Freda Cooper

Freda Cooper
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
A UK based lifelong film fan turned freelance film critic and broadcaster. Reviews and interviews for BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex, The Hollywood News, Flickering Myth and The People's Movies. Features for the Cineworld blog, UK cinema chain. Also reviews for Screenwords.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 71% Escape from Pretoria (2020) A testament to the human spirit coupled with sweaty, relentless tension. An intelligent thriller which is more than just another prison escape movie. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Blending the classic and contemporary with consummate skill, Greta Gerwig makes this favourite story both pertinent and relevant and does it in glowing style. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/5 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) This isn't just the schmaltzy, heartwarming stuff it may appear. There's something deeper, more thoughtful. - The People's Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/5 55% J.T. LeRoy (2019) This female-led tale of identity is a low key but high calibre watch. - The People's Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) A wonderful experience, it makes your heart sing and you'll want to listen to Springsteen for ever more. - The People's Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 30% The Current War (2017) A film that could easily slip into cinemas and then slip out again. That would be a loss. For cinema fans, it comes with built-in curiosity value, but it also has more than enough to make it worth the effort. - The People's Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
1/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Much more at home as a mid-afternoon TV movie, accompanied by a cup of tea and a digestive, it's contrived, leaden and deeply dull. - The People's Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) More fun than you might expect, and likeably entertaining, but it never really takes flight. - The People's Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3.5/5 56% Common People (2014) I love it when a film creates a momentum all of its own. - Freda Cooper's Talking Pictures EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019