Josh Winning

Josh Winning
Josh Winning's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film Little White Lies Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 93% Love and Monsters (2020) It doesn't break the mould, but Love and Monsters is a fun, fast-moving genre flick with its gooey heart in the right place. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
4/5 97% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) Though it's stuffed with visual gags and outrageously funny set pieces (many involving pet pug Doug), the film never loses sight of its human characters. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/5 100% Sequin in a Blue Room (2019) Still, this remains a confident, eye-catching debut for Van Grinsven and his young star. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
4/5 95% The Capote Tapes (2020) Capote remains utterly beguiling throughout, and his sharp intellect and all-too-human frailty are sensitively explored in a documentary that offers a captivating tribute to one of our greatest (and rarest) cultural heroes. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
4/5 83% You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) Although the film shies away from delving too deeply into the star's physical and mental health issues, You Cannot Kill David Arquette delivers as dirty, feel-good fun; a fist-pumping anthem to the underdog. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2021
4/5 83% Let Him Go (2020) It's a shame that her battle of wills with Lane isn't further mined, but nevertheless the film proves an elegant, emotional drama that erupts with full-blooded moments of domestic horror. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
4/5 100% Cocoon (Kokon) (2020) Despite these influences, however, Krippendorff's film emerges as its own uniquely tender thing: a depiction of sexual awakening that beautifully captures the moment when adolescence tips into adulthood. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
4/5 69% Ammonite (2020) Determinedly unstuffy and brimming with wit, Ammonite is a love story of rare and candid beauty that finds hope in the most unexpected of places. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) [W]hile it doesn't quite match the potential of its incendiary premise, Possessor remains a dazzlingly original and unsettling watch, with Riseborough and Abbott on remarkable, tortured form. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
2/5 49% The Craft: Legacy (2020) The odd millennial update does work, but writer/director Zoe Lister-Jones rushes a toxic masculinity subplot that robs the film of its intended empowerment. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 100% Host (2020) Host remains resolutely its own thing: a smart, inventive and genuinely scary time capsule steeped in the dread of a global pandemic. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
5/5 92% Relic (2020) With events resolving amid disarming tenderness, this could be the scariest horror film to ever make you cry. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
4/5 50% Triggered (2020) It's engineered to shock, but it's so successful in its gore-soaked ambitions - right up to its fittingly explosive climax - that a franchise surely beckons. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
4/5 79% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) Debut director Ivo van Aart nimbly treads the line between comedy and tragedy, delivering a stylish, intermittently gory film that shocks and entertains without ever resorting to sermonising. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
4/5 92% A Ghost Waits (2020) You'll fall head over haunted heels for it. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
3/5 64% Blackbird (2020) While Sarandon's dignified performance just about carries Blackbird over its melodramatic peaks and troughs, the film itself can feel hollow - it wants your tears but it does little to earn them. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
4/5 80% Summer of 85 (Été 85) (2021) [W]hile the story is a (very) familiar one, Lefebvre is a revelation, charting the troubled waters of Alexis's lovestruck summer with such magnetism that resistance proves futile. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
4/5 88% Monsoon (2020) The delicate result is both humorous and vibrantly sensual, making for a solid second feature from a director on the rise. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 93% The Prince (El Principe) (2019) The combined allure of this rich subtext and Maldonado's brooding face help The Prince emerge as a hellishly beautiful portrait of a troubled man forged in the fires of an even more troubled society. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 61% Stage Mother (2020) A likeable if frustratingly forgettable entry in the LGBTQ+ canon. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
3/5 93% Babyteeth (2020) As a snapshot of affluent white domesticity in turmoil, Babyteeth makes for absorbing viewing, particularly when the camera pulls in close on Scanlen. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
4/5 66% Matthias & Maxime (2019) It proves an engaging, spirited tale of love and friendship that unashamedly wears its heart on its sleeve, and Harris Dickinson steals the show as a fantastically cocksure rich kid. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
4/5 94% Boys State (2020) A fascinating glimpse into a sociopolitical microcosm that niftily echoes William Golding's Lord of the Flies. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 90% Luxor (2020) It is a slow-burn journey into the depths of suffering that rewards the faithful, and the ever-chameleonic Riseborough is nothing short of mesmerising. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 77% Uncle Frank (2020) A handsomely staged and well-intentioned movie, with vibrant performances that enliven its problematic script. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 85% Beach Rats (2017) Beach Rats may alienate some viewers with its willingness to dangle unanswered questions, but as a sun-drenched character study, it proves both robust and lingering. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/5 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) In her hilarious "emoji-speak", Olsen's character might describe Ingrid Goes West as "hashtag funny-sad". And she'd be right. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 75% Before the Flood (2016) The result is an emotional film, modestly directed by Fisher Stevens, that examines the issue on both a highly personal and global scale. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 96% Dating Amber (2020) Dating Amber is a smart, relevant dramedy that neatly broaches the topic of small-town prejudice by spotlighting the self-doubt and fear of those "outsiders" who feel pressured to conform. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
3/5 65% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) An engaging new direction for Eli Roth, who offsets the odd tonal hiccup with plenty of ghoulish delights. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/5 27% Bright (2017) Neither a satisfying treaty on diversity and 'race' wars, nor a fulfilling fantasy, it derails at the end of the first act with a confusing moment of anti-heroism, and never recovers. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
5/5 94% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Peachy keen. A luminous, sun-kissed Italian love story brimming with warmth, passion and feeling. This is utterly unmissable. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/5 86% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) Pavlenkova mesmerises as the unorthodox creature of the night, but the story is just a little too scatter-brained to become a true body-horror classic. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) Weird, twisted and deliciously unique, Medina's horror taps a dynamic vein in feminism and Giallo-esque gore. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/5 47% Bushwick (2017) Low-budget but effective. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 79% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Never preachy, always engaging, Al's follow-up to his 2006 Oscar-winner paints a startling picture of a world in crisis. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
4/5 84% Tom of Finland (2017) Strang's quiet turn as Laaksonen has a simmering power. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 71% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Forget 2014's Annabelle - this is the only Conjuring prequel you need. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 47% Wilson (2017) Wilson is fitfully funny, but the episodic format prevents it from matching the droll delights of Ghost World. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
3/5 65% Detour (2017) Severance director Christopher Smith delivers fun twists in what could be a spiritual successor to Doug Liman's Go, but the result - one death-by-truck moment aside - is ultimately forgettable. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/5 97% Burden (2017) [An] engaging if straightforward doc, which catches up with Burden before his death in 2015 to uncover why he went to such extreme lengths in the name of art. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Nixon captures the frustration of a woman out of her time, raging against religion, sexism and war, and imbuing Dickinson with a wry sense of her own fate. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 23% Don't Knock Twice (2017) The film's nonsensical mythology quickly unravels. Shame. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
4/5 91% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) Lilti's drama skirts away from romcom clichés to deliver an affectionate and deeply moving portrait of two people attempting to do right in very different ways. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
2/5 36% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) Bullock's on form in a film that takes a playful poke at political campaigning but stops short of anything genuinely insightful. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 90% Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (Minuscule - La vallée des fourmis perdues) (2014) If Ant-Man's ever looking to recruit, there are plenty of heroic critters in this charming French live-action/CGI-animation hybrid. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 94% The Pass (2016) Williams crafts a tragicomic atmosphere and plays deftly with expectations. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 82% Girls Lost (Pojkarna) (2015) Interesting, but others have explored similar themes far more effectively. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 53% The D Train (2015) Refreshingly subversive and featuring a never-better Jack Black, The D Train takes bromantic comedies to their natural conclusion. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
4/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Yes, it's basically 81 minutes of the same gimmick, but with characters you care about - principally Teresa Palmer's appealingly edgy, cliché-bucking Rebecca - and a poignant denouement, this is horror with guts as well as gore. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016