Ben Rolph

Ben Rolph
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I am YouTube TV and Film critic, I mainly cover the DC TV Shows doing weekly reviews on Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Krypton and a few more. Over the summer I do breakdown videos on new news forthe shows. However I am at heart a film person along with my love for TV, on my film channel I do in-depth reviews of my favourite recent films in a video essay manor. I also work with 'Discussing Film' of which I'm going to start doing film reviews for very soon and I also have done interviews with them on their YouTube channel (Cress Williams, Black Lightning). I watch most films that are released to UK cinemas, I have attended Netflix film screenings and many preview screenings and I tend to voice my thoughts quite a lot via social media (Twitter) in regards to films and TV shows.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 74% Stillwater (2021) Tom McCarthy's Stillwater is a pondering success as it taps into real human emotions. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
4/5 86% Werewolves Within (2021) It's Knives Out with werewolves and comedy levels amped up to fifty. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
5/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) A Quiet Place Part II will have audiences stuck to the edge of their seats. - Film Updates EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
5/5 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) It's striking, bold, and absolutely nerve-wracking. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
4/5 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) The Woman in the Window's inspiration is obvious and what it does with it is interesting. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
5/5 81% Offseason (2021) Offseason just might be the most inventive and haunting film of the year so far. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
4/5 86% Here Before (2021) Gregg's film is profoundly intense and emotionally stirring. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
3/5 74% Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) Broadcast Signal Intrusion lacks the overall impact of its inspiration. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
4.5/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) If you are a DC Comics fan, you are going to love Zack Snyder's Justice League. - TheDCTVshow EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
5/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) The film is bold, unflinching, and vividly memorable, it's a must-watch for all. - Film Updates EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
4/5 37% Cherry (2021) Cherry is a profoundly dark and stylistically engaging film. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
2/5 45% The Little Things (2021) The Little Things' focus becomes muddled and feels like a failed imitation of Seven. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
5/5 75% The Mauritanian (2021) The Mauritanian is a must-watch, eye-opening film. It is one of the best, most thought-provoking experiences of this new year. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
5/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Wonder Woman 1984 is a riveting, heartfelt blast. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
4/5 87% THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1990) The result of this re-edited version of Francis Ford Coppola's final entry to The Godfather trilogy is a better, re-tooled end. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2020
5/5 88% Let Them All Talk (2020) Steven Soderbergh's latest is a non-stop literary thrill from start to end. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2020
4/5 69% Ammonite (2020) The frustration that one feels with a near-perfect film like Ammonite can have the effect of disappointment, but after time to lament, it becomes clear that it's still very good. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
5/5 82% Mank (2020) Mank is an endlessly sumptuous wade into the depths of Hollywood's golden-age. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
3.5/5 96% Mogul Mowgli (2021) Written, produced, acted, and rapped by Riz Ahmed, the artist is enraptured and intensely engaged as Mogul Mowgli is a deeply personal film. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
5/5 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Teeming with copious levels of energy and shot in a stylistically invigorating style, its diversion from any formalism allows for pure immersion. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 95% Soul (2020) Narratively, Soul ticks nearly all of Pixar's boxes and as a film it's engaging, although one can't help to shake off the feeling that something's missing. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
1/5 43% The Lie (2020) Believability dwindles and dwindles, by the end one's eyes might just have rolled all the way back. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
4/5 89% Supernova (2021) Entirely restrained and carefully controlled, it's a rather beautiful piece of cinema that is all the better for its soft and discreet approach. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
4/5 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a supremely impactful film. It finds a pitch-perfect balance between levity, humor, and bluntness. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
5/5 93% Saint Maud (2020) Saint Maud is a masterpiece of the psychological. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
2/5 80% Concrete Cowboy (2021) Technically and narrative-wise, this bold story is let down by impoverished filmmaking. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020
2/5 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) It's a preposterous, batty, and cheap-looking film that begins strong and amounts to nothing. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020
4/5 49% Monday (2021) It can be uncomfortable, freeing, absurd, humorous, but most of all, it's extremely compelling. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 97% Rocks (2020) Rocks is a moving tale that is elevated by its beautiful cinematography and cast chemistry. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
5/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Four legends in a hotel room together - what is the result? A phenomenal film that is immensely engaging, provocative and surprisingly hilarious. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
3/5 73% Mulan (2020) Its simplistic tale is effective, but lacks authenticity. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 70% Tenet (2020) Christopher Nolan will render you speechless and shivering in endless exhilaration. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
2/5 71% The One and Only Ivan (2020) Everything in the film is all too easy and formulaic. The One and Only Ivan is a passable film to entertain children under the age of five. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
4/5 83% Proxima (2019) Winocour's film is without hesitation one of the best films of the year. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
4/5 54% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Sang-yo's directorial approach continues to invigorate the genre while staying coherent, even in the most chaotic of times. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2020
3/5 82% The Painted Bird (2020) It lacks a more warranted, layered narrative to get one through its observational angle of one trudging life from place to place. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 79% Greyhound (2020) Greyhound is an impressively wound film that enthralls with its bombastic and explosive sea warfare. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
4/5 71% 7500 (2020) 7500 brings art-house elements to a genre of thrills and what is created is a tension-filled ride of emotional strain and directorial excellence. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
2/5 71% The High Note (2020) The High Note ends up hitting a nearly consistent low note, which ultimately comes down to a mostly lifeless formulaic structure. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
5/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Provocative and thoughtful, Da 5 Bloods is Spike Lee in top form. An unruly work of cinema, there is an inherent admiration for the stylistics and inner workings of the film. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 40% Capone (2020) Josh Trank does a tremendous job in crafting an effective tale with great filmmaking attributes. The direction is consistently proficient and cinematography is positively superb. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
5/5 98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Everything is superbly controlled and nailed to the point at which you begin to question, how is this possible? - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
5/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) It will leave you speechless, there is something so tragically beautiful about the film. Heart-wrenching and also, passionately romantic. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
4/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey is a stylishly fantastic ride. Margot Robbie is on top-form. - TheDCTVshow EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4.5/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell is fantastically moving and told with a humane touch, you truly feel for Jewell and his injustices. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is an immersive real-time experience. It's both thrilling and harrowing. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
4/5 35% Seberg (2020) Stewart is utterly perfect. It's all in her eyes and movement, it says so much more than the spoken. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
4/5 19% Cats (2019) Cats is a musical extravaganza that is toe-tapping, energetic and utterly endearing. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/5 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is not only a fantastic film, but one of the best Star Wars films. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens is a brilliant return to Star Wars that evokes extreme nostalgia and led to a spark that led onto one of the best entries in the Skywalker saga. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019