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Danny Leigh

Danny Leigh
Danny Leigh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 68% mother! (2017) The exclamation mark is Aronofsky's - the reaction will be yours alone, this being a film that prides itself on its ability to rile and divide.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 84% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) A film of swaggering precision.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) A Sunday night-ish affair whose larky tone grows tiring fast.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 90% Mindhorn (2016) The story, of course, is mostly pretext, but the movie brims with unexpected pleasures.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) Movies thrive on the clash of titans, and in Matt Tyrnauer's new documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City we have a peach.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/5 24% Unlocked (2017) It is, as usual, kinder not to mention the involvement of Orlando Bloom.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 97% Burden (2017) An oddly charming documentary about his interwoven, sometimes violent, life and art.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 89% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) You're nagged by the sense that Quillévéré the director is a little more brilliant than Quillévéré the co-writer.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 50% The Promise (2017) The film catches the dreadful speed with which smashed windows give way to death camps, while individual scenes have a grim power.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) A deeply modern thriller borne from the 19th century, one whose traces of Hitchcock, Hardy and Haneke never obscure its huge originality.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 82% A Moving Image (2017) Fittingly, the film is itself a grand collage, drama spliced with documentary, music and dance.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 88% Their Finest (2017) Establishing the mood, Arterton is chirpy, saintly, sturdy. And, in the vernacular of the time, mustard with the slop.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 56% Rules Don't Apply (2016) As time goes by - and much more time goes by than it should - the whimsy becomes punishing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 86% The Transfiguration (2017) O'Shea lets his story burn slowly - the better, it turns out, to lodge in the mind.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) A work of fiendish formal brilliance.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Plots twist and twist again, but the true surprise is the film's grasp of power between classes, and sexes, colonial and colonised. Nestled here too is a charge of real emotion.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 74% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Broadbent is a marvel playing horribly against type ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
5/5 83% Mulholland Drive (2001) Mulholland Drive is pure cinema - a gorgeous, noir-narcotic loop of heartbreak in the "dream place" of Los Angeles.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The cast are slickly affable - topliners Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham paired off like bantering captive Giant Pandas - the better to fill the time cheaply between set pieces.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 74% The BFG (2016) Visually, though, the film can be gorgeous.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 68% Swiss Army Man (2016) The third act dissolves back into emo indulgence. But before then, you may just have found yourself briefly watching in wonderment, only disturbed by the nagging feeling that this is all very wrong.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) In its final half-hour, it soars.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) There are many tonal plates being spun here; the lack of a deafening crash is impressive. It comes down, you suspect, to the film's embrace of its own contradictions.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
1/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Rankly incompetent.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The tone is mass-market whimsy, with a hodgepodge of influences.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
5/5 89% The Lobster (2016) Part of the joy of Lanthimos's film is seeing in it any degree of subtext you like.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 81% Indignation (2016) The period detail is reverent, every sweater and side-parting just-so. Yet the stifling design makes a good fit for the airless world in which Marcus is marooned, and the reminders of darkness and death at the edge of the film relieve the prettiness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) The director is a little too thrilled to be in the room with his hero, and real revelation is scarce. Still, we get that mega-clang.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) What starts with a brightly coloured pop leaves behind a powder trail of loveliness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) For every cliché the film indulges, another is skirted, and another subverted. By the end, every ounce of feelgood is deserved.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 89% Born To Be Blue (2016) Ejogo makes vivid work of that dread device, the composite character. Hawke, film-star handsome but unable to match the ruined angel looks of his alter-ego, still manages to summon up his lost-boy charisma.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 74% Miles Ahead (2016) Cheadle -- directing his first feature -- creates a film whose nerve its hero would surely admire.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
5/5 98% Mustang (2015) I won't tell you how it ends. I will say you should see for yourself.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) For all the pressure bearing down on it - how badly the creaking movie industry could do with five sure-fire box office smashes - it feels, remarkably, like a tale told for the fun of it.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The script gleams with efficiency. For all the winsomeness of the Williams family, yanked heartstrings are rare, the plain fact of 126 people on a fireball-in-waiting allowed to exert its own power.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) For Mackenzie, a British filmmaker whose career to date has been nomadic, the movie feels like finally finding the right key for a lock.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Though its sense of peril would barely raise a sweat in a kindergarten, the film has surprising vim for the third part in a franchise inspired by a 50-year-old TV show.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/5 87% The President (2016) Tonally, The President tacks from black comedy into raw outrage, treacherous ground trod so deftly you feel like applauding. This is a gripping and lucid film.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
3/5 72% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) [Lewis] and a rambunctious Skarsgård goose up the movie. Without them, it sags.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
4/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) It takes skill to keep us laughing in a film with only one gag, but Frears' deadpan is the ideal accompaniment. He also keeps the joke from turning cruel.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
3/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The two sides arrive on the tarmac of Leipzig airport... [and] the result manages to resemble both a brawl in a Magaluf nightclub and one of the most purely delirious scenes in recent action cinema.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
4/5 96% Son of Saul (2015) I can only say the film is, by its own measure, a triumph. Engineered with virtuoso skill, every moment screams You Are Here. And here is hell.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 97% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) Appreciative of its subject's gifts, frank about his flaws. You can also use it as a guide to the 1980s art world and the journey of Manhattan from scuzzy bohemia to real estate gold mine.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/5 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) The movie has inescapable verve, capturing why its subjects mean every bit as much as The Sex Pistols or Rolling Stones.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/5 34% By The Sea (2015) This slyly witty, epically stylised movie is a study of misery: gorgeous, sun-dazzled misery.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) For a CGI-stuffed blockbuster franchise aimed at 14-year-olds, this was always a smart one, its real life echoes at once grimly specific and usefully vague.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) [Boyle's] real achievement is making cinema out of material that isn't even a stage play as much as very expensive radio: a battery of dialogue, unbroken by reflective pauses or even, on occasion, the actors drawing breath.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 64% Spectre (2015) After the sombre excellence of Skyfall, Spectre tries to tweak the formula while clearly being thrown into panic at the thought.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/5 59% The Program (2016) [A] brisk, enjoyable film ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 73% Suffragette (2015) Gavron spotlights the lopsided sacrifice of working-class women; she also nudges you into reflecting how wide that gulf remains.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015