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Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
18% CHIPS (2017) A movie that hates itself and its audience.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
86% 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
66% Life (2017) The design and plot are so perfectly derivative, spliced from their respective parents [Alien and Gravity], that's 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
78% 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
73% 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
92% 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
87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Cornball heroism at its most righteous and manipulative.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
77% 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
82% 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
93% 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
61% 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
23% 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
93% I, Daniel Blake (2016) [It's] good politics but bad drama.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
51% 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
73% 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
56% War on Everyone (2017) WOE indeed. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
44% 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
89% 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
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Tim Burton's been killing his movies for a long time now...by failing to understand, if he ever knew it, how important the right dramatic register is.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
83% Sausage Party (2016) The South Park movie made the same point nearly 20 years ago, but nothing's changed, so why not say it again?‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) A contemporary Western, [which] like the best of them, is concerned with the moral character of the frontier, and whether the lawless and the righteous have a foot in each other's territory. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
60% War Dogs (2016) Watching Hill drive guns into Baghdad destroys the last crumbling pillars of the "good war" concept. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The purge is nothing but a satirical exaggeration of the US second amendment.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
29% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) A rock solid waste of time.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
58% Bad Moms (2016) Has a punishing three minute riff on the horror of men who, either unburdened by religious abuse, or unpersuaded by porn, have not been the victims of male genital mutilation.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
76% Lights Out (2016) Lights Out is creepy and just a tad demented, and that, most horror fans would agree, will do very nicely.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2016
61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Ontologically unsound.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2016
78% The Shallows (2016) A one dimensional affair that starts with its central tussle and works backwards, equipping its heroine with all the necessary skills and lucky breaks she requires to defeat her foe.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Something happened to this reviewer during Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. One day I hope to understand what it was.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
25% Suicide Squad (2016) It's a curious and perhaps unprecedented one act movie, bookended by an introduction and epilogue.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2016
56% Jason Bourne (2016) What takes the edge off... is a sense of familiarity; the franchise going through the motions, beat for beat.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) There's an uncanny sweetness to the whole thing, a very synthetic kind of charm.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016