Angie Errigo

Angie Errigo
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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 89% Wild Rose (2019) As a timely tale about never giving up on yourself, Wild Rose is warm-hearted and inspiring. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/5 94% The Keeper (Trautmann) (2018) It's reasonably pleasant for about the length of a game of football, yet it goes on and on as tragedies strike and things culminate in a ludicrously melodramatic turn. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
2/5 20% Practical Magic (1998) It tootles along being cute... but to further its notions of sisterhood and the power of women, it also takes a spin through Thelma And Louise territory, then revisits The Exorcist to up the supernatural content. It's enough to make your head spin. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) It is sweet, it is scary, the production design is gorgeous and Eva Green is delicious as the aerial artiste diva who puts some pep into Farrell's step. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/5 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) A nicely inspirational, romantic hagiography and an unmistakable call to political engagement. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
2/5 42% Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) To say that this is the funniest film Mel Brooks has co-written, produced and directed in some years is, alas, not saying very much. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/5 45% The Portrait of a Lady (1996) What on earth is the little surrealist film-in-a-film in the middle all about, or the opening credits sequence in which hippy chicks gaze into camera as female voices talk about kisses? - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 59% Miracle on 34th Street (1994) Richard Attenborough positively sparkles in the role of the mysterious Kriss Kringle, giving a restrained and genuinely sweet performance. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
2/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) Despite a talented cast and a wealth of potentially meaty themes, this comes off disappointingly mealy-mouthed, and it's hard to care. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5/5 87% First Man (2018) Flouting the conventions of the biopic and man-with-a-mission movies Chazelle gives us an intimate, moving character drama with raw, visceral space-peril thrills. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 78% Black '47 (2018) There is no denying the power of this affecting, artful history lesson and tribute to Celtic tenacity in the style of a lean, mean western. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3/5 69% The Seagull (2018) An umpteenth adaptation of a masterwork that is open to endless interpretation. Like so many, it is interesting and in parts fruitful, but not entirely satisfying or affecting. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
3/5 80% Alpha (2018) It is marvellous to see such a large scale, IMAX-worthy picture with an abundance of old-fashioned heart amid the wham-bam franchises that fill our summers. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
3/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Honestly, for all its absurdities and cue-up-another-song sub-plots it is the mother-daughter love story that touches the heart, and the film's joyful esprit de corps really is irresistible. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 56% Swimming with Men (2018) Lives are transformed, love happens, self-esteem is revived - yep, it's The Full Monty with nose clips and goggles. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 81% That Summer (2018) For those fascinated by the Maysles brothers' classic 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, a portrait of the eccentric, impoverished socialites Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, this is a Beale-apalooza. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
3/5 38% Anon (2018) It is cold, detached and one note - a note so subdued it becomes soporific. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4/5 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) A very attractive, accomplished and surprisingly pleasing dish of heartwarming romance, mystery and moving historical drama, directed by the dab hand of Mike Newell and played out by a cracking ensemble. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) What is most satisfying here is not just the effective frights that unpredictably punctuate the family's existence, but the empathy that builds up with them and how moved we are by their plight. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) The classic young hero quest, 21st century style. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) Beautiful, thoughtful and realistic. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
2/5 19% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) A space opera / horror / thriller mash-up that clutches ineffectually at philosophical and socio-political profundity while pastiching familiar sci-fi tropes ... - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/5 75% The Mercy (2018) The supporting cast and period detail are fine, but essentially this is Firth's film and he does brave, moving work as the disheartened dreamer spiralling down into despair and madness. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Lies We Tell (2018) All these assets are swamped by a weak, increasingly melodramatic storyline littered with horrible stereotypes and preposterous villainy. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
4/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Jackman has the charisma, charm and cheek that Barnum must have possessed in some measure. He has a twinkle that keeps you sympathising with him even when he's being a deeply flawed, social climbing, straying hero. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) It's terribly sad that Paddington's creator Michael Bond - to whom the film is dedicated - died in June without seeing how absolutely wonderfully his legacy has been continued. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Even if you know how it was fated to end, it's a captivating journey, from the fun of their first days to the touching postscript. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Romeo and Juliet (1954) Renato Castellani's classically elegant production was beautifully shot on location in Italy with jewel-bright design inspired by Renaissance paintings. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 88% The Muppet Movie (1979) Comedy director James Frawley imposes pleasing order on the charming proceedings while Henson and his long-time associate Frank Oz delightfully dominate. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 30% Home Alone 3 (1997) There are some genuine laughs, and not too much saccharin or cartoon-style brutality. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 27% Hollow Man (2000) Challenged for much of a story, the film resorts to turning Bacon's laboratory into a haunted house, from where the see-through psychopath traps his colleagues to dispose of them one by one. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Roseland (1977) This bittersweet collection of tales set in New York's Roseland ballroom sees a marvellous ensemble of lonely hearts trip the light fantastic reminiscing about life and love. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 88% Norma Rae (1979) Based on the true story of a reluctant real-life heroine, this sincere drama with a social conscience makes its union cause authentic, heartfelt and grittily entertaining. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 85% Persuasion (1995) [Persuasion] never lets the superb period detail intrude on the emotional realism or romantic suspense. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 45% Last Vegas (2013) ... they can't make a silk purse out of the sow's ear that is this formulaic bachelor party/bucket list buddy comedy. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 83% The Panic in Needle Park (1971) Drug abuse movies can be hard to take, but this compelling drama has a superior screenplay and sensational performances from young Al Pacino and Kitty Winn. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 24% Plunkett & Macleane (1999) There are some spirited moments, but this is mostly a chaotic jumble of style over substance. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 67% Paris Blues (1961) Ageing like a fine wine - even with its vintage "Ya dig, baby?" lingo - this offbeat affair from one of Newman's drama teachers and favourite directors, Martin Ritt, is also one of the most delightful jazz movies ever made. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 67% Shaft (2000) Samuel L Jackson, very cool in a wardrobe designed by Armani, has the necessary presence to carry off this slick homage to the icon of 1970s blaxploitation from director John Singleton. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 95% Enough Said (2013) What's sweet and funny is the observation of insecure people fumbling their way in a new relationship. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 65% Days of Grace (2015) The rapid-fire editing and an interesting musical score make you so dizzy it's very hard at times to follow who is doing what to whom and when. Still, there are nifty twists in the histrionic, compelling storytelling. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 84% The Way Way Back (2013) What Faxon and Rash get right is snappy dialogue for [Sam] Rockwell, who aces this, and hilariously inappropriate monologues for Allison Janney, priceless as the blowsy, boozy next-door neighbour. Those two bag this an extra star. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
1/5 13% Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013) The plot is as boring as it is baffling and the dialogue might well have been translated into English via a free iPhone app. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 39% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Unashamedly derivative but it still scared me silly. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 80% 42 (2013) Mythic material, beautifully done, the winning performances and telling (true) incidents make this one not just for baseball devotees. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 57% Stuck in Love (2013) This disarming romantic comedy-drama is far more likeable than the ho-hum romcom title suggests. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 52% Oblivion (2013) The bigger the screen this is watched on, the better. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 94% The Gatekeepers (2013) The complexities of the ongoing conflict are addressed with clarity, insight, candour and intimate revelations of personal moral struggles. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 65% Epic (2013) It's all sweet and agreeable, if no classic. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 46% To The Wonder (2013) It's watchable, at times sexy, at others painfully touching, yet seems random, lifeless and obscure. - Metro (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017