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Blake Williams

Blake Williams
Blake Williams's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cinema Scope

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
55% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) In addition to often being quite funny, Serge Bozon's fifth feature and second consecutive Isabelle Huppert vehicle is an exemplary film about pedagogy...‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
67% Spring Breakers (2013) ... Spring Breakers should nevertheless be lauded as a boldly superficial film, one that understands the pertinence of an alluring image, and the consequences of valuing only that.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
84% You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (2013) ... there was a wholly unwarranted air of the posthumous about You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, which is as eccentric and alive as its immediate predecessor.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
95% Burning Bush (2014) ... inert and has no sense of flow, and this despite the wavy dramatic effect caused by the three-part scrunching.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
46% Gerontophilia (2015) The tears are false, the performance is hammy, it's all rather ridiculous, but it still hurts a little, and then you remember what makes [director Bruce] LaBruce so special.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
45% The Art of the Steal (2014) By all means this is a B-movie, topped up with cheap has-beens... ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
88% Gabrielle (2014) Not to drown out the sizeable praise this got from Locarno audiences with pedantic political correctness, but there comes a point when the tastelessness from one's production methods overwhelms any goodwill one's film might otherwise have earned.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
72% Jealousy (2014) A lifetime compressed into a simple yet evocative sweet nothing-that's really all it takes.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
84% Under the Skin (2014) What was originally a bonkers and sententious parable about class, labour, and the horrors of the meat industry-run by a race of talking antelope-like beings from another planet-is now essentially an abstract coming-of-age picture.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
95% Wild Tales (2015) ... even the more successful bits exhibit the kind of myopia that renders so many short films into mere one-liners.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
No Score Yet Run (2014) ... a lucid and weirdly fashionable political drama... ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
88% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) Evenly distributed throughout Adieu's duration, Godard inserts one coup de cinéma after another... ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
98% Leviathan (2014) The dumbest thing about Andrey Zvyagintsev's new snoozer, Leviathan, is his commitment to that title.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
22% The Search (2015) The Search is what happens when winning awards supersedes making cinema.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
85% Alleluia (2015) ... its conflation of the ridiculous with the sublime is this neo-extremist's most admirable and stirring manoeuvre to date.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
94% Red Army (2015) It's topical journalism for its own sake, a narrative waiting for someone to report it again... ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
73% Inherent Vice (2015) ... cinema being the audiovisual medium that it is, we can't expect the literary adaptation to provide the same kind of syntactic energy that we'd find in its source text.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
91% The Witch (2016) That the film climaxes with an inexplicable change of heart for a major character (or was it a reveal? It's impossible to tell for sure) suggests that Eggers may have taken from one too many sources to patch this thing together.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
38% Love (2015) This film is, indeed, absolutely moronic.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
91% James White (2015) Humble and unpretentious, James White is a frank portrayal of a young man (Christopher Abbott) who, shortly after his estranged father dies, learns that his mother's (Cynthia Nixon) cancer has returned with a vengeance.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) These are but reaching gestures from an artist who is willing yet unable to present to the world an original idea.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
73% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) ... unnerving take on the home-invasion picture... ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
No Score Yet Blood Of My Blood (Sangue Del Mio Sangue) (2015) ... a beguiling, Dionysian piece of filmmaking that may represent something of a breakthrough in the Italian old hand's decades-long project of evoking an unconscious, spiritual uncanny from out of a material, decreasingly Catholic world.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
48% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) Those looking for evidence of Bellocchio's notorious gifts for penetrating the Catholic unconscious in order to access and reveal some deeper, ecstatic truth about the natural world would be wise to look elsewhere in his filmography.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) ... this unlikely biopic detailing the chaste life of American poet Emily Dickinson is as fresh and queer as any new film to be released this year... ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
79% Personal Shopper (2017) A genuinely radical piece of filmmaking, if only for its conspicuous eagerness to disappear completely.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
86% Ma' Rosa (2016) Brillante Mendoza-always less than brilliant-has clearly made it his mandate to project the ugliness of modern Manileño life by making films that embody said ugliness... ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) The only thing more preordained than the direction, narrative structure, rhythm, colour palette, and general sense of morality on display in Cristian Mungiu's latest film is that you are going to see it-because it is an Important Work of World Cinema... ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
87% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) Quite movingly, Louis XIV urgently records and archives the presence of a man-an actor-whose entire life has been filmed and projected as extensively as was probably possible for someone of Léaud's generation.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
91% Certain Women (2016) Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women was the best film I saw this year in Park City, and is sure to wind up on my shortlist of the year's truly beautiful things.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
86% Nocturama (2017) At least with regards to what it is composed of, Nocturama is many things.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
96% 24 Frames (2018) Kiarostami's frames, filled with computer-generated life and false time, manufacture an unnerving dialectic between the dead and the living-between stasis and energy-and the common reading will inevitably associate these themes to his imminent death.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
57% Radiance (Hikari) (2017) Very little of what I heard and saw seemed profound, but then I also think the movie knew that.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
96% Zama (2018) ... Zama casts an amorphous impression not unlike a nightmare or memory.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017