Ella Kemp Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% Ray & Liz (2018) Billingham uses his talent for still photography as much as his own memories to craft a portrait of poverty without pity, through love laced with dysfunction. ‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 89% Vox Lux (2018) The impressive ambition of Vox Lux exposes the tenuous links and dangerous effects of art and violence, without necessarily making sense of it.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
89% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) Wheatley manages to chisel a singularly charming scene from a house full of scorn.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) It offers as much satisfaction as an unstable advent calendar. There's definitely something sweet behind every door, but it rarely tastes as fun as it looks. ‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/5 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Drew Goddard crafts a pulpy world of sin and suspense, exhilirating until it's suffocating.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 89% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The Kindergarten Teacher asks clever questions of moral responsibility, creative control and emotional maturity to great, engaging effect.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Amid the kitsch jump-scares and heightened theatrics of Sawyer's battle, Unsane might be the first film in a post-Weinstein era to actually make people listen.‐ Refinery29
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) The unassuming honesty of Eighth Grade is allowing a change in the way teenagers exist on film, by letting every contradictory emotion finally feel vital.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
40% Angel Face (Gueule d'ange) (2018) Angel Face manages to frame an unstable relationship in a way that allows each suffering party to face their own vices, instead of only showing their mutual combustion.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It doesn't feel like the intrigue generates much suspense, as warring elements and uneven emotions prevent the film from standing out as an innovative fantasy.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 85% The Wife (2018) With such an assured lead performance that gives a compelling account of the fallacies that mar our proudest achievements, Glenn Close leads the film to great heights.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
90% Wild Rose (2018) Finding balance between what you've done and what you feel destined to do resonates beyond country music. When the film sings, it soars - Jessie Buckley was born to be a star.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
78% Mid90s (2018) What makes Mid90s an endlessly enjoyable, uplifting debut rather than a tragically melodramatic dud is its spirit: a higher pitch, a louder cheer and faster legs, at 13 years old Stevie is an invigorating, unapologetic, chutzpah-ridden force of nature.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) The film ramps up its safe premise with relentless entertainment that deserves some kind of late-night secret screening, bravely packing a punch without ever losing any sartorial flair. ‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 91% Kusama: Infinity (2018) Infinity is an essential watch in order to understand why Yayoi Kusama's art matters, and how the person behind the dots is inspirational beyond the finite reach of our own individual universes.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) This is KiKi Layne's first role. Watching her chemistry with Stephan James feels like a secret we're lucky enough to be a part of, as her performance is raw and completely whole. ‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3/5 100% Green Book (2018) Effective in its aim but hardly revolutionary in its concept, Green Book follows a guidebook with the best intentions, and reaches its destination just in time for dinner.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
5/5 65% Beautiful Boy (2018) What separates this performance from other depictions of drug addiction or difficult teenagehood is that Chalamet walks a careful line of irrational disorder and genuine compassion which translates pain and hatred with incredible, universal sensitivity. ‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
95% Widows (2018) The film never loses credibility, as McQueen manages to mesh explosive entertainment with realistic politics of gender and societal injustice.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
67% Teen Spirit (2018) Teen Spirit is a celebration of candid energy and the cookie-cutter charm of a very specific dream-making machine. ‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 89% American Animals (2018) American Animals thrives on its messy humanity, giving a soul to these forgettable criminals but still pointing a finger at their foolishness in the process.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a lesson in acceptance and a call to arms with a beautiful beating heart.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Maybe we've seen it before, heard the music and felt how love burns, how inescapable self-destruction hurts. But there's no taking away from what the marriage of these moments has created, the importance of all these new stars shining so bright. ‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
60% Angel (Un ange) (2018) Where a lesser film could unravel in favour of a portrait of extremes, Angel maintains an authenticity which transcends place and status.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
85% Boy Erased (2018) Instead of just tickling your tear ducts, the vindictive physicality of conversion therapy coupled with Edgerton and Hedges' confidence and resolve throws a sucker punch that leaves an aftertaste of necessity, rather than sentimentality. ‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
88% Rafiki (2018) By framing an effervescent lesbian romance against a backdrop of political allegiance and the societal taboos surrounding LGBTQ rights, Rafiki finds its voice -- and deserves to shout it, loud and clear.‐ Dazed and Confused
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) [Blackkklansman] feels both empowering and uncomfortably exposing that no-one is absolved from the discordant dissection of cultural identity at play.‐ The Quietus
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Sometimes a silver lining is visible in its intense and glittering light - but most of the time, just learning to dodge the clouds is good enough.‐ The Quietus
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
75% Sauvage (2018) This passionate debut from Camille Vidal-Naquet boldly challenges our perceptions of male sex workers.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
55% At War (En guerre) (2018) Stephane Brizé returns with a trudging, cacophonous insight into the guts of industrial activism.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
89% Set It Up (2018) Claire Scanlon's Manhattan meet-cute is a bouncy comedy with plenty to say about modern relationships.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) In one singular space, you feel insecure, confident, charismatic, inferior and completely clueless, as if it were a revolving door never allowing you to stop and walk through, towards something bigger, maybe even something grown up.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) While messy in parts and offering more of a sprint than a narrative marathon, there is great heart and ferocious energy in this cartoonish caper.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
93% Mandy (2018) It's unconventional and provocative, but with such a powerfully invigorating narration and clear passion between the lines, Mandy feels like an explosive liberation.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
57% Under the Silver Lake (2018) ... a sprawling, painfully stylish and skittish noir odyssey.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) But joking about objectification and substituting depth with violence doesn't let The Spy Who Dumped Me break free from the stale cage of conventions it's trapped in.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 78% The Escape (2018) Through conversations about courage that never manifests, creativity that's limited to cutaway shots of sunsets... a fleeting foreign romance feels like a cheap exit for a woman who is worth much more.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 69% The Children Act (2018) Showing how helpless our emotions (or lack thereof) can make us feel, The Children Act feels plagued by its own doomed destiny.‐ Culture Whisper
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) An overstuffed plot can't deter from the size of this film's heart.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
90% Climax (2018) The pace is electric, never dulling for a moment as each affected party rises and falls to different places of horror.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
97% Wildlife (2018) A delicate labour of love, the film is softly focused on the details that make up the relationships with the people closest to us; the ones that keep us together, those that break us apart.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
2/5 22% Midnight Sun (2018) Laughably predictable, far too tempered to generate any tearjerking stakes worth caring about.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
83% Museum (Museo) (2018) By simultaneously celebrating the sacred culture of a nation and questioning its value altogether, the story of a once-in-history robbery resonates across cultures and eras.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3/5 75% Songwriter (2018) ... Songwriter ends up being frustratingly enjoyable. Neither the filmmaker nor the subject respond to probing attacks on the artist's inoffensiveness, nor do they fuel any further conversation about anything other than Ed Sheeran's music.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
2/5 0% Lies We Tell (2018) Nothing to reflect on, nothing to question and nothing to care about.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2018
2/5 77% No Stone Unturned (2017) Despite providing some answers, this is a frustrating watch that leaves you wanting more.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2/5 67% Base (2017) A confusing relationship between truth and fiction which does little to engender empathy.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017