Beth Webb

Beth Webb
Beth Webb's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine Sight and Sound Little White Lies Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 95% Mogul Mowgli (2020) At times, the overlapping themes of lost identity and intergenerational conflict distract from Zed's story, but Ahmed's commitment to the role is such that Mogul Mowgli emerges as an ambitious success. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
2/5 71% Carmilla (2020) Admirers of Le Fanu's source material may enjoy this traditional interpretation of gothic seduction, but those craving more bite for their buck will be left hankering for something more modern and salacious. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
5/5 98% Rocks (2020) Respectfully crafted, righteously funny and tender, Gavron has defined a generation like no-one else, and these efforts are not to be ignored. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 87% Cuties (Mignonnes) (2020) Cuties is a thematically bold yet nuanced study of displacement and duty that deserves to be seen as an auspicious and astute debut, not the source of scandal. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 74% Mulan (2020) Niki Caro's boldly reimagined, battle-laden saga belies its Disney status and spotlights the multifaceted star power of Liu Yifei. The result is a live-action remake done right. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 92% Clemency (2019) With Woodard and Hodge delivering phenomenal performances, Clemency emerges as an extraordinary feat in film-making that is as unflinching as it is poignant. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
4/5 100% Perfect 10 (2019) Unfussy in its premise and anchored by two impassioned breakout performances, Perfect 10 is an astutely written debut that celebrates a young woman's resilience in the face of grief. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
3/5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) If it fails to mine the deeper themes in this story about a working-class writer fighting to find her footing in the music industry, How To Build A Girl is a resounding success as a showcase of Feldstein's capabilities in a leading role. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 93% Lynn + Lucy (2019) Boasting two impressive performances - especially from Scrimshaw, a major street-cast win - Lynn + Lucy begins with tragedy in a small town, but it's the larger study of mob culture in our country that will linger. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
3/5 88% Selah and the Spades (2020) Selah And The Spades showcases Simone's star power and suggests a promising future for Poe, but ultimately fails to keep up the pace needed to make it the slick, cutting teen drama that it clearly wants to be. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2020
2/5 72% Stargirl (2020) At a time when teen outsiders are having their time in the spotlight, Stargirl feels like a relic, and a prompt for Disney to do a better job at capturing contemporary high-school culture. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
3/5 84% Misbehaviour (2020) Knightley and Mbatha-Raw headline an excellent band of British talent, but the film's focus feels sadly misguided. There's a great story within Misbehaviour - we just don't get to see enough of it. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 68% Little Joe (2019) By eschewing fast-paced suspense Hausner takes the sting out of her story, instead showcasing a bold aesthetic sense that feels like an exciting taste of what's to come. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
2/5 22% Like a Boss (2020) Haddish and Byrne play to their comedic strengths but Like A Boss falls foul of formulaic writing and a mistrust of the genre's full potential. Stick to its groundbreaking peers for a taste of something sweeter. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
3/5 91% Miss Americana (2020) Although certainly an insightful study of the pop star's populated psyche, Miss Americana is more of a mid-album track than an anthem. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
96% Atlantics (2019) At its best, this film will haunt you with a chilling paranormal reframing of a global crisis that is completely disarming and yet still enchanting. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) The gentle rhythm of this timely, environmentally conscious documentary will temporarily draw you away from the world of tiny screens into a partially ambiguous yet fulfilling tale of endurance. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 77% Judy & Punch (2020) A risky project for Foulkes to make as her first feature, Judy & Punch ventures a little too far into troubled waters with its comedic handling of heavy matter, but shows promise in the woman holding the strings. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 87% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Though relentless at times, this is a crucial, empathetic rally cry of a film that holds a mirror up to the swelling crisis of the gig economy with admirable intention. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) This is LaBeouf at his best, stripped down to his bare elements and bookended by two luminous performances from Gottsagen and Johnson. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 87% Hustlers (2019) A giddily entertaining homage to female power that illuminates bold ambition in its stars and director alike, Hustlers is the kind of era-defining film that Hollywood didn't know it needed. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 85% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) A little heavy-handed with its moral messaging, this is nevertheless a self-deprecating and diverse tale of discovery. Michael Peña's take on rave culture alone is worth your money. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 87% Animals (2019) Grainger is a revelation and Shawkat a rebel in this delightfully defiant celebration of women's imperfections. 
Stick with them through the chaos and you'll be rewarded with an utterly electric tale of female friendship. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
4/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) A scrappy but soulful delight. Regina Hall brings everything to this nuanced and loving portrait of working women whose stories seldom make their way into the foreground of film. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
55% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) Dumont's sequel to his 2017 musical Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc takes the formative years of a young Jehanne and shakes them until all the fun falls out of them. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
2/5 47% Bel Canto (2018) Bel Canto pushes a hard message about cultural misconceptions and boasts a promising and diverse cast, but only really makes an impact in the first and final minutes. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
3/5 46% Little (2019) Either choose to dwell on Little's formulaic storyline, or be charmed by the confident comedic performances of its three stars. One will lead to an infinitely more fun time at the movies. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 92% Wild Rose (2019) A real foot-stomper, carried by spirited performances from Buckley, Walters and Okonedo. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 52% Five Feet Apart (2019) Sprouse and Richardson are proven heavyweights in the young-adult pocket of Hollywood, but this soft-hearted teen romance spreads on sugary sentiment too thickly to leave a lasting message. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
89% The Souvenir (2019) A wry wit sparkles throughout, and means that when the heartache eventually comes it does so with real emotional impact. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Light in plot but heavy on friendship, DeBlois delivers a sad but sensible farewell. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3/5 87% Colette (2018) A dutiful biopic of a fascinating woman that should have taken itself less seriously. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
4/5 94% RBG (2018) This is the origin film we really need right now. Directors Cohen and West have brought a liberal trailblazer's fascinating and largely untold story proudly into the spotlight. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 44% Second Act (2018) Stick with Second Act for its smart reframing of a city Cinderella story that retains its sense of humour. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
4/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) A spirited, lilting delight. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
4/5 100% Two for Joy (2018) Sweet but not sentimental, sad but not cynical, Two For Joy is a welcome new take on a British realism with disarmingly impressive performances from its young cast. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Astoundingly, this is Aparicio's acting debut. It is a stoic, studied performance that at times pushes into realms of intense physical and emotional endurance that result in some of the film's most devastating scenes. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
3/5 74% The Children Act (2018) A gentle reminder that Thompson belongs in the spotlight, as her performance burns out long after the film does. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
2/5 62% Edie (2019) Fleeting charm and pretty packaging will leave you partially satisfied but later craving a bolder film that puts its battle-worn title character to better use. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018