Christina Newland

Christina Newland
Christina Newland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine Film Comment Magazine Sight and Sound RogerEbert.com Little White Lies MUBI

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
71% Lords of Chaos (2019) As this gang of asshole teenagers thrash and headbang their way into a litany of gruesome behavior, Åkerlund regards them with both mild detachment and fully fleshed-out detail. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 100% Cradle of Champions (2018) This triumphant film is almost an advertisement for the incredible power the sport has in working-class communities. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 91% Sauvage / Wild (2019) This is a sexually frank and arrestingly tender perspective of a young man in freefall. It occasionally leans too far into the horrors of street prostitution, but it's mostly an open-minded view of its shiftless main character. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 100% América (2018) A moving story of intergenerational family love and loyalty, made with affection, light and incidental humour - as much as with melancholy. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
84% Her Smell (2019) What really elevates the film's darkness is its propensity to find light, redemption and communal love in the destructive throes of the music scene. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
84% Creed II (2018) Ultimately though, Creed II is as much a male weepie or old-school melodrama as it is a boxing movie, and this is actually where it succeeds best. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
3/5 54% Yardie (2019) Enjoyable, but so deeply conventional that it feels a little played out. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) A way-above-average genre movie with a star-making performance of animal energy from Joe Cole. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Although the film is not particularly resonant outside of its own myopic storytelling, it does beautifully observe this subculture with both raw and lyrical detail. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Granik has exhibited a depth of feeling for these characters that is fair-minded and gentle, offering a nation's most broken and isolated progeny a safe fictional harbor in her film. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) There's no other way to say it: Ari Aster's directorial debut is terrifying. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
99% The Tale (2018) As harrowing as it is to watch, seeing a woman come to terms with the reality of her abuse after decades of burying it is deeply powerful. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
6.2/10 87% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Le Livre d'Image is a film that derails itself constantly and self-consciously. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
30% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) Husson's heavy-handed storytelling suggests that women must be suffering and debased on screen in order to provoke emotion, and remarkably heroic in order to fashion a hopeful narrative. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 97% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) Laetitia Dosch is breathtakingly charismatic. You can't take your eyes off her, even on repeat viewings. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
94% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) A textured and utterly unique re-imagining of the family crime saga. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4/5 95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) A vivid portrait of one of the most remarkable, pioneering women of Hollywood's Golden Age. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/5 93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) A compact thriller with real human consequences. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) This cockeyed, oblique attempt to get closer to the worldview of David Lynch-one of American cinema's finest oddities-is a compelling slice of cinephile inquiry. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
97% 1945 (2017) In this twitchy, claustrophobic view of moral degeneration, it becomes apparent that this town is not so much convulsed with guilt as with defensive anger. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
59% Django (2018) There's an urgent impetus at the heart of this film, far beyond the realm of either flat period biopic or mere history lesson. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
87% Vazante (2018) Thomas approaches the brutality of slave life with a pointedly elliptical style - allowing the audience to fill in the gaps. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
4/5 87% Christine (2016) A disturbing, honest portrait of female neurosis and depression. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 91% La La Land (2016) Open-hearted gushy romanticism in CinemaScope. What's not to love? - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
2/5 86% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) Curiously inert for such purportedly thrilling subject matter. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 75% The Keeping Room (2015) A well-intentioned home invasion thriller that can't quite address all the issues it raises. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016