Fiona Underhill

Fiona Underhill
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Brit now living near Los Angeles, California. A former teacher of English, Media and Film Studies. Currently writing about pop culture and entertainment (mainly film) for CC2K ONLINE, JUMPCUT ONLINE, MOVIEJAWN and other publications.
Publications: Moviejawn, CC2K, JumpCut Online

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 94% Starfish (2019) An unusual little independent film which looks and sounds great. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
69% The Spy Behind Home Plate (2019) It does do a good job of prompting the viewer to want to find out more about this Moe Berg, but doesn't completely succeed as a self-contained entity. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 97% Hail Satan? (2019) A well-made, entertaining documentary, which is frequently funny and frequently anger-inducing. Very much captures a snapshot of contemporary America. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
4/5 53% Charlie Says (2019) Offers a different perspective on what has become a well-worn topic from a fascinating filmmaker. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 71% The Isle (2019) An atmospheric and intriguing story, with stunning visuals and music. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
1.5/5 66% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) If you're going to write a film in which the audience is alone with the protagonist for the majority of the run-time, you have give us a reason to invest that time and unfortunately, it's just not here. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 92% If the Dancer Dances (2019) A rare privilege - to have this level of access to the creation of new work which is attempting to honor the legacy of such a legendary choreographer. An important document of an artistic process. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 79% Fast Color (2019) The portrayal of a super-power being inherited down the maternal line of a family of black women is extremely potent and will resonate with many. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 93% Rafiki (2019) Demonstrates the vibrancy and joy of the youth in overcoming an oppressive society. Kahiu has shown this through a jubilant explosion of colour and music - this film feels like a celebration and a triumph over adversity. A must-see. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
5/5 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Absurdly funny and well-acted (particularly by Driver), with sumptuous costumes and production design. The stunning cinematography deserves to be seen on a big screen. - Moviejawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 89% Sonja - The White Swan (2019) An interesting biopic which doesn't skate over what it takes to power your way to the top and should have you swanning to the cinema. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 75% Judy & Punch (2019) Judy and Punch deserves to find an audience, as it a well written and directed story. It juggles tone skillfully - managing to be funny and entertaining whilst also making serious points which are relevant to the society we are living in now. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 78% The Nightingale (2019) An important film, saying something vital about the past which needs to be heeded today. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
5/5 93% Animals (2019) Animals was one of the most enjoyable films of Sundance 2019 and it deserves to be a break-out hit. Spend some time with two relatable women wearing gorgeous clothes in the literary scene of a beautiful city - you won't regret it. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 100% Love, Antosha (2019) Love, Antosha is incredibly upsetting, but it is also truly inspiring, invigorating and life-affirming. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
5/5 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2017) Issa Lopez is an incredibly exciting filmmaker who, if there is any justice, will go onto have a career comparable to Guillermo del Toro. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
5/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) The more I think about it, the more I fall in love with it. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A stunning film - a sensual feast filled with desire. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
5/5 93% Journey's End (2018) Exceeds expectations and Bettany is sublime. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
4/5 86% Tully (2018) An extremely well written and acted film. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
3.5/5 93% Revenge (2018) Matilda Lutz is clearly a stand-out in an exciting twist on a well-worn genre. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
4/5 70% Adrift (2018) Claflin has an easy-going lovable charm and Woodley really impresses. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
4/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A lovely warm hug that features tender performances and sweet songs. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
5/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) One of the best debut feature films from a first time writer-director you will ever see. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
5/5 94% Blindspotting (2018) Both an incredibly funny comedy and a poignant drama on the themes of identity, perception and society. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
5/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) A sumptuous visual feast. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3.5/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Gleeson's performance anchors the film masterfully. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) A teen rom-com success for Netflix. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) A delicious mouthful - if you enjoyed 'Their Finest', you will lap this up. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
5/5 92% Searching (2018) Searching for a smart take on the internet? Look no further. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 25% An L.A. Minute (2018) An outrageous modern morality play. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Helena Howard is a sensational find. Decker is one-to-watch for the future. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
5/5 86% A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018) A fresh and original take on a LA love story. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 100% Making Montgomery Clift (2018) A fascinating exploration, but not of the man himself. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3.5/5 61% Summer '03 (2018) A welcome addition to films exploring complex teen girl protagonists. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 48% Bel Canto (2018) A well-acted, involving story. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 96% Little Woods (2019) It is the performances which really make Little Woods work, particularly Tessa Thompson's. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
4/5 74% Destroyer (2018) Destroyer succeeds on almost every technical level, as well as being filled with emotion and humanity. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
4/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) A well-directed, risk-taking, unusual period film which makes some bold choices and mostly pulls them off. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3/5 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) If you were not already full of respect and admiration for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this film will make you truly appreciate her. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018