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Guy Lodge

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) The spare, humanist influence of Ozu is plain to see here, but Fukada's tone is all his own, simultaneously shot through with violence and compassion.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
77% Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2017) "Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge" doesn't have to clear a very high bar to be more entertaining than it sounds - and so it does, albeit none too smoothly.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
22% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Bruce Willis barks up a number of wrong trees in this scattered, only sparsely amusing shaggy-dog mystery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
43% Hampstead (2017) Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson aren't an obvious match; despite their combined lovability, this slender romcom doesn't prove otherwise.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
76% Ballerina (2016) 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 Jun 13, 2017
80% You Were Never Really Here (2017) Ramsay has made more sensually rapturous films, but this may be her most formally exacting: No shot or cut here is idle or extraneous.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
50% The Dinner (2017) As focus lurches distractingly from the heated dinner-table debate to a zigzagging network of flashbacks, momentum fatally stalls, while the illustrious ensemble of actors at the film's center never quite gets cooking.‐ Newsweek
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) As redesigns go, Alien: Covenant is not ambitious, but it's roaringly, repulsively effective.‐ Newsweek
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
94% Good Time (2017) Merges the Safdies' signature gutter realism with tight genre mechanics to discomfiting but exhilarating effect.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
83% Hermia & Helena (2017) There's a reason why petits fours are a patisserie staple, and grands fours are not: what's puffily perfect at bite size can turn cloying in a larger slice. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
89% The Workshop (L'atelier) (2017) Laurent Cantet makes an enthralling return to form with this topical fusion of political debate session and socially conscious thriller.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
53% Radiance (Hikari) (2017) A gentle-hearted, quintessentially new-age but fatally cloying new outing from Japan's premier cinematic naturalist Naomi Kawase.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
67% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2017) Lacking the emotional and structural complexity of some recent Hong outings, it's minor even by his minor-key standards.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
96% 120 Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute) (2017) Robin Campillo's outstanding AIDS activist drama melds the personal, the political and the erotic to heart-bursting effect.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
73% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2017) A trifle compared to such recent Hong highs as "Right Now, Wrong Then" and "On the Beach at Night Alone," but a complete work on its own light terms.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
100% A Prayer Before Dawn (2017) A big, bleeding feat of extreme cinema, given elevating human dimension by rising star Joe Cole's ferociously physical lead performance.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
92% The Rider (2017) Gains artful integrity from Zhao's favored docu-fiction technique - roughly tracing a script around the experiences of her non-professional actors - and dusty-dreamy visual style.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
86% A Ciambra (2017) "A Ciambra" is something of a step sideways for the Italian-American filmmaker, consolidating his considerable formal and observational gifts while fumbling a bit as storytelling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
100% Western (2017) There are no stagecoaches or six-shooters in this sharp, simmering drama of German-Bulgarian discord, but the spirit of John Ford graces it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 80% Barbara (2017) An oddly alluring film that does a double backflip on hokey showbiz-bio convention: not an informative introduction to the singer by any means, but a suitably eccentric evocation of her creative essence.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
93% Bright Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2017) Binoche, like her compatriot Isabelle Huppert, is an actress so adept at serenely conducting inner turmoil that we risk taking their range of notes and tones for granted. Even by her standards, however, this is complex, quietly symphonic work ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
67% Sea Sorrow (2017) Six decades into her career, still restless with feeling and fury, Vanessa Redgrave clearly isn't done surprising us.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
100% School Life (2017) It's hard not to be moved by the dedication and affection that the Headfort staff -- given a bit more individual scrutiny here than the children -- put into their work.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
40% Whisky Galore (2017) There's little to dislike about this second shot of "Whisky," with its appealing ensemble and hat-in-hand approach to the Ealing playbook; there's just equally little reason for it to exist.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
96% Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2017) As it shifts into a more intimate, conversational register, this frustratingly arrhythmic, sporadically rewarding biopic finally attains a grace befitting its quietly raging subject.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
24% Unlocked (2017) Michael Apted's efficient but unstylish film has only a prestigious cast of supporting slummers - Michael Douglas, Toni Collette, John Malkovich - to distinguish it from a "Spooks"-style TV outing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
22% 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
85% Moka (2017) An elegantly lean, low-temperature thriller from Swiss writer-director Frédéric Mermoud.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
30% 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
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
88% 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
94% 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
23% 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
87% 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
91% 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
77% 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
100% 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
50% 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