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J.R. Southall

J.R. Southall
J.R. Southall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) That is Roberts' biggest problem because in spite of managing to keep the obviously slight narrative ticking over such that it never gets excruciatingly dull, we never really get to care either - and thus the killer twist at the end is totally wasted.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet The Girl in the Bikini (Manina, la fille sans voile) (1952) Willy Rozier's film is a dreary production with a script and performances that most school plays would put to shame. Nevertheless, it does possess a weird kind of otherworldly charm, almost in spite of itself.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet Cabin 28 (2017) There are less productive ways to waste an hour and ten minutes of your time, but most of them involve wet paint that's already been applied.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet Out of the Shadows (2017) There's promise here, but next time around Dee McLachlan needs to work out what kind of story she's telling and stick to the brief, rather than throwing the kitchen sink at the project in the hope enough will stick to have made it worthwhile. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
7/10 88% Miracle Mile (1989) Edwards doesn't quite possess the gravitas necessary to authenticate the end of the world, but he holds Miracle Mile together amiably enough, such that we do actually care what happens.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
8/10 87% The Haunting (1963) For the possible overuse of internal monologues and Julie Harris' overwrought but riveting performance as Eleanor, The Haunting still stands up as a relevant and effective study of both the psychology and parapsychology of its themes. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/10 18% Eat Locals (2016) There is enough ability here for sure to make this worth a look. But somewhere between page and screen, whatever it was that attracted all that talent has evaporated into the night.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Fractional (2011) It's a more than reasonable effort especially given the meagre resources, making far more of itself than any number of similarly budgeted features. Worth a look.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
8/10 86% Evil Under the Sun (1982) Perhaps less celebrated and well-remembered than the earlier Brabourne and Goodwin Christie adaptations beginning with Murder on the Orient Express in 1974, Evil Under the Sun is easily their equal and possibly even the best of them.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
7/10 69% The Mirror Crack'd (1980) For the more hard-line Christie aficionados, Hamilton's film is likely to be just a little too casual in its adaptation. For the less discriminating, it's a blast. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
4/10 10% Monster Island (2017) A moderate success for those with low quality standards. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
7/10 46% Rock Dog (2017) In spite of some fairly middling song writing and relatively average animation, if you're in the right frame of mind Rock Dog is actually rather a blast. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3/10 0% Solarbabies (1986) Better to either wallow in the nostalgia, or boggle at the ham-fistedness of it all. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
8/10 87% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) What's remarkable is in how well achieved the extra-terrestrial intruder is, when we finally meet it face to tentacle.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
7/10 68% The Howling (1981) The Howling is Network meets The Island of Dr Moreau, a treatise on nature versus nurture that isn't afraid to poke fun at its practitioners, and while it's not as entertaining as American Werewolf, in the final reckoning it is in many ways ... superior.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
10/10 No Score Yet 'Doctor Who': The Tom Baker Years (1991) As usual the low budget archive sound and picture issues are but tiny niggles, when placed beside the value and enjoyment offered up by such a tremendous and truly essential collection of interviews. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
6/10 14% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) It is a relatively good-looking film that doesn't outstay its welcome, however, one not to avoid rather than one to seek out. We definitely recommend you take your inner three-year-old along if you do, though. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet The Evil Within (2017) The fantastical landscape of the film is also forgiving of its flaws, as any shortcomings in the script or direction simply feed into the sense of things being not as they should be.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet Project Eden: Vol. I (2017) This is confused and heavy-going, and thanks to its 'Part one of two' nature rather unsatisfying.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
4/10 80% The Last Survivors (The Well) (2014) This is ultimately an interesting and pretty but rather vacuous failure.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016