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Kate Muir

Kate Muir
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% Good Time (2017) Pattinson makes you root for his character from the start. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 79% Okja (2017) This is an international melting pot of a movie, with fresh and surprising ingredients.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/5 72% The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola's American Civil War movie, The Beguiled, turns out to be a comedy as floaty and insubstantial as the dresses that her seven Southern belles wear.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
4/5 89% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) With Noah Baumbach directing, Sandler pulls off a performance as one of the Meyerowitz siblings that gently reveals his character's insecurity and irritation beneath a shroud of laughter.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
5/5 71% Wonderstruck (2017) Todd Haynes's glorious celebration of a boy's own and a girl's own adventure really does leave you wonderstruck -- and in my case, weeping discreetly during the final scenes.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 100% Machines (2016) In this vision of industrial insanity humans have become minuscule cogs in the vast machines they serve, day and night.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
1/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) This latest take on the Arthurian classic is epic in many ways, none of them good.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 89% Frantz (2017) François Ozon is a master at taking apart the French chattering classes, but here he attempts an almost classical piece of film-making in black and white, French and German, a tangled tale of love and friendship.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
1/5 46% Spaceship (2016) It might have worked as a collection of DayGlo YouTube music videos, but the story of an alien abduction -- or perhaps just an Ecstasy-fuelled fantasy -- turns into self-indulgent ennui.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) You are, frankly, astonished that in the nearly four decades since Ridley Scott's first Alien burst spectacularly out of John Hurt's chest, this aggressive face pack of a creature... is still flourishing cinematically.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/5 92% The Levelling (2017) It's a magnetic performance from Kendrick, at once lost and angry, agonised and tender.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 58% The Journey (2016) This is a horribly misguided attempt to dramatise a meeting between Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness during talks leading to the 2006 St Andrews agreement, which brought peace to Northern Ireland.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 92% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) As the world's urban population grows by more than one million every week, so does the resonance of this documentary about a New Yorker who campaigned in the 1960s against the inhuman and brutal scale of new housing.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) While the canine performances are impeccable in A Dog's Purpose, this family movie is more of a dog's breakfast in terms of construction and tone.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 40% Whisky Galore (2017) Its setting on the imaginary isle of Todday off the west coast of Scotland lends itself to gorgeous colour photography and the gentle, subversive wit of the 1949 version has been left intact.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/5 87% Handsome Devil (2017) Some comic moments, but no surprises, and a twee ending.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/5 92% Lady Macbeth (2017) Pugh is superb in the role: a powerful potion of rebellion, determination and lust.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) If you're looking for a popcorn lobotomy, and I mean that in a good way, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is the space comedy for you.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) Mäki is played by the small, sinewy, mildly puzzled Jarkko Lahti; the wonderfully warm Oona Airola plays his fiancée, Raija. The black-and-white film pays careful attention to period detail and character, and less to the blood, sweat and tears.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/5 85% The Transfiguration (2017) This film, directed by Michael O'Shea, is less a horror movie than a coming-of-age tale as Milo meets an equally troubled neighbour, Sophie, played by Chloe Levine.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
1/5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The combination of cute furry animals and the horror of the Warsaw Ghetto makes uncomfortable and unfortunate viewing in The Zookeeper's Wife.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/5 14% Finding Fatimah (2017) There are some funny scenes, including a blind date in a café with the brother of a veiled woman who is not allowed to speak for herself, but the comedy often falls flat in a simplistic script.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/5 52% The Belko Experiment (2017) It is directed by Greg McLean and has an energetic performance by John Gallagher Jr as the unsplattable hero, but we've seen this Battle Royale or Hunger Games scenario too many times.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 90% Letters From Baghdad (2017) This is a fascinating documentary on Gertrude Bell, the English explorer, writer, diplomat, Arabist and possible spy, who was a contemporary of TE Lawrence -- but much less well known.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 72% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Loved the book, but grew increasingly lukewarm about the film.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
4/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The result is a lush, silken, erotic, disturbing, beautifully photographed drama of betrayal and passion.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
1/5 27% The Hatton Garden Job (2017) While the actual event must have been heart-stoppingly tense, the film is without suspense, and is cack-handed and mundane, with a paint-by-numbers voiceover from Matthew Goode.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Oh what a cheery, trashy car crash of a movie we have in Fast & Furious 8, which does, once again, exactly what it says in the instruction manual in the glove compartment.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
1/5 24% Table 19 (2017) Sadly, this wedding farce fails to bubble, thanks to unfunny dregs of a script written by the Duplass brothers.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/5 94% Neruda (2016) The talented director Pablo Larraín, who brought us a slice of political myth with Jackie, is back on his Chilean home turf with Neruda, a wacky semi-biographical take on the radical poet and senator Pablo Neruda.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 90% Raw (2017) The intelligent, deliciously repellent Raw stays with you long after the sight of a nice trainee vet snacking on a fellow student's severed finger has gone.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) The joke starts well, but the formula gets repetitive.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 46% Going in Style (2017) The talents of three great actors -- Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin -- are lazily squandered in a rehash of a pensioners' bank heist story first made in 1979.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Nixon is superb as Emily Dickinson, the 19th-century poet who, along with Walt Whitman, took American verse into the modern age.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica (Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang) (2013) This may be ideal for a school trip for children starting to learn Spanish because there's plenty of Harry Potter-style adventure that makes the subtitles almost unnecessary.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1/5 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Those little blue men in poky hats and long white underwear are back in a garish, irritating shoutfest.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
4/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) "We cling to memories as if they define us, but they don't. What we do is what defines us." Discuss this oft-repeated line from Ghost in the Shell, with reference to Scarlett Johansson's digitally corrupted memories.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 100% The Age of Shadows (2016) The action is lengthy but well constructed, particularly a sequence on a wood-panelled steam train, but the torture scenes and occasional severed toes may try some viewers.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 93% All This Panic (2017) This intimate, revelatory documentary about the lives of seven teenage girls in Brooklyn, New York, was shot over three years by Jenny Gage and her cinematographer husband, Tom Betterton.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) Sonia Braga is wonderful as a retired music writer who lives alone in a gorgeous old apartment by the sea in Recife, Brazil.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 68% Life (2017) Imagine Alien remade with a giant calamari and you have some sense of where Life is heading in outer space.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/5 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Two and a half grandiose but curiously flat hours of jungletastic screen time.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) In a double whammy of satire, Get Out upends all the expected tropes of the horror movie and gives middle-class white liberals a thorough skewering.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
1/5 0% Wolves at the Door (2016) John R Leonetti's film shamelessly exploits the Manson Family murders.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/5 91% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) This is a small, soulful film that has two stars: the feisty Spanish actress Anna Castillo and a vast, gnarled, thousand-year-old olive tree.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) While the latest special effects are grade A, the plotting and character development is that of a B-movie. This Kong desperately needed a rescue mission to save the script from mediocrity.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 87% Dancer (2016) Dancer is filled with breathtaking, gravity-defying athleticism as the dancer Sergei Polunin leaps from a poor childhood in Ukraine to principal at the Royal Ballet in London.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
1/5 17% The Time of Their Lives (2017) The year's first entry in the so-bad-it's-good list is The Time of Their Lives, a dramedy starring Joan Collins that had me in fits of unstoppable giggles.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 90% Elle (2016) I haven't been so gripped by a film in a long time, but I'm still not sure if my intense engagement with Elle was for the right reasons. This is a shocking, transgressive, wickedly funny psychological thriller.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Don't Take Me Home (2017) Fans of the Welsh underdogs that made good will enjoy reliving memories and Gareth Bale's goals, but there is little here for the general viewer.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017