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 & Sound Little White Lies The Film Stage The Skinny SciFiNow

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 90% I Blame Society (2020) (Wo)Man Bites Dog. Some truly masterful comic timing from its director/co-writer/star. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2021
4/5 95% Stray (2021) A simple but effective sensory voyage that's hard to shake. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
80% Limbo (2021) Limbo is an incredibly bleak film, though also a stylistically audacious one that enthrals as much as it can disgust. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
40% Tides (2021) Atmospheric sci-fi anchored by an engaging performance from Nora Arnezeder. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
73% Creation Stories (2021) Speeding through three decades' worth of events but lacking any actual momentum, Creation Stories is like a version of 24 Hour Party People gone horribly wrong. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
3/5 78% Rose Island (2020) Entertaining adaptation of an anarchistic story that deserves to be better known. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
3/5 62% Murder Me, Monster (Muere, monstro, muere) (2018) Not sure much beyond the gore endures, but this melancholic mystery sure has some frights. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
4/5 100% Isadora's Children (Les Enfants d'Isadora) (2019) A very moving, tender expression of art resonating through generations. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
86% Special Actors (2019) A farce that lingers in the mind thanks to the ideas it toys with, and, as is the case with many a good con artist flick, warrants repeat viewings for the way it plays with your perception until the very end. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/5 98% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) This speedy portrait of the surrealist as a young man has its own discreet charms. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
3/5 75% The Other Lamb (2020) While The Other Lamb still has piercing scenes, its story path with Selah is a lot more familiar. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
4/5 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) A compelling cinematic world that lingers in the memory. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
4/5 90% Dogs Don't Wear Pants (Koirat eivät käytä housuja) (2019) The feel-good feel-bad movie of the year. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
3/5 80% Run (2019) Short and sweet to the point of feeling slight in retrospect. But certain scenes sear the brain. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) Kore-eda maintains his knack for the gradual accumulation of little moments for maximum effect. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) A lingering, heart-breaking epic of great subtlety, specificity and ultimately universal power. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 96% I Lost My Body (2019) While the enthralling film absolutely succeeds in making you care for a protagonist with only five digits to express itself, what doesn't always work fully is the Naoufel half of the narrative. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 97% Promare (2019) Miraculously, the sensory overload high consistently lasts its almost two-hour runtime. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 50% Earthquake Bird (2019) Earthquake Bored. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 100% Chained for Life (2019) A sharp movie about moviemaking, with welcome surreal touches that are best left unspoiled. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
4/5 92% Monos (2019) Muscular filmmaking. Physically shaken, in a good way. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Prince's Voyage (Le Voyage du Prince) (2019) With a graceful, delicate animation style and mellow score, this is a compelling, tender and thoughtful exploration of xenophobia through a fantasy context. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 72% Gwen (2019) No shortage of striking images. A rewatch may be rewarding. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
2/5 66% The Furies (2019) While [Airlie] Dodds is a compelling presence, she can only inject so much energy into the convoluted mess. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 79% I See You (2019) I See You is a puzzle movie, above all else, but it's not an assortment of cheap tricks and switcheroos. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 87% We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019) The film has engaging performances and some fine costume work, in particular. As written, though, while the novel's events make the jump to the screen, the spirit of the eerie prose is lost in translation. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) A riveting and ultimately heartbreaking story about seemingly insignificant people who are irrevocably changed by contact with big things beyond their comprehension. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 77% Halston (2019) Some dead weight in the framing flourishes, but still an entertaining, well-researched documentary. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Zoo (2019) Zoo might be the easiest zombie film to adapt for the stage, but it would be worth cutting some acts. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
4/5 81% Cities of Last Things (2018) It's a tough, emotionally raw watch at times, but always enthralling, thanks in part to the textures of the neon-heavy 35mm cinematography. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
2/5 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) When it comes to making a story to engage a wider mass audience beyond the admittedly large established fanbase, the filmmakers don't seem to have been that concerned with catching 'em all. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
4/5 72% The Perfection (2019) Whiplash 2: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/5 79% Loro (2019) Toni Servillo is compelling as ever, but there's not enough bite here. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 64% Unicorn Store (2019) Wildly uneven, but more endearing than not. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 98% Maiden (2019) An exhilarating and inspiring watch. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 98% Beats (2020) Above all this is a moving examination of two young men whose bond is strengthened through their shared love of music. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
3/5 63% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Pulling double duty as director and cinematographer, Reed Morano's capturing of the melancholic beauty in a quiet earth proves this drama's greatest strength, alongside Dinklage's finest film work in ages. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) It's a coming-of-age story for both its young characters and the country they're in, presenting a collective portrait of a society coming to terms, often messily, with the new opportunities around them. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/5 100% Waru (2017) The cumulative power of this splintered portrait of community trauma creeps up on you. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 100% Shirkers (2018) A joyfully idiosyncratic memoir of a joyfully idiosyncratic-looking film and its maker. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 39% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
60% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 90% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 73% Piercing (2019) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) This one's got some bite - SciFiNow EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
3/5 89% A Ciambra (2018) The textures and attention to detail enrich the familiar story beats. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/5 85% Ghost Stories (2018) Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman buck the usual horror anthology curse by maintaining solid scares throughout. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/5 100% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018