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Kate Muir

Kate Muir
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 58% 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 49% 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 73% 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 22% 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 91% 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 53% The Boss Baby (2017) The joke starts well, but the formula gets repetitive.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 45% 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 91% 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 37% 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 77% 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 86% 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
5/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) A gorgeous, magical, witty pleasure lands in cinemas with this live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 73% Viceroy's House (2017) A drama that observes the politicking in the run-up to the partition of India and Pakistan into separate Hindu-majority and Muslim-majority states.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 92% Certain Women (2016) Kelly Reichardt elicits every nuance from her small-town characters and leaves the viewer on the verge of reading their minds.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/5 72% Headshot (2017) An ultraviolent revenge movie set in Indonesia, Headshot features endless if inventive martial arts fight sequences and copious spurting fake blood.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
1/5 46% 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 82% 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 80% 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 46% 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 95% 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 92% 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 67% 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 72% 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 78% 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