015) It's a nice slice of boilerplate rom-com that delivers on a simple plot and strong performances from its lead actors. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Age Of Kill (2015) A film that fancies itself smarter than it is, but ultimately comes up short in all areas. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 77% We Are Many (2015) Powerful in its goals, complete in its presentation, this is a film that serves as a call to remembrance and a call for future action. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 100% The Supreme Price (2014) The Supreme Price is a near perfect documentary. Meaty in its matter, deftly weaving together a number of complex issues that are distilled into perfectly digestible bites, this documentary is necessary viewing. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 80% The New Girlfriend (2015) In The New Girlfriend, viewers are given a piece that walks the tightrope between drama and comedy, thriller and thinkpiece. This is a film that artfully ponders the process of grief while also finding rebirth from within. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
1/5 12% Return to Sender (2015) There is nothing that can save it, not even the star quality of Rosamund Pike herself. If only Return to Sender could itself be sent right back to the studio from whence it came. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 67% The Man Who Saved the World (2015) The Man Who Saved the World's oddly conflicting styles creates a strange uncertainty -- making it hard to gauge precisely whether the narration is reliable, despite the fact that these are true events. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 59% The Emperor's New Clothes (2015) Brand infuses dry wit into every moment. His non sequiturs are never non grata. Cutting together a thorough portrait of all those affected, this is a documentary that is hard to look away from. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 94% Drone (2015) Clinically-minded, touching on all the landmines of technicality embedded within its subject, this is a film that seeks to punch above its weight. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/5 19% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) It fails in the basic requirements of a heist movie: there's no planning, no camaraderie, no competency and worst of all, no thrills. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 88% My Name Is Salt (2015) t makes for an impressionistic documentary that moves outside of the structure of its genre in favour of a more visually reliant and stimulating narrative. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 67% High Tide (2015) The scenery that is captured on film not only shows that there is still the possibility to be captivated by nature, but also can become a place to truly air grievances without anyone hearing. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 64% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) The audience is dragged into a world even more technicolored than before; one brimming with light and music, designed to evoke the eternal charm of India more prominently than ever. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet A Dark Reflection (2015) Unintentional jocularity and hollowness plague a script which attempts to construct dialogue full of technical terminology that also sounds appropriately urgent but it completely implodes in delivery. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 100% I am Yours (2013) With room to breathe, [director Iram Haq] deftly explores the tensions existing within the life of a woman who is of two worlds, torn by the desire to honor all people at all times and maintain a strong sense of identity. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/5 28% Annie (2014) As far as holiday films go this is perfect for lightening the holiday hangover, but ultimately it's equal parts onerous and energetic, overreaching in its attempt not buckle under the weight of previous iterations. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) The bitterly cold New England landscape only serves to highlight the wintry hearts of its characters. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
4/5 93% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) A surprisingly accessible offering from a director with a reputation for arthouse obtuseness. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/5 74% Valley Of Love (2016) It's a little messy, like life, but it's also beautiful to experience. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/5 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) Anchored by a wistful, wincing Ethan Hawke, this film is well worth the watch. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/5 91% Suburra (2015) Thin plot and poor narrative construction hold back a potentially excellent film. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/5 25% Ma ma (2016) Heartstrings, prepared to be tugged at vigorously. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/5 97% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) A compelling slice of the art world from every angle. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/5 97% Man With a Movie Camera (1929) The film remains a testament to the early days of filmmaking and the commitment to innovation and exploitation of the then-new medium. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016