Ed Gibbs Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDormand kicks against convention and expectation, with an out-of-the-box performance that delivers what one would hope for, and so much more. ‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Avoid watching around mealtimes, then, and keep your loved ones close. This brawl is one hell of a blast.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
26% Suburbicon (2017) The racial elements, added by Clooney and co-writer Grant Heslov, flesh out what would otherwise feel like familiar Coen territory.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
89% Lean on Pete (2017) Andrew Haigh's beautifully crafted film follows one boy's journey of self-discovery.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
No Score Yet The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) William Friedkin revisits his Exorcist franchise with a curious companion piece for fans, which throws up more questions than it answers.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
65% Downsizing (2017) Alexander Payne's gentle satire has a point to make about the state of the union - and the future of planet Earth.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet The Public Image is Rotten (2017) John Lydon's post-Sex Pistols career is examined in this intimate doc that proves as frustrating as it is fascinating.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
89% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) While it falls short on detail in some areas, the essence of Lynch the artist -- or at least, what he's willing to share with his audience -- is fascinating to observe, leaving you wanting more.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
2/5 92% The Force (2017) Despite its premise - and promise of unparalleled access - the film feels constrained by what it can or can't show (presumably, so as not to incriminate certain officers).‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 90% A Ghost Story (2017) Lowery's film may take an eternity getting there, but by the end it transforms into a powerful, sobering work of contemplation and grief. ‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3.5/5 73% Manifesto (2017) Confidently fulfils its ambitious intent with ease. ‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4/5 76% Killing Ground (2017) There's shades of Straw Dogs and Deliverance in this effective Aussie backwoods horror, an intelligently restrained work that manages to remain authentic and tense throughout.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2/5 44% The Discovery (2017) Jason Segel and Rooney Mara are an unlikely central pairing in this low-key sci-fi about the discovery of an afterlife that's both fascinating and frustrating.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2/5 58% Porto (2017) Struggles to convey its passions, despite considerable effort from its two leads, an intuitive soundtrack and handsome photography.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
4/5 96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) A fresh, thoughtful look at the world's favourite quartet.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
4/5 100% One More Time With Feeling (2016) Andrew Dominik's documentary about Nick Cave's new album offers a gentle, haunting portrait of a family consumed with grief.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
3.5/5 89% Hounds of Love (2017) This Australian chiller about a rash of grisly murders makes a play to be the new Snowtown.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 45% King Cobra (2016) This darkly comic factual drama hits all the right notes, thanks to inspired turns from Christian Slater and James Franco.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
3.5/5 42% All We Had (2016) Katie Holmes puts in a memorable shift as a struggling single mom in her impressive directorial debut.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 73% The Ones Below (2016) Despite a sense of déjà vu and an unconvincing ending, David Farr's London-set pregnancy chiller conjures up a claustrophobic atmosphere.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Sheba, Baby (1975) Pam Grier's third outing as a tough 1970s Blaxploitation action lady is fun, although not as exhilarating as Coffy and Foxy Brown.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Parker's resolve with the project (made without studio backing) should act as a clarion call to independent filmmakers everywhere. ‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2016
2/5 93% Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall (2016) Spike Lee's follow-up to Bad 25 shines a light on the King of Pop's indisputable talents, but is otherwise alarmingly lightweight.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
3.5/5 75% Wiener-Dog (2016) Watching a Solondz film has never been a particularly easy experience, yet Weiner Dog offers a droll playfulness not seen since Welcome to the Dollhouse.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
4/5 95% Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016) The African-American icon's richly textured and often traumatic story is unpacked in this near-definitive documentary for PBS.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 60% Dark Night (2017) The film seeks to offer an abstract essay on the isolated youth of the US - which it does, in a breathtakingly fearless and measured manner.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
4/5 88% Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) A bold and brassy classic that challenges social and political norms in a magnificent manner.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2016
4/5 83% The Reflecting Skin (1990) Philip Ridley's acclaimed tale of childhood, vampires and the prairie is as beautiful and menacing as ever.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/5 92% The Devil's Candy (2017) While it isn't anywhere near the game-changer it might have been, it's entertaining enough, with some memorable sequences (and ideas) that are worth exploring on VOD.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
100% Greed (1925) A fascinating, exhilarating, immensely satisfying experience.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 19% Self/less (2015) Unlike the recent Ex-Machina, which tackled the reality of robots entering our lives with style and poise, this glossy affair fails to convince beyond its overheated melodrama.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) More akin to leaving your cares (and possibly keys) at the door, and diving in for some quick thrills. Undemanding, reasonably entertaining fun. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2015
4.5/5 84% While We're Young (2015) The pains of ageing, and the chasms that divide generations, are mined with witty precision in this latest comic outing from Noah Baumbach.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
1/5 55% The Age of Adaline (2015) A laughably absurd fantasy that goes nowhere fast.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/5 90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) Multi-layered complexities and stand-out performances make this a rich experience, with Kristen Stewart surprising the most.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
4.5/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) This intelligent examination of our fascination with science is impeccably realised, despite a modest budget.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 27, 2015
100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) It is a striking and powerful film, and certainly one of Broomfield's best for quite some time.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2015
4/5 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) High-school students have plenty of growing pains to offload, and Gomez-Rejon clearly knows what makes them tick. His film is at once buzzy, fun and confronting.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) An enjoyable (if rather one-note) ride through one of Hollywood's more bizarre eras.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2014
4/5 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) A convincing, evocative drama that captures a key moment in history with aplomb.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2014
4/5 91% The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2010) A lively document of a revolutionary band on tour in Canada - and a stark reminder of what a music documentary should do. ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2014
4/5 52% I Origins (2014) A worthy, thought-provoking follow-up to Another Earth, in which fact and faith square off with increasing complexity and consequences.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
4.5/5 90% Concerning Violence (2014) Armed with a legitimacy as startling as its content, it is a superbly executed document of a pivotal, inevitable era in 20th-century history.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/5 58% Finding Fela! (2014) Finding Fela! doesn't shy away from the uglier side of Kuti's life, but it does lack the analysis one is craving, and expecting.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Des étoiles (2014) The ability to survive no matter the odds has rarely felt more immediate and watchable.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2014
3/5 93% The Last Impresario (2014) For all the film's shortcomings, White's story does ultimately shine through.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2014
2/5 51% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) Only when the protagonists' lives are at stake - and bombs drop - does the piece truly come alive, with a sense of much-needed urgency.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 60% May In The Summer (2014) This second feature is very watchable, but it lacks a sense of purpose (so prevalent in its predecessor), and any emotional punch or, indeed, pay-off. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 54% Out of the Furnace (2013) Christian Bale still makes this rather run-of-the-mill proposition appealing, regardless of how oddly unfashionable he may currently be.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2014
2/5 49% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) This critic's eyebrows were raised more for the inclusion of Rolf Harris' Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport than for any would-be chills, which bizarrely fail to materialise.‐ The Sun Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2014