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Jonathan Romney

Jonathan Romney

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Jonathan Romney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Independent (UK), Independent on Sunday, Screen International, Sight and Sound, Uncut Magazine [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Raw (Grave) "Raw's feminist take on body horror is unfailingly confrontational, and it also passes the Bechdel Test with flying colours. " ‐ Screendaily
Posted Sep 29, 2016
No Score Yet Orphan (Orpheline) "Audiences may feel that ultimately they're getting less than promised - and certainly less resolution than even the most ardent fans of art-house open-endedness might hope for. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 21, 2016
100% Chan Is Missing (1982) "Wang makes Chan Is Missing to a similar recipe-the film is imbued with, and is entirely about, Chinese-ness, but adopts a quintessentially American form, the film noir mystery. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2016
No Score Yet Never Ever (À jamais) "Roy's sometimes ethereal presence strikes a forceful but delicate note as a woman who is at once facing a mystery and who is at the same time a mystery herself. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 11, 2016
71% Lady Macbeth "A powerfully austere nineteenth-century drama, and an uncompromising attempt to make that rare thing, a genuine British art film. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2016
100% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) "The Woman Who Left may not represent Diaz at his absolute peak, but it's a powerful, thoughtful melodrama that pulls you into its world and delivers a number of irresistible emotional coups. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2016
No Score Yet Paradise (Ray) "A well-intentioned but very soft-edged mess of romance, metaphysics and historical theorising. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2016
95% Jackie (2016) "An elegant, highly intelligent attempt to humanise a legend - while showing its subject's acute awareness of what it means to become a legend. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2016
71% The Untamed (La región salvaje) "A ferociously individual, highly intelligent piece and a superb, very affecting cast ensure that the human factor remains dominant, however creepily inhuman things may become at times. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 5, 2016
100% One More Time With Feeling (2016) "Dominik generally manages to illuminate the art and experience of a sometimes reluctant subject in a way that is enlightening, where it could have been painfully intrusive. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 5, 2016
76% Julieta (2016) "Almodvar's most sombre to date -it is to airline farce I'm So Excited! as Interiors was to Woody Allen's Bananas. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Aug 25, 2016
69% The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) (2016) "Low-key in mood, Daniel Burman's film adeptly balances character-driven drama, picaresque street humour and quasi-documentary content. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 1, 2016
71% Café Society (2016) "Café Society comes alive partly because of the visual execution, partly because of the acting. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2016
93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) "Beneath its sugar-frosted quality, however, Our Little Sister has a singular character of its own. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
90% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) "Too flip and sweet-natured to be obviously appealing to adult lovers of French art cinema, too digressive, melancholic, low-key and gently raunchy to classify as a children's movie in any usual sense. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
95% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) (2016) "[It] has a highly suggestive philosophical agenda, but at the same time functions as a gripping, subtly eerie drama which keeps you guessing even while it maintains its supernatural (or theological) undertow simmering beneath the surface. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 29, 2016
100% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) "The film's chaos is offset by often majestic visual grace. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2016
94% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) "Hong's films make us realize that people like Chunsu have the potential to make life pretty dreadful for themselves and everyone around them, so thank goodness for providence-and a master manipulator like Hong-for saving everyone from the brink. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2016
100% Golden Kingdom (2016) "A more spiritual coming-of-age story than most, Burmese-language drama Golden Kingdom is an involving, visually ravishing story about child monks in Myanmar " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 13, 2016
81% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) "It's above all a character study, as well as an elegant technical achievement that puts a distinctive stylistic slant on its realist subject matter. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 6, 2016
No Score Yet La mort de Louis XIV "There's a lot more to say about this strange, haunting film and about Léaud's performance, but for now it struck me as a modest yet profound contemplation of mortality and history. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted May 23, 2016
93% Toni Erdmann (2016) "The visual style is soberly realist, Patrick Orth's photography strictly no-frills... and it's perfectly attuned to a film that lets the acting and the situations lead. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted May 20, 2016
50% Dog Eat Dog (2016) "Overall, you get the impression of a ferociously intelligent director flirting with a veneer of dumbness for the fun of it, but the act never really convinces. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 20, 2016
58% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) "One of the great things that Haenel achieves in this film is to convey a sense of Jenny's seriousness, moral and professional, reminding us that the way to reveal a character's complexity is not to concoct an overtly complex performance. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted May 19, 2016
100% Gimme Danger (2016) "Stooges fans will find plenty to enthuse about in the film's ample coverage of a little-documented career. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 19, 2016
86% Raw (Grave) "The inventively grisly (or gristly) genre debut by French up-and-comer Julia Ducornau. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 15, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) "While their one-liners could be a lot sharper, Crowe and Gosling more than get by on stumblebum amiability. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 15, 2016
80% American Honey (2016) "There's probably a stronger, tighter film in here, but fair game at least to Arnold in her commitment to following the winding back roads of filmic experiment rather than the well-mapped highway of storytelling. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 14, 2016
67% Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016) "Bang Gang has a zeitgeisty punch that doesn't always make for thematic depth, but that marks Husson as a confident stylist and director of young talent, both seasoned and non-professional. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 13, 2016
45% Ma loute "This knowingly excessive brew of cartoonish knockabout and macabre comedy horror just isn't that funny. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 13, 2016
29% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) "Although the result isn't an all-out nightmare, it's not an idyll to rank with the Italian veteran's best. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 12, 2016
71% Café Society (2016) "A bittersweet comedy of manners that sees Allen pushing the boat out stylistically and in narrative ambition, even as he treads familiar ground. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 11, 2016
89% Dheepan (2016) "Narratively, though, the film skates on the edge of incoherence. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted May 5, 2016
88% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) "The wordless way that they click suggests a sexual telepathy, there's real tenderness in their sounds and movements, and the characters seem to be having a really good time-which is still something of a rarity when it comes to sex in art cinema. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2016
60% Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands (Fassbinder: at elske uden at kræve) (2016) "Thomsen's is a confused, partial, awkwardly constructed tribute that is an interesting addition to the mass of commentary on Fassbinder. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2016
60% Wrong Move (Falsche Bewegung) "Everything in Wrong Move happens as if by magic-or as if previously written in the pages of another book. While situated in a mundanely real modern Germany, the narrative is entirely anti-realistic. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2016
4/5 84% Midnight Special (2016) "Overall, this is a tremendous film - narratively satisfying, visually striking, and with a teasing theological subtext, if that's your bag. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 10, 2016
2/5 52% Boulevard (2015) "It's a lugubrious, creaky affair, as Williams squishes up his face and droops his shoulders with a coyness that can be downright embarrassing. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 10, 2016
3/5 100% I Am Belfast "Cousins offers perhaps his most eccentric docu-essay yet, an impressionistic portrait of his home town, with Helena Bereen playing a regal personification of the spirit of place. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 10, 2016
2/5 65% Nasty Baby (2015) "This is one of those awkward films that depicts complacent characters while itself looking complacent, and Silva never quite seems in control of his volatile material. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 10, 2016
1/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "There are many offensive things about this insipid confection ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 10, 2016
4/5 71% Calamity Jane (1953) "Boisterous fun, with Day's performance - as the song goes - as busy as a fizzy sarsaparilla. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 10, 2016
3/5 100% Couple In A Hole "This strange film is a ruralist cross between British psychological realism and the wilder, Artaud-inflected fringes of French art cinema. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 10, 2016
4/5 89% Dheepan (2016) "You'll emerge shrugging with bitter frustration, but when Dheepan is good, it's very good. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 10, 2016
3/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Not so much a movie, more a morale-boosting initiative, but briskly jolly, and given a dash of class by Jim Broadbent, Christopher Walken and a wonderfully unctuous Tim McInnerny. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 3, 2016
1/5 7% Martyrs (2016) "It's deeply unappetising - insipid for much of its length, before soullessly revelling in the agony for its final stretch. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 3, 2016
5/5 84% Victoria (2015) "More than a technical prodigy, Victoria is an authentic piece of cinematic magic. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 3, 2016
2/5 50% Anguish (2015) "If ever a film failed to live up to its title... mild impatience, more like it. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 3, 2016
2/5 62% Black Mountain Poets "None of the ensemble interplay quite gels here. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 3, 2016
5/5 96% Ran (1985) "A magisterial achievement. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Apr 3, 2016
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