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John Bleasdale

John Bleasdale
John Bleasdale's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Electric Sheep, CineVue

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 73%

You've Been Trumped Too (2016)

"This is a timely and necessary reminder of Trump's practices." ‐CineVue
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 100%

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2016)

"A unique and beautiful boxing movie shot on 16mm in black and white, it's like Wild Strawberries meets Raging Bull -- though the bull isn't so much raging as in love." ‐CineVue
Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 100%

One More Time With Feeling (2016)

"A music documentary in a minor key, a song sung about grief and loss." ‐CineVue
Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 86%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"A gruesome, pounding war film about the courage of a deeply religious man in near-unbelievable circumstances." ‐CineVue
Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 45%

Brimstone (2016)

"Dark, lurid, sadistic and powerful." ‐CineVue
Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Auf Safari (2016)

"Seidl continues in his mission to depress everyone with the genuinely grotesqueness of humanity." ‐CineVue
Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Nocturnal Animals holds enough that's fascinating and baffling to signal that Ford has a future in cinema." ‐CineVue
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/5 0%

The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016)

"The 3D Kodachrome colours, poised performances and careful framing can't disguise the fact that The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez has very little to say." ‐CineVue
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Arrival is a close encounter with the best of intelligent, thoughtful science fiction." ‐CineVue
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"As a lighthouse generally indicates, avoid." ‐CineVue
Posted Sep 1, 2016
5/5 96%

La La Land (2016)

"Technicolor escapism doesn't come much better than this." ‐CineVue
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/5 75%

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016)

"An affectionate and partisan portrait of the man in the machine." ‐CineVue
Posted Aug 26, 2016
2/5 55%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"Takes the social commentary even further and in the process makes the silliness less enjoyable." ‐CineVue
Posted Aug 24, 2016
2/5 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"One of those films where you can hear the pitch while you're watching the movie." ‐CineVue
Posted Aug 24, 2016
4/5 100%

Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2015)

"It's as if Koyaanisqatsi had been filmed in Mordor." ‐CineVue
Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/5 12%

The Sea of Trees (2016)

"Atediously slick melodrama of staggering foolishness and mawkish gall." ‐CineVue
Posted Aug 16, 2016
4/5 96%

Solaris (1976)

"Tarkovsky's reach for the stars was wholly in keeping with his striving curiosity and allowed him space to explore the nature of identity and love." ‐CineVue
Posted Aug 9, 2016
5/5 97%

Barry Lyndon (1975)

"A rich cinematic experience which fully deserves...its status as one of Stanley Kubrick's greatest achievements." ‐CineVue
Posted Jul 29, 2016
5/5 89%

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

"The Childhood of a Leader is a dark, enigmatic piece of work that hovers between visionary greatness and petty domestic triviality. Corbet's inaugural stint behind the camera marks a stunning debut." ‐CineVue
Posted Jul 18, 2016
1/5 0%

Precious Cargo (2016)

"Playing like a stuntman's show reel - sans narrative coherence - the only thing more annoying than the general ineptness...is the film's smug air of self-satisfaction." ‐CineVue
Posted Jul 15, 2016
5/5 96%

Andrei Rublev (1973)

"It is one of the most profound and moving experiences that cinema has ever conveyed." ‐CineVue
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/5 95%

Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) (2016)

"As with the soldiers, the direction has a workman-like quality as it goes about its task of exploring the story." ‐CineVue
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2/5 33%

Down By Love (Éperdument) (2016)

"There is an echo of Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, but don't get your hopes up." ‐CineVue
Posted Jun 18, 2016
3/5 79%

From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016)

"A tightly controlled tale of quiet desperation and alienation set in present day Venezuela." ‐CineVue
Posted Jun 6, 2016
3/5 100%

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

"A fitting, if suitably modest and workmanlike, survey of the radical left wing filmmaker and his impressive body of work" ‐CineVue
Posted Jun 3, 2016
4/5 86%

The President (2016)

"A darkly comic and poignant portrait of an Ozymandian fall from grace and the subsequent damage that ensues." ‐CineVue
Posted May 31, 2016
3/5 79%

Julieta (2016)

"Almodóvar moves the story along at a fair clip and the performances - especially of Suárez and Ugarte - make the characters real enough for us to care." ‐CineVue
Posted May 21, 2016
2/5 12%

The Last Face (2016)

"Penn's film doesn't entertain greatly nor does it have much coherent to say." ‐CineVue
Posted May 21, 2016
2/5 55%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"Perhaps the most misogynistic film of the decade." ‐CineVue
Posted May 20, 2016
2/5 62%

The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016)

"A run-of-the-mill, plodding drama, the 'social realism' of which never feels particularly real." ‐CineVue
Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"An effective, comic road movie which doesn't quite dare to be as radical as its protagonists." ‐CineVue
Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 66%

Personal Shopper (2016)

"There's enough strangeness here to beguile the curious." ‐CineVue
Posted May 17, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

Dogs (Câini) (2016)

"Shows promise but one would have hoped for some new tricks." ‐CineVue
Posted May 17, 2016
4/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"A brilliantly executed, sharply written genre gem." ‐CineVue
Posted May 16, 2016
4/5 89%

Loving (2016)

"Loving should confirm Nichols' reputation as a mature filmmaker of great tact and intelligence." ‐CineVue
Posted May 16, 2016
3/5 93%

Toni Erdmann (2016)

"A well-made, occasionally hilarious, sometimes touching drama." ‐CineVue
Posted May 16, 2016
5/5 95%

Paterson (2016)

"Jim Jarmusch's sumptuous sonnet to poetry and ordinariness." ‐CineVue
Posted May 15, 2016
2/5 81%

American Honey (2016)

"Like the group that it portrays, American Honey is only superficially alternative." ‐CineVue
Posted May 15, 2016
3/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"An old-fashioned children's tale told simply and with plenty of heart." ‐CineVue
Posted May 14, 2016
5/5 100%

Neruda (2016)

"A complex and fascinating character study." ‐CineVue
Posted May 14, 2016
2/5 58%

Ma loute (2016)

"Though the farce is occasionally funny, it's as bloated and windy as its comedy policeman Inspector Machin." ‐CineVue
Posted May 13, 2016
3/5 65%

Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017)

"Guiraudie delights in shocking, prodding and baffling his captive audience." ‐CineVue
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 92%

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

"A succinct and furious raging against the dying of the light." ‐CineVue
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 70%

Café Society (2016)

"A polished, amber-coloured sonnet to the Hollywood Golden Age of the 1930s. " ‐CineVue
Posted May 11, 2016
4/5 77%

Evolution (2016)

"A beautiful enigmatic stone of a film, it is glowing entry in the sub- genre of fabulist science fiction." ‐CineVue
Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 93%

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016)

"An intelligent, quiet work from a master filmmaker." ‐CineVue
Posted Apr 12, 2016
2/5 91%

The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) (2016)

"A lacklustre and cliché-ridden Danish crime sequel." ‐CineVue
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/5 67%

11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016)

"A mad punk smorgasbord of fractured time, multiple narratives, POV shots, vague apocalyptic anxiety and a pounding soundtrack." ‐CineVue
Posted Apr 7, 2016
4/5 82%

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016)

"Mythical beasts might be conquered and women thrown from windows, but something ultimately survives and Garrone's Tale of Tales has images which live on long after the closing credits have run." ‐CineVue
Posted Apr 5, 2016
4/5 85%

Francofonia (2016)

"If Francofonia is indulgent at times, and meanders the halls and galleries of our European cultural heritage, it's one which is enlivened by Sokurov's own idiosyncratic wit and the Ariel like powers of cinema itself." ‐CineVue
Posted Mar 30, 2016
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