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Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte O'Sullivan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The truth is, you can afford to miss Lowery's portrait of the (con) artist as an old man. Paradoxically, if you see it, you won't feel your time has been wasted.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
3/5 60% White Boy Rick (2018) When you ask yourself: "What's so special about Rick?" The answer is: not much.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
4/5 90% The Price of Everything (2018) A documentary for people who like Monet, money or both.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/5 63% Suspiria (2018) Kajganich is a purveyor of pretentious piffle.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 98% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) They Shall Not Grow Old is stupendously humane, the polar opposite of propaganda.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King, ultimately, is dominated by blood-soaked battles and silly quips ("You Bruces are all the same!"). Ironically, it's true. This Bruce can't stand out.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 57% The Grinch (2018) After a somewhat desultory first act, punctuated by lots of poppy "rap" songs, everything comes together.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) At its best, what follows is a zany cross between The Wizard of Oz, The Company of Wolves, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Ab Fab. Knightley is a riot and totally worth the price of admission.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
3/5 65% Peterloo (2019) Once we get to the march and the massacre itself, you'll be rooted to your seat.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Basically, you can't take your eyes off Hill. And you get the feeling that Phoenix can't either. That gravitational pull is exactly right for the story.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2018) The film will win Laurel and Hardy new fans and proves how well Coogan works in a team.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
2/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) Back and forth, back and forth. It's meant to be tense but it's like watching Pong.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Right here, right now, Starr Carter is a true screen rebel, entirely deserving of your respect and love.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
4/5 100% Been So Long (2018) Cool actors playing cool characters in a Camden that Londoners will actually recognise (grotty, gorgeous, just about keeping gentrification at bay). Who could ask for anything more?‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) As mad and chaotic as the times we live in, it proves that laughter and hope go hand in hand.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 92% Mandy (2018) Naughty but niche.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/5 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Somewhere along the line... Goddard loses his own plot and succumbs to sentiment.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) The black humour lightens the mood, or twists it, at every turn.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 34% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) I couldn't stifle my guffaws.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/5 28% Venom (2018) Sony, overly intent on empire-building, has jettisoned a crucial ingredient: bite.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 76% Black '47 (2018) It's not for everyone, but don't believe people who tell you Dubliner Lance Daly's third film is overly bleak or crudely anti-English.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Moselle is famous for her documentary The Wolfpack. Skate Kitchen isn't quite a documentary but it's not exactly a drama either.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
5/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Faces Places is the most melancholy yet uplifting buddy movie you'll see all year.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) If you love strange little things, you'll be smitten.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
2/5 33% The Predator (2018) The original was blissfully simple: alien sadist messes with the wrong dude. Here, nothing adds up.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) In many ways, this supposed celebration of diversity disappoints. It doesn't matter. Its unpredictable female leads are as good as gold.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Cameron - the kind of cool kid who'd use the word "cool" with caution - fits Moretz like a glove.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 88% American Animals (2018) Other directors have folded real-world figures into fictional narratives. It's the scale of the invasion that sets Layton's project apart.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 92% Searching (2018) For most of its running time, Searching refreshes our screens. Smiley face.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) It gets so much right. A sequel, with Morgan in the driving seat, would be awesome.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3/5 73% The Children Act (2018) File this under missed opportunity. More often than not, it feels like a pretentious episode of Holby City. Or a shallow take on John Huston's The Dead.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
4/5 78% The Escape (2018) Tara... is desperate to consume and create art, yet time and again she's reduced to a trophy or static muse. Arterton, a one-time Bond girl, surely knows how that feels.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Euphoria! Tears! Fernando! Dagnabit. This film will leave you high and wet. And willing (almost) to contemplate the prospect of Mamma Mia 3.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
4/5 92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Cole has got one of those faces that's hard to pin down, and for this testing role he's yanked every which way. ‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Pearce is trying to appeal to Foster fanatics and hardcore action buffs. Sadly for him, he lacks the kind of weapons that would impress either crowd.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3/5 93% First Reformed (2018) Schrader is the divine mortal who wrote Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. He's as passionate as ever; what he has lost is his discipline.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
2/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) With a panache worthy of Oscar Wilde, Johnson delivers lines such as: "This is stupid!"‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
5/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) By the end, though, Will and Tom feel all too human. And their predicament will have you in tears.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 51% Freak Show (2018) Lawther is subtle. The film? Not so much.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
68% The Happy Prince (2018) Everett deserves praise for not turning Wilde turned into some kind of gay saint. Our hero is the victim of homophobia, yes, but also insecure and manipulative.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
4/5 88% A Ciambra (2018) Carpignano doesn't judge his characters. He just lays bare what makes them tick.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
4/5 86% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Isn't there something pathological about the way we privilege the pathological? If you can stomach the focus of My Friend Dahmer, you'll find this rewarding.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
2/5 51% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg momentarily bring verve to proceedings. ‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
4/5 99% McQueen (2018) It's a cliché to talk of artists as tortured, but McQueen's anguish is palpable.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
2/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) You can't doubt the film's good intentions. Its crime is the Hollywood ending.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Nothing in Solo can compete with a single scene in The Force Awakens. But what this film does have is cape-clad pilot Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and his pal, uppity droid L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 95% The Breadwinner (2017) This beautiful and continually surprising film makes us think about what children can and can't bear.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 96% Zama (2018) Martel has made a woozy epic about the toxicity of torpor.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 96% Filmworker (2018) Whether you're fascinated by Kubrick or the human condition this is a minor classic.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Actually more fun than the original and guaranteed to make under-10s shudder with delight.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018