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Kate Muir

Kate Muir
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 48% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) The enfant-terrible director Xavier Dolan is at his most irritating in It's Only the End of the World.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 79% George Best: All by Himself (2017) Best's fame had percolated to the farthest corners of consciousness, beyond soccer to stardom. And that was his curse, and his blessing.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) This movie chronicles the hours before the bombing and the manhunt over the days afterwards, often in forensic detail, combining traditional crime-thriller drama with real CCTV, news and mobile phone footage.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) A film that's as clunky as its title.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 93% Fences (2016) Fences is the most classical piece of drama in the best picture line-up for this year's Oscars, with outstanding performances by Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 94% Prevenge (2017) Prevenge is a daringly bonkers horror-comedy by the writer-director Alice Lowe.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
5/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) The story of a nuttily disguised father stalking his uptight business executive daughter is surreal and screamingly funny, but also a tender dissection of their relationship.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 88% Tommy's Honour (2017) [Tommy's Honour] stars Peter Mullan as Old Tom Morris, in the true-life story of the man who created the Open Championship.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
2/5 71% The White King (2016) The White King never quite fulfils its initial promise as a dystopian young-adult adventure set in a future police state.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) Kirsten Johnson has created a resonant and revealing kaleidoscope of her life behind the camera on films from Bosnian war documentaries to the Edward Snowden film Citizenfour and even a portrait of the philosopher Jacques Derrida.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 88% Christine (2016) With slow-burning, stomach-squeezing panic Rebecca Hall delivers a superb performance in Christine as the real-life American television reporter Christine Chubbuck.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 75% Split (2017) Directed by M Night Shyamalan, the horror-thriller is full of plot holes, but McAvoy's joyful and menacingly lunatic performance papers over most of them.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The manic energy of the original 1996 film has sporadic outbreaks in T2: Trainspotting, but director Danny Boyle is in a more melancholy mood and the story is freighted with self-referential nostalgia and flashbacks to the early days.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) [Jackie Kennedy] is played to perfection by Natalie Portman.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) [A] trashy action movie in the vein of the Fast and Furious franchise, which features the same star, Vin Diesel. Humans rather than vehicles do the daft stunts here, however.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 100% The Young Offenders (2016) This exuberantly daft teenage comedy has some similarities to The Inbetweeners but with a kinder, gentler wit.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 91% Zero Days (2016) This documentary might be better titled Day Zero, because it features a doomsday scenario in which cyberwarfare shuts down the electricity grids and other networks of entire countries, using computer malware.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/5 95% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2016) Fans of Alejandro Jodorowsky's brand of inspired lunacy will be delighted by Endless Poetry, while others may find the latest from the Chilean director more endless than poetic.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A heart-searing drama that slides effortlessly from real life to animated tales to a monster hewn from a yew tree (and some top-notch motion-capture CGI).‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 89% Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) (1959) In terms of sheer sun-kissed pulchritude, Black Orpheus was like nothing seen before when it exploded with its bossa nova soundtrack in 1959, winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes and the Oscar for foreign film.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) However glorious the cast, almost nothing can rescue a Christmas cancer movie, or certainly not one this tonally deaf.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/5 91% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) It's not a good premise, but at least the actors try hard in Eugène Green's comedy-drama, filmed with arty formalism.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/5 81% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) Ballerina is an animation that's ideal for junior balletomanes.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
5/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) With a childish pink bow in her hair, Aisholpan proves to be the most unexpected heroine: small, smiley, strong as a mountain pony and filled with quiet determination.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 84% Silence (2017) Whether you find Martin Scorsese's Silence a pilgrimage or a penance will depend: this is a demanding film, poised on a fulcrum of belief, which tells of the epic spiritual and physical journey of two Jesuit priests in 17th-century Japan.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Enjoyably gory and wry.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Towering like a stick-man over the rest of the cast, K-2SO provides most of the laughs in this portentous voyage into that same old galaxy far, far away.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 100% The Pass (2016) A screen adaptation of John Donnelly's acclaimed play.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 61% Snowden (2016) Clearly Stone wanted to tell it like it was with Snowden, and unfortunately that has already been done better in the tense, minute-by-minute fly-on-the-wall documentary Citizenfour.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) A terrific teen comedy with the traditional feel of John Hughes's Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 80% Chi-Raq (2015) Spike Lee's latest is an extraordinary confection: a satire written in verse, set to rap, gospel and hip-hop music, based on an Ancient Greek play moved to Chi-Raq, a nickname for present-day Chicago.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 62% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016) The doctor's investigation leads to an exploration of the collective burden of guilt in the run-down town of Liège, but the film is rather dull.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) In Disney's latest refreshing take on the princess genre, Moana is a feisty, sea-voyaging chieftain's daughter without any pink satin in sight.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 85% Sully (2016) Obviously only one man could play such a solid figure of American heroism: Tom Hanks.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) A complex Korean horror with the surreal village feel of Twin Peaks.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 60% The Incident (2015) The Incident opens promisingly... [but] falls into a woozy, boring soup.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 62% Allied (2016) Well-dressed but highly improbable.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 48% Almost Christmas (2016) Aside from the traditional spaghetti set-up of conflicts that will unfurl and be resolved with good cheer around the turkey, David E Talbert's film has a rather moving backstory about the death of the family matriarch the previous year.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Body-swap movies such as Freaky Friday always make for good comedy, but Your Name, a gorgeous young-adult animation from Japan, takes the concept into more delicate, dreamlike territory.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) In the queasy area between torture porn and a perverse art installation comes We Are the Flesh.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Good news: the beasts have been found, and they are indeed fantastic. JK Rowling delivers a magical universe as chiaroscuro as ever, but with plenty of slapstick and surreal hilarity in Prohibition-era New York.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) [Mathilde is] played by the captivating French actress Lou de Laâge.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 41% 100 Streets (2017) 100 Streets stars Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton, leading one to hope that this drama set in a square mile of Battersea might be gripping. Instead the film feels like a slice of a soap opera, dredging up every London cliché.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 85% Girls Lost (Pojkarna) (2015) Like Freaky Friday with a dash of heavyweight gender politics.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/5 70% The Darkest Universe (2016) There's just something a little too smug and obvious about it all.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/5 93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny will fascinate fans of the director of Boyhood and the Before Sunrise trilogy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Revolution - New Art for a New World (2016) A visual feast of a documentary that describes how artists from Chagall to Kandinsky to Malevich rose in tandem with the Russian Revolution in 1917.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) A Street Cat Named Bob contains the feline performance of the year, as the ginger tom Bob (playing himself) becomes the unexpected mascot and saviour of a homeless busker.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The grand designer Tom Ford has even grander designs on the cinema nowadays.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 96% Boyz n the Hood (1991) It seems as box-fresh as a pair of white high-tops and as powerful and funny today as it was in 1991.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016