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Kate Muir

Kate Muir
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"Born to be Blue is perhaps a too-clever fictionalised take on the life of the jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, although Ethan Hawke's performance as the musician is as compelling as it is painful." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 27%

Colonia (2016)

"Watson gives a serious, determined mien to her character." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 97%

Cemetery of Splendor (2016)

"From the Thai arthouse director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, whose Uncle Boonmee won the Palme d'Or at Cannes a few years ago, comes another strange swooning dream, Cemetery of Splendour." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 92%

The Violators (2015)

"A powerful debut from the writer-director Helen Walsh." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"What's entertaining here is that they leave the usual Amityville surroundings for a damp and mouldy council semi in Enfield, London, in 1977, where the Hodgson family is being plagued by a poltergeist." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"Free State of Jones stars Matthew McConaughey, with his smooth Southern lilt and cool demeanour, as Newton Knight, a battle-weary Confederate soldier who deserts, deciding that he no longer wants to fight for the rights of slave owners." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 94%

Baden Baden (2016)

"Baden Baden has a breakout performance from Salomé Richard as Ana, a 26-year-old woman looking for direction." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 79%

The First Monday in May (2016)

"I am always a sucker for the eye-gasm of a fashion documentary." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
5/5 94%

Pulp Fiction (1994)

"It's full of perfect Tarantino moments, with meta references, B-movie sleaze and a sheer sense of fun." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
1/5 50%

The Guv'nor (2016)

"Unfortunately, the film takes an awed, almost hagiographic view of McLean, whose acquaintances included the Kray twins and Ronnie Biggs." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 91%

The Lion in Winter (1968)

"[A] humdinger of medieval powerplay." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/5 92%

My Scientology Movie (2017)

"Theroux takes his usual sideways, faux-innocent look at the Church of Scientology, which was recently thoroughly eviscerated in Alex Gibney's Going Clear." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
5/5 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"An elegiac, raw, painful film that explores the strangeness of growing up gay in Miami's black community in the 1980s." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 96%

The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015)

"Suffused with gorgeous cinematography, the sharp-sweet drama The Fencer is Finland's foreign Oscar entry and a pleasure to watch." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 3, 2016
4/5 93%

Cat People (1942)

"I do like a film that opens with a mission statement, and... Cat People starts thus: "Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness."" ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3/5 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Drowning in her own sorrow and mascara, Emily Blunt plays the title role in The Girl on the Train in this much-anticipated transfer to the screen of Paula Hawkins's bestselling thriller." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3/5 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"The story is not merely the usual business of courageous men escaping a towering inferno, but also of the battle between corporate greed and blue-collar [workers]." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"You have to hand it to Daniel Radcliffe for being willing to try anything for his art, but playing a fart-powered corpse in Swiss Army Man was perhaps a step too far." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 83%

Imperium (2016)

"Daniel Ragussis's direction is clunky -- endless news montages of Hitler fans, Ku Klux Klansmen and skinheads marching the streets do little to build the story." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/5 10%

Dare To Be Wild (2015)

"The film version is pure Mills and Boon coupled with Grand Designs, even down to signs that say "20 days to Chelsea build" as the clock ticks." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"It's certainly fun, and a spectacle to behold in IMAX, but if you're going to remake the 1960 classic, which starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, you need to make a cinematic cavalry charge into the territory of modern sensibilities." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"Hunt for the Wilderpeople has been a huge audience favourite at festivals this year and you can see why, with its brand of dark New Zealand humour, coupled with a boy's own adventure story that goes not merely off the rails, but off-road and off-grid." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

El Sur (The South) (1988)

"It's a haunting, delicate portrait of childhood, with a father who oozes mystery." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/5 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"Despite being equipped with hi-tech GoPro-style cameras and GPS, as well as a drone, the investigators lose their grip almost immediately, but it's an hour before any frights ensue, and those are mostly jump-scares." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
4/5 90%

The Clan (El Clan) (2016)

"The patriarch is Arquimedes Puccio, played brilliantly by Guillermo Francella, his piercing, pale-blue eyes gazing from another, darker world." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
5/5 89%

A United Kingdom (2017)

"David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike fall truly, madly, deeply in love in London in 1947." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 85%

Their Finest (2017)

"Arterton is perfect as Mrs Catrin Cole, simultaneously luscious and reserved." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"A smartly crafted heist thriller that quietly peels back the layers from its macho male characters to reveal the pain and tenderness inside." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
5/5 85%

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

"The real story is less about the sci-fi and more about the weirdness on Earth, a woozy dream of greed and alcohol and betrayal, as the gentle Newton is preyed upon by hucksters and the American government." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Affectionate and hilarious." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Less Close Encounters of the Third Kind and more Linguistic Encounters of the Academic Kind, this is a sci-fi movie with intelligence, cerebral and emotional." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 100%

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

"A nuanced, funny and agonising dissection of a woman's life after her 25-year marriage hits the skids." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
5/5 96%

La La Land (2016)

"A heavenly musical filled with down-to-earth humour." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 98%

Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016)

"Almost Holy is a deeply disturbing and shocking documentary portrait of life at its lowest ebb." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Aug 22, 2016
4/5 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"Wiener-Dog is a mordantly funny tour of the human condition seen from the low-slung position of a sausage dog." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/5 82%

The Wave (Bolgen) (2016)

"The Wave is a small-town Norwegian disaster movie writ satisfyingly large." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/5 95%

Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016)

"[An] insightful documentary." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 89%

Sid and Nancy (1986)

"The film stars Gary Oldman as Sid and Chloe Webb as Nancy, both dialled up to 11 on the acting-ometer, perhaps as manic and irritating as their characters were." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Aug 5, 2016
4/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"The B-list superheroes have been unleashed upon the world, with their very own cult B-movie, and it's quite a lot of fun." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Aug 5, 2016
4/5 81%

The Commune (Kollektivet) (2015)

"There is nothing [Vinterberg] likes better than creating his own Big Brother house, trapping his protagonists and teasing out their weaknesses, falsehoods and quiet heroism." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"There is a palpable sense of déjà vu, despite being in the capable hands of director Paul Greengrass once again." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 29, 2016
5/5 97%

Barry Lyndon (1975)

"There are few films so sumptuous that you almost require fabric swatches while watching -- peachy moiré silks, red brocades, eau de nil satins, lilac-grey velvets -- and that's just the menswear and the furniture." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/5 92%

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

"It's a strange kettle of fish, this adaptation of Arthur Ransome's beloved Thirties children's book, but bizarrely enjoyable for its sense of freedom and derring-do." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 100%

A Kind of Loving (1962)

"Alan Bates is at his handsome, wickedly charming peak in A Kind of Loving." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3.5/5 60%

K-Shop (2016)

"In K-Shop, a little shop of horrors emerges in a kebab takeaway." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 22, 2016
4/5 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"It delivers a satisfying and amusing dollop of sci-fi comfort food." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/5 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The new, bigger, bustier Ghostbusters is a rollickingly funny delight, paying homage to the classic film but rebooting it with four female protagonists who have the same laconic, ironic wit as the original men." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2/5 56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"It is as sordid as it is entertainingly preposterous, as the director makes a misguided attempt at mansplaining the fashion world of Los Angeles." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 8, 2016
4/5 94%

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

"This bullwhip-cracking action-adventure launched the series starring Harrison Ford." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/5 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"Unfortunately the sleight-of-hand thrill of live magic becomes an unconvincing sledgehammer on the screen: layer after layer of trickery and rushing about lead to exhaustion." ‐Times (UK)
Posted Jul 8, 2016
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