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
5/5 83% High Life (2019) Claire Denis's High Life is a sensually intimate journey that overwhelms. An intoxicatingly wonderful space odyssey into the psyche of the human condition. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 65% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu is undoubtably a great time and it'll please fans, although Justice does no justice. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
5/5 100% Booksmart (2019) Incredibly sharp and witty, Booksmart is 2019's best film. The two are the perfect pair of friends, Dever and Feldstein have unmatched chemistry. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
5/5 72% Stockholm (2019) The Captor is an intriguing dark comedy laced with infectious energy. It is uniquely stylish and Hawke gives one of 2019's best performances so far. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A beautifully heartbreaking ending to a saga. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The true standout of the film is Michael Chaves and his visual beauty in capturing horror. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/5 59% Greta (2019) It is a successful genre exercise, but falls short as a whole film. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 57% Pet Sematary (2019) 'Pet Sematary' gets under your skin and tickles your spine, utilising horror tropes to build an effective film. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3.5/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo is a touching film that is beautifully expressionistic and a great emotional and adventurous success. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) After the great success of Aquaman, many have been hoping that DC's next film, Shazam! will live up to the brilliance of the film prior and I'm beyond glad to say it does. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
5/5 89% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) It is a beguiling fairy tale that mesmorises. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Everybody Knows is personal and real, and that's what makes it work. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
5/5 73% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) S. Craig Zahler's latest film is a true master stroke in filmmaking. It is elegantly slow, contained, precise and notably beautifully framed throughout. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is full of hysterical funny moments, gorgeous visuals and is an action packed spectacle. It is one of Marvel's best films, Brie Larson is perfectly cast as the relentless "Avenger". - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 19% Serenity (2019) Serenity is a weirdly intimate film that builds a world so peculiar and enigmatic, it keeps you constantly guessing. Knight's experiment is a great success with one of the most chilling twists, ever. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4.5/5 88% The Hole in the Ground (2019) It is a beautifully unnerving film that delves psychologically into the connection of two fruitfully dark characters. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) It's a fast paced, exhilarating and fun experience. Jessica Rothe is a treasure to not be missed. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) At Eternity's Gate is a beautiful portrait of Vincent Van Gogh's fractured mind. Julian Schnabel, like his paintings creates a gestural film that captures a searingly exquisite feel to this distorted world. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The film uses its uncanny-valley-like nature as a charm and doesn't shy away from existing in a world between live-action and visual effects. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 86% The Wife (2018) The Wife is a clever, subtle and moving portrait of a hidden woman brought to life by the Oscar-worthy Glenn Close with her quiet yet all-powerful performance. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 69% The Mule (2018) The Mule is a sentimental look at an unsuspecting criminal, driven by Eastwood's sly direction and performance. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
3.5/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Cold Pursuit takes a long hard look at those Liam Neeson films and shoots it right in the face, literally. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
1/5 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) It's a film about art made by people who don't understand art. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
3.5/5 49% Escape Room (2019) Escape Room is a nifty and smartly woven psychological concept that delivers. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
3.5/5 73% Destroyer (2018) The film delivers closure in its cleverly woven plot with Kidman shining as a decaying alcoholic. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) It starts off slow, perhaps a little boring but as it goes on it finds its wings. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
4.5/5 38% Glass (2019) Shyamalan's precise vision is delicately crafted within the frameworks of a comic book, yet it defies and delivers a complex psychological study of the human condition. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 67% Vice (2018) Vice is an incredibly raw, visceral and humorous film with McKay putting his heart into the heartless. Bale is formidably puissant in this transformative role. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
4/5 87% Colette (2018) It is delicate, powerful, meaningful and a feast to lay your eyes upon. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
4.5/5 93% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) It feels like a comic book, It feels like its ripped off the page. - TheDCTVshow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
4/5 63% Bird Box (2018) Sandra Bullock delievers a powerhouse performance. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Perfect in every single way. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
4/5 33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) An utterly new and state-of-the-art way of combining reality with fantasy. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
5/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is a new terrific entry in the belt of DC, a visual masterpiece that is utterly riveting throughout. - TheDCTVshow EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3.5/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) For true Transformers fans this prequel will serve as a melancholic coming-of-age journey into the backstory of Bee and a great 'restart' to the direction of the film series as a whole. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
5/5 87% First Man (2018) First Man is an incredible film, ripe with Damien Chazelle's touch - reinforcing him as one of the best directors currently working. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) An incredibly strong film with minimal flaws capturing this heart-wrenching story in a special way. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A wonderful piece in cinema, heart warming and lovable. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4.5/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Tears will flow in this utterly heart-breaking picture of a struggling drug addict and his family. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 91% Mandy (2018) The concept is incredible and hilarious at the end - but is a big mess. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 90% A Private War (2018) Rosamund Pike delivers a career best performance. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 86% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's a warped dream of the Western that successfully subverts and delivers a ravishingly beautiful spectacle. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Pawel Pawlikowski delivers a beautifully-searing masterpiece. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It is an honourable mess. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) It is great, but not entirely captivating like The Post. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4.5/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) This is an epic for the ages. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
5/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) Vox lux is an ambitious film tackling a whole matter of ideas, reliant on subtext and expressionism in this intense and unnerving film from Brady Corbet. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
2/5 20% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) It's full of cliches and is rather uneventful. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
3.5/5 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Levelling up from the original with it's charming humour, smooth animation and lovable characters. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is nothing short of a masterpiece in animation. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018