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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, SciFiNow

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 85% It (2017) Even if it's not especially scary, It is highly entertaining with excellent performances from its teen cast.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/5 47% Moon Dogs (2016) Moon Dogs has some appealing elements - including an impressive Anton Newcombe score - but its lame attempts at humour and general lack of imagination fail to charm.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
3/5 71% Napping Princess (Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari) (2017) Bolstered by an appealingly plucky protagonist at its centre, Napping Princess ticks most of the boxes for a crowd-pleasing anime adventure. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 82% Detroit (2017) While its centrepiece section justifies a recommendation all on its own, the material that makes up the rest of Detroit is not without some problems.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 92% A Ghost Story (2017) It's definitely an actual ghost story, but, while it's haunting, it's certainly not a horror. Instead, as its rather perfect tagline posits, it's all about time.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 89% Hounds of Love (2017) An impressive, unnerving debut feature from director Ben Young.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Having previously helped skewer the American romantic comedy, Michael Showalter has created one of the sweetest, funniest modern examples of the genre.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
2./5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) There are glimmers of theoretically enjoyably daftness scattered throughout, but the trouble is there's about ten different films crammed in.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) The relationship between music and motion proves the defining attribute of Edgar Wright's thrilling latest.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 64% Bitch (2017) There's much to admire with Bitch's absurdist deconstruction of patriarchal family politics, though more streamlining might have helped the attempted emotional catharsis.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 91% Marjorie Prime (2017) Memory is the central theme of Marjorie Prime, a claustrophobic chamber drama with a neat sci-fi hook. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
2/5 29% The Secret Scripture (2017) Its lack of nuance and persistent plotting issues frequently undermine much of the potential emotional heft.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/5 92% The Levelling (2017) Ellie Kendrick's towering performance - palpably conveying a life's worth of built-up anxieties and sadness - should prove star-making.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Large-scale nonsense executed strongly and with glee has its pleasures... the last few films have had their fun moments. This one has a few, too.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Emily Dickinson is played by Cynthia Nixon, in a nuanced turn that remains a vital anchor.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) James Gray's exploration into a driven individual's morality pairs lush, lyrically expressive imagery with rich emotional resonance.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/5 76% Suntan (2017) Suntan's somewhat predictable spiral into misery-by-way-of-toxic-masculinity nonetheless offers a few distinct aspects of note.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
4/5 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Cristian Mungiu's latest offers another suspenseful web of compromises, with an achingly sad figure at its centre.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
4/5 66% Free Fire (2017) You could superficially read Free Fire as a riff on the formula of Reservoir Dogs, but Wheatley's cinematic ancestry stretches back further and is far richer than that.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
2/5 94% Neruda (2016) Larraín wraps his story of revolutionary poet Pablo Neruda within a fictional narrative; the approach is sadly unsuccessful.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
5/5 93% All This Panic (2017) A tender, kaleidoscopic portrait that captures the dreamy haze of a particular point in youth, in all its freneticism and fragility.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) A fine showcase for the hypnotising Florence Pugh to veer from endearing puckishness to dangerously disturbed.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) An authentic, complex, operatic, boldly expressive meditation on the circularity of time, alongside identity and love in all their forms.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Shinkai's effervescent young protagonists shine just as much as the glistening background details of every composition.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2016
3/5 95% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A darkly comic study in sex, class and Japanese-Korean relations.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
5/5 80% Kate Plays Christine (2016) A thoroughly disturbing cinematic experience: non-fiction filmmaking by way of psychological thriller.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 95% De Palma (2016) Rational and often hilarious, De Palma the raconteur is as brazen as his films.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 68% Swiss Army Man (2016) The most philosophically profound movie featuring a flatulent corpse yet made.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) One of the finest American crime films in quite some time.‐ The Skinny
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
4/5 74% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 81% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2016
3/5 75% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) The finest performance yet from Logan Lerman.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 79% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 88% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2016
1/5 43% Kids in Love (2016) It languishes in cliche, with characters that never shut up but have nothing to actually say.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
1/5 23% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 76% The Daughter (2017) A solid debut feature, with strong hopes for Australian cinema both behind and in front of the camera.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
4/5 91% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016