Guy Lodge Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% Little Pink House (2018) If the story's political and personal nuances have been a bit flattened in Balaker's script, keeping proceedings in a movie-of-the-week register, this "Little Pink House" nonetheless retains what property developers would call good bones.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
63% Beyond the Clouds (2018) What this brightly painted film lacks in streetwise authenticity is balanced by its righteous strength of feeling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
77% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) They've disentangled the novel's dramatic and romantic complications to a fault; if it's possible to merely amble in place, that's what the storytelling in "Guernsey" does for protracted stretches of screen time.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
84% Journeyman (2017) A victory on points, if not quite a knockout blow.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
16% All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) (2018) It's left to Stone to prop up the whole scented-tissue affair, and that she cheerfully does, with a calm, centered force of personality that lends credibility even to the most raggedly developed aspects of her character.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
83% Ghost Stories (2018) There's the phantom of a psychothriller for the ages inside "Ghost Stories" that never quite fights its way out of the film's tightly structured creepshow homage, but the goosebumps it raises are real, and honestly earned.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
No Score Yet Status Update (2018) If ever a film demanded to be viewed on a phone, it's this one.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
No Score Yet The Raft (2018) The surprisingly short leap from radical academic study to lurid exploitation is navigated with wit, sensitivity and rueful social awareness in Swedish director Marcus Lindeen's gripping debut feature "The Raft."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
90% A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) (2018) Remains affecting in spite of its stickiest impulses, and should continue to please audiences without making any claims for classic status within a heavily populated genre.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
60% The Laws of Thermodynamics (Las Leyes de la Termodinámica) (2018) The final result is a curiosity, sure, but a cute, quick-witted one, with much (maybe too much) on its mind.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
No Score Yet Love in Youth (2017) Perkins has a soft, sensitive ear for how the inarticulacy of some teenagers reveals strong, surging, inchoate feelings in the pauses.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
No Score Yet Shock Waves - Diary of My Mind (Journal de ma tête) (2018) [A] short, riveting exploration of adolescent psychosis, teacherly responsibility, and the moral minefield that connects them.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
No Score Yet The Game Changers (2018) If a few more guys start eating their greens as a result, this blunt but belief-fueled film will have done its job.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
52% The Forgiven (2018) At least gives the Commission's heroic chairman, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, his due by placing him front and center in its history - though it's debatable whether Forest Whitaker's glazed impersonation should be considered an honour.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
83% Chef Flynn (2018) It's as an ambiguous study of parenting a prodigy that the film lingers on the palate, as McGarry's mother Meg documents and manages his evolution to an obsessive, gradually oppressive degree.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
70% Finding Your Feet (2018) "Finding Your Feet" hits its romantic-comedy beats with an old-timer's clockwork efficiency.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
42% Mary Magdalene (2018) Hushed, deliberate and realised with considerable care and beauty, the resulting film has its heart entirely in the right place; its pulse, unfortunately, is far harder to locate.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
No Score Yet Lemonade (2018) "Lemonade" remains effective and agitating precisely where it needs to be, while the subtleties of Manovici's performance, clouding her ingenue-like appearance with flashes of hard-lived savvy, keep the drama on edge.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
40% Songwriter (2018) For better or worse, it's the kind of feature one can imagine being presented on one side of a DualDisc album edition, if only Sheeran's primary demographic still consumed physical media.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
80% Eldorado (2018) "Eldorado's" historical narrative is inevitably less vividly portrayed than its contemporary one, though that in itself is poignant: a reminder of how fragile individual migrants' stories are to begin with ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
79% Unsane (2018) We're in schlock corridor here and Soderbergh runs with it, cellphone in hand; under the buzzing suspense mechanics, however, a cautionary note on the perils of disbelieving women is just audible.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
40% My Brother's Name Is Robert and He Is an Idiot (Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot) (2018) When you're almost grateful for a late bout of torture porn to break up the tedium, it doesn't say much for the film's ideas, however poetically expressed and visualized they may be.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
100% Season of the Devil (Ang Panahon ng Halimaw) (2018) Diaz remains emphatically his own artist, whether to exhilarating or punishing effect: "Don't give in to the masses' sensibilities!" warns one of his typically catchy lyrics, and you can't say he doesn't practice what he preaches.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
50% Profile (2018) An undeniably engrossing but almost entirely specious affair: Any factual grounding gives way beneath the film as it devolves into shrill heart-versus-head melodrama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
88% U: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) "U - July 22" is designed to be as immersive as it is exhausting, and largely succeeds ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
No Score Yet The Prayer (La prière) (2018) The unwavering human kindness of "The Prayer" - a film as clean and bracing as the mountain air that surrounds it - sees it through to something truthful.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
0% Eva (2018) All the narrative's blank spaces, previously well-guarded by editor Julia Gregory, collapse into a fudged finale of stuttering irresolution.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
80% Transit (2018) "Transit" invites viewers to trace their own speculative connections between Seghers' narrative and the contemporary rise in neo-Nazism and anti-refugee sentiment, all while its surtext remains achingly moving.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
62% The Bookshop (2017) A fine, sensitive leading turn from Emily Mortimer helps shore up these quiet, lightly dust-covered proceedings, but can't quite put "The Bookshop" in the black.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Say "Isle of Dogs" fast and it comes out sounding an awful lot like "I Love Dogs" - which makes sense, since that's pretty much the chief takeaway from Wes Anderson's delightful new animated feature.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
No Score Yet August at Akiko's (2018) It's not heavy-imprint filmmaking, but its breezy, benevolent warmth stays with you after its immediate details begin to fade.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) A sex-free, PG-13 version of "Freed" could be cut without shedding a second of narrative coherence, such as it is; one could ask what the point of that would be, though similar queries might be leveled at the film as it stands.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
73% The Mercy (2017) "The Mercy" tells its story - once headline material, now poignantly little-remembered - about as well as it can be told.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
100% Night Comes On (2018) "Night Comes On" is, true to its title, blanketed in a dim, crepuscular state of waiting. Fishback, her film career unfurling clearly before her from scene to scene, blazes a way out of it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
100% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Lorna Tucker's consistently entertaining, enthralled portrait of aberrant British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
80% Holiday (2018) [Eklöf] has the provocateur's gift for images that needle, nettle and stick, well before their message locks firmly into place.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
No Score Yet Butterflies (Kelebekler) (2018) Sets up a familiarly dysfunctional family reunion, only to make several surprising switches in tone.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
88% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) It's a film as compellingly all over the shop as its subject, even if it doesn't quite have her beat on stylistic verve and risk.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
29% Yardie (2018) "Yardie" has the right look, the right sound and the right moves to play with the bigger boys of its genre; like its young, scrappy but naive hero, however, there's not quite enough power behind its posturing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
No Score Yet The Last Race (2018) Dweck's stoically composed, strangely mesmerizing film makes a strong case for the humble speedway's soul.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
91% Time Share (Tiempo Compartido) (2018) If Hofmann doesn't deliver a payoff quite worthy of his premise, "Time Share" remains an arresting, electric tease; edgier arthouse distributors should book themselves in.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
64% The Happy Prince (2018) As a final, permanent showcase for a role Everett was born to play, then, "The Happy Prince" does the job.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
No Score Yet Rust (Ferrugem) (2018) "Rust" isn't empty hand-wringing, but characterized by genuine concern for, and empathy with, the children under its watch.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
71% This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018) Moves no needles cinematically or politically, but makes a heartening call for open-armed empathy in an America still guarded on that front.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
79% American Animals (2018) A riveting college-boy crime caper that tiggers along on pure movie-movie adrenalin, before U-turning into a sobering reflection on young male privilege and entitlement.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
89% Pity (2018) Its sharpest passages ... exert the bracing, mouth-shuddering tang of neat ouzo: You know how it's going to taste, but it leaves you wincing anyway.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
100% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) A high-concept, low-budget and skilfully muscle-tensing Danish thriller to which you can imagine more than a couple of eager Tinseltown execs angling for the remake rights.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
No Score Yet A Woman Captured (2017) Hungarian docmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter's stirring, Sundance-tapped debut draws a hapless victim of modern-day slavery from the shadows.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
64% My Art (2018) Short, sour-sweet and content to leave ideas and characters trailing in the summer breeze, "My Art" has evidently been made strictly on Simmons' terms, however wafty those may be.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
2/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) All the Money in the World is too stolid and sluggish to distract us from its own behind-the-scenes drama.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018