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Edward Porter

Edward Porter
Edward Porter's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK), Times (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) The Lost City of Z is a finely drawn period piece that suffers from its less than heroic central character.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) Kleber Mendonca Filho's film takes a storyline that could have been nothing but soap suds and bolsters it with realism, compassion and a well-conveyed sense of time's passing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) A film of two halves, then, and though I'm not convinced it all fits together perfectly, the latter part's move into all-out horror is entertaining in itself.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
3/5 86% Dancer (2016) Steven Cantor's documentary, using interviews with Polunin and footage covering most of his life, is a vibrant portrait, but it doesn't get inside its subject.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/5 97% The Love Witch (2016) Lovers of old kitsch movies will appreciate this pastiche, an arch tale of a suburban witch.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
1/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) This Hollywood clunker, in which Charlie Day and Ice Cube play teachers who come to blows, simply isn't funny.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
3/5 72% Headshot (2017) The film has a bruising sort of panache, so it meets the basic requirements of its genre.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) The latest cartoon from Disney is a hectic adventure movie for action-lovers. See review, in this section.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
97% Brooklyn (2015) Based on Colm Toibin's novel, and starring Saoirse Ronan as an Irish immigrant in 1950s New York, this genial drama about leaving home welcomes you in.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
3/5 41% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) Bellocchio's wearying analysis of mother love is the least compelling mark of the film's nationality. More rewarding is his use of a recognisably Italian cinematic style, one involving visual richness and melancholy explorations of urban society.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
3/5 98% The Fits (2016) Dreamy and enigmatic in the American-indie way.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
2/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) In this case, however, the honest, straight-up public servant [Wahlberg] plays is kind of a fake.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
4/5 83% The Founder (2017) This biopic, starring Michael Keaton as Kroc, can't reverse that outcome, of course, but it does let Mac and Dick seize something from their conqueror. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) A return to the frantic style of 2014's The Lego Movie, it may lack wild inspiration, but its rat-a-tat-tat jokes are consistently worth a smile.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
2/5 42% Gold (2017) At its best, the story is an adequate yarn; at its dullest, it's a lifeless rehash of The Wolf of Wall Street, without even the sex and drugs.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) Fruitful themes and patterns emerge -- in, for instance, the way it intertwines Johnson's family life and the arduous scenes she witnesses during her work‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
4/5 97% GoodFellas (1990) It's a film full of thrilling entertainment: a juicy, wry and relentless account of a garish way of life.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/5 100% The Young Offenders (2016) It's not funny enough to rise above its clumsy story, but it has something rare in movies of its type: a good heart, which it demonstrates in surprisingly sweet scenes between Conor and his mum (Hilary Rose).‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) In his fourth feature as a director, Ben Affleck is stuck with an inert screenplay and a bland leading man.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) The damp northern English atmosphere wraps itself around you, and when the denouement finally comes, it is spectacular and eloquent.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
90% A War (Krigen) (2016) [In its early stages,] it is absorbing and occasionally tense. Its second half, however, is disappointing.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/5 91% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) Stéphane Brizé's absorbing but unspectacular film stars Vincent Lindon as a working-class Joe who experiences the indignities of unemployment and, later, those of a soul-corroding job.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/5 100% Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) Ken Loach's recent Palme d'Or winner, I, Daniel Blake, has no British release date as yet, but his fans can turn instead to Louise Osmond's documentary Versus, a film that definitely shares their Loach love.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) It's Little Miss Sunshine for Bernie Sanders fans.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Is there any better background for this sort of tale than a succession of wide open landscapes, dusty streets, and cheap diners?‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/5 100% The Hard Stop (2015) It's a strong picture of the community most immediately affected by the shooting: a community left with absolutely no trust in the police. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 92% Queen of Earth (2015) The film succeeds as a character study, but it could have had more of a story.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 93% Napoléon (1929) Abel Gance's 1927 film Napoléon -- which dramatises the little corporal's ascent -- is a reminder of just how many of the techniques of epic cinema come from the silent days.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
1/5 17% Top Cat Begins (Don Gato, el inicio de la pandilla) (2015) This knockoff movie is a travesty.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
3/5 89% Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (Minuscule - La vallée des fourmis perdues) (2014) If my attention wandered at times, I approved of the film's comic style: the best scenes are reminiscent of the Road Runner cartoons.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 97% Weiner (2016) What we do see of Weiner is compelling: he's arrogant and hot-tempered, but quite possibly well-meaning. And the movie is worth seeing just for its behind-the-scenes picture of a brassy American political campaign going seriously [wrong].‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 92% When Marnie Was There (2015) Hiromasa Yonebayashi's film maintains the Ghibli traditions of elegant pastoral animation and nuanced emotional themes.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
3/5 96% Sing Street (2016) The humour is sweet and cheerful, and the pastiche songs in the styles of Duran Duran, the Cure and others are spot-on.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) It helps that Koreeda's way with atmosphere is in full effect. The film has tranquil settings, fresh-food meals, cherry blossoms and soothing breezes; watching it is a good way to clear your head.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 89% Dheepan (2016) The rich, well-acted drama doesn't gain much from an awkward shift into violent gangster-related action. Still, Audiard stages the urban warfare with his usual muscular flair, and this is a film that keeps hold of your attention.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
93% Next to Her (2014) A largely convincing and rewarding drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Winstead and Goodman are both great, but there are quite a few niggling aspects, too. They include the conclusion, a bolted-on section that might leave you wondering if the film would have been better off with no ties to the Cloverfield brand.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
100% Court (2015) A humane and absorbing big-city film.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
100% The Propaganda Game (2015) The movie shapes up as a vague yet intriguing survey of the hermit nation.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
76% Chronic (2016) Conveying pain and a hint of mania behind monkish calm, Tim Roth gives a great performance as a palliative-care nurse in Michel Franco's drama.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) It never becomes deep, but its tender view of its richly drawn characters makes it beguiling to the end.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
89% The Lobster (2016) Like [Lanthimos's] other films, The Lobster invents a world all its own.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 92% Where You're Meant to Be (2016) It warmly records humour, eccentricity, love and bereavement -- and conflict, too.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 83% I Am Bolt (2016) The trade-off for this access is a reverential attitude and no in-depth questions. It's a deal I found easy to accept, given the film's endearing footage of Bolt at work and play.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Samberg and his co-writers, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone (the film's directors), give us lots of good, silly jokes, several of them provided by terrific pastiche songs. Extra marks, too, for the celebrity cameos.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
2/5 70% Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux) (2014) The franchise switches to 3D animation for this take on one of the original books. The characters thus look more like they do on the page -- and less like a bunch of actors in It's a Knockout costumes -- yet they still aren't quite right. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 78% The Shallows (2016) Bringing plenty of ideas to this limiting predicament, Jaume Collet-Serra's film gives us lots of gruesome shark action, while preserving its heroine for a big climax.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
3/5 96% Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016) Although the gut-level sympathies of Brendan J Byrne's film are clear, we hear unsentimental thoughts from all sides.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
3/5 82% Chevalier (2016) Tsangari and her co-writer, Efthymis Filippou, take a quietly amusing view of the men's one-upmanship, and the deft camerawork creates a vibrant style amid the film's confined [setting].‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 96% De Palma (2016) De Palma is a straightforward interview with the director of Carrie and Scarface, who talks about his movies with a beefy vigour akin to his cinematic style.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016