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Emma Simmonds

Emma Simmonds
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 65% Shot Caller (2017) The melancholic brand of machismo and Coster-Waldau's affecting turn never fail to mesmerise in a film that consistently foregrounds the human cost of crime.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
3/5 75% Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs) (2017) Documents the rise and fall of a Brazilian kids' TV presenter in an explosion of colour, irreverence and excess.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
4/5 84% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) It's not for the easily offended. However the unlikely combination of ultra-violence and compassion may just slash its way to your heart.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
4/5 87% Mia Madre (2016) Operating with an impeccable sense of restraint, Moretti has created a work of great sincerity and unshowy insight.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Despite his hulking frame, Vince has rarely gotten his hands dirty onscreen; here, he makes up for lost time.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) If the Thor films have been a bit 'meh' thus far, by allowing Waititi room to do his genuinely eccentric thing, the 17th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe might just be its best.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
5/5 95% The Florida Project (2017) The fluid visuals are a perfect match for the curiosity and exuberance of the kids, who prowl the motel grounds and beyond on the hunt for mischief.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
5/5 97% The Death of Stalin (2017) A film as riotously funny as it is alarmingly pertinent.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It's all about McDormand - truly a performer you can build a whole film around, and one who can whisk a scene away from even her most seasoned peers.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/5 8% The Snowman (2017) It's unusual for a whodunnit to have such a powerful sedative effect as The Snowman.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
5/5 94% The Shape of Water (2017) Shannon, Jenkins, Spencer and Stuhlbarg are precision-cast but it's Hawkins that will steal your heart.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Attempts to shade in Ingrid and Dan's tragic backstories are cursory and more than a little clichéd, but so spot on is the satire that it's hard to imagine this being done better.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 75% Dark River (2017) Stanley is superb, yet it is Wilson that will leave you shaken.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 91% Good Time (2017) An enjoyably grimy, 80s-infused, Queens-set crime thriller about a bank robber busting his gut to free his incarcerated brother.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 92% Beast (2017) Polite society and conventional femininity form a suffocating straightjacket in the eerily intoxicating Beast.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
4/5 90% Lean on Pete (2018) What should be desperately hard-going is rendered anything but by Haigh's delicate directorial style, an approach complemented by Plummer's appealingly understated performance.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/5 75% Killing Ground (2017) The structure generates considerable suspense and Power keeps conventional horror histrionics to a bare minimum.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3/5 68% mother! (2017) Even when Aronofsky doesn't have much to say, at least he says it with gusto.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 34% American Assassin (2017) Cuesta does a competent job at the helm, delivering the occasional bravura flourish, but any punch and polish he brings to the table is undermined by the myriad failings of the script.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 87% Wind River (2017) Wind River is a film that intermittently impresses, even if it keeps getting blown off course.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
4/5 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) As Patti spits out her lyrics - lewd, incendiary and eventually empowering - writer-director Jasper announces his own arrival with a great deal of swagger.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
2/5 45% Rough Night (2017) Unfortunately this 'women go wild' movie comes with a twist. The twist being that it sucks.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
4/5 83% Detroit (2017) Who knows whether there will ever be a time where the lives of black Americans seem like they actually matter, but it is the duty of filmmakers as formidable as Bigelow to keep reminding us they should.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
3/5 40% Death Note (2017) It has enough incendiary elements to grab your attention, but the mishmash of influences can't quite hold it.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Rather like the casing that falls from the gunslinger's pistol, it has been stripped of impact, and hits the ground as an empty shell.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 90% A Ghost Story (2017) Soulfully scored and every bit as powerful in moments of discomforting silence, it's haunting indeed.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Shamelessly smouldering from start to finish and letting its ladies have most of the fun, it's an ace actioner, in perfect tune with our age of disillusionment.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 76% The Ghoul (2017) The Ghoul embraces its low-budget Britishness - it's both dynamic and despondent, while Tunley makes strong use of its London locations as his protagonist pounds the capital's streets in a futile search for existential answers.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) The culture-clash comedy plays out with charming, sometimes toe-curling honesty and an acknowledgement of how complicated life can get when expectations weigh heavy and tradition unceremoniously intervenes.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
4/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Once again Nolan shows himself to be a master of pure cinema. Incomparably immersive, Dunkirk does admirable justice to its story - it's a film that never lets up, never surrenders.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
2/5 50% Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) (2017) A film that offers neither a contemporary twist on the well-worn conspiracy thriller, nor a satisfyingly meaty take on a true story.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
2/5 50% England Is Mine (2017) Smiths fans may well despair. And not in a way they'd enjoy.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
4/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Given its winning penchant for eccentric details and the blackest of humour, A Man Called Ove feels a shade sentimental in its final stretch; like its hero, it boasts a surprisingly big heart.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Candy-coloured, only fleetingly sentimental and with an embarrassment of mischievous energy, it's a bit like mainlining sugar.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
4/5 77% Final Portrait (2018) Tucci captures his subject from a range of interesting angles without ever resorting to po-faced portraiture himself.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 100% Daphne (2017) It has ample promise for a debut and Beecham makes a persuasive pitch for star status.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/5 42% Song to Song (2017) Often feeling closer to a long perfume advert than a drama, Song to Song is indisputably stylish but lacking in both impact and soul.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
4/5 88% Maudie (2017) Hawkins ... delivers a performance of dogged detail; she's a woman who seems to absorb every insult and disappointment in the stoop of her stance, the pain etched across her face. ‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 99% God's Own Country (2017) Fluid photography and achingly honest performances merge magnificently, with the story of love amidst the livestock considerably more charming than it sounds.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3/5 64% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) As characters topple and tumble, float up in the air, hee-haw with laughter and feast on body parts, Slack Bay is speckled with hilarity.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
2/5 32% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) Although shot with grace by Coco before Chanel's Christophe Beaucarne, it's a film that never sweeps you up in the story.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) The film has a fluid and psychologically penetrating feel, reframing the central dynamic as a shifting power play.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
4/5 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Although near-miss escape attempts deliver the expected tension and the end is a tad fudged, this is far more than a vehicle for cheap shocks.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) As witty and heartfelt as it is thrilling - a film that fangirls, fanboys and even those suffering from superhero fatigue can enjoy.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
2/5 18% Baywatch (2017) The excessive runtime, repetitive antics, cringeworthy cameos and tediously formulaic denouement means that a film that feels like a fun splash-about at the outset is itself in dire need of rescue by the end.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/5 52% War Machine (2017) War Machine never feels like a mess, more an oddity; it might not say much that is new but it often says it in a way that hits home.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 80% Colossal (2017) This sensationally strange, sometimes raucously enjoyable feature from Spain's Nacho Vigalondo only gets curiouser and curiouser as it goes on.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
3/5 76% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane pivots entertainingly and it's fun watching a seasoned double-dealer rub up against more high-minded colleagues.‐ Radio Times
Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 91% Mindhorn (2016) Screamingly funny and helmed with madcap energy by debut director Sean Foley, Mindhorn wrings an astonishing amount of enjoyment from the exploits of a spectacular fool.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 90% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) Heal the Living is a film about death whose reverence for life can be found in every frame.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017