Amelia Harvey

Amelia Harvey
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I am Bournemouth based entertainment writer, lifestyle blogger and sometimes English teacher. I have over six years of experience writing everything from film reviews to ghostwriting for lifestyle blog and providing copywriting content. I am a big campaigner for the LBGTQ and a fan of drag culture. I am also a huge Buffy and Doctor Who nerd.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 83% Her Smell (2019) When you take away the raw aesthetics and fantastic performances Her Smell is a rather ordinary tale. Becky's journey and growth don't break the cinematic boundaries, as much as it wants to. - The People's Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 93% Tucked (2018) Tucked could have been oversentimental in the wrong hand, but the natural dialogue and understated performances give audiences a sharp sense of the real people beneath the personas and make us feel included in their community. - The People's Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 71% Pond Life (2018) Pond Life is close to being a cute, nostalgic British film but it feels too low key to be charming and touching. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/5 90% Benjamin (2018) There is more to this film than a portrait of a navel-gazing, painfully awkward and tortured artist but sadly not quite enough.. - The People's Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/5 92% Fences (2016) This isn't a showy film with a lot of excitement but this is a masterclass in acting from one of the stage's fiercest writers. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 87% Jackie (2016) I challenge anyone who sees this movie not be moved by the scene where Jackie watches Lyndon B. Johnson be sworn into office aboard Air Force One, with fragments of her husband's skull still adorning her clothing. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 44% Rough Night (2017) Ultimately, the film's humour is predictable and the premise is well-trodden turf that's been done better elsewhere, and what laugh-out-loud moments that do exist are few and far between... - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Forget the insane hype and you may have a better experience with it. Gerwig's script is gentle and accessible, but also lacks the surprises of a Lena Dunham (Girls) screenplay, the sass of what Diablo Cody (Juno) might have brought to things... - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) I, Tonya isn't about whether Harding was involved in Kerrigan's attack, but a portrait of America at the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle and the rise of becoming famous through notoriety. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) The arc of Marston's career is so fascinating that it seems a waste to boil the details down into such an ordinary biopic, merely ticking off his achievements - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5 84% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience works much better when the director lets McAdams and Weisz play their feelings out through soft glances and subtle touches. The plot gives itself away too soon, however, leaving the third act feeling empty and unfulfilling. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) What really makes this film a feat of queer cinema is how ordinary it is. It's a love story between two men, but without tragedy and angst, seeming quite radical for how sweet it is. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Many will discredit the movie, but there is something oddly charming about it. It's twee and idealistic, believing there's good in everything and everyone, and today we all need a bit of daydreaming. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Queen's subsequent rise to global fame is told through vignettes that are jolting and badly edited together, often arriving without context or connection - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4.5/5 91% Widows (2018) The plotting is also clunky at times and not much of the action is plausible, but with these astonishing performances, the flaws almost don't matter. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Despite being a costume drama it feels more modern than its corset-wearing peers. If you're not a fan of usual uptight period films, don't let the historical setting put you off. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 70% Beautiful Boy (2011) There are moments that are touching, but Beautiful Boy fails to dig deep into emotional depths. It skates the surface and refuses to evolve further than showing us how Nic's a smart kid on a bad path, David's a good dad trying his best... - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 67% Vice (2018) As fun as Vice is to watch, it feels less like a rounded biopic and more like a feature-length Saturday Night Live sketch - albeit a very good one. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 78% Green Book (2018) . If one doesn't think too much about it, it's easy to enjoy Green Book on a surface level because it's well-intentioned Oscar-bait with touching performances... - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) On paper, it's a pretty uninteresting heist movie better suited to the Coen Brothers but, in reality, this is a heart wrenching and relatable portrait of loneliness - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Both Jenkins and author Baldwin don't pull any punches when it comes to the atrocities of the US legal system, but overall If Beale Street Could Talk is a twee and pretty portal of love in 1970's Brooklyn... - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
1/5 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) If Under the Silver Lake aimed to leave audiences baffled, it succeeds. It's an uneven tale of dream-like ideas, barely pinned to something one might generously call a plot - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) This live-action adaptation is, ultimately, just a pleasant and safe filmgoing experience. It's not unenjoyable but it lacks the emotional hook of the cartoon. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) Wild Rose isn't a dazzlingly original movie, but it lands a strong emotional impact. It has a big heart and an unashamed optimism about hopes and dreams. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) The movie asks good questions but fails to answer them in an interesting way. What makes an ordinary person seek out superstardom and why is the public so obsessed with taking it away from them? - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) We've all seen the biopic about the sad but talented little boy who finds fame and fortune before descending into a dark world of drink and drugs but you've never seen a film that blends fantasy, musical, and biopic so seamlessly... - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart doesn't want to make fun out of the nerds, and it has no interest in lecturing young audiences about sex, school, and prioritising one's education. It tells you it's okay to make mistakes. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) Despite the comedic tone, the issues in this film are serious and it tackles problems that feel relevant to the modern working woman. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019