Kambole Campbell

Kambole Campbell
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Divine Love (2019) [It] is potent and fascinating in how it depicts its regressive dystopian future, trapping you in the point of view of its true believers. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 43% The Operative (2019) The Operative fails to present either interesting intrigue or emotion, leaving only bland formalities and one or two solid set pieces. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 59% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is the first big surprise of 2019, a gorgeous, entertaining cyberpunk spectacle that stands as one of the best live-action adaptations of manga on the big screen. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
93% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Both The Death Of Superman and Reign Of The Supermen are occasionally fun, but inessential entries in the animated DC canon, bringing nothing new to a pretty uninspiring story. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) As far as this decade is concerned, this is the ultimate Spider-Man. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
2/5 84% Creed II (2018) Doesn't punch nearly as hard without Coogler in its corner. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
88% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) Ben Wheatley leaves behind the gore for something even worse. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Worthwhile, but the dialogue lingers in the mind far more than the imagery does. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 89% Diamantino (2018) There's a wonderful method to the madness of Diamantino, which crams an unbelievable amount of commentary into a surreal, entertaining 90 minutes. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Lee Chang-dong's latest is among his greatest work, a smouldering study of jealously, anger as well as indulgence. Burning is masterful. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
5/5 88% High Life (2019) Beautifully shot and beguilingly constructed, High Life will linger in the mind and demand rewatches. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Jenkins weaves together poignant cultural commentary with an intimate, almost painfully earnest romance that feels doomed from its very inception - but it's not a relationship without hope. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) As humanist and hopeful as it is violent, The Sisters Brothers presents a grim, dog-eat-dog world with a surprising amount of hope and tenderness. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
91% Shadow (2019) It's a shame that the film can't reconcile both of these tones, as it could have made for Zhang's best project in years - but at the very least, it's an incredibly watchable, raucous experiment. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/5 92% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Hearts Beat Loud is a light, enjoyable film that washes over you - though perhaps doesn't linger in the mind long after the credits roll. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It's featherweight fun that won't change your life, but that's perfectly OK. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) A hilarious and often horrifying exploration of the trials of growing up. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
2/5 52% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) While the mere presence of a heart makes it more watchable than The Greasy Strangler, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn unfortunately feels like a chore. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) A unique work that has a lot of fun with its malevolent premise, without undermining the damage that such oppression and repression can cause. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 90% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) A confident debut that questions conservatism in African society, The Wound is lifted by its raw portrayal of three men struggling with their identities, and nearly held down by its last minute attempt at melodrama. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 88% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is a visceral sensory experience that chills the blood and makes the skin crawl (literally), leading to a bravura conclusion that would make Tarkovsky proud and any jaw drop. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
2/5 73% High Fantasy (2017) High Fantasy has a great concept, but it's unfortunately poorly executed and often exhausting. It's frustrating to see a film this inventive and this willing to dive into these arguments lose itself along the way. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Son (Syn) (2018) There's not a lot to latch onto, and any feeling that you might be expected to take away from it feels slight as a result. For the most part though, the implication alone is enough. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Madeline's Madeline is a fascinating, often astonishing experimental work that obliterates the traditional structure of coming-of-age movies, but despite how abstract things may get, the emotion driving it remains crystal-clear. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
2/5 80% Pig (2018) Pig is an unpredictable and surreal exploration of an artist's vanity that completely loses itself in the third act, leading towards a conclusion that's as dark as it is unearned and out of place. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Shakedown (2018) It's a nuanced, moving look at a haven of sexual freedom and expression, and raucous fun at the same time. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) An enjoyable, pulpy thrill ride that rises above the usual gamut of throwaway early year thriller releases, The Commuter is made all the more interesting by exciting, creative work behind the camera from Collet-Serra. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It's the one we've been waiting for. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) A farcical examination of sexism and superstition, I Am Not a Witch is a strong first feature, mostly successful in its satire but falling a little flat in its final stretch. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 98% Jane (2017) A moving but flawed piece of documentary that could stand to fill in a few blanks, Jane is bolstered by a powerful score, sharp editing and an abundance of fascinating archive footage. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 92% Thelma (2017) Thelma is visually and sonically impressive, with images that linger in the mind long after the film has ended, but a superfluous narrative detour strips the film of any uniqueness. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Phoenix gives an astounding performance, bolstered by an unpredictable script and soundtrack. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) A work that combines boundless energy and childlike enthusiasm with dark social realism, Sean Baker's wildly inventive style of filmmaking has resulted in the gorgeous masterpiece that is The Florida Project. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
2/5 93% The Endless (2018) Despite an imaginative concept, the narrative feels surprisingly bland, even when the pieces begin to fall into place - and when there's no quick punchline to fall back on, the film suffers. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) A gruelling, blood-soaked and often darkly comic samurai epic with a huge body count, Blade of the Immortal is an outrageous delight. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) Columbus is extremely assured - beautiful, pristine work that is deliberate in its pacing, artfully and precisely framed in every moment, soulful and quietly moving without being overly sentimental. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 76% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) Despite a unique setting, occasional flashes of brilliance and beautiful photography, Five Fingers for Marseilles eventually buckles under its own weight, as its narrative continually overreaches. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
2/5 53% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Kingsman: The Golden Circle doubles down on the crass humour that the first thought was subversive, all the while indulging in the worst traits of Bond films and predecessor The Secret Service alike - only this time, it's boring. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) A good time - saved by spectacular fight scenes, a colourful cast of supporting characters, and a great lead in Theron. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
1/5 7% The Emoji Movie (2017) One wishes that this movie could be erased from existence - but for now, let's hope that the burning wreckage acts as a warning to never, ever do this again. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 87% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes at Night is a powerful, slow-burning horror, a distressing and nihilistic examination of human nature that lingers in the mind long after the shocking denouement. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) It's thrilling filmmaking, a total blast, and rarely misses a beat. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) While it may not have the novelty of its predecessor, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is hilarious, brimming with pathos, and real pretty to boot. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
1/5 18% The Hatton Garden Job (2017) Stay as far away as you can. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 68% The Fate of the Furious (2017) There are significant lulls in momentum which are not helped by F. Gary Gray's inability to effectively stage action. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
2/5 43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Seems the best stuff got lost in translation. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) A hilarious and pointed examination of sexuality through meticulous retro pastiche with some highly entertaining performances, The Love Witch revels in its blend of thoughtfulness with B-movie camp. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
2/5 36% The Great Wall (2017) A sometimes entertaining, but otherwise forgettable two hours, The Great Wall sounds cool on paper, but feels more like a business deal than a complete film. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) An antidote to overly elaborate action films, John Wick: Chapter 2 doubles down on both the mythology and the violence of the first film, delivering a great followup that doesn't lose sight of what makes it so damn entertaining. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 91% La La Land (2016) A gorgeously photographed, unashamedly nostalgic, bittersweet marriage of the modern and the traditional, proving Chazelle's fantastic eye for musical sequences. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018