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Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Dunkirk (2017) It's a curious mix of old fashioned mawkishness, dewy eyed, if understated, patriotism, and contemporary art house narratological experimentation. It is, appropriately, very British (as we like to think of ourselves). ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) This is highly engaging stuff, told at what in any other series we'd call a human level.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Perfectly calibrated entertainment. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
94% Baby Driver (2017) An unadulterated auteur w**k.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) What's Bay achieved? Not acclaim, not audience affection and certainly not creative development. Just a record number of bad reviews. Here Michael, have another.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) It's not enough to copy your favourite movies, you have to understand why they work.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman's relative innocence and absolute conviction make for an endearing and formidable hero.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The cursed part of the sea, that condemns men to a miserable haunted afterlife once entered, is a cave named the Devil's triangle. As Austin Powers once said, "paging Doctor Freud".‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Those who doubted Ridley Scott after Prometheus may be forced to admit he knew what he was doing after all.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
24% Unlocked (2017) Release schedule filler.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) As a remake [of The Empire Strikes Back] it'll do until Rian Johnson's attempt in December.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Bald men arguing over a bomb.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A ghost of a film, a shell of a blockbuster.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
67% Free Fire (2017) Kids, it's time to come home and make originals rather than using the BFI kitty to knock out middle-tier Americana.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
16% CHIPS (2017) A movie that hates itself and its audience.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) An evocative and well-made period piece, albeit one that misses the breadth and depth of the David Lean epics it sometimes recalls.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
67% Life (2017) The design and plot are so perfectly derivative, spliced from their respective parents [Alien and Gravity], that it's possible to imagine the film was previsualised from existing footage.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) A great exercise in sustained tension and menace rooted in social discomfort.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
90% Elle (2016) A fascinating trawl though the headspace of a closed character.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The story, unencumbered by character building, is just one scene after another. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
77% Viceroy's House (2017) Perhaps some stories are just too big to be told in an hour and three quarters.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
93% Logan (2017) On this rich and emotionally satisfying evidence, lower budget, intimate and psychological takes on the incredible just might be the way forward.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) It's hard to imagine there will ever be a more cynical film made by a studio with a licensing deal.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Cornball heroism at its most righteous and manipulative.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The past is thrown up in mid-life as regret, misplaced nostalgia and disappointment, and a few of us like to revisit it and try to make sense of what happened. That truth is what T2: Trainspotting is all about.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
83% Denial (2016) Denial's a powerful spectacle, despite its cinematic shortcomings.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
88% Christine (2016) It's a humane and empathetic treatment that Chubbuck might have endorsed.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
75% Split (2017) A film so well-designed that it turns out to have a dissociative identity of its own.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
92% La La Land (2016) A rare example of a musical with dramatic integrity; a beautiful dream.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) Passengers could have been a wonderful satire of online dating...but [Jon] Spaihts' screenplay doesn't dare go there.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A serious and occasionally spectacular addition to the Star Wars universe that only suffers in comparison to the original saga when measured by the charisma and likability of its characters.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
85% Sully (2016) Tom Hanks, a Star Trek fan, may appreciate the irony that his movie resembles a remake of the 1989 Next Generation episode, "Booby Trap". ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) An unintentionally hilarious scene in which Redmayne is almost violated by an ovulating magical rhino is scant compensation for how beige the rest of the film is.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
60% Allied (2016) Allied is a solid WW2 thriller thanks to Zemeckis's careful orchestration... but one can only imagine his frustration at getting a lead like Brad Pitt, only to see him tank on camera and sap the story's energy. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) A movie imagined as life affirming that actually suggests that life may not be worth living at all.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2016
22% American Pastoral (2016) It's a competent production with an intriguing trajectory and unsettling, poignant conclusion, but American Pastoral the movie is, like poor Meredith, missing that vital, intangible something.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) [It's] good politics but bad drama.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
52% The Accountant (2016) Scores big for daring to be a little different, but is ultimately undermined by being just that little bit too contrived.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The best greetings are always personalised.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Never Go Back's family dynamic, borrowed from Terminator 2 - a surrogate partner and child for Cruise's protector/killer, enable the vertically challenged star to spend the running time with symbols of his sexual prowess and virility.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) The film feels more programmed than written, more pre-visualised than directed.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) When Virgil led Dante down into the pit, he taught him that sins of intemperance, violence - against self, against God, were the worst man could do, but it looks as though Ron Howard saw that as a challenge. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
57% War on Everyone (2017) WOE indeed. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) We're left with a movie that could and should have been better structured to tease and develop its core themes, and perhaps rethought in places, to keep a movie audience, with its lesser tolerance for convenience, better satisfied.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
87% My Scientology Movie (2017) It's an illuminating insight into the character, practices and business model of Hubbard's secret society, but one that must settle for walking the perimeter fence, looking in.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2016
47% Free State of Jones (2016) Not the story we want, perhaps, but one we need, told straight.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) If movies are vivid and wholly constructed fantasies, then movies about vivid and wholly constructed fantasies have a certain purity. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
35% Blair Witch (2016) "Oh, ***k this," says James, belatedly...at the point when it's clearly too late to do anything but die. You're tempted to reply, "no, ***k you". ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) A copy of a copy in all respects.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The manipulations may be mechanical, the execution predictable and the performances solid, but the horror of the incident just about cuts through. Is "just about" a good enough tribute to those who died? Absolutely not.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016