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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 56% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 31% Don't Knock Twice (2017) The film's nonsensical mythology quickly unravels. Shame.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
4/5 90% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
2/5 35% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 89% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 100% The Pass (2016) Williams crafts a tragicomic atmosphere and plays deftly with expectations.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 85% Girls Lost (Pojkarna) (2015) Interesting, but others have explored similar themes far more effectively.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 49% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
4/5 75% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/5 42% The Girl King (2015) When Mika Kaurismäki's film isn't drifting into Blackadder territory, its religion vs science debates draw unflattering comparisons with superior Scandi drama A Royal Affair.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) A ready-made cult classic just begging to slay the midnight crowd.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
3/5 60% Sisters (2015) Laugh-out-loud in places. Frustratingly flat in others. Sporadic giggles guaranteed. Fey and Poehler's comic chemistry is undeniable; shame the script didn't get a Liz Lemon rewrite.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Del Toro's artistry is definitely something to celebrate, but there's one thing about Crimson Peak that's unforgivable - it's just not scary.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 84% The Walk (2015) For all the 3D showboating, it's a touching tribute to the Twin Towers.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2015
3/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) While it lacks a memorable villain, and the central pairing fizzes but never sparks, the film gets by on its vintage charm and a third act upswing - and, for all its messiness, it'd be a shame not to see Solo and Kuryakin rutting horns again.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
3/5 43% Effie Gray (2015) The result is dark and offbeat, but as a murky anti-romance, Gray is undeniably effective.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2014
4/5 96% Ghost in the Shell (1996) It's that rare example of spectacle and substance meshing beautifully.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2014
3/5 100% Looking for Light: Jane Bown (2014) This gentle, no-frills doc eschews music to let the images do the talking - Bown's striking snaps are the real stars.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2014
3/5 82% G.B.F. (2014) A colourful, hyperactive romp that, despite attempting to bust apart teen-flick clichés, quickly conforms to type.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2014
2/5 33% Back to the Garden (2014) The pace picks up towards the end, but whether you'll still care by that point is another matter.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2014
4/5 79% Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn (2014) As The Palaces Burn ends up as gripping and unexpectedly moving as anything John Grisham's ever scribbled.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/5 89% Frozen (2013) Not quite up there with Tangled, but a solid addition to the canon. Catchy tunes will have you humming, but the hunt for the next The Little Mermaid continues...‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Rough Cut (2013) An experiment in form from artist-turned-director Jamie Shovlin, Rough Cut has points of interest, but ultimately feels pointless.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2013
3/5 69% Powder Room (2013) First-time director MJ Delaney mixes style with big laughs, and though the film stumbles over the occasional am-dram bum note, Smith balances it all out as the likeable girl next-door.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2013
4/5 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) A soaring, roaring triumph when it comes to head-spinning visuals, How To Train Your Dragon keeps things simple.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013
3/5 75% La religieuse (The Nun) (2013) Though Etienne and Huppert are fantastic, Guillaume Nicloux's adaptation of Denis Diderot's novel is neither nunsploitation nor chamber piece, just about working as a sermon on hypocrisy.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2013
2/5 33% Not Another Happy Ending (2013) McKay's film often feels like Richard Curtis-lite for the New Girl generation - minus the jokes and memorable characters.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2013
1/5 0% It's A Lot (2013) It's A Lot is filled with good intentions but, sadly, is just fatally unfunny.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2013
3/5 61% The Frozen Ground (2013) It's handsomely lensed, and when Cage and Cusack finally go nose-to- nose, the fur does fly. ‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2013
2/5 82% Eden (2013) Director Megan Griffiths wastes a great villain and settles for easy answers in a watchable but by-numbers thriller.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2013
4/5 75% Out in the Dark (2013) By turns dynamic, dangerous and bursting with passion, Out In The Dark is a stark, swoonsome romantic drama.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2013
3/5 73% Despicable Me 2 (2013) A pale imitation of its fresh and frisky predecessor.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2013
3/5 70% I Want Your Love (2013) Graphic, gritty and uncompromising, it explores love through the act of sex - an admirable experiment.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2013
3/5 64% Epic (2013) This is big on action and small on originality. Gorgeous visuals aside, Epic is resolutely kiddie fare.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
2/5 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Everything in Retaliation is calibrated to snare a 13-year-old's attention span and the story, such as it is, acts as little more than a limp washing line on which to peg those incendiary set-pieces.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2013
2/5 0% The Fall Of The Essex Boys (2013) Despite decent performances, what follows is an unfocused shambles that Nevern's shouty voiceover desperately attempts to make sense of.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2013
2/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Hammy, boring, chronically unfunny - there'll be nightmares before bedtime.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2013
1/5 4% Movie 43 (2013) Squandering a gold-star cast and as tasteless as a foam dog poo, Movie 43 deserves not one of your hard-earned pennies.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2013
3/5 54% I Give It a Year (2013) A gag-filled chuckler with talent to spare.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2013
3/5 73% Rise of the Guardians (2012) So full of yuletide razzmatazz that only true Scrooges will have trouble stomaching it. If only Santa's workshop had given the script more of a tinker...‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2012
4/5 85% Happy, Happy (2011) Sweet but never saccharine, Happy Happy is as delicate as Kaja and just as endearing.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/5 56% For a Good Time, Call... (2012) For A Good Time delivers, yes, exactly that.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2012
3/5 31% The Dinosaur Project (2012) The found-footage hook is starting to feel pretty ancient, and the human drama is patchy at best, but Dinosaur Project is entertainingly silly.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2012
3/5 63% In The Dark Half (2012) Part kitchen sink-er, part pseudo-ghost story, this has a firm grasp on the genres it casually straddles, with creepy sound design fostering a dreamy, portentous mood.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2012
3/5 67% God Bless America (2012) It's the kind of cuckoo premise that director Bobcat Goldthwait (World's Greatest Dad) excels at...‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2012
3/5 90% La fée (The Fairy) (2012) Not all of the jokes land perfectly (a late telephone gag treads too much water), but The Fairy remains infectiously funny throughout.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2012
3/5 49% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) A visually inventive, deliciously dark fairytale reheat. The story's far from the stuff of legend, but Theron makes for a ferocious meanie, helping to flush away Mirror Mirror's sugary aftertaste.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 28, 2012
3/5 79% Ill Manors (2012) Wringing tortured turns from a cast of unknowns, Drew has things to say - and he mostly says them well.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 10, 2012