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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): Sight and Sound, Little White Lies, The Film Stage, The Skinny, SciFiNow

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 46% MFKZ (2018) If all this sounds delirious, it absolutely is, but that's part of the film's charm, at least for most of its running time.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet Twin Flower (2018) As a plot device, Anna's silence can vex, but the strongest scenes revolve around the pair quietly exploring the locales of their hideouts without the need for words... It's a shame when the stale thriller narrative butts back in.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 83% Possum (2018) Holness' film - which also has an old school element in being a rare modern horror shot on 35mm - never feels derivative, and part of its slow burn terror is just how dangerously unpredictable the whole thing feels. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Solis (2018) The effects are solid and there's initial intrigue, but that the script has to rely on so much exposition and back-story to encourage one to care about Holloway.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 85% Piercing (2018) While Piercing is an enjoyable psychosexual spar if you can get on its wavelength, it doesn't necessarily linger like the emotional or physical scars of its scary lead pair.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 91% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) This one's got some bite‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4/5 100% Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018) It flows between tender intimacy and epic fantasy with impressive ease. It's a surprisingly violent feature at times, but it's the tear-jerking qualities that leave the deepest cuts.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
3/5 88% A Ciambra (2018) The textures and attention to detail enrich the familiar story beats.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman buck the usual horror anthology curse by maintaining solid scares throughout.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Junk Head (2017) There's a leisurely pacing which allows for strong world-building and an attachment to the various weirdos of this world.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
3/5 75% Mom and Dad (2018) Brian Taylor exploits Nic Cage's penchant for the manic for all it's worth, but it's Selma Blair who steals the film.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) It's like the beautiful sociopath child of American Psycho and Heavenly Creatures.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
1/5 18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) The plot's so rushed that it almost feels like it takes place within just an hour.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
3/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Returning director Wes Ball and cinematographer Gyula Pados subsequently get a lot more vibrancy from the film's apocalyptic clashes.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
2/5 49% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) It's more of a case of the same few visual cues repeated ad nauseam, and ultimately little in the way of a message at all when it comes to its political bent.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
2/5 80% Brigsby Bear (2017) For all the film's celebration of imagination as a tool for escape, the trajectory it follows is too uninspired.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 76% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) [Masaaki] Yuasa's film is consistently entertaining, full of endearing characters, great humour, inspired character designs, and a propulsive energy even when there's a risk of overload with subplots.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) The 100th film by Takashi Miike is a stylish, bloody action epic in the same vein as his 13 Assassins.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
4/5 86% Beach Rats (2017) Like an intoxicating mix of Saturday Night Fever and Claire Denis' Beau Travail.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
3/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Michelle Pfeiffer, as tempestuous widow Mrs. Hubbard, is ultimately the only person to seize attention away from Branagh's 'tache.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Part heady romance, part coming-of-age tale, and one of the most beautiful recent examples of both.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
5/5 97% Columbus (2017) A warm, quietly devastating drama that has plenty to offer for those open to something subtle.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/5 43% The Bad Batch (2017) The style mishmash - also including a bit of Mad Max - doesn't coalesce into anything substantial, nor do the flashy attempts at transgression and political commentary amount to more than insipidness.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
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 67% 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 84% 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 91% 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 88% 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 16% 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 65% 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 90% 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 32% 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 94% 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 67% 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 86% 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 75% 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 69% 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 93% 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 90% 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 97% 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 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
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