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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
4/5 90% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) The Untamed is an examination of the strange otherworldly nature of desire, the way sex is often out of joint with our desires and expectations, even with our identities.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
5/5 80% You Were Never Really Here (2017) A psycho-noir featuring a stunning lead performance by Joaquin Phoenix.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/5 29% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) Jupiter's Moon is a highly ambitious and thoroughly entertaining trip and if the politics is more backdrop than subtext, what remains is compelling and occasionally beautiful enough for you to enjoy the flight.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/5 94% Good Time (2017) Pattinson shines as Connie: grubby, compromised, smart and charming but ultimately unable to shake his own sordid meanness.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) It's a brisk sense of female imperturbability which makes The Beguiled such an endearingly subversive piece of cinema.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
4/5 74% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) If David Lynch is actually bowing out of cinema then the heir for the surrealist visionary might well turn out to be Yorgos.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) Liquid Sky gets a remake from the guys who made The Inbetweeners.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
4/5 88% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) An artfully funny and keenly sympathetic piece of work.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
3/5 93% Bright Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2017) A pithily precise portrait of the love life of an artist.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/5 85% Okja (2017) Lumbering, clumsy but ultimately as loveable as its eponymous star.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2/5 73% Wonderstruck (2017) A touchy-feely cabinet of wonders which occasionally enraptures but also drags.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
5/5 89% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) Zvyagintsev is masterfully compiling a cinematic record of suffering, and the indifference surrounding and facilitating it.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 59% Ismael's Ghosts (2017) The spy story-within-a-story is moderately interesting and makes for a surprise or two, but the rest of it is utterly unbelievable.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/5 75% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) A Woman's Life is a modest chamber piece, a series of sketches revealing a life of quiet desperation, which eschews melodrama and, for the most part, platitudes but exhibits great tenderness and sensitivity.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
2/5 73% Catfight (2017) Sadly, Catfight never lands the knockout blow.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/5 100% Tickling Giants (2017) Youssef himself with his crooked smile and exuberant enthusiasm comes across as someone who in a normal state of affairs would be just another amiably slick joker. But in this context he takes on the bravery and the bearing of a hero.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
87% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) A powerful parable on the dangers and attractions of extremism.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) After the Storm is undoubtedly one of Kore-eda's best.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
4/5 82% George Best: All by Himself (2017) Serves as a corrective to the image Best himself sought to project in the 'guest speaker' years of the playboy hellraiser.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) This is heartfelt and inspiring stuff.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 89% Tanna (2016) There's a magnetism between the two leads which makes their plight all the more moving.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Hostages (2017) A bleakly thrilling account of a little-known tragedy and how it unfolded.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
4/5 93% Fences (2016) The music of the dialogue, with Davis and Washington at the peak of their powers, makes the whole thing sing.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2/5 90% Frantz (2017) A slick inter-war melodrama that promises more than it ultimately delivers.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 97% GoodFellas (1990) The rock 'n' roll counterpoint to the grand operatic tragedy of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather saga.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 100% Starless Dreams (Royahaye dame sobh) (2017) Starless Dreams is all the more important in that it gives voice to a sector of Iranian society which is so rarely heard from.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) Spotlight is a gripping drama able to stand alongside Alan J. Pakula's All the President's Men and a welcome return to form for director Tom McCarthy.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 100% Court (2015) Chaitanya Tamhane's quietly brilliant Court takes an individual court case and, through following its laborious labyrinthine process, creates a damning j'accuse of wider Indian society.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) Like The Wolfpack, Life, Animated gives us an unexpected story of how cinema (in both cases via VHS tapes) can provide solace and meaning in extraordinary circumstances.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/5 88% The Coming War On China (2016) The Coming War on China is an alarming work of some urgency.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/5 94% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Never quite escapes its adolescent inspiration.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/5 73% You've Been Trumped Too (2016) This is a timely and necessary reminder of Trump's practices.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 37% Brimstone (2017) Dark, lurid, sadistic and powerful.‐ CineVue
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Nocturnal Animals holds enough that's fascinating and baffling to signal that Ford has a future in cinema.‐ CineVue
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is a close encounter with the best of intelligent, thoughtful science fiction.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) As a lighthouse generally indicates, avoid.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
5/5 92% La La Land (2016) Technicolor escapism doesn't come much better than this.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/5 77% Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016) An affectionate and partisan portrait of the man in the machine.‐ CineVue
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
2/5 78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) One of those films where you can hear the pitch while you're watching the movie.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
4/5 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) It's as if Koyaanisqatsi had been filmed in Mordor.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/5 12% The Sea of Trees (2016) Atediously slick melodrama of staggering foolishness and mawkish gall.‐ CineVue
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
5/5 88% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2016