Euan Ferguson

Euan Ferguson
Euan Ferguson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian Observer (UK)
Publications: Guardian, Observer (UK)

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Last Survivors (2019) As all best programmes do, this managed to raise quietly unanswered questions, which (if we're any good at all) we have to reach deep into ourselves to answer. What equates to trauma? - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
83% Brexit (2019) But Cumberbatch, brave soul (not least for beforehand meeting Cummings, strategist of all the actor holds toxic), excelled, and this was powerful drama in the end. Drama, remember; it's what they do. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
No Score Yet The Dead Room (2018) Mark Gatiss's script was (for him, yet for him only) a little pedestrian for a ghost story, but this was elevated to a different plane by Callow's camera-hugging turn. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
100% Care (2018) Fortunately Mr James McGovern can be relied upon to write drama that's time and again head and shoulders above most other telly drama, even if the torso is rather too often one of abject unending misery. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
No Score Yet WW1: The Final Hours (2018) A sober, lucid, devastating exploration of the three days in a railway carriage in which the armistice was being negotiated by Erzberger, Marshal Ferdinand Foch. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
No Score Yet Doing Money (2018) Doing Money was an unrelenting 90-minutes that made me wriggle and sweat anew for the squalor of my gender. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
No Score Yet Child of Mine (2018) A tremendously sensitive documentary by Katie Rice. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
No Score Yet Drowning in Plastic (2018) Liz Bonnin's Drowning in Plastic was an immensely brave, ultimately successful attempt to top that last Blue Planet series. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
100% Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley (2018) Absent were the comfy stereotypes of feisty, flinty heroines chaining themselves stoically to gates, passively leafletting. Instead we saw the all-out violence - the bombs, the arson, the fear, the terrorism - deemed necessary - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
No Score Yet Before Grenfell: A Hidden History (2018) To be led through the historical context in this way, rather than with catcalls and slogans, was all the more powerful. - Observer (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
No Score Yet Paradise Hunters (2018) This is exploitational, prejudiced and fabulously moreish. Loving it. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
No Score Yet Living With the Brainy Bunch (2018) In the end, this was a wholly rewarding programme. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
89% Being Blacker (2018) The best documentaries give a slice of other lives, lived both well and badly, which, in the right hands, can linger in your head for months. These were the best hands. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
100% King Charles III on Masterpiece (2017) By turns bouncy, melancholy, arrogant and sore betrayed, the face little resembles that of Charles but, somehow, within its planes, there is conveyed the selfsame sense of insane privilege, niggling grievance and open, misunderstood humanity. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017