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Josh Slater-Williams

Josh Slater-Williams
Josh Slater-Williams's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies, The Film Stage, The Skinny

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Shinkai's effervescent young protagonists shine just as much as the glistening background details of every composition. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 19, 2016
3/5 94% Gimme Danger (2016) Iggy's survival means he's the film's anchor, and it's his captivating storytelling, full of both articulate reminiscences and daft flights of deranged fancy, that helps to overlook the film's overall lack of weight ... ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 100% Day for Night (1973) Unlike many a behind-the-scenes portrait, Truffaut aims for affection and amiability for most of Day for Night. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 31, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) This film does have one element keeping it from sinking fully into mediocrity: Cobie Smulders as on-the-run major Susan Turner. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A darkly comic study in sex, class and Japanese-Korean relations. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 10, 2016
5/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) A thoroughly disturbing cinematic experience: non-fiction filmmaking by way of psychological thriller. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 96% De Palma (2016) Rational and often hilarious, De Palma the raconteur is as brazen as his films. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) The most philosophically profound movie featuring a flatulent corpse yet made. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) One of the finest American crime films in quite some time. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 77% Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016) The focus on the album's production allows for poignancy that comes from observing how therapeutic its creation becomes for Numan. The film's emotional centre, though, is the dynamic between Gary and his wife, Gemma. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 24, 2016
2/5 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) You don't get the sort of outlandish motley crew of, say, a Roland Emmerich film. To be honest, that force of personality is sorely missed. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Aug 10, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet The Library Suicides (Y Llyfrgell) (2016) The Library Suicides concludes with the sort of narrative turn that actively sours what's come before it. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 4, 2016
4/5 75% The BFG (2016) Unlike so many films aimed at kids, this one understands what it's like to see with the eyes of a child. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 80% The Intervention (2016) A series of funny and touching set-pieces that hardly feel particularly new, but are largely winning thanks to the strong cast. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 26, 2016
3/5 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) A couple of the tales here are more palatable than others, but these can't quite transcend the film's overall feeling of mean-spirited pettiness. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) The finest performance yet from Logan Lerman. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) [Laura Albert] is a compelling storyteller, granting a tongue-in-cheek quality to support the documentary's rollercoaster journey concerning very real emotional traumas. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 89% Morris from America (2016) It's especially enjoyable to see comic stalwart Craig Robinson get his own sort of 'Punch-Drunk Love moment'. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 26, 2016
1/5 33% Kids in Love (2016) It languishes in cliche, with characters that never shut up but have nothing to actually say. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 22, 2016
1/5 22% The Boss (2016) In the film's floundering search for a decent laugh, the wackiness is upped to desperate levels in the hope that something - anything - might stick. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 6, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Firm (1988) Gary Oldman's give one of his finest performances as Bex, who projects outward respectability under which lurks a creature of fragile masculinity and senseless rage. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 83% The Daughter (2017) A solid debut feature, with strong hopes for Australian cinema both behind and in front of the camera. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 27, 2016
4/5 92% When Marnie Was There (2015) If this is indeed a farewell for Studio Ghibli, it's fitting that this modest, bittersweet treat is so concerned with deriving strength from the past. ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 23, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence have rarely seemed so disinterested onscreen as they do for much of this. ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) There are still imperfections to be found in this Marvel offering, but when the highs are this good, it's hard not to temporarily give in to our new insect overlords. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Apr 21, 2016
1/5 49% Hardcore Henry (2016) The major downside of Ilya Naishuller's debut feature is that while it looks like a video game, it also apes the worst qualities of the gaming experience. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) In the end, a daft but interesting blockbuster becomes a daft and self-defeating one. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 24, 2016
B 98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia proves a successful amalgamation of disparate influences, much like its eponymous city. ‐ The Film Stage
Posted Mar 1, 2016
5/5 98% Love & Friendship (2016) One of the funniest comedies of manners since the heyday of Ernst Lubitsch. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 88% Office (Hua li shang ban zu) (2015) The real highlight is the simultaneously bare-bones and elaborate modernist structures, best described as a blend of Lars von Trier's Dogville and Jacques Tati's Playtime. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) With its tight, economic storytelling, Green Room keeps things simple and scary. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 17, 2016
4/5 91% James White (2015) A low-key but devastating drama with more raw authenticity than a hundred examples of Sundance landfill. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 15, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Reynolds' giddiness at playing this insane, virtually indestructible mercenary has an infectious quality about it, and helps the gags that do hit to soar. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 10, 2016
4/5 84% The Walk (2015) Undeniably goofy in tone but welcomingly sincere in spirit , for those who can get on Zemeckis's wavelength The Walk offers an array of pleasures. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 2, 2016
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) All four leads are great in their own way, but Fiennes steals the show with his obnoxious, brash whirlwind. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 1, 2016
4/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) Few films so heavy on bickering are quite as strangely relaxing as this deceptively slight gem. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 7, 2016
1/5 29% Swung (2015) Swing and a miss. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 8, 2015
5/5 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) Not only is XXL a better film than its predecessor, it's a revelation as the most (casually) progressive mainstream movie of recent memory. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/5 71% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) Samey, but some arresting sequences scattered throughout. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4/5 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Perfectly pitched and bolstered by four beautiful lead performances, Our Little Sister, with the gentlest of touches, both breaks one's heart and makes it swoon. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 20, 2015
4/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) Brooklyn is a touching romance and nuanced exploration of how perceptions of home and family shift as life throws us new opportunities. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 20, 2015
4/5 91% The Witch (2016) Running concurrently at all times with the black magic and shady goats is an affecting moral drama regarding the devastating roots that seep from seeds of distrust. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 19, 2015
4/5 81% The Assassin (2015) Its intoxicating power coming from just how alien it feels. It takes you to the past, but it seems like another universe. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 19, 2015
4/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Riveting entertainment thanks to its three leads and evocative production design, Crimson Peak is also surprisingly heartbreaking. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 88% Horse Money (2015) Costa offers some oft-stunning compositions for his digitally shot, non-linear, draining foray into a world of shadows, dementia and delirium. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 17, 2015
5/5 90% Pickup on South Street (1953) Like a spiky romantic comedy got stuck in one of the 1950s' bleakest visions of humanity - and it somehow all works magnificently. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 1, 2015
3/5 89% Closed Curtain (2014) There's a pleasingly surreal melancholy to where the film goes, and then it all turns quite meta indeed. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 1, 2015
2/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) The subject matter means The Wolfpack is inherently compelling for a while, but as a documentary it's an increasingly frustrating shambles. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Aug 10, 2015
4/5 97% Stalag 17 (1953) Simultaneously fiery and farcical, it's a fitting final third for Wilder's 1950s hat trick that also includes Sunset Blvd and Ace in the Hole ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 28, 2015
3/5 59% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) (2016) Making vivid use of its Glasgow location and culture, The Legend of Barney Thomson has many dark comedy moments that work, and Carlyle shows some strong directorial chops. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 21, 2015