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% 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 76% 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 39% 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 20% 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 91% 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
4/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A very good Star Wars film. It has moments of greatness and is a fitting end to the trilogy. - TheDCTVshow EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Little Women is a masterful piece of filmmaking. Excellence is fired on all cylinders. Greta Gerwig is an unstoppable force. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level is very funny and entertaining, but lacks the spark of the first. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
5/5 68% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Jay and Silent Bob Reboot had me thinking I was about to die, that's how hilarious and pitch-perfect Smith's film is. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
5/5 94% It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Frank Capra's century-defining masterpiece is a treasure of Classical Hollywood cinema. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/5 42% Midway (2019) Midway is an over-the-top wartime extravaganza of an engrossing nature. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's a fine Terminator film, but nothing special. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is a surprisingly good film, it's nothing outstanding but far beats expectations. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not is a stupendously chilling, riveting and crazy horror. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 43% The Addams Family (2019) Complete nostalgia and kookiness shine in this new animated extravaganza. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Funktastic and soulful, Dolemite is my Name is bombastic thrill. Brimming with joy, passion and energy. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 82% Judy (2019) Judy broke me. Wonder, joy, melancholy and hope, these are the words that describe Renée's stupendously charming performance and the film as a whole. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) It succeeds to chill your core, but lacks in an overall well-crafted narrative. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 50% Earthquake Bird (2019) Earthquake Bird is quiet, beautiful and yet sometimes very tense. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 75% Judy & Punch (2019) Excellent execution and a captivating story make it great. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 73% Harriet (2019) Harriet is breathtaking and truly inspiring. Tears will flow. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 100% Sid & Judy (2019) Sid & Judy is a mesmerising documentary detailing Garland's career and life, it's dazzling. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 72% The Lodge (2020) Shocking, suspenseful and one of the most chilling films of the year, it truly gets under your skin. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Meirelles returns with a film that never fails to lose intrigue, it's sometimes riveting, touching and quite hilarious. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 83% Waves (2019) Trey Edward Shultz's latest is soaring in visuals, you will bathe in it's utterly symphonic glory. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) A film full of brilliant performances, riveting emotion and subtle nuance. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 83% Official Secrets (2019) Official Secrets is suspenseful, enraging and one of the best political films ever made. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It's one of the best films of the year and might just be the funniest. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 52% Rabid (2019) Rabid is a shabby horror-less horror with little impact and effect. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep is Flanagan's nightmare-inducing and masterfully chilling take on The Shining. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4/5 67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Zombieland: Double Tap is a wickedly good film. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Bale is on top-form, delivering a performance full of gravitas and sharp-wit. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Quite simply put, The Irishman is cinema at its finest. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
3.5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) It has gaping issues with its scripting, however when Tom Hanks shows up he reinvigorates life back into the film's flaws. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
0.5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is an utterly incoherent mess, it's one of the worst films I've seen in a long time. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4.5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is a thrillingly intriguing ride. It's tense and mysterious, Rian Johnsondoes a fantastic job directing a super-tight script. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) The perfect word to describe Portrait of a Lady on Fire is nonchalant. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) The fundamental reason why Gemini Man works is its got a heart and sincerely carries this all the way through the chaos. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
5/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse is Robert Egger's masterpiece of mythic quality. It is one of the greatest achievements in cinema this year and is an unstoppable force of dark and maddening confinement. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 71% The King (2019) The King is a beautifully brooding film that starts weak and finds great footing, mainly down to Chalamet and Edgerton's performances, they rule completely and allow for the forgetting of Mendelsohn and Chapman's futile pantomime-like roles. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story is Noah Baumbach's masterful film that is ripe full of melancholy, beauty and contrasting nastiness. Adam Driver gives a career-best performance, commanding every emotion to the finest degree. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
5/5 68% Joker (2019) Joker is a brazenly breathtaking film with Joaquin Phoenix delivering an out-of-this-world performance as the clown prince of crime and Todd Phillips soars with his utterly beautiful direction. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
4/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Deakins' work here is some of his finest, it's almost as if every frame is a painting. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
4/5 42% The Laundromat (2019) The best elements of the film is Streep and Soderbergh. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is a masterfully existential film, examining the underpinning of human nature, and the process in the voyage to acceptance of oneself. Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones have their Oscars hopefully waiting. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Andy Muschietti's third feature is triumphant, it horrifies, it surprises, it thrills and most certainly it gets under your skin. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Rabid is a shabby horror-less horror with little impact and effect. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019