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Conor Bateman

Conor Bateman
Conor Bateman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): 4:3

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot (2017) A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot, an impressive and intimate look at the impact of paramilitary violence in Derry.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
Recommended No Score Yet All That Passes By Through a Window That Doesn't Open (2017) Though not an exacting portrait of labour or regional conflict, All That Passes by Through a Window That Doesn't Open uses its elision of history as an effective prompt.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
Recommended 94% Yourself and Yours (2016) By re-asserting Min-jung's agency throughout, Hong toys with those who accuse him of complacency. Here behavioural response and re-evaluation is felt, rather than studied.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
Recommended 91% Good Time (2017) Good Time plays out like a visually arresting episode of COPS, with a series of unusual crimes and police reports all connected by one man perpetually on the lam.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
Recommended 100% My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) (2017) The sparseness and patience of My Happy Family are integral to its power, matching the inscrutability of Manana herself.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
Not Recommended 81% Risk (2017) Despite taking a year to recut the film following its Cannes premiere in 2016, it's not apparent Poitras and co-editor Melody London found 'the film' at all.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
Recommended 83% We Don't Need a Map (2017) Levity is an easy takeaway in a documentary that manages to address a broad range of pressing contemporary discussions on race, history and identity.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
Not Recommended 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) What makes the viewing experience of 78/52 so impressively frustrating is the sense that Philippe has no idea whose arguments and analyses are actually worth following.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
Not Recommended 50% The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (2016) The film, in keeping with Bloom's own condition, is instantly forgettable.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
Recommended 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea isn't concerned with finality or even redemption, rather the mess of life, unmoored from the belief that everything will be okay. ‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
Not Recommended 76% Split (2017) It might be outlandish but it's just as limp, and that's the kicker.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
Recommended No Score Yet The Bandit (2016) The Bandit muses on the public perception of stuntmen, the iconography of trucker culture and Hal Needham's failed line of action figurines with equal amounts of fascination.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
Recommended 100% Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, despite being Demme's most extravagant performance film, is also a deceptively intimate portrait of a well-oiled musical machine.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
Not Recommended 57% The Neon Demon (2016) ...a simplistic and familiar tale of clashing egos and sexuality that places [Refn's] suffocating visual maximalism front and centre.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
Recommended 59% For the Plasma (2014) Vaguely unclassifiable yet undoubtedly impressive.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2016
Recommended 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) Corbet's swinging for the fences lands visually, moreso than ideologically, by pilfering from Kubrick and Visconti to interesting effect.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
Recommended 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) With A War, Lindholm is once again content working in a sparse visual mode that leaves room for his performers to inject some passion into the film. ‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
Strongly Not Recommended 91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) In almost every scene, Zandvliet takes the least subtle path of storytelling possible, turning in an overwrought and underdeveloped humanist war drama.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
Recommended No Score Yet Machine Gun or Typewriter? (2015) Machine Gun or Typewriter? is entrancing because of its restlessness, an alternately potent and perplexing work of experimental cinema.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
Recommended 100% In Transit (2015) Maysles' swansong is moving, unpretentious and wholly endearing, with fingerprints of the restraint and skill of a master documentarian all over it.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
Recommended 100% Of Men And War (2015) Bécue-Renard shows the Pathway Home not as a means through which to forget wartime experiences, but to engage with the memory of them.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
Recommended 77% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) Not only on a biographical account of Jobs, but also a look at the way in which big business and consumers at large engaged with the mythic personal narrative he fostered.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
88% Sunrise (2014) By creating a remove from structural and genre conventions, Sen-Gupta makes Sunrise a disarming, confronting and unique journey to the heart of loss and self-punishment.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
Not Recommended 89% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 10 Cloverfield Lane still feels like the spec script it spawned from, trying vainly to pack tense set pieces and striking moments of violence into its simplistic chamber play.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2016
Recommended 84% Eden (2015) An impressive and suprisingly melancholy look at repetition in life, soundtracked by the recursive music of the French Touch scene.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
Recommended 92% Marshland (La isla mínima) (2014) Whilst its broad plot might be a touch too neat, Marshland manages to say quite a lot about entrenched neglect and ignorance both within and without systems of power‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
Recommended 95% The Forbidden Room (2015) Whilst The Forbidden Room is overlong and messy, it is still a lightning bolt of creativity from one of the most enigmatic and compelling filmmakers working today.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
Recommended 87% The Lobster (2016) A narrative shapeshifter that gleefully toys with its audience's perception of love and themselves.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
Recommended 82% Victoria (2015) The technical achievement, and paradoxical precision and looseness of the camera, raise the film above its mostly conventional heist narrative.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
Not Recommended 88% Only The Dead (2015) Only The Dead lacks a consistent self-reflexivity, coming across as a hybrid of simplistic narrative account of the war and personal diary.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
Highly Recommended 87% The Royal Road (2015) The Royal Road eschews temporality; both the film's content and presentation reflect a rejection of digital cultures and a focus on grappling with the real and fictive past.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
Highly Recommended 91% City Of Gold (2016) For some, City of Gold might just seem like an interesting and intimate distraction, but for others, it will appear as a powerful love letter to the art of discovery. ‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
Recommended 89% Office (Hua li shang ban zu) (2015) The dense references to financial predicaments and workplace life actively refuse the conventions of a neat and chirpy Westernised musical.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
Recommended 100% Junun (2015) As a freeing filmic experiment from one of the most interesting filmmakers working today, it's very much worth the hour-long commitment. ‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
Not Recommended 74% The Hateful Eight (2015) The Hateful Eight sees Tarantino stake a claim as his own most passionate auteurist: the film is a melting chamber-pot of self-referentiality and re-creation.‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
Recommended 97% Spotlight (2015) The screenplay, by [Tom] McCarthy and Josh Singer, is one of the film's greatest strengths, imbued with as much wit as it is sobering truths. ‐ 4:3
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016