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Katherine McLaughlin

Katherine McLaughlin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Dark Web hovers its cursor directly over the manipulation of people, identity and data in the internet age.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 47% Marrowbone (2018) Despite the film faltering somewhat in its final throes it is a promising debut.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) The film riffs on violent Korean cinema and Raymond Chandler and, though the similarities to John Wick are off-puttingly obvious, there's a charm to the detailed design...‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 52% The First Purge (2018) While you can't accuse The First Purge of subtlety, the imagery used is charged and blisteringly effective and it makes great use of horror tropes and characters to bust racist myths.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
3/5 53% Freak Show (2018) The eclectic soundtrack works in its favour and should appeal to a young audience, some of whom may treasure its sincere message about embracing your individuality.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) The cast do great work across the board, with Bullock leading her gang of crooks with extreme confidence.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Meyers marks the dawn of Dahmer's charismatic, highly manipulative and ultimately murderous persona to chilling effect.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
97% Mandy (2018) Cosmatos has crafted a mind-melting genre orgy of cosmic proportions that's ridiculously fun.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 33% Murder Me, Monster (Muere, monstro, muere) (2018) This chilling and surreal examination of fear and repression is not for the queasy or faint-hearted and some may find its perplexing nature way too puzzling.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4/5 100% Wildlife (2018) A haunting and elegantly handled portrait of blue-collar American family life in an era where gender inequality had major sway on income and decision-making.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4/5 67% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2018) A rowdy denouement revels in horror and the anguish of losing something or someone in cruel circumstances.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 100% Mirai (2018) By melding impressively designed fantasy and reality together there's always something surprising around the corner in this Japanese anime. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 61% Under the Silver Lake (2018) Under the Silver Lake lacks the calamitous hilarity of its predecessors, but Mitchell occasionally digs up gold as his protagonist delves around Hollywood.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/5 52% The House That Jack Built (2018) All it amounts to is narcissistic gesturing and it's difficult to get offended by such obvious provocation.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Watching a bromance that you're already super invested in blossom before your eyes is genuinely heart-warming.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 97% BlacKkKlansman (2018) In these tumultuous days if you don't laugh you'll cry and, by referencing phrases like 'Make America Great Again', Lee shows he knows that only too well.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
No Score Yet Third Kind (2018) Director Yorgos Zois uses this vast, eerie real-life location, that was left like a ghost town, to unsettling ends as a reminder of global events and the shocking loss of human life.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/5 35% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) The action doesn't crackle, and character motivations and relationships are skimmed over, resulting in little emotional investment.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 100% Border (Gräns) (2018) Without wanting to give too much away there is a provocative banging of heads when it comes to political ideology and amid all the horror and outrage Grӓns unexpectedly summons up a generous spirit.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/5 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Memorable set-pieces aside, the film trips up on far too many horror nods and tropes, shifting awkwardly to fit them all in.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) Splendidly silly in places, with its fondness for giant monster movies obvious, this popcorn extravaganza swerves haphazardly between knowing humour and a heartfelt warning about the plague of capitalism...‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) A potent blend of personal and political that's genuinely haunting.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 87% Thoroughbreds (2018) Represents a surprisingly fresh take on the subject matter, in a film that is elegantly handled and extremely suspenseful.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) Although it's as gross-out as American Pie, with slapstick stupidity a huge factor, Blockers rigorously explores the parent-teen dynamic, switching the growing-up lessons to the adults as they learn to let go of their daughters.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's mostly a deliciously trippy and inspiring kids fantasy adventure.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) The winning factor that binds the film together is the friendship aspect with the players meeting up to deal with IOI's real life maniacal behaviour.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) Though the film veers away greatly from the original text, the dreamy ambience of the book is very much intact.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
4/5 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Custody is often profoundly distressing but that's precisely the point.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Repeat viewings will surely be rewarded.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 80% Unsane (2018) Unsane traverses the corridors of corrupt policies and paperwork that threaten to cut up and disembowel democracy.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Themes of transformation and passing the baton on sit nicely as subtext in a gorgeous animation that empowers its protagonist to find power in her weaknesses.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
5/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Varda and JR truly are irresistible creative explorers, with infectious curiosity and chemistry that fizzes with charm and warmth.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Robbie plays Harding from her teenage years through to her forties, moving between her naïveté as a young woman to her frustration as a competitor in the big leagues with poise.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) The incredibly stellar cast is led by a majestic Chadwick Boseman, reprising the role of T'Challa and finding him at a cross-roads in his life. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
2/5 14% Winchester (2018) The laboured script and nonsense denouement seems to suggest violence should be quashed with more violence with the film ending on a disappointingly obvious whimper.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) The film doesn't go where you initially expect it might go and is all the better for it.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) With the charismatic Shaye turning in another excellent performance and leading the way through her murky family history, it's also an unexpectedly moving tale, exploring Elise's motivations for helping others.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) As it jumps from one song to the next, the flimsy plot and occasionally amusing one-liners move to a generic beat but there's enough energy in the musical numbers to deliver cheesy and diverting fun.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Fans can expect plenty of surprises and awe-inspiring visual wizardry.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Franco plays this fascinating outsider with a cheeky wink, making for a very funny character study of a man who marched to the beat of his own drum.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3/5 92% Stronger (2017) Green continues his exploration of pain, simmering rage and guilt in a similar manner to his previous films, Manglehorn and Joe, while gritty cinematography from Sean Bobbitt complements the confrontational approach.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3/5 35% Jigsaw (2017) Hardcore fans should be delighted even if this reboot won't entice haters of the game.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Waititi embraces the outlandish possibilities of the Marvel universe through the costumes, torture devices and fiery demons that threaten to demolish civilisation.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/5 86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Fiennes spent five years filming Jones, capturing her fiery public persona but also unmasking many more facets of the pop icon.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) A slasher comedy that allows its leading lady to flip the bird at the usual clichés, instead of simply and sadistically punishing her.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza blend melancholy and horror with a haunting elegance, never losing sight of their characters inner turmoil. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 72% The Ritual (2017) Though some of the dread filled potency is lost in the final third with a twist that turns the focus away from psychological terrain for the most part Bruckner plunges the viewer into Luke's intense despair.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 93% Thelma (2017) The entire film is exquisitely crafted in its depiction of oppression and the sweet release of eventually breaking free from its grasp.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 80% Double Date (2017) If the dialogue lacks some snap, the fight scenes are a heady display of fury and fun and Barfoot really gets into the action, whether he's filming revellers partying to Big Narstie or a lengthy, blood-spattered brawl between the sexes.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
5/5 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) An involving and erotically charged discourse that puts sex and politics on the agenda without ever compromising on cinematic flair.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017