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Katherine McLaughlin

Katherine McLaughlin
Katherine McLaughlin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ViewLondon, Little White Lies, Starburst, The List, SciFiNow, The Arts Desk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
75% Frantz (2017) It's an epic and romantic examination of grief and the hostility between France and Germany in the post World War One era that also pauses to admire the cultural riches from both nations. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 19, 2017
41% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Cringe-inducing filler, with a few funny lines and a leading man who relentlessly nods back to the original. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/5 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Although it lacks originality it plays a little better than the silly title suggests. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) The contrast in energy levels between the two time periods proves to be a draining experience, with clunky one-liners severely clashing up against the excitement and fast paced momentum of the ambitious and exhilarating roof top parkour sequences. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 31% Passengers (2016) Unfortunately, this romantic sci-fi adventure featuring two of the biggest stars working in Hollywood today ends in disaster thanks to a creepy plot point. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 88% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) Ultimately this story of a tiny dancer realising her potential is too formulaic and too lacking in comic zing to deliver anything marvellously thrilling. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) The strong screenplay demonstrates such an intuitive understanding of human emotion and despair that it elevates this genre gem into something strangely tender. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 97% Krisha (2016) The tension is apparent from the off and this tightly wound and intimate drama delivers on both the intensity and complexity of a black sheep returning to the fold. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rowling's screenplay skilfully balances the dark and light; the cheerful frolics, friendship and romance serve as a reminder to the characters of just what they are fighting for. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 87% Phantom Boy (2016) Though the narrative follows a standard beat, it is enjoyably told and features many amusing characters. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 45% Rupture (2016) Things get off to a slightly uneven start with a clumsy revelation... but Rupture is worth persevering with as it turns into a tense, claustrophobic and strange experience. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/5 89% Burn Burn Burn (2015) Button makes the women's travels across the UK's landscape look thrilling and magical, particularly with her wondrous final shots of the misty Scottish mountains. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) The attention to detail is impressive and the strong cast deliver on the emotional side of the story. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 83% Lady Macbeth (2017) A quietly and compulsively watchable debut that's sure to send shivers down your spine. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 17, 2016
4/5 80% Chi-Raq (2015) Packed full of heady ideas, this loud and proud proclamation is a vigorous and provocative piece of work. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/5 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) While there's so much to admire in the way this horror is fashioned and the fear it conjures up in the moment, what lies beneath doesn't sit quite right. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 13, 2016
5/5 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2016) It's incredible how deeply you fall in love with the characters in a film that runs for a succinct 66-minutes ... ‐ The List
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) At times it feels like you're watching a couple of mates play a giant and revolting game of dare. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 3, 2016
2/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) In a generous mood you could view Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as a director nostalgically looking back on all the adventures he's had as a filmmaker, but the result is mostly lacklustre, like a recycled shambles. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 28, 2016
4/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Kwan and Scheinert find beauty in the revolting, and do so in a unique and heartfelt manner. They've crafted a charming film about embracing your inner weirdness and learning to trust your instincts that extols the importance of honesty and friendship. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 26, 2016
4/5 67% Brotherhood (2016) Though scrappy in its realism, Clarke has taken notes on how to address awful attitudes to women, delivered with a knowing sense a humour through a female gang member who calls out sexist chat. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 30, 2016
5/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) It's a poignant, wonderfully humorous and elegantly crafted meditation on ageing, and the joy of personal growth that can sometimes stem from great upheaval. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 30, 2016
3/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Sandberg's ability to craft chilling jump scares bodes well for future projects. He nimbly draws out grippingly tense sequences in badly lit locations and the use of practical effects is wonderful. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/5 66% Nerve (2016) Fast-paced and incredibly silly ... ‐ The List
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Some of the jokes do punch uncomfortably downwards but, for the most part, the writers keep the bad taste above board. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 8, 2016
4/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Feig delivers a decent mix of scary thrills and giggles, all grounded by the credible camaraderie between the four women. ‐ The List
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) Quietly powerful and curious film. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/5 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) The actors are clearly having the time of their lives and, in the moment, their interactions are a delight to behold. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/5 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Fans of the show will not be disappointed. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) A silly and endearing buddy film with a waning plot. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 27, 2016
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Gunn clearly knows his way round the genre and delivers a crowd pleasing summer blockbuster full of humour. Plus a raccoon brandishing a machine gun is all kinds of fun. ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jun 14, 2016
8/10 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Apart from the grand set designs, which are stunning and seen through the blue hue of lens flare, the characters are the strongest asset here and are brought to life by the stellar cast. ‐ Starburst
Posted Jun 14, 2016
3/5 66% Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016) This lust-fuelled tale of youthful escapism is intoxicating in the moment yet, like a sweet summer romance, the further you distance yourself from it the more you begin to realise its faults. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 13, 2016
4/5 92% When Marnie Was There (2015) This perilous trail through the trickle-down effect of neglectful behaviour ends on a hopeful note, and is enchanting from start to finish. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 86% The Transfiguration (2016) The Transfiguration is a film that's interested in exploring the community and economy of Queens, and in that instance this horror realism rings true, but O'Shea bites off more than he can chew by shoehorning in a few too many issues. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) Train To Busan is a viciously entertaining ride for the most part, but it's bookended with a needless introductory sequence and an extremely cheesy ending that borders on comical. Removal of these flaccid parts off would have made it a slicker journey. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 42% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) The themes of regret and time running out are laboured and Dolan's typically extravagant symbolism comes across as crude instead of stirring. ‐ The List
Posted May 20, 2016
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) Jim Jarmusch's latest film recalls some of his best work and, once again, the American indie maestro presents a unique and intricately crafted world. ‐ The List
Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 89% Loving (2016) Nichols approaches this momentous moment in history and true story of injustice with his usual understated assurance. ‐ The List
Posted May 17, 2016
4/5 75% The BFG (2016) Packed full of magical imagery, jovial surprise and royally funny fart jokes, it's heartwarming stuff, even if it doesn't quite have a handle on the darker elements of Dahl's vision. ‐ The List
Posted May 16, 2016
5/5 79% American Honey (2016) A spine-tingling and uplifting tale of untamed youth and rebellion. ‐ The List
Posted May 16, 2016
3/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Once you've got over the off-putting aspects, Kim's personal journey becomes quite engaging, though you may wish the film was a bit meatier politically. ‐ The List
Posted May 9, 2016
4/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Bad Neighbours 2 highlights the prevalence and absurdity of sexism in a hilarious way. ‐ The List
Posted May 4, 2016
2/5 17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) It gets off to a strong start, with some odd humour and meta charm but as that dissipates it turns into a formulaic snooze fest. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2/5 42% Friend Request (2017) The serious issues the film is exploring get pushed to the wayside in favour of shoehorning in gimmicky frights. ‐ The List
Posted Apr 18, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet 9 Full Moons (2014) Amy Seimetz is fast becoming a face to watch. ‐ ViewLondon
Posted Apr 13, 2016
93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) A quietly powerful and absolutely charming drama. ‐ The List
Posted Apr 11, 2016
1/5 6% Martyrs (2016) It's ineptly directed and entirely misses the point of what Laugier was trying to achieve. ‐ The List
Posted Mar 29, 2016
4/5 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) Told from a bright-eyed childlike perspective through Ea's narration, this story of human connection and empathy takes on an animated and lively form that entertains and enlightens in equal measure. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Mar 25, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) A smart and tense chamber piece that builds suspense carefully. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 15, 2016