Emily Maskell

Emily Maskell
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Bylines include Little White Lies, Girls On Tops, Screen Queens, Flip Screen, Digital Fix, Dear Movies etc.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 79% Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021) Sometimes sickly sweet but always palatable. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2021
100% The Bright Side (2020) A touching navigation of fear and friendship wrapped in a blanket of humble humour, The Bright Side is a charming Irish indie that charts the turbulent experience of this young woman and her breast cancer treatment. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2021
88% Zola (2021) Exhilarating and heart-racing, this audaciously cinematic adaptation of a key viral moment sets the benchmark for future films about modern internet culture. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2021
4/5 93% Pray Away (2021) An intimate exploration of conversion therapy's impact today. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2021
98% Two of Us (Deux) (2021) Delicate but daring, adding dimension to its older lesbian characters and allowing their desire to blossom, Two of Us is a stirring portrait of love that wears its heart on its sleeve. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
No Score Yet Treasure City (Bekeido) (2020) Hajdu's film is both captivating and mystical, a smooth traversing of an unstable society. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2021
4/5 98% Sweat (2020) A sharp examination of the influencer culture zeitgeist. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2021
3/5 67% Rare Beasts (2021) arriving at her debut with heaps of stylish ambition, Piper marks herself out as a filmmaker capable of amplifying her unique and contemporary voice, even if Rare Beasts never quite delivers on the rom-com revolution it promises. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2021
71% My Salinger Year (2021) Terrific turns from Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver can't make this literary drama into something worth the viewer's time - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2021
93% Some Kind of Heaven (2021) Taking its visuals as seriously as its subjects, Some Kind of Heaven masterfully and conscientiously offers a poignant reminder that the journey towards happiness isn't over when you retire. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
79% Beast Beast (2021) Danny Madden's intriguing feature debut has a star-making turn from Shirley Chen but fails to cohere in any truly meaningful way - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
38% Here Are the Young Men (2021) Sharply observant and bolstered by stellar performances from its young male trio, the result is an intensely concentrated and appropriately in-your-face exploration of toxic masculinity. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
3/5 70% Homeward (Evge) (2019) The observant lens navigates a gradual conflation of bereftness, a coming together of father and son that is forced by a shared and deeply felt experience of mourning - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
92% Sequin in a Blue Room (2019) Leach's performance as the casually playful and assuredly confident Sequin is exquisite - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
91% Cowboys (2021) What sets Anna Kerrigan's delicately remastered western Cowboys apart is the way it finds a less familiar thread in a well-trodden genre: that of a young transgender boy and his desire to be visible. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
90% A Colony (Une Colonie) (2018) an exceptional, gently blazing coming-of-age portrait defined by a sincere kind of tenderness. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
89% Jump, Darling (2020) While Jump, Darling could have been more grounded in its cinematic aesthetic, its fluctuating style occasionally bordering on the insecure, Connell's film strongly charts the restlessness of escaping youth and the refusal to pass on quietly - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
3/5 69% Moxie (2021) A likeable but flawed high school drama. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
4/5 88% Justine (2021) Patterson is proving himself a distinctive voice in British queer cinema. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2021
100% Slalom (2021) Slalom is an unflinching, kinetic portrait of one young woman navigating the sporting world - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
57% Mayday (2021) Abiding by its own cinematic rules, Cinorre's Mayday is a tonally adventurous genre-blending women-focused debut - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
90% Rebel Hearts (2021) The brilliant documentary is a colourful, contemplative and informative presentation of women whose dedicated faith led them to activism. - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
91% Jockey (2021) Bentley's intimate character study shows a man coming to terms with his vulnerability, resting on a career-best performance from Clifton Collins Jr, who navigates the role of athlete and father with subtle but striking conviction. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
90% Pleasure (2021) With clarity, the most dire and disgusting aspects of the porn industry are highlighted in this technically accomplished if potentially divisive 18+ feature. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
91% Cusp (2021) Cusp's rumination on young women's coming-of-age experience is one that refuses to sidestep the treacherous road that they walk. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
69% Cryptozoo (2021) At times meandering and messy, Cryptozoo remains nonetheless a wondrous vision - itself a mythical creature in the context of cinema. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
90% Beginning (Dasatskisi) (2020) As Yana goes in search of self-assurance, Kulumbegashvili finds her own in this phenomenal debut feature. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
91% The Capote Tapes (2021) The Capote Tapes makes a solid case for Capote's life as his most compelling work. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
100% Cocoon (Kokon) (2020) Krippendorff crafts a stunningly alluring narrative of feminine intimacy - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2020
4/5 100% No Hard Feelings (Futur Drei) (2020) Brazen and audacious, a magnificent film - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
54% The Prom (2020) A show-stopping, glitter-dusted extravaganza. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
82% Happiest Season (2020) With its stellar cast and sparkling script, DuVall has made the Yuletide appropriately gay and in doing so has created an instantly rewatchable Christmas comfort film of the queer kind. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
100% If It Were Love (Si c'était de L'amour) (2020) The value of human touch is a craving more visceral, having been deprived of it. Both Crowd and, subsequently, If It Were Love are wonderfully bold in their approaches to the nuance of vulnerable human connection. - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) Benjamin Ree's intriguing documentary is an arresting portrait of the human connection... The Painter and the Thief paints the institutional failure of the criminal justice system while unfurling the pervading power of art. - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
69% Ammonite (2020) Lingering and irrevocably alluring, Ammonite is a spectacular excavation of Mary Anning's forgotten life - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
80% Summer of 85 (Été 85) (2021) Summer of 85 is tender in its approach to Alex's delusional desires, stacked full of intense performances and emotional longing and set against a stunning French seaside backdrop. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
89% Supernova (2021) Supernova is a tender, devastatingly gorgeous road trip, brooding with introspection - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
95% Wildfire (2020) Nika McGuigan and Nora-Jane Noone are siblings facing up to their mother's dark past in Cathy Brady's captivating feature debut - WeLoveCinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
97% Farewell Amor (2020) a beautiful character study of the innate necessity and craving for belonging - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
26% Hooking Up (2020) this road map of Darla's exploits, originally marked out as a self-medicating trip, ends up with as many plot holes as the highway has potholes. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
No Score Yet My Fiona (2020) The growing closeness between Gemma and Jane is framed sensitively, their shared love for Fiona entraps them in each-other's orbit. - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
5/5 93% And Then We Danced (2020) A powerful, poignant message of courage and self-acceptance. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
29% The Staggering Girl (2019) In this intersection of fashion and film, classic and timeless style is abound - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) This refreshingly feisty script from Hodon leaves you forgetting that The Joker was ever in the picture. - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
97% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Almost as if in these times of uncertainty and constant worry, we need a figure to trust in. - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
54% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Tell It To The Bees is buzzing with desire and dances to the tune of humming bees - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
100% Celebration (2007) The Last Collections feels as though it plucks a loose thread and the documentary itself becomes untied - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
98% Circus of Books (2020) Crucially, Circus of Books remains honest to the intentions of the Mason family. - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
64% Matthias & Maxime (2019) Life-long companions, they are magnets repeatedly being drawn back together; no matter how hard they try to fight it, it is almost impossible to resist. - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
93% Our Ladies (2019) With matching tartan skirts and knee-high grey socks, Our Ladies walks hand in hand with the small-town girl hitting the big city - Flip Screen EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019