Ben Dowell

Ben Dowell
Ben Dowell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK) Radio Times
Publications: Times (UK), Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 100% Little Girl (Petite fille) (2020) The exquisite intensity, tenderness and occasional moments of anger did not let up and Lifshitz's film-making was often sublime. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
3/5 100% Offended by Irvine Welsh (2020) Welsh probed and prodded with great warmth, intelligence and skill, but Offended By Irvine Welsh was more of an essay with a through-line that rarely deviated. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet The Night Notre Dame Burned (2020) Unlike poor old Quasimodo, the great lady was saved from destruction. Yet the extraordinary thing about The Night Notre-Dame Burned was that one felt an acute heart-in-mouth fear that things might not turn out that way. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Real Eastenders (2020) Where this film triumphed was in its raw profiles of real rather than fantasy families. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
4/5 100% Anthony (2020) It was powerful stuff and unlike anything I've seen before. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Taking Control: The Dominic Cummings Story (2020) It was like an exhibition of student posters come to life - Sex Pistols imagery... and calls to be "cool like Fonzies". All slightly juvenile and tedious, yes, but this programme, with its whizzy graphics and guitar soundtrack, was a sucker for it. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Miss World 1970: Beauty Queens and Bedlam (2020) Hannah Berryman's engaging documentary about the night that heralded feminism's explosion into the mainstream was actually finely balanced. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet Hilary Mantel: Return to Wolf Hall (2020) The image of this strange, hugely likeable woman - workmanlike and slightly ethereal, eccentric but no-nonsense - scurrying to her flat near her home on the Devon coast was delightful. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020