Esme Betamax

Esme Betamax
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Esme Betamax is a writer and illustrator. Often found in the Cube Microplex and other indie cinemas. A fan of surreal and dark comedies. Avoids horror where possible. Favourites include: I Heart Huckabees, Where the Buffalo Roam, Harold & Maude, Being John Malkovich and I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
86% Freaks (2019) Freaks takes Marvelesque mutants and puts them in an environment akin to Shyamalan's shaky supernatural joint Signs (2002). Although it contains all the right elements Freaks struggles to break new ground. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
70% Making Noise Quietly (2019) Making Noise Quietly presents conversations between people with different viewpoints. Not opposite, just different. Each conversation is difficult but necessary. It does not make for comfortable viewing, but then these are not comfortable times. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Fauve (2018) The gut-wrenching horror comes with the realisation that some mistakes cannot be fixed. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
91% A Season in France (Une Saison en France) (2017) Asma and Yacine are pitched perfectly - riding the waves of emotion brought on by fear, uncertainty, and boredom, yet ultimately more stable than their father. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
93% We the Animals (2018) We the Animals is beautiful in a visceral way - more guts than heart. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet First Round Down (2016) Tim Tucker, a pouty Ryan Gosling type played by Dylan Bruce, and his goofy Seth Rogen type sidekick Bobby (Rob Ramsay) get involved in humourless hi-jinx and armed robbery. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
100% Top Knot Detective (2016) Top Knot Detective pays homage to an era of television that embraced wooden acting and wonky sets so beloved by the likes of Matthew Holness, Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
47% Elizabeth Harvest (2018) The attitude of the characters seems to be: this plan is diabolical, but Henry's mind is brilliant, so I have to go along with it, plus this is the way he is handling his grief. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
98% 3 Faces (2019) A series of disputes where each side believes things to be rigid and binary. Panahi is skilled in showing the audience not only this tension, but the grey areas that the protagonists cannot see. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019