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Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab
Geoffrey Macnab's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Independent (UK), Sight and Sound, Uncut Magazine [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90% Climax (2018) [Director Gaspar] Noé tackles his material with enormous relish.‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 84% A Simple Favor (2018) Its clash in storytelling styles is bracing and original.‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 66% The Little Stranger (2018) Beautifully directed by Lenny Abrahamson, the film evokes this period in a way that is both nostalgic and frequently chilling.‐ Independent (UK)
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3/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Jack Black and Cate Blanchett have an easy comic rapport, affectionately bad mouthing one another and trying to steal scenes from under each other's noses.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 33% The King of Thieves (2018) One of the most refreshing aspects of the film is that they are all shown in their full greed and malevolence.‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Director Jon M. Chu keeps the plot racing along as Rachel is introduced to a small army of her boyfriend's relatives and friends.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 97% The Rider (2018) What is most startling here is the sensitivity with which [director Chloé] Zhao tackles such a downbeat tale.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
2/5 34% The Predator (2018) The problem with The Predator (which Black co-scripted with Fred Dekker)is that we are watching three separate films, joined together like unwieldy pieces of lego.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
2/5 49% Superfly (2018) The early scenes are so full of bling and macho posturing that you half suspect the film must be intended as a spoof.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Director Desiree Akhavan, who adapted the film from Emily M Danforth's novel, strikes a delicate balance between satire and polemic.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 89% American Animals (2018) At times, the film seems as hardboiled as the heist thrillers that Warren and Spencer study on DVD but the director never loses sight of the absurdity of the plan or of the bungling amateurism of the perpetrators.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 67% The Seagull (2018) Annette Bening is wonderfully haughty as Irina, the celebrated actor, visiting the family estate.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 85% Under the Wire (2018) Chris Martin's gripping and moving feature documentary tells the story of Colvin's final assignment.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 71% Final Score (2018) The conceit here is that the fans have no idea that terrorists are in the stadium. They may be irritated that their mobile phones don't work but are too busy watching the game to notice the killers in their midst.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 65% Peterloo (2018) Leigh's achievement is to have made a period film with the same immediacy and sense of anger that runs through contemporary dramas like Hillsborough or Bloody Sunday.‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 38% Charlie Says (2018) What makes Charlie Says so original is its perspective and its willingness to depict the banality and absurdity of life with Manson rather than simply to portray him as the quintessence of evil.‐ Independent (UK)
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2/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) It boats a remarkably rich and sensitive portrayal of the artist from Willem Dafoe but, as a piece of drama, it is torpid in the extreme.‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 91% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux combines social history with pop star psychodrama in a way that is both startling and highly original.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/5 63% Yardie (2018) Right from the outset, Elba gives his film a mythic dimension.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/5 14% Action Point (2018) Action Point doesn't bother with much in the way of a plot.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 87% Upgrade (2018) Whatever the case, Upgrade has enough extra features and add-ons to seem like much more than just another pre-programmed revenge thriller.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 93% Searching (2018) As a drama about a father and a daughter relationship, Searching is nuanced and affecting.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 95% A Star Is Born (2018) Pop diva Lady Gaga gives a perfectly creditable performance opposite Bradley Cooper (who also directs) in the latest version of old Hollywood chestnut, A Star Is Born, but this still feels like an unnecessary remake.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) Overall, though, this is dismal fare.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The Spy Who Dumped Me is a goofy and energetic buddy movie which never manages to be quite as funny as you expect it to be.‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 76% The King (2018) [Director Eugene] Jarecki combines probing and provocative analysis of US culture with a more conventional account of Presley's musical career.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 82% Alpha (2018) The film offers a strange but undeniably vivid blend of brutality and sentimentality.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2/5 70% The Children Act (2018) It's a disappointingly muddled affair, too buttoned up and self-conscious to work as melodrama but not especially insightful about the legal profession either.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman blends comic irony and outspoken polemic but still works very effectively as a hardboiled crime drama.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
5/5 94% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) From its slow-burning beginning, The Guardians develops into an epic melodrama. It's a wartime story in which, for a change, the men are relegated to supporting roles.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3/5 92% The Festival (2018) The main insight provided here is that festival going is a mixture of heaven and hell.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
4/5 100% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) Thankfully, [director Mark] Cousins comes at the great man from a new angle.‐ Independent (UK)
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2/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) It's a struggle to work out the point of the film.‐ Independent (UK)
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3/5 70% Christopher Robin (2018) Some of the dialogue is witty and surprisingly poignant.‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Under The Tree is a macabre and darkly funny slice of Icelandic noir - a bit like Fargo done Reykjavik-style.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) In spite of the title, the film doesn't want to take us to too many dark places. In fact, it manages the unlikely feat of making a nightmarish, futuristic world seem a bit like a summer camp.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/5 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) [Unfriended: Dark Web] is voyeuristic, nasty but very clever fare.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2/5 46% The Meg (2018) It begins like James Cameron's The Abyss but ends in the kind of toothless high campery found in last year's Baywatch.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) Throughout Sicilian Ghost Story, brutal realism and dream-like fantasy are mixed together in delicate fashion.‐ Independent (UK)
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3/5 78% The Escape (2018) Arterton gives a typically nuanced and sensitive performance as the wife and mother too ashamed to admit that, no, she doesn't love her kids and that she simply no longer finds family life appealing.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
4/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Dramatic tension may be in short supply but Hearts Beat Loud makes very pleasurable viewing precisely because it is so mellow and its very genial protagonists are so self-effacing.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
2/5 90% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Spun off from a Cartoon Network TV series, this is a self-reflexive exercise.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The storyline feels a little thin and moth-eaten in parts but this sequel is plenty of fun.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Tracking Edith (2016) Tracking Edith is a fascinating but sprawling feature documentary whose structure matches its subject's chaotic life.‐ Independent (UK)
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4/5 80% Iceman (2017) The majestic landscapes add to the epic quality of a film that is bloodthirsty as it is original.‐ Independent (UK)
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2/5 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) It ends even more absurdly than it begins.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4/5 100% Apostasy (2017) Daniel Kokotajlo's low budget drama Apostasy gives audiences a revealing and very uncomfortable insight into the lives of Jehovah's Witnesses.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The film takes its breakneck tempo from [Tom Cruise]. That is why it makes such invigorating but exhausting viewing.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2/5 46% Generation Wealth (2018) Its director Lauren Greenfield is a brilliant photographer but her film is all over the place.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) Nonetheless, the energy levels don't flag and the always classy Foster almost manages to convince us that her lost little old lady character is, in fact, a full-blown tragic heroine.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018