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Kate Muir

Kate Muir
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/5 90% 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)
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/5 87% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) Ballerina is an animation that's ideal for junior balletomanes. ‐ Times (UK)
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)
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)
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Enjoyably gory and wry. ‐ Times (UK)
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)
Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 100% The Pass (2016) A screen adaptation of John Donnelly's acclaimed play. ‐ Times (UK)
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)
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)
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)
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 61% 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)
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)
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)
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)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 60% The Incident (2015) The Incident opens promisingly... [but] falls into a woozy, boring soup. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 61% Allied (2016) Well-dressed but highly improbable. ‐ Times (UK)
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)
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)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 76% 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)
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)
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)
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)
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 85% Girls Lost (Pojkarna) (2015) Like Freaky Friday with a dash of heavyweight gender politics. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/5 67% The Darkest Universe (2016) There's just something a little too smug and obvious about it all. ‐ Times (UK)
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)
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)
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 77% 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)
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The grand designer Tom Ford has even grander designs on the cinema nowadays. ‐ Times (UK)
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)
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2/5 81% Starfish (2016) The "starfish" reference is milked heavily and becomes sickeningly obvious. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) The zombie movie takes the bullet train in Train to Busan, a smart horror that contrasts the hyper-cleanliness and efficiency of South Korean life with bloody, neck-biting chaos. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/5 89% Burn Burn Burn (2015) A promising first feature from Chanya Button -- there's nothing harder than generating a few laughs. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) This Disney drama manages to avoid patronising sentimentality with an uplifting and punchy look at the conflicts faced by 14-year-old Phiona. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
100% Sonita (2015) The documentary Sonita tells the inspiring and disturbing story of a smart, funny 14-year-old Afghan refugee in Tehran who wants to become a rapper. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 75% Trolls (2016) The 3D bombardment of tiny, squeaking, pink and blue-haired trolls may prove trying for some parents, although a few good one-liners keep the momentum going. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 93% In Pursuit of Silence (2016) Patrick Shen has made a fascinating documentary with In Pursuit of Silence, which stops the viewer short in the horrendous cacophony of the modern world. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 60% One Million Years B.C. (1967) Seen nowadays it is a kitschy, retro scream. Yet as dinosaurs and giant sea-turtles roam the volcanic earth in One Million Years BC, this is also a chance to appreciate the early work of the great special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Tom Cruise does what Tom Cruise does best... he races cars, delivers bone-crunching punches, leaps from roofs, busts government conspiracies, breaks out of prison, predicts when phones will mysteriously ring and grinds his manly jaw. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 63% Storks (2016) Even storks must move with the times. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 100% Dont Look Back (1967) As an exercise in the unbelievably cool, DA Pennebaker's documentary on Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England is unparalleled. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 78% American Honey (2016) Andrea Arnold's new film, American Honey, throbs with raw teenage hormones and sheer chutzpah in a 21st-century version of On the Road. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) It is a righteous, religious film that almost bludgeons audiences with its powerful message, and is the product of the one-man-band of Nate Parker, who wrote, directed and plays the lead. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 11, 2016
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Perhaps the most emotionally intelligent film you will see this year. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan and Toby Jones star in the Second World War-set Anthropoid. ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016