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Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% 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
82% 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
83% 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
77% 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
73% 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
79% 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
87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Here, for once, style delivers substance.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
87% 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
73% 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
49% Tomb Raider (2018) It's almost impossible to care.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
87% 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
92% 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
85% 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
92% 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
90% 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
82% 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
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The funniest bad movie ever made becomes a mildly amusing celebrity piss take with a few moments of shoe-horned conflict and plastic pathos.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Beneath the synthetic sheen, bland musical cues and stock patter, there is nothing.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) An enjoyably staged, if wholly inconsequential Sunday afternoon potboiler, which try as he might, Branagh can't quite imbue with heft. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Made with Chinese money, the Bad Moms sequel may be the most effective attack on Western culture by a foreign power in my lifetime.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) A little light to be anything other than pleasingly disposable.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) A film that rides the line between irreverence and farce without trivialising the plight of the victims. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
12% Geostorm (2017) A collection of Independence Day outtakes, monotonously staged and written with the stupidest audience member in mind.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
71% The Ritual (2017) The real horror is the screenplay's lack of ambition and the irritating characters that are dispatched without care or consequence.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) It could be there's a coherent, gut-churning version of the Snowman sitting on Thelma Schoonmaker's Mac but apparently someone changed her password.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) More sequel than sequel.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
34% American Assassin (2017) Watching American Assassin gives you a dose of the mid-budget blues. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
69% mother! (2017) It's a safe bet this won't make Brad Pitt's top ten of the year.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
85% It (2017) It works well as a roll call of childhood fears. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
84% Detroit (2017) The fear-loaded, dehumanising, homicidal imperative dramatized here remains, the apparent recruiting qualification for large swathes of the American Law Enforcement Community.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
77% Atomic Blonde (2017) An act of sampling that's neither original or personable enough to be a work of art in its own right. ‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Fans of these movies and their adjectival brethren, Insidious, Sinister and the like, know exactly what to expect and they get it here in spades, though sadly at the expense of internal logic and strong character work.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Very French and very thin.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
92% 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
93% 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
93% Baby Driver (2017) An unadulterated auteur w**k.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
16% 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
15% 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
30% 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