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
2/5 27% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Sadly, Space Jam: A New Legacy is a mostly cold and cynical advert for the studio. Jordan gets replaced with a new basketball legend, LeBron James, which sounds like a decent trade, but his wooden performance is one of the main issues here. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2021
4.5/5 95% In the Heights (2021) In The Heights is extravagant and lush, poignant, heart-breaking, empathetic, and idealistic. It celebrates a community where every two steps you bump into someone and their dream. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
4.5/5 97% Shiva Baby (2021) Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott have announced themselves as two of the brightest names in filmmaking with Shiva Baby. Agoraphobic, aggressively funny, this little comedy will stick in your mind long after the shiva's ended and everyone's gone home. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
3/5 94% Plan B (2021) Plan B does the topic a disservice by not making the point about the lack of reproductive rights many people within American have. It's a relief it's not a PSA about safe sex and abortions but ignoring the weight of the topic feels a little disrespectful. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
4/5 91% End of Sentence (2020) Icelandic director, Elfar Adalsteins, adds to the healing family road trip genre with his debut, End of Sentence. It's a familiar tale that brings nothing new, saved by credible performances and atmospheric Irish scenery. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2021
3/5 52% Four Good Days (2021) Four Good Days lacks the dramatic finale act that hits a much-needed emotional punch. While it never stops being convincing, the film is also too earnest and ultimately boring. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
4.5 89% Black Bear (2020) So go into Black Bear without any knowledge or pre-conceived ideas, then sit back and watch an alarming film. It'll keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering exactly where things will go next, even if you have no idea where you currently are! - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2021
3.5/5 88% Clapboard Jungle (2020) Clapboard Jungle is a fantastic guide to becoming an indie filmmaker. It's honest in discussing the harsh truths of the sometimes-surreal industry. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2021
4.5/5 95% Palm Springs (2020) Palm Springs covers the big topic of finding something to live for and the value of companionship, but with a unique goofiness mixed with unexpected poignancy. I - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
4.5/5 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) It neatly subverts our expectations of revenge thrillers, where watching the perpetrators getting their comeuppance is entertaining and death a suitable form of justice. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
4/5 88% Jump, Darling (2020) Elevated by two standout performances, Jump, Darling feels comforting and familiar, whilst also filled with a refreshing amount of fresh takes on aging, sexuality, and mental health. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
3/5 33% Long Live Rock... Celebrate the Chaos (2021) If you're looking to learn more about what makes these people tick, this documentary won't enlighten you any further, if you're missing the chaos of a massive rock show this may put a smile on your face. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
3/5 69% Moxie (2021) Amy Poehler's Earnest Moxie Sells Feminism to a Generation That Understands its Nuances Better Than This Script - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
4/5 100% Sophie Jones (2021) Sophie Jones rarely takes a step out of place. It's one of the most authentic explorations of grief in recent cinema. With a fantastic performance from Barr and stunning direction, this film will stick with you long after the credits roll. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
3/5 80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) If you're looking for an evening spent watching vibrant silliness, one could do worse than Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar . - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
3/5 79% Synchronic (2020) Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan charm in Synchronic , a Sci-fi that buckles under the weight of big concepts - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
4/5 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Despite the faults of Pieces of a Woman, Kirby's portrayal holds it together. When it excels, Pieces of a Woman is a daring portrayal of a woman slowly breaking down. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
2/5 45% Fatale (2020) Fatale is a car crash of a film, but one that you can't look away from. Every twist gets more and more ridiculous. The cast of usually charismatic and talented actors appear to have decided to not even try. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
4/5 89% Supernova (2021) Supernova, through all its middle-class beigeness, is never afraid to be upsetting and real. But it never becomes a tough watch thanks to Tucci and Firth's inherent charms. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
3/5 63% Blackbird (2020) Blackbird is a collection of fantastic performances and missed opportunities. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
4/5 78% Eternal Beauty (2019) Eternal Beauty and Sally Hawkins' performance will stick with you long after the credit rolls. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 89% Almost Famous (2000) Even today, this euphoric road trip perfectly captures the self-destruction of touring musicians in the 1970s. Music isn't about cocaine and long hair, free love and road trips... it's about a feeling. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
3/5 67% I Am Woman (2020) 1970s Pop Star Helen Reddy Biopic 'I Am Woman' Quickly Loses its Intended Feminist Message - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
3/5 84% I Used to Go Here (2020) Whilst I Used to Go Here asks thorny questions about hypocrisy, consent and professor-student relationships, but it doesn't offer them with a deep answer nor any stinging comic observations in response. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
3/5 88% Summerland (2020) It's a story that has been told a hundred times over, and will be told a hundred times again. Summerland adds nothing new to the genre but does bring a soft realism to the gay coming of age tale. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
3/5 71% The High Note (2020) The High Note is a pleasant and unsurprising stroll through the music industry. It allows you to peer through a window into this world without allowing you to get to know anyone inside. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
3/5 100% White Riot (2019) Perhaps this documentary, asides from the gaps between narrative strands, is just too relevant. It's hard to see this as recent history and more of past echoes of current events. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
4/5 99% Saint Frances (2020) Saint Frances is a revolutionary depiction of the messy lives of women - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night is a wonderful love letter to 50s genre cinema. The paranoia echoes Invasions of the Body Snatchers, with a hint of the nostalgic pre-social media innocence of Super 8 or Stranger Things. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
4/5 75% The King of Staten Island (2020) The King of Staten Island drifts along much like its the characters. It's a subtle low-energy take on a coming-of-age comedy, perhaps lacking the highs and lows expected of an Apatow project, but there's an unexpected tenderness here. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
2/5 21% Infamous (2020) In the current world where many young people are using their voice for positive change, Infamous seems a damming portrayal of a generation that actually cares about more than followers and likes. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 89% You Don't Nomi (2020) Jeffrey McHale's debut documentary examines how Verhoeven managed to make a film as professionally damaging as Showgirls, examining the misogyny and vulgarity behind his creative choices and why it's now become a cult favourite. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
3/5 64% Hope Gap (2020) Hope Gap, like the marriage it portrays, is pleasant but entirely bored and stale. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
4/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Family-friendly actions really don't come any better than Jumanji: The Next Level. Every member of the family from kids to grandparents will find something to like. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
3/5 96% Ray & Liz (2019) Whilst it doesn't follow a concrete narrative, Ray & Liz is a moving portrayal of a family trying to stay above the poverty line. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
3/5 61% Rare Beasts (2021) Rare Beasts wants to deal with the big topics like gender equality, self-improvement and the difficulties of bringing up a child with behavioural issues. The trouble is, it never moves past the simple observations. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
4/5 72% Vivarium (2020) An intelligent script, stylish direction, and well-pitched performances should turn Vivarium into a cult classic. Like some of the best The Twilight Zone stories, Vivarium should leave you unsettled and a little anxious. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2020
2/5 50% The Wolf Hour (2019) There is always the promise of something else lurking behind that closed doors, but it's too abstract to keep audience attention. Any intrigue set up in the first half of the film is soon wasted with unused plots and squandered performances. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3.5/5 85% Misbehaviour (2020) For a film with such a strong message, it's a bit too... pleasant. Protest and identity politics have their corners softened to broaden the film's appeal. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
3/5 78% Ravers (2020) Ravers is fun but loses its way with thinly written characters, bad American accents and questionable jokes. Fans of the genre and regular ravers may appreciate this more than others. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
3/5 93% Straight Up (2020) Straight Up is a fantastic showcase for a promising voice who understands the current sexual and emotional landscape. Todd may be confused, but Sweeney feels like a fully formed voice in cinema. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
3/5 82% Judy (2019) Despite the production's shortcomings, it's an uncomfortable watch and tragic because this isn't just Judy Garland's story but an example of Hollywood repeating itself. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
4/5 97% The Farewell (2019) Until the closing shot, this is a celebration of Asian actors, traditions, and relationships, never tainted with the need to please multiplex audiences of the west. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/5 78% The Party's Just Beginning (2018) With strong performances and acknowledgement that hedonistic lifestyles aren't healthy, the movie's an accurate portrayal of depression and millennial loneliness. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 96% Only You (2018) Only You achieves the astonishing feat of making one couple's specific story become a universal tale of struggle, jealousy and grief. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 63% Driven (2019) Driven skirts over the facts in order to offer audiences a light-hearted dramedy reminiscent of American Hustle (2013). - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/5 100% Greta (2019) Despite the clumsy ending, Nanini and Weinberg's performances are spectacular. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 100% Man Made (2018) Although bodybuilding unites these four stories, it solely serves as a vehicle for the real theme of the film: acceptance and gaining control of your life back. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
1/5 13% Prey (2019) Prey might've been forgivable if it dived headfirst into its sense of ridiculousness, but it's ultimately too boring to even be so-bad-it's-good. - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 88% American Woman (2019) If anything, American Woman shoehorns in too many accomplishments, heartache, and betrayals over its runtime. It delves a little too far into soap opera with its portrayal of the sprawling, sometimes extreme life of a woman... - Frame Rated EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019