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Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
73% 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
9% 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
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) More sequel than sequel.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
33% 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
82% 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
76% 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
69% 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
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
69% 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
26% 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
66% 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
15% 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
91% 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
72% 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
91% 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
79% 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
87% Christine (2016) It's a humane and empathetic treatment that Chubbuck might have endorsed.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
74% 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
30% 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
59% 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
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The best greetings are always personalised.‐ The Ooh Tray
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
38% 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