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Joseph Walsh

Joseph Walsh
Joseph Walsh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies, The Skinny, CineVue

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Leave No Trace's real power lies in how intelligently and empathetically [director Debra] Granik engages with the subject of America's marginalised people.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) A limp, mangled and dull mess, with its filmmakers forgetting what made the original such a magical experience.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 shows Hollywood's glass-ceiling is cracking, but begs the question - could this have been better achieved with an original story?‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
5/5 73% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Capernaum will have you in floods of tears.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4/5 69% Dogman (2018) Tense, tragic and at times brutal, Dogman is undoubtedly Matteo Garrone on top form.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4/5 88% Whitney (2018) MacDonald's Whitney is compellingly told with compassion and style, showing just how great a gift Houston was blessed with, but also the demons that pursued her all her life to its tragic end.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/5 61% Under the Silver Lake (2018) A sprawling, baggy noir in need of a tighter edit and greater control.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A high-spirited adventure that reminds us why we all fell in love with Star Wars in the first place.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Don't be fooled by the 70s setting - Spike Lee is taking a squarely aimed swipe at the racial tensions of contemporary America.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
1/5 52% The House That Jack Built (2018) There will be those who seek to pick this film apart, perhaps dissecting it in order to pronounce it a magnificent work of art. It would be time wasted.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/5 73% Existenz (1999) The world Cronenberg creates is his least immersive to date, but more interesting is his critique of what games and other forms of media do to our lives.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
5/5 100% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Pawlikowski's finest work to date, it's a dexterous examination of two juxtaposed ideologies wrapped in a mesmerising story of wounded love.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2/5 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Tonally, Cameron Mitchell's film is all over the place, and its punk sensibility is about as authentic as the Disneyland Castle.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) An adrenaline rush of a film laced with bombastic action, thrilling setpieces and a level of satisfaction that's the cumulation of a decade-long journey.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
3/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) This film, and the virtual reality it's set in, is a visual and aural bombardment. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 71% The Mercy (2017) With her performance, [Rachel] Weisz shows to Clare to be much more than the doting wife: she's inventive, resourceful, and, unlike her husband, acutely aware of the reality of the situation.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther sees female characters finally given space to shine in a Marvel movie, and shining brightest of all is Letitia Wright.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) Like Up before it, Coco is likely to make you shed a few tears, but here the sadness is met with joy.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
4/5 76% Miss Sloane (2016) There's little doubt that the success of John Madden's latest film, Miss Sloane, lays in the blisteringly chilly performance from Jessica Chastain.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) There is no soul, and no heart to the story. A good sci-fi is never merely about the effects, it's about the plot, character and thoughts they bring to life, all of which Valerian lacks in abundance.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) It's an offbeat narrative, and it demands patience, but it's so worth the wait in the final moments of the film, proving to be a graceful examination of love found and lost.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Soderbergh has made an indie movie the way he wanted to, on his terms, and the result shows the success of this method.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
2/5 75% The Lure (2016) You begin to wonder if the treasure is real, or is this some elaborate hoax by Fenn who is enjoying the power-trip and media attention. At one point Fenn claims, "We are all charlatans to some degree." - not exactly an encouraging statement.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Impressively, Waititi manages to retain his unique brand of humour while fulfilling his obligations to the franchise with Thor: Ragnarok.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
5/5 95% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Nearly three decades on, The Silence of the Lambs doesn't just hold up: it still startles in finesse and execution.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) It goes without saying that Paddington remains as loveable as ever, but it is Hugh Grant as the dastardly villain of the piece that steals the show, offering a belly-achingly funny performance.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A nuanced, touching, humorous adventure, laced with thrilling space battles and some jaw-dropping visuals.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
1/5 40% Justice League (2017) An empty mess, trying to please everyone; we suspect it will satisfy very few.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It is Frances McDormand who seals the deal, pulling the humour, rage and heart of this compelling - if at times difficult-to-watch - drama together.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
4/5 69% mother! (2017) Whatever you take from it, Mother! is a shocking delight of apocalyptic proportions.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) A canny blend of Heart of Darkness with the grandeur of an old Hollywood biblical epic, peppered with some intense set pieces.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) This Spider-Man film is undoubtedly the funniest Marvel product since Avengers Assemble, and mercifully we don't have to go through another origins plot.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) Frenzied, colourful and heart-breaking, Sean Baker's The Florida Project is a remarkable feat of filmmaking.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
5/5 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here is a brutal, punishing watch, but every minute is a masterclass in filmmaking.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 27, 2017
4/5 92% Good Time (2017) Robert Pattinson offers up his most accomplished performance to date.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) In its second half, the movie shifts gear into high Southern Gothic melodrama, and it is glorious to behold.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
5/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) You'll feel deeply uncomfortable while watching, but in a twistedly enjoyable way.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Sandler's turn is so good it could kickstart a minor comeback after his years in the wilderness.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
4/5 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Loveless is a film of remarkable savagery, an astounding depiction of suffering, cruelty and indifference that lingers with the soul.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/5 86% Okja (2017) An incredible vision, both visually beguiling and overflowing with rollercoaster emotions, and its ecological themes pack a punch too.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 67% Wonderstruck (2017) Skilfully crafted by director Todd Haynes, this is a film of many beautiful parts rather than a cohesive whole.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) In Alien: Covenant, the philosophising of Prometheus has been balanced with the heart-pounding thrills of Ridley Scott's original. ‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The choice soundtrack, accompanied by the candyfloss aesthetic make for moments of fun, but it ultimately lacks the originality of the first.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
4/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A glittering, action-packed spectacle... making you hope that more is on its way.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
4/5 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) A modern romantic fable with lavish visuals and wickedly entertaining performances.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
5/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) McQueen has not only created his finest work to date, but also a potential modern masterpiece.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) Mangold has open-heartedly embraced the use of violence, but this is light years away from the tongue-in-cheek gore-fest of Deadpool‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2017
4/5 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) The film's frankness is what gives it emotional resonance, drawing us into the plight and lives of its inhabitants.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
3/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) A touching return that avoids sentiment but still manages to intoxicate.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Gareth Edwards has crafted the most satisfying Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016