Joni Blyth

Joni Blyth
Joni Blyth's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): One Room With A View
Publications: One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 45% Corporate Animals (2019) Corporate Animals struggles under the weight of so many hats, but ultimately emerges as a cracking black comedy. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 54% After the Wedding (2019) Without the gender flip, After the Wedding couldn't really justify its own existence. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
5/5 100% The Farewell (2019) Deftly balancing heart and humour, The Farewell is a success on all counts. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/5 14% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle switches tack, but it doesn't update antiquated ideas, and misses the mark because of it. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
1/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Is it compelling? Yes. Insightful? No. Respectful? Absolutely not. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
1/5 15% Gods Of Egypt (2016) While early action sequences show some flair, sadly the film's third act descends into the repetitive meaningless mass destruction we expect from modern blockbusters. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 70% Central Intelligence (2016) While the only award it will win this year is best tagline, Central Intelligence proves that a little Hart and a big Johnson makes a lot of fun. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/5 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Ultimately, a weak villain and flimsy stakes hinder the best efforts of a talented cast, who sadly can't save the film from itself. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
1/5 40% Chameleon (Camaleón) (2016) It must be said that the filmmaking of Chameleon is technically faultless, and the actors sell the material they are working with admirably (bad drunk acting aside). Unfortunately a bizarre and upsetting plot...is anything but coherent. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 100% Layla M. (2016) Layla M. is as topical as it is heartbreaking. This atypical coming-of-age story is a fantastic debut for Nora El Koussour. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 78% Goldstone (2018) A cracking finale picks up the momentum, but Goldstone ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its parts. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 66% Storks (2016) It gets the laughs in thanks to a delightfully weird streak - all wrapped up in a pleasantly banal animated style. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) While Don't Think Twice might not be as hilarious as you'd expect from this cast, it's great to see them flex their muscles with more dramatic material. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet '76 (2016) Despite an intriguing historical setup, '76 struggles to tell a cohesive political story, and loses its thread as the personal subplots overshadow the events of the coup. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 100% Women Who Kill (2017) A killer cast and smashing first-time directing from Ingird Jungermann elevates Women Who Kill beyond hipster overkill and towards something much more interesting. This macabre horror-comedy will follow you all the way home. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 83% Nocturama (2017) Ultimately the film fails to leave any lasting impression beyond the controversy of its premise. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 94% A Date for Mad Mary (2016) A moody score brings the film's sombre tone together - not that this film isn't hilarious when it wants to be. A Date for Mad Mary is a great showcase for some of the best talent coming out of the Emerald Isle. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 91% Chasing Asylum (2016) Shocking and challenging, Chasing Asylum is not an easy watch - nor should it be. Hopefully this film will get the wide release it deserves, and prove a catalyst for change to a shameful system. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
2/5 85% Mimosas (2017) Like the mountains the caravan travels through, Mimosas is lofty, grand, and tremendously inaccessible; the film deserves credit for how resolutely it commits to being a challenging watch. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet A Plastic Ocean (2017) A Plastic Ocean grabs your attention immediately, with what might be one of the greatest horror reveals in cinema...by the time the credits are rolling you'll be raring to run out and change the world. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
5/5 63% Down Under (2016) With a gut-punch ending that is sure to leave an impression, and a flurry of belly-laugh moments along the way, this movie is a must-see. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Incarnation (Inkarnacija) (2016) Although rough around the edges, Incarnation makes full use of a limited budget and plays to its strengths, managing to feel both inventive and distinctive, even in a crowded subgenre. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 100% Ice Guardians (2016) It's hard to fully engage with their justification of 50 years of violence. Despite this, Ice Guardians offers a well-researched view into a complex and weighty subject. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Gozo (2015) Unfortunately a flawed script means Gozo's moody style only serves to pile on the melodrama. A talented cast are left to drown in the messy narrative... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 50% Between Us (2017) Between Us goes straight for the jugular, offering an acerbic, brutal, and insightful look at a modern-day relationship. With a strong script and two enthralling central performances, this drama is a must-see - although maybe not for date night. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 100% Barakah Meets Barakah (Barakah yoqabil Barakah) (2016) A must-see for all fans of the genre. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
2/5 60% Wùlu (2017) Sadly, while the conclusion takes some unexpected left turns, it fails to draw any larger point together about this world it so well portrays. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet The Worthy (2016) The Worthy boasts a gut-churning brutal streak that will delight hardcore genre fans, as well as some insane moral questions you'll be puzzled by for days (don't expect to look at a seesaw the same way again). - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 50% Mascots (2016) Mascots is a typical slice of surreal mockumentary fun from the legendary satirist. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls is the gift that keeps on giving, offering style and substance across the board, and wrapping up with a killer finish that won't leave a dry eye in the house. Superb. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
2/5 85% Lion (2016) Ultimately, a messy structure and jittery pacing leaves Lion feeling incoherent, with characters and subplots falling out of view as the film races towards an admittedly tearjerking end. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
2/5 71% Sing (2016) There is absolutely no reason the characters in Sing are animals...the plot would function if they didn't have tails and scales, and the film doesn't even bother to whip up much in the way of animal-based comedy. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/5 42% Gold (2017) It misses a beat by avoiding the ethical implications of Third World profiteering. The film has a funny streak a mile wild - but a lot of this humour is undercut when the gags keep coming, and the reality check doesn't. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 99% Tower (2016) A fascinating and harrowing story told with style and respect, Tower is an unmissable snapshot of American history, told through the eyes of some inspiring heroes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) A tight script bounces along with warmth, nuance and a deep respect for the story it is telling, with three fantastic characters at the centre. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/5 47% Going in Style (2017) A weak script trips up a talented director and three legendary actors. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Franchise diehards will get their required fix of swashbuckling nonsense, but if you left the series after World's End, this isn't worth returning for. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
4/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) A borderline anticlimactic end doesn't quite deliver on the impressive constructions of My Cousin Rachel's first two acts, but a stirring epilogue provides an effective capstone to this nuanced thriller. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
5/5 85% Anti Matter (2017) The cinematography, set design and score all work overtime to build the film's woozy feel, and Oxford's dreaming spires are the perfect location for this cerebral thriller. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 81% The Party (2018) Like a real shindig, The Party takes a while to settle into a groove - but once the champagne is flowing and the blood hits the floor, it's an absolute blast to laugh with Sally Potter as she mercilessly puts the liberal elite to task. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 97% Coco (2017) Moving, amusing and downright grooving, Coco stands out in the Pixar pantheon as their first truly diverse feature. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/5 14% Eva (2018) Eva hints at a range of intriguing concepts, and plays up its vagaries to allow for a range of interpretations, but ultimately the film isn't as interesting as it thinks. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 80% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Distressing and stomach-churning, U - July 22 rightfully lingers well after the credits have rolled. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3/5 92% 3 Days in Quiberon (3 Tage in Quiberon) (2018) At times at conflict with itself, and without such a rich central performance the film would fall apart at the seams. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet The Real Estate (Toppen av ingenting) (2018) Sadly there's no one to root for here, and while there are some unlikable villains to root against, why take a side - or even care at all? - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3/5 88% The Prayer (La prière) (2018) It's a little forgettable. A showcase for an excellent young performer hopefully on their way to bigger things. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3/5 89% Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (2017) Great performances by Zoltan Fenyvesi and Szabolcs Thuróczy, and a tight and nuanced script by Attila Till, ensure that the film never verges too far into meaningless bloody mayhem. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
1/5 40% Justice League (2017) Moments of brevity are a welcome distraction, but the film's biggest laughs come at its own expense. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
2/5 30% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Sadly, a few bright sparks of inspiration are drowned out by faded covers and some experimental new stuff that should have stayed on the B-side. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
3/5 84% Blockers (2018) Blockers could contend with some of the fantastic indie comedies of recent years that are approaching the coming-of-age genre with wit and warmth. Unfortunately, too often Blockers settles for the cheap and crass. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019