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Guy Lodge
Guy Lodge's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, London Evening Standard, Variety, Film4, Time Out, HitFix, Heat Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017) Unfussy in form, open in expression and gentle in reach as its maker revisits such recurring preoccupations as loneliness, regret and the value of love in life and art.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
71% XX (2017) Even at their least individually striking, each of these mismatched tasters stirs an appetite for a fuller, meatier meal from its maker - cooked as bloodily rare as possible, please.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
100% The Party (2017) A deliciously heightened, caviar-black comedy that sets up its brittle, bourgeois characters like bowling pins and gleefully knocks them down in 71 minutes flat.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
57% Viceroy's House (2017) "Viceroy's House" clumsily merges a waxworks biographical study of Lord Louis and Lady Edwina Mountbatten ... with a passionless Romeo-and-Juliet romance between two of their servants caught in the fray.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Tom of Finland (2017) Karukoski's film at least honors its subject's work in some key respects: It's handsome, smoothly executed and eager to entertain.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Félicité (2017) Gomis' latest ... [weaves] a sensual, sometimes hopeful, sometimes disturbing urban tapestry with threads of image, sound, poetry, and song.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
43% Barrage (2017) The air trickles out of this sensitive but cliché-laced drama ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
100% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2017) A determinedly eccentric but intermittently startling misfit romance that marks a singular return to feature filmmaking for Hungarian writer-director Ildikó Enyedi after an 18-year gap.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
60% On the Road (2016) Even its most audacious device - the undifferentiated braiding of pure documentary and narrative footage - feels a tad old hat relative to newer hybrid forms in nonfiction filmmaking.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) For all its structural and psychological deficiencies, it's hard not to enjoy "Fifty Shades Darker" on its own lusciously limited terms.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
100% Gook (2017) Chon's sophomore feature wavers uncertainly in tone, getting a little too cute for comfort in spots, but is otherwise a lively, auspicious breakthrough.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) [It] may not be the most comprehensively explanatory or analytical film yet made on the war, but it's the one that provides viewers with the most sensorily vivid and empathetic sense yet of how it feels to live (and die) through the carnage.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
76% T2 Trainspotting (2017) "T2," for all its noise and neon, has little to say to fill it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
60% Winnie (2017) "Winnie" gradually reveals itself to be rather a specious work, unabashedly one-sided in its adherence to the "mother of the nation" line pushed by her admirers, and its factually selective absolution of Madikizela-Mandela ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
20% Rememory (2017) A bit of a trudge, despite Dinklage's committed and empathetic performance.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
64% Bitch (2017) Palka's fourth feature is as brash and as blunt as its title, more abrasive than amusing in its snarling takedown of patriarchal family politics.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
75% Where Is Kyra? (2017) A soul-searing Michelle Pfeiffer makes a welcome return in Andrew Dosunmu's difficult, visually stunning essay in psychic pain.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
25% Rebel in the Rye (2016) Diverting, mildly informative and - to borrow Caulfield's adjective of choice - somewhat phony, heavy as it is on tortured-writer clichés and contrived art-imitates-life parallels.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
65% Golden Exits (2017) A dense, defiantly prickly film about ordinary people who don't really do anything.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
83% Marjorie Prime (2016) One leaves "Marjorie Prime" pleased to have witnessed these actors at work, and rather wishing you'd got to see them tackle this intimate piece in a warmer, flesh-and-blood theatrical context.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
80% Beach Rats (2017) This is achingly delicate psychological territory, heavily dependent on just the right actor to make flesh its scripted subtleties - and Hittman has found him in Dickinson ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
92% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Between more trickily opaque stretches of character development, Shortland nails a handful of straight-up, nerve-shredding tension sequences, teasing a version of the film that might have tilted into full-bore horror.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
43% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) Director Alethea Jones and writer Julie Rudd have some formal finessing to do, but could prove a valuable team in a mainstream comedy landscape still short on loud, proud female voices.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
91% God's Own Country (2017) Skipping some of the more predictable narrative obstacles we've come to expect from the coming-out drama, this sexy, thoughtful, hopeful film instead advances a pro-immigration subtext that couldn't be more timely ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
80% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) John Trengove's hard-edged but beautifully wrought study of clashing Xhosa models of masculinity will be an eye-opener to outsiders - and some South Africans too.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
100% Novitiate (2017) A piercing, immersive, and superbly played convent drama in which the suppression of speech is witnessed at both an individual and institutional level.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
69% Dayveon (2017) The more "Dayveon" attempts to up the dramatic and moral stakes of its narrative, the less persuasive it is as idiosyncratic, indigenous storytelling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Balancing the perspectives of perpetrators, policemen and victims with wiry tension and tender human interest, it's not entirely the rah-rah flag-waving exercise the title promises.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
No Score Yet Tonio (2016) A moving, stylishly crafted grief memoir that falls a little short on personal detail.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
100% The C Word (2016) An impassioned advocation of preventative cancer treatment that brazenly counters the methods of Big Pharma.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 39% Why Him? (2016) The title isn't the only "why" question viewers should be asking themselves.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) In a film that sporadically attempts to progressively satirize PC workplace culture, the sour smell of misogyny pervades the mulled-wine aroma.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
82% The Founder (2017) It's the dash of pickle in Robert Siegel's script - a streak of sour, cheek-puckering cynicism amid its warmer, blander conventions - that gives "The Founder" its mojo.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
79% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2016) Writer-directors Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda construct a still-topical case study of extreme trauma yielded by adolescent bullying and parental neglect, fronted with committed intensity by rising Polish star Michalina Olszanska.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
41% 100 Streets (2017) "A Hundred Streets" seems oddly unequal to the status of its charismatic name cast, headlined by Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) It's not the best film you'll see this holiday season, but this soft, agreeable adaptation of the man-and-his-cat bestseller has its charms.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Efficient, unfussy, and doesn't try to think any faster than it can run.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
No Score Yet 13 Million Voices (2015) Weaves a number of preceding and subsequent social narratives into its arms-aloft, future-minded celebration.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
No Score Yet Mirzya (2016) An essentially simple tale of love across the class divide grows too diffuse and distracted to stir the heart, while its two parallel stories ... never coalesce into a satisfactory mythic dialogue.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2016) A lyrical sense of bittersweet acceptance permeates freshman director Juho Kuosmanen's marvelous sports biopic from its very first, perfectly composed frame.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
91% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) No one behaves quite like a human being in Eugene Green's Le Fils de Joseph, yet a soulful sense of humanity emerges from their heightened declamations anyway.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Fundamentally silly the film may be, but it never graduates to spryness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
60% Porto (2016) In artfully deconstructing a one-night stand with one wistful eye on what was and another on what could have been, Gabe Klinger's first narrative feature winds up feeling appropriately elegiac in a multitude of ways.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
No Score Yet Austerlitz (2016) The present-day worth of preserved Holocaust death camps is tacitly addressed in Sergei Loznitsa's brilliant observational doc.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
36% Blair Witch (2016) A significantly more accomplished and entertaining sequel than 2000's woeful cash-in Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, [this] nonetheless reps something of a missed opportunity.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
No Score Yet Home (2016) There's no light on the teenage wasteland in Belgian helmer Fien Troch's tough-minded, suitably rough-edged fourth feature.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
No Score Yet Never Ever (À jamais) (2016) Spiritual manifestations of grief come out to play in Benoit Jacquot and Julia Roy's slight but slinky adaptation of Don DeLillo's 'The Body Artist.'‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
87% Lady Macbeth (2017) Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch in William Oldroyd's impressively tough-minded Victorian tragedy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
100% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2016) The latest supersized opus from Filipino maximalist Lav Diaz is a powerful and, by his standards, refreshingly contained moral study.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
86% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) Abetted by impressive lo-fi effects work, the musical numbers alone come to resemble the wildest dreams of every Eurovision show producer. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016