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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
No Score Yet Paradise (Ray) (2016) Russian veteran Andrei Konchalovsky is on robust form in this richly monochrome, perspective-rotating Holocaust drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
92% I Called Him Morgan (2016) A sleek, sorrowful elegy for the prodigiously gifted, tragically slain bop trumpeter Lee Morgan, is as much a visual and textural triumph as it is a gripping feat of reportage.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) Chilean helmer Pablo Larraín makes an extraordinary English-lingo debut with this daring, many-leveled portrait of history's favorite First Lady.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
3/5 62% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) Somehow we're never truly surprised by any of its wonders.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
46% The Bad Batch (2017) Though there's much to savor in the pic's lavishly distressed visuals and soundscape, its narrative feels increasingly stretched and desultory.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
82% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2016) While shot through with pointed jabs at chauvinism and mainstream homophobia in Mexican society, "The Untamed" never quite exceeds the sum of its intriguingly opposed parts.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
80% Heal the Living (Reparer les vivants) (2016) Katell Quillévéré's superb third feature is a wrenching medical drama that blends dazzling formal polish with rawest emotion.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
83% The Bleeder (2016) Liev Schreiber and Elisabeth Moss add the necessary punch to director Philippe Falardeau's familiar but affecting boxing biopic.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
0% The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016) Wim Wenders is gone with the windbags in a dully verbose 3D talkfest that says very little of substance.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
No Score Yet Sami Blood (2016) Swedish helmer Amanda Kernell makes a stirring debut with a coming-of-age tale that pointedly addresses a bygone era of Scandi colonialism.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
94% Prevenge (2017) While not every tonal downshift here is entirely fluid, this remains a smart, risky one-off, unconcerned with those (and there will be many) who can't acquire its taste.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
9% Endless Night (Nadie quiere la noche) (2015) Though it hardly wants for sincerity or ambition, Coixet's portrait of an arduous mid-career expedition by American explorer Josephine Peary is dramatically as pallid and lifeless as the frozen tundra on which it takes place.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
2/5 60% War Dogs (2016) By bantering with the lads and slapping their wrists at the same, War Dogs is left with countless rounds of illicit ammo and no clear satirical target.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Taken on [its own] limited terms, "Eight Days a Week" plays nicely enough: the mostly uptempo Side A of a well-stocked greatest hits album, as it were.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
88% Christine (2016) Films this exhaustively constructed don't always factor their actors into the design, but here's a gratifying exception.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
38% Kids in Love (2016) While the film's balmy good vibes are occasionally infectious, the narrowness of its worldview does begin to grate.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2016
59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) It's not great cinema, or even peak "Fabulous," but for a post-Brexit Britain in dire need of some cheering up, it more than does the job.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
95% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) (2016) Though its disquieting premise never quite combusts into a full-scale psychological thriller, Cogitore's accomplished, arresting debut should reverberate widely on the festival circuit; select distributors may proceed with caution.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
No Score Yet A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016) May rep a sincere spillage of its creator's soul, but it's also a work of stony, audience-opposed self-indulgence ... A major disappointment from a major filmmaker."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "Independence Day: Resurgence" delivers swiftly and generously when it comes to the goods most viewers will have come for - the time-honored joys of blowing stuff up, in set pieces that escalate dizzyingly in size and context.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) Corbet should leave this exhaustingly auspicious freshman effort with plenty of notes; one suspects, with some intrigue, that he'll return with far more for us.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
100% Golden Kingdom (2016) An impressively disciplined, occasionally transporting debut feature from globe-trotting American helmer Brian Perkins.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) Jacquot and Helene Zimmer's loose adaptation of the novel acidly critiques the social rigidities of turn-of-the-century Europe, but actually mollifies the acrid irony of Mirbeau's own conclusion.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
70% Len and Company (2016) [Offers] a less-than-convincing glimpse into the modern-day pop factory.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
78% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) Lorenzo Vigas' impressive debut charts an unlikely May-December romance with grace, subtlety and tension.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
89% Elle (2016) High-risk material yields unexpected rewards in this remarkable rape-revenge drama, a possible career high for Paul Verhoeven.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
No Score Yet Happy Times Will Come Soon (I tempi felici verranno presto) (2016) Alessandro Comodin's first narrative feature is a sun-dappled concoction of earthy folklore and artsy esoterica.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
62% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016) It's a film that skilfully makes us feel precisely what we expect to feel from moment to moment, up to and including the long-forestalled waterworks.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
5/5 65% Personal Shopper (2017) Amid all the shifting mirrored surfaces and hazy ambiguities of Olivier Assayas's bewitching, brazenly unconventional ghost story, this much can be said with certainty: Kristen Stewart has become one hell of an actress.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
100% Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) Anurag Kashyap riffs on a grisly episode of Mumbai history in his luridly absorbing serial killer thriller.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
77% Mean Dreams (2017) The shadow of 'Badlands' falls a little too long over Nathan Morlando's initially promising but fatally derivative teens-on-the-run thriller.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet Wrong Elements (2016) The victims of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army speak up in novelist Jonathan Littell's lengthy but affecting documentary debut.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) It's constantly, engrossingly active, spinning and sparking and exploding in cycles like a Fourth of July catherine wheel.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 14, 2016
93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Like all great humanist filmmaking, Toni Erdmann keeps an eye out for life at the edges, even when the lives in focus consume a whole lot of energy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 14, 2016
4/5 58% Ma loute (2016) Dumont is still in a mordantly merry mood, as this alternately buoyant, bleak and thoroughly bananas seaside ramble makes delightfully clear.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 14, 2016
3/5 69% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017) This frostily fascinating film shows life to be a pretty surreal event.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
91% A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas) (2016) This Monster may not have quite as many facets as its title implies, but Pla's formally deft manipulation of perspective keeps the pic both urgent and even-handed.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) A fast, fizzy and frenetically entertaining extension of the manic gaming franchise that, at its zenith, had children of all ages glued to their smartphone screens.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 7, 2016
62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) The film has a knowingly conflicted engagement with millennial-generation feminism that freshens its outlook even as it unevenly rejigs many of its predecessor's gags.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
83% Viva (2016) "Viva" appealingly makes up for a coy approach with gutsy, grabby follow-through on the high notes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) There's just enough blaring sound and color to this knowingly silly tale of interplanetary derring-do to adequately offset its impersonal corporate sheen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
75% Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata) (2016) Bispuri and co-writer Francesca Manieri don't pass explicit judgment on a custom born out of more problematically ingrained sexism; the script's perspective is more anthropological than political.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
50% Bombay Velvet (2015) It's the high-gloss realization of that world that affords many of the pic's most delicious pleasures.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
46% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) It's Watkins' lean, keen instinct for choreographing and cutting action set pieces that keeps "Bastille Day" afloat.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
93% LoveTrue (2016) To what degree these narratives highlight universalities or distinct, disparate facets of love is in the eye of the beholder; either way, Har'el saturated sensory technique is a seduction in itself.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
85% The Chosen Ones (Las elegidas) (2015) [The Chosen Ones,] while a little one-note in its dramatic development, is as hard to shake as it is to watch.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) An audience picture first and foremost: one wholly sympathetic to its eponymous subject's delusional drive to delight crowds with or without the requisite artistry.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
75% Mammal (2015) As delicately drawn by Daly and co-writer Glenn Montgomery, the nervous, mutually tip-toed bond that reveals itself between Margaret and Joe runs counter to the luridly melodramatic lines threatened by the premise.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
18% The Adderall Diaries (2016) With its heavy image processing and injudicious use of slo-mo, there's a certain student-film quality to The Adderall Diaries that neither masters nor disciplines the complex, eccentric sprawl of the source material.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Doubled-up diva-tude, however, can't ignite a rhythmically flat, seemingly committee-helmed franchise outing that never decides on its dramatic center.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016