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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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) A powerful parable on the dangers and attractions of extremism.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 98% 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 93% Hidden Figures (2017) This is heartfelt and inspiring stuff.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 88% 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 82% 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 93% 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) (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
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 87% 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 36% 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 73% 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 93% 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 54% 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 77% 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
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
2/5 38% Down By Love (Éperdument) (2016) There is an echo of Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, but don't get your hopes up.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2016
3/5 78% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) A tightly controlled tale of quiet desperation and alienation set in present day Venezuela.‐ CineVue
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
4/5 87% The President (2016) A darkly comic and poignant portrait of an Ozymandian fall from grace and the subsequent damage that ensues.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
3/5 84% 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
Read More | Posted May 21, 2016
2/5 11% The Last Face (2017) Penn's film doesn't entertain greatly nor does it have much coherent to say.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 21, 2016
2/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Perhaps the most misogynistic film of the decade.‐ CineVue
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) An effective, comic road movie which doesn't quite dare to be as radical as its protagonists.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 79% Personal Shopper (2017) There's enough strangeness here to beguile the curious.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet Dogs (Câini) (2016) Shows promise but one would have hoped for some new tricks.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) A brilliantly executed, sharply written genre gem.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
4/5 89% Loving (2016) Loving should confirm Nichols' reputation as a mature filmmaker of great tact and intelligence.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016