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David Kettle

David Kettle
David Kettle's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Arts Desk

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Love, Cecil (2017) Love Cecil isn't just a celebration of Beaton's seemingly miraculous achievements - despite his apparently endless portraits of everyone from Gertrude Stein to Daphne du Maurier.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2/5 36% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) Pollak only gets round to misery right at the end, in a quick-fire sequence of comedians either agreeing or disagreeing that you have to be miserable to be funny. By then, though, you'll probably have stopped caring.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 78% Just Jim (2015) Some of it sticks; some of it doesn't. But there's a huge amount to admire in Roberts' sheer cinematic exuberance, with a determinedly non-naturalistic perspective.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 77% The Reagan Show (2017) If it's hardly a novel perspective on the US presidency, it's nonetheless a compelling one, and one that's especially timely in today's brutal political wars across an ever more complex media and online landscape.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 44% Moon Dogs (2016) There's plenty that's downright preposterous, but it's a joy of a movie -- honest, funny and genuinely touching.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) It feels spontaneous, off-the-cuff, but by the end it's clear that this is a clearly structured, tightly argued tale.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 99% City of Ghosts (2017) City of Ghosts is every bit as devastating in its content as you might expect. But the real strength of Heineman's film lies in its restraint.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 55% City of Tiny Lights (2016) Slickly paced by Travis -- despite a brief dead patch in the middle -- it's an entertaining, thought-provoking ride nonetheless, and one that maintains its sense of humour despite its seedy subject matter.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
5/5 91% Zero Days (2016) It's a dense, demanding film, but Gibney's Zero Days is an urgent warning, and an exceptional investigative documentary.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) There's the unavoidable feeling by the end that reality has failed to deliver on Bell's girl-against-the-world storyline.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet Scottish Mussel (2016) With its broad, scattergun humour, lazy characterisation and inept plot and dialogue (not to mention its patronising, metropolitan view of "wild" Scotland), Scottish Mussel should have stayed firmly locked in its shell.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
94% Slash (2016) An engagingly deviant spin on coming-of-age movies.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
75% Brahman Naman (2016) It's about as much fun as it can be watching a gaggle of undergrads getting drunk again and again and again.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
70% The White King (2017) Fascinating and unsettling.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
77% Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016) It's stylish, cleanly structured and pacey, but in the end it feels more like a fan doc than an objective appraisal.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
93% Under The Sun (2016) Far from a political condemnation, it's a profoundly human expose of life under terror and deception.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
95% The Love Witch (2016) If only for the staggering, Rachel Maclean-like alternative reality that Biller creates, The Love Witch is a transgressive joy from start to finish.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
87% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) This is a real treat -- even if it's often unfathomable.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 91% Suburra (2015) Stefano Sollima's brutal crime thriller exploring corruption and violence among mafia clans, politicians and even the church in Rome is undeniably vicious and uncompromising. But it's a beautifully elegant, taut piece of storytelling.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
4/5 92% Where You're Meant to Be (2016) With its mix of dark melancholy and bawdy humour, its grime and its visual magnificence, Where You're Meant to Be feels like a celebration of the real Scotland, in all its messy, joyful chaos.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/5 25% Golden Years (2016) Gentle the film's good-natured, well-meaning comedy most certainly is, soft-edged and reassuring too - but it's also so full of stock characters and movie cliches that the whole thing feels a bit like a missed opportunity.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 100% The Propaganda Game (2015) What emerges is still a fascinating, surprising portrait of North Korea, in a film that despite its new images and fresh perspectives, ends up highlighting even more mysteries about an already enigmatic country.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
4/5 81% Sunset Song (2016) It's hard not to be swept along by the sheer painterly beauty and emotional intensity of Davies's achievement, conveyed in the visual grandeur of Michael McDonough's remarkable cinematography.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 95% Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) (2015) It's a poignant, provocative achievement, but not one that sheds much new light on its central concern.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015