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Ian Gilchrist

Ian Gilchrist
Ian Gilchrist's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): HeyUGuys

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 59% The Program (2016) Ben Foster, adding another villain to his CV, is the only thing that makes this feature film version of the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong worth watching. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 30, 2015
81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) Labyrinth Of Lies succeeds because of a continuing fascination with the subject matter and sympathetic performances rather than cinematic flair. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 22, 2015
2/5 0% London Fields (2015) Another misfire of a Martin Amis adaptation that features enough London criminal cliches to make Guy Ritchie blush. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 22, 2015
4/5 73% Trumbo (2015) Bryan Cranston gives the most outstanding film performance of his career to date as blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who fought back and ultimately triumphed against his persecutors. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/5 20% I Saw the Light (2016) Hiddleston may resemble Hank Williams more than other actors who have played him on screen previously, but the film is a dreary dramatisation missing the crucial element, William's haunting music. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 61% High-Rise (2016) JG Ballard's 1975 novel High Rise finally makes it to the screen and the prescient brilliance of Ballard's vision is undimmed after 40 years and is ably served by director Ben Wheatley. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 52% Demolition (2016) Another enthralling performance of the sort which is becoming the norm for him [Gyllenhaal]. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) The film adds nothing to a text that is universally acknowledged as a classic. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 71% Pasolini (2014) A kaleidoscopic look at Italian radical filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini fascinates while it demonstrates how much his life cries out for a film worthy of his genius. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 19, 2014
3/5 38% The Face Of An Angel (2015) An intriguing and well-constructed but ultimately less than riveting fictionalised account of events inspired by the Amanda Knox trial. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 8, 2014
3/5 97% It Follows (2015) A low budget horror that injects new blood into the genre's evergreen 'teen sex has horrifying consequences' trope. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 7, 2014
2/5 84% While We're Young (2015) Ben Stiller does what he does yet again in a familiar story of a middle aged couple invigorated by youthful friends set in the borough of Noah Baumbach. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 48% Cake (2015) A well acted guilt and redemption drama that doesn't have the courage of its convictions and is let down by predicatibility. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 1, 2014
3/5 72% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) A riveting performance from Toby Maguire as mentally ill chess champion Bobby Fischer dominates an assured but unremarkable biopic. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/5 83% Bad Turn Worse (2014) An intriguing teenage riff on Texas pulp noir that doesn't quite reach the heights to which it aspires, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place is nevertheless a hardnosed, well-acted crime drama that effectively evokes locale and mood. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 22, 2014
4/5 79% Time Out Of Mind (2015) Richard Gere delivers a career-best performance as a homeless man in a film that doesn't pander to stereotypes about society's lowest echelon. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/5 48% The Judge (2014) Judge Dreadful! ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 15, 2014
3/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) Half of a great biopic about melodic pop genius Brian Wilson, played by two actors with very different results. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 89% The Drop (2014) The Drop breathes fresh life into the often predictable milieu of New York crime and criminals. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 10, 2014
1/5 22% The Sound And The Fury (2014) The Sound And The Fury is a tragedy. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 9, 2014
2/5 69% The Dead Lands (2015) Lovely to look at but it feels long at just under 2 hours, and ends with a gory whimper rather than the anticipated spectacularly bloody bang. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3.5/5 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) Jude Law's manically endearing performance is a pleasant surprise from an actor whose breadth of talent is often overlooked. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 30, 2013
2.5/5 62% The Sacrament (2014) The Sacrament's intriguing setup is squandered by predictability and the filmmaker's irritating refusal to stick to reality/found footage 'rules'. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 17, 2013
4/5 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) In an interesting coda, many examples are cited that may or may not be instances of the creative team recycling designs and ideas in other films. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3/5 34% Labor Day (2014) Eliciting strong performances is probably Reitman's greatest directorial strength, and it's the performances that make this contrived melodrama worth watching. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
2.5/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) This efficient but uninspired work doesn't provide any more insight into the issue than a television docudrama would. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3.5/5 82% The Double (2014) This is paranoia played for laughs, with a very different tone from the much more sinister source material. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3/5 55% Fading Gigolo (2014) Fading Gigolo is a charming little film that is entirely inoffensive despite its subject matter. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
4/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) This magnificent, shocking work is likely to become a sort of reference text about the horrors of one of the darkest chapters in America's history. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2013
1.5/5 41% Horns (2014) Radcliffe has got the chops and determination to ensure a solid career post child stardom, but his performance here and feels like the probing of an actor eager to cast off the iconic role that defined him. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) While some may find the lack of explanation frustrating, for others it will enhance the intriguing nature of the characters and their relationship. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 94% The Hunt (2013) The last moments of the film elicited gasps from several people in the audience. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 30, 2012
3/5 94% Room 237 (2013) The idea of collating these people's ideas in a feature film and dragging them off the internet and into the light of a projector beam is an intriguing one, but at over 100 minutes it's fair to say that most peoples' interest will wane before the end. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 5, 2012
3/5 66% The Iceman (2013) As satisfying as it is on a number of levels, The Iceman's failure to shine enough light on Kuklinski's psyche prevents it from possibly achieving the greatness it aspires to. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 3, 2012
3.5/5 86% Sightseers (2013) Sightseers achieves the relatively rare feat of striking the right balance between sharply observed characterisation and jet black humour that takes it beyond the absurd. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3.5/5 82% Seven Psychopaths (2012) Like 'In Bruges', much of the pleasure derived from the film comes from the interaction of the characters, but Christopher Walken's Hans unassumingly steals the film. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 23, 2012
1/5 46% To The Wonder (2013) The interaction between the leads is about as enticing as watching paint dry! ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 23, 2012
2.5/5 67% Spring Breakers (2013) As the film progresses the hedonism and then the violence, escalate to absurd levels, removing the action from the realm of reality. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/5 86% The Master (2012) This is film-making to be admired and enthralled by, rather than being engaged on an emotional level. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 11, 2012
4/5 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) A superb drama that is focuses unflinchingly on the often anguished relationship between men and their boys, between men and other men, and between men and themselves. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 10, 2012
3/5 64% Antiviral (2013) To his credit, while Cronenberg loads the film with a lot of ideas about physical, psychological and cultural illness, it all holds together well and doesn't feel over as stuffed as many debut features do. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 8, 2012
3.5/5 96% Argo (2012) Argo showcases the continuing evolution of a filmmaker who is quickly establishing himself as one of the preeminent directors of his generation. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 7, 2012