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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
25% Below her Mouth (2017) A sexually frank but narratively flimsy girl-meets-girl romance that never gets under its gorgeous characters' amply exposed skin.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
No Score Yet Moka (2017) An elegantly lean, low-temperature thriller from Swiss writer-director Frédéric Mermoud.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
28% Salt and Fire (2017) Werner Herzog's latest half-hearted return to narrative cinema is more excited by its stunning landscape than the life inside it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
79% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) Even if it never quite takes the risks implied by its exclamatory title ... "Leap!" follows the established steps with general grace and good humor.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Led by a resolute Scarlett Johansson, Rupert Sanders' pulse-quickening, formally stunning live-action take on the manga classic both honors and streamlines its source.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
85% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) Extravagantly surreal as the products of his imagination may be, they are deeply rooted in personal history and philosophy -- and it's this connection that Jon Nguyen's disarmingly off-kilter documentary... probes to rewarding effect.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
No Score Yet Gray House (2017) Austin Lynch - son of David - makes a strong impression with this solemnly teasing, semi-documentary mood piece.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
100% Quest (2017) [A] living, breathing, stunning documentary study of an African-American family in North Philadelphia weathering a tumultuous decade.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
93% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) What's most impressive about Murray and Crow's winning performances ... is that they keeping matters suitably upbeat while projecting a hint of the weariness and desperation we can't quite see in the set-dressing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
17% The Time of Their Lives (2017) Goldby's film does ... prove that both Collinses should have been better used over the years, even as it slightly misuses them itself.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
60% California Dreams (2017) Ott has artfully constructed a slippery hall of human mirrors, testing and subverting the rules of empathy in documentary and narrative cinema alike.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
81% Actor Martinez (2017) Narrative and reality clash, tussle, and are eventually rendered indistinguishable in a witty, tortured puzzle picture ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
100% In Loco Parentis (2016) Neasa Ní Chianáin's gentle but keen-eyed documentary celebrates contemporary, constructive methods of elementary education, while also taking cozy comfort in the more longstanding aspects of the institution.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
88% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) Kirill Serebrennikov's study of a problem teenager's religious awakening is as aesthetically kinetic as it is intellectually rigorous.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
91% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) An earthy, quietly stirring Spanish fable that finds familial, regional and environmental grievances inseparably tangled in its branches.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
100% Stopover (Voir du pays) (2016) As cuttingly observed as it is pristinely composed.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
No Score Yet Discreet (2017) Opaque and formally ungainly, this itchy meditation on a host of contemporary social ills offers audiences a vividly, deliberately ugly worldview, but finally makes for hollow viewing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
90% 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
72% 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
73% 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
78% 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
17% 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
67% 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
77% 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
80% 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
92% 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
83% 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 40% 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 41% 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
84% 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