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Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
63% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The movie's saving grace is its leading man, Rami Malek, and his blistering recreation of Mercury's on-stage performances, both of which capture our memories of Queen with comforting fidelity.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
37% Hunter Killer (2018) Gerard, never mind a torpedo, fire your agent.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) It doesn't dare to be different, and consequently it has the distinct feel of a redundant cash in.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
88% First Man (2018) First Man is no crowd pleaser but it's a very fine brain-buster; the kind of movie that audience apathy will consign to history, much like our once funded dreams to explore strange new worlds.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) It has weight and depth, and that, as Cooper seems to intuitively understand, adds heft to the story's melodramatic complications. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
29% Venom (2018) A chaotic, unfocused, assembly edit of a movie, that appears to have had all the vitality and humanity parasitically sucked out of it. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) A diet thriller, if you will, for when the prospect of full fat murder and intrigue feels like too much of a downer.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Inventive production design and an engaging premise ultimately win out.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) The dark pairing of demented editing and Wahlberg's testosterone shtick...make for an exhausting, sometimes confusing spectacle. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Another nasty, bone dry revenge thriller in which the coming storm of Washington's wrath is literalised as an on screen weather event.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The parallels between the seemingly archaic political climate depicted here and what's subsequently re-emerged in Trump's America, is the polemical bent of Lee's film.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
29% The King of Thieves (2018) The audience is asked to settle for a movie that's interested in eliciting nothing more than their titters and pity. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
61% Yardie (2018) Not much to write home about, which is a pity for a film about emigres. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
93% Searching (2018) Proof that gimmickry can work when employed with intelligence.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
27% The Nun (2018) The movie's best joke, that the events depicted are based on real events, gets funnier with each elaborate set piece. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
33% The Predator (2018) Adding to the sense this is a film that's been gathering dust on a shelf since 1991 is lead lunk Boyd Holbrook, a dead-ringer for that mainstay of cheap Canon action movies, Michael Dudikoff. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) Not so much Deep Blue Sea as large green tea.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Once again Marvel have served up a film with all the edges blunted, where even a little passionate smooching is rendered ridiculous and sexless. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Danny Boyle, Daniel Craig - it's your move.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Hotel Artemis never delivers on its promise, instead content to wade through a mire of underdeveloped plot points and underwritten character relationships.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 could be the future; a future in which every movie is polished but beige, beautiful but bland, fun but fawning, amusing but dull.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
46% Skyscraper (2018) Our hero's asked to manoeuver himself out of some precarious positions in a burning building, but he's closer to one of the forlorn guests in The Towering Inferno than Bruce Willis's supercop.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) The movie's one long act of misdirection - a story that purports to have a USP, and high stakes, but has neither. It turns out the audience were the marks all along.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Blumhouse with brains.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Though peppered with well-crafted setpiece action, it's a largely perfunctory and senseless retread of Parks past. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The story may be slight but it's propulsive enough and enjoyable enough to be a fine Star Wars movie in its own right - a far cry from the sterile prequels it invokes in a sop to younger fans.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Two years after Ryan Reynolds revived the idea that a mainstream genre film could be violent and mirthful...here's an old fashioned sequel that piles on more and delivers less.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) One has to treat the culmination of 10 years of Marvel movies as a season finale, or at least the first part of a season finale. It's not really a movie in its own right. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
76% Funny Cow (2017) A story where nothing is learned or gained.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
52% Rampage (2018) We don't want to see The Rock trying to reason with these beasts using sign language, we want to see him do all the s*** his gorilla proxy does.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) No Anderson film ever truly made the heart sing.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) The beast that lives in the head of serious filmgoers, that slaughters those who talk, rustle, munch, stomp up and down the aisle and check text messages, is literalised on screen for the first time.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) A fantasy about rejecting fantasy that's built on movie fantasy clichés.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Soderbergh was so enamoured by the core set up that he didn't really give a **** whether it made sense or not.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Here, for once, style delivers substance.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) Rich and intriguing, with many memorable tableaus and at least one outstanding sequence, destined to be known henceforth as "the chair and the bear". ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
74% Mom and Dad (2018) Taylor's once again managed to bundle jet black humour and monstrous excess into a terrifically entertaining package.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
51% Tomb Raider (2018) It's almost impossible to care.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
88% The Post (2018) Spielberg feels like he's just passing through, managing the setups, giving a few notes to the actors, then leaving the rest to the crew while he goes to supervise the edit of Ready Player One.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It could have been great if it had dared to take itself seriously. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
84% Darkest Hour (2017) Joe Wright is less interested in historical details, more cinematic detail, and that leaning makes for an absorbing and flamboyant spectacle with Gary Oldman's barnstorming theatrical take on Churchill at its heart. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) A wry and often understated movie about identity and aspiration that manages to feel fresh, despite familiar beats.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
91% The Shape of Water (2017) Effectively a remake of Ron Howard's Splash with the first act excised.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Any movie that can turn the cooking of a mushroom omelette into a psychosexual case study is essential.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
89% I, Tonya (2018) If Michael Bay's Pain and Gain had a little more restraint and humanity it might have played like I, Tonya.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
84% Game Night (2018) There's some nice deadpanning and comic undercutting from Bateman - his stock in trade, and some visual flourish, but the story's too contrived for its own good.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) An odd movie that feels too long, while giving the sense the best scenes were cut. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) The emphasis on identity politics and the social critique of White America, gives Coogler a little space to fashion something distinctive - a different flavour of Marvel movie if you will, with a great new taste, even if the ingredients are well known. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
78% All the Money in the World (2017) Ultimately it's Plummer's show. Some hurried CG work aside, he's the film's most credible presence and its only point of nuanced human interest.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is built on a series of oppositions relative to one of the best known films ever made. It's the prisoner of its middle chapter predecessor.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017