Becky Kukla

Becky Kukla
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 60% Ferrante Fever (2019) It may not give much insight in Ferrante's life, but this documentary is a joyful and gentle celebration of a genius. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/10 41% Where Hands Touch (2018) In a disappointing turn from Asante, an important and vital narrative is lost in a bizarre and over-dramatic love story. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
8/10 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Bold, brave and bizarre - Madeline's Madeline is a truly unconventional indie gem with a star performance at its heart. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
9/10 95% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) A deftly executed epic that expertly subverts the stereotypical crime family story, with phenomenal results. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
6/10 63% Unicorn Store (2019) The glitter onscreen dazzles more than the actual film, but Unicorn Store is a solid depiction of the trials of adulthood and finding joy in the places you least expect. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
6/10 94% Styx (2019) A foreboding drama which attempts to scrutinise Western bureaucracy and attitudes towards refugees and, for the most part, succeeds. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
No Score Yet Two in the Bush: A Love Story (2019) Two in the Bush mixes comedy with deeply emotional moments. The result is highly relatable content which one can identify with whilst laughing at how ridiculous humans can be, specifically when dealing with love. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
56% J.T. LeRoy (2019) Despite captivating performances from both Dern and Stewart, Jeremiah Terminator Leroy never manages to break out of the drudgery of a standard biopic. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
93% Tucked (2018) With glitter in abundance and some of the most beautiful thigh high boots, Tucked is an example of the excellent queer cinema that Britain has to offer. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
52% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Tell it to the Bees might not know exactly what it wants to be, but there's no denying Grainger and Pacquin's chemistry, nor that Jankel knows how to pack a brutal emotional punch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
8/10 36% Out of Blue (2019) Strange and otherworldly, Clarkson may carry Out of Blue but this small film has got legs of its own. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
6/10 80% The Fight (2018) Punching above its weight, The Fight isn't going to win gold but is still worth a watch. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman not only fulfils all the criteria of a superhero movie but is also engaging, exciting and inspiring throughout - The F Word UK EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
5/10 91% Mandy (2018) Visually mind-blowing, Mandy has a real taste for aesthetics but not so much for story - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
9/10 90% The Breaker Upperers (2018) Laugh a minute romp about female friendship, The Breaker Upperers is witty, sharp and contains numerous dance sequences you're unlikely to ever forget - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
8/10 85% Nancy (2018) Quiet and haunting, Nancy is an intriguing first feature from a talented director - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
6/10 58% Touch Me Not (2019) Even with all its rough edges, Touch Me Not is still a compelling watch. There are no comparisons - it's a truly unique entity. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
8/10 72% Assassination Nation (2018) Bold, bloody and brilliant - Assassination Nation is required viewing for the 21st century feminist - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) If you've been waiting for a zombie apocalypse Christmas musical, then Anna and Apocalypse will satisfy your every desire and more - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
9/10 91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Maggie Gyllenhaal mesmerises in this subtle and moving portrait of a schoolteacher spiralling out of control - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 100% Of Love & Law (2017) A powerful, heartfelt documentary that sheds a much needed light on a newly fluctuating Japanese society - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
5/10 94% Foxtrot (2018) A heavy-handed approach to the futility of war, Foxtrot aims high but falls short - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
6/10 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) It's an inspirational story that needs to be seen, but On the Basis of Sex doesn't impress half as much as Ruth Bader Ginsburg does - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 90% Fyre (2019) Engaging, enraging and utterly absurd - Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary is an absolute must see - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/10 63% Bird Box (2018) Over-long and over-clichéd, Bird Box feels like familiar territory and not in a good way - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 89% Pin Cushion (2018) A dark fairy-tale, Pin Cushion is at once a wickedly funny and a deeply emotional experience - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 100% The Judge (2018) Equally frustrating and inspiring, The Judge is an accomplished tale of bravery and justice - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Subtle yet entirely absorbing, Desiree Akhavan takes aim at religious bigotry in her expertly crafted film - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
7/10 100% Wajib (2017) Though the premise of a father and son reconnecting is not necessarily unique, the context of Wajib breathes new life into an old story - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
6/10 94% Private Life (2018) With a soft touch and genuine moments of joy and heartache, Private Life is a flawed yet solid watch - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
7/10 79% Dark River (2018) With strong performances throughout, Dark River is only let down by it's ending, which rounds off an otherwise achingly beautiful film. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
100% Female Human Animal (2018) Josh Appignanesi's new feature film is an impressive blend of fact and fiction which successfully evades our preconceived ideas about genre to present itself as something radically bold, new and different. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
85% Soni (2018) Soni, as a gritty realist portrait, feels fresh and unique - both in it's portrayal of Kalpana and Soni and its technical achievements. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
40% Nina (2018) Dynamic turns from its two stars and an intriguing relationship make it a pleasant enough watch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
85% Dumplin' (2018) It's a lesson worth learning, and Dumplin' is a film well worth your time. Just make sure you have tissues. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
93% 93Queen (2018) 93Queenoffers a window into a closed off community and a chance to be inspired by the work that these women are doing to make the world a better place for their neighbours, friends and the wider world. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
97% Working Woman (2019) It's a powerful film and one that perfectly encapsulates the way in which powerful men feel entitled to take what they want, at the expense of the dreams and goals of women. Working Woman displays all this with great sensitivity, and more. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Marielle Heller's second feature film is, like her first, filled with complex and intriguing characters who are presented to us as just that. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
100% Two for Joy (2018) Two for Joy is desperate and demanding, but it offers something which is rarely allowed in films which depict poverty. It offers hope. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
No Score Yet 2036 Origin Unknown (2018) It doesn't just make overt references to 2001, it seems to copy and paste signature motifs, themes and symbols. Kubrick's sci-fi epic is not a film that many directors would want their work held up against and 2036 doesn't hold up well at all. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
100% Afghan Cycles (2019) It's a film which captures the current refugee crisis and all of the horrors that entails, whilst humanising those caught up in it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
67% Orbiter 9 (Órbita 9) (2018) There seems to be a kind of renaissance in space exploration in film and television at the moment. Orbiter 9 is a nice addition to this canon of films, but it doesn't really add that much to the conversation. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) Prince of Nothingwood is not only a portrait of a unique man, but of the importance of cinema too. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
76% Manifesto (2017) Manifesto has some magnificent moments, and Blanchett does give an unparalleled performance, but ultimately it is a repetitive and cyclical exercise. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
100% Unrest (2017) Supporting personal stories from her contributors with historical evidence, numerical statistics and information from specialists - Brea's Unrest is the definitive film about ME. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
81% The Party (2018) The Party relies not on gimmicks or CGI, but simple, clever narrative structures, witty dialogue and a cast of impenetrable actors. It's a true triumph. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
100% Daphne (2017) Daphne truly is a fascinating character study. Emily Beecham is astounding, portraying a layered and complex character, and one that we rarely see on screen. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
40% Brimstone (2017) What could have been a really interesting film with a unique narrative turns into a pretty grotesque film instead, with tropes rather than well-rounded characters. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
89% Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast (2017) Though it isn't perfect, it's the right time for this film. The UK is more divided than ever and we need to be reminded that there are people in Government who care about the working people. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
81% Risk (2017) Risk tries to peel back the facade, but ultimately fails to succeed in giving us anything particularly new or radical. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017